Ashley Massaro

American professional wrestler, reality television contestant and model (1979-2019)

Ashley Marie Massaro[1] (May 26, 1979 – May 16, 2019),[1] also known simply as Ashley, was an American pictorial model and professional wrestler. She is best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) while wrestling on its Raw brand.

Ashley Massaro
Massaro in 2011
Born(1979-05-26)May 26, 1979[1][2]
New York City, New York, U.S.[1]
DiedMay 16, 2019(2019-05-16) (aged 39)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Ashley
Ashley Massaro
Billed height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Billed weight112 lb (51 kg)
Billed fromNew York City
Trained byRicky Steamboat
Dave Finlay
Matt Hardy
Trish Stratus
DebutJune 27, 2005
RetiredJuly 9, 2008

She was the winner of the Raw Diva Search 2005 and was on the cover of the April 2007 issue of Playboy Magazine. She was a contestant on the fifteenth season of Survivor in China, but was the second contestant to be eliminated.[2]

Massaro was found dead at her home on May 16, 2019 in Long Island, New York at the age of 39.[3][4] The cause of death was suicide by hanging.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "IGN: Ashley Massaro Biography". IGN. Archived from the original on 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ashley's Survivor Profile". Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  3. Johnson, Mike (May 16, 2019). "Former WWE star Ashley Massaro passes away". PWInsider. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. Mitchell, Houston. "Ashley Massaro, former WWE star, dies at 39". Retrieved 2019-05-17.
  5. Jack Phillips (May 21, 2019). "Cause of Death Revealed for Former WWE Star Ashley Massaro, Says Report". The Epoch Times. Retrieved May 21, 2019.

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