As noted, Awesome Kong was reportedly involved in a backstage altercation with TNA World Champion Matt Hardy’s wife, Reby Sky, during the recent TNA U.K. tour.
As a result of the incident, TNA issued the following statement on their official website, ImpactWrestling.com, announcing her release from the promotion:
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING RELEASES AWESOME KONG
Following a physical altercation in the locker room last week during IMPACT WRESTLING’s UK Tour, TNA announces today the release of Awesome Kong (Kia Stevens).
“We conducted an investigation and determined releasing Awesome Kong is the appropriate action in this case,” said TNA Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Television John Gaburick. “Kong has been a great contributor to TNA and helped solidify the Knockouts as the best female division in professional wrestling. We thank her and wish her well.”