Gail Kim Reflects On WWE Run, Why She Quit, And Transitioning Into A Producer

Gail Kim

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Gail Kim recently appeared on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia, where she discussed a ton about her former career in WWE. Kim also touched on a handful of subjects, including why she quit, transitioning into a producer, and more.

Check out some of the highlights below:

Her current thoughts on her WWE run:

Honestly, now in hindsight, of course I tried to look at the positives. I always tell everyone like, cause the fans will always be like, Oh my God, I hate the way that they used you. I hear that all the time and my answer to them all the time as well, if they didn’t do that, I would never have had the career I had at TNA Impact and I would never have had done all those things and I’m so satisfied with my career and that’s because of the road I’ve taken. And what’s happened. I am very vocal about things that I truly believe in but I would never do anything… Like I love. That’s my passion, my love. I’ve been part of this business for close to 20 years.

Why she left WWE:

I don’t understand what I’m supposed to do here because I do everything you guys ask me to do. And I’m like, I got to the point where I’m like, am I too Asian? I was literally highlighting my hair near the end to become more white. I didn’t know what to do at that point. That’s why I left. Because I’m like, I know I have more to give to this business and you hired me back for a reason. I did do something, and you brought me back for a reason. So, I just felt really, I don’t know, suppressed. I felt very suppressed…

On her transition to a producer:

Maybe, yeah. Like I said, as soon as I became a producer, it’s like the fight started all over. I felt like I went down to the bottom again and trying to prove myself, prove myself, prove myself, even though I know I have the respect of my coworkers, I’m just always trying to be perfect again. It’s always that reaching for the perfectionism.