WWE Velocity at 20: Unpacking the First Episode

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WWE Velocity aired for the first time on TNN 20 years ago today (May 25). WWE Velocity was a second show for the SmackDown brand and aired from the iconic big fist set. The landscape of the WWE has changed a lot since then. Velocity was a new enhancement talent show similar to Sunday Night […] READ MORE


Survivor Series 2002 Lookback: Trish Stratus vs. Victoria Hardcore Match

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November 1’s installment of Monday Night Raw saw reigning Raw women’s champion Becky Lynch retain her title in yet another challenge from Bianca Belair. The match was a lengthy and close one, and in the course of over 25 minutes in the ring both opponents came out looking strong, with Lynch’s craftiness and Belair’s prodigious […] READ MORE


WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus Features as a Judge on Canada’s Got Talent

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Canada’s Got Talent, the Simon Cowell-produced spin-off to his Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent franchise, is returning to the Canadian airwaves for a reboot this year, and for pro wrestling fans, there’s a familiar face in the judge’s row. Canada’s Got Talent initially debuted in the 2011-2012 season, but after one year it […] READ MORE


The Legacy of WWE Sunday Night Heat

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In August 1998, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) launched Sunday Night Heat. It was a bid to capitalize on the Attitude Era’s popularity. The aim was to have an extra hour of programming to continue storylines from Monday Night Raw and give some of WWE’s mid-carders more ring time. On the October 4, 1998 episode of […] READ MORE


Rivalry Rewind: Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James

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Professional wrestling is built on the stories told in and out of the ring. These often come in the form of rivalries, pitting opposing forces against one another in pursuit of bragging rights, championships, and success. In this first installment of Rivalry Rewind, revisit one of the most important women’s wrestling feuds of the mid-2000s […] READ MORE


Bayley Calls Out Trish Stratus & Lita for SummerSlam

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After the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Bayley & Sasha Banks defended their titles against Kabuki Warriors‘ Asuka & Kairi Sane on Monday night, Bayley took to Social Media to declare who they have their sights set on to once again prove their dominance in as tag team champions – Banks and Bayley want WWE […] READ MORE


Becky Lynch Racing Up Top 10 Longest Reigns For Women in WWE

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With her victory at WrestleMania 36 over Shayna Baszler and making it through Raw After Mania still Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch has now held the Raw Women’s title for 365 days. In the past few weeks, she moved past Alundra Blayze (Madusa)’s 342-day reign as WWF Women’s Champion to place herself as the seventh-longest […] READ MORE


Report: Aussie Star Indi Hartwell Signs With WWE

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As first broken by Squared Circle Sirens on their Patreon site, Australian indie star Indi Hartwell has signed with the WWE to a developmental deal and is expected to join the WWE Performance Center next month. Over the course of just a few short years in the wrestling business, Melbourne’s Indi Hartwell has made waves. […] READ MORE


SmackDown to Debut on FOX with 20th Anniversary Celebration, WWE Legends

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Mark your calendars as today, WWE announced that SmackDown Live‘s FOX debut, already scheduled for October 4th, will be a celebration of the show’s 20th Anniversary. With Dave Meltzer previously reporting that WWE will debut new cameras during the initial broadcast, as well as feature celebrities sitting ringside at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, today’s news […] READ MORE


SummerSlam Preview: Trish Stratus vs. Charlotte Flair

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September 17, 2006, was the date that Trish Stratus wrestled her retirement match at WWE Unforgiven against Lita. Stratus won the WWE Women’s Championship that night for the seventh time and this writer was in the crowd for the emotional send-off in her hometown of Toronto. Trish Stratus has now announced via Twitter that she […] READ MORE