A local mall became an impromptu meeting place of wrestling icons when female superstar Awesome Kong joined Hulk Hogan during a book signing.
Awesome Kong, multiple-time Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Women’s Knockout Champion and former National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Women’s Champion, appeared with former WWE and WCW World Champion Hogan at a book signing in Lake Grove on Tuesday, adding her larger-than-life, big time support to the publicity of Hogan’s “My Life Outside the Ring,” recently published.
When Hogan saw the world champion wrestler arrive at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in the Smith Haven Mall, he pointed to her and proclaimed, “I’m a BIG fan of yours!” The two megastars then posed together, spoke, and then it was Awesome Kong’s turn to talk—specifically about Hogan signing with TNA, announced Tuesday in New York City.
“I’m very excited to have Hulk join me at TNA,” she said about the wrestling and entertainment empire that airs its shows on Spike TV. Awesome Kong is widely recognized within the industry as a wrestler with huge star power and overwhelming tenacity and ferocity. “This is a great day for me, and a great day for TNA,” Awesome Kong said about both appearing at the book signing and Hogan being brought into the fold.
The crowd at the book signing was awestruck and riveted as they watched the two high octane stars talk and share some private moments while photographers snapped pictures frantically. Awesome Kong, a world champion wrestler and superstar in TNA, NWA, and American Wrestling Association (AWA) wrestling, is one of the most dynamic personalities in the sport today.
Pro wrestling and entertainment observers believe that not only is Awesome Kong among the most scintillating figures in the sport today, but that she is likely to maintain that status well into the future.