Gail Kim was joined earlier today by Tasha Steelz, Rosemary, and Chelsea Green to discuss IMPACT’s Hard 2 Kill PPV and their views heading into this historic event this Saturday. All of the women appeared to be thrilled about the PPV and had great expectations for what the Knockouts would show.
Gail Kim was joined earlier today by Tasha Steelz, Rosemary, and Chelsea Green to discuss IMPACT’s Hard 2 Kill PPV and their views heading into this historic event this Saturday. All of the women appeared to be thrilled about the PPV and had great expectations for what the Knockouts would show. From: “Inside the Ropes” with Adam Morrison
Hard 2 Kill Match Card:
Gail halted the questions to mention the Hard 2 Kill card. She also mentioned that there are three knockouts on the card. There are three matchups on the card that I am confident will steal the show.
Impact X Division Championship: Trey Miguel vs. Steve Maclin
ROH World Championship: Jonathan Gresham vs. Chris Sabin
Impact Knockouts Championship Mickie James vs. Deonna Purrazzo (Texas Death Match)
Knockouts Ultimate X Match: Tasha Steelz, Lady Frost, Rosemary, Jordynne Grace, Chelsea Green, and Rachael Ellering
The IInspiration vs. The Influence
Impact World Championship: Moose vs. Matt Cardona vs. W. Morrissey
10 Man Hardcore War Match: Rich Swann, Eddie Edwards, Willie Mack, Heath and Rhino vs. Violet by Design and The Good Brothers.
Jonah vs. Josh Alexander
Diversity within The Knockouts
One of the topics discussed during this press pass was the fact that there are so many different types of women in the Knockouts Division. As has been stated several times, wrestling has not always been fair to women in terms of allowing them to exhibit their skill set or being different. Rosemary expressed how good it was not to be stereotyped as a certain sort of female wrestler. They wouldn’t fit in a box. Chelsea Green remarked how many sorts of women and cultures existed inside the divide, allowing them to be themselves while still distinguishing themselves from one another. Gail Kim expounded on this subject by mentioning how much she loves.
The Ultimate X Match & Dream Gimmick Matches
The Ultimate X match’s primary notion is to have three or more wrestlers compete in a metal structure with two cables in the shape of an “X” attached to the structure. The wires are suspended 15 feet above the center of the ring. The first wrestler to acquire control of the item (ex: the championship belt or the “x”) and win the bout, similar to a ladder match. This bout has been going on since 2003, and it will be the first time women wrestlers compete in it.
When asked about the risks of playing this event, Chelsea mentioned that there is a perception that women can’t stay as long as men in matches or absorb the knocks that males do. She declared that she was “born ready to accomplish this.” Rosemary remarked that being resilient has always been done, and it would continue to be done in the future. Tasha stated that she is always ahead of the curve when it comes to preparation and that she would not be the Badass Boricua if she did not participate in this match and prepare for it.
During this press pass, I asked them what they were looking forward to bringing to this historic event. Chelsea remarked that she was approaching the match in the same manner as any other and that girls can do what boys do, but better. Gail noted that female wrestlers are constantly striving to be on par with or better than their male counterparts. It was also worth noting that Rosemary, who has previously participated in such battles, maybe the most experienced here and may have an edge over the others in this match.
Because they are competing in the Ultimate X Match, gimmick bouts were mentioned. The women voiced their opinions on the ones they would want to participate in.
Tasha expressed a desire for the Knockout Knockdown to return. Chelsea Green mentioned that she would want to perform a TLC bout with Rosemary and that they would love to do a ladder match and confront Chelsea. Gail stated that she has never competed in an iron man/ironwoman competition and would want to do so if she wasn’t retired.
The Forbidden Door & What Comes Next?
The Forbidden Door is a wrestling concept that permits wrestlers to compete in various promotions. That door has gotten a lot of attention. However, hardly any female wrestlers have been able to achieve so. All of the women expressed a desire to compete in the ring with some of the AEW women. Tasha, in particular, stated that she would want to meet AEW’s DMD, Ms. Britt Baker.
What’s next for these ladies? It was interesting to hear what may happen in the future.
We here at Women’s Wrestling Talk adore women’s wrestling, and it was encouraging to learn that Gail hopes to host an All Knockouts Show one day. They unquestionably have the ability to do so.
One of our hosts, Nickie Booshie, asked what was next for them since there could only be one winner. Tasha and Rosemary both expressed an interest in the tag titles. That might lead to some interesting feuds.