Celeste Bonin Biography
Championships & Accomplishments
Photo © WWE |
-WWE Divas Championship
-2007 NPC John Sherman Classic...
1st Place: Figure Class D
-2008 Arnold Classic and Arnold
Amateur... 5th Place: NPC Figure
-WWE NXT Season 3 - Winner.
Celeste Beryl Bonin
was born on October 7, 1986 in Houston, Texas. Celeste
is best known for working for the World Wrestling
Entertainment, under the name Kaitlyn.
Before Wrestling, Celeste pursued a career in fitness modelling. Celeste Bonin began her fitness modelling career in
2006. At 19, she competed in the 2006 NPC John Sherman
Classic Bodybuilding, Figure & Fitness Championships.
The following year, she placed number one in 2007
NPC John Sherman Classic for Figure Class D. The following
year, she competed in the 2008 Arnold Classic, coming
in 5th Place for Figure Class D. She continued to
compete in competitions, and in 2010, she was signed
to WWE developmental contract, and send to work in
Florida Championship Wrestling. In FCW, she worked
as "Ricki Vaughn."
On September 7, 2010, on the Season 3 premiere of
WWE NXT, she made her WWE debut as a NXT rookie, using
the name "Kaitlyn." Her mentor, was the Official Consultant
of Smackdown "Vickie Guerrero." During NXT, she competed
in numerous contests, matches, and appeared with Dolph
Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero on numerous WWE shows.
She was consistently berated by Vickie Guerrero, which
got her over with fans. On the November 30, 2010 episode
of WWE NXT--the Finale, she defeated Naomi in a match,
and was later named the winner of NXT Season 3.
Vickie Guerrero and Kaitlyn on WWE NXT
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On the December 3, 2010 airing of WWE SmackDown, she
told Vickie Guerrero and Doplh Ziggler that SmackDown
General Manager Theodore Long signed her to the Smackdown
She went on to appear in numerous segments,
and compete in matches into 2011. In May of that year,
she formed a tag-team with AJ Lee, and they were known
as The Chickbusters. Later in the year, she appeared
and wrestled regularly on NXT Redemption, where she
was featured primarily. This led into 2012. Kaitlyn
found herself feuding with fellow NXT Season 3 contestant
Maxine. The latter had been romantically involved
with Derrick Bateman, with whom she struck up a friendship.
Kaitlyn felt that the couple’s relationship was not
healthy and attempted to get involved. Maxine took
exception to this and the two had several matches,
including one in February that was the main event
of the show. When Derrick Bateman split from Maxine,
he entered a relationship with Kaitlyn. This was quietly
dropped when all storylines ceased on NXT.
Things soon feel apart with her and AJ Lee... Daniel
Bryan dumped AJ for costing him the World Heavyweight
title at WrestleMania 28, and told her he wished she’d
never been born. She attempted to comfort AJ after
this but AJ attacked her instead. Their friendship
officially ended when the two had a match on Smackdown,
which AJ won (May 11, 2013). Afterwards, Kaitlyn mainly
competed on Superstars and NXT – as well as appearing
in backstage segments. Over the summer she approached
the new Smackdown GM Booker T about a job as his assistant
– a position which Eve Torres also wanted. Although
she was victorious over Eve in a tag team match, she
lost a singles match to decide which of them would
get the assistant job (August 17, 2013 WWE Smackdown).
Days later, on the August 20, 2012 airing of WWE Raw,
Kaitlyn surprise everyone by winning a battle royal
to determine the new #1 contender for Layla’s Divas
title. She and Layla remained on good terms, and both
of them were suspicious of Eve Torres, who claimed
to take a personal interest in their match. At Night
of Champions 2012, Eve found Kaitlyn attacked backstage.
She was the declared unfit to compete due to an ankle
injury. Eve replaced her and defeated Layla to win
Kaitlyn reappeared two weeks after the Pay per view
to reveal that she had seen the security footage from
Night of Champions. Although she could not identify
her attacker’s face, she could confirm that the woman
was a blonde. Beth Phoenix was initially suspected
but she was revealed not to have done it. She received
her title match against Eve on the October 8 airing
of WWE Raw, but competed with her ankle still in bad
condition. She lost as a result, but was awarded a
triple threat championship match at Hell In A Cell
2012, also including Layla. Before the Pay per view,
Aksana told Kaitlyn that she had found a blonde wig
in Eve’s luggage. After investigating further, she
and Layla discovered an e-mail sent from Eve’s iPad.
The message was ordering Aksana to attack Kaitlyn,
revealing that Aksana was the mystery attacker.
Although she lost the triple threat match, she scored
a pinfall win over Eve in a tag team match in the
UK. As a result she got another title shot at Eve
at the Survivor Series. Before the match she was attacked
yet again by Aksana – disguised by the blonde wig.
She was able to compete in the match but lost to Eve.
She did manage to get revenge on Aksana though, defeating
her in two singles matches. She later competed in
a #1 contender’s battle royal on the TLC pre-show
with Eve at ringside. Eve interfered in the match
and caused her to be eliminated, costing her a title
shot. The next night on Raw, she defeated Eve in a
non-title match. She won the eventual title match
on Smackdown, albeit by disqualification when Eve
attacked the referee. She received another title match
but Eve fled the arena, giving her the count-out win.
This led to a special title match on the Raw 20th
Anniversary show – which took place in Kaitlyn’s hometown
of Houston, Texas. The stipulation stated that Eve
would lose the title if she were counted out or disqualified.
Celeste Bonin debut the spear as a finisher and defeated
Eve to win the WWE Divas Championship (January 14,
2013). Her first challenger for the title was Tamina
Snuka. The two faced off at Raw Roulette (January
28, 2013) in a Lumberjill match that went to a no-contest.
Tamina challenged for the title at the Elimination
Chamber 2013 PPV, but Kaitlyn successfully retained.
Soon, tension reignited between her and AJ. On March
25, 2013 airing of WWE Raw, AJ overheard her calling
her “crazy” to Kane and Daniel Bryan, and brutally
attacked her. This led to a non-title match which
AJ won by count-out. She later gained some measure
of revenge by pinning AJ in a mixed tag match on Smackdown,
in which she teamed up with Daniel Bryan and AJ with
Dolph Ziggler (March 29, 2013).
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