Gail Kim recently spoke with Sports Illustrated for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the discussion, the women's wrestling legend spoke about honoring Daffney in the Monster's Ball match at the IMPACT Knockouts Knockdown 2021 special event on IMPACT Plus this Saturday night.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.
On the match: “She was one of the first to break the mold and become this hardcore queen, and the Monster’s Ball match was an important part of that,” Kim says. “It’s a great event to bring back, but it means so much more than that this time.”
On honoring Daffney: "There is a very strong bond in our industry of brothers and sisters. It’s an undeniable one, and we always unite for these moments that touch us. It’s a business that moves very quickly, but we all slowed down when learning about Daffney. It is time to come together and honor her, beginning with this Monster’s Ball match. And after this show, we want to continue the discussion about mental health. This is a fast-paced world and a fast-paced business, and we need to do more to help one another. I can’t wait for everyone to watch this match,” Kim says. “It’s almost like Daffney was there watching, and the girls felt that responsibility to deliver. This is a chance to celebrate Daffney’s life. This is a chance to celebrate what she did for the business, and I wish she knew that. I wish she could have seen how much she did for all the women out there.”
Check out the complete interview at SI.com.
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