A Hall of Fame induction is set to take place ahead of Bound For Glory.
On October 9, 2021, during IMPACT's Knockouts Knockdown event, Christy Hemme came to the ring and announced that Awesome Kong was being inducted into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Awesome Kong took this opportunity to say that even though it's nice to be recognized for her accomplishments, she was dedicating her induction to Daffney (Shannon Spruill), who passed away on September 1, 2021, at the age of 46.
During the October 21 episode of IMPACT Wrestling, it was announced that Gail Kim will be the one inducting Awesome Kong into the Hall of Fame during the Bound For Glory pre-show this Saturday, Octobver 23.
Among her accomplishments with the promotion, Awesome Kong is a two-time Knockouts Championship and Knockouts Tag Team Championship (with Hamada). She is also the 2015 Queen of the Knockouts and won the Gauntlet for the Gold in 2016.
Awesome Kong was a dominant force during her time with TNA/IMPACT, with her first run lasting from 2007-2010. Her rivalry with Gail Kim is arguably amongst the most famous in IMPACT history. She would return in 2015, though only stayed for a year. She was, however, involved in inducting Gail Kim into the Hall of Fame back in 2016.
Awesome Kong stepped away from wrestling at NWA EmPowerrr, officially announcing her retirement.
Past inductees include Sting (2012), Kurt Angle (2013), Team 3D (2014), Jeff Jarrett (2015), Earl Hebner (2015), Gail Kim (2016), Abyss (2018), and Ken Shamrock (2020).
Fightful will have live coverage of IMPACT Bound For Glory this Saturday, October 23, beginning at 10 p.m. EST. We will also have a post-show review immediately following its conclusion.