While it seems to be slowly taking over the professional wrestling world, the Women's Revolution is still very young.
A massive step was reached when the likes of Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, and many more were called up from NXT to the main roster and given the opportunity to battle it out for the Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live Women's Championships. Some major first took place with the revolution, including the first ever women's Hell In A Cell Match, the first ever Falls Count Anywhere match, and many more. Today, the Women's Revolution continues to run strong behind current champions Alexa Bliss on RAW and Naomi on SmackDown Live.
One woman who played a role in igniting the Women's Revolution before it truly began was none other than former WWE Women's Champion Gail Kim. Kim recently spoke to Sporting News to talk about her professional wrestling career, and also discussed the Women's Revolution.
During their interview, Kim talked about her time with WWE and revealed that she honestly didn't believe that Vince McMahon was a fan of women's wrestling (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"My honest opinion, and this is only my opinion and I don't know this as fact, I just think Vince McMahon did not like women's wrestling. With this whole revolution that happened in WWE these past couple of years, it's because of the fans.
"Remember they were saying 'Give Divas a Chance' that it got to the point where Vince is like OK, I'm going to give them a chance. It was really truly Hunter [Triple H] who created all these great girls in NXT. It wasn't Vince. It's almost like, thank God Hunter did it so that Vince could see the reaction that these girls were getting in NXT.
"Then it was OK, let's jump on the bandwagon and let's make it happen. I think he was never a fan of women's wrestling whether he had talented girls or not and he didn't want to watch that. When I was there, they really didn't want us to do things.
"Even to do a superplex off the top rope, you had to keep it quiet until it happened and hopefully get approval from the agent. He would say do it and I'll take the heat for it. It was just insane to me.
"To me, I always just feel like why would you hire a talent and not use them to the best of their ability? That's the confusing part for me and that was the most frustrating part for me. But I just chalked it up to I was in that company at the wrong time."
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