As seen during the NWA’s first-ever all-women EmPowerrr pay-per-view event on Saturday night, we saw Awesome Kong make a surprise appearance as she announced that she was retiring from the professional wrestling business.
During the show, Gail Kim came out and was interrupted by Taryn Terrell, Jennacide, and Paola Blaze. This led to Kong coming out and attacking the three women. Following a staredown with Kim, Kong called Gail her “greatest rival” and announced her retirement. The two women then hugged.
Following the show, many current wrestlers took to Twitter to congratulate and thank her for her contributions to the business. You can check out some of the reactions below:
— Daniel "Fyre" Sykes (@FightWrestleWin) August 29, 2021
They carved the path that we were inspired to follow..
We chose TNA/@IMPACTWRESTLING as our home in this Realm for many reasons, Children..
— Rosemary, The Demon Assassin (@WeAreRosemary) August 29, 2021
SO SPECIAL 😭 https://t.co/UK9cIEOoNu
— Shazza McKenzie (@Shazza_McKenzie) August 29, 2021
How it started vs. how it's going
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 29, 2021
— s ü y ü n g (@realsuyung) August 29, 2021
You heard right!! 🚨
— NWA (@nwa) August 29, 2021
— David LaGreca (@davidlagreca1) August 29, 2021
— 💀N Y L A R O S E🥀 (@NylaRoseBeast) August 29, 2021
I caught up with the legendary @gailkimITSME to discuss the emotional moment in the ring with #AwesomeKong as Kong announced her retirement from the ring.
Watch that moment and so much more from #NWAEmpowerrr on @FiteTV @nwa #EMPOWERRR pic.twitter.com/fIE2YqYN4A
— Josh Shernoff (@SoSaysShernoff) August 29, 2021