Nov 26, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank
Real name: Danielle Moinet
Weight: 125 lbs.
Date of birth: February 28, 1985
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Pro debut: November 2011
Trained by: NXT
Finishing move: Inverted Legdrop Bulldog
- In 2008, Moinet began playing for the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League. She played cornerback and eventually became team captain
- In November 2011, Moinet signed a WWE developmental deal.
- On December 18, 2011, Moinet made her FCW debut alongside Abraham Washington. She was later christened ‘Summer Rae’
- On March 11, 2012, Summer Rae became the new FCW General Manager
- On April 6, 2012, Rae made her in-ring debut, losing to Sofia Cortez in a Triple Threat Match, also involving Paige
- On June 20, 2012, Rae became the first ring announcer of the revamped NXT
- On April 22, 2013, Rae began appearing on Raw as the dance partner of Fandango
- On May 23, 2013, Rae entered the NXT Womens Title Tournament, defeating Sasha Banks, before losing to Emma in the semi finals