Trivia / Kelly Kelly

  • Actor Existence Limbo: Kelly took a hiatus from the company in the summer of 2012 and was still promoted and featured on the website, despite not being around. She made a return for one match and one multi-Diva appearance at Summerslam before taking even more time off. She was even shown in a graphic for a battle royal that she did not participate in. She was eventually released in October.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Averted. One of the few WWE Divas to go her whole career without getting breast implants.
  • Contractual Purity: Managed to avoid this. A photo circulated the web of a drunk Kelly with her panties down peeing into a sink. She suffered no (known) backlash from it - though this was before WWE switched to PG. WWE did however eventually change its policy to restrict talent under 21 from being put on the road (this was most likely a response to not only her antics, but also Kenny Dykstra's, who was around 20 at the time and was well-known to be an avid partyer).
  • I Am Not Spock: She is only referred to as Barbara Blank now. Though this may be because WWE owns the name Kelly Kelly. However unlike a lot of talent, the other Divas would freely call her 'Barbie' in non-kayfabe interviews.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: Going by 2010 Kelly onwards, she was very aggressive and borderline heelish in the ring. In interviews she's known for being very bubbly and friendly.
  • Old Shame: The Extreme Expose gimmick. She says Paul Heyman called her up to say "do you have any dance training?" to which she said no. She still ended up in the dance troupe despite having "no rhythm". Further exacerbating matters was that she, Brooke (who also had no dance training) and Layla never had much time to put routines together; they never knew how much time they'd have or what music they'd be getting, so a routine had to be haphazardly put together a few hours before the tapings.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: Invoked. She took part in a racy photoshoot that the PG WWE were not happy with. She was ordered to take some photos down from her Twitter and when she didn't, they got the message and released her. She said she preferred being released rather than quitting.
  • Romance on the Set: With Batista briefly. He said she was "too immature" for him (forgetting what happens when you date a girl half your age). She also tragically dated the late Andrew "Test" Martin. It was thought that they had split up by the time he died but was revealed they had still been together. There were also rumors that she had a relationship with CM Punk at one point (not at all helped by Kelly's first major storyline being about her having a crush on Punk while still with abusive boyfriend Mike Knox).
  • What Could Have Been:
    • They were certainly going for some kind of storyline with Kharma which had to be dropped when the latter got pregnant. A rumour went around that Kelly would turn heel and use Kharma to help her win matches, setting up a feud with Beth Phoenix. Another rumour said that Kelly's big push for the Divas' Championship was meant for Layla who had just turned face but got injured.
    • Kaitlyn claims that she was meant to be the one to interfere in Dolph Ziggler's match at the 2011 Royal Rumble and have a Cat Fight with Vickie Guerrero. It was changed to Kelly at the last minute, though it's unknown if Kaitlyn would have had the main event match on Smackdown and subsequent firing storyline that Kelly got.
    • Taryn Terrell said that she pitched a storyline romance with her real life husband Drew McIntyre, as a way to bring their relationship on screen. This is thought to be the basis of the little program between Drew and Kelly in early 2011.
    • An Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly singles match was hinted at for Wrestlemania 28 (as Eve had just turned heel). Then abruptly the match included Beth Phoenix and Extra host Maria Menounos.
    • She was rumoured to star in a Divas reality show alongside Eve, Alicia Fox and the Bellas. This was dropped when plans for the WWE Network fell through. The concept eventually resurfaced in the form of Total Divas.
    • In her shoot interview, she claims that the night she won the Divas' Championship, the poll was legit and that Brie Bella had to remember three different matches. And that whoever was chosen would win the title - so Eve Torres or Beth Phoenix would have become champion had the fans voted more for them.

General Trivia:

  • Was planning to try out for the Olympics in gymnastics but fractured her tail bone at a young age, putting a stop to that plan.
  • Never played a heel at all in her career. The closest she came was being on a heel team when she was still with Mike Knox.
  • The first Diva to defend the World Heavyweight Championship.