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Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
As part of the Mae Young Classic, NXT newcomer Vanessa Borne is ready to show the WWE Universe that she’s a force to be reckoned with.
No stranger to the spotlight, Borne was previously a broadcaster for Fox Sports Arizona, as well as a dancer for the Phoenix Suns and a cheerleader for the Arizona Cardinals. During her tenure with the Cardinals, she was featured on one of the world’s biggest stages — the Super Bowl — proving that she has the focus and experience to perform under pressure.
With aspirations of becoming a WWE Superstar, she switched gears and sought out training under Attitude Era Superstar Gangrel and WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi. Borne signed with the WWE Performance Center in 2016, and on the July 12, 2017, episode of NXT, she defeated Jayme Hachey a Mae Young Classic qualifying match to earn a spot in the global tournament.