The WWE NXT Divas - The Women of NXT Wrestling

WWE Wrestling - The WWE NXT Divas

Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) was the "training ground" for the WWE.

But in August of 2012, the WWE got rid of the FCW name, all the titles, and started calling everything "NXT Wrestling".
Of course WWE had been using the NXT name for it's (pretty much failed) television program featuring rookies from FCW competing to become WWE Superstars.
So why get rid of a name that had almost 30 years of history and replace it with a name of a TV show with ratings so low it got kicked off Sy Fy?
I have no idea.
In all fairness to NXT and it's performers...the show itself is sometimes better than the two flagship shows, RAW and SmackDown!

Anyway (now that I'm done ranting), here are the women of FCW/NXT that have moved up through the ranks, left or are looking to one day become WWE Divas....

AJ Lee

AJ Lee
AJ Lee

At only five foot two and 99 pounds, most people would say that AJ Lee is too small to be any good in the wrestling ring.
But the guys have Rey Mysterio, so why not a smaller woman?
AJ Lee was born April Jeanette on March 19, 1987 in Union City, New Jersey and was trained by Jay Lethal, Mo Sexton and Azrieal.
Besides FCW, she has worked for independent wrestling promotions such as Victory Pro Wrestling (VPW), National Wrestling Superstars (NWS), American Championship Entertainment (ACE), New Jersey Shore Championship Wrestling (NJSW) and Women Superstars Uncensored.
During her career (she debuted in September 2007) she has held the New Jersey Shore Championship Wrestling Women's Championship twice, the Women Superstars Uncensored Tag Team Championship (with Brooke Carter), the WSU/NWS King and Queen of the Ring (with her trainer and then boyfriend Jay Lethal) and the Queen of FCW belt..er..crown...well actually it's a tiara.

UPDATE
Since I did this Hub, AJ moved up to the "Big Leagues", SmackDown.

UPDATE 2
On June 13, 2014, AJ married Phil "CM Punk" Brooks and on April 3rd, 2015 she left the WWE.

Aksana

Aksana
Aksana

Aksana is really IFBB Figure Pro Zivile Raudoniene.
I don't know if it's by accident of design, but she looks a lot like Trish Stratus from a distance.
She was born on April 29, 1982 in Lithuania
This beautiful bodybuilder, fitness model and personal trainer and won the IFBB Arnold Classic Contest in 2009.
She's new to wrestling, and so far hasn't won any titles or belts yet.

UPDATE
Aksana has also moved up to SmackDown.

On June 12, 2014, the WWE announced that Aksana had been released from her contract

Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor
Courtney Taylor

Before she signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, Courtney Taylor (Beverly Mullins) was a model.
Yes, another one of the WWE famous "model to wrestler" transitions.
Courtney was born on December 28, 1985 in Tampa Florida and she signed with the WWE in February 2008.
She started out with the ring name Daisy, then became Wesley Holiday and now Courtney Taylor.
Courtney has shown up a few times on ECW and Monday Night Raw.

UPDATE
She was released from her WWE contract in April 2010.

Jemma Palmer

Jemma Palmer as Inferno
Jemma Palmer as Inferno

One of the more unique WWE acquisitions is Jemma Palmer, an English model and former UK Gladiator.
She was born on April 10th, 1986 in Tamworth, England.
On the British TV series, Gladiators, she was Inferno.
Although Jemma hasn't had any pro wrestling experience outside FCW, she is trained in submission wrestling.

UPDATE
Unfortunately, Jemma was released from her contract before she ever reported to FCW, because she was unable to obtain a visa to work in the United States

Jillian Beyor

Jillian Beyor
Jillian Beyor

Back to the "model to wrestler" thing again with Jillian Beyor.
Before FCW, her wrestling background was....well...she was a model for Florida Bikinis, Hawaiian Tropic, Stare Magazine, Tropic Beauty, Monster Tower and she was a member of the USA National Bikini Team.
She was also on the CW reality show, Beauty and the Geek.
Does any of that count?
No?
Well...let's see how it goes.
Hey, I was wrong about Michelle McCool and Maryse.

UPDATE
Jillian was released from her WWE contract on March 8th, 2010.

Maxine

Liviana (Maxine)
Liviana (Maxine)

I really couldn't find out a lot about Liviana (Karlee Perez) back then when this was written.
She started out with the ring name Candy Girl, then it was changed to Liviana.
She was a ring girl, and the manager of Sweet Papi Sanchez before she started wrestling.

UPDATE
Maxine left the WWE on June 28th, 2012.

UPDATE
Karlee Perez is now on Lucha Underground as Catrina.
I think Lucha Underground is the better show so she traded up.

She is managing Muertes and The Disciples of Death (Barrio Negro, Trece and El Sinestro de la Muerte).

Naomi Night

Naomi Night
Naomi Night

Trinity McCray was a cheerleader for the Orlando Magic before she was signed by the WWE in August of 2009.
She was given the ring name of Naomi Night and started wrestling.
This former FCW Divas Championship is now one of the dancers and valets for Brodus Clay.
Don't tell ME the WWE doesn't know how to use their wrestling talent!
Make 'em dancers!

Tamina (Sarona Snuka)

Sarona Snuka(Tamina)
Sarona Snuka(Tamina)

Yes, you read the last name is right.
Sarona Snuka is the daughter of the legendary Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka.
Talk about a wrestling bloodline, and I think she even has WWE Diva Natalya beat.
Sarona is related to wrestlers Sim Snuka, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Afa Anoa'i, Samula Anoa'i, Solofa Fatu (Rikishi), Tonga Fifita (Meng, King Tonga) , the late Eddie Fatu (Umaga), Afa Anoa'i, Jr., Sika Anoa'i, Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), Matt Anoa'i (Rosey) and more I probably missed.
I bet their family reunions are wild!

UPDATE
Sarona has moved up to SmackDown and is now Tamina full time.

Many of the current WWE Divas were trained at FCW or have many appearances there including Serena Mancini (Serena Deeb), Alicia Fox, Tiffany (Taryn Terrell), Savannah (Angela Fong), Eve Torres, The Bella Twins, Roucka (Rosa Mendes), Natalya and Gail Kim.
The FCW feels almost like some kinda weird alternate reality WWE.

FCW Diva UPDATE

Several of the FCW Divas, plus a few rookies will be on the third cycle of WWE NXT.
You can find out more here:
http://beautiful-wrestling.blogspot.com/2010/09/wwe-nxt-goes-fcw-divas.html

FCW Update 11-4-2010

Several of these ladies are gone now.
Jill Beyor was released from her WWE contract on March 8, 2010.
Courtney Taylor (aka Daisy, Wesley Holiday, Wesley Holliday) was released from her contract in April 2010.
Jemma Palmer was also released in the Fall of 2010.
But while they have left, FCW picked up a few new Divas...

Caylee Turner (Christina Crawford)

Caylee Turner
Caylee Turner

Yes Caylee is the real life sister of Alicia Fox (Victoria Crawford).
I really don't care for Alicia that much, but how cool would another sister tag team be to challenge the Bellas?

UPDATE: It appears that Caylee has been released from her contract.
UPDATE 2X: It appears now that Caylee is BACK in FCW.
Geez.
UPDATE 3X: Now I can find no mention of Caylee on the NXT roster....

Sonia (Su Yung)

Sonia (Su Yung)
Sonia (Su Yung)

I've been following this beautiful young lady since her days in in Memphis Ladies Wrestling where she was the MLW Champion and 2008 Rookie of the Year.
So yes Su wasn't a model before wrestling, she worked her way up through the ranks in the ring.

UPDATE
On August 8, 2011, Su Yung was released from her developmental contract.

Verity Thomas (Vicky Skeeles)

Verity Thomas (Vicky Skeeles)
Verity Thomas (Vicky Skeeles)

Well they let the muscular and built Brit Jemma Palmer go, and replaced her with another Brit.
In all fairness, Verity DID start out as a model, but also did some grappling and valeting (is that a word?) in England.
Over there she was also known as Amber Vixen and Miss Vicky.

UPDATE: Well another one bites the dust as Verity confirmed on December 3rd, 2010 her Twitter account that she has parted ways with the WWE.
Geez!

Raquel Diaz

Raquel Diaz
Raquel Diaz

Although her ring name is Raquel Diaz (for now) this lady has a last name you will know.
She is Shaul Marie Guerrero, daughter of WWE Superstar Vickie Guerrero and the late Eddie Guerrero.
Raquel has already made her in-ring debut in FCW.

Audrey Marie

Audrey Marie (Audrey Miller)
Audrey Marie (Audrey Miller)

Former gymnast Audrey Marie pretty much surprised everyone by popping up out of the blue.
But if you'll notice, FCW seems to be doing that a lot here lately.
She's from Houston, Texas and it looks like she is reviving Mickie James' old "cowgirl" look.
Audrey has already won the FCW Divas Championship once.

Another one bites the dust as on May 17th, 2013, Audrey Marie was released from the WWE.

Cameron Lynn

Cameron Lynn (Ariane Andrew)
Cameron Lynn (Ariane Andrew)

If you watched WWE Tough Enough V, you'll know FCW Diva Cameron Lynn better as Ariane Andrew.
Even though she was eliminated from Tough Enough on episode 1, she was signed by the WWE and made her FCW debut at a house show on July 7th, 2011, as a ring announcer.
She has made it into the ring since then and hopefully she'll get time to improve her ring skills.

UPDATE: Cameron is now the valet of Brodus Clay.
Way to use the talent WWE!

Leah West

Leah West (Irena Janjic)
Leah West (Irena Janjic)

Australian native and student of former WWE Superstar Lance Storm, Leah West (Irena Janjic).
Leah debuted at a FCW house show in Orlando on June 22nd, 2011, and she made her FCW TV debut at September 1st, 2011 tapings, where she was defeated by Naomi.

UPDATE: In December 2011, she was released from her WWE contract.

Eden Stiles

Eden Stiles (Brandi Reed)
Eden Stiles (Brandi Reed)

So far, the gorgeous Eden Stiles is only a ring announcer.
But I have heard that she is training with Steve Keirn so we may see her in the ring soon.

UPDATE: Nope, in December 2011, Eden was released from her WWE contract.
BUT....Brandi is said to be dating WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes.

Even More FCW Divas

Yes there are more women the WWE has signed that will probably appear in FCW first.
I notice that the WWE seems to be getting more ladies that actually have some type of physical background.
Good for them!

Sofia Cortez

Sofia Cortez (Ivelisse Velez)
Sofia Cortez (Ivelisse Velez)

Ivelisse Velez was a 2011 WWE Tough Enough contestant that was signed to a WWE developmental contract and will probably show up in FCW very soon.
I have been following her career since she was Juliet The Huntress, wrestling in Puerto Rico.
I even did an interview with her on one of my wrestling blogs.
It's very nice to see someone rise up through the ranks like that.

UPDATE: My joy was short-lived because on August 11th, she was released by the WWE.

Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet)

Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) in her football days
Summer Rae (Danielle Moinet) in her football days

FCW Diva Danielle Moinet was born on November 28th, 1983 in Manhasset, New York, although she was raised in North Carolina (my old home state).
Danielle played cornerback for the Chicago Bliss in the Lingerie Football League from 2008 to 2011, so she has some experience taking "bumps".
Who knows...maybe she'll adopt a football player character and wear a variation of her old Lingerie Football League gear in the ring.

Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis)

Saraya (Britani Knight/Saraya-Jade Bevis)
Saraya (Britani Knight/Saraya-Jade Bevis)

The WWE hit gold when they signed Saraya (aka Britani Knight/Saraya-Jade Bevis).
She's kinda like a UK version of Natalya.
Her mother is UK wrestler Julia Hamer (Sweet Saraya) and her father is British wrestler "Rowdy" Ricky Knight.
And both of her brothers are wrestlers as well, the Zebra Kid and Zak Zodiac.
The families nickname is even "The Knight Dynasty"....kinda like "The Hart Dynasty".

UPDATE: Saraya is now known as Paige.

Kira Forster

Kira Forster (Taya Valkyrie)
Kira Forster (Taya Valkyrie)

Kira Forster was trained at former WWE Superstar Lance Storm's Storm Wrestling Academy and has wrestled in Canada for a while under the ring name Taya Valkyrie.
Besides wrestling, she has a pretty extensive background as a fitness model and fitness competitor, competing in the ABBA, CBBF and even showing up at the Arnold in 2010 where she took 2nd place in Fitness Tall Class.

UPDATE: Now Kira is in Mexico with another Canadian wrestler Pete Powers working with Perros del Mal (The Dogs of Evil), International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) and she has shown up in Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA).


Emma (Tenille Dashwood)

Emma (Tenille Dashwood-Tenille Tayla)
Emma (Tenille Dashwood-Tenille Tayla)

Australia native Tenille Dashwood was also trained at Lance Storm's Storm Wrestling Academy and is now under contract with the WWE.

UPDATE: Tenille is now called Emma.

Natalie

Natalie
Natalie

Natalie Laura Osman was born on November 18th, 1989 in Riverside, California and made her pro wrestling debut in February of 2009.
She worked (under the ring name Buggy Nova) for Indy pro wrestling promotions like National Wrestling Alliance, Pro Wrestling Bushido, Mach One Wrestling, Empire Wrestling Federation and Shimmer Women Athletes before being signed by the WWE in 2012.

UPDATE: On August 10,2012 she got her official ring name, Skyler Moon.

UPDATE: On January 11th, 2013, she was released from her WWE developmental contract

Charlotte (Ashley Fliehr)

Charlotte (Ashley Fliehr)
Charlotte (Ashley Fliehr)

Yes the daughter of wrestling legend Ric Flair has been signed by the WWE.
Ashley works as a a fitness trainer in Charlotte NC, so we'll see just what she does in the WWE.

UPDATE: Ashley is now called Charlotte.

Sara Del Rey (Sara Amato)

Sara Del Rey (Sara Amato)
Sara Del Rey (Sara Amato) | Source

Sara Del Rey?
Arguably one of the greatest Indy wrestlers of all time signed by the WWE?
Unless this is a cruel trick....it appears so.
Now what are they gonna do with her?
They wasted Serena Deeb and Kia Stevens.

UPDATE: Well Sara is working for the WWE but as a trainer for NXT, which I suppose is good.

Rachelle St Claire (Rachelle Walker)

Rachelle St Claire (Rachelle Walker)
Rachelle St Claire (Rachelle Walker)

Evidently when the WWE was in Europe they held several try-outs and Rachelle St Claire (Rachelle Walker) made the cut.
Rachelle is Irish and has worked for American Wrestling Rampage.

Anya (Anna Bogomazova)

Anya (Anna Bogomazova)
Anya (Anna Bogomazova)

The "Russian Bruiser" Anya (Anna Bogomazova) was signed earlier this year and she had a lot of people wonder who this new Diva was.
She's a black belt in Taekwondo and she's also a Russian female kickboxer that had come in 1st and 2nd in a LOT of competitions.
So yeah...she's a really GOOD Russian female kickboxer.
I have a lot of hopes for this lady.
Let's see how it turns out.

On May 17th, 2013, Anya was released from her developmental contract

Update - November 19th, 2012

As of right now the NXT roster consists of....
Anya
Audrey Marie
Charlotte
Dani
Emma
Paige
Sasha Banks
Summer Rae

You may have noticed a couple of new names there....

Dani (Alisha Ceraso)

Dani (Alisha Ceraso) - WWE NXT Divas
Dani (Alisha Ceraso) - WWE NXT Divas

Dani (Alisha Ceraso) is a fitness model turned wrestler.
Maybe.
We'll see.

Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado or Mercedes KV)

Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado or Mercedes KV) - WWE NXT Divas
Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado or Mercedes KV) - WWE NXT Divas

Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado or Mercedes KV) is amazingly enough a REAL wrestler!
Way to go WWE!
She has worked for wrestling promotions like New England Championship Wrestling, Chaotic Wrestling, Premier Wrestling Federation Northeast, Powerhouse Wrestling and NWA on Fire.
Sasha even has held the Chaotic Wrestling Women's Championship and the RWC No Limitz Championship.

NXT Update - January 28th, 2012

Not much of a change in the NXT roster since November....

Anya
Audrey Marie
Charlotte
Dani
Emma
Paige
Sasha Banks
Summer Rae

Davina Rose and Rachelle Walker that have both signed contracts but have yet to debut in NXT.

Luchadora aka Davina Rose aka Bayley

Luchadora aka Davina Rose aka Bayley
Luchadora aka Davina Rose aka Bayley

Well here's new one....
Luchadora aka Davina Rose aka Bayley.
She debuted in late January under a mask in NXT...but that might not be her regular gimmick.

NXT Update - January 28th, 2012

Wow...less than two months and they have already lost one wrestler (Dani) and gained another Kendall Skye.....

Kendall Skye (Kendra Smith)

Kendall Skye (Kendra Smith)
Kendall Skye (Kendra Smith)

Trying to be well rounded, the WWE found a lady that is a former All-American Athlete, a professional dancer, a martial artist (she's trained in kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA) and a Hollywood Stuntwoman.
She's also five foot eleven which I think would make her one of the tallest Divas ever.

WWE Signs Sarah Backman

8 time World Arm wrestling Champion Sarah Bäckman
8 time World Arm wrestling Champion Sarah Bäckman

Beautiful and quite muscular 8 time World Arm wrestling Champion Sarah Bäckman has just been signed by the WWE, so we can expect to see her in NXT soon.
Unless she goes the way of Jemma Palmer.....
Besides arm wrestling, Sarah is also Gladiator "Spirit" on the TV-show "Gladiatorerna", the Swedish version of American Gladiators.
Adding to my belief that the WWE is stalking me online, this signing comes almost exactly a month after I did a write up on Sarah at my Female Fitness and Bodybuilding Beauties blog.
First Kaitlyn gets the Divas Championship, now this.
Is the WWE watching me?

Sadly it didn't work out and Sarah will not be a diva. Though she did marry Bo Dallas.

NXT Update - April 22nd, 2013

Well you can say goodbye to Dani but hello to three new girls officially on the roster....
(I wrote NEW! in big letters so I could keep track!)

Anya
Audrey Marie
Bayley (NEW!)
Charlotte
Emma
Kendall Skye (NEW!)
Paige
Sarah Backman (NEW!)
Sasha Banks
Summer Rae

NXT Update - May 25th, 2013

New updates for the WWE NXT revolving door wrestling program!
Gone are Anya (despite her martial arts background, they said she just wasn't catching on to pro wrestling) and Audrey Marie (I have no idea why they let her go, I think she would have made a great heel in the "Major Leagues").
Replace them are two more fitness women.
The WWE seems to be mining the fitness world pretty heavily these days.
28-year-old Christina Vargas and 21-year-old Alexis Kaufman have both been signed.
These ladies join the ranks of WWE Divas like Trish Stratus, Torrie Wilson, Celeste "Kaitlyn" Bonin and Zivile "Aksana" Raudoniene who were fitness models and competitors before they ever sat foot in a WWE ring.

More New Divas.....

New NXT Diva C.J. Perry (Lana)
New NXT Diva C.J. Perry (Lana)

NXT Update - September 6th, 2013

As of right now the main roster in NXT consists of......
Bayley (Pamela Martinez)
Charlotte (Ashley Fliehr-Johnson)
Emma (Tenille Dashwood)
Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis)
Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado)
Kendall Skye - Ring Announcer

And these ladies are all under developmental contracts....
Brittany Fetkin (Devin Taylor)
Christina Vargas
C.J. Perry (Lana)
Erika Hammond (Veronica Lane)
Rachelle Walker
Rebecca Quin (Becky Lynch)
Sarah Bäckman

NXT Update - October 21st, 2013

Man the WWE revolving door just keeps spinning!]
Now the NXT Divas are...

Alexa Bliss (Alexis Kaufman)
Bayley (Pamela Martinez)
Charlotte (Ashley Fliehr-Johnson)
Emma (Tenille Dashwood)
Paige (Saraya-Jade Bevis)
Raquel Diaz (Shaul Guerrero) is back.
Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado)

And the ladies that have developmental contracts....

Brittany Fetkin (Devin Taylor)
C.J. Perry (Lana)
Erika Hammond (Veronica Lane)
Leah Van Dale
Rachelle Walker
Rebecca Quin (Becky Lynch)
Sarah Bäckman

NXT Update - 4-21-2014

The NXT Diva roster keeps changing.
With Emma and Paige both moving up to the "Big Leagues" we have only a few NXT Divas left....

Alexa Bliss
Bayley
Charlotte
JoJo
Sasha Banks

And waiting in the wings.....

Erika Hammond (Veronica Lane)
Leah Van Dale
Rachelle Walker
Rebecca Quin (Becky Lynch)
Sarah Bäckman
Shaul Guerrero (Raquel Diaz)

NXT Update - 10-28-2014

The ever changing NXT Diva roster is...well..ever changing....

Alexa Bliss (Alexis Kaufman)
Bayley (Pamela Martinez)
Becky Lynch (Rebecca Quin)
Carmella (Leah Van Dale)
Charlotte (Ashley Fliehr)
JoJo (Joseann Offerman)
Sasha Banks (Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado)

And those yet to appear on the main roster...

Ashley Sebera (Dana Brooke)
Gionna Daddio
Leyvonna Swygert
Zahra Schreiber

WWE NXT Diva Dana Brooke (Ashley Sebera)
WWE NXT Diva Dana Brooke (Ashley Sebera)

NXT Update - 12-29-2015

The NXT Diva roster has settled down just a bit...but it still has some new faces....

Alexa Bliss (Alexis Kaufman)
Asuka (Kanako Urai aka Kana)
Bayley (Pamela Martinez)
Billie Kay (Jessica McKay)
Carmella (Leah Van Dale)
Dana Brooke (Ashley Sebera)
Nia Jax (Savelina Fanene)
Peyton Royce (Cassie McIntosh)

And yet to appear.....

Adrien Reese (Adrienne Reese)
Aliyah (Nhooph Al-Areebi)
Daria Berenato (Daria Berenato)
Liv Morgan (Gionna Daddio)

WWE NXT Diva Asuka (Kana)
WWE NXT Diva Asuka (Kana)

The NXT Diva roster seems to just keep getting bigger and bigger.

The NXT Roster.....
Alexa Bliss
Aliyah
Asuka
Bayley
Billie Kay
Carmella
Liv Morgan
Mandy Rose
Nia Jax
Peyton Royce

The NXT House Show Roster...
Adrienne Reese
Daria
Nikki Glencross
Sara Lee

And the ladies that have signed but have yet to appear....
Bianca Blair
Carolyn Dunning
Danielle Kamela
Macey Estrella

Former NXT Divas
Former NXT Divas

NXT Diva Roster - July 9th, 2016

The NXT Diva roster seems to have settled down a bit since the last update.
There are only a few new names like Binky Blair and Ember Moon.

Alexa Bliss
Aliyah
Asuka
Bayley
Billie Kay
Binky Blair
Carmella
Daria
Ember Moon
Eva Marie
Liv Morgan
Mandy Rose
Nia Jax
Nikki Storm
Peyton Royce
Sara Lee

WWE NXT Divas Asuka and Emma

WWE NXT Divas Asuka and Emma
WWE NXT Divas Asuka and Emma

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Tubbs Merouge 6 years ago from Louisiana

Having been born and raised in Tampa, Florida I remember Florida Championship Wrestling with Gordon Solie very well. I was at the Sportatorium every Saturday for the tv tapings and at Ft. Homer Hesterly Armory every Tuesday night for the matches. This was regular for my family from 1962 on. What was really kool was that many of the wrestlers were still wrestling when I started in 1979 and I got to wrestle them myself. I had the pleasure of being trained by The Great Boris Malenko and Karl Von Stroheim. I became friends with Malenko and tussled around in the ring during training many times with both of his boys Jody and Dean. It was quite an honor for me. Great Hub, brought back lots of memories!!


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Oh yeah! I remember as a kid trying so hard to pick up the Charlotte station here that carried Florida Championship Wrestling. I loved it! Gordon Solie was "our" Jim Ross back then. I remember the way the mat sounded when someone got slammed. It has a unique sound to it, like it really was hard and not cushioned.

I remember Karl Von Stroheim, but I loved Malenko! My dad (who was a tough guy) used to say you couldn't PAY him to get in the ring with him. Malenko had the "heel" persona down pat.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for bringing back some great memories yourself!


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sheila b. 6 years ago

I get an education reading hubs such as yours. Now I know a little about this subject, and I'm glad you wrote about it.


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

Thank you Sheila, and thanks for dropping by!


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dlstern0226 6 years ago from California

I enjoyed the article. Interesting transitioning from model to wrestler?


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

dlstern0226: The WWE seems to do that a lot. I know of at least three WWE Divas that went into wrestling with no experience in the ring at all. On the other hand,TNA tends to pull their talent from the Indy wrestling promotions.

But hey, FCW is pretty much a training ground anyway.

Thanks for stopping by!


AARON99 6 years ago

An interesting hub. Keep it up.


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Obscurely Diverse 6 years ago from Tennessee, U.S., Earth, Milky Way via Cosmos

This was a very nice hub! I tried pulling the sexy Aksana, Courtney, and Jemma out of the computer screen and into my bedroom, but this damn contraption didn't allow it! Ha-ha! :)


GASP 6 years ago

Great hub! I love those FCW Divas, especially Aksana :)


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mosaicman 14 months ago from Tampa Bay, Fl

Wow this hub is a roll call of the current who's who in the main roster of teh WWE. It is great to learn the grind that these wrestlers/divas had to go through to get to stardom. Very interesting hub.

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