Kia “Awesome Kong” Stevens among GLOW cast members who called for changes

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Several of the GLOW cast members signed a letter written to the show’s producers that voiced concern for how people of color were portrayed in the series, which was cancelled earlier this month. notes that the cast members were concerned with storylines that “perpetuated racial stereotypes” and the lack of persons of color on the writing staff. Read more at

Powell’s POV: Kia Stevens, who wrestles as Awesome Kong, was among the cast members who signed the letter. The letter was written by Sunita Mani, who played Arthie Premkumar. She notes in the story that the letter was well received and the producers intended to address some of the issues within the fourth season. Unfortunately, Netflix cancelled the series due to the pandemic delaying production.



Readers Comments (2)

  1. They were portraying GLOW in the 80s. It was literally a parade of gender and ethnic stereotypes with really bad wrestling thrown in. Any show that didn’t include those elements wouldn’t be worth watching, which probably explains why season 3 was so bad.

  2. The race baiting is off the charts lol

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