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Wrestling: Aksana
She will entertainment you.

Živilė Raudonienė (b. 1982) is a Lithuanian Professional Wrestler, fitness model and bodybuilder currently signed to WWE as Aksana. She started in WWE's developmental program FCW in 2009. She was first named Olga before being renamed. Her first role was as the manager of Eli Cottonwood. She then started competing, mainly in multi-Diva tag matches. During her time in FCW, she was the second-to-last Queen of FCW and a 1x FCW Divas' Champion.

As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki.

"Lithuanian Tropes":

  • Action Girl: Despite her win-loss record.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She was a fitness model and bodybuilder.
  • Arch-Enemy: Kaitlyn, Maryse
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: To Goldust, right after they got married.
  • Ascended Meme: Her and Alicia Fox began to be referred to as "Foxsana" by fans for months before commentators started using the name on TV.
  • Bash Sisters: With AJ Lee, Alicia Fox, Tamina Snuka
  • Big Eater: Despite mocking the other NXT contestants for not taking care of their bodies and eating pancakes, Aksana has shown signs of it. When she brought a mistletoe stalk to Theodore Long and asked what to do with it he told her "what comes naturally" so she ate it. In case you didn't know mistletoe is a poisonous parasite but she suffered no ill effects besides a tingling throat.
  • But Not Too White: Averted. She's notably paler than most of the other Divas and her attractiveness is still acknowledged.
    • She averts this completely now that she has a tan.
  • Canine Companion: Her dog Devo, whose picture was part of the set for The Aksana Show. She even named her finisher after him.
  • Catfight: Two on PPV. Maryse at Bragging Rights 2010 and Vickie Guerrero at WrestleMania 28.
  • Chickification: At the same time she was a badass in FCW, on the main roster she was left a crying ball of nerves at the very thought of Kane.
  • Citizenship Marriage: With Goldust to prevent her from being deported.
  • Continuity Nod: When she was on NXT Season 3 she attempted to steal the Million Dollar Championship for herself and it was given back to Ted Di Biase Sr. On the Old School Raw in 2014 she was seen in a backstage segment seemingly flirting to Di Biase, who had the title over his shoulder.
  • Damsel in Distress: Her first storyline in FCW had Sweet Papi Sanchez abduct her.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: In her fitness competition days.
  • Darker and Edgier: In FCW she went from a ditz to a legitimate badass.
  • Demoted to Extra: After her storyline relationships with Teddy Long (where she was pretty prominently featured) and Antonio Cesaro, she's wrestled sporadically and has hardly any character pieces at all.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Sometimes when she was Antonio Cesaro's valet.
  • Dumb Blonde: On WWE NXT. Averted as of her redebut on the main roster as she was now brunette, but still quite dim.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Twice by betraying a man that loved her. On NXT Season 3 she turned on Goldust after they married and she earned her green card. And on Smackdown she ended her relationship with Teddy Long in favour of Antonio Cesaro.
  • Femme Fatale: Her character in FCW as Divas' Champion.
  • Finishing Move: Billion Dollar Kick, Devo Drop (spinning spinebuster).
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: Played with. She has been both a face and heel. Her foreignness was played up more as a face and doesn't really come up much as a heel.
  • Foreshadowing: Her hysterics about being put in a match with Kane could have been a subtle foreshadowing to her true colours - especially since she turned heel about a month later. By breaking up with Teddy Long in favour of a stronger man.
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: On the last Raw of 2013 she pinned Nikki Bella - which was only her third win since she started wrestling again in 2012 - and her first in nine months.
  • Funny Foreigner: From Lithuania and possibly the first WWE Superstar or Diva to come from that Baltic country and former Tag Team partner of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: For a time, her gimmick centered around her making innuendos.
  • Golddigger: Was labelled as such after betraying Goldust.
  • A Heroine to Her Hometown: Is very popular in her home country, Lithuania.
  • Hood Ornament Hottie: A variation. She would do this pose on the ring apron when managing Antonio Cesaro.
  • Important Haircut: Her hairstyle switch from blonde to black helped fit the transition between characters - clumsy ditz to ruthless Femme Fatale.
  • Karma Houdini: Often got away with distracting Santino Marella and causing him to lose the match.
    • Karma Houdini Warranty: It finally caught up to her after she failed to help Antonio Cesaro win a match. This leads her to being dumped in public.
  • Lithuanian Girl Suffers Most/Jobber: She was the first eliminated from the match mentioned under Wardrobe Malfunction below. In fact, she only won one televised match for the entirety of 2013. On the December 30 Raw, she teamed with Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes and Summer Rae to defeat Eva Marie, the Bella Twins, and the Funkadactyls when Aksana pinned Nikki Bella. Before that, she defeated Emma on the February 27 (taped January 31), 2013 WWE NXT, which airs on WWE's website. She lost ALL of her other broadcast matches in 2013.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her looks alone got her over immediately in FCW. She competed in several bikini contests while there.
    • Fanservice Pack: Her ring gear when she re-debuted on SmackDown! (also her FCW gear) was quite modest. After breaking away from Antonio Cesaro, she started wrestling in catsuits and becoming Hotter and Sexier. It also seems to have happened again; she still wears the catsuits, but the legs and sleeves of them seem to be optional.
    • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Sort of when she first started on SmackDown!. Her gimmick was that of a Funny Foreigner who didn't realize she was dropping innuendos.
      • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Since returning to a regular wrestling role, she wrestles in catsuits, poses suggestively and typically does a seductive crawl around the ring whenever she feels like it.
    • Vapor Wear: The Funkadactyls d. Aksana and Tamina on the February 5, 2013 WWE Main Event when Naomi hit Aksana with a leg lariat and folded her up for the pin. As a result, it was apparent that Aksana wasn't wearing panties since her butt was visible through her pants.
    • Wardrobe Malfunction: Her left breast popped out during the Divas' 7-on-7 Survivor Series-style Elimination Match on the November 25, 2013 Raw, however, WWE was able to keep it from appearing on the air via the production department catching it on delay and darkening the live feed. There are pictures online of it, though.
  • New York City: She lived there first after moving to the U.S.
  • Power Stable: The FCW All-Stars, with Maxine, Damien Sandow, AJ (Lee) and Lucky Cannon.
  • Recycled IN SPACE!: On NXT a few people referred to her as the Russian Trish Stratus.
    "I'm not a Russian, but I do love Trish"
  • Red Baroness: Several. "The Billion Dollar Baby," "The Lithuanian Witch," "The Sultry Temptress," "The Leather-Clad Lithuanian."
  • Romance on the Set: In-Universe with Goldust, SmackDown! General Manager Mr. Theodore R. Long, and with Antonio Cesaro.
  • Running Gag: She frequently likes to mention that people in her home country are beaten with shovels.
    • One for The Aksana Show was that she would have a scheduled musical guest who would always cancel at the last minute.
  • Sensual Slav: Lithuanian, but the same idea.
  • Sexophone: Her Leitmotif.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Her finisher is often incorrectly spelt as the Divo Drop when it's actually the Devo Drop - it's named after her dog Devo.
  • Spy Catsuit: What she has a tendency to wrestle in since being dumped by Antonio Cesaro
  • Talk Show with Fists: (in FCW): "The Aksana Show." A case of Ascended Extra, since she had previously been the Sidekick on "The Abraham Washington Show".
    • Technically a subversion since (being a Diva), fights rarely broke out on it. The one time one did (with Maxine), they simply had a match rather than a brawl.
  • The Rival: Naomi Knight on FCW, which carried over to NXT in which might have been Aksana's best match on WWE television, even though she lost. Kaitlyn once joining the WWE's main roster.
  • The Vamp: A more successful than most WWE examples concerning her pro Goldust, though he takes to pretty much anything that breathes so that's probably why. She married him to get out of being deported and showed no gratitude for it. She attempted to seduce Theodore Long and was mostly successful but did not actually get anything out of it or bring him down in anyway. Her wiles were not enough to get Brodus Clay to abandon the Funkadactyls either.
  • Woman in Black: For the most part. Some photoshoots have her in colors.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Antonio Cesaro dumped her after she failed to help him win a match.
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