Lauren Williams[1][2] (born September 13, 1981)[5] is a Canadian professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring nameAngelina Love.

In TNA, she is the record breaking six-time and current Knockouts Champion, and was a one-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion with Winter. She works outside of TNA under the ring name Angel Williams.


 [hide*1 Professional wrestling career

Professional wrestling career[edit]Edit

Williams debuted in wrestling in 2000, working independent promotions around Canada under the ring name Angel Williams. Her all-time favorite wrestler Shawn Michaelswas her inspiration to get into wrestling. She was first a valet for various wrestlers such as Chris Sabin and Eric Young and then began to train under Rob Fuego to become a wrestler, as well.[5] Williams briefly worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in 2004, mainly wrestling on TNA Xplosion against Trinity.[6]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2004–2007)[edit]Edit

Williams was working for promotions around America when World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) spotted her, and invited her to a tryout in June 2004.[6] In November she trained at Ohio Valley Wrestling, and WWE signed her to a developmental contract in late 2004.[1][6] She was assigned to wrestle and train in Deep South Wrestling (DSW), one of WWE's developmental territories. Williams began managing Johnny Parisi in the summer of 2005.[1] On the September 8, 2005 edition of DSW Tapings, Williams made her in-ring debut by defeating Michelle McCool.[1] On September 22, Williams was scheduled to wrestle against McCool, but MCcool never showed up.[1] Instead Daisy Mae came out, challenged Williams and Williams defeated Mae in a singles match.[1] At the February 9, 2006 edition of DSW TV Tapings, Williams participated in the first ever Bikini Contest in DSW. She did not reveal her bikini because Palmer Cannon interrupted, which led to a match, where Love managed Cannon against Tommy Dreamer.[1] On February 28, she underwent knee surgery in Birmingham, Alabama to repair her torn ACL.[7] After almost seven months of rehab, she stepped back into the ring at a DSW TV taping.[1] At the beginning of November 2006, Williams started managingThe Gymini, but The Gymini were released from their contracts in January 2007.[1]

Williams then got in a feud with General Manager of DSW, Krissy Vaine, with Williams claiming that Vaine did something immoral to be appointed General Manager. Over the next couple of weeks, Vaine would cost Williams her matches by forcing other DSW Divas into interfering in Williams's matches.[1] On the January 4 edition of DSW TV Tapings, Williams defeated the debuting Brooke Adams with Vaine on commentary.[1] On the January 11 episode of DSW TV Tapings, Williams competed against Shantelle Taylor in a losing effort.[1] On the January 18 episode of DSW TV Tapings, Williams teamed up with Santelle in a winning effort defeating Luscious and Tracy Taylor in a tag-team match.[1] During the match, Williams attempted to slap Shantelle only for Shantelle and Taylor chased Williams around the ring until William got an upset pin on Lusicious.[1] On the February 8 episode of DSW TV Tapings, Williams defeated Vaine by disqualification after The Bag Lady attack Williams. Immediately following the match, Vaine ordered the match to restart, then Vaine pinned Williams.[1] The following week, Williams got a measure of revenge defeated The Bag Lady.[1]

which eventually led to the two making up and becoming co-General Managers of DSW. On the April 5, 2007 episode of DSW, Williams accompied Vaine to a match, where she defeated Nattie Neidhart after an interfence from Williams.[1] For weeks, Williams teamed up with Vaine against Neidhart and Shantelle Taylor, losing to them on several occasions.[1] This story ended when Deep South Wrestling shut down in April.[1]

When Deep South Wrestling shut down in April, Williams was moved to Ohio Valley Wrestling. Williams made her Ohio Valley Wrestling debut in a dark match at the May 16, 2007 television taping in Louisville, Kentucky, defeating Serena.[8] She was released from her developmental contract two days later.[1]

Independent circuit (2007, 2011–2014)[edit]Edit

After being let go from her WWE developmental contract in May 2007, Williams resurfaced in Mexico's Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion under the name Canadian Angel on June 10, 2007.[9] She also appeared for independent promotions such as NWA: Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling and Full Throttle Wrestling.

[1][2]Love in July 2011

Love made her debut for Great Canadian Wrestling (GCW) on December 27, 2011 at the Season's Beatings event in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, where she teamed up with Shawn Spears in a losing effort to the team of Seleziya Sparx and Brent Banks in a mixed-tag-team match.[10] Love made her debut for Ring Ka King on March 18, 2012 episode of Ring Ka king, where she defeated Alissa Flash. After the match, Love began a storyline being pursed by Romeo and Zoravar.[1][10] On the April 4 episode of Ring Ka King, Love defeated Raisha and Alissa Flash in a triple-treat.[10] Following the match, Romeo came to the ring with a gift for Love but Zoravar would out do Romeo by giving Love more jewerly and a car.[1] On the April 14 episode of Ring Ka King, Love defeated Raisha in a singles match.[10] Following the match, Zoravar confessed to Love that he's in love with her once again out doing Romeo.[1][10]

On September 22, 2012, Williams, still using her TNA ring name of Angelina Love, and Velvet Sky reunited as the Beautiful People at a Northeast Wrestling event, where they were defeated by Madison Rayne and Rosita.[11][12] Love made her debut for Family Wrestling Entertainment (FWE) on October 4, 2012 at the Back 2 Brooklyn internet pay-per-view, where she teamed up with Velvet Sky to defeat the FWE Women's Champion Maria Kanellis and Katrina Lea in a tag team match with Love pinning Kanellis.[13] Because of that win, Williams was named Number One Contender and faced Kanellis for the FWE Women's Championship on February 16, 2013, but was unsuccessful in winning the championship after Mike Bennett helped Maria take advantage.[14]

On November 10, Love made her debut for Pro-Wrestling: EVE in Sudbury, SuffolkEngland, defeating Carmel Jacob via disqualification, following interference from Sara-Marie Taylor.[15] Love then teamed with Erin Angel in a tag team match, where they were defeated by Jacob and Taylor.[15] On February 16, 2013, at FWE No Limits, Love was defeated by the FWE Women's Champion Maria Kanellis in a title match.[16] Love returned to FWE at their Openweight Grand Prix on October 12, defeating Cheerleader Melissa and Serena Deeb in a three-way match, when she pinned Deeb.

On February 22, 2013, Daffney announced that Angelina Love would be making her debut in the newly based-female promotion "Shine" at their next event called Shine 8.[15] On March 23 at the Shine 8 event, Love teamed up with Mia Yim and former Knockouts Amazing KongChristina Von Eerie in a losing effort to the team of Valkyrie (Allysin Kay, Ivelisse, Rain and Taylor Made).[17] On April 19, at the Shine 9 event, Love competed in the Shine Championship qualifying tournament, losing to Rain.[18] On May 24 at the Shine 10 event, Love was unsuccessful in winning the Shine Championship from the reigning champion Rain.[19] Love returned on January 24 at the Shine 14 event, Love defeating Leah Von Dutch.[20]

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (2007, 2011)[edit]Edit

In June 2007 Williams made several appearances for Mexican promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) as a member of La Legión Extranjera (Foreign Legion) under the ring name Canadian Angel.[1]She returned to the promotion on June 18, 2011, at Triplemanía XIX, where she teamed with Mickie JamesSexy Star and Velvet Sky to defeat Cynthia MorenoFaby ApacheMari Apache and Lolita in an eight woman tag team match.[21]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2007–2009)[edit]Edit

Debut (2007)[edit]Edit

In September 2007, she was contacted again by TNA to appear at their annual pay-per-view Bound for Glory, which was confirmed on the October 9 episode of TNA Today where she was interviewed by Jeremy Borash. At Bound For Glory, Williams participated in a 10 Knockout Gauntlet to crown the first TNA Women's Champion.[22] During the match, she was eliminated by Gail Kim and O.D.B., and the match was won in the end by Kim.[22] At the Genesis pay-per-view, Williams unsuccessfully challenged for the Knockouts Championship in a fatal-four way with Gail Kim retaining her title.[23]

The Beautiful People (2007–2009)[edit]Edit

Main article: The Beautiful People[3][4]Angelina Love at a TNA show in April 2009.

Williams soon began competing under the ring name "Angelina Love" and formed a partnership with Velvet Sky, calling themselves "Velvet-Love Entertainment", later changed to "The Beautiful People". The duo defeated ODB and Roxxi Laveaux at Turning Point in a Knockouts Tag Team match.[24] During the following months, Love and Sky also aided Gail Kim in her rivalry with Awesome Kong.[24][25] Love and Sky became villains on the March 13, 2008, episode of Impact by attacking Laveaux.[1]Love also participated at Lockdown in the first ever "Queen of the Cage" match but was pinned by Laveaux.[26]

Adopting the personas of superficial prima donnas, who loathe and insult anyone they consider to be physically unattractive, they dropped the Velvet-Love Entertainment moniker and became The Beautiful People. In 2008 at Lockdown, they participated in the first ever "Queen of the Cage" match, which was won by Roxxi, when she defeated Love in the finals.[27] The following month's pay-per-view, Sacrifice, saw a Battle Royal where the last two in the ring competed in a Ladder matchwith the loser having their head shaved; the week before on Impact! Gail Kim won immunity in a Shears-On-A-Pole-Match.[28] The Makeover Battle Royal-Ladder Match saw Kim and Roxxi survive the Battle Royal and with Kim having immunity this meant the third runner-up, Angelina Love, would have her head shaved if Roxxi won. Knowing this, Love interfered in the Ladder Match to ensure Kim's victory and Roxxi's head being shaved bald. While the Knockouts watched the haircut in pity, Love and Sky paraded around celebrating with Roxxi's freshly shaved hair cementing them as villains in one of TNA's most controversial moments.[29]

The Beautiful People continued to harass the fan favorite Knockouts, including ruining Kim's chance at winning the TNA Women's Knockout Championship, injuring her,[30] and unsuccessfully attempting to shave ODB's head after a match.[31] This led to a Street Fight on June 5 between Sky and ODB, during which Mickie Knuckles (later renamed Moose) debuted as The Beautiful People's ally on Impact!.[32] At Slammiversary the new trio lost in a six-woman tag team match against Roxxi, ODB and Kim when ODB pinned Moose.[33][34]

On July 18, Sky won a ten-Knockout Battle Royal to earn a shot at the Knockouts Championship.[35] However she failed to win the match, afterwards her and Love assaulted champion Taylor Wilde, putting a paper bag over her head.[36] Their bad luck continued when The Beautiful People main evented the July 31 Impact! in a losing effort to Wilde and Kim.[37]

[5][6]The Beautiful People holding their signature paper bags and hair spray.

On the August 14 edition of Impact!Kip James was introduced as the team's "fashionist" under the name Cute Kip.[38] As Sky had failed to win the title from Wilde, Love was given a chance at No Surrender. The following week on Impact!, The Beautiful People tried to intimidate Wilde before No Surrender, by attacking her backstage.[39] Love and Wilde competed in a beauty pageant which Love lost after losing the evening gown and talent contest segments.[40] Love also lost the title match at No Surrender.[41] While Sky and Love had been focussing on Wilde and her title, Kip had begun a feud with Rhino. This feud ended in defeat for the Beautiful People, with them losing to ODB,Rhaka Khan and Rhino at Bound for Glory IV.[42] Their feud with ODB spilled out into an alliance with Booker T who hired The Beautiful People to protect his wife, Sharmell, from ODB in exchange for his locker room on the December 4 episode of Impact!.[43] This resulted in a six-woman tag team match at Final Resolution against ODB, Wilde and Roxxi, which they lost.[44]

Also in December it was announced on TNA's website that the company had extended an invitation to United States Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin which The Beautiful People looked forward to as they considered her husband to be attractive.[45] A Governor Palin parody character, often referred to simply as The Governor, appeared on December 4 played by Shannon Spruill.[43] Love and Sky were oblivious to The Governor being an imposter, resulting in some comedy skits where Kip tried to convince them they were being fooled while others mocked their stupidity. The Governor, meanwhile, convinced the duo that they would have a makeover that would make them worthy of her cabinet; the makeover involved frumpy clothes, no make-up and unstyled hair. On January 15, Taylor Wilde and Roxxi revealed that it had all been a ruse to humiliate The Beautiful People who, in Wilde's opinion, were making a mockery of TNA's women's division. After this they had mud dropped on them from the ceiling.[46]The following week, The Beautiful People brutally attacked Spruill backstage until Kip stopped them after a sufficient beating.[47] On February 5, The Beautiful People exacted revenge on Roxxi and Wilde in a tag match and put paper bags over their heads; however, their revenge was cut short when The Governor made the save.[48]

[7][8]Madison Rayne (left) joined in March 2009 to make the sorority Mi∇⦵ (Mi Pi Sexy).

Wilde's rivalry with The Beautiful People continued when Wilde teamed with the recently debuted Knockout Madison Rayneon February 26. Rayne turned on Wilde in the tag team match giving The Beautiful People the win.[49] With Rayne's help, The Beautiful People won a Four Corners Tag Team match against Awesome Kong and Raisha SaeedRhaka Khan andSojourner Bolt, and Wilde and Roxxi.[50] On the March 12 edition of Impact!, Madison Rayne was formally revealed as an initiate to Mi Pi Sexy (Mi∇⦵) (the newly formedsorority of the group).[51][52] However, Rayne lost her initiation match to Taylor Wilde.[53] Love and Sky continued to be referred to as "The Beautiful People", but when Rayne accompanied them, they were referred to as "Mi Pi Sexy". Some time later, the term "Mi Pi Sexy" became a nickname, thus being used occasionally on television.

The Beautiful People began the hazing of Madison Rayne on March 19's Impact, which began with her helping them clip The Governor's hair after Rayne lost her match.[54] Mi Pi Sexy would fight against Wilde, Roxxi, and The Governor at Destination X. Despite the numbers being even with the acquisition of Rayne, The Beautiful People failed to defeat their opponents.[55] Monty Sopp, who played Cute Kip, was removed from television prior to Destination X to become a road agent, meaning his departure from the stable. This was explained on-screen by Sky, who stated that Kip was on probation before declaring he would be spoken about no more.[56]

Rayne's hazing continued after The Beautiful People won an Impact! tag team match against Kong and Saeed, after which Rayne tried to cut the braided hair of the Knockout Champion Kong.[57] With Sky in her corner, Angelina Love faced Kong and perennial nemesis Taylor Wilde in a three-way cage match for the Knockout Championship at Lockdown. Love narrowly escaped a somersault leg drop from Kong, and as she was recovering Love pushed her towards the cage while Sky pulled her frayed hair through the holes in the cage and tied her to it. With Kong unable to move from the cage, Wilde dove onto Love with a cross body press and legitimately knocked her unconscious with her knee. As she recovered, Wilde attacked Kong, allowing Love to roll-up Wilde for the pin and win the Knockout Championship.[58] The following week on Impact!, Mi Pi Sexy had a celebration with male dancers and named Madison Rayne an official member of the Beautiful People. However the celebration was cut short by Kong.[59] Kong continued her attack on Mi Pi Sexy and proved her dominance by making her way through Rayne, Sky and Kip, who Love brought back to stop her, in stretcher matches on the following weeks ofImpact!.[60][61][62] Despite this, at Sacrifice Love retained her title against Kong.[63]

On May 28, Love defended her title again against Sojourner Bolt with all of her associates at ringside. After quickly defeating Bolt, Love questioned why Cute Kip was still appearing with them and officially fired him from the group. After this Love made a speech about the dominance of The Beautiful People and mocked the lack of competition in TNA. This led to the debut of Tara who laid out both Sky and Rayne and used herWidow's Peak finisher on Love, before accepting the challenge.[64] At Slammiversary, Tara had her chance at the title but with the help of some hairspray from Sky and Rayne, Love retained the championship.[65]Tara, whose name alludes to the tarantula spider, began taunting the group with tarantulas over the next few weeks on Impact!,[66][67] which resulted in Sky voicing her frustration about Love leaving her alone with the tarantula and threatening to leave the group, if Love didn't back her up.

[9][10]Rayne was paper bagged after being evicted.

Consequently when Tara defeated Sky and threatened to place a tarantula on her, Love agreed to put her Knockout Championship on the line immediately afterwards, and without Rayne for support, Love lost the championship.[68] The following week Love demanded, and gained a rematch but was laid out with the Widow's Peak from Tara.[69] At Victory Road, Love almost lost her match when she was accidentally blinded with hairspray, but kicked out and later pinned Tara despite her foot being under the bottom rope, to win back the Knockout Championship. Later in the evening the referee was seen leaving Rayne's shower, with the implication she had seduced him to officiate the match in Love's favour.[70]

After all three failed to win a Battle Royal to become a member of Main Event Mafia, the group were seen mocking ODB and her associate Cody Deaner.[71] A six-woman tag team match between all of Mi Pi Sexy against Tara, Kong and ODB turned into a three-on-one handicap match when Tara and Kong began to brawl between themselves. After a kiss from Deaner at ringside, Love was stunned and lost the match.[72] It was later announced that at Hard Justice, the Knockout Championship would be on the line in a tag team contest between The Beautiful People against ODB and Deaner. After more mistimed hairspraying from Rayne, ODB won the title by virtue of Deaner pinning Sky.[73] On the August 20 edition of Impact!, Madison Rayne was kicked out of Mi Pi Sexy for costing Love the title, being assaulted and paper bagged by them.[74]

On September 3, 2009, Williams was released from TNA due to visa issues, while still a top draw in the women's division.[75] However on September 7, 2009, Williams posted a blog entry on her MySpace account stating that she would return to TNA Wrestling once the issues with her visa were sorted out.[76] She continued appearing on Impact! for two more weeks due to the tapings being held before her release. In the episodes she and Velvet Sky advanced to the finals of the tournament for the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship with help from Madison Rayne, whom they afterwards welcomed to return to the Beautiful People.[77] Rayne would go on to replace Love in the finals for the Knockouts Tag Team Championship.[78]

Women Superstars Uncensored (2009–2010)[edit]Edit

After her release from TNA, Williams began working for Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU), where she performed under her TNA ring name of Angelina Love. On November 14, 2009, she unsuccessfully challenged Mercedes Martinez for the WSU Championship.[79] On December 12 she teamed with Jennifer Cruz to defeat Jana and Rick Cataldo in a tag team match.[80] After returning to TNA, Williams made one more appearance for WSU, defeating Sassy Stephie at the 3rd Anniversary Show on March 6, 2010.[1]

Return to TNA (2010–2012, 2014–present)[edit]Edit

Feud with The Beautiful People (2010)[edit]Edit

[11][12]Love upon her return to TNA, wearing an anti-Beautiful People t-shirt.

On January 2, 2010, it was reported that Williams had re-signed with TNA.[81] Williams, as Angelina Love, made her return on the January 14 episode of Impact!, appearing in the crowd and hugging Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne prior to their match with Awesome Kong and Hamada. However, after the match, Love turned face by attacking her former partners and Lacey Von Erich, her replacement in the group, seemingly angry about being replaced.[82] She made her in-ring return the following week by defeating Rayne, however after the match she was triple teamed by the Beautiful People.[83] On the February 4 episode of Impact! she was unsuccessful in her attempt to regain the Knockout Championship from Tara.[84] On the March 8 episode of Impact! Love and Tara teamed up to challenge for the vacant Knockouts Tag Team Championship, but were defeated by Rayne and Sky, after interference from Daffney, with whom Tara was involved in a feud.[85]

On the April 5 episode of Impact!, Love teamed with Tara, ODB, and Hamada to face the Beautiful People and Daffney in the first ever Lockbox elimination match, contested for four keys to four boxes containing prizes. Love won a key by eliminating Lacey Von Erich, and it was later revealed that her key opened the box, which contained the Knockout Championship, making her a three-time champion.[86] At Lockdown Love lost the Knockout Championship to Madison Rayne, after she pinned Tara in a tag team steel cage match, where Love and Tara faced Rayne and Velvet Sky for both the Women's Knockout Championship and the Knockouts Tag Team Championship.[87] After the match, Tara turned heel by attacking Love.[87] At the April 20 tapings of Impact!, Williams partially tore her biceps and suffered ligament damage in her arm and was expected to be out of action until May.[88] On May 26 it was announced that Williams had been cleared to return to wrestling.[89]

[13][14]Love making her entrance in July.

When Love returned from her injury on the June 17 episode of Impact!, she vowed to reclaim the Knockouts title and stated that she would go through each member of the Beautiful People to do it. That night she faced Von Erich and got disqualified after dropping her with a DDT on a steel chair.[90] The following week her match with Velvet Sky ended in similar fashion.[91] On July 11 at Victory Road, Love defeated Rayne via disqualification in a Title vs. Career match to win the Women's Knockout Championship for the fourth time. Prior to the match it was announced that the title would change hands via disqualification, if either Velvet Sky or Lacey Von Erich interfered in the match.[92] However, the title was returned to Rayne on the July 22 episode of Impact!, when it was declared that there was no proof that the person who had interfered in the match was either Sky or Von Erich.[93][94] The following week Love defeated Sarita to once again become the number one contender to Rayne's title.[95] Two weeks later Love defeated Rayne, after a distraction from Velvet Sky, to win the Women's Knockout Championship for the fifth time.[96]

On the August 19 episode of Impact!, Love reunited with Velvet Sky, who accompanied her to the ring, when she successfully defended her Women's Knockout Championship in a rematch against Rayne, who was with the mysterious biker woman. After the match Love and Sky were attacked by Rayne and the biker.[97] Rayne's mysterious ally was finally unmasked as Tara on the September 2 episode of Impact!, when the two of them defeated Love and Sky in their first match together in a year.[98] On the September 16 edition of Impact! Love and Sky saved Lacey Von Erich, who was making a return from her injury, from a beating at the hands of Rayne and Tara and accepted her back into The Beautiful People.[99] She, however, would leave the promotion two months later on November 11.[100] During the feud Rayne had claimed to own the rights to the name the Beautiful People, but on the October 7 live edition of Impact!, Love and Sky defeated her and Tara in a tag team match to officially earn the right to call themselves the Beautiful People.[101][102] On October 10 at Bound for Glory Love lost the Women's Knockout Championship to Tara in a Four Corners match, which also included Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne and was refereed by Mickie James.[103]

Storyline with Winter (2010–2012)[edit]Edit

Main article: Angelina Love and Winter[15][16]Love and Winter as the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions.

On the October 21 episode of Impact! Love entered a storyline where a woman named Winter started appearing in mirrors, claiming to be her fan, though only Love was able to see her.[104] After weeks of appearing only in front of Love, Winter was for the first time seen by the other people on the November 25 episode of Impact!, when she saved Love during a large backstage brawl.[105] On the December 9 episode of Impact! Love and Sky entered a four–team tournament for the vacated Knockouts Tag Team Championship, defeating Sarita and Daffney in their first round match.[106] On the December 23 episode of Impact!, Winter replaced an injured Velvet Sky, who had been attacked by Sarita, in the tournament final and teamed with Love to defeat Madison Rayne and Tara for the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship.[107][108]

On the January 13 edition of Impact!, Angelina and Winter successfully defend their championship against Madison Rayne and Tara after Winter knocked out Tara with a dragon sleeper.[109] On the January 27 edition of Impact!, Winter brawled with Velvet Sky, who claimed she was trying to break up The Beautiful People.[110] On the March 3 edition ofImpact!Cookie and Robbie E aligned themselves with former Jersey Shore cast member Angelina Pivarnick, with whom they bonded through their mutual dislike of Jenni "JWoww" Farley, whom Pivarnick proceeded to challenge to a match (whom was replaced by Winter).[111] The following week, Love, Velvet Sky and Winter defeated Cookie, Angelina Pivarnick and Sarita in a six knockout tag team match.[112]

[17][18]Love making her signature entrance at a TNA Live Event!.

On March 13, 2011, at Victory Road, Love and Winter lost the Knockouts Tag Team Championship to Sarita and Rosita, after an interference by Velvet Sky backfired.[113] On the March 24 episode of Impact!, Winter, seemingly having control over Love's actions, prevented her from saving Sky from a beatdown at the hands of Sarita and Rosita.[114] Love was kept under Winter's spell with drinks of what she described as her medicine.[115] On the April 7 episode of Impact!, Love turned heel against Sky during a Knockouts Tag Team Championship match against Sarita and Rosita and left her to be pinned by the champions.[115] On the April 28 episode of Impact!, Love defeated Sky via submission in a singles match, no-selling all of her opponent's offense during the match.[116] On the May 5 episode of Impact!, Sky gained a measure of revenge on her former partner, when she teamed with Kurt Angle in a handicap mixed tag team match, where they defeated Love, Winter and Jeff Jarrett.[117] The feud between the former Beautiful People partners seemingly ended on the May 19 episode of Impact Wrestling, with Sky defeating Love and Winter in a handicap match.[118]

The following week Love attacked Mickie James, after she had defeated Winter in a singles match, setting up a match between the two for the TNA Women's Knockout Championship at Slammiversary IX.[119] Prior to the match at the pay-per-view, Love declined to take her medicine, saying that she no longer needed it as she now understood Winter. After failing in her attempt to win the title, both Love and Winter attacked James.[120][121] On the June 23 episode of Impact Wrestling, Love helped Winter defeat James in a non-title Street Fight.[122] On August 7 at Hardcore Justice, Love again helped Winter defeat James, this time to become the new Women's Knockout Champion.[123] On the September 15 episode of Impact Wrestling, Love failed to earn a shot at the title as she was defeated by Velvet Sky in a qualifying match.[124]

After being inactive for two months, Love returned on the January 19 episode of Impact Wrestling, challenging Eric Young to a match. Young won the match via disqualification, after Love kicked him in the groin.[125] On the January 26 episode of Impact Wrestling, Love and Winter lost to ODB and Eric Young in a tag team match, this was Love and Winter's last appearance together as a team.[126] Love competed in a ten knockout battle royal for the number one contendership for Gail Kim's Knockout Championship on the February 16 episode of Impact Wrestling, but was defeated by Madison Rayne.[127] Love wrestled, what turned out to be her final Impact Wrestling match, on the April 5 episode, where she was defeated in a six-way number one contender's match by Velvet Sky.[128] On June 14, at a TNA house show in Belton, Texas, Love teamed up with Winter for the first time in almost five months, when the two, Rosita and Sarita were defeated in a four-on-three handicap main event by Mickie James, Tara and Velvet Sky.[129] Two days later at another house show in Houston, Texas, Love wrestled her final TNA match, where she and Winter were defeated by Tara and Velvet Sky, when Tara pinned Love.[130]

On July 1, 2012, Williams announced on her Twitter page that she had been granted her release from TNA.[131][132] Angelina would also turn down an offer to return to the company in March 2013 as TNA reached out for her to appear at a one night all TNA Knockouts PPV event.[133]

The Beautiful People reunion (2014)[edit]Edit

Main article: The Beautiful People

It was announced by TNA that a former TNA Women's Knockout Champion was signed to a contract and would be returning, which would later be revealed to be Love.[134][135] Love made her return to TNA on the March 13, 2014 episode of Impact Wrestling, calling out Velvet Sky wanting to reunite The Beautiful People.[136] Sky would later accept Love's offer on the March 20 episode of Impact Wrestling, while Madison Raynedeclined due to Love's attitude towards her. Later in the show, Love attacked Rayne, after the two hugged, establishing herself as a heel in the process.[137] On the March 27 episode of Impact Wrestling, Love defeated Rayne in her returning match due to interference from Sky, officially returning the original incarnation of the stable.[138] The Beautiful People made their in-ring return the following week on Impact Wrestling, defeating Rayne and Brittany, when Love pinned Brittany after a modified Makeover.[139] On the April 10 episode of Impact Wrestling, Love defeated ODBGail Kim and Brittany in a fatal four-way match to become the number one contender to Rayne's Women's Knockout Championship.[140] Later, it was announced that Love suffered a legitimate concussion during the match.[141]

On the April 24 episode of Impact Wrestling, The Beautiful People would once again defeat Rayne in a tag team match, only this time with Gail Kim as her partner.[142][143] At the Sacrifice pay-per-view on April 27, Love defeated Rayne to become a six-time Knockouts Champion since 2010.[144] Kim joined the feud after interrupting Love's championship celebration by stripping them leading to The Beautiful People defeating Rayne and Brittany in an tag-team elimination Evening Gown match.[145]

Personal life[edit]Edit

In late 2007, she began dating Jared Weeks, the lead singer of the band Saving Abel,[146] but as of August 2008, the couple decided to split.[147] Williams has also dated fellow wrestlers Eric YoungPaul London andTommy Mercer.[1]

Other media[edit]Edit

Williams appeared on an episode of The Jenny Jones Show about former geeks turned into physical competitors.[7] She also made an appearance on Kenny vs Spenny in the "Who is the Strongest" episode (alongside fellow TNA Knockout Traci Brooks).[7] Williams had a role in the indie film entitled Good Intentions starring country music star LeAnn Rimes and Luke Perry.[148] She was also featured on MTV's Madealongside A.J. Styles, Taylor Wilde, and Velvet Sky.[149] On January 24, 2009, she appeared as a soccerette on British television program Soccer AM, wearing a Leeds United replica shirt, along with Velvet Sky.[150]In November 2010 she was a contestant on an all TNA week of Family Feud, teaming with Christy HemmeLacey Von ErichTara and Velvet Sky against Jay LethalMatt MorganMick FoleyMr. Anderson and Rob Van Dam.[151]

In wrestling[edit]Edit

[19][20]Love performing a Botox Injectionon Mickie James.[21][22]Love setting up Break a Bitch on Sarita*Finishing moves

Championships and accomplishments[edit]Edit

[23][24]Angelina Love with the TNA Knockout Championship.*Impact Wrestling Federation

Luchas de Apuestas[edit]Edit

See also: Luchas de Apuestas

Wager Winner Loser Location Date Notes
Career Angelina Love Madison Rayne Orlando, Florida July 11, 2010 Title vs. Career at Victory Road (2010)
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