|Christina Lee Hemme|
|Ring Names|| Christy Hemme|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||116 lbs (53 kg)|
|Born||October 28 1980|
|Resides||Los Angeles, California|
|Billed||Los Angeles, California|
|Trained by|| Arn Anderson |
|Debut||November 15, 2004|
|Retired||December 16, 2009|
Christina Lee Hemme (October 28, 1980) is an American model and professional wrestler. Hemme, best known for her appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment and her pictorial in the April 2005 issue of Playboy, is currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
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Hemme attended Mount San Jacinto College, where she majored in dance. After graduating, she relocated to Los Angeles, California in order to pursue a career in modeling. Hemme initially joined a burlesque dance team known as "The Purrfect Angelz", who performed at Easyrider tours and Harley motorcycle rallies. She went on appear in magazines such as Maxim, Playboy, Rolling Stone and Stuff. In addition, she appeared in the music video of the Trace Adkins song "Chrome", and in videos for bands Blink-182 and Sonic. In past years, her image has also been found on Bench Warmer trading cards as Christy "Sunny" Hemme. Her modelling career led to her joining the cast of Comedy Central's The Man Show as a member of the "Juggy Dance Squad" in 2003. Hemme remained with the series for a year, during which she hosted "The Commies", a comedy-themed award ceremony produced by Comedy Central, on December 7, 2003.
World Wrestling Entertainment
In the summer of 2004, Hemme participated in the WWE Diva Search, a competition held by World Wrestling Entertainment in order to recruit new Divas. In the course of the competition, Hemme and the five other finalists faced seven existing WWE Divas in a game of dodgeball at SummerSlam 2004 on August 15, 2004, eliminating all eight Divas with the loss of just one finalist, Joy Giovanni. Hemme was announced as the winner of the competition on September 20, 2004, with her prize being a one year contract with WWE with remuneration of $250,000.
Hemme began her WWE career as a member of the RAW roster, using the song "Walk Idiot Walk" by The Hives as her entrance music. She quickly began a feud with Carmella DeCesare, the runner-up of the Diva Search. The feud culminated in a "lingerie pillow fight" at Taboo Tuesday 2004 on October 19, 2004, with Hemme defeating her opponent by knock-out. Hemme was undefeated in the Lingerie Pillow Fight during her WWE tenure.
Following her feud with DeCesare, Hemme began a rivalry with WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus, with Stratus ostensibly scornful of Hemme's appearance in the April 2005 issue of Playboy. Hemme eventually challenged Stratus to a match at WrestleMania 21, with Stratus's nemesis Lita training her in the weeks preceding the event. At WrestleMania 21 on April 3, 2005, Stratus defeated Hemme to retain her title. In the months after WrestleMania, Hemme began another feud with Victoria, who claimed to be jealous of the opportunities afforded to Hemme. The feud culminated in a bout at Vengeance 2005 on June 26, 2005, which was won by Victoria.
With her feud with Victoria over, Hemme briefly aligned herself with Eugene before she and Stacy Keibler were traded to SmackDown! in exchange for Candice Michelle and Torrie Wilson on August 25, 2005, with their first match being a WWE.com exclusive lingerie pillow fight with one another.
Hemme went on to feud with Melina, the leader of the MNM faction, in the process joining forces with the Legion of Doom. At No Mercy 2005 on October 9, 2005, Hemme and the Legion of Doom defeated MNM in a six-person intergender tag team match, with Hemme executing the signature finishing maneuver of the Legion of Doom, the "Doomsday Device", on Melina. Her feud with Melina continued into November, when Melina defeated Hemme in a televised singles bout.
On November 30, 2005, Hemme debuted in Ohio Valley Wrestling, a WWE developmental territory, aligning herself with Matt Cappotelli in opposition to Aaron Stevens, Beth Phoenix and Shelly Martinez. While in OVW, she used the song "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard as her entrance music. On December 5, 2005, Hemme announced on her website that she would be training full-time in OVW. She was released by WWE one day later, however, with the company citing budget cuts as the reason for her dismissal.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Hemme debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling on April 23, 2006 at Lockdown 2006, giving an envelope to commentator Mike Tenay containing the announcement that Larry Zbyszko had been placed on probation and Raven (whom Zbyszko had fired earlier that year in kayfabe) had been reinstated. In addition to her hosting role on TNA iMPACT!, she is also the co-host of the Internet show TNA Global iMPACT! with Jeremy Borash. At TNA Hardcore War, Hemme refereed a match between Traci and Gail Kim. In July 2006, she was featured on Spike TV's Women of Action special.
In September 2006, Hemme recorded a song entitled "Society Box", which will be featured on TNA's November 21, 2006 music release, 3rd Degree Burns. She has also been travelling to Windsor, Ontario to train under TNA agent Scott D'Amore in between TNA TV tapings.
Outside of TNA
In November 2006, Hemme participated in the Queens of Chaos shows in Paris, France. She wrestled two matches, losing to former WCW talent and TNA Knockout April Hunter. She then defeated British wrestler Minx to earn the right to referee the championship match, which was eventually won by Hunter.
Hemme is scheduled to make her acting debut in the film Fallen Angels, portraying the deadly sin "Lust". She will also be appearing in another horror film tenatively titled The Dead Season, playing a zombie.
Championships and accomplishments
- 2004 Diva Search winner
- Hemme has a brother, David, and a sister, Deena, who is also a model. Her father, Robert, owns an insurance agency in her hometown of Temecula.
- Her natural hair color is blonde. She dyed it red in tribute to her mother Susan, who died in 2002.
- Hemme is an avid motorcyclist. She owns a Harley Davidson Dyna Glide Low Rider.
- ChristyHemme.com (Official Website)
- TNA Profile
- Christy Hemme at Bullz-Eye.com
- Christy Hemme at Canoe.ca
- Christy Hemme at ObsessedWithWrestling.com
- Christy Hemme at ThePurrfectAngelz.com
- Christy at Queens of Chaos 2 (Queens of Chaos 2 section)
- Christy Hemme: Beauty and Brawn
- Christy Hemme speaks out on her release from the company
- Christy in training
- Hemme is Christy Clear
- Howard Stern Show archives for March 9, 2005
- Sunni at Bullz-Eye.com
- Temecula woman strives to be a diva
- Training with Scott D'Amore
- 2nd Article from SLAM! Wrestling
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|WWF/WWE Divas 1985 - 2011|
|AJ Lee • Aksana • Alicia Fox • Alundra Blayze • Amy Weber • Ashley Massaro • Beth Phoenix • Bobcat • Brie Bella • Brooke • Candice Michelle • Carmella DeCesare • Cherry • Christy Hemme • Chyna • Cyndi Lauper • Dawn Marie • Debbie Combs • Debra • Eve Torres • The Fabulous Moolah • Gail Kim • Ivory • Jackie • Jamie • Joy Giovanni • Kaitlyn • Katie Lea Burchill • Kelly Kelly • Kharma • Kristal • Lauren Jones • Layla • Leilani Kai • Linda Miles • Lita • Luna Vachon • Maria Kanellis • Maryse • Maxine • Melina • Michelle McCool • Mickie James • Miss Jackie • Natalya • Nicole Bass • Nidia • Nikki Bella • Naomi • Rockin' Robin • Ryan Shamrock • Sable • Sapphire • Sensational Sherri • Serena • Sharmell • Stacy Keibler • Sunny • Tamina • Terri Runnels • The Kat • Tiffany • Tori • Torrie Wilson • Trinity • Trish Stratus • Velvet McIntyre • Vickie Guerrero • Victoria • Wendi Richter|