REPORT: Taylor Wilde returning to IMPACT Wrestling

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/11/23/report-taylor-wilde-returning-to-impact-wrestling/

Former TNA Knockouts Champion and Tag Team Champion Taylor Wilde (Shantelle Malawski) is scheduled to return to IMPACT Wrestling, per a report from PWInsider.

Wilde was a part of TNA Wrestling beginning in 2008 and she was with the company for several years. She announced her retirement from pro wrestling in 2011 to pursue a degree in psychology and she also became a firefighter. Since the Summer, she has been hosting her ‘Wilde On’ podcast which has featured the likes of Samoa Joe and Killer Kelly.

Back in June, Wilde did an interview with WrestleZone and told the site that prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, she was supposed to appear at IMPACT’s ‘Lockdown’ event in Canada.

Truth be told, because I have quite a history with the people who work at IMPACT, formerly TNA, it was like a tryout situation for the both of us. I know I love wrestling and I’m excited to get back in the ring but it’s been a long time. So, to make sure it’s something I really wanted, and if I was really into it it would have gone from there. Then there’s the simple fact that I’m Canadian and these are American dates, so there’s a lot of paperwork that goes into that. So Windsor, it all seemed like a good fit.

Within this same report, PWInsider noted that IMPACT Wrestling has taped television through the end of 2020. Their show airs weekly on AXS TV on Tuesday nights.

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She’s needed at the Sunglasses stand at the mall in Mississauga. Ha ha funny story. She was allegedly working in a mall while also Knockouts champion. Always a good worker

Wow, didn’t expect to see her return.

Ya she did an interview in June on the other show where said she was sent to return (I believe pre covid), then I think it got derailed when shit hit the fan back in March.

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Always enjoyed her. I remember she was in WWE developmental for a bit but once Gail Kim left and she got let go, an opportunity came up. I think she was one of the people in those Awesome Kong challenges where you had to face someone from the crowd.

But yeah, great get and I’m glad she’s back wrestling.

Yep, she was introduced as someone in the crowd who wanted to answer Awesome Kong’s open challenge and kept getting denied.