Certain moves were off-limits to the women in WWE.
IMPACT Wrestling released its Knockouts Round Table discussion, which features Gail Kim, ODB, Christy Hemme, Brooke Tessmacher, Taryn Terrell, and Velvet Sky talking about the trials, tribulations, genesis and evolution of the division.
When asked to share something they each struggled with during their careers, Taryn Terrell admitted that the constant battle to do what she wanted in the ring and always be told no was a major obstacle.
Terrell, who worked for WWE from 2007-2010, wrestling under the name of Tiffany, revealed that she was once reprimanded by Vince McMahon for doing a superplex. Here is what she said:
"I'll never forget, I had a match with Michelle McCool and we did a superplex. A superplex. We got brought to the back afterwards, we were told to wait and Vince came out, Vince McMahon, and ripped us a new one because that is a move you save for the boys. A superplex, guys."
Gail Kim interjected that she dealt with the same issue while at WWE, but wouldn't tell the agents her plans and just took the lecture afterwards. Terrell would also note that it was The Undertaker who set herself and McCool up to do the top-rope maneuver.
Terrell joined TNA in 2012, becoming the official referee of the women's division before transitioning into a wrestling role via a storyline with Gail Kim. She is a one-time Knockouts Champion, holding the title for 279 days. Her tenure with IMPACT Wrestling came to an end in October 2017.
Recently, Michelle McCool announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
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