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Gail Kim Tops 2012 PWI Female 50

Gail Kim has been ranked #1 on this year’s PWI Female 50.

The list, which ranks the women of wrestling based on their achievements in the past year, cited Gail’s record-breaking Knockouts Title reign as one of the factors the landed her on top of the list.

Following her departure from the WWE to TNA last October, Gail held the Knockouts Title from November until June for a total of 210 days, making her reign the longest in the title’s history.

The full list will be revealed when the publication is made available for download this Thursday. It will hit newsstands later this month.

Read PWI’s full press release below:


Pro Wrestling Illustrated has revealed that Gail Kim has been named #1 in the 2012 PWI Female 50. The Female 50 will be available for digital download on Thursday, October 18, at It will be released on newsstands later this month.

This is the first time Gail Kim has earned this distinction. Prior Female 50 number ones have included Madison Eagles (2011), Michelle McCool (2010), Mickie James (2009), and Awesome Kong (2008).

“Gail Kim held the Knockouts title for 210 days during the evaluation period,” said PWI Senior Writer Dan Murphy. “She also held the Knockouts tag team title, and had a string of successful title defenses against the top women in TNA, including Mickie James, Tara, and Madison Rayne. Our congratulations go out to her.”

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