Ring name(s)

Beautiful Nightmare
Emily Lea
Emily Lea Burchill
Em La Noir

Billed height

5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Billed weight

140 lb (64 kg)


November 10, 1980 (age 30)
Lüneburg, Germany
Raised in London, England


Louisville, Kentucky

Billed from

Chelsea, England

Trained by

Jon Ryan
Mark Sloan
Alex Shane
Ohio Valley Wrestling


February 2000

Emily M. (born November 10, 1980) is a German-born English progessional wrestling and valet, currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring anem Emily. She is currently one half of the TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions with Angela McAlmond. She is best known for her time in International Wrestling Entertainment, performing on its Meltdown brand under the ring name Emily Lea. Prior to signing with IWE, she spent many years on the independent circuit, particularly in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, where she used the ring name Nikita. After signing with IWE, she competed in their former developmental teritory Ohio Valley Wrestling, where she became a two time Women's Champion before being called up to the main roster.

Professional Wrestling Career[edit | edit source]

Early Career[edit | edit source]

Frontier Wrestling Alliance[edit | edit source]

Feud with The Family (2002–2003)[edit | edit source]

Sporadic appearances (2003–2006)[edit | edit source]

International Circuit (2005–2006)[edit | edit source]

Ohio Valley Wrestling[edit | edit source]

Feud with Chandra Denney (2006–2007)[edit | edit source]

Losing the Women's Championship (2007–2008)[edit | edit source]

International Wrestling Entertainment (2008–2010)[edit | edit source]

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2010–present)[edit | edit source]

After her release from IWE Emily briefly returned to the independent circuit, wrestling under the ring name Em La Noir. On August 23, 2010 Emily wrestled in a tryout dark match for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at the tapings of their Impact television show, losing to Victoria Lehr; it was reported on October 15 that TNA had signed her to a contract. Waters debuted on the October 21 episode of Impact!, using the name Emily, admiring Angela McAlmond during a backstage segment in a somewhat supernatural appearance. After weeks of appearing only in front of McAlmond, Emily was seen for the first time by other Knockouts on the November 25 episode of Impact! when she saved McAlmond during a large backstage brawl. On December 9 at the tapings of the December 23 episode of Impact! Winter replaced an injured Brittany Mayer and teamed with McAlmond in a tournament final, where they defeated Victoria Lehr and Courtney to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship. On the January 27 edition of Impact!, Emily brawled with Brittany Mayer, who claimed she was trying to break up The Beautiful People.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

In Wrestling[edit | edit source]

  • Finishing moves
    • Hair-pull backbreaker – IWE
    • Kat Nip (Inverted facelock neckbreaker) – independent circuit
    • Side slam backbreaker – independent circuit
    • Swinging side slam – TNA
  • Signature moves
    • Bridging Northern Lights suplex
    • Bow and arrow stretch
    • Enzuigiri
    • Missile dropkick
    • Moonsault
    • Samoan drop
    • Spinnging backbreaker
  • Wrestlers managed
    • Hade Vansen
    • Paul B. / The Ripper
  • Nicknames
    • "The Scarlet Witch"
    • "The Kat"
    • "The Queen of Chaos"
  • Entrance Themes
    • "Hurt You" by The Birthday Massacre

Championships and Accomplishments[edit | edit source]

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