Exclusive: Former Diva Taryn Terrell (Tiffany) Speaks on WWE Release, the Incident in August & Suspension, Plus Her Entire WWE Run in Detail

Following her release from WWE last week, former WWE Diva Tiffany — real name Taryn Terrell — speaks to Diva Dirt for over one hour in this exclusive interview.

We spoke to Taryn about her release, the incident that happened in a hotel room in LA that led her indefinite suspension from WWE as well as a host of other topics. We go into depth about Taryn’s time in WWE from the Diva Search to FCW, as well as being on the ECW and SmackDown brands, her thoughts on her fellow Divas, how she developed her powerful move-set, her power-lifting background and what it’s like living a vegan lifestyle. As well as that, Taryn also opens up about her relationship with WWE Superstar, Drew McIntyre, telling us how the two began dating. Taryn discusses her plans to continue to plan wrestling — even revealing aspirations to work in Japan! Plus, we get to the bottom of Taryn’s love affair with short pleated skirts!

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For more on Taryn, as well as booking information, visit her official website TarynTerrell.com and follow her on Twitter at Twitter.com/Taryn_Terrell.

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  • SherriShepherdWWE

    OMG OMG OMG, i cant wait to listen to this haha, good job diva-dirt, she was only released friday and you got the interview aleady, way to go,

  • http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=-3&id=100000716103622#/Only.the.best.get.through?ref=profi Team Laycoolness!!!

    Diva Dirt… you never fail to AMAZE me, I salute you!!! XD

  • Jayd211

    wow Taryn is amazing the more i listen to this the more i respect her i seriously hope she makes her way back into a wwe ring soon

  • Bobby-james

    Really, really nice interview. I knew I liked her :) Good work. She seems like an authentic person and I’m really glad she emphasized her passion for the business because it showed through in her work during her time with WWE.

  • http://reallyrealawesomeinc.weebly.com crazyinsane11

    I’ll admit it. Tiffany never really impressed me. Sure, she had decent matches, but I never was attached to the television when watching her.

    But listening to this, I couldn’t help but admire her. I’m glad she’s going to continue with her wrestling career as opposed to going straight back to PlayBoy or whatever she was doing prior to the WWE :P

    It’s rare that you see someone with no wrestling background actually WANT to wrestle, and get better. She enjoyed doing what she did, even if she wasn’t that great.

    I hope this isn’t the last we see of her. She has MILES to go, but if she keeps on training, she could form into a great wrestler someday!

    Good luck, Tiff! <3

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    nice interview, I THINK WE NEED A JILLIAN INTERVIEW NEXT, lets make it happen diva-dirt lol, you can do it :)

  • Alex

    great interview the power of Diva Dirt never ceases to amaze me. Love that Taryn is continuing wrestling

  • jaded

    Great interview. Thank you, Diva Dirt!

    Taryn really came across as such a genuine, lovely person. I’m very glad that she is so passionate about wrestling and will continue. I really do hope that she continues to improve her wrestling and keeps on fighting.

  • http://aksanahq.com Aksana

    Thank you for getting this interview, I love Taryn. From this, I think it’s fair to say that she really did care about her job. The people who said during her suspension “She clearly doesn’t want to come back” really need to eat their words. I’m very happy that Taryn is going to carry on wrestling, as she should. She has a lot going for her. WWE don’t normally go for the full on polished wrestlers, Taryn was a model turned wrestler who developed her skills very well, it seems like she’s fallen in love with wrestling!

  • mikeparis18

    Still really sad WWE released her but the passion in her voice is great. The fact that she trully fell in love with wrestling is awsome and I think going to Japan and working the indies would be amazing for her so if WWE ever hires her back, she’ll be even better!

  • http://www.twitter.com/kaledrina_x Kaledrina

    it’s refreshing to hear a released diva sound so genuinely upset about their release rather than the usual it’s-just-one-of-those-things attitude. i truly hope she sticks to her word and carries on with the wrestling, she’ll always be future champion material for me, wherever she winds up. great job, david and melanie.

  • layla1fan

    Great interview

    I am officially a Tiffany fan now, she really was a good in-ring competitor, but im not into the whole in-ring ability of wrestlers/entertainers I look at more of the entertainment side of things and from hearing her talk she would’ve made an interesting character heel or face naturally (if given the time) and another year or so, she could’ve been WWE golden girl material and a kickass wrestler also

    But with Drew (one of my fav wrestlers BTW) being her husband, she still has ties with the company (WWE).Plus I have a gut feeling she’ll be back in the “E” very soon


  • mah

    wow what a surprise…i didnt listen to it yet but im sure it will be something :)

  • ichiban

    Crazy scoop I thought we wouldnt get this until three months time if at all.

  • 041293

    J’adore Diva Dirt! I love how you’re so dedicated to Women’s Wrestling. Without you women’s wrestling fans would be so lost right now.

  • ryanmvs

    Hope bout you guys get Jillan next.? :)
    I’m realy curious on what she thought of being a jobber and all that. Hopefuly shell be honest

  • Lady Sheamus (Hello from Tokyo!)

    Well, she got Drew out of it so as far as I’m concerned she came out ahead! [hopefully he's as good a guy as he is good-looking - seems so if he's her rock] :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewweuberfan TheWWEUberfan

    That was a great interview! Thank you guys!

  • RadicalRhys297

    Brill interview, I wasn’t too affected when Tiffany was released, but I will admit, her heart-felt blog I shedded a fake tear, of sadness. =-( But listening to this has only made me respect her even more than I did before, and this is coming from someone who LOATHED the woman, mainly cause she had Torrie WIlson’s last epic theme music. x-D

    But either way, its great to hear the woman still have an interest in wrestling, hopefully she meets up with Angela and they form like a traveling womans tag team, or something like that. =-P Or if not, just a singles career would be nice. And also hopefully, she had better stick to these promises, otherwise I may be dissapointed in her, but I’ll give her a shout out for trying, hope it helps. ;-P And btw, hears hoping she uses her real name as her ring name instead of her WWE name, its more unique plus theres already Tiffany’s out there so you know.

    1 more thing… Diva-Dirt Exclusive with Jillian next please! >=-)


    Great person I love Tiffany she actually cared about her job and I admire her for that

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Daavidd4 dayvid

    Drew McIntyre is a very lucky man!

    Taryn’s gorgeous, a great up and comer. I really do wish her the best.
    One day, i hope to see her back in the WWE, and with Drew being there, i know that’s a possibility. Let’s hope!

    Thankyou Tiffany!

  • LaceyVonErichFan

    “In a lot of ways, I wish I would have started on the indies. I would rather have paid my dues and really earned it rather than just being able to say ‘Oh, I did the Diva Search’ because that does not garner any respect whatsoever.”

    That literally made me tear, god i always knew she had a passion for wrestling but johnny ace also stated that maybe in the future she can come back and by the time she does she’ll be fully bloomed into an amazing wrestler.

    “I would definitely say that my future is wrestling. I was not this crazy lifelong fan. I wish I could say I was, but from the time I started wrestling before my very first tryout at OVW, I bought five wrestling books, and read them, and learned as much as I could. I immediately fell in love with the business, and I have such strong passion for it, so no matter what, I’m definitely going to be wrestling. If TNA comes knocking at my door, I’m definitely open to that, and I think Dixie Carter has done really an amazing job. She’s really put in a lot into the Knockouts division, and they have a lot of really great talent there. I would love to go there. I’d love to be with TNA. I just love it, and have such a passion for it, and whoever will have me, I am ready to get back into the ring.”

    I just hope she works indies for a year or so that way when she is TNA people won’t judge her for being a “diva search contestant” and eye candy. Since Drew still works for the company maybe in the future she has a change on getting back with the WWE.

  • ichiban

    Really well handled interview, guys.

    She and Drew should have never had gone to the Playboy mansion working for a PG product and if their marriage wasnt strong enough to handle the type of attention Drew got.

  • RockinRed45Mvs

    Amazing. I have a lot of respect for her. People that work hard and have dedication to the wrestling world or anything have my respect. I do hope she continues to grow as a wrestler. And wow japan? You go Taryn!


    I agree with LVEFAN and and dayvid, she will probably go to the indies and improve and WWE may resign her cause they want to work with her. And wjat I find unfair is Alex Riley got arrested for DUI and he didnt get suspended or future endevered he was on Raw last night. =/