Toni Storm

Apr 14, 2019 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Toni Rossall
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 143 lbs.
Date of birth: October 19, 1995
From: Auckland, New Zealand
Pro debut: October 9, 2009
Trained by: Dean Allmark
Finishing move: Storm Zero

Biography

– Rossall began her career in Australia as ‘Storm’, soon lengthened to ‘Toni Storm’
– On July 30, 2011, Storm defeated Niki Nitro to win the vacant PWAQ Womens Title
– On April 14, 2012, Storm defeated Imogen Jane to win the AAW Womens Title
– In June 2014, Storm took her first bookings outside Australia, competing for the UK’s Great Bear Promotions and British Empire Wrestling
– Later that year, Storm would move to England
– In 2016, Storm began competing for World Wonder Ring Stardom in Japan
– On July 24, Storm defeated Io Shirai at a Stardom show in Osaka to win the SWA Womens Title
– On August 5, Storm defeated Shanna to retain the SWA Womens Title
– On September 22, Storm defeated Blue Nikita to retain the SWA Womens Title
– On December 14, Storm defeated Nixon Newell & Rosemary in a No Rules Match. Storm pinned Newell, therefore winning the BEW Womens Title
– On January 22, 2017, Storm defeated Jetta to retain the BEW and SWA Womens Titles
– On February 4, Storm defeated Viper to retain the SWA Womens Title
– On February 23, Storm defeated Deonna Purrazzo to retain the SWA Womens Title
– On March 5, Storm defeated Shayna Baszler to retain the SWA Womens Title
– Storm made her first WWE appearances at WrestleMania Axxess 2017, defeating Jinny
– On April 23, Storm defeated La Rosa Negra to retain the SWA Womens Title
– Storm won the Stardom Cinderella Tournament on April 30, defeating Tessa Blanchard, Rebel & Mayu Iwatani
– On May 14, Storm fought World of Stardom Champion Io Shirai to a time-limit draw
– On May 20, Storm defeated Jessicka Havok to retain the SWA Womens Title
– On May 28, Storm defeated Laura Di Matteo & Jinny in the final of the Natural Progression Series, becoming the first PROGRESS Womens Champion
– On June 25, Storm defeated Kay Lee Ray to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– Storm entered the 2017 WWE Mae Young Classic, reaching the semi-finals, before losing to eventual winner Kairi Sane
– On July 23, Storm defeated Laura Di Matteo to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– A week later, Storm defeated Candice LeRae to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– On August 13, Storm defeated Xia Brookside to retain the SWA Womens Title
– On September 10, Storm defeated Dahlia Black to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– On September 18, Storm defeated Yoko Bito to win the Stardom 5STAR Grand Prix Tournament
– On September 23, Storm defeated Mandy Leon to retain the SWA Womens Title
– The next day, Storm became the new World of Stardom Champion after her opponent, Mayu Iwatani, suffered a legitimate injury in their title match
– On October 7, Storm defeated Wesna, Jinny & Viper to win the wXw Femmes Fatales Tournament
– On October 21, Storm defeated Bea Priestley to retain the World of Stardom and SWA Womens Titles
– On October 29, Storm defeated Charli Evans to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– On November 26, Storm defeated Alex Windsor to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– On December 1, Storm defeated Mercedes Martinez to retain the World of Stardom Title
– The next day, Storm defeated Shotzi Blackheart & Dust to retain the SWA Womens Title
– On December 16, Storm defeated Shazza McKenzie to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– On January 20, 2018, Storm defeated Killer Kelly to win the wXw Womens Title
– The next day, Storm defeated Melanie Gray to retain the wXw Womens Title
– On January 28, Storm defeated Chakara to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– On February 24, Storm defeated Miranda to retain the SWA Womens Title
– On March 10, Storm defeated Melanie Gray to retain the wXw Womens Title
– The next day, Storm defeated Killer Kelly, Martina & Wesna to retain the wXw Womens Title
– On April 1, Storm defeated Mayu Iwatani to retain the World of Stardom Title
– On April 7, Storm defeated Mercedes Martinez to retain the PROGRESS Womens Title
– In April 2018, Storm defended the PROGRESS Womens Title against Kellyanne, Allyson Cruz, Jessica Troy and, at WrestleMania Axxess, Lacey Evans
– In May 2018, Storm signed a WWE contract. During the same month, she would defend the PROGRESS Womens Title against Charlie Morgan and Wesna and the wXw Womens Title against Tenille Dashwood and Kay Lee Ray
– Storm made her official WWE debut at the UK Title Tournament in June 2018, defeating Isla Dawn & Killer Kelly in a Triple Threat Match
– In July 2018, Storm began competing on WWE’s NXT UK brand
– Storm entered the NXT UK Title Tournament, losing to Rhea Ripley in the final
– At WWE’s Evolution PPV, Storm defeated Io Shirai to win the 2018 Mae Young Classic Tournament
– On November 17, 2018, Storm defeated Melanie Gray to regain the wXw Womens Title
– On December 22, Storm defeated Kellyanne to retain the wXw Womens Title
– At NXT UK Takeover: Blackpool, Storm defeated Rhea Ripley to win the NXT UK Womens Title
– On January 19, 2019, Storm defeated Melanie Gray in a Loser Leaves Town Match to retain the wXw Womens Title
– On February 20, Storm defeated Rhea Ripley to retain the NXT UK Womens Title
– On February 24, Storm fought ICW Womens Champion Kay Lee Ray to a no-contest
– On March 10, Storm defeated Killer Kelly to retain the wXw Womens Title
– At WrestleMania Axxess 2019, Storm defeated Nikki Cross & Bianca Belair to retain the NXT UK Womens Title
– On April 10, Storm defeated Jinny to retain the NXT UK Womens Title
– On April 20, Storm defeated Nina Samuels to retain the NXT UK Womens Title
– In May 2019, Storm returned to Japan for a short tour with Stardom
– On June 14, Storm defeated Deonna Purrazzo to retain the NXT UK Womens Title
– On July 28, Storm defeated Viper to retain the NXT UK Womens Title at an ICW event
– On August 3, Storm defeated wXw Womens Champion Amale by DQ
– Storm was part of Team NXT at Survivor Series 2019
– Storm competed in the 2020 Womens Royal Rumble Match
– After an enforced hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Storm returned to NXT at Takeover 31
– At Takeover War Games IV, Storm, Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez defeated Io Shirai, Rhea Ripley, Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart in a War Games Match
– In December 2021, Storm quit WWE
– On March 30, 2022, Storm made her AEW debut on Dynamite
– At Road Rager 2022, Storm defeated Britt Baker
– At All Out 2022, Storm defeated Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter & Hikaru Shida to win the Interim AEW Womens Title
– At Dynamite Grand Slam 2022, Storm defeated Britt Baker, Serena Deeb & Athena to retain the Interim AEW Womens Title
– On the September 28 Dynamite, Storm defeated Serena Deeb in a Lumberjack Match to retain the Interim AEW Womens Title
– On the October 18 Dynamite, Storm defeated Hikaru Shida to retain the Interim AEW Womens Title
– Storm lost the AEW Womens Title to Jamie Hayter at Full Gear 2022. Following the loss, it was announced that Storm’s reign would be retroactively recognised as a full AEW Womens Title reign, rather than an Interim reign
– In January 2023, Storm & Saraya turned heel, forming the group that would become known as The Outcasts
– At Revolution 2023, Storm & Saraya added Ruby Soho to their group
– At Double Or Nothing 2023, Storm defeated Jamie Hayter to win the AEW Womens Title
– On the June 14 Dynamite, Storm defeated Skye Blue to retain the AEW Womens Title
– At Forbidden Door 2023, Storm defeated Willow Nightingale to retain the AEW Womens Title
– At Battle Of The Belts VII, Storm defeated Taya Valkyrie to retain the AEW Womens Title
– Following a title loss to Hikaru Shida in August 2023, Storm underwent a character change, suffering a kayfabe mental breakdown and eventually recasting herself as the golden age of Hollywood-inspired ‘Timeless’ Toni Storm
– At Fyter Fest 2023, The Outcasts (Storm & Saraya) defeated Britt Baker & Hikaru Shida
– On the 2023 Dynamite Anniversary Special, Storm defeated Skye Blue
– At Full Gear 2023, Storm defeated Hikaru Shida to regain the AEW Womens Title
– On the December 6 Dynamite, Storm defeated Skye Blue to retain the AEW Womens Title
– At Worlds End 2023, Storm defeated Riho to retain the AEW Womens Title
– At Revolution 2024, Storm defeated Deonna Purrazzo to retain the AEW Womens Title
– At Dynasty 2024, Storm defeated Thunder Rosa to retain the AEW Womens Title

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