TNA Knockout Tara says she feels flattered that TNA selected her for the Knockouts Title match on TNA's biggest PPV of the year, Bound for Glory, next Sunday, but she also feels deserving of the slot.
"Everybody of course wants to be on the biggest show of the year," Tara said exclusively on the October 5 PWTorch Livecast with PWTorch editor Wade Keller. "It's really hard being competitive in this business. It's flattering, but I feel like it's well-deserved. Ya know, 13 years, I feel like I paid my dues."
In the same breath, Tara also advertised surprises on the PPV. "You're going to see a lot of good stuff from Miss Tessmacher. She's been working in the ring a lot, I hear," Tara said. "And, I'm excited - there's a lot of surprises there. I can't tell too much, but I'm really excited to be a part of it. Don't get me wrong, I like to be on every PPV, but this one (is special)."
Tara would likely not be in the same title match position if she were still with WWE. She said on the Livecast that WWE established a ceiling for her career, which prompted her to part ways with WWE in 2009. Tara eventually joined TNA, where she says she has not experienced the same restrictions.
"I'm never going to talk bad about them (WWE), (but) I wish I was told that I was used to train the new girls. I would have been okay with that," Tara said. "I blatantly asked, 'Do you ever see the championship belt in my future?' They said, 'No.' I was like, 'Really. If I'm that awesome out there, why isn't the title belt in my future?'
"I just think I reached the peak of where I was going to go there. Don't get me wrong, I am appreciative of what I did there, but it was time to close the book and move on. I really thought I was retired from wrestling. I really did." Tara then recalled TNA calling her after her 90-day no-compete clause expired and working out a favorable travel schedule to join TNA.
Tara also reveals why she left TNA and the circumstances of her return. She also says she made a surprising demand in TNA negotiations and TNA gave it to her. To read the full original story at PWTorch.com, click here.