Wrestling By The Numbers: Dwain ‘Awesome Kong’ McCullough
Nov 27, 2012 - by staff
Professional wrestler Dwain McCullough who competed under the names Awesome Kong, Dwayne McCullough, Texas Kong, Dewey, Gorilla and The Viking has passed away. The 54-year-old Winnsboro Texas native was a mountain of a man standing at 6’5” tall and weighing over 450 lbs during his in-ring days. McCullough first debuted in professional wrestling in 1990 as apart of the United States Wrestling Association after having been trained by Tim Brooks & Chris Adams. He spent 2-years with the organization and defeated Jerry Lawler in July of 1991 to win the USWA Championship. McCullough then signed with the Global Wrestling Federation in 1992 and spent 2-years with the organization where he formed his successful tag-team with Scott ‘King Kong’ Thompson known as The Colossal Kongs.
While working for the GWF, The Colossal Kongs also competed in World Championship Wrestling in the early 1990’s. Dwain McCullough competed with his tag-team partner and in singles competition against some of the biggest names in WCW at the time. After leaving the GWF in 1994, McCullough continued wrestling for the Confederate Wrestling Alliance until late 1997. After leaving professional wrestling Dwain McCullough had a few run-in’s with the law and had recently been having health issues. He passed away on November 17th after reportedly having a massive heart attack.
Below we look at the professional wrestling career of Dwain ‘Awesome Kong’ McCullough by the numbers…
World Championship Wrestling:
* 1 Match on WCW Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match on WCW Clash Of The Champions.
* 6 Match on WCW Saturday Night.
* 1 Main Event Match on WCW Saturday Night.
* 3 Match on WCW Worldwide.
* 1 Main Event Match on WCW Worldwide.