To help promote the show, Knockouts Champion turned actress Awesome Kong (who plays the role of Tamme on the show) sat down with Ring Rust Radio to discuss the original and Netflix GLOW series, her previous run with the WWE and reveals who her dream opponent is. Highlights of the interview below.
On the Netflix GLOW series: “Well, this is an ensemble cast and it’s a bunch of women led by Ruth, who is a struggling actress at the end of her rope. Ruth takes on one last audition and is desperate to land something. She wants to do something serious, but right now she just wants to work. She ends up in this ragtag show, this low-budget wrestling show, and they don’t know what it is. If they are the actors or if they’re going to be wrestlers involved at the beginning and they are really confused as to what they’re going to do. Once it becomes clear that they know they have to learn how to wrestle and they struggle with that and have to figure out what their characters are going to be and struggle with some of them being very stereotypical. They don’t know if they’re instigating that stereotype or standing up to it, so there’s a lot of that going on. It’s basically about a group of women who come together and work together and build something great.”
On her first exposure to the original GLOW series: “Oh goodness, my brother and I would watch glow every Saturday morning and I actually asked Santa Claus one year if I could be a GLOW girl. My mother said no and then the show got canceled and I said that there was no Santa Claus. Now that I am a GLOW girl, I know that there is a Santa Claus. It’s a total dream come true because all those years I thought that was something that I would never be able to be because the company didn’t really exist anymore. I’d been to Japan, been in TNA, been in WWE, but I didn’t get that one wish and now my bucket list is checked.”
On her dream opponent: “Beth Phoenix and I never happened. The fans have seen Gail and I, and I would always love to face Gail again to bookend our story. The fans would really love to see Beth and I dance in the ring and that never happened. I feel like the fans were cheated out of that so I would love to do that for the fans and for myself.”
On her WWE run: “I can only speculate, but I would think Kharma had a 99.9 percent chance of a title run and then my hope was to bring in a new girl and make a super face who is going to topple Karma. That was my goal and that was something Triple H and I talked about bringing in a girl for a program and making her a super face and us all making money. We never talked about who that would’ve been, we didn’t get that far. I left during my honeymoon with the company.”
Awesome Kong also discuses her desire of pursuing an acting career, Netflix’s influence to more pro wrestling and if she was approached for WWE’s Mae Young Classic.
You can listen the full interview below:
What did you think of the interview? Are you excited to see Awesome Kong on GLOW? Would you like to have seen an Awesome Kong vs. Beth Phoenix feud? Let us know in the comments below!