James was born in August 31st, 1979 in Montpelier, Virginia. Her nationality is American. Her parents are Stuart James and Sandra Knuckles, who got divorced when she was young. She was interested in wrestling from an early age. James started her professional wrestling career in 1999 with Independent Circuit.
James was a fan of professional wrestling from an early age. She attended a wrestling school in Washington D.C after she failed in a triginometry class in her school. She ended her academic career as soon as she joined the wrestling school. She started her professional career with Independent Circuit and made her professional debut in 1999 as "Alexis Laree". Afterwards, she started training in Funkin Conservatory, Florida in order to improve her skills. James joined Total Nonstop Action(TNA) Wrestling in 2002 as "Alexis Laree". However, she featured on a match in March 26, 2003 as part of team "Amazing Red". This time, her spell with TNA was short. After spending a year with TNA, she joined WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and she was sent immediately to "Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW)", for training purpose. James made her debut for WWE in October 10, 2005, this time using her real name. During her time with WWE, she has held WWE Women's Championship title for 5 times and her only one Divas Championship title in 2010. She was released by WWE in 2010, after which she returned to TNT. On her second spell with TNT, James won 3 TNA Knockouts Championship titles and TNA World Cup 2013 with team USA. She again left TNT in 2013 although she still had a contract with the company. Then she returned to Independent Circuit. On January of 2015, she made a shocking return to TNT for the second time. Currently, she is associated with both TNA and Independent Circuit. Besides wrestling, James is also interested in music. She has released two country song albums; "Strangers & Angels" in 2010 and "Somebody's Gonna Pay" in 2013.
James was keen on horse riding from a very young age. Now she owns 3 horses named Bunny, Casanova and Rhapsody. She also owns two dogs. James was previously engaged with wrestler Kenny Dykstra but the relation didn't last for long. Currently she is engaged to wrestler Nick Aldis. The couple had their first child on September 25th, 2014. The couple are yet to get married.
James is short in height when compared to other female wrestlers. She stands 5 ft 4 inches tall and she weighs 61 kg. Her age is 35 as of 2015. A fit wrestler till date, she has won 5 WWE Women's Championship titles, 1 Divas Championship title and 3 TNA Knockouts Championship titles. Other titles she has won are PWI Woman of the year 2009, 2011, 1 MCW Women's Championship title, 1 CSWF Women's Championship. James has an estimated net worth of $4 million. She earns approximately $250,000 per year.
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Published on: July 1, 2015
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