Živilė Raudonienė (Aksana) is a Lithuanian professional wrestler, fitness model and bodybuilder. She is best known for her time in WWE under the ring name, Aksana. Raudonienė began her career as a bodybuilder at the age of 13, where she began her training.
With more curves than the Monaco Grand Prix, this leather-clad Lithuanian came to WWE from the world of international bodybuilding competition and fitness modeling. She debuted on the third season of WWE NXT, immediately setting herself apart as a feisty (and flirty) competitor and showcasing impressive strength and determination.
Following her brief marriage to Goldust on NXT, she cozied up to more of the powerful men of the WWE Universe, including Antonio Cesaro and Teddy Long. But Aksana was determined to shake up the Divas Division.
With her eye on the Divas Championship and determined to leave her mark in WWE, She competed at WrestleMania and also earned victories over Divas Champions The Bella Twins and Natalya.
Back in 2010, during the season 2 finale of WWE NXT, it was revealed that WWE veteran Goldust would be a part of NXT’s third season, and would take on the role of a pro for her. Soon after, Goldust proposed to her. The rookie was about to be deported from the country at the time, and the wedding would have been a way to counter the law.
On the November 2 edition of NXT, Goldust and Aksana were married. The legendary Dusty Rhodes, and Goldust’s brother Cody were also in attendance. Immediately after the marriage was made official, She slapped Goldust and left the ring in a hurry, leaving him heartbroken and alone.
Soon after, Goldust confronted his wife about what had happened. Aksana revealed that the only reason she decided to marry him was that it prevented the country from deporting her. A furious Goldust put Aksana in a match with Naomi, which she lost. Aksana was eventually eliminated from the contest on November 16, but made a return on the season finale two weeks later.
Aksana has a net worth of $15 million dollars as of 2019.