Kia Stevens, AKA Awesome Kong And WWE’s Kharma, Is Retiring From Pro Wrestling

Sad news from the world of women’s wrestling today as Kia Stevens, best known for her runs as Awesome Kong in TNA and Kharma in WWE, has retired at the recommendation of her doctor. The announcement was made via a press release from the Japanese promotion at which she was booked to appear at on Nov. 25, and before you wonder if a cat suddenly walked across my keyboard, no, that’s the name of the company.

Here’s the badly translated version, which tells you what you need to know:

“First, I sincerely apologize that it cannot compete in the 25-day Korakuen Hall. Began feeling the accident from this fall to their own physical condition, but has worked in demodulation while visits Today to the state fight with even become (USA 21 date) Japan is in the far state. That you go up to the ring in this state, to compete in the fan of everyone and 25 day Korakuen Hall, As well as hitting the rude for all players, it was suggested to retire from wrestling from the doctor. It’s really a pity but not carried out last game along with my respect to players in Japan, Kia Stevens does not rise to anymore of Japan ring. I have decided to retire from just wrestling.

Because I was come continued to active duty so far there was a group called the All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling. And thanks to all seniors and friends who gave me lovingly as his sister is a foreigner. Sincerely I am grateful to all professional wrestling officials and fans of everyone in Japan.

And women’s wrestling in Japan, including the SEAdLINNNG I wish you from the bottom of my heart to be more and more development. Kia Stevens will retire from professional wrestling Thank you very much until now.”

Stevens was not only a (brief) breath of fresh air in the Divas division, but instrumental in making TNA’s Knockouts division the most notable it’d ever been. Our only complaint is that her “dream” of returning to WWE and mauling the Bella Twins for making fun of her pregnancy will never happen.