UPDATE: Since the original writing of this article, IMPACT Wrestling has confirmed Tasha Steelz signing with the company.
It was exciting news for fans of indie star Tasha Steelz to see she was returning to IMPACT Wrestling on Tuesday night to face Kylie Rae, after making an appearance a year ago on IMPACT TV as part of a Knockouts Battle Royal. But according to a new report from PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, it appears she may be back for more than another one-shot. In his report, Johnson stated that Steelz “will be a regular for the company going forward.” She will join two other recent additions – Neveah and Kimber Lee – in arguably pro wrestling’s strongest women’s divisions that also feature Tessa Blanchard, Jordynne Grace, Taya Valkyrie, Rosemary, Tenille Dashwood, Kiera Hogan, Jessicka Havok, Madison Rayne, Kylie Rae, and the recently re-signed Su Yung. According to PWInsider Elite last week, it appears that neither Kimber Lee or Neveah have officially signed with IMPACT as of yet, which may be the case with Steelz as well.
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New Jersey’s Tasha Steelz began wrestling in 2015, training with Kevin Knight and International Wrestling Federation (IWF). By 2016, she was breaking out into the US indies beyond regionally, working with Beyond Wrestling, Women’s Wrestling Revolution (WWR), New York Wrestling Connection (NYWC) and RISE Wrestling, as well as working several dark matches for Ring of Honor.
She expanded her Eastern presence adding Massachusetts’ Chaotic Wrestling and New York’s House of Glory (HOG) and Battle Club Pro (BCP), becoming Chaotic and BCP ICONS Champion. In her first reign as Chaotic Women’s Champion, she held the title for 320-days, including a fierce rivalry against AEW star Kris Statlander throughout 2019. In December of 2018, she took part in a WWE Tryout and last fall spent some time touring with WWE, including being backstage at NXT, but never made it to television.
In 2019, she really broke out nationally, working several televised ROH events, including a victory over Angelina Love and Karissa Rivera at ROH Mass Hysteria and then unsuccessfully challenging Women of Honor Champion Kelly Klein at ROH Summer Supercard last year in Toronto. She also began working with Queens of Combat (QOC) and made her IMPACT Wrestling debut on the May 17 episode of IMPACT! Wrestling in the Knockouts Battle Royal that was ultimately won by former WCW Superstar Disco Inferno (Glenn Gilbertti) during his brief feud with Tessa Blanchard.
Last December, she debuted with the rebooted National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) in a match against Thunder Rosa at NWA Into the Fire and continued to work with the NWA on multiple episodes of NWA Powerrr. Her last televised appearance in the NWA was on February 11, 2020, when she lost to former WWE Women’s Champion Melina. Tasha Steelz is also currently in her second reigns as both Chaotic Women’s Champion and BCP ICONS Champion and continues to work in the US indies, debuting with both Women’s Superstars Uncensored (WSU) and Chicago’s Warrior Wrestling earlier this year.
Another top prospect in women’s wrestling joins the strongest women’s division in North America, as IMPACT continues to bolster its roster throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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