Emily Andzulis is a 31-year-old professional wrestler from Knoxville, Tennessee. Andzulis is currently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) where she performs on NXT under the ring name, Ivy Nile.
Before signing with World Wrestling Entertainment, Emily Andzulis earned national recognition from her performance on NBC’s sports game show, Titan Games, hosted by Dwayne Johnson. She also competed in mixed martial arts in the Women’s Flyweight division.
Professional Wrestling Career
In January 2020, WWE signed Andzulis to a developmental contract. Before that, she was offered a WWE tryout in April 2019. She then went on to train under the expertise of WWE veterans Tom Prichard and Glen “Kane” Jacobs at their wrestling school in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Emily Andzulis made her debut on August 3rd episode of Monday Night RAW where she and wrestlers Marina Tucker, Sofia Castillo competed in a RAW Underground match. The match was won by former NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler.
Andzulis’ NXT Debut
Emily Andzulis made her NXT debut at a February 21st House show. She teamed with Catalina Garcia and Rita Reis in a six-woman tag match where they lost to Deonna Purrazzo, Indi Hartwell and MJ Jenkins.
On February 29th, Andzulis returned for a NXT House show, wrestling her first singles match and she lost to Deonna Purrazzo. At a March 7th House show, Andzulis wrestled her second singles match lost to Australian recruit, Indi Hartwell. Andzulis then made her in-ring television debut on the September 23 episode of NXT during which she competed in Number One Contender Battle Royal match won by Candice LeRae. After an extensive absence from the ring, Andzulis returned the following year under the ring name Ivy Nile on the October 12 episode of NXT, during which she defeated Valentina Feroz.