Kiera Hogan can be described as the underdog of the knockouts division. She came into IMPACT Wrestling with a point to prove as she defeated Laurel Van Ness in her debut match. At the time Van Ness was the champion and lost to the newcomer in this non-title match.
This win earned Hogan a title match, but she fell short. Since then she hasn’t found herself in the title picture and is currently in a feud with her former ally Jordynne Grace. Taking on a heel person and sparking up a rivalry with Grace is the fire that she needed to propel herself into the title picture.
If Valkyrie is able to retain her title at Slammiversary then maybe Grace and Hogan can intertwine their feud to include the champion. If Hogan were to win a triple threat match between the three in the future this would solidify her at the top of the division. Defeating two powerhouses would certainly shift the idea of Hogan being an underdog.