Awesome Kong

Oct 17, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Kia Stevens
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 272 lbs.
Date of birth: September 4, 1977
Born: Carson, CA
Pro debut: October 20, 2002
Trained at: Inoki L.S. Dojo
Finishing move: Awesome Bomb


– In August 2003, Amazing Kong won the ’03 Japan Grand Prix.
– On January 14, 2007, Amazing Kong defeated Nanae Takahashi in Tokyo, Japan for the AWA Japan Women’s title.
– Amazing Kong defeated MsChif on May 5, 2007 in Streamwood, IL to capture the NWA Women’s championship.
– In September 2007, Kong signed with TNA. In TNA, her ring name was changed to Awesome Kong.
– At the January 7, 2008 Impact tapings in Orlando, FL, Kong defeated Gail Kim to win the TNA Knockout title.
– Kong defeated ODB at Against All Odds ’08 to remain the TNA Knockout champion.
– At Destination X, Kong defeated Gail Kim and ODB to retain the Knockout title.
– At Slammiversary ’08, Kong defeated “fans” Serena Deeb and Josie.
– Awesome Kong defeated ODB at No Surrender ’08.
– On the live Impact from Las Vegas, NV on October 23, 2008, Kong defeated Taylor Wilde to regain the Knockout title.
– At Against All Odds ’09, Kong defeated ODB.
– At Destination X ’09, Kong defeated Sojourner Bolt to retain the TNA Knockout title.
– In March 2010, Kong and TNA parted ways.
– In late 2010, Kong signed with WWE. She was adopted the ring name Kharma.
– Kharma made her WWE debut at the 2011 Extreme Rules, and ruffed up Michelle McCool.
– On the May 30, 2011 edition of “Raw,” Kharma announced she was pregnant and would be taking a break from her wrestling career.
– Kharma returned as a surprise entrant in the 2012 Royal Rumble.
– In July 2012, Kharma was released by WWE.
– On November 16, 2012, Kong made her first post-WWE appearance, teaming with Jazz to defeat Mercedes Martinez & Rain at SHINE 5.
– On January 18, 2013, Kong defeated D’Arcy Dixon, Nikki St John & ThunderKitty in an Elimination Match to win the vacant RPW Womens Title.
– On March 29, 2013, Kong fought D’Arcy Dixon to a no-contest to retain the RPW Womens Title.
– On September 20, 2013, Kong defeated Claudia Reiff, Hollywood Heather & Jessica Hill to win the BANG Womens Title.
– On October 11, 2014, Kong fought Remix Pro Womens Champion Sassy Steph to a double-countout.
– In early 2015, Kong returned to TNA.
– In February 2016, Kong announced her departure from TNA
– On May 14, Kong defeated Hollywood Heather for the vacant CCW Alabama Women’s Title
– In June 2017, Stevens made her acting debut, appearing in a recurring role in the Netflix series, GLOW. She became a main cast member for seasons 2 through 4. Due to these commitments, she largely stepped back from wrestling for a number of years
– Kong made a surprise appearance at AEW Double or Nothing, turning the advertised 3-Way Match between Britt Baker, Kylie Rae and Nyla Rose into a 4-Way Match. Baker would go on to win
– Kong would join Brandi’s Nightmare Collective stable, however, the stable was poorly received and it was disbanded in February 2020
– Shortly after this angle, Kong took a hiatus to film the final season of GLOW
– At Bound for Glory 21, Kong was inducted into the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame

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