Gail Kim recently spoke about the Knockouts division and more. Here are the highlights…
On Being a Pioneer of the Knockouts Division: I would say the highlight for me was the actual creation of the Knockouts division. My talent is in the ring. When [Impact Wrestling] first approached me, they said, “We have no women’s division.” I was really patient and I started managing, which I love doing as well, but I love wrestling. That’s my true love. I had to wait basically a year and a half and I was up their butts saying, “Hey, we need a women’s division. I want to wrestle.” And it was just every week to the point of them being sick of hearing me. So one day, they said, “We’re going to bring in 10 girls. We’re gonna create a title.” That was the highlight, for them to actually go ahead and start doing this. It just became a success overnight. We never thought that it would become so hugely successful. All the girls are so diverse: their looks, their talent in the ring. It was just a magical time. I think it was the best years of my career. Obviously, being the first Knockouts Champion, that will always hold a special place in my heart. Coming back here again—because I left for a couple years—coming back to some of the old faces and new faces. I just love performing for the fans and doing what I love, so those are the major highlights. And of course the Awesome Kong feud. Gail Kim (image courtesy of Impact Wrestling) Whenever I meet fans all over the country, the first thing they say is, “I love the thing you did with Kong;” that was years ago, and I think that we really made a mark on wrestling.
On Her Slammiversary Match With Taryn Terrell: I guess I took her maybe a little bit too lightly. I’m just gonna have my serious game face on for that match and I’ve got to bring it 100% like I normally do. I guess I didn’t expect her feistiness. She is, as they call her, a hot mess. Um, yeah. I’m just going to have my game face on that night.
On Watching Marvel Films: The last one I saw was “Marvel’s The Avengers” and I loved that. I love where all the super heroes come together. I love Iron Man and I love Robert Downey, Jr. And I love Scarlett Johansson’s role in that. I just love strong women, kickass women [like] the women who kick butt in [Marvel] movies. I love that. I think I could be [the Black Widow].