Ashley Urbanski (March 13, 1991) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the NXT brand under the ring name Shotzi Blackheart. She is former one-time NXT Women's Tag Team Champion with Ember Moon. Blackheart is widely known for her work on the independent circuit in California-based promotions including Alternative Wrestling Show, Sabotage Wrestling, Stoner Brothers University and East Bay Pro Wrestling as well as in women's professional wrestling promotions including RISE, SHINE Wrestling and SHIMMER Women Athletes.
Professional wrestling career
Early career (2015–2019)
Urbanski debuted as early as May 2015 in Alternative Wrestling Show, under the ring name Shotzi Blackheart. In her debut, she defeated Brittany Wonder. From there, Blackheart appeared in matches throughout the California state wrestling territory in promotions including Gold Rush Pro Wrestling, HOODSLAM, Supreme Pro Wrestling, Big Time Wrestling, All Pro Wrestling and others. She soon traveled throughout the United States to wrestle in other promotions including RISE Wrestling, SHIMMER Women Athletes, International Wrestling Cartel and numerous others during her early years. Blackheart also travelled abroad to appear in promotions including Mexico's Desastre Total Ultraviolento and England's British Empire Wrestling, Preston City Wrestling, International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom and Pro Wrestling EVE. Blackheart enjoyed championship success while on the independent circuit, holding Alternative Wrestling Show's Women's Championship, East Bay Pro Wrestling's Ladies Championship, Gold Rush Pro Wrestling's Lady Luck Championship, RISE Wrestling's Phoenix Of RISE Championship and SHINE Wrestling's Nova Championship.
World Wrestling Entertainment (2015, 2019–present)
WWE Tough Enough VI (2015)
Urbanski's first contact with World Wrestling Entertainment was in 2015, when she attempted to participate in the sixth season of Tough Enough. She missed qualifying for the 14-person tryout field as she failed meeting a medical deadline.
Four years after Tough Enough Season VI, it was reported in October 2019, Blackheart signed with the WWE. After wrestling her first official WWE match during a December 5 NXT Live event, Blackheart made her televised debut on the Christmas edition of NXT, losing to Bianca Belair. She returned to television the following year in 2020 on the January 15, episode of NXT, where she competed in a Number One Contendership Battle Royal for the NXT Women's Championship. Blackheart lost her second singles match against Shayna Baszler during the January 22 episode of NXT.
Blackheart also competed in her first Royal Rumble match during the 2020 Royal Rumble, where she was eliminated by Shayna Baszler. The following week, Blackheart won her first singles victory on the January 29 episode of NXT, defeating Deonna Purrazzo. Blackheart continued to appear in NXT throughout the remainder of 2020, after the COVID-19 outbreak was declared in the United States in March of that year. Health regulations effectively prohibited public attendance to live events. After March 2020 Blackheart appeared frequently on NXT television streamed to virtual viewers online. While in NXT, Blackheart was often involved in Number One Contender matches for Women's singles or tag team championships.
With Ember Moon as her teammate, Blackheart advanced in the 2021 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic until NXT TakeOver, where they were eliminated in the final by Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez. On the March 10 episode of NXT, Blackhaeart and Moon defeated Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez to win the NXT Women's Tag Team titles. They remained champions until the May 4 episode of NXT where they lost a street fight against Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae.
- Finishing moves
- Diving Senton
- Romero Stretch Dragon Sleeper
- Tiger Suplex
- Signature moves
- Apron Sliced Bread
- Cattle Mutilation
- Inverted Cloverleaf
- Multiple DDT variations
- Running Corner DDT
- Satellite DDT
- Slingshot DDT
- Question Mark Kick
- Step-Up Enzuigiri
- Reverse Cannonball
- Slingblade, sometimes Reverse Slingblade
- Springboard Bulldog
- Teams and stables
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
|2017 PWI Top 50 Females|
|Asuka • Charlotte Flair • Alexa Bliss • Sasha Banks • Bayley • Io Shirai • Natalya • Sienna • Naomi • Kairi Sane • Mercedes Martinez • Shayna Baszler • Rosemary • LuFisto • Mayu Iwantani • Mia Yim • Allie • Ember Moon • Becky Lynch • Madison Eagles • Nicole Savoy • Nia Jax • Candice LeRae • Toni Storm • Hiroyo Matsumoto • Chelsea Green • Saraya Knight • Shazza McKenzie • Kay Lee Ray • Mickie James • Dakota Kai • Nicole Matthews • Alex Windsor • Deonna Purrazzo • Abbey Laith • Risa Sera • Viper • Carmella • Ruby Riot • Nikki Cross • Vanessa Kraven • Santana Garrett • Tessa Blanchard • Arisa Nakajima • Lady Lory • Shotzi Blackheart • Veda Scott • Alpha Female • Marti Belle • Zoey Skye|