TNA has made a play for one of the best independent workers on the market, Sarah Stock, it has been revealed today.
PWInsider’s Mike Johnson confirms that Stock has signed a deal with TNA to join the Knockouts division. She is the second newcomer in as many weeks, as TNA has just signed Madison Rayne to a deal also. It is believed that TNA is looking to expand it’s Knockouts division and has been on the lookout to hire many more female talents in the past few weeks.
Stock has previously worked for SHIMMER and CMLL. Johnson further speculates that given her caliber, Sarah could be used as a replacement for Gail Kim, which should indicate her in-ring skills.
Melanie’s POV: It’s great to see TNA taking their Knockouts division seriously now, it’s been touch-and-go since Gail left. The signing of new talents shows that they are still pushing for this division to work. I actually tuned into the gauntlet match last week, my first time watching Impact in a long time, and was thoroughly impressed. They just need to even out the heels and faces and I think they have a good division, the heels seem to be more well-rounded as characters and there seem to be more of them compared to the faces.
There are a lot of great workers out there including former Divas that I’d love to see head to TNA. I’m sure they’ve put out feelers to Victoria, but I get the impression she’s fully retired from wrestling and even if she’s not, she still has an allegiance to WWE.