By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Tenille Dashwood spoke with Kevin Eck of Sporting News and was asked about being released by WWE where she worked as Emma and how she has turned that into a positive. “I was definitely surprised,” Dashwood said of being released. “I really enjoyed my match with Asuka at the pay-per-view, and that was the first singles match [on pay-per-view] that I had there. So I was definitely surprised when I found out, but it gave me almost like a launching pad to go out and wrestle for all these companies elsewhere. It was almost a reminder for the fans that I can wrestle. So it really helped me moving forward and I’m glad that I can wrestle everywhere now and the demand is there.”
Dashwood also spoke about the ROH Women of Honor Title tournament. “In WWE and NXT I never gained the women’s championship, so the purpose of me being with Ring of Honor is to finally validate what I’ve done,” she said. “The hard work, the hectic schedule and everything is to validate all of that and become the women’s champion. Then I want to take that championship and wrestle all over the world. … I want to go to places I haven’t wrestled yet and meet new fans and continue to branch out and take that women’s revolution all around the world.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Dashwood was a surprising release by WWE. She indicated in the interview that she’s booked solid every weekend and is taking dates all around the world, so hopefully it’s been a blessing in disguise for her. She will be facing Sumie Sakai on the ROH Supercard of Honor pre-show on Facebook Watch on Saturday. If she wins, she will face the winner of the Kelly Klein vs. Mayu Iwatani semifinal match in the WOH Title tournament final, which will air on the ROH Supercard of Honor event.
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