Desireé Nicole Silva (née Yancey) known professionally as Syreena, is an American professional wrestler, model, and former ring valet. She started her career in 2011 when she was signed by the International Wrestling Circuit promotion, where she became its first-ever Women's Champion. She has also had stints in New Age Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Venus, and Super Japan Pro Wrestling where she gained further championship gold. In December of 2015, Syreena signed with Octane Pro Wrestling, and in six short weeks became the Women's Champion. She is also currently a signed talent in Innovated Impact Wrestling, AMAZON Pro, Valkyrie Women's Pro Wrestling and Ultimate Championship Wrestling for its developmental show, Future Of Wrestling. Standing at 5 ft 10 in. tall, Syreena is known for her mixture of technical skill and super athleticism.

Early life

Yancey was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, to Winston Clifford Yancey and Jelena Corrine Yancey (née Tyler) as the eldest of 3 children. She was always tall for her age and was heavily involved in basketball and track since junior high. Her cousin, fellow wrestler Rob Cayman introduced her to professional wrestling. She began watching wrestling shows with him and her uncle on Saturdays and instantly fell in love with the sport, becoming a fan of performers such as Sheeva, Lindsay Michaels, Quintessence, Jennifer Gates, Sammy J, and Charli Baltimore to name a few. Yancey told Cayman of her aspiration of becoming a wrestler and he agreed to help her in any way.

Professional wrestling career

Early career

After graduating high school, Yancey began training under former wrestler Jirah Martin at the NEX-Gen School of Wrestling in Orlando, Florida. Cayman was able to help her pay for the two-year tuition program. Like her cousin before her, she trained vigorously and learned the skills necessary to become a standout performer.

International Wrestling Circuit (2011–2012)

On August 20, 2011, Yancey made her professional debut in the International Wrestling Circuit promotion, adopting the ring name Sireena D, the "D" being the first initial of her birth name, and "Sireena" being inspired by tennis great Serena Williams. Within three short weeks, she earned the opportunity to become the IWC's inaugural Women's Champion in a 4-Way Dance. Though it looked as if she would come up, much like her cousin Cayman, she would endure the grueling match and capture the title. She lost the title to Arlene Driver, having held it for over 6 months. After that match, her sister was backstage reading a Wonder Woman comic and allowed Sireena to read it. She looked at the visuals of Nubia, the Wonder Woman of Earth 23. This, and her memories of watching the action series, Xena: Warrior Princess, inspired Sireena to reinvent herself. The very next week, she re-emerged as "The Ebony Amazon" Syreena and challenged Driver to a rematch for the Women's title. The match took place at IWC's summer PPV Beach Clash, where Syreena's more aggressive offense allowed her to throw Driver off her game. Syreena would recapture the title in a 20-minute classic. This would make the second of her three Women's title reigns in the IWC.

New Age Wrestling (2012–2014)

Pro Wrestling Venus (2012–2014)

Super Japan Pro Wrestling

Octane Pro Wrestling (Late 2015–present)

Innovated Impact Wrestling (Early 2017-present)

Ultimate Championship Wrestling (Mid 2017-present)

Personal Life

Syreena is of Trinidadian descent. Her father was born in Trinidad & Tobago and raised in Newark, New Jersey, while her mother is a Canadian-born Trinidadian, much like her uncle Martin Tyler, formerly known as Neville Strong. She is close friends with fellow women's wrestlers Jessica Angel, Nina Letter, Brooklyn Glamorous, Zoey Starr, and Kaylee (née Graves) Black. She has two younger siblings: Cole, who is an MMA fighter, and Leeyah, who recently made her professional wrestling debut under the ring name Sevyn Sky. Syreena currently lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband, fellow pro wrestler Tristan Silva and her son, Cashius Pride Kingsley-Silva, who Tristan adopted as his own. The couple's first child together, Corrine Karalana Silva, was born on March 22, 2018. 

In Wrestling

  • Nicknames
    • "The Ebony Amazon"
    • "The Brick City Bombshell"
    • "The Warrior Queen"
  • Wrestlers managed
    • Storm Reynolds

  • Entrance Themes
    • "Diamond Girl" by El-Cee-D (2011 - 2012)
    • "Venus" by Koda Kumi (2012 - 2014)
    • "WarCry" by Kn!ghtr0 (2014 - Present)

Championships and accomplishments

International Wrestling Circuit

Epic Pro Wrestling

Pro Wrestling Underground

Octane Pro Wrestling

OPW Women's Championship (current)

  • Wrestling Digest

Ranked No. 11 of the 100 best women's wrestlers in the WD 500 in 2014

  • RING Magazine

2012 Rising Star

Female Wrestler of the Year (2012, 2013, 2015)

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