KiLynn King discusses why Chyna was a big inspiration to her when she was growing up.
Fresh off of the news breaking that has she signed with IMPACT Wrestling, KiLynn King is one of the most notable names in the world of wrestling. Alongside Taylor Wilde, King is a member of The Coven in IMPACT. The duo are set to challenge the Death Dollz (Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary) for the Knockouts Tag Team Championships on the March 16, 2023 episode of IMPACT on AXS TV.
In a new interview with WrestlingNews.co, King talked about how she was inspired by Chyna from a young age and how it gave her confidence in her physical qualities.
"So for me growing up, I was always at least a foot or so taller than all the girls in my class, sometimes all the boys too. Even before I got into sports and into weightlifting and stuff like that, I always had a bigger frame. I just always looked very different. I'm an Irish, pale girl, like, you just stand out no matter where you go. I remember for the longest time, I thought all those physical qualities about me were bad. Like, I always felt like I was the outsider. So I remember the first time I ever saw her on my television and knowing that she was so big, and she was so tall, and she looks better than some of the Divas on TV and stuff like that, but that was what made her stand out. That was what made people want her to be a part of their company. That's what made her a lot of money and got her adoring fans, and to me, that was the first time in my life where I ever had a female model like that that I was able to look in the mirror and be like, 'Hey, all these things about me that people like to make fun of or tell me that I'm different for, this girl is famous and getting paid lots of money because of it, so I think I'll be okay.' That was the first symbolism for me that being different is cool. It's fine. So for me like that was always the biggest thing that she ever did for me was she was the first step for me mentally becoming okay with who I was."
Elsewhere in the interview, KiLynn King went into detail about her signing with IMPACT Wrestling. Fans can learn more by clicking here.
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Special thanks to Michael Schrute & WrestlingNews.Co for the quote(s).