Dashwood opens up.
Last month it was announced by Ring Of Honor that Tenille Dashwood was being pulled from the company's tour of the United Kingdom and being replaced by current WOS Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray. There was no word from Ring Of Honor about why Dashwood was removed from the tour but just two days later on August 17th Dashwood opened up about why she was going to be taking some time off. Tenille revealed in a detailed statement that she posted on Twitter that she suffers from a skin condition called "Psoriasis".
Dashwood has been dealing with the condition since her early teen-years and it still affects her to this day. Deciding to share her story with the world was a decision that she felt she could use to benefit others and Tenille elaborated on that in an interview with 'Comicbook'.
"I'm still trying to deal with it now, unfortunately. It's not an easy fix," Dashwood said. "But I guess I had like a realization a couple months ago when this all kind of starting coming on again and knowing that I've been through it before, and all that I've been through in my career. I felt very fortunate to be able to do all I've done, and to kind of be where I am today, and I just thought, 'Maybe this has happened for a reason?' I just thought maybe I have an opportunity now to use where I am as a platform to share it with the world. To kind of say, 'You know what, sure I've done all of these crazy things that I never thought were possible, but I did these even with struggling through hard times that people probably didn't know about', and I just kind of wanted to let people in on that and letting people in oftentimes helps prevent people from judging or from making harsh comments and instead makes them aware of what people struggle with and what people go through." Dashwood explained. "I know that people go through a lot worse than I am, so it's just kind of a way to say, 'Hey, I'm human and there's more people out there going through these really hard times,'" she added. "You know, that's life and we all go through it, and life isn't basically as amazing as what you might see on social media, unfortunately."
Dashwood stated that now when she makes appearances people come up to her and share their respective stories and when that happens it makes her purpose of sharing mean much more because the point of it was to get others to open up.
"Every time I'm having an appearance now, or a signing, or I'm at a show, I have these fans coming up to me just telling me how they read that and sharing their stories with me," she said. "So I think it's just really touching that I feel like it did something. That's what my aim was, to make sure people saw it and realized that I'm human too and to be able to share that together and talk about things I think is really special."
Last night at Ring Of Honor's 'Death Before Dishonor XVI' PPV, Tenille Dashwood challenged Sumie Sakai for the Women Of Honor Championship. To find out if Tenille left Las Vegas as the WOH Champion, click here.