Gail Kim Talks About Being Caught Off Guard By Awesome Kong's Retirement Announcement


Awesome Kong's retirement cause some off guard.

Gail Kim was among them.

The women's wrestling veteran appeared as a guest on the Battleground podcast recently and admitted she was surprised at the Awesome Kong retirement announcement at the NWA EmPowerrr all women's pay-per-view.

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where she touches on this topic with her thoughts.

“I really didn’t even know what they wanted me to do besides produce at that point. She [Mickie James] said, ‘Maybe you come out and cut a promo’ and so I said, ‘Yeah, sure. No problem’ and I would say probably a week after that, she informed me about Kia [Stevens] accepting to come and I was like [gasps]. You know, wrestling’s always been one of those things that I actually get really emotional about and I always tell this story that my husband gets mad because I didn’t cry at our wedding but I’ll cry for anything wrestling that moves me, so, when she’s like, you know, ‘She said she never got that final moment with you to say thank you’ and I was like, ‘I’m feeling emotional already. Don’t call me anymore,’ and so I got really super excited and you know, honestly, I just — I didn’t know [what] she was gonna say in the ring that night. I found out at the same time as all the fans watching that she was retiring. Yeah, Mickie and I both didn’t know.”

Check out the complete interview at iHeart.com. H/T to POST Wrestling for transcribing the above quotes.

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