Victoria Elizabeth CrawfordD.O.B: 30 June, 1986
Birthplace: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Trained By: OVW, FCW
Family Ties: Christina Crawford (Sister)
Victoria Elizabeth Crawford is a professional wrestler, currently working for WWE under the ring name Alicia Fox.
She signed with WWE in 2006 and was assigned to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. Whilst there, she won the OVW Women’s Championship, but lost the title the following day and her title reign is not officially recognized by OVW.
She was then assigned to WWE’s other developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling, where she competed until 2009.
During her time with WWE, she has appeared on several different brands and managed several superstars.
In 2010, Alicia Fox won the WWE Divas Championship, which she held for two months. This made her the first African American Divas Champion in WWE history.
She is a regular cast member on WWE’s reality TV show Total Divas.
Victoria Elizabeth Crawford was born on June 30, 1986 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
She has a younger sister named Christina, who also spent time as a professional wrestler and now works as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader.
Before becoming a wrestler, Crawford was a model, she got her break with WWE after she was spotted by John Laurinaitis in a fashion catalogue.
She used to be in a relationship with former WWE wrestler Stu Bennett, better known as Wade Barrett.
Professional Wrestling Career
Ohio Valley Wrestling (2006-2007)
In 2006, Victoria Crawford was signed by WWE and assigned to their developmental territory OVW. She made her debut on July 1st, as a special guest referee, in a match between Shelly Martinez and ODB. On September 6th, she made her in-ring debut in a women’s battle royal, using the ring-name, Tori. She was eliminated by ODB. She then worked a series of singles and tag team matches, working with ODB, Katie Lea and Mickie James.
In late September, Tori began managing Elijah Burke and accompanying him to the ring during his matches.
On the October 18th OVW tapings, Crawford, using her actual name, unsuccessfully challenged Beth Phoenix for the OVW Women’s Championship after Serena Deeb interfered. She did win the OVW Women’s Championship however, two days later, by winning a gauntlet match. Her reign wouldn’t last long though, as she lost the title the following night to Beth Phoenix. Crawford’s reign as champion is not officially recognized by OVW.
Crawford and Phoenix then feuded during early 2007. Crawford also participated in the ‘Miss OVW’ contest, which was won by ODB. She then moved into feuds with Milena Roucka and Maryse Ouellet, before making her final appearance for OVW in a three-way match for the OVW Women’s Championship, which was won by ODB.
Florida Championship Wrestling (2007-2009)
Crawford made her debut for WWE’s new developmental territory FCW on the 2nd September, 2007, when she participated in a ‘Best Body Contest’.
Her in-ring debut came on September 25th, when she teamed with Natalya to defeat The Bella Twins. This led to a feud with the Bella’s. The feud featured a series of tag matches between them, with Crawford teaming with Natalya in two losing efforts, and then with Sheamus O’Shaunessy, in a defeat to Brianna and Kofi Kingston. The feud would continue in a similar vein until January 29th, 2008, when the Bella Twins defeated Crawford and Natalya.
Upon completion of the feud, Crawford and Neidhart would have several singles matches against each other.
Around this time, Crawford made her Smackdown debut and began using the ring-name, Alicia Fox.
WWE Main Roster (2008-Present)
Alicia Fox made her WWE main roster debut on the June 13th, 2008, episode of Smackdown, in a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero. In the segment, she played the role of Edge and Vickie’s wedding planner. The following month, Triple H showed a video of Alicia Fox kissing Edge before the wedding. At the Great American Bash, Fox tried to interfere in the WWE Championship match, when she tried to help Edge.
Alicia Fox then disappeared from WWE TV for around three months. She returned on the November 18th episode of ECW, and began managing DJ Gabriel. The story was explained by saying Fox had moved her wedding planning business over to England following the Edge/Vickie disaster, and that is where she met Gabriel. Gabriel and Fox then began feuding with Paul Burchill and Katie Lea. Fox’s in-ring debut for ECW came on January 6th, 2009, when she was defeated by Katie Lea. The following week, she picked up her first ECW victory, in a tag team match, when she and Gabriel defeated Paul Burchill and Katie Lea.
On April 15th, Alicia Fox was drafted to Smackdown as a part of the 2009 Supplemental Draft. Fox then aligned herself with Michelle McCool, and was in McCool’s corner when she won the WWE Divas Championship at The Bash. Fox then began a feud with Maria Kanellis, but the feud was never actually aired to to time issues. Fox would come out on top at the end of the feud by winning a number one contenders match.
On June 29th, it was announced that Alicia Fox had been traded to the RAW brand. She made her debut the following week in a tag team match, when she teamed with Maryse in a loss to Gail Kim and Mickie James.
On the August 10th episode of RAW, Fox was involved in a fatal 4-way match to determine the new number one contender for the WWE Divas Championship, but she failed to win the match. She would become the number one contender however, when she defeated Gail Kim on September 14th. The victory earned her a title shot against Mickie James at Hell In A Cell, but she failed to win the match.
On November 2nd, Fox once again became the number one contender for the WWE Divas Championship, when she won a battle royal. She faced Divas champion Melina two weeks later, but was defeated. Melina then vacated the championship due to injury.
A tournament was set up to crown a new Divas champion, with Alicia Fox defeating Kelly Kelly in the opening round. She would go on to lose in the semi-finals to Gail Kim. At Wrestlemania XXVI Fox was on the winning side in a 10-Diva tag team match.
On the April 5th episode of RAW, Fox participated in a ‘Dress to Impress’ battle royal to determine the number one contender for the WWE Divas Championship, the match was one by Eve Torres.
In May 2010, Fox entered into a story with Zack Ryder, who asked both Gail Kim and Alicia Fox to be ringside during his matches, so he could impress them and find a new valet. On May 10th, during Ryder’s match with Evan Bourne, Fox interfered on Ryder’s behalf but was stopped by Gail Kim. This led to a match the following week when Fox and Ryder were defeated by Bourne and Kim. After the match, Alicia Fox attacked Ryder, in order to collect the ‘Bounty’ put in place by RAW guest host, Ashton Kutcher.
WWE Divas Champion
At Fatal 4-Way, Alicia Fox won a fatal 4-way match against Eve Torres, Maryse and Gail Kim, to become the new WWE Divas Champion. By winning the title, Alicia Fox became the first African-American winner of the title. She retained the championship on July 5th, when she defeated Eve Torres. She defeated Torres again at Money In The Bank.
In August, the returning Melina attacked Alicia Fox, setting up a match for the Divas Championship at SummerSlam,which was won by Melina, ending Fox’s reign as champion at 56 days.
Fox was then announced as the mentor of Maxine for the third season of NXT.
Return to Smackdown
On April 26th, 2011, Alicia Fox was drafted back to Smackdown as part of the 2011 supplemental draft. She suffered a shoulder injury in her first match back on the brand against Layla.
She made her return on the 27th May, when she teamed up with Tamina Snuka to defeat AJ Lee and Kaitlyn, which transitioned into a feud between the two sets of Divas, with Rosa Mendes aligned herself with Tamina and Alicia Fox. The alliance between Fox and Tamina ended on the August 11th episode of Superstars, when Fox defeated Tamina.
Fox then began feuding with Natalya, who attacked her after they lost a tag team match on August 19th. Fox teamed with several divas against The Divas of Doom. She would also prevent The Divas of Doom from attacking other divas. The feud continued into early 2013, with Fox ending up on the losing end more often than not.
In mid-2013, Fox began appearing on NXT. She entered the tournament to crown the inaugural NXT Women’s champion, where she defeated Bayley in the opening round before losing to Paige in the semi-finals. In September, Fox was on AJ Lee’s winning side against the cast of Total Divas, which led to a seven-on-seven elimination tag team match between the two teams. Fox was the first to be eliminated.
In January 2014, Alicia Fox and Aksana formed an alliance, that became known as Foxsana. Fox then participated in the ‘Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational’ match at Wrestlemania XXX, which was won by AJ Lee.
Fox then transitioned into a feud with Paige for the Divas Championship, Paige would get the victory over Fox over several weeks, until the losses got to her and she snapped, introducing a new character. After losing, she would throw a tantrum and scream at the announce team and camera crew, as well as defacing the ringside area. She eventually picked up a win against Paige on the May 19th episode of RAW, after the match, she took Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler’s crown.
Her win over Paige, earned her a title shot at Payback, which Fox failed to win. Fox lost to Paige again on June 9th, this led to Fox attacking Aksana. The pair then faced-off against each other on Smackdown, officially splitting up Foxsana.
Fox then disappeared for a couple of months.
When she returned on the September 29th episode of RAW, when she defeated AJ Lee, with the help of her former rival Paige. This led to an alliance between the two. The alliance was short lived however, as Fox inadvertently cost her a a title match at Hell In A Cell. Paige dissolved the alliance the following night on RAW, by attacking her.
At Survivor Series, Alicia Fox captained her team to a clean-sweep victory over Paige’s team.
On June 25th, Paige tried to make a stand against the Bella Twins, in doing so, she tried to recruit several other Divas, Alicia Fox being one of them, to help her. Three days later, Fox helped Brie Bella defeat Paige, and aligned herself with the The Bella Twins, thus forming Team Bella.
This led to the Divas Revolution storyline, where Stephanie McMahon called up Becky Lynch and Charlotte to support Paige and form Team PCB, and Sasha Banks to join up with Naomi and Tamina Snuka in Team B.A.D. The three teams faced off in a three team elimination match at SummerSlam. Team Bella eliminated Team B.A.D. but were eventually defeated by Team PCB.
On the February 9th 2016, episode of RAW, Alicia Fox was defeated by WWE Divas Champion Charlotte in a non-title match.
Around this time Team Bella quietly disbanded, leaving Alicia Fox as a singles competitor once again.
Singles Competition (2016-Present)
As a part of Brie Bella’s storyline with Lana, Alicia Fox, Natalya and Paige often accompanied each other to the ring and became embroiled in a feud with Team B.A.D.
On the march 22 episode of Main Event, Fox and Natalya accompanied Paige diring her match against Naomi. After the match they were attacked by Summer Rae and Emma, who aligned with Team B.A.D. and Lan to form a group named Team B.A.D. and Blonde. The following week on RAW, Fox, Natalya and Brie accompanied Paige as she faced Emma. Emma won the match after Lana interfered. After the match Team B.A.D. and Blonde once again attacked Fox, Paige, Natalya and Brie, until a returning Eva Marie made the save. Eva then celebrated with Fox, Natalya, Paige and Brie, who seemed less than happy to see her.
At Wrestlemania 32, the Total Divas defeated Team B.A.D. & Blonde, after Naomi tapped-out to Brie Bella’s Yes-Lock.
Alicia Fox made a guest appearance of the reality show Total Divas, and was added to the full cast for the second part of the third series. In 2013, she appeared on Cupcake Wars with fellow WWE Diva, Layla. She made her acting debut in July 2015, when she guest starred in two episodes of Dominion.
Fox has been in four WWE video games, the first being WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2011. She also appears in WWE 12, WWE13 and WWE 2K16.