It’s been four years since WWE alum Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin) 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.
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Inspiring others, growing her brand
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 while preparing for her first match in four years, when Coastal Championship Wrestling invades the Coral Springs Charter School Gym on Saturday, Feb. 10.
It’s nice to see her smile again, especially during breaks of her wrestling workouts at the Main Event Training Center, under the direction of President/Head Trainer Pablo Marquez in Fort Lauderdale. CCW is the wrestling company affiliated with the Main Event Training Center.
A strong woman (physically and mentally), Celeste is running her own women’s fitness apparel company (Celestial Bodiez). She is also producing her own podcast while gearing for a wrestling return.
At the CCW show, Celeste, 31, will compete against second generation wrestler and WWE Mae Young Classic participant Rachel Evers (Rachael Ellering). Just 25-years-old, Rachel has made great strides in a short period of time.
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 -- being mentored by Vickie Guerrero -- to begin her WWE journey.
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.
How well is quite well? On the 20th anniversary of Monday Night Raw in her hometown (Houston), Celeste won the WWE Divas title by beating Eve.
Different from her foray with WWE, Celeste has been training for months, preparing for her first match in four years.
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, Alex Flash, The Technical Alchemist David Mercury with Old Big Daddy Wiley, Superhero in Training, The Jurassic Juggernaut Vince Steele, Flamboyant Johnny Walker, Mechawolf 450 and more.
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.
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