Traci Brooks and TNA part ways
|Traci Brooks as a SUNshine Girl in May 2008. Photo by Alex Urosevic, Toronto Sun
One of the original TNA Knockouts, Traci Brooks, has parted ways with the company. Brooks -- nee Traci Brookside in St. Mary's, Ontario -- sent out an email with information about her release.
"Just wanted to take this time to say yes I was released yesterday afternoon from TNA. There is nothing to report or any stories on why ... simply they had nothing for me.
"I loved my time at TNA and will look back at my seven years with them with great fondness. TNA is a family and unfortunately this is the nature of the beast with family members coming and going. I will still be wrestling and doing conventions just like I have been this whole time.
"Thank you to the ring crew, camera men, production, creative and of course the talent who I have shared so many good times with, my only sadness is not being able to say goodbye to these people in person. I do have my ebay store (tracibrooksdirect2u) where you can find Traci Brooks merch. My Myspace which is tnaknockouttracibrooks and my Facebook which is Traci Brooks I do not or have not ever had a Twitter account and those 2 sites are my only social network... so if anyone is following me on Twitter sorry to say its not me, as well as Facebook... there is imposters but Traci Brooks is my only Facebook account.
"Thanks again to my fans for always supporting me and for all the great times I have had over the years. Looking forward to what life has in store for me... God bless... and please watch TNA Monday nights as I will still be cheering on my family including my husband :)"
Brooks has been involved in many high profile angles in TNA, from the early days of the pre-Knockouts division, to managing, to being an early star in the Knockouts women's division. She was also recently featured in a Playboy online pictorial, the highest profile for any woman so far with association with TNA.
She recently married TNA star Frankie Kazarian.
-- SLAM! Wrestling
Traci Brooks Photo Gallery -- including as a SUNShine Girl in May 2008
Traci Brooks bio and story archive