Fallon Henley
Henley in 2018
Birth nameTheresa Schuessler
Born (1994-09-25) September 25, 1994 (age 29)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Fallon Henley
Tenilla Price
Tesha Price[2]
Billed height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Billed fromChelsea, Michigan
DebutJune 24, 2017[2]

Theresa Schuessler (born September 25, 1994) is an American professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE performing under the ring name Fallon Henley on the NXT brand and is a former NXT Women's Tag Team Champion.

Professional wrestling career

Early career (2017–2021)

She made her in-ring debut on June 24, 2017 under the name Tesha Price. On December 16, 2017, she made her Shine Wrestling debut at Shine 47, competing in a battle royal to determine the #1 contender for the Shine Championship, which was won by Rain. Later that night, she also competed in a 4-way match against Dynamite DiDi, Kikyo, and Robyn Reid, which would be won by DiDi.[2] She appeared on the July 25 episode of NXT under the name Tenilla Price, losing a squash match to Lacey Evans, where after the match Evans draped her used handkerchief across Price's face. On August 8, now back under the name Tesha Price, she lost to Britt Baker in a dark match held during the second annual Mae Young Classic.[2] She made her All Elite Wrestling debut on the November 6, 2020 episode of AEW Dark in a match against Big Swole, which she lost.[3] She made her Dynamite debut on December 9, where she lost to Abadon.[4]

WWE (2021–present)

In 2021, she returned to WWE under the name of Fallon Henley during Joe Gacy's invitation for NXT wrestlers, and faced Gacy that night, before being interrupted by Diamond Mine.[5] Throughout the remainder of late 2021 and into early 2022, Henley competed on 205 Live and NXT 2.0 in losing efforts against the likes of Ivy Nile, Tiffany Stratton and Lash Legend. As 2022 went along, Henley's backstory was explained as she was a country girl who worked at her family's bar to pay for her wrestling training, and developed a friendship with Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen who had similar blue collar/country characters. Henley began feuding with Kiana James, who (as part of her businesswoman gimmick) was looking to buy the Henley family bar and redevelop the land for condos. After awhile, James and Henley developed a grudging respect and formed a team.

At NXT Vengeance Day, Henley and Kiana James defeated Katana Chance and Kayden Carter to win the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship, the first title in her wrestling career. On April 1, at Stand & Deliver, they lost the tag titles to Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn.[6] Later on NXT, Henley and James tried to regain their titles against Dawn and Fyre but they were unsuccessful. After discovering that Kiana James was cheating on Brooks Jensen with a man named Sebastian, Fallon parted ways with James but Jensen choose to stay with Kiana. However on April 25 at Spring Breakin', Henley and Josh Briggs beat James and Jensen,[7] which caused James to finally admit to Jensen that she never actually loved him. She broke up with him, leading Jensen to reunite with Henley and Briggs.

On the May 16 episode of NXT, Henley was defeated in the first round of the NXT Women's Title Tournament by Cora Jade. Henley would take the final spot in the women's Iron Survivor Challenge in December, determined by a last chance fatal four-way match also including Kiana James, Roxanne Perez and Thea Hail, which she won.

During New Year's Evil in January, Henley's win over Stratton made the latter become a "Ranch Hand for a Day”.[8]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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  2. ^ a b c d "Tesha Price Cagematch bio". Cagematch.
  3. ^ "AEW DARK 11/6/20 Results". fightful.com.
  4. ^ "AEW DYNAMITE Results for December 9, 2020". allelitewrestling.com. 10 December 2020.
  5. ^ Dangoor, Louis (2021-12-01). "WWE NXT 2.0 results: Team advantages decided for WarGames bouts". GiveMeSport. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
  6. ^ McGuire, Colin (April 1, 2023). "NXT Stand & Deliver results: McGuire's live review of Bron Breakker vs. Carmelo Hayes for the NXT Title, Roxanne Perez vs. Zoey Stark vs. Gigi Dolin vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Lyra Valkyria vs. Indi Hartwell in a ladder match for the NXT Women's Title, Wes Lee vs. Dragon Lee vs. JD McDonagh vs. Ilja Dragunov vs. Axiom for the NXT North American Title, Johnny Gargano vs. Grayson Waller". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 1, 2023.
  7. ^ Berge, Kevin. "WWE NXT Spring Breakin' 2023 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2023-05-10.
  8. ^ Renner, Ethan. "Fallon Henley defeats Tiffany Stratton in WWE NXT ranch hand stipulation match". F4wonline.com. Retrieved January 2, 2024.
  9. ^ Ross, Patrick (October 19, 2023). "Full 2023 PWI Women's 250 list revealed". aiptcomics.com. Retrieved October 19, 2023.
  10. ^ "NXT Women's Tag Team Championship". World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).