IMPACT Wrestling producer and ex-WWE star Gail Kim took part in a media call this week. Kim discussed Taryn Terrell considering a return to professional wrestling, WWE signing all the top free agents available, IMPACT possibly bringing back the Knockouts Tag Team Championships, and more. Here are the highlights:
Taryn Terrell considering a return to pro wrestling: “She is not wrestling, she is doing stunt work but I know she wants to come back to wrestling,” Kim said. “She does miss it, just like everyone else that enters this business, I think. I always tell everyone wrestling is like the mafia, once you get in, you can’t get out.”
WWE signing up all the top free agents: “There’s a couple of girls, I guess, but I almost don’t want to say it because WWE signs everyone – is snatching up everyone, and making slim pickings for everyone,” Kim said. “I just heard that Viper just got signed. I don’t know if that’s a rumor or not, I don’t know if it’s been made in an announcement, but I loved Viper in the UK.
“There’s a girl named Cassie Blackheart here in the indies that we used once, but then she got injured straight after that. I see a lot of potential in her. There’s a girl in Mexico, Keeda, that I really like. Like I said, it seems like now everyone is kinda getting scooped up and I just want more of a pool to pick from.
“If there are good girls internationally, let me know. I think all the Japanese girls are pretty much taken, it seems like.”
IMPACT possibly bringing back the Knockouts Tag Team Championships after WWE’s announcement of their WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles: “At the moment, the state of the Knockouts, I feel like they don’t necessarily need the tag team titles right now because the story is interesting enough,” Kim said.
“But I have seen a lot more tweets about that since WWE has introduced the tag team titles to their women’s division, but they do have a lot more girls than us, so i think that if we added some more girls, I think that could maybe be a discussion that could come up.”
Advising wrestlers to experience what it’s like working for WWE: “Despite my experiences there, I always tell every wrestler, you need to experience it if you have not,” Kim said. “You do have to give your life to them. They literally want you to eat, breath, sleep it, so I think it’s great for people who are entering the business and maybe in the prime of their career.
“But I always try to remind people who have been there a long time that I still speak to, that sometimes, they forget there’s a real world out there. Because you live in this bubble and you’re constantly on the road, and when you come home you’re so exhausted and you have to get your errands done in a day, and then you’re back on the road, so it’s very hard. I give it to them for sticking to that schedule.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions