Kiera Hogan says you don't need to go to WWE to make it big anymore.
Kiera Hogan is one of the cornerstone players of the IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts division in 2021. Having captured the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship alongside Tasha Steelz, Hogan has shown that she has all the makings of a superstar and has been able to accomplish a lot outside of the confines of the conglomerate that is WWE.
Speaking on the Sex and Violence podcast, Hogan opened up about always considering WWE to be the dream destination but enjoying how the landscape in 2021 has evolved to allow people to feel accomplishments and reach a level of stardom outside of WWE altogether.
“WWE is definitely the biggest of the big I mean, at one point it was the only big wrestling company around but now in 2021, there's like a lot of big companies and on TV, you don't necessarily have to go to WWE to make it per se. That was always my dream growing up because that's what I looked forward to but I also grew up watching IMPACT. Back then it was known as TNA, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. I was a huge Knockout fan, like so big on the Knockouts because they were so different. They weren't cookie-cutter, the girls had tattoos. They were doing hardcore matches, like, these women were busting their asses. I was so obsessed, and I made YouTube videos about it as a kid, like, ‘I want to be a knockout. People need to recognize the Knockouts and stop thinking that the Divas are it!’ Literally, I bled for those Knockouts honestly very interesting to finally see me here in this spot.
“It's wild, because that's something only as a kid, as a 16-year-old kid, I was like, ‘I want to do that one day,’ and at 26 years old, I'm sitting here saying that I'm doing it. So I mean, IMPACT is always like a dream. I honestly don't even sit and think about the things that I would talk about as a kid. Now looking at what I've done being in the position that I'm in. So I mean, WWE, like I said, that has always been the dream, but I feel like I've had so many dreams that I've been able to accomplish. So I feel like the sky's the limit for me when it comes to what company I want to go to and why it was not the traditional company. Why it was just a wrestling company that was based off of another show, GLOW, and they made it into an actual wrestling series where it wasn't all just actual professional wrestlers. It was kind of a mix of pro wrestlers and actresses. So it had a really different vibe from anything I was used to and that was an interesting experience on its own and a lot of people can't even say that they've done. So I've been able to do a lot of things and without it just being WWE and I feel super accomplished.”
Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz will attempt to recapture the Knockouts Tag Team Championships from Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Fightful will have live coverage of the event.
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