Kelly Kelly is one of those inspirational figures to the women community because of her versatility and immense talent. She has lead the way and showed that wrestling is not a Man’s sport and that through hard work, dedication and talent even women can match men in terms of status and importance. Today we will be taking a look at the life of Kelly Kelly and will get to know her better.
Kelly Kelly Biography and Family
Barbara Jean “Barbie” Blank-Souray (better known by her ring name Kelly Kelly) was born on January 15, 1987, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was a fan of professional wrestling as a child, and Stone Cold Steve Austin was her favourite wrestler. She participated in gymnastics when she was younger and hoped to go to Olympics but she had to quit as she broke her tail bone when she was just 10. She later started participating in cheerleading. Kelly was born to a Jewish father and a Christian mother. Her father is Mr Ron Blank and her mother is Mrs Robin Blank.
Kelly Kelly Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4.7 Million US Dollars
Kelly Kelly’s net worth is approximately $4.7 million US dollars as of 2017. Her hard work and dedication have played a huge part in the success story of this charismatic personality. She had a contract salary with WWE which she joined in 2006. She rose to fame as a performer and an exhibitionist. Her salary, today, is $2,85,000.
Career: In her childhood, Kelly participated in gymnastics for 10 years and after the injury, she took up cheerleading. Kelly studied broadcast journalism and hoped to become a news anchor but later she signed a contract with WWE and went to Ohio Valley Wrestling, a WWE development territory. Her commencement was on the ECW brand as ‘Kelly Kelly’, with the character of an exhibitionist and she performed a striptease, in June 2006.
Subsequent to this, Kelly Kelly continued her stripteases, in a part known of as Kelly’s Expose, weekly on ECW. Kelly formed Extreme Expose with Brooke Adams and Layla for many years and they later became in involved in a storyline with The Miz, which led to the knocking down of the group.
Kelly Kelly began participating in various wrestling matches and in July 2008, she moved to the raw brand. One year later, she challenged for the WWE Divas Championship which she lost. In early 2010, she switched to Smack Down, where she challenged LayCool for the WWE Women’s Championship. She was unsuccessful here also.
Kelly got back to the Raw brand in April 2011, where she achieved her novelty in the WWE Divas Championship, in June. WWE granted Kelly Kelly a sabbatical and she was back on August 6, bringing down Eve Torres in a singles match. She was let go from WWE in September 2012. Kelly eventually stated that she needed time off to get a neck injury healed and that she had plans to become a model.
While she was training at OVW, Blank resided in Kentucky. Post this, Blank lived in Tampa, Florida antecedent to moving to Miami. She then returned to Tampa in 2010 and started living there. As of 2015, she lives in Malibu, California. She tells of Trish Stratus as her inspiration in wrestling.
Kelly Kelly was in a relationship for two and a half years with her then boyfriend Andrew Martin. However, in March 2009, that relationship ended earlier to his death. Later, she got married to Sheldon Souray in Mexico on February 27, 2016 and they have been living happily ever since.
Kelly was ranked number 15 of the best female singles wrestlers by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) in the PWI Female 50 in 2011. She also won World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Divas Championship. She was also the one time winner of Slammy Award for Divalicious Moment of the Year in WWE Championship, in 2011.
Kelly might return: Recently, Raw emanated from Las Vegas, and former WWE Divas champion Kelly Kelly was backstage, visited her friends and employers. According to Ortman, that might be the beginning of an unanticipated return for the blonde bombshell.
Kelly Kelly confirmed she will be at Wrestle Mania 33 in Orlando: Kelly Kelly confirmed that she would be at Wrestle Mania 33 in April – and would be up for a return to the WWE ring. The 30-year-old beauty was previously signed to WWE between 2006 and 2012, during which time she was victorious in the Divas Championship and competed at three Wrestle Mania. Kelly recently, as discussed above, appeared backstage on an episode of Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas and said the experience left her itching to compete again.