Scarlett Bordeaux

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Scarlett Bordeaux
Scarlett Bordeaux in AAW 1.jpg
Bordeaux at an AAW event in 2012
Birth name Elizabeth Chihaia[1]
Born (1991-05-13) May 13, 1991 (age 27)[2]
Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Residence Berwyn, Illinois, U.S.[3]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Scarlett[4]
Scarlett Bordeaux[4]
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Billed weight 126 lb (57 kg)[2]
Billed from Chicago, Illinois[3][5]
Trained by Nick Dinsmore
Al Snow
Debut 2011[5]

Elizabeth Chihaia[1] (born May 13, 1991)[2] is an American professional wrestler, model, ring announcer, singer and valet best known as Scarlett Bordeaux. Bordeaux is best known for competing in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), as well as appearing in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Ring of Honor (ROH) as Matt Taven's valet, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Bordeaux has worked with AAW, NJPW, Chikara, CZW, Chicago Style Wrestling (CSW), Mondo Lucha, Northern Outlaw, and Hybrid Pro.

Early life[edit]

Chihaia was born in Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois, and lived with her grandparents in Romania until she was four.[1] She returned to the U.S. and participated in choir while attending Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois.[1] After high school, she became a full-time college student majoring in musical theater graduating from Columbia College.[2][6] She trained at a conservatory as a mezzo-soprano.[7]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Independent circuit (2012–2016)[edit]

Bordeaux made her debut for Chicago Style Wrestling on April 27, 2012 in Countryside, Illinois at a CSW Southside Showdown event, defeating The Angel after reversing a pinning attempt with a small package, she became the first woman to defeat her.[8][9][10] Bordeaux made her debut for IWA Unlimited (IWAU) on May 11 as a heel, as well as adopting the persona of superficial prima donna, where she was defeated by Angelus Layne.[11] On October 21, Bordeaux joined the promotion Northern Plains Outlaw Wrestling in Williston, ND, facing Rose Thorn in her debut match, where she emerged victorious.[12]

Bordeaux made her debut for Great Lakes Championship Wrestling (GLCW) on December 1, where she faced Melanie Cruise in a losing effort.[2] Bordeaux made appearance at Rey de Voladores where she accompied Shane Hollister to the ring against 2 Cold Scorpio, Oliver Grimsly, Jo Jo Bravo in a fatal-four way Elimination Match.[2] Bordeaux was set to make her debut for Bombshell Ladies of Wrestling in its debut show on October 11 against Leah Von Dutch but the match was cancelled due to travel issues.[13]

Bordeaux made her debut for Chikara where she began hosting "The Throwdown Lowdown", on her first one she interviewed 2 Cold Scorpio.[14] Since then, Bordeaux continued to host "The Throwdown Lowdown". Bordeaux returned to Chikara on March 13, 2013 as "The Throwdown Lowdown" hostess replacing Natali Morris.[15] It is new clips from CHIKARA's vast video vault showcasing high-impact hits and brutal spills as well as interviews.

Scarlett made her debut for Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling on 13 March 2014 at the XICW 175 Best In Detroit IV event, defeating Taeler Hendrix to face Veda Scott in the following event.[16] The following event XICW 176: Better Off Red, she faced Scott in a singles match in a losing effort.[17]

On July 9, 2016, Bordeaux pinned Joey Ryan to win DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight however Bordeaux lost the title due to forfeit when Bordeaux traded the belt for Rhyno's autograph.

Ohio Valley Wrestling (2012)[edit]

Bordeaux received a tryout for Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) on the August 1, 2012 edition of OVW Episode 676, where she faced former two time OVW Women's Champion Epiphany in a singles match.[18] Bordeaux returned to OVW making her televised debut on the October 3 edition of OVW Episode 685, where she competed against then OVW Women's Champion Heidi Lovelace in a losing effort after the match, Bordeaux would show good sportsmanship.[19] Later that event, Bordeaux competed in her second match of the night defeating three-time champion "The (Irish) Redheaded Bombshell" Taeler Hendrix in a dark match to claim her first victory.[4][20][21]

On the October 31 edition of OVW Episode 689, Bordeaux was defeated by The Queen of OVW and seven-time champion Josette Bynum in a minute to win to determine the last participate for the triple-treat match to face Taeler Hendrix and then Women's Champion Heidi Lovelace despite the interference by Taeler Hendrix.[4][22][23][24] In that same episode, Bordeaux participated in a Halloween costume battle royal; however, she failed to become the number one contender to the OVW Women's Championship, which was won by Jessie Belle. Bordeaux made her final appearance in OVW on the November 22 edition of OVW Episode 692, where she was defeated by new OVW Women's Champion Taryn Terrell.[4][25][26]

Ring of Honor (2012–2018)[edit]

Scarlett made her debut for Ring of Honor appearing in 11th Anniversary Show as a heel, accompanying the new member of The House of Truth Matt Taven alongside the heel Truth Martini for his match against Adam Cole for the ROH World Television Championship.[27] Since then, she alongside Valerie Malone were accompanying Taven to all his matches.[2] They were known as "The Hoopla Hotties". Bordeaux made her in-ring debut on the April 6 episode of ROH, where she competed in a Four Corners "Women of Honor" match against Cherry Bomb, MsChif, and the eventually winner Athena when Athena pinned Cherry Bomb with her "O-Face" finisher.[4][28][29] On the 20 April 2013 episode of ROH Wrestling, she aided Taven in a victory against ACH by distracting the ref, allowing Taven to get the victory.[30] At the Border Wars pay-per-view, The Hoopla Hotties accompied Matt Taven to the ring where he successfully defended the ROH World Television Championship against Mark Briscoe following the distraction by Bordeaux.[31]

At the "Night of Hoopla" pay-per-view, Bordeaux was featured in number of "Hoopla Hoties" segments including "Take Your Pants Off Dance-Off." as well as performing the H.O.T. National Anthem and interfering in the triple-treat match on Taven's behalf.[32][33] On the September 14 episode of ROH Wrestling, Scarlett was unable to manage Taven in his Ring of Honor World Championship Tournament match when commentator Nigel McGuinness revealed that Bordeaux didn't have proper managers license forcing her to sit at ringside.[34] At the Glory by Honor XII pay-per-view, Scarlett and Kasey Ray attempted to persuade Jay Lethal during Champions vs. All-Stars 8-Man Tag Team Elimination Match but failed leading to Ray going through a table.[35]

After losing the title to Tommaso Ciampa, Taven turned face and fired Truth Martini ending their services with Bordeaux and Martini.[36] Ever since The House of Truth broke up at the start of 2014, Scarlett was no longer a 'Hoopla Hottie' and began to share ring announcer duties with Bobby Cruise at ROH television tapings and live events.[2][37] As a part of her ring announcing duties, Scarlett announced at ROH's 12th Anniversary Show, a moment she later claimed as a favorite in her career along with her in-ring debut and her time as a "Hoopla Hottie".[7] At the ROH Unauthorized presents: "Michael Bennett's Bachelor Party" pay-per-view, Scarlett teamed up with Taeler Hendrix and "Crazy" Mary Dobson in a losing effort to the team of Veda Scott, Heather Patera and Leah von Dutch when Scott pinned Bordeaux after a back-drop driver.[38]

All American Wrestling (2012–2014)[edit]

Bordeaux accompanied Shane Hollister at All American Wrestling event in 2012

Bordeaux (kayfabe) quit AAW when she grew tired of objectifying herself in order to please the audience to get herself noticed causing her to be mistreated. At the AAW's "One Twisted Christmas" event on December 29, Hollister defeated Colt Cabana with the stipulation that if Hollister loses, Cabana gets Scarlett for the week.[39] Hollister would unsuccessfully challenged for the AAW Heavyweight Championship in a triple treat match, despite Bordeaux's attempt to interfere.[39]

Bordeaux and Hollister would get involved in Eddie Kingston's feud with Silas Young by offering Dan Lawrence and Markus Crane as bodyguards in order to get him to agree to be his tag-team partner, which resulted in tag team match at the AAW: EPIC – The 10th Anniversary Show event on March 24, which they would lose despite Bordeaux and Jordynne Grace's interferences.[40] Hollister and Bordeaux interrupted ACH at AAW's Bound for Hate event on June 20, delivering some psychological warfare.[41] She appeared at the AAW: Pro Wrestling Redefined's Point of No Return event, interfering in the AAW Heavyweight Championship main event match on Shane Hollister behalf, with her ending up getting speared by Jimmy Jacobs to secure Hollister's victory.[42]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2014–2015)[edit]

On May 10, Bordeaux made her debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at TNA's One Night Only Knockouts Knockdown pay-per-view, facing the TNA Women's Knockouts Champion Angelina Love, but failed to qualify for the Knockouts Gauntlet match to crown the "Queen of the Knockouts" later that night.[43][44][45]

WWE (2014−2015; 2016)[edit]

Scarlett made an appearance in WWE, on 1 June 2014, appearing as one of Adam Rose's various colorful costumed party-goers named "The Rosebuds" at the Payback pay-per-view.[46] In late April, she worked WWE house shows Rockford and Peoria, Illinois as part of Adam Rose’s entourage;[47] she has stated she has performed as a Rosebud about 15 times by March 2015.[1] On the December 26, 2016, episode of WWE Raw, Bordeaux made her in-ring debut for WWE, losing to Nia Jax in a quick squash match.

Personal life[edit]

Outside of wrestling, she currently works as a waitress at The Underground, her job it is to deliver high-end bottles of liquor to high rollers and celebrities.[1] Bordeaux cites Bull Nakano, Hamada, Awesome Kong, Maryse, Gail Kim and Lita as her favorite female wrestlers.[48] In 2014, Bordeaux was named one of the "35 Most Beautiful Women of Wrestling" in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's 35th Anniversary issue alongside some of the most celebrated women in the business, including Miss Elizabeth, Trish Stratus and Kelly Kelly.[7]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


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