Steven Wilson (born August 10, 1979) is an American professional wrestler who wrestles under the ring name Kongo Kong. He is currently signed with IMPACT Wrestling. He has also competed for the original Global Force Wrestling promotion.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Independent circuit (1998–present)Edit
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. 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.
Global Force Wrestling (2015–2017)Edit
Kong made his Global Force Wrestling (GFW) debut on June 13, 2015 as part of the GFW Grand Slam Tour losing to ROH star Moose. 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. The following night, Kong defeated Aldis in a rematch.
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.
On October 23, 2015, Kongo defeated Brian Myers and Kevin Kross in a three way number one contenders match for the GFW Global Championship.
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.
IMPACT Wrestling (2017–present)Edit
On the April 13, 2017 edition of Impact wrestling, he debuted attacking Braxton Sutter as Sienna's surprise. The following week on April 20, Kong made his in-ring debut, defeating Chris Silvio. On April 27, he defeated Matt Sigmon.
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. 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.
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.
On the August 24 episode of GFW IMPACT!, Kong Competed in a 20-man gauntlet match, for a shot to win the vacant GFW World Championship, which was won by Eli Drake.
- Finishing moves
- The Cracker-Jack (Spear)
- Helldriver (Gorilla press powerslam)
- Signature moves
- Chokeslam backbreaker
- Fireman's carry takeover onto knee
- Over-the-shoulder reverse piledriver
- Henry Maxwell
- Jason Saint
- Jimmy Jacobs
- Laurel Van Ness
- Truth Martini
- "Da Juggernaut"
- "The Fury"
- "The New Monster"
- Entrance themes
- Independent circuit
- "The Healing Drum" by Ganesha
- IMPACT Wrestling
- "Monster" by Dale Oliver
- Independent circuit
- Mark Vandy
- Anthony Toatele
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- American Pro Wrestling Alliance
- APWA Quardruple Crown Championship (1 time)
- Border City Wrestling
- BCW Can-Am Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
- Border Town Pro Wreslting
- Border Town Pro Championship (1 time, current)
- Crossfire Wrestling
- CW Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
- Extreme Wrestling Federation
- EWF Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- EWF Midwestern Championship (1 time)
- EWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Hurricane
- Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- Ted Petty Invitational (2015)
- Insanity Pro Wrestling
- IPW World Championship (1 time)
- Juggalo Championship Wrestling
- JCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Mid-Ohio Wrestling
- Mid-Ohio Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Price of Glory Wrestling
- POGW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Idol Heinze
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #149 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017
- Pro Wrestling Zero1
- ZERO1 USA Northern States Championship (1 time)
- Pure Pro Wrestling
- PPW Michigan Heavyweight championship (1 time, current)
- Strong Style Wrestling
- SSW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling
- XICW Proving Grounds Championship (1 time)
- Revolution Championship Wrestling
- RCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)