Gail Kim walks out on a Battle Royal and WWE management never even noticed? Gail Kim walks up and says, “I quit,” and according to her she gets laughed in the face? Three days later, Melina gets ‘future endeavored,’ as well as Chris Masters, Vladimir Kozlov and David Hart Smith, but WWE doesn’t seem to notice that Gail wants to leave?
We don’t know what the conversation was last Monday that convinced Gail Kim to slide out of the Battle Royal and follow Melina up the ramp during WWE RAW, but apparently it was the proverbial straw for Gail. Now, we’re shocked to hear that Gail Kim turned in her notice with WWE and we’re shocked by the the way she went about it, but what is up with WWE’s management?
Recently Gail Kim and Melina created buzz online by building a feud between them on Twitter and facebook to create a backstory for their matches on SUPERSTARS. Sure, it’s great that Kelly Kelly is champion, and its great they have a program set up between Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix, to replace the feud between Kelly Kelly and Kharma. But Gail and Melina created buzz with their feud on SUPERSTARS and the reward for their efforts is no booking for Gail or Melina for a month before the decision came down to fire Melina.
So Kelly Kelly is WWE’s blonde face of the Diva division because management wants it this way and if women wrestlers (not entertainers) stand up and plye their trade the way they’re supposed to, the response is to bury the girls, punish them for being good at their jobs and fire one of them- as what? A warning to the other to know her place?
The WWE handlers for the Divas apparently want the Divas to act like cattle. It’s sad that the apparent contempt WWE shows the fans of their Diva division is also apparently shown to the very talented and beautiful Divas themselves. And if Gail Kim- who is a mature woman and not cattle- decides this isn’t what she signed up for, then Gail Kim has the right to walk.
Gail put in notice on Monday and doesn’t say anything until Thursday that she had quit WWE on Monday, after WWE posts the latest ‘future endeavors.’ In our opinion, Gail Kim is a terrific company person. We feel shocked and embarressed for Gail Kim that Twitter is her only way of getting the word out to someone in WWE management that she doesn’t want to work in the WWE anymore. My god, imagine if you had to turn to twitter to tell people you quit your job just to get someone in management to notice!
Imagine having your boss completely humiliate you. You respond by telling your boss you quit. Your boss laughs in your face! Then, a few days later, the schedule comes out and your boss wants to know why you’re not at work. Just how professional do you think you’re going to be at that point?
There is speculation that the WWE will not release Gail Kim from her contract as punishment for Gail Kim’s unprofessional conduct during the Battle Royal and on Twitter. Gail Kim’s contract expires within two months, so that’s not a long time. But management trying to punish a worker for standing up for herself against unfair and disrespectful treatment by management is a good way to lose a lawsuit. What is WWE thinking?