Some of the wrestlers you see on TV have storied histories in multiple countries from before they ever sign a contract. An immediate example is NXT’s Becky Lynch who wrestled in the UK, Europe, Japan, Canada and the US before taking an extended leave of absence due to a serious cranial injury. Paige worked across Europe and North America before moving to the United States. In this Retro, we look at current WWE Diva Natalya and former Diva and TNA Knockouts Champion Kharma/Awesome Kong wrestling in Japan.
Kong – wrestling as Amazing Kong – debuted in Japan in 2004 after being invited to train with All Japan Women, as she discussed in her first Women Of Wrestling Podcast with us five years ago. This Retro match comes from Natalya’s second tour of the country – she wrestled as Nadia Hart in mid-2004 before coming back in November the following year as Nattie Neidhart and entering a feud with Kong.
Have a watch of the contest below and see what Natalya and Kharma were like years before they ever set foot in a WWE ring.