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Karissa Rivera is an American female professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Elektra Lopez.

Early life[]

Rivera holds a bachelor's degree in Global Business. She is a second-generation wrestler as the daughter of Steve King.

Professional wrestling career[]

Rivera trained under New Jersey pro wrestler Damian Adams, known for training female wrestlers Tasha Steelz and Deonna.

World Wrestling Entertainment[]

NXT (2018)[]

Rivera made her debut in 2018 during the November 14 episode of NXT, losing to Lacey Evans.

Main roster (2019)[]

Rivera returned the following year in 2019 during the April 9 episode of Smackdown Live. During the program she was simply acknowledged as Karissa, competing as one-half of a local tag team combination with Kris Statlander (simply referred to as Kris) as team The Brooklyn Belles. They lost a tag title match against the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions team IIconics. Rivera also appeared as Bobby Lashley's "ex-wife" during an episode of WWE Monday Night RAW.

Ring of Honor[]

Karissa has made several appearances for Ring Of Honor including the upset of former women's champion Sumie Sakai.

Independent circuit[]

Rivera was a regular on the northeast indie scene making appearances for Legendary Action Wrestling (LAW), World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW), Northeast Wrestling, Women's Wrestling Revolution, Outlaw Wrestling NY and others, capturing the WXW-C4 title and the LAW Women's title.

Return to WWE[]

NXT (2021-2024)[]

It was reported on June 22, 2021 Rivera signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She made her NXT debut on the June 22 episode of NXT under the name Elektra Lopez in a match against Franky Monet. She went on to win her next two singles matches during the September episodes of NXT, defeating Anna Scheer and B-FAB, the latter who she defeated in a No Disqualification match.

In wrestling[]

  • Nicknames
    • "The Cherokee Warrior"
    • "La Madrina"

Championships and accomplishments[]

  • Legendary Action Wrestling
    • LAW Women's Champion (1 time)

External links[]

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Referees

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NXT Trainers

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General Managers

Adam Pearce (Raw) • Nick Aldis (SmackDown) • Ava (NXT)

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