Saturday, March 2, 2024
Awesome Kong

Awesome Kong

Carson, California
Kia Michelle Stevens
Height & Weight:
272 Ib

Titles Won:

  • TNA Women’s Knockout Championship (2 times)
  • TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship – with Hamada
  • Queen of the Knockouts (2015)
  • PWI Woman of the Year (2008)

Best known for her time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Awesome Kong in the US, and Amazing Kong in Japan. She also appeared in WWE as Kharma. She is a five-time Women’s Champion, having won the TNA Knockouts Championship two times and the WWWA World Championship, NWA World Women’s Championship, and AWA Superstars of Wrestling World Women’s Championship once.

Her success is not limited to singles wrestling, as she frequently teamed with Aja Kong to form the tag team W Kong who held tag team championships in four different promotions, along with winning the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship with Hamada. She was also ranked first in the inaugural list of Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Top 50 Females and is the third woman to enter the WWE Royal Rumble match.

She began her professional wrestling career in 2002 after appearing on a reality television show. She primarily wrestled in Japan for the first five years of her career, holding numerous championships there. In 2006, she began wrestling in her native United States again, appearing on the independent circuit before appearing on national television with TNA Wrestling where she was a driving force in the foundation of their Knockouts division. She has been signed to All Elite Wrestling since 2019.

After disappearing from ring action for some time, Kong returned at NWA EmPowerrr 2021 to save Gail Kim from Taryn Terrell’s stable. After fending them off, Kong announced her retirement from wrestling, saying she couldn’t have done it with anyone better than her friend and former rival. They hugged and cried in the ring together, bringing an end to Kong’s wrestling career.

Notable Matches: vs Gail Kim at Final Resolution 2008 & Turning Point 2007

Notable Feuds: vs. Gail Kim, vs. The Beautiful People, vs. Havok

Other Notable Achievements:

WWWA World Heavyweight Championship

WWWA World Tag Team Championship – with Aja Kong

Japan Grand Prix (2003)

AWA Superstars World Women’s Championship

Cauliflower Alley Club Women’s Wrestling (Active) Award (2011)

ChickFight IX

GAEA Japan AAAW Tag Team Championship – with Aja Kong

Hustle Super Tag Team Championship – with Erika

LLPW Tag Team Championship – with Aja Kong

NWA World Women’s Championship

NEO Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Haruka Matsuo (1), and Kyoko Kimura (1)

Oz Academy Iron Woman Tag Tournament (2004) – with Chikayo Nagashima

World-1 Women’s Championship

RPW Women’s Championship