Awesome Kong was sent home yesterday from the TNA tapings in the U.K. after a backstage incident involving Reby Hardy, the wife of Matt Hardy.
TNA confirmed the incident with a statement by John Gaburick, stating, “Prior to the Impact Wrestling TV tapings at the Manchester Arena, Kia Stevens (Awesome Kong) was involved in an incident involving Rebecca Hardy (Reby Sky). Subsequently, Kia was removed from the tour and returned to the United States. The matter is being reviewed to determine if additional disciplinary action will be taken.”
According to sources in TNA, an argument had started between the two over some things that happened several years ago. PW Insider reported that as being a 2013 Kayfabe Commentaries DVD during a segment labeled “The Ho Bag,” where Kong knocked Hardy, which was taken from Sky making comments on Twitter about Sid Vicious missing an independent date. Hardy later had words about Kong in a Q&A when asked about Kong’s statements on the DVD, saying they even texted back and forth and if she still has a problem, she labeled it as being fake to her face and talking behind her back.
Kong then got mad at Hardy for dressing in the womens’ dressing room. Kong wanted her to apologize. She left, and that Kong went after her and was restrained.
Kong has had a number of incidents including an attack of Bubba the Love Sponge when Bubba said “F*** Haiti” on a radio broadcast, and a social media video where Kong compared working in TNA to slavery. She was eventually one of the first major signings of Paul Levesque in WWE, but got pregnant very quickly after debuting on television. She had publicly talked about giving birth, although later admitted it was a hoax and she had lost the child. After being let go by WWE, which was not aware of the hoax at the time, she returned to TNA.