TNA Referee’s Daughter Wants to be a Knockout

Katie Hebner, the daughter of TNA referee Earl Hebner, has stated on her Twitter page that she wants to be a TNA Knockout.

Katie had a brush with Knockout fame in 2008 when she made an appearance on Impact as Gail Kim‘s on-screen sister, Katie Kim, as Gail battled Awesome Kong (Kharma) in Gail’s final match of her first TNA run. The storyline and Katie were dropped after Gail left the company to head back to WWE.

Tweeting to Gail’s fiancé, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, Katie confirmed she was indeed Earl’s daughter and a “Knockout in training”.

Katie’s father, Earl, is currently the senior official for TNA and was previously the senior official for WWE. Katie’s brother, Brian, is also a referee for TNA.

Watch Katie’s 2008 appearance on Impact:

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  • samtherofl

    Well, it’s original…

  • shameronstar

    Does this mean she’s going to return as the Katie Kim character? I always wondered how that storyline with Gail, Kharma/Kong, and Katie was going to end.

    • JillianHallTNA

      Katie can be the key of Gail losing Knockouts title. She can play a role as nice sister who wanna bring Gail back to Earth. That would be so interesting :D

  • A.E

    i think she may have a chance with the proper training,with ko full of veterans she might learn a thing or two.

  • adifferentsame

    That match was awesome and I thought the positioning of Gail having a sister was going to be so interesting. How gutted I was to learn the week after that Gail had left the company.

    • 1saradelrayfan

      well i imagine you got over it

  • shameronstar

    Wow! I forgot how frightening and monstrous of a heel Kharma/Kong can be. The way she was playing with the defenseless Katie, was about to crush her through the steel chair and using her as a shield was done very nicely. The part where she took her hostage reminded me of that scene from the 1st Jeepers Creepers when the Creeper used that guy as shield against the cops!

    • adifferentsame

      Kudos. Haha.

  • WWFoverWWE

    She’s so cute, maybe a current knockout can take her under her wing. They could continue her as Gail’s sister or something.


    I’d love to see her come in as Gail’s sister. That would be pretty awesome!

  • Danni

    The added plus to this is the fact that she’s so young, not even 18 yet. She has years ahead of her to hone her craft.

  • SherriShepherdWWE

    Well, she can thank Gail for ruining her first run in TNA lol

    any ways i wish her the best of luck

    • http://@coleyhall69OnTwitter coleyhall

      Gail Isnt As Good As Everyone Thinks Is She? I Can Guarentee That If Jillian Hall Came To TNA She Would Take Gail To School!

  • Raekon

    She looks like Gails real sister so they could sale the whole thing perfectly. :)
    Too bad Kong won’t be involved anymore. :/

  • Rhawk

    It would be nice to see her brought in as the nice innocent sister to Gail who thinks that she isn’t doing the right thing, and start off being concerned for her sister. But then we can have 2 scenarios with this storyline.
    1. She (Katie) gets one of the knockouts to face Gail and make her see the error of her ways (maybe a Mickie/Velvet/whoever else would be a big face KO at the time) and eventually have this lead to a Gail/Katie fued.
    or 2. Start off like option 1, only have Katie backstab that face KO and team up with her ‘sister’.
    Hopefully option 1 though since I think that would definetly be more effective.

  • Stuff

    give her an anime schoolgirl gimmick or a Korean Idol Gimmick

  • RayneWoman

    How old was she in this video?

  • 1saradelrayfan

    I do not want this ***** on my tv get sara del ray on my tv now!

  • BieberFever

    tHIS HAS got to be top ten TNA KO matches material at least

    My favorite bout between the two hands down I think the emotion the sister showed was also a factor as it gave me chills when Kong was going to lift her up.

    I Love matches like this when even though you know the outcome you always think that it could end differently.

  • Kessuki

    great match. one of my fave KO matches. i wouldnt mind her return as lng as she doesnt wrestle as the division is a bit full.

    • Kessuki


  • No Holds Barred

    She has already made an appearance, this Thursday on Impact in the closing segment apparently.

    But honestly, no offence to the girl, I’d rather see Su Yung or Angela Fong playing the role of Katie Kim (assuming that’s what she will be doing)