Elektra Lopez

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Elektra Lopez
Birth nameKarissa Rivera
Born (1992-05-14) May 14, 1992 (age 32)
Bergen County, New Jersey, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Elektra Lopez[1]
Karissa Rivera
Karissa
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Billed weight155 lb (70 kg)[1]
Trained byDamian Adams
Sara Amato
WWE Performance Center[1]
DebutDecember 10, 2017[1]

Karissa Rivera (born May 14, 1992) is an American professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Elektra Lopez. She is a member of the Legado del Fantasma stable. Rivera has also previously wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH) performing under her real name.

Early life[edit]

Karissa Rivera was born in Bergen County, New Jersey on May 14, 1992. She is the daughter of Puerto Rican wrestler Steve King who wrestled in WWE from 1976 to 1984 and died in 1998 when she was young.[2]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

WWE (2018–2019)[edit]

Rivera made her debut on the November 14, 2018 episode of NXT, losing to Lacey Evans. She returned the following year on the April 9 episode of Smackdown Live!, under the ring name Karissa, competing as one half of the home team with Kris Statlander (simply known as Kristen) named as The Brooklyn Belles facing the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions The IIconics in a losing effort.[3][4] Rivera also appeared as Bobby Lashley's "ex-wife" during an episode of WWE Monday Night Raw.[5]

Ring of Honor (2019)[edit]

Rivera made her Ring of Honor debut at ROH Road To G1 Supercard - night 4, alongside Gabby Ortiz, where they faced Kris Statlander & Tasha Steelz and Jenny Rose & Sumie Sakai. On the July 27 episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling, she defeated Sumie Sakai. At ROH Mass Hysteria, she faced Tasha Steelz and Angelina Love, but lost.[6] On the August 17 episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling, she was defeated by Women of Honor World Champion Kelly Klein in a non-title match.[7]

Return to WWE (2021–present)[edit]

On February 22, 2021, it was reported that Rivera signed with WWE.[8] She made her NXT debut on the June 22 episode of NXT under the name Elektra Lopez in a match against Franky Monet. On the August 24 episode of NXT, Lopez allied herself with Legado Del Fantasma, helping them win against Hit Row, establishing herself as a heel in the process. On the September 28 episode of NXT, Lopez would defeat Hit Row's B-Fab in a no disqualification match.[9] She remained with Legado Del Fantasma until the August 23, 2022 episode of NXT when the stable, except Lopez, left the brand.[10] When LdF was called up to SmackDown, Lopez was replaced by Zelina Vega as the stable's manager.[11]

On the January 3, 2023 episode of NXT, Lopez came out to the ring, joining the altercation between all the wrestlers of the women's division. While that is happening, Roxanne Perez appeared and confirmed that the next week there would be a 20-Women's Battle Royal and the winner will have an opportunity for the NXT Women's Championship at NXT Vengeance Day,[12][13] The following week, at NXT New Year's Evil, Lopez participated in the 20-Women's Battle Royal for a chance at Perez's NXT Women's Championship at NXT Vengeance Day, eliminating Thea Hail; however, she was eliminated by Nikkita Lyons.[14][15] She first teamed up with Lola Vice on the April 14 episode of NXT Level Up, losing to Katana Chance and Kayden Carter.[16] On the June 13 episode of NXT, Vice officially allied herself with Lopez.[17][18] Their alliance ended on the January 16, 2024 edition of NXT when Vice eliminated her from a No.1 contenders battle royal and the two then fought to the back. On the January 23 episode of NXT, Lopez confronted Vice during a Supernova Sessions segment and proceeded to attack her, and thus setting up a match for the following week.[19] On the January 26, 2024 episode of SmackDown, Lopez interfered in a match between Santos Escobar and Carlito, helping Escobar pick up the win and re-joining Legado del Fantasma in the process.[20] On the January 30, 2024 episode of NXT, Lopez lost to Vice, which was Lopez's final appearance in NXT.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Wrestling Superstar
    • WS Women's Championship (1 time)
  • World Xtreme Wrestling
    • WXW Diamond Women's Championship (1 time)[21]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Peralta, Sergi (September 18, 2019). "Tasha Steelz y Karissa Rivera, entre bastidores para el estreno de NXT en USA Network". SoloWrestling.mundodeportivo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Lambert, Jeremy. "ROH Mass Hysteria Results (7/21/19): Two Titles On The Line". July 21, 2019.
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  14. ^ Lafferriere, Nicolás (January 11, 2023). "Roxanne Perez se enfrentará a Gigi Dolin y Jacy Jayne en NXT Vengeance Day". SoloWrestling.mundodeportivo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  15. ^ Moore, John (January 10, 2023). "1/10 NXT TV results: Moore's review of New Year's Evil featuring Bron Breakker vs. Grayson Waller for the NXT Title, 20-woman battle royal for a shot at the NXT Women's Title, The Creed Brothers vs. Indus Sher, Dijak vs. Tony D'Angelo, Charlie Dempsey vs. Hank Walker, gauntlet match for an NXT Tag Team Title shot". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on January 11, 2023. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  16. ^ Tessier, Colin (April 15, 2023). "WWE NXT Level Up Results (4/14): Kayden Carter And Katana Chance In Action". Fightful.
  17. ^ Pulido, Luis (June 13, 2023). "WWE NXT (6/13/2023) Results: Breakker Calls Out Rollins, Heritage Cup Match, Corbin In Action & More". Fightful.
  18. ^ Tessier, Colin (June 14, 2023). "Lola Vice Aligns With Elektra Lopez, Duke Hudson Calls Andre Chase". Fightful.
  19. ^ Defelice, Robert (January 23, 2024). "Lola Vice vs. Elektra Lopez, NXT Heritage Cup Championship Bout, More Set For 1/30 WWE NXT". Fightful. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  20. ^ Barnett, Jake (January 26, 2024). "WWE Friday Night Smackdown results (1/26): Barnett's review of the Royal Rumble go-home show, LA Knight vs. Solo Sikoa, Kayden Carter and Katana Chance vs. Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women's Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 27, 2024.
  21. ^ "WXW Diamond Division Championship". Cagematch.com. Retrieved June 8, 2024.

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