Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/08/14/christy-hemme-provides-update-on-kayfabe-wrestling-project-we-have-a-few-things-were-working-on-right-now-its-coming/
An update on the project started by Lita, Gail Kim and Christy Hemme.
Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic began, Lita, Gail Kim and Christy Hemme formally announced the launch of their KAYfABE wrestling series. They shot material and made the media rounds to promote their project before their progress was halted.
It has been two years since the announcement of KAYfABE and while Christy Hemme was sitting down with D.S. Shin of Ring The Belle, she provided an update on the project. Hemme said they are working on things, but it does not really matter until something can be presented. She closed by saying that it is coming.
Well, there’s a lot of conversation around what it would develop into. We have a few things we’re working on right now that I can’t talk about. I feel like I’m always saying that but, at this point, once I get my greenlight and I get things developed and I can show it. It’s really — I can talk about it for how many years now. I can talk about it for seven years, but it doesn’t really matter until I can show something and present it and then it’ll be like, oh, the timing was right, we got our green light. It’s like, oh, that’s when it’s meant to be to say the thing that needs to be said… It’s coming.
As Hemme was looking back on moments from her wrestling career, she stated that after she won the 2004 WWE Diva Search, the company was not interested in her being a wrestler.
Christy said her long-term goal was always to perform in the ring and she would constantly show up to venues WWE held shows at and ask to be trained.
I don’t think at the time I really knew what the Playboy push was or whatever. I won the contest and I knew that it was the perfect spot to shine. I also had a much longer-term vision at that time and that was I wanted to be in the ring, I wanted to wrestle and at first, they didn’t have any interest in me wrestling. Nobody said, hey Christy, you start training tomorrow. It was like they didn’t want me to wrestle. I literally had to — every time I’d show up to a building again, I’d be pulling people aside, asking them to teach me because I felt like why would I be in wrestling if I wasn’t gonna go all the way? My personality is to fight and do all that so it was a part of my story but my goal was definitely work.
Gail Kim is working as co-Head of Talent Relations for IMPACT Wrestling in addition to being on the creative team. Lita wrapped up a return run with WWE earlier this year that concluded with her challenging Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship in Saudi Arabia.
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