We're told TNA Wrestling is hoping to beef up both their tag team and Knockouts divisions with cheaper and younger talent. Dragon Gate USA promoter Sal Hamaoui let it slip on social media that TNA has signed SHINE star Santana Garrett. The company wasn't happy about the information getting out as they've been trying to keep the signing quiet.
According to a source, TNA had been courting the second generation star most of last year and there was also WWE interest. We're told she actually agreed to a contract in November but TNA had kept it quiet.
It's been Christy Hemme that TNA is relying on to help resurrect the division. Hemme has picked up considerable backstage responsibilities in working with the Knockouts and is very high up on Garrett. The reason why she hasn't debuted on television yet is because Hemme hasn't finalized plans for her.
Garrett has actually been featured on TNA television before, appearing as the valet of Orlando Jordan in 2010 and most recently working the Knockouts Knockdown "One Night Only" pay-per-view.