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Kimberly Frankele (born June 27, 1990) is an American Professional Wrestler and ballet teacher from Seattle known for her work for WSU, CZW, SHIMMER and numerous other promotions as Kimber Lee and in CHIKARA as Princess Kimberlee. She debuted in 2011 after training under Drew Gulak at the CZW Academy. Her greatest achievement came in 2015. That year, CHIKARA broke up the bulk of the roster into ten teams for the Challenge of the Immortals, a 90-match double-round-robin tournament. She was named a captain and drafted Los Ice Creams and Jervis Cottonbelly, with her team being named Crown And Court. They defeated The Wrecking Crew (Max Smashmaster, Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch and Jaka), meaning each member of the team had the three points needed to challenge for either the CHIKARA Grand Championship or the CHIKARA Campeonatos de Parejas. The main event was CHIKARA Grand Champion Hallowicked successfully defending the title against the two former Champions, Eddie Kingston and Icarus. Kimberlee ran to the ring and cashed in her title shot and defeated Hallowicked for the title in under three minutes, becoming the fourth Grand Champion and the first female Grand Champion. She held the title for five months.

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Along with the above, she and Cherry Bomb are former SHIMMER and SHINE Tag Team Champions, she is a former AAW Women's Champion, a former JAPW Women's Champion, a 2x former WSU Tag Team Champion with Annie Social, a former MCW (Maryland) Women's Champion, a former DCW (Dynamite Championship Wrestling in Delaware) Women's Champion, a former CHIKARA Campeon de Parejas with The Whisper, AND was the inaugural Legacy Wrestling Women's Champion.

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  • Action Girl: And how. She's the first female CHIKARA Grand Champion. She even defeated a male wrestler, Austin Uzzie, in her debut match.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent/Distaff Counterpart: Her handing her tiara to a little girl on her way to the ring is reminiscent of Bret Hart giving some kid his sunglasses before every match.
  • Arch-Enemy: As of the "lost" Season 17, The Whisper, no one else comes close.
  • Backstab Backfire: Her run as Campeones de Parejas with The Whisper heavily relied on her attempting to sabotage their matches only for said sabotage to end up winning them the match.
  • Badass in Distress
    • The Front routinely tried to kidnap Lee, and threatened to publicly maim her when she was caught in order to lure out Drew Gulak, who owed them money.
    • Taylor Made claimed to respect Lee for "making history", but apparently Cherry Bomb being injured at SHINE 33 was just too tempting an opportunity, because after Made retained her title and avenged her loss to Lee three shows ago VALkyrie continued to beat down the other half of Better Than You's most likely challengers. Luckily for Lee, VALkyrie had already pissed off Las Sicarias and just gave them another reason to hit the ring.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: During her title defense against Heidi Lovelace at The Secret of the Ooze, the crowd chanted "SUPLEX KINGDOM! "SUPLEX KINGDOM!" She's incorporated it into her merchandise.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Parodied with the Kimber Bombs, who wear their identifiers on their butts.
  • Character Filibuster: You think it's hypocritical when the campaigning politician Drew Gulak accuses her of talking too much? In this case, it's not. "Shut The Fuck Up" was a more regular chant when she was speaking than any other Gulak campaign member and yet Lee would continue to blabber on as if she was unaware anyone was annoyed.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Often in WSU. It is probably a combination of its "uncensored" atmosphere and having Annie Social as a tag team partner.
  • Cool Crown: Her tiara.
  • Crowd Chant: "SHE'S A WRESTLER! SHE'S A WRESTLER! SHE'S A WRESTLER!"
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In Defiant Wrestling, she beat up Little Miss Roxxy twice and she didn't stand a chance.
  • Dark Chick: In Drew Gulak's Campaign For A Better Combat Zone Wrestling, to a degree. Kimber Lee managed to defeat Christina Von Eerie, however Von Eerie left Masada's barbecue skewers stuck in Lee's head, which caused her to retreat to the bathroom trying not to cry. It'd be a stretch to call her fragile, but she seemed to be the only one opposed to the violence of CZW on more than a "moral" or professional level.
  • Determinator
    • SHINE 20. Since her only other options were potentially alienating Cherry Bomb with a new partner, or quitting, she decided to do her best in the face of an inevitable defeat
    • Again, "The Princess Who Saves Herself."
  • The Ditz: Particularly when tagging with Cherry Bomb. It averts Dumb Blonde though, as Bomb is usually the one in the wrong position. Still, this didn't let up when they turned face in SHINE, as they still bumbled their way to victory and botched their celebrations.
  • Enemy Mine: In SHIMMER The Kimber Bombs sought to jump the Global Green Gangsters while they were fending off an attack from their perennial rivals the Canadian Ninjas. Unfortunately for The Kimber Bombs, they didn't realize Jessicka Havok and Madison Eagles were stalking Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews. Havok and Eagles then commanded Kellie Skater and Tomoka Nakagawa to tag with them, turning this on the Kimber Bombs.
  • Evil vs. Evil
    • The Gulak Campaign For A Better Combat Zone vs The Front, which was about the only Gulak Campaign in general and Kimber Lee in particular got anything resembling fan sympathy while she was a part of it.
    • Vs Kimberly(Maddox) at SHINE 12. The fans decided to cheer Kimberly over Kimber Lee, because they knew her better, leading Kimberly to later make a Heel–Face Turn.
    • The SNS Express vs The Kimber Bombs vs Legendary in SHINE was initially presented this way, with Daffney's All-Star Squad being the only baby faces on the road to the Lucha Sisters. However, Cherry Bomb was not able to make it to SHINE 20, and that meant Kimber Lee was in the Necro Butcher position(every other team in the tag team four way had a manager, making it 1 on 3 X 3 for Lee). Kimber Lee naturally became a face by default and Cherry Bomb by association when she returned to face SNS. From there it was just straight righteous revenge as The Kimber Bombs chased Legendary who had only managed to get even worse.
  • Evil Counterpart: To The Lucha Sisters in SHINE, with Cherry Bomb being one to Leva Bates and Kimber Lee being one to Mia Yim. The two teams used similar strategies and Lee in particular had a similar background and move preference to Yim. Good won, the Kimber Bombs were sneakier and more ruthless but the Lucha Sisters were smarter. Then the Kimber Bombs turned face when the sisters were defeated by their more superficial Evil Counterpart, Legendary(who don't even match up with way with the Kimber Bombs).
  • Excessive Evil Eye Shadow: If Kimber Lee is wearing dark blue or black with thick, matching eye shadow, it probably means she hasn't come to wrestle and just wants to hurt somebody.
  • Exact Words/Loophole Abuse/No Man of Woman Born: Going into Top Banana, Hallowicked claimed that his "Master" Nazmaldun had told him that no man could defeat him...
  • Finishing Move: Kneeling pile driver, German Suplex, Alligator Clutch
  • The Flapper: Her gimmick in Olde Wrestling, as "Kickin'" Kimber Lee.
  • Flower in Her Hair: As part of her entrance with Cherry Bomb. Sometimes they wrestle with them there too.
  • Genius Bruiser: She has a fine arts degree in dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has worked as a Ballet instructor away from wrestling.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: This picture from her Instagram of her kissing Skylar Marie at a kissing booth.
  • Granola Girl: She is a vegan.
  • Gray And White Morality: SHINE tag team champions The Kimber Bombs vs SHIMMER tag team Champion The Global Green Gangsters. Both were baby faces of the belts' companies but only the Global Green Gangsters were faces in both companies at the same time, so the Kimber Bombs came off as unnecessarily antagonistic even in SHINE.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Picked Los Ice Creams for her Challenge of the Immortals team in spite of the fact that they're all but the weakest wrestlers on the roster. Or maybe not, she did it so that Hijo wouldn't cry.
  • It's All About Me: In Wrestling Is Fun she would repeatedly upstage Knight Eye For the Pirate Guy, usually giving herself credit for their success even in cases where she didn't do anything.
  • Jobber: WWE NXT used her this way, under her own name and as "Abbey Laith," which included her losing to Lana, who isn't even a wrestler.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Kimber Lee is usually blonde, except when she's got brown hair, or blue hair, or what Amber Gertner described as My Little Pony.
  • Lady of War: First lady of the Combat Zone, the most prim and proper of its wrestlers who nonetheless will jump into the ring with a man at a moment's notice. Nevaeh wasn't impressed with Lee running with the Gulak Campaign and declared her a wimp.
  • Laughably Evil: Cherry Bomb has a man in Pepper Parks, and she loves him very much, but despite the lack of romantic overtones the Kimber Bombs still manage to be Sickening Sweet Hearts, who hug, play games, accessory coordinate, launch unsuspecting sneak attacks against other tag teams and often stumble their way to victories which they are way too proud of.
  • Lingerie Scene: On her Instagram. This picture prompted a commenter to say, "We never got these pictures from Hallowicked."
  • Power Stable:
    • (in CZW): Campaign For A Better Combat Zone, led by Drew Gulak
    • (in CHIKARA): Crown and Court
    • (in Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment): Hierarchy
  • Power Trio
    • The unofficially named Kimber (Leah) Bombs when Cherry Bomb's student Leah Von Dutch stepped in to aid them against the 4 on 2 advantage of the expanded Legendary.
    • The Run-Aways with Joe Gacy and Ryan Slater
    • Warriors Three with Estonian Thunder Frog and Oleg the Usurper
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Oh hell yeah. She is a princess, naturally beautiful, and in the final of the Challenge of the Immortals tournament, hit successive German Suplexes on all four members of the Wrecking Crew, including the 350 lbs. Max Smashmaster with absolute ease.
  • Proper Lady: She felt being the first woman out of the CZW Acadamy wasn't enough, she wanted to be a good example to all who followed her by being the first lady of the Combat Zone. She strove to dress in a mildly conservative manner, tried not to cuss too much, she claimed to respect rules and officials, pushed for gender equality, and tried to break the neck of anyone who disagreed with her.
  • Red Baroness: "Princess Palmstrike"
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: She was signed by WWE at the tail end of 2016, necessitating her departure. Most notably from Chikara, although the Kimber Bombs never got their shot at BTY either.
  • Ruda-Tecnica Revolving Door: Depending on the Writer or where she is wrestling at the time.
  • The Rival
    • Christina Von Eerie. Lee was the first woman out of CZW's academy and believed she represented how women in CZW were supposed to be. Von Eerie, a more established woman from outside of CZW, was decidedly not what Lee wanted women in CZW to be. So Lee tried to change Von Eerie, violently. While Lee was a little more laid back in WSU, where she didn't have as much to live up to and women were the overwhelming majority, Von Eerie hadn't forgotten what Lee had done to her in CZW and wanted revenge, even though the WSU fans didn't care about that and just saw Von Eerie as needlessly thuggish. They teamed up to represent USA against Canada in Smash though, and more reluctantly in Global Force Wrestling.
    • Had this with Heidi Lovelace, also crossing into Vitriolic Best Buds since they alternated between being partners and being opponents in several promotions.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She wrestles. And wins.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: At the end of Season 17, after getting sick of being Blackmailed to attack her friends by The Whisper.
    • The Bus Came Back: Returned in 2018 after her stint in WWE ended, only to be plagued by Whisper once again.
  • Squash Match: To Pinkie Sanchez at Beyond Scorned, April 26, 2015.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Both she and Cherry Bomb worried about making the other feel bad when they on the Heart Of SHIMMER tournament, then decide the other would probably let them win because they gave them a gift.
  • Seattle: Her hometown, and her Instagram includes pictures of her dressed in Seattle Seahawks gear as well as salutes to Kurt Cobain and Chris Cornell.
  • Tag Team:
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The long-haired, Ballet-dancing Girly Girl to Heidi Lovelace's Tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In her CHIKARA debut at King of Trios 2014, she proved to be much tougher than her Wrestling Is Fun appearances suggested.
    • Took several more in guiding Crown & Court from dead last in the COTI to the finals, winning said finals, and using her Golden Opportunity to defeat Hallowicked and become Grand Champion.
  • Tournament Arc
    • She won the two show Beyond Tournament for Today in 2016 by defeating Veda Scott in the final round.
    • CHIKARA's La Lotería Letal in 2018 with The Whisper as her partner, as already mentioned
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: This picture from her Instagram of her wearing a bikini in an inner tube.
  • Warrior Princess: She's not called "The Princess Who Saves Herself" for nothing!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple hair, as shown above.

Alternative Title(s): Princess Kimber Lee

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