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Lauren Williams(born September 13, 1981) is a Canadian wrestler and manager currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Angelina Love. She works outside of TNA under the ring name Angel Williams.

Career

Williams debuted in wrestling in 2000, working for independent promotions around Canada. She was first a valet for various wrestlers such as Chris Sabin and Eric Young and then began to train under Rob Fuego to become a wrestler, as well. Williams briefly worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in 2004, mainly wrestling on TNA Xplosion against Trinity.

World Wrestling Entertainment

She was working for promotions around America when World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) spotted her and signed her to a developmental contract in late-2004. She was assigned to wrestle and train in Deep South Wrestling, one of WWE's developmental territories. Williams began managing Johnny Parisi in the summer of 2005. On September 8 2005, Angel won her first match in Deep South by defeating Michelle McCool. On September 22, Angel was scheduled to wrestle against McCool, but Michelle never showed up. Instead Daisy Mae came out and challenged Angel. Williams was injured at the February 9 2006 DSW TV Tapings, but she still managed to participate in the first ever Bikini Contest in DSW. She did not reveal her bikini because Palmer Cannon interrupted, which led to a match that featured him and Tommy Dreamer. During the match she could not physically get involved, so she walked backstage. On February 28, she underwent knee surgery to repair her torn ACL. By September 2006, Angel had recovered from her knee injury and returned to DSW that fall. During November 2006, Angel started managing The Gymini. This did not last long due to The Gymini being released from their contracts in January 2007. Angel then got in a feud with General Manager of DSW, Krissy Vaine, after she made Angel lose her matches due to distractions by other Deep South Divas. At one point Angel had enough and even attacked Vaine in her office. At the March 15, 2007 Deep South TV Tapings Angel aligned herself again with Vaine and was promoted the Co-GM of Deep South Wrestling.

When Deep South Wrestling shut down in April, Angel was moved to Ohio Valley Wrestling. Williams made her Ohio Valley Wrestling debut in a dark match at the May 16, 2007 television taping in Louisville, Kentucky, defeating Serena. However, she was released from her developmental contract one day later.

Independent circuit

After being let go from her WWE developmental contract in May 2007, Williams resurfaced in Mexico's Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion under the name Canadian Angel on June 10, 2007. Angel also appeared on an episode of The Jenny Jones Show about former geeks turned into physical competitors.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

In September 2007, she was contacted again by TNA to appear at their annual pay-per-view Bound for Glory, which was confirmed on the October 9 edition of TNA Today where she was interviewed by Jeremy Borash. At Bound For Glory, Williams participated in a 10 Knockout Gauntlet to crown the first TNA Women's Champion. During the match, she was eliminated by Gail Kim and O.D.B., and the match was won in the end by Kim. At Genesis, Angel competed in a 4-Way Match for the TNA Women's Championship with Kim retaining her title.

The Beautiful People

For trademark purposes, Angel began competing under the ring name Angelina Love. Love then formed a partnership with Velvet Sky, calling themselves "Velvet-Love Entertainment", later changed to "The Beautiful People". The duo defeated ODB and Roxxi Laveaux at Turning Point in a Knockouts Tag Team match. Angelina Love as well as Velvet Sky turned heel on the March 13 edition of Impact by forcing a makeover on Roxxi Laveaux followed by attacking her. Angelina also participated at Lockdown in the first ever "Queen of the Cage" match where the first two ladies to make it in the cage would have a singles match, Angelina Love made it into the cage only to be beaten by Laveaux. Love participated in the Make Over Battle Royal-Ladder Match at Sacrifice, being the runner up. During the match Gail Kim who had the immunity won, thanks to Love's interference, in which if Gail would have lost, then Angelina would have gotten her head shaved. Due to Gail's win, Laveaux was the one who got her head shaved.

The two later became the biggest heels of the Knockouts division, next to Awesome Kong. Their segments often being the highest rating of the show. The two later added another factor to their gimmicks, placing brown paper bags over opponents heads. They usually harass Lauren Thompson on backstage interviews.


Wrestling facts

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  • Theme music

See also

External links and references

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