At the current Global Force Wrestling IMPACT tapings going on right now at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida Knockout Gail Kim made an announcement to the crowd.
She stated that this year would be her final year in wrestling and that she would retire once 2017 ends.
She recently underwent back surgery during the start of this year. Gail hasn’t worked a match for the company since she vacated the Knockouts Championship in October. She has been used as a host for the recent Knockouts Knockdown as well as working a non wrestling role during last night’s pay per view.
The accolades of Gail Kim’s career are endless. A founding member of the Knockouts division, first ever and record-tying six time Knockouts Champion, first female ever inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame, and those accomplishments are only the tip of the iceberg. Every woman who has stepped into the ring with Gail, whether as her opponent or in her corner, has taken something valuable from their experience. Her feuds with Awesome Kong and Taryn Terrell will go down as some of the best matches in wrestling history. She is respected, admired and revered as one of the best female athletes to ever grace a professional wrestling ring.