Priscilla Kelly

Priscilla Kelly (born June 5, 1997)[1] is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet,[1] and former actress currently signed to Major League Wrestling. She is best known for her appearances in Shine Wrestling, where she is a former Shine Nova Champion.[4]

Priscilla Kelly
Priscilla Kelly at the Summit 2019.jpg
Kelly in August 2019
Born (1997-06-05) June 5, 1997 (age 22)[1]
Douglasville, Georgia, United States[1]
Spouse(s)
Darby Allin (m. 2018)
[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Priscilla Kelly
Billed height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1]
Billed weight114 lb (52 kg)[1]
Billed fromMoon Creek, Georgia[3]
Trained byMurder-1[1]
DebutMarch 2015[1]

Early lifeEdit

In 2012, when Kelly was 14 she was part of season one of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding on the episode "14 and Looking for Mr. Right" where she was the main focus in the episode.[5][6][7]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Independent circuit (2015–present)Edit

Kelly made her professional wrestling debut in March 2015 in a tag team match where she and Devyn Nicole lost to Amanda Rodriguez and Amber O'Neal.[8] In June 2015, Kelly was defeated by Kiera Hogan.[9] In May 2016, she was defeated by Kimber Lee.[10] In December 2016, she defeated Tessa Blanchard.[11] In August 2017, she defeated Leva Bates.[12]

In September 2016, Kelly made her Women Superstars Uncensored debut where she and Nevaeh lost to Samantha Heights and Brittany Blake.[13] At Breaking Barriers 4, she defeated Penelope Ford and Renee Michelle.[14]

In August 2017, she defended her Shine Nova title against Jordynne Grace.[15]

In December 2017, Kelly, Cheerleader Melissa and Mercedes Martinez defeated Laurel Van Ness, Delilah Doom and Deonna Purrazzo.[16]

In April 2018, Kelly made her DDT Pro-Wrestling debut where she, Toru Owashi and Kazuki Hirata were defeated by Saki Akai, Yukio Sakaguchi and Masahiro Takanashi.[17]

In July 2019, Kelly defeated James Ellsworth to become the World Intergender Champion at Cactus League Wrestling's "Rated R Wrestling" event in Tucson, Arizona.[18]

World Wrestling Network (2016–2019)Edit

 
Priscilla during her time as Shine Nova champion

In September 2016, Kelly made her Shine Wrestling debut at Shine 37 defeating Dominique Fabiano. Later that night, Kelly and Fabiano were defeated by then Shine Tag Team Champions, Jayme Jameson and Marti Belle.[19] At Shine 39, Kelly was defeated by Malia Hosaka.[20] In July 2017, Kelly became the inaugural Shine Nova Champion after winning the Shine Nova Championship Tournament where she defeated Veda Scott in the first round, Leah Vaughan in the second round, Kiera Hogan in the semi finals, and Candy Cartwright in the tournament finals.[21] At Shine 46, she defeated Santana Garrett to retain the Nova championship.[22] At Shine 49, Kelly lost the Nova title to Candy Cartright.[23] At Shine 51, she defeated Holidead.[24]

In January 2017, Kelly made her Full Impact Pro debut in a loss to Aria Blake.[25] At Heatstroke 2017, Kelly successfully defended her Shine Nova championship against Stormie Lee.[26][27]

In May 2017, she made her Evolve debut at Evolve 95, losing to Allysin Kay.[28]

She made her Style Battle debut defeating Dani J in August 2017.[29]

WWE appearance (2018)Edit

On July 30, 2018, it was announced that Kelly would be a participant in the second WWE Mae Young Classic.[3][7] She lost against Deonna Purrazzo in the first round.

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (2018–2019)Edit

Kelly made her debut for the Japanese Promotion Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling in April 2018, losing to the Dragon Bombers (Maho Kurone & Rika Tatsumi) in a Tag Team Match alongside Hyper Misao. She has since worked matches on several occasions in Japan, all under the umbrella of the DDT Pro-Wrestling Promotion, her latest match being a loss in the Tokyo Princess of Princess Championship Match against Miyu Yamashita (c) on October 14.[30] On October 10, 2018, Ethan Page, MAO, Mike Bailey and herself defeated Jun Kasai, Akito, Masahiro Takanashi and Saki Akai.[31]

All Elite Wrestling (2019, 2020)Edit

Kelly made a surprise appearance at All Out, participating in the Casino Battle Royal. She also faced Britt Baker in a losing effort on the January 23rd episode of AEW Dynamite which was filmed from Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea Part Deux: Second Wave.

Personal lifeEdit

Kelly is of Romanichal descent.[32]

Kelly got into professional wrestling through her younger brother.[33][7]

Kelly is married to fellow professional wrestler Darby Allin.

Professional wrestling persona and styleEdit

Kelly's in ring persona was initially based on her past being on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, where she used the nickname of "Gypsy Princess" or "Gypsy Queen".[33][34][1] However, since then her persona has adopted more of a gothic and sexual tone. Kelly's in ring persona is now more based on a succubus.[35][34][33] She also uses the nickname "Hell's Favorite Harlot"[1] to further her sexual persona. Kelly is also known for using tactics like biting and licking during her matches as a way to psyche out her opponents as well as further her character.[3][33] Kelly has often been compared to WWE wrestler Paige in terms of their appearances.[34][33] As well as being a professional wrestler herself, she also is a valet. She most notably valeted Austin Theory until Evolve 118.[36][37]

Suburban Fight controversyEdit

In late December 2018, Kelly wrestled a match against Tuna for the Suburban Fight promotion in Los Angeles. During the match, with Tuna laid out on a folding chair, Kelly pulled out a bloody tampon from her ring tights and stuck it in Tuna's mouth. Footage of the match received little attention for over a week until Gail Kim commented on Twitter in disgust, after which the footage went viral. Many wrestling veterans including Jim Ross, Angelina Love, and Tessa Blanchard also commented in disgust, while Gregory Helms joked by asking if it was a "First Blood Match".[38]

Kelly defended the angle, stating that it was in a bar that required to be 21 or older for admittance and that it was simply for entertainment, confirming that the tampon was a scripted spot in the match and was not actually used for menstruation.[39][40] She later commented that women are held to a double standard compared to men, citing Joey Ryan sticking a lollipop into numerous wrestlers' mouths after pulling it out of his tights, as well as Mick Foley using "Mr. Socko" during the Attitude Era; Reby Sky echoed the same sentiments.[41][42] Ryan, Tommy Dreamer,[43] and Tazz[44] came to Kelly's defense, all stating that she did her job to get over and it worked. Road Dogg initially blasted Kelly for the angle until Ryan called him out over similar angles during the Attitude Era (notably the infamous Mae Young "birthing a hand" angle), after which he publicly apologized to Kelly.[41][42]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • F1RST Wrestling
    • F1RST Wrestling Uptown VFW Championship (1 time, current)[45]
  • Georgia Premier Wrestling
    • Together We Fight Tournament (1 time) - with Chip Day
  • Rouge Wrestling
    • Rouge Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) - with Vipress[46]
  • Shine Wrestling

ReferencesEdit

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  43. ^ Dreamer, Tommy [@THETOMMYDREAMER] (January 5, 2019). "Dear @priscillakelly_ // I get it // Its Mr.Socko female cousin // Ms.Stinkflo // Whatever it takes to entertain // You my dear are HARDCORE" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  44. ^ @OfficialTAZ (January 5, 2019). "The business is about drawing, getting buzz along with a strong healthy/safe controversy ...that equals getting over. You GOT OVER, keep kicking ass! twitter.com/priscillakelly_/status/1081651940029808640 …" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  46. ^ "Rogue Grand Prix « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.

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