Lash Legend
Birth nameAnriel Howard[1][2]
Born (1997-05-06) May 6, 1997 (age 26)[1]
Atlanta, Georgia, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Lash Legend[3]
Billed height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)[3]
Billed weight174 lb (79 kg)
Trained byWWE Performance Center
DebutDecember 7, 2021[2]

Anriel Howard (born May 6, 1997) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE where she performs on its NXT brand under the ring name Lash Legend. She is also a former college and professional (WNBA) basketball player where she played three games for the Seattle Storm.

Professional wrestling career

WWE (2020–present)

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 being regularly featured as host a pre-taped talk show segment, Lashing Out with Lash Legend.[6] On the December 10 episode of 205 Live, Howard made her in-ring debut, defeating Amari Miller and 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 lost in the first round to 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, resulting in 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; she lost to Roxanne Perez in the semifinals.[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.

Over the next few months, Legend would lose to the likes of Fallon Henley, Wendy Choo, Shotzi and Lyra Valkyria while also failing to win title opportunities in battle royals. Since of August 2022, through live events, Legend found an ally in Jakara Jackson.[13] They had their first televised appearance as a team on the November 11 episode of NXT Level Up, where they lost to Ivy Nile and Tatum Paxley.[14]

On May 28, 2023, at NXT Battleground, during a British Rounds Rules match for the NXT Heritage Cup between the champion Noam Dar and Dragon Lee, Legend alongside Jackson interfered in favor of Dar, helping him to retain the Heritage Cup in the process.[15] Legend and Jackson would win their first match as a team at NXT Gold Rush by defeating Valentine Feroz and Yulisa Leon.


  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. ^ a b "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. 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.
  13. ^ Renner, Ethan (October 27, 2022). "Jakara Jackson to debut on WWE NXT Level Up". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Archived from the original on May 21, 2023. Retrieved June 7, 2023.
  14. ^ Chik, Jon (November 10, 2022). "NXT Level Up results: Nov. 11, 2022". WWE. Archived from the original on November 13, 2022. Retrieved June 7, 2023.
  15. ^ Moore, John (May 28, 2023). "NXT Battleground results: Moore's live review of Carmelo Hayes vs. Bron Breakker for the NXT Championship, Tiffany Stratton vs. Lyra Valkyria for the vacant NXT Women's Title, Gallus vs. The Creeds for the NXT Tag Team Titles, Wes Lee vs. Tyler Bate vs. Joe Gacy in a Triple Threat for the NXT North American Title, Noam Dar vs. Dragon Lee for the NXT Heritage Cup". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Archived from the original on June 4, 2023. Retrieved June 7, 2023.