Gail Kim reflected on the injury she suffered during IMPACT Wrestling’s 1000th episode in September of the previous year. In that episode, there was a multi-Knockouts tag team match, and Gail Kim made her return to the ring after a five-year hiatus. Unfortunately, during the match, she was pulled off the apron by Velvet Sky, resulting in Kim hitting her head on the concrete floor below and suffering a concussion.
In an interview with Ring The Belle, Kim discussed the incident and the circumstances surrounding it. She mentioned that it had been five years since she last wrestled, and sometimes freak accidents can occur.
“Basically, I hadn’t wrestled for five years. Things happen. I feel like I’m around it so much that maybe I didn’t get in enough practice, maybe, I don’t know. Things of freakish nature happen all the time. My leg got pulled, my body rotated, and it just happens. I don’t think anybody knew until some video got released on social media the next day because I woke up to maybe twelve people sending me the video.”
Kim admitted that she might not have had enough practice, and unexpected situations can happen in wrestling. She also mentioned that she didn’t realize the extent of her injury until she saw videos on social media the next day because she woke up to multiple people sending her the video.
Kim also revealed that after the fall, she was in “auto-pilot mode” for the rest of the match, pushing through despite the injury.
“I was definitely in auto-pilot mode at that point, for sure. We do have that. I didn’t know what was going on, I just knew I got the wind knocked out of me, as far as I knew, and I just kept on going.”
Since the injury, Gail Kim has not competed in the ring, but during the same interview, she teased the possibility of entering the 2024 Women’s Royal Rumble match, keeping the door open for a potential return to action.
Injuries are an unfortunate part of professional wrestling, and Gail Kim’s experience highlights the risks and challenges that come with the sport. With her potential entry into the 2024 Women’s Royal Rumble match, do you think we might see her return to the ring on a more regular basis, or would it likely be a one-time appearance? Leave us know what you think in the comment section below.