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Ashley Lane
Ring name(s) Ashley Lane[1][2]
Lexi Lane[1][2]
Madison Rayne[1][2]
Amber Lively[3]
Billed height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[1][4]
Billed weight 105 lb (48 kg)[1][4]
Born February 5, 1986 (1986-02-05) (age 24)[1][2]
Columbus, Ohio[1][2]
Billed from Seattle, Washington[1]
Trained by Jeff Cannon[1][2]
Debut 2004[2]

Ashley Simmons (born February 5, 1986), is an American professional wrestler best known as her ring name Ashley Lane and her former ring name, Lexi Lane.[1] She is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where she is currently one third of the TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions, under the ring name Madison Rayne, while also performing for several Midwest-based independent promotions as well as the all-female promotion Shimmer Women Athletes, where she was one half of the first-ever Shimmer Tag Team Champions along with Nevaeh.


Professional wrestling career


Ohio Championship Wrestling

Lane first got her start in professional wrestling shortly after graduating from Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, Ohio. She saw a poster for a local indy promotion, contacted the promoter and began training a short time later under the name Lexi Lane.[4] After completing her training under Jeff Cannon, she started her wrestling career in the state of Ohio. On October 14, 2006, Lane competed in World Xtreme Wrestling's fifth annual Elite 8, an all-women's tournament, where she lost in the first round to Faith.

On March 10, 2007, Lane became the first ever Ohio Championship Wrestling (OCW)'s Women's Champion by winning a tournament at the first annual Ladies' Night. She defeated Sassy Stephie, Hailey Hatred and ODB en route to her championship victory.[5] She held the title until November, when she lost it to Nevaeh. She regained the title on May 10, 2008, and lost it to Sara Del Rey on February 7, 2009. On March 22, 2008, Lane competed in the second annual Ladies' Night tournament for OCW. She was eliminated in the first round in a match that also included Sassy Stephie and Lorelei Lee, and the eventual winner Allison Danger. Later in the night, she beat Jessicka Havok in singles action.

Shimmer Women Athletes

On October 13, 2007, she made her debut in Shimmer Women Athletes as Ashley Lane in Berwyn, Illinois. This was her first professional match after she underwent breast implant surgery. On the taping of Volume 15 of their DVD series, she teamed with Lorelei Lee in a losing effort to Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews. Later that night on Volume 16, she also lost to Alexa Thatcher.[6]

On April 26, 2008, Lane began teaming with Nevaeh, her frequent tag team in promotions such as OCW and IPW. They made their team debut in losing to The Experience (Lexie Fyfe and Malia Hosaka) on the Volume 17 taping, then scoring an upset win against the Minnesota Homewrecking Crew (Lacey and Rain) on Volume 18.[7] On July 5, 2008, they beat the duo of Veronika Vice and Cat Power on the Volume 19 taping, and then lost to The International Home Wrecking Crew (Rain and Jetta) in their Volume 20 match. On October 19, 2008, Lane and Nevaeh emerged victorious from a six-team Tag Team Gauntlet match to crown the first Shimmer Tag Team Champions. Later in the evening, they successfully defended the belts against The Canadian Ninjas (Portia Perez and Nicole Matthews).[8]

On April 19, 2008, Lane appeared in Shimmer's sister promotion Ring of Honor, competing in a Four Corner Survival match against Daizee Haze, Lacey and MsChif. Lane made a second appearance at Southern Hostility on December 6, replacing MsChif in a match against Haze, Sara Del Rey and Serena Deeb.

On May 2, 2009, at the tapings of Volume 23 Jetta and Rain got a rematch against Lane and Nevaeh in a two out of three falls match. The Home Wrecking Crew scored the first fall when their new manager Lacey interfered in the match. Lane tied the score by pinning Rain and then the challengers got the third pinfall with the use of a chain. The match, however, was restarted and in the end the Lane and Nevaeh retained their title when Nevaeh pinned Jetta. The next day, at the tapings of Volume 26 Lane and Nevaeh lost the Shimmer Tag Team Title to The Canadian Ninjas. On November 8, at the tapings of Volumes 27 and 28 Lane and Nevaeh lost once again a tag team match, this time against the team of Wesna Busic and Melanie Cruise but were able to get back on the winning track by defeating the debuting team of Sassy Stephie and Kacey "The Champ" Diamond.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Rayne competing in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

Lane debuted in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Madison Rayne on the January 8, 2009 edition of TNA Impact!, where she was defeated by Awesome Kong.[9][10] She returned on the February 12 edition of Impact! in a TNA Knockouts Gauntlet match. Rayne made it to the finals of the match, but lost by pinfall to Sojourner Bolt. On the February 26 edition of Impact! she slapped and walked out on her tag team partner Taylor Wilde in a match against The Beautiful People (Angelina Love and Velvet Sky).[11] On the March 5 edition of Impact! Rayne aligned herself with The Beautiful People after assisting them in winning a four-way tag team match.[12]

In her initiation match on March 12 edition of Impact!, Rayne lost to Taylor Wilde. At Destination X she made her pay-per-view debut as part of Mi Pi Sexy against The Governor, Wilde and Roxxi in a losing effort. On a March 19 edition of Impact!, Rayne took on The Governor and lost, following the match, the Beautiful People attacked the Governor and cut off some of her hair as part of Rayne's initiation. At TNA's Victory Road pay-per-view Angelina Love regained the Women's Knockout Championship in controversial fashion as she defeated Tara, despite the fact Tara's foot was on the ropes. After the bout, Tara took her frustrations out on referee Slick Johnson, and then put her tarantula "Poison" on him. Later backstage, Johnson came out of the shower with his shirt off and claimed he was getting his spider bite examined. After he quickly ran off, Rayne came out of the shower adjusting her top and told backstage interviewer Lauren to mind her own business and keep her mouth shut.

At Hard Justice, Rayne cost Love her Knockouts Title when she accidentally sprayed hair spray into the eyes of Velvet Sky, allowing Cody Deaner to roll Sky up, and earn ODB the title. After the match, Sky and Love left Rayne in the ring. On the August 20 edition of Impact!, Rayne was scheduled to face Love, but before the match started, Love attacked her from behind. After Love had pinned Rayne, Velvet Sky showed up holding a brown paper bag and put it on Rayne's head. Rayne was then saved by Tara and Christy Hemme, but ended up being assaulted once again backstage by the Beautiful People.[13] It was then announced that Rayne and a mystery partner would face The Beautiful People in the tournament to crown the first Knockout Tag Team Champions. On the September 10, 2009 edition of Impact!, Rayne's tag team partner was revealed to be the returning Roxxi, but they lost the match to The Beautiful People. The following week, Rayne, after helping Love and Sky advance to the finals of the tournament for the Tag Team Championship, apologized to both of them, and was welcomed back into the Beautiful People.[14] At No Surrender Rayne replaced Love, who had been released from her contract prior to the event, and teamed up with Sky in the tournament finals, where they were defeated by the team of Sarita and Taylor Wilde.[15]

On October 1 Lacey Von Erich made her debut and joined Rayne and Sky as the new third member of the Beautiful People.[16] On the October 8 edition of Impact! Rayne gained her first victory in TNA by scoring the deciding fall in an eight knockout elimination match where she, Sky, Alissa Flash and Traci Brooks defeated Sarita, Taylor Wilde, Hamada and Christy Hemme.[17] Love returned to the company on the January 14, 2010, edition of Impact!, but instead of re-joining the Beautiful People, she attacked them.[18] On the March 8 Monday night edition of Impact! Rayne and Sky defeated the teams of Love and Tara and Sarita and Taylor Wilde in a three-way match to win the vacant TNA Knockout Tag Team Championship, after interference from Daffney.[19] The three members of the Beautiful People will defend the titles under the Freebird rule.

In wrestling

Rayne (left) performing her entrance with Velvet Sky (right) and Lacey Von Erich.

Championships and accomplishments

  • Ohio Championship Wrestling
    • OCW Women's Championship (2 times)[1][25]


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