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|Birth name||Moon Shadow|
|Also known as||Goldylocks|
|Born||March 28, 1979
|Genres||Alternative rock, rock|
pro wrestling manager
|Associated acts||Goldy LockS|
Moon Shadow (born March 28, 1979) is a musician and professional wrestling personality who uses the stage name Goldylocks or Goldy Locks. Shadow is perhaps best known for her appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as an interviewer and manager.
Shadow was born to hippie parents in a "financially challenged" neighborhood in North Minneapolis, Minnesota. She taught herself how to play the guitar, keyboard, and violin. She is a Catholic and is of Irish, Italian, French, Scottish and German descent.
By 1999, Shadow was an opening act for artists like Pink. In 2000, Futuristic Records released her single "Kiss," a song she wrote and recorded in English, French, and Spanish. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling has used several of Goldy Locks' songs, most notably the tracks "Take It Out On You" for Alissa Flash, "Dodging Bullets" for Trinity, "Broken" for Tara, "I Tease, U Touch" for Brooke Tessmacher, "Hands of Wicked" for Winter, "Forever" for Thea Trinidad and "The Man In Me" for TNA Entertainment President Dixie Carter.
In June 2002 Shadow formed the band Goldy lockS, which tours all across the eastern United States, playing on average over 250 shows a year. Over the years the band has opened for the likes of Saliva, Sevendust, Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Puddle of Mudd, Hurt, Theory of a Dead Man, Collective Soul, Stevie Nicks, Pink, Bret Michaels Band, Rick Springfield, Ted Nugent, Pat Benatar, Maroon 5, The Fray, OneRepublic, Everclear, Powerman 5000, Ronnie Dunn, and Grand Funk Railroad. Goldy lockS has appeared on the following albums: "V" is For Viagra. The Remixes, TNA's Theme Songs, Top Cow Comics The Proximity Effect and Steve O's Jack Ass compilation, selling over a total of 430,000 copies. Featured on Steve O’s Best of Jackass DVD. The band has worked with legendary producers: Michael Wagener, Michael Patterson, and Dale Oliver
The band has also been involved in Shadow's motivational tour, called the Today I Won't Be Afraid Tour. This tour, based around the eponymous song, has been involved with numerous charities. These have included such groups as the YWCA, D.A.R.E., Deanna Farve's HOPE Foundation, Soles for Souls and the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition. In collaboration with the YWCA of Middle Tennessee a coffee table book was produced entitled: “Women of the YWCA. Today I Won’t Be Afraid,” featuring success stories of overcoming abuse, featured in the photos. The band has also performed numerous school shows, coupled with a motivational program hosted by Shadow.
Professional wrestling career
One of Shadow's concerts caught the attention of the upstart wrestling company NWA: Total Nonstop Action, who then hired her. Shadow took on the stage name Goldylocks and as a backstage interviewer who openly backtalked the wrestlers and later became a valet with a rich-girl gimmick. She first managed Erik Watts, her kayfabe love interest.
Later, Goldylocks broke up with Watts and Abyss became her protector. Goldylocks had Abyss wrestle Watts, announcing her money was up for grabs against Watts' contract. Abyss won, and she sold the contract to bring in rookie Alex Shelley. Goldylocks and her new "Baby Bear" Shelley went on to claim more contracts in future matches, using Abyss (who was treated as “extra luggage”) to lay claim to Sonny Siaki, D-Ray 3000, and Shark Boy. In these tag matches, Goldylocks had Abyss do all the work and then brought in Shelley to pin their opponent. When Watts returned to TNA, a match was set up matching Watts, Siaki, and Desire against Abyss, Goldylocks, and Shelley. Abyss turned on Goldylocks in this match and finally left her. Shadow left TNA shortly after, and turned her attention back to music.
She continues to lend her services to the company, in the form of vocals for the theme songs of several TNA Knockouts as well as president Dixie Carter.
- Wrestlers managed
Post Wrestling Television Career
Since leaving TNA Shadow has appeared on a number of television programs. In 2009 she appeared on the CMT show Running Wild...With Ted Nugent. Following that, in 2014 she appeared on an episode of Extreme Cheapskates, which airs on TLC. Appearing with her band she showcased the ways in which she saves money on the road, as well as how she goes about her crafting. She has also been a video contributor for the long running CBS show The Talk.
- Watts, Cindy (24 June 2004). "Booty's band a golden opportunity". Daily News Journal. p. X. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
He plays with Goldylocks, whose real name (no joke) is Moonbeam and is a wrestler by trade and rock singer by hobby.