During a recent interview with Charlotte Wilder of FOX, Smackdown Superstar Alexa Bliss had the following to say about bra and panties matches.
“When I first started in NXT, there were certain moves we weren’t required to learn because we were never going to do them. The idea was a catfight. It all changed for me when I was watching a match with Paige and Emma. They did a top rope suplex and we were like, ‘Hell yeah, this is where it’s all going to change.'”
“It was awesome because it shows our women are athletic, can do what the men do, and can be seen in a different light. I respect the women who had to do the bra and panties match because I could never do it. Kudos, I couldn’t do it. You’ve got to respect that because they did that, for us to do what we do now.”
Bliss’ comments caught the attention of IMPACT producer Gail Kim and Kim had the following to say.
Never looked at it that way. I just have to say out loud that this along with some other gimmick matches similar in nature were some of the most traumatic moments of my life that I have to live with, feeling like I never had a choice. https://t.co/ZYpIsbw95S
— Gail Kim-Irvine (@gailkimITSME) June 26, 2020
Click here to watch the interview.