Sunday, April 8, 2007

WWE: Candice Michelle

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Ring name(s): Candice Michelle,Candice
Billed Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Billed Weight: 120 lbs.
Born: September 30th, 1978,Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Resides: Los Angeles, California
Trained by: Torrie Wilson,Victoria, Dave Finlay, Trish Stratus, Arn Anderson and Grant McKee
Wrestling Debut: November 15, 2004

Candice Michelle Beckman was born on September 30th, 1978 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
She is better known as Candice Michelle or just Candice, and is a model, actress, and professional wrestler of German and Costa Rican descent.

Candice Michelle came to WWE as a contestant in the 2004 WWE Diva Search. Although she wasn't one of the final ten contestants to make it to the televised event, WWE hired Candice anyway and placed her on the RAW brand under the gimmick of a makeup artist. Initially, Candice Michelle's role was limited. She was never given an angle on RAW and she rarely made television appearances unless to participate in one of the program's occasional lingerie pillow fights or bikini contests that were held between Christy Hemme, Maria Kanellis, Stacy Keibler, and herself.

On June 30, 2005, at the end of the WWE Draft Lottery, Candice Michelle was traded to the SmackDown! brand, where she became involved in a feud between Torrie Wilson and Melina Perez. Candice Michelle quickly became Jillian Hall and Melina's rival when she befriended Wilson. On July 24, 2005, at The Great American Bash 2005, Candice Michelle served as the Special Guest Referee for the Bra and Panties match between Torrie Wilson and Melina. Melina was victorious, and after the match, Melina pushed Candice from behind. This resulted in both divas attacking Melina and removing her bottoms as well.

She was then moved to RAW in a trade along with Wilson, while Keibler and Hemme went to SmackDown!. From that point on, Candice and Wilson taunted Ashley Massaro (2005 WWE Diva Search Winner), bringing in Victoria to attack her as part of their "initiation" for the new Diva. This continued on until Trish Stratus returned from an injury to help Massaro retaliate against Candice and her two cohorts, who became known as the heel stable Ladies in Pink, and later known as Vince's Devils, which seemed to be a play on Charlie's Angels.

Candice then began a gimmick where she acted like a princess. She would go to the ring carrying a plastic wand and opening her jacket to the crowd while standing on the ring apron to reveal her risque' wrestling attire.

Candice's first shot at the WWE Women's Championship came at Taboo Tuesday 2005 where she lost in a Fulfill Your Fantasy Battle Royal.

She would appear at New Year's Revolution 2006 in the first ever Bra and Panties Gauntlet Match, but was elimated by Maria.

After winning a Women's Battle Royal on RAW, Candice Michelle would get her first singles WWE Women's Championship match while a part of Vince's Devils, but lost to then-champion Trish Stratus on February 27, 2006. After this match, Candice Michelle slapped Wilson, blaming her for the loss.

Vince's Devils was short-lived because Torrie Wilson became a babyface diva once again when Candice Michelle and Victoria turned on her during Candice's Playboy cover unveiling. This lengthy feud between Candice Michelle and Wilson led to a match in which Playboy's then-newest cover girl Candice Michelle would face off against the 2-time former cover girl (Wilson) at WrestleMania 22 in a Playboy Pillow Fight. Wilson won the match, but the feud continued on-and-off when Michelle was working backstage segments. In late 2006, they resolved the feud as they appeared in segments together and even worked together in some matches.

Candice also appeared in both of 2006's Saturday Night's Main Events on NBC. In the March 18 episode, she and Victoria lost to Trish Stratus and Mickie James in a tag team match. On the July 15 program, Candice was eliminated in the first round of a Divas' bikini bull riding competition, which was won by Michelle McCool.

On the July 17, 2006 edition of RAW, Candice was the Special Guest Referee during a tag team match between Trish Stratus & Torrie Wilson vs. Victoria & Mickie James . At one point, Mickie James got in Candice's face, but Candice retaliated by slapping her and tossing her out of the ring. Afterwards, Victoria tried to clothesline Candice but she ducked, allowing Trish to hit the Stratusfaction gaining the victory for her and Torrie Wilson. This incident resulted in Candice becoming a babyface, and the feud with Mickie and Victoria lasted a few weeks.

After Unforgiven 2006 Candice then began a short feud with Lita, even winning a match against her the night after, but going on to loose against her the next week after interference from Edge in the first round of the WWE Women's Championship tournament. She would later compete in the first ever Extreme Strip Poker segment on ECW on Sci-fi on October 10, 2006 representing RAW.

On November 27, 2006 edition of RAW, during the Women's Battle Royal, Candice suffered a broken nose when Victoria nailed her in the face with a savate kick. She had surgery on November 30, 2006 to repair her deviated septum.

Candice returned at New Year's Revolution 2007 on January 7, 2007, when she went down to the ring with Maria to fight off Melina as she tried to interfere in the WWE Women's Championship match between champion Mickie James and Victoria. Candice made her in-ring return on January 22 when she and Mickie James defeated Victoria and Melina in a tag team match. Her next feud came when Melina claimed in her blogs that all Playboy cover models were not capable of fighting her in the ring. Candice took offense to this and challenged Melina to a Bra and Panties Match, which she lost. On April 6, 2007, Heat episode Candice defeated Victoria with her Candy Kick.(Occasionally referred to as a Spinning Wheel Kick or Kneel Kick this usually involves the wrestler spinning as they jump so that his body is somewhat horizontal, before hitting their opponent with back of his leg(s) or heel(s) on the face, neck or chest. Rob Van Dam does a variation of this called the "Van Daminator", in which Rob Van Dam forces a steel chair into the face of the opponent using a spinning heel kick)

WWE: Candice Michelle, posted to on 4-8-2007
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