Gail Kim appeared on a recent edition of Busted Open alongside Dave LaGreca and Bubba Ray Dudley aka Bully Ray. The 40-year-old Canadian professional wrestler opened up on a range of topics. She addressed Stephanie McMahon’s controversial tweet regarding the Women’s Revolution, facing Charlotte Flair in the ring and a potential return to WWE.
“When I saw that (Stephanie’s tweet) it’s kind of frustrating because, yes, I feel Hunter (Triple H) did do a lot for women in NXT…They (Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch and Bayley) did revolutionize Women’s Wrestling by using the power of social media,” Kim said.
“But before that the ‘Evolution’ of Women’s Wrestling came from Impact Wrestling/TNA…Charlotte, Sasha, Becky and Bayley they’ve pretty much put their mark on the business. I support those girls a hundred percent, a million percent. Those girls are doing what I wanted to do back then.”
Kim’s desire to wrestle Charlotte Flair
Kim has not been wrestling recently due to an injury. However, the former WWE Women’s Champion revealed that she’s very much still an active performer and will be back after rehabilitating her body.
In her conversation will Bully Ray, Kim mentioned that she would never say never on a potential return to WWE. She would also love to wrestle Charlotte in the near future. However, Kim did mention that she may be a tad past her prime as of today, given her injury issues.
“Charlotte Flair (stands out to me)…the way she’s progressed over the years, in her confidence, her gear everything, she’s now the complete package. And mind you because we’re in a business, we hear about people and their work-ethic, their personalities- whether they’re well-liked and respected, and that plays a factor into everything…Really good girl,” Kim stated.
“You know she’s got hard shoes to fill. The people who come as (children of) successful second generation wrestlers, it’s just hard for them to fill those shoes…And she (Charlotte) has done an awesome job. I mean that would be a dream match for me.”
Gail Kim’s future in professional wrestling
Gail Kim-Irvine is a 17-year veteran of the professional wrestling industry and has most notably performed for the WWE and TNA (now re-branded as Impact Wrestling). The 40-year old TNA Hall-of-Famer is a former WWE Women’s champion, 6-time TNA Knockouts champion and apart from several other accomplishments in the sport, has also featured on Forbes’ top 40 list of America’s Most Eligible Bachelorettes.
Kim revealed in March that although she’s no longer under contract with Impact Wrestling, she does intend to return to the promotion after recovering from her injury. Despite having an intention of returning to WWE in future, the wrestler from Toronto, Canada revealed that her loyalty lies with Impact wrestling.
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