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Kendra Shamez
Shamez on EAW Empire in early 2019.
Shamez on EAW Empire in early 2019.
Birth name Kendra Lynette Shamez
Born April 10, 1980 (age 36)
Buffalo, New York,
United States
Resides Buffalo, New York,
United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Medusa
Kendra Shamez
Billed height 5 ft. 10 in. (1.82 m)
Billed weight 144 lbs. (65.3 kg)
Billed from Buffalo, New York
Trained by Heart Break Boy
Debut November 8, 2008

Kendra Lynette Shamez (born April 10, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, manager and fashion designer currently signed to Elite Answers Wrestling where she is the acting General Manager of Empire.

An innovator and one of EAW's longest-tenured performers, Shamez is considered an industry veteran and was a driving force behind the formation of the company's women's (formerly Vixens) division. In EAW, she is a two-time Vixens Champion and a one-time Specialists Champion, as well as the 2010 Vixen of the Year, and in 2011, she became the first woman to enter the Grand Rampage match. Shamez was inducted into the EAW Hall of Fame in 2011.

In Wrestling

  • Finishing Moves
    • Bitch Treatment (Jumping cutter) -- 2008 - 2016; used rarely afterward
    • Enucleation (Gory neckbreaker)
    • Shameless Grace (Bridging figure-four leglock)
    • Sunset Peak (Octopus stretch)
  • Signature Moves
    • Backbreaker
    • Camel clutch
    • DDT
    • Diving crossbody
    • Diving moonsault
    • Dropkick
    • Hurricanrana
    • Knife-edge chops, to the chest of a cornered opponent
    • Spinebuster
    • Springboard moonsault
  • Nicknames
    • "The OG Vixen"
  • Wrestlers Managed
    • Tyler Parker
    • Cameron Ella Ava
    • Heart Break Gal
    • Cailin Dillon
  • Managers
    • Cameron Ella Ava
    • Heart Break Gal
  • Entrance Themes
    • "We Hate Everyone" by K.Flay (EAW)
    • "Needles and Pins" by The Deftones (EAW; January 2017 - present)

Championships and Accomplishments

  • Elite Answers Wrestling
    • EAW Hall of Fame (Class of 2011)
    • EAW Vixens World Championship (2 times)
    • EAW Specialists Championship (1 time)
    • Year-End Awards (2 times)
      • Vixen of the Year (2010)
      • Most Shocking Moment of the Year (2011)