Kiera Hogan was recently ousted from her position amongst The Baddies on the November 23rd episode of Dynamite as Red Velvet made her on screen return.
Kiera was a long tenured member of The Baddies, Hogan and Red Velvet served as two thirds of the original stable alongside Jade Cargill. As Jade’s undefeated streak continued to grow, unfortunately Red Velvet was forced to take time off due to injury, leading to Leila Grey becoming an “Interim Baddie” alongside one of the original members in Hogan.
Kiera Hogan was a recent guest on Busted Open Radio, where she elaborated on her newly severed ties with The Baddies.
“I am grateful. Timing is everything and everything happens for a reason. My time in the Baddies was great. I saw, from the beginning, how amazing this group could be. I saw the t-shirts, the figures, and the big picture. That’s what drew me into the storyline. Jade had started the Baddies section and I was like, ‘I’m going to see if I can get in this Baddies section because they have random fans and people in the section.’ I sent out a text to Jade, ‘you could have the hottest section if you have the hottest flame.’ That blew up and I texted Tony Khan to see if I could sit in the section one week. He was like, ‘Yeah come on.’ At the time, Red Velvet was turning heel so we ended up in the section at the same time so it worked out organically that way. The storyline grew from there. The entrances we had were amazing. I could see the bigger picture. Red Velvet got injured, so I had to step up as second in command, Leila Grey became an interim Baddie. I did a lot for the Baddies, I did a lot for Jade and the group. I feel like the work I was giving wasn’t appreciated. I still don’t know the reason as to why I was kicked out. Some people can’t handle the heat, that’s okay, get out of the kitchen,”Kiera Hogan
Now that Kiera has been awarded her independence she looks forward to showing her skills in singles competition.
“These past few months, I haven’t been able to wrestle. That’s my passion. I want to be in the ring and show what I got and show out. I haven’t had the opportunity to really show how good of a performer I am and how well-rounded I am. Hopefully, I get my own spotlight and I’m able to put on some banger matches with women that want to put on banger matches. There are so many women in the locker room I want to work with. Toni Storm, Jamie Hayter, I just hope I’m able to be part of the women’s division fully and show what I got,”Kiera Hogan
Kiera Hogan has been absent from in ring competition ever since she and Jade Cargill took on the team of Athena and Willow Nightingale on the July 20th episode of AEW Dynamite.
Hogan was asked if she has her sights set on Jade Cargill and her TBS Championship after her somewhat cruel removal from The Baddies.
“I hope that’s where it’s leading and I think it makes sense. I have enough ammunition to go at her, maybe even take her TBS Title”Kiera Hogan
Jade Cargill recently announced that a “Baddies Celebration” is scheduled for this Wednesday’s episode AEW Dynamite.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription