Hometown: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
WWE Performance Center standout Reina González boasts both a sports-entertainment pedigree (her father is noted competitor Ricky “Desperado” González) and a collegiate athletic background (she played basketball at Sam Houston State University). That’s not to mention a 6-foot frame that puts her, literally, head and shoulders above the rest of the field in the Mae Young Classic.
Although she earned a degree in Mass Communication Broadcast Journalism, González quickly set out to pursue her passion in the ring, ultimately auditioning for the 2015 season of WWE Tough Enough. In her highlight reel, over images of her pulverizing opponents in the ring, González revealed her philosophy in a nutshell: “It’s not just about being tougher than the girls, it’s about being tougher than the boys.” Come bell time in the Mae Young Classic, we’ll see how tough this desperado’s daughter really is.