Rue DeBona

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Rue DeBona
Birth name Ruthann DeBona
Born (1976-03-07) March 7, 1976 (age 42)
Glen Rock, New Jersey, U.S.
Spouse(s) Josh Mathews (m. 2006; div. 2008)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Rue DeBona
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Billed weight 123 lb (56 kg)
Debut 2003
Retired 2004

Ruthann DeBona (born March 7, 1976), also known by her ring name of Rue DeBona, is a former host and backstage interviewer, singer and actor who worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[1]


Debona was a member of a pop group named Boy Krazy under the stage name Ruth Ann Roberts, which had a hit single with "That's What Love Can Do" in 1993.

Debona has had guest appearances in shows Law & Order, The Sopranos, Spin City and others, including a role on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1993.

She also has a role in the movie They're Just My Friends.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2003–2004)[edit]

In 2003, WWE signed DeBona to be the host of their show Afterburn. On an episode of SmackDown she interviewed Sable and Torrie Wilson on their Playboy covers. In late June 2004, DeBona asked for her release from the company which she was subsequently granted.

Personal life[edit]

DeBona was married to former WWE and current TNA commentator Josh Mathews from November 2006 until their divorce in 2008.[2]


  1. ^ "IA Net plans linear TV, VoD, mobile". C21Media. April 21, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Mathews marries Rue DeBona". Archived from the original on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 

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