Priscilla Kelly, Elayna Black & Lacey Ryan to debut in Dusty Rhodes Classic

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WWE has announced the signing of three female performers, who have been added to the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

The company announced on Tuesday that they have signed Priscilla Kelly, Lacey Ryan, and Elayna Black with all three receiving new names ahead of their television debuts.

Kelly, 23, has been wrestling since 2015 and participated in the Mae Young Classic in 2018 losing to Deonna Purrazzo in the opening round. She made several appearances for AEW including a spot in the Casino Battle Royale at All Out in August 2019. Kelly will be going by the name Gigi Dolin.

Black has been wrestling for two years and was featured on an episode of AEW Dark several months ago teaming with Leyla Hirsch against Brandi Rhodes & Red Velvet. She has wrestled on several GCW cards including last October’s Clusterfuck Battle Royal and recently on their 56 Nights card earlier this month. Black will now be wrestling as Cora Jade.

The other signing is Lacey Ryan, who started wrestling in 2013, according to Cagematch. Last year, she appeared on two episodes of IMPACT Wrestling and frequently wrestled for Future Stars of Wrestling in Las Vegas, Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, and Mission Pro Wrestling. Last month, she dropped the Mission Pro title to La Rosa Negra in a two-of-three falls match. Last November, she dropped the FSW women’s title to Mazzerati. Ryan’s new name is Zoey Stark.

Gigi Dolin & Cora Jade will team in the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and will face Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell in the first round.

Zoey Stark will team with Marina Shafir against Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon in the first round.

The other side of the bracket features Mercedes Martinez & Toni Storm vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter and Aliyah & Jessi Kamea vs. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez.

Wow…I wonder who is going to win those matches.

I’m disappointed AEW never signed Priscilla Kelly. I thought she could have been an easy star in their weak womens division.

I thought the Women’s Dusty Classic would have enough women available already for it without having to hire more (wherefore art thou, Brandi Lauren?), but I’m happy for Kelly and Black getting the call. Black in particular is quite young I think, so NXT could be good for her and her little coffin.

Her instagram is suddenly gone. I dont know if there is a story here or not.

Yikes. I hope there’s no flame to the smoke.

Wikipedia tells me her NXT name is Skyler Storey.

Her accounts still exist. She just updated her handles to match her WWE name.