Tenille Dashwood challenged Taya Valkyrie for the Knockouts Championship at Bound For Glory. Before the event, she sat down with journalist Chris Van Vliet for an interview. During the conversation, Dashwood mentioned she was shocked when WWE released her in 2017.
“It was actually a really big shock for me,” Dashwood said regarding her release from WWE. “I had no idea. At the time, I was in a feud with Asuka and we had just done the PPV and that was her debut, her PPV debut, I think it was her actual debut as well. We had an awesome match, I remember everyone loved it and then we had a match on RAW the night after and then basically by the end of the week, I had a call saying I was released.”
Dashwood was released in October of 2017. She would sign with Ring of Honor in February of 2018 and debuted for Impact this summer.
“From what I heard it was just that…honestly, I don’t even know because I feel like there is more to it than what I was told and it was kind of a very brief conversation and not necessarily everyone agreed or whatever it was,” she continued. “Basically, I think the boss wasn’t happy with something and that was kind of it. I was very shocked because I literally was packed to go on the European tour, so a 2-week tour overseas, had my bags packed, it was on a Sunday, I was on the way to the airport basically and got a call and was like ‘what?'”
The full interview can be viewed in the player below: