Gabriela Castrovinci

Gabriela Castrovinci

About Gabriela Castrovinci

Gabriela Castrovinci

Gabriela Castrovinci

January 10, 1986

Place of Birth    :   Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Also Known As    :   Raquel, Raquel 1, Gabi Castrovinci , Gabriela Rio

Gabriela "Gabi" Castrovinci is a Brazilian professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, businesswoman and fitness model best known for her time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Raquel. Castrovinci previously appeared on the sixth season of WWE's television show WWE Tough Enough. In 2015, Castrovinci appeared as a contestant on the sixth season of the re-launched Tough Enough finishing in tenth place. Independent circuit (2015–present) After her time in WWE Tough Enough, Castrovinci trained further with World Xtreme Wrestling and would later make her in-ring debut for them at the end of 2015. In the beginning of February, she talked with TMZ about "being assaulted" by an opponent during a match with her training company. On April 1, 2016, Castrovinci, under the name Raquel, competed in a Rise of the Queen Tournament for the Championship Wrestling Entertainment promotion and proceeded to win the whole thing, defeating the likes of Layne Rosario/Cherry Layne, Rachael Ellering and Santana Garrett. On September 16, 2016, the villainous Raquel unsuccessfully challenged Santana Garrett for the CWE Vixen's Championship. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2016–2017) In the year of 2016, Castrovinci signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). She appeared on January 9, 2016 tapings of Impact Wrestling, and on January 12 of Impact Wrestling in a vignette, revealing her name as Raquel. When she made her debut, she was involved in segments with Lashley; however, this angle was shortly nixed, and nothing came from her appearances with him. Raquel made her in-ring debut through the company's One Night Only PPV's mainly on Knockouts Knockdown 4 in a match against Barbi Hayden in a losing effort. During April 23 tapings, Raquel acted as a manager for The BroMans. Raquel later made appearances on Xplosion, losing matches to Madison Rayne and Jade, while being repackaged as a villainess with a "selfie-obsessed" gimmick. On January 6, 2017, Castrovinci revealed she was no longer with TNA