Christina Crawford (wrestler)

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Christina Crawford
Ring name(s) Caylee Turner[1]
Caylee Fox[1]
Christina Crawford[1]
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1][2]
Born (1988-10-17) October 17, 1988 (age 25)[1]
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida[1]
Resides Tampa, Florida
Billed from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida[1][2]
Trained by FCW Staff[1]
Steve Keirn[3]
Trish Stratus[4]
Bill DeMott[4]
Booker T[4]
Debut July 8, 2010[1][5]
Retired 2012

Christina Crawford[1] (born October 17, 1988)[1] is an American dancer and former professional wrestler who worked for WWE as a WWE Diva under the ring name Caylee Turner.

Crawford first gained fame as a contestant on Tough Enough, a televised competition that would award the winner a WWE contract, but was eliminated from the competition, she later returned to FCW. On June 29, 2012 Turner defeated Raquel Diaz to win the FCW Divas Championship for the first time, however on August 11, 2012 as a result of her release the championship become vacant, and retired 3 days later as FCW became NXT Wrestling, this would make Turner as the last FCW Divas champion.[6][7][8]

As of 2013, she now works as a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE[edit]

Florida Championship Wrestling (2010–2011)[edit]

In June 2010, Crawford signed a developmental contract with WWE and was later assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW).[1] She debuted on July 8, 2010 in a bikini contest.[5] It was not until November 20 that she made her in-ring debut, under the new ring name Caylee Turner, in a 6 diva tag team match with Rosa Mendes and Aksana but lost the match to AJ Lee, Kaitlyn and Naomi Knight.[5][9] On the December 17 episode of FCW Television, Turner teamed up with Kaitlyn in a winning effort defeating AJ Lee and Aksana in a divas tag-team match.[9] On the January 20 episode of FCW Television, Turner participated in battle royal which was won by Kaitlyn.[9] In February 2011, Crawford was released from her WWE contract in order to participate in the filming of the rebooted Tough Enough series.[1][4][10]

Tough Enough (2011)[edit]

In March 2011, Crawford was announced as one of the fourteen contestants for the revival of Tough Enough.[4][10][11] On the May 16th edition of Tough Enough, Christina worked a match with A.J. Kirsch, but injured her ankle.[8] She was later taken to the emergency room.[8] On the May 2nd episode of Tough Enough, Christina was in bottom 3 after not showing much endurance but was safe.[10] On the May 23rd edition of Tough Enough, Christina was cut from the competition along with A.J. Kirsch.[8]

Return to developmental territories (2011–2012)[edit]

After being cut on Tough Enough, Crawford re-signed with WWE. At the June 22 edition of a FCW house show, she teamed up with Irena Janjic to face Audrey Marie and Sonia in a tag team match [12][13] At the August 7, 2011 episode of FCW Television, she teamed up with A.J. and Kaitlyn defeating the team of Sonia, Audrey Marie, and Raquel Diaz.[14] On the August 16 episode of FCW Television, Turner participated battle royal which was won by Sonia.[9] At the August 21 episode of FCW television, Caylee teamed up with Naomi in a winning effort defeating the team of Kaitlyn and Audrey Marie.[9] At the October 23 episode of FCW Television, Caylee teamed up with Kaitlyn to a losing effort to the team of Cameron Lynn and Naomi when Naomi pinned her after a leg lariat.[9] At the November 11 FCW houseshow, Turner teamed up with Leah West and Raquel Diaz in a losing effort to Audrey Marie, Cameron Lynn and Ivelisse Velez.[9] At the November 13 episode of FCW Television, Caylee teamed up with Aksana defeating Audrey Marie and Cameron Lynn after Aksana countered Marie's monkey flip into a Divo Drop.[9][15][16] At the December 25 episode of FCW Television, Caylee Turner teamed up with Ivelisse Velez to defeat the team of Cameron Lynn and Kaitlyn.[17][18]

At the January 15 episode of FCW Television, Turner challenged Audrey Marie for the FCW Divas Championship, but was unsuccessful.[19] At the March 18 episode of FCW Television, Turner saved Audrey Marie and Kaitlyn from the attack from Sofia Cortez, Paige and Raquel Diaz.[20][21] Turner began feuding against the Anti-Diva Army (Sofia Cortez, Raquel Diaz, and Paige) along with Audrey Marie and Kaitlyn in various tag team matches.[18][21] On June 29, 2012 at a FCW live event in Melbourne, Florida Turner defeated Raquel Diaz to win the FCW Divas Championship for the first time as it would mark the first time the title changed hands at a live event.[9] On the August 5 episode of FCW Television, Turner succussfully defended her Divas Championship against Sofia Cortez, this would turn out to be her last match in FCW.[9] On August 11, 2012 after release the FCW Divas Championship retired on August 14 because FCW became NXT Wrestling, this would make Turner as the last FCW Divas champion.[6][7]

When WWE rebranded its developmental territory, FCW, into NXT Wrestling,[22] Turner made her in-ring debut as a heel on the August 8 episode of NXT, where she was teamed up with the villainous Kaitlyn in a losing effort to Tamina Snuka and Paige.[23]

On August 14, 2012, Crawford was released from her WWE contract.[24]

Independent Circuit (2012)[edit]

On November 1, 2012, Crawford competed in a TNA tryout match in a losing effort against ODB.[25] On November 16, 2012, Crawford was scheduled to appear for Women's Extreme Wrestling, but cancelled due to travel issues on her plane before takeoff. She appeared for World Xtreme Wrestling in a wrestling role competing in a winning effort against Angel Love. She was scheduled to appear for Ohio Valley Wrestling on November 28, but cancelled without any further explanation. Crawford made her debut for North East Wrestling (NEW) on December 8 at a North East Wrestling event, where she competed against Ivelisse Velez, in a losing effort. After the match, Crawford turned heel after attacking her and demanding a contract to the promotion. On the December 10th edition of a North East Wrestling event, Crawford wrestled a re-match in a Winner Gets Contract, Loser Banned Forever match for the same promotion, but lost yet again to Ivelisse Velez, thus banning her from the promotion until further notice.

Post-Wrestling Career (2013-present)[edit]

Since 2013, Christina has worked as a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.

Personal life[edit]

She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2011, where she studied interpersonal communications.[10] She has an older sister named Victoria, who is a professional wrestler for WWE, under the ring name Alicia Fox.[1][4][5][26]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c Turner, Caylee. "Caylee Turner - FCW". Florida Championship Wrestling. Florida Championship Wrestling. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ "CageMatch". CageMatch. Retrieved 2011-01-04. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Tough Enough Cast Update, New "Stone Cold" Shirt Released". SEScoops. Retrieved 2011-03-08. [unreliable source]
  5. ^ a b c d "Alicia Fox's sister Caylee Turner debuts at FCW". SEScoops. Retrieved 2011-01-04. [unreliable source]
  6. ^ a b "FCW Divas Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2009-06-22. 
  7. ^ a b c "New FCW Divas Champion Crowned". Diva Dirt. Retrieved 2012-06-30. [unreliable source?]
  8. ^ a b c d "Christina Eliminated from Tough Enough". Diva-Dirt.com. Retrieved 2011-05-24. [unreliable source]
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Matches - Caylee Turner - Wrestlers Database - Cagematch". Cagematch. Retrieved 2001-2012.  [unreliable source]
  10. ^ a b c d "Christina Crawford – Meet the Contestants – WWE Tough Enough". USA Network. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  11. ^ "First Of 14 WWE Tough Enough Contestants Announced". The Gorilla Position. Retrieved 2011-10-02. [unreliable source]
  12. ^ "Christina Crawford returns to FCW, Irena Janjic debuts". Diva-Dirt.com. Retrieved 2011-06-23. [unreliable source]
  13. ^ "FCW TV Taping Spoilers". Diva-Dirt.com. Retrieved 2011-07-03. [unreliable source]
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  16. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING SPOILERS FOR NOVEMBER 6, 13, AND 20". pwinsider. pwinsider. Retrieved 2011-10-14. [unreliable source?]
  17. ^ Martin, Adam. "FCW Results - 12/19/11". Wrestleview. Wrestleview. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  18. ^ a b Jason Namako (2011-12-25). "FCW results". wrestleview. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  19. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING SPOILERS FOR JANUARY 8, 15, AND 22". pwinsider. pwinsider. Retrieved 2011-12-16. [unreliable source?]
  20. ^ Csonka, Larry. "FCW-TV-Taping-Results-For-Match-11th,-18th-and-25th-(SPOILERS)". 411mania. 411mania. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  21. ^ a b Namako, Jason. "FCW Results – 3/19/12". WrestleView. WrestleView. Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  22. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  23. ^ James, Justin. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 8/8 - Week 8: Gold Rush tournament continues, Hero, Paige, Gabriel vs. McGillicutty, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  24. ^ "Christina Crawford released". Diva Dirt. Retrieved 2012-08-16. [unreliable source]
  25. ^ http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1351885351
  26. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2010-07-10). "News on Bruce Prichard, Alicia Fox, Sheamus, more". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Caylee-Turner.com = Moveset". CayleeTurner.com. Retrieved May 24, 2012. [unreliable source]
  28. ^ Jason Namako (2011-12-25). "FCW results". wrestleview. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  29. ^ a b c d "FCW Watch (January 15th, 2012): Audrey Marie vs Caylee Turner, Plus Raquel Diaz Speaks". Diva-Dirt. Retrieved 2012-01-17. [unreliable source]
  30. ^ a b [NXT Watch (August 9th, 2012): Odd Couples Unite as Kaitlyn & Caylee Turner Face Tamina Snuka & Paige "NXT Watch (August 9th, 2012): Odd Couples Unite as Kaitlyn & Caylee Turner Face Tamina Snuka & Paige"]. Diva-Dirt. Retrieved August 8, 2012. [unreliable source]

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