WWE: Gail Kim Can Walk Away, She Has an $8 Million Backup Plan

Michael CastleContributor IIIAugust 9, 2011

Much has been made in recent days of Gail Kim quitting the WWE and she has elaborated somewhat on her twitter account about it.  She feels she was always overlooked, and was never used or given much of a chance to shine with 45 second matches.  She was randomly inserted and removed from storylines and her only on screen action this year was to help the Bellas turn heel. 

As a result, effective last Friday, Gail Kim announced that she has quit the WWE.  Could this be a CM Punk Style work?  Could she be holding out for more money?  Is she pulling a Matt Hardy and trying to get herself fired?  We simply don't know.  All we know is that she says she wants to be released and the WWE has not yet released her. 

Gail Kim is in a fortunate position; she does not need this job.  Not only is she talented enough to work in other promotions but she will soon be wealthy enough to not have to work at all if she so chooses.  Gail Kim is engaged to renowned chef, and host of three different television shows, Robert Irvine.  According to Forbes magazine, Irvine has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Kim and Irvine are set to marry in May 2012.

Because of Irvine's wealth, Gail Kim can afford to be picky about where she works.  What is her endgame?  My thoughts are that she wants to make Divas wrestling matter again and attempt to start a revolution like CM Punk.  She realizes that she can push the buttons and try to press the envelope because, ultimately, she doesn't need the job. 

If, this indeed works, and someone could convince Irvine to get involved in some way, shape, or form with the WWE it would be a huge win for everyone.  He would provide more of the media attention that WWE execs so desperately crave.  As an added bonus, he's a pretty big guy with guns larger than John Cena so he looks like he could belong there.   Perhaps he could be someone to beat up Michael Cole when he makes fun of Divas matches? 

What are your thoughts?  Does Gail Kim legitimately want out?  Is her fiance's wealth viewed as a backup plan? Or is this more of the new "reality era" blending the line between worked shoots and realism? 


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