TNA Knockouts and Knockouts Tag Team Champion Gail Kim was recently interviewed by Schemamag.ca, where she talked leaving WWE, getting into wrestling and much more.
On when she realized she wanted to be a wrestler:
I knew when I was 23. I knew when I was so hooked on watching wrestling and I saw the likes of Trish Stratus, Victoria, Molly, Jazz etc. What they now call the golden era of women's wrestling. I watched them and thought, "Hey! I can do that! I also thought, there are no Asian women. I can be that person."
On which culture she relates to the most:
I definitely always describe myself as Korean-Canadian. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada so that's mostly what I knew growing up socially. But my parents spoke to me in Korean mostly and raised my sister, and I in a traditional Korean household. I can honestly say I relate to both cultures. I definitely feel like I want to explore and learn my Korean heritage a lot more.
On leaving WWE:
I've talked about this many times up to this point, which I don't mind but I think the fans and myself have moved on from this topic. To clarify, that was not the reason why, there were many reasons why including some disrespectful situations and the way women were treated; so I decided to move on. I did, and I'm happier than ever and I will never know reasons why so I choose not to worry about that anymore. I can only look forward and try to do positive things from now on. Impact Wrestling has been home for me and it's just been a confidence building, pro female wrestling environment. I feel like I don't have to limit myself anymore.
You can read the full interview at the following link: Gail Kim | Korean-Canadian Wrestling Champ Returns to the Ring