Fox Discusses WWE’s ‘Experiment’ To Teach Models Wrestling

Alicia Fox began her journey with WWE six years ago after WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis discovered her in a fashion catalog. Speaking to Accidental Sexiness, the SmackDown Diva believes her and Kelly Kelly’s hirings was triggered by organization officials experimenting models being taught how to wrestle.

“I did a couple of things for Venus Swimwear in Jacksonville,” Fox said. “I think at the time Kelly Kelly and I were doing it [modeling] together at age 17, 18. I think it was just an experiment for the company [WWE] to see if it was even possible to teach models how to wrestle.

“It was a great learning experience for the both of us because we could step out of our backyard and kind of grow into the world. I think neither Kelly nor I ever imagined being here. This is our sixth year. We didn’t know what was going to happen, but I don’t think we would have thought we would be here for six years already.”

Before she was contacted by WWE, Fox had her sights on going to school to become an ophthalmologist. She never gave thought to becoming a WWE Diva prior to receiving the life-changing phone call.

“I was going to be an eye surgeon, which is extremely funny now because I don’t like blood or science or anything like that,” Fox said. “I don’t know what I was thinking. Now I feel more than blessed to still be in WWE and have this opportunity. It has been so far so good. I don’t want to go back to being an ophthalmologist or an eye surgeon or something like that.”

The WWE Diva also discusses fashion, working with 2012 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Edge, WrestleMania XXVIII and more. The article is available here.

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  • pwnez

    How about WWE focuses on finding good female wrestlers instead of wasting time with models who can’t wrestle. How about teaching the Bellas and Aksana how to wrestle first.

    • DAX

      becouse its much more fun to sexually harass someone that looks like Eve, Kelly or Alicia Fox then lets say Kharma.

    • Number1HashTagHeel

      Aksana has improved,maybe not a lot but I’d take her over the Bella Twins any day. Her & Maxine had a pretty good match on superstars a while back. 

      But your right WWE should focus more on talented female wrestlers instead of silly clueless models

      • HollywoodRonCorleone

        Shes hot… but Aksana cant wrestle for shit!!! My 4 year old son does a better elbow drop than her!

      • JamieEvsxx

        honestly I’d rather watch The Bella Twins than Aksana…her in-ring skills make me cringe…and has she ?…I haven’t actually noticed any improvement whatsoever if I’m honest…=/

  • Adam Michael

    …Ok maybe instead of scouting catalogue models they should scout gyms, federations and anywhere else where woman are actually able to work a damn match!?

    • siberian_skies

      And why was Laurinaitis looking through fashion catalogs in the first place?

      • Adam Michael

        Because he is Mr. Excitement.

        • Illmatic

          So thats what he means by that!

      • DAX

        He whas trying to find “Fabulous” Skate bord.

        • siberian_skies

          Lol, awesome comments guys!

          • Ryan

            do you know what funny is?

          • DAX

            Troll with baseball bat shoved up his ass?

          • siberian_skies


          • You Mad? Stop B***hin

            Ryan mad as shit lol

          • Ryan

            your stupid

          • Mr_Shrimp_Vendor

            And this is why DAX gets to use Sgt. Gunny as his avatar. ;) haha

          • DAX

             That and becouse DAX actually whas a sargent before some prick decided to promote me befor i retired from army. But im a Sarge at hart.

          • You Mad? Stop B***hin

            You Mad? lol

    • Jmc60

      Thinking the same thing and Alicia could use it with her crappy ring skills

  • o.o

    She is hot

  • Number1HashTagHeel

    I thought with WWE going PG, they would give the divas alot more respect by hiring actual wrestlers instead of eye candy but man was i wrong. If they would add Naomi Sofia Cortez Audrey Marie Paige & Raquel Diaz  to the main roster and focused on them along with Kharma Beth Natalya Tamina Layla AJ Maxine Aksana & Eve, Then got rid of the Divas Championship and brought back the Women’s Championship and gave them more air time with creative acceptable gimmicks, respectable roles, hot feuds and interesting storylines we would love watching the female talent. Also put The Bellas as ring girls or time keepers, use Kelly Kaitlyn & Rosa as valets and fire Alicia Botch… I mean Fox, or send her to FCW. Lastly hire Sara Del Rey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chaos

    If they have  been there 6 years and is still as bad in the ring as are.. you really should consider that “experiment” a failure. 

  • indywrestler22

    How about hiring someone who will actually TRAIN these ladies on the art of wrestling & for the ones that can’t grasp that concept, send them home.They (WWE higher-ups)should hold the divas’ “trainers” accountable (somewhat)for their lack of wrestling skills.

  • freykit

    Eh, I don’t think Alicia Fox is that bad of a competitor. She has potential, so does Eve. Of course, they’ll never reach that full potential.

  • Jenks

    You’re pretty Foxy but, I’d rather see real women wrestlers than “models”. Watching these girls botch move after move is getting boring. Time to utilize the actual women wrestlers on the roster as opposed to these girls. I want to see more Tamina, Natalya, Beth, etc.. instead of this Eve Torres hoeski crap and Kelly Kelly.

  • Guest

    “Kelly Kelly and I were doing it… around 17 or 18. It was just an experiment…” Never gonna top that quote.
     Alicia’s four moves > > Kelly’s zero moves. (A female stinkface, outside of the Attitude Era, sucks.) (Who am I kidding? She may not be much of a wrestler, but I’d let K2 Stinkface me all goddamn day) #hoorayforpinkeye

  • Elgwyn

    Why hire models when you can scout real wrestlers from the indie scene? I’m pretty sure there are model-type wrestlers there who can actually work the ring.

  • Chalkeevthunder

    Trish and Lita were in WWE for six years too…..   :(

    • JamieEvsxx

      I thought it was 7 years…=/