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A WrestleMania clash between Beth Phoenix vs Awesome Kong almost happened

WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix and the legendary Awesome Kong were set to clash at WrestleMania according to Freddie Prinze Jr.

On the latest episode of his new podcast Wrestling with Freddie, the actor and former WWE creative team member revealed plans for an angle between the two legends.

Prinze Jr disclosed he was tasked with writing a “crazy storyline” involving Kong, Phoenix, Gail Kim, and Natalya. The programme would have seen a Kong and Phoenix feud culminating in a match WrestleMania.

“Steph had me write this whole crazy storyline. They were gonna bring Awesome Kong in and they gave me the story and we had recently signed Gail Kim and I had Awesome Kong like smashing her first three opponents, right? Her and Gail had some really, really good matches at TNA so Gail was gonna give her a match and was gonna get seven minutes.

So we’re writing this up and Gail hits her finisher but Kong kicks out and beats her and then she meets Natalya and Kong beats her but then goes off after the bell which brings out Beth Phoenix which is what Vince wanted me to work WrestleMania to and it was gonna be Beth Phoenix and Awesome Kong at WrestleMania.

Now the story couldn’t play [out] and ended up not going because Kia ended up leaving the company.”

Awesome Kong debuted for WWE as Kharma in 2011 attacking Divas Champion Michelle McCool. Before she could have her first match she announced her pregnancy and stepped away from the ring.

She returned as a surprise entrant in the 2012 Royal Rumble making her the third woman to enter the men’s rumble match. Kharma was granted her release from the promotion a few months later and returned to TNA.

She last wrestled for AEW before announcing her retirement at NWA Empowerrr earlier this year.

h/t to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

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