History Wrestling / GailKim

19th Dec '16 2:28:49 PM thecarolinabull01
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Gail Kim (born on February 20, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a female Canadian professional wrestler of Korean descent, known for her high-flying innovative moves. Trained by El Fuego, Ron Hutchison and later, Fit Finlay, La Felina debuted in the year 2000, causing mischief in the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation and then touring for two years across the Canadian circuit after being unmasked. Gail Kim then got a developmental deal with Wrestling/{{WWE}} farm league Ohio Valley Wrestling in the USA and stopped by Michigan's All World Wrestling League. She went on to serve on the WWE's active roster for two years after she won the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Championship]] on her very first night on Raw. She was abruptly released with many others in late 2004 and spent a year honing her craft in Mexico, Australia, Japan and UsefulNotes/SouthKorea.

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Gail Kim Kim-Irvine (born on February 20, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a female Canadian professional wrestler of Korean descent, known for her high-flying innovative moves. Trained by El Fuego, Ron Hutchison and later, Fit Finlay, La Felina debuted in the year 2000, causing mischief in the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation and then touring for two years across the Canadian circuit after being unmasked. Gail Kim then got a developmental deal with Wrestling/{{WWE}} farm league Ohio Valley Wrestling in the USA and stopped by Michigan's All World Wrestling League. She went on to serve on the WWE's active roster for two years after she won the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Championship]] on her very first night on Raw. She was abruptly released with many others in late 2004 and spent a year honing her craft in Mexico, Australia, Japan and UsefulNotes/SouthKorea.
19th Dec '16 1:37:10 PM thecarolinabull01
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'''Gail Kim''' (born on February 20, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a female Canadian professional wrestler of Korean descent, known for her high-flying innovative moves. Trained by El Fuego, Ron Hutchison and later, Fit Finlay, La Felina debuted in the year 2000, causing mischief in the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation and then touring for two years across the Canadian circuit after being unmasked. Gail Kim then got a developmental deal with Wrestling/{{WWE}} farm league Ohio Valley Wrestling in the USA and stopped by Michigan's All World Wrestling League. She went on to serve on the WWE's active roster for two years after she won the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Championship]] on her very first night on Raw. She was abruptly released with many others in late 2004 and spent a year honing her craft in Mexico, Australia, Japan and UsefulNotes/SouthKorea.

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'''Gail Kim''' Gail Kim (born on February 20, 1977 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a female Canadian professional wrestler of Korean descent, known for her high-flying innovative moves. Trained by El Fuego, Ron Hutchison and later, Fit Finlay, La Felina debuted in the year 2000, causing mischief in the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation and then touring for two years across the Canadian circuit after being unmasked. Gail Kim then got a developmental deal with Wrestling/{{WWE}} farm league Ohio Valley Wrestling in the USA and stopped by Michigan's All World Wrestling League. She went on to serve on the WWE's active roster for two years after she won the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Championship]] on her very first night on Raw. She was abruptly released with many others in late 2004 and spent a year honing her craft in Mexico, Australia, Japan and UsefulNotes/SouthKorea.
6th Dec '16 1:37:59 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* TookALevelInBadass: Around 2007-ish. She went from arm wrestling and "double bull rope" matches with James Storm in Jacqueline to being in cage matches, street fights and even a ladder match.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Around 2007-ish. She went from arm wrestling and "double bull rope" matches with James Storm in Jacqueline Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} to being in cage matches, street fights and even a ladder match.
6th Dec '16 1:37:07 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* TookALevelInBadass: Around 2007-ish. She was in cage matches, street fights and even a ladder match.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Around 2007-ish. She was went from arm wrestling and "double bull rope" matches with James Storm in Jacqueline to being in cage matches, street fights and even a ladder match.



** Has came up short in quite a few of them, she won the 2013 Queen Of The Knockouts though it was more like a series of qualifying matches for a Gauntlet Battle Royal than a tournament in usual sense of the word.

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** Has came up short in quite a few of them, until she won the 2013 Queen Of The Knockouts though it was more like a series of qualifying matches for a Gauntlet Battle Royal than a tournament in usual sense of the word.
21st Oct '16 10:48:18 AM JamesAustin
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!!! "International Tropes":

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* AllAsiansLookAlike: WWE also kept pushing her to have an "Asian" gimmick, e.g. a racist stereotype who speaks {{Engrish}}, a sexualized Geisha, or something similar ("OH HERRO PWREASE I AM MOST HONORABLE GAILU KIMU. I KUNG FU WOOMAN CHAMPEON LONG TIME!") and she was like, ''what are you talking about, I'm Canadian. So gross.''

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* AllAsiansLookAlike: WWE also kept pushing her to have an "Asian" gimmick, e.g. a racist stereotype who speaks {{Engrish}}, a sexualized Geisha, or something similar ("OH HERRO PWREASE I AM MOST HONORABLE GAILU KIMU. I KUNG FU WOOMAN CHAMPEON LONG TIME!") and similar, to which she had to remind them that she was like, ''what are you talking about, I'm Canadian. So gross.''Canadian.
5th Aug '16 10:53:30 PM SomeoneElse17
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* {{Face}}: Although Gail has said she's more natural as a heel, she's primarily a face wherever she goes. She was a heel for her first stint in WWE - and showed up as such in TNA. However respect for her in-ring talent lead to her eventually turning face. She did make a heel run work when she returned to TNA - but she turned back face after a couple of years.

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* {{Expy}}: Since her 2014 HeelFaceTurn she's been compared to a TNA Knockout equivalent of Wrestling/JohnCena the ever-present longtime stalwart face of the brand, approaching the record for most championship reigns, nearly never loses clean, can sometimes [[OneManArmy take multiple enemies at once]], and often accused by on-screen rivals of hogging the spotlight away from fresher talent.
* {{Face}}: Although Gail has said she's more natural as a heel, she's primarily a face wherever she goes. She was a heel for her first stint in WWE - WWE, and showed up as such in TNA. However respect for her in-ring talent lead to her eventually turning face. She did make a heel run work when she returned to TNA - TNA, but she turned back face after a couple of years.
12th Jul '16 10:34:43 PM Nyame
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Gail is called the "Wrestling/JohnCena" of the Knockouts Division for a reason. Make no mistake, no matter who the focus is, it always goes back to Gail eventually.
28th May '16 2:20:22 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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** Tried appealing to Dollhouse but had already planned on joining Awesome Kong it didn't work.

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** Tried appealing to Dollhouse but had already planned on joining with Awesome Kong if it didn't work.
24th May '16 9:31:34 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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She returned to Canada for BSE Pro Wrestling then went back to the USA where she signed with Wrestling/{{TNA}} in 2005 to help build up their fledgling women's division. Kim received rave reviews for her in-ring work which paid off in 2007 where she was crowned the first ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-wm.html TNA Knockouts Champion]]. A feud with Awesome Kong followed, which was highly praised by critics and helped draw a huge amount of ratings for TNA. She left the company in 2008 over a pay dispute and resigned with WWE for the next three years. She then re-debuted in TNA, regaining the Knockouts Title belt, winning the Knockouts Tag Team Title Belts, again becoming one of their top female talents. She'd also become the inaugural holder of Imperial Wrestling Revolution's Diamonds Title Belt.

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She returned to Canada for BSE Pro Wrestling then went back to the USA where she signed with Wrestling/{{TNA}} in 2005 to help build up their fledgling women's division. Kim received rave reviews for her in-ring work which paid off in 2007 where she was crowned the first ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-wm.html TNA Knockouts Champion]]. A feud with Awesome Kong followed, which was highly praised by critics and helped draw a huge amount of ratings for TNA. She left the company in 2008 over a pay dispute and resigned with WWE for the next three years. She then re-debuted in TNA, regaining the Knockouts Title belt, winning the Knockouts Tag Team Title Belts, again becoming one of their top female talents. She'd also Elsewhere she'd become the inaugural holder of Imperial Wrestling Revolution's Diamonds Title Belt.



* TagTeam: With Wrestling/MollyHolly, where their main role was beating the hell out of Wrestling/TrishStratus on a weekly basis.

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* TagTeam: With Wrestling/MollyHolly, where their main role was beating the hell out of Wrestling/TrishStratus on a weekly basis. Later with Madison Rayne as the Knockout Tag Team Champions.
24th May '16 9:29:18 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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She returned to Canada for BSE Pro Wrestling then went back to the USA where she signed with Wrestling/{{TNA}} in 2005 to help build up their fledgling women's division. Kim received rave reviews for her in-ring work which paid off in 2007 where she was crowned the first ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-wm.html TNA Knockouts Champion]]. A feud with Awesome Kong followed, which was highly praised by critics and helped draw a huge amount of ratings for TNA. She left the company in 2008 over a pay dispute and resigned with WWE for the next three years. She then re-debuted in TNA, regaining the Knockouts Title belt, winning the Knockouts Tag Team Title Belts, again becoming one of their top female talents.

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She returned to Canada for BSE Pro Wrestling then went back to the USA where she signed with Wrestling/{{TNA}} in 2005 to help build up their fledgling women's division. Kim received rave reviews for her in-ring work which paid off in 2007 where she was crowned the first ever [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-wm.html TNA Knockouts Champion]]. A feud with Awesome Kong followed, which was highly praised by critics and helped draw a huge amount of ratings for TNA. She left the company in 2008 over a pay dispute and resigned with WWE for the next three years. She then re-debuted in TNA, regaining the Knockouts Title belt, winning the Knockouts Tag Team Title Belts, again becoming one of their top female talents.
talents. She'd also become the inaugural holder of Imperial Wrestling Revolution's Diamonds Title Belt.
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