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* The first four episodes of the Mae Young Classic will be available on demand on the WWE Network, beginning this Monday August 28th at 9 a.m. ET. (WWE.com)

* Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair tease upcoming “What’s the tea?!” episodes. (Cageside Seats)

* Deadshirt.net looks at some of the current flaws in Bayley and Emma’s current booking. (Deadshirt)

* Brie and Nikki Bella launch new line of wines. (E! Online)

* SoCal Val reflects back on her time with TNA and working with Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. (Wrestle: List)

* NuGo Nutrition names Allie their Athlete of the Month (NuGo Nutrition)

* Bianca Belair reveals that Mark Henry got her a WWE tryout opportunity (ESPN)

* The wrestling world reacts to Sexy Star ‘Shooting’ at AAA’s TripleMania XXV. (Wrestling INC)

* Charlotte Flair is back to working live events with the WWE since her father Ric Flair was hospitalized a couple of weeks ago. (Twitter)

* TV Insider introduces Alexa Bliss, Carmella and Nia Jax as new cast members to Total Divas. (TV Insider)

* Natalya blogs on nearly breaking out of character at SummerSlam (Calgary Sun)

  • Charlie

    So excited for Bianca BelAir to officially debut, she is gonna snatch that NXT Women’s Championship one day, she’s set for big things!

    And this Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch ‘whats the tea’ is so annoying, just stop!

  • Bianca is gonna be big, she already gets praise from many veterans.

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  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    If Blossom and Bubbles don’t got all the way on somewhere with this “What’s the Tea”. Look closer at the tea leaves and see if you can predict this ass whooping I’m about to bring to your front door ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1f213d4c7aaf4d0da5b77044f6a87ef0b63ca8408e72d1b55e32fd9b93b4393c.gif

  • Don ?

    Becky and Charlotte are really going all the way with this “tea” stuff, eh? It’s a tad cringy for me. ? At least they don’t have Naomi doing it.

    • Joseph

      They film a short video after Charlotte defeated Lana a few weeks back.

  • Match of Year Maker

    Can’t wait to see the MYC

  • I’m excited to see the new girls on Total Divas.
    Carmella is gonna fit right in. I feel like Nia is going to be well-liked. Alexa might be the new Eva, in the sense that the other girls will be jealous of her success.
    Isn’t Charlotte supposed to be on too??

    • chrissi calvert

      No Charlotte. Just Alexa, Nia & Carmella

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      They wanted Charlotte on but she didn’t want to be on the show

    • MyleneCruz

      Actually Alexa made comments about how she’s more reserved than the other ladies when it comes to fights and is surprised that the women on TD act the way they do when she’s the youngest.

      • Yeah I read about that too, which is why I say I feel maybe she’s suggesting how ‘willing’ to argue the other girls are compared to herself.
        Eva wasn’t exactly combative during her time on the show, right?

  • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

    Omg this tea stuff has gone too far y’all had one cute segment where you sipped tea and you’ve been milking it since then ?? enough

  • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

    A show called ‘What’s the Tea?’

    Charlotte and Becky will hear from RuPaul and Michelle Visage’s lawyers.


  • Danny?

    Also the ladies of glow were featured in Katy Perry’s new video including Queen Kia

    • Jo9834

      I thought that was her! This is pretty cool I found the video funny and cringey all at the same time, wonder why DD didn’t report this?

      • Danny?

        The video was just too much cringe for me but the fact Kia was in it made me love it regardless

      • Kvngbalor

        DD is lacking these days bout time they report shit we’ve already discussed it in the comments

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    “Dave Meltzer reported on the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE has discussed having the winner of the Mae Young Classic to be crowned the new NXT Women’s Champion. The finals take place live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, September 12th at 10pm EST after SmackDown goes off the air that night. Spoilers on the finals are here.”

    I REALLY hope it’s not the case. If they decided to go that route with Asuka, then the next champion should be one of the girls already on NXT.

    • ?too litty?

      I’m 50/50 on the idea because they should be fighting for something. But at the same time, I feel like there should be a tournament to determine who the next champion is because women like Ruby, Nikki, Billie, Peyton, Ember, Mandy, and many more have a lot to offer and they deserve their chance.

      • Looking Glass

        They are fighting for something, they’ve spent this long putting over Mae Young’s legacy and the winner of this tournament is to be a trailblazer because of that. Not ever accomplishment comes as a title belt or a tiara.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        A tournament or a match between the most deserving NXT female wrestlers would be a lot better.
        The MYC winner should have some kind of things. A title shot or a MR spot but not directly a title. You have to work for it and not win on a tournament that doesn’t even involve the top females stars from NXT.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Exactly the last thing we need is a MMA fighter being Champion and another Japanese undefeated wrestler that would be a slap in the face to the NXT Women who couldn’t beat Asuka then someone who just came to the company becomes the Champion like no

  • Kvngbalor

    Also its being discussed that the winner of the MYC will be crowned new NXT women’s champion and to me all of Its very suspect the injury the relinquishing the title and now wanting to crown the winner of the tournament new champion timing is just so coincidental WWE wants Kairi Sane as new champion but didn’t want Asuka defeated and imo Kairi is good but this is a slap to Ember Moon and every other women of NXT cause Kairi will go on this same streak i can feel it now not as long as Asuka but a winning streak too comparable

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      I hardly doubt they’ll give the winner of the tournament the title. Neither woman have stepped foot in NXT yet. As well that will be a huge slap in the face to the current tv Women’s division.

      • Kvngbalor

        I dont at all im hoping they don’t but i really have a gut feeling this may be true

        • YonceLuvsDivas

          I would so be done wit NXT for the year if so cause that’s just BS!

          • Kvngbalor

            I like Kairi and all but right after Asuka run no maybe this time next yr it’s Ember or Nikki time i feel Peyton & Billie are getting called up Liv also tbh

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Ugh nothing really juicy this week. Week ending is usually where the good stuff is reported. But anyway the Sexy Star incident definitely finished her in the wrestling world. Idk who would want to work with her after this. Welp the unemployment line looking real good for her right about now! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f13a8c30266dc66e8d91c535f372003faa3b25b30986f925f830731538bdd550.jpg