It looks like the most intimidating and imposing female wrestler in wrestling today is headed to the WWE. According to recent reports, Awesome Kong has signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and will start very soon. This is a huge move for the WWE, and instantly rejuvenates the WWE Divas Division, which has not been the same for the last few years. It’s been reported that WWE has been looking to sign Kong for the past two years, even when she was in TNA, and have pressed harder when she left TNA in March of 2010.
On her twitter account, Awesome Kong noted that: “My dreams just came true today. I got my dream job. Yes, THAT one.” This started the speculation of whether Kong meant that she is heading to the WWE, and it seems that it is indeed the case.
During her three years in Total Nonstop Action, Kong was a force to be reckoned with, and was the most feared female wrestler on the roster. This led to her having tremendous success in TNA. Her accomplishments were being a three-time champion in TNA, including winning the Women’s Knockout Championship twice. TNA released Kong because of off-screen incidents with Bubba the Love Sponge.
For the past few years, WWE has modeled the female wrestlers as “divas” who are great to look at, but are average in the ring at best. Some examples of these types of wrestlers are Kelly Kelly, Maryse, the Bella Twins and others. As WWE says, they are the “sexy, smart, and powerful divas of the WWE.”
It will be interesting to see how WWE will use Awesome Kong, given she is not the type of female wrestler that WWE has signed the last few years. While WWE is full of sexy and petite wrestlers at the current moment, Kong is pretty much the exact opposite. Kong is a very intimidating wrestler that could probably give the male wrestlers all they could handle. She is billed at almost six feet tall and weighs at nearly 270 pounds.
Kong will probably be used as a monster that destroys the entire divas division and could have great feuds with the likes of Natalya, who is the current Divas Champion, and LayCool (Michelle McCool and Layla). The best possible match that could be made right now would be Awesome Kong versus Beth Phoenix. Phoenix has attributes most like Kong’s and would give her a great stylistic match-up. I’m sure that is a match that most people would pay to see.
It is expected that Kong will start with the WWE right away, and will go under the name Amazing Kong, the same name she went under in the independent circuit. Kong could debut as early as next week, interrupting a possible divas match, or could even be a surprise entrant in the Royal Rumble Match, much like Beth Phoenix was last year.
Awesome Kong’s Wiki Page