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Aja Kong

Aja Kong
Kong in July 2010
Birth name Erika Shishido
Born (1970-09-25) September 25, 1970
Residence Tokyo, Japan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Aja Kong
AmeErika[1]
Erika
Billed height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Billed weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Trained by Jaguar Yokota
Debut 1986

Erika Shishido (宍戸 江利花 Shishido Erika) (born September 25, 1970) is a professional wrestler, better known by the stage name Aja Kong, and the founder of the ARSION all-women professional wrestling promotion. Shishido has won several championships in both singles and tag team divisions throughout her career, primarily while with All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling.[2]

Contents

  • Early career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • In wrestling 3
  • Championships and accomplishments 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early career

Shishido was trained by AJW, and graduated as part of their class of 1986. She made her debut that summer, and immediately joined Dump Matsumoto's heel stable Gokuaku Domei ("Atrocious Alliance"), along with classmate and tag team partner Nobuko Kimura. After the stable dissolved in 1988 due to Matsumoto's retirement, Shishido and Kimura went their separate ways, but re-formed in 1990 as Jungle Jack. Now called Aja Kong and Bison Kimura, they entered a two-year feud against their former allies Bull Nakano and her heel stable Gokumon-to. During their partnership they won the WWWA World Tag Team Championship twice, and participated in some memorable matches. The most famous of these was a hair versus hair match on January 11, 1991, which was lost by Jungle Jack, resulting in both women being shaved bald.

Kong herself also pursued Nakano for the WWWA World Heavyweight Championship during the early 1990s. She failed in several attempts before finally achieving her goal on November 15, 1992, ending Nakano's three-year reign.

Kong made a notable wrestling appearance in the United States. She was the sole survivor of a women's elimination match at the World Wrestling Federation pay per view Survivor Series 1995 pinning all 4 members of her opposing team, including WWF Women's Champion, Alundra Blayze. Kong also appeared on two episodes of Monday Night Raw and was victorious in both bouts, including one vicious bout where she broke the nose of Chaparita Asari. Kong was being built up as a challenger for the WWF Women's Championship, which was held at the time by Alundra Blayze. Kong was scheduled to face Blayze at the Royal Rumble pay per view in 1996, but Blayze was fired before this match up could occur. Kong has not had a match on American television since the one with Asari.[3]

In 1997, Kong left AJW and started the independent promotion Hyper Visual Fighting ARSION (usually referred to as simply ARSION). She led the organization until 2001, when, on February 12, she walked out of a tag team match, and announced she was quitting ARSION. This dramatic event was televised.

Shishido continues to wrestle as a freelancer for various promotions in Japan. Recently she formed a tag team with Gamora.

Presently, Aja wrestles for Mayumi Ozaki's promotion, Oz Academy. She has previously held the promotion's championship title and is currently leading the Jungle Jack 21 stable.

In December 2011, Kong took part in American promotion Chikara's JoshiMania weekend, losing to Sara Del Rey in the main event of night one on December 2.[5] The following day, Kong defeated Ayako Hamada in the main event.[6] On the third and final night of the tour, Kong teamed with Mio Shirai and Tsubasa Kuragaki to defeat Hanako Nakamori, Manami Toyota and Sawako Shimono in a six woman tag team match.[7] Kong returned to the United States on April 11, 2015, working for Shimmer Women Athletes.[8] Kong was brought in as a surprise to take part in Tomoka Nakagawa's retirement event.[9]

Personal life

Shishido is half Japanese and half African-American. Her father served in the US military.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • Ladies Legend Pro Wrestling
    • LLPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Amazing Kong

References

  1. ^ 2005年. AyakoHamada.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Aja Kong at Online World of Wrestling". 
  3. ^ "Matches: Aja Kong". Cagematch.net. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Limit Break April 30th Yoyogi gym".  
  5. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-12-03). "12/2 Chikara JoshiMania Night #1 results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  6. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-12-04). "12/3 Chikara JoshiMania Night #2 results". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  7. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-12-05). "Second report of Chikara JoshiMania Night #3". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  8. ^ Bentley, Martin (2015-04-12). "Shimmer Volumes 72 & 73 results from Berwyn, IL". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2015-04-12. 
  9. ^ Bentley, Martin (2015-04-13). "Tomoka Nakagawa retires and more: Shimmer Volumes 74 & 75 results". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  10. ^ CHIKARA JoshiMania Night I. Smart Mark Video. 
  11. ^ "All Japan Singles Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  12. ^ "All Japan Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ "All Pacific Title (Japan)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  14. ^ "WWWA World Singles Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  15. ^ "WWWA World Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ "All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Archived from the original on 12 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-09. 
  17. ^ "Queen of ARSION Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Twin Star of Arsion Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Never Mind 2013".  
  20. ^ "Ironman Heavymetalweight Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2015-02-15. 
  21. ^ "AAAW Singles Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  22. ^ "AAAW Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Hustle Super Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  24. ^ "JWP Tag Team Title (Japan)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  25. ^ "OZ Academy Open-weight Queen Title (Japan)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  26. ^ "OZ Academy Tag Team Title (Japan)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  27. ^ "2011年ファンが選んだ Best Wizard".  
  28. ^ a b ファンが選んだベストバウト表彰式.  
  29. ^ "2010年 Best Wizard".  

External links

  • Chikara profile
  • Oz Academy profile
  • Aja Kong at TV Tropes
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