Gail Kim Talks Ronda Rousey, Knockouts, TNA World Title Series


Gail Kim recently spoke with the Huffington Post To Promote the TNA World Title Series. Here are some highlights:


On Ronda Rousey’s success:

“People always think women aren’t a draw. But she headlined a pay-per-view, and it was the highest-grossing pay-per-view for UFC of all-time…It proves that if you’re good enough, whether you’re a man or a woman, it doesn’t matter. You can be a draw.”

On the Knockouts division:

“IMPACT! has always given us that chance. I don’t know if that’s because Dixie Carter is a female, but she’s always been really supportive. The company has been really supportive of us wrestling.”

On her feud with Awesome Kong:

“It’s pretty much what put our names on the map — both of us — and built our names in this business…When Kong and I started doing our thing, there really wasn’t a strong women’s division, so what we had was out-of-the-ordinary. Plus, no one had seen someone like Awesome Kong — a true heel, a true monster. Not only that, she was also very gifted in the ring.”

“We know the fans are expecting something great, so we put that pressure on ourselves. We take that little step-up or that harder hit or whatever you may call it to give the fans what they want.”

On the World Title Series:

“I think it’s amazing. It’s different. It’s fresh. The fans really love this ‘World Title Series,’ because you never know what’s going to happen.”

On the Knockouts competing in the series:

“Gail Kim, Awesome Kong, Madison Rayne and Tracy Brooks, as Knockouts, have a chance to do something we don’t normally do — that’s stepping in the ring with these amazingly talented guys we have on our roster. Not only that, it’s for the most prestigious title we have in the company.”

“As a performer whose been in this industry a long time, I’ve accomplished a lot in my career I’m very satisfied with. But to say I could have the opportunity to be World Heavyweight Champion, that’s something I wouldn’t even know how to feel or what to think. It would be an amazing moment for me.”

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