Thursday, June 24, 2010

WWE hires new NXT announcer

A new announcer hired, Ashley Valence, has taken over Matt Striker's hosting spot on NXT. Virtually nobody knew she was coming in until she showed up this week for TV. Ashley is her legit name but the later part may be kayfabe. She was previously co-emcee for the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum, a job she got after sending in some modeling photos that landed on the desk of Michael Heisley, majority owner of the Grizzlies. Her previous hosting experience includes working the rodeo circuit in Nashville. She's originally from South Florida and was once a contestant in the Miss Florida pageant. Apparently, she likes to party hard, and was kicked out of four different colleges. She is also a huge UFC fan, which is a dirty word in the company, because it is with Vince.

Credit: Wrestling Globe Newsletter

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