In August of 2021, Kiera Hogan made her AEW debut on their Dark program, widely praised. Prior to AEW, Hogan made a name for herself on the indies and at IMPACT wrestling, where she was a two-time knockouts tag team champion. Since her debut, Hogan has shown up on Dark and Dark: Elevation and Dynamite. According to PWInsider, Hogan is not signed to an exclusive deal and can take bookings elsewhere.
Recently, Hogan sat down with Mickie James, Lisa Marie Varon, and SoCal Val for a GAW TV interview. When asked about her feelings in this interview, Hogan said:
“I feel like there are a lot of moving parts going on at AEW right now, so I feel like many things are getting lost in the shuffle, and I feel like I am one of those things. However, I am just trying to stay positive and focus on what I can control, which is just staying ready whenever that opportunity presents itself. I am excited because NWA, I still can make indie bookings under my contract and do things that honestly I can do because of my contract, so I can still work and go out and things, and with the time that I do have off, I can focus on myself and working out and my move set and going to training or getting bookings.”
Her time as a solo performer in IMPACT and as part of her tag team, Fire N Flava, with Tasha Steelz, were both fondly remembered by Hogan in that interview. Hogan made the following statement:
“My time at IMPACT, I grew so much in those four years that I was there, and I still feel in my heart that I am not done there because of how I left, but at the end of the day, it was my choice. I love IMPACT so much. It is such a family, and I miss my sisters, and I miss my family. I miss all the stories that I was involved with and how interesting everything got and how different stories fed into different stories with these people even though we had never, ever connected before.”
Although Hogan has such fond memories of her time at IMPACT, she feels like she has hit a plateau.
“I got to a point where I felt like — everything was going well for me at IMPACT, but I felt like I had plateaued. I am like, ‘Something needs to give, Something needs to change. I need to — my move set, Something. I feel like Something internally needs to get going. Something is stopping.”
Kiera Hogan is a young, aspirational talent with great potential. When it comes to the future of her partnership with AEW and whether or not she will return to IMPACT, time will tell.