Today in History: Taylor Wilde Answers Awesome Kong’s $25,000 Challenge

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June 19th, 2008 | After being turned down twice in her quest to answer Awesome Kong‘s $25,000 Challenge, Taylor Wilde was finally selected to take on the Knockouts Champion. This marked Taylor’s in-ring debut for TNA, and while she didn’t defeat Kong, she proved herself more than worthy of becoming a Knockout, and she joined the roster. She lost no time earning gold, too, and would win the Knockouts Title two weeks later.

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  • ShimmerSupport211

    taylor wilde was a great female athlete that was never really pushed to well

    • Jhonmarco

      Didn’t she get a Knockouts Title run and TWO Knockout Tag Title runs? Hmm.

      • ShimmerSupport211

        knockouts tag titles that mean nothing ?

        • bromero329

          they did when they were first introduced. now tna just stopped caring like wwe did to the divas.

          being the first woman since gail to beat kong is nothing? tna mustve pushed her well enough to make her that woman

  • bromero329

    she won the challenge though right? i think she tried again?

    im looking for the video. cant find it when she wins

    • WWFoverWWE

      Taylor lost on her first try but got a rematch against Kong after beating Raisha Saeed in a match. Taylor then beat Kong and won the title.

  • Ryan

    Taylor rocks!!! So miss this chick she was so cool!! Seriously one of the most perfect wrestlers and damn she was hot too!! She was like X-Division Knockout or something!! She fought like a bro! And Made a great champion too! I dont think Christy Hemme Velvet SKy Raisha Saeed and Kong could of had a better match those days!! Taylor proved she rocked

  • Hands.ofthe.Wicked

    My favourite Knockout ever! One of my fav feuds too! I think Taylor Wilde has the WHOLE package.. Athletic, wrestling skills, beauty, she had it all. She was amazing to watch, she was the reason I got back into wrestling, when I saw her win the championship off of Kong, I just thought that the match was done so well. I also love the monsters ball match between Raven/Daffney & Taylor/Abyss :)

    • Bhentoooot

      one thing bad about her her mic skills but overall she’s very talented wrestler. one you can line up with Melina, Mickie and Tara