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Gigi Dolin

Wrestling's Hottest Red Head

By Wrestling NostalgiaPublished 4 months ago 4 min read

Priscilla Lee Kelly, born on June 5, 1997, is an American professional wrestler who is presently under contract with WWE. Within the NXT brand, she competes under the ring name Gigi Dolin. Previously, she was a member of Toxic Attraction alongside Jacy Jayne. Moreover, Kelly has achieved the distinction of being a two-time NXT Women's Tag Team Champion, having held the title alongside Jayne.

Prior to joining WWE, Kelly gained experience in Major League Wrestling (MLW). However, her notable contributions came in Shine Wrestling, where she held the prestigious Shine Nova Championship.

Priscilla Lee Kelly, born on June 5, 1997, hails from Douglasville, Georgia, and belongs to a family of Romanichal descent. At the age of 12, she made the decision to leave school. A pivotal moment in her life came at 14 when she appeared on the reality show "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding." In the episode titled "14 and Looking for Mr. Right," Kelly was the main focus, although she later expressed dissatisfaction with how the program portrayed her. Wrestling entered her life through her younger brother, who has autism. Her motivation in pursuing a wrestling career stems from her desire to provide a better life for her sibling.

Professional Wrestling Career

Independent Circuit (2015-2021)

Kelly commenced her professional wrestling journey in March 2015, participating in a tag team match where she and Devyn Nicole faced off against Amanda Rodriguez and Amber O'Neal, ending in defeat. Throughout her independent circuit career, she faced various opponents, including Kiera Hogan, Kimber Lee, Tessa Blanchard, and many others. She debuted in Women Superstars Uncensored in September 2016, teaming up with Nevaeh but losing to Samantha Heights and Brittany Blake. Notable victories include defeating Penelope Ford and Renee Michelle at Breaking Barriers 4, and securing wins against wrestlers like Leva Bates, Jordynne Grace, and more. In December 2018, during a match against Tuna for the Suburban Fight promotion, a controversial incident occurred where Kelly used a bloody tampon as part of a scripted event. The incident gained attention on social media, with wrestlers and fans expressing mixed reactions. Kelly defended the angle, clarifying that it was a scripted moment for entertainment purposes and not an actual used tampon.

World Intergender Champion

In July 2019, Kelly achieved a significant milestone in her career by defeating James Ellsworth to become the World Intergender Champion at a Cactus League Wrestling event titled "Rated R Wrestling" in Tucson, Arizona.

Major League Wrestling Debut

In November 2019, Kelly made her debut for Major League Wrestling, adopting the persona of the evil Spider Lady. Her first match saw her face off against Zeda Zhang, resulting in a disqualification and a subsequent attack by Kelly while unmasking.

Shine Wrestling (2016-2019)

Priscilla Lee Kelly, known as Gigi Dolin in WWE, had her debut in Shine Wrestling in September 2016 at Shine 37. She emerged victorious in her first match against Dominique Fabiano. Later that night, Kelly and Fabiano were unable to secure a win against the reigning Shine Tag Team Champions, Jayme Jameson and Marti Belle. At Shine 39, she faced a defeat at the hands of Malia Hosaka. However, Kelly had a breakthrough in July 2017 when she became the inaugural Shine Nova Champion. She triumphed in the Shine Nova Championship Tournament, defeating Veda Scott, Leah Vaughan, Kiera Hogan, and Candy Cartwright to claim the title. Kelly successfully defended the Nova Championship against Santana Garrett at Shine 46 but ultimately lost the title to Candy Cartwright at Shine 49. She bounced back with a victory over Holidead at Shine 51.

Full Impact Pro and Evolve (2017)

In January 2017, Kelly made her Full Impact Pro (FIP) debut but suffered a loss against Aria Blake. However, she managed to retain her Shine Nova Championship in a successful defense against Stormie Lee at the Heatstroke event.

Kelly also appeared in Evolve Wrestling in May 2017 at Evolve 95, where she faced Allysin Kay but was unable to secure a victory.

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (2018-2019)

Kelly ventured into the Japanese promotion Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling in April 2018. Teaming up with Hyper Misao, she participated in tag team matches against the Dragon Bombers (Maho Kurone & Rika Tatsumi). Kelly continued to compete in Japan under the banner of DDT Pro-Wrestling, with her final match being a loss in the Tokyo Princess of Princess Championship Match against Miyu Yamashita on October 14. In a different event, Kelly, alongside Ethan Page, MAO, and Mike Bailey, defeated Jun Kasai, Akito, Masahiro Takanashi, and Saki Akai.

All Elite Wrestling (2019-2020)

Kelly made a surprise appearance in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) at the All Out event on August 31, 2019. She participated in the Casino Battle Royale but did not emerge as the winner. On the January 22, 2020 episode of AEW Dynamite, Kelly faced Britt Baker in a match but ended up losing.

WWE - Toxic Attraction (2021-2023)

In January 2021, it was announced that Kelly had signed with WWE and would compete under the ring name Gigi Dolin. She made her debut in NXT as part of the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic alongside Cora Jade, but they were eliminated in the first round by The Way (Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell). On the July 27 episode of NXT, Dolin aligned herself with Mandy Rose and Jacy Jayne, forming the group Toxic Attraction. At Halloween Havoc, Dolin and Jayne won the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship in a Scareway to Hell Ladder match. They would go on to win and lose the titles multiple times, with their final reign ending at NXT: The Great American Bash when they were defeated by Roxanne Perez and Cora Jade. Following the dissolution of Toxic Attraction, Dolin turned face and had a match against Jacy Jayne at NXT Roadblock, which she won.


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