NXT has arguably the deepest and most talent-rich women's division in wrestling at the moment. Since 2015 when WWE began its women's revolution, many have credited Triple H for helping boost the women's division and giving them more of an opportunity in NXT, leading to more opportunities on the main roster.
Gail Kim found plenty of success in WWE, but never got the opportunity the current women have. When she joined TNA/IMPACT in 2011, she helped take their women's division to another level and was surprised it took WWE so long to catch up but credited Triple H for his part in putting a new spotlight on the women.
"It took too long," Kim said on Wrestling With Stereotypes when asked about WWE positioning the women's division higher on the card. "Once TNA started their women's division, and it became a success overnight, I thought [WWE] would follow suit pretty quickly. From my experience, I think it was Vince suppressing it all. Hunter, with the women, was the key to bring it back. When I quit the second time, I talked to Hunter and he understood my love for wrestling. He goes, 'I know you want to wrestle and I would love to go in that direction, but obviously the company....' He didn't say specifically who or what or why, but it was pretty much 'it's not happening here.' We know Hunter 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."
Kim currently works as a producer for the women's division in IMPACT Wrestling.
Elsewhere on the podcast, she discussed the return of the Knockouts Tag Team Titles. You can find her full comments by clicking here.
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