Tenille Dashwood spoke with the Illawarra Mercury about working outside of WWE, what WWE did for her career, and the opportunities women are now getting in pro wrestling. Here are some of the highlights:
Being involved in the current women's boom in wrestling:
"It's taken a long time to get there, but women's wrestling is really having a boom right now. It's everything – it's the production of the shows, it's having opportunities for the women, and the women delivering on those opportunities. I've been fortunate enough to main event a number of the shows that I've been on since I started the independents at the beginning of this year. That's a huge opportunity for me, and somewhere I can showcase just how much I love wrestling, and how fortunate I am to be in this position."
Working for WWE:
"Wrestling for WWE has definitely helped me a lot to get me to this platform where I'm able to do that, to be as busy as I am and travel the world. I'm very lucky to have that, and lucky to have the fan-base I have. But wrestling is very popular again right now. The talent that's out there, and the production that the independent companies are putting into their shows is just bringing more and more fans in worldwide. So I think as a whole we're all putting in that effort, and bringing a better product for the fans worldwide."
How she's enjoyed her career after WWE:
"Awesome … I've probably been busier than I was before. It's been a really fun journey so far, and I feel energized and alive again for my career with wrestling."
Dashwood also discussed wrestling back on the Australian indie circuit. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.