Gail Kim Explains Why She Left WWE For TNA Knockouts Division


Former WWE Women’s Champion, TNA Knockouts Champion, and TNA Hall Of Famer Gail Kim recently participated in a conference call to talk about a number of professional wrestling topics. Here are the highlights:

Leaving WWE for TNA: “It was great because you just never know what will happen when a company brings in 10 girls all at once, it can probably get ugly in some instances,” she said. “It was just this magical thing that happened, all these girls just kind of clicked and had their own personality or character. You saw girls from Awesome Kong to Sheely Martinez with LAX, then myself and Jackie Moore and Roxxi Laveaux. It was just a wide, vast array of characters, and we all had our different wrestling styles.

“It was hard to leave at that time, I literally balled my eyes out because I didn’t want to leave,” she continued. “It was just a business decision at that time, and I had talked to every single person in the office and they understood my decision. Hey, I ended up back home though, so it all worked out.”

Her favorite matches from her career and the Global Force Wrestling (GFW) Network: “I might meet people through my husband (celebrity chef Robert Irvine) at events and they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re a pro-wrestler? I have to Google you,’ and I’d say, ‘Don’t watch my WWE matches! Go watch some TNA matches,'” she said. “I would say my top three favorite matches of all time would be with Awesome Kong, I had a no-disqualification pay-per-view match, it was Final Resolution, so I’m very proud of that match with her. And of course with Taryn (Terrell), the Last Knockout Standing match and the ladder match. All of those matches just came with the perfect build, we really took our time with all of that and I’m just really proud of them.”

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions

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