Report: Former Knockouts Champion Returning To IMPACT Wrestling

A big name is coming back...

All episodes of IMPACT! are in the books for the rest of the year, according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider. IMPACT Wrestling reportedly taped all of their TV through to the end of 2020 last week. 

Within the same report, Johnson noted Taylor Wilde is returning to the promotion. The Upset Queen's first run in IMPACT lasted from 2008 until December 2010. She retired from professional wrestling at the age of 25 a couple of months later following a Pro Wrestling Revolution show. 

During her time with IMPACT, Wilde was the third Knockouts Champion in company history and a two-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Sarita and Ayako Hamada. 

Since retiring, Wilde has pursued a psychology degree and worked full-time as a firefighter. 

The former Knockouts Champion almost returned to IMPACT earlier this year. She told WrestleZone she was scheduled to appear at Lockdown on March 28 in Windsor, Ontario but the show was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Wilde said: "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."


 

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