Gail Kim opens up on her WWE release

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Gail Kim opens up on her WWE release

During this week's episode of "Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw", former WWE Superstar Gail Kim revealed that she was considering quitting wrestling entirely after being fired from WWE. Gail Kim is widely regarded as one of the greatest female professional wrestling performers of all time.

The 40-year-old Canadian rose to fame in the WWE in the early-2000s and alternated between Impact Wrestling and WWE.

Gail Kim on her WWE release

Following her departure from WWE in 2011, Gail Kim moved to TNA and took women’s wrestling to the next level, particularly owing to her matches against Awesome Kong.

She holds the distinction of being the first female wrestler to be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame - an honor she received last year. On the WWE release: “I just remember being shocked because I was working so hard in the ring and improving so much.

I actually started to notice that fans were starting to notice it too. Fit Finlay also enjoyed all the work I was doing. At some point, they turned me into a heel. I was on Monday Night Raw and hadn't done a good job with the promos.

It's true, I can admit it. I was working with Paul Heyman and Dave Lagana in the pre-recording room and the interview room. We gave it a try, I guess Vince saw it. I collided with Lita and then the following day I was fired.

I was a bit stunned, I was improving as a heel but then I didn't have the opportunity to continue." At the time of the WWE firing: “I remember John Laurinaitis calling me and saying, 'We have to set you free.'

And he just wanted to hang up. I was like 'Wait, can you at least tell me why?' And he said to me 'We're going in a different direction now.' One thing they later did. It was me, Nidia and Jazz who got fired from that group.

My passion for this business was literally dead. Normally, if you get fired, you get numerous requests from independent federations. At some point, however, I didn't want to fight anymore. I took some time for myself. Scott then called me and said, 'I know you stopped fighting, but Jeff Jarrett really loves what you do and sees a lot in you so we'd love to start a women's split with you soon.

Would you be interested? ' I promised I'd think about it. There were all the people I started with the Indies from Bobby Roode, Petey Williams to Eric Young. So, in the end, I decided to accept."