So, here is my column on Summer Rae (real name Danielle Moinet). After doing some research on this dancing diva, I found out that she used to be an American Football Player and played for the Chicago Bliss (although it was in the Lingerie Football League, so I do not think that counts as playing American Football).
So, let us have a tiny bit of background on her ‘football’ career. Danielle played for the Chicago Bliss from 2008 to 2011 as Cornerback and was the team captain. Her final game was on the 30th June 2011 in the LFL All-Star game, she was only one of two players from Chicago Bliss.
Now, moving on to why you are all actually reading this, Summer Rae’s wrestling career! So, reports surfaced in November 2011 that Danielle had signed a contract with WWE to go to their developmental territory (FCW). Summer Rae first appeared on our screens on December 18th episode of FCW albeit only in a promo with Abraham Washington. However, the following week, Summer Rae was Abraham Washington’s manager for his tag team match. Summer Rae served as FCW’s ring announcer as well, although her voice does get on my nerves after a little while. On the 5th March, Summer Rae managed Brad Maddox in his match against Seth Rollins (in my head this is a funny thought Seth Rollins vs. Brad Maddox LOL). During this match, Summer Rae was prevented from interfering due to the newly debuting Paige. Now, this next part still confuses me to this day, Summer Rae became the GENERAL MANAGER (that’s right, let that sink in for a minute) of FCW. In a very bad move, Summer Rae deactivated the Queen of FCW crown (I know it wasn’t actually her who did this, but I need someone to be mad at). Summer Rae went on to make her in-ring debut on the 6th April at an FCW Live Event in an elimination triple threat match. She lost the match to Sofia Cortez and the match included Paige.
Summer Rae went on to debut on the first episode of season six of NXT as the ring announcer. Her NXT debut came on the 27th September when she teamed up with Audrey Marie against Emma and Paige in a winning effort. On the 30th January, Summer Rae turned heel by attacking Paige because she was jealous of Paige’s popularity and success. Summer Rae and Paige then continued in a rivalry for several months (potentially, this could still be going on although I must admit at the minute I am lacking in NXT knowledge).
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Summer Rae made her Raw debut on the 22nd April 2013 as Fandango’s dance partner (I prefer Summer as his dance partner than the brunette he danced with first). This was the night that Jericho attacked Fandango and then danced with Summer Rae. Summer then went on to make her SmackDown debut on the 26th April 2013 accompanying Fandango to ringside in his match against Justin Gabriel. On May 13th 2013, Summer Rae and Fandango faced Chris Jericho and Edyta Sliwinska in a dance-off, although this was cut short when Summer was ‘injured’, however, we soon learnt that this was just a ploy by Fandango and Summer to attack Jericho. We have continued to see the beautiful Summer Rae on our screens accompanying Fandango to the ring and dancing her little booty off. However, I would love to see her actually have a match. Now that Fandango is in a feud with Miz, why not bring Maryse back (with her being Miz’s real life girlfriend) and have a mixed tag team match. Or they could just use a diva that isn’t really doing much at the moment like the other Bella (Nikki) or other Funkadactyl (Cameron) and have the mixed tag team match that way. Whatever happens, I want to see more of Summer Rae and not in the dancing capacity, get this woman into the ring and have her feud with someone!
What are your thoughts on Summer Rae? Who would you like to see her feud with? Let me know.
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