Retired Ex-WWE Star Reveals She Turned Down Chance To Wrestle Again

Posted: 18/06/2022 in Impact Wrestling
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Gail Kim has knocked back several bids from promotions to wrestle again.

The former WWE and TNA star worked her final match against Tessa Blanchard on Impact Wrestling’s Rebellion pay-per-view in April 2019. Since then, she’s been approached multiple times, but told WrestleZone that she doesn’t want “to go back”.

Kim didn’t reveal every company chasing her signature, but the 45-year old did say that Impact wanted her to work a program vs. Deonna Purrazzo – although Gail was flattered, she’s mindful of running the risk that a comeback would “ruin [her] status” with pro wrestling fans.

Health concerns are also a factor.

Gail said “there’s a high percentage of a back surgery” if she does ever work a match again. That’s not something she’s keen on, because it’s already challenging to ignore various aches and pains in everyday life. Kim thinks it’d take “something quite impressive” to coax her out of retirement at this stage in the game.

She doesn’t really miss active wrestling as much as she feared she would either. Gail was “deathly afraid of that”, but is happy with life post-retirement.

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