The IInspiration had a decent run in Impact Wrestling following their release from WWE in 2021, and they recently spoke about their brief stint with the Anthem-owned promotion on the “Haus of Wrestling” podcast.
Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay made their debut for Impact Wrestling at Bound for Glory in 2021 where they defeated Decay for the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championships, becoming the first female team to have won women’s tag titles in both Impact Wrestling and WWE in history.
Jessica McKay said, “It just felt like the right step to make. It was something that we had spoken about together. There are a lot of things that have to come together to make something work, and IMPACT just came together. It was the right time for us, it felt good, we liked their schedule, it being a little bit more relaxed because we had been at home out of the wrestling bubble for a little bit and we knew that we wanted to try and maintain that balance. We had known all of the girls in the locker room, never worked them inside of the ring so it was just an exciting time for us. We also just had a fun time rebranding and evolving our characters.”
She continued, “I remember Cass came over one day and I said, we can do this and this and this and it was kind of like getting the ball rolling, and she’s like, oh, what about this? It was just really fun. We had kind of lost that fun and we hadn’t teamed up for so long, so it was kind of like re-sparking our love for tag team wrestling at the moment.”
The IInspiration lost the titles to The Influence and failed to regain the titles at Rebellion. On April 27th, 2022, Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay announced that they would be indefinitely stepping away from the ring, ending their tenure with Impact Wrestling.