Barbi Hayden

Callee Wilkerson (October 2, 1990) is an American retired professional wrestler, known by her ring names Barbi Hayden and Abilene Maverick.[1][2] She is a one-time NWA World Women's Champion. She is best known for her frequent work in ACW, the NWA, and WOW.

Barbi Hayden
Barbi Hayden RCW 2019.jpg
Hayden in 2019
Born (1990-10-02) October 2, 1990 (age 29)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Barbi Hayden
Abilene Maverick
Billed height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Billed weight140 lb (64 kg)
Billed fromCollege Station, Texas
Debut2010
Retired2019

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Independent circuit (2010–present)Edit

On January 25, 2014, Hayden won the NWA World Women's Championship for the first time, after defeating Kacee Carlisle. By doing so, she became the youngest wrestler to hold the title at the age of 23.[3] She made her first successful title defense on February 8 against Santana Garrett at WSU Mutiny.[4] Hayden held the title 378 days, when she successfully defended the title eleven times,[5] before losing the title to Garrett on February 7, 2015.[6]

On July 31, 2015, Hayden lost to Tessa Blanchard in the first women's match to ever be televised in China.[7][8]

On January 21, 2016 Hayden made her debut for Shine Wrestling at SHINE 32, defeating Renee Michelle.[9] The following month on February 26, at SHINE 33 Hayden defeated Leah Vaughan.[10]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2016)Edit

Hayden appeared at TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 2016 Pay Per View.[11] At this event, Hayden defeated Raquel in a singles qualifying match, for a spot in the Queen of the Knockouts Gauntlet Battle Royal. Facing Jade, Allysin Kay, Allie, Madison Rayne and Marti Belle and Rebel and Rosemary, which was won by Jade.[12]

WOW - Women Of Wrestling (2013–present)Edit

Hayden joined Women of Wrestling (WOW) under the name Abilene Maverick, The Governor’s Daughter. After debuting as a face, Maverick began turning heel and started to bully Stephy Slays, committing acts such as spilling tea on her,[13] and feigning an injury to avoid facing her in the ring. Following Slays' victory over The Disciplinarian, the evil Maverick attacked Slays backstage, cementing her heel turn.[14]

On July 22, 2019, Hayden announced her retirement from pro wrestling to focus on performing stage shows in Las Vegas.[15] She had already filmed for season 2 of WOW which will air later in the year as her final matches.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barbi Hayden | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  2. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Barbi Hayden " Wrestlers Database " CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Caldwell, James (January 26, 2014). "NWA News: New champions determined this weekend, including new NWA Women's Champion". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Magee, Nickolas. "WSU Mutiny Results – February 8, 2014". PWMania. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  5. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=345&page=5&reign=33
  6. ^ Caldwell, James (February 7, 2015). "NWA news: Former TNA KO captures World Women's Title, Jax captures Nat'l Title, Conway defends NWA World Title, two big title matches at NJPW's "New Beginning" next week". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  7. ^ Davies, Don. "Road less traveled has paid off for Tessa Blanchard". SLAM! Wrestling.
  8. ^ "MACW". Cagematch.
  9. ^ "Results: SHINE 32 iPPV – 01/29/16 | Daily Wrestling News". www.dailywrestlingnews.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  10. ^ "SHINE 33 Live iPPV Results – February 26, 2016 | PWMania". PWMania. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  11. ^ TNA Videos (April 26, 2016), TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 2016 – Gauntlet Match, retrieved October 22, 2016
  12. ^ "** SPOILERS ** TNA One Night Only 'Knockouts Knockdown 2016' Tapings - WrestlingInc.com". WrestlingInc.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "WOW Season 4 Episodes 1 & 2 Review". SoCalUNCENSORED.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  14. ^ Powell, Jason. "WOW on AXS review: Season finale with Tessa Blanchard vs. Havok for the WOW Championship, Khloe Hurtz vs. Kobra Moon, Princess Aussie and Azteca vs. The Voodoo Doll and Holidead, The Disciplinarian vs. Stephy Slays". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/BarbiHayden/status/1153427247585476613
  16. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=1365
  17. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=1364
  18. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=345
  19. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=1380
  20. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=1834
  21. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Female 50 for 2014 – The Internet Wrestling Database". www.profightdb.com. Retrieved October 22, 2016.

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