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Bea Priestley
Priestley
Priestley in 2020
Birth name Beatrice St Clere Priestley
Born March 22 1996 (1996-03-22) (age 24)
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Bea Priestley
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Billed from Wellington, New Zealand
Trained By Travis Banks
Debut 2015

  Beatrice St Clere Priestley (born 22 March 1996) is an English professional wrestler, best known by the ring name Bea Priestley. She is currently signed to World Wonder Ring Stardom where she is a former one-time World of Stardom and Goddess of Stardom Championship and she's also signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). She is best known for her appearances in the British independent circuit mainly in World of Sport Wrestling (WOS) and Defiant Wrestling.

Professional wrestling career Edit

Early careerEdit

Priestley began training at New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling's developmental facility under Travis Banks, and debuted for the company when she was 14 years old. After four years, Priestley moved back to London, England to further her career, training in Progress Wrestling's developmental program 'The Projo.'[1]

World Wonder Ring Stardom (2017–present) Edit

On October 14, 2017, Priestley made her debut for the World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion by entering the Goddesses of Stardom Tag League tournament.[2] Days before the final of the tournament Priestley unsuccessfully challenged Toni Storm for the SWA World and World of Stardom Championship in Stardom event in Taiwan.[3] She ended up winning the tournament along with Kelly Klein.[4] followed the tournament, Priestley and Klein unsuccessfully challenged Oedo Tai (Hana Kimura and Kagetsu) for the Goddess of Stardom Championship.[5] In her six month stay in Stardom, Priestley made it to the finals of the 2018 Cinderella Tournament, before losing to the eventual winner Momo Watanabe.

On May 4, 2019, at Golden Week Stars 2019 Queen's Quest Produce, Priestley defeated Kagetsu for the World of Stardom Championship.[6] On November 4, 2019 Priestley lost the title to Mayu Iwatani, ending her 184 days reign. In January 2020, Priestley teamed up with Oedo Tai member Jamie Hayter to capture the Goddess of Stardom Championship, the first gaijin tag team to hold the titles. She would later join the villainous Oedo Tai faction after betraying Queen's Quest stablemate Momo Watanabe. Priestley and Hayter would vacate the Goddess of Stardom Championship, after both being unable to travel to Japan from the United Kingdom due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Finishing moves
    • Bea-Trigger (Running knee strike) – adopted from Kenny Omega
    • Queen's Landing
  • Signature moves
    • Big Boot
    • Flawless Victory (Double Stomp)
    • Fatality (Kimura Lock)
    • Running Curb Stomp
    • Rings of Saturn (Scissored armbar crossface)
    • Cheeky Nandos (Superkick)
  • Entrance themes
    • "Blasphemy" by Bring Me The Horizon

Personal lifeEdit

Priestley was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 14 years old. She underwent surgery to remove it at 18 years old.[7] Priestley is currently in a relationship with fellow wrestler Will Ospreay.[8][9][10][11][12] They have been together since as early as 2017.[13] In 2019, the couple revealed they were planning on moving to Japan due to them both wrestling there.

Championships and accomplishments Edit

References Edit

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