September 30, 2020

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JESSAMYN DUKE

Jessamyn Duke is a 34-year-old professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist from Whitesburg, Kentucky. Jessamyn currently wrestles for the WWE on RAW.

Jessamyn started her amateur career in 2010 for Absolute Action MMA and Tuff-N-Uff. In 2012, she started her professional fighting career for Invicta Fighting Championships. Duke became a cast member for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs Team in August 2013. Later that year, Duke made her promotional debut for Ultimate Fighting Championship and stayed with UFC until 2015.

In May 2018, WWE announced that Jessamyn Duke and fellow martial artist, Marina Shafir, had signed with WWE and reported to the company’s Performance Center for training.

Duke and Shafir made their first WWE appearance at Evolution, WWE’s first all women’s pay-per-view event, in October 2018. They interfered during the NXT Women’s Championship match helping Shayne Baszler win the title over Kairi Sane. The duo aligned themselves with Baszler and made another appearance at NXT TakeOver: WarGames interfering Baszler and Sane’s two out of three falls match, in which Baszler scored the first fall and the victory in the latter to retain the title.

At NXT TakeOver: Phoenix, Duke and Shafir made their NXT in ring debut and lost to Io Shirai and Dakota Kai when Io pinned Shafir after a moonsault. Duke and Shafir interfered again in Baszler’s match that night against Bianca Belair.

In October 2019, Duke and Shafir also faced Tegan Nox and Dakota Kai in a number one contender’s match for the Women’s Tag Team Championship, but were defeated.

After several months of inactivity, Jessamyn Duke appeared on the WWE’s RAW brand where she reunited with Shayna Baszler and Marina Shafir. She made her debut on RAW Underground on August 31, an underground fight club hosted by Shane McMahon, where she defeated local competitor Avery Taylor.

Jessamyn Duke
Jessamyn Duke

Stats

Birth name: Jessamyn Duke
Born: June 24, 1986 in Whitesburg, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight: 136 lb (62 kg)
Ring Name(s): Jessamyn Duke
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): Roundhouse kick

Career Championships and Accomplishments

  • Mixed martial arts
    • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • The Ultimate Fighter 18 Fight of the Season
  • Invicta Fighting Championships
    • Submission of the night (1 time)
  • Absolute Action MMA
    • AAMMA amateur featherweight title (1 time)
    • One successful title defense
  • Tuff-N-Uff
    • Tuff-N-Uff amateur featherweight title (1 time)
  • Muay Thai
    • World Muay Thai Association
    • WMA welterweight (152 lb) title