Alicia Fox

Alicia Fox

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Alicia Fox
Alicia Fox WrestleMania 32 Axxess.jpg

Fox in April 2016
Birth name Victoria Elizabeth Crawford[1]
Born (1986-06-30) June 30, 1986 (age 31)[2]
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States[1]
Residence Jacksonville, Florida,
United States
Family Christina Crawford (sister)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Alicia Fox[1]
Tori[1]
Victoria Crawford[1]
Billed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[3]
Billed weight 120 lb (54 kg)[1]
Billed from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida[3]
Trained by Ohio Valley Wrestling[1]
Florida Championship Wrestling[1]
Debut July 1, 2006[1]

Victoria Elizabeth Crawford[1] (born June 30, 1986)[2] is an American model, actress, and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Alicia Fox,[1] performing on the Raw brand. She is currently the longest tenured female performer, having been with the company since 2006 while being on the main roster since 2008.

Crawford debuted on SmackDown in June 2008, using the Alicia Fox name and the gimmick of a wedding planner.[4] In November, she moved to the ECW brand, where she managed DJ Gabriel.[5] The following year, Fox began challenging for the WWE Divas Championship,[6] which she won in June 2010, holding the title for two months,[7] becoming the first and only African American Divas Champion in WWE history.[8] In October 2014, she began starring in the reality television series Total Divas on E! as part of the main cast.[9]

Early life[edit]

Crawford was born in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on June 30, 1986.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE[edit]

Brand switches (2008–2010)[edit]

Crawford debuted on WWE’s main roster on the June 13, 2008 episode of SmackDown, as Alicia Fox, in a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, which saw her portraying Guerrero and Edge‘s wedding planner.[4] During their wedding reception the following month, Triple H revealed Edge kissing Fox the day before the wedding on camera.[10] Fox involved herself in the WWE Championship match at The Great American Bash when she attempted to help Edge, but she was stopped by Guerrero.[11] The confusion surrounding her interference caused Edge to accidentally spear Guerrero.[11]

Fox at the WrestleMania XXV event in April 2009

After a three-month hiatus from television, Fox resurfaced on the November 18 episode of ECW, managing English wrestler DJ Gabriel, in a fan favorite role.[5] Their on-screen association was explained by WWE claiming that Fox had moved her wedding planning business to England during her hiatus from WWE television, where she had met Gabriel.[3] Gabriel and Fox began feuding with the Burchill siblings (Paul and Katie Lea) in late December 2008. Fox made her ECW in-ring debut on January 6, 2009, in a loss to Katie Lea.[12] The following week, Gabriel and Fox defeated the Burchill siblings in a mixed tag team match, giving Fox her first win as part of the brand.[13] In March, Fox and Gabriel feuded with Tyson Kidd and Natalya, with Natalya defeating Fox on March 3 episode of ECW.[14] Fox competed in the 25 Diva battle royal at WrestleMania XXV, which was ultimately won by Santina Marella.[2][15]

Fox was drafted to the SmackDown brand as a part of the 2009 Supplemental Draft on April 15.[16] She made her in-ring debut as a villainess on the April 30 episode of WWE Superstars, teaming with Michelle McCool to defeat Maria and Gail Kim.[17] After winning her debut match, Fox aligned herself with Michelle McCool, with the pair teaming together in tag team matches as well as accompanying each other to the ring for singles matches.[18][19] Fox was in the corner of McCool when McCool won the WWE Women’s Championship at The Bash.[20] Fox then went on to have a several week feud with SmackDown Diva Maria Kanellis. However, the rivalry wasn’t aired due to time difficulties. It was mostly Fox who won most of the matches, proving to be the best of the two Divas. The rivalry came to an end after a No. 1# Contenders match won by Fox. The main reason the rivalry didn’t continue was because Michelle McCool was the champion at the time and Fox was in an alliance with her.

On June 29 it was announced that Fox had been traded to the Raw brand.[21] The following week, she made her Raw debut in a tag team match, teaming with Maryse against Gail Kim and Mickie James in a losing effort.[20] She gained her first victory on Raw on July 13, when Fox, Maryse, and Rosa Mendes won a six-Diva tag team match.[22] Fox picked up her first pinfall victory by defeating Kelly Kelly during a tag team match on the July 20 episode of Raw.[23] On the August 10 episode of Raw, Fox was involved in a fatal four-way match to determine the number one contender for the WWE Divas Championship, but was unsuccessful.[6] The following month, on September 14, she defeated Gail Kim to become the number one contender to the Divas Championship.[24] She received a match for the championship at Hell in a Cell against Mickie James on October 4, but was unsuccessful.[25] Fox became the number one contender to the Divas Championship again on the November 2 episode of Raw, by winning a battle royal which involved The Bella Twins, Eve Torres, Gail Kim, and Kelly Kelly.[26] She challenged Melina two weeks later for the championship, but was unsuccessful.[27] Melina then vacated the Divas Championship due to injury, and a tournament was set up to determine the new champion in early January 2010.[28] Fox defeated Kelly Kelly in the first round of the tournament, but later lost to Gail Kim in the semi-finals.[29][30] Fox was on the winning team in a 10-Diva tag team match at WrestleMania XXVI, but on the losing side the following night in a rematch on Raw.[31][32] On the April 5 episode of Raw, Fox was involved in a “Dress to Impress” battle royal to determine the number one contender to the WWE Divas Championship, but was unsuccessful, and the match was won by Eve Torres.[33]

In May 2010, Fox began a storyline with Zack Ryder, after he requested that she and Gail Kim be ringside on several occasions to watch his matches, so he could impress them and find a new valet.[34] During his match with Evan Bourne on May 10, Fox interfered on Ryder’s behalf, but was stopped by Gail Kim.[35] The following week, Bourne and Kim defeated Ryder and Fox in a mixed tag team match.[36] After the match, the evil Fox attacked Ryder in order to collect a “bounty” from the Raw guest host, Ashton Kutcher.[37]

Divas Champion and NXT (2010–2011)[edit]

An African-American woman with dark curly hair, wears a camouflage dress with a red belt and fur trim on the shoulders, white wrestling boots and knee-high red stockings. A blonde woman, wearing a black hooded jacket is visible in the background, standing with her back to the camera.

Alicia Fox at the 2010 Tribute to the Troops event

On June 20, 2010, at the Fatal 4-Way pay-per-view, Fox competed in a fatal four-way match for the WWE Divas Championship, which also involved Gail Kim, Eve Torres, and Maryse. Fox pinned Maryse to win the championship for the first time, and as a result became the first and only African American Diva to win the title.[7][8] In her first title defence, on the July 5 episode of Raw, Fox successfully defended the championship against Eve after feigning an ankle injury[38] and as a result, Eve was granted a rematch at Money in the Bank by Raw’s anonymous General Manager, where Fox was again able to retain the championship.[39][40] In August, Melina returned from an injury and attacked Fox, after the latter declared herself to be undefeatable and the greatest champion in history.[41] After defeating Fox in a non-title match on Raw,[42] Melina was granted a title shot, on August 15, at SummerSlam, which she won, ending Fox’s reign at 56 days.[43]

On August 31, Fox was announced as the mentor of Maxine for the all-female third season of NXT[44] but Maxine failed to win the competition, and was the second rookie Diva to be eliminated.[45] Fox received a rematch for the Divas Championship against Melina on the September 6 episode of Raw, which she lost.[46] In December, Fox competed in a battle royal to determine the winner of the “Diva of the Year” Slammy Award, but was eliminated by Natalya[47] and also took part of a triple-threat number one contender’s match, which was won by Melina.[48]

Various storylines (2011–2013)[edit]

On April 26, 2011, Fox was drafted back to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2011 supplemental draft[49] and in her first match back for the brand, acting as a villainess, she was defeated by Layla and suffered a shoulder injury.[50][51] On the May 27 episode of SmackDown, in her return, Fox and Tamina Snuka defeated the team of Kaitlyn and AJ Lee,[52] which later transitioned into a feud between the two sets of Divas, with Fox and Tamina regularly winning tag team matches and allying with Rosa Mendes.[53][54] The alliance between Fox and Tamina ended on the August 11 episode of WWE Superstars, when Fox defeated Tamina in a singles match.[55]

After a tag team match, which they lost, on the August 19 episode of SmackDown, Fox was attacked by Natalya, which provoked a feud between the two.[56] She began acting as a face while wrestling alongside several different Divas to face Natalya and Beth Phoenix, collectively known as The Divas of Doom, in tag team matches,[57] and also regularly competing against them in singles matches.[58][59] As part of the storyline, Fox also prevented Natalya and Phoenix from attacking other Divas, including Kelly Kelly[60] and AJ.[61] The storyline continued sporadically throughout the first half of 2012, with Fox losing tag team[62] and singles matches to Phoenix and Natalya.[63][64] Fox spent the remainder of 2012 and early 2013 competing in sporadic matches, usually on the losing side.[1] In mid–2013, Fox appeared on the rebooted WWE NXT, entering a tournament to determine the inaugural NXT Women’s Champion, where she defeated Bayley in the first round, but lost to Paige in the semi-finals.[65][66]

Total Divas storylines (2013–2016)[edit]

In September, Fox took part of the WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee’s team which feuded with the cast of the Total Divas reality television show, which led to a traditional seven-on-seven elimination tag team match, in which Fox was the first to be eliminated, courtesy of Naomi.[67]

“Foxsana” Aksana (left) and Alicia Fox (right) in April 2014

Since January 2014, Fox formed a tag team with Aksana, later dubbed “Foxsana”.[68][69][70] On April 6, Fox competed at WrestleMania XXX in the 14-DivaVickie Guerrero Invitational match” for the WWE Divas Championship, which was won by the defending champion AJ Lee.[71] After that, Fox started a feud with the newly crowned WWE Divas Champion Paige, losing to her in a series of matches on Raw,[72] Main Event,[73] and WWE Superstars.[74] Her losses provoked a storyline, in which she lost her temper after matches, taunting the ring announcers, ringside crew, and crowd and defacing the ringside area.[75][76] Fox was eventually able to defeat Paige on Raw on May 19 in a non-title match and celebrated by taking Jerry Lawler‘s crown afterwards.[77] Her victory set up a title match between the two at Payback, on June 1, which Fox lost.[78] Following a further loss to Paige on June 9, Fox attacked tag team partner Aksana, before defeating her in a match on SmackDown, officially disbanding Foxsana.[79][80]

After a hiatus, Fox returned to WWE television, on the September 29 episode of Raw, where she defeated AJ Lee, with the help of her former rival Paige[81] and subsequently, formed an alliance with her, and went on to pick up another win over AJ on October 20.[82] However, when Fox inadvertently cost Paige a title match at Hell in a Cell,[83] Paige dissolved the alliance by attacking her the following night on Raw.[84] This prompted a traditional four-on-four elimination tag team match, with each captaining a side, at the Survivor Series pay-per-view in November, where Fox’s team won the match with a clean sweep.[85] In January 2015, Fox developed a rivalry with Naomi, during which she formed a brief alliance with The Miz and Damien Mizdow, and the trio went on to defeat Naomi and The Usos in a series of mixed tag team matches.[86][87] On the April 13 episode of Raw, Fox competed in a number one contender’s battle royal for Nikki Bella‘s WWE Divas Championship, which would be won by Paige.[88]

On the June 15 episode of Raw, Fox was a part of the Divas that Paige tried to rally in an attempt to take a stand against The Bella Twins and join her, but no one accepted the offer.[89] Three days later on SmackDown, Fox assisted Brie Bella in her match against Paige, and thus aligning herself with The Bella Twins and formed “Team Bella”.[90][91] After weeks of Team Bella outnumbering Paige, Naomi, and Tamina, Stephanie McMahon called for a “revolution” in the WWE Divas Division by introducing the debuting Charlotte and Becky Lynch as Paige’s allies, and NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks aligning with Naomi and Tamina, leading to a brawl between the three teams.[92][93] The three teams would ultimately face off, on August 23, at SummerSlam in a three team elimination match. Team Bella would first eliminate Team B.A.D. when Brie Bella pinned Tamina, however Team PCB would win the match after Brie was pinned by Becky Lynch.[94][95] On the August 25 episode of Tough Enough, Fox make a special appearance on the finale of the sixth season, wrestling finalists Amanda and eventual winner Sara Lee.[96] While Nikki Bella was off television with an injury, Fox spent the remainder of 2015 competing occasionally in singles matches and tag team matches with Brie Bella.[97][98][99]

Fox (second left) celebrating with her fellow Total Divas co-stars in their victory at WrestleMania 32 in April 2016

On the March 14, 2016 episode of Raw, Fox and Brie were defeated by Team B.A.D. following a distraction provided by Lana.[100] After this match, Team Bella quietly disbanded and both Fox and Brie transitioned into fan favorites.[101][102] On the March 22 episode of Main Event, she and Natalya accompanied Paige to her match against Naomi, where Paige was defeated following a distraction provided by Summer Rae and a returning Emma.[103] The following week, Fox, Brie, and Natalya accompanied Paige to her rematch against Emma on the March 28 episode of Raw. After the match, she along her allies were attacked by Team B.A.D., before they were saved by a returning Eva Marie.[104] As a result, a 10-Diva tag team match between Team Total Divas (Bella, Fox, Natalya, Eva Marie and Paige) and the newly dubbed Team B.A.D. and Blonde (Naomi, Tamina, Lana, Emma, and Summer Rae) was announced for the WrestleMania 32 pre-show.[105] On April 3, Fox’s team emerged victorious at the event after Naomi submitted to Bella.[106][107]

Relationship with Noam Dar (2016–2017)[edit]

After being drafted to Raw as part of the 2016 WWE draft which took place on July 19,[108] Fox made her first appearance for the brand on August 15, where she was defeated by Charlotte Flair.[109] On the September 5 episode of Raw, Fox was involved in a backstage confrontation with Nia Jax,[110] resulting in a match between the two on the September 12 episode of Raw, which would end in a no contest after Jax speared Fox through the ringside barricade.[111] On September 25, a rematch took place at Clash of Champions, where Fox was defeated.[112] After suffering a streak of losses, Fox scored a victory over Dana Brooke on the November 4 episode of Superstars.[113] On the November 7 episode of Raw, Fox was announced as one of the participants in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Women’s Elimination match at Survivor Series from her brand’s team, before winning a six-woman tag team match along with her fellow team partners.[114] At the event on November 20, Fox’s team emerged victorious after Bayley pinned Becky Lynch.[115]

On the December 6 episode of 205 Live, Fox started an on-screen relationship with Cedric Alexander by kissing him before his match against Noam Dar, in which Alexander was defeated. Dar dedicated his victory to Fox.[116] Two weeks later on Raw, Fox accompanied Alexander in a rematch against Dar, where he was victorious. Dar attempted to seduce her again afterwards.[117] On January 10, 2017, Alexander severed ties with Fox on 205 Live after she interfered during his match with Dar, costing him the match and turning into a villainess.[118] Subsequently, Fox became Dar’s new valet.[119] On June 4, Fox and Dar were defeated by Rich Swann and Sasha Banks in a mixed tag team match at Extreme Rules.[120] On the July 11 episode of 205 Live, Dar broke up with Fox after he lost to Alexander in an “I Quit” match.[121]

Various storylines (2017–present)[edit]

On the August 7 edition of RAW, Fox competed in a triple-threat match against Sasha Banks and Emma where the winner would advance to a number one contender’s match the following week. Banks won the match after making Emma submit to the Bank Statement.[122]

Other media[edit]

Fox made guest appearances for the reality television show Total Divas produced by WWE and E! during the first two seasons, which began airing in July 2013.[9] In October 2014, she joined the main cast of the program for the second half of the third season, which began airing in January 2015.[123] In 2013, she made an appearance on the television series Cupcake Wars, as a guest judge along with Layla.[124] The following year, Fox and The Miz presented an award at Cartoon Network‘s Hall of Game Awards.[125] Fox made her acting debut by guest starring in two episodes of Syfy series Dominion that aired in July 2015.[126]

Fox has appeared in five WWE video games. She made her in-game debut at WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011 and appears in WWE ’12 (DLC), WWE 13,[127] WWE 2K16,[128] and WWE 2K17.[129]

In July 2017, it was revealed that Fox would feature in the debut line of WWE fashion dolls by toy brand Mattel.[130]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania! Herself Film debut; straight-to-video

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013–2017 Total Divas Herself Guest (season 1–2)
Main cast (season 3–5)
Recurring (season 6): 33 episodes
2013 Cupcake Wars Guest Judge[124]
2015 Dominion Harper Episodes: “Heirs of Salvation” and “Mouth of the Damned”[126]
WWE Tough Enough Herself Guest (season 6)

Personal life[edit]

Crawford has a younger sister named Christina, who was also a professional wrestler and is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader.[131] Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, Crawford was a model, and signed with WWE after being seen in a fashion catalogue by John Laurinaitis.[1][2]

In wrestling[edit]

Alicia Fox wrestling Natalya in 2012

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

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