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Former WWE Tough Enough contestant Chelsea Green has signed a deal with TNA.

Chelsea made the surprise announcement on her official Instagram page:

 

Since the start of 2016, Chelsea has made several appearances in TNA. She first made a surprise appearance at TNA’s first ever TNA One Night Only: Live! event, taking part in a Knockouts gauntlet match. She would later appear on TNA Xplosion in a singles match against Jade and worked a dark match against Mickie Knuckles during last week’s set of TNA taping.

Chelsea sat down with Josh Matthews in a Facebook interview to talk about the goals she looks to accomplish in TNA, being inspired by Gail Kim and how she came about to become a wrestler.

Congratulations to Chelsea!

  • Deadman TCB

    Sienna
    Jade
    Marti Belle
    Rosemary
    Maria (Best heel in womens wrestling right now, people HATE her)
    Raquel
    Chelsea
    Allie
    Madison Rayne
    Rebel
    Gail Kim

    Looking good there.

  • Raekon

    Great News! She was in SHINE Wrestling last Weekend against Kelly An and despite the fact that she lost her match she did greatly in ringwise and characterwise! Great Talent! :)

    • JP

      I agree, she did much better than I’d have thought she would, given her experience.

    • What was her character like?

      • Raekon

        She was a bubbly babyface but also a hard hitting determined to win one. :) (A bit like Bayley from NXT in comparison).

  • ARGirl1011

    The Knockouts roster is amazing right now except for dead weight Raquel and Rebel.

    • Deadman TCB

      Raquel has improved big time. Already better than Velvet and has been doing it under a year.

    • Shameronstar

      Raquel ain’t dead weight. Delete this!

    • i.is.ryan

      Raquel has actually improved since her debut. She’s far from whatever this “dead weight” is you call her.

    • Raekon

      None of them are dead weight. Both women have improved over time and did good with what they are given so far.

    • Robann

      Rebel I can’t really speak on, I have to watch her matches. But if you think Raquel is dead weight, you’re clueless.

  • daniel maldonado

    i wanna know how is tna keep signing people when they have no money. they nearly went out of business last week.

    • Rhawk

      Very baffling I know, but somehow TNA always finds a way.

    • B J

      It’s prob cause they get paid like $100 per set of tapings.

  • i.is.ryan

    Her and Gabi both already more successful than Sara Lee…smh

    • Tevin Campbell

      Right? I wasn’t shocked one bit when Daria was the first to make a in ring debut. Sara must not be coming around well because Daria & Mandy are always used on live events & I haven’t heard of Sara at all..unless she’s got some injury.

      • Joseph

        They are all still learning so they are not gonna rush them.

  • Rhawk

    Nice, hopefully she won’t get the Brittany treatment.

  • Good signing, KOs division is getting more interesting.

  • Mitch

    WWE’s loss. I thought Gabbi was the most attractive female on TE and saw her wrestle on knockouts knockdown and she looked good, and Chelsea well she already had experience before TE. I dont know why they chose to sign Mandy and Daria but I won’t judge cause I haven’t seen either of them wrestle yet

    • fearlessfoxy

      I know I’m shocked they didn’t sign Gabi because she has such a great look and they could train her from scratch like Eva

      • 6/19/2016 #GlamGirl

        The only reason WWE didnt sign Gabi because she was an escort.

        • fearlessfoxy

          LMAO was she?! wow. Glad she’s moving on up in the world..

          • 6/19/2016 #GlamGirl

            Yeah that’s why WWE didn’t sign her.

        • Joseph

          Was never that she was.

        • Robann

          That’s a stupid reason considering they’re paying for their resident recovering addict porn star HOF-er’s rehab program at the moment. That literally makes no sense. Chyna was a different story because her story was complicated (wrong that they did her dirty, but still complicated), but to deny someone because they did that meanwhile you’re helping out a porn star is hypocritical. WWE, everyone! Lol

  • GailKimStan

    Thank god they didn’t give her a flop ass name like Jade, Allie or Sienna.

    • Rhawk

      Don’t count them out so soon, this is TNA after all.

  • Art Of Professional Wrestling

    Congrats Chelsea!

  • GameChanger #HBIC#TheDollHouse

    SO HAPPY FOR HER! Glad TNA is Keeping the consistency with the Knockouts!

  • Summer_Slay

    Im happy for her but she kinda lost my respect after i learned that she’s charging $5 for a pic. Girl people are excited to see you no need to be a thirsty ho.

    • Art Of Professional Wrestling

      Really when did this happen?

      • Summer_Slay

        some guy on youtube said that he went to a tna house show and she told him so

    • Deadman TCB

      uhh..every wrestler charges for a pic, welcome to the business.

    • Rhawk

      Independent wrestlers charge for pictures on a regular basis. Printed pictures at least, I’ll assume you meant a printed picture. They need to make more money other than their appearances somehow.

    • Robann

      Girl you’ve probably paid triple that to see the wrestler live. Five bucks aint shit lol and every wrestler charges for a picture (if you mean a printed picture).

      • Rhawk

        And if it’s an indie show it’ll be even less than that probably.

  • Sashallah Banksus

    YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! She was my favorite on Tough Enough!! Excited to see and Raquel going at it!

  • Boo #TBB

    Solid signing by TNA again, definitely the strongest group we have had since 2011.
    Now they just need to reproduce the quality on TV!
    Welcome to TNA Chelsea Green!

  • Boo #TBB

    Also it’s great that TNA keep signing people such as Sienna, Caleb Conely for the X division, Chelsea Green, those 5 signings we got last month – goes to show they are clearly not a company who is struggling as bad as the sheets make out. Fair they may not be in a great financial position but I feel they are doing OK at the moment as they wouldn’t be signing so much talent otherwise.

  • Deadman TCB

    Performance Center for Daria and Mandy, Chelsea is now already ahead of them she’s been wrestling in Japan on TV and now in America on TV.

    • Joseph

      Well no shit Chelsea Green has wrestling experience before joining Tough Enough while the others don’t.

      • #BOSS

        OopT! Educate

  • Alicia’s Bipolar Meds

    awesome news. now tna…dont fck it up!! we dont need a britney 2.0

  • #BOSS

    She looks a little drunk in this picture

  • ARGirl1011

    Okay, okay, I’ve only seen Raquel wrestle literally once. I’ll reserve judgement on her. But Rebel, though…have you guys seen the latest Knockouts Knockdown???

  • B J

    She didn’t get signed to WWE cause she looks like a dollar store rip off barbie. WWE only want the real deal.

  • Juan

    Its the dawn of a new era in the Knockouts division! Only Gail Kim and Madison Rayne are left!

    Congrats Chelsea! It’s going to be awesome seeing Raquel and Chelsea grow as wrestlers together!

  • EYECON

    Only one black girl and she’s actually Latin…smh come on TNA you have a black champion lets get a little more diversity

    • Mitch

      This isn’t an article about race, it’s her signing. The knockouts have diversity, Gail and jade are Asian, Raquel and marti bell are Hispanic, cherry bomb is Canadian. The color of their skin doesn’t matter this isn’t the United Nations as long as they can wrestle that’s what matters

      • EYECON

        Dude keep your panties and calm down I said ” a little more” meaning I acknowledge what they have so far just need ..wait for it..”a little more” You obviously don’t understand what I was staying

  • WrestlingFan1

    So you lose Taryn Brooke and Kong and replace them with Reby Sky Chelsea and Raquel I like TNA but they need make better signings

    • Mitch

      wwe already signed a lot of big Indy names, rebys only there cause of Matt and I’m sure their exposure on tough enough got Raquel and Chelsea signed along with their somewhat good looks (I say somewhat cause not everyone will find them attractive)

      • WrestlingFan1

        If TNA would’ve used Brooke and Taryn better they probably would’ve stayed Brooke left in October and decided to start a family and I don’t know what happened to Taryn

        • Mitch

          Taryn left wrestling because of her newfound religion, she made a YouTube video on her channel saying wrestling wouldn’t fit into her lifestyle anymore. I think Taryn was being used fine she was the leader of the dollhouse and basically the top heel in the division, Brooke just seemed like she was on her way out regardless, they gave her the title before she left and she still decided to leave. She was in the business since 2007 so she spent more than the average woman does in wrestling, especially being someone who came from the diva search

          • WrestlingFan1

            Still should’ve used Brooke better while she was there

          • WrestlingFan1

            And because a 34 day reign is so good they never pushed her the way they should’ve IMO and a lot of others opinions