Gail Kim Says Awesome Kong Didn’t Tell Her About Retirement Announcement In Advance

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During an appearance on the Battleground Podcast, Gail Kim stated that she didn’t know Awesome Kong would announce her pro wrestling retirement at NWA’s all-women’s EmPowerrr event

“I really didn’t even know what they wanted me to do besides produce at that point. She [Mickie James] said, ‘Maybe you come out and cut a promo’ and so I said, ‘Yeah, sure. No problem’ and I would say probably a week after that, she informed me about Kia [Stevens] accepting to come and I was like [gasps]. You know, wrestling’s always been one of those things that I actually get really emotional about and I always tell this story that my husband gets mad because I didn’t cry at our wedding but I’ll cry for anything wrestling that moves me, so, when she’s like, you know, ‘She said she never got that final moment with you to say thank you’ and I was like, ‘I’m feeling emotional already. Don’t call me anymore,’ and so I got really super excited and you know, honestly, I just — I didn’t know [what] she was gonna say in the ring that night. I found out at the same time as all the fans watching that she was retiring. Yeah, Mickie and I both didn’t know.”

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