|Also known as:||Maryse Mizanin, The French-Canadian Beauty, The Sexiest of the Sexy, The Sultry Diva|
|Born:||January 21, 1983|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Bra/cup size:||34D (75D)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||118 lb (54 kg)|
|Shown:||Topless, Bush, Full frontal|
Maryse Ouellet (born January 21, 1983 in Montreal, Quebec) is a French-Canadian glamour model and professional wrestler, better known simply as Maryse. She most recently worked for WWE. She also appeared as the co-host on NXT.
After spending years modeling, including winning Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada in 2003, Ouellet was hired by WWE in 2006, after she participated in the WWE Diva Search competition. She signed a deal with WWE in August 2006 and began working at its development facility Ohio Valley Wrestling. She was later transferred to Florida Championship Wrestling, another WWE developmental facility, to further her training. Ouellet made her in-ring debut in December 2006 and captured the WWE Divas Championship in December 2008, a title which she held for seven months. She won the Divas Championship for the second time in February 2010. Ouellet was released from her WWE contract on October 28, 2011.
- 1 Modelling career
- 2 Professional wrestling career
- 3 Other media
- 4 Personal life
- 5 In wrestling
- 6 Championships and accomplishments
- 7 If you like Maryse Ouellet, you may also like
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Ouellet began her career as a beauty pageant contestant, winning Miss Hawaiian Tropic Canada 2003 and finishing second at the International Finals of Miss Hawaiian Tropic 2004. She was also on the cover of Playboy's 2007 Girls of Canada calendar.
Professional wrestling career
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE (2006–2011)
Diva Search and developmental territories (2006–2008)
In the summer of 2006, Maryse tried out for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)'s Diva Search. She made the final cut and was one of the top eight featured on WWE, but on the July 24 episode of Raw she became the second person to be eliminated. Despite her elimination, she was invited to observe workouts and the training facility at WWE's developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). Ouellet later said that she was "very, very excited", as it was her "dream to become a WWE Diva".
Ouellet was officially signed to a WWE developmental contract on August 24, 2006 and was assigned to OVW for training. She made her in-ring debut at a live event in December 2006. In March 2007, she began wrestling in dark matches prior to the OVW television tapings. In mid-2007, Ouellet began managing Sylvain Grenier both in OVW and at WWE house shows. When Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) opened in the summer of 2007, Maryse was transferred to the developmental facility for training, and on September 25, she made her FCW debut as the valet of Ryan O'Reilly along with Lacey Von Erich. She then started competing in singles and tag team competition, before managing Ted DiBiase, Jr. in December 2007. She accompanied him to the ring when he captured the FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship. She continued making sporadic appearances in FCW until January 2008.
SmackDown and Divas Champion (2006–2009)
On the September 22, 2006 episode of SmackDown!, Ouellet, simply known as Maryse, was shown on the TitanTron welcoming the Montreal viewers (in French) to the season premiere of SmackDown! on the CW Network. Maryse made her first actual television appearance with her entrance theme on the May 21, 2007 episode of Raw to present American rapper Timbaland's new music video for the single "Throw It on Me" (2007), in which she had appeared.
By the time she began appearing regularly on SmackDown at the beginning of 2008, she had adopted a snobby attitude, thus becoming a villain in the process. On the March 7, 2008 episode of SmackDown, Maryse competed in a swimsuit contest, against Victoria, Michelle McCool, Cherry, and Eve Torres. In the end, Maryse and Eve got into a fight. On March 14, Maryse was the first eliminated from the swimsuit competition. On March 28, Maryse competed in a "Wet and Wild" match where she teamed with Victoria against Cherry and McCool in a losing effort. Then, the tag team Deuce 'n Domino dumped Cherry (who had been their manager) and replaced her with Maryse.
On the May 16, 2008 episode of SmackDown, Maryse made her television in-ring debut in a losing effort to Cherry, but managed to defeat her in a rematch weeks later. For weeks, Maryse teamed with Victoria and Natalya to feud against Cherry, Michelle McCool and Maria. Maryse then suffered a minor broken nose after receiving a bulldog from Maria.
Maryse's feud with Michelle McCool led to Maryse's first title match for the WWE Divas Championship against McCool at Unforgiven in September, which Maryse lost. She then came up short once again in title rematch on SmackDown. After being off television for a month, Maryse returned at November's pay-per-view event Survivor Series to participate in the five-on-five SmackDown vs. Raw Divas Elimination match. Maryse outlasted all her SmackDown teammates, but she was ultimately eliminated by Beth Phoenix.
On December 19, Maryse pinned Maria to become the number one contender for Michelle McCool's Divas Championship. The next week on SmackDown, Maryse beat McCool to become the new Divas Champion in a match with Maria as the special guest referee. On December 28, 2008 at a house show in Raleigh, North Carolina, Maryse dislocated her knee in a tag team match against the Bella Twins, when one of the twins initiated a dropkick that landed on her kneecap, it was later announced that the injury was not too serious and that she would be able to return in a few weeks. On the January 23, 2009 episode of SmackDown, Maryse returned in a non-wrestling role and sat at ringside commentating, during a Divas' tag team match. Maryse returned to wrestling on February 20 in a tag team match with Michelle McCool and defeating Maria and Eve Torres. Maryse beat the Women's Champion, Melina in a non-title match on the March 9 edition of Raw. She made her first title defense against McCool on March 27 on SmackDown!, Maryse won via disqualification after the returning Gail Kim attacked both McCool and Maryse. On April 5, Maryse competed in a Divas battle royal at WrestleMania XXV, but the match was won by Santino Marella.
Raw, NXT host and release (2009–2011)
On the April 13 edition of Raw, Maryse was drafted to Raw as part of the 2009 WWE Draft, in the process making the Divas Championship exclusive to the Raw brand. Maryse successfully defended her Divas Championship against Gail Kim on the April 24 edition of SmackDown. Maryse began feuding with Mickie James and Kelly Kelly, after Maryse cost James a battle royal, which was won by Kelly Kelly. The following week, Maryse lost against Kelly by disqualification, but the championship did not change hands; Maryse won a subsequent rematch by pinfall two weeks later on June 8. At the Night of Champions pay-per-view on July 26, Maryse lost the Divas Championship to James. She then took a hiatus from WWE to recover after having knee surgery. Maryse returned on the November 23, 2009 edition of Raw when she disguised herself in the Gobbledy Gooker costume and sneak-attacked the Divas champion Melina after a match, setting up a feud with Melina.
In early 2010, a tournament was held for the newly vacated Divas Championship. Maryse defeated Brie Bella and Eve Torres en route to the finals. In the finals, Maryse defeated Gail Kim to win the Divas Championship for second time on the February 22 edition of Raw. At WrestleMania XXVI she was on the winning team in a 10-Diva tag team match. Maryse lost the Divas Championship to Eve Torres on the April 12 edition of Raw, and was unsuccessful in an attempt to regain it at the Over the Limit pay-per-view. At the Fatal 4-Way pay-per-view on June 20, Maryse competed in a fatal four-way match for the WWE Divas Championship, which involved Gail Kim, Eve Torres and Alicia Fox, however, Fox won the contest.
On the June 21 edition of Raw, after Ted DiBiase fired Virgil, Maryse became DiBiase's new personal assistant. On the December 13, 2010 episode of Raw Maryse was involved in a battle royal to determine the winner of the Diva of the Year Slammy Award but was eliminated by Natalya.
On the March 8, 2011 edition of NXT, Maryse became the co-host of the show alongside Matt Striker. On April 12, upon facing an ultimatum, Maryse chose to terminate her relationship with DiBiase and instead keep her job on NXT. On NXT Redemption, Maryse was involved in several romantic storylines. Both Yoshi Tatsu and Lucky Cannon wooed her from the beginning of the show in March. Initially, Maryse was more receptive towards Tatsu, but changed her stance to favour Cannon in May after receiving a gift from him. On the May 17 edition of NXT, Tatsu ended his relationship with her when he noted that she liked things over people. Maryse broke up with Cannon on the June 14 edition of NXT when she discovered he was buying her cheap and fake gifts, and Cannon was eliminated from the show that same night. Maryse then spurned the affections of Hornswoggle on the June 21 edition of NXT. On August 24, Maryse underwent surgery for an abdominal hernia and took time off WWE programming. After two months of inactivity, Maryse was released from her WWE contract on October 28, 2011.
In April 2007, Ouellet appeared in Timbaland's music video "Throw It On Me" featuring The Hives. She also appeared in the January 2009 issue of Muscle & Fitness along with Eve Torres and Michelle McCool. She made a special appearance on Redemption Song, which was hosted by WWE wrestler Chris Jericho, along with Candice Michelle, Mickie James, and Eve Torres.
Ouellet was born in Montreal, but grew up in New Brunswick. In high school, Ouellet was the only girl in her class and ran the school's fashion show. She also began developing a range of makeup products. Ouellet has a tattoo of her late father's name, Guy, on her left wrist.
- Signature moves
- Entrance themes
- "Pourquoi?" by Jim Johnston (WWE)
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked her #9 of the best 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50 in 2009
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- WWE alumni profile
- Official Website
- Maryse Ouellet at Playboywiki
- Maryse Ouellet links at FreeOnes
- Maryse Ouellet Pics
- Maryse Ouellet at babeboob.com
- Maryse Ouellet at pimpyporn.com
- Media files at Wikimedia Commons
|World Wrestling Entertainment Champions|
WWE Divas Champions
Michelle McCool · Maryse · Mickie James · Jillian Hall · Melina · Eve Torres · Alicia Fox · Natalya · Brie Bella · Kelly Kelly · Beth Phoenix · Nikki Bella · Layla · Kaitlyn · AJ Lee · Paige · Charlotte
WWE Raw Women's Champions
Charlotte · Sasha Banks
WWE SmackDown Women's Champions
Becky Lynch · Alexa Bliss
NXT Women's Champions