Exclusive: Taeler Hendrix Talks TNA Gut Check on Impact Wrestling, Working with Tara, Cancer & More

Following last week’s Impact Wrestling, Taeler Hendrix became the talk of the wrestling world when she became the first woman to compete in TNA’s Gut Check challenge live on Spike TV. Hendrix, who revealed her unique back story — being diagnosed with cancer at age 21 — faced off against veteran female wrestler, Tara. This week she’ll find out if she impressed the Gut Check judges enough to earn a TNA contract on Impact Wrestling, but before that, we talk to Taeler to get the scoop on her whirlwind week.

Since the Gut Check segment aired, Taeler’s biggest opportunity in wrestling to date, the OVW star’s Twitter following has doubled, she’s received more exposure than previously in her career and she’s been inundated with media requests. Speaking exclusively to Diva Dirt, Taeler discusses her Gut Check, how she felt she did, what it was like working with Tara and the backstage reception she received from the Knockouts.

Plus, we talk to Taeler about her start in wrestling, her influences, working in OVW where she recently held the OVW Women’s Championship for over 200 days, and more.

Taeler also opens up and explains the full story about her battle with cancer which was mentioned on last week’s Impact, and clears up some rumors about her diagnosis.

Check out the full interview by right-clicking here and selecting ‘Save Target As’ or streaming the audio below:

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Tune in to Impact Wrestling this Thursday night at 8pm ET on Spike TV to find out if Taeler wins a contract.

Follow Taeler Hendrix on Twitter: @Taeler_Hendrix and visit her official website, www.allthingstaeler.com.

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