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Elizabeth Chihaia (born May 13, 1991) is an American Professional Wrestler, valet and ring announcer as Scarlett Bordeaux. She debuted in 2011 after training under Al Snow and Nick Dinsmore, and has wrestled for Chicago Style Wrestling, Ohio Valley Wrestling, AAA, Impact Wrestling, MCW Pro Wrestling (formerly Maryland Championship Wrestling), and other promotions. She is best known for her work for Ring of Honor.

After being released by WWE alongside her real-life husband Karrion Kross in 2021, she re-signed to the company in 2022 after the retirement of Vince McMahon.

"Tropes And Pray":

  • Ass Kicks You: Her Finishing Move, a Belly to Back Piledriver (called the Scarlett's Letter in MLW), looks like she is sitting on her opponent. She's also been known to do this thing where she places her hands on the turnbuckle, grabs an opponent in an ankle scissor, and pulls them into her backside repeatedly.
  • Battle Couple: With Karrion "Killer" Kross on the independents. In WWE, they are more of an Outlaw Couple as Karrion does all the work.
  • Battle Strip: Has zero compulsions about stripping/taking off some of her clothes if it gains her a momentary advantage. Has even used her underwear as a weapon during matches, though this tends to backfire on her.
  • The Cameo: She was one of Adam Rose's "Rosebuds" on the December 15, 2014 WWE Raw.
  • Clothing Damage: At Best in the World 2013, Jay Lethal ripped her shirt off, leaving her topless in the middle of the ring.
  • Distracted by the Sexy:
    • Scarlett was not above kissing women at ringside during men's matches to cause a distraction when the wrong guy was winning. Davey Richards, Michael Elgin, and Mark Briscoe have all lost matches due to this in 2013.
    • A Running Gag in every backstage segment in Impact Wrestling where wrestlers, referees, and writers are distracted by her presence.
    • This has extended to NXT as well to a lesser degree, though her relationship to the terrifying Kross is another factor there.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: She herself sings "Dead Silent", her and Karrion Kross's WWE theme.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier if French: While Elizabeth Chihaia is of Romanian descent, her character's last name is Bordeaux, after the known French port city.
  • Evil Redhead: If the name wasn't enough of a clue, her hair usually comes in various shades of red. She's less likely to be red in her post House of Truth neutral ring announcer position.
  • Expy: Her gimmick of being an irresistible Shameless Fanservice Girl has shades of Sable, Torrie Wilson, and The Kat.
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: Often employs a sensual arrogance when she wrestles other women, lingering somewhat suggestively when she pins them or picks them up by the head, as well as featuring various Ass Kicks You moves. This goes back to her beginnings as a Shameless Fanservice Girl, during which she wasn't averse to lesbian kissing as a tactic to distract her guys' opponents.
    • She and Valerie Malone made out to distract Michael Elgin and Davey Richards after stopping them from finishing off Shane Hollister and Silas Young at AAW Chaos Theory, January 23, 2013. While the match continued a few more minutes and the girls even turned on each other despite their guys being on the same team, Hollister and Young still won the match.
    • She and Seleziya Sparx made out to distract Mark Briscoe during his match against ROH World Television Champion Matt Taven at ROH Border Wars 2013, May 4, 2013. This distraction directly cost Briscoe the match, as he scared the girls off the apron only to be immediately pinned by Taven with a handful of tights.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Impact Wrestling initially portrayed her as a Shameless Fanservice Girl out to distract everyone with her sexiness for attention and power, before revealing that she was also enough of an Action Girl to embarrass Glenn Gilbertti in a fight.
    • Outside the ring, Bordeaux majored in musical theater in college and even had conservatory vocal training, ultimately resulting in her singing "Dead Silent" in WWE.
  • The Hostess: Of CHIKARA's YouTube series The Throwdown Lowdown, after Sara Del Rey left. This was her only role there, since she was not used as a wrestler.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: During her time with Killer Kross in AAA, Kross bemoaned that the only person they could find to face him was Mascarita, stating that he could easily kill him with his bare hands and asking “Is that really what you want to see?”, to which a smiling Scarlett replied “It’s what I want to see”. This dynamic continues in WWE, with Scarlett often laughing in the background when Kross mercilessly destroys someone even after he's already beaten them. Michael Cole has even noted that his nickname for Kross, The Calculated Lunatic, may apply just as much to Scarlett as Kross.
  • Male Gaze: Her Stripperiffic outfits invite this reaction.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She was one of Truth Martini's "Hoopla Hotties". Her role has included her taking her pants off in the ring. Then there's her Stripperiffic ring attire.
  • Power Stable: She was a valet in Truth Martini's The House of Truth. In WWE Final Testament with her Real Life Husband Karrion Kross, The Authors of Pain and Paul Ellering.
  • Red Baroness: The Smokeshow, The Angel of Doom, The Siren of Sin.
  • Southern Belle: Averted. You'd think she'd be one with a name like Scarlett Bordeaux, but the name was instead a reference to her having red hair and a vaguely European sex appeal.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Despite coming from Ohio Valley, she's been described as delicate, scurried away from fights, and showed no more wrestling ability than any other Hoopla Hottie, much less than Sparx in fact. But she toughened up rather than let Sumie Sakai continue to stand up to her bullies, BJ Whitmer and Kelly Klein, for her.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: While singing the "House of Truth National Anthem", which is basically about not wearing pants, she took off her dress to reveal Stars and Stripes bra and panties.