Former TNA Knockouts Champion, Angelina Love is expected to be present backstage at Raw next week, when the show emanates from Toronto. Love, who was released by TNA last week due to a visa issue, is reportedly back in Canada and is expected to visit the show hosted by legend, Trish Stratus as a guest reports the Wrestling Observer.
The troubled ex-Knockout, real name Lauren ‘Angel’ Williams isn’t expected to be working the show or after a contract, rather visiting friends as many ex-WWE Superstars do.
In an update to Williams’ visa status, the Observer reports that sources say she was working without a valid visa for the two years she was in TNA and the company never bothered to apply for one for her. Many TNA talents from overseas [i.e. Mexico] come into the country under tourist visas to work shows and have to hope that they aren’t caught working in the country, obviously that’s an entirely different visa — a work visa.
If investigated, Williams could be banned from the United States for two years and be forced to forfeit any income she has gained working illegally in the States.
As our own Krissy Vaine revealed on last week’s Roundtable, Angelina was cut from her WWE contract in 2005 just a short while after relocating to Louisville, Kentucky to train at OVW. She had just taken out a one year lease on her apartment when she was let go.