Week ending June 11th, 2017

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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.

* Ruby Riot gets five stitches during NXT’s first day at the Download Festival in Derby, England. She was busted open after taking a bump into the steel stairs during her match with Asuka that ended in no contest. (Wrestling INC)

* Allie vlogs on her trip to Mumbai, India during Impact Wrestling’s tour of India. (YouTube)

* Regarding the Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley feud, WWE has reportedly decided to end it because of the negative reaction to the poorly-received “This is Your Life” segment from RAW. That is also why the match at the Extreme Rules PPV was cut short. (NoDQ.com)

* NXT Superstars Bianca Blair and Montez Ford announce their engagement. (WWE.com)

* Priscilla Kelly speaks with Wrestle: List about her comparison to Paige, using sex as a gimmick and first getting into wrestling. (Wrestle: List)

* WWE countdowns the Top 10 Female Superstar table crashes. (YouTube)

* Cageside Seats analyzes the shortcoming of Raw Women’s division from their Extreme Rules PPV. (Cageside Seats)

* Squared Circle Siren reports that the WWE have signed yoga teacher and beach volleyball athlete Jessie Elaban. (Squared Circle Sirens)

* Nikki Bella gives her thoughts on the upcoming season of Total Bellas, becoming a new aunt and John Cena’s return to SmackDown. (YouTube)

* Dave Meltzer notes that Lana has been given the spot on Smackdown Live was originally intended for Eva Marie. While Lana’s character is supposed to be a heel, the belief is that it’s almost a lock she’ll end up becoming a babyface. (NoDQ.com)

* Road Dogg names Asuka as one of the NXT stars he would like to see join the SmackDown roster. (411 Mania)

* Natalya blogs on the honour of being a part of the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank’ Ladder match. (Calgary Sun)