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Indy Wrestling News: Tenille Dashwood speaks her mind about 'Emmalina' 

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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5.54K   //    08 Feb 2018, 15:43 IST

What was supposed to be the fate of this particular gimmick?
What was supposed to be the fate of this particular gimmick?

What's the story?

Former WWE superstar Tenille Dashwood, whom you may better remember as Emma, recently opened up about the 'Emmalina' gimmick she was supposed to play. She caught up with Lance Storm for the 'Killing the Town' podcast.

Dashwood maintained that she did not know the plans for Emmalina, and the idea was shelved when WWE Creative realized the character was not at all suitable for her. All she really wanted to do was wrestle and not be a diva.

In case you didn't know...

For months on end, WWE teased that Emma would be transforming into Emmalina. Gone was her tough biker look, replaced instead with a glitzy and glamorous persona.

And when the premiere of Emmalina finally did happen on RAW, it was only to announce that Emma would be going back to her former persona, once more.

WWE did not figure out what to do with the Emma character, and she was subsequently released from her contract.

The heart of the matter

Storm asked Dashwood about whether she knew where the Emmalina story was headed, only to receive this response:

No(laughs). I wish I had more to say. I don't know. I guess there was an idea to it, and they realized along the way that, that wasn't me, that wasn't for me at all. I mean I'm not a diva. I'm not like that at all. And I just wanted to wrestle.

Lance Storm also agreed that Evil Emma was a better fit for her character. Dashwood felt that the character suited her better, because she has a similar attitude to Evil Emma, in reality.

What's next?

Dashwood is making waves in the independent scene now. She was over a decade of wrestling experience, right now. It's great to see that she's still following her passion, outside WWE.

Author's take

I always thought Emma was great. The Emmalina thing was all just much ado about nothing.

I hope she does get to come back someday as a bigger star, and get her due in WWE.


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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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