Raquel Rodriguez

Feb 19, 2020 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Victoria González
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 165 lbs.
Date of Birth: January 12, 1991
From: La Feria, Texas
Pro Debut: September 2014
Trained By: America’s Academy of Pro Wrestling & WWE Performance Center
Finishing Move: Chingona Bomb


– González is the daughter of ‘Desperado’ Ricky González, a journeyman wrestler in the 1980s
– Through her high school and college years, González excelled in basketball
– González unsuccessfully tried out for the 2015 season of WWE Tough Enough, but was hired to a developmental contract the following October anyway
– González debuted under her real name at an NXT live event in January 2017, competing in a battle royal
– González made her televised debut on the May 3, 2017 episode of NXT, competing in a battle royal once again
– González (as Reina González) competed in the 2017 Mae Young Classic, but would lose to Nicole Savoy in the first round
– Reina González returned for the 2018 Mae Young Classic, but fell in the first round once again, this time to Kacy Catanzaro
– González made an appearance for NXT UK in April 2019
– González wrestled at a series of EVOLVE events in late 2019
– In February 2020, Reina González became Raquel González
– González re-debuted under her new name as Takeover: Portland, interfering in the match between Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai in Kai’s favour. Following the event, González would become a bodyguard for Kai
– At Takeover War Games IV, González, Candice LeRae, Dakota Kai & Toni Storm defeated Io Shirai, Rhea Ripley, Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon in the titular match
– At New Year’s Evil 2021, González defeated Rhea Ripley in a Last Man Standing Match
– At Takeover Vengeance Day 2021, González & Dakota Kai defeated Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament
– On the March 3, 2021 episode of NXT, González & Kai wrestled Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax for the WWE Womens Tag Team Titles. Due to the illegal woman, Baszler, scoring the pinfall, Kai & González were compensated a week later by being awarded the first NXT Womens Tag Team Titles. Unfortunately, they would hold the belts for less than an hour before losing them to Ember Moon & Shotzi Blackheart
– At Takeover Stand & Deliver 2021, González defeated Io Shirai to win the NXT Womens Title
– On the May 11, 2021 episode of NXT, González defeated Mercedes Martinez to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover In Your House 2021, González defeated Ember Moon to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On the July 20 episode of NXT, González defeated Xia Li to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On the August 22 episode, González defeated Dakota Kai to retain the NXT Womens Title
– On the September 28 episode, González defeated Franky Monet to retain the NXT Womens Title
– At Takeover War Games 2021, González, Cora Jade, Kay Lee Ray & Io Shirai defeated Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin, Jacy Jayne & Dakota Kai in the titular match
– On the Stand & Deliver 2022 pre-show, Kai & González defeated Toxic Attraction (Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne) to win the NXT Womens Tag Team Titles, but lost them back less than a week later
– In April 2022, González debuted on Smackdown under the new name of Raquel Rodriguez
– At the WrestleMania 39 Launch Party event, Rodriguez defeated Nikki ASH
– On the August 29, 2022 episode of Raw, Rodriguez & Aliyah defeated Damage CTRL (IYO SKY & Dakota Kai) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant WWE Womens Tag Team Titles, but would lose them to Damage CTRL in their first televised defence less than a month later

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