It was a strong career. There are certain wrestlers who make an impression on you just based on how they look. That can make for some special moments when you can find someone who can back it up in the ring. You know these wrestlers when you see them and they do not come along that often. That was the case with one in particular, though now she is hanging up her boots.

This weekend at the NWA Empowerrr women’s event, Awesome Kong made a surprise appearance and announced that she was retiring from wrestling. Kong interrupted and attacked Taryn Terrell, Jennacide and Paola Blaze before her longtime rival Gail Kim appeared. Kong referred to King as her greatest rival and announced that she was done with wrestling. Her most recent match took place on January 1, 2020 during an episode of AEW Dark.

Kong was a force in wrestling. Check out some of her most famous moments:


ODB vs Awesome Kong vs Tara: FULL MATCH (Bound For Glory 2009) | IMPACT Wrestling Full Matches

TNA: Gail Kim And Awesome Kong Brawl

Opinion: Kong is not the kind of person you find in wrestling every day. While she is going to have a reputation as a monster because of how she looks, she was also a very talented in-ring performer who had clearly put in the work and effort to get this far. You don’t see that kind of dedication very often and that is one of the reasons she was so successful in the sport.

What was your favorite Kong match? Who would you have liked to see her face? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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