10 Best IMPACT Wrestling Debuts

Some fantastic first IMPACT outings...

9. Tara

Another ex-WWE star and one now that, while she was certainly featured between 2002 and her exit in early 2009, perhaps doesn’t quite get her due considering her – pardon the pun – impact on the women’s scene during that period. 

Victoria was as successful as she was because she was not only talented but she was different from the other quote-unquote divas that were en vogue at the time. 

So it made sense that she would debut in TNA by attacking a trio of blonde-haired, blue-eyed bombshells. 

The Beautiful People (specifically Knockouts Champion Angelina Love) were in the ring cutting a promo about a lack of competition on the May 28th, 2009 episode of IMPACT, when Victoria – now going by Tara – stormed the ring and cleaned house.

Tara’s debut wasn’t entirely a surprise since the company announced her imminent arrival ahead of time, but fans in the IMPACT Zone were thrilled to see her and reacted favourably as she slapped the lip gloss off of Madison Rayne and Velvet Skye before dropping Love with a Widow’s Peak.

After the beatdown, Tara got on the mic and said that she accepted Love’s challenge, setting up a programme between the two as she instantly jumped to top of the pecking order. 

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Lewis Howse

Written by Lewis Howse

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