Killer Kelly
Kelly in 2019
Birth nameRaquel Lourenço
Born (1992-03-21) 21 March 1992 (age 29)[1]
Lisbon, Portugal[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Kelly[1]
Killer Kelly[1]
Raquel Lourenço[1]
Billed height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1]
Billed weight128 lb (58 kg)[1]
Billed fromLisbon, Portugal
Trained bywXw Academy[1]
Bruno "Bammer" Brito
Wrestling Portugal School[1]
Debut31 October 2016

Raquel Lourenço (born 21 March 1992) is a Portuguese professional wrestler best known under the ring name Killer Kelly.[1] She is best known for her time in the independent wrestling scene, mostly working in Westside Xtreme Wrestling as well as Pro-Wrestling: EVE.

Professional wrestling career

Independent circuit (2016–present)

Lourenço made her professional wrestling debut in 2016 for Wrestling Portugal as Kelly in a battle royal.[2] Throughout the rest of 2016, Kelly continued to pick up victories in Wrestling Portugal. In May 2017, Kelly made her World Stars Of Wrestling debut and was defeated by Nina Samuels.[3] In August, now as Killer Kelly, she made her debut for Revolution Championship Wrestling, losing to Camille in her debut.[4] The next night she teamed with Camille and Debbie Sharp where they were defeated by Hana Kimura, Kagetsu and Dragonita of Oedo Tai.[5] In December 2017, she was defeated by Alpha Female at a Next Step Wrestling show.[6] In March 2018, she made her debut for Pro-Wrestling: EVE, losing to Charlie Morgan.[7] On 1 April 2018 she made her Revolution Pro Wrestling debut, losing to Bobbi Tyler.[8] In late April she was defeated by Viper.[9] On Feb 1, 2020, Kelly was announced to be competing against Allysin Kay at Josh Barnett's Bloodsport during Mania weekend. However, that event was postponed due to the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic.

Westside Xtreme Wrestling (2017–present)

Killer Kelly made her Westside Xtreme Wrestling debut at Femmes Fatales 2017, losing to Laura Di Matteo.[10] The same day she was defeated by Jinny.[11] At wXw's 17th anniversary show, she became the inaugural wXw Women's champion after defeating Melanie Gray in the finals of the Women's title tournament after both women scored the most points in the tournament.[12][13] A month later she lost the title to Toni Storm.[14] On an episode of Shotgun, she was defeated by Veda Scott.[15] In May 2018, Kelly and Marius Al-Ani defeated Absolute Andy and Melanie Gray.[16] On 19 May Kelly and Toni Storm defeated LuFisto and Gray.[17]

WWE (2018–2020)

Lourenço made her WWE debut on the first night of the 2018 United Kingdom Championship tournament in a three way number one contenders match for the NXT Women's Championship.[18][19][20] The following night she was defeated by Charlie Morgan.[21] She competed in the 2018 Mae Young Classic, losing to Meiko Satomura in the first round.[22] On the 24 October edition of NXT UK, she would lose to Dakota Kai.[23] In January 2020, Kelly was released by WWE.

Progress Wrestling (2018)

In July 2018, she made her Progress Wrestling debut at Chapter 73, losing to Toni Storm.[24]

Impact Wrestling (2020)

On 14 November 2020, at Turning Point, Impact Wrestling confirmed that Kelly would make her debut on Impact by participating at a tournament to crown the new Impact Knockouts Tag Team Champions along with Renee Michelle.[25] Kelly made her official debut on the 24 November episode of Impact! where she faced Kimber Lee in a losing effort.[26] On the 1 December episode of Impact!, Kelly and Michelle were defeated by Jazz and Jordynne Grace during the first round of the Knockouts Tag Team Championship Tournament.[27]

Personal life

Lourenço has a brother.[28][29] She started watching professional wrestling when she was 7.[28] Prior to being trained, Lourenço had wrestled in backyard wrestling promotions.[28] She names Low Ki, Gail Kim, Katsuyori Shibata, Asuka, Mickie James and Charlotte Flair as influences.[28] In 2017 she moved to Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.[30] Kelly currently streams on the Twitch platform on a weekly basis, where she streams wrestling watchalongs and horror based games.[31]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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