The IInspiration are revealing their own inspiration from IMPACT Wrestling’s past.
Cassie Lee and Jessie McKay are perhaps the most decorated women's tag team of all time as they are the only team to have ever held the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship and the Knockouts Tag Team Championship.
With their new gimmick of The IInspiration, they have already revealed that some of their main inspirations have been pop stars from the 2000s such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Now, they are revealing how they first came across IMPACT Wrestling, then known as TNA Wrestling, and the staple act that inspired them.
In an interview with Darren Paltrowitz, Cass and Jess reveal that they were both inspired by The Beautiful People, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, and for a brief period of time, Lacey Von Erich. For them, it was empowering to see women who embraced their beauty and sexuality without sacrificing their presentation as credible competitors.
"It was actually The Beautiful People. I'm going back in the day, I used to watch it on YouTube because the internet wasn't that big back then. As a teenager, that was pretty cool to see, because they were these sexy, beautiful women with these incredible bodies, but they're also so different as well. They each had their own individuality, and they could kick your ass in the ring.
"So that was probably the earliest memory where I was like, ‘Oh, wow, this is, — I want to do that. I want to be like that because that's a strong woman right there. So absolutely. I have to say their entrance is the first memory that I really kind of go back to,” McKay said.
Cassie added, “It's actually the exact same and exactly what Jess just said. So I'm just gonna repeat her. But I like that, being able to be a feminine and beautiful woman and still be really strong and independent. That is, and pun intended, that is super inspiring to me.”
The IInspiration has also stated in recent interviews that they have found a home in IMPACT Wrestling and they're not interested in going to any other promotions right at this moment. Learn more here.
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