Former Knockouts Champion Taylor Wilde returned to Impact Wrestling during this weekend’s Rebellion pay per view. Wilde appeared following Deonna Purrazzo’s successful Knockouts Title defense over Tenille Dashwood to save Dashwood from a post match attack. This set up a staredown between Wilde and Purrazzo. Wilde’s return had been announced on Impact Wrestling, but no specific date was given.
Wilde wrestled for Impact Wrestling from 2008-2010, during which she won the Knockouts Tag Team Titles twice and the Knockouts Title once. Since leaving the promotion, Wilde wrestled briefly on the independent circuit but has not wrestled a match in over ten years. Since leaving wrestling, Wilde has worked as a firefighter. It is not clear what Impact Wrestling has planned for Wilde.
Opinion: I’m not sure what kind of an impact Wilde is going to have after more than ten years away from the company and wrestling in general, but it could be interesting to see how she does. Her appearance worked out well enough to start and the division could use some fresh blood. This has potential and she has a resume, though it has been a pretty long time.
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