Gail Kim Quits: What Took Her so Long?

Von PaxtonContributor IIIAugust 5, 2011

UNCASVILLE, CT - AUGUST 3:  Actor Jeremy Piven guest hosts WWE's 'Monday Night Raw' at Mohegan Sun on August 3, 2009 in Uncasville, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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As you have probably heard, Gail Kim announced via Twitter that she had quit the WWE.

"Hey I just wanted every1 to know that I officially quit WWE on monday," she wrote. "So thank u wwe fans! This won't be the last ..."

While it sucks that she is leaving, who can blame her? My first question when I heard this was, “What took you so long?”

Ever since she departed TNA and jumped ship to the WWE, she has been used in the most horrendous fashion.

Kim had a few shots at the Divas title (and now defunct Women’s title) but was not been able to win it. Instead, one of the most talented female wrestlers of all time was forced to watch as talentless hacks like Eve, Kelly Kelly, and the Bellas held the strap.

Kim was a staple of the TNA Knockouts, sometimes gaining the highest rating on the show. She had a memorable feud with Awesome Kong and put on some truly classic matches. She gave TNA what the WWE could not offer: a woman who could actually put together a decent match.

When the WWE signed Kim, I was thrilled that the company appeared to be attempting to move the Divas division to the next level. Kim could have added so much as she could go longer than one minute (the average length of a Divas bout) and could put on a quality women’s match.

She was so vastly underrated by WWE and used in the most ridiculous fashion (Daniel Bryan’s girlfriend? Really? Really?). Furthermore, ever since she departed TNA, their knockouts division has gone in the toilet (also in part because of Bischoff, Hogan and friends).

All in all, I cannot blame Kim in the slightest.

She was the most talented female wrestler in the WWE or TNA. The fact that the WWE misused her so terribly is a travesty. It also shows how little stock the WWE has in its women’s division and how they are more interested in putting the strap on a WWE stereotype than on a woman who could actually put on a great, lengthy match.

What do you think about Gail Kim asking for her release?