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Each week, The Backpage will wrap up some of the smaller news stories, rumors, editorials and gossip making the rounds in women’s wrestling. Got a tip for next week? Send it in.

* Taya recaptures the Reina de Reinas Championship in a brutal no DQ match against Ayako Hamada. (Lucha Libre AAA)

* MGM Television, which produces Lucha Underground, will be working with ‘Women Of Wrestling’ to create content for TV and digital platforms. (Deadline)

* Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter that unless things change, WWE has no plans to use Paige going forward after she is recovered from her neck surgery. (Wrestling INC)

* AJ Brooks offers life advice to the next generation of women. (YouTube)

* Alexa Bliss tells Yahoo Sports of her ambitions goals of winning the Raw Women’s Title and hopes of seeing the WWE Women in the main event of WrestleMania. (Yahoo Sports)

* Lana gives a sneak peak to her new gimmick at an NXT Tampa house. (Cageside Seats)

* Charlotte Flair comments on her move to SmackDown and elevating WWE’s Women’s division. (Sporting News)

* Allie and Christina Von Eerie have recently signed new Impact Wrestling deals. (PWInsider)

* Dahlia Black will officially be leaving PROGRESS Wrestling. (Twitter)

* Becky Lynch is looking to have a match against James Ellsworth. (Twitter)

* Bleacher Report spotlights some of Emma‘s previous poor booking and WWE Creative’s shot at redemption. (Bleacher Report)

* Eva Marie and WWE will be parting ways when her deal expires. Each side is remaining silent as contractually, her time on Total Divas hasn’t run out and she’s still required to promote that series. (PWInsider)

* Impact Wrestling is expected to announce summer tour dates next week – their first house shows since 2014. (Cageside Seats)

* Alexa Bliss credits William Regal with helping her bring together her heel persona. (ESPN)

* Trish Stratus lands her 105th Magazine Cover. (Squared Circle Sirens)