How the SmackDown Women Rocked the House in Houston

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Its been a cruel summer for the women’s division at World Wrestling Entertainment. Budget cuts sent Mickie James, Chelsea Green, Ruby Riott, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, and Lana off, wishing them well in their ‘future endeavors’. This left a skeleton crew of female WWE superstars heading into the build-up for the women’s Money in the […] READ MORE


NXT Women’s Division Rolls With the Punches

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The best laid plans of mice, men, and Triple H, it seems, often go awry. Recent budget cuts and the caprices of other minds have changed streams at his pet project, NXT, a few times this summer. Plans for the cruiserweight division of 205 Live to become a more featured part of the action at […] READ MORE


Rhea Ripley Reawakened on Raw

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Rhea Ripley’s last match on the NXT brand was a barnburner. The former NXT women’s champion was facing off against former best friend Raquel Gonzalez, after weeks of being taunted by Gonzalez that she no longer needed Ripley and was determined to displace her as the undisputed alpha female of NXT. In their last-woman-standing match, […] READ MORE


Where do Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox Fit on SmackDown?

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As reported earlier at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, NXT’s Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox debuted on July 9’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown as a tag team. In their debut match, the two scored an exuberant victory over the current WWE women’s tag team champions, Natalya and Tamina. Shotzi Blackheart has been reported to […] READ MORE


Naomi Deserves Better: Justice for the Underutilized Women’s Superstar

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Last summer, the vocal fanbase of WWE Superstar Naomi erupted into a hive of tweets hashtagged #JusticeForNaomi and #NaomiDeservesBetter. The source of their ire was a match with Lacey Evans, in which Evans tied Naomi’s braids to the ropes. It seemed an ignominious act towards an athlete with so much prowess and many accomplishments behind […] 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


Natalya and Tamina: Making History, Shaping the Future

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Current WWE women’s tag team champions Natalya and Tamina are both bearing the standard of famous families whose performers have contributed immeasurably to the WWE and sports entertainment in general. However, what makes their current run as champions impactful is not their past, but what it could mean for the future of women in the […] READ MORE


WWE Raw Card Preview: Riddle vs. Xavier Woods (5/24/21)

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The WWE Raw card for this Monday night has two matches announced, but expect more especially regarding the WWE Championship. Here’s the WWE Raw card preview. Riddle vs. Xavier Woods Riddle‘s playfulness with The New Day has run out after last week. Randy Orton walked out on Riddle following his loss to Kofi Kingston. That […] READ MORE


Shayna Baszler Loses Again

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When will it end? Shayna Baszler lost (again) on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw. Last week, she was the victim of a voodoo assault from Alexa Bliss and her demented demon doll of death, Lilly. This week, teaming with Nia Jax against Tamina and Natalya, she managed to lock in the Kirifuda Clutch […] READ MORE