When TNA signed newcomer Betsy Ruth two weeks ago, many saw it as a move to replace the recently departured former Knockouts Champion, Awesome Kong. Speaking on the Women of Wrestling Podcast, Kong speaks on the comparisons between the two:
“She [Betsy] is a lovely person, lovely girl. She has great skill. Just because we are of the same build and do some of the same moves… You could have that comparison with a lot of the girls who are thinner, smaller and blonde or brunette who are on TNA’s roster or any roster in wrestling. There aren’t that many of us full figured [female] wrestlers around so I guess that’s why people are quick to compare. I think she’s going to do a phenomenal job and I hope that the writers give her great support.”
Meanwhile, on whether the comparisons may set Betsy up for failure in the company, Kong is hopeful that they won’t:
“I hope she doesn’t [fail]. When people make comparisons, it does set people up for failure. Judge her for what she does. Hopefully they have her character, not as an imitation of Kong, but as what she’s been doing and what she’s been cultivating. And if I were ever to come back, then maybe we could have an awesome feud or a tag. We are two different entities and I’m pretty sure they’ll showcase her strengths and they’ll be different from mine.”
Listen to the full interview by clicking here.