Gail Kim Says Return Of IMPACT Knockouts Tag Titles Was In The Works For Over A Year

In October 2020, IMPACT Wrestling announced the Knockouts Tag Team Titles would return with new champions to be crowned at Hard to Kill. 

The IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Titles were first revealed in 2009 and lasted until 2013 when they were vacated and declared defunct due to Eric Young, a man, holding one-half of the titles along with ODB. With IMPACT's Knockouts division being praised as arguably the best women's division in wrestling, the company made the decision to bring them back in 2020. 

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According to Gail Kim, the re-introduction of the titles was in the works for quite some time. 

"We're always looking for women, especially now that we have the tag team division happening now. I'm so excited for the girls. With women's wrestling being so prevalent, there are so many women. We're using everyone, but when you're using everyone and there is only one title, it's hard. We're good at building storylines, but of course everyone wants to compete for the title. Bringing the tag team titles, the girls were so excited. We've been talking about it for over a year before it happened. Then we were like, 'Yes! It's finally happening!' I'm happy for the girls more than anything. I remember when they told us we were getting the Knockouts Championship, I screamed out loud," said Kim on Wrestling With Stereotypes.

Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz won the IMPACT Knockouts Titles at Hard to Kill, defeating Havok and Nevaeh in the finals. 

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