Gail Kim Comments On Her Retirement And Role In Women's Revolution

Gail Kim

Gail Kim was recently interviewed by Brian Fritz of Sporting News and had the following to say about her upcoming retirement at the end of the year:

It probably is the right time but if I wasn’t injured, I think that I probably would have went longer. I think all wrestlers, you never really want it to end. I’m going to be completely honest. It’s funny because I missed it while I was injured but when you away for so long and then you do that one little thing in front of the fans, that was at my last TV, I was like I’m going to miss it more than I thought. You hit that realization that I announced it, it’s going to be real and I’m committed. Everyone goes through that. It’s going to be a difficult day to let go. I’m fortunate that I get to stay in the business and I’m glad I get to do that.

On her role in the women's revolution:

Honestly, recognition is nice obviously, but just being part of that change was a very magical time in my life. It was such a great satisfaction just having that women’s division become a success overnight and something that you fight for for so long. But most importantly, to have it from your peers. I feel like my peers know that and that was always the most important for me. Of course, you want the fans to recognize all of that. And when I meet fans one-on-one, they always talk about how they loved the feud with Awesome Kong and I. I still hear that to this day so that in itself is great for me.

Credit: Wrestlezone for the transcribed audio.


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