Katarina Leigh Waters

Oct 3, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

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Real name: Katarina Leigh Waters
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 140 lbs.
Date of birth: November 10, 1980
Hometown: Lueneburg, Germany
Pro debut: February 2000
Trained by: NWA-UK Hammerlock
Finishing move: Blood Mist

Biography

– Waters began her career in Europe as ‘Nikita’
– Nikita became the first ever Queen of Chaos, winning the title in an 8-woman Rumble on May 13, 2005.
– On August 7, 2005, Nikita defeated Rebecca Knox, Saraya Knight & Jersey to retain the QoC Title
– On November 26, Nikita defeated Skye to retain the QoC Title
– On April 16, 2006, Nikita defeated April Hunter to retain the QoC Title
– On May 8, Nikita defeated Skye in a Best of 3 Falls Match to retain the QoC Title
– During the spring of 2006, Nikita signed a WWE developmental deal, adopting the name ‘Katie Lea’
– On November 1, 2006, Katie Lea won an 8-woman Gauntlet Match to become the OVW Women’s champion.
– On November 29, Katie Lea defeated ODB to retain the OVW Womens Title
– On December 6, Katie Lea defeated Jennifer to retain the OVW Womens Title
– On December 15, Katie Lea defeated Beth Phoenix in a Ladder Match to retain the OVW Womens Title
– On January 10, 2007, Katie Lea defeated Cherry to retain the OVW Womens Title
– A week later, Katie Lea again defeated Cherry to retain the OVW Womens Title
– On January 25, Katie Lea defeated Victoria Crawford in a Lumberjack Match to retain the OVW Womens Title
– Katie Lea debuted on Raw on February 11, 2008 as the on-screen sister of Paul Burchill. Over the coming weeks, the Burchills appeared to tease an incestuous relationship, but owing to WWE’s move to a PG rating, the angle was dropped
– On February 20, 2008, Katie Lea defeated Roucka to regain the OVW Womens Title, but would lose it to Josie a week later
– In December 2008, the Burchills were moved to the ECW roster
– In January 2010, Katie Lea was drafted back to the Raw roster
– WWE released Katie Lea on April 22, 2010.
– In October 2010, Katie Lee signed with TNA, and was given the ring name Winter. She debuted on the October 21 episode, working a supernatural gimmick
– On December 9, Winter & Angelina Love defeated Madison Rayne & Tara to win the vacant TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles
– On January 10, 2011, Winter & Love defeated Rayne & Tara to retain the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles
– At Hardcore Justice ’11, Winter defeated Mickie James to win the TNA Knockouts title in Orlando, FL, but would lose it back to Mickie in her first televised defense
– With Angela Love in her corner, Winter defeated Mickie James at No Surrender ’11 in Orlando, FL to regain the TNA Knockouts title, but would again lose it in her first televised defense, this time to Velvet Sky
– On March 24, 2012, Winter defeated Rosita & Maria Kanellis to win the FWE Womens Title
– On April 28, Winter defeated Melina to retain the FWE Womens Title
– In September 2012, Winter and TNA parted ways. She would return to the independent scene as ‘Katarina Leigh’
– On June 3, 2017, Katarina defeated Toni Storm to win the BEW Womens Title, but would lose it to Kasey Owens the next day
– On January 13, 2018, Katarina defeated Kimberly Diamond & Karlee Perez to win the MPW Womens Title
– On February 24, Katarina defeated Madison Rayne to retain the MPW Womens Title
– On March 31, Katarina defeated Deonna Purrazzo to retain the MPW Womens Title
– On April 14, Katarina defeated Jordynne Grace to retain the MPW Womens Title
– Later that month, Katarina returned to Impact Wrestling
– On October 19, 2018, Katarina defeated Priscilla Kelly & Heather Monroe to win the vacant MPW Womens Title
– On February 8, 2019, Katarina (as Lady K) defeated Holidead to win the Hoodslam Dawn of Victory Tournament
– On March 30, Katarina defeated Madison Rayne to retain the MPW Womens Title

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