Tasha Steelz isn't sure who Jordynne Grace will be teaming with at IMPACT Rebellion but knows that more eyes will be watching so she needs to turn it up to another level.
Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan have held the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship since the titles were resurrected in January 2021. This coming Sunday, they will face an old foe in Jordynne Grace and a mystery partner that is chosen for Grace by Grace's former partner, Jazz.
Speaking with Wrestling Headlines, Tasha noted that she has been trying to figure out who this could be but after this match, she is ready to move on from Jordynne Grace and give other women opportunities.
"You know, you’re right…we don’t know who is going to be, but like I said we stay ready so we don’t got to get ready. We’ve beaten Jordynne in the past. We’ve beaten Jazz in the past. So with Jazz picking this partner for Jordynne…There are a lot of women out here that are very talented, strong, ready to go, ready to come to IMPACT and make a statement. Why not come through it and try it with Fire’N’Flava? Unfortunately, it’s not gonna work on their end but you know, it doesn’t hurt to give it a try. There’s just a lot of names that just pops in my mind that could possibly be Jordynne’s partner. Throughout the Indies, she tagged with LuFisto…she is one of the most incredible talented wrestlers and she's got more experience than Fire’N’Flava put together. Like I said we stay ready so I'm just ready to hear who Jordynne is going to bring on and I am ready to beat them and move on to the next because we want some competition. That’s what Fire’N’Flava is all about is giving all these girls an opportunity."
IMPACT Rebellion will be headlined by a championship unification bout between IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann and AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
For Tasha, she knows that this is a chance for her to showcase her abilities to all who will be watching including the AEW locker room and any new fans that Kenny might bring to the product
“When Kenny was competing with us, you know, several PPV’s ago there were definitely brand new eyes there. We just had to turn it up 10 times more. Not that we don’t already do it, but to prove to everyone why we say we are who we are it’s always good to go in and reintroduce ourselves to people all over again. That’s like one of my favorite things because I like to, you know, my actions speak louder than my words. I love to talk. But I also love to do that walking too. So I’m excited. I know Kiera she’s excited for it. And we’re just ready to prove. We know that the AEW locker room will be watching because they are rooting for their home guy Kenny. Of course, the IMPACT locker room will be watching because we’re rooting for Rich. So yeah, everybody is just going to turn it up 10 times more and Rebellion is going to be the talk for a while after Sunday.”
Even though Kenny has regularly appeared on IMPACT Wrestling programming, the same cannot be said for Rich Swann on AEW. Tony Khan, AEW GM, clarified the reasoning for that. You can read his comments at this link.