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Kong likely found more competition as TNA Knockout Champion than she will in WWE.

Like Tyler Black, who we looked at earlier this week, Amazing Kong is part of the WWE’s Developmental roster and should be making her debut on Raw or Smackdown in the coming weeks.  Making her pro debut in 2002, Kong spent the first four years of her career wrestling exclusively in Japan, winning Heavyweight and Tag Team gold for a number of promotions.  Interestingly enough, her ring name was given to her during this period of her career, when she replaced  Japanese female wrestler Aja Kong in several matches.  Amazing Kong and the woman from whom she acquired her namesake would go on to form a tag team, known as Double Kong, and win the Hustle Super Tag Team Championship, titles that were usually worn by men.

Kong made her state side debut in 2006 for the Chicago-based Shimmer Women Athletes promotion, for whom she continued to appear through 2010. She was especially violent during her time with Shimmer, failing to win a major title despite her stellar record, due in part to being disqualified for mercilessly beating her opponents with steel chairs on a number of occasions.  In 2007, and then again in 2010, Kong made appearances for Shimmer’s affiliate promotion, Ring of Honor.  All the while, Kong was also working independent bookings, and at one point simultaneously held the AWA and NWA World Women’s Championships.  More on Kong after the jump.

Kong’s most notable run began in 2007.  Still wrestling for Shimmer, ROH, and a handful of other promotions, it was in October of that year that Kong debuted in Total Nonstop Action.  In TNA, the prefix of Kong’s name changed from Amazing to Awesome.  Shortly after her debut, Kong participated in a Gauntlet match at Bound for Glory to crown the company’s first ever Knockout Champion.  Despite losing the match, Awesome Kong successfully won the title on an episode of Impact three months later, defeating Gail Kim.

As champion, Kong began offering $25,000 to audience members brave enough to challenge her for her Championship.  In a series of challenges similar to those hosted by Kurt Angle in WWE, Kong plowed through wrestlers posing as crowd members on a weekly basis.  After a six month reign, Kong finally lost the Knockout Title, as well as $25,000, to the debuting “fan”, Taylor Wilde.  A few months later, however, Awesome Kong was able to defeat Wilde and regain her spot at the top of the Knockouts division.  She’d eventually lose the title to Angelina Love in a three-way cage match also featuring Wilde, but it was not her last taste of TNA gold.  Before her time with the company was up, Kong and Hamida reigned as Knockout Tag Team Champions, defeating Wilde and Sarita for the straps on a live edition of Impact in January 2010.

A little over a month ago, Kong confirmed on her Twitter account that she had fulfilled her dream and signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.  Due to a legal dispute, Kong will not be able to retain her Awesome Kong moniker, so she is likely to return to her original ringname, Amazing Kong.  Many expected her to debut at the Royal Rumble on Sunday, but obviously, her appearance is being held for another occasion. As you may have guessed, Kong’s in-ring style is that of a power wrestler.  Her moveset is headlined by a sit-out powerbomb, which is known as the Amazing Bomb or Awesome Bomb, depending on her character’s name at the time.  A gorilla press slam, one-handed chokeslam, and other powerhouse maneuvers fill her repertoire.  Look for Kong to make an immediate impact upon her debut in WWE.  A Diva’s Championship reing shortly after her first appearance with the company should be anticipated.

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