“The EST” Bianca Belair Tops Pro Wrestling Illustrated Women’s 150

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Bianca Belair topped the Pro Wrestling Illustrated yearly 150 name ranking of female pro wrestlers in its recently released January issue. Taking the number one spot is a boon for Belair, whose meteoric rise in World Wrestling Entertainment’s women’s division throughout 2020 was halted upon losing the Friday Night SmackDown women’s title to Becky Lynch at […] READ MORE


WWE Women’s Division Takes More Hits From Releases

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Once again, the scythe has fallen over World Wrestling Entertainment’s roster of pro wrestling talent, and once again the cuts come as a shock to fans and industry watchers. The list of released talent reads: Keith Lee, Mia Yim, Nia Jax, Harry Smith, Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Ember Moon, Eva Marie, Franky Monet, B-Fab, Gran Metalik, […] READ MORE


Did Queen’s Crown Come Too Late?

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October 8’s Friday Night SmackDown kicked off Night One of the King of the Ring tournament, Some of World Wrestling Entertainment’s greatest performers, like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Booker T, and Owen Hart, used winning the tournament to enhance their gimmicks and their presences on the roster. This is the first KOTR held since 2019, before […] READ MORE


Doudrop on Raw: Subtle, Effective, and Fun

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When Monday Night Raw began advertising the return of Eva Marie, reaction was mixed. Shortly after the release of several more athletically credible female talents, bringing Eva back seemed like a tone deaf move on the part of World Wrestling Entertainment. When her June 15 debut came, Eva Marie had unadvertised accompaniment: wrestler Kimberly Benson, […] READ MORE


Preview: WWE Raw (8/23/21) – Logan Paul Returns

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Monday Night Raw has arrived! This week, Raw takes place live from Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. The first edition of the red brand since Saturday’s polarizing SummerSlam event, which saw the return of both Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar. The landscape of the Raw brand changed at the event; with Charlotte Flair capturing […] READ MORE


NXT TakeOver 36: NXT at Its Finest

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At its finest, pro wrestling satisfies an ancient urge in its audience, hearkening back to human history’s first entertainments. The broad but morally tinged comedy of folklore’s tricksters, the blood sports of gladiators, the death-defying risks of bull jumpers, the archetypes of heroes and villains, all live in the art form. Pro wrestling is very […] READ MORE


MVPs of WWE’s Pandemic Era

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With World Wrestling Entertainment’s return to live tapings from venues across the country beginning July 16, a short but distinct era in its history ends. The Pandemic Era saw WWE pivoting quickly to crowdless shows filmed first at the WWE Performance Center, and finally the technologically sophisticated Thunderdome at Amway Center. The COVID19 pandemics demands-eliminating […] READ MORE


Is the WWE Women’s Tag Team Division Dead?

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June 14’s Monday Night Raw saw some new developments in World Wrestling Entertainment‘s women’s tag team division. Eva Marie returned, with NXT UK alum Piper Niven in tow, and the seeds of acrimony were sewn between current women’s tag team champions Natalya and Tamina and Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke. Despite these new turns of […] READ MORE


The Negative Impact Of Reginald

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On last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw (May 31), Reginald defeated Shayna Baszler. For weeks now, Alexa Bliss has used the unfair advantage of voodoo magic to cost Baszler matches. We have been unsure as to why Bliss – or her demon doll of death, Lilly – has targeted the Queen of Spades in […] READ MORE