Female Wrestling- Former TNA Knockout, Angelina Love
TNA Knockout, Angelina Love
Former TNA Knockout Angelina Love was born Lauren Williams on September 13th, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Yes another beautiful Canadian wrestler.
Like most of the TNA Knockouts, Angelina knew how to wrestle when she hit the ring there.
Angelina started out in the independent wrestling promotions in Canada back in 2000.
She started out as a valet for wrestlers like Chris Sabin and Eric Young (who she would work with later in TNA) and finally she began to train under Rob Fuego to become a wrestler.
Rob has trained many wrestlers, and he runs the famous Squared Circle Training, one of Ontario's major pro wrestling schools.
Angela actually wrestled for TNA long before she actually joined the company.
As Angel Williams, she wrestled on TNA Xplosion against another of my favorites, Trinity.
Angelina was working for various independent wrestling promotions around the US when the major pro wrestling organization in the US (That used to be called WWF) noticed her and gave her a tryout.
She did well and was trained at Ohio Valley Wrestling before being assigned to Deep South Wrestling as Angela Williams.
There she started out as a manager and in her first actual match in DSW, she defeated another OVW trainee you may have heard of, Michelle McCool.
Angelina was hurt in a match in DSW, and later had to undergo surgery for a torn ACL.
After seven months of rehab, she returned to DSW and started managing The Gymini (Mike and Todd Shane).
When The Gymini were released from their contracts in January 2007, Angelina started a feud with the General Manager of DSW (and another indy wrestler) Krissy Vaine.
The feud didn't last long, and the outcome was Angelina actually joining Krissy and becoming co-manager of DSW.
Deep South Wrestling shut down on April 18, 2007, and Angelina was moved to Ohio Valley Wrestling.
She had one match there before being released.
After her release there, she went to Mexico (as many Canadian female wrestlers do) and wrestled briefly for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) as Canadian Angel.
During that time she still wrestled for Indy promotions across North America.
Angelina re-joined TNA in 2007, appearing in their 10 Knockout Gauntlet match at the TNA PPV, Bound for Glory.
Soon after Angelina formed a tag team with fellow TNA knockout Velvet Sky (Jamie Szantyr) and called themselves The Beautiful People.
Well, actually they started out as Velvet-Love Entertainment and were good guys.
They even ran in and saved Gail Kim twice before finally going to the dark side and becoming villains on the March 13 edition of TNA Impact!
Angelina finally got her chance for gold on April 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Lockdown in a three way match with Awesome Kong (the then champion) and Taylor Wilde.
During the match, Angelina suffered one of two concussions she has gotten in less than a year.
Angelina went on to defend her TNA Knockouts championship until the July 9, 2009 edition of Impact!, when she lost her title to Tara (Victoria).
On Pro Wrestling Illustrated's PWI Female 50, Angelina was rated the 16th best female wrestler of 2008.
UPDATE: Angelina has been released from TNA for working on an expired work visa.
UPDATE: Angelina got her work visa straightened out, and went back to work for TNA on January 14th, 2010.
Angelina Love Updates- 7-3-2012
Angelina Love announced on her Twitter account Sunday that she has been granted her release from TNA.
"To all my wonderful fans, just want to let you know I have been granted my release from TNA. It was completely amicable parting of ways and I want to thank TNA and all of its employees for the wonderful journey I've had there over the years. Now I'm on to the next amazing chapter of my life."
Next stop....the WWE?
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Angelina Love Updates - 11-8-2012
Since leaving TNA, Angelina has been wrestling on the independent circuit, teaming up again with Velvet Sky (who also left, but then went back to TNA) to reform The Beautiful People.
So far she has worked for Northeast Wrestling, Family Wrestling Entertainment (FWE), Maryland Championship Wrestling and NEW Generation Wrestling (NGW) and Pro-Wrestling: EVE in England.
Angelina Love Updates: 4-28-2013
Angelina is now doing some work for the Shine Wrestling promotion
Angelina Updates: 7-20-2013
In July 2013, Angelina finished 4th out of 150 competitors at the Fitness America Ms. Bikini Universe competition.
Not the first time fitness and wrestling has crossed over.
Angelina Love Updates - August 29th, 2016
In September 2015, Angelina was written off television because of her pregnancy.
Then on March 27th, 2016, she announced on her Twitter account that her contract with TNA had expired during the pregnancy.
But she is not totally done with wrestling.
In June 2016, she competed in a triple threat match involving Rebel and Rocks-C for Mountain Championship Wrestling.
Then later that month, she defeated Veda Scott in a singles match at a wrestling event at Indy PopCon in 2016.