Remember the dark ages of pro wrestling, when the men would huff, puff, and blow each other down while their dainty female valets would cower at ringside? Well, those days are long gone, thanks in part to Impact Wrestling. Launched 12 years ago to offer an alternative product to Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, this cutting-edge wrestling company has been reborn via its arrival on Discovery Network's "Destination America" channel.
In addition to world-famous athletes like gold medalist Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy, Impact Wrestling also emphasizes its uniquely talented "Knockouts"—skilled wrestlers who happen to be women. The current KO champion, Teryn Terill is tough and accomplished; an ambassador for what women's wrestling can be. We spoke to her about her path to the ring, earning respect from fans and peers, and being a mom.