Santana Garrett Joins TNA

It appears that independent hot topic Santana Garrett has signed with TNA Wrestling.

The news of the SHINE Wrestling standout’s new career move was broken by SHINE Promoter Sal Hamaoui.

Sal made the announcement on the official SHINE Wrestling Facebook group, saying:

“Everyone in SHINE would like to wish Santana the best of luck with TNA. You’ll always be a SHINE Original.”

This wouldn’t be Santana’s first stint with TNA. She briefly appeared for the company in 2010 as a valet for Orlando Jordan and wrestled at TNA’s Knockout Knockdown PPV. Since then, she’s impressed in SHINE and SHIMMER and also appeared on an episode of NXT last year in a losing effort against Charlotte.

Santana last appeared for SHINE just two days ago, where she faced off against a debuting Serena Deeb.

What do you think of TNA’s latest signing?

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  • Damien Brimmage

    So, so dumb.

  • David Wilson

    If she’s happy with it, good for her- but with all the problems TNA has been having recently I hope she’s not hopping aboard a sinking ship..

    • 3xplicit

      i’m sure the deal she got was in TNA”s budget, and her accepting means it was good for her as well.

      • David Wilson

        Thing is TNA’s TV deal with Spike is up later this year- and if WWE jumps from USA Spike is a likely destination and if that happens it could be a deathblow…

        • Numero47

          Very true
          I would think the two parties would come to an agreement by now

        • 3xplicit

          RAW isnt leaving USA, they were considering moving smackdown to Spike. TNA is still one of spikes higest rated shows

  • 3xplicit

    yessssssssssssss i guess wwe wasnt feeling her o well!! NOW im waiting for ivalesse

  • BorisG

    I hope she will be great. Love her.

  • OJ Von Erich

    This is AWESOME news, Christy Hemme is clearly listening to the fans! =0

  • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

    two knockout signings in two days (unless shanna is a one-off for the uk tour?). sounds good to me.

    • David Wilson

      who’s the other one?

      • Juan

        http://winformativo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Shanna.jpg

        Shanna is the other one. She will be a part of TNA’s UK tour.

        • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

          it really makes me wish gail still had the title and was extending the open challenge to the uk.. alpha female, shanna, nikki storm! oh well! one can dream huh :-)

          • Juan

            I hear you. Unfortunately the cynic in me believes they would have been squash matches ala Candice Larae, Cherry Bomb, and Hannah Blossom.

  • http://myworld.ebay.com/ferociouscougar 09DHK

    My condolences…

  • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

    why are people all “oh no :(” yet whine about the lack of talent? like, that so doesn’t make sense to me. is it just wanting something to whine about?

  • Kyle White

    YES!!! her vs Madison please!

  • Jen7201

    I pray that they utilize her the right way

  • Numero47

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Coming off an amazing 2013, 2014 will be a new chapter for Santana. I’m very excited to see how she’ll debut. I’d imagine as I have said it will be via under the new investor

  • Number One

    YES!!!! This is the best news ever!!! Santana truly deserves to shine in the biggest spotlight possible!!!

    • Monkey Tennis

      Yep,

      So not TNA then,

  • kewlkatz

    Awesome! I’m so excited! Hope they don’t rush her push though like they do with every girl of the moment.

  • Guest

    OMG YAY!! NEW BLOOD lol ik it was gonna be somebody from the knockout ppv. I wish her the best and hopefully she makes a impact!

  • shameronstar

    In all honesty tna needed her more than wwe did so she can probably do more in tna.

  • Juan

    I can’t wait for her Debut!! Her and Shanna are welcome additions!! The KO’s division needs them

  • Donatello Wilson

    Why do i have a strange feeling that TNA will fuck her over like the Knockouts that left?

  • Getdownwithachola

    Great news, to bad we will no longer see her on dvd/ipps indies :(

  • Lily

    Yay

  • Monkey Tennis

    Happy for Santana, as it’s obviously something she wants.

    Sad as a fan though, cos I really enjoyed seeing her wrestle.

  • Scott J

    This is really great news for Santana. She is young and talented. TNA has the ability to make her into a star and not rely on WWE leftover with her.

    • perucho1990

      Taryn is a WWE leftover in your eyes?

      • Scott J

        Yes, I do. Had she not been in WWE, I doubt TNA would have ever looked at her. I think she has done well in TNA, but I do think she got there because of her time in the ‘E.

        • perucho1990

          Gail is also a WWE leftover in ur eyes?

          • Scott J

            Yes, the first time she was. I felt she made more of a name for herself in TNA, but, yes…her and Jackie Moore, and Brooke. There were all on the WWE main roster before they were in TNA.

            I feel like you are thinking what I said was negative. I am just taking the stance that they can build their own star like they did with Velvet Sky, Angelina Love, ODB, etc. And, yes, I am aware that Love & ODB were in WWE development. But in the grand scheme of things, there were relatively unknown to the bigger audience.

  • thenotorious1

    She was the hot girl that was with Orlando Jordan? I didn’t know that. Man she’s hot and talented. Good job tna just don’t fuck it up.

  • Christopher Bello

    Ivelisse salty…

  • perucho1990

    With Taryn coming back mid 2014, and the arrivals of Shanna and Santana, KOs division is slowly being rebuilt

    • Scott J

      I hope that the sign Shanna. Sounds like she may be doing the European Tour, but I hope she signs full time.

      • perucho1990

        The will sign her, because the division needs new faces badly

    • shameronstar

      Your a Yoruichi fan? I love her I hope she gets a good fight in the war!

      • perucho1990

        Yeah, I see her back after Rukia finishes up her fight

  • Guest

    i kinda feel bad for Odb cause she’s the only knockout 2 me that seems 1 dimensional and seems to be used only for fillers half the time if id have 2 say if anybody’s let go it would be her. But other than that she’s had a great run for what it was.