Lash Legend
Birth nameAnriel Howard[1][2]
Born (1997-05-06) May 6, 1997 (age 25)[1]
Atlanta, Georgia, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Lash Legend[3]
Billed height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Billed weight174 lb (79 kg)
Trained byWWE Performance Center
Bianca Belair
DebutDecember 7, 2021[2]

Anriel Howard (born May 6, 1997) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE where she performs on the NXT brand under the ring name Lash Legend. She is also a former basketball player, who used to play in the WNBA.

Professional wrestling career

WWE

NXT (2021-present)

Howard signed with WWE on December 2, 2020.[4][5] On the September 21, 2021, episode of NXT, Howard made her televised debut during a backstage segment with Franky Monet, presenting herself as Lash Legend.[4] On the September 28 episode of NXT, Legend began hosting a pre-taped talk show named Lashing Out with Lash Legend.[6] On the December 10 episode of 205 Live, Legend made her in-ring debut where she defeated Amari Miller, establishing herself as a heel.[7]

In February 2022, Legend and Miller confirmed they would team up to compete at the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic,[8] however, the duo was eliminated in the first round after losing to the team of Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray.[9] On March 1, after both teams were argued each other, this led to a rematch where Legend defeated Miller. On March 8, at Roadblock, Legend interviewed Nikkita Lyons during Lashing Out with Lash Legend, which ended up with the two having a heated argument.[10] The two rival wrestlers faced each other on the April 5 and 26 episodes of NXT, where Legend lost to Lyons both times.[11] At Spring Breakin', Legend and Natalya lost to Cora Jade and Lyons in a tag team match. Shortly after, Legend entered the NXT Women's Breakout Tournament, where she made it to the semifinals, where she lost to Roxanne Perez.[12] After Alba Fyre defeated Tatum Paxley on the June 7 episode of NXT, Legend attacked her starting a feud between the two. Legend lost to Fyre on the June 21 episode of NXT by disqualification after she attacked Fyre with the latter's bat and on the August 2 episode of NXT. A week later, Legend aided Pretty Deadly defeat Edris Enofe and Malik Blade forming an alliance between the three.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Anriel Howard". WNBA. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Wilkinson, Nick (December 8, 2021). "Lash Legend to make her in-ring debut on this week's 205 Live". Diva Dirt. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  3. ^ "Lash Legend". WWE. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Wolstanholme, Danny (September 23, 2021). "Who is Lash Legend, making her debut on WWE NXT?". Sportskeeda. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  5. ^ "Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz, Alex Zayne among new recruits reporting to WWE Performance Center". wwe.com. WWE. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  6. ^ Canton, John (September 29, 2021). "The John Report: WWE NXT 09/28/21 Review". TJR Wrestling. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  7. ^ Wilkinson, Nick (December 10, 2021). "Lash Legend impresses in debut win on 205 Live". Diva Dirt. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  8. ^ Wilkinson, Nick (February 18, 2022). "Amari Miller and Lash Legend to team up for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic". Diva Dirt. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  9. ^ Moore, John (February 22, 2022). "2/22 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of Tommaso Ciampa vs. Dolph Ziggler for a shot at the NXT Title, LA Knight vs. Grayson Waller, and Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray vs. Amari Miller and Lash Legend, and Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley vs. Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro in Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic matches". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 23, 2022.
  10. ^ Moore, John (March 8, 2022). "3/8 NXT 2.0 results: Moore's review of the Roadblock themed show featuring Bron Breakker vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Title, Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel vs. The Creed Brothers for the NXT Tag Titles, LA Knight vs. Grayson Waller in a Last Man Standing match". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
  11. ^ Berge, Kevin (April 6, 2022). "WWE NXT 2.0 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from April 5". Bleacher Report. Retrieved May 26, 2022.
  12. ^ Aiken, Chris (May 24, 2022). "WWE NXT live results: Breakker vs. Hudson, Rose vs. Hartwell". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved May 26, 2022.