Tenille Dashwood, better known to some fans as Emma from WWE, is not kidding around anymore.
Speaking to Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald, Dashwood discussed signing with Ring of Honor and the dark persona she's created in the company.
"Ring of Honor has been around for so many years. It's such a huge thing with an amazing reputation with the amazing wrestlers and talent in-ring," said Dashwood. "Coming off WWE, I thought it was a perfect fit to show how much I love wrestling. To get opportunities there and showcase what I love doing."
Dashwood was released by WWE on October 29, 2017. After her 90-day no-complete clause expired, she debuted with Ring of Honor on February 9, 2018, playing a similar character to her "All about me" gimmick she had in WWE. As Dashwood explains, the gimmick is simply an extension of her natural persona.
"It's something that developed over time throughout my career with the transitions and characters that I go through. It's an exaggeration of myself. I'm a bit of a smart-aleck and I like to joke. I'm a very sarcastic person," said Dashwood. "My hair is naturally dark so it's kind of like, 'This is me. This is no more kidding around anymore and I'm going to make it known to whoever I come in the ring with.'"
Dashwood is set to face Sumie Sakai for the Women of Honor title at ROH's Death Before Dishonor on Friday, Sept. 28. Fightful will provide complete coverage of the event.