PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 01: Gail Kim attends Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con 2012 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

Gail Kim Reveals Why a Women’s Ultimate X Match Wouldn’t Work, & More


During a recent media call, former WWE Superstar Gail Kim commented on the possibility of a women’s Ultimate X match, returning to the ring and more. You can check out some highlights below:

On what would bring her back for another match: “That’s a hard question to answer. I guess I would say it depends on the circumstances and how far I’m pushed. Also, I think it goes, honestly, by how my body feels at that moment because still to this day since I retired last February my back gives me a lot of problems, on and off. I pretty much look normal in day-to-day life, but that doesn’t mean I can have a wrestling match. I am getting an update on my back just to see where it was at because it’s been bothering me. If I did feel good and the circumstance did arise, I wouldn’t abject to it. There’s a lot of factors that play into it, I’d want to see how bad the fans want to see it.”

On her actions in the Knockouts Championship Match at Impact Homecoming: “Yes there was a lot of controversy around my officiating at the Homecoming PPV, but that moment built up to what happened. I’m going to defend myself, Tessa was abusing authority at that point, and a lot of people said, ‘Why didn’t you just disqualify her?’ and that was the easy way out in my mind. When I went into that match, I knew I wasn’t going to disqualify her because I just had a feeling of that that’s where she’d go.”

On why a women’s Ultimate X match wouldn’t necessarily work: “Someone just asked me that the day of the PPV as they were setting up for that match. It’s funny because when I was active years ago, one of the writers had approached me about that and they said, ‘Do you think that we should do one?’ It’s going to probably sound wrong when it comes out of my mouth, [Laughs] but I am one who wants the best, so I want the girls to have the best match, I want them to steal the show, and I always felt that way as an active wrestler. Truth be told – maybe some women can prove me wrong, but I think that match is a lot of upper body strength and I’m not sure how many girls can execute it to that degree, and I feel like we would be compared to the X Division. Maybe if we come up with something similar, but not the same, I think that would be more realistic. For me, if I had a magical match that I was so proud of, and I had to work the same person after that again, it was always about topping that last thing and being the best. If I didn’t feel like I could, I wouldn’t want to disappoint, or be less than. In that [Ultimate X] match, I don’t know if we would be able to surpass those division guys because they are so super athletic.”

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