While Santana Garrett will have to wait until after TNA returns from the UK to step into an Impact Wrestling ring, another wrestler will be wrestling against Knockouts on British shores. After discussing that she was in touch with TNA management during our most recent Women Of Wrestling Podcast earlier this month, Shanna has confirmed to Ringbelles that she will be a part of the TNA tour.
At the moment, it’s unconfirmed as to which shows she will be competing on or who she will compete against – Gail Kim, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne and Lei’D Tapa are all booked, so the range of opponents is rather varied – but Portugal’s Perfect Athlete is excited. She exclusively told us that, “I’m both excited and overwelmed. I know I can make a difference in the TNA Knockouts division. Perfection is coming your way TNA fans!”
TNA has been aware of Shanna for at least a year – she was part of a Gut Check training session in Nottingham last January, calling it an “enriching experience” at the time. She was also the highest placed female in the Gut Check vote in the spring – coming second behind Bad Bones, who will also be part of the TNA tour. Shanna has been very open about wanting to be a part of TNA, and now she has her chance.
The tour starts in Dublin, Ireland on Wednesday before moving to Glasgow, Scotland for a live Impact and a second taping, then it’s off to England for either Impact or One Night Only PPV tapings in Manchester, London and Birmingham. It’s quite late in the day, but there is still time to book tickets – click here to see what’s available.
– Lee Burton
– Photo by Ringbelles