Julia Ho is an American model, singer, mixed martial artist and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the name Zeda (Pronounced: Zay-dah). She participated in the WWE Mae Young Classic 2017. Zeda currently performs on the developmental brand NXT.
Early life and career
Ho has worked as a professional model and singer. She also became an undefeated mixed martial artist, holding a 2-0 record. During college, she also participated in a judo club. Ho has a martial arts background that includes boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, kick boxing, grappling, and Judo.
Professional wrestling career
It was reported on January 4, 2017, WWE recruited four female athletes to train at the WWE Performance Center. Ho was chosen along with independent wrestling names Heidi Lovelace, Kimber Lee, and Andréa.
Ho made her NXT debut on May 13 in a battle royal to determine a Number One Contender for the NXT Women's Championship. On June 30, under her real name in a tag match, she teamed with fellow NXT rookie Lacey Evans. They were defeated in their tag match against Sage Miller & Victoria Gonzalez. On July 7, Ho was defeated by Sonya Deville. Six days later during the July 13th WWE Mae Young Classic TV-Taping, Ho debuted under her new ring name of Zeda, where she was eliminated in the first round of the Mae Young Classic by Shayna Baszler. On July 21 at NXT, Zeda teamed with Reina Gonzalez, Sage Beckett and Vanessa Borne in an eight-woman tag match won by Aliyah, Lacey Evans, Liv Morgan and Taynara Conti. At the following NXT show on July 22, Zeda lost to Bianca BelAir. On August 3, Zeda teamed with Aliyah and Lacey Evans in defeating Sonya Deville, Bianca BelAir and Vanessa Borne in a six-woman tag match. On August 25, Zeda teamed with Rhea Ripley and Ruby Riot in a six-woman tag match won by Taynara Conti, Mandy Rose and Vanessa Borne.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Guillotine choke
- Monkey flip
- Entrance themes
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