Awesome Kong

Awesome Kong on Balancing GLOW and AEW


Awesome Kong made a successful return to professional wrestling back at AEW Double Or Nothing on May 25. She also made her presence felt at the recent Fight For The Fallen event.

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In a recent interview with the Asbury Park Press, Kong, who is also a major star in the Netflix series glow, spoke openly about re-emerging as Awesome Kong and her desire to try and balance her work as both an actress and a professional wrestler:

“It was strange to slip back into her skin and psyche because Kong is a totally different psyche from Kia. And I seriously was in my room the night before, praying on it that she would appear and that I would remember everything about her psyche to get to that place.”
“I think it’s possible, I think it’s very possible. We’re certainly going to try. AEW is very flexible, and they want to give the wrestling community what they want.”

Kong, whose real name is Kia Stevens also discussed how she feels about the modern boom in women’s wrestling:

“I’m just really happy that women are finally being seen as athletes and people who can compete, can perform at the caliber of the men and are given the opportunity to be performers and not like a sideshow. So I’m glad that I feel like I had a little bit to do with that. I’m glad I’ve been able to do my part.”

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