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* Charlotte Flair looks back on her journey to becoming The Queen in the series premiere of the new digital series “WWE Then & Now.” (YouTube)

* Awesome Kong, Jackie Tohn and Chavo Guerrero speak with TV Insider’s Scott Fisher to discuss training the cast of Netflix’s GLOW. (TV Insider)

* Dave Meltzer speculates that the reason The Miz and Maryse will kayfabe split up is because the WWE don’t want to duplicate a couples gimmick now that Mike & Maria Kanellis have debuted on SmackDown. (Cageside Seats)

* Asuka breaks another record as the third longest reigning women’s champion in WWE/NXT history. (Twitter)

* Reby Hardy sends out a series of tweets to Impact Wrestling’s Jeff Jarrett threatening to reveal “his drunk texts and DUI records”. (Wrestle Zone)

* Kairi Hojo has wrapped up her STARDOM commitments in Japan and arrived to Orlando at NXT. (Squared Circle Sirens)

* Brie Bella vlogs on Birdie watching Daniel Bryan on SmackDown for the first time. (YouTube)

* Cageside Seats highlights Becky Lynch‘s promo with Daniel Bryan from this week’s episode of SmackDown, making a case as to why it she is one of the best babyfaces in the business. (Cageside Seats)

* Trish Stratus talks to Flare on Netflix’s GLOW and her time in the ring. (Flare)

* Cathy Kelley looks at how Superstars reacted about the returning Maria Kanellis. (YouTube)

* Asuka breaks another record as the third longest reigning Women’s Champion in WWE/NXT history. (Twitter)

* Natalya blogs on how she balances a career and relationship with her husband TJ ahead of their fourth year anniversary. (Calgury Sun)

  • Jo9834

    Charlotte comes across so sweet and likeable in that video. You can tell she really has gone through some stuff in her career to get to where she is at.

    And it is a travesty that the WWE is considering breaking up the Miz and Maryse. Without the Miz is there really anything left for Maryse to do? she won’t be wrestling and it would be awkward pairing her with another male on the roster.

    • Joseph

      Charlotte is one of the nicest wrestlers out there so that shouldn’t be a surprise.

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    • Callisthenes

      She’s leaving WWE. We are just not sure if she will be leaving permanently or temporary.


    Ladies pls go and read Trish’s article bc honestly that’s where I’m coming from when I say Alexa and Carmella are garbage.

    • Joseph

      I don’t get your hatred for Alexa and Carmella.

      • Call Up Asuka NOW

        I don’t either I mean is Alexa paying her rent money for all the time she’s staying in her head

    • John Finnie

      This gent would like to know What article are you talking about’ ?

  • Jaded

    One maryse is worth a thousand Maria.

    • Neutral

      A thousand Maryses couldn´t shout as loud as Maria on the mic.

  • Neutral
  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    The person who makes Maryse’s gear, Julia Youngberg, actually said that she was working on new gears for Maryse for the next PPV AND one even bigger for SummerSlam as well so that implies Maryse is still about to be one our screen and that likely, they won’t break them up permanently.

  • Everyone go support Alicia, she deserves merch

    • Cameron’s Beatdown

      For real, 10 plus years in th business and she couldn’t get a simple “crazy like a fox” shirt?

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    • YonceLuvsDivas

      I saw the shade lol!! I was screaming!!! Go head Foxy!

    • Degenerous Boss

      Awwwww, i hope she gets get own merch, i always wanted a fox fur hood back when she was wearing them, she can be marketable if they will finally freaking market her

    • Jo9834

      Oh my, this is truly sad. I would have thought she would have some kind of merch by now, Alicia is well and truly overlooked and underused in so many ways. If she wasn’t so awkward on the mic i’m pretty sure they would have used her by now. When Paige debuted and won the title, oddly enough they were pushing Alicia and her crazy gimmick over Paige which made me think she was going to break out that year.

  • Rosanna

    Alexa was filming total divas yesterday with Lana, Nikki and Natalya.

    • Kat Love

      She’s going to enjoy it. Free vacations, airfare, food at restaurants, rental cars all paid for my E network when shooting TD.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    So what will happen to Maryse? I hope she gets back active in the ring. She’s a very credible heel so I can see can help with the lack of heels. Plus a Maryse vs Sasha Banks feud could slay!

    • John Finnie

      He also reported that Mayrse wouldn’t get used as much or at all

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        I saw but that would kind of suck for her not to have anything to do. They could probably even keep her wit the whole Miz entourage thing anyway. They do need some type of sex appeal.

        • John Finnie

          Defo shes far to good to be left out

    • Gato_wiska

      Since Maryse can’t wrestle anymore due to injuries. I will have her Manage Asuka.

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        Yea she could manage another female superstar. Maybe Nia would be a better option though. Or bring up The Iconic Duo and have her be the third memeber but ultimately the leader. Kind of like The Dollhouse in TNA.

  • MK126

    Wow the glow up for Charlotte is real. She looked tragic before she became the queen… tbh all of the NXT women looked tragic before they got into their actual characters

    • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

      tbh you gotta start somewhere, even look at women in the past. At least the ones that actually spent time in development. Their characters, looks and move set develops over time.

      • MK126

        I mean that based on looks mostly. I remember when everyone would call charlotte a fridge and now shes gorgeous

        • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

          even Sasha was basic when she first arrived in development. She was pretty but she didn’t stand out until she got her boss persona.

  • ssilva872

    Wow congrats to Asuka. She should get past Rockin Robin too to be #2 if she loses (or wins) her match against Ember at Brooklyn III.

    She is just awesome so she deserves a great accolade that should hold up for a long long time.

  • Holy fuck! Asuka is breaking all the records in the industry, obviously won’t break Fabulous Moolah record.
    That Charlotte video was hilarious and see her complete evolution was amazing.