Impact Wrestling Announces The Return Of Two-Time Knockouts Champion

The Knockouts division continues to grow as Impact Wrestling has announced the return of a two-time Knockouts Champion.

Impact tweeted on Monday, “We are delighted to announce [Katarina Waters] will be making her return to IMPACT in the coming weeks.”

News of her return actually surfaced last Wednesday as Waters is featured on a promotional poster for Impact Wrestling television tapings in Windsor, Ontario, Canada in June.

After being released from WWE in April 2010 (under the name Katie Lea Burchill), Waters joined TNA in August 2010, adopting the ring name Winter. During her first year in TNA, she managed to win both of the promotion’s women’s championships, first teaming with Angelina Love to win the Knockouts Tag Team Championship in December 2010 and then winning the Knockouts Championship from Mickie James in August 2011. She lost the title to James a few weeks later but beat her for it again the following month. She left the promotion in 2012 and returned to the independent wrestling scene.

Here is a video of her Impact debut on October 21, 2010, as she was seen admiring Love during a backstage segment in a somewhat supernatural appearance.

This match she had with James on Impact on May 25, 2011, is among the most watched videos on Impact Wrestling’s YouTube channel with over three million views.

According to her profile on, Waters is now 40 years old. With Gail Kim no longer wrestling, this would make Waters Impact Wrestling’s oldest female wrestler.