In January, IMPACT started hyping a new knockout who would be joining the company. I’m February, “The Quintessential Diva” Gisele Shaw debuted for the company. On June 24, 2022, IMPACT Wrestling Knockout Gisele Shaw came out as trasnsgender.
I was scared about, maybe, people might feel uncomfortable. Like, oh, we don’t really want her changing with us or whatever or maybe the guys would be like, why is she changing with the girls? And so in my head I’m thinking, I’m like, am I gonna have to get changed — where do I change? [Shaw laughed] I was like, oh, what’s going to happen? Because I feel like, am I going to be categorized as, oh, you’re a question mark. So, we don’t know how to react to you or how to communicate with you but I was very, very surprised that everyone was just like, ‘Oh my God, come here.’ It’s been so amazing and yeah, it’s been so overwhelming. I was very shocked on how well it went and that’s why I really try my best to give back to the community…
H/t Post Wrestling’s Andrew Thompson. Original article here
Gisele took part in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match at Bound for Glory.
Last week on the show, Gisele teamed with VXT (Chelsea Green & Deonna Purrazzo) to take on the team of the Death Dollz (Taya, Jessicka, & Rosemary). Shaw pinned Rosemary to give her team the victory.
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