-- Gail Kim clarified her exit from WWE last year in an interview with Schema Magazine.
When asked if controversially eliminated herself from the Divas Battle Royal on the August 1, 2011 episode of Monday Night RAW was out frustration of not being showcased enough on television, she responded, "I've talked about this many times up to this point, which I don't mind but I think the fans and myself have moved on from this topic. To clarify, that was not the reason why, there were many reasons why including some disrespectful situations and the way women were treated; so I decided to move on. I did, and I'm happier than ever and I will never know reasons why so I choose not to worry about that anymore.
"I can only look forward and try to do positive things from now on. Impact Wrestling has been home for me and it's just been a confidence building, pro female wrestling environment. I feel like I don't have to limit myself anymore."
The TNA Women's Knockout Champion was also asked if was ever given a role in which she felt stereotyped, fetishized or uncomfortable.
She responds, "I don't think I can remember a time feeling uncomfortable because I was never forced to play the stereotypical role but that may be because I didn't know how. I can't speak fluent Korean (I regret quitting Korean school as a child now!) So it was difficult to put me in that role. The only time I felt uncomfortable was when I was asked to do things that were overtly sexual or anything dance related lol! I think I'm sexiest when I'm myself. As for the dancing part, I have 2 left feet!"
Kim also comments on where she sees herself in the entertainment industry within the next ten years, whether there is a difference between wrestling fans in the United States and Canada, who inspired her to become a professional wrestler and more.
-- Here is WWE's press release on Abu Dhabi:
WWE® Breaks Records In Abu Dhabi
WWE made history as it broke numerous records with the Raw® World Tour in February at the International Tennis Complex within the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.
WWE set the highest attendance record for a single event; the highest attendance record for a series of three entertainment events; and the highest average spend per person on merchandise for a single event. WWE performed for more than 16,000 fans over its three-day run from February 9th-11th at the International Tennis Complex with a sold-out crowd of 5,964 fans on February 10th.
As a result of the overwhelming success of this Raw World Tour, WWE announced today that it plans to return to the United Arab Emirates with more live events in 2013. Exact dates and on-sale information will be forthcoming.
“WWE is one of the biggest names in entertainment so we knew that the shows were going to be popular, but the response we saw last week from the people of the United Arab Emirates was overwhelming,” said Patrick Talty, General Manager of Zayed Sports City managed by Global Spectrum. “We are delighted with the success of the RAW World Tour and look forward to hosting WWE again in 2013.”
“The success of our record-breaking Abu Dhabi live events demonstrates the power of the WWE brand in the United Arab Emirates,” said Ed Wells, Managing Director and Senior Vice President of WWE International. “We look forward to returning in 2013 and announcing further business developments over the coming months.”