Wrestling By The Numbers: Barbara ‘Kelly Kelly’ Blank
World Wrestling Entertainment has announced the release of former 1-Time WWE Divas Champion Barbara ‘Kelly Kelly’ Blank. The 25-year-old Jacksonville Florida native had just returned to the WWE last month after having been on a 3-month leave of absence. The WWE signed Blank back in May of 2006 and assigned her to Ohio Valley Wrestling. Kelly Kelly had no professional wrestling experience prior to being signed and only spent 1-month in the company’s developmental territory before being called up to the main roster. She debuted as apart of the Extreme Championship Wrestling brand in June of 2006. During her 6-year run with the WWE she became one of their most popular divas winning the 2011 Slammy Award for Most Divalicious Moment Of The Year.
Barbara Blank was trained in professional wrestling by the Ohio Valley Wrestling staff after she was signed by World Wrestling Entertainment. Prior to entering the wrestling business she studied broadcast journalism and was interested in getting into the news business. Blank was working as a model for Venus Swimwear and Hawaiian Tropic at the time of her signing back in 2006. It’s expected Blank will be leaving the professional wrestling world to get back into the modeling and entertainment industries.
Below we look at the professional wrestling career of Barbara ‘Kelly Kelly’ Blank by the numbers…
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 19 Matches ( 9th Most All-Time) on WWE Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 2006 December To Dismember With Mike Knox Vs Kevin Thorn & Ariel Last Match: Wrestlemania XXVIII With Maria Menounos Vs Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres)
* 2 Matches Managed on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Event As An Interviewer on WWE Pay-Per-View.
* 97 Matches ( 6th Most All-Time ) on WWE Raw. (First Match: May 28th 2007 In A 10-Woman Battle Royal Last Match: August 6th 2012 Vs Eve Torres)
* 36 Matches ( 6th Most All-Time ) on WWE Smackdown. (First Match: December 14th 2007 With Michelle McCool Vs Victoria & Layla Last Match: October 14th 2011 Vs Beth Phoenix)
* 2 Main Event Matches ( 8th Most All-Time ) on WWE Smackdown. (First Main Event Match: February 4th 2011 With Edge Vs Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool & Layla Last Main Event Match: February 25th 2011 With Edge Vs Drew McIntyre & Vickie Guerrero)
* 3 Matches ( Most All-Time ) on WWE Tribute To The Troops. (First Match: December 24th 2007 With Layla Vs Maria & Mickie James Last Match: December 13th 2011 With Eve Torres, Alicia Fox & Maria Menounos Vs Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, Brie Bella & Nikki Bella)
* 17 Matches ( 4th Most All-Time ) on WWE Superstars. (First Match: May 17th 2009 With Santino Marella Vs Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes Last Match: April 26th 2012 Vs Maxine)
* 6 Main Event Matches ( 3rd Most All-Time ) on WWE Superstars. (First Main Event Match: July 8th 2010 With Tiffany Vs Michelle McCool & Layla Last Main Event Match: March 15th 2012 Vs Beth Phoenix)
* 4 Matches ( 10th Most All-Time ) on WWE N.X.T.. (First Match: September 7th 2010 With Naomi Vs Alicia Fox & Maxine Last Match: November 2nd 2010 Vs Alicia Fox)
* 3 Main Event Matches ( 6th Most All-Time ) on WWE N.X.T.. (First Main Event Match: September 21st 2010 With Naomi & Jamie Vs Michelle McCool, Layla & Kaitlyn Last Main Event Match: November 2nd 2010 Vs Alicia Fox)
* 17 Matches ( Most All-Time ) on WWE ECW On Syfy. (First Match: August 22nd 2006 With Test & Mike Knox Vs Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman & Torrie Wilson Last Match: May 13th 2008 With Michelle McCool & Cherry Vs Victoria, Natalya Neidhart & Layla)