Madison Rayne appeared on AEW Unlimited to discuss a wide variety of topics.
During the conversation, the former Impact Wrestling Knockouts champion talked about how the Impact Knockouts division has contributed to the growth of women’s wrestling:
“I’ve been in different pockets and different eras of women’s wrestling at the most amazing times for growth – SHIMMER, or when I first joined TNA as a knockout. I got into the second wave after the knockout division was made, so I was literally in the middle of the start of the division. To watch it grow and see its success rise to almost overnight, I definitely think that was a pivotal moment in the history of women’s wrestling. Throughout my career, the question I’ve been asked the most is, do you agree? Do you think the knockouts are the reason women’s wrestling is as widespread as it is now? Yes, I think it played a big part in that. I also said there would be no Mae Young Classic without a Mae Young. When I was a kid, Bull Nakano and Alundra Blayze were the first female match I remember seeing. I think there were all those little tentpole moments when you think back to the history that got us to where we are today.
Quotes via 411 Mania