Tenille Dashwood is an Australian professional wrestler best known as Tenille Tayla. She is currently signed to WWE, where
she appears on Raw as Emma.
Tayla, a product of the Storm Wrestling Academy in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, reportedly earned a WWE developmental
contract following a tryout at Florida Championship Wrestling's base in Tampa, Florida. She announced in July 2011 that she would be
undergoing surgery on her shoulder, which had caused her problems throughout her wrestling career.
Prior to joining WWE, Tenille notably competed for Shimmer Women Athletes. She is also a two-time SuperGirls Champion, the
lone championship of the SuperGirls promotion in British Columbia.
Has stolen the hearts of the WWE Universe
It would appear that members of WWE management played one of their oh so hilarious ribs on Emma last Monday on
On Raw, Emma made her first appearance on the show in nearly two months as she teamed up with Natalya in a match
against Paige and Divas Champion AJ Lee. On the very same show, Stephanie McMahon was arrested and charged with aggravated
battery after slapping Brie Bella, who was portraying a member of the audience. According to this week's issue of
Figure Four Weekly, Emma returning and Stephanie McMahon getting arrested on the very same show was "not a
coincidence." No further details were mentioned.
On July 2, two days after Emma was arrested for sixth-degree larceny in real life, WWE released Emma from the company.
However, within hours, WWE reversed their decision and reinstated Emma while stating that they would still "take appropriate
punitive action" against her. According to TMZ.com, company officials overreacted to Dashwood's arrest and changed their
minds on the firing.
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The website published a report
concerning her rehiring with sources close to the bizarre situation stating, "WWE officials quickly realized they
overreacted, because their action would open the floodgates to fire a gaggle of wrestlers for fighting outside the ring, DUI
and all sorts of other misdeeds."
It was speculated that Dashwood's initial termination may have been triggered by the Australian native having her
work visa revoked due to the arrest. F4WOnline.com reporter David Bixenspan, however, confirmed on Twitter through the
Hartford police department that there's no reason for Dashwood's arrest to affect her residency status in the
News broke the day after Dashwood's arrest that she was charged with sixth-degree larceny after she stole a red iHome Slim Swivel iPad mini
case valued at $21.14. from the Wal-Mart department store located on 495 Flatbush Avenue. The alleged theft was reported to
police at approximately 1:00 p.m. and she was released at 2:13 p.m. WWE held a show that day at the XL Center, which is three
miles away from the store.
WWE issued a statement to various news outlets explaining that Dashwood was "ultimately responsible for her personal
actions." She appeared in community court Tuesday and was sentenced to one hour of community service, according to her
lawyer, Hubert Santos. When she completes the community service, the charge will be dismissed, her lawyer said.
Santos told Hartford-based publication The Courant outside the courtroom that his client's arrest was the result of a mistake. She was using a self-checkout machine at the
Hartford Wal-Mart when she purchased approximately $30 of items but forgot to pay for an iPod or iPad case, Santos said.
Prior to her release, Emma was partnered on-screen with Santino Marella after a successful stint in WWE's developmental
promotion. According to the official WWE website, Dashwood's character is known for having "wacky attitude and quirky