The Evolution of Kaitlyn
When Kaitlyn told the WWE NXT audience she was the kind of gal who’d kiss you behind the bleachers and then give you a wedgie, she wasn’t kidding.
Prior to her debut in WWE, the beautiful and spunky Diva spent years in competitive fitness and bodybuilding, resulting in a strong sense of confidence that she brings with her every time she steps into the squared circle. Of course, the guidance of her WWE Pro Vickie Guerrero didn’t hurt Kaitlyn’s odds in season three of WWE NXT, in which she rose above the pack to win the only all-female competition.
Kaitlyn then lit up cameras and busted up her opponents on SmackDown, where she previously aligned with her “bestie” AJ. As “The Chickbusters,” the two gal pals sought to cut a swath through the SmackDown Divas division and enjoyed the ride of a lifetime together. Although their friendship became fractured with AJ’s unstable outbursts, Kaitlyn focused on her goal of becoming Divas Champion. She made it one step closer after winning a Battle Royal on Raw to become the No. 1 contender.
Prior to her Divas Championship bout with Layla at Night of Champions, however, Kaitlyn was attacked in the locker room area by a mystery assailant and was rendered unable to compete that night. As Kaitlyn was being tended to by WWE medical personnel, SmackDown General Manager Booker T’s assistant Eve informed the injured Superstar that her title opportunity would be postponed to a later date. On the 20th anniversary of Raw, Kaitlyn finally dethroned Eve with a hard-hitting spear to capture the Divas Championship in her hometown of Houston.
The beautiful Superstar soon began receiving gifts from a secret admirer. Curious as to who was chasing her affections, Kaitlyn was publically humiliated on Raw when it was revealed that it was her former friend AJ who orchestrated the whole thing. The Divas Champion was then defeated for the title by AJ at WWE Payback, crushing Kaitlyn’s spirit and further adding to her mounting emotional trauma. A personal rivalry followed as AJ mocked Kaitlyn’s physical appearance in an effort to mentally break her down. Although shaken, Kaitlyn looked primed going into her Divas Title opportunity against her former friend at Money in the Bank, but a vulnerable elbow ultimately led to her demise.
At Survivor Series Kaitlyn participated in a seven-on-seven traditional tag team elimination match as her team took on the cast of Total Divas. Kaitlyn managed two eliminations before she was eliminated, with her team ultimately losing the match.
On Jan. 8, 2014, Kaitlyn lost to friend-turned-foe-turned-friend, AJ Lee, and then decided to leave WWE.