Kris Statlander

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Kris Statlander
Kris Statlander.jpg
Birth nameKristen Stadtlander
BornWest Islip, New York, U.S.[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kris Stadtlander[1]
Kris Statlander
Kristen[1]
Kristen Stadtlander[1]
Billed from"The Andromeda Galaxy"
Trained byPat Buck[2]
Curt Hawkins[2]
DebutJune 14, 2017[3]

Kristen Stadtlander[3] is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Kris Statlander. In addition to being signed to All Elite Wrestling, she performs on the independent circuit. She often portrays herself as an alien, billed from "The Andromeda Galaxy" and "recently escaped from Area 51".

Early life and training[edit]

Statlander was born in West Islip, New York on Long Island.[3] After working professionally as a stunt double,[2] she began her professional wrestling training under Pat Buck and Curt Hawkins at the Create A Pro Wrestling Academy in Hicksville, New York in 2016.[4] Statlander later became the first female graduate of the academy.[5]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Statlander made her professional wrestling debut on June 14, 2017.[1][3]

Statlander made an appearance for WWE on the April 9, 2019 episode of SmackDown Live, teaming with Karissa Rivera in a losing effort against the then-WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Billie Kay and Peyton Royce.[6] Later in June, she competed in an intergender match against Joey Janela at an event for the Beyond Wrestling promotion, in a losing effort.[7]

Statlander made her debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on November 27, competing in a tag team match alongside Big Swole against Riho and Britt Baker on AEW Dark, where Statlander and Swole were defeated.[8] In December, AEW announced that Statlander had signed with the promotion.[9] Following her signing, she defeated Baker on the December 18 episode of AEW Dynamite to become the No. 1 contender for the AEW Women's World Championship.[10][11] She made her final appearance for Create A Pro Wrestling, the promotion under which she trained, on December 20.[12] Statlander competed against Riho for the AEW Women's World title on the January 8, 2020 episode of Dynamite, where she was defeated due to interferences by Brandi Rhodes, Awesome Kong, Mel, and the debuting Luther.[13] She received another opportunity to compete for the title on February 29, 2020 at Revolution, this time against new champion Nyla Rose, where she was once again defeated.[14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Kris Statlander". Cagematch. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Crockett, Paul (April 23, 2019). "Generation Next 2019: Three Independent Starts Ready to Break Through". PWInsider.
  3. ^ a b c d "Kris Statlander". Wrestling Data. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  4. ^ Robertson, Alexandra (April 13, 2019). "Kris Stadtlander: The Alien in and out of the ring". SLAM! Wrestling.
  5. ^ Castillo, Alfonso A. (October 18, 2018). "WWE all-women's show at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum motivates local grapplers". Newsday.
  6. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (April 9, 2019). "Kris Statlander & Karissa Rivera Work WWE SmackDown Live Against The IIconics". Fightful.
  7. ^ Cardoza, Adam (June 12, 2019). "JOEY JANELA VS. KRIS STATLANDER, LAX, TOM LAWLOR & MORE: 6/12 BEYOND WRESTLING UNCHARTED TERRITORY EPISODE 11 LIVE REPORT FROM WORCESTER, MA". PWInsider.
  8. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (December 9, 2019). "Brandi Rhodes Confirms Kris Statlander Has Signed With AEW, Big Swole Confirms Signing". Fightful.
  9. ^ Currier, Joseph (December 9, 2019). "AEW officially confirms signings of Kris Statlander and Big Swole". Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  10. ^ Brookhouse, Brent (December 18, 2019). "AEW Dynamite results, recap, grades: Dark Order makes presence felt, Chris Jericho taken to the limit". CBS Sports.
  11. ^ Ashly, Kristen (December 18, 2019). "Kris Statlander Earns AEW Women's World Title Shot". Pro Wrestling Sheet.
  12. ^ DeFelice, Robert (December 22, 2019). "Kris Statlander Credits Wrestling With Saving Her Life in Farewell Speech To Create-A-Pro Wrestling". Fightful.
  13. ^ Strode, Cory (January 8, 2020). "COMPLETE AEW DYNAMITE TV REPORT". PWInsider.
  14. ^ Barrasso, Justin (March 1, 2020). "The Right Time For a New World Champion: Takeaways from AEW's Revolution". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  15. ^ "Treasure Hunter Tournament " Tournaments Database " CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Cagematch. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  16. ^ "IWTV Independent Wrestling Championship " Titles Database " CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Cagematch. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  17. ^ "NYWC Starlet Championship " Titles Database " CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Cagematch. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  18. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 100 Female Wrestlers Results". Wrestling Travel. November 2019. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
  19. ^ Barrasso, Justin. "The Top 10 Women Wrestlers of 2019". SI.com. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
  20. ^ "VPW Women's Championship " Titles Database " CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.Cagematch. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  21. ^ "Kris Statlander becomes WSU World Champion as Tessa Blanchard steps down | Diva Dirt". December 3, 2019.
  22. ^ "WSU Just A Bunch Of Hocus Pocus " Events Database " CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Cagematch.
  23. ^ "CZW Trifecta Elimination 2019". Cagematch. Retrieved December 23, 2019.

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