Danielle Kamela (March 18, 1988) is an American cheerleader, dancer, model and professional wrestler who has a contract with WWE, where she competes under the name Vanessa Borne in its development brand, NXT.
Kamela was an on-air talent for FOX Sports Arizona, a Phoenix Suns dancer and an Arizona Cardinals cheerleader.
Professional wrestling career
Knokx Pro Entertainment (2016)
Kamela trained with Rikishi and David "Gangrel" Heath at Knokx Pro Entertainment. She made her debut in the ring under the ring name Danielle on March 26, 2016 during the KPA event, being defeated by Pedro where the KPA European Cruiserweight Championship was at stake.
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
On April 12, 2016, Kamela signed a contract with WWE, where she was assigned WWE Performance Center to WWE in Orlando, Florida, to begin training. She made her debut shortly after a live event NXT, under her real name.
Her television debut came as a face on the October 5th edition of NXT, losing to Peyton Royce. Kamela returned to NXT on October 19, where she was defeated by Nikki Cross, but the decision was later changed when Cross continued to attack Kamela.
On June 23, 2017, Kamela debuted her ring name Vanessa Borne during the NXT Tapings, in a Mae Young Classic Qualifying match where she defeated Jayme Hachey. At the Mae Young Classic, Borne (as a heel) was defeated in the first round by Serena Deeb. During the October 4th edition of NXT, Borne joined in a NXT Women's Title qualifying battle royal won by Nikki Cross. Three nights later on October 7, Borne won a 14-woman battle royal. During the December 15th edition of NXT, Borne lost her first title match against the defending NXT Women's Champion Ember Moon.
Returning in 2018, Borne wrestled during the April 14th house show, in a fatal four-way match to determine the No. 1 Contender to the NXT Women's title. She competed against Dakota Kai, Bianca Belair and Nikki Cross on this occasion, losing to Kai at the conclusion of the match. Twelve days later during the April 26th house show, Borne earned another chance to enter a No. 1 Contendership three-way match against Dakota Kai and Bianca Belair. Neither Borne nor Belair succeeded in becoming the number one contender. For the remainder of April and the course of May, Borne wrestled in tag matches.
- Finisher move
- Handspring Splash
- Signature moves
- Entrance themes
- Sonrisa Mentirosa (NXT; October 5, 2016–presente)
Championships and accomplishments
|WWE Mae Young Classic 2017 contestants|
Abbey Laith • Ayesha Ray • Bianca Belair • Candice LeRae • Dakota Kai • Jazzy Gabert • Kairi Sane • Kavita Devi • Kay Lee Ray • Lacey Evans • Marti Belle • Mercedes Martinez • Mia Yim • Miranda Salinas • Nicole Savoy • Piper Niven • Princesa Sugehit • Rachel Evers • Reina Gonzales • Renee Michelle • Rhea Ripley • Sage Beckett • Santana Garrett • Sarah Logan • Serena Deeb • Shayna Baszler • Taynara Conti • Tessa Blanchard • Toni Storm • Vanessa Borne • Xia Li • Zeda