Joseann Alexie Offerman (born March 10, 1994) is an American ring announcer, valet, former professional wrestler and singer. She is signed to WWE under the ring name JoJo on the Raw brand. She was part of the E! Network reality television show Total Divas during the first season, which aired in 2013. She is currently on hiatus due to maternity leave.
JoJo in April 2016
|Birth name||Joseann Alexie Offerman|
|Born||March 10, 1994|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
|Family||José Offerman (father)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Billed height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|Billed from||Toluca Lake, California|
|Trained by||Sara Del Rey|
WWE Performance Center
|Debut||June 26, 2013|
Offerman was born on March 10, 1994, in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Total Divas (2013)Edit
At just 19 years old, Offerman made her main roster debut under the ring name "JoJo" on the June 26, 2013, episode of WWE Main Event, singing the entrance theme for Tons of Funk alongside The Funkadactyls (Cameron and Naomi). Her version of the song was later released on iTunes. The following week on Raw, JoJo appeared in a backstage segment also involving The Bella Twins, Natalya, The Funkadactyls, and Eva Marie. On the July 22 episode of Raw, JoJo along with the cast of Total Divas appeared on Miz TV, where she introduced herself to the crowd. JoJo sang the United States national anthem at SummerSlam on August 18.
On the August 26 episode of Raw, JoJo served as the special guest ring announcer during a singles match between Natalya and Brie Bella. After the match, WWE Divas Champion, AJ Lee interrupted Brie Bella's victory celebration by cutting a worked shoot promo on the cast of Total Divas. Following this, JoJo appeared at ringside to show support for her Total Divas co-stars during their matches. JoJo was booked in her first match on Raw on October 7, teaming with Natalya and Eva Marie in a winning effort against Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, and Aksana in a six diva tag-team match, however she was never tagged into the match. The Total Divas defeated The True Divas (Fox, Aksana, Divas Champion AJ, Kaitlyn, Mendes, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae) in a elimination tag-team match at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, and the following night on Raw in a rematch, where she achieved her first in-ring victory after pinning and eliminating Tamina Snuka.
Ring announcer (2013–present)Edit
JoJo later moved to WWE's developmental territory NXT in late 2013, after it was confirmed she would not be returning to Total Divas for its second season. She subsequently became the ring announcer for NXT. In April 2015, JoJo was promoted to the main roster and began serving as the regular ring announcer on Main Event, SmackDown, Raw and pay-per-views as well as a backstage interviewer.
Offerman was part of the main cast for the first season of the reality television show Total Divas produced by WWE and E!. The show began airing in July 2013. Offerman was replaced by Summer Rae for the second season.
|Total Divas||Herself||Main cast (season 1) |
Guest (season 3–8): 27 episodes
Offerman is the daughter of former professional baseball player José Offerman. She is of Mexican and Dominican descent. She is in a relationship with WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt and on March 27, 2019, Offerman announced via Instagram that she is pregnant, and is expected to deliver in June. As of May 18, 2019, Rotunda and Offerman welcomed their newborn on social media, a son named Knash Sixx Rotunda. Offerman's mother revealed that Knash was born prematurely and that Offerman hemorrhaged during labor, a near fatal condition. WWE Superstar Braun Strowman is the child's godfather.
Awards and accomplishmentsEdit
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- Trionfo, Richard. "Live, ongoing, WWE Raw report: 14 Divas elimination match twice in two days". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
- "Lilian Garcia undergoes knee surgery". WWE. April 17, 2015.
- Caldwell, James (May 17, 2015). "CALDWELL'S PAYBACK PPV REPORT 5/17: Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of four-way WWE World Title match, I Quit, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
- Caldwell, James (July 12, 2013). "WWE News: WWE & E! announce "Total Divas" details, number of episodes, male cast members". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
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- Martin, Adam (January 27, 2014). "New cast member for new season of "Total Divas"". WrestleView. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- "WWE: Somebody Call My Momma - Single". iTunes. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
- Saxton, Byron (June 11, 2015). "NXT 10-Count: JoJo". WWE. Retrieved June 12, 2015.
- "Joseann Offerman". Twitter. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
- Daniels, Tim (March 27, 2019). "WWE Announcer Jojo Announces Pregnancy with Boyfriend Bray Wyatt". Bleacher Report.
- "Bray Wyatt and Jojo welcome their new son to the world".
- Lake, Jefferson (August 11, 2019). "Bray Wyatt is a unique talent and I'd Love to Work with Him". Sky Sports.
- Meltzer, Dave (January 27, 2014). "Jan 27 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: 2013 Annual awards issue, best in the world in numerous categories, plus all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA over the past week and more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 32. ISSN 1083-9593.