In a recent interview conducted for The UK Sun, former WWE and TNA wrestler Gail Kim had the following to say to the website:
"I've experienced WWE twice now, and I know that I do not enjoy that place.
"The second time I really had optimistic hopes and dreams, but I know I would never go back there."
"The night of the Battle Royal where I eliminated myself, it was ten minutes before Raw ended, and I pulled Johnny (Laurinaitis) aside. It was right after his first on-air segment, and I told him 'I just want to give you my notice. I'm quitting.'
"He was surprised and said 'You're putting this on me ten minutes before Raw ends?'
"So I just told him. I told him I felt held down and just ready to move on. I said 'I don't want your money; I just want to be free. Free to do whatever I want.'
"Johnny said 'I'll have to get clearance for you to quit, it shouldn't be a problem.' Of course it was a problem, and they didn't want me to work anywhere else, so I had to stay at home.
"In my opinion, my perception is that it is a control thing for them. They are very powerful and they like to control certain aspects of the company. That really upset me, and when I quit I said to Johnny 'Stop trying to control me. You guys never really cared about me before, so why do you care now whether I want to quit or not?'"
Her decision to unilaterally eject herself from the Battle Royal caused some ripples in the wrestling world, with some labelling [sic] Gail unprofessional, but others feeling the act of rebellion was justified.
"It was a very controversial thing," she said. "A lot of people said that they lost respect for me because I was unprofessional. But unless anyone walks in your shoes they do not what you feel.
"I can admit that maybe it was a childish thing to do. But I would not take it back. I was disrespected many times by the company, and when you get disrespected that many times there is only so much you can take." You can read much more by clicking on the above link.
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