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Jemma Palmer
Ring name(s) Jemma Palmer
Inferno (Gladiators)
Billed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Billed weight 120 lb (54 kg; 8.6 st)
Born 04/10/1986
Tamworth, England
Resides Tampa, Florida
Trained by FCW Staff
Ultimate Pro Wrestling, Kayfabe College, Slam City
Debut 2005

Jemma Palmer is an English model and professional wrestler. She is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, training in their developmental facility Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). She is also known by the name Inferno, which she used in the 2008 British television series Gladiators.



Palmer was always an active child and in addition training as a trampolinist she also joined army cadets in England. After wining a local beauty contest, becoming Miss Midlands, and Miss Millennium and being selected as one of the top 3 winners of Maxims Little Black Book contest, Miss England, Miss Great Britain and being selected to be a Max Power Babe she was signed to a top UK agency[1] and went on to appear in many popular magazines, newspapers and health and fitness related publications and contests[2] including FHM[3], Maxim, Revs, Max Power, Rio Health and Fitness, Fabulous Magazine[4], The Daily Star, The Daily Mail, Loaded [5], Nuts[6] , Zoo, was invited to cast for Playboy in the USA and appeared in WWE's magazine as a sexy superfan[7]

Internationally she has been featured in FHM Australia, and has been successful in pageants competing in Hawaiian Tropic being invited to compete in California and regional finals[8], taking part in the Flex bikini model search and Miss Musclemania Bikini Great Britain with the finals being held in the USA[9]. She was also a lookalike and bodydouble for Lara Croft[10]and was featured in Nuts Magazine's top 50 hottest tv babes in 2008.


Palmer was previously on the 2008 return of Gladiators in the UK, a spin-off series based on the original American Gladiators TV Show and was known as Inferno on the show. Inferno was known for her fire red hair, smouldering looks and flirty personality,[11] on the show she fired breathed and was the only female to have an action figure made[12]. Jemma was initially invited to tryout to be an American Gladiator however due to the lack of a Visa at the time could not complete the process, however Jemma appeared as Inferno on the US tv channel BBC America on the Gladiators series.[13]

World Wrestling Entertainment

In 2005 Palmer did some promo work with FWA under Doug Williams and got to work as a valet at several shows and on TWC Wrestling channel. Palmer was looking for a wrestling school to start pro wrestling training as she only had experience in submission wrestling, gaining a purple belt[14], when she was invited as 1 of only 3 girls for a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) tryout along with Katie Lea after a European talent search[15]. Jemma was then invited to participate in the WWE Diva Search and after meeting with Rick Bassman from Ultimate Pro Wrestling as Palmer was offered a scholarship to train at the school[16]. In addition to appearances on the Indy scene, including Kayfabe College[17],NWA and SoCal Pro[18] Jemma also took part in the filming of a reality tv show based on pro wrestling as one of the 3 lead characters.

On June 29, 2009 it was announced that WWE had signed Palmer to a contract. [19][20] On February 20, 2010 it was announced that Palmer is now scheduled to start at FCW after being granted her visa at the beginning of March.[21]


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  19. ^ Aldren, Mike. "Daily wrestling news and gossip". The Sun. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  20. ^ "Jemma “Inferno” Palmer contratada por WWE" (in Spanish). SuperLucha. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
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