On this day in history, 17 years ago, Gail Kim won the coveted Women’s Championship in her debut match in WWE. Jazz put her title on the line in a Battle Royal. She was set to face Ivory, Jacqueline, Molly Holly, Victoria and Trish Stratus. Gail Kim entered right before the champion, to the surprise of the WWE Universe.
Jazz was taken out of the match due to a real life injury, leaving the rest of the women to fight for the gold. Ultimately, it came down to Victoria and the debuting Kim. After attempting a Powerbomb to Kim, Victoria was surprised by a Hurricanrana to the outside, this making Kim the new Women’s Champion. This would make Gail the first woman to win a title in her debut match (later joined by Paige).