Well before there was a "women's revolution" in WWE, Gail Kim had enough.
Kim had returned to WWE after a successful TNA Wrestling run, only to be welcomed with more of the same booking she'd experienced before. In 2011, Kim eliminated herself from a battle royal and never wrestled in the company again. Within a few years, WWE started a charge for a women's revolution. Kim told the WPW Podcast that she thinks Stephanie McMahon could have helped make it happen well before.
"WWE always thinks in a business mindset. For them, they are thinking, ‘ok this woman's revolution is becoming hot, Ronda Rousey, this “Me Too” movement’; so of course to be honest I’m going to say this, because I’ve said it on Twitter, Stephanie (McMahon) could have been fighting for us a long time ago. She was there every single time I worked there and she had zero interest in fighting for the women back then. So, for them, everything is business motivated. So, them having this women's revolution, and it’s from the fans as well….the fans did demand it through social media and Vince heard it and made it happen. And I think finally the girls are getting treated the way they want to get treated."
Instead of heading back to WWE when the shift occurred, she would finish out her in-ring career with Impact Wrestling, and now works backstage for them.
You can see the full interview with Kim above.