Known to WWE fans as Konnor of the Ascension, Big Kon has signed a multi-year deal with IMPACT Wrestling.
Having made his IMPACT bow back in February 2022, Kon told PWTorch that he'd penned this contract with IMPACT, although no specifics of the contract were revealed bar the fact that it's a multi-year agreement.
On this news, the powerhouse enthused:
"IMPACT Wrestling has rejuvenated me. It helped me find that passion again. [Wrestling] has given me so much, so I feel like I owe it back to this profession that I love so much."
As alluded to, Big Kon first appeared for IMPACT last February, with him coming up short against Josh Alexander on that night. This brief appearance - a one-minute submission loss - was part of Alexander's journey to reclaiming the IMPACT World Title from the grasp of Moose. The Walking Weapon would finally achieve his goal two months later, and he's currently in the midst of a run with the promotion's top prize that's approaching the 300-day mark.
For Big Kon, he returned to IMPACT Wrestling in November and aligned himself with the Design faction that also features Deaner, Angels, and Sami Callihan. And now, the 42-year-old has revealed that he'll be staying with IMPACT for the foreseeable future.
Following an prior two-year spell in WWE's developmental system, the Michigan native would return to the market leader in 2010. By 2011, originally under the name Connor O'Brian, the big man was a part of the initial Ascension stable - alongside Kenneth Cameron, Epico (as Tito Colon), Shaul Guerrero (as Raquel Diaz) and Ricardo Rodriquez - in Florida Championship Wrestling.
By June 2012, the Ascension debuted on NXT television, here presented as a straight-up tag team duo of Kenneth Cameron - nowadays found in the NWA as Thomas Latimer - and Connor O'Brien. When Cameron was released in November of that year, O'Brien would have a short singles run before taking on the Konnor mantle and forming a new iteration of the Ascension with Rick Victor, who shortened his name to simply Viktor.
A dominant 343-day reign as the NXT Tag Team Champions soon followed for the Ascension, though Konnor and Viktor were short-changed upon landing on the WWE main roster towards the end of 2014. After five years of largely being used as a joke tag team, both members of the Ascension were released by the promotion in December 2019.