Victoria Elizabeth Crawford (born June 30, 1986) is an American model and professional wrestler best known by her ring name Alicia Fox. She is signed to WWE.
Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, Crawford was a model. She signed a contract with WWE in 2006, and debuted in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), a WWE developmental territory, in July. That same year, on October 20, she won the OVW Women's Championship, but lost it the following day; her reign is not officially recognized by OVW. The following year, she moved to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), another WWE developmental territory, where she competed regularly until 2009. Crawford debuted on SmackDown in June 2008, using the Alicia Fox name and the gimmick of a wedding planner. In November, she moved to the ECW brand, where she managed DJ Gabriel. The following year, Fox began challenging for the WWE Divas Championship, which she won in June 2010 beginning a two-month long reign.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWEEdit
Developmental territories (2006–2009)Edit
In 2006 Crawford signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was assigned to WWE’s developmental territory. She debuted on July 1, 2006, as a special guest referee in a match between Shelly Martinez and ODB. It was not until September 6 that she made her in-ring debut, under the new ring name Tori, in an OVW Ladies Battle Royal which she ultimately lost when she was thrown over the top rope by ODB. She spent the next month competing regularly in both singles and tag team matches, against opponents including Mickie James, ODB, and Katie Lea. In late September, she began managing Elijah Burke, accompanying him to the ring for matches against Chet The Jet. At the OVW television tapings on October 18, having reverted to her real name, Crawford challenged Beth Phoenix for the OVW Women's Championship but lost following interference from Serena Deeb. Two days later, on October 20, Crawford won a gauntlet match at a house show to win the OVW Women's Championship. The following night, however, Crawford lost the championship to Phoenix, who won an eight-woman elimination match. Crawford's championship win is unrecognised by OVW, and the promotion considers Phoenix's two reigns as champion as a single, uninterrupted reign. Crawford continued to feud with Phoenix in early 2007, facing her in several tag team matches, in which Phoenix teamed with ODB and Crawford teamed with Lea or Deeb. Simultaneously, Crawford participated in the "Miss OVW" contest, which was won by ODB. Crawford had a series of matches with Milena Roucka in April, before moving onto a feud with Maryse Ouellet. Her final appearance in OVW was on July 21, when she participated in a three-way match for the OVW Women's Championship which was won by ODB. Crawford debuted for Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) on September 2, 2007, participating in a best body contest.
Her FCW in-ring debut came on September 25, where she and Nattie Neidhart defeated The Bella Twins (Brianna and Nicole) in a tag team match. She quickly began feuding with The Bella Twins, while allying herself with Neidhart. The Bella Twins defeated the team of Crawford and Neidhart on two consecutive occasions, and on October 23, Crawford lost to Nicole in a singles match. A week later, she and Sheamus O'Shaunessy were defeated by Brianna and Kofi Kingston in a mixed tag team match. In December, Crawford teamed with Tommy Taylor in a loss to Brianna and Robert Anthony. The feud continued into 2008, with the Bellas defeating Crawford and Maryse Ouellet on January 8, and Crawford and Neidhart on January 19 and January 29. Following the completion of this feud, she began competing regularly against her former tag team partner, Neidhart. Neidhart won their first singles encounter on February 5 and was on the winning side of a tag team match on February 23, before Crawford won a singles match on February 26. Following her debut on SmackDown, Crawford changed her ring name to 'Alicia Fox'. She started managing Jack Gabriel in September, and teamed with Gabriel in mixed tag team matches against Mike Kruel and Wesley Holiday and Gabe Tuft and Melina, while continuing to compete in singles competition as well. Fox competed in the Queen of FCW tournament between December 2008 and February 2009, defeating Jenny Cash and Tiffany en route to the final, where she lost to Angela Fong.
Brand switches and Various storylines (2008–2010)Edit
Crawford debuted on the June 13, 2008 episode of SmackDown in a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, which saw her introduced as Guerrero and Edge's wedding planner, Alicia Fox. During their wedding reception on the July 18 episode of SmackDown, Triple H revealed Edge kissing Fox the day before the wedding on camera. 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. The confusion surrounding her interference caused Edge to accidentally spear Guerrero.
After a three-month hiatus from WWE television, Fox resurfaced on the November 18 episode of ECW managing English wrestler DJ Gabriel, in a fan favorite role. Their on-screen association was explained by WWE claiming that Fox had moved her wedding planner business to England during her hiatus from WWE television, and that she had met Gabriel there, in storyline. Gabriel and Fox began feuding with the Burchill siblings (Paul and Katie Lea) in late December 2008. Fox made her in-ring debut on the January 6, 2009 episode of ECW, in a loss to Katie Lea Burchill. The following week, on the January 13 episode of ECW, Gabriel and Fox defeated the Burchill siblings in a mixed tag team match, giving Fox her first win as part of the brand. In March, Fox and Gabriel feuded with Tyson Kidd and Natalya, with Natalya defeating Fox on March 3 on ECW. Fox competed in the 25 Divas battle royal at WrestleMania XXV, which was won by Santina Marella.
Fox was drafted to the SmackDown brand as a part of the 2009 Supplemental Draft on April 15. She made her in-ring debut as a SmackDown diva as a villainess on the April 30 episode of WWE Superstars, teaming with Michelle McCool to defeat Maria and Gail Kim. After winning her debut match, the evil Fox became aligned with Michelle McCool, with the pair teaming together in tag team matches as well as accompanying each other to the ring for singles matches. She was in the corner of McCool when McCool won the WWE Women's Championship at The Bash.
On June 29 it was revealed that Fox had been traded to the Raw brand. 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 when Kim pinned Maryse. She gained her first victory on Raw on July 13, when Fox, Maryse, and Rosa Mendes won a six-Diva tag team match when Maryse pinned Mickie James. Fox picked up her first pinfall victory by pinning Kelly Kelly during a tag team match on the July 20 episode of Raw. 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. The following month, on the September 14 episode of Raw, she defeated Gail Kim to become the number one contender to the Divas Championship. She received a match for the championship at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view against Mickie James on October 4, but was unsuccessful. 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. She challenged Melina two weeks later for the championship, but was unsuccessful.
Melina vacated the Divas Championship due to injury, and a tournament was set up to determine the new champion in early January 2010. On the January 11, 2010 episode of Raw, Fox defeated Kelly Kelly in the first round of the tournament, but lost to Gail Kim in the semi-finals two weeks later. 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. On the March 26 episode of Smackdown Fox was involved in a 5 on 1 handicap match teaming with Layla, Michelle McCool, Maryse Ouellet and Vickie Guerrero to defeat Beth Phoenix, after the match Kelly, Gail, Mickie and Eve made the save. 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.
Fox began a storyline with Zack Ryder in May 2010, 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. During his match with Evan Bourne on the May 10 episode of Raw, Fox interfered on Ryder's behalf, but was stopped by Gail Kim. The following week, Bourne and Kim defeated Ryder and Fox in a mixed tag team match. She later turned on Ryder, attacking him in order to collect a "bounty" from the Raw guest host, Ashton Kutcher. Despite this, however, she remained a villainous Diva.
Divas Champion (2010–2011)Edit
On the June 14 episode of Raw, Fox teamed up with Maryse in a losing effort to team of Kim and then Divas Champion Eve Torres, setting up Fatal 4-Way match. At the Fatal 4-Way pay-per-view on June 20, Fox competed in a fatal four-way match for the WWE Divas Championship, which also involved Gail Kim, Eve, and Maryse. Fox pinned Maryse to win both the match and the championship for the first time. She successfully defended the championship for the first time on the July 5 episode of Raw, defeating Eve after feigning an ankle injury. As she faked an injury to retain the championship, Eve was granted a rematch at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view by Raw's anonymous General Manager, where Fox was again able to successfully retain the championship. On the July 26 episode of Raw, Fox defeated Brie Bella following Hall stopping The Bellas attempt at "Twin Magic", afterwards Fox attacked Hall after the match. Fox was part of the victorious team in a six-Diva tag team match on August 2, and declared herself to be undefeatable and the greatest Divas Champion in history. The former Divas Champion Melina made her return from injury to attack Fox. The following week, Melina pinned Fox in a non-title match. On August 15, Fox lost the Divas Championship to Melina at SummerSlam. The following night on Raw, Fox teamed up with Maryse and Hall defeating Melina, Eve Torres and Gail Kim.
Fox announced that she would be mentoring Maxine on season three of NXT on August 31. On the September 7 episode of NXT, Fox teamed up with Maxine in a losing effort to Naomi and her pro Kelly Kelly in a losing effort. On October 12 episode of NXT, Alicia Fox competed in a match against Naomi, who was accompanied by her pro Kelly Kelly in a winning effort. On the September 6 episode of Raw, Fox faced Melina in a rematch for the Divas Championship, but was unsuccessful. Maxine failed to win the competition, and was the second rookie Diva eliminated on the November 2 episode of NXT. Fox made an appearance on the season finale of NXT Season 3 on November 30, 2010, where she teamed with Maxine and Aksana in a loss to AJ and the Bella Twins. Fox was involved in a battle royal to determine the winner of the Diva of the Year Slammy Award on the December 13 episode of Raw, but was eliminated by Natalya. The following week, Fox was part of a triple threat number one contenders match, which was won by Melina, who turned into a villainess after the match On the December 27 episode of Raw, Fox teamed up with the evil Melina in a winning effort defeating Eve Torres and Gail Kim in a Divas Tag-Team Match. On the January 24 episode of Raw, Fox teamed up with Ted DiBiase Jr. and Maryse in a winning effort defeating the team of Daniel Bryan and The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki) in a six-person mixed tag-team match.
Feud with Divas of Doom; Alliance with Kelly Kelly (2011–2012) Edit
On April 26, 2011, Fox was drafted back to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2011 supplemental draft. Fox suffered a shoulder injury on the May 3, 2011 episode of Smackdown after her first match back for the brand, in which she was defeated by Layla and being taken out by Kharma. Fox returned on the May 27 episode of SmackDown teaming with Tamina to defeat the The Chickbusters (AJ and Kaitlyn) with Fox pinning Kaitlyn, a feat they repeated the following week with Tamina pinning AJ. This began a feud between the two sets of Divas, with Fox and Tamina regularly winning tag team matches and six-Diva tag team matches also including Rosa Mendes and Natalya. During this time, Fox won six straight matches against Natalya, Kaitlyn and AJ. The alliance between Fox and Tamina ended on the August 11 episode of Superstars, when Fox defeated Tamina in a singles match. On the August 19 episode of SmackDown, after losing in a tag team match, Natalya attacked Fox and put her in the Sharpshooter, provoking a feud between the two divas, thus turning Fox face in the process. She began wrestling alongside several different Divas to face Natalya and Beth Phoenix, known as The Divas of Doom in tag team matches, and also regularly competing against them in singles matches. She started an alliance with divas Eve and Kelly Kelly and the three would begin feuding with the Divas of Doom. On Smackdown and the following Raw, Fox would go on to defeat Natalya and the Divas Champion Beth Phoenix in squash matches. On the February 1 episode of NXT Redemption, Fox defeated defeated her former rookie Maxine in singles competition.
On the February 2 episode of WWE Superstars, Fox teamed up with Kelly Kelly defeating The Bella Twins in a diva tag team match. At the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Fox, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, and Tamina Snuka were defeated by the Divas of Doom (Beth Phoenix and Natalya) and the Bella Twins in an eight diva tag team match. On the February 10 episode of SmackDown, Alicia lost in singles competition to Beth Phoenix, and would afterwards get attacked by Phoenix until Tamina came out and made the save. On the February 17 episode of SmackDown, Fox teamed up with Tamina in a winning effort to Beth Phoenix and Natalya in a diva tag team match. On the March 1 episode of WWE Superstars, Fox lost in a singles match against Beth Phoenix. Then on the March 5 episode of Raw, the feud between Kelly Kelly, Fox and Eve began when Fox was defeated by Eve in singles competition while Kelly was on commentary. On January 16 episode of Raw, Fox teamed up with Kelly Kelly in winning effort defeating The Bella Twins, since Raw's special guest, Perez Hilton thwarted their attempt at Twin Magic. After the match, The Bella Twins would go and try to attack Perez but Kelly Kelly and Alicia Fox would come to the aid of Perez. On May 2 episode of NXT Redemption, Alicia made an offer to JTG that she could help him become a future champion if he would let her, with him accepting her offer. On the May 14 episode of Raw, Fox was defeated by Beth Phoenix and Phoenix proceeded to attack Fox after their match, but was stopped by Layla.On the May 23 episode of NXT Redemption, Alica Fox was defeated by her former rookie Maxine via submission.
On the July 12 episode of WWE Superstars, Fox teamed with Kaitlyn in a winning effort against Beth Phoenix and Natalya after Kaitlyn pinned Phoenix. On the August 20 episode of Raw, Fox competed in a #1 contender diva battle royal to face Layla at the Night of Champions pay-per-view, but was unsuccessful in winning the match.
Fox would go on a losing streak to the likes of Natalya, Layla, Kaitlyn, Tamina Snuka, Eve Torres, The Funkadactyls (Naomi and Cameron) and NXT Divas Sasha Banks and Paige in standard and six-Diva tag team matches.At the pre-show of the TLC pay-per-view on December 16, 2012, Cameron participated in the "Santa's Little Helpers" battle royal, which was won by Naomi. On the December 24 episode of Raw Christmas episode, Fox competed in a "Santa's Little Helper" 8-Diva Tag Team Match with Layla El, Natayla and Kaitlyn in a winning effort defeating the team of Aksana, then Divas Champion Eve Torres, Rosa Mendes and Tamina Snuka. Alicia returned to WWE on June 12 which was taped on the May 23 of NXT taping, where she defeated Bayley in the first round of the NXT Women's Championship Tournament and advancing into the semi-finals in the process. At the Payback pay-per-view, Alicia, along with Layla and Natalya tried to console Kaitlyn after her loss to AJ in her Divas Championship match, but Kaitlyn walked out on them. Fox made her in-ring return facing Kaitlyn in a singles match on July 1 episode of Raw, where Kaitlyn emerged victorious. On the July 3 episode of NXT taping, Fox faced Paige in a losing effort in the semi-finals of the NXT Women's Championship Tournament. Fox once again faced off against Kaitlyn on the July 5 episode of SmackDown, where Fox emerged victorious following the interference from the Divas Champion AJ Lee. On July 8 episode of RAW, Fox teamed with AJ Lee to face the team of Layla & Kaitlyn, however the match ended in a no contest when AJ & Kaitlyn got into a brawl.
Heel Turn and Feud with the Total Divas (2013-2014)Edit
On August 2013, Fox began hosting the Total Divas after-show with Renee Young on WWE.com. On the September 6 edition of Smackdown, Fox aligned with Layla, Aksana and WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee and interfered in a match between Brie Bella & Naomi by attacking Cameron, The Bella Twins, and Naomi. As a result, Fox turned into a villainess after competing as a tweener. At Survivor Series and on the following evening's edition of Raw, Fox took part in a pair of 7-on-7 traditional elimination matches; both times on the losing side to the Total Divas. On the December 11 edition of Main Event, the villainous Fox was defeated by Natalya in singles action. On the December 16 edition of Raw, Fox teamed with AJ and Tamina in a victorious outing against Natalya and the Bella Twins.
On the special Old School edition of Raw on January 8, Fox teamed with Aksana against The Bella Twins in a winning effort, with Aksana pinning Brie Bella. Now being referred to as Foxsana, Fox and Aksana lost to The Bella Twins on the January 22 edition of Main Event. On January 27, Fox teamed with AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, Aksana in a losing effort to The Funkadactyls & The Bella Twins when Naomi pinned Lee. On the February 26 edition of Main Event, Foxsana defeated Natalya and Eva Marie in tag team action. On the March 18 edition of Main Event, Fox teamed with Layla in a losing effort to The Funkadactyls. At WrestleMania XXX, Fox participated in the Divas Championship Invitational, which was won by AJ Lee.
Various Feuds (2014-present)Edit
Fox engaged in a feud with newly crowned Divas Champion Paige and suffered a string of losses to her in singles matches. After losing to Paige on the May 12 edition of Raw, Fox went into a rage and destroyed the announce table, and left the arena after stealing JBL's cowboy hat. The following night on Main Event, Fox was defeated by Emma and threw another temper tantrum after the match ended. Fox defeated Paige in a non-title match on the following edition of Raw in the UK, and then threw a wild celebration that included stealing Jerry Lawler's crown. She would lose to Emma again on the May 26 edition of Raw and threw another fit, which included giving a wedgie to a timekeeper. At Payback, Fox was defeated by Paige via submission in a match for the Divas Championship. Following another loss to Paige on June 9, Fox attacked tag team partner Aksana, before defeating her in a match on SmackDown to disband Foxsana. Fox later feuded with Emma for several weeks on Superstars, beginning with the August 14 edition. Fox laughed evilly at Emma as part of her "crazy" villainous persona, but she would be defeated by Emma.
After a short hiatus, Fox returned on the September 29 episode of Raw, where she defeated the Divas Champion AJ Lee, with help from her former rival Paige. Fox subsequently formed an alliance with Paige, and went on to pick up another win over AJ on October 20. After Fox inadvertently cost Paige a title match at Hell in a Cell, Paige attacked her the following night on Raw turning Fox face. This prompted an elimination tag team match, with each captaining a side, at the Survivor Series pay-per-view in November; Fox's team won the match with a clean sweep.
Fox turned into a villainess again on the January 5 episode of Raw when she and Naomi started off as 'friends' until she mocked Naomi for being kicked off Total Divas and proceeded to attack her. During that same night, Fox competed in a mixed tag match with The Miz and Mizdow where her team defeated The Usos and Naomi. Four nights later on SmackDown, the evil Fox defeated Naomi in singles action.