ODB is back on IMPACT Wrestling television, but she says it’s not the full-time return people might be hoping for.
ODB announced her return last month on the Chris Van Vliet show and made her first appearance on IMPACT last week, saving Jordynne Grace and Jazz from an attack led by Deonna Purrazzo. ODB will be in singles action this week against Kimber Lee, but the former Knockouts Champion recently told Ella Jay of the A Wrestling Gal podcast that her stay will be short-lived.
“Well, I’m not back full-time, but it was nice of them, they reached out and it was perfect timing because I had just ended my Day 75 [workout program] when I went back,” she explained, “so that was quite the treat. It was—it felt good. I did a few matches that will be airing soon, and I felt great.”
“Gail Kim is still there, she agents the girls, and after my match, she was like, ‘Wow, you haven’t missed a step!’ So, that felt good, because I haven’t been in the ring in over a year and I didn’t go practice, nothing. I think the 75 obviously got me ready for that,” ODB explained, “which is weird because you never know what comes at you. Obviously, I did 75 Hard for a reason and it attracted other things back into my life. I wasn’t looking to go back into wrestling—I thought about it, as far as ‘I’m ready if anyone calls me, but I’m not knocking on no doors.’ So it was cool for them to [call me] because IMPACT’s always been my home.”
ODB went on to say the current Knockouts are doing a really good job of not only representing the original roster but creating diversity because they also stand out on their own. She added that they are all young and talented, and it’s great to see IMPACT giving the girls the right platform.
Check out the full interview below: