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Wrestling: Kia Stevens

"Kong comes in peace! Kong do NOT want to hurt anyone! If you stay out of Kong's way, then you will be safe. However, if you choose not to, then Kong will CRIPPLE you! Kong will DESTROY you! Kong will break EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY! Kong will become COMPLETE MONSTER!"
- Raisha Saeed

Kia Michelle Stevens, b. 1977 in Carson, California, better known under her ring names, Amazing Kong, Awesome Kong and Kharma, made her debut in Japan under the name Amazing Kong. She has wrestled for various promotions such as All Japan Womens Pro Wrestling, SHIMMER, Ring of Honor, TNA, WWE and CHIKARA. Among her MANY achievements, she is a 2x TNA Knockouts Champion, a 1x TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion with (Ayako) Hamada, a 1x NWA World Women's Champion and a 1x HUSTLE Super Tag Team Champion as Margarete with Erica (Aja Kong.)

The Other Wiki has a good writeup about her career.

"Awesome Tropes":

  • Action Mom: Subverted. She left WWE due to an overdue pregnancy and made her return less than one month after giving birth, becoming the third woman ever to participate in the Royal Rumble. However, she later revealed the baby didn't survive the birth.
  • Arch-Enemy: Gail Kim in TNA, their feud eventually becoming the focal point of the company's "knockout" division. Taylor Wilde after Gail Kim departed for the WWE.
  • Ax-Crazy Her defining trait in TNA, though it later turned out Raisha Saeed was crazier (though less dangerous without Kong around).
  • Awesome, but Impractical: She did an intricate series of twirls with a kendo stick in an attempt to intimidate a steel chair wielding Roxxi Laveau only to be laughed at then kicked and battered. Kong would get her revenge though once she managed to get her own chair.
  • Badass: Did double duty defending both the NWA Women's championship and AWA women's championship actively.
    • Badass Cape: Usually limited to her entrance attire though.
    • Pregnant Badass: Despite having a high-risk pregnancy, she can still intimidate a bitch. Unfortunately, the pregnancy didn't end well.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Before she went to Japan and became the fearsome Amazing Kong, the producers on Discovery Health Body Challenge had a fit when American Dragon busted Vixen's lips and nose but she cleaned herself up, said it was not ballet and went back at it with him
  • Belly Flop Crushing: The amazing press. Also tends to give her opponents a hope spot by missing a corner splash.
  • Berserk Button: When Bubba the Love Sponge made a rude comment about the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, the normally mild-mannered backstage Kong went off the deep-end and beat the living hell out of Bubba.
  • Braids of Action: Meant to be harder to grab, though The Beautiful People still used them to their advantage, tying her hair to the chain links of a steel cage.
  • Brawn Hilda: By Amazing Kong's descriptions of herself she would fit, such as her (false)claims to have an Adam's apple. To her displeasure, men are undeterred. Dragon's Gate ran angle about her having to deal with a persistent stalker, culminating in fighting off him and a friend he called for a handicap match.
  • By The Hair: The promotional photo shoot hyping Amazing Kong, LuFisto and MsChif's triple threat match for the SHIMMER championship was cut short when Kong latched onto the hair of the other two and dragged them.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated by Aja Kong, they team up as a tag team.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Margarete's dilema
  • Dragon-in-Chief: While working with Raisha Saeed. Awesome Kong was already excessively violent but Raisha coaxed her to be more vindictive. Gail's sister would have never became involved in their feud if it wasn't for Saeed for example and the Kongtourage was Raisha's idea.
  • Evil Laugh: Kharma's defining trait in WWE, it even accompanied to first few notes of her entrance music.
  • Evil Versus Evil: With the Beautiful People, who were convinced Awesome Kong needed a makeover.
  • Facial Markings: Black spots under her eyes when she teamed with Sara Del Rey
  • Finishing Move: A modified King Kong Buster, not officially named on WWE television but known in TNA as the Implant Buster. Also the Awesome/Amazing Bomb, a sit-out powerbomb (similar to the one used by Mike Awesome). Though if WWE '12 and WWE '13 are to be believed, they fully intended to keep the implant buster's name during her run with the company.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Decided to save Solo Darling from Valkyrie rather than continue to fight Radiant Rain for the SHINE championship (though at the time, Solo was more the friend of a friend out of Valkyrie's reach)
  • Fun with Acronyms: Her team with Allison Danger and Panther Claw (Rhaka Khan) in ZERO-ONE USA: Real Evil Makers.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: As the "American Kong", against the Japanese Aja Kong. Also a way in SHIMMER, since she was billed from Tokyo, Japan.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Margaret had them, still braided and in various sades of blonde, naturally
  • Hero Killer: Was being built up as one until her pregnancy got in the way.
  • Hidden Depths: Amazing Kong's offense mostly involves hitting and throwing people but she is a well versed mat technician too (which helped at SHINE 12 when she and Mercedes Martinez tried to do something different to prevent damaging an already damaged ring). She can't duplicate MsChif or Daizee Haze's stunts but is surprising flexible for her bulk. She also has a decent grasp on Spanish and Japanese.
  • Hired Guns: Paid by Vinny Fenucci to stand in between The Backseat Girlz and the PWS Bombshells champion La Rosa Negra
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The reason she lost to Gail Kim in many of their TNA matches, as she would repeatedly sabotage herself and then blame the referees for it. In one instance, she power bombed the "offending" ref for not giving her the count she wanted and then was about to do the same to the replacement, which allowed Gail to roll her up while she was preforming the lift and get extra leverage from the poor man.
  • I Have Many Names: Vixen, Amazing Kong, Awesome Kong, Margarete, Kharma, The Masked Marvel, T-1 Mask #1.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Big, strong enough to slam people larger than herself and can do splashes and dropkicks from the second rope! Also running high cross bodies, as Roxxi Laveaux found out.
  • Make Way For The New Villains
    • The first thing she did was take out former top Diva Michelle McCool. The amount of time it took for her to get so over with the crowd that they pretty much explode whenever her music hits? One night.
    • By Smackdown, male fans were chanting "ONE MORE TIME" after killing Alicia dead.
    • While Beth wrestled Layla at Over The Limit, the fans were chanting "we want Kharma" (to which heel Beth responded "shut up!")
  • Meaningful Name
    • When she made her WWE debut, seemed to be focusing on the Heel Divas. In other words, Kharma's biting them in the ass HARD. WWE has been criticized in the past for giving some of its talent roster names that are goofy, strange, or just plain bad, with the notorious "Braden Walker" being considered a lowlight. Many people were pleasantly surprised when word got out that WWE had trademarked the name "Kharma," which was generally agreed to be pretty damn cool.
    • Not to mention the fact that her logo was stylized with the first and last letters a noticeably lighter shade of purple, emphasizing the harm of KHARMA.
  • Multicolored Hair: Most of her braids are black, but several of them are yellow and some of them are white.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Nearly always, excepting her masked and Margarete gimmicks. However, this is not the case on slammin ladies customs, such as where Amazing Kong was pitted against Divina Fly without a time limit, causing her to ecstatically ask if that meant she could beat on Divina forever.
  • Oh Crap: The Divas' reaction to her.
  • Only in It for the Money: Her "feud" with Sojourner Bolt in TNA because Bolt was training Sharmell and Awesome Kong was training Jenna Morasca. While Bolt was enthusiastic about fighting on behalf of her student and Sharmell's success, Awesome Kong showed next to no emotional investment in the whole thing. Jenna Morasca pushed her over the limit though when she thought she could get away with slapping Awesome Kong just because Kong was paid-she thought wrong.
  • One Steve Limit: Even though they probably should have done it before she debuted as Amazing Kong, TNA changing her name to something else made sense, since they already had an Amazing Red running around. What they chose, Awesome Kong, was already the name of a male wrestler known for runs in Texas and WCW however. That would not have been so noticeable if TNA did not mine WCW for material and thus draw attention to this.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Ignoring that the prior T1 Mask was sort of pale skinned, she also didn't come up to Kong's shoulders. Down played in that this was mostly just to disassociate their identities, rather than convince anyone they were the same person.
  • Poke the Poodle: Flicked Kelly Kelly in the head, after weeks of destroying everyone else around.
  • Power Stable
    • (in M's Style and AJW): Makai Majo Gundan with Makai Majo #s 1, 2, 3 and Tachiyo Oba
    • (in TNA): The Kongtourage, with Rhaka Khan, Raisha Saeed and Sojourner Bolt
    • (in SHINE) Daffney's All Star Squad, replacing Nikki Roxx
  • Put on a Bus: Due to her pregnancy. The Bus Came Back for an one night appearance at the Royal Rumble before hoping right back on it. In July, find out she's been released.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Got written off of TV a month after her WWE debut because she got pregnant.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: (in SHIMMER and ROH): Kurupt and Daz Dillinger's "Who Ride Wit Us"
  • Sassy Black Woman: In real life, as a look at her shoot interviews will show.
  • Scare Chord/Hell Is That Noise: Her WWE theme music, Bad Kharma. It's very effective.
  • Signature Move: The Accordion Rack, a particularly sick version of the bow and arrow stretch but elevated on her back. Despite not being a go to finishing move, it often does get submissions even from the resilient MsChif. Also the spinning back fists from Aja Kong, though not quite as deadly as hers(perhaps because this Kong mostly spins on whiffs) they have drawn blood and knocked jaws out of place.
  • Slasher Smile: Kharma, whenever she was not laughing outright.
  • Something Completely Different
    • Awesome Kong arrived out of nowhere and squashed TNA knockout champion Gail Kim, no selling all of her offense and terrifying all the other knockouts who had either lost to or had to cheat to beat Gail.
    • WSU's "Boy Diva" Ric Cataldo and Roxxie Cotton had gotten together backstage and announced their intentions to avenge their losses suffered at the hands of Amy Lee, then came out into the ring to prove how formidable they could be against a "mystery" opponent. Cue Awesome Kong squashing them both and becoming Amy Lee's next challenge.
    • In WWE the main feud saw the "Divas Of Doom" Beth Phoenix and Natalya against the rest of the roster for allegedly being effeminate Barbie Dolls, diva's champion Kelly Kelly in particular. The secondary feud saw former champions Laycool at each other's throats. At the end of the secondary feud Kharma arrived, sent Michelle McCool off with authority, and displaced Beth and Natalya as Kelly's biggest concern.
  • Tag Team
    • She had runs with the Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling tag team titles with Eagle Sawai, the NEO Tag Team Titles with Haruka Matsuo, then with Kyoko Kimura and the Knockout tag team titles alongside Ayako Hamada in TNA.
    • However, her most frequent and successful team was Double Kong, with Aja Kong. They also teamed up in HUSTLE as Ericanote  and Margarete, doing a comedy gimmick as girly-girl babyfaces.
    • Death Kongs in SHIMMER with Sara Del Rey
    • (in SHINE and Florida Underground Wrestling): Rhythm and Bruise, with Jazz
  • The Quiet One: Amazing Kong never spoke much and when she did, it was in Japanese. She finally said one word in English during her entire TNA run and later announced her sabbatical at the end of her short WWE run. It has become less a thing after Jazz talked Amazing Kong into returning to wrestling at SHINE 5, as the return preceded by Kong cutting a 28 second promo, which doesn't sound like much but between two shows she managed to speak more, or at least more English than her entire run not counting her left field gimmicks. You could say she's completely reinvented herself, dropping this trope being the first step.
  • The Rival
    • Her biggest in Japan, and possibly her entire career is Nanae Takahashi, particularly in AJW but also in Zero 1 and Sun. They're not too bitter about it considering how long they've been at it, though Kong's repeated beatings of Takahashi's tag team partner, Saki Maemura, don't endear them too much.
    • Seems to have picked up Ayako Hamada from Aja Kong, she rotates between friend and foe but any bitterness seems to have washed away. Also picked up the mysterious Arisin Z.
    • While Gail Kim and Taylor wild were her most frequent and most bitter opponents in TNA, ODB was a persistent one as well. Though it was kind of one sided ODB did managed to beat Kong a few time and did a much better job in F1rst Wrestling. The two even teamed up against the Beautiful People.
    • After losing to SHIMMER Champion Sara Del Rey by count out, Kong would throw Del Rey out of the ring and demand the referee counter her out when defending her own NWA Women's World Championship. Instead the referee would give the win to Del Rey by DQ. The two would team up after they both lost their belts to MsChif but end up back at each other's throats before long.
  • Tournament Arc
    • Won her first when Amazing Kong defeated Nanae Takahashi in the AJW Japan Grand Prix Final
    • Amazing Kong and Chikayo Nagashima defeated Aja Kong and Ayako Hamada in the finals of the OZ Academy Iron Woman Tag Tournament
    • In the finals of the the Neo Ladies Mid Summer Tag Tournament V, Amazing Kong and Haruka Matsuo defeated Kyoko Inoue and Etsuko Mita
    • Won Chick Fight IX after beating Eden Black in the last round. The real story there however was both of them getting byes in the tournament thanks to Cheerleader Melissa making a mess of things.
  • Tweener: By her second appearance in WWE she was getting louder pops than the rest of the Diva's locker room combined, and she hadn't even been in an actual match yet! She antagonized everyone too, but the villains got it the worst.
  • Unexpected Character: An Ensemble Darkhorse to the degree that she showed up as DLC in WWE '12 despite the fact that she still hadn't wrestled a televised match. Oh, and around comes WWE '13 and she back again, around one of the first confirmed despite still not having a televised match! Hell, she wasn't even with WWE anymore.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Kharma interrupted an 8-Diva tag match, instead of beating everyone up like she usually would, she fell to her knees in the middle of the ring and began crying as the divas surrounded her. The next week we found out why.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction: When she was being eliminated from the Bound For Glory gauntlet battle royal, her outfit got caught in the ropes and completely flipped up. And fans got a view of raw Kong in prime condition.
  • Worthy Opponent: Amazing Kong eventually came to consider MsChif and Amy Lee as this, in spite of not liking their tactics, due to their determination.
  • Wrestling Monster: Punctuated by her brutality, such as her trashing of Team SUN in Zero 1 and lack of selling (fisherman's buster? Two count, try again!).
  • You Have Failed Me: Awesome Kong put up with a lot Raisha's Saeed's antics but after she accidentally cost her a chance to regain the knockouts title she lost to Angelina Love, she awesome bombed Saeed off the impact stage.

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alternative title(s): Kharma; Awesome Kong; Amazing Kong
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