The WWF/WWE has had some type of developmental system for years now. Whether it was the USWA, Ohio Valley, Power Pro, Heartland, Deep South, Florida Championship Wrestling or NXT…many of the company’s top superstars got their start in at least one of them. While some developmental names like John Cena, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, The Miz, Brock Lesnar and Charlotte Flair all made big stars of themselves by first training in developmental, others never got to see the light of day. This series will focus on those wrestlers…the ones that at some point were a lock to get called up to the main roster and never quite made it. What once was hot, suddenly became a “not” as a WWE superstar.
Brittany Beede had an extensive athletic background as she competed in gymnastics, weightlifting, track and field, boxing and karate. Her career as a fitness model landed her a gig as a valet to Kevin Nash at TNA’s Final Resolution pay per view in 2009. From that appearance, she began fielding offers to appear more for various wrestling promotions. One of which was WWE.
Beede was signed to a developmental contract in 2010 and was assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling based in Tampa, Florida for training. She was trained by Steve Keirn and was initially used as a ring announcer at FCW shows. Her ring name was changed to ‘Jamie Keyes.’
As a wrestler, Keyes competed against the likes of Kaitlyn, AJ Lee and Aksana. When NXT was a competition show, Keyes was a contestant looking to get a main roster WWE contract. Her mentors were the Bella Twins. Unfortunately, she was the first wrestler eliminated from the competition and subsequently released from the company a few weeks later in 2011.
Since her WWE release, Beede returned to modeling as well as becoming an owner and operator of a salon. She is a certified fitness instructor and is married with two children. She currently resides in Florida.
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