Thursday, April 23, 2015

Taryn Terrell Talks Knockouts Title Reign and More

TNA Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell spoke with several media outlets ahead of this week's TKO episode of Impact Wrestling. Below are the highlights:

On being the "longest reigning" Knockouts Champion:
"So I hear. That’s crazy. I get so wrapped up in mommy world that I can’t even tell you how many days it’s been. It’s like all of a sudden people are on Twitter telling you this and I’m like, Shut up! It’s Gail Kim, are you kidding? How did I beat that reign? That’s insane. Honestly, I’m so stoked and I’m so freaking proud of myself because I’ve really worked my butt off to get here. It’s so empowering for me. You know what, not only could I be champion but I’ve stayed champion."

Her reaction to the TKO announcement:
"Shut up! Is this for real? It’s so cool, like it doesn’t happen on TV wrestling, you know? We have such an incredible roster of girls, they’re so talented. To be able to say that we’re going to have an entire show and we’re going to show you that we can entertain you as good as the guys, if not better than the guys, it doesn’t happen. It gives us the opportunity to set a bar for women’s wrestling, which I think TNA really has a great reputation for doing. We’re constantly doing things that are different and pushing limits for women’s wrestling, and this is just one more opportunity to say, you know what, we’ve got the Night of Knockouts Friday night – you’re going to see why the TNA Knockouts are the best women’s wrestlers in the world."

Who she wants to see in TNA:
"I think there’s a lot of really cool girls on the independent scene. I think Veda (Scott) is awesome; she’s got a really cool look. I think Reby Sky is another person who is really cool. I know she’s having a baby right now, but we’ve got a group of mommies so I think that would be fun. I think there’s so many talented women out there that are wrestling and trying to catch attention and make it to TV. Because TNA does the Knockouts Pay-Per-View where they bring in other indie girls and stuff, it’s cool for us to be able to wrestle them and make those relationships with them. There’s always opportunities for indie girls and for anyone that wants to work hard and come to TNA, and we’ll welcome them with open arms."

Her dream opponent:
"Now where I’ve progressed in my career, I would love to work a match with someone like Natalya. She is someone who I wrestled when I was a baby in this industry. I think it would be amazing at some point for us to work together again in our careers now that I am much more experienced than I was seven years ago. She is someone I truly respect as a women’s wrestler. Even if we go to the Hart Dungeon, I would like to have a match with her."

Whether she's interested in working iPPVs:
"I will say that I’m interested. My schedule as a mommy and my schedule with TNA allows me to really be at home a lot. On top of it, I do a lot of stunt work and film work. So I would love to, but I don’t know how much time that there is, you know? I have to be very careful about where I put my time into. If I’m not on the road with TNA – my schedule is great with them – then I just want to be at home with my daughter. I think that it’s an amazing opportunity that we can wrestle other places. I think that occasionally I would do it, but I certainly can’t see myself doing it often."

Whether TNA will tape more Knockout episodes in the future:
"I think so. I think that this is our chance to prove to TNA that this is what we can do. You give us this opportunity and we’re going to run with it. We’re going to make it something spectacular, something that people are going to remember. I think this is going to lead the way to having more opportunities like this in the future. I believe in our roster and I believe in our company, and I think that this is the beginning of more and more Knockouts on TV."

Credits: Diva Dirt | Miami Herald | Melty Group