Viewers of Impact Wrestling last week saw a vignette promoting the debut of a mysterious woman named Raquel.
She is Gabi Castrovinci, who competed on the most recent season of WWE Tough Enough.
The Brazilian-born Castrovinci was voted off the show on the fourth episode.
While it was clear that she did not have a great understanding of the wrestling business (which is understandable), Castrovinci definitely has an “it factor” to her. Of last week’s highlights of Impact Wrestling on YouTube, her vignette was the most watched video.
After being eliminated from Tough Enough, Castrovinci began training at WWE Hall of Famer Afa Anoa’i’s pro wrestling training center in Florida and performing on his World Xtreme Wrestling events.
Castrovinci, or Raquel, made her debut on last night’s show in a backstage segment with Bobby Lashley. While the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion was being interviewed, he was interrupted by her. She flirted with him and told him that his pain is her pleasure.