Audrey Marie

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Audrey Marie
Audrey Marie 2014 QoC2.jpg
Audrey Marie in June 2014
Birth name Ashley Miller[1]
Born (1987-09-17) September 17, 1987 (age 27)
Houston, Texas, United States[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Audrey Marie[1]
Billed height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[3]
Billed weight 120 lb (54 kg)[2]
Billed from El Durado, Arizona[3]
Trained by Bill DeMott
Norman Smiley
Ricky Steamboat
Terry Taylor

Ashley Miller (born September 17, 1987) is an American professional wrestler and model. She is best known for her time with WWE in their developmental territory NXT Wrestling under the ring name Audrey Marie. She defeated Aksana to win the FCW Florida Divas Championship but dropped the title to Raquel Diaz.[4]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2011–2013)[edit]

After signing a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2011, Miller was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), WWE's developmental territory. She made her in-ring debut on June 9, 2011, episode of FCW television under the name "Audrey Marie", in a tag team match with Sonia in a losing effort to AJ Lee and Aksana. On June 28, she won her first match teaming up with Aksana and Maxine against Leah West, Naomi, and Caylee Turner.[1] On the September 1 episode of FCW television, Marie defeated Aksana to win the FCW Divas Championship, her first title in FCW.[1][4] After successful title defenses against Naomi, she lost the championship to Raquel Diaz in December.[1][4] She failed to regain the championship in a three-way in February 2012, and again in a singles match in March.[1][5] She then moved into a feud with Paige, facing her on several occasions. On the final episode of FCW television on July 15, Paige and Marie ended their feud with Marie victorious in a no disqualification match.[6]

After WWE rebranded FCW as WWE NXT, Marie's NXT television debut took place on the August 1 episode of the sixth season of WWE NXT taped at Full Sail University, where she lost to Raquel Diaz.[7][8] After spending several months losing in tag team matches, she won her first televised match for NXT on the November 28 episode, defeating Emma.[9][10][11] In late January 2013, Sasha Banks began receiving letters from a "secret admirer".[12] On the February 20 episode of NXT, the admirer was revealed to be a scheming Marie, who promptly ambushed Banks; Marie had been jealous of Banks' success in NXT while she herself had been out injured. Marie went on to defeat Banks in her return match later that episode.[13] Marie's feud with Banks ended on the April 3 episode of NXT, when Marie teamed with Summer Rae against Banks and Paige. Marie was pinned after Rae ran away from the match.[14] On May 17, 2013, Marie was released;[15] her last televised match was a loss to Emma on the May 29 episode of NXT which was taped before her release.[16]

Independent circuit (2014–present)[edit]

On June 13, 2014, Marie made her first independent appearance in women's promotion Queens of Combat as a face, losing to Heather Patera in her debut match for the promotion.[17][18]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Audrey Marie". Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gerweck, Steve (June 25, 2012). "Audrey Marie". Gerweck. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Audrey Marie". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on August 17, 2012. Retrieved July 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "FCW Champions Roll Call". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on July 3, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Martin, Adam. "FCW Results – 4/15/12". WrestleView. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FCW television report 7/15: the series ends not with a whimper or a bang . . . it ends with a knee trembler". PWInsider. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT results 8/1: NXT Title tournament begins with Rollins, Steamboat, McIntyre". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 10/10 – Week 17: WWE champ on commentary for excellent NXT Title match, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 10/24 – Week 18: NXT champ in action, new monster debuts, Brodus, Vickie, Slater & others involved; Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 11/28 – Week 23: Bryan & Kane in main event, Woods, Del Rio's brother, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT results 1/30: Tournament continues, Bo Dallas in main event, returns of Bateman, A-Ry & Mason Ryan". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT results 2/20: Big E. in main event, Kidd injury speech, Wyatt Family Feud, Overall Reax to strong episode". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT report 4/3 – Week 40: Big E. defends NXT Title, final hype for Regal-Ohno, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ Caldwell, James. "WWE NEWS: Seven NXT cuts confirmed, including Divas; Dolph Ziggler comments on his brother's release". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ James, Justin. "James's WWE NXT results 5/29 & 6/5: Wyatts defend Tag Titles, NXT Women's Title introduced, #1 contender battle royal, Parade of released NXT wrestlers in matches". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  17. ^ Dickinson, Chris. "6/13 Queens of Combat results from Charlotte, NC". PWInsider. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  18. ^ Namako, Jason. "6/13 Queens of Combat Results: Charlotte, North Carolina". WrestleView. Retrieved July 9, 2014. 

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