Impact Wrestling star Gail Kim recently appeared as a guest on Main Event Radio for an interview. Below are some of the highlights.
On the upcoming Bound For Glory pay-per-view: “I’m so excited. When I heard the news that we were going to have Bound for Glory in Canada. I can’t wait to perform for the Canadian fans. I’m hoping to go out there and steal the show once again. Giving the best match of the night and hopefully regaining the women’s title for the last time.”
On what she misses about Canada: “I miss the people; my family and friends. Americans always say that Canadians are so friendly; they’re so nice. I do not miss the winter. Canadians have better chocolates, better candy, better flavors of chips. And Tim Horton’s of course.”
On her pro wrestling retirement: “I announced my retirement coming up. I couldn’t honestly picture a perfect way, other than this, to retire. This is definitely near the end, if not the end. We generalized my retirement to be at the end of 2017, basing it on how I felt. I had a back surgery last year, and was having a lot of issues. When I went in to have the surgery, the doctor said I could get back in the ring after 7 weeks but I wasn’t ready and that 7 weeks turned into 7+ months. I don’t want to take a gamble with my quality of life in the future. I have up’s and down’s. The last few times I’ve been in the ring it has been good one day and bad the next. I’m working with a physical therapist to break down the scar tissue that creates all the pain and discomfort. I have a couple of matches coming up and we’ll see how they turn out. I just don’t want this to end seeing me deteorating in my performance. It’s definitely close. When it comes to in-ring, it’s a gamble for my body and I don’t want to do that to myself or my future. I hope to still contribute, but more behind the scenes. I have no L4/L5 right now so it’s walking a fine line.”
On the Mae Young Classic: “Oh my gosh. I was so excited and glad it was such a success. The fans do enjoy watching the women and they are a draw. And there’s a couple of the girls like Marti Belle, Jade (Mia Yim), Santana Garrett who I worked with. On a whole for women’s wrestling, I hope that they all get opportunities in the future.”
Check out the complete Gail Kim interview at MainEventRadio.com.