Erika Shishido (宍戸 江利花, Shishido Erika, born September 25, 1970) is a Japanese professional wrestler better known by her ring name Aja Kong (アジャ・コング, Aja Kongu). She is the founder of the Arsion all-women professional wrestling promotion and has won several championships in both singles and tag team divisions throughout her career, primarily while with All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling.[5]

Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]

All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling[edit | edit source]

Shishido was trained by All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (AJW) and graduated as part of their class of 1986. She made her debut that summer against Noriyo Toyoda.[3] She immediately joined Dump Matsumoto's heel unit 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. They lost a hair versus hair match on January 11, 1991, resulting in both women being shaved bald.

Kong herself also pursued Nakano for the WWWA World Single 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.

Arsion[edit | edit source]

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 February 12, 2001, when she walked out of a tag team match and announced she was quitting.

Freelance in Japan[edit | edit source]

On April 30, 2004 at the joshi promotion GAEA Japan's event Limit Break, Kong wrestled Amazing Kong in the latter's Japanese debut.[6] Later in the night, the duo formed a tag team called W Kong.[6] The duo defeated Chigusa Nagayo and Lioness Asuka for the AAAW Tag Team Championship on May 5.[7] The team defended the championship all summer, eventually losing to Manami Toyota and Carlos Amano on September 20.[8] They also held tag team championships in Japanese women's promotions AJW and Ladies Legend Pro-Wrestling. On June 6, 2006, wrestling as Erika and Margaret, the team defeated Wataru Sakata and Ryoji Sai for the Hustle Super Tag Team Championship. They lost the titles on October 9, 2006 to American tag team Bubba Ray and Devon in a three-way match which also included the team of Sodom and Gamora. On August 26, 2015, Kong reformed the W Kong tag team with Amazing Kong.[9]

Kong also wrestled for Mayumi Ozaki's promotion, Oz Academy where she is affiliated with the Jungle Jack 21 stable.[3] She has also held the promotion's championship.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Shishido's mother is Japanese and her father, who served in the military,[10] is African American.[10]

In wrestling[edit | edit source]

  • Finishing moves
    • Brainbuster
    • Diving back elbow drop
    • Uraken (Backfist)
  • Signature moves
    • Aja Bomb (Package piledriver) – innovated
    • Avalanche Northern Lights suplex
    • Belly-to-back suplex
    • Delayed spike piledriver
    • Jumping seated senton
    • Powerslam
    • Tope suicida
  • Nicknames
    • "The Daughter of King Kong"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Jungle Emperor" (AJW)
    • "The Hellion" / "Electric Eye" by Judas Priest

Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Best Tag Team League 1989 . Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved on 2017-07-25.
  2. ja:2005年 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2011-09-15. Retrieved on 2013-04-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Aja Kong's profile . Oz Academy. Retrieved on 2016-01-28.
  4. Powell, Jason 2015-09-25. WWE lineups for Toronto, Rochester, Cleveland, Syracuse, Erie (correspondents needed), ROH in New York and Pennsylvania (correspondents needed), Jimmy Garvin, Aja Kong . Retrieved on 2016-01-28.
  5. Aja Kong at Online World of Wrestling .
  6. 6.0 6.1 Limit Break April 30th Yoyogi gym . Gaea Japan. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved on 2015-08-27.
  7. Junction May 5th Korakuen Hall . Gaea Japan. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  8. New Energy = September 20, 2004 . Gaea Japan. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved on 2011-01-09.
  9. ja:因縁再燃…奈七永にWコングが宣戦布告 (in Japanese). Tokyo Sports (2015-08-27). Retrieved on 2015-08-27.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Asiaweek". 17. Asiaweek Limited. 1991: cxlix. 
  11. All Japan Singles Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  12. All Japan Tag Team Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  13. All Pacific Title (Japan) . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  14. WWWA World Singles Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  15. WWWA World Tag Team Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  16. All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame . Puroresu Dojo (2003). Archived from the original on 2007-11-12. Retrieved on 2007-10-09.
  17. Queen of ARSION Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  18. Twin Star of Arsion Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  19. Never Mind 2013 (in Japanese). Dramatic Dream Team. Retrieved on 2013-12-23.
  20. Ironman Heavymetalweight Title . Retrieved on 2015-02-15.
  21. AAAW Singles Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  22. AAAW Tag Team Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  23. Hustle Super Tag Team Title . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  24. JWP Tag Team Title (Japan) . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  25. OZ Academy Open-weight Queen Title (Japan) . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  26. OZ Academy Tag Team Title (Japan) . Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  27. 2011年ファンが選んだ Best Wizard (in Japanese). Oz Academy. Retrieved on 2012-02-12.
  28. 28.0 28.1 ja:ファンが選んだベストバウト表彰式 (in Japanese). Oz Academy. Livedoor (2013-01-16). Retrieved on 2013-01-17.
  29. 2010年 Best Wizard (in Japanese). Oz Academy. Retrieved on 2012-02-12.
  30. ja:【センダイガールズ・新宿】橋本千紘 アジャに敗れ王座陥落 (in Japanese). Tokyo Sports (2017-01-10). Retrieved on 2017-01-10.
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