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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.

* Brie Bella begins to document her journey back to the ring. (YouTube)

* Impact Wrestling releases new sets of theme songs for their current Knockouts division as part of their ‘The Music Of IMPACT Wrestling: Red, Blue, Green’ series. (ShopTNA.com)

* WWE have reportedly ask for Viper to participate in The Mae Young Classic Tournament. (Wrestling INC)

* Thea Trinidad discusses her aspirations to become the “female” version of Rey Mysterio. (Wrestling INC)

* Wrestle: List rank their choices of the 10 rising stars of British Women’s Wrestling. (Wrestle: List)

* Cageside Seats takes a look at the aftermath of Backlash and where the SmackDown Women’s Division can go ahead of Money in the Bank. (Cageside Seats)

* AJ Brooks discusses the importance of acknowledging mental illness and ending stigmas. (YouTube)

* ESPN celebrates and highlights Lucha Underground ahead of mid-season three premiere. (ESPN)

* Dave Metlzer reports that WWE has been doing more multi-person matches in WWE right now because the booking is “slow,” things are planned to heat up in July and August. (Cageside Seats)

* WWE.com ranks Ember Moon‘s Eclipse at number 8 on their list of ’10 greatest top-rope finishing maneuvers’. (WWE.com)

    • KellyKellyisbeast

      Yasssssss

    • conan_kun

      I can see WWE booking them to go over Asuka, something which not even Emma & Dana and Billie & Peyton double team can achieve.

      • Please… they were losing to everyone during the revolution what makes you think they’d go over Asuka?

    • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

      Umm…delete. They can come back in 15 years to be the new Mae and Moolah of the division.

  • Wicked Emma

    I rather stay home with my child than go back to the ring. My child is more important than getting back in the ring.

    • Aye Mate

      Same apply for Mickie James, then?

      • Wicked Emma

        Here we go….

        • Aye Mate

          A mere genuine question.

          And I ask as someone who would quite happily never see Brie Bella in a WWE ring again. Or any ring, to be precise.

          • Wicked Emma

            I said the same about Mickie James too. The child is more important than the wrestling ring.

          • Aye Mate

            I’m sure both Brie and Mickie don’t dispute that. Otherwise, y’know, there’s a thing called social services.

          • Wicked Emma

            I’m not going to argue about this. I meant what I said.

    • Ryan #KingOfCreative

      As long as the child is taken care of it shouldn’t matter, mama has to make a living too

      • Wicked Emma

        I’m not going to argue about this. I meant what I said.

        • Ryan #KingOfCreative

          And I meant what I said

          • Wicked Emma

            Nice ?

          • Ryan #KingOfCreative

            Perfect

      • Jaded

        Didn’t she make enough in her nearly a decade career with WWE?
        With all the high profile gigs the Bella fans keep saying they get. Why is she rushing back to the ring?

        • Because she likes it, contrary to the general belief on her and her sister.

        • Shady

          because she loves wrestling, she never got legitimately hurt during a decade of wrestling so her health isn’t even at risk

        • Shady

          plus her and Daniel believe in minimalism so it’s not like they spend the money they earn anyways

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    • trishlita721

      Tbh I think it’s great that women can now have children and return and have longevity within their wwe careers….. As we’ve seen so many times with men’s wwe careers im really glad that they’ve created flexibility for a woman’s run in the business. Shouldn’t you be??

      • Wicked Emma

        If you have done it all in the business, why would you want to come back? I get that Brie likes being in the ring. Brie’s a mother now that SHOULD be her NUMBER 1 PRIORITY.

        • Shady

          so no one is allowed to go to work after having children?

          • Wicked Emma

            Did I say that? ALL I said was that I would FOCUS on being a mother, than being in the ring that’s what I said.

          • Shady

            she will balance her ish, don’t worry about it

        • Aye Mate

          What makes you think her child isn’t her number one priority?

          • Wicked Emma

            DID I SAY THAT? Please go back AND read my COMMENT.

          • Aye Mate

            Okay. So… if you’re not disputing Brie’s motherhood, why bring it up in the first place?

          • Wicked Emma

            Either you don’t get what I’m saying or you just don’t want to read the truth.
            Im not disputing anything. ALL in saying is Brie needs to focus on being a mother.

            Don’t come at me putting words in my mouth.

            In done with this convo.

          • Aye Mate

            You’ve posted a comment for which I’ve asked for context as to ascertain the integrity of what you’re saying or trying to say. I can see, quite clearly, that beyond getting defensive you can’t give me any.

            Very well, moving along.

          • Wicked Emma

            Bye ?

          • Wicked Emma

            I can say what I want if you don’t like it so what.

          • Aye Mate

            Ditto?

        • Girl, it’s like a regular job. Do you think all moms should stop being teachers, doctors, managers, just because they have kids? Have common sense.

          • Wicked Emma

            Lol Boris I have common sense!. I’m talking about WRESTLING and when did I say that that women should still being teacher’s, doctors, and managers. I’m talking about wrestling nothing else. Don’t sit here and comment to me like in stupid. Because I’m not stupid.

            Like I said she should focus on her child. The wrestling ring isn’t important.

          • Wrestling is like any other job. Just because shes a new mom doesn’t mean she has to become a housewife.

          • Jaded

            The person without common sense here is you. Wrestling is not a Regular job, it takes toil on the body, you get injured,you get beat up. And a woman’s body is not built like a man’s. There only so much the Body of a young mother can take.

          • And it’s obviously her body and her decision. She’s been wrestling for a decade and has never had an injury so she should do fine again, she knows her limits.

          • Jaded

            She is a mother now. You are most definitely a woman that knows nothing about being a woman. The body changes a lot once you give birth and with a c section it just makes it more difficult. I’m not even sure her scares are healed completely. She seems desperate to me

          • She’s doing what she wants. Brooke returned to wrestling 4 months after her baby, Angelina after 3, Mickie after 2, I can go on. The point is, each woman consulted with their doctors and they know when to do it and how much they can do it. They’re not doing this alone.

          • Jaded

            A man sorry

        • trishlita721

          If the scheduling suites her which I’m sure wwe would back her and if men can do it without a second glance then this is great news.

          • Wicked Emma

            You’re turning this into a man vs woman situation.
            I’m not talking about the guys.
            All I’m saying is I focus more on my child. That’s all I’m trying to say.

    • thenotorious1

      I agree with you. Everyone that is turning this into a man vs women feud or saying wrestling is like any job like being a teacher or a doctor is dead wrong. These wrestlers are training to stay in tip top shape all the time. They are on the road, 300 days plus no off-season, they face the risk of serious injury everytime they step in the ring. Brie is a new mother now, ans she needs to take this time to relax and take care of her child before she can step in the ring.

      • Wicked Emma

        Exactly!!!! You get what I’m saying thank you!!!!

      • Jaded

        Finally someone with common sense.

    • Jo9834

      I think considering they have such a supportive network in terms of family and no doubt a healthy income to hire help if needed, I think Brie could possibly return on a part time basis, I do agree that the child is more important than anything else.

    • HOLLA

      I don’t think there’s anything to worried about. Brie will make sure Birdie is taken care of.

  • Jaded

    Honestly she should never come back.
    Like give the younger generations some space to shine.

    • Aye Mate

      I agree with the first sentence, but for different reasons. If Brie came back and competed, as an overall talent, on the same level as some of WWE’s strongest female stars, fair enough. But there’s little incentive for that to ever happen outwith Brie’s actual performance ability because WWE will present her more favourably than a lot of more deserving talents regardless of how bland she might be.

      Of course, I say all this as someone who doesn’t connect with what she does as a wrestler. For those who feel differently about her work, fair enough.

      • Lol “bland”. Might wanna check the dictionary for that. And when was she put over anyone during her second stint? Did she win the title? A feud (other than her last). She was the one who took most losses to the new women during the Divas Revolution era, but apparently she’s gonna get some spotlight out of nowhere.

        • ralfikh

          Agree.. She been putting over tons of new talent on her last run w the company.

          • Right? And people still think she’d be pushed over new girls, but even it she is, she would deserve it, given her popularity.

    • Even when she was active her place on the roster never limited anyone’s growth, so idk what your idea here is.

    • Shady

      she never even got a real championship run or a feud to win except for a damn preshow multi diva tag, if Mickie and Nikki can come back then so can she

  • trishlita721

    There’s also news of Maria kanellis making her wwe return!!!!

    • hitesh khanna

      where??

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      They covered that last month around Mania.

      • trishlita721

        There’s been a few updates I hope it’s not all lies.

        • hitesh khanna

          what are the few few updates?? sources??

          • trishlita721

            A couple of the wrestling news sites said she’s renegotiated for a debut after she’s graduated so fingers crossed it’s soon!!!

        • YonceLuvsDivas

          I truly believe they are returning. Both parties are being to hush hush. Plus I think they wanted to wait on the return after Maria’s graduation. Which she had a couple weeks ago, so now we are just waiting for the right time for them to debut.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Ugh!! Brie would comeback…. I reall wanted Nikki Bella to stay solo.

  • Shady

    one of my all time faves! Her passion for wrestling is incredible

  • Brie Bella is going to return this fast? Well, well, well. Definitely after the shake-up the booking is too slow for WWE. I really want to see Thea inside the Mae Young Tournament.

  • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

    Umm…does she want to be another Mickie? She welcome to comeback and be fed to either Alexa, Asuka or Charlotte.

  • Marlon Eric

    Oh lord, I’m starting to think retire doesn’t really mean retire when it comes to these broads.

  • HouseOfMaryse

    People really pressed about a kid that don’t belong to them lol ?

    • Aye Mate

      Yep – all and any discussion about Brie’s performance skill is fair game. Leave her parenting out of it.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Not Brie… She has nothing that others can’t bring to the table at this point. She’s not needed.

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  • QueenSableBomb

    In other non-Brie related news, I’m really glad that AJ is bringing awareness to mental illness and treatment. I’m going to school to become a psychologist, and the amount of people I know with mental illnesses that refuse to seek treatment and suffer in silence breaks my heart.