Gisele Shaw confirms that she has signed with Impact Wrestling

May 26, 2022 - by James Walsh

In an interview with Mackmania (via Fightful), Gisele Shaw confirmed that she has signed a deal with Impact Wrestling, after making her debut there back in February. Here are highlights:

On signing with Impact:

“My dream and goal was WWE, but we’re so focused on that one thing, we almost forget to live in the now. I’m super happy at IMPACT. They’ve taken a chance on me and I can’t wait to kick butt and show them that their investment is worth it. As of right now, my goal is to get signed and I got signed. I need to perform to the best of my ability.”

On being ‘the Quintessential Diva’:

“I know that the word ‘Diva’ has a really bad connotation to it. People are like, ‘You want to be a diva?’ They think bra and panties matches and lingerie. When I started wrestling, it was at the time they were doing bra and panties matches. I’m fairly empowering and like to celebrate your body. Why not? The sex appeal of a female wrestler, a man won’t get that. Instead of looking at it like a negative thing, use it to your advantage. ‘Yeah, I’m sexy, and you should buy my photo.’ When I broke in, I was like, ‘I’m trained, I’m good to go, I’m going to do bra and panties matches, I don’t care.’ To me, it is celebration for your body. What the Quintessential Diva means, it’s not just a pretty face or bra and panties matches. I can do anything. I’m smart, brawn, beauty. The last thing for me, the beauty thing, as women, people do look at you and go, ‘it’s all about the look.’ I feel that it would be better if fans looked at us and ‘it’s the wrestling, then brains, then the beauty.’ If you can’t have a connection with the people or hold a conversation that is intelligent, then it’s just, ‘Oh yeah, great, nice conversation.’ It was important that when I came to IMPACT, I was like, ‘Is it okay if I can use Quintessential Diva because, to me, it’s a positive thing and I want people to understand and see it from a different perspective rather than negative connotation’.”

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