|The Heart Break Gal|
Claudia Jain Vendetta (née Michaels) (Born March 24) better known by her ring name The Heart Break Gal, is a semi-retired American professional wrestler who was signed with Elite Answers Wrestling. Michaels began her wrestling career competing in Extreme Answerz Wrestling brand of AWF. She is a former EAW World Champion, a four-time EAW Vixens World Champion, a Former two-time Unified Tag Team Champion and a Hall of Fame inductee from the class of 2011.
Claudia Michaels was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, raised as an only child by her parents an elite socialite Clementine Montgomery-Michaels, and a famous surgeon Sean Michaels, MD. Michaels was a valedictorian and a graduate of cum laude majoring in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology where during her college years, she worked part time in AWF and training under Ryan Adams, popularly known as Mr. DEDEDE.
After competing in a few matches in AWF, HBG ventured forth and gained experience in other federations, one of which was named WFF. She became a popular member and worked her way to the top under the NBF Brand, becoming the first and longest-reigning NBF Womens Champion. She then was elevated to becoming the General Manager of NBF, while her friend and Heart Break Boy became the General Manager of OWF. WFF closed with it's final show dedicated to the founder Mr. Kennedy's # 1 Fan.
Soon after, HBG signed with major federations in 2008 including All Wrestling Alliance (AWA), XTreme Wrestling Federation (XWF) where she became the first Womens Champion and later on Corruption General Manager, Extreme Answers Wrestling (EAW) where she joined with HBB, DSS, HBKF to form the original Heart Break Band and Answers Championship Wrestling (ACW), where she became half of the Womens Tag Team Champion with Lengend Killer PAC. She went on hiatus from late 2008 to the summer of 2009, as a result, she was forced to drop her titles and positions.
Extreme Answerz Wrestling
In May 2009, The Heart Break Gal made her short comeback in EAW as "The Billion Dollar Psycho". She won her debut match against Angel and later had a rivalry with Eve who was then the EAW Womens Champion that lasted a month and ended in a best of five series for the title. After the fifth and final match at Grand Rampage 2009, HBG finally won her first Womens Championship under EAW. She reigned as the Vixens Champion for a month, until it was taken by Sabina on her first defense at Pain for Pride 2, the same night Sabina retired. In August 2009, HBG asked for and was granted a release by the management.
Answers Wrestling Championship Federation
The Heart Break Gal came back from her second hiatus in May 2010 where she got a General Manager position for ACW Corruption, and at the same time the manager of MITB. All the action in the ring and observing the competition, she eventually got inspired to go back to wrestling, going after Catastrophic who was then the ACW Womens Champion. But the rivalry was put on hold due to the recent merging of ACW and Classic Wrestling Federation (CWF).
HBG debuted on ACWF, partaking in a brawl with the new set of divas in the roster. She won her debut match against Olivier and competed in a battle royal involving all divas the week after. She successfully won and became the first ACWF Womens Champion. She won her first defense against rivals Sherri Sensational and Amie, and continued her role as a Champion. In September 2010, HBG finally lost her Women's Championship against Amie at HeatWave, also marking her final match on ACWF.
Return to EAW, Second Vixens Championship and The Heart Break Band
The Heart Break Gal signed a contract with Extreme Answerz Wrestling again after Pain for Pride 3. She went on a feud with Kendra Shamez which eventually lead to a First Blood Match in the main event of Dynasty, where HBG came out victious. The management decided to re-open the Vixens Championship for competition at Territorial Invasion, but HBG's return was cut short due to personal reasons resulting to her losing this match. HBG returned once again after Grand Rampage 4. Her re-debut match was against Cameron Ella Ava, which ended in a no-contest. HBG succeeded on winning her series of matches in two weeks, and on various dates appeared on Friday Night Voltage where she exposes the current generation of EAW Vixens for their incompetence and lack of in-ring skills. At Dynasty vs Showdown: Triple Threat, with the help of Mr. DEDEDE, HBG became the sole survivor of Team DEDEDE vs Team Banks intergender elimination match and shortly after, she defeated Sasha Fierce to join the scrambles match at Pain for Pride for the Vixens Championship. HBG was also inducted to the Hall of Fame class of 2011 by Kevin Devastation and her long time friend and Hall of Famer Masters.
HBG won the Vixens Championship for the second time at Pain 4 Pride in a Vixens Scrambles match against Cameron Ella Ava, Christy Cruise, Kendra Shamez and Carrie. She then defended the title against Carrie at Mid-summer Massacre, and again on a First Blood Triple Threat match against Christy Cruise and Cameron Ella Ava at No Regards. That same night, she reunited with the Heart Break Boy to form the new Heart Break Band. The Heart Break Band was featured on Voltage as HBB feuded with Cash in the Vault holder Superior Quality 85. HBG was involved in this feud, as she and HBB continuously mocked Superior Quality, until such a point he physically attacked HBG. A restraining order was filed on SQ, but this was later on lifted by the General Manager Starrstan. HBG at the same time was in a feud with Kendra Shamez who returned from injury. The two had confrontations on every show, claiming who deserved the Vixens Championship more. The Heart Break Gal finally lost to Kendra Shamez at Territorial Invasion 2011, ending her reign as Vixen's Champion.
HBG faced new vixens including Cleopatra and Kath Airbourne, the latter she ended up facing at EAW Awards in a Last Woman Standing match, where HBG was victorious. HBG was granted her first Vixen's Championship match since losing the title at Justified Reckoning 2011 against champion Cameron Ella Ava, and Carrie, but lost when Cameron pinned Carrie. During Reckless Wiring 2012, the fans Voted for HBB, who had just returned, to be in the ring with HBG for the Vixen's Championship match, but HBB stated his intentions of not helping HBG despite being a team. After losing her second shot, HBG was then randomly attacked by Chris Hessian, who later on revealed that he was assaulting HBG in order to provoke the Heart Break Boy's return, which he succeeded in. HBB and Chris Hessian faced each other on Grand Rampage 2012, a match where HBG, who was originally on HBB's side, betrayed him with their signature move, the Sweet Chin Music, making HBB lose the match and marking an end to the Heart Break Band. HBG and HBB then faced each other a week later on Voltage, where HBG came out victorious.
Alliance with Devan Dubian
HBG teamed up with Devan Dubian shortly after Grand Rampage 2012 against their common enemy, The Heart Break Boy. HBG successfully won her third Vixen's Championship at Defiance, making her tied with Sabina in the most reigns for Vixen's Championship. Later that night though, Dubian lost his match in the main event against Chris Hessian and HBB. The duo continued to help one another leading to Pain for Pride 5, where HBG assisted Dubian in the Cash in the Vault Ladder match. The same night, HBG successfully defended her Vixen's Championship against Cameron Ella Ava and Cleopatra. Though, HBG lost at Voltage to Cleopatra in order to make way for her break.
LEGION of Extraordinary Wrestlers
Heart Break Gal signed with LEGION in 2011 as a face team with Natalie in LEGION Rockers. She won her debut match against So Shy when Brie Lucas interfered. Later on, HBG turned heel when she attacked Natalie after their tag-team match, to make way for her joining the Bane of LEGION with Robbie V, Jaywalker, Mr. K, Killswitch and the returning Heart Break Boy. HBG and HBB introduced their on-screen "twin daughters" Hayden Alea and Hayden Mikayla, who were involved in a storyline against Lochy McKenzie. McKenzie intended to face his idol HBB, and played mindgames by showing a fake nude picture of HBG to the fans, and having sexual relations with their daughter Hayden Alea. HBB, with HBG on his corner, was victorious against Lochy McKenzie in an "I Quit" match. HBG and HBB were also in feuds against Bottomline, Tony Rolland and Butcher and Georgia Athens, until LEGION closed down sometime in 2012.
Classic Wrestling Federation
HBG debuted in the "New" CWF in late 2013 under the ring name "Minerva". Originally, she intended to move her way up to the Womens Division and win the Dominas Championship, but later on, she decided to team up with Y2Impact for the first time, playing the role of the power couple "Beauty and the Sexy Beast". They successfully won the CWF Tag Team Championships against Butcher and Alina. Later on, Y2Impact would have a feud with then-World Champion Mike Villain. This lead to a Triple Threat World Championship match between the two and Minerva, where Mike Villain retained his World Championship. Beauty and the Sexy Beast remained CWF Tag Team Champions until CWF closed down. Due to the success and overall chemistry of Beauty and The Sexy Beast, Y2Impact and HBG decided to team up again in the rebirth of Answers Wrestling Federation as S&M (2014), and later on in Elite Answers Wrestling as The Mercenaries (2015).
Back to EAW Again!
HBG spent half of 2012 up to 2015 as part of the commentary team. She was featured as a team with Diamond Cage in King of Extreme 2013 where they lost to CN Tower (Cleopatra and Jaywalker) in a winner takes all Championship match. HBG also had an appearance at Pain for Pride 7, where she was pulled to the ring by Jaywalker as a threat to the Heart Break Boy in their "I Quit" match.
HBG officially returned to EAW (formerly Extreme Answerz Wrestling) at Triple Threat 2015 where she attacked Charlie Scene, thus securing the victory for his opponent Y2Impact. HBG and Y2Impact introduced themselves as The Mercenaries and addressed the tag team division at Voltage. The Mercenaries had their first victory as a team against The New Ministry (Kerry Keller and Franchise Demon). Y2Impact, who was GM of Voltage, declared that the Mercenaries will be facing EAW Tag Team Champions the Savage Ryans (Ryan Savage and Mr. DEDEDE) at Pain for Pride 8. Later that night the Board of Directors relieved Y2Impact of his duties as General Manager and added two more teams in the Championship match -- Death By Velocity (JP Caliban and Jordan Ciserano) and the Renegades (Nick Angel and Venom) -- in a four corners match. At Pain for Pride 8, HBG scored a pin against Mr. DEDEDE after an Evisceration from Y2Impact. The Mercenaries won, becoming the first intergender Tag Team Champions of EAW.
After winning the title, The Mercenaries visited Dynasty to challenge the up-and-coming Tag Team The Dynastguard (Jacob Senn and Christopher Corrupt), declaring them as the contenders for the Unified Tag Team Championships for Mid-summer Massacre 2015. HBG won against Christopher Corrupt the week after. And at MSM 2015, the teams squared off. Y2Impact injured Christopher Corrupt mid-match, which resulted the referee to "Throw up the X" and The Mercenaries to retain their titles.
Bringing Back Extreme and the Rise of Hexa-gun
Seeking to bring back the Extreme Wrestling where EAW was founded, The Heart Break Gal and Y2Impact recruited Drake Jaeger, David X and The Burned Man in their army to bring back Extreme Wrestling and overthrow Zack Crash as Chairman. At Mid-Summer Massacre (2015), The Mercenaries attacked Zack Crash, revealing one more recruit Tiberius Jones, officially forming Hexa-gun. Hexa-gun became an army that served as a threat to EAW, re-enforcing extreme wrestling. Zack Crash brought forth the Anti-gun, consisting of Brett Kennedy, Aren Mistslav, The Pizza Boy and The Savage Ryans (Mr. DEDEDE and Ryan Savage) to match Hexa-gun and eliminate them as a threat. At Territorial Invasion: Civil War, Hexa-gun defeated the Anti-gun, with The Heart Break Gal winning with Y2Impact and Tiberius Jones as sole survivors. Later on, Liam Catterson joined The Iconomy's forces to take down Hexa-gun at Shock Value (2015), where Hexa-gun won again. The Mercenaries also outlasted four other teams in a Glass Gaunlet match to defend the Unified Tag Team Championships at House of Glass (2015). At Road to Redemption (2015) The Mercenaries represented Hexa-gun in an Extreme Elimination Chamber match for the control of EAW, but this time around, Dynasty Wrestling (Lucian Black and Clark Duncan) won the match, ending Crash's reign and eliminating Hexa-gun as a threat to EAW.
Throughout their battles over the months, two of Hexa-guns soldiers, The Burned Man and David X, were eliminated due to injury with The Iconomy and the Anti-gun, and were later on replaced with the then-Vixens Champion Eris LeCava and Luzmala.
The Fall of Hexa-gun and Fourth EAW Vixens World Championship reign
Heart Break Gal and Y2Impact faced their comrades and the winners of the First Grand Prix Tournament Drake and Jones (Drake Jaeger and Tiberius Jones) at King of Elite (2016), where The Mercenaries finally lost the Unified Tag Team Championships on their seventh month as Champions. Even then, Hexa-gun resurfaced and continued to hold the main brands hostage as they continued to take over Dynasty, Showdown and Voltage. At Fighting Spirit (2016), Hexa-gun defeated Team Cross (Aria Jaxon, Cailin Dillon, Starrstan, Ryan Savage and Carson Ramsey). EAW Board Member HRDO would give Hexa-gun the key to EAW if they defeated the series of challenges for Reckless Wiring and gathered more wins than losses, otherwise, they are forced to disband. Hexa-gun won 2 out of 3 matches, with HBG losing against the Specialist Champion Cailin Dillon. Hexa-gun disbanded, but HBG and Eris remained partners.
At Grand Rampage 9, The Heart Break Gal competed in two matches on the same night -- The Specialist Rampage consisting of 12 vixens and the 40-man Grand Rampage. HBG was the 10th elimination after coming in at #11, being double teamed to elimination by Stephanie Matsuda and Haruna Sakazaki right after Eris LeCava accidentally hits HBG with the Vixens Championship belt. Later that night in the 40-man Grand Rampage, HBG was the 33rd elimination after coming in at #10. Eris apologized to HBG the following Dynasty, and as a way of forgiveness, HBG tells Eris to speak with HRDO to include her in the Main Event of Triple Threat for the V
ixens Championship. Desperate for forgiveness, Eris LeCava pursued and was successfully granted her request later on, in exchange, she will not be allowed to compete again for the Vixens Championship if she ever lost the title, HBG was then successfully added in the main event of Triple Threat. HBG and Eris were defeated by Aria Jaxon at Triple Threat, and just after that, HBG challenges Jaxon again to a one-on-one at Pain for Pride 9, earning her spot by defeating Aria Jaxon at Voltage in a non-title match. The Heart Break Gal then successfully defeated Aria Jaxon at Pain for Pride, making her officially a four-time Vixens Champion.
Empire Wrestling and The OG Vixens
The Heart Break Gal defeated Eris LeCava in her first title defense in a Branding match at Dia Del Diablo. Shortly after that, she forms a team with the then-Specialist Champion Kendra Shamez and Cameron Ella Ava to form the OG Vixens, whose purpose is to rule Empire and prove dominance against the "New Generation" which are led by "The Sirens" (Cailin Dillon, Tarah Nova and Aria Jaxon). Meanwhile, HBG successfully defends her Vixens World Championship against Haruna Sakazaki in a Glass Tables match, after which, the Vixens Cup holder Sheridan Muller cashes in and defeats HBG as revenge for HBG's involvement in the Specialist Championship match prior to help Kendra Shamez. At Shock Value, Team OG Vixens (Heart Break Gal, Kendra Shamez, Cameron Ella Ava, Veena Adams and Stephanie Matsuda) defeated Team Sirens (Tarah Nova, Cailin Dillon, Aria Jaxon, Sheridan Muller and Haruna Sakazaki) in a 5-on-5 Elimination Match when Cailin Dillon shocks Sheridan Muller with a cattle prod, thus Cameron Ella Ava finalized the win. After that, HBG joins with Lannister to form The Emperium and joined the Grand Prix Tournament, they were defeated in the finals by Matt Squared. A week later, in the EAW Awards, HBG defeats Matt Ryder. HBG competed in Empire matches until she leaves to later on join the Showdown Brand.
The World Championship Pursuit and Di Consentes
HBG was welcomed by Lannister and Athena Vendetta on Showdown, and Y2Impact comes to the ring with the intention of re-forming The Mercenaries with HBG to help her become World Champion. HBG tells him off and leaves the ring, and next week, HBG decides to choose the World Heavyweight Championship and to work by herself over her alliance with Lannister or Y2Impact. At Resurrection V, HBG failed to capture the EAW World Heavyweight Championship after being attacked and almost injured by Y2Impact, allowing Lannister to retain. Y2Impact continues the attack on HBG the following Showdown, which eventually led to a "Loser Leaves EAW" match at Pain for Pride in which HBG defeats Y2Impact. The damaged HBG went on to Dia Del Diablo to face Rex McAllister and Devan Dubian for another World Title opportunity, but John Doe interfered on McAllister's favor, setting the ring on fire. At Territorial Invasion, HBG and her partner Devan Dubian were defeated by the team of McAllister and Doe. HBG went on and defeated Lannister for the Extreme Elimination Chamber qualifier for the EAW Championship, which was at the time held by her comrade Tiberius Jones. Tiberius Jones convinces HBG later on to help him retain and become partners in the Elimination Chamber in which HBG refuses. HBG lost to Tiberius Jones in a one-on-one match on Showdown for the EAW Championship two weeks prior to Road to Redemption. At Road to Redemption, Tiberius Jones pushed HBG off a ladder, causing her to stop competing in the match while Tiberius Jones retained. Because of this, Brian Daniels inserts HBG in the match at Kingsroad to face the reining Champion Jones and the Openweight Champion Ryan Marx. HBG finally captures the EAW Championship pinning Ryan Marx, becoming the first ever female World Champion in EAW.
Meanwhile HBG and Cameron Ella Ava formed Di Consentes to join the Grand Prix Tournament for the Unified Tag Team Championships. Di Consentes defeated We Are The Bullocks (Finnegan Wakefield and Ironico) in the finals at Road to Redemption. At King of Elite, HBG defeats Tiberius Jones in a ladder match, but was later on defeated by the reigning Champions The High Rollerz for the Unified Tag Team Championships due to Drake Jaeger's interference. HBG challenged her former Hexa-gun comrade Drake Jaeger to defeat her in a one-on-one match and she will allow him to compete at Reasonable Doubt for the EAW Championship. Drake Jaeger defeats HBG due to another interference by The High Rollerz, securing the EAW Championship match. At Reasonable Doubt, Di Consentes finally defeats The High Rollerz in their rematch to win the Unified Tag Team Championships, while HBG successfully retains the EAW Championship against Drake Jaeger. HBG defends the title successfully against Diamond Cage again at Showdown Supershow: Battle Without Honor or Humanity before losing it in a Four-Way Dance at the Grand Rampage. After losing the belt, HBG decides to go on hiatus.
Omega Wrestling Alliance:
At June 30, 2018, HBG made a surprise appearance at the OWA-SSW event Budokai Tenkaichi. She and her spouse Robbie V ambushed Aria Jaxon as planned by their daughter Sweet Roxy for revenge on Aria Jaxon's interference during her match in the prior event. The three re-introduced themselves as The Vendetta Family, and because of this attack, Roxy has remained Champion. A week later, HBG and Robbie V were met with a heated confrontation, and to even out the battle, Jaxon brings in her fiance Aren Mstislav to fight with her. HBG and Robbie continued the attack on Jaxon and Mstislav, but eventually lost to them at Boiling Point.
The Heart Break Gal is currently semi-retired. She funds the Lone Star Wrestling School, a training institution for female wrestlers based on Dallas, Texas, and will soon expand to another academy in Houston. The Heart Break Gal currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her family, though she also has property in her home city Dallas, and Long Beach, California where she spent most of her career in. HBG is currently married to Robbie V. She also has one daughter named Rosanna who is currently wrestling under Omega Wrestling Alliance as Sweet Roxy. Her friends consist of Tarah Nova, Tiberius Jones, Drake Jaeger, Cameron Ella Ava, Cloud Matsuda, Finnegan Wakefield, Brian Daniels and Jaywalker.
- The Tramp Stamp (Sweet Chin Music, Superkick out of nowhere)
- Hearteater (Gogoplata)
- The Curse of Minerva (Dragonrana)
- The Fall of Empire (rare finisher, Double Rotation Moonsault)
- The Arrowverse (Diving Hurricanrana from the Top Rope)
- Springboard Moonsault
- Spinning Headscissors into a Facebuster
- Football Tackle followed by a series of punches
- Multiple Dropkicks
- Swinging Neckbreaker
- Spinning Headscissors
- Flying Forearm
- Tornado DDT
- The Billion Dollar Psycho (2008-2010)
- The Paparazzi Princess (2011)
- Ms. Awesome as Always
- Peachy Fucking Keen (as Minerva, 2013)
- Queen of Hearts (as Claudia Michaels, 2012)
- Madame M (as Claudia Michaels, 2012)
- The Lovely Heart Break Gal (2011-2012)
- The Lovely Opportunist (2011-2012)
- The Golden Girl (2012, LEGION)
- The Great Red Dragon (2015-2017)
- The Prima Vixen
- The Queen of EAW
- The Consigliere
- "Lovefurypassionenergy" - Boy hits Car (2007-2009, EAW, ACW, XWF)
- "Ladies and Gentlemen" - Saliva (2010 - 2012, EAW, ACWF)
- "Shake it Out" - Florence + The Machine (2011, LEGION, as Claudia Michaels)
- "Kuusou Mesorogiwi" - Yousei Teikoku (2013, CWF, as Minerva)
- "Carousel" - Melanie Martinez (2015, EAW)
- "King of the World" - Porcelain and the Tramps (2016 - 2017, EAW)
- "Square Hammer" - Ghost (2017 - present)
Picture Base Used
- Stephanie McMahon (2007-2010, 2016; in AWF, WFF, ACW, XWF EAW, AWA)
- Melina (2010 - 2016; used in EAW, ACWF, AWF Rebirth, WHW)
- Madison Rayne (2011; used in LEGION)
- Trish Stratus (2013; used in CWF)
- Emma (2017 - In EAW)
Championships and Accomplishments
All Wrestling Alliance (AWA)
- AWA Women's Champion (1-time)
Answers Championship Wrestling (ACW)
- ACW Womens Tag Team Champion (with Legend Killer)
- General Manager of ACW: Corruption (2010)
Answers Championship Wrestling Federation
- ACWF Women's Champion (1-time)
Classic Wrestling Federation
- CWF Tag Team Champion (with Y2Impact)
Extreme Answerz Wrestling/Elite Answers Wrestling
- EAW Champion (1-time)
- EAW Vixens Champion (4-time)
- Hall of Fame: Class of 2011
- EAW Unified Tag Team Champion (2-time, with Y2Impact, with Cameron Ella Ava)
- Grand Prix Tournament Winner (2017, with Cameron Ella Ava)
- Female Elitist of the Decade (2017)
- Vixen of the Year (2011)
- Tag Team of the Year (2015)
- Stable of the Year (2015)
- Vixen Promoer of the Year (2016)
- Stable of the Decade (2017)
Wrestling Fans Forever
- WFF Women's Champion (2-time)
- General Manager of WFF: New Breed Fans (2008)
Xtreme Wrestling Federation
- XWF Women's Champion (1-time)
- General Manager of XWF: Saturday Night Attitude (2008)