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Wrestling: Kelly Kelly
Barbara Jean "Barbie" Blank (born on January 15, 1987 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a female American professional wrestler, best known as Kelly Kelly who has competed exclusively in WWE on all three brands, first on the WWE revival of ECW, then WWE Raw, then WWE Smackdown and was most recently on Raw in August 2012. She was first signed in 2006 after John Laurinaitis found her and Alicia Fox in the same swimsuit catalog, though Kelly debuted on TV years before the latter). She was introduced first in a weekly striptease segment called "Kelly's Expose" and then formed "Extreme Expose" with Brooke Adams and Layla El, beginning a weekly dance segment on ECW. After the group split, Kelly began to take a more active role in the ring and was featured in more matches. Her hard work paid off on June 20, 2011 when she became the Divas Champion for the first (and only) time, reigning until October 2, 2011. She was future endeavoured on September 28, 2012, but it wasn't by John Laurinaitis, though.

Tropes so nice, they named them twice:

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys:
    • Mike Knox and Randy Orton. Seems to have learned her lesson by the time she met Drew McIntyre.
    "I don't want to be around someone that takes pleasure on beating on other people. Grow up!"
    • The above line was lambasting McIntyre for attacking Trent Barreta from behind after losing a match to him on Smackdown.
      • The above line can also be viewed as a little hypocritical of her, as around the same time she and Kaitlyn attacked LayCool from behind before a tag match.
  • Alliterative Name/Repetitive Name: Her real name too, finishing moves Kelly Killer and K2 as well
  • Ambiguous Innocence While she wasn't ever against the fans, she has done some questionable things. Such as using The Miz to protect herself and Randy Orton from Kane. Miz and John Morrison taking revenge was really understandable.
  • Arch-Enemy: Layla. A backstage segment at Extreme Rules 2011 implied they're over that now.
  • Armour-Piercing Slap: To Dolph Ziggler.
  • Ascended Extra: It wasn't until 2009, three years after her debut, that she actually got her first title match, and not until 2010 that she was in an actual title feud.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Bastard Boyfriend: Her angle with Mike Knox.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Has improved substantially in the ring from when she debuted several years ago (see Took a Level in Badass) but she still 'suffers' from looking much more like a supermodel than a female wrestler (read: she's gorgeous) and seems to catch a lot of flak for it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's all smiles when walking down the ramp but once the match starts, she can be quite aggressive.
  • Break the Cutie: Good lord, nearly every non-title storyline she's been in. Mike Knox abused her, Kane was after her blood, Vickie Guerrero fired her. And that brings us to...
  • Butt Monkey: For years if anyone wanted to get over as a legit heel, all they had to do was pick on poor little Kelly. Natalya and Beth Phoenix are the most infamous examples. It was expected when Kharma debuted that Kelly would be her first victim. But then Kharma attacked Maryse everyone else instead.
  • Cat Fight: Two with Vickie Guerrero, on PPV nonetheless.
  • Demoted to Extra:
    • Strangely enough, since losing the WWE Divas' Title, her appearances have been sporadic at best. The Divas are only guaranteed a few minutes per show anyway, but it's somewhat jarring, as she went from showing up every week to hardly showing up at all.
    • Justified: It's said that Kelly has wanted some time off for a while, and may or may not come back. Depending how it goes, this could turn into 10-Minute Retirement, or even Put on a Bus permanently.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To John Cena, according to some. Which is more of a case of viewers having short memories since the 2011 was the first year she started winning her matches regularly, having spent most of her career as enhancement talent with the occasional win here and there.
    • To Billy Gunn would be a more fitting example. Both her finishing moves, the K2 and the Kelly Killer are modified versions of his Fame Asser and there's the whole fixation with her ass.
  • Dumb Blonde: In her initial personality on ECW. This has been completely dropped now.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: She is currently the only blonde diva in WWE who has never been a heel.
  • Face: Was a face her entire six year WWE career.
  • Fragile Speedster: Emphasis on the fragile. At least until her title reign.
  • Getting Hot in Here
  • Girl Posse: Brooke and Layla, when they were Extreme Expose.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Sadly her first real promo against Vickie was slightly marred when the most offensive insult she could give on PG television was "a power hungry Witch with a Capital B".
  • Hidden Depths: Looks like your average eye candy bimbo but is very athletic and is known for being very daring, taking some sick bumps more than a few times, including getting hit in the face by The Sandman's kendo stick.
  • Important Haircut: Dyed her trademark blonde hair to brown after leaving WWE.
  • Informed Attractiveness: We get it, Lawler, you like her.
  • Lovely Angels: With Eve Torres
  • Madonna-Whore Complex: Was a Whore in her early career (stripping and dancing on ECW, bikini contests) but became a Madonna eventually (portrayed more as a cute Girl Next Door).
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her initial role on WWECW was exhibitionist(removing her clothing) and nothing else. She got something else to do when Mike Knox started prohibiting her from stripping. Again when her expose partners Lena and Layla decided beating up Kelly Kelly was more fun than taking their clothes off.
  • Pretty in Mink: Her Halloween costume in 2007 consisted of a big furry pimp coat and hat.
  • Put on a Bus: Took a hiatus from wrestling, in the beginning of 2012. Ultimately , this lead to her asking for her release.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: The first version of her theme "Holla" was originally made for Candice Michelle.
  • Really Gets Around: According to Randy Orton on a radio interview, "I could name 10 guys that have 'method acted' with Kelly Kelly" though this is Randy Orton we're talking about so his word isn't exactly reliable.
  • Retcon:
    • Her three-minute match with Beth on SmackDown! was announced as a non-title match but was retconned into being her title rematch the next week as a way to allow Eve to become the new contender.
    • Fixed though when she was given another title match against Beth at TLC.
  • Ship Tease: One of Kelly's first story lines on ECW was a romantic one with CM Punk. She was the (Kayfabe) girlfriend of Mike Knox, while simultaneously developing a crush on Punk, which made Knox jealous. Punk didn't really show much interest, but was still harassed for it by Knox — who never actually beat Punk. Eventually she broke away from Knox, became a part of Extreme Expose with Layla and Brooke (better known as Miss Tessmacher), and then started developing a crush with Balls Mahoney while her contract was owned by The Miz. Then there was that thing was Kane and Randy Orton, followed by Drew McIntyre.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Her big rampage of rage after losing the title to Beth got ended rather abruptly two weeks later with a three-minute match on Smack Down and Eve randomly became the number one contender instead.
  • Shout-Out: To former Diva Molly Holly. She developed the handspring elbow into a bulldog combination which was one that Molly used frequently and even did Molly's innovated Molly-Go-Round move at WrestleMania 28. Both are former gymnasts too.
  • Stripperiffic: She seems to zig zag through this. Some of her outfits are more provocative than others but most of the time she isn't any more exposed than the other divas.
  • Tag Team: Blondetourage with Tiffany, though she mainly served as Kelly's manager in her efforts against Laycool
  • The Dog Bites Back: After all the crap she's gone through in WWE (see the Butt Monkey and Break the Cutie entries) is it any wonder that she slowly started becoming more aggressive after becoming the Divas champion, then finally snapped after she lost the title?
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Went from being explicit eye candy at the start of her career, to designated punching bag to being a Divas champion and a decent wrestler by 2011. Paired with equally (or more) competent competitors, she can actually put on pretty good matches now (see below)
    • How about her match with Beth Phoenix at Summerslam 2011? Holy crap, when has Kelly been able to put on a match like that?
      • And the rematch with Beth at Night Of Champions 2011 was even better.
      • Her Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Beth Phoenix after losing the Diva's Championship at Hell In The Cell 2011 thanks to Natalya braining her with a microphone while the referee wasn't looking. This finally helped her overcome Good Is Boring and gave her some depth.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The Monday after she lost the Diva title and she explodes on Beth Phoenix, which mostly consisted of Kelly screeching loudly and slamming Beth's head on the announcer's table multiple times. After a while, even her tag partner Eve is trying to pull her off of Beth.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Eve Torres since the latter recently Took a Level in Jerkass.
  • When She Smiles: Quoting Jerry Lawler "put on your sunglasses, Kelly Kelly's smiling".
  • Wild Card: If you look at her in the ring closely, she's actually very heelish. She's very aggressive, does a lot of stomping and face smashing and even uses an illegal submission hold. Can be a bit of Mood Whiplash when she goes from the smiling Girl Next Door during her entrance to the aggressive girl.

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alternative title(s): Kelly Kelly
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