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BARBIE BLANK BIOGRAPHY

"Barbara Jean 'Barbie' Blank" (born January 15, 1987) is an American model, professional wrestling valet, dancer, and professional wrestler, better known by her ring name "Kelly Kelly". She is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its Raw brand.

World Wrestling Entertainment

Ohio Valley Wrestling

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) contacted her modeling agency and invited her to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) for a try out despite her having no previous wrestling experience and eventually offered her a contract. Even after being called up to the main roster she continued to fly back and forth to OVW's base city Louisville, Kentucky once a week to work shows; first as a ring announcer and referee, then as a wrestler. One of her first matches took place at the September 6 OVW TV tapings where she participated in a Women's battle royal won by ODB.

ECW

Blank debuted for the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) brand as Kelly Kelly on the first episode of the weekly television program-June 13, 2006-becoming the youngest Diva on the WWE roster. Her character, an exhibitionist, was introduced performing a striptease for the crowd. The next week, while performing another striptease, Kelly was interrupted by her on-screen boyfriend, Mike Knox, who came to the stage and covered her with a towel before dragging her backstage. Her stripping became a weekly segment known as "Kelly's Exposé" and usually followed the same routine; Kelly would dance and strip until she was interrupted by Knox who was 'upset' by her exhibitionism and showing off her body to others. Eventually Knox began 'forcing' Kelly to accompany him to ringside so he could keep an eye on her, making her his "de facto" valet. As a result, she found herself involved in the feud developing between Mike Knox and partner Test with Tommy Dreamer and his partner The Sandman, including being dragged into the ring and spanked by Dreamer and inadvertently hit with a cane by Sandman when Knox used her as a shield. She made her ECW in-ring debut on the August 22, 2006 episode of "ECW on Sci-Fi" in a losing effort as part of a six-person mixed tag team match which saw herself, Knox, and Test lose to Dreamer, Sandman and Torrie Wilson, in what was the last match of the feud.

Following this feud, Kelly and Knox were moved into a storyline with CM Punk in which Kelly obviously had a crush on Punk, causing Knox to become increasingly protective and jealous. Things came to a head when Kelly dressed as Punk for ECW's 'Halloween Costume Contest,' enraging Knox and leading to a match between the two, during which Kelly cheered for Punk. At December to Dismember, Kelly and Knox took on the team of Ariel and Kevin Thorn in a mixed tag match, during which Knox refused to allow Kelly to tag him in before abandoning her altogether, leaving her to be beaten badly by Ariel. On the following edition of "ECW", Kelly defeated Ariel with a roll-up on her first ECW singles match, after which Knox made his way to the ring with flowers only to throw them in Kelly's face and perform his signature swinging reverse STO on her, ending their relationship and giving her a scripted injury-removing her from the program for six weeks.

Kelly Kelly during a SmackDown!/ECW house show.

She returned to television on January 16, 2007 and cut a promo announcing she was newly single and bringing back "Kelly's Exposé". The next week, "Extreme Exposé", a spin-off to the previous Exposé segment involving not just Kelly but Brooke and Layla performing choreographed dances in the ECW ring, debuted. The trio danced nearly-weekly for the next few months, tapering off when Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin was moved to ECW in the June draft lottery and all three ladies began actively pursuing him. Later, however, Kelly shifted her attentions towards the much more slovenly looking Balls Mahoney, to the amusement of Miz and her Exposé sisters who spent their time mocking his look. After Brooke was released from the company in November, Extreme Exposé dissolved, and Kelly began taking part in more .

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Raw

The 2008 WWE Draft left Kelly as the only female wrestler on ECW, and upon its completion she was moved to "Raw" starting with the July 7 episode.

Kelly made her Raw debut by teaming with Mickie James to defeat Layla and Jillian Hall. At Survivor Series, Kelly teamed with fellow Raw Divas against the SmackDown! Divas, in which her team won. At Armageddon, Kelly teamed with Maria, Michelle McCool and Mickie James in a winning effort against Jillian Hall, Maryse, Victoria and Natalya. Since then she has competed in many tag team matches where she has teamed with Mickie James Candice Michelle and Melina against Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, and Layla.

Other media

In April 2007, Blank, along with Ashley, Layla El, Brooke, Torrie Wilson, and Maryse, appeared in a music video for the Timbaland song 'Throw It on Me' (featuring The Hives). That August all three members of "Extreme Exposé" also took part in a photo-shoot for "FHM Online".

On April 11, 2008, Blank-along with Mickie James, Melina Perez, and Layla El-appeared in an episode of "Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp" as trainers. Six days later, she appeared as the 'Soccerette' on the British football show "Soccer AM".

Personal life

Blank was a broadcast journalism student and a Hawaiian Tropic bikini model before she entered professional wrestling.

Blank was previously in a relationship with Andrew 'Test' Martin, who died on March 13, 2009.

Her father is Jewish and her mother is a Christian; Blank was raised under both religions.

Blank is now in a relationship with Chris Jericho, in many pictures on the internet of the two as an item.

In wrestling

"Finishing and signature moves"

*"K2" (Leg drop bulldog)

*Diving crossbody

*Hurricanrana

*"Kelly Killer" (Handspring back elbow smash)

*Leapfrog into an overhead kick

*Rope-aided backflip into an arm drag

*Slingshot sunset flip

*Single-legged backflip evasion

*Springboard arm drag

*Sunset flip

*Tilt-a-whirl spinning headscissors takedown

*Victory roll

"Wrestlers managed"

*The Miz

*Mike Knox

"Entrance themes"

*'Chelsea' - STEFY (OVW)

*'Don't Stop' - WWE production theme (2006; Used for one night)

*'Holla' by Desiree Jackson (2006-2008)

*'Holla (Remix)' by Desiree Jackson (2008)

*"Holla (2nd Remix)" by Desiree Jackson (October 6, 2008-present)

Championships and accomplishments

"Pro Wrestling Illustrated"

*PWI ranked her #"32" of the best 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2008.

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