Victoria Crawford was an aspiring model and actress
when she was discovered by the WWE. John Laurinaitis
saw Victoria in a bikini catalog (along with Kelly
Kelly) and she was signed to a WWE developmental
contract in the summer of 2006 and was sent to train
in Ohio Valley Wrestling. On July 1, 2006 she made
her debut in Ohio Valley Wrestling as a guest referee
during an ODB vs. Shelly Martinez match. On the
September 6th, 2006 OVW TV Tapings she made her
wrestling debut as "Tori," participating in an OVW
Divas Battle Royal. She became a regular in the
OVW Women's Division and on October 20, 2006 she
won a Gauntlet match to become the OVW Women's title.
The title win was unrecognized by OVW, and on the
next day, October 21, Beth Phoenix won an 8-Woman
Elimination match to regain the OVW Women's title.
Victoria continued wrestling in Ohio Valley Wrestling
throughout 2006 and 2007. In her stint, she picked
up victories over ODB, Beth Phoenix,
Maryse Oullet, Milena
Roucka, Katie Lea and more. After
the WWE severed ties OVW, she began wrestling in
Florida Championship Wrestling,
working numerous matches against The Bella Twins.