Impact Wrestling's Kiera Hogan spoke with Interactive Wrestling Radio for an interview recently. You can see the full interview above, and highlights below.
Impact Wrestling's Knockouts:
"I feel like Impact Wrestling had made a stride with that (the Women's Revolution) back in like 2006 and 2007 when women were doing ladder matches and steel cage matches! I remember when I was growing up... I still have Knockouts posters on my wall because I'm a fan. (laughs) I remember watching Impact and saying "I want to be a Knockout" because I felt they weren't so cookie cutter. They were all about everyone being so different, everyone being their own person, everyone having their own character. I feel like that is what set them apart from the main stage. I feel like it gave everybody a reality check on people being different. Everybody's not the same! They (TNA Impact Wrestling) had so many different characters and everybody was so different but everybody was able to do everything. I feel like people are now starting to take that under consideration... That women are able to do just about anything if you give them the chance."
Being able to call herself a Knockout:
"I feel like I haven't gotten used to hearing it yet because when you said it, I was like "Oh My God!" (laughs) My family was really weird about wrestling. They didn't completely understand it, of course. Now they are like, "We're so proud of you!" They still really don't get it. But, I'm actually going to have a viewing party (laughs) for my first (TV) match for my friends and family. They know how hard I've worked. It feels so crazy to me to think that I'm a Knockout now. It was just a dream to me. So now, being able to do it, it is like dream to reality. Follow your dreams!"
Her wish list of Impact opponents:
"Rosemary is at the top of the list. She is someone that I feel, when I was researching, when I was watching Impact before I was taping, Rosemary was the one person I was really intrigued by. Her character, her persona, her theme song! I feel that she is just that character that sets her apart from the other females. She's so different and I would love to be able to get in the ring with her especially with my spunky little attitude. I feel like that would be something to see and she's at the top of my list. I cannot wait to work with Allie! I worked with her last year at WrestleCon. But, I really want to work with her more. She has evolved so much at Impact as a character - Oh my Gosh! But, all the girls... Allie, Sienna, Taya. I'm so excited to be able to work with all the girls. I can't wait to step in the ring with each and every one of them!"