|Ashley Marie Massaro|
|Ring Names|| Ashley|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||112 lbs (51 kg)|
|Born||May 26, 1979|
|Babylon, New York|
|Billed||New York, New York|
|Trained by|| Dave Finlay|
|Debut||June 27, 2005|
|Retired||July 9, 2008|
Ashley Massaro is a former WWE Diva and 2005 Diva Search winner who participated on both the RAW and SmackDown brands. Massaro made her debut in WWE after winning the Diva Search in 2005. Following an initial rivalry with Vince's Devils – an alliance of Candice Michelle, Torrie Wilson, & Victoria – she became the valet for the WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick. Her most high profile matches were a WWE Women's Championship match against Melina at WrestleMania 23 and a Playboy Bunnymania Lumberjill match at WrestleMania XXIV. She left WWE in July 2008. During her tenure in the company, she appeared on the covers of several magazines, including the April 2007 issue of Playboy. She has also made guest appearances on several television shows and performed in music videos.
Growing up in Babylon, N.Y., with a father, brother and uncle who competed in amateur wrestling, Ashley already had the background and competitive edge needed to make it in World Wrestling Entertainment. As a former gymnast, she certainly had the physicality. And her model looks … well, need we say more? (We will, anyway.)
In April 2007, she raised the bar for Playboy when she graced the magazine's cover. Just one month earlier, she appeared as Athena on the hit TV series Smallville. Also in that short period of time, Ashley brought her love for music to Fuse TV when she took part in a special edition of The Sauce.
Millions of viewers around the world tuned in when Ashley added Survivor castaway to her resume, joining the hit CBS show's 15th season in China. After being voted off, the Diva proudly walked away from Survivor: China with not just the memories of a life-altering experience, but also invaluable knowledge of survival. And, after competing in wet, dirty and exhaustive conditions on the show, she anxiously awaited her return to a more familiar battle ground: WWE. Ashley made her triumphant return to Raw on Jan. 7, where she she was a surprise entrant and winner of the Raw Roulette Lingerie Pillow Fight.
In the years leading to Diva Search, she was crowned Miss Hawaiian Tropic USA in 2002, then Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada in 2005. Her multiple swimsuit calendar appearances have made men forget about the 11 other months of the year. And if you’ve seen any newsstands on fire, don’t be surprised if they were caused by her smokin’-hot layouts in the pages of Stuff, FHM and Maxim, not to mention the covers of FLEX and Femme Fatale. Brawn and beauty – is it any wonder she won the 2005 Raw Diva Search?
To be fair, there is more to this WWE Diva than meets the wandering eye. A State University of New York graduate with a degree in Communications, Ashley’s greatest asset is that she knows how to keep in touch with her fans, whether she’s blogging about music on WWE.com’s “Bangin’ with Ashley” or talking in front of television cameras. (She had even given fans her phone number while she competed in the Raw Diva Search, though she had to stop for “obvious reasons.”) Many TV execs have also noticed this, judging from the fact she has hosted a special for Entertainment Tonight, the 2006 Raw Diva Search Finale for USA Network and numerous Wild On shows that air constantly on the E! Channel. Her animated personality even made her a big winner with viewers watching her perform feats of clay on MTV’s Celebrity Death Match.
Ashley makes sure that the United States Armed Forces don’t forget about her, either, and she has spoken proudly about being a WWE representative visiting the troops overseas on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and MSNBC’s Rita Cosby: Live and Direct. “You’ve got to feel for them,” she says. “They’re putting their lives on the line for us, and if any of us can do anything to pay them back, I think we should.”
Ashley Massaro requested and was granted her release on July 9, 2008 due to her child's illness.
- Starstruck (Second rope diving elbow drop)
- Diving cross body
- Hurricanrana pin
- Headscissors takedown
- Monkey flip
- Roll-up, sometimes out of an corner
- Abdominal Stretch
- Mug Shot
- Hair pull/drug
- Boston Crab
- La Magistral (Arm wrench inside cradle)
- Paul London (2006 - 2007)
- Brian Kendrick (2006 - 2007)
- "Be Yourself" by Audioslave
- This theme was replaced by "Indie Rock Caffe" by Jim Johnston when released on DVD.
- "Jetset" by Jim Johnston
- "Bleed Suckers" by Jim Johnston
- "Light a Fire" by Nuts In a Blender
- "Light a Fire" by Aiden
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Diva Search winner (2005)
- Diva Talent Invitational winner (2007)
- Playboy covergirl (April 2007)