Last month, New Jersey’s Wrestle Pro indie promotion announced that Tenille Dashwood, the wrestler formerly known as Emma in the WWE, would be appearing at their February 3 event in 2018. It was just another announcement about 2018 indie bookings for the former WWE Superstar.
Proud to announce our first show of 2018 will feature the debut of former WWE Diva @TenilleDashwood fka Emma! Tickets on sale Monday! Join us for the last 2 shows of 2017!! https://t.co/eqFDRXDBeR pic.twitter.com/A39fMbJMgT
— WrestlePro (@WrestlePro) November 26, 2017
But since the announcement, more news has emerged on the Wrestle Pro event itself. It’s since got it’s event name, Brace for IMPACT, and the card features predominantly Impact Wrestling regulars. The logo even features the Impact logo in the event’s name.
— WrestlePro (@WrestlePro) December 22, 2017
It’s since been revealed that Wrestle Pro will become the latest indie promotion to be home to Impact Wrestling tapings to follow it’s new format of interweaving matches filmed at home base tapings (like Orlando or Ottawa) with indie promotions around the world that feature Impact talent on it’s cards, such as Border City Wrestling in Windsor, Canada, Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan, The Crash in Mexico, and DEFY Wrestling in Seattle.
With Tenille Dashwood on the card, could she be appearing in a match to be taped for Impact to signal her debut? Chances are, these matches are being taped to fit into the episodes of Impact Wrestling that will have their tapings at January’s return to Orlando. Impact has been known to debut wrestlers at indie promotions before, as recently as the Chris Adonis (formerly WWE Superstar Chris Masters) debut in Border City Wrestling. Emma debuting in Wrestle Pro could be a cool move. But there’s also a chance she debuts at the January tapings, but her WWE no-compete clause wouldn’t expire until February 1, so the February 3rd event would be her first chance at filming with a televised promotion since her WWE release. Impact star Allie is slated for the tapings, as well as recently departed Knockout Angelina Love, so the potential of conflict with one or both of these stars is viable for a Impact debut.
With Impact’s relocation to Canada, Tenille Dashwood would be no stranger to the Great White North. She came to Canada from Australia in 2009 and spent three years with Vancouver’s ECCW before joining NXT in 2012, where she was a 2x ECCW Women’s Champion. She had feuds with Nicole Matthews as well as new Impact Knockout KC Spinelli. So clearly getting a work Visa for Canada wouldn’t be an issue.