Tatum Paxley

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Tatum Paxley
Birth nameNatalie Holland
Born (1996-10-26) October 26, 1996 (age 27)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Tatum Paxley[1]
Trained byWWE Performance Center
DebutFebruary 15, 2022[2]

Natalie Holland (born October 29, 1996) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE on the NXT brand performing under the ring name Tatum Paxley.[3]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Holland was hired by WWE in August 2021, after participating in some physical tests carried out by the company. To begin her training, she reported to the WWE Performance Center.[4] Holland, now given the ring name of Tatum Paxley, made her debut on the February 18, 2022, episode of NXT Level Up teaming with Ivy Nile from Diamond Mine, being victorious over Fallon Henley and Kayla Inlay.[2] On the February 22 episode of NXT, Paxley and Nile participated in the first round of the women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic against Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter, in which they were defeated.[5] Now a formalized tag team, Paxley and Nile engaged in a fatal four-way tag team match against Katana Chance (formerly Kacy Catanzaro) and Carter, Valentina Feroz and Yulisa Leon, and Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne) on the August 2 episode of NXT for the vacant NXT Women's Tag Team Championship, which they failed to win. After feeling morally abandoned by Nile, on the March 14, 2023, episode of NXT, Paxley turned heel and abandoned her during a three-way tag team match, attacking her and causing her to suffer the pinfall at the hands of Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn. On April 4 episode of NXT, Paxley was defeated by Nile.

Towards the end of 2023, Paxley took on the character of a deranged creep and heading into 2024, she began a storyline where she stalked NXT Women's Champion Lyra Valkyria during backstage interviews and during her matches.[6] Paxley turned face at NXT: New Year's Evil on January 2, 2024 after saving Valkyria from a beatdown by Lola Vice and Elektra Lopez, eventually developing an obsession and a crush on Valkyria.[7] Ever since then, Paxley would interfere on Valkyria's matches to the latter's disapproval. At NXT: Roadblock on March 5, Valkyria and Paxley faced The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship as a reward from Valkyria to Paxley for the latter not interfering with the former's title matches against Shotzi and The Meta-Four's Lash Legend in the previous week but failed to win the titles after Valkyria inadvertently kicked Paxley.[8][9] On the April 9 episode of NXT after NXT Stand & Deliver where Valkyria lost the NXT Women's Championship to Roxanne Perez, Paxley reverted back to a heel when she turned on Valkyria, saying that the title does not belong to Valkyria anymore.[10] On the following week of NXT, Paxley revealed that her obsession with Valkyria was only because she had the NXT Women's Championship. Later that night, Paxley defeated Chase University's Thea Hail after interference from Jacy Jayne and Jazmyn Nyx, and was attacked by Valkyria after the match. NXT general manager Ava Paxley will take on Perez and Valkyria in a triple threat match for the NXT Women's Championship at Week 1 of Spring Breakin', where Paxley failed to win the title.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

On September 17, 2023, it was revealed that Holland is engaged to fellow professional wrestler Randy José Beidelschies, better known as Javier Bernal.[13]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tatum Paxley". WWE. Archived from the original on May 7, 2023. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Moore, John (February 19, 2022). "2/18 Moore's NXT Level Up Review: The premiere episode of the rebranded 205 Live featuring Kushida vs. Edris Enofe, Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley vs. Fallon Henley and Kayla Inlay, Harland vs. Javier Bernal". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on July 21, 2023. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  3. ^ Ravens, Andrew (August 8, 2022). "Tatum Paxley Says She Will Be Okay After Suffering Injury At WWE NXT House Show". Wrestling Headlines. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Nick (August 20, 2021). "Several names offered WWE developmental contracts from Las Vegas tryouts". Diva Dirt. Archived from the original on January 2, 2023. Retrieved June 7, 2023.
  5. ^ "WWE NXT results: Feb. 22, 2022". WWE. Archived from the original on January 12, 2023. Retrieved June 7, 2023.
  6. ^ Rueter, Sean (December 13, 2023). "Tatum Paxley's new gimmick stands out in NXT's crowded Women's title scene". Cageside Seats. Retrieved January 24, 2024.
  7. ^ Moore, John (January 2, 2024). "NXT TV results (1/2): Moore's review of New Year's Evil with Ilja Dragunov vs. Trick Williams for the NXT Championship, Lyra Valkyria vs. Blair Davenport for the NXT Women's Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  8. ^ Moore, John (February 27, 2024). "NXT TV results (2/27): Moore's review of Ilja Dragunov and Carmelo Hayes meeting, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. Edris Enofe and Malik Blade, Von Wagner vs. Lexis King, Kiana James vs. Kelani Jordan". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 1, 2024.
  9. ^ Powell, Jason (March 5, 2024). "NXT TV results (3/5): Moore's review of NXT Roadblock with Carmelo Hayes vs. Tony D'Angelo for a shot at the NXT Title, Kabuki Warriors vs. Lyra Valkyria and Tatum Paxley for the WWE Women's Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 6, 2024.
  10. ^ Moore, John (April 9, 2024). "NXT TV results (4/9): Moore's review of the Stand & Deliver fallout show, Bron Breakker and Baron Corbin vs. Axiom and Nathan Frazer for the NXT Tag Team Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 10, 2024.
  11. ^ Moore, John (April 16, 2024). "NXT TV results (4/16): Moore's review of Carmelo Hayes vs. Trick Williams in a steel cage match, Ridge Holland vs. Joaquin Wilde, Sol Ruca vs. Lola Vice, Noam Dar vs. Dijak". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 17, 2024.
  12. ^ "NXT Spring Breakin' 2024 Week One results". WWE. April 23, 2024. Retrieved April 24, 2024.
  13. ^ Everett, Max (September 17, 2023). "Javier Bernal Gets Engaged to WWE NXT Superstar". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved January 24, 2024.