IMPACT! Wrestling will be inducting Awesome Kong into the 2021 Hall of Fame. In addition, the ceremony will take place in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 23rd.
All in all, the announcement of her induction comes after going public with her retirement during NWA EmPowerrr last month. This monumental moment makes her the first Black woman to be inducted into IMPACT! Wrestling’s Hall of Fame.
Gail Kim Congratulates Her Old Rival
Gail Kim took to social media to congratulate her longtime friend and notable rival. She goes on to share the importance the legend has on women’s wrestling. Her rivalry with Kim goes down in history as one of the greatest feuds of all time.
Moreover, Awesome Kong’s legacy and influence within the world of wrestling lead back to her days in Japan in the early 2000s. During her time in TNA, she becomes a two-time Knockouts Champion. in addition, she is a former Knockouts Tag Team Champion with partner and TNA legend, Hamada.
All in all, her accolades and accomplishments become the blueprint of wrestling. She watches the newcomers of today live on the legacy she helped build within the Knockouts division.
The Future Of The Kong
Futhermore, our very own, Stephanie Hardy, caught up with the former Knockouts Champion during NWA Empowerrr. She discusses owning her career and says, “I have my fingers in some pies of entertainment.”
The GLOW star is hanging up her wrestling boots, for now. All in all, the anticipation of her path outside of the ring keeps us locked into what is next. A true legend, Awesome Kong we thank you.
With the return of Knockouts Knockdown slowly approaching, will we see an appearance from Awesome Kong, herself? Tune into Knockouts Knockdown airing Saturday, October 9th on IMPACT! Plus.