Gail Kim returned to RAW on April 5, 2004 and immediately reforged her alliance with Holly. She dropped her high flying style (possibly to avoid further injury) and adopted a new submission-based technique and dubbed herself "wrestling's submission specialist". At Bad Blood on June 13, 2004 she faced Lita, Stratus and WWE Women's Champion Victoria in a title match which was won by Stratus (the match was supposed to have her take on Victoria until a last-minute change had Stratus and Lita inserted into the match). Kim continued to compete in the women's division, receiving several more shots at the title (including a battle royal on October 19, 2004 at Taboo Tuesday) and joining fellow heel divas Stratus and Holly in a feud with diva Stacy Keibler. On November 3, 2004 Kim was released by WWE (this came somewhat unexpectedly, given that she had appeared on RAW just two days earlier, attacking Lita along with Stratus following a confrontation between the two).
Following her release and the expiration of her ninety-day no-compete clause, Kim made sporadic appearances on the independent circuit, wrestling matches in Mexico, South Korea and Australia. She posed for several magazines, and appeared topless in a mobile phone advertisement.
On September 6, 2005, TNA Wrestling announced that they had signed Gail Kim to a contract.
On the October 8, 2005 edition of TNA iMPACT!, Kim made her debut, teaming with Jeff Jarrett and America's Most Wanted by attacking Team 3D. Shortly thereafter, she helped AMW regain the NWA World Tag Team Wrestling Championship from The Naturals. On November 26, Kim was attacked by the debuting Jackie Gayda. She spent the remainder of the year and early 2006 filming her part in the film "Royal Kill" before returning to TNA and rekindling her feud with Gayda.
Between February and April 2006 Kim was the guardian of Jackie Gayda, who had been blackmailed into joining the Planet Jarrett stable. The two women frequently fought one another during matches featuring members of Planet Jarrett as Gayda attempted to cost them the match. Gayda was "fired" by Kim at TNA Sacrifice 2006 on May 14, 2006 after announcing that she was pregnant.
On May 15, 2006 in Orlando, Florida, Kim wrestled Traci in a dark match to be featured on the TNA Knockouts DVD. The match was the first women's wrestling match in TNA in over a year, and Kim's first match on American soil since her WWE release. Since then, Kim was attacked at TNA Slammiversary 2006 by Sirelda . The weeks after this, the two traded blows, until TNA Victory Road 2006, where Sirelda's team defeated Kim's. At TNA Hard Justice 2006, they faced off against each other in a one-on-one match, where Kim would defeat her.
On the October 19, 2006 iMPACT!, Kim was (kayfabe) injured in the ring by Hernandez when he gave her a Bordertoss following a loss in an eight man tag match where Latin American Exchange (Hernandez and Homicide) were teaming with America's Most Wanted. At TNA Genesis 2006, America's Most Wanted lost to LAX after James Storm was hit with a blowtorch can. After the match Homicide tried to use Da Gringo Killa on her, but she was saved by Petey Willams who came out to give LAX a beating with a lead pipe.
At TNA's Final Resolution Pay-Per-View, Kim accompanied James Storm to ringside where he defeated Petey Williams with his feet on the ropes. However, she helped Williams from further assault by taking Storm's infamous beer bottle out of his hand and giving him a low blow. Kim was then jumped from behind by a returning Jacqueline Moore. Jacqueline then took over as Storm's new manager, and Kim became Williams' manager. After a mixed tag match between the two duos at Against All Odds 2007, "the Wildcat" Chris Harris returned to chase away Storm and Moore.
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