Your Two Cents: Who Should Answer Gail Kim’s Open Challenge?

Your Two Cents is our interactive feature where we ask for the opinions of our Twitter and Facebook followers.

This week, we’re asking this: Who do you think should answer Gail Kim‘s open challenge? We’ve read your responses on our social media pages and picked some of the best submissions to highlight here on the website. As always, you can join the debate by leaving your comments!

* @BorisGlisic: Angelina Love should be the perfect choice. She needs to show Gail who is the other top TNA Knockout and become 6x champion.

* Erin A Porter: What about MsChif? Even though she’s said several times that she has no interest in going to TNA or WWE, I think she would be great and challenging for Gail.

* @xFoxylicious: I think Madison Rayne would be a great choice. Gail thinks Madison came back for her but instead Rayne pins Gail and betrays her.

* Harry Saludares: Alissa Flash because she is #1 in PWI 2013

* @Jaffney_Quinn: I think it’s long overdue that Amber O’Neal makes her presence known in TNA.

* Josue Guzman: Any new name would be great for Gail and TNA together. However, if I had to pick a favorite name it would be Kana! She’s amazing and can bring an international flavor to the Knockouts Division

* Luc Tempest: Jessicka Havok. So Gail can see what a talented dominating female looks like

* Matthew Brown: I would love it if Lei’D Tapa accepted the challenge. Now that would be a shock & surprising twist. Plus I would love to see Gail kicked off that pedestal of hers!

* Mickey Micklon: Either a new person in TNA, but not new to Gail Kim (somebody she knows from past battles in the ring) or Lei’D Tapa (would be a surprise face turn).

* @Paul_Locky: Taeler Hendrix should challenge Gail. Love to see what Gail would do against someone’s she’s never faced before.

* @pikatrick: Gail vs. Mia Yim – technical, fast paced, high flying action. Yim can definitely bring it to Kim. What more can you ask for

* @RavenTNT: I think Ivelisse should challenge Gail Kim, she has the talent to pull it off

* Victor Montijo: I would love to see Melina answer the challenge! The series of matches Melina & Gail had on superstars were really good. I think WWE missed a great opportunity there! But hey WWE loss could be TNA’s gain…

And now we turn it over to you…

What are your two cents on the debate? Who should answer Gail’s challenge?

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  • JJ?

    My two cent? Every female wrestler. Hell, TNA needs it. lol

  • Monkey Tennis

    Nobody. They’re just going to be one-appearance jobber-fodder until a legitimate challenger appears – which will probably end up being one of the established Knockouts anyway.

    • Glitched

      I don’t know why you got thumbs down, you speak the truth right now!

      • Monkey Tennis

        Looking at the suggestions, it seems that people are answering a different question to the one asked. If the question was, “Who would you like to see debut in TNA”, I could understand the responses, on the basis that they would debut in a storyline suitable for the talent of women like Havok, Kana,Melissa, Yim, Mschif, etc.

        However, as this week’s impact already demonstrated, this ‘challenge’ isn’t about putting new wrestlers over, it’s about putting Gail over. Sure, maybe one legitimate challenger might come from outside TNA, but there’s inevitably going to be a few more squashes beforehand. And that’s not how I’d wanna see anyone introduced to the division.

  • Kaledrina

    i don’t particularly want to see any well established women answer the challenge. i mean, it would be great to see the melinas, angelina loves and jackie moores of the world answet it but i would love it if we got to see some real, raw, unheard of by the majority, local indie talent.

    for the most part, we’ll likely just get women from down ovw, though? which i guess isn’t a big bad thing – they’re in ovw with tna being their end goal, to some extent, i guess? but it kinda doesn’t make sense to have people like the blossoms answer the challenge when they should be on the main tna roster already !

    i’m just really hoping it ends up similar to kong’s open challenge in that we get a new high-profile debut (taylor) and maybe some other girls picked up along the way (daffney, sojo) rather than them just using this gimmick as a way to hold off on the inevitable tapa/gail feud.

  • Richard Smith

    wow there a view great choices from the guys above. but I think Japanese wrestler Kana, or who is the female wrestler in the Business AJ vs Gail. but good match as both are very similar to me

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    Former Knockout Tag Champion Eric Young

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  • C.Welch

    Madison rayne

  • ????? KING ?????

    Ivelisse i feel like she has shown she can handle Tapa and they have that built in history she is still a fresh and new name and i think her and Gail could pull off some great matches

  • MrMexican99

    I really love the ideas of Lei’D Tapa turning face and the return of Taeler Hendrix. Those are probably to the most realistic. I would really rather have Angelina Love back so she & Velvet can feud with Gail & Tapa. But the one I’m really hoping for is Madison Rayne. In either the face or heel position, she would be great!
    Even tho she said it wouldn’t happen, I would love to see Kong come back and show Tapa who is really dominant.

    Idk… I also wish Tara or Mickie would return.

    • BorisG

      Yes Madison would also be awesome.

  • OJ Von Erich

    How on God’s green earth did nobody mention QUEEN Lacey Von Erich?


    I would LOVE to see Angelina love come back though, cause it’s been gone so long since we saw her. That tapa turning on Gail is a good idea though a really good one. If they continue with these flop jobbers, I can see tapa really being her only competition.

    • BorisG

      I would love her too.

  • zinc445 .

    Who should challenge Gail and dethrone her? Well I think it
    shouldn’t be any well established wrestler, even challenging her (like Mickie James,
    Angelina Love, Sarita, Jillian, Melina, Beth etc). I think it should be along
    the lines of Taeler Hendrix, Ivelisse, Santana (teased a signing), Veda Scott
    (rumoured to be signed) and Madison Rayne (only because it would be a memorable
    feud and could play out well). I really want to see them put Gail up for a
    fight for her title. I don’t really want to see Tapa turn on her because the
    whole concept of an open challenge seems a wasted opportunity to build a new KO
    champ. I really want it to be an rising talent because since Tess’s reigns I
    feel like we’ve had well established KO’s as champs (Mickie, Tara, Velvet this
    year), because Tess’s push was well deserved. What a real shame that Taryn never got her
    planned push because then she would be our current champ not Gail, but on the
    bright side hopefully a flow of new talent will emerge. I hope this leads to
    girls getting signed the division needs it. But Gail looks to be heading strong
    for a good 6 weeks at least after her strong, dominant win against Hannah
    Blossom. I hope it’s someone well known we see next week that will nice for TNA’s
    Turning Point themed Impact.

  • OJ Von Erich

    After her recent tweets, I would imagine it may well be independent wrestler
    Candice LeRae!

  • BorisG

    Yay mine is in. I think Angelina needs to return and become 6x KO Champio and reunite with Velvet. Then they could bring up Blossoms, Santana, Jillian and Ivelisse and bring back tag titles.


    Lei’d Tapa or M. Rayne. I know Madison is probably a long way from coming back to the ring after having her baby, but I think it’d be a nice twist. And even better twist is, after a few jobbers Gail’s put away, Tapa decides she’s tired of being on the sidelines and attacks Gail while she’s waiting on her opponent before revealing she’s actually Gail’s opponent. Pins Gail, wins the title, Gail goes face and we get a second version (although not nearly as good, obviously) of Kong vs. Kim and that could really help out the division.

  • Glitched

    Lei’d Tapa would definitely not be a twist…it’s the obvious one right now, in saying that, I definitely don’t want that to happen. In a dream world, I’d want it to be Taylor Wilde, I could imagine Taylor vs Gail being an awesome match!!

  • XxCharmedxX

    Madison Rayne, Angelina Love, Maria, Mia Yim, Serena, or Ivelisse

  • Kaledrina

    i’m a rubbish wrestling fan when it comes to the indies and don’t think i have ever ever ever seen mercedes wrestle lol :( so, from that perspective, i would love to see her – it’s somebody new (to me) and she could gain a bigger fanbase through it. but, on the flipside, apparently she’s like, really hardcore kick butt? and it might just turn people off the whole open challenge gimmick if it simply results in gail dominating these super credible indie women.

    which is why i’d prefer the ladies that do answer this challenge be relatively unknown to the masses, including the independent lovers. people won’t complain about the extremely talented indie ladies having to put gail over and it’s also a great platform for women’s wrestling fans to the newer, unheard of girls up and down the country. i’m sort of seeing this challenge more as a live series of try-outs, i guess..?

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  • Guest

    Guys… TNA has released a new Angelina Love theme song…. just sayin.