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HOW HIDDEN ARE WWE'S HIDDEN GEMS?, IMPACT NOT USING LOCKDOWN GIMMICK, HAS WWE TRIED TO BRING AWESOME KONG BACK SINCE GLOW HIT THE SCENE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2019-01-24 10:00:00

With the success of GLOW, has WWE ever tried to bring Awesome Kong back into the company?

We've never heard of WWE trying to bring her back in and all signs are that she's focusing on an acting career as opposed to potentially returning to the ring.  Certainly, she could have capitalized on the popularity of GLOW for pro wrestling bookings but opted not to do that, which I respect.

Where is S.D. Jones?  We haven't seen him since he inducted Tony Atlas into the WWE Hall of Fame?

Sadly, Jones passed away in 2008 after suffering a stroke. He was living in his native Antigua at the time.   One would think he'd be a WWE Hall of Fame Legacy inductee down the line.

After the gimmick was mentioned on a recent podcast, I was wondering, who were the Johnsons in TNA?

Michael and Todd Shane, who later went on to appear as The Gymini in WWE and live in the Florida area.

Why wouldn't Impact keep the Lockdown name for their next PPV?

Creatively, they obviously don't want to go in that direction.  Nothing says they have to be locked into doing the same thing at the same time every year.  I would rather see them pull out that sort of stipulation show when it's necessary, not just to randomly have some cage matches.

How Hidden at these "Hidden Gems"?

I think it all depends on how much of a tape collector you were back in the day.  Some of the material is obviously floating around and has been for years.  To the average WWE Network subscriber, the lion's share of that material is footage that WWE never utilized before, so it's been "hidden" in that regard.  However, if you were someone who was a die-hard AWA collector, chances are you might have that footage in your collection somewhere.  For the masses, however, it's never been available at that level of quality video and audio.  Like everything else in pro wrestling, there's a certain level of "working" involved and I don't believe anyone really thinks this material was hidden away and was suddenly discovered.  The Hidden Gems name is just a cool title for the material as they archive it on the WWE Network, nothing more.

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