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Victoria Elizabeth Crawford (born June 30, 1986), better known as Alicia Fox, is an 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.

In 2010, she became the first African-American woman to hold the WWE Divas' Championship. Upon that title being retired in 2016, she is the only African-American to hold it.

On October 17, 2019, her profile was moved to the alumni section after months of inactivity. Neither WWE nor Fox herself have officially confirmed her status with the promotion, but it's very likely that she was released. She made a few sporadic returns after that however.

"Foxy" Tropes:

  • Aborted Arc:
    • She was getting groomed for a push against Beth Phoenix for the Divas' Championship. She even defeated her in a non-title match. Unfortunately during said match, a botched leg drop resulted in Beth getting a swollen eye. They took her off TV for five weeks and Alicia never got a title match when she returned.
    • Shortly before that, WWE were clearly going for a 6-Diva feud. Beth Phoenix and Natalya had formed the Divas of Doom to challenge Eve and Kelly Kelly. Alicia was turned face after Natalya attacked her, and then formed an alliance with Eve and Kelly. They were laying the groundwork for Kaitlyn to turn heel and become the third Diva of Doom. A segment featuring Kaitlyn turning heel was filmed but cut from the broadcast - and the angle was dropped. After Eve turned heel a couple of months later, the alliance quietly disappeared.
    • On NXT Redemption she decided to give JTG a makeover to help him get more wins. After two weeks all storylines were dropped on the show and it was eventually re-tooled into the NXT from Full Sail University.
    • According to Aksana there was a feud planned between them in 2014. After Alicia lost her title match to Paige, a break-up between the 'Foxsana' alliance was filmed on Raw. Alicia defeated Aksana in a match on Smackdown, after which the latter was told of her release.
  • Action Fashionista: Alicia has shown off her sizable closet in Total Divas and Superstar Toyz. Her ring outfits also tend to be fancier than standard wrestling gear.
  • 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.
  • Affectionate Nickname: 'Foxy' to her fellow women.
  • Afro Asskicker: In the 2009-2010 period she favoured her hair wild and curly. JR lampshaded this on commentary once.
    "She's as wild and crazy as her hair."
  • Alpha Bitch: In 2011 she was drafted to Smackdown and formed a posse with Rosa Mendes and Tamina Snuka. She was the clear Alpha, and was the only one of the group that picked up regular wins.
  • Amazonian Beauty: The woman may be thin, but she's pretty much solid muscle. Not at first, because Alicia was very thin and willowy when she debuted (she was only nineteen). But after a few years, she put on lots of muscle and made her ring outfits skimpier to show it off, and is also capable of pulling power-based moves like tilt-a-whirl backbreakers and northern lights suplexes. Highlighted in a Tapout ad.
  • 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.
  • 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, where she would throw aggressive ringside tantrums if she lost - and sometimes if she won. Also, Cedric Alexander dumped her after a short relationship in early 2017. She didn't take it well.
  • Beta Bitch: Briefly on Smackdown, where she would deliver messages and do dirty work for Michelle McCool. 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.
  • Bitch Slap: To Dulé Hill when she didn't win her match as he predicted.
  • 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 was 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 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!"
    • Exaggerated 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.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: With Rihanna, especially when they both had red hair. Pointed out rather crudely by Cameron on Total Divas.
  • 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.
  • 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 A.J. 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 SmackDown. Oddly, she bears a slight resemblance to Booker's wife Sharmell, especially when she has lighter hair.
  • 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.
  • Expy: Her 2017 angle on 205 Live isn't the first time in recent memory that one of WWE's ladies got caught in a love triangle, dumped by her boyfriend, and completely lost her marbles as a result...
  • 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.
  • Fanservice Pack: She used to wrestle in long pants, but then changed to skirts and finally just to shorts. Her top also started to reveal a bit more as time went on.
  • Fiery Redhead: May be the first black example.
  • Finishing Move: She's kept a Scissors Kick in her arsenal since 2009. In 2011 she used a somersault leg drop, and in 2014 she had a headscissor driver too.
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: She'll occasionally have her crazy gimmick referenced, particularly when Nia Jax got in her face, despite it not being a regular thing anymore.
  • Fragile Speedster: During her time as DJ Gabriel's manager. She had some fast moves but if she did ever take a hit, down she went.
  • 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. There are even times when she'll come to the ring smiling and high-fiving fans, then act like a total heel in the actual match.
    • 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.
    • And now that she's aligned with the Bellas, the whole damn team is this now.
  • 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.
    • Seems to have done so in 2016, after newcomer Nia Jax beat the tar out of a jobber who was Alicia's friend. She went crazy on Nia and, in her defense, put up a good fight but got speared through a barricade for her actions.
  • 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.
  • Identical Stranger: Aside from Rihanna, she bears a passing resemblance to Sharmell.
  • 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, but not to the degree that many fans would like.
  • Large Ham: Oh goodness, yes. Her spots on 205 Live alone have her pulling purple pieces of scenery out of her teeth.
  • 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."
  • Like Goes with Like: Subverted. She's black and accused Bayley (Latina) of going after Cedric Alexander (black). Although she ended up with Cedric for a brief time, she soon switched to Noam Dar (white).
  • Lovely Angels: With Eve and Kelly. And with Aksana as 'Foxsana' until she was released in 2014.
  • 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 McCool's corrupting influence.
  • Official Couple: Reappeared in late 2016 sort of abruptly, and as the onscreen girlfriend of Cedric Alexander.
  • 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: Wanted to be one to Dough Basham and Damaja. Was one 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...
  • Power Stable: Alicia joined the Bella Twins to make Team Bella one.
  • Power Trio: Alicia became the only Diva to take sides in the whole "Bella Twins vs. Paige" conflict; the other Divas seemed to see it as Evil Versus Evil (or at least that they didn't like Paige enough to help her, especially after Nikki name-dropped Stephanie McMahon as her friend), but Alicia allied with the Bellas and became a member of Team Bella, possibly due to her previous issues with Paige driving Alicia to the twins's side in an "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" way, possibly because Alicia might want the power and status that buddying up to the women Paige claimed was controlling the Divas division (not to mention that one of those women is the Divas Champion and had indicated that she was tight with the boss-lady) would get her. Or maybe some other reason; who knows with Alicia?
  • 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 Kanellis 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.
  • 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 red hair 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 later with Paige.
  • Take a Third Option: During a match to decide who would captain the Survivor Series team, she was frustrated that she couldn't pin Bayley or Sasha. So she went to ringside and started ringing the bell herself, somehow hoping that would make her the winner.
  • 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.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Towards Noam Dar as of there 2017 partnership.
  • 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.
  • 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).