INTERVIEW: Savannah Evans discusses her IMPACT Wrestling debut, Tasha Steelz, Jazz

Andrew Thompson caught up with Savannah Evans for a new interview. One of the topics discussed was Evans' IMPACT Wrestling debut

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Since debuting in 2014, Savannah Evans’ journey has taken her through promotions such as RISE, SHIMMER, Queens Of Combat, EVOLVE, PWX (Premiere Wrestling Xperience), All Elite Wrestling and recently IMPACT Wrestling.

This year and in 2020, Savannah competed for AEW on their ‘Dark’ program and her most recent match was in March of this year when she took on Leyla Hirsch. I had the chance to catch up with Savannah and she reflected on her AEW experience[s] as well reuniting with her former partner Big Swole backstage.

Yeah, Big Swole and actually, me and her just had that match at PWX a couple months ago so yeah, seeing her backstage at AEW, it’s always great catching up with her because we did come up in training together, like wrestling together so it’s always good to catch up with Swole. She’s… when she’s in the room, you know, you know what I mean? She lights up that whole room.

In the main event of Fire Star Pro Wrestling’s show in March, Savannah went one-on-one with former two-time WWE Women’s Champion Jazz. Jazz is wrapping up her in-ring career and has publicly stated that she is on her retirement tour. Evans explained what it means to her to have shared the ring with Jazz.

It was one of those things that you want to happen, you think it will never happen, you know what I mean? But the fact that I was able to wrestle her on her retirement tour was the most special for me, because Jazz means a lot to our business, to our profession, to women’s wrestling. When she was coming out, people were like, ‘Oh, well she wrestles like a dude’ and it’s like well why not? So I always loved that she had the intensity and she always brought it, whether it was against the guys or against the women so being able to have the chance to wrestle her, for me was amazing and especially in the year 2021. For me, it was special.

During the most recent episode of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS, the duo of Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz split after Steelz brought Savannah Evans in to ambush Kiera.

Evans and Steelz are now a tandem in IMPACT after Hogan announced her departure from the company following their latest set of TV tapings. Savannah detailed how her arrival to IMPACT came to be and stated that she and IMPACT had been back and forth for some time.

My whole thing is we were back and forth a little bit with IMPACT and I’m glad it was able to finally happen and I really can’t wait for all the things we’re about to do at IMPACT. You know, I’m ready to mix it up with all of the Knockouts because they do have a good division, you know what I mean? I think a lot of people sometimes, I guess forget how good those women are. Deonna Purrazzo had a great match with Thunder Rosa at Slammiversary. It was phenomenal so I’m just excited to get in there and mix it up with those ladies.

Following up on that response, Savannah stated that viewers will immediately be able to see the differences between Tasha and Kiera’s on-screen partnership and she and Tasha’s on-screen partnership.

Oh, you guys will see it [the differences]. It won’t even need an explanation. You’ll notice the difference right away and I look to do some great things with her [Tasha Steelz]. I can’t wait for everybody to see it.

It has been seven years since Savannah made her pro wrestling in-ring debut. She was asked to reflect on her road to get where she is and feels that 2020 provided her with the opportunity to think about how far she has come.

Until last year, until 2020, I felt like it was go, go, go and you don’t have time to sit and think about, ‘Man, in this year I did this’ or, ‘Do you remember that time I did this?’ And it’s just, 2020 was good that you got that reflection. ‘Wow, I really have come a long way’ or, ‘Look at my progress’ and that kind of thing is invaluable. So yes, 2020, there was a lot of downside to it but at least we were able — I think a lot of people were able to reconnect with themselves. For me, it did give me that time to reflect so I’m thankful for that.

This is the second interview that Savannah and I have recorded. Our first can be read at this link and watched on the Andrew Thompson Interviews YouTube channel.

Evans can be found on Twitter @SavannahEvansNV and on Instagram @savannahevs. Savannah is going to be competing at Mission Pro Wrestling’s event on August 14th and she’ll also be defending the PWX Pure Title against Suge D on August 21st.

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A Maryland native and graduate of Norfolk State University, Andrew Thompson has been covering wrestling since 2017.