In a Tweet sent out earlier by IMPACT Wrestling, the company announced the signing of for Ring of Honor and WWE star, Tenille Dashwood. On their site, IMPACT noted the following:
IMPACT Wrestling is proud to announce that Tenille Dashwood has signed to be our newest Knockout and addition to the roster. Tenille will make her IMPACT debut in Mexico City, Mexico on August 15th and August 16th.
BREAKING!@TenilleDashwood signs with IMPACT Wrestling! pic.twitter.com/InzvhbHOIy
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 30, 2019
With the announcement comes the attention of the Knockout Division on social media as well.
— The Demon Assassin (@WeAreRosemary) July 30, 2019
We meet again @TenilleDashwood ?. Welcome to @IMPACTWRESTLING! See you in the ring!! https://t.co/H4kQnIaq85
— Madison Rayne (@MadisonRayne) July 30, 2019
Rayne’s comment comes as both women were a part of Ring of Honor’s Women of Honor division with both women competing for the promotions women’s championship.
Before retweeting today’s announcement Dashwood stated that her first match back in the ring was this past Saturday’s event for the promotion Black Label Pro Dropkicks and Dragon’s featuring WWE Hall of Famer Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat. The event marked the first time Dashwood had competed in nearly a year. It was nearly a year ago when Dashwood revealed that she had suffered from psoriasis which affects the skin causing patchy and itchy skin. In Dashwood’s case, it was so severe that she was competing in pain for several weeks before stopping as it made competing too painful.
Madison’s Mindset: With the addition of Tenille Dashwood in IMPACT Wrestling, the level of competition and notable competition has only gone up. After declaring herself a free agent and healthy at the end of March of this year, Dashwood began her quest once again to get back into the ring.
Her signing with IMPACT Wrestling makes this the third major promotion that Dashwood in the last two years. Dashwood competed in Ring of Honor in 2018 and in the WWE in 2017. It will likely also create a number of different match opportunities within the promotion against the likes of Jordynne Grace, Kiera Hogan, and Tessa Blanchard.