– As we’ve been covering here on the site since last week, former TNA Knockouts champion Awesome Kong is believed to have signed a contract last week with World Wrestling Entertainment. Kong confirmed the signing on Twitter, re-tweeting congratulations from her attorney saying she’s going to “kill it” in WWE.
Independent wrestling promotion Millennium Wrestling Federation is promoting Awesome Kong’s appearance for this Saturday’s event at Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA as her farewell show before she starts with WWE. Kong will wrestle J-Busta and will be accompanies to the ring by John Cena, Sr., father of WWE superstar John Cena.
After speaking with a WWE source over the weekend about Kong’s signing, the latest is that the company is reportedly trying to keep it as “under wraps” as possible. A few WWE superstars are speculating that Kong could be a mystery entrant in this year’s Royal Rumble, which takes place on 1/30. While Kong will certainly be a part of WWE‘s divas division, another plan that has been discussed is for Kong to be introduced as a bodyguard/enforcer for either a WWE superstar or diva.
– WWE has reportedly reached out to Chris Jericho about returning in time for WrestleMania. Jericho is said to be enjoying his time away and does not have immediate plans to return to the company. Triple H will be returning soon to add some needed star power to WrestleMania. The Undertaker‘s status is still up in the air.
With WrestleMania taking place from Atlanta and there being talk of a possible WCW tie-in at the event, Bill Goldberg’s name has come up as somebody the company might reach out to for a WrestleMania program.