Kelani Jordan

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Kelani Jordan
Birth nameLea Mitchell[1]
Born (1998-10-22) 22 October 1998 (age 25)[1]
Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kelani Jordan[2]
Lea Mitchell[3]
Billed height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[2]
Billed fromBoynton Beach, Florida[2]
Trained byWWE Performance Center[3]
Sara Del Rey[3]
DebutOctober 28, 2022[3]

Lea Mitchell (born October 22, 1998) is an American professional wrestler and former artistic gymnast. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the NXT brand under the ring name Kelani Jordan. She is the inaugural and current NXT Women's North American Champion in her first reign.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

In August 2022, Mitchell signed a contract with WWE and reported to the WWE Performance Center.[4][5] Mitchell made her in-ring debut by participating in a battle royal at a NXT live event on October 28.[6] On June 27, 2023 at NXT: Gold Rush, Mitchell, under the ring name Kelani Jordan, made her on-screen debut as the protégé of Dana Brooke, however, the storyline was dropped when Brooke was released on September 21.[7] Jordan was announced as a participant in the NXT Women's Breakout Tournament, defeating Izzi Dame in the first round and Arianna Grace in the semifinals, but lost to Lola Vice in the final.[8] On the November 28 episode of NXT, Jordan defeated Kiana James to advance for the Iron Survivor Challenge at NXT Deadline, but failed to win the match at the event.[9][10]

At NXT Battleground, on June 9, 2024, Jordan became the inaugural NXT Women's North American Champion in a six-woman ladder match.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Mitchell is currently in a relationship with fellow professional wrestler Christian Brigham, known professionally as Carmelo Hayes.[13][14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lea Mitchell - Women's Gymnastics". Michigan State Spartans. Retrieved June 10, 2024.
  2. ^ a b c "Kelani Jordan's WWE profile". WWE. Retrieved June 10, 2024.
  3. ^ a b c d "Kelani Jordan's Cagematch profile". cagematch.net. Retrieved June 10, 2024.
  4. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (August 10, 2022). "WWE Names 14 Athletes Offered A Contract At WWE SummerSlam Tryouts". Fightful.
  5. ^ "Meet the WWE Performance Center Fall 2022 Rookie Class". WWE. November 10, 2022.
  6. ^ "New WWE NXT Ring Name Revealed, TV Debut Set For Level Up". pwmania.com. May 12, 2023.
  7. ^ "Breaking news: Dana Brooke and other wrestlers from WWE/NXT released". NoDQ.com. September 21, 2023. Archived from the original on September 22, 2023. Retrieved September 21, 2023.
  8. ^ Bryan Rose (October 31, 2023). "Lola Vice wins WWE NXT Women's Breakout Tournament". WON / F4W. Retrieved 1 November 2023.
  9. ^ "Women's Iron Survivor Challenge Match (Tiffany Stratton, Lash Legend, Blair Davenport, Kelani Jordan and Fallon Henley)". WWE. Retrieved 2023-12-08.
  10. ^ "The Mad Dragon reigns supreme at NXT Deadline". WWE. 2023-12-09. Retrieved 2023-12-11.
  11. ^ Moore, John (June 9, 2024). "NXT Battleground results: Moore's live review of Trick Williams vs. Ethan Page for the NXT Championship, Roxanne Perez vs. TNA Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace for the NXT Women's Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 9, 2024.
  12. ^ Chiari, Mike (June 10, 2024). "Kelani Jordan Wins 1st-Ever NXT Women's North American Title at Battleground". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on June 10, 2024. Retrieved June 10, 2024.
  13. ^ Toolan, Jamie. "WWE STAR SHARES BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR REAL-LIFE BOYFRIEND CARMELO HAYES". Wrestletalk.com. Archived from the original on August 2, 2023. Retrieved October 23, 2023.
  14. ^ _wwe, Carmelo. "carmelo_wwe Happiest Birthday to the best part of me. You deserve the world @kelani_wwe ❤️👑". Instagram.com. Retrieved October 23, 2023.

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