Reby Sky
Reby Sky in 2011
Birth nameRebecca Victoria Reyes
Born (1986-08-06) August 6, 1986 (age 35)
ResidenceCameron, North Carolina, U.S.
Alma materLaGuardia Community College
Spouse(s)
(m. 2013)
[1][2]
Children4
FamilyJeff Hardy (brother-in-law)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Queen Rebecca
Rebecca Hardy
Rebecca Sky
Reby Sky
Reby Hardy
Billed height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1][2]
Billed weight115 lb (52 kg)[1][2]
Billed fromQueens, New York[1][2]
Trained byMatt Hardy[1][2]
Kevin Knight[1][2]
Pat Buck[2]
Debut2010[1][2]

Rebecca Victoria Hardy (née; Reyes; /ˈrɛbi/; born August 6, 1986)[1] is an American professional wrestler and model. She is best known for her recurring appearances with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2014 to 2017.

Early life

Hardy was born in Flushing, a neighborhood in the north central part of Queens, New York City. She is of Puerto Rican heritage. She has three older brothers and an older sister, Suzanne. Her father is a wrestling personality better known as "Señor Benjamin".[1]

Modeling and acting career

Hardy began her career in modeling, performing nationally with the Amira Mor International Entertainment Company, a belly dance troupe, with whom she also made several belly dance instructional DVDs.[1] In 2005, Hardy held a supporting role in the off-Broadway musical, Secrets of the Desert.[1] The show toured several off-Broadway venues, including the Duke Theatre on 42nd street in Times Square, and the DiCapo Opera House.[1] Other notable venues Hardy has performed at Queens Theatre in the Park and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, where she performed for The Beatles drummer, Ringo Starr.[1] Reyes appeared in various television programs and music videos, including Midnight Spike (Spike TV), Date Patrol, Faking It and Más Maíz, a music video featuring N.O.R.E. and Fat Joe.[1]

Hardy appeared in a nude pictorial in Playboy magazine, "The Girls of Montauk', in July 2007,[1] and as “Cyber Girl of the Week” in the July 2010 edition of the Playboy Cyber Club.[citation needed] She was later named “Cyber Girl of the Month” for November 2010.[1] Sky has also appeared in GQ, Esquire Magazine, Supermodels Unlimited, and STUFF.[1] Rebecca was also interviewed in MTV’s True Life: I’m a Sports Fanatic, as the NY Giants Girl, airing on September 19, 2009.[1] The show chronicled her involvement as a fan of the New York Football Giants.[1] She sells a line of football fashion handbags via one of her websites, which also promotes her self-proclaimed NY Giants fanatic status as the NY Giants Girl.[1] Hardy was named Miss Howard Stern TV for the month of December 2009 and was voted by Sirius Radio’s Howard Stern fans, as “Miss Howard TV of the Year 2009″.[1] In 2013 Hardy starred in the film Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies.

Professional wrestling career

Lucha Libre USA (2010–2012)

In 2010, Hardy conducted interviews and commentary for the MTV2 program, Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors, a show focusing on the transition of lucha libre and related organizations to the United States.[3][4][5] On March 19, 2011, Hardy made her professional wrestling debut at a Lucha Libre USA show under the ring name "Rebecca Sky", where she teamed up with Nikki Corleone and ODB against Chrissy Cialis, Jacqueline Moore and Tigresa Caliente. On the June 18 episode of LLUSA TV Tapings, Hardy teamed up with Chrissy Cialis and Vladimiro in a losing effort to Mini Park, Octagoncito and Pequeno Halloween in a mixed tag team match. In October, Hardy lost to Lady Luck in a lingerie match. She would return in 2012 during the second season, mainly teaming with Shane Helms in mixed tag team matches.

Shine Wrestling (2012−2013)

Sky making her way to the wrestling ring in May 2012
Sky making her way to the wrestling ring in May 2012

She made her debut for the new women's promotion Shine Wrestling on the inaugural show, as a face against Jayme Jameson, in a winning effort.[6] On August 17, Hardy began a rivalry with Jessicka Havok after being viciously attacked by Havok with a chair injuring her after losing to her in a match.[7] On October 19, Hardy faced off against Kellie Skater in a singles match, in a winning effort.[8]

On January 11, Hardy was defeated by Havok after Matt Hardy threw the towel in to stop Havok's attack.[9] On March 23, Hardy defeated Jessicka Havok in a Career vs. Respect match, causing Havok to shake Hardy's hand and respect her and ending the storyline rivalry between Hardy and Havok.[10]

Independent circuit (2011–2015)

On July 1, 2012, Hardy made her independent circuit debut at Extreme Air Wrestling where she teamed with Paul London and Brian Kendrick to defeat Miss Jackie and The World's Greatest Tag Team. In 2012, Sky took on Jayme Jameson for the NWA Mid-Atlantic Ladies Championship on two occasions and lost both times. On March 9, Hardy was part of an infamous triple threat match which included Brittney Savage and Spyra Andover and was mentioned by Botchamania. With being engaged to Matt Hardy, she has appeared at several OMEGA events which Hardy owns. Hardy debuted for promotion Family Wrestling Entertainment at No Limits, where Hardy lost to Ivelisse Vélez.[11]

Hardy made appearances in Vendetta Pro Wrestling competing singles match defeating Tab Jackson, Hudson Envy and Amber O'Neal.[12][13][14]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2014–2017)

In the year of 2014, Hardy appeared for TNA in May through the company's One Night Only PPV's mainly on Knockouts Knockdown 2 in a match against Velvet Sky in a winning effort also qualifying for the gauntlet match later that night. However, she was eliminated by Angelina Love.[15]

Hardy appeared for TNA again in late 2015 at Bound for Glory celebrating with real life husband, Matt Hardy after he won his match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Sky returned to Impact Wrestling on January 5, 2016, and watched as Hardy was defeated by Ethan Carter III in the finals of the TNA World Title Series. On the January 19 episode of Impact Wrestling, both herself and Hardy turned into villains after Tyrus helped Hardy defeat EC3 to capture the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

On the September 1 episode of Impact Wrestling, The Hardys started a feud with Decay, involving her feuding with Decay's valet Rosemary, turning her into a face. On February 27, 2017, Hardy departed TNA, along with Matt and Jeff.

WWE (2018)

On the March 12 episode of Raw it was announced that Hardy would make an appearance in the Ultimate Deletion match between her husband Matt and Bray Wyatt at the Hardy Compound. She also appeared the following week on Raw.

Personal life

Sky with her husband Matt Hardy
Sky with her husband Matt Hardy

In 2008, Hardy was sentenced to probation, a fine, and community service for opposing an officer without violence when police stopped her vehicle because it had a broken taillight in 2007 in Florida.[16]

On October 5, 2013, she married fellow professional wrestler Matt Hardy.[17] On June 23, 2015, they had their first child, a son named Maxel. On June 8, 2017, Matt and Reby welcomed their second son, Wolfgang Xander.[18] On December 4, 2019, Reby gave birth to their third son Bartholomew "Bartie" Kit.[19] On January 8, 2021, it was announced that they are expecting a fourth child, a baby girl.[20] On July 11, 2021, Reby gave birth to their fourth child, a daughter named Ever "Eevee" Moore.[21]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies Herself
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 True Life Herself
2013 Boarding Pass Herself Host
2016 Vixens Who Rule Herself

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Reby Sky". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Sky, Reby". Shine Wrestling. Retrieved January 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Reby Sky". RebySky.com. Retrieved July 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Melanie (July 15, 2010). "Exclusive: Wrestling's Newest Siren Reby Sky Speaks on MTV2's Lucha Libre USA". www.diva-dirt.com. Retrieved July 19, 2010.[unreliable source]
  5. ^ "Lucha Libre USA: Masked Warriors | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved May 4, 2012.
  6. ^ Radican, Sean (November 19, 2012). "Radican's Shine DVD Review Sseries: "Shine 1" – Rain-Roxx, Del Rey-Jazz". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "SHINE 2 Results". SHINE.com. August 17, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  8. ^ "SHINE 4 Results". SHINE.com. October 19, 2012. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  9. ^ "SHINE 6 results". Ringbelles. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  10. ^ Namako, Jason (March 23, 2013). "3/23 Shine #8 iPPV Results: Ybor City, Florida". WrestleView. Retrieved July 25, 2013.
  11. ^ Johnson, Mike. "DREAMER VS. CARLITO VS. HARDY TLC AND MORE: COMPLETE FWE 'NO LIMITS' iPPV COVERAGE". PWINSIDER. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  12. ^ Sky, Riley. "Vendetta Pro Wrestling: Reby Sky vs Hudson Envy". WomenIndyWrestling. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  13. ^ Sky, Riley. "Vendetta Pro Wrestling: Reby Sky vs Amber O'Neal". WomenIndyWrestling. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  14. ^ Sky, Riley. "COMPLETE COVERAGE OF REBY SKY VS. TAB JACKSON". WomenIndyWrestling. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  15. ^ Krotchsen, Billy (May 10, 2014). "COMPLETE TNA KNOCKOUTS KNOCKDOWN PPV SPOILERS". PWInsider. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  16. ^ "Playboy Model Convicted Of Resisting Arrest During Traffic Stop". Tampa Bay Online. April 1, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2011.
  17. ^ "MATT HARDY"S WIFE IS NOT DUMPING HUSBAND". TMZ. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  18. ^ Wortman, James (June 9, 2017). "Matt Hardy welcomes second child". WWE. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  19. ^ "WWE Star Matt Hardy and Wife Reby Welcome Son Bartholomew Kit - See His First Photos". PEOPLE.com. December 4, 2019. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
  20. ^ Wilen, Jerome (January 9, 2021). "Matt Hardy announces he and Reby are expecting their fourth child, a baby girl". WWE News and Results, RAW and Smackdown Results, Impact News, ROH News. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  21. ^ "AEW's Matt and Rebecca Hardy Welcome Their 4th Child in Outdoor Home Birth". July 13, 2021.

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