Layla El
professional wrestler, model, dancer
Layla El
Layla El is an English-born American dancer, model, actress and professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE as Layla. She is the former WWE Divas Champion having lost it to Eve Torres on September 16, 2012. After attending a performing arts college, El was a dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines, the Miami Heat franchise of the National Basketball Association, and also danced for Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards.
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VIDEO: Layla El vs. Nikki Bella vs. Brie Bella on Monday Night Raw
Wrestling News Source - almost 5 years
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WWE Divas Champion Layla El Gives Emotional Interview after Winning The Title at WWE Extreme Rules
Inside Pulse- Wrestling - almost 5 years
Newly crowned WWE Divas Champion Layla El gave an emotional interview to WWE.com following her title win over the Bella Twins* at last night’s Extreme Rules PPV: *Layla actually pinned Brie Bella to win the match after the Bellas tried to use Twin Magic. Former Divas Champion Nikki Bella, who slid out of the ring, was not actually pinned in the loss of her own championship. Layla also tweeted the following message after winning the title last night: “Thank U guys 4 all Ur Support! Its been a long Journey! I’m so happy to be back! New Diva’s Champion Let the fun times begin #flawless” http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Layla-Divas-Champ-120.jpg http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Layla-Divas-Champ-500.jpg
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Hottest HEAT Dance Team Competition Semifinals Voting Continues - Heat.com
Google News - over 5 years
15 Model for NBC's hit show Deal or No Deal and Layla El was the winner of the “2006 WWE $250000 Diva Search.” Voting for the semi-finals will take place from September 14th at 2:00 pm until September 16th at 2:00 pm, with the winning squad advancing
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Lieber WWE-Diva als zum FBI - spox.com
Google News - over 5 years
Eves Vorgängerin Layla El holte sich zwar die Women's-Championship, allerdings erst später, am 14. Mai 2011. Während ihrer Zeit an der Universität von Südkalifornien war Eve in mehreren Werbespots und Musikvideos zu bewundern. Weiterhin war die hübsche
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WWE: Is the WWE Divas Division Destined to Fold? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Indeed, out of all the diva search alumni, only Layla El and the now-retired Michelle McCool can be considered successes, having had very entertaining heel gimmicks as two bitchy friends who were competent in-ring performers
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WWE: Ten Things to Expect Before Cena/Rock at Wrestlemania 28 - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Layla El returning from injury can help also. I personally believe WWE should pursue Velvet Sky from Impact Wrestling, she for me is the total package as a diva, gorgeous, mic skills, and wrestling. Melina going was terrible, as she was one of the best
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WWE: Kelly Kelly and the 15 Steamiest Moments of Her Career - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Seeing as how the Candice Michelle experiment succeeded in hiding Kelly's lack of dance ability, Layla El and Brooke Adams were added to serve as added entertainment. The group would exist for the better part of ten months before Brooke was fired and
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The 10 Biggest Wastes of Money in Wrestling History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Layla El was barely used after a victory on Raw or Smackdown in 2006. She was eventually sent to the C show, ECW, to be one third of the dance troupe Extreme Expose with Kelly Kelly and Brooke Adams (somewhat like the Nitro girls, only they weren't
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WWE Raw double taping with Shawn Michaels, one match advertised for Raw ... - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 5 years
-WWE Diva Layla El celebrated her 33rd birthday on Saturday. She was born on June 25, 1978. She is currently sidelined after suffering a torn ACL and MCL. -Legendary pro wrestling manager JJ Dillon (a/k/a James Morrison) turned 69 over the weekend
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WWE News: Kharma's Pregnancy and the Case to Suspend the WWE Divas Division - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 6 years
The rise of LayCool, a sassy, heel team of Layla El and Michele McCool, and the recent debut of Kharma were the only fresh splashes in the entire division that had given the division the spark it truly needed. LayCool, while annoying at times,
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// The 411 Wrestling Top 5: The Sexiest Ladies In Wrestling - 411mania.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Layla - Speaking of the Diva search, we got ourselves Layla El thanks to it. I've been blessed with seeing this Diva live and I have to say TV does not do her justice. The British born Layla El has done everything from cheerleading for the Miami Heat,
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Vuelve el Clapton mítico - La Razón (Argentina)
Google News - almost 6 years
Esto coincide con la genial reedición de "Layla" el gran disco de Derek and the Dominos (una exótica banda formada por Clapton, con la idea de surgir nuevamente desde el mayor de los anonimatos). Hace exactamente 40 años que salió este interesante
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WWE Smackdown Results, Questions and Comments from 5/6/2011 - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 6 years
I'm going to watch the hottest woman on Smackdown, Layla El. Is it possible that Alicia Fox is the only Diva who's wearing the same ring attire from a couple years ago? Some of the women get new attire every week. Alicia's problem might be because she
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Layla El
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 37
    On July 28, 2015, El announced their engagement, and the two were married on November 27 in Glendale, Arizona.
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    On July 29, 2015, Layla announced her in-ring competition retirement.
    More Details Hide Details El was born and raised in London, England, and is of Moroccan descent. She attended a performing arts college in London.
    In January 2015, Layla underwent surgery for unknown reasons, and the Slayers quietly disbanded.
    More Details Hide Details Layla returned on the 14 April episode of Main Event, where she defeated Emma in a singles match. On the 13 June episode of WWE Superstars, Layla lost to Paige in what would be her final televised match. On 29 July, WWE announced that Layla had decided to retire from professional wrestling. El has been featured in the magazines King, Smooth, and was the cover-girl for the first issue of Liquid. She also posed for FHM with the other members of Extreme Exposé. Layla, along with Beth Phoenix and Candice Michelle, appeared in the February 2009 issue of Flex Magazine. In April 2007, El and several other WWE Divas appeared in the music video for "Throw It On Me" by Timbaland and The Hives. During the week of 5 November 2007, she appeared on five episodes of Family Feud with other WWE wrestlers. On 6 February 2008 she appeared on Project Runway with several WWE Divas as part of the week's challenge. El also appeared on 13 April 2008 episode of Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp as a trainer.
  • 2014
    Age 36
    Layla returned at a non-televised event on 14 March 2014, and made her television return the following week on an episode of Main Event, where she and Alicia Fox lost to The Funkadactyls (Naomi and Cameron).
    More Details Hide Details Layla participated in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational match at WrestleMania XXX, which was won by defending champion AJ Lee. The following week, Layla replaced Summer Rae as Fandango's dance partner and valet, and quickly became embroiled in a feud with Emma and Santino Marella. In May, Layla appeared on the rebooted WWE NXT, entering a tournament to determine the new NXT Women's Champion, but lost to Natalya in the first round. Fandango's former dance partner Summer Rae returned on 19 May, attacking Layla. Competing over Fandango's affections, Layla and Rae repeatedly attacked each other, prompting a match at Money in the Bank with Fandango as the special guest referee, which Layla won. During a rematch in July on SmackDown, Layla and Rae attacked Fandango, before dancing with each other. Starting at Battleground, the pair formed an alliance and began distracting Fandango during his matches, causing him to lose. In their first match as a team, Layla and Rae, who dubbed themselves "The Slayers", lost to AJ Lee and Paige on the 18 July episode of SmackDown. The duo won their first match on the 2 September episode of Main Event, where they defeated Rosa Mendes and Natalya. The Slayers were part of Paige's team at Survivor Series in November, but were both eliminated, and their team lost the match.
  • 2013
    Age 35
    In late 2013, Layla took a hiatus from WWE due to ongoing personal issues.
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    In early 2013, Layla briefly developed a feud with Tamina Snuka, losing to her in singles matches.
    More Details Hide Details As part of the feud, Layla allied herself with the new WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn, and the two defeated Tamina and Aksana in a tag team match. In March, Layla began displaying a villainous persona when she cost Kaitlyn a singles match against Tamina. On the 2 August episode of SmackDown, Layla turned into a villainess and stopped Kaitlyn from spearing AJ Lee, costing Kaitlyn both the match and the Divas Championship, after which she left with AJ. In subsequent weeks, the evil Layla defeated Kaitlyn in singles competition and in a tag team match with AJ as her partner.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    In April 2012, Layla won the WWE Divas Championship upon her return from a year-long absence due to injury, and held the championship until September that year.
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    Layla made her in-ring return at a Florida Championship Wrestling event on 22 March 2012.
    More Details Hide Details She made her return to the main WWE roster at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view on 29 April, replacing Beth Phoenix, who was not medically cleared to compete, in a match for the WWE Divas Championship. Despite interference from Brie Bella, Layla defeated Nikki Bella to win the WWE Divas Championship for the first time. The following night on Raw, she successfully defended the championship against both Nikki and Brie in a triple threat match, and retained twice against Beth Phoenix at the Over the Limit and No Way Out pay-per-views in May and June respectively. On 20 August episode of Raw, Kaitlyn won a battle royal to become the number one contender to Layla's Divas Championship. At Night of Champions, Kaitlyn was removed from the championship match following a storyline injury and replaced with Eve Torres. Torres would go on to defeat Layla for the Divas Championship, ending her reign at 140 days.
  • 2011
    Age 33
    During the 2011 WWE Draft on 25 April, Layla lost a match to Eve and was attacked afterward by McCool, but was able to fight her off, turning face in the process.
    More Details Hide Details On 29 April, the pair faced each other in a match, which ended in a double countout. As a result, the pair faced each other in a no countout, no disqualification, loser leaves WWE match at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view on 1 May, which Layla won, thus forcing McCool to retire from WWE. Layla announced that she had suffered a knee injury at Extreme Rules on SmackDown on 13 May, and was interrupted and attacked by Kharma to write her off television. Later that month, it was confirmed that Layla had legitimately torn both her Anterior cruciate and Medial collateral ligaments, and required surgery.
  • 2010
    Age 32
    She is also the first Diva Search winner to have won the championship, and the final recognized WWE Women's Champion as the title was retired in 2010.
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    In May 2010, Layla won the WWE Women's Championship for the first time, making her the first British woman to hold the championship.
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    In January 2010, at the Royal Rumble, Layla came out in a fatsuit, mocking James prior to the championship match between McCool and James; however, the mockery backfired, as James attacked Layla and used that as a distraction to quickly defeat McCool to win the championship.
    More Details Hide Details On 12 February episode of SmackDown, Layla and McCool defeated James in a handicap match made by Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero, who had been accidentally humiliated by James backstage. Guerrero then began managing LayCool, accompanying them to the ring and regularly interfering in their matches. At the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Layla and McCool defeated Raw's Gail Kim and Maryse in an inter-brand Divas tag team match. At WrestleMania XXVI, Layla was on the winning team in a 10-Diva tag team match. Team LayCool faced the WWE Women's Champion, Beth Phoenix, in a two-on-one handicap match on the 14 May episode of SmackDown. Layla pinned Phoenix to win the Women's Championship for the first time, becoming the first British woman to hold the championship. She is also the first Diva Search winner to have won the championship. Following her win, Team LayCool began calling themselves the co-Women's Champions. On 1 June, it was announced that LayCool would be mentoring Kaval during the second season of WWE NXT. On 18 July, Layla had her first title defense when she defeated Kelly Kelly at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. On 30 July, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long informed LayCool that there was only one Women's Champion, and they had a week to decide who it would be. The following week, LayCool revealed that they had cut the championship belt into two, turning it into a friendship charm and circumventing Long's orders.
  • 2009
    Age 31
    On 15 April 2009, Layla was drafted to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2009 Supplemental Draft.
    More Details Hide Details She began a scripted rivalry with Eve Torres, and lost both a dance contest and an arm wrestling match to Torres, before losing a match to her on the 29 May episode of SmackDown. After Torres defeated Layla again on WWE Superstars on 18 June, the two shook hands. She then formed an alliance with Michelle McCool, later called Team LayCool. Team LayCool began a scripted rivalry with Mickie James in October, making a mockery of her weight and vowing to make her leave SmackDown just after her debut for the brand. At the Survivor Series pay-per-view, McCool's team lost to James' team. At TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, Layla interfered in the WWE Women's Championship match between McCool and James by helping McCool retain the championship.
  • 2008
    Age 30
    As part of the 2008 supplemental draft in late June, Layla was drafted to the Raw brand.
    More Details Hide Details On 7 July episode of Raw, Layla made her debut in a tag team match with Jillian Hall, losing to Mickie James and Kelly Kelly, the latter of whom had been revealed as the newest member of the Raw brand earlier that night. She soon entered a storyline with Jamie Noble in which Noble attempted to impress her with his matches, only to be squashed by his opponents. On 1 September, Noble was able to defeat William Regal, which impressed Layla. The following week, however, Layla chose to align herself with Regal, after he defeated Noble in a rematch. On the following episode of Raw, Layla reinforced her decision, telling Noble that she had finally found a worthy man in Regal. Over the next few months, Layla competed only sporadically in matches, spending most of her time managing Regal, and was present at ringside when Regal defeated Santino Marella on 10 November to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship. On 5 April, Layla competed in a Divas battle royal at WrestleMania XXV, but the match was won by Santina Marella.
    In December, Layla formed an alliance with Victoria, which expanded to include Lena Yada in January 2008, and the trio continued to feud with Kelly.
    More Details Hide Details At WrestleMania XXIV, Layla was a lumberjill for the Divas' tag team lumberjill match. The following month, Layla was part of the winning team in a six-on-six Divas match at the Backlash pay-per-view.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 29
    The following month, Layla was moved to the ECW brand, debuting on 23 January 2007.
    More Details Hide Details She joined Brooke and Kelly Kelly to form Extreme Exposé. The trio performed a weekly dance segment on ECW, choreographed by Layla, for the next several months. In June 2007, The Miz was moved to the brand, prompting a storyline in which all three members of Extreme Exposé were attracted to him. When Kelly shifted her attentions towards Balls Mahoney, Layla, Brooke, and Miz openly mocked her, turning Layla and Brooke into villainous characters in the process. On 1 November, Brooke was released from her WWE contract, and Extreme Exposé dissolved as a group, leaving Kelly and Layla to enter an ongoing rivalry with more active in-ring roles. They were on opposite sides of a 10-Diva tag team match at Survivor Series, which Layla's team lost.
  • 2006
    Age 28
    She made her first official WWE appearance at the 2006 SummerSlam pay-per-view in a backstage segment with several other Divas.
    More Details Hide Details During the segment, the other women initially taunted and teased her before revealing that "it was all in fun" and part of an "initiation" of sorts. Afterward they dragged her into the showers, fully clothed, where they proceeded to spank her while laughing. The week after SummerSlam, El made her debut as a member of the SmackDown! brand in an interview with Mike "The Miz" Mizanin. Subsequently, she did not appear on television for almost a month, reappearing on 22 September episode of SmackDown! and getting into a confrontation with Kristal and Jillian Hall. At October's No Mercy pay-per-view event, she embarrassed The Miz by tricking him into getting a lap dance from Big Dick Johnson while he was blindfolded and expecting it to be from her as a birthday gift. On 20 October, Layla participated in a dance contest with the other SmackDown! Divas, and was chosen as the winner by the judges, Nick and Aaron Carter. Despite this, The Miz, who was acting as emcee, declared Kristal the winner. The following week, Layla made her in-ring debut in a Diva's "Trick-or-Treat" battle royal. The match ended in controversial fashion, when she was pulled from the ring apron by The Miz, allowing Kristal to win. The following week, Layla teamed with Big Vito in a loss to The Miz and Kristal in a mixed tag team match. Continuing to feud with Kristal, Layla had her singles match debut on 1 December episode of SmackDown!, when she lost to Kristal.
    El's first foray into professional wrestling occurred when her trainer suggested she try out for the $250,000 Diva Search contest in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details After a casting call, she was selected as one of the finalists. During the contest, she won a week's worth of immunity from elimination on 14 July episode of SmackDown!, after winning Sgt. Slaughter's "Diva Boot Camp" obstacle course. She won another competition, the "Diva Search Talent Show" on 11 August, when she danced dressed as a police officer. El won the Diva Search competition on 16 August.
  • 2004
    Age 26
    El was a dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines. Afterward she joined the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat franchise, where she danced for two years beginning in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details As part of the Miami Heat dance troupe, she received a championship ring. During this time, she appeared on-stage with John Legend as one of his backup dancers. She also danced for P. Diddy and Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on June 25, 1977.
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