11/29 Live SD! Note
As previously announced, next week's WWE Smackdown show will be a live special airing on Tuesday night, 11/29, from 8-10pm EST on Syfy. The show was originally slated to be a supershow featuring top Raw stars, however, with the Raw crew having a house show event on 11/30 in Yokohama, Japan, it is unlikely that Raw stars will be on hand for the taping.
Gail Kim Says WWE Disrespected Her
In a new interview conducted for SLAM! Wrestling, former WWE Diva and current TNA Knockout Gail Kim spoke on a number of topics, including her departure from WWE and the infamous "roll out" she did during a Battle Royal. On that subject, Kim had the following to say:
"I don't regret what I did at all. It was a respect thing," Kim says. "I was told to get eliminated as soon as possible, so that's what I did. I saw my decision as a case of either continuing to take their lack of respect or doing something about it.
Nobody knows what I went through in terms of disrespect during my time there, but that move wasn't just about me it was a culmination of all the disrespect I felt that all the other women and the women's division as a whole had received too, I was taking a stand.
While a lot of fans watching Raw noticed what I did, nobody from WWE noticed, that just shows how much they didn't care. I went up to Johnny [John Laurinaitis] after and spoke about the Battle Royal and his reaction towards the match was, 'Yeah, I heard it was pretty shit.' I was amazed and I then told him how I eliminated myself and he just laughed.
How can fans take the division seriously if the people working for the company aren't? If it had been one of the men who had eliminated themselves they would have been punished, but because it was the women nobody cared, not even after I had told them."