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Gail Kim wrestles her final match

Tonight (Feb 3rd) from Stevenage for Southside Wrestling’s Raw Deal 7, seven-time Knockouts Champion Gail Kim wrestled her final match against Kasey Owens. The TNA Hall of Famer announced her in-ring retirement back in the summer of 2017.

In the main event of the Raw Deal 7 show, Kim defeated Owens (who she served as a mentor and judge to during the second season of British Boot Camp) via inside cradle.

Post-match, the two women embraced each other in the ring. As Kim headed to the back, she received a “Thank you Gail” chant, embraced her colleagues before taking one final bow.

She took to Instagram to share her gratitude, writing the following:

Last note of the night. My dream was to retire in the UK and thanks to @swe_southsidewe for allowing me the privilege to do it for you. Always professional, respectful, caring and thoughtful. Tonight was the icing on the cake for my career and I’ll always be eternally grateful that I could walk away from the ring on such a spectacular note. Tonight was emotional and special and it was all thanks to them and the most loyal fans I’ve ever had. Nothing can beat tonight so I THANK YOU!!

Gail initially debuted for the WWE in 2003, capturing the Women’s Title in her debut match, before being released in 2004. She returned to the company in 2009 and remained with them before unofficially parting ways in 2011.

During her time with Impact Wrestling and launch of their Knockouts division, Gail became the inaugural Knockouts Champion, a title she would win on six separate occasions. She has topped PWI’s Female 50 in the year 2012 and has played a keystone to some of Impact’s most notable Knockouts feuds and matches that include Awesome Kong, Taryn Terrell, The Beautiful People, Brooke Adams and Maria Kanellis.

Kim’s final match with Impact Wrestling was at their 2017 Bound for Glory PPV where she defeated Allie and Sienna in Triple Threat match for a record-setting seventh time. She would relinquish the title a few days later and transition to a backstage agent role for the Knockouts division.

Congratulations and thank you, Gail Kim, for a tremendous wrestling career!

What are your favorite Gail Kim moments?

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