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WWE needs beast, not beauty
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun


Awesome Kong at K & S December to Remember WrestleFest in Carteret, NJ, Saturday, December 12, 2009. Photo by Christine Coons

There are strong rumblings that Kia Stevens is WWE bound.

Huh, Kia Stevens?

Probably doesn’t mean much to you.

But her ring name might ring a bell.

Kia Stevens is Amazing Kong, or Awesome Kong, a 5-foot-10-or-so, 250-plus-pounder who made a splash in TNA.

If used right, she could turn WWE’s Diva stable on its ears.

Right now, there’s a heavy emphasis on looks when it comes to the Divas.

Kong would be a welcome left turn to that.

If used right, she would give the Divas some much-needed oomph.

I’ve long said WWE blew it with The Big Show by not making him an unbeatable force of a monster.

The same would hold true with Kong, who would be renamed by WWE’s creative forces. She needs to leave a trail of injured bodies behind in her rise to the top. There should be no jobbing to anyone. There needs to be hype and there needs to be destruction.

She is a difference-maker. Let’s see if WWE gets it right this time.

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  • Awesome Kong bio and story archive
  • Awesome Kong Photo Gallery

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