Ash By Elegance Says Her Appearance At WWE NXT Battleground Was 'Seriously Last Minute'

Ash By Elegance's appearance at WWE NXT Battleground came together quickly.

Speaking with Liam Crowley of ComicBook, Ash discussed how her NXT Battleground cameo came to be.

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"My gosh, it was seriously last minute. I was going about my week and I had an appearance on Saturday in Jacksonville. I get a call, I think it was late Thursday, even maybe early Friday morning, and they're like, 'Hey, are you available this weekend? We'd love to have you come back and do something with TNA and NXT,.' I was like, 'What?! Oh yeah, count me in!' They booked my flight from Jacksonville over to Vegas," Ash said.

Ash then detailed how she kept her appearance a secret, and she hid backstage before it was time for her to come down the ramp. She noted that she would have a brief vacation before she was back at it on Friday.

"I kept everything on the DL. I was hiding. I had my hat, I had my hoodie, I had my sunglasses. Nobody knew who I was. I made that sneak appearance, sneak attack, and here I am. I took a red eye back to Miami this morning and am enjoying about a day and a half vacation with my family and then I'm back on the road for some TNA action in Chicago. I'm booked and busy, baby," Ash said.

Ash previously had a lengthy run in WWE as Dana Brooke. The company release her in a round of cuts in September 2023, and she joined TNA in January 2024.

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