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The name-taking, history-making, hair-flicking, ass-kicking first lady of Irish wrestling.

Katey Harvey is a professional wrestler, based primarily in her home country of Ireland. She made her debut in mid-2011 and soon became a recognisable character on the Irish indie scene. She initially managed a tag team called Rough Stuff (Bull Reilly and Paul Scarfe) and led them to win the Tag Team Championships, but soon branched out on her own. She has competed all around Europe and the UK in addition to Ireland. In 2015 she became the first ever Irish Women's Champion. She has also competed in (and won) respectively the first female: tag team match, triple threat match, Fatal 4 Way match. She and Danger Dawn were also the first women to wrestle in the main event of an Irish show in 2012.

She is a regular character at both Celtic Championship Wrestling and Over The Top Wrestling. Among the women she has wrestled - Becky Lynch, Melina and Nikki Cross.


  • Action Girl: In real life too. She's also trained in karate and works as a stunt woman.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Especially in CCW. In other promotions she's a lot more vicious.
  • Always Someone Better: Katey claimed she was the top woman in Ireland, and that was probably true. Until Alex Breslin made her return to wrestling.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's quite jacked but provides Fanservice in the ring. Underlined by her signature taunt - a hair flip followed by flexing her muscles.
  • Badass Boast: If she's a heel, expect a lot of matches to open with this.
  • Battle Couple: Occasionally with Phil Boyd. They've held tag team titles for the Belgian promotion FWF.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The first ever women's triple threat match in Ireland of course featured this. Lucyfer was the blonde, Katey the brunette and Danger Dawn the redhead. This was repeated in a rematch with Siren this time filling the blonde role.
  • By the Hair: Lucyfer often grabbed Katey's hair to subdue her in matches. More than once Katey turned this into a pin attempt.
  • Characterization Marches On: In OTT she debuted doing a fitness gimmick with B-Cool. That was later re-tooled into The Gymnasties stable, while Katey appeared on her own with a more ruthless Blood Knight gimmick.
  • Charlie Brown from Outta Town: Katey couldn't make it to a show, so Dolly Belle replaced her.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: As seen here. They go with the pop punk look.
  • Cool Teacher: She's also a trainer at FFPW, where she got her start.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: In PWU she was able to corrupt Valkyrie into turning heel and joining her in a Villain Team-Up.
  • Dance Battler: Her face gimmick - a rave dancer.
  • Dark Is Evil: Whenever she works heel, it's usually accompanied by dark coloured clothing and make-up. When she works face, her outfits tend to be more brightly coloured.
  • Dark Magical Girl: Her feuds often have a more personal agenda to them, and she seems desperate to prove she is the best, as opposed to mere love of violence.
  • Darker and Edgier: Her run in OTT saw some of her most vicious heel work yet. Heavy contrast to her Evil Is Hammy persona when she first entered the company.
  • Effortless Amazonian Lift:
    • In a match at CCW she blocked a crossbody from Kazza G, deadlifted her up and turned it into a Fallaway Slam.
    • In a triple threat match, she blocked a double suplex from Lucyfer and Danger Dawn, and suplexed them both.
  • Evil Wears Black: It's safe to say she's working as a heel if she wears black.
  • Face: Her face character is a Genki Girl usually merged with Gentle Giant.
  • Face/Heel Double-Turn:
    • She and Lasso Lucy initially feuded with Katey as the heel and Lucy the face. By 2013 that had switched to Katey being the face, against a heel Lucyfer.
    • Face Katey feuded with heel Lauren LaRoux in PWU before the roles were swapped around a year later.
  • Face–Heel Turn: During her debut match against Lasso Lucy, she entered as a friendly hand-shaking babyface and turned heel midway through the match.
  • Fanservice Pack: She initially preferred to wrestle in a singlet, before upgrading to an outfit with exposed midriffs.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: The raison d'etre of Rough Stuff, since all three of them were this.
  • Finishing Move: A Gory Bomb since 2012-ish.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: She occasionally plays up the 'evil Irish girl' character when wrestling in the UK.
  • Genre Blindness: Any time Katey issued an open challenge, she would always get beaten, whether it be from Siren or Danger Dawn.
  • Gimmick Matches: She and Kazza G had a 'Hairspray On A Pole' match at CCW.
  • Girliness Upgrade: Inverted. Her initial gimmick was of a prissy Alpha Bitch who blinded her opponents with hairspray. These days she's less overtly feminine in the ring.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Sports this look if she's a face.
  • Girly Bruiser: She originally played this type of character, carrying a make-up bag to the ring and blinding her opponents with hairspray.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: During her heel run in PWU she's taken to calling herself the Queen of Wrestling, and has seen some of her most vicious heel work yet.
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: Especially pronounced when she feuded with Lucy Lasso. She was the evil, ruthless brunette versus Lucy's heroic wholesome blonde. Played straight again with Siren filling the blonde role.
  • Hair Flip: It's what she does as she enters the ring. It's a Shout-Out to Maryse - of whom she is a fan.
  • Heel: Her heel character is usually an Alpha Bitch and Boisterous Bruiser.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In OTT she returned as a face after a nasty injury in 2018.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being more of a power wrestler with the occasional She-Fu move, she's very submission savvy as well. For instance, she does a nasty-looking Mexican surfboard.
  • I Know Karate: She used to do karate before a leg injury meant she had to stop.
  • Kick Chick: She makes good use of them in matches, and tried to knock Siren out with a kick once in FFPW.
  • Kick the Dog: After Martina is sneak-attacked by Bea Priestly, Katey comes out to give her a "Reason You Suck" Speech - and then start their Women's Championship match immediately!
  • Lovely Angels: She and Valkyrie team together quite a bit, calling themselves the Queens of Wrestling.
  • My Nayme Is: Her name is naturally spelt 'Katey'.
  • Older Hero Versus Younger Villain:
    • She was already established as a star in Ireland around the time Lauren LaRoux challenged her.
    • Katey was on the other end when Becky Lynch returned to wrestling, Becky taking the role of the returning veteran.
  • Phrase Catcher: When wrestling in her Winter Soldier gear, the Progress crowd chanted "Shit Winter Soldier" at her.
  • Pop Punk: Her look and entrance music if she's working as a face. She used Avril Lavigne "Girlfriend" for a while.
  • Power Stable: The Queen's Court in PWU made up of herself, Valkyrie and Lauren LaRoux.
  • Precision F-Strike: In her promo to Martina shortly before their Women's Championship match - "you are a fucking joke!"
  • Purple Is Powerful: She's color-coded with purple in a lot of her outfits. Usually if she's a Face.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Her signature look. People don't say she looks like Paige for no reason.
  • Red Baron: The First Lady of Irish Wrestling.
  • The Rival: She and Kazza G for ages were the only two active women wrestling in Ireland, and have wrestled each other numerous times across the country. This came to a head in OTT where they feuded over the promotion's first Women's Championship.
  • Shout-Out:
    • In addition to the hair flip, she also does Maryse's signature hand taunt.
    • Early in her career she did the splits on the ring apron, like Melina.
    • The gear in the page image is one to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
  • Straw Feminist: In 2017 she developed this kind of persona, particularly at Progress. She called herself 'The Feminist Icon' too.
  • Technician Versus Performer: Her feud with Martina in OTT played up this contrast. Katey was the Technician - with her intense dedication to wrestling and desire to be the best. Martina was the Performer - out to have fun and entertain the crowd.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl:
    • The Tomboy to Siren's Girly Girl.
    • The Girly Girl to Martina's Tomboy.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She says she loved both Madusa and Miss Elizabeth. In addition to loving rock music and action movies, she jokes that her childhood dream was to be the Pink Power Ranger.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Went from valet to first ever Irish Women's Champion.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Wrestled entirely as a heel for the first two years of her career, before turning face and appearing as either.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: The set-up of Rough Stuff - Paul Scarfe, Bull Reilly and Katey.
  • Use Your Head: Katey often favours a head-butt in matches.
  • Villain Team-Up: In a triple threat match, Siren turned heel to help Katey take out Danger Dawn.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Pollyanna Peppers, with whom she's wrestled and teamed several times. They are good friends in real life however.
  • Waif-Fu: If she's against a man who's larger than her.
  • You Go, Girl!: She's competed in intergender matches and won several. Speaks against this trope in this interview, claiming she prefers to wrestle other women, as the equal give-and-take allows for more well-rounded wrestling as opposed to centering an entire match around one or two big spots against a bigger and stronger male opponent.