This Female Wrestler Asked TNA For "1/10th" Of Kurt Angle's Salary

A former TNA star wanted more money after viewing ratings for her segments.

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Former WWE, TNA and AEW star Awesome Kong once asked Impact Wrestling for "1/10th" of the money Kurt Angle was making.

Kong told Chris Van Vliet's 'Insight' show that it didn't exactly sit well when she noticed ratings for her matches/segments with Gail Kim - the numbers were high, and the revolutionary female worker believed she was due a bit more cash because of that.

One day, Kong marched into management's offices with a plan. She was going to ask for a fraction of what top male stars like Angle were raking in, and dared TNA officials to "look in my eye and tell me that I'm not worth 1/10th of Kurt Angle".

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Incredibly, the general attitude in the office was that most workers had nowhere else to go if they left the company; "I can’t remember word for word, but it was along the lines of if you quit, then don’t think that you will be on Raw on Monday because they ain’t interested".

Wow.

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Of course, Kong did make it to WWE, but the constant battles over money in TNA left a sour taste in her mouth for a long time.

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