Awesome Kong & Shanna Removed From AEW Roster Page

AEW's official women's roster just lost a couple of names.

Awesome Kong Shanna

Awesome Kong and Shanna have both been removed from AEW's official roster listing, as pointed out by Reddit user DamieN61. There is currently no word on whether or not either has been released by the company.

Kong hadn't been seen in AEW since February 2020, when Brandi Rhodes' poorly-received Nightmare Collective stable split up. The veteran's last match was a squash win over Skyler Moore on Dark's 7 January episode, coming a few weeks before Kong left to film GLOW's fourth season, which was cancelled that October.

Shanna, meanwhile, spent eight months on the sidelines in 2020, her ability to travel from Europe hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic. She was a steady presence on Dark between November and February, returning for one last loss to Leyla Hirsch on Dark: Elevation's 12 April episode.


Prior to her November comeback, Shanna was embroiled in a social media scandal when she was accused of Islamophobia, calling for French President Emmanuel Macron to close the country's borders.

Last week saw AEW's Tony Khan claim the company was on the verge of a "huge expansion", including new roster additions. Mark Henry has been added to the listing following his Double Or Nothing 2021 debut.


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