Christina Lee "Christy" Hemme (born October 28, 1980) is an American professional wrestling valet, ring announcer, and retired professional wrestler and model. She is known for her time in WWE as a WWE Diva and was the winner of the 2004 WWE Diva Search, receiving $250,000 and a one-year contract with the company.
Hemme began her WWE career as a member of the Raw roster. After a brief feud with Carmella DeCesare, the runner-up of the Diva Search, Hemme feuded with WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus and Victoria, who were ostensibly jealous of the opportunities afforded to Hemme by the Diva Search. The feud with Stratus led to Hemme challenging for the Women's Championship at WrestleMania 21, but was unsucessful. After being traded to the SmackDown! brand in the WWE Draft, Hemme feuded with Melina, and became the valet of the 2005 incarnation of the Legion of Doom (the one with Heindereich). On November, Hemme was sent to WWE's developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), but on December 5, Hemme was released from her WWE contract.
Hemme signed with TNA in April 2006. As a heel, she entered into a feud with the Voodoo Kin Mafia that saw Hemme manage several tag teams to face them, but the VKM defeated all of them. Afterwards, Hemme became the girlfriend of Lance Hoyt, who in turn formed a partnership with Jimmy Rave, dubbed The Rock 'n' Rave Infection; with time, they adopted a gimmick of portraying a rock band, with Hemme as their frontwoman. After quietly leaving the team, Hemme became a face, feuding with The Beautiful People and even challenging Awesome Kong for the TNA Knockouts Championship, before announcing her retirement from in-ring competition on December 2009. She served as a ring announcer and backstage interviewer until departing from TNA in 2016.
Tropes related to Christy Hemme:
- Amazonian Beauty: She had some pretty well defined abs.
- Biker Babe: It got her ass kicked by Melina, whom apparently did not know what a cruiser was and didn't like the noise it made. Christy accidentally broke one of Melina's nails while trying to explain, sending her into a rage, but it all worked out, since it lead to Christy helping the Legion of Doom take down Melina's team, MNM.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: In WWE due to tanning. In TNA her skin was noticeably lighter.
- The Dog Bites Back: After Victoria started assaulting her, Christie showed that she had a vicious side and choked her out in a 6-person tag.
- Dreadful Musician: Was this as a member of The Rock 'n' Rave Infection. In real life however, she's quite a good singer.
- Fiery Redhead: Though more of a Genki Girl than a hot tempered one, at least in WWE. She's actually a natural blonde but dyes it red in honour of her late mother. She did fulfill the "fiery" part at times in TNA, such as when it took three security guards to hold her back from Awesome Kong.
- Foreshadowing: An unintended example. She was booked to have a boxing match with the other Diva Search finalist, but WWE was denied for not having a license to have a boxing match, so instead they were given ridiculous gloves and told to "beat" on Johnathan Coachman. WWE would later have a real boxing match on the "Million Dollar" Tough Enough between The Miz and Daniel Puder.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Suffered a neck injury in 2009 while training that ended her wrestling career and now does mostly interviews and ring introductions.
- Genki Girl: Trish Stratus told her that with her $250,000 contract she could buy herself some decaf. Christie responded "it's all natural". Even as an announcer, she is very bubbly and energetic.
- Ms. Fanservice: She's even posed for Playboy magazine.
- Odd Friendship: With Eugene briefly on Raw in 2005, but she was traded to Smackdown soon after.
- She's Got Legs: She used her legs a lot in matches, her finisher even being a split leg drop from the top rope.
- Signature Move: A sunset flip in the corner. Also a inverted facelock neckbreaker slam called Reverse Twist of Fate (it was supposed to be inspired by Lita's Twist of Fate and was called a finishing move but really was not.)
- Took a Level in Badass: When she first faced Awesome Kong, it was a squash and she had to be carried out of the ring. A year of training later she not only fought back against her but actually pinned her in a tag match!
- The Worf Effect: To set up Victoria and Melina as viable threats to other wrestlers as well as to show off a move Ashley Massaro knew. Christy was not much of a wrestler in or out of kayfabe but she did not lose quite enough to be an out and out jobber.