Amale
Amale wXw Women
Amale in March 2020, at 16 Carat Gold
Birth nameAmale Dib
Born (1993-06-19) June 19, 1993 (age 29)
Béziers, France
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Amale
Amale Winchester
Billed height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
DebutJanuary 7, 2012

Amale Dib (born June 19, 1993) is a French professional wrestler. She was most recently signed to WWE, where she performed for on the NXT UK under the mononymous ring name Amale.[1] She was the first French female wrestler to be signed to WWE.[2] She is best known for her time on the independent circuit, as well as the German-based professional wrestling promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), where she is a former Women's Champion.

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2012–present)

Amale debuted on January 7, 2012 for the French-based promotion Tigers Pro Wrestling.[3] Since then, she has wrestled for multiple independent wrestling promotions.

Westside Xtreme Wrestling (2019–present)

Amale with the wXw Women's Championship belt
Amale with the wXw Women's Championship belt

Amale is the current wXw Women's Champion in her first reign, having won the title on January 6, 2019. She defeated Killer Kelly, Toni Storm and Valkyrie at Superstars of Wrestling to win the title.[4]

WWE (2020–present)

Prior to her signing with WWE, Amale wrestled on NXT UK several times, facing the likes of Aoife Valkyrie, Dani Luna, Jinny and Xia Brookside. These were in all losing efforts.[5] On August 13, 2020, in a tweet, Amale announced that she had signed a contract with WWE.[6] On October 8, 2020, she teamed with Nina Samuels against Luna and Brookside in a losing effort when Samuels abandoned Amale at ringside. Amale and Samuels argued later on that evening during Kay Lee Ray's state of union address. Two weeks later, she was defeated by Samuels. In May of 2021, Amale would start a short feud with Xia Brookside by attacking her on the May 6 episode of NXT UK costing her opportunity to compete in a gauntlet match to determine the next #1 contender for the NXT UK Women's championship. Amale would defeat Brookside two weeks later on the May 20 episode of NXT UK. On the July 15 episode of NXT UK, Amale would unsuccessfully challenge Meiko Satomura for the NXT UK Women's Championship.

She turned face in December after explaining her journey to WWE in a video. Upon her return in January, she started a feud with Jinny as she did not believe in her "French Hope". This resulted in a match between the two on the January 27 episode of NXT UK, with Jinny picking up the victory. Amale rekindled her rivalry with Brookside by defeating her on the February 24 episode of NXT UK but lost to her on the March 31 episode due to interference from Brookside's new bodyguard, Eliza Alexander.

On 18 August 2022, Amale was released from her WWE contract.[7]

Personal life

Amale was a schoolteacher before she signed with WWE. She would teach her students during the week and wrestle on the weekends.[8] Amale is of Moroccan descent.

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ "Amale Announces That She Has Signed With WWE | Fightful Wrestling". www.fightful.com. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  2. ^ "Amale signs with WWE on the NXT UK brand". Diva Dirt. 2020-08-16. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  3. ^ "Amale Overview". Cage Match. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  4. ^ EliteGuy101 (2020-08-18). "WWE Officially Signs WXW Women's Champion Amale To The NXT UK Brand". TheRingReport.com. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  5. ^ "Amale Matches". Cage Match. 2020-10-22. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  6. ^ "WWE signs French wrestler Amale". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. 2020-08-16. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  7. ^ Powell, Jason (18 August 2022). "WWE conducting NXT UK talent cuts". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  8. ^ Bernard, Laëtitia (2020-09-19). "Amale Dib, de professeure des écoles à catcheuse professionnelle" (in French). www.franceinter.fr. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  9. ^ "Women's Championship". wXw - We love Wrestling. Retrieved 2020-11-22.