Valerie Loureda, now often called Lola Vice, pulled off some huge strikes earlier than dropping her WWE NXT debut.
The previous Bellator flyweight head-kicked opponent Dani Palmer with a spinning roundhouse earlier than getting pinned, an indication she’s paying her dues seven months after leaving MMA to signal with WWE.
Loureda had wrestled in earlier NXT occasions, however Friday’s present was her second within the highlight. Her over-the-top character appeared to jell with the talent-development league.
Loureda, 24, auditioned for WWE this previous April. She posted a video of an untelevised match this put up November.
As an MMA fighter, Loureda went 4-1 within the cage. In her remaining MMA bout, she defeated Taylor Turner through break up name at Bellator 271 to rebound from her first skilled setback, a break up resolution loss to Hannah Guy at Bellator 259.
Explaining her transfer to WWE, Loureda thanked Bellator for its help of her profession and mentioned pro-wrestling was a longtime dream she needed to satisfy.
“Scott Coker and Mike Kogan, Wealthy Chou, they believed in me once I was 19 years outdated,” Loureda mentioned of the Bellator execs. “My first skilled battle was with out shinguards on the Mohegan Solar opening a important card. They gave me a possibility opening a important card. They gave me a possibility to model myself and construct this platform and simply be me. Now, I’m making this transition, and my thoughts has shifted, however I do know what I’m going to do within the WWE. … “I really like preventing, however that is my time.”