Ashley Ann Vickers (June 21, 1987) is an American television personality, sports announcer, and model. She is an emcee for NBA team the Memphis Grizzlies and in 2010 became a ring announcer/co-host for the World Wrestling Entertainment program NXT under the name Ashley Valence.
Early life and modeling career
A native of Ft. Pierce, Florida and a former competitive rodeo rider, Vickers attended Lincoln Park Academy. Upon graduation, she competed in Miss Florida USA and subsequently began modeling. She has worked for NASCAR and the NHRA. Vickers was voted a semi-finalist in Maxim magazine's 2010 "Hometown Hotties" competition.
World Wrestling Entertainment
On June 22, 2010, Vickers made her World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) debut, joining Matt Striker as the co-host of NXT. She has since been appearing as the Florida Championship Wrestling ring announcer. On November 25, 2010, Vickers made her television debut as a dual-branded ring announcer for WWE Superstars. Vickers was rarely seen after this and left WWE in December.