Kimberly Benson (13 May 1991) is a Scottish female wrestler best known by her ring name Viper (also stylized as Vyper) and by her ring name Piper Niven during her time in WWE's Mae Young Classic during 2017.
Professional wrestling career
Viper made her debut in wrestling in 2008. She was trained by local wrestling mentor Damian O'Connor and Mikey Whiplash. In 2009, Viper made her first professional appearance for Scottish Wrestling Alliance. Since then, Viper has competed for the SWA, Pro Wrestling EVE, and Insane Championship Wrestling: Fierce Females WCPW and in the WWE as part of the Mae Young Classic. She also worked matches in France.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
TNA British Bootcamp (2014)
During 20 October, 2014, Viper participated in the TNA British Boot Camp, competing with fellow UK wrestlers Nikki Storm, El Ligero, Noam Dar, Mark Andrews, Kay Lee Ray, Rampage Brown and Kris Travis. The contest was eventually won by Mark Andrews.
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2017, 2019)
WWE Mae Young Classic (2017)
Benson was among several female wrestlers from around the world to participate in the 2017 WWE Mae Young Classic. She made her WWE debut under the ring name Piper Niven. On 13 July she advanced in the first round after eliminating Santana Garrett. The following night on 14 July Niven advanced in the second round after defeating Serena Deeb. During the third round held on that same night, Niven was eliminated by Toni Storm.
Two years later, Niven returned for the fourth show of the 2019 WrestleMania Axxess event on 8 April, defeating Zelina Vega. Two nights later during the 10 April 2019 episode of NXT UK, Niven defeated Portuguese recruit Killer Kelly.
- Finishing and signature moves
Championships and accomplishments
- Profile at CAGEMATCH.net
- Kimberly Benson on Facebook
- Kimberly Benson on Twitter
- Profile at Wrestling Data.net
|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|
|WWE Mae Young Classic 2017 contestants|
Abbey Laith • Ayesha Ray • Bianca Belair • Candice LeRae • Dakota Kai • Jazzy Gabert • Kairi Sane • Kavita Devi • Kay Lee Ray • Lacey Evans • Marti Belle • Mercedes Martinez • Mia Yim • Miranda Salinas • Nicole Savoy • Piper Niven • Princesa Sugehit • Rachel Evers • Reina Gonzalez • Renee Michelle • Rhea Ripley • Sage Beckett • Santana Garrett • Sarah Logan • Serena Deeb • Shayna Baszler • Taynara Conti • Tessa Blanchard • Toni Storm • Vanessa Borne • Xia Li • Zeda