In a UK Sun interview, TNA Knockout Tara discusses how she almost retired from pro wrestling after leaving WWE, why she went to TNA, and compares the current Knockouts scene to the glory days of the WWE Divas division:
“When I left the WWE I really did think that was it, I was through with wrestling. It seemed like I was not good enough to hold a title or get a good storyline anymore, but yet I was used as a tool to help new girls improve and gain confidence, I’d lost my interest. I knew about TNA and I first started watching it when Awesome Kong and Gail Kim started tearing the house down with their classic matches. It wasn’t until I spoke to them that I realized that the schedule would be so much easier on my body. TNA offered me a deal of no house shows and only TV tapings initially. I couldn’t resist that. I’m so glad now as I see the division being as hot today as the WWE glory days of myself, Trish, Lita and Mickie.”
CB’s Slant: I love Tara and I even had the pleasure of meeting her once at a pre-Royal Rumble party a few years back. However, there is no way the TNA or WWE divisions could hold a candle to the Trish/Lita/Mickie era with the way they are booked today.
Tags: Awesome Kong, Gail Kim, impact wrestling, Lita, Mickie James, Tara, TNA, Trish Stratus, WWE, WWE Divas