Gionna Jene DaddioD.O.B: June 8, 1994
Birthplace: Paramus, New Jersey
Trained By: WWE Performance Center
Gionna Jene Daddio is a professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE and working in their developmental territory NXT, under the ring name Liv Morgan
Gionna Jene Daddio was born in Paramus, New Jersey and was raised in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. She has four older brothers and a younger sister.
She is a life-long fan of professional wrestling, and would participate in backyard wrestling with her siblings. She says that it was these backyard experiences that formed the core of her future professional wrestling career.
She idolized Lita as a young girl, and cites her as her biggest influence in the wrestling world.
Before pursuing her professional wrestling career, Daddio was a professional cheerleader, and also worked and modeled for restaurant chain Hooters.
Professional Wrestling Career
Gionna Daddio was discovered at Joe DeFranco’s gym in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and then went on to sign with WWE in 2014. She was assigned to their developmental territory NXT in October.
She appeared again at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, where she was used once again as a part of Breeze’s entrance.
She worked briefly under the name Marley, losing a squash match to Eva Marie on the November 4 episode on NXT.
She then appeared on the December 2 episode of NXT, as Liv Morgan, in a defeat to Emma.
On the August 31, episode of NXT, Live Morgan picked up her first televised singles victory, when she defeated Aliyah. She then went on to defeat Rachel Fazio on September 14, before issuing a challenge to NXT Women’s Champion, Asuka.
The following week, Liv Morgan was defeated by Asuka in under a minute.
Two weeks later, she was defeated by Billie Kay, following interference from Peyton Royce.
On the October 26, episode of NXT, Morgan aligned herself with Aliyah, distracting Billie Kay during her match with Aliyah, allowing Aliyah the victory.