Gail Kim is a former Women’s Champion and before she became one of IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest stars, she was part of two stints with WWE.
Kim’s time with the company isn’t something that she often likes to recall and it ended with her eliminating herself from a Women’s battle royal on a live episode of Monday Night Raw before leaving the company for good.
It’s been almost a decade since Kim’s departure and in that time she has helped IMPACT Wrestling to push their Knockout’s Division as one of the best in the business.
Kim recently spoke to the Wrestling with Stereotypes podcast where she revealed that she once had a conversation about pushing women’s wrestling in WWE but this was shut down. The former Champion believes that Vince McMahon was the one suppressing the women in his company.
“Once TNA started their women’s division, and it became a success overnight, I thought they [WWE] would follow suit pretty quickly. From my experience, I really think it was Vince suppressing it all.”
“[Triple H], with the women, was the key to bring [women’s wrestling] back. When I quit [WWE] the second time, I talked to Hunter and he understood my love for wrestling. He said to me, ‘I know you want to wrestle and I would love to go in that direction, but obviously the company…’”
“He did not say specifically who or what or why, but it was pretty much ‘it is not happening here.’ We know [Triple H] is the creator of NXT and what the successful product is today. So, I give him a lot of credit for making that happen, and the fans. They demanded it and forced fans to hear that.“