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This former WWE champ hasn’t wrestled a match in four years. Now she’s planning a return

WWE alum Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin) with President/Head Trainer Pablo Marquez at the Main Event Training Center in Fort Lauderdale. Celeste will be wrestling for the first time in four years on Saturday, Feb. 10 for Coastal Championship Wrestling at the Coral Springs Charter School Gym.
WWE alum Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin) with President/Head Trainer Pablo Marquez at the Main Event Training Center in Fort Lauderdale. Celeste will be wrestling for the first time in four years on Saturday, Feb. 10 for Coastal Championship Wrestling at the Coral Springs Charter School Gym. Photo By Jim Varsallone

During her tenure with WWE, Celeste Bonin, better known as WWE Diva Kaitlyn, spent Mondays wrestling on the road for WWE’s successful flagship program Monday Night Raw.

These days, Celeste is back in the ring on Monday nights, but instead of a WWE ring in a big arena in Chicago, New York City or St. Louis, the squared circle is nestled in a warehouse in North Fort Lauderdale.

It’s been four years since Celeste wrestled a match. During that time, she’s dealt with the highs and lows of life, hitting the lowest of lows in 2017, i.e. a divorce and a drug issue. With 2017 and its struggles (dark matches) behind her, this confident, hard working and happier woman is inspiring others by sharing her story and growing her brand.

It’s nice to see her smile again, even if it’s just during breaks from a rigorous wrestling training session.

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A strong woman (physically and mentally), Celeste is running her own women’s fitness apparel company (Celestial Bodiez), producing her own podcast and gearing for a wrestling return. That occurs on Saturday, Feb. 10 when longtime South Florida indie promotion Coastal Championship Wrestling is at the Coral Springs Charter School Gym.

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Celeste, who is training at the Main Event Training Center under the direction of President/Head Trainer Pablo Marquez, will wrestle second generation wrestler and WWE Mae Young Classic competitor Rachel Evers (Rachael Ellering). CCW is the wrestling company affiliated with the Main Event Training Center.

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Does this mean the athletic, beautiful and talented Celeste will be wrestling frequently in 2018, working toward a second stint with WWE?

A former WWE Divas Champ, Celeste ranked No.5 of the Top 50 women wrestlers in 2013 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. She is an entrepreneur, bodybuilder, fitness competitor, model, and wrestler who won the NXT competition in 2010 under the supervision of Vickie Guerrero to begin her WWE journey.

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Celeste spent two months in FCW, WWE’s developmental wing in Tampa, before landing on the main roster. She did quite well, especially since she had no prior wrestling training and limited time in FCW. She learned on the fly while traveling as part of the main roster.

On the 20th anniversary of Monday Night Raw in her hometown (Houston), Celeste won the WWE Divas title by beating Eve.

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CCW in Coral Springs

Coastal Championship Wrestling with WWE alums Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin), Super Crazy and Al Snow is 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Coral Springs Charter School Gym, 3205 N. University Dr. in North Broward County.

After four years away from the ring, this marks the wrestling return of Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin).

Rachael Ellering (Rachel Evers from the WWE Mae Young Classic) also has been signed.

Plus see Southeastern Champ Cha Cha Charlie, Stryker Ramirez, The Technical Alchemist David Mercury with Old Big Daddy Wiley and more.

Visit www.coastalchampionshipwrestling.com

https://www.facebook.com/ccwevents/

Ever wanted to be a pro wrestler? A referee? A valet/manager? The Main Event Training Center is in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-548-5779.

Al Snow Seminar in Fort Lauderdale

WWE alum Al Snow, also of ECW and Impact Wrestling fame, will be conducting a wrestling seminar at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at the Main Event Training Center at 700 NW 57th Place in Fort Lauderdale.

Under the auspices of Coastal Championship Wrestling, the event is open to new students and wrestlers of all levels.

The cost is $25.

Go to coastalchampionshipwrestling.com/tickets to reserve a spot.

Call 954-548-5779.

Visit www.coastalchampionshipwrestling.com

https://www.facebook.com/ccwevents/

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