Former WWE star and five-time TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim recently spoke to Ring Rust Radio, courtesy of Forbes, to promote her upcoming TNA Knockouts Championship match against Maria Kanellis at TNA Bound For Glory on October second.
With a win over Kanellis come October, Kim will tie Angelina Love’s six-time record and solidify her already great legacy in women’s professional wrestling:
“In terms of my match with Maria, casual fans may know us from our WWE days even though she hasn’t really wrestled a lot since then. I think the people who have been watching the storyline will be so looking forward to the moment when I finally get her in the ring,” Kim told Ring Rust Radio in a recent interview. “It honestly has been almost eight months in the making to finally get in the ring with her. To have the title has always been special to me and I would love to win the championship. For me it’s more about getting her in the ring on that day, and I think everyone just wants to see me give her a major beat down. I am really looking forward to it.”
Kim will also receive the honor of being the first ever woman to be inducted into the TNA Hall Of Fame, something that the multiple time champ says is a true honor to receive that kind of recognition from her peers and fans:
“In terms of being honored at the TNA Hall of Fame, I think that’s something that every pro wrestler dreams about,” Kim continued. “You don’t think about it as your career is going on. For this moment to come it was almost surreal. To have the appreciation from your peers, the fans and the company you work for is the ultimate reward.”
Bound For Glory is already looking to be one of the biggest shows TNA has put on so far this year, and with the potentially historic moment that Kim has the opportunity to make, it is certainly a must see. While Kim may only be right around the corner from retirement at 39 years old, she plans to get out of the industry before her body pays the price for her 16 years of hard work inside the ring.
Regardless of how much longer we see Kim inside the squared circle, she is certainly a huge pioneer when it comes to women’s professional wrestling.
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