Toxic Attraction
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Logo and titantron of Toxic Attraction
Stable
MembersMandy Rose (leader)
Gigi Dolin
Jacy Jayne
DebutAugust 31, 2021
Years active2021–present

Toxic Attraction is a villainous American professional wrestling stable currently performing in WWE on the Smackdown brand and the NXT brand. The group consists of the tag team of Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne, and is led by Mandy Rose. Rose is the current NXT Women's Champion in her first reign, while Dolin and Jayne are former two-time NXT Women's Tag Team Champions, with their first reign being the longest in the title's history.

Background

Rose has been contracted by the WWE since 2015 and debuted in the NXT brand in 2017 before moving to the Raw brand to form the Absolution stable with Sonya Deville and Paige before dissolving in 2018, though Deville and Rose continued to wrestle as a duo until 2020.

Dolin competed in the 2018 Mae Young Classic before signing with the WWE in 2021 while Jayne also signed a year prior. Both women previously competed in the independent circuit.

History

NXT (2021–present)

On the July 13, 2021 episode of NXT, Rose returned to NXT, and scouted a match between Sarray and Dolin, and witnessed as Sarray defeated Dolin.[1] The following week, Rose appeared at ringside during the match between Jayne and Franky Monet, and watched as Monet defeated Jayne.[2] On the August 10 episode of NXT, Dolin and Jayne joined forces, as Jayne accompanied Dolin for her match against Amari Miller, in which Dolin emerged victorious.[3]

On the August 31 episode of NXT, Dolin and Jayne accompanied Rose for her match against Sarray, in which Rose lost via count-out after she was led away by Dolin and Jayne after Rose was dropkicked by Sarray. The following week, Rose, Dolin and Jayne attacked both NXT Women's Tag Team Champions Io Shirai and Zoey Stark, and Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter, thus establishing themselves as heels. On the debut episode of NXT 2.0 on September 14, Dolin and Jayne faced Carter and Catanzaro in a tag-team match, which ended in no contest after Rose interfered, during which she debuted a new dark-haired look, and they subsequently wrestled Carter, Catanzaro and Sarray in a six-woman tag team match, in which Rose, Dolin and Jayne emerged victorious.[4] The following week, the trio named themselves "Toxic Attraction" and exclaimed that they were the future of NXT's women's division and they were tired of the disrespect from the fans and wrestlers alike.[5]

Following this, Rose began feuding with NXT Women's Champion Raquel González, while Dolin and Jayne began feuding with Io Shirai and Zoey Stark over the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship. On the September 28 episode of NXT 2.0, Dolin and Jayne challenged Shirai and Stark for the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship in a losing effort. However, in the main event post-match, Toxic Attraction would attack The Robert Stone Brand (Jessi Kamea, Robert Stone, and Franky Monet), and González. At NXT: Halloween Havoc, Dolin and Jayne defeated Shirai and Stark, and Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta in a Scareway to Hell Ladder triple threat tag team match for the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship, marking the first championships for both Dolin and Jayne in the company. Later that same night, Rose defeated González for the NXT Women's Championship, marking Rose's first title in her career and making Toxic Attraction the first stable to simultaneously hold all the titles in the NXT women's division in one night.[6][7]

On January 4, 2022, at NXT New Years Evil, Rose retained her NXT Women's Championship against Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez in a triple threat match.[8] On the February 8 episode of NXT, Rose defended her title again, this time against Kay Lee Ray. On NXT Vengeance Day, Dolin and Jayne retained their NXT Women's Tag Team Championships against Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta. On the NXT Stand & Deliver Kickoff, Dolin and Jayne lost the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship to Dakota Kai and Raquel González due to Wendy Choo's interference, ending their first reign at 158 days. However, they regained the titles with the help of Rose's distraction 3 days later. Toxic Attraction would then feud with Choo with Dolin and Jayne retaining against Choo and Roxanne Perez on the May 10 episode of NXT and Rose retaining against Choo at NXT In Your House in June. At the same event, Dolin and Jayne retained against Katana Chance and Kayden Carter. At The Great American Bash, they would lose the titles to Jade and Perez, ending their second reign at 91 days.[9] The following week, Rose retained the NXT Women's Championship against Perez due to inteferences from Toxic Attraction and Cora Jade who turned heel. Two weeks later on the August 2 episode of NXT, Dolin and Jayne failed to win the vacant NXT Women's Tag Team Championship in a fatal four-way elimination match. Dolin and Jayne's final match in NXT would be a losing effort against Raw superstars Nikki ASH and Doudrop.

On the August 19, 2022 episode of Smackdown, Dolin and Jayne made their main roster debut defeating Natalya and Sonya Deville in a first-round match of the women’s tag team title tournament. However, they were pulled out of the next round due to Dolin's injury.[10] They made their return to Smackdown on the September 9 edition, losing to WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Aliyah and Raquel Rodriguez.

At the 2022 Worlds Collide event, NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose defeated NXT UK Women's Champion Meiko Satomura and Blair Davenport in a triple threat match to unify both championships.[11]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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