Rachael Ellering (born December 28, 1992) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE performing on their NXT brand.

Rachael Ellering
Rachael Ellering in 2017.jpg
Ellering in 2017
Born (1992-12-28) December 28, 1992 (age 27)
Sauk Centre, Minnesota, United States
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, United States
FamilyPaul Ellering (father)
Deb Ellering-Rosenberg (mother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Rachael Ellering
Rachael Evers[1]
Rachael Fazio
Billed height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Billed fromSt. Paul, Minnesota[1]
Trained byLance Storm[1]
DebutNovember 21, 2015

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Ellering trained at the Storm Wrestling Academy, and graduated during December 2015.[2] She went on to debut in Prairie Wrestling Alliance on November 21, 2015, in a match with Lance Storm against Brett Morgan and Gisele Shaw. Ellering made her Shine Wrestling debut at Shine 34 in a match won by Tessa Blanchard. In a rematch at Shine 35, Ellering won.

WWE (2016-present)Edit

Ellering made her WWE debut on NXT at the April 28, 2016, taping, in a match won by Alexa Bliss.[3][unreliable source] Ellering returned to NXT on the September 14 episode under the name Rachael Fazio, losing a match to Liv Morgan, and on November 11, losing to Ember Moon. On May 3, 2017, Ellering participated in a number one contender's battle royal, but was eliminated by Aliyah. On the June 21 episode, she faced Sonya Deville in a losing effort.

On July 13, 2017, Ellering, under the ring name Rachael Evers,[1] entered the Mae Young Classic tournament, defeating Marti Belle in her first round match.[4] The following day, Evers was eliminated from the tournament in the second round by Abbey Laith.[5] In 2018, Evers was announced as one of the competitors in the 2nd Mae Young Classic; she was defeated by the villainous Hiroyo Matsumoto in the opening round.[6]

In January 2019 it was revealed that Ellering signed with WWE and would start appearing on NXT.[7] Shortly thereafter she began appearing at NXT events under her real name.

Independent circuit (2017–2019)Edit

Ellering at a 2016 independent show

Ellering made appearances in Impact Wrestling initially at the March 2, 2017, television tapings competing in a match against Sienna in a losing effort.[8] The following day, Ellering competed in the company's One Night Only pay-per-view series, Knockouts Knockdown 2017 against Laurel Van Ness in another losing effort.[9]

On February 10, 2018, Ellering appeared at Coastal Championship Wrestling's Breaking Chains event as the opponent of Celeste Bonin, in Bonin's first match since 2014. Ellering lost the match.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Ellering is the daughter of Paul Ellering.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit


  • World Powerlifting Federation
    • 2014 Bronze Medalist [11]

Professional wrestlingEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "Rachael Evers". WWE. July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Meltzer, Dave (December 21, 2015). "December 21, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Conor McGregor wins UFC Featherweight title, Roman Reigns WWE Champion". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 55. ISSN 1083-9593.
  3. ^ "Daughter of a WWE Hall Of Famer makes her debut at Thursday's NXT tapings – Wrestling News". April 29, 2016. Archived from the original on May 31, 2016.
  4. ^ Williams, JJ (July 13, 2017). "WWE Mae Young Classic taping spoilers: The tournament begins". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Williams, JJ (July 14, 2017). "WWE Mae Young Classic taping spoilers: The finals are set". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Mae Young Classic results, Sept. 26, 2018: Io Shirai shines in Mae Young Classic debut".
  7. ^ https://www.pwtorch.com/site/2019/01/24/weekly-overview-nxt-thru-1-23-top-stories-of-week-major-show-lineups-live-event-results-schedule-of-live-events-noteworthy-social-media-posts-more/
  8. ^ "New Faces: Rachael Ellering". Impact Wrestling. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  9. ^ "New era of Impact begins with possible title change at TV tapings". March 2, 2017.
  10. ^ Csonka, Larry (February 10, 2018). "Former WWE Star Kaitlyn Makes Return To The Ring After Four Years". 411Mania. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ellering doesn't shy away from past". TMCNET.com. December 28, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  12. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "MPW Women's Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  13. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 100 Female Wrestlers Results". Wrestling Travel. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  14. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "PWM Women's Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  15. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "RPW Women's Title Tournament « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  16. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Resistance Women's Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  17. ^ "07/22/2017 – Show Results: Squared Ring Circus". WrestleCircus. Retrieved September 23, 2017.

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