“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


NXT 2.0 Bets on Toxic Attraction Following Halloween Havoc

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NXT 2.0’s annual Halloween Havoc event on October 26’s broadcast saw major change in the women’s division. Once touted by the brand itself as the best women’s division in the world, the NXT 2.0 women’s roster is brimming with talent that was on display starting with a six woman tag team ladder match for the […] READ MORE



Preview: WWE NXT 2.0 — The Women TakeOver (9/28/21)

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NXT 2.0 continues to deliver the world of professional wrestling new faces, new groups, and plenty of discussion as the show takes shape. This week’s edition looks to be all about the women as there will be three matches of importance set between them, including two title matches. Add in Roderick Strong‘s first NXT Cruiserweight […] READ MORE


NXT Looks Ahead on Last ‘Black and Gold’ Episode

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By now, all of the conjecture about changes at NXT are not rumor, but fact. Its new, paint-splashed logo, heralded by rapper (and diehard pro wrestling fan) Wale’s new song, debuted on August 27. Its new direction, whatever that proves to be, debuts on NXT’s upcoming installment on September 14. This news has seemed like […] READ MORE


NXT Babyfaces Aren’t Being Built – and That’s a Problem

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Former NXT North American champion Bronson Reed was one of a handful of World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars recently released. NXT’s fortunes seem to have dwindled, in the wake of WWE’s budget cuts, from its push in 2019-20 as a legitimate third brand of WWE’s television product to a territory in limbo. The sacrifice of its […] READ MORE


Toni Storm Debuts on SmackDown

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When her NXT UK nemesis Rhea Ripley departed the Capitol Wrestling Center for Monday Night Raw, Toni Storm declared that it was “Toni’s time to storm” NXT’s women’s roster. With current NXT women’s champion Raquel Gonzalez having slid into Ripley’s niche as the dominant force on the women’s roster, Storm’s efforts were diverted to a […] 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


NXT Great American Bash Results and Analysis (7/6/21)

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Tuesday night was the return of NXT‘s Great American Bash for the second straight year. A night made of three title matches and a massive singles rematch was what made this one so special. Could it recapture the greatness of last year’s? Here are the NXT Great American Bash results along with analysis and match […] READ MORE