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Gail Kim

Real Name:
Gail Kim
Wrestling Names:
Gail Kim, La Felina
Height:
5' 4" (1.68 m)
Weight:
125 lb
Date of Birth:
February 20, 1976
Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Billed from:
Tampa, Florida, Seoul, South Korea (WWE)
Debut:
2000
Trained by:
Ron Hutchinson, Rob Etcheverria, Fit Finlay
Signature moves:
Missile dropkick, Springboard arm drag, Dragon sleeper
Finishing moves:
Inverted stomp facebreaker, Straight jacket neckbreaker, Tilt–a–whirl headscissors armbar


Gail Kim

    
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Gail Kim Biography:

Championships & Accomplishments:
    Wrestler Gail Kim
    -WWE Women's Championship
    -TNA Women's Knockout Championship (2-Times)
    -TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship
    -FC Women's Championship

    Rankings, Awards & Tournaments
    -TNA Wrestling Knockout of the Year (2007)
    -Lethalwow.com - Wrestler of the Year (2007)
    -PWI Female 50--Ranked #3 in 2008
    - Lethalwow.com Top 25 Wrestlers (Ranked #3 in 2008)

La Felina Gail Kim began her wrestling career by being trained at Ron Hutchison's "School of Pro Wrestling" in Toronto, and from Rob Etchevarria at the "Squared Circle Pro Wrestling Gym." In December of 2000, she made her debut wrestling under the alias; La Felina. She wrestled top wrestlers; Tracy Brooks, April Hunter and other women on the independent scene.

In 2002, she was signed to a WWE developmental contract, and went on to compete at WWE house shows. She competed in matches against the likes of Torrie Wilson and Dawn Marie.

On June 30 2003--on Raw, she made her television debut in a 7 women battle Royal; which also included Trish Stratus, Jazz, Victoria, Ivory, Molly Holly and Jacqueline. The Women's champions at the time; Jazz, was eliminated early in the match up. When all was said and done, she was left alone in the ring with Victoria, where she then eliminate her with a headscissors over the top rope to become the WWE women's champion. An extraordinary debut for Gail Kim by winning the Women's Title, however fans did not immediately take to her.

Gail Kim vs Victoria - WWEHer title reign lasted only a month, as Molly Holly defeated her on an August 4, 2003 broadcast of Raw. After a few encounters with Molly Holly, they then teamed up to form a tag team, and both ladies dominated the remaining of 2003:

Key Tag Team Wins:
- (9/1/03) Raw (Lafayette, LA): Molly and Gail defeated Ivory and Trish
- (9/8/03) Raw (Huntsville, Alabama): Molly and Gail defeated Jacqueline and Trish
- (9/15/03) Raw (Columbia, South Carolina): Molly & Gail defeated Trish (Handicap match)
Key Tag Team Loses:
- (9/21/03)- Unforgiven Pay Per View (Hershey, Pennsylvania): Lita and Trish defeated Molly Holly and Gail Kim
- (9/22/03)- Raw (Washington, DC): Lita & Trish defeated Molly & Gail

Her and Molly also competed in numerous tag team competitions at WWE live events. The tease of a potential re-instating of the WWE Women's Tag Team Titles was cut short... In November 2003, during a taping of a Sunday Night Heat match against Trish Stratus, Gail Kim injured her collarbone, leaving her out of action for the rest of the year.

Click Here Gail Kim's 2003 WIN/LOSS Records


She finally made a return to the Women's Division in 2004 with a new submission style. During this time, she picked up many wins, and was even crowned number 1 contender due to those wins. Wins included the May 3, 2004 episode of RAW, where she defeated the Women's champion; Victoria, and on the May 10th, 2004 episode of RAW, a six-woman tag match, in which she yet again made Victoria tap out. She seemed to be on the road to becoming WWE Women's Champion yet again; however, on June 13, 2004, at the Bad Blood Pay-Per-View, Trish Stratus picked up the win in a fatal 4 way, stopping Gail Kim's momentum.

She continued to wrestle in WWE Women's Division matches; however, on November 3, 2004, she was released from her World Wrestling Entertainment contract, a very controversial release, seeing as the WWE released many female wrestlers at the same time. She would then continue wrestling by working in the Independent scene, including wrestling many match-ups against another released wrestler; Nidia.

Gail Kim On October 8, 2005, she made her Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) debut as the valet for Jeff Jarrett and America's Most Wanted. There, she started a rivalry with Jackie Gayda in which continued into 2006, but was cut short due to Jackie Gayda's pregnancy. The storyline ended when Jackie Gayda was "fired" by Kim at TNA Sacrifice 2006 on May 14, 2006.

Gail Kim vs Jackie Moore, Cage Match A WWE rivalry was ignited in 2007, as former WWE Women's Champ and Cruiserweight Champion; Jacqueline made a TNA Wrestling return at TNA Final Resolution in January 2007. Jacqueline attacked her, and allied herself with James Storm against Gail Kim and Chris Harris. The ladies then feuded for weeks. One big highlight was on April 15, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri, at NWA-TNA's Lockdown Pay-Per-View, as she defeated Jackie Moore in a Cage Match.

Following the huge match... on May 3, 2007, on TNA Impact, she defeated Jackie Moore in a Street Fight. Tracy Brooks was then added to the mix. The feud was short and the highlights were June 7, 2007 on TNA Impact, where she defeated Tracy Brooks and July 5, 2007 on TNA Impact as Gail Kim defeated Jackie Moore and Tracy Brooks in a 3-WAY match.

Her feud with Jackie Moore and Tracy Brooks all built up to TNA finally sanctioning an Women's Division official. The crowning for the first Women's Champion was set to take place at TNA's Bound for Glory pay-per-view, in a 10-Woman Gauntlet match. The build-up included September 27, 2007, on TNA Impact, as Roxxi Laveaux beat Tracy Brooks, Gail Kim, Jackie Moore and Christy Hemme in a 5-WAY and October 4, 2007 on TNA Impact, when she defeated Jackie Moore. Just days before Bound for Glory, Awesome Kong made her debut, defeating her on the October 11, 2007 edition of TNA iMPACT. Despite the loss, she became the first TNA Wrestling Women's Champion on October 14, 2007, at TNA Bound For Glory--after pinning Roxxi Laveaux.

In the months that followed, she was the face of the TNA's Women's Division--aka The Knockouts Division. However; Awesome Kong was determined to be crowned TNA Women's Knockout Champion, and the two embarked on one of the most celebrated feuds in Women's Wrestling history. After weeks of build-up, the two squared off in a highly rated match at Turning Point 2007 (December 2, 2007). Gail Kim was able to win the match by disqualification when an enraged Kong disobeyed the referee's orders. That night, Kong left the ring in carnage, taking out the referee, Kim, as well as Angelina Love and Velvet Sky who came to her aid. The feud continued into 2008, and the two yet again battled at a Pay-Per-View... On January 6, 2008, at TNA Final Resolution, she was able to pin Awesome Kong to retain the Championship in a no disqualification match... another ground breaking match for the two. Their fourth televised match came on the January 10, 2008 episode of TNA Impact, in which the ladies were the Main Event of the show. Awesome Kong was able to defeat Kim to win the TNA Women's Knockout Championship after hitting Kim with 3-consecutive powerbombs.

Kim was unable to re-capture the belt from Kong in the months that followed, but remained a prominent part of the Knockouts Division. Highlights included March 9, 2008 at TNA Destination-X, where she competed for the Knockouts Championship in a 3-Way match against Awesome Kong and ODB, and a feud against The Beautiful People (Angelina Love and Velvet Sky). Kim's run in TNA came to an end that year, when her contract was up in mid-August. In her last match, that aired on the August 21, 2008 episode of TNA Impact, she was defeated by Awesome Kong, in a TNA Knockout's Street Fight. Kim and TNA were in dispute with signing her to a new contract, and she instead signed once again with the WWE who offered her a better deal.

In February of 2009, vignettes of Gail Kim began to play during WWE Smackdown episodes. Her return on came the the March 27, 2009 episode of WWE SmackDown!, where she attacked Maryse Ouellet and Divas Champion Michelle McCool during their match.



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