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Awesome Kong selected for Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame

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Impact celebrated women’s wrestling with their Knockouts Knockdown special event. It was only fitting that the next inductee into the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame was announced at the show. Welcome Awesome Kong to the select group.

Christy Hemme provided the introduction.

Kong was humbled to be considered for the honor. She was there at the birth of the Knockouts division, and it fills her with pride to see the same tenacity in today’s Knockouts.

Unfortunately, it was a bittersweet feeling being there. Kong appreciated the acknowledgement of her life’s work, but her main priority was to pay homage to Daffney’s legacy. Daffney opened doors for women to compete in matches like Monster’s Ball. Kong’s parting message was to open the door for the next generation. If not you, who? If not now, when?

Kong recently retired from the ring at NWA Empowerrr. She is a former TNA tag titleholder with Hamada and a two-time Knockouts champion. Kong joins Sting, Kurt Angle, Team 3D, Jeff Jarrett, Earl Hebner, Gail Kim, Abyss, and Ken Shamrock in the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will take place at Bound for Glory on October 23.

Congratulations to Awesome Kong. What are your favorite memories of Kong’s career?