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Making a name for herself lands Aerial Monroe on WWE’s Mae Young Classic

A determined Aerial Monroe proved hard work, a cool persona, toughness, plenty of energy and a big personality are why she earned a spot in the second annual WWE Mae Young Classic.

Yes, she’s married to WWE Cruiserweight Champ Cedric Alexander, but make no mistake about it, Monroe deserved to be in the Mae Young Classic on her own merits — working the indies and developing her brand.

A Florida girl, Monroe was born in Clearwater. Athletic, she graduated from Clearwater High School. Go Tornadoes. Before embarking on a career in professional wrestling, she served in the U.S. Air Force.

Trained in the ring by George South in North Carolina, Monroe debuted in 2015. She is creating a buzz with her growing Big Swole Army. During the Mae Young Classic, her husband and their little girl, AJ, (part of that army) sat ringside at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, near Orlando.

Monroe recently teamed with English wrestling standout Clara Sinclare, who is married to WWE Superstar Jack Gallagher, at a Ronin Pro Wrestling indie show at Broward College South Gym in Pembroke Pines. The WWE Wives Club battled talented indie wrestler Dynamite Didi and up-and-comer Rocky Radley.

After the match, Monroe talked about the WWE Mae Young Classic, her family, her wrestling journey and more.

Part of that journey, Monroe as Storm from X-Men is the Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling women’s champ. FSCW is trained pro wrestlers in cosplay, competing at Florida Supercon and other affiliated supercons throughout the country. Sinclare also wrestles for FSCW as Rey from Star Wars.

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The WWE Mae Young Classic continues on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on WWE Network. The finals will be live at Evolution, WWE’s groundbreaking women’s wrestling pay-per-view on Oct. 28, also available on WWE Network.

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