I have always thought TNA Knockout Champion, Taylor Wilde had a striking resemblance to teen queen, Lauren Conrad from the infectious MTV series, The Hills. Turns out, just like that very show, Taylor is not without her own melodramas – Taylor has an issue uttering the letters “WWE.” Uh-huh, you read right. Taylor apparently felt so jilted by the company that she cannot mention them by name; well she is only 22 years of age. But any teen queen knows when to *in an obnoxious voice* get over it. Taylor talked to the Miami Herald:
When Shantelle Malawski received word in August 2007 of her dismissal from her WWE contract, developmental, it was very difficult. So difficult, in fact, the current TNA Knockout champ still doesn’t like mentioning that company’s name.
After spending six months away from the business, one phone call from TNA changed her life, and Taylor Wilde was born. A wild start, she won the TNA women’s title in just her third TNA televised match by defeating one of the best, the toughest, Awesome Kong.
”As soon as I got a phone call from TNA, it totally revitalized me,” said Wilde, 22. “I would never think backward, and everything happens for a reason. I’m now glad the company [WWE] let me go.”
You can read more of the article by clicking here, it’s a very good read. It’s hard to believe Taylor is only 22 years old and already a champion, but I’ll be honest she has grown on me as a performer. I really enjoyed the Impact main event this past Thursday! If you haven’t seen it, I suggest you seek it out on YouTube =)