- As reported over the weekend, Julia Reilly, who portrays the Claire Lynch character on TNA Wrestling programming, is believed to have parted ways with the wrestling organization. Wrestlers heard that Reilly became alarmed with her identity being revealed online as well as disclosure that she moonlights as the Olive Oyl character in the Popeye ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida where Impact Wrestling is filmed. A photo surfaced online of Reilly donning an Olive Oyl costume and posing with Popeye.
Reilly is an Orlando, Florida-based actress who has appeared in informercials and television commercials. Shortly after her name came out, she went to great lengths to protect her identity online as she removed the contents of her official website and YouTube channel, and deleted her LinkedIn account. Wrestlers were told she had parted ways with the organization, but not given a reason why. Her ongoing storyline with AJ Styles is expected to conclude on Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling with a paternity test segment.
- After making her debut on last Thursday’s episode of Impact Wrestling, Taryn Terrell is now an official member of the TNA Impact Wrestling roster. The organization’s website has added Terrell to its roster page.
The former WWE Diva was introduced by Vice President of the Knockouts Division, Brooke Hogan, as the special guest referee for the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship match between Madison Rayne and Miss Tessmacher. It will be Terrell’s role going forward as her bio states that she will be the referee for Knockouts Division matches.