Jessie Lynn Ward
(December 16, 1979) is a former American professional wrestler
who was forced to retire after being diagnosed with vasovagal syncope
She resides in Charlestown, Massachusetts
with her boyfriend Tommaso Whitney aka Tommaso Ciampa
and their dog Harry Harrison.
Ward was one of the contestants on the World Wrestling Federation reality television program Tough Enough II
, wherein thirteen would-be wrestlers trained under WWF employees Al Snow
, Hardcore Holly
, Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
and John Gaburick
for fourteen weeks. The trainers would select two winners by a process of elimination, and the winner would receive a WWF developmental contract. Ward joined the series at the outset in February 2002.
On the March 28, 2002 episode of Tough Enough
, Ward's hands and legs went numb
after she took a bump
. She visited a doctor as a result, and was diagnosed with vasovagal syncope
and given a heart rate monitor
to wear throughout the following day. On the April 11 episode, she opted to leave the program as she was suffering from continuous pain and lethargy.
Shortly after dropping out of Tough Enough
, Ward was hired by the WWF in October 2002 as a stage manager
. She worked on Tough Enough III
and travelled full time with the RAW
rosters until February... Read More