Word coming out of TNA is that Taylor Wilde has been released. The question now is whether or not she will give WWE another chance.
The Toronto native was once employed by WWE. Back in 2006, Taylor was signed by WWE and sent down to Deep South Wrestling for development, where she worked with Angelina Love.
WWE had enough faith in her, that they had the writers come up with a gimmick and storyline for her promotion to the main brand. They decided on a ninja gimmick, where she would pretend to be a man. Taylor worked a series of matches against Jamie Noble at various house shows in preparation.
The story never came to fruition on television, as Taylor and WWE decided to part ways.
Taylor, whose real name is Shantelle Malawski, is a well trained performer. She spent time learning under Bill Demott (also known as Hugh Morris) and also spent a summer down in Mexico as well.
While in TNA, Taylor proved to be one of the better female performers around. She was obviously more advanced than most of her WWE counterparts. TNA thought so highly of her, that they gave her a chance with the Knockouts and the Knockouts tag titles.
With WWE still focused on bringing in female performers who are not trained professional wrestlers, the company needs as many skilled performers as possible. Mickie James, Victoria and Jillian Hall are no longer there to help the lesser experienced performers. Despite being just 24 years of age, Taylor could actually fill that role for the company.
Jack Windham is the lead writer at WrestlingRevealed.com.
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