Kelly Klein

Dec 16, 2019 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Kelly Klein
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 162 lbs.
Date of Birth: January 28, 1986
From: St. Louis, Missouri
Pro Debut: 2006
Trained By: BJ Whitmer, Jimmy Yang, Les Thatcher & Tarek Puska
Finishing Move: End of the Match

Audio: GERWECK.NET interviews Kelly Klein

Biography

– Outside of wrestling, Klein worked as a pre-school teacher
– Klein wrestled the early part of her career for Les Thatcher’s HWA as ‘Mary Elizabeth’
– By 2010, Klein had extended her ringname to ‘Mary Elizabeth Monroe’
– On October 13, 2012, Monroe defeated Jessie Belle McCoy to win the Covey Pro Womens Title. She would defend it once against McCoy in November, before dropping it back again in December
– On April 27, 2013, Monroe defeated Jessie Belle McCoy, Nyla Rose, Brittany Force & Tori Lynn in a Gauntlet Match to regain the Covey Pro Womens Title
– On June 1, Monroe defeated Nyla Rose to retain the Covey Pro Womens Title
– On October 12, the renamed Mary Elizabeth Hatfield defeated Jessie Belle McCoy & Nyla Rose to regain the Covey Pro Womens Title that she had lost in August
– On November 9, Hatfield defeated Amber Rodriguez to retain the Covey Pro Womens Title
– In 2014, Klein reverted back to her Mary Elizabeth Monroe
– On May 2, 2015, Monroe won the VOW Queen of the Ring Tournament, defeating Brittany Blake, Angel Dust & Samantha Heights in the 4-Way final
– On May 16, Monroe defeated Angel Dust to win the MEGA Fighting Spirit Title
– On July 25, Monroe defeated Katarina Leigh to become the first HLW Womens Champion
– Klein (under her real name, under which she would work from this point on) made her ROH in-ring debut at Glory By Honor XIV, defeating Ray Lyn
– On November 14, Klein defeated Samantha Starr to win the VOW Vixens Title
– On December 11, Klein defeated Samantha Starr to retain the VOW Vixens Title
– Klein made her televised ROH debut at the Women Of Honor special on February 6, 2016, defeating Taeler Hendrix
– On February 20, Klein defeated Jess Roisin & Angel Dust to retain the MEGA Fighting Spirit Title
– On May 7, Klein defeated Karma to become the first EMERGE Womens Champion
– On July 30, Klein defeated Heather Owens to retain the EMERGE Womens Title
– In a dark match prior to Glory By Honor XV, Klein defeated Thunderkitty
– Klein wrestled a tour of Japan with Stardom in late 2017
– On November 5, Klein & Bea Priestley won the 2017 Goddesses of Stardom Tag League, defeating Jungle Kyona & Yoko Bito in the final
– In August 2018, Klein returned to Stardom to compete in the 5STAR Grand Prix
– At ROH Final Battle 2018, Klein defeated Madison Rayne, Sumie Sakai & Karen Q in a Four Corner Survival Match to win the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– On December 15, Klein defeated Nikki Addams to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– On December 28, Klein defeated Gia Scott with Mandy Leon as special guest referee to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– On January 12, 2019, Klein defeated Rockelle Vaughn to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– At Honor Reigns Supreme 2019, Klein defeated Jenny Rose in a Street Fight to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– On January 25, Klein defeated Britt Baker to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– The next day, Klein defeated Sumie Sakai to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– On February 9, Klein defeated Stella Grey to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– At the 2019 ROH/NJPW Supercard, Klein defeated Mayu Iwatani to regain the ROH Women Of Honor Title that she had lost two months prior
– At ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds 2019, Klein defeated Kate Carney & Stacy Shadows to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– On August 9, Klein defeated Tasha Steelz to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– On August 17, Klein defeated Laura Loveless to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– On August 31, Klein defeated Hyan to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– At Death Before Dishonor 2019, Klein would lose the ROH Women Of Honor Title to Angelina Love, but won it back barely two weeks later
– On October 25, Klein defeated Mandy Leon to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title
– The next day, Klein defeated Lana Austin to retain the ROH Women Of Honor Title. Klein would suffer a concussion in this match
– In November 2019, Klein and Joey Mercury spoke out about ROH’s medical practices (or lack thereof) which led to further revelations over the company’s pay structure
– Klein was released from her ROH contract in late-November, reportedly due to her making the above comments. As of July 2022, she has not returned to the ring

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