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- 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.”

  • ox shoot slang

    the next piggy james… nuff said

  • Wrestling Guru#1

    This is the Wrestling Guru wishing you all farewell! It has been fun shareing ideas, jokes, and opinions with you all. I won’t be returning to this site because of Lintin! Thanks wrestling Edge…

  • lintin

    Im glad they got rid of JR. I am glad theres no swearing on WWE. I love WWE. They are awesome, ever since they changed in 1999 from 18 to PG, it was the best birthday ever.
    I dumped my gf today. i told her that I liked someone else, and that is JOHN CENA!


    TNA sucks, they have Daniel Bryan on TNA, who cant contribute to ratings because of his wrestling skills.

  • Straightedge disciple

    Kong can wrestle
    she’s not anorexic
    she’s not just using wrestling as a platform to other things like the entire womens roster (except bet phoenix and gail kim)
    so would Kong succeed in wwe?

  • snkfiend

    kong can’t join the wwe shes a wrestle

  • Saintsman

    What everyone is sayings is indeed true. She could make things better in WWE as far as the divas go. But if they did sign her. They would make her a jobber. Thats what they seem to love to do with Diva Talent. I remember how Molly fell out, losing to Stacy and Hemme when she’s obviously better than both. I would love nothing more than to see a good match featuring Awesome Kong. Unfortunately though, only like 1-2 divas can wrestle

  • marcum1234

    she would be a good tag team with beth

  • someone

    she can wrestling so there is no way they will bring her in

  • Burt

    I still think she will be brought in, initially, to feud with Beth Phoenix. Vicki will bring her in as the answer to Beth, after she continuously defeats LayCool and anything else Vicki throws at her. Eventually, Kong will turn on Vicki and feud with McCool, most likely for the Women’s belt. All in all, could be very entertaining.

  • me

    bring her in and have smash lay cool would be great . and have her feud with beth that would be one hell of a match . im sick of all the eye candy that can”t do nothing ……..

  • rko

    Fat chance, kong.

  • Sylvester

    Awesome Kong would be a great addition to the WWE

  • Rich

    I think Awesome Kong would be a great addition to the WWE roster.She should destroy TEAM LAYCOOL.She could be like the Chyna of the new era.She could also form a tag team or relationship with Mark Henry.

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