Sol Ruca
Birth nameCalyx Hampton
Born (1999-08-26) August 26, 1999 (age 24)
Ontario, California, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Sol Ruca
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight110 lb (50 kg)
Billed fromOntario, California
Trained byWWE Performance Center

Calyx Hampton (born August 26, 1999) is an American professional wrestler.[1] She is currently signed to the wrestling promotion WWE, where she performs on the NXT brand, under the ring name Sol Ruca.[2][3]

Professional wrestling career

WWE (2022–present)

Ruca was a part of a new batch of recruits signed to the WWE Performance Center in March 2022[4], and had no previous experience with professional wrestling, instead coming from an acrobatics and tumbling background.[5] She made her in-ring debut at a house show on June 24th in Jacksonville, and, a few months later, made her TV debut on the September 27th 2022 episode of NXT 2.0, facing off against Amari Miller, which ended in a victory for Ruca.[6]

On December 10, 2022, Sol gained viral fame for her innovative finisher, a Springboard Backflip Cutter, used in another match against Amari Miller on WWE NXT Level Up.[7] Sol later credited her experience in acrobatic gymnastics as the source of her inspiration for the move.[8]

On January 6, 2023, Ruca teamed with Dani Palmer to face Elektra Lopez and Amari Miller in a loss.[9] On January 17, she faced Alba Fire and won.[10] On January 24, Fire and Ruca teamed up to face Katana Chance & Kayden Carter for the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship, but lost.[11] On February 3, he faced Lash Legend and won.[12] On February 7, she lost against Zoe Stark.[13] On February 24th, she faced Lola Vice and won.[14] On February 28th, she faced Electra Lopez and won.[15] On March 14th, she wrestled against Zoe Stark again, but was defeated.[16] On March 28, she faced Ivy Nile and Indy Hartwell in a three-way match to qualify her for the NXT Women's Championship ladder match at NXT Stand & Deliver, but lost.[17] On April 11, Sol faced Tiffany Stratton, but was defeated.[18] This was to be Sol's last televised match before reportedly rupturing her ACL, which required surgery and a long-term absence.[19]

Personal life

The daughter of Paul and Sandy Hampton, Calyx has one brother, Koda. She majored in Human Physiology at the University of Oregon.[20]


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  2. ^ "Calyx Hampton". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  3. ^ Rego, Andrew (September 7, 2022). "Who is the upcoming WWE debutant, Sol Ruca?". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  4. ^ Staff, WWE (March 17, 2022). "WWE welcomes newest class of recruits to the WWE Performance Center". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  5. ^ "2021 Acrobatics & Tumbling Roster". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  6. ^ Savage, Amanda (September 27, 2022). "Sol Ruca Makes NXT In-Ring Debut". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  7. ^ "Origins Of Insane WWE Finisher Revealed". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  8. ^ "Ever wonder how @SolRucaWWE came up with the Sol Snatcher? She answers that plus a bunch of your fan-submitted questions on this week's episode of #UpNXT!". Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  9. ^ "NXT Level Up results: Jan. 6, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  10. ^ "WWE NXT results: Jan. 17, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  11. ^ "WWE NXT results: Jan. 24, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  12. ^ Chik, John (February 3, 2023). "NXT Level Up results: Feb. 3, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  13. ^ "WWE NXT results: Feb. 7, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  14. ^ "NXT Level Up results: Feb. 24, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
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  16. ^ "WWE NXT results, Mar. 14, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  17. ^ "WWE NXT results: March 28, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  18. ^ "WWE NXT results, April 11, 2023". Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  19. ^ Carey, Ian (April 27, 2023). "WWE NXT's Sol Ruca sidelined with torn ACL". Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 16, 2023.
  20. ^ "2021 Acrobatics & Tumbling Roster". Retrieved July 31, 2023.