Santana Garrett’s TNA Signing Confirmed; New Name Revealed

TNA has officially confirmed the signing of indy star Santana Garrett, making the announcement in an interview on ImpactWrestling.com.

Santana, now going by the name Brittany, answers questions about her background and how she will factor into the Knockouts division.

What makes her perfect for the division?: “The Knockouts Division is the absolute best women’s wrestling division in the world, and that’s what I strive for. It’s not about just their beauty but how well they fight. I’ve put in the time and effort whether in the gym or training in the ring, and I am determined to be the best. I truly believe this is my time to prove it to the world that this is exactly where I am supposed to be and this is exactly what I was meant to do!”

The Knockout she looks up to: “One Knockout that I really look up to is Madison Rayne. Look at her history… it says everything about her. We share a lot in common on our career path and now I get to follow in her footsteps. I hope to prove myself the same way she did.”

New first broke about Santana’s signing back in January. Prior to that, she appeared on an episode of NXT and at TNA’s Knockouts Knockdown Pay-Per-View.

Welcome to TNA, Brittany!

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  • Francisco

    Hate the name, I find it very common and just bland, Santana Garrett is way more appealing and different

    • Alex Castaneda

      What about Brittany Garrett ? Lol

      • Francisco

        naw, its basic idk brittany just doesn’t work for me, Santana though how uncommon and original is that? Defo would make her stand out

  • Lee (Foxy and Nee)

    Hmmm she looks a little like the former KO Trinity, anyways I heard a lot about this girl, cant wait to see her join the KO division. Congrats to her

  • Alex Castaneda

    Yay! she officially in! congrats Santana oops I mean Brittany lol

  • Numero47

    Hmm…. I’m not too fond of Santana’s name change simply because I know her as Santana which may take some to time to get used to.

    Still this is very exciting! We look forward to the big changes coming to the KO division!

    • zinc445 .

      I know this is just one of the new KO’s! Christy says we have more surprises coming!

      • Numero47

        We have her debut to look forward to and I expect more to snowball after that

    • zinc445 .

      I actually think we may get a lot more debuts, there’s still Knux’s valet and probably some returning KO’s. Taryn should return in Summer.
      Next 2 months is the one to watch according to Gail.

  • charovnica

    Ew! Why the hell? Santana sounded a lot cooler….the new name is so WWE-like. Simply boring.

  • drunkendramaqueen

    Brittany sounds like something WWE would christen a developmental Diva, but that’s irrelevant I guess. Santana is very talented and could bring promising variables to the Knockouts division. The roster could probably do with adding another strong heel, and if Angelina is returning I can’t imagine she’d fill that role, so I’d like to see Santana try that out.

  • Jen7201

    What do you guys think she will be a face or a heel?

    • Kaledrina

      ive only ever seen her work in tna so she gives me face vibes but tna need a new heel.. im pleased either way!

      • perucho1990

        What TNA should is turn Velvet heel (with the rumors of Angelina coming back) and reform the Original BP, so Brittany debuts as a face.

        • Kaledrina

          i definitely want a heel velvet back by the middle to end of the year. she needs freshening up :) and angelina joining her would be the icing on the cake!

          • zinc445 .

            I agree she bores me as face! She was gold as heel :)

    • Numero47

      I like Santana as a Face so I say Face

    • BorisG

      I would like her as a face.

  • PVHa

    TNA desperately trying to be WWE’s kid brother again.

    Looking forward too her, though. She’s a real talent.

    • Kaledrina

      i don’t understand the tna trying to be wwe’s kid brother thing? obviously tna strives to be as successful as wwe (which company doesn’t?) but how does that fit in with tna signing a new knockout? :s

  • GameChanger

    Even tho i am so excited to see her in the divison after watchign multiple of her matches from youtube Brittany( Santanna) Is really a great addition to the roster. Also, even though some of us including me dont really agree with the name change much im sure over time it will grow on us and depending on the character shes brining well determine whether it fits. BTW we dont have to worry about what were gonna get on Thursday cause on the spike website introducing her it says shes gonna be Debuting the question is How?

    • Numero47

      I would think she’ll praise Madison as she is Champion and in the interview she says she was inspired by her

      • GameChanger

        oh that would be an interesting way of introducing her i mean the fact that tna even said she was debuting rather than surprise us goes to show they have some planned

  • Kaledrina

    i think ANY name people would have issue with simply cos it isn’t santana. at the end of the day, a name is really just a name, though! looking forward to her debut :) kinda cool the way they’ve announced it -makes it feel like they’ve got big things planned for her.

  • Aiden

    Hope she isn’t a heel…

  • Jen7201

    TNA’s website says she’ll make her debut this Thursday I wonder against who

    • Aiden

      Oh my god oh my god!!!!!!! She is debuting this Thursday… And I found some if her arches and she’s a high flyer!!!!!!!

    • Kaledrina

      i really hope it’s not that same old “i’ve beaten everyone blah blah” schtick they usually have the champion do. there doesn’t even need to be a story behind it..? i wouldn’t mind it just being a backstage interview with JB welcoming her, and then her just having a random match vs anyone.. gail, odb, whoever.

    • zinc445 .

      Maybe against Brooke? They don’t seem to be using her ?

      • Kaledrina

        i’m pretty sure brooke’s gone and we’re just waiting for it to be official. rumours broke again last week that tna were about to release her and she responded by deleting her twitter and Facebook pages. *shrug*

        • zinc445 .

          true we will have to wait and see. Maybe against Velvet? Depends if she debuts as face.
          I am just happy there are more surprises to be revealed

  • Richard Smith

    If it was best it be using likes of ODB more of main figure roll not just joke.

  • David Muscarella

    People bashing TNA for giving Santana a new name need to realize that its a business and they need to be able to trademark their stars and make money off them. If Santana was well known enough (from a WWE run), they’d probably keep her name as that. But, its not a big deal. In a few weeks, everyone will get used to Brittany. It’s a good name.

    It’s not like WWE lets girls use their indie names either. Emma, Paige, Sasha, etc. It’s just the nature of the business.

    • GameChanger

      PREACH!!

    • Kaledrina

      i remember when paige first became paige. people preferred britani. so, yeah, it’s not so much the name itself. just that people don’t like change.

      heck, speaking of paige i also remember when she first signed that a lot of people thought she was too pale LOL but now “omg she’s so different and not like the rest and it’s awesome”.

      anything new/different = we don’t like it? ..yet what we want is something new and different! just a weird observation is all!! :)

      • charovnica

        Nope,I personally just don’t like basic names :D

    • Number One

      Lei’D Tapa was WAY less well known than Santana, yet she kept that name while Santana got a generic mononym. So there goes your theory.

    • BorisG

      I would prefer if they used Santana but it’s ok.

  • Dark Kent

    The name change is a minor thing. I’m just glad to see another talented woman gain some much deserved exposure. Santana has been great in SHINE and WOW. Definitely looking forward to her adding something extra to the KO division. Say what you want about TNA, but they continue to reach out to talented indy women.

  • Glitched

    Santana Garrett – Garrett Bischoff. that’s probably why they changed

    • Numero47

      Ha Ha Ha!

      Many tainted memories with that name

    • BorisG

      They could only use Santana.

  • zinc445 .

    I am thinking she will debut facing a heel? I think she may debut as face.
    I don’t mind her new name!
    So excited that there is more than Santana’s debut to look forward too!
    Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s show!

  • zinc445 .

    She could debut against Gail and then have her and Tapa beat her post match, Madison makes the save etc. Leading to tag match, and eventually have Britani turn on her?

    • perucho1990

      For a moment i thought you said beat Tapa, then i was like you want TNA to book Tapa like WWE booked Tamina on this weeks Smackdown tapings..

      • zinc445 .

        Nah Tapa can still be a challenger for Madison’s title at Sacrifice which might take place unless Brittany is heel.
        Tapa is undefeated so far as in not pinned yet, so I doubt TNA will have her get pinned.
        No I mean she may debut against Gail w/ Tapa.

      • zinc445 .

        Tamina’s just not being built up very well. WWE is full of botchy booking anyway, AJ’s reign has bored me so much.

  • Juan

    Will she debut as Madison’s creepy stalker fan? Lol I would love to see that. Madison and Brittany xD

    • Jen7201

      Oh kind of like Mickie did

      • Juan

        Yup, I think it would be an awesome storyline for the Knockouts division! Now I hope TNA does that xD

    • zinc445 .

      lol I doubt that would happen. I think she may debut as face

      • Juan

        Madison is a face tho. She can slowly transition into a heel ala the Mickie/Trish storyline

        • zinc445 .

          yeah true thats a good idea!
          Heels and faces in the division are repetitive except Madison who just returned as face. and Tapa who’s debuted as heel.
          Gail has been heel for ages, TNA never capitalised on Brooke. Velvet bores me as does ODB.

          • Juan

            Yup that’s true! Plus it would be an actual storyline, something the KO’s really need atm

          • zinc445 .

            yeah they have lacked direction and decent storyline. TNA failed to capitalise on Madison/Gail feud.
            I hope the don’t ruin Brittany’s debut!

          • Juan

            I hope so too!!! Can’t wait for tomorrow! See what Brittany has in store for us.

          • zinc445 .

            I know can’t wait to see what happens with Brittany!

    • BorisG

      Cool idea.

  • Number One

    I don’t like this new name, TBH. They should have let her work under her real name. But I’ll be glad to see her nonetheless!

  • Nightbrinker

    Brittany?? Really??

  • IrishFan96

    I would have preferred her to go by just Santana or Santana Garret but Brittany is ok I suppose. I think she will debut this week or next week hopefully. I think she’ll debut as a face maybe saving madison from a beatdown or something, maybe she could devut as Chris Sabin’s newest girlfriend since Alpha-Female is gone, Brittany could feud with Velvet before transitioning into a title feud.

  • Rodney Holston

    The name is basic as hell but at least she has talent. God knows TNA needs to “refresh” their Knockouts division and get it back to where it used to be. It’s always been the one thing they were exceptional at so they should try and hold on to that. For a long time the Knockouts WERE TNA.

    • GameChanger

      I dont think Tna was ever really good at giving new girls names that fit them i mean they gave thea trinidad Rosita all because she played a spanish chick and it somewhat rhymed with Sarita so i think overall Tna doesn’t put much effort in names

      • BorisG

        Well true. I miss when some had real names. In WWE like Candice, Jillian, Ashley, Eve. Layla… and in TNA Mickie, Gail, Jackie and Christy were like the only ones with real names.

  • Matty

    She don’t even look like a Brittany though.
    OH!
    I also forgot that this is her second time in TNA!

  • Monkey Tennis

    Dear TNA.

    Do not balls this up.

    Thank you.

    MT.