Gail Kim reveals where she learned the 'Eat Defeat' maneuver.
Gail Kim's Eat Defeat is one of the most notorious finishers in all of wrestling and as such, it wasn't exclusive to Gail Kim for long and she reveals, she did not invent the move.
Speaking to Sean Ross Sapp at WrestleCade Revenge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Gail Kim revealed that while not everybody who has done the move asked for her permission to use it, an old sign of respect in the world of wrestling, one person who did was Mia Yim.
Gail then went on to talk about where she learned the move and what actually upsets her about people who use the move now and why it's not those that use it as a finishing maneuver without asking for permission.
“My wrestling school that I trained in Toronto [is where she learned the move]. My only thing is you don’t have to ask me necessarily, but I don’t like when people don’t use it as a finisher. Because that’s what’s more disrespectful, I think. You don’t use it as a transition move or whatever. Use it as a finish at least.”
Furthermore, Gail would say that she's heard, through fans, that Enzo Amore did the move poorly but she did credit Xavier Woods with doing the move properly the one time she saw him do it.
“I mean, I’ve been told through fans, but I like him, that Enzo did it like crap,” Kim said. “I don’t know if this is true because I saw it one time that he did it. Didn’t Creed use it too? He did a good one.”
Gail Kim will be working this weekend's IMPACT Wrestling Hard To Kill, which features the first ever women's Ultimate X match.