A former WWE wrestler will come out of retirement to celebrate something special. Awesome Kong will return to the ring for the 1,000th episode of IMPACT Wrestling.
Awesome Kong, also called Kharma in WWE, was there for a short time from 2010 to 2012. During that time, she had only one match. People mostly remember her for her time in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, where she was really strong and won the TNA Knockouts Championship two times.
Awesome Kong to return
Kong wrestled the final time on the AEW Dark show’s New Year episode in 2020. She said she stopped wrestling over a year after that and was put into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame.
But, Awesome Kong didn’t stop wrestling for long – only two years. She’s going to start wrestling again on September 9 at Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. She’s going to have a match there as part of IMPACT Wrestling’s celebration for their 1,000th episode.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 29, 2023
It’s not known who Awesome Kong will wrestle against when she comes back. Her previous match was with Skyler Moore on AEW Dark. There are many choices from the current IMPACT Wrestling women’s group, like Trinity, Deonna Purrazzo, Jordynne Grace, Masha Slamovich, and Killer Kelly.
The reason Awesome Kong left WWE
Awesome Kong had just one fight when she was with WWE, and it happened during the 2012 Royal Rumble. She talked to Chris Van Vliet in an interview last year and said she wasn’t feeling good mentally and physically while she was with the company.
“I was not in the place physically, emotionally, and physiologically to deal with the okie doke. Now I say the okie doke, anybody who has had a WWE contract knows what that is. It is the politics, the mind games, the expectations, and the standard that you have to live up to. I’m not saying that it is bad, but it is vigorous, and I wasn’t up for the okie doke,” Awesome Kong said.
Awesome Kong has wrestled for organizations such as Shimmer, Ring of Honour, Shine, and the National Wrestling Alliance.