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*In an Interview with Amarillo Becky Lynch thinks WWE is a year or two away from a women’s Royal Rumble match and she wants to face James Ellsworth in a cage match at SummerSlam. (amarillo.com)

*Tuesday’s SmackDown Live saw an increase in viewership, perhaps based on the women’s MITB Ladder rematch. (Cageside seats)

*Cageside Seats examine a growing issue in the WWE, drawing on justice for Carmella after the MITB rematch, when the heels make more sense than the babyfaces. (Cagesideseats)

*Carmella posted a photo of herself out in the wild as Ms Money in the Bank. (Twitter)

*On the latest Stone Cold Steve Austin podcast Bayley talks about possibly turning heel and how her career is “in a weird spot right now.” (Podcastone)

*Raw was privy to a Divas reunion this past Monday as Sharmell, Torrie Wilson, Eve Torres-Gracie, Candice Michelle, and Christy Hemme posed for some photos. (instagram)

*Though WWE has not confirmed Eva Marie‘s employment status, even though she has not appeared on WWE programming and is done with Total Divas, she is already teasing a return to the ring in a new interview. (toofab)

*Paste Magazine laments that WWE still has a long way to go with proper women and LGBT representation. (Paste)

*WWE releases a new theme song for Nikki Cross. (YouTube)

*WWE Superstars react to the historic Last Woman Standing Match between Asuka and Nikki Cross. (WWE)

*Natalya talks to TVInsider about taking the perfect selfie. (TV Insider)

*Charlotte makes a guest appearance on the Edge and Christian podcast where she talks about competing in MITB and more. (Stitcher)

*Awesome Kong talks to Pro Wrestling Sheet about her role in GLOW and how her new acting career differs from wrestling (Pro Wrestling Sheet)

*Deonna Purrazzo, Jinny, and Amber Nova talk to Mic about what it’s like being a wrestler and how they feel about GLOW. (Mic)

*WWE celebrates a milestone this week as the company hosts three consecutive women’s main events across all brands. (WWE)

*Taya was striped of the Reina de Reinas Championship by AAA and she responds on twitter about the situation. (Twitter)

  • trishlita721

    Strange how smackdown wouldn’t allow Victoria backstage though.

    • All Eyes On Me

      Love her but maybe it has something to do with the leak? It’s sad tho.

      • trishlita721

        What leak??

        • King K.

          A sextape involving Victoria and her husband

          • Shan

            If that’s the reason I’m side-eyeing WWE so hard right now.

        • All Eyes On Me

          She’s one of the victim of wrestler’s hacked clouds. And it’s very nsfw. Those hackers really need to get a life, they ruining people’s life.

    • hitesh khanna

      thats sad.. did they forget about xpac and his videos???

      • trishlita721

        Was there videos of Victoria?!

        • All Eyes On Me

          Yep there is.

    • ralfikh

      But most women in the past did post for playboy. What the diff tho.

      • trishlita721

        I don’t know what happened??

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Idk if they didn’t let her. It looked like she bought tickets to the show.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I love Becky but she’s above such a match in my view. Now, that being said, I believe that there is a great potential moment in having her putting her hands on him. I don’t think an actual match between the two of them is the proper way to do it.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    About the trend with heels making sense, it’s damn true and this article told it like it is. It’s a big issue in WWE because now, why are you going to boo a heel who is giving legitimate and totally acceptable reasons about his actions? While on the other side, you portray your babyface like “stupid idiots” who are not necessarily as “cool” as they should be?
    They should think again about the way they handle their characters in WWE…

  • Nathan Bootleg Kardashian

    Eva needs to stay away. I was such a fan of hers down in NXT and wanted her to prove the haters wrong but everything she’s done shows me everyone was right. She’s only there fir the exposure and that’s a slap in the face to every girl down in NXT trying to work their way up when Eva was handed literally everything.

    • conan_kun

      Especially she forgot to kick out of the pinfall which is as worse as Cameron doing pinfall on Naomi’s back, how do this makes her to be top woman instantly.

      • Rosanna

        Everyone always gets on Cameron about that. Melina has done it before too the thing is we didn’t have social network back then to tweet or write about it. Just under wwe YouTube comments and it’s easily very passable were is now we see and hear it about it everyday.

      • KatyaMenelli

        Cameron did that purposely if you had eyes. It wasn’t unplanned.

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Naomi also pinned someone without being the legal man.

    • Marshy

      No one should be handed everything on a silver and then gold platter when one is just using the WWE as a stepping stone to get exposure when there are others who really want this.

  • Bayley hasn’t been booked the best but she also underperformed a lot so they cooled off her. She can barely cut a promo or sound sincere and genuine. Becky does it 1000x better.

    • Joseph

      Main problems is that these writers don’t know how to write for certain wrestlers. They need to know the talent better.

      • Windyhawaii

        They need new writers

        • Joseph

          They are only two writers that are there currently that came from a Pro-Wrestling background and thats Jimmy Jacobs and Robert Evans.

          • Windyhawaii

            Really? I thought in order to be a writer you had to be involved in pro wrestling somehow for at least a few years. Excluding kevin Dunn of course, not even WWE officials can stand that D bag

          • Joseph

            Yep thats the only two everybody else is from somewhere else. They may be others i don’t know who else. I guess Michael Hayes and another guy.

      • KatyaMenelli

        They just need new writers period

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Most are given the opportunity to make up what they have to say. They might give them guidelines but from what I see, most promos are DIY.

  • SD had a small increase of viewers while Raw lost over 100K. Looks like the SD booking idea proved to be succesful.

    • Jo9834

      Historically the 3rd hour loses a tonne of viewers , I believe the third hour drop off was much less in this case if not increased over the prior week bucking the trend. The gauntlet match went over well ratings wise I believe.

      • No, they couldn’t keep up the viewers, while SD did. Period

  • Jo9834

    Its been an incredible week for women in wrestling in general. Both main roster matches were booked far too bland to be in the main event spot however. The word ‘historic’ and ‘first’ really need to be left alone in terms of the women for a long while. The last woman standing match was by far the best of the three I must say, Nikki Cross’s stock just went up a whole lot after this and I can see them making a big deal out of her in months to come.

  • ralfikh

    Is Christy will be ring announcer for the mae young classics?

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Isn’t she still with impact/GFW?

      • Windyhawaii

        She left like two years ago

      • ralfikh

        Yup she left. But she did become the 1st women to stay for a decade in Impact.

        • YonceLuvsDivas

          Must’ve slipped my mind or something.

    • Corey Anderson

      that would be awesome

      • ralfikh

        Right? Her rock n roll vibes would fit perfectly for the tournament.

  • OMg! One of the most perfect weeks for the wwe women’s wrestlers. That divas reunion made me cry, love seen torrie again and hope Christy it’s the ring announcer on the mae young classic.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Omg all of the past divas look so beautiful! Omg not one of them lost it! I’m loving the thickness Sharmell and Candice got from having kids.

  • Windyhawaii

    Christy NEEDS to be a ring announcer for the MYC. JoJo is not good to me tbh

  • Jouey
    • KatyaMenelli

      And I will barf so much. Lana is better in the ring at this point and that’s sad.

  • Don ?

    It’s always a treat to see former Divas together. Loved that generation of women.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Did they call Mickie “Eve Torres-Gracie”? Sorry but I only see Mickie James.