Zoey Stark
Birth nameTheresa Serrano
Born (1994-01-25) January 25, 1994 (age 28)
Utah, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Lacey Ryan
Serrano
Zoey Stark[1]
Billed height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Billed weight140 lb (64 kg)[1]
Trained byAllison Danger
Cheerleader Melissa
Tom Howard[1]
Derrick Hubbard
Sinn Bodhi
DebutJune 8, 2012[1]

Theresa Serrano (born January 25, 1994) is an American professional wrestler. She is currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the NXT brand under the ring name Zoey Stark, and is a former NXT Women's Tag Team Champion.

Professional wrestling career

Early career (2012–2020)

On June 8, 2013, Serrano made her debut at Vendetta Pro Wrestling, losing to Hudson Envy.[2] On November 16, 2013, she entered under the ring name Lacey Ryan and won her first match against Larry Butabi. During this time she also won the UCW-Zero Ultra-X Championship. She was able to keep this until January 25, 2014, when she lost it to The Durango Kid. On March 22, she wrestled her last wrestling match for the time being. Ryan celebrated her comeback on August 16, 2018. She wrestled a match against Thunder Rosa, but this ended in a no contest. On May 23, 2019, she wrestled a match against Alex Gracia under the ring name Serrano, which she was able to win. On September 29, she won the FSW Women's Championship, defeating Taya Valkyrie for the title.[3] Ryan held the title until November 20, 2020, when she lost it to Mazzerati.[4]

WWE (2021–present)

On January 20, 2021, it was announced that Serrano had signed a contract with WWE.[5] On the January 29 episode of 205 Live, Serrano, now renamed Zoey Stark, made her debut as Marina Shafir's tag team partner in the Women's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic tournament, losing to Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart in the first round.[6] On the February 17 episode of NXT, she made her NXT debut, defeating Valentina Feroz.[7] On the February 24 episode of NXT, she lost to NXT Women's Champion Io Shirai in a non-title match. After the match, Shirai embraced Stark, establishing Stark as a face. At NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Stark defeated Toni Storm.[8] At The Great American Bash, Stark and Io Shirai defeated The Way (Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell) to win the NXT Women's Tag Team Championship.[9] They lost the titles to Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne) at Halloween Havoc in a triple-threat tag team Scareway To Hell Ladder Match, involving Indi Hartwell and Persia Pirotta.[citation needed] On the November 2 episode of NXT, Stark was attacked backstage by Jayne and Dolin, where she suffered a legitimate torn MCL/Meniscus.[citation needed]

On the July 19, 2022 episode of NXT, Stark made her return from injury in the 20-Woman Battle Royal for the Number One Contendership for the NXT Women's Championship in a winning effort.[10]

Championships and accomplishments

References

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