Karissa Rivera (Elektra Lopez) is a female professional wrestler from the United States who currently competes for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on the NXT brand as Elektra Lopez.
Elektra Lopez’s trademark was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on June 21, 2021. On the evening of June 24, 2021, the application was entered into the trademark database.
Elektra Lopez Bio
|Ring Names||Elektra Lopez|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||140 lbs (64 kg)|
|City||Bergen County, New Jersey|
|Trained by||Damian Adams|
|Debut with WWE||June 22, 2021|
Rivera has a bachelor’s degree in International Business. She is a second-generation wrestler, as her father, Steve King, previously worked for the WWF.
Wrestling career as a professional
Rivera trained with New Jersey pro wrestler Damian Adams, who also coached Tasha Steelz and Deonna.
Rivera made her NXT debut in 2018, losing to Lacey Evans on November 14th.
Rivera returned the following year, on April 9, 2019, on Smackdown Live. Throughout the show, she was just known as Karissa, and she competed as one-half of the local tag team The Brooklyn Belles with Kris Statlander (simply known as Kris). They were defeated in a tag team match by the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions team IIconics. During a WWE Monday Night RAW broadcast, Rivera played Bobby Lashley’s “ex-wife.”
The Ring of Honor
Karissa has wrestled for Ring Of Honor on multiple occasions, including the upset of previous women’s champion Sumie Sakai.
Rivera has wrestled for Legendary Action Wrestling (LAW), World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW), Northeast Wrestling, Women’s Wrestling Revolution, Outlaw Wrestling NY, and others, winning the WXW-C4 title and the LAW Women’s title.
Return to the WWE
Rivera reportedly signed with WWE on June 22, 2021. She made her NXT debut as Elektra Lopez in a match against Franky Monet on the June 22 episode of NXT. She went on to win her next two singles battles on NXT in September, defeating Anna Scheer and B-FAB, the latter in a No Disqualification match.
|Date of Birth||May 14 1992|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Trained by||The Fabulous Moolah Johnny Rodz|
|Husband Name||Erik Santiago|
Lopez was born on May 14 1992, thus she is 30 years old. She is currently married to Erik Santiago, a fitness trainer who resides in Mahwah and has a gym in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. He is said to be 55 years old, which makes him around 25 years older than his wife.
Santiago has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.
The husband of Elektra Lopez is no stranger to WWE. He previously worked as Brock Lesnar’s private security guard. He also appears to be close to other superstars, including The Beast Incarnate and The Undertaker.