Wrestling: Alicia Fox

Victoria Elizabeth Crawford (born on June 30, 1986, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida), better known as Alicia Fox, is an African-American Professional wrestler currently employed by WWE. She was originally a model, signed in 2006 at the same time as fellow Diva Kelly Kelly, after John Laurinaitis found them both in a swimsuit catalog. She was notably one of the first models signed by WWE to be exclusively trained in developmental territories before appearing on television. She first debuted in 2008 as Vickie Guerrero's wedding planner before becoming an official part of the roster at the end of the year. She is a former WWE Divas' Champion.


"Foxy" Tropes:

  • Action Girl: She's a good wrestler thanks to getting three years in developmental before joining the roster - in a time where many model hirings got put on TV with no experience. She's managed to hold the WWE Divas' Championship once - and come close to winning it other times.
  • Afro Asskicker: Briefly.
  • Animal Motifs: C'mon. Guess. As of late she's even started coming to the ring with a furry hooded coat-like... thing complete with fox ears on top.
  • Armour-Piercing Slap: To Dule Hill when she didn't win her match as he predicted.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: She claimed that she was both more beautiful and talented - and had more Twitter followers than Melina, Michelle and Layla combined.
  • The Artifact: Her entrance music changed after her Heel-Face Turn from "Shake Yo' Tail" to the more peppy "Pa-Pa-Pa-Party!". She keeps this theme despite working as a heel more often than a face.
  • Ax-Crazy: As of May 2014
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wrestles in a two piece outfit more often than not.
  • Beta Bitch: Briefly on Smackdown, where she would deliver messages and do dirty work for Michelle Mc Cool. She became one to Paige briefly as well.
  • Big Eater: In real life, as a look at her tweets will confirm.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Part of her heel shtick. She would smile and blow kisses to fans but then immediately turn around and be very bitchy in the ring.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Took this trope and ran with it in late 2010 when she cycled through all three colours in the space of a month. In her little group with Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly, she is the redhead.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: See Buffy Speak below.
  • Buffy Speak: The Bella Twins mentioned this in their shoot interview saying "if you ever listen to her in a match, the stuff she blurts out...you never know what she's gonna say". Some lovely examples:
    • "You owe me new hair!"
    • "You don't make me sit on my butt!"
    • "Your nose is bigger than mine!"
    • "Where's my hair!?"
      • And of course the crowner of them all "Have a Foxy Holiday!"
    • Turned Up to Eleven during her 2014 transformation into a temper tantrum throwing heel. Only the crowd now also gets to hear some of it too.
  • The Bus Came Back: Her disappearance from the Edge/Vickie storyline and subsequent reappearance as DJ Gabriel's manager was actually explained - she moved her wedding planner business over to the UK which is where she met him.
  • Call Back
    • In a match against Natalya she ripped out a chunk of the latter's hair. Six months later in a match, Nattie returned the favour...
    • She and Aksana were put in a handicap match against Nikki Bella to punish Nikki for her sister slapping Stephanie. A call back to the time where Ashton Kutcher hired Alicia to put a hit on Zack Ryder.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Victoria Crawford was never the OVW women's champion, never.
  • Cat Fight: With Vickie Guerrero.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Got just the right amount of downplayed build-up so that her win at the Fatal 4 Way didn't come out of nowhere.
  • Dance Battler: Only when she was with DJ Gabriel.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Very briefly in 2010.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: As seen in the picture.
  • Defeat Means Villainous Friendship: Alicia was the second challenger for Paige's (first) Divas Championship. Though she was built up as a genuine threat, even giving Paige her first main roster loss, Paige defeated her at Payback 2014 to put an end to their feud. Months later, Alicia turned up as now-heel Paige's "new best friend" and ally against AJ Lee, Paige's "former best friend" who had beaten her for the championship twice. Paige and Alicia seemed to be getting along very, very well in spite of their history - but Paige turned on Alicia almost at once when the latter failed to help her reclaim the title.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Booker T, via using the Scissors Kick. Booker's even acknowledged the comparisons a couple of times on Smack Down.
  • Epic Fail: Two words - "hungry pirahna". Three more words - "Undefined Divas' Champion".
  • Evil Is Hammy: Dear Lord yes. See Buffy Speak above.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change
    • As a heel her hair was always tightly curled or in an afro. After her Heel-Face Turn she wore her hair straight more regularly and whenever it was curly it was more relaxed.
    • Her hair changed from Rihanna red to a darker colour right about the time she started appearing as a face and heel at random.
  • Fake Hair Drama: The one time Alicia was heel when this happened to her, she did NOT take it lightly. She started biting Natalya's nails off.
  • Fiery Redhead: May be the first black example.
  • Finishing Move:The "Scissors Kick," recently a spiral guillotine leg drop.
  • Fragile Speedster: During her time as DJ Gabriel's manager. She had some decent moves but they never added up to much before she started getting slapped around.
  • Girl Posse: On Smackdown she had Tamina Snuka and Rosa Mendes.
  • Hairstyle Malfunction: Her and Natalya used to do this to each other all the time.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door
    • Oh dear lord. And usually by default, too - she's literally been in the corner/teamed with known faces in one week, and then with heels the next - but, seeing as she's been Demoted to Extra, she doesn't get the chance to embrace either alignment on screen. A fan on Twitter actually asked her if she was face or heel and she responded "Both". She seemed to settle on heel around mid-2013.
    • She did this a couple of times years before. She was a Heel on the Divas season of NXT but when Kaitlyn won, she was smiling and hugged her at the end. Also at Extreme Rules 2010 she appeared in a backstage segment with the other face Divas and was the lone heel there.
    • And once again in late 2014. When she and Paige split up, it was clear that Paige was meant to be the heel. But the next Raw was in the UK so of course Paige would have to play the face in their match. The next few weeks had Alicia as a face. But randomly in the last week on 2014 she worked as a face and heel in the same week - as a face in a 6-Diva tag and then as a heel against Naomi. She was properly turned heel a couple of weeks later.
  • Heel-Face Turn: In 2011. After losing a tag match, her partner Natalya attacked her. Next time she appeared on TV, she was teaming with Kelly Kelly to solidify her face status. She's never had an actual Face-Heel Turn though. She's simply appeared on TV in the relevant role. She also became a face again after she failed to help Paige win the Divas' Championship from AJ; Paige was furious and attacked her.
  • Hypocritical Humour: On "Outside The Ring" she orders a coffee saying she drinks it black to save the calories...right before gorging herself on a heart attack-inducing breakfast.
  • In-Series Nickname: Other Divas will often call her "Foxy."
  • Informed Ability: When she was with DJ Gabriel, Matt Striker claimed she was trained in capoeira (to go with her dancing gimmick).
  • Insult Backfire: Instead of taking offence to Beth and Natalya referring to her as a "Barbie Doll Diva", she said she found it flattering to be compared to Malibu Barbie.
  • Jobber: Sadly, as of 2012, Alicia became the resident jobber to the Divas. Fans have theorised it was due to giving Beth Phoenix a black eye while in the middle of a Divas' Championship push. She only won two singles matches in the whole of 2013. She managed to move out of this in 2014, getting a small push for the title against Paige. She was treated much more legitimately after that.
  • Last Name Basis: Other Divas seem to refer to her by her last name or by "Foxy". Even Gail Kim with whom she is a close friend, referred to her as 'Fox' constantly in a shoot interview.
  • Lethal Chef: In the Christmas version of "Ask The Divas", Natalya, Melina and Kaitlyn all declared Alicia to be the worst cook. She had this to say in response:
    "I wouldn't even eat my own cooking. Not even the cereal"
  • Lovely Angels: With Eve and Kelly. And with Aksana as of 2013.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Subverted. She's noticeably very thin but has a lot of strength. For instance, she does one heck of a Northern Lights Suplex whereas the only other Divas who do any sort of suplex are the ones billed as trained wrestlers like Nattie. This is more so impressive considering her beginnings as a model.
  • Nice Girl: Since her stint in ECWWE winning has always been her first priority. She usually was a good sport though, until going to Smackdown and coming under Michelle Mc Cool's corrupting influence.
  • One Steve Limit: Went by her real name Victoria in OVW and occasionally Tori too. That had to be changed when she was called up as they had both Victoria and Torrie Wilson on the main roster. Also amusing was that she was put into a storyline with another Victoria - Vickie Guerrero.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: A tag team match on Superstars between featuring Alicia Fox and Maryse vs Melina and Gail Kim. Not only were Maryse and Alicia acting friendly towards one another when they previously had a mutual disdain but they started sobbing uncontrollably when they lost. This was never referenced or continued on again.
  • Perky Female Minion: To DJ Gabriel, though they were Tweeners at worst and to Michelle McCool as a full on heel.
  • Poke the Poodle: Stealing JBL's cowboy hat, wearing Jerry Lawler's crown, pouring soda over herself and shaking it on the fans, giving a wedgie to the sound guy...
  • Pretty in Mink: Her later outfits have a lot of fur on them.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: Her entrance theme since 2011 is called "Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Party," a piece of production music that was used by Maria back when she debuted in 2004.
  • Red Herring: Around the middle of 2011. She was the top heel on Smackdown and had gotten numerous strong wins, not to mention having a bit of a staredown with the Divas' Champion so many people were sure that she would be the winner of the battle royal to face Kelly Kelly at SummerSlam. But nope, Beth Phoenix won it instead. Did we mention she was on the SummerSlam poster as well?
  • The Rival: Natalya. They have had seventeen televised singles matches since Fox made it to the main roster. They only ever teamed together twice (and the first time Natalya attacked her afterwards). They're a big favourite among Diva fans, who feel their chemistry is some of the best in the division.
  • Rogues Gallery: Gail Kim, Divas of Doom, Paige.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Played with. She averts most black girl stereotypes and while she has sass as a heel, it's not in the traditional way; she's presented as more of a hammy ditz.
  • She's Got Legs: Not at first because she wrestled in long pants but she started wrestling in short skirts around May 2010.
  • Ship Tease: With Zack Ryder, whom she hung out with for awhile but it ultimately ended when she took a bribe from Ashton Kutcher and laid him out with an Ax kick. Before that with Edge and it with Booker T, which also went nowhere but at least did not end in violence.
  • Signature Move: As a face - single leg dropkick, split-legged sunset flip, diving back elbow. As a heel - northern lights suplex, tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, body scissors.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Alicia claimed Rihanna stole the look from her, to which Todd Grisham responded "I love the way you lie."
  • Speak of the Devil: A variation; while gloating to all the other wrestlers she had beaten about how they did not deserve a shot at her title, she started to say Melina's catch phrase, only for Melina to come out and kick her ass.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Is taller than most of her Diva co-workers/opponents (5'9").
  • The Scapegoat: For Edge, in attempt to save his relationship with Vickie Guerrero. Triple H showed a videotape of the two kissing, so Edge had her fired as their wedding planner and said Alicia came on to him, even though the video made it clear he had seduced her.
  • Tag Team: Formerly with Aksana as "Foxsana," and now with Paige.
  • Villain Decay: Melina Perez was forced to drop her title due to injury and in between her departure and reinstatement Alicia Fox had won the belt and one way or another beaten every woman on Raw's active roster, alienating her allies by boasting about it, going so far as to use Melina's old catch phrase. Cue the freshly returned former champion stomping into the ring, delivering an ass kicking and winning back the belt at the end of the month.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After one too many losses to Paige, Alicia snapped and her gimmick became that of a lunatic who would go on a rampage at ringside.
  • Villain Team-Up: Defied by LayCool. Alicia came to their aid but they turned on and attacked her, effectively losing their last ally. Happened briefly with Paige in 2014.
  • Where Da White Women At?: Gender flipped since she's nearly always paired with white superstars, a good aversion of But Not Too Black.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: Inverted. She came in as a wedding planner before resurfacing as a wrestler.
  • Wrestling Family: Her sister is also a wrestler, WWE Tough Enough contestant Christina Crawford who competed in FCW as Caylee Turner prior to being released by the company.
  • Vocal Dissonance: She does not have the stereotypical Sassy Black Woman voice that you'd expect her too. If you closed your eyes and heard her speak, you'd think she was white.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: Jillian Hall was singing her praises after Alicia Fox defeated the Bella twins, who had been cheating Jillian for months. However, Alicia proceeded to kick her ass too because the singing was so bad. (Jillian in turn pushed Alicia into the ring on a following Raw where she would catch a beat down from Melina).