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Posted by Marc Middleton in TNA News
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

– Former TNA Knockout Awesome Kong was a guest on the Monday Night Mayhem Radio show this week. Here are the highlights from the interview, courtesy of The Mayhem’s official correspondent, Paterson From New Jersey:

Leaving TNA: “The transition has been great. I’ve been taking better care of my body and easing up on the wrestling & my schedule a bit, and I have the opportunity to pick & choose when & where I work, so that has been fabulous. I’m also going back to basics, and going back to Japan this week, and just reinventing & bringing back a more aggressive Kong.”

How TNA Changed During Her Time There: “Well, there were some differences towards the end. They have offered to leave the door open should I want to come back, and that is something I’m also open to. Just right now, I came to this before all the changes happened. People think that because I left right when the changes happened, that I left because of the changes, and that’s not really so. This was gradually coming on, and I my body needed a break, and I just needed to regroup and figure out exactly how I wanted my character to go & the direction I wanted it to go. It’s (TNA) definitely a different product in the little that I have watched. The X-Division isn’t has prominent as it used to be, and that was one of the reasons I came to TNA. When I was Japan, the X-Division DVD’s were like crack on streets. That has changed a bit. So I’d like to see that come back full force. They’re trying new things, and I wish them well, and hopefully the things they are trying works out for them.”

How the Knockouts Division Changed During her Time in TNA: “When I first came to TNA, there was an ambiance that everyone was a team. Backstage, everyone supported one another, we were all together as one, and we worked together as one to grow as a company. Everyone was putting in back-breaking work & putting in their all, because we were depending on one another to make something big happen. I think when things started to get bigger, I guess people got comfortable. I won’t say cocky, but maybe a little comfortable, and the fire wasn’t there anymore. People just got comfortable where they were or discouraged & stagnant.”

Her Role in the TNA Locker Room: “I’ve heard idle reports about the locker room musings. When I was there, things like that didn’t go on. Not to say people didn’t have disagreements, but when I was there/if something came up, I would usually step in & be a mediator for whatever was going on, because we would like to keep a harmonious vibe in the locker room. It’s very important to come to a happy workplace, so when I was there, I did my best to make sure everyone was emotionally safe & physically safe in the ring … These reports that I’m hearing, they may be true, and I’ve heard things have changed since I left. The air there has changed; it’s a different air from when I first arrived that.”

Going to WWE: “Their product is a bit different, and I don’t fit the ‘diva model’ persay. I do believe that if I was there, I would back them a lot of money. They have some of the most creative minds in professional wrestling, and I believe if they choose to pick me up, that everyone would make money all around.”

2 Responses to Awesome Kong Talks About Leaving TNA, WWE and More:

  1. Lynn Angela Pisco

    Date: May 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I think Awesome Kong will have certain advantages to compete against either Beth Phoenix and Michelle McCool for the World Wrestling Entertainment Woman’s Championship title belt in which she was the formal TNA Knockout Woman’s Champion herself eventually though . Even though she has an incredible athleticism inside the ring and she’s not a ” Diva Superstar ” type as these other ladies seems to be so, with power and strength as well as full confidence within herself , Awesome Kong will be known as one of the great female wrestler who has an amazing wrestling moves on the planet today . If Awesome Kong has a chance to become tag -team with Mark Henry against Chris Jerechio and Big Show, they might want to used their own wrestling moves and see how well each one can put these two away sort of speak because of their powerful athleticism inside the ring of course and just have fun entertained the fans world wide . Hey it will be done eventually .

  2. Lynn Angela Pisco

    Date: May 16, 2010 at 12:02 am

    By the time Awesome Kong is getting prepared to enter her very first wrestling debut real soon, it doesn’t matter how well she will performed but it’s certained that these ladies will have prepared for their own nightmares to begin it’s journey cause when this woman shows her own pure athleticism inside the ring like her amazing wrestling moves onto each and every single one of them including both Beth Phoenix and Michelle McCool for the ” W.W.E. Woman’s Championship title belt ” which it will be on the line, just becareful on what to wish for when their careers expires as well though . Soon it shall become their end of a long road trip too. You will see that once Awesome Kong has done her job destroying her victims here, another gold on her waist line shall be hers to become the next big thing and now a new ” W.W.E. Woman’s Champion” here in the entire W.W.E. industry knowing that she is here ready for another competition just waiting in the wings .

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