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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
She's been pulled off the roster page.

PWI-via-411 says: "Gail Kim is done with TNA. No details are available but she has been removed from the roster and Knockouts section of TNA's website. Kim was the first Knockouts Champion and the division was initially built around her."

This is totally baffling to me.

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Thank God her sister is still around!



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.60
Suprising. I would of figured ODB would be out before Kim, seeing as how Kim has been shoved down our throats as the main face of the Knockouts when clearly ODB chants can be heard every impact.
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Since: 28.2.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.45
I'd love to see Gail Kim back on RAW, but her blog on MySpace which went up on Tuesday might indicate otherwise:

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

HEY...JUST A SHORT LITTLE MESSAGE....

Hey guys! ive been gone for soooo long...Ive been doing my best to catch up when i get a chance but being on the road so much lately, I cant even find time to do simple things like pay my bills!!! To everyone on the forum, I emailed Chris to post a new message because once again, Im having problems logging in. i think its been so long that i once again have forgotten my password and cant retrieve it... I tried, but somethings not right. maybe its one too many hits to the head! I just addressed basically that Ive been on the road more than ive ever been before and its been impossible for me to even find time for some good rest.... so dont be mad when i dont check in all the time...its not because I dont want to, its because i really dont find the time. As for tna live events, most people are wondering why im not on the shows and its usually because im previously booked on other events/conventions. A lot of curiosity about Katie...check out next weeks show to see more....she is adorable isnt she? well its bye for now but once i get things in order, ill be back! xoxoxo

Gail

Ah, MySpace. Anyway, if she's complaining about how hectic her schedule is working for TNA and indies, it would probably be even busier is she were working for WWE again. Or maybe this means nothing and she's WWE bound. Or she simply left TNA. Or both. Or neither.




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Since: 19.8.05
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
So is she done in the same way that Kaz was "done"? If it's legit, that's a big hit to the Knockouts Division, but it will survive.




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Gail Kim was probably the best success story of anyone who went from WWE to TNA in terms of being booked more successfully. I have little confidence that Vince wouldn't turn her back into being an Asian stereotype if she went back to Vince.

I'm just hoping this means she shows up at the next volume of SHIMMER tapings in October.



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Since: 28.2.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.45
What do you mean turn her "back into an Asian stereotype"? What, was she billed the WWE Diva who was good at math before she was released? Gail IS of Korean descent, obviously, but it's not like she ever waved the flag of Korea or portrayed any Anti-American gimmick or had a vignette where she said her parents owned a convenience store. She didn't even have generic Asian music like Kaientai did. She had some sort of Matrix-y techno theme. I don't follow the path of your suspicions.

I do agree that Gail is a hell of a success story for the way she was eventually booked as a star and peformed like one in TNA. If anything, Gail was under-utilized and played second fidddle to Trish and Molly when they were all heels together. The Diva landscape is different now and so is Gail Kim's profile. With Divas who can wrestle at a premium, Gail would be a major catch for WWE.

http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=32863&p=1

PWInsider says Gail is indeed WWE bound. Amicable departure from TNA, bigger money offer to come back to WWE. I think this is great. Except for Victoria, there's no one on the Divas roster Gail has ever wrestled. Gail vs. Beth Phoenix or Natalya or Mickie or Melina all sound pretty good.




(edited by John Orquiola on 21.8.08 0929)


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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.49
Man, you guys are slipping... 7 messages and not one person has started a Gail Kim/GLOW rumor?

Sheesh, do I have to do everything?
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.50
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    PWInsider says Gail is indeed WWE bound. Amicable departure from TNA, bigger money offer to come back to WWE. I think this is great. Except for Victoria, there's no one on the Divas roster Gail has ever wrestled. Gail vs. Beth Phoenix or Natalya or Mickie or Melina all sound pretty good.
    (edited by John Orquiola on 21.8.08 0929)


That's true. Plenty of new matches, and it's not like seeing Victoria/Gail again would be a bad thing either. I just wish all the good women wrestlers were on one roster so it wouldn't be Victoria/Natalya OR Phoenix/Mickie/Melina.

As great as Awesome Kong is I think this is even a bigger hit to TNA's Women division. If they lose Kong at least they still have the Beautiful People as heels, but Gail is tough to replace on the face side. I know that ODB is a face I guess, but not the same type of face.



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She is one of the best grabs WWE can take from TNA. She's proven she can carry anyone to good matches and not just a standard of "good" for diva matches. The gal can wrestle.

I hope she goes to RAW to work against Mickie, Beth, and Katie.



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    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    She had some sort of Matrix-y techno theme.
I loved her theme music and her Titantron (is that still what it's called?) video.

I guess the big question is: Heel or face?




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Face.

Also,


    According to sources in WWE, Gail Kim will be heading back to the company for what is being described as a "sizable offer." Kim's TNA contract was coming to an end, and when it does she will be free to begin with WWE. The decision was said to be based purely on the financial offer, and nothing to do with animosity between her and TNA. Word from TNA sources state that Gail has left on good terms, and that the door is open for a future return.




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Since: 25.4.03
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01

Ahhh, I can aleady hear Santino calling her "Kim Gail" ...
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.90
    Originally posted by Lise
    Man, you guys are slipping... 7 messages and not one person has started a Gail Kim/GLOW rumor?

    Sheesh, do I have to do everything?


I myself am hoping for another campaign featuring a topless Gail Kim selling cellphones.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
I might be one of the few who thought there was too much Gail Kim on TNA. Gail Kim could work a good match, she is a TNA success story, but she wasn't the most interesting woman on the show. I'd almost call her boring, but maybe she just isn't my type.

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
I wonder what TNA will do to fill the void Kim's leaving; I don't think ODB or Taylor Wilde are right/ready for the "#1 Face" spot, and TNA has shown that they have no interest in pushing Roxxi (who might be too "unique" in any case). Cheerleader Melissa, maybe?

I also wonder what they're going to do with Gail Kim's "sister" (who, according to rumors, is actually Earl Hebner's daughter).

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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.71
    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
    I also wonder what they're going to do with Gail Kim's "sister" (who, according to rumors, is actually Earl Hebner's daughter).


In-law, according to this week's WON.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.82
    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
    I wonder what TNA will do to fill the void Kim's leaving; I don't think ODB or Taylor Wilde are right/ready for the "#1 Face" spot, and TNA has shown that they have no interest in pushing Roxxi (who might be too "unique" in any case). Cheerleader Melissa, maybe?

    I also wonder what they're going to do with Gail Kim's "sister" (who, according to rumors, is actually Earl Hebner's daughter).

    --K


I think Taylor Wilde was already the #1 face in the "knockout" division.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.36
    Originally posted by AlbySure
      Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
      I wonder what TNA will do to fill the void Kim's leaving; I don't think ODB or Taylor Wilde are right/ready for the "#1 Face" spot, and TNA has shown that they have no interest in pushing Roxxi (who might be too "unique" in any case). Cheerleader Melissa, maybe?

      I also wonder what they're going to do with Gail Kim's "sister" (who, according to rumors, is actually Earl Hebner's daughter).

      --K


    I think Taylor Wilde was already the #1 face in the "knockout" division.


No more so than CM Punk is the #1 face on Raw.

    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
    Did they mention if she's training to wrestle or anything?




No mention, but I would presume so.

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(edited by hansen9j on 21.8.08 2033)


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Since: 11.2.03
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.26
    Originally posted by Mayhem

    Ahhh, I can aleady hear Santino calling her "Kim Gail" ...


Well, you know, he wouldn't exactly be wrong.

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