Knockout star Kiera Hogan revealed in an interview with Outsports that she plans on staying with IMPACT, and has signed a new multi-year contract. Hogan expresses how grateful she is to work with the promotion, calling it the best locker room she’s ever been in.
It’s honestly great, I’m so glad to continue to be a part of the roster and to continue to be a part of the Impact family, because, honestly, that’s what it is. I honestly wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. It’s the best locker room I’ve been in. Both men and women, we all look out for each other.
We all are very close with each other. I just feel like we’re such a close knit family that all want to do something really great with this platform that we’ve been given. I’m just so happy to be able to stay around and grow with the company. It’s just so crazy to think about me talking about the Knockouts division when I was 16 years old, and saying how they had the best women’s wrestlers. To be a part of the division, I can actually vouch for that now. I knew in my heart that Impact was going to be my home.
Hogan would also discuss her recently announced relationship with former Knockout Diamante, who was released by IMPACT back in January. She would admit it was a difficult thing to make public due to the rarity of two female wrestlers being together, but had support from stars like Jordynne Grace and Tessa Blanchard to help her out.
We’d been together for a few months and we had always talked about if the time was right because this is such a big thing. Especially in the wrestling world. It’s very, very rare, especially for two women wrestlers to be together. We knew the impact that it would have on the wrestling community so we wanted it to be the right time.
It’s funny. I actually decided I wanted to make the post very randomly. The few days leading up to it, me and her were really lovey. She was just giving me so much love and I just felt it. I felt it in my soul like it was the right time. I was at a Windsor, Ontario impact taping, in the Knockouts locker room and I turned to Tessa [Blanchard] and I was like, “I think I’m gonna make that post.” She said, “What post?” I was like, “THE post,” and she was like, “No, you’re not!” Her and Jordynne Grace sat down with me while I wrote it and proofread it for me. They edited all of my pictures and, when it was time to do it, Tessa was like, “Press the button! Press the button!” My Knockouts division sisters are the best people in the world. They are my family. I love them to the moon and back.
Check out the full interview here.