Diva Dirt http://www.diva-dirt.com Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Hell in a Cell Rewind: Eve Torres vs. Kaitlyn vs. Layla for the Divas Title (2012) http://www.diva-dirt.com/97489/hell-in-a-cell-rewind-eve-torres-vs-kaitlyn-vs-layla-for-the-divas-title-2012-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97489/hell-in-a-cell-rewind-eve-torres-vs-kaitlyn-vs-layla-for-the-divas-title-2012-2/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:00:33 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97489

Tomorrow night at Hell in a Cell, AJ Lee defends the Divas Title against Paige, while Brie and Nikki Bella face off. Leading up to these matches, we’re looking back at memorable Diva moments from Hell in a Cell history.

Today, we’re looking to 2012, when Divas Champion Eve Torres defended her title in a Triple Threat match against Kaitlyn and Layla.

Kaitlyn was finally getting the title shot she missed out on at Night of Champions, having recovered from her mystery attack. Just like at that PPV, though, Eve was able to outsmart the competition. She broke a pin by Kaitlyn on Layla with an attack of her own, stealing the victory for herself and retaining the title.

Watch the match below:

What are your memories of this moment?

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Valkyrie III Results: Kacee Carlisle Becomes First Queen of Valkyrie http://www.diva-dirt.com/97500/valkyrie-iii-results-kacee-carlisle-becomes-first-queen-of-valkyrie/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97500/valkyrie-iii-results-kacee-carlisle-becomes-first-queen-of-valkyrie/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97500 Photo: @DaveMuscarella/Twitter

Last night at their third event, Valkyrie crowned its first champion, dubbed the Queen of Valkyrie.

The event, titled Queen’s Road, saw Kacee Carlisle capture the title after defeating Sumie Sakai.

The number one contender to the title was also crowned, Kimber Lee emerging from a Triple Threat match that was deemed a Match of the Year candidate.

Full results below, courtesy of Dave Muscarella:

All matches from Valkyrie III will be available soon on ClickWrestle.

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Today in History: Beth, Michelle & Natalya vs. Gail, Kelly & Melina at Bragging Rights 2009 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97320/today-in-history-beth-michelle-natalya-vs-gail-kelly-melina-at-bragging-rights-2009-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97320/today-in-history-beth-michelle-natalya-vs-gail-kelly-melina-at-bragging-rights-2009-2/#comments Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97320

On this day in history:

October 25th, 2009 | At Bragging Rights 2009, Team SmackDown (Beth Phoenix, Michelle McCool and Natalya) took on Team Raw (Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly and Melina) to help aid their respective brands in their quest to win the Bragging Rights trophy. In the end, the Women’s Champion’s team beat that of the Divas Champion when Beth hit Melina with the Glam Slam, earning the SmackDown brand a crucial win.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/25/99 – Ivory defeats The Fabulous Moolah to win the Women’s Title.

Note: This was originally posted on 10/25/13.

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SmackDown Reaction: October 24th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97471/smackdown-reaction-october-24th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97471/smackdown-reaction-october-24th-2014/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:45:20 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97471

Tune in to SmackDown tonight at 8pm ET on SyFy.

Discuss the show in the comments!

RELATED: SmackDown Spoilers: October 24th, 2014

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Trish Stratus to Host “Take it to the Mat” Lymphoma Fundraising Event http://www.diva-dirt.com/97482/trish-stratus-to-host-take-it-to-the-mat-lymphoma-fundraising-event/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97482/trish-stratus-to-host-take-it-to-the-mat-lymphoma-fundraising-event/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:00:53 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97482 Photo: Sweat Equity Magazine

WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is raising money for a very personal cause: fighting lymphoma.

The disease, which her mother successfully fought in 2006, is the focus of the Take it to the Mat fundraising event.

The event, presented by Lymphoma Canada, is described as a “wellness journey” that will feature talks and yoga sessions with Toronto’s wellness gurus. It is pledge-driven, and participants are encouraged to raise funds through donations.

Trish Stratus will serve as “Mistress of Ceremonies” and has her own fundraising page, which has already surpassed her $1,000 goal.

On the page, Trish talks about her personal connection to the disease, writing:

I’m not sure how many of you know that one of the reasons I retired from wrestling in 2006 was because my mom was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma and I knew if I was still on the road I wouldn’t be able to be by her side during the chemotherapy and post-recovery. It certainly made my decision to step away from WWE easier knowing I could be there for my mom, So, now to be asked to be a part of this event really means a lot to me. And, I would love it you could support this cause as well on behalf of me and Stratusphere – and MOM! By the way, she fought it and is in remission right now! My mom is more fierce of a fighter than my seven-time championship winning butt any day of the week – she’s the real champ!

You can donate directly on Trish’s fundraising page.

Take it to the Mat takes place November 2nd at the National Ballet School of Toronto. For more information, visit the event’s official website.

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Video: Bayley Reacts to Becky Lynch’s Actions on NXT http://www.diva-dirt.com/97477/video-bayley-reacts-to-becky-lynchs-actions-on-nxt/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97477/video-bayley-reacts-to-becky-lynchs-actions-on-nxt/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:02:25 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97477

Last night on NXT, Bayley lost another friend: Becky Lynch.

The Irish Diva turned heel on Bayley, attacking her after her match with Sasha Banks and aligning herself with the former BFF.

In an interview following the incident, Bayley admits that plenty of friends have turned on her before, but she never expected Becky to do it.

She accuses Sasha Banks of “poisoning” Becky’s mind and tells the duo that next week, she’s bringing backup: NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte.

Watch the interview below:

What did you think of Becky’s heel turn?

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Diva Gets Busted Open at NXT Tapings http://www.diva-dirt.com/97470/diva-gets-busted-open-at-nxt-tapings/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97470/diva-gets-busted-open-at-nxt-tapings/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:45:35 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97470 Photo: WWE.com

At last night’s NXT tapings, Alexa Bliss was busted open during her match with Sasha Banks.

Alexa completed the match, which will air on the November 13th episode, and was said to have blood all over her face by the end of it.

Today, she tweeted a simple message reassuring fans that she was alright:

The incident will surely be edited out of the show, as current WWE broadcasts rarely show blood in full color, much less on Divas.

Do you think the WWE should reverse its bloody policy?

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Today in History: Layla vs. Natalya at Bragging Rights 2010 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97315/today-in-history-layla-vs-natalya-at-bragging-rights-2010/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97315/today-in-history-layla-vs-natalya-at-bragging-rights-2010/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97315

On this day in history:

October 24th, 2010 | As one of the co-Divas Champions, Layla defended the title against Natalya at Bragging Rights 2010. Naturally, her co-champion Michelle McCool was at ringside to cheer her on. Even with that moral support, though, Layla was flustered by Natalya and attempted to cut and run. Natalya was able to rope her back in, but when Layla tried it again, Natalya found herself clocked in the head by a kick from Michelle. This was enough to lay her out for the pin, allowing Layla to retain the title for Lay-Cool.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 10/24/13.

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NXT Spoilers: November 13th – December 4th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97465/nxt-spoilers-november-13th-december-4th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97465/nxt-spoilers-november-13th-december-4th-2014/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:47:31 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97465 WWE is taping four weeks worth of NXT tonight at Full Sail University. Spoilers below:

Spoiler
Episode 1 (Airing November 13th):
* Sasha Banks defeated Alexa Bliss. Alexa had new music and got busted open. It was said to be pretty bad with blood all over her face.

Episode 2 (Airing November 20th):
* Becky Lynch defeated Bayley. Sasha Banks was at ringside with Becky and provided distraction. Charlotte came out to a big pop and chased Becky and Sasha away after the match.

Episode 3 (Airing November 27th):
* Enzo Amore, Big Cass and Carmella make their way out next. Indie wrestler Leva Bates is out next. This is her second match for NXT, both against Carmella and there was a “blue pants” chant. Carmella got the win and fans wanted more.

* Bayley comes out and talks about how bullies aren’t cool. She’s interrupted by Sasha Banks and then Becky Lynch. They beat Bayley up.

Episode 4 (Airing December 4th):
* Charlotte defeated Mia Yim. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for the NXT Women’s Title is announced for NXT Takeover: Evolution.

* Bayley gets some payback on Sasha for bullying her before.

(Source)

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NXT Exchange: October 23rd, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97440/nxt-exchange-october-23rd-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97440/nxt-exchange-october-23rd-2014/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:45:07 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97440

Tune in to NXT on the WWE Network at 9pm ET.

Discuss the show in the comments!

RELATED: NXT Spoilers: October 16th – November 6th, 2014

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NXT Divas Share Their Childhood Halloween Costumes http://www.diva-dirt.com/97457/nxt-divas-share-their-childhood-halloween-costumes/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97457/nxt-divas-share-their-childhood-halloween-costumes/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:17:17 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97457 nxthalloweenPhotos: WWE.com

With Halloween just around corner, WWE.com has reminisced with NXT stars about Halloweens gone by.

They spoke to Divas Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch, as well as commentator Renee Young about their most memorable childhood Halloween costumes.

Alexa had fond memories of dress up to match her life size Barbie doll: “I was about 5 or 6 years old. Growing up, I was always a huge Barbie fan so it only made since for me to dress up as my idol at the time. The outfit I wore matched my My Size Barbie doll. My mom was Dorothy and I was Glinda the Good Witch.”

Renee recalled dressing as another holiday’s mascot – the Easter bunny: “Well, here I am at 4 years old and I went as the Easter Bunny for Halloween. I think I was confused. Also, literally everyone in my family was forced to wear that thing at one point. It was a smash hit. I looted tons of candy that year!”

Becky, meanwhile, drew from her bear fascination: “OK, so I was 7 and I dressed up like a panda because I thought they were cool. I thought I was strong like a bear but also more unique and rare, like a panda. That was the Halloween I threw my first non-birthday party. I thought birthdays and parties were the exact same thing and could spell birthday but not party, so I sent out all my invitations for my ‘Halloween birthday.’ My mom had bought a cake that was shaped like a bear, but because I had such a strong bond with the hairy fellas, I threw a tantrum when my mom attempted to cut it to dish it out to my friends. In my mind, I felt by cutting the birthday bear cake, she was causing harm to the bear. I later found out that my brother ate the ear, so in retaliation I kicked him so hard in the shin that I made him cry. I wasn’t just a unique panda; I was a defensive one, too!”

You can read the full article on WWE.com.

What’s your favorite childhood Halloween costume?

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AJ Lee on Competing Inside Hell in a Cell, Paige Joining ‘Total Divas’ & More http://www.diva-dirt.com/97453/aj-lee-on-competing-inside-hell-in-a-cell-paige-joining-total-divas-more/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97453/aj-lee-on-competing-inside-hell-in-a-cell-paige-joining-total-divas-more/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:09:21 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97453 Photo: WWE.com

Divas Champion AJ Lee recently spoke to IGN to promote this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View, addressing the possibility of Divas competing inside the cell itself, feuding with Stephanie McMahon, Paige joining Total Divas and more.

Wrestling inside Hell in Cell: “Trust me, we were very vocal about wishing that was possible. And trying to make that happen. We really were. Especially Paige, because she’s down for any of that stuff. The really cool thing too was that we’ve been kind of smashing each other all over the place already. On the stage, and then she pushed me off the stage. And the announce table. The barricade. The post. Things that girls actually hadn’t done in so long. So we were surprised that we were trusted with that in the first place. It seems like they’d trust us to take it to the next level and we kind of wished we could.”

Paige joining Total Divas: “I feel bad though because I feel like people are mad at her, at Paige, for it I think. But they really shouldn’t be. I think she has her own style and she’s going to bring a different flavor to that show. So people should just be happy for her and glad that they can now see more of her life. As for me. No, I like having people know the AJ I play on TV, on RAW, and I go home and I get inside so no one talks to me [laughs].”

Feuding with Stephanie McMahon: “I think there’s no one who could match the promos we could put on together. I think that’s why people might be into it. Because it’d be two alpha females. And we do talk a big game. We’re good at that. As far as a match goes, that’s been done. So I don’t know how much we’d be into re-doing something. It’d have to be very different and very unique. It’d have to make its own mark on our industry and add to the history. But I think the girls [Steph and Brie] did such a good job that I wouldn’t want to mess with that. Because that was their own special moment that they had at SummerSlam. But I also think that getting into a war with her would be amazing. I think people are looking forward to that. And the tiny interactions that we have had, so far, have been some of the most fun I’ve ever had.”

You can read the full interview on IGN.

Do you think we’ll ever see a Divas Hell in a Cell match?

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Impact Write-Up (October 22nd, 2014): Brittany’s a Lover, Havok’s a Fighter http://www.diva-dirt.com/97448/impact-write-up-october-22nd-2014-brittanys-a-lover-havoks-a-fighter/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97448/impact-write-up-october-22nd-2014-brittanys-a-lover-havoks-a-fighter/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:44:01 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97448

Hola Knockout fans! TNA has launched a new tag team tournament beginning this week (though we did just have the last tag team series a few weeks ago) but nevertheless we are treated to some surprising Knockouts action in between this tournament. It was announced earlier via Twitter that Rebel would be competing in her first singles competition against the one and only Angelina Love…. or so we think. Let’s see how the night went down.

As we launch to the start of this tag team tournament, we go backstage where we find Samuel Shaw gathering his thoughts on deciding who he will choose to partner up with for his upcoming tag team match. Strolling along the way is Brittany who ponders with Shaw on whether or not he will follow through with a prior conversation the two had; Brittany tells Shaw she’d really appreciate it if he went through with their plan. Hmm…

Shaw would later reveal that he has decided to team up with the man who has been almost like a brother to him in Gunner. The two take on the team of Low Ki and X-Division Champion Samoa Joe.

In the middle of this tag team competition, Brittany makes her way to the ring to deliver a “you know what to do” to Shaw. She pivots back and forth while hinting to Shaw to turn on his partner when he isn’t looking. A very suspicious Gunner instructs his partner to send his lovely admirer backstage but to no avail.

Seeing that Shaw is unresponsive to her orders, Brittany decides to take things into her own hands and pulls Gunner’s leg to distract him as he falls victim the the submission machine that is Samoa Joe. Shaw does nothing to help his partner this forcing Gunner to tap out and losing their match and advancement to the tag team tournament!

An angry Gunner then gets in Brittany’s face but Brittany holds her own and barks at Gunner to back off! From behind, Shaw attacks his now former tag team partner with a steel chair all while Brittany stands in admiration. Shaw and Brittany lock eyes and suddenly Brittany wraps her legs around Shaw and the two begin to have a VERY ambitious PDA session, going as far to rolling over a fallen Gunner before walking out together! So Shaw may have lost the tag match but at least he won the girl!

Onto our Knockouts match of the night, where Rebel is in the ring for an exciting singles debut against Angelina Lo… I mean… Knockouts Champion Havok? Just as confused as we are, the rookie Knockout asks Havok what she is doing only to get a clothesline as an answer! Havok follows up with a big leg drop onto Rebel and finishes off with a Harlot Slayer choke slam! I guess even champions like Havok don’t like taking nights off.

Havok’s night doesn’t end right away as a returning Gail Kim makes her way to the ring to bring a fight to Havok! Though still spotted wearing some bandages from her injury at the hands of Havok a few weeks ago, Gail lands a fury of punches only to be slammed down triggering her injured shoulder. Havok goes after Gail but Gail manages to lower the ropes to send Havok out the ring where the brawl continues!

Havok trades her punches for a big toss and sends Gail flying onto the ramp! Security and referees are brought to pull apart these women but they’re able to briefly escape to exchange a few more blows. As thins seemed to calm down, I found myself chanting with what the audience: “Let them fight!”

Thoughts: I thoroughly enjoyed Impact this week.

I am certainly all for the Brittany and Sam Shaw pairing. I think this keeps Brittany actively busy and refreshes her character vice-versa to Samuel Shaw. However, I do wonder if we’ll get an answer as to why Brittany wanted Shaw to turn on Gunner and if there is any motive or gain in the end? Certainly something to look out for.

Though I was really looking forward to seeing Rebel compete in her singles match, I think TNA may want to wait a tad bit more until Rebel gets more training under her belt before sending her in the ring on her own.

The swerve of Havok beating down Rebel was a surprise and made it that more enjoyable. With Gail Kim seemingly returning, it would appear that seeds are being planted for Gail Kim’s rematch clause for Havok’s title. Perhaps once Gail becomes “medically cleared”, we will get that rematch.

That wraps things up for this week Knockout fans! Hasta luego!

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‘Total Divas’ First Look: Nikki’s Family Confronts John Cena About Marriage and Children http://www.diva-dirt.com/97443/total-divas-first-look-nikkis-family-confronts-john-cena-about-marriage-and-children/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97443/total-divas-first-look-nikkis-family-confronts-john-cena-about-marriage-and-children/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:56 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97443

One this Sunday’s mid-season finale of Total Divas, John Cena is confronted once again with the prospect of marriage and children. This time, though, it’s Nikki Bella‘s family who are initiating the conversation.

Brie, along with her brother and mother, talk to John, expressing their worry that Nikki might be sacrificing her happiness by continuing to be with him.

Watch the clip below:

The Total Divas mid-season finale airs this Sunday at 9pm ET on E!.

Synopsis for episode 10, “The Divas Are Taking Over”: “The Divas are in the midst of getting ready for SummerSlam and Eva’s wedding day when Brie confronts John behind Nikki’s back, leading to explosive consequences. At the same time, Nattie is caught in a downward spiral when the truth about her marriage is revealed.”

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Your Two Cents: Wishes for the Second Half of ‘Total Divas’ Season Three http://www.diva-dirt.com/97436/your-two-cents-wishes-for-the-second-half-of-total-divas-season-three/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97436/your-two-cents-wishes-for-the-second-half-of-total-divas-season-three/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:00:54 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97436

Your Two Cents is our interactive feature where we ask for the opinions of our Twitter and Facebook followers.

This week, we’re asking this: What do you want to see the most from Total Divas when it returns in January? We’ve read your responses on our social media pages and picked some of the best submissions to highlight here on the website. As always, you can join the debate by leaving your comments!

  • Albie Gayagoy: Hopefully lots of footage of Paige visiting home with cameos from the Knight family. I think it would garner a decent viewership from actual pro-wrestling fans!
  • @DayDreamThis: it’d be nice to see the workouts. You know, real ring things? Like when Natalya was teaching the move and Nikki Bella performed a new one.
  • @DynasticAnthony: I’m definitely interested in seeing Paige’s life, even though I’m still not grasping the idea of her in Total Divas.
  • @El3ctricF0rest: Since Paige has been added to the cast I really want to see more of the Knights! Paige along with her family are hilarious!
  • @FearlessRiOT: Since Paige and Alicia Fox will join the cast, I’d just be fine with them and Summer Raw eating up the screen time with entertaining hijinks.
  • Matthew Brown: Less of the Bella Twins. As much as I love them, they are not only stars of the show and the producers needs to focus more on the other Divas instead of focusing mainly on them! I’d love to see lots of Paige and Alicia as I’ve always been interested what they get up to in their personal lives and I’d love to see more of Naomi and Rosa Mendes as they’re both very entertaining to watch!
  • @pikatrick: Total Divas needs some crazy Alicia Fox antics to even out all the Bella drama every week.
  • Randi Parker: I wanna see how Paige is, I think it is so many on there that it is gonna be so full, I wish they cut down the cast.
  • @TheHuguette: I want more focus on the wrestling business.
  • @tylerrcrush: Hopefully we’ll get to see Summer and Paige’s real life friendship showcased on the new episodes in 2015!

And now we turn it over to you…

Give us your two cents! What do you want to see from the second half of season three?

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Today in History: Melina vs. Mickie James in the Women’s Title Tournament Semifinals http://www.diva-dirt.com/97309/today-in-history-melina-vs-mickie-james-in-the-womens-title-tournament-semifinals/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97309/today-in-history-melina-vs-mickie-james-in-the-womens-title-tournament-semifinals/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97309

On this day in history:

October 23rd, 2006 | After Trish Stratus won the Women’s Championship in her retirement match at Unforgiven, the belt was vacated and a tournament took place to crown the new champion. In one of the semifinal matches, Melina and Mickie James faced off, packing the intensity of a Pay-Per-View match into a four-minute time slot on Raw. Both were determined to earn a shot at the title, but it was Mickie who advanced, pinning Melina after hitting the Mickie-DT.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/23/95 – Alundra Blayze defeats Bertha Faye to win the Women’s Title. This would be the title’s final reign before being deactivated at the end of the year.
* 10/23/11 – Beth Phoenix defeats Eve Torres to retain the Divas Title at Vengeance 2011.

Note: This was originally posted on 10/23/12.

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Impact Wrestling Feedback: October 22nd, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97427/impact-wrestling-feedback-october-22nd-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97427/impact-wrestling-feedback-october-22nd-2014/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:45:28 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97427

Tune in to Impact Wrestling on Spike TV at 9pm ET.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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Total Divas Redux: ‘Cross Country Catastrophe’ & ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97433/total-divas-redux-cross-country-catastrophe-daddys-little-girl/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97433/total-divas-redux-cross-country-catastrophe-daddys-little-girl/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:41:02 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97433

Geeze, it’s been a super long week and it’s only Wednesday. I’m not sure if that makes me excited that tomorrow is Thursday, or just makes me depressed because Friday is still out of reach. Regardless of all that, it’s meant that a lot of things have been neglected in my life, including my commitment to Diva Dirt. I got an opportunity to do a SHIMMER Roundtable episode last week, and it was amazing doing audio again, but trying to find the time to fit that in was a headache. I truly love this site and everything and everyone involved in it (yes, even you readers), and it just kills me that I can’t make time for regular posts. But what bothers me more than anything, is not being able to cover Total Divas the way it needs to be covered. When I heard that we were going to have back-to-back episodes for a couple of weeks, I cringed. It’s only every other week that I get an off day that’s not Saturday. Still, no excuse for not doing what I’m supposed, but I’m very thankful for the DD support system that keeps working with me. No one is harder on me than me, and I’m probably making more out of this than I should, but it’s what I do.

Now with that out of the way, lets tackle everything that went down this past Sunday. We got two hours worth of drama, heartache, laughs, and good times. And hey, my hometown got to make a nice little cameo during the great roadtrip featuring Eva Marie, Ariane, Jonathan and Vinnie. Now, I’m not sure what prompted Eva to think that going on a massive roadtrip across the country with an extremely OCD person was a good idea, but she persisted. And yes, it blew up right in her face. Once Jonathan busted out his trip itinerary, it was basically doomed. Ariane and Vinnie are definitely a lot more laid back and go with the flow, but once Eva and Jonathan started to fight, the negativity rubbed off on them. Pretty soon, everyone was bickering and once the foursome hit Texas, they decided it was time to part ways. Flights were made and things were shipped out of California, where Jonathan and Eva were moving too.

Eva was also prominently featured in the second episode of the night, but it was for entirely different reasons. This time it was wedding talk, and more about the condition of her father was revealed. The cancer that Barry has been dealing with for the past sixteen years, has spread through his body, and it was something Eva was having difficulty dealing with. Brie attempted to reach out and offer support, but Eva claimed to be fine. She was anything but fine, which she finally admitted too later. In order to take some of the stress off of Eva, Brie decided to throw her a bridal shower, and it was gorgeous. Eva was overwhelmed, and touched, and had an amazing moment with her mother. I’m not going to lie, every time Eva is on camera with her family, I get a little emotional. She’s so close with them and her relationship with her father is very sweet.

Daniel Bryan and Brie had some not so sweet moments this go around, and it all took place during the first episode. They decided that once they were married, they would share a bank account and someone got a little too controlling over it. The controlling one was Daniel, who actually had alerts set up on his phone to track their money and every time it was spent. He even went as far as to call Brie every time she spent some money. I am so not a fan of joint bank accounts in a relationship because of things just like that. Brie felt slighted because Daniel was acting like he couldn’t trust her, and rightfully so. She finally had a conversation with him about the issue, and told him that she’s never given him any reason to act the way he was acting because she doesn’t go around and freely spend money. After the Teen Choice Awards, Daniel finally admitted he was in the wrong about the whole thing, and they did their cute Braniel things again.

The best thing about this? It all started because Brie wanted to purchase a new dress for the red carpet.

Ariane and Vinnie almost made a huge purchase, in the form of a house, but sadly, that didn’t work out. A few episodes ago, Ariane had asked Nikki to be her real estate agent and help them find a home they could live in together. Nikki agreed and found two beautiful places in California that was right up Ariane and Vinnie’s alley. Both of them were out of the price range of the couple, but both wanted the second house really bad. They went into their meeting with Nikki prepared to make an offer, but when she proposed that they put one point four million on the table, they started to back peddle. Ariane and Vinnie both thought that Nikki could get the price lowered for them, and even went as far as to ask her to give up her commission on the house, which Nikki refused. It was a business decision but it ruffled feathers, and Ariane decided that she no longer wanted to work with her friend.

Nikki wasn’t happy with the way things were left, and finally sat down with Ariane at television. They discussed the situation and worked it out, and Ariane basically said she was in the wrong for asking Nikki to give up her commission. She kind of was, to be fair, because real estate is a job and business for Nikki, and you can’t just ask someone to give up their paycheck. Nikki made the right decision and Ariane was also in the right for letting Nikki know that if not for John Cena, Nikki wouldn’t have the life she had. Both of them agreed to that, and all was fine in the end.

Sadly, things continued to deteriorate for Nattie and TJ. They went as far as seeing a divorce attorney and finding out that splitting their assets could cost them thousands of dollars. Of course, that didn’t put a stop to the fighting. It just made it worse. They tried to co-exist under the same roof, but things got ugly. Nattie continued to harp on the fact that TJ never does anything, and ended up dumping his clothes on their front lawn. The couple ended up having a nasty fight at work, and finally TJ just packed his stuff up and left their home.

Awkward.

Sometimes relationships aren’t what they’re cracked up to be, and Rosa seems to be a person who knows that all too well. She got real personal this week and revealed that all of her past relationships with men have involved abuse and violence. That’s pretty awful and kudos to her for still wanting to put herself out there and find love. A busted date with a pro football player pushed him in the arms of Summer Rae (which Rosa wasn’t to happy with), and she went a small serial dating phase. None of the guys she met really worked out for her, but there was a girl that she ended up vibing with. Rosa revealed that she also has a past history with women and because of her bad experiences with men, she’s kind of afraid of them. Nattie basically encouraged her to go for the girl if that’s what she wanted, and who knows? Maybe Rosa will find some happiness after all.

Next week is the season finale, or mid-season finale… whatever. And looks good. We finally get to see Eva and Jonathan’s wedding, and if you saw the announcement earlier in the week, new cast members are on their way. Alicia Fox and Paige will be joining the show once it comes back in January, and lets be honest, most of us have thought that Foxy should have been cast all along. Paige will be interesting to watch, and I’m not even going to lie, part of me wants a Saraya Knight appearance really, really bad, lol.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for next week!

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‘Total Divas’ First Look: The Divas Try to Help Natalya and Tyson Kidd http://www.diva-dirt.com/97429/total-divas-first-look-the-divas-try-to-help-natalya-and-tyson-kidd/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97429/total-divas-first-look-the-divas-try-to-help-natalya-and-tyson-kidd/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:03:30 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97429

One this Sunday’s mid-season finale of Total Divas, Natalya and Tyson Kidd‘s troubled relationship gets some “help”.

Brie Bella surprises Natalya by inviting Tyson to dinner with them, much to Natalya’s chagrin. She, Nikki and Cameron then try to play mediators for the couple, but with the alcohol flowing, it goes less than smoothly.

Watch the clip below:

The Total Divas mid-season finale airs this Sunday at 9pm ET on E!.

Synopsis for episode 10, “The Divas Are Taking Over”: “The Divas are in the midst of getting ready for SummerSlam and Eva’s wedding day when Brie confronts John behind Nikki’s back, leading to explosive consequences. At the same time, Nattie is caught in a downward spiral when the truth about her marriage is revealed.”

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Diva Dirt Weekly for the Week Ending October 21st, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97423/diva-dirt-weekly-for-the-week-ending-october-21st-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97423/diva-dirt-weekly-for-the-week-ending-october-21st-2014/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97423

Each week following Raw, Diva Dirt Weekly will take a look back at the week preceding it, hitting every noteworthy event along the way, from Impact Wrestling to SmackDown to Raw.

Joining the audio will be Chris, Erin and our host Jake.

We cover the following events:

  • Impact Wrestling (10/15/14): Havok defeats Madison Rayne to retain the Knockouts Title. Rebel picks up her first win in a Mixed Tag Team match.
  • NXT (10/16/14): Carmella made her in ring debut, defeating indy star Leva Bates.
  • Total Divas Season 3, Episodes 8 & 9: “Cross Country Catastrophe” & “Daddy’s Little Girl” (10/19/14)
  • Alicia Fox and Paige are added to the Total Divas cast.
  • Raw (10/20/14): Alicia Fox defeats AJ Lee. Brie Bella defeats Summer Rae.
  • We give our predictions for Brie vs. Nikki and AJ vs. Paige at Hell in a Cell.

Listen below or download by right clicking here.


 


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Today in History: AJ Lee Resigns as Raw General Manager http://www.diva-dirt.com/97284/today-in-history-aj-lee-resigns-as-raw-general-manager-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97284/today-in-history-aj-lee-resigns-as-raw-general-manager-2/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:42 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97284

On this day in history:

October 22nd, 2012 | Having held the position since July, Raw General Manager AJ Lee found herself called into an emergency meeting with the Board of Directors. She eventually revealed that, due to an investigation into her “misconduct” with John Cena, she would have to resign her position as GM. Vickie Guerrero gleefully accepted the position of Raw’s Managing Supervisor, but one taunt too many brought the wrath of AJ upon her, and officials had to tear the former GM away from her replacement.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/22/00 – The APA & Lita’s match against T&A & Trish Stratus never starts and is deemed a No Contest at No Mercy 2000.
* 10/22/00 – Val Venis & Steven Richards defeat Chyna & Billy Gunn at No Mercy 2000.

Note: This was originally posted on 10/22/13.

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SmackDown Spoilers: October 24th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97420/smackdown-spoilers-october-24th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97420/smackdown-spoilers-october-24th-2014/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:26:10 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97420 Below are spoilers for this Friday’s edition of SmackDown:

Spoiler
* AJ Lee got a good pop and defeated Alicia Fox with a roll up.

* Nikki Bella, Summer Rae and Cameron defeated Natalya, Naomi and Brie Bella when Nikki hit her finisher on Brie and pinned her.

(Source)

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WWE Main Event Viewing: October 21st, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97412/wwe-main-event-viewing-october-21st-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97412/wwe-main-event-viewing-october-21st-2014/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:45:12 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97412

WWE Main Event airs tonight at 8pm ET on the WWE Network.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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Raw Redux (October 20th, 2014): AJ Gets Duped, Brie Gains Momentum http://www.diva-dirt.com/97380/raw-redux-october-20th-2014-aj-gets-duped-brie-gains-momentum/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97380/raw-redux-october-20th-2014-aj-gets-duped-brie-gains-momentum/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:51:56 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97380

It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for another edition of the Diva Dirt Monday Night Raw Redux! Yours truly is back and I’m recapping all the Diva goodness. And when I say goodness, I’m not being sarcastic in any way, shape or form this week – the show was genuinely decent for the Divas! Lana took to the mic and shot down The Big Show in a major way whilst we were also treated to two Divas matches; WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee faced off against Alicia Fox (with an incredibly verbal Paige) for the third time in recent memory whilst Brie Bella took on Summer Rae as her sister Nikki looked on from the backstage area. On top of all of that awesome, the Decade Diva herself, Lilian Garcia returned home to Monday Night Raw. Great to have you back Lil! Introductions done, let’s get down to business!

Kicking things off first, Lilian Garcia is back as WWE’s #1 announcer! I quite like Justin Roberts and it’s a real shame for him to go, yet at the same time, it’s nice and rather homely to see Lilian back on Raw. I wonder if Justin is annoyed…

Moving on from Lilian poking fun, it’s time for some serious business as Cray-J Lee is going to be facing off against Cray-licia Fox, who is accompanied by Cray-ge. Ok, I’ll stop with the cray puns now.

AJ skips out first in her best jorts in my opinion! Lilian is announcing well and is on top of her game knowing that all eyes will be on her. Let’s hope she doesn’t muck it up and announce Alicia Fox as Alicia Keys again

WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY CUT ALICIA’S ENTRANCE?! Alas, I guess we’ll never know.

After a recap of Friday Night Smackdown, the match begins. Alicia applies a side headlock to kick things off, a move she follows up with a shoulder block. AJ retaliates with a running elbow to the face and a sweet crucifix sunset flip pin attempt that nets her a near fall. Alicia is already stressing out as her screams bellow throughout the arena yet AJ is undeterred and hits a wheelbarrow roll-up for a close call. AJ skips with a handful of Alicia’s hair in her tight little grasp and then she dishes out more punishment via a spin kick to the gut.

Alicia fights back in a lackluster way with a botched kick, yet Alicia’s normally perfect self regains her awesomeness when hitting an utterly stunning northern lights suplex. Yum! Alicia goes to the submission well next, hoping an attempt to make AJ tap will seal the deal. AJ tries fighting back yet Alicia knocks the peppy champion back to the ground and kicks her around the ring some more before nailing a gorgeous tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. That punisher of a move still wasn’t enough, so Alicia reapplies her chinlock.

“I HATE YOOOOOOOOOOUUU!” yells Foxy. Remind me never to be near Alicia and a dark alley at the same time.

Alicia hates AJ and she is about to hate her even more as even though Alicia keeps the momentum in he favour for a short while with a picture-perfect corner chokehold, AJ’s comeback starts very soon after! AJ hits a Lou Thesz Press from out of the corner as her first line of revenge attack before bruising Alicia with a corner clothesline. AJ follows that up with a neckbreaker before dishing out some more damage with a headscissor takeover.

Alicia then bolts to the outside only for Paige to get all up in her George Foreman! Paige randomly shoves Alicia and Alicia pushes her right back! Paige barges Foxy again and then throws her back in the ring. AJ seems a little taken aback yet sets her sights on Fox. Paige then yells a lot of abuse at perhaps AJ or Alicia, and the barrage of words distracts the champion big time as Alicia rolls her up for the win.

After the match, Paige and Alicia jump up and down like they’ve just won the lottery and they fall to the ground in hysterics as AJ fell for their plain – brilliant!

Our next Divas sighting comes from Lana, who is looking wonderful in white. After Rusev destroys Big E yet again (can we get some new jobbers please?!), Lana takes the mic. She reads Big Show, telling him he should be in a zoo with people throwing half-eaten food at him. The shade! Lana and Rusev summon for the Russian flag to drop yet Big Show has made sure that it doesn’t happen tonight.

Lana and Rusev kick off big style, huffing and puffing like they are about to blow some little piggy houses down. Then, things turn serious really, really quickly. Rusev threatens to rip the America flag down, only for a ‘US soldier’ to get in the ring and get kicked in the face by Rusev. Love the idea behind that. More on what I thought of this later though.

Our final segment of the night is Total Divas related as Brie Bella takes on Summer Rae. Both Divas are already in the ring as soon as the cameras roll and the bell sounds. Jobber Rae starts off well, working over Brie in the corner. Brie fires back with a crucifix pin for two and then kicks Summer senseless in the corner to a chorus of yes chants. Just when things are looking good for Brie, Summer turns the tide with a sizzling spinning heel kick.

Speaking of sizzling, Nikki Bella appears backstage with her bazookas on show. Back in the ring, Summer applies a cobra clutch on Brie twice, the second time coming after Brie nearly manages to escape. Eventually Brie does break free, and her comeback is pretty awesome. After knocking the stuffing out of Summer, the bitchiest member of Total Divas does dodge a missile dropkick, yet then Brie fires back and nails it the second time around. Following that, Brie nails a sick Bella Buster and that’s all she wrote!

Thoughts: Solid night of action, right? Two competent matches and one hilariously batshit plan make for a good episode of Raw. Throw a Russian minx into the mix and then we’ve got ourselves a great episode.

Starting with the match centered around the Divas Championship, I was so into this. Other than AJ’s sloppy spin kick and Alicia’s mistimed big boot, this match was awesome. Alicia’s signature moves were so impressive like always and AJ’s offense was nice too. The highlight however, was the hilarious aftermath. The fake fight had me flabbergasted for a split second and Michael Cole, fair play to him, reacted really well. The writers certainly thought outside of the box to come up with a unique way of putting Alicia over that tied into her and Paige’s nutjob characters.

Speaking of Alicia winning though, she’s pinned AJ twice in recent weeks. Shouldn’t she also get a say in the titl picture? Just saying WWE!

Onto Lana and Rusev, the fake run-in of the soldier fan was an excellent idea in my opinion. Ok, it was clearly scripted but yet again, it was a unique idea I’ve never seen done before anywhere. Plants have obviously been placed in the crowd before yet to use one and try and make it come across as a legit run-in, I thought that was fantastic. Just as fantastic was Lana in that white outfit. Goddess Sandra have mercy on us all!

Finally, Brie Bella vs Jobber… I mean Summer Rae (both are six letters long with a repeated letter in the middle, don’t judge me) was nice too. I feel really bad for Summer, who has become totally irrelevant. All of the momentum she had coming from NXT has diminished big time. Even a slot of a reality show and a movie haven’t helped. Here’s hoping it picks up.

Brie showed in the match that she is really, really reliable and I know her and Nikki will put on a great match at Hell in a Cell. Wrestling win logic says that as Brie won tonight, she will lose on Sunday and that is made even more inevitable because of the match’s stipulation. It’s only a little detail, yet I’m glad Brie won last night with a running Bella Buster. The fluidity of the move makes it look much more impactful than the standing version. I appreciate the little things I guess!

One final note regarding Brie and Nikki’s feud. If Brie is put in matches for her to win and gain momentum, can we switch her opponents up a little? I feel like if (and when) Nikki wins on Sunday, this will happen as Nikki can place Brie in matches against people she won’t want to face off against, like friends in Natalya or Naomi. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Right, it is time for me to depart again for the week. My Hell in a Cell PPV prediction will be coming up at the end of the week here on Diva Dirt and I may just be about to make a bold one!

Until then, in the words of the iconic, returning Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, have a nice day!

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‘Total Divas’ Ratings: 0.826 Million Viewers for ‘Cross Country Catastrophe’, 0.860 for ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97407/total-divas-ratings-0-826-million-viewers-for-cross-country-catastrophe-0-860-for-daddys-little-girl/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97407/total-divas-ratings-0-826-million-viewers-for-cross-country-catastrophe-0-860-for-daddys-little-girl/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:04:42 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97407 Photo: WWE.com

The second week of back-to-back Total Divas episodes continued the show’s downward trend in the ratings.

According to TV By the Numbers, the first episode, “Cross Country Catastrophe”, drew 0.826 million viewers. The second, “Daddy’s Little Girl”, drew 0.860 million.

Both episodes drew a 0.4 in the 18-49 demo, which match last week’s low.

These numbers represent season lows, indicating that the doubling up of episodes may have deterred viewers from watching them live.

This Sunday will see the premiere of one new episode, which is being touted as the mid-season finale.

Total Divas airs Sundays at 9pm ET on E!.

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TNA British Boot Camp 2 Write-Up: Episode 1, “Glasgow Auditions” http://www.diva-dirt.com/97400/tna-british-boot-camp-2-write-up-episode-1-glasgow-auditions/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97400/tna-british-boot-camp-2-write-up-episode-1-glasgow-auditions/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:41:09 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97400

Hello ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the first British Boot Camp Write-Up of the season where we will reap and follow TNA’s overseas reality television series in search of the next TNA Superstar… or preferably to us women’s wrestling fans: a new Knockout!

We open the season premiere episode with an opening from the first winner of British Boot Camp season one, Rockstar Spud! He recollects his experience from within the last two years and how he went from working in a bank in Birmingham, England to becoming a breakout star on TNA, all thanks to the opportunity opened to British Boot Camp. It’s hard not to see the sensation Rockstar Spud has become. Those who regularly follow Impact Wrestling know the kind of character and entertainment he has contributed (#ImWithSpud) through being Dixie Carter’s Chief of Staff to his very trendy suits! All in all, it’s time to see if TNA can recapture that same fire through a brand new talent from the UK.

This season, we have a panel of judges that include TNA Superstar Samoa Joe, TNA Knockout Gail Kim and talent agent Al Snow. Participants will have to make an impression to these three judges through their personalities, charisma and ring skills if they want to get through the first round. In round two, participants will have the chance to show their ring skills to the judges and if they can pass that they will move on to the semifinals.

Our first set of auditions is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, where our first contestant is a native of, Kay Lee Ray! The fiery dare devil introduces us to her fearless and energetic wrestling style; much like her one of her wrestling influence Jeff Hardy! A bit cautious and hesitant in front of the judges, Kay Lee Ray talks of her passion for the wrestling business, already having a few years under her belt and taking on all sorts of challenges against men and women; though Gail informs her that should join TNA, she would, for the most part, be working with the other Knockouts instead (Is there still any chance we can see a Bram and Kay Lee Ray pairing?) Kay Lee Ray says she’d be honored to be part of the Knockouts division if given the opportunity and with that the judges give Kay Lee Ray the first pass onto the next round.

Our second female contestant, who also happens to be the greatest female wrestler in the galaxy, is Nikki Storm! Nikki’s video package revealed that one of her wrestling influences happens to be Gail Kim herself! She is extremely confident she will make it the finals as she is the most talented, most charismatic and most traveled wrestler the UK has to offer! Once in front of the judges, Nikki wastes little time in cutting a (beautiful) promo, calling out Gail Kim herself! Suggesting the only reason Gail is able to claim she is the greatest Knockout and greatest female wrestler is because she has yet to face Nikki Storm herself! She knows we can talk about Gail’s accomplishments all day and night but suggests that the judges talk out a pen and a piece of paper and take notes of who Nikki Storm really is! She acknowledges her competition which she considers are all fives, maybe even a few sixes but there is only ONE ten and that is Nikki herself! (Bless this woman!) A bit uncertain of her physic (really?), Samoa Joe wants to see what else Nikki can offer to which Nikki responds by carrying Al Snow over the ring giving Nikki the natural flag to move on to the next round.

Our final female participant comes from a talent by the name of Viper. She introduces herself by relating how much wrestling means to her; how it’s been able to always be there for her through tough times such as the loss of a loved one and the loss of a business. Speaking through raw emotions, Viper recalls damaging moment that have left her with broken bodies, broken hearts and broken faces but it’s only made her a survivor and a stronger person. The judges see this and Viper is given the final pass onto the next round.

Round two takes us to the ring where all our passing participants from round one have the chance to showcase their in rings skills. Not a whole lot if highlighted moments as things turn dramatic (I mean what’s a reality show without one of those) when one participant by name of Grado shows up late due to running late from having lunch at a buffet. His tardiness costs him to be eliminated early on though he vows it wouldn’t be the last time we see him.

Finally after seeing what everyone brought to the table, the judges gather to discuss what they saw in everyone during the long day of auditions. Though there was high praise for Nikki Storm’s swagger coming in to the competition and Kay Lee Ray’s unique look and style of wrestling, one of the criticisms from our judges (looking at you Al Snow) that came to our female talent was in regards to their appearances and the feeling of needing to “glam” them up. *Sigh* Along with that, the was concern of Viper who’s ring work was a bit sluggish when compared to the rest of the contestants.

After some deliberation, it was decided that moving on to the semifinals would be Nikki Storm, Kay Lee Ray and Noam Dar leaving behind Viper, Pricilla and Simon Lancaster.

Watch Christy Hemme break down the episode with Gail below:

So concludes the first week of auditions in Glasgow and next week we head over to Manchester for the second week of auditions. Will we see any more female talent move on the the semifinals? Stay tuned!

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Stephanie McMahon on ‘Total Divas’ Divas Title Rumors: “There is No Policy” http://www.diva-dirt.com/97392/stephanie-mcmahon-on-total-divas-divas-title-rumors-there-is-no-policy/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97392/stephanie-mcmahon-on-total-divas-divas-title-rumors-there-is-no-policy/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:52:38 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97392 Photo: WWE.com

WWE Principal Owner Stephanie McMahon has addressed rumors that place the Divas Title out of reach of Total Divas cast members.

The rumor, which has been circulating the internet for a few weeks, claims that any member of the reality show’s cast cannot and will not hold the title, as per an official WWE policy.

When asked by Yahoo if there’s any truth to the rumor, Stephanie said, “Absolutely not. I honestly don’t even know how that rumor got started…There is no policy. I think it would be awesome to have one of the Total Divas as our champion. I think it would drive interest in the storyline. I would never say never.”

In the interview, Stephanie also addressed the WWE’s domestic abuse policy, wrestling in front of her daughters at SummerSlam and her love for playing a villain.

You can read the full interview on Yahoo Sports.

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Diva Dirt Countdown Vote: Best Ring Attires http://www.diva-dirt.com/97381/diva-dirt-countdown-vote-best-ring-attires/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97381/diva-dirt-countdown-vote-best-ring-attires/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:20:58 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97381

Diva Dirt wants to hear your voice! You’ve been asking for it, so this week on Diva Dirt Countdown we are counting down who has the best ring attires.

We’ve narrowed down the finalists, and now it’s up to you to determine the top five.

Vote this week and tune in on Sunday to see who makes the top five! The poll will close Thursday morning.

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Videos: Eva Marie Moves, Cameron Crunches Numbers and Natalya Talks Cat Custody in ‘Total Divas’ Bonus Clips http://www.diva-dirt.com/97385/videos-eva-marie-moves-cameron-crunches-numbers-and-natalya-talks-cat-custody-in-total-divas-bonus-clips/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97385/videos-eva-marie-moves-cameron-crunches-numbers-and-natalya-talks-cat-custody-in-total-divas-bonus-clips/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:00:26 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97385

The WWE has released three bonus clips from last Sunday’s two new Total Divas episodes.

In the first, Cameron and Eva Marie take some shortcuts while loading boxes onto a moving truck:

In the second, Natalya and Tyson Kidd argue over custody of their cats:

In the final bonus clip, Vinnie and Cameron tally up their daily expenses ahead of buying a home, putting a damper on their expensive dinner date:

Total Divas airs Sundays at 9pm ET on E!.

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Today in History: Winter Makes Her TNA Debut http://www.diva-dirt.com/97279/today-in-history-winter-makes-her-tna-debut-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97279/today-in-history-winter-makes-her-tna-debut-2/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97279

On this day in history:

October 21st, 2010 | In what was probably the creepiest debut ever for a female wrestler, Winter made her first TNA appearance in a mirror, standing behind Angelina Love. She introduced herself, telling Angelina that she was a great admirer of hers. When Velvet Sky – who had just left the room with Lacey Von Erich – returned, Winter vanished, leading Angelina to believe that Winter was only a figment of her sleep-deprived brain.

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/21/01 – Torrie Wilson defeats Stacy Keibler in the first ever Lingerie match at No Mercy 2001.

Note: This was originally posted on 10/21/13.

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Diva Dirt Presents LVD TV: Episode 2 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97374/diva-dirt-presents-lvd-tv-episode-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97374/diva-dirt-presents-lvd-tv-episode-2/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:41:17 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97374

LVD TV is Diva Dirt’s new monthly web series produced by and starring indy wrestler Leah Von Dutch.

The series is shot and edited by Leah herself, giving us a unique look at the life of an up and coming indy star.

In the second episode, Leah wrestles Persephone Vice at a fair show near her hometown. It’s an extra special experience, as many of her friends and family will be in attendance. Ever the hometown girl, Leah enlists local children to rally to her cause.

Watch the second episode of LVD TV below:

Leah, who has wrestled for SHIMMER, SHINE and Ring of Honor, currently holds both the CCW Ladies Championship and the XBW Championship. Check out her matches on ClickWrestle.

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Raw Response: October 20th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97368/raw-response-october-20th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97368/raw-response-october-20th-2014/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:30:58 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97368

Tune in to Raw on the USA Network at 8pm ET, as well as the pre-show and post-show on the WWE Network.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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Match of the Week: Nicole Matthews vs. Yumi Ohka http://www.diva-dirt.com/97370/match-of-the-week-nicole-matthews-vs-yumi-ohka/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97370/match-of-the-week-nicole-matthews-vs-yumi-ohka/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:30:16 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97370

This week’s ClickWrestle Match of the Week is Nicole Matthews vs. Yumi Ohka from SHIMMER volume 51.

All week, this match’s price will be cut in half: from $2.49 to just $1.25.

Click here to view a preview of the match and purchase.

Download more full-length women’s wrestling matches from top promotions including SHIMMER, NCW Femmes Fatales, Pro Wrestling EVE, WSU, ChickFight and more only on ClickWrestle.

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WWE Reveals Raw and SmackDown’s New Ring Announcers http://www.diva-dirt.com/97355/wwe-reveals-raw-smackdowns-new-ring-announcers/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97355/wwe-reveals-raw-smackdowns-new-ring-announcers/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:12:22 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97355 revealed the answers on WWE.com, reporting that Lilian Garcia will be returning to Raw and Eden Stiles will be taking over ring announcing for SmackDown. Lilian originally debuted as the ring announcer for […]]]>

With Justin Roberts‘s departure from WWE last week, many fans began wondering who would replace the ring announcer on Raw?

WWE has >revealed the answers on WWE.com, reporting that Lilian Garcia will be returning to Raw and Eden Stiles will be taking over ring announcing for SmackDown.

Lilian originally debuted as the ring announcer for Raw and held the position for a decade before taking a break from WWE. Garcia returned a few years later as Smackdown‘s announcer.

This follows rumors from last week that had Eden taking over the post on Raw in Roberts’s stead.

Eden has been making a splash as ring announcer for NXT for the past year and was moved up to the main roster over the summer taking over ring announcing duties for Superstars and Main Event. Eden makes her way to the big stage as Smackdown’s new ring announcer.

Are you excited to see Lilian return to Raw?

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Paige and Alicia Fox Joining ‘Total Divas’ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97349/paige-alicia-fox-joining-total-divas/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97349/paige-alicia-fox-joining-total-divas/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:00:39 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97349

Earlier today, the WWE Divas verified Facebook page changed its cover photo to a shot of the cast of Total Divas. However, two new Divas have appeared next to the current cast: Paige and Alicia Fox.

WWE.com has since confirmed that the two former Divas Champions will be joining the cast when the show returns on January 4th, 2015.

Are you looking forward to seeing Paige and Alicia Fox on the show?

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Divas Championship Match Added to Hell in a Cell http://www.diva-dirt.com/97346/divas-championship-match-added-to-hell-in-a-cell/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97346/divas-championship-match-added-to-hell-in-a-cell/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:52:32 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97346
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Photo: WWE.com

AJ Lee and Paige are to be embroiled in their fourth consecutive Pay-Per-View clash come this Sunday.

At Hell in a Cell, Divas Champion AJ Lee will defend against former champion Paige, the bout serving as Paige’s official rematch.

Although the match advertisement graphic does not confirm that Paige’s new BFF Alicia Fox will be present, the promotional synopsis hints at Alicia’s involvement. It reads:

“With the support of perhaps a new BFF, can Paige topple the Divas Champion once again? Or will AJ make a successful title defense and prove she can do just fine on her own?

Since AJ and Paige began their rivalry in May, the Divas Championship has changed hands between them four times. Will Hell in a Cell mark the fifth with Paige becoming a three-time Divas Champion?

Hell in a Cell airs live on Pay-Per-View and the WWE Network this Sunday at 8pm ET.

Are you excited to see AJ Lee vs. Paige again?

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Today in History: Trish Stratus vs. Victoria at No Mercy 2002 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97271/today-in-history-trish-stratus-vs-victoria-at-no-mercy-2002/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97271/today-in-history-trish-stratus-vs-victoria-at-no-mercy-2002/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97271

On this day in history:

October 20th, 2002 | The feud between Women’s Champion Trish Stratus and Victoria had already ratcheted up the intensity with a steel chair shot, so when their title match at No Mercy 2002 rolled around, expectations were high. Victoria was intent on making the most of her first Pay-Per-View match, wearing down Trish outside the ring. Trish managed to escape with a narrow win, though, turning Victoria’s Stratusfaction reversal into a roll-up pin.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/20/02 – Torrie Wilson defeats Dawn Marie at No Mercy 2002.

Note: This was originally posted on 10/20/13.

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Video: ‘After Total Divas’ for Season 3, Episodes 8 & 9 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97340/video-after-total-divas-for-season-3-episodes-8-9/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97340/video-after-total-divas-for-season-3-episodes-8-9/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:46:51 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97340

With the conclusion of Total Divas comes After Total Divas, the official after show in which Renee Young and Alicia Fox break down the events of each episode.

This week, they talk episodes eight and nine, which featured Eva Marie and Cameron‘s “roadtrip from hell”, Brie Bella‘s lack of thriftiness, Nikki Bella‘s real estate blunder and Natalya‘s continued relationship woes.

Watch the latest After Total Divas below:

What did you think of this week’s episodes?

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Total Divas Talk: ‘Cross Country Catastrophe’ & ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97269/total-divas-talk-cross-country-catastrophe-daddys-little-girl/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97269/total-divas-talk-cross-country-catastrophe-daddys-little-girl/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:45:48 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97269

Total Divas airs two new episodes tonight starting at 9pm ET on E!.

Tonight’s episodes are titled “Cross Country Catastrophe” and “Daddy’s Little Girl”.

Discuss the shows in the comments!

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‘Independent Women’ (9/20/14): Cheerleader Melissa Finishes Up in Japan http://www.diva-dirt.com/97297/independent-women-92014-cheerleader-melissa-finishes-up-in-japan/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97297/independent-women-92014-cheerleader-melissa-finishes-up-in-japan/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:34:58 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97297

Independent Women is changing its format! Now, the videos will act like dispatches, giving you quick and timely looks into the lives of indy women’s wrestlers.

Our next three dispatches from Cheerleader Melissa finish up her latest tour in Japan.

In the first video, she braves the bustling Japanese train system:

Next, she visits the famed Ribera Steakhouse, a pilgrimage for any wrestler visiting Tokyo:

In the last video dispatch, Melissa takes a peaceful walk through a Japanese garden:

Independent Women is Diva Dirt’s original web series that gives fans a peek behind the scenes at the lives of women’s wrestlers on the independent scene, from life on the road to the action backstage.

If you are an indy wrestler interested in getting involved, please contact us!

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SHIMMER Volumes 69 & 70 Taping Results http://www.diva-dirt.com/97267/shimmer-volumes-69-70-taping-results/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97267/shimmer-volumes-69-70-taping-results/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:37:01 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97267 Photo: SHIMMERWrestling.com

Today, SHIMMER will be taping matches for volumes 69 and 70 at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, Illinois. Results below, courtesy of @ShimmerDownMeow on Twitter:

Volume 69

Volume 70

  • Nikki Storm def. Kaori Yoneyama via the Eye of the Storm.
  • Vanessa Kraven def. Crazy Mary Dobson with a chokebomb
  • Made in Sin (Allysin Kay and Taylor Made) def. KC Cassidy and Bambi Hall after a Wheelbarrow Ace Crusher on Cassidy.
  • Interview with 3G. The Canadian Ninjas interrupt, and Tomoka lays out Matthews and poses with the SHIMMER title.
  • Kay Lee Ray def. Candice LeRae with a Gory Bomb, followed by a Swanton Bomb
  • Saraya Knight, Mayumi Ozaki and Rhia O’Reilly def The Buddy System (Heidi Lovelace and Solo Darling) and Leva Bates w/ Daffney, after Ozaki hits a rolling Polish Hammer on Solo with a chain around her fist. Post-match, Saraya slaps Daffney, but Daffney hits her with a low blow.
  • Veda Scott def. Thunderkitty with a rollup using the tights for leverage.
  • Evie def. Jenny Rose via the TTYL.
  • Lufisto def. AKINO via a Saito suplex.
  • Miss Natural def. Xandra Bale with a spike piledriver.
  • Mia Yim def. Tsukasa Fujimoto via a package piledriver.
  • Kana def. Courtney Rush via the Rings of Saturn.
  • Athena def. Cheerleader Melissa in a Knockout/Submission match with The Red Wedding.
  • SHIMMER Champion Nicole Matthews vs Tomoka Nakagawa end in no contest after Portia Perez interferes. 3G vs. The Canadian Ninjas for the SHIMMER Tag Team Championships is made.
  • SHIMMER Tag Team Champions 3G vs The Canadian Ninjas ends in No Contest, following interference from Kimber Bombs, Madison Eagles and Jessicka Havok.
  • 3G, Madison Eagles and Jessicka Havok def. The Canadian Ninjas and Kimber Bombs, after Portia in pinned following a Hellbound from Eagles, The Hangover from 3G and a Chokeslam from Havok.

Matches from volumes 69 and 70 will be available soon on DVD and ClickWrestle.

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Diva Dirt Countdown: Top 5 Bound For Glory Moments http://www.diva-dirt.com/97265/diva-dirt-countdown-top-5-bound-for-glory-moments/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97265/diva-dirt-countdown-top-5-bound-for-glory-moments/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:02:17 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97265

Diva Dirt Countdown takes on various aspects of women’s wrestling, ranking them and presenting them to you.

Hosted by Diva Dirt’s Jake, its aim is to prompt debates about everything from matches and clothing to entrances, music and more.

This week’s Diva Dirt Countdown takes on the best Bound For Glory moments, featuring what you chose as the top five.

Watch the latest Diva Dirt Countdown below:

Do you agree with the list?

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Nicole Matthews Wins the SHIMMER Championship http://www.diva-dirt.com/97252/nicole-matthews-wins-the-shimmer-championship/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97252/nicole-matthews-wins-the-shimmer-championship/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97252 Photo: @SHIMMERwomen/Twitter

Last night, a new SHIMMER Champion was crowned.

Nicole Matthews emerged from the volume 68 tapings with the belt after winning a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match that pitted her, champ Cheerleader Melissa, Athena and Madison Eagles against one another.

Shockingly, Melissa was eliminated first, guaranteeing that the match would crown a new champion. Athena was eliminated next, bringing it down to Matthews and Eagles.

Matthews’s tag team partner Portia Perez made an appearance late in the match, providing distraction that allowed Matthews to hit Eagles with a fireball and become the new SHIMMER Champion.

Cheerleader Melissa had held the title since April 2013, having won it in a Steel Cage match against Saraya Knight during the SHIMMER 53 iPPV.

This is Nicole’s second big title win in as many months: she became the first female ECCW Champion in August.

SHIMMER tapes volumes 69 and 70 later today in Berwyn, IL.

RELATED: SHIMMER Volumes 67 & 68 Taping Results

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Today in History: Stephanie McMahon vs. Vince McMahon in an “I Quit” Match at No Mercy 2003 http://www.diva-dirt.com/96896/today-in-history-stephanie-mcmahon-vs-vince-mcmahon-in-an-i-quit-match-at-no-mercy-2003/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96896/today-in-history-stephanie-mcmahon-vs-vince-mcmahon-in-an-i-quit-match-at-no-mercy-2003/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96896

On this day in history:

October 19th, 2003 | Tension between Stephanie McMahon and her father Vince McMahon over his relationship with Sable built to what was dubbed the first ever “Father/Daughter ‘I Quit’ match” at No Mercy 2003. As per the match’s stipulation, whoever lost the match would be forced to leave the WWE. Vince had Sable by his side, while Stephanie had her mother Linda McMahon in her corner. Vince dominated much of the match, but Stephanie held on until she found herself being mercilessly choked with a lead pipe. Linda couldn’t watch any longer, and threw in the towel on her daughter’s behalf. After suffering the loss, Stephanie disappeared from WWE television for two years.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/19/04 – Christy Hemme defeats Carmella DeCesare in a Lingerie Pillow Fight at Taboo Tuesday 2004.
* 10/19/04 – Trish Stratus defeats Gail Kim, Jazz, Molly Holly, Nidia, Stacy Keibler and Victoria in a “Fullfil Your Fantasty” Battle Royal to retain the Women’s Title at Taboo Tuesday 2004.

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Vote for the Star of the Week Ending October 18th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97197/vote-for-the-star-of-the-week-ending-october-18th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97197/vote-for-the-star-of-the-week-ending-october-18th-2014/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:00:14 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97197

Whose star shone brightest this week? You tell us!

With our Star of the Week poll, we’ll pick the week’s top five women in wrestling and let you choose who is number one.

The poll will open each Saturday and close on Sunday afternoon.

Let’s take a look at this week’s top five:

AJ Lee

Despite being abandoned by Layla on Raw, AJ Lee won their tag match against Alicia Fox and Paige. She also got some revenge, defeating Layla one-on-one on SmackDown.

Carmella

Carmella made her in-ring debut on NXT, defeating Leva Bates and securing herself a spot on the roster.
   

Charlotte

Charlotte once again proved why she’s NXT Women’s Champion, defeating Becky Lynch on NXT in impressive fashion.
 

Havok

Havok retained the Knockouts Title twice this week, defeating Velvet Sky at Bound For Glory and Madison Rayne on Impact.
 

Rebel

Rebel scored her first televised win on Impact when she, Crazzy Steve and Knux defeated the team of Angelina Love, Jessie Godderz and DJ Z.
   

 

Winner: Carmella (43%)

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SmackDown Redux (October 17th, 2014): Everybody’s Got Something to Prove http://www.diva-dirt.com/97204/smackdown-redux-october-17th-2014-everybodys-got-something-to-prove/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97204/smackdown-redux-october-17th-2014-everybodys-got-something-to-prove/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:49:45 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97204

Salutations, Diva fans and welcome to another edition of the SmackDown Redux. This week we are blessed with TWO Diva matches (Yes, you read that right), as Naomi locks horns with Nikki Bella, and AJ Lee takes on her former tag team partner (however briefly) in Layla. SmackDown is delivering twice the Diva action this week, but can it deliver twice the fun? Check out the matches below:

First up, AJ Lee vs Layla. Before the Divas Champion makes her entrance, we’re treated to a recap of AJ and Layla’s failed attempt at a tag team, and the beatdown that followed. Former Divas Champions Paige and Alicia Fox are introduced on commentary, as we watch a backstage vignette from AJ during her entrance. The official signals for the bell and our match is underway!

The Divas lock up and AJ Lee quickly gets the advantage with a flurry of offense, ending with a roundhouse to the face for a nearfall. Keeping the pressure on her opponent, AJ nails Layla with a kick to the gut, followed by a pair of neckbreaker, but gets another two count. AJ whips Layla off the ropes, but Layla is able to halt her momentum with some kicks of her own. Layla tries to choke AJ over the top rope, but opts to a ground submission when that doesn’t pan out very well.

After a few moments of struggling, AJ counters the submission into a pinfall of her own, but Layla kicks out and locks in a headlock. AJ fights her way out once again, and dodges a springboard crossbody, before locking in the Black Widow to pick up the win.

Post-match, Alicia Fox storms the ring and attacks AJ. The attack allows Paige to sneak in and hit AJ with the Rampaige, leaving the champ laid out in the ring.

Next, Nikki Bella takes the fight to Naomi ahead of her match against her sister Brie at Hell in a Cell:

We start off with Naomi already in the ring, and Nikki follows closely behind her. As the ‘Bad Twin’ makes her way to the squared circle, we’re treated to a clip of her confronting Brie (Who will surely be watching this match on a monitor backstage…) about their match at HIAC. Afterwards, the referee rings the bell and our match is underway!

Nikki wastes little time, immediately ramming Naomi into the corner, with a few shoulder blocks, before throwing her across the ring by the hair and stomping her in the corner. After slamming Naomi into the canvas for a nearfall, Nikki locks on a chokehold, but Naomi fight out and unleashes that high octane offense she’s known for. Naomi manages to hit the Rear View, but Nikki gets her foot on the rope, breaking the pin. Naomi tries to pull Nikki back in the ring to finish her off, but Nikki snaps her across the top rope, and hit the Rack Attack to pick up the win.

Thoughts: While I may not be the biggest fan of the storylines currently, I can’t dent that these matches were pretty fun, although short as hell. I think Naomi vs Nikki was a shocker, but both girls delivered and Nikki finisher looked amazing.

That said, I’m ready for HIAC to come and these storylines to be retired. I think they have run their respective course and we can move on to something new and fresh. I enjoyed them while they lasted… mostly… Maybe we could establish a new #1 contender? Thoughts? *waits for Naomi chants*

Well, that’s all for this week! Until next time… “Really?! Did you just call me fat?!”

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Xplosion Write-Up (October 18th, 2014): A Hot Mess Match-Up http://www.diva-dirt.com/97221/xplosion-write-up-october-18th-2014-a-hot-mess-match-up/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97221/xplosion-write-up-october-18th-2014-a-hot-mess-match-up/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:30:54 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97221

Hola Knockout fans! We’ve got some Knockouts action on this week’s episode of TNA’s other show Xplosion where we have Velvet Sky taking on Taryn Terrell!

Always being the angel on her shoulder, Angelina Love is at ringside accompanying her Beautiful People partner Velvet where she and Taryn tie-up to start things up.

Taryn gets the upper hand as she rears Velvet to a corner. Velvet wants none of this and she orders the referee to get Taryn off of her.

The two meet in the center again where this time Velvet gets in some offense with an attack from behind with a side of heel taunting for good measures.

Taryn just rolls her eyes as Velvet mocks her and the two tie up again before Velvet locks in a headlock.

Looking for a way out, Taryn breaks from Velvet’s hold by whipping her to the ropes coming and taking Velvet down with a shoulder block.

Taking a page from Velvet’s book, Taryn goes for a headlock of her own next to which Velvet manages to break out of by sending Taryn to the ropes only to be taken down by yet another shoulder block.

From the outside, Angelina calls for her friend to lend an ear and she whispers some strategy as we go to a quick commercial break.

As we come back from the break, Velvet picks up on Angelina’s advice and challenges Taryn to a test of might.

Velvet raises her right arm, to which Taryn answers by raising her left arm. Hmm…? An irritated Velvet brings down her raised right arm and raises her left arm to meet with Taryn’s except Taryn brings down that raised left arm to bring her right arm to the air! The arm raising switch-a-roo sequence continues until Taryn decides she’s done playing and begins to just shake it off; she shakes, shakes, shakes it off!

Up to a turnbuckle, Taryn goes for a high flying maneuver but is knocked off by an interfering Angelina. Velvet takes advantage by going for a cover but only gets a two count.

Velvet sends Taryn to the corner one more time, striking a few kicks before flinging Taryn off. Only getting a one count cover, Velvet goes for a grounded headlock.

Taryn elbows her way out of it, giving Velvet a kick to the gut along with a snap neck breaker. Taryn sends Velvet to the corner and goes for a running strike but Velvet dodges and counters with a running bulldog following a pin attempt.

Taryn kicks out and suddenly Velvet unjustified at the referee’s count. She gets in Earl Hebner’s face and raises her hand to land a good smack on him but he catches her arm. He pulls Velvet in to his grasp and just before he pulls what appears to be a Crazzy Steve lip lock, he drops Velvet to the mat and tries to calm down a furious Angelina from the outside.

Velvet tries to get back at the touchy Earl by attacking from behind only to hit Angelina instead. A distracted Velvet is hit with cutter by Taryn who covers and gets the three count for the win!

A little on the broadcast, we meet Gail Kim backstage, who recalls losing her championship match to Havok a few weeks ago. Gail Kim says she’s faced all kinds of opponents in the past: big, small, mean and baddest of them all. She’s ready for her rematch against Havok once she’s 100% and promises to deliver upon her return! Get well Gail!

Thoughts: A choppy contest in my opinion.

Not a whole mot action taking place during this match. There were some awkward spots and some odd camera editing of the audience in between the match. Still, it was probably suppose to just be a “fun” match being that this was on Xplosion and all.

That’s Xplosion for this week Knockout fans! Hasta luego!

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SHIMMER Volumes 67 & 68 Taping Results http://www.diva-dirt.com/97210/shimmer-volumes-67-68-taping-results/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97210/shimmer-volumes-67-68-taping-results/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:11:23 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97210 Photo: SHIMMERWrestling.com

Today, SHIMMER will be taping matches for volumes 67 and 68 at the Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn, Illinois. Results below, courtesy of @ShimmerDownMeow on Twitter:

Volume 67

Volume 68

  • Cherry Bomb def. Thunderkitty via small package.
  • Xandra Bale def. a href=”http://www.diva-dirt.com/miss-natural”>Miss Natural with a small package.
  • Marti Belle def. a href=”http://www.diva-dirt.com/solo-darling”>Solo Darling via The Stroke.
  • Kimber Lee def. Kay Lee Ray with a Gory Bomb followed by a Swanton Bomb.
  • Leva Bates (dressed as Star Lord) defeats Nevaeh with an RKO.
  • Nikki Storm def. Candice LeRae with the Eye of the Storm.
  • Courtney Rush def. Veda Scott with a Sharpshooter.
  • AKINO def. Heidi Lovelace with a Saito suplex.
  • Vanessa Kraven def. Jessicka Havok via countout after Havok distracted by Portia Perez. Havok flips out post-match and vows that she’s coming for Portia.
  • Mayumi Ozaki & Saraya Knight (w/ Rhia O’Reilly) def. Kana & LuFisto when Rhia interferes and hits LuFisto with the Rhiadjustment.
  • Evie def. Mia Yim with the TTYL.
  • Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa def. Kaori Yoneyama & Tsukasa Fujimoto to retain the SHIMMER Tag Team Titles when Nakagawa hits Yoneyama with the Hangover.
  • Nicole Matthews def. Cheerleader Melissa, Athena & Madison Eagles in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match to win the SHIMMER Championship. Matthews eliminates Eagles last after Portia Perez interferes.

Matches from volumes 67 and 68 will be available soon on DVD and ClickWrestle.

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Recapping Brooke on ‘The Amazing Race': Episode 4, “Thinly Sliced Anchovies” http://www.diva-dirt.com/97203/recapping-brooke-on-the-amazing-race-episode-4-thinly-sliced-anchovies/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97203/recapping-brooke-on-the-amazing-race-episode-4-thinly-sliced-anchovies/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:13:27 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97203

Each week, as long as Brooke and Robbie E are in The Amazing Race competition, we’ll recap the newest episode, updating fans on where #TheWrestlers stand in the race.

This week, they head to Copenhagen, Denmark. But before they can get there, they have to book tickets out of Aberdeen, Scotland. It’s harder than you’d think, since the travel agency was closed until the morning.

Brooke and Robbie head straight to the airport, giving themselves a head start over the teams that chose to go to the travel agency.

When they get there, they must drive to Sweden, using only .10 gallon of gas. If they exceed it, they must find a tour guide and answer their question about the capital cities of the Scandianvaivian countries.

Brooke and Robbie don’t drive efficiently enough, and must answer the trivia question. They then drive back to Denmark, when they meet their detour.

They can either repurpose a parking space into a seating area exactly as described in a pamphlet in under 30 minutes or take the wedding cake challenge, building a multi-layer cake and balancing it on a Bullitt bike to deliver it to a restaurant.

Brooke and Robbie choose the cake challenge and build the cake, getting off to a smoother start than a few of the other teams, who topple their cakes quickly.

That doesn’t mean the challenge isn’t rough on Brooke’s arms..

They complete the challenge without making a mess and move on to the next challenge. Meanwhile, most of the other teams are stuck switching between challenges, unable to complete them.

They drive to the Ida Davidsen restaurant, which houses their next roadblock. They must take two sandwich orders from two customers, memorizing the complicated recipes and relaying them to the chef.

Robbie takes the orders, but fully admits that memorizing them will be difficult, as he gets hit in the head for a living.

He eventually gets all four orders correct, bringing them up to third place. When that’s done, they head to the pit stop: the VM Houses.

They get there quickly, jumping up to second place. They live to race another day!

The Amazing Race airs Fridays at 8pm ET on CBS.

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Diva Dirt Roundtable: SHIMMER 9th Anniversary Special Feat. Leva Bates & David Puente http://www.diva-dirt.com/97187/diva-dirt-roundtable-shimmer-9th-anniversary-special-feat-leva-bates-david-puente/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97187/diva-dirt-roundtable-shimmer-9th-anniversary-special-feat-leva-bates-david-puente/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:25:46 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97187

The Diva Dirt Roundtable brings together members of Team Diva Dirt to discuss anything and everything in the world of women’s wrestling, using a roundtable format to facilitate entertaining and informative discussions.

On this edition of the Roundtable, Steven hosts a discussion with Cryssi, SHIMMER cameraman/editor David Puente and indy star Leva Bates (who you might recognize from this week’s NXT) about everything SHIMMER in celebration of the promotion’s ninth anniversary.

They talk about how they were introduced to SHIMMER, share some of their favorite memories and get hyped for this weekend’s set of tapings. The roundtable serves as a rare insight into the promotion, with David and Leva sharing stories from their time behind the scenes.

You can stream the show below or download the MP3 audio file by right-clicking here and selecting “Save Target As”.

Listen below or download by right clicking here.


 

Follow Leva on Twitter: @wrestlingleva

Follow David on Twitter: @TeleuteDPu

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