Dec 7, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank


Real name: Bonnie Maxon
Height: 5’5 1/4″
Weight: 129 lbs.
Date of birth: September 10, 1981
Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Pro debut: October 2000
Trained by: Horace The Psychopath, Eddie Sharkey, Terry Fox, Gran Apache, and Lexie Fyfe
Finishing move: Acid Rain

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– Maxon worked her early career for Wisconsin independent promotion as ‘Rain’
– On April 24, 2004, Rain defeated Lacey to win the MIW Womens Title, but would lose it back the next day
– On June 26, Rain defeated Lacey to regain the MIW Womens Title
– On February 17, 2006, Rain defeated Ann Thraxx to win the XJAM Ladies Title, but would lose it back the next day
– On October 18, 2007, Maxon appeared in the crowd at a TNA event, posing as a fan of Robert Roode
– On November 1, 2007, Maxon (still posing as a fan) was officially acknowledged by the TNA announcers after a staredown with Roode’s former manager Ms Brooks
– On November 15, 2007, Ms Brooks dragged Maxon over the rail and attacked her, starting her TNA storyline
– On January 10, 2008, Maxon returned to TNA, attacking the recently fired Brooks. She had now adopted the ‘Payton Banks’ persona
– On January 31, 2008, James Storm, Robert Roode & Payton Banks defeated Eric Young, Sonjay Dutt & Traci Brooks
– At Destination X 2008, Robert Roode (with Banks) defeated Booker T (with Brooks) in a Strap Match. As stipulated, Banks was free to attack Brooks with the strap after the match
– At Lockdown 2008, Booker T & Sharmell defeated Robert Roode & Payton Banks in a Cage Match. Roode fired Banks after the match, and she left TNA soon after
– In early 2009, Maxon began competing for Wrestlicious, under the name ‘Felony’
– In July 2009, Maxon joined AAA in Mexico, debuting a month later as Rain
– At AAA TripleMania XVIII, Sexy Star, Rain & Jennifer Blake defeated Faby Apache, Mari Apache & Cinthia Moreno. As Mari was pinned, she was forced to be La Legion Extranjera’s slave for a month
– In July 2010, Rain left AAA
– On September 24, 2011, Rain defeated Sassy Stephanie to win the WSU Spirit Title, but lost it immediately afterwards to Jessica Havok
– On July 12, 2013, Rain became the first SHINE Champion, defeating Mia Yim in the final of a one-night tournament to earn the accolade
– On August 23, 2013, Rain defeated Jessicka Havok to retain the SHINE Title
– On September 27, 2013, Rain defeated Angelina Love to retain the SHINE Title
– On October 25, 2013, Rain defeated Hiroyo Matsumoto to retain the SHINE Title
– On December 13, 2013, Rain defeated Amazing Kong by countout to retain the SHINE Title
– On January 24, 2014, Rain lost the SHINE Title to Ivelisse Velez and announced her immediate retirement following the match
– Rain returned to wrestling in November 2017, working a pair of dark matches for Ring Of Honor
– In late 2018, Rain co-founded Unify Championship Entertainment in Hawaii and would soon call time on her active career once again in order to focus on her promoting efforts

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