Gail Kim Talks Don West, Wants Him & Mike Tenay Inducted Into Impact’s HOF


Impact Wrestling producer and former seven-time Knockouts World Champion Gail Kim recently shared her memories of Don West.

Speaking on the Generation of Wrestling podcast, Kim also said how she would love to see both West and his iconic commentary partner Mike Tenay inducted together into Impact Wrestling’s Hall of Fame.


You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

Remembering Don West: “I’m not exaggerating, I don’t have one negative — I worked with him for years, we did all the live events and a full time schedule and we saw each other every week — I don’t have one negative memory of Don. That voice you heard, that excitement, that positivity you heard when he was commentating, that’s who he truly was backstage. Positive, excitement for the matches. He’d always be so complimentary. He would say, ‘You and (Awesome) Kong, you make it so easy to call a match because I’m so invested in it.’ He made you feel good all the time.”

On honoring West, and his passing: “It was heartbreaking. I did get to talk to him before he passed and he wasn’t in a good place. I guess I was prepared somewhat mentally and knew it wasn’t going well, but it doesn’t help the sting once the real news gets delivered. He was so beloved by so many, it was a hard one to deal with for a lot of people. I want to see him and Mike Tenay in the Hall of Fame this year. It’s most fitting and deserved.”

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