Artemis Ortygie

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BornOctober 19, 1989
NationalityFrench
CitizenshipFrance
OccupationProfessional wrestling referee

Artemis Ortygie (born October 19, 1989) is a French professional wrestling referee. She is currently under contract with the WWE and working on the NXT UK (WWE brand)|NXTUK brand. She is the first French referee to sign a contract with a major wrestling league and the first French woman to sign with WWE.[1]

Career

Independent wrestling (2008-2019)

Artemis started as a wrestler from 2008 to 2011 before becoming a referee following a shoulder injury. She worked in France for various promotions such as the French Professional Wrestling Federation (as well as being its president in 2014)[2][3] and the International Catch Wrestling Alliance. She moved to England in 2014 and worked for IPWUK, ProwrestlingEVE, Bellatrix, BEW. In 2019, she signed as Ring of Pakistan's[4] referee, becoming the first woman to referee professional wrestling in Pakistan.

AEW (2019)

In October 2019, Artemis commentated the French version of All Elite Wrestling alongside Norbert Feuillan et Alain Mistrangélo for the TV channel Toonami.[5]

WWE (2019-present)

Artemis was offered a WWE tryout at the UK Performance Center in April 2019, including the Glasgow NXT UK (WWE brand)|NXTUK tapings. She was invited back in November 2019[6] before being offered a contract in January 2020.[7][8] She now appears weekly on the NXT UK (WWE brand) program.

References

  1. Darwen, Chris (2020-03-26). "Artémis: the first French woman to ever sign a contract with the WWE". Wrestling Culture: Pro Wrestling News.
  2. Fog, Darren. "Artémis Ortygie et Norbert Feuillan prennent la tête de la FFCP". VoxCatch (in français).
  3. "Artémis, nouvelle présidente de la FFCP". SudOuest.fr (in français). 2014-03-12.
  4. https://rop.com.pk/
  5. AEW Dynamite 🇫🇷 | Episode 5, retrieved 2019-11-06
  6. Antoine (2019-11-17). "2 Françaises à WWE NXT UK". www.catch-newz.fr (in français).
  7. H, Pierrick (2020-03-23). "WWE : Plus d'informations concernant la signature de la française Artémis". Catch au Quotidien (in français).
  8. "List of Current WWE Referee in 2021 & salaries - ITN WWE". 2021-07-25.

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