When All Elite announced Teal Piper (real name Ariel Toombs) would be taking part in the Casino Battle Royale on All Out’s pre-show on Sat., Aug. 31, I probably wasn’t the only one who thought, “wait, I didn’t know Roddy’s daughter was a wrestler.”
That’s because she wasn’t, but the 34 year old is jumping into the business with both feet. Following up on the AEW announcement, AXS TV’s Women of Wrestling (WOW) sent out a press release saying they’ve signed Piper to a contract, and she’ll debut at their tapings in Los Angeles next month. TMZ Sports also got some footage of 5’ 7” Teal in training for WOW and The Buy In match which will determine one of the contenders for Oct. 2’s AEW Women’s World championship match.
You can also check out the promo WOW sent along with their press release (click here if the embed doesn’t work for you), which gives the impression the actress inherited some of her dad’s mic skills. Let us know how you think Piper will do in her transition to becoming a second generation pro wrestler in the comments below.
Teal Piper WOW Announcement Promo Puts Existing WOW Superheroes on Notice
Los Angeles, CA (August 17, 2019) – Jeanie Buss, owner of the groundbreaking all-female wrestling promotion WOW – Women Of Wrestling, announced today that Teal Piper, daughter of beloved pro wrestling trailblazer Rowdy Roddy Piper, is the newest Superhero to join WOW’s expanding roster. Piper will make her professional wrestling debut for WOW at its September 18 & 19 live events in Los Angeles at the Belasco Theater. Following in the footsteps of fellow wrestling legacy and current WOW Champion Tessa Blanchard, who signed with the promotion in 2018, Piper expects to make her mark by delivering bombastic promo skills that not only resembles her father’s famous persona, but will surely create a new generation of Piper fans.
As the talented daughter of the man Ric Flair once called “the most gifted entertainer in the history of professional wrestling,” Piper knows what it takes to put on an unforgettable show. As an actress, she has appeared alongside her father in films such as The Portal and Lights Out . She is also a singer-songwriter with an album set to drop very soon. In 2016, Piper and her brother Colt Toombs Piper completed their father’s unfinished autobiography, Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story , which he had begun writing shortly before his death.
To prepare for her first foray into WOW ’s competitive ranks, Piper is honing her skills inside the squared circle at the WOW training center in Long Beach, CA, under the guidance of head trainer Selina Majors .
“Wrestling has always been a part of me, and while no one can ever replace my dad, I hope to make sure no one ever forgets him,” said Piper.
“WOW is proud to welcome Teal on board as the newest member of our family of Superheroes,” Buss said. “Her father, Roddy, left an indelible mark not only on wrestling, but on countless fans across the world. His spirit is alive and well within her, and the drive she has shown during her training sessions has been truly incredible to watch. WOW is honored to join Teal on her journey, as she pays tribute to Roddy’s legacy while blazing a new trail that is entirely her own.”
WOW – Women Of Wrestling returns for its second season on a new night and time, premiering Saturday, September 7 at 8pE only on AXS TV . The expanded upcoming 24-episode season finds the trailblazing promotion back with a vengeance as a slate of new Superheroes and returning superstars vie to pry WOW’s coveted crown from reigning champion Tessa Blanchard and an intense tournament is announced to crown new WOW Tag-Team Champions. WOW innovator David McLane and Steven Dickey will be on hand to provide analysis and commentary. Fans can relive all the hard-hitting action and blockbuster drama of season one in a special encore event featuring each complete episode from WOW’s inaugural campaign—airing every Saturday at 8pE, leading up to the highly anticipated season two premiere.
The WOW live event tapings are set for September 18 and September 19, in downtown Los Angeles at the famed Belasco Theater. AXS TV will record all of the WOW action for the channel’s hit series and tickets are still available to the tapings. For more information about WOW, its Superheroes and how to secure tickets to the live tapings, visit the WOW website at www.wowe.com .