It is well known that Kongo Kong is the most intimidating force in the squared circle today...but did you ever wonder...how did “The Monsta” get this way? You might not know that many years ago, he was once advertised as Osyris. No face paint, more smiling, still strong & naturally talented...just not quite the focused & ferocious colossus you see today. Under his original moniker, he traveled the far reaches of the Earth, working for various Pro Wrestling promotions, fighting the most fearless & fearsome competitors the World had ever laid eyes on. One day, it all went south while on a trip to a fund raising wrestling event being held in a highly dangerous & mostly uncharted area of The Dark Continent.
While deep in the jungles of Africa, the promotion’s caravan was sabotaged & completely halted by hidden booby traps set up by unseen perpetrators. Osyris & a few of the boys got out to try to see if they could help the chaperones fix the vehicles when suddenly, he witnessed a docent being pulled into the darkness of forest. You see they were in a territory known for ancient ruins, hidden relics, lost cities, wild animals, undiscovered civilizations, and...you guessed it...cannibals. With in minutes, all of the wrestlers, staff, & tour guides were brutally attacked & dragged into the shadows...never to be seen or heard from again. Osyris however, fended off many of the attackers & surprisingly, many of their vicious rabid jaguars...incapacitating several men in self defense & in an attempt to protect his friends & co-workers. Despite the fight that he put up...it was too little too late. Before he knew it, he was overwhelmed by the gigantic jungle cats & quickly knocked unconscious after being hit in the neck with several poisonous darts.
When he awoke, instead of being hog tied to a log & slow cooked, rotisserie-style, over a fire...he found himself perched upright in a throne carved out of stone & decorated with human bones & skulls; sitting before a crowd of bowing worshipers & their many gifts. Flashes of Shamans blowing magical mists into his face & memories of Sangoma medicine women preparing him with mystical war paints & talismans played back in his mind like scenes from an Indiana Jones movie...allowing him to recall what took place during his slumber. He quickly realized that he was the focus of a secret ritual that had taken place...where Witch Doctors bestowed upon him the unbreakable ancient spirit of The Ancestors & the infinite powers of the Congo. According to this tribe's elders, he was The Chosen one from the prophecy...destined to one day reign supreme as The King of the Wrestling World!
Feeling renewed & energized unlike anything he had ever felt before, he embraced his newfound powers as the gift they were meant to be. Rising to his feet...he stood before the tribe as the electricity pulse through his body...his eyes glowing with unbridled rage...his face seared with intricate battle stains...he roared like an fiery Lion, shaking the ground for miles around...letting all who dare face him know that the champion has been born! The Monsta was alive...and the tribesmen chanted his new name: KONGO KONG! KONGO KONG! KONGO KONG!
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