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Awesome Kong set for Casino Battle Royale at AEW All Out


Another entrant has been confirmed for Saturday's Casino Battle Royale.

In an interview with the New York Post that was published earlier this week, it was revealed that Awesome Kong will be participating in the Casino Battle Royale on the All Out pre-show.  This will be the third AEW show Kong has appeared at and the second one she's wrestled on.

The winner of the Casino Battle Royale will advance to the match to decide the first AEW Women's Champion. The inaugural champion is being crowned on AEW's TNT debut on Wednesday, October 2.

Kong spoke to the New York Post about potentially being in the title match: "I like records. (Laughs) I like breaking molds. I love making history and what not, so this is putting another notch on my belt, so to speak. Who wouldn’t want that?"

Kong also discussed her decision to return to professional wrestling: "After I left TNA it allowed me to take a step back and see what, if anything, else I even wanted to do in wrestling. And then of course with the injuries I accumulated over the years, I thought it was a good time to take a break and let my body heal. So after about three years you kind of get the itch -- and that’s when you’re really healthy, physically and mentally, you tend to want to step back in the ring because wrestling never leaves you."

Kong made a surprise appearance at Double or Nothing, with Brandi Rhodes adding her to Britt Baker vs. Nyla Rose vs. Kylie Rae and making it a four-way match. Kong was then in Brandi's corner at Fight for the Fallen and helped her defeat Allie. After the match, there was an angle where Awesome Kong and Aja Kong went face-to-face.

Season three of Netflix's "GLOW" was released earlier this month. Kong (real name Kia Stevens) plays Tammé Dawson on the show.

There will be 21 entrants in the Casino Battle Royale. Teal Piper, Ivelisse, Jazz, Big Swole (Aerial Monroe), and Sadie Gibbs have been officially revealed as entrants. Baker has also confirmed that she'll be in the match.

All Out is taking place at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The pre-show will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern time, with the main card starting an hour later.