TNA Knockout Gail Kim was recently interviewed by Sportsvibe to discuss various aspects of her TNA career alongside other happenings in wrestling. Below are some of the highlights.
Kim was asked after all these years in wrestling, who she believes her toughest opponent was:
“The toughest physically I would say is Taryn Terrell. I worked with Taryn in WWE and there we never really got to showcase what we could do. We never really developed a women’s division to what we have here. I never knew what to expect from her. She told me she loved physicality but I’ve never met anybody who wanted to go to that level. That was the first time in fourteen years that I was blown away. We’ve had a great chemistry since we started wrestling each other regularly.”
The concept of the six-sided ring was brought up and how many have opposed it. In response, Kim said:
“People don’t like change. I was fortunate enough to wrestle in that ring before so I knew it was going to take time to get used to. We’re still getting used to it. But honestly, we left it to the fans and it was certainly an overwhelming decision. I think it makes us different but at the beginning when we got it back, we could feel it physically on our bodies. Luckily, we have a great ring crew and we addressed the issue by working on it for us. It’s great now and it’s just a matter of getting used to where you are in the ring. I honestly think in a couple months nobody will realize.”
She also touched on TNA hosting “Bound For Glory” in Japan:
“I think it was a great idea. We’ve never done a pay-per-view in Japan before. I know from my experience that the fans are different because they clap more and are less rowdy than in the United States. So it’s always interesting and it translated different on television. I think real true wrestling fans appreciated the idea. Wrestling is huge in Japan so to see a different style matched with the American style was great.”
More from the interview can be found here.
The matches between her and Terrell are quite good, some of the best women’s matches in a long time. Worth checking out.