The Wrap (December 31st, 2016): News from the week in women’s wrestling

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Each week, The Wrap will wrap up the week in women’s wrestling by compiling the week’s smaller news stories, rumors and gossip – anything not normally covered by Diva Dirt. Got a tip for next week? Send it in.

* Maria Kanellis and Mike Bennett speak with Huffington Post to reflect back on their 2016, share the story on how they met and reveal their contracts are up in January. (Huffington Post)

* Alundra Blayze sits with JBL in the latest edition of WWE Legends. (Wrestling INC)

* An announcement from Anthem Sports & Entertainment officially purchasing TNA and parent company Impact Ventures LLC from Dixie Carter is expected soon resulting in Dixie likely removed from any position of power. (PWInsider)

* Sasha Banks hints an interest in joining SmackDown. (Twitter)

* Lilian Garcia and Marti Bell honor loved ones who passed away over the holidays. (Instagram 1, Instagram 2)

* Former WWE Broadcaster Jonathan Coachman believes that WWE will no longer sign Ronda Rousey after her UFC loss. (Twitter)

* SmackDown draws in more rating than Raw for the first time since the WWE Draft. (Cage Side Seats)

* Pop TV ranks Jade’s top cage cross body to Rosemary Number 2 in their list of “Top 5 Impacts of the Year” (Twitter)

* Deonna Purrazzo takes on Candice LeRae in the latest episode of WOH Wednesday. (YouTube)