Christina Crawford (wrestler)

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Christina Crawford
Birth name Christina Crawford[1]
Born (1988-10-17) October 17, 1988 (age 26)[1]
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States[1]
Resides Tampa, Florida, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Caylee Turner[1]
Caylee Fox[1]
Christina Crawford[1]
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1][2]
Billed from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida[1][2]
Trained by Florida Championship Wrestling[1]
Steve Keirn[3]
Trish Stratus
Bill DeMott
Booker T
Debut July 8, 2010[1][4]
Retired 2012

Christina Crawford[1] (born October 17, 1988)[1] is an American cheerleader, dancer, and former professional wrestler who worked for World Wrestling Entertainment 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. As part of WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling, she was a one-time FCW Divas Champion. After leaving wrestling in 2012, she became a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2010–2012)[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.[4] It was not until November 20 that she made her in-ring debut, under the new ring name Caylee Turner, in a dix-diva tag team match with Rosa Mendes and Aksana but lost the match to AJ Lee, Kaitlyn, and Naomi Knight.[4][5] In February 2011, Crawford was released from her WWE contract in order to participate in the filming of the rebooted Tough Enough series.[1][6]

In March 2011, Crawford was announced as one of the fourteen contestants for the revival of Tough Enough.[6] She was cut from the competition on the May 23 episode, along with A.J. Kirsch.[7]

After being cut on Tough Enough, Crawford re-signed with WWE, and returned on June 22 in a tag team match.[8][9] She spent the next few months mainly competing in tag team matches. Beginning in January 2012, Turner began challenging for the FCW Divas Championship, failing to win it from Audrey Marie.[10] She began feuding with the Anti-Diva Army (Sofia Cortez, Paige, and Raquel Diaz) in March, forming an alliance with Audrey Marie and Kaitlyn to do so.[11][12] On June 29, Turner defeated Diaz to win the FCW Divas Championship for the first time.[13] On the August 5 episode of FCW television, Turner succussfully defended her Divas Championship against Sofia Cortez.[5] When WWE rebranded its developmental territory, FCW, into NXT Wrestling,[14] Turner made her in-ring debut as a heel on the August 8 episode of NXT, teaming with the evil Kaitlyn in a losing effort to Tamina Snuka and Paige.[15] The FCW Divas title was retired as a result of the rebranding, making Turner the final champion. On August 14, 2012, Crawford was released from her WWE contract.[16]

Independent circuit (2012)[edit]

On November 1, 2012, Crawford competed in a TNA tryout match in a losing effort against ODB.[17] She appeared for World Xtreme Wrestling in a wrestling role competing in a winning effort against Angel Love. 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 edition of December 10 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.

Cheerleading (2013–present)[edit]

Crawford began working as a cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League in 2013.[18]

Personal life[edit]

She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2011, where she studied interpersonal communications.[6] She has an older sister named Victoria, who is a professional wrestler for WWE, under the ring name Alicia Fox.[1][19]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Christina Crawford Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Turner, Caylee. "Caylee Turner – FCW". Florida Championship Wrestling. Florida Championship Wrestling. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ "CageMatch". CageMatch. Retrieved January 4, 2011. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ a b c "Alicia Fox's sister Caylee Turner debuts at FCW". SEScoops. Retrieved January 4, 2011. [unreliable source]
  5. ^ a b "Matches – Caylee Turner – Wrestlers Database – Cagematch". Cagematch. [unreliable source]
  6. ^ a b c "Christina Crawford – Meet the Contestants – WWE Tough Enough". USA Network. Retrieved April 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ Caldwell, James (May 23, 2011). "Caldwell's Tough Enough Report 5/23: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Week 8 on USA Network guest-starring The Rock". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Christina Crawford returns to FCW, Irena Janjic debuts". Diva-Dirt.com. Retrieved June 23, 2011. [unreliable source]
  9. ^ "FCW TV Taping Spoilers". Diva-Dirt.com. Retrieved July 3, 2011. [unreliable source]
  10. ^ Trionfo, Richard. "FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING SPOILERS FOR JANUARY 8, 15, AND 22". pwinsider. pwinsider. Retrieved December 16, 2011. [unreliable source?]
  11. ^ Namako, Jason. "FCW Results – 3/19/12". WrestleView. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  12. ^ Jason Namako (December 25, 2011). "FCW results". wrestleview. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  13. ^ a b Scherer, Dave (June 30, 2012). "6/29 FCW Rresulta from Melbourne, FL". PWInsider. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ "WWE News: FCW name being phased out". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  15. ^ 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 June 9, 2013. 
  16. ^ Martin, Adam (August 16, 2012). "Report: WWE cuts another "Tough Enough" cast member". WrestleView. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1351885351
  18. ^ "Christina". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  19. ^ Gerweck, Steve (July 10, 2010). "News on Bruce Prichard, Alicia Fox, Sheamus, more". WrestleView. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Caylee-Turner.com = Moveset". CayleeTurner.com. Retrieved May 24, 2012. [unreliable source]
  21. ^ Jason Namako (December 25, 2011). "FCW results". wrestleview. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  22. ^ a b c d "FCW Watch (January 15th, 2012): Audrey Marie vs Caylee Turner, Plus Raquel Diaz Speaks". Diva-Dirt. Retrieved January 17, 2012. [unreliable source]
  23. ^ 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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