UPDATE x 2: TNA Wrestling issued the following statement regarding the Awesome Kong/Reby Sky incident: John Gaburick tweeted:
“Prior to the IMPACT WRESTLING TV taping at the Manchester Arena, Kia Stevens (Awesome Kong) was involved in an incident involving Rebecca Hardy (Reby Sky). Subsequently, Kia was removed from the tour and returned to the United States. The matter is being reviewed to determine if any additional disciplinary action will be taken.”
UPDATE: As noted yesterday here on eWrestlingNews.com (see below), there was an altercation (some say backstage fight) between Awesome Kong and Reby Sky during TNA’s current UK tour. This led to Kong being sent home from the tour.
In an update on this, the feud between Sky and Kong apparently goes back to 2013 after some comments made in a shoot interview as well as some things that were said on Twitter.
Back in 2013, Reby Sky went on Twitter after Sid Vicious no-showed an indy event. The tweet Sky posted caused Kong to reply and insult her, later going on to call her a “ho” and a “peon” during a YouShoot interview which was eventually titled “The Ho Bag.” Sky later responded to Kong on Twitter with the following:
“Not aware of this, if it is true. Doesn’t make much sense, as I don’t know her on a really personal level & we have been nothing but nice to each other in passing at shows. We’ve actually texted back & forth a few times, so if she now has a problem with me, I can only attribute it to one thing/person. Fake as f–k to be nice to my face & talk s–t to a camera if its true, but no shocker there. That’s 99% of the women in this business anyway. Next.”
Fast forward to September of last year where Reby still remembered the comments made by Kong and tweeted the following:
“I will NEVER respect a no-show; someone who scams promoters and f***s fans and people who actually show up to work. F*** outta here. That being said, go back to smiling to my face at shows and talking shit online [Kharma], you FAKEASS bitch.”
ORIGINAL: Awesome Kong has been sent home on the first day of the TNA tour of the UK. Kong was sent home after an altercation in the locker room with Reby Sky.
According to sources, Kong had an issue with Sky for some reason and when the latter tried to dress in the women’s locker room, Kong took her bag and threw it out of the room. Sky then left the room and when she returned to get her things, Kong tried to attack her for “not apologizing” for the as-yet-undetermined offense.
There are said to be two versions of the story after that. The first is that Kong tried to attack Sky but was stopped, while the second (which comes from “FAR more people”) is that Kong got to Sky and throttled her before security and producer Pat Kenney restrained Kong. Sky and Matt Hardy’s son were said to be in the vicinity of the incident.
Kong has now been sent home. It’s unknown what this means for her future with TNA.