Former WWE star Kharma, real name Kia Stevens, recently revealed that she was going to retire from wrestling before she got the call from WWE.
The star — who has re-adopted her Amazing Kong moniker on the independent scene — only appeared on WWE television for just over a month last year, and in an interview with Diva Dirt explained that if it wasn’t for WWE’s surprising call, she would have been Implant Busting no more.
About the company’s interest in her, she said: “I was actually about 14 days away from announcing my retirement in wrestling and I got a call. I’ll never forget, I was sick with a cold and I got a call from Tommy Dreamer, and Tommy Dreamer asked me if he could give my number to John Laurinaitis, and I said, ‘Uh, yeah!’ [Laughs]”
“Five minutes later I got a call from John Laurinaitis who spoke with me and offered me a position at WWE and I tell you, I don’t think I closed my mouth for 20 days.”
She briefly returned in January of this year as a surprise entrant into the Royal Rumble, becoming only the third female in history to do so.
You can listen to our full interview with Kharma here.