Ashley Marie Massaro (May 26, 1979 – May 16, 2019) was an American professional wrestler, reality television contestant, television host, and model. She was best known for her time with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and for her appearance on Survivor: China.
Massaro made her debut in WWE after winning the WWE Diva Search in 2005. She was firstly incorporated into the Raw brand where she had her first wrestling feud against Vince's Devils (a villainous female stable) while she also aligned herself with Trish Stratus in the process to defeat the team. With Stratus, she was involved in another feud with the then debuting Mickie James who was obsessed with Stratus and was jealous of Ashley's friendship with her, attacking and causing her to lose matches. She was later drafted to SmackDown! and became the valet for the WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick. Her most high-profile matches were a WWE Women's Championship match against Melina at WrestleMania 23 and a Playboy Bunnymania Lumberjill match at WrestleMania XXIV. She left WWE in mid-2008. During her tenure in the company, she had appeared on the covers of several magazines, including the April 2007 issue of Playboy. She also made guest appearances on several television shows and performed in music videos.
On May 16, 2019, ten days before her 40th birthday, Massaro died in Long Island, after being transported from her home to a hospital. On May 19 at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event, WWE paid tribute to Massaro's life and career by projecting a graphic of her. Visitation for Massaro was held on May 19, and her funeral took place the following day on May 20 at the Branch Funeral Home in Smithtown, New York. On May 21, she was buried at the Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery in St. James, New York. Also, on May 21, TMZ, a tabloid news website, reported that Massaro's cause of death was due to an apparent suicide by hanging. As of June 2019, the Suffolk County medical examiner's office had yet to release an official cause of death due to a New York law concerning privacy issues.