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ODB returning to Impact with an eye toward AEW

Impact Wrestling is going to get another dose of booze and BBQ. ODB is coming back to the ring very soon.

ODB revealed the news in an interview with Chris Van Vliet.

OBD clarified that she is not retired and will be returning to Impact.

ODB: I am actually getting back in the ring. So yes, Impact obviously called me. And that’s a cool thing about stuff, like I never burnt a bridge in wrestling. Yeah, we all have our bad moments and stuff, whatever you want to tell everyone to go F themselves.

It’s just Impact was awesome. TNA was always my home. And then they buzzed me and every time, I’m like, “Oh gosh, oh boy, here we go.” But they’re like, “Hey, would you want to come back and see what happens and possibly bring the food truck?” So that’s my ultimate goal is actually to drive my ODB’s Meat and Greet into a stadium and kick some ass.

ODB will be participating in the next session of TV tapings. She has her eye on Jazz, Jordynne Grace, Taya, and of course Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo. In my opinion, Impact will likely push toward the Purrazzo matchup, since the champ has pretty much cleaned out the division. Impact’s next PPV is Rebellion on April 24, so perhaps ODB will get her wish at that show about serving BBQ and kicking ass.

Impact isn’t the only promotion ODB has her eye on. Impact’s crossover work has her interest on AEW as well.

ODB: That actually is something I, because I’m not afraid to pitch anything. What are they going to say? No, you know? That was actually one thing I said. I’m like, “Hmm, Jacksonville’s an hour away from me. I’ve been having my food truck there. Why not drive the bitch right in?” And go after some of those chicks. I think that would be... Yeah, oh yeah.

ODB had previously wrestled with AEW in 2019 at the All Out Casino Battle Royale, but nothing ever materialized from that appearance. AEW has an upcoming women’s tournament, so perhaps ODB could get a slot in that space. She would bring instant credibility and publicity.

Are you excited for ODB to return with Impact? Would you like to see her cross over to AEW? Which potential matches interest you most for ODB?

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