WATCH: Alicia Fox becomes the first and only African American WWE Divas Champion 10 years ago today

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It has been exactly a decade since Alicia Fox made history by becoming the first and only African American woman to win the WWE Divas Championship at the age of 23.

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Alicia Fox is the only African American woman to have won the Divas Championship.

Alicia won the championship in a match against Eve Torres, Maryse and Gail Kim at the Fatal Four-Way Pay-Per-View event on June 20, 2010.

Speaking about the historic moment Alicia Fox said Becoming the first WWE African American Divas Champion has inspired me to inspire younger girls of all races and all backgrounds. To be a role model is a complete honour and also a responsibility. Growing up I watched women such as Maya Angelou educate girls my age saying that words are tools and words can really help develop who you are as a person and so by being blessed enough to be on Total Divas and WWE I really feel its my job to help reach younger girls and help them inspire each other and build a better future for tomorrow for all of us.”

Alicia Fox is one of the longest tenured women to ever work for the WWE. Making her debut in 2008, she performed for the company until 2019. For many years she was considered the face of the WWE Women’s Division alongside Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres. Fox has done a lot within the company from being a wedding planner to having some epic ringside meltdowns. She was a star on E! Network’s Total Bellas for 3 seasons. She was a major part of the women’s evolution teaming alongside the The Bella Twins to form Team Bella. In 2018 she competed in what she tearfully called ‘the most monumental’ match of her career teaming alongside Mickie James to compete against fellow WWE legends, Trish Stratus and Lita at the first ever all women’s pay-per-veiw, Evolution. Alicia said that this match was the ‘most epic moment in my whole career’. It would be no surprise to see Alicia Fox get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame one day.

Check out Alicia Fox’s historic championship victory in the video below.

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