Kacy Catanzaro is a 31-year-old professional wrestler from Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Kacy is signed with the WWE and performs on the NXT roster. She is also a gymnast and television personality.
As a child, Kacy began training at just six years old and became a Junior Olympic gymnast. She reached level 10 in 2007 and competed at the 2007 New Jersey Level 10 State Championships where she placed fifth in the Senior-A division. In 2008, she competed in the 2008 New Jersey Level 10 State Championships. She placed third and then advanced to the 2008 Junior Olympic National Championships.
In 2009, Kacy Catanzaro competed in gymnastics for Towson in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). She was part of the Towson Tigers gymnastics team in 2009 to 2019 that won the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships. She was also named the Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year in 2012. As well, Kacy was named the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Year and was the top-ranked competitor in that conference for 2013.
American Ninja Warrior
In 2014, Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to qualify for the finals of the television sports show, American Ninja Warrior. She was also the first woman to complete a City Finals course. Catanzaro also competed in American Ninja Warrior seasons 7, 8 and retired after season 9.
Kacy Catanzaro’s WWE Contract
In January 2017, Kacy Catanzaro was granted a tryout for the WWE at the company’s Performance Center in Florida. During the Mae Young Classic tournament in August 2017, it was announced that Kacy had signed a contract with the WWE. She made her in-ring debut on NXT the following year in a losing match to Reina González.
Kacy Catanzaro’s Main Roster Debut
In January 2019, Kacy Catanzaro made her main roster debut at the WWE’s Royal Rumble. Kacy made her NXT debut in March 2018. According to various sources, Kacy handed in her resignation to WWE in August 2019 as she was suffering with an ongoing back injury. On January 15, 2020, Kacy returned to the ring as a surprise contestant in a women’s Royal Rumble match on NXT.
On the September 16th episode of NXT, Kacy Catanzaro teamed with Kayden Carter in a winning effort against Jessi Kamea and Xia Li. The following week, she competed in a battle royal to determine the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship, eliminating Indi Hartwell to become one of the final four before being eliminated by Dakota Kai, with help from the eventual winner, Candice LeRae.