REPORT: Former WWE talent expected to return on SmackDown

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Another name from the past is expected back in WWE.

Mike Johnson at reports that Tenille Dashwood, who wrestled as Emma in WWE, is slated to return at tonight’s Friday Night SmackDown tapings in St. Louis, Missouri.

The report from PWinsider states that Dashwood is scheduled to answer Ronda Rousey’s open challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, which is advertised for tonight’s show. WWE is taping two episodes of SmackDown tonight at the Enterprise Center including next Friday’s episode when the crew is in Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel.

Dashwood wrapped up her time with IMPACT Wrestling this past summer and left WWE five years ago.

In her first tenure with WWE, Dashwood reported to Florida Championship Wrestling in 2012 right before the developmental group was rebranded as NXT.

As Emma, she was part of a major women’s match in the company’s history when she took on Paige at the NXT Arrival special on the WWE Network in February 2014.

She was called up to the main roster in 2014 and worked for the company until October 2017 when she received her release.