If you've been following along with the story of Knux and his crazy carnival family on TNA Impact Wrestling, you've already met Rebel. The poor girl thought she was reuniting with her long-lost man to chase his dream of being a pro wrestler (while making enough money to save the family business - a roadside carnival), when she finds out that the big lunk also plans to bring along Crazzy Steve (who is crazy) and The freakin' Freak.
Many of us wanted to know more about this fire-twirling Tanea who will be showing up next Thursday night, and thanks to the dirt screens, now we know.
Tanea Brooks is a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, and covergirl for their bestselling calendar, from Owasso, Oklahoma. She is also the country music equivalent of a video vixen, having appeared in music videos for Trace Adkins ("Honkey Tonk Badonkadonk") and Brooks and Dunn ("Play Something County").
A member of the performance troupe Purrfect Angelz, she met fellow Angel Christy Hemme there. Hemme, who has recently been promoted to TNA Creative, put in a good word for Brooks and she moved to Louisville, Kentucky and trained at Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) when TNA still had a relationship with them.
No word on how long she was in OVW, or how that training went. And, in fairness, there's no guarantee that she will serve as much more than a manager/valet for the new carnival-themed stable.
Who's excited to see what Rebel brings to TNA with The Menagerie?