Elizabeth Chihaia (born May 13, 1991) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to IMPACT Wrestling, better known by her ring name Scarlett Bordeaux. Bordeaux is perhaps best known for competing in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), as well as appearing in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Ring of Honor (ROH), Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA), AAW, CHIKARA and CZW.
Bordeaux cites Bull Nakano, Hamada, Awesome Kong, Maryse, Gail Kim and Lita as her favorite female wrestlers. In 2014, Bordeaux was named one of the "35 Most Beautiful Women of Wrestling" in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's 35th Anniversary issue.
Chihaia was born in Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois, and lived with her grandparents in Romania until she was four. She returned to the U.S. and participated in choir while attending Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois. After high school, she became a full-time college student majoring in musical theater graduating from Columbia College. She trained at a conservatory as a mezzo-soprano.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Independent circuit (2012–2016)Edit
Bordeaux made her debut on April 27, 2012 at a CSW Southside Showdown event, defeating The Angel. During this time, Bordeaux adopted the heel persona of superficial prima donna.
Bordeaux made her debut for CHIKARA where she began hosting "The Throwdown Lowdown", on her first one she interviewed 2 Cold Scorpio. Bordeaux returned to CHIKARA on March 13, 2013 as "The Throwdown Lowdown" hostess replacing Natali Morris. It is new clips from CHIKARA's vast video vault showcasing high-impact hits and brutal spills as well as interviews.
On July 9, 2016, Bordeaux pinned Joey Ryan to win DDT Pro-Wrestling Ironman Heavymetalweight however Bordeaux lost the title due to forfeit when Bordeaux traded the belt for Rhyno's autograph.
Ohio Valley Wrestling (2012)Edit
Bordeaux received a tryout for Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) on the August 1, 2012 edition of OVW , where she faced former two time OVW Women's Champion Epiphany in a singles match. Bordeaux returned to OVW making her televised debut on the October 3 edition of OVW, where she competed against then OVW Women's Champion Heidi Lovelace in a losing effort after the match, Bordeaux would show good sportsmanship. Later that event, Bordeaux competed in her second match of the night defeating three-time champion "The (Irish) Redheaded Bombshell" Taeler Hendrix in a dark match to claim her first victory.
On the October 31, Bordeaux was defeated by The Queen of OVW and seven-time champion Josette Bynum in a minute to win to determine the last participate for the triple-treat match to face Taeler Hendrix and then Women's Champion Heidi Lovelace despite the interference by Taeler Hendrix. In that same episode, Bordeaux participated in a Halloween costume battle royal; however, she failed to become the number one contender to the OVW Women's Championship, which was won by Jessie Belle. Bordeaux made her final appearance in OVW on the November 22 edition, where she was defeated by new OVW Women's Champion Taryn Terrell.
Ring of Honor (2012–2018)Edit
Scarlett made her debut for Ring of Honor appearing in 11th Anniversary Show, accompanying the new member of The House of Truth Matt Taven alongside Truth Martini for his match against Adam Cole for the ROH World Television Championship. Since then she, alongside Valerie Malone, were accompanying Taven to all his matches, becoming known as "The Hoopla Hotties". Bordeaux made her in-ring debut on the April 6, where she competed in a Four Corners "Women of Honor" match against Cherry Bomb, MsChif, and the eventual winner Athena.
On April 20, 2013, she aided Taven in a victory against ACH by distracting the ref, allowing Taven to get the victory. At the Border Wars pay-per-view, The Hoopla Hotties accompanied Matt Taven to the ring where he successfully defended the ROH World Television Championship against Mark Briscoe following the distraction by Bordeaux.
At the "Night of Hoopla" pay-per-view, Bordeaux was featured in number of "Hoopla Hoties" segments including "Take Your Pants Off Dance-Off." as well as performing the H.O.T. National Anthem and interfering in the triple-treat match on Taven's behalf. On the September 14 episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Scarlett was unable to manage Taven in his Ring of Honor World Championship Tournament match when commentator Nigel McGuinness revealed that Bordeaux didn't have proper managers license forcing her to sit at ringside. At the Glory by Honor XII pay-per-view, Scarlett and Kasey Ray attempted to persuade Jay Lethal during Champions vs. All-Stars 8-Man Tag Team Elimination match but failed leading to Ray going through a table.
After losing the title to Tommaso Ciampa, Taven turned face and fired Truth Martini ending their services with Bordeaux and Martini. Ever since The House of Truth broke up at the start of 2014, Scarlett was no longer a "Hoopla Hottie" and began to share ring announcer duties with Bobby Cruise at ROH television tapings and live events. As a part of her ring announcing duties, Scarlett announced at ROH's 12th Anniversary Show, a moment she later claimed as a favorite in her career along with her in-ring debut and her time as a "Hoopla Hottie". At the ROH Unauthorized Presents: Michael Bennett's Bachelor Party pay-per-view, Scarlett teamed up with Taeler Hendrix and "Crazy" Mary Dobson in a losing effort to the team of Veda Scott, Heather Patera and Leah von Dutch when Scott pinned Bordeaux after a back-drop driver.
All American Wrestling (2012–2014)Edit
Bordeaux (kayfabe) quit AAW when she grew tired of objectifying herself in order to please the audience to get herself noticed causing her to be mistreated. At the AAW's One Twisted Christmas event on December 29, Hollister defeated Colt Cabana with the stipulation that if Hollister loses, Cabana gets Scarlett for the week. Hollister would unsuccessfully challenged for the AAW Heavyweight Championship in a triple treat match, despite Bordeaux's attempt to interfere.
Bordeaux and Hollister would get involved in Eddie Kingston's feud with Silas Young by offering Dan Lawrence and Markus Crane as bodyguards in order to get him to agree to be his tag-team partner, which resulted in tag team match at the AAW: EPIC – The 10th Anniversary Show event on March 24, which they would lose despite Bordeaux and Jordynne Grace's interferences. Hollister and Bordeaux interrupted ACH at AAW's Bound for Hate event on June 20, delivering some psychological warfare. She appeared at the AAW: Pro Wrestling Redefined's Point of No Return event, interfering in the AAW Heavyweight Championship main event match on Shane Hollister behalf, with her ending up getting speared by Jimmy Jacobs to secure Hollister's victory.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2014)Edit
On May 10, Bordeaux made her debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at TNA's One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown pay-per-view, facing the TNA Women's Knockouts Champion Angelina Love, but failed to qualify for the Knockouts Gauntlet match to crown the "Queen of the Knockouts" later that night.
WWE (2014−2015, 2016)Edit
Scarlett made an appearance in WWE, on 1 June 2014, appearing as one of Adam Rose's various colorful costumed party-goers named "The Rosebuds" at the Payback pay-per-view. In late April, she worked WWE house shows in Rockford and Peoria, Illinois as part of Adam Rose’s entourage; she has stated she has performed as a Rosebud about 15 times by March 2015.
On the December 26, 2016, episode of WWE Raw, Bordeaux made her in-ring debut for WWE, losing to Nia Jax in a quick squash match.
Return to IMPACT Wrestling (2018−present)Edit
During July 2018, vignettes started appearing hyping up the debut of a 'Mysterious Knockout', which were made to debut Scarlett Bordeaux. On the July 26 episode of Impact, Bordeaux finally made her appearance for an interview with Alicia Atout. The following week she would be interviewed by a man named Bob Kapoor, whom would become so flustered around Scarlett, until she dismissed him. Bob would be given the name "Bobo" by Scarlett and begin acting as her assistant in the following weeks.
Bordeaux would be given her own segment known as "The Smoke Show" on the August 16 episode of IMPACT!, where she would give advice to KM and Fallah Bah regarding their tag team.
Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (2018−present)Edit
On September 7, Bordeaux made its debut at the AAA in Cancún, teaming with Keira and La Hiedra defeating Lady Shani, Lady Maravilla and Vanilla Vargas.
- Finishing moves
- Diving crossbody
- Signature moves
- Atomic drop
- Backhand chop
- Dragon sleeper with bodyscissors
- Monkey flip, sometimes out of an corner
- Running bulldog, sometimes after an corner splash
- Sitdown facebuster
- Snapmare followed by a shoot kick to the back of the opponent's head
- Wrestlers managed
- Matt Taven
- Shane Hollister
- "The Perfect Ten"
- "The Smoke Show"
- Entrance themes
- Ring of Honor
- "The Hoopla" by The Jack of All Tracks (used while managing Matt Taven)
- "Pure Emotion" by Team RNB
- "Changine Tides" by Michael Whittaker
- Independent circuit
- "A Single Moment of Sincerity" (KC Blitz Remix) by Asking Alexandria
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling / IMPACT Wrestling
- "Here Comes the Queen" by Dale Oliver
- "Throb and Burn" by Earl Coolidge (APM Music)
- Ring of Honor
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- DDT Pro-Wrestling
- Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (1 time)