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Kongo Kong
Kongo Kong
Scott Damore with Kongo Kong.jpg
Kong (left) with Scott D'Amore in May 2015
Birth nameSteven Wilson
Born (1979-08-10) August 10, 1979 (age 40)[1]
Grand Rapids, Michigan[2]
Professional wrestling career
Congo Kong
Kongo Kong
Osyris
Billed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Billed weight376 lb (171 kg)
Billed fromHell, Michigan
Parts unknown
Deepest, darkest jungle
Trained byJoe Ortega[3]
DebutOctober 1998

Steven Wilson (born August 10, 1979) is an American professional wrestler best known under the ring name Kongo Kong. He is best known for his time with Impact Wrestling.

Early career

Wilson went to Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, where he played football. While there, Wilson saw an advertisement for a wrestling school where he trained under Joe Ortega.[3]

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (1998-present)

Wilson made his professional wrestling debut in October 1998, where he competed under the ring name, Osyris, a character that Wilson modeled after Big Van Vader and Hulk Hogan.[3] Wilson would go on to continue using this name through most of his independent run. In 2010, Wilson made his Juggalo Championship Wrestling debut now donning face-paint under the new name, Kongo Kong, a non-talking monster heel. The Kongo Kong gimmick was created by JCW co-founder, Violent J.[4][3]

Global Force Wrestling (2015-2017)

Kong made his Global Force Wrestling (GFW) debut on June 13, 2015 as part of the GFW Grand Slam Tour, losing to Moose.[5] On July 10, 2015, Kong faced Nick Aldis as part of the GFW Grand Slam Tour in Erie, Pennsylvania, making this their first of three matches during the tour which saw him losing on all three occasions.[6] The following night, Kong defeated Aldis in a rematch.[7] On July 24, 2015, Kong entered into a tournament to crown the inaugural GFW Global Champion, losing to Nick Aldis in the quarterfinals of the tournament.[8] On October 23, 2015, Kongo defeated Brian Myers and Kevin Kross in a three way number one contenders match for the GFW Global Championship.[9] On July 1, 2016, during a GFW Live event in Marion, Illinois, Kong defeated Danny Duggan and Joey Avalon and Mike Outlaw in a four-way match.[10]

Impact Wrestling (2017-2019)

On the April 13, 2017 edition of Impact Wrestling, he debuted attacking Braxton Sutter as Sienna's surprise.[11] The following week on April 20, Kong made his in-ring debut, defeating Chris Silvio.[12] On April 27, he defeated Matt Sigmon.[13] On the May 25, 2017, episode of Impact Wrestling Kong teamed with KM defeating Braxton Sutter and Mahabali Shera after both teams began a feud with each other.[14] On June 15, 2017, episode of Impact Wrestling that occurred in Mumbai, India, Kong competed in a Gauntlet match for the inaugural Sony SIX Invitational Trophy, which was won by Mahabali Shera.[15] On July 2, 2017, during the Pre Show of Slammiversary XV, Kong teamed with KM and Laurel Van Ness losing to Mahabali Shera, Braxton Sutter and Allie in a Six-person tag team match.[16] On the August 24 episode of GFW Impact!, Kong Competed in a 20-man gauntlet match, for a shot to win the vacant Impact World Championship, which was won by Eli Drake. On June 7, 2019, it was reported that Kong had parted ways with Impact Wrestling since the promotion didn't have plans for him.[17][18][19]

Personal life

In March 2019, Wilson started and now runs his own Pro Wrestling School in Bluffton, Indiana called Prof. Kongo Kong's Pro Wrestling Academy. [20][21]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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  4. ^ "JCW Vilent Night". Cagematch. Retrieved 2018.
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  6. ^ "SHOW RESULTS - 7/10 GFW in Erie, Pa.: Bullet Club headlines Global Force event, plus Jarrett-EY title feud continues, Magnus, more stars".
  7. ^ "GFW Grand Slam Tour: Lake County, Ohio".
  8. ^ "GFW First "Amped" TV Taping Results (7/24): Nex*Gen Tournament, Current and Former TNA Stars, Karen and Jeff Jarrett, and More".
  9. ^ "GFW Amped-Taping: October 23, 2015 - Results".
  10. ^ "GFW Live: Marion, IL".
  11. ^ Scerbo, Vince (13 April 2017). "Kongo Kong debuts and assaults Braxton Sutter". wrestlinginc. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "IMPACT Wrestling #666 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH". Retrieved 2017.
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  15. ^ "IMPACT Wrestling #674".
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  18. ^ https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/kongo-kong-no-longer-impact-wrestling
  19. ^ https://solowrestling.mundodeportivo.com/new/81704-kongo-kong-en-exclusiva-sobre-su-salida-de-impact-wrestling-no-tenian-nada-para-mi-a-nivel-creativo
  20. ^ "Kongs Wrestling School".
  21. ^ "News Story about Kongs Wrestling School".
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  23. ^ "BCW Can-Am Heavyweight Championship".
  24. ^ "Border Town Pro Wrestling - Fort Erie - Pro Wrestling". Border Town Pro Wrestling - Fort Erie - Pro Wrestling.
  25. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "CW Heavyweight Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
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  27. ^ "EWF Midwestern Championship history".
  28. ^ "EWF Tag Team Championship history".
  29. ^ "IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  30. ^ "12/11 IWA Mid-South - Ted Petty tournament winner & new IWA champion". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved .
  31. ^ "IPW World Championship history".
  32. ^ "JCW Heavyweight Championship history".
  33. ^ "Mid-Ohio Heavyweight Championship history".
  34. ^ "POGW Tag Team Championship history".
  35. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2018". cagematch.net. Retrieved 2018.
  36. ^ "ZERO1 USA Northern States Championship history".
  37. ^ "SSW Heavyweight Championship history".
  38. ^ "Proving Ground - XICW Detroit". XICW Detroit.
  39. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=212020

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