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-->"''God made the Devil just for fun\\
When He wanted the real thing, He made Aja Kong!''"
-->- From her theme song, "Jungle Emperor"

'''Erika Shishido''' (b. 1970) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese-[[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates American]] {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er as '''Aja Kong.''' She started her career in 1986 at the age of 16 under her own name, becoming Aja Kong in 1988. She was a long-time regular in Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling and helped establish the [=ARSION=] promotion as one of the top monster heels. Among her achievements, she is a 4x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/zenjo/wwwa-t.html AJW WWWA World Tag Team Champion]], holding the belts 1x w[=/=]Grizzly Iwamoto, 2x w[=/=]Bison Kimura as the TagTeam Jungle Jack and 1x w[=/=][[Wrestling/KiaStevens Amazing Kong]], a 2x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/zenjo/wwwa-s.html AJW WWWA World Singles Champion]], a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/arsion/arsion-s.html Queen of [=ARSION=]]] and a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/hustle/hustle-t.html HUSTLE Super Tag Team Champion]] as Erica w[=/=][[Wrestling/KiaStevens Margaret (Awesome Kong)]]. She made her [=PPV=] debut at ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Wrestling/SurvivorSeries 95.'' Kong has also competed for Wrestling/{{FMW}}, Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}, Wrestling/DragonGate, and many other promotions. She was inducted into the AJW Hall of Fame in 1998 and the ''[[Wrestling/TheWrestlingObserverNewsletter Wrestling Observer Newsletter]]'' Hall of Fame in 2006.


As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aja_Kong The Other Wiki]].


!!! "He made Aja Kong's Tropes!":
* {{Acrofatic}}: Her Northern Lights Superplex is a top rope backdrop splash while suplexing her opponent. Not just of the agile variety either but also surprisingly flexible and dexterous.
* ActionGirl[=/=]DarkActionGirl: She's fought just about all the competition available to her in some form or another and won more often than not.
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/ManamiToyota, Chaparita ASARI
* AssKicksYou: A seated senton to counter those pesky sunset flippers. ([[GenreBlindness Like most wrestlers she often misses]]) though she hit Kaoru Maeda and Xochitl Hamada with it at the same time!
* AuthorAvatar: In the now defunct Arsion promotion, where she booked herself as the {{starter villain}} to get eventual champion Ayako Hamada over.
* [[AwesomeMcCoolName Awesome [=McCool=] Name]][=/=]NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Besides her own ring name, about half the tag team and stable names she has been a part of.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBoast: Check the page quote.
** BadassInCharge: Of Arsion, for awhile
* BaldWomen: After Bull Nakano and Kyoko Inoue defeated Jungle Jack in a hair vs. hair match on January 11, 1991.
* [[BashBrothers Bash Sisters]]: With Bison Kimura, Kyoko Inoue, Amazing Kong
* CelebrityEndorsement: At one time in Japan, she was the national spokesperson for orange juice.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After defeating the American Amazing Kong who had temporarily replaced her. Now there were two of them for everyone else to worry about.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: She ended Bull "boss of the world" Nakano's ''three year reign'' as the WWA world heavy weight champion (though she had to lose a couple times first). Later defeating Aja Kong herself would be considered this trope (unless you were Bull Nakano, presumably)
* DelinquentHair[=/=]BlondesAreEvil: It seems arbitrarily tacked on in relation to the rest of her serious monster character but most fans get used to it.
* DistaffCounterpart: Unofficially, to Wrestling/{{Vader}}, who was also known for some nasty backhands while working in Japan.
* FacialMarkings: The above picture is a milder example. Sometimes Aja Kong had painted her whole face red or blue.
* FightingWithChucks: When the referee is not looking of course.
* FinishingMove: Brainbuster, ''Uraken'' ([[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning]] back fist), Northern Lights Superplex
* TheGlovesComeOff: She could not keep Amazing Kong down for the three count until she removed her gloves. Prior to that everything up to trusty foreign object failed.
* {{Heel}}
** ForeignWrestlingHeel: In the USA and in Mexico.
** [[WrestlingMonster Monster Heel]]: One of the best in Japanese women's wrestling.
*** EvenEvilHasStandards: Thrashed a young Dynamite Kansai on August 30, 1993 and appeared to show respect for her after the match.
** HeelFaceTurn: Against Bull Nakano and Monster Ripper.
* HiddenDepths: Erika and Margaret were GirlyGirl [[{{Face}} babyfaces]], and she is a 1x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/japan/ddt/ironman-hm.html Dramatic Dream Team [=Ironman=] [=Heavymetalweight=] Champion]], a title that is an UpToEleven parody of the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-hc.html WWE Hardcore Title]], to the point that animals, people from the audience and ''inanimate objects'' have been recognized as "Champions." The Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam promotion in general makes [=CHIKARA=] look old-fashioned.
** CheapPop: Erica and Margaret would sometimes give flowers to audience members
* LighterAndSofter: In Wrestling/{{HUSTLE}} as Erika.
* MixedAncestry: Her mother is Japanese and her father was an African-American serviceman.
* [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It, Villainess]][=/=]WhatCouldHaveBeen: Got herself exiled from WWE for working, in their eyes, too stiff with Chaparita [=ASARI=] in their match on the December 11 (taped November 21), 1995 ''[[Wrestling/{{WWERaw}} Raw]].'' WWE was supposedly building Kong up as a contender to [[Wrestling/{{Madusa}} Alundra Blayze]]'s [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwf-wm.html WWE Women's Title]], but this match cancelled those plans. That, and Blayze jumping ship to Wrestling/{{WCW}} a week later, returning to her [=Madusa=] name, and throwing the belt in the trash on ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro.'' This killed off the Women's Division in WWE until Wrestling/{{Jacqueline}} defeated Wrestling/{{Sable}} for the vacated title on the September 21 (taped September 15), 1998 ''Raw.'' Kong has never had a match on American television since.
* NoSell: To the point where it can become almost cruelly amusing watching her smaller opponents getting so worked up trying to get her to sell any kind of offense.
* OneHitKill: Her ''[=Uraken=]''. At one point in the "New Dimension 8 Queens" match (also known as "Thunder Queen Battle") between Team [=AJW=] (Kong/Kyoko Inoue/Takako Inoue/Saki Hasegawa) vs. Team [=JWP=] (Dynamite Kansai/Mayumi Ozaki/Cutie Suzuki/Hikari Fukuoka), July 31, 1993, Kong came in, hit Kansai with '''''one''''' ''[=Uraken=]'', and put her down for a 10-count to win that fall for her team.
* PowerStable:Mayumi Ozaki's Team [=Nostradamus=] with Akira Hokuto, Sugar Sato, Chikayo Nagashima and Kaori Nakayama
** Gokuaku Domei: under Dump Matsumoto and her tag team partner Bull Nakano, joined with her jungle jack partner Nobuko
** Team Himiko: With Mayumi Ozaki, Chiyako Nagashima and Sugar Sato
** Lioness Asuka's Super Star Unit with Akira Hokuto and Las Cachorras Orientales
* RealSongThemeTune: Music/JudasPriest's "Electric Eye"
* {{Red Baron}}ess: "The Rial Queen"
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: Aja Kong publicly announced her withdrawal from Arsion after walking out of the match she was booked in.
* SoleSurvivor: In the Team [[Characters/WWEDivas Bertha Faye]][[note]]Faye[=/=]Kong[=/=]Wrestling/LionessAsuka[=/=]Tomoko Watanabe[[/note]]-Team Blayze[[note]]Blayze[=/=]Kyoko Inoue[=/=]Sakie Hasegawa[=/=]Chaparita [=ASARI=][[/note]] match at ''Survivor Series 95''.
* SpamAttack: Famous for being able to throw rapid barrages of punches and kicks.
* SpinningPiledriver: Used a Spinning Package Piledriver on Chaparita [=ASARI=] in their ''Raw'' match mentioned above, ''years'' before the regular Package Piledriver became common.
* StoutStrength: That backhand's effectiveness makes it a given
* TagTeam: Jungle Jack, with Nobuko "Bison" Kimura
** Double Kong
** Super Maniacs, with Kyoko Inoue
* WolverinePublicity: After she got fed up with Arsion and left Aja Kong was still promoted for the promotion's future shows, until she sued them.