Today in History: Awesome Kong vs. ODB at Against All Odds 2009

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February 8th, 2009 | With Awesome Kong‘s Kongtourage banned from ringside, ODB‘s chances of winning her first Knockouts Title at Against All Odds 2009 improved considerably. She took advantage of this distraction to attack Kong, kicking off a match that was as hard-hitting as expected. ODB seemed to be on fire, actually bodyslamming Kong at one point. However, that move appeared to take more out of her than it did Kong, and she soon succumbed to the Implant Buster, Kong covering her for the three-count and retaining the Knockouts Title.

What are your memories of this moment?

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  • howie_ruhl

    I never got why people dislike ODB so much. I mean, she’s not my favorite or anything but I always found her decent. I liked what she added to the highly diverse roster at this time. And while she’s not exactly the best wrestler, he’s not half bad either. Plus, I liked how her moveset, look and character all jived together in one cohesive package. Not saying the best to ever walk in the division but the amount of hate I’ve seen her get seems unjustified. Is it because she’s ”not diva pretty?” Educate me oh great diva fans. Teach me how to be shallow.

    • I think she is boring in the ring and her character, which she plays well, is annoying. I dont hate her though, just think she is nothing too special and should NEVER have gone over Tara.

    • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

      I agree I liked ODB and she was one of the very few Knockouts who actually had a character and the crowd loved her.Her wrestling was always fine too.

      • I would have to disagree. At the height of ODB’s push nearly EVERYONE had a fully realized character.

    • glassjaw

      She was more diverse in the ring than people were allowed to believe. But she had a gimmick that, while getting her over, didn’t evolve whatsoever.

      • JP

        I agree. The problem was that it was really over, and I think they had an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. I think she probably could’ve done just about anything they’d ask of her, if they wanted to change it. Sadly, they didn’t.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I like ODB she actually inspires my ratchet side. I’d love to spend a day with her. Kong as well. She got a beautiful personality outside the ring. I know her character was to be a monster but I always found her so beautiful. Like Nia Jax.

    • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

      She was definitely One Dirty Bitch!

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  • ODB was actually a lot stronger than most people may think. This actually isn’t the first time she’s lifted Kong. I feel as though they should’ve added a few more power moves to her brawler/powerhouse moveset to get her more over because if booked properly, people really wouldn’t have been complaining about her gimmick over time. After all, it’s not that far off from Austin’s gimmick. The only difference is the type of liquor they drink, and the fact that they’re the opposite sex.

    • PoisonYourMind #PYM

      nah’s she’s always seemed pretty strong to me. looks like triple h with a skirt on.

    • Shady

      The people that do not like her (myself included) are the minority. Most people loved her and she wass over asf. Probably the most over KO along with Velvet Sky

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    I was excited for this match because of the promo ODB did prior to this but the match felt flat for me, compared to Kong vs Gail…

  • Shady

    ODB always was really dry in the ring, other than that she was over as hell

  • Call Up Asuka NOW

    Kong was good ODB was meh but this was a awesome time to be a TNA fan

  • Carlos?#canigetarefill

    I love odb’s character… but her wrestling was always a pickle! The division suffered without gail to a good extent. You could tell the workrate decreased. The knockouts lost their workhorse. I mean they had roxxi who was dope and could wrestle and was over but i never understood why they never gave her a title reign, they had cheerleader freaking melissa in a gimmick that made no sense instead of letting her be her, i love this period but tna still was doing stupid shit. Then once hogan and bischoff came in, it was the beautiful people era. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f36ca28a96ba81f535c81a48c94b2fb643aea020db5885efbe729b7de8de63df.gif