|Also known as:||Danielle Moinet|
|Born:||November 28, 1983|
Manhasset, New York
|Bra/cup size:||32D (70D)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||125 lb (57 kg)|
Danielle Louise Moinet (born November 28, 1983) is a model and former American football player who played with the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League. She also is a professional wrestler, currently working for WWE, where she competes in their developmental territory NXT Wrestling under the ring name Summer Rae.
- 1 Lingerie Football League
- 2 World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
- 3 Florida Championship Wrestling (2011–2012)
- 4 NXT Wrestling (2012–2014)
- 5 Fandango's dance partner (2013–2014)
- 6 Singles competition (2014–present)
- 7 Feud with Layla (2014–present)
- 8 Other media
- 9 If you like Summer Rae, you may also like
- 10 External links
Lingerie Football League
Moinet played with the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League (LFL) from 2008 to 2011. She played as a cornerback and was the team's captain. She was also one of the faces of the company in America and "the" face internationally. On June 30, 2011, Moinet played in the LFL All-Star Game at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, which was her final game in the LFL. She was one of two players in the game from the Chicago Bliss.
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
Florida Championship Wrestling (2011–2012)
In November 2011, it was reported that Moinet had signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and been assigned to the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) developmental territory. Moinet made her television debut on the December 18 episode of FCW television, appearing in a ringside promo with Abraham Washington, and the following week she managed Washington during a tag team match. She also worked as the ring announcer for FCW television show. Changing her ring name to Summer Rae, she was prevented from interfering in a match between Seth Rollins and Rae's "new client" Brad Maddox by the debuting Paige on the March 5 episode of FCW television.
On the March 11 episode of FCW, Rae became the FCW General Manager. On the March 15 episode of FCW television, Rae decided to deactivate the Queen of FCW crown, leaving Raquel Diaz as the last champion. Rae made her in-ring debut on April 6 at an FCW live event, where she lost to Sofia Cortez in an elimination triple threat match, which also involved Paige.
NXT Wrestling (2012–2014)
After the dissolution of FCW, Rae went on to become a ring announcer for the WWE NXT show in 2012. Rae transitioned into an in-ring competitor on the January 30, 2013 episode of NXT when she attacked Paige due to her jealousy of Paige's popularity and success. On the February 13 NXT, Paige suffered a shoulder injury while brawling with Rae, which Rae exploited later that episode in her first televised match to end Paige's undefeated streak. After Paige continued to confront Rae, Rae finally faced off against Paige in a singles match on the May 1 NXT, where Paige emerged victorious despite Rae's pre-match attack.
Rae competed in the NXT Women's Championship Tournament on the June 19 NXT to crown the inaugural champion and defeated Sasha Banks in the first round, but lost to Emma in the semi-finals on July 10. Rae's post-match attack on Emma started a feud between them.
Emma later defeated Rae in a dance-off to become number one contender, but Rae retaliated by injuring Emma in the storyline, then issued a title challenge which NXT Women's Champion Paige accepted. On the August 14 NXT, Paige defeated Rae in a title match to retain her title. For weeks, Rae began to influence Sasha Banks to make herself relevant leading to Banks turning heel on the September 11 edition of NXT, by attacking NXT Women's Champion Paige. On the September 25 NXT, Summer accompanied Sasha to her match against Bayley, which Sasha won. Summer then declared that her and Sasha would run the NXT Divas division. Banks and Rae now know as “BFFs: Beautiful Fierce Females” faced Paige and Emma on the October 16 NXT, where they emerged victorious after Rae pinned Paige. Rae and Banks continued to face Paige and Emma in singles matches, including aligning themselves with Charlotte. Rae continued her rivalry with Natalya, who aligned herself with Bayley, losing to both in singles matches.
Fandango's dance partner (2013–2014)
Summer Rae made her main roster debut on the April 22, 2013 episode of Raw as Fandango's dance partner. Later that night, Chris Jericho attacked Fandango following a match and proceeded to dance with Rae. On the May 13 episode of Raw, Rae along with Fandango faced Chris Jericho and Dancing with the Stars competitor Edyta Sliwinska in a dance off but Fandango's dance was cut short by an apparent injury to Rae's ankle. However, Rae later revealed that her tweaked ankle was merely a distraction to trap Jericho into Fandango's attack. On the October 25 episode of SmackDown, Rae got into a brawl with Natalya inside the ring during a match between Fandango and The Great Khali, which set up a match for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, where Rae made her in-ring debut, teaming with Fandango to defeat Natalya and Khali, after Rae pinned Natalya, garnering her first pinfall victory. The following night, Rae made her singles debut in a rematch against Natalya, where she was defeated.
At the Survivor Series pay-per-view, Rae participated in a seven-on-seven traditional elimination tag team match as her team took on the cast of Total Divas; she was eliminated by Nikki Bella, and her team ultimately lost the match. A rematch took place the following night on Raw, where her team was once again defeated, with Rae being the last to be eliminated. On the December 19 episode of Superstars, Rae defeated Kaitlyn, garnering her first singles match victory on the main roster.
In the beginning of 2014, Rae started a feud with Emma who was called to the main roster and the two competed in several dance-off competitions on both Raw and SmackDown, which Emma won. The two finally faced off in a match on the February 24 episode of Raw, where Emma defeated Rae. On the 27 March episode of WWE Superstars, Rae once again lost to Emma via submission. On April 6, Rae made her Wrestlemania debut, competing at WrestleMania XXX in a 14-Diva "Vickie Guerrero Invitational" match for the WWE Divas Championship, which was won by defending champion AJ Lee. The following night on Raw, Rae and Fandago once again lost to Emma and Marella in a mixed tag team match, with Emma making Rae submit.
Singles competition (2014–present)
On April 8, 2014, Fandango announced the end of his association with Rae via Twitter. On the April 11 edition of SmackDown, Fandango replaced Rae with Layla.
Feud with Layla (2014–present)
Rae returned on the May 19 episode of Raw, where she confronted and kissed Fandango and attacked Layla before their match.
On October 21, 2013, it was announced that Summer Rae would be making her video game debut in a downloadable content package, as a manager to Fandango and playable Diva in WWE 2K14. In 2014, Rae joined the cast of Total Divas for its second season, where she continued to feud with The Bella Twins and Natalya out of the ring. She will star in The Marine 4 alongside The Miz, making her the first WWE Diva to appear in a WWE Studios film.
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