Diva Dirt http://www.diva-dirt.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:41:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 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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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 made her in-ring debut on NXT, defeating Leva Bates and securing herself a spot on the roster.


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


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


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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Video: Nikki Bella Talks Her Match with Brie at Hell in a Cell http://www.diva-dirt.com/97193/video-nikki-bella-talks-her-match-with-brie-at-hell-in-a-cell/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97193/video-nikki-bella-talks-her-match-with-brie-at-hell-in-a-cell/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:12:44 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97193

After picking up a win over Naomi, Nikki Bella spoke to Eden on SmackDown Fallout about her upcoming match at Hell in a Cell.

The match, which will pit her against her sister Brie, stipulates that the loser has to serve as the winner’s personal assistant.

Nikki claims that everything she did to Naomi, she’ll do to Brie at Hell in a Cell. She hopes Brie is ready, because she has a long list of things for her to do.

Watch the interview below:

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‘Total Divas’ First Look: Natalya and Tyson Kidd Try to Split Their Assets http://www.diva-dirt.com/97140/total-divas-first-look-natalya-and-tyson-kidd-try-to-split-their-assets/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97140/total-divas-first-look-natalya-and-tyson-kidd-try-to-split-their-assets/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:00:59 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97140

Tomorrow will see the premiere of two new Total Divas episodes.

In the second, Natalya and her husband Tyson Kidd are working through a separation, sleeping in separate rooms and dividing up their assets.

They come to a disagreement over their cats, and Natalya gets emotional when Tyson accuses her of not caring about him or the cats.

Watch the clip below:

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

Synopsis for episode 9, “Daddy’s Little Girl”: “Eva lashes out as she struggles to cope with her dad’s terminal cancer; Ariane’s decision to hire Nikki as her real-estate agent backfires; Nattie and TJ face the harsh realities of getting a divorce.”

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Today in History: Awesome Kong vs. ODB vs. Tara at Bound For Glory 2009 http://www.diva-dirt.com/96891/today-in-history-awesome-kong-vs-odb-vs-tara-at-bound-for-glory-2009/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96891/today-in-history-awesome-kong-vs-odb-vs-tara-at-bound-for-glory-2009/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96891

On this day in history:

October 18th, 2009 | At Bound For Glory 2009, ODB put her Knockouts Title on the line against both Awesome Kong (who was accompanied by Raisha Saeed) and Tara. This match, positioned to be a veritable “clash of the titans” as far as Knockouts go, ended when interference by Raisha backfired. She kept offering Kong a steel chair, but Kong didn’t want to use it. Relentless, Saeed positioned the chair in the ring, ready to take an Awesome Bomb, but ODB reversed it into a facebuster. With Saeed’s inadvertent help, ODB was able to keep the title around her waist.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/18/09 – Taylor Wilde & Sarita defeat Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne to retain the Knockouts Tag Team Titles at Bound For Glory 2009.

Note: This was originally posted on 10/18/13.

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SmackDown Reaction: October 17th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97168/smackdown-reaction-october-17th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97168/smackdown-reaction-october-17th-2014/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:45:45 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97168

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

Discuss the show in the comments!

RELATED: SmackDown Spoilers: October 17th, 2014

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NXT Redux (October 16th, 2014): F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S Debuts, a Stellar Rematch & a Speaking Becky Lynch! http://www.diva-dirt.com/97176/nxt-redux-october-16th-2014-f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s-debuts-stellar-rematches-a-speaking-becky-lynch/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97176/nxt-redux-october-16th-2014-f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s-debuts-stellar-rematches-a-speaking-becky-lynch/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:01:32 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97176

Good day everyone, and welcome to this weeks (highly anticipated… by me at least) NXT Redux! This week we’ve got matchES! We’ve got SegmentS! We’ve got everything I could ever ask for, and so this week I’m skipping the intro because I have nothing to say that won’t be said and applauded below!

Anythaaang You Wanna Doooo!~

Headbanging Becky Lynch two weeks in a row! She storms into the ring and shakes about in the fashion we’ve come to expect. As the crowd continues to insanely love her like we’ve also come to expect of them. Her opponent is our Women’s Champion, Charlotte! Charlotte flips and splits inside the ring as the bell sounds and we lock up. “Becky” chants form instantly as they jockey for position and trade arm drag attempts until Lynch scores. Charlotte tries to gain control as Becky keeps a hammerlock applied. Jesus! Becky goes after the leg and slams Charlotte’s face into the canvas sharply, then trying to capitalize with a knee submission. Counter out! Bridge out! Roll through! Armdrag! I cannot keep up with this.

Charlotte scores with a backbreaker and nails a few elbows, transitioning into the figure 4 head lock with repeated face slamming to be had. Bridge attempt breaks out! Charlotte nails a knee, but misses a dropkick attempt! Becky with a shot or two to the face, followed up with a boot and a double clothesline. Both women try to regain their composure, but it’s Lynch who makes a comeback first. She runs off the ropes with a trio of legdrops, the last of which spun around at the last second! Becky goes for a suplex, but Charlotte reverses into one of her own for just a two count.

Becky nails a kick in the corner, following it up with a leg lariat for a two! Noooo headbanging Becky Lynch nooo, Charlotte hits the neckbreaker and wha-bam!~ Natural Selection scores for the victory.

Renee Young, Rich Brennan and Alex Riley speak about what just happened involving Sylvester Lefort, Marcus Louis, Big Cass and Enzo… but are suspiciously cut off by Cass and Enzo still in the ring. Cass wants another match to take place and calls out someone in the back who was wearing blue pants for some reason.

Cosplay Alarm!

It’s Leva Bates! On NXT! In blue pants! I love her pose on the ramp — soak this moment in Leva and please get more where it comes from. Renee Young dubs her a Kitty Pryde lookalike, as Enzo introduces her opponent…


Oh my God.

What in the world wide web of jammable national anthems is this angelic piece of work? Move over “Sky’s the Limit”. Move over “Bling Bling”. Move on over “Turn it Up”. Carmella’s theme song has descended from the heavens and officially takes the cheetah print laced crown for the catchiest and best thing I’ve ever seen someone walk towards the ring to.

I bought it and I want CFOdollarsign sent Grammys.

Carmella struts down the ramp like the second coming of theme song Jesus, plowing down every pair of eyes gazing upon her badass-ness one set at a time as she awaits Cass to hold the ropes open so she can step through. Once inside, she amazingly plays up the various romantic tension (in his mind) between she and Enzo, doing a double smooch to Cass while restricting him to merely an arm bump. Carmella fires off pose after pose, then removing her fur coat as the bell sounds and she gets ready to face Leva.

The two lock up and Bates shoves her back into the corner, pounding her stomach with some head shots until Carmella pushes her and nails a dropkick! An Irish Whip into the corner by Leva, but Carmella dodges and drops her like a sack of cosplaying potatoes, spinning forward into a beautiful leg submission that forces Leva to tap instantly. Diamonds on her neck, yes she’s fabulous.

Carmella celebrates her win with her two cohorts, posing and checking her manicure… officially completing the perfect stable in NXT going. I’m obsessed.

We then head backstage to see Sasha Banks checking her makeup in the mirror, which means something big is about to go down because that mirror only presents itself when a turning point is on the horizon for the Divas.

Turning point revealed — Becky Lynch has a voice! And it’s a beautiful heavily Irish accented one!

Now I know NXT didn’t listen to me because this has obviously been filmed since the last taping weeks ago, but dammit, thank you. She approaches Sasha and tells her that what she did last week (allegedly since we’ve still never found video of this mysterious segment) was DISCOOSTIN *cries tears of joy*, and she hopes she gets what she deserves. Serenade us with your accent Becky Lynch, I want more.

Sasha, however, is not here for this sob story, claiming that what’s coming to her is the Women’s Championship. You see, she took it upon herself to take matters into her own hands and put herself in the champion’s segment at Takeover. She made the title feud her business, instead of working through Diva after Diva and being respectful to everyone like Bayley. Just like Summer Rae told her last year, if you want to get to the top… you have to do whatever it takes, and that’s what she’s doing. She brings up Becky’s repeated losses to Charlotte and believes that perhaps our Irish Punk Rock lover needs to look at herself in the infamous Diva mirror backstage so she can find out what needs to be done to change her own self up.

ALSO – Special Congrats to new Diva, Dasha (ring name TBA), for debuting as an interviewer on this week’s episode. I’d include video, but you know… the whole network exclusive feed containing segments that don’t air on the Internet versions and all. Still, go Dasha go!~

Thoughts: With Charlotte & Becky, this is my absolute favorite outing of theirs so far! I’ve never really even near disliked any, and there have been some show stealers in the past as well… but this one takes the cake. It was so back and forth, trading shot for shot over the entire course of its run. Honestly, this is one of those matches I want to use as an example of not needing a ton of time to put on something great. They only had a few brief minutes to go out there, even including entrances into that as well, and they shined. Becky’s slowly but surely showing that she’s not here to be forgotten about or kicked to the side, debuting a few new moves each time she steps out there (while keeping my favorite move in wrestling… her bridge!). Also not counting the live specials, this is one of Charlotte’s best showings in NXT to me as well, mostly because it seemed way more back and forth which allowed her to really show off how freaking good she is at taking moves and playing up a more evenly paced outing than just walking in and primarily dominating. It just sort of had a different feel to it than their past matches, and I highly commend both for going out there and differentiating themselves from their past work. It’s like the fall version of Bayley vs. Sasha Banks!

The segment later on in the show between Becky and Sasha was everything too. My pleading was answered! Sure, it was only one line… but I don’t care. I’d have taken one word. It’s absolutely great that NXT is serving us this continuity from almost a year ago when Summer did the same sort of segments to Sasha, which has turned her from a scared newcomer to the top boss in town that is now recruiting her own backup in the exact Diva who faces the same problem Sasha did at the time in being sort of in the background and not winning too often. It’s perfect and I’m so excited we got this segment tonight (featuring the return of the coveted mirror to boot). Hoping for another few weeks or so of these to build Becky up and give her this needed character boost/newfound direction. Take us to the promise land Banks n’ Becks!

Carmella! Leva! The theme! Okay, in my opinion Carmella’s debut was handled absolutely perfectly. Some might complain about it only being two moves, but with the backstory of her training just starting a month ago, I think that’s actually what was needed. She can’t just have one month of training and bust out everything she clearly knows how to do from her year of working in NXT, so for me the shortness actually worked. That will probably be the only time I ever say I’m okay with a Divas match containing less moves than I have fingers on a hand, but because of the storyline building to it, I was completely sold.

Also, her finisher is so cool. Like… it seems so simple and effective that you’d think it’d be as commonly used as a DDT, yet I’ve never seen it done on TV before. F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S (Yes) indeed.

Apologies in advance for how much I’m going to reference this theme song into the ground. Please don’t hold it against me.

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Video: Trailer for WWE Studios’ ‘Queens of the Ring’ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97170/video-trailer-for-wwe-studios-queens-of-the-ring/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97170/video-trailer-for-wwe-studios-queens-of-the-ring/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:56:24 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97170

WWE Studios has released the trailer for Queens of the Ring, a French film that centers on one mother’s journey to become a professional wrestler.

The film, which stars Marilou Berry and features a cameo by former Diva Eve Torres, was acquired by the studio earlier this year for U.S. distribution and remake rights.

While few details on the remake have emerged, its French counterpart is set to be released on DVD and VOD on November 11th.

Its plot description reads:

The film centers around Rose, a mother looking to strengthen her bond with her estranged son who is WWE fan. Going the extra mile, the loving mother begins training to become a wrestling diva. The comedy/drama follows Rose as she finds a job in a supermarket and convinces her new cashier colleagues to join her in her journey to impress her son by becoming a Queen of the Ring.

Watch the trailer for Queens of the Ring below:

Who should star in the WWE’s remake?

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Impact Write-Up (October 15th, 2014): Havok Rains on Madison’s Parade http://www.diva-dirt.com/97163/impact-write-up-october-15th-2014-havok-rains-on-madisons-parade/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97163/impact-write-up-october-15th-2014-havok-rains-on-madisons-parade/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:39:42 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97163

Salutations Knockout fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of Impact Write-Up post Bound For Glory; a Bound For Glory that has still left me, and I assume others, completely speechless. Fast forwarding from Sunday’s PPV to this week on Impact, we return from our trip to Japan to the United States where Havok is scheduled to take on the new number one contender Madison Rayne. After having her first successful title defense earlier this week against Velvet Sky, can Havok keep her winning streak going? Let’s find out:

As the challenger makes her way to the ring, we kick things off with some prematch talk with Madison, who explains to us her actions from last week’s triple threat match against Angelina Love and Taryn Terell. She reminds us that in order to become a multi champion such as herself, one has to not worry so much about the thoughts and opinions of others. After all this is the wrestling world, it’s every woman for herself and Madison stealing Taryn’s win and leaving her to fend off Havok by herself last week is just part of the business. Well said Madison, well said.

Havok makes her way to the ring next, as we are treated to a few highlights from Sunday’s big win and event.

As the bell rings, Havok is quick to shove Madison to the ground. Picking herself back up, Madison tries a new strategy and goes for a back grapple on Havok but Havok’s size advantage works in her favor as she is able to swing off Madison from behind.

Havok charges after Madison but Madison manages to avoid her. Running the ropes, Madison flies to Havok with a drop kick sending the champion to retreat outside the ring. Still on the hunt, Madison launches herself from the ring to Havok only to be caught and thrust to the ring.

Havok tosses Madison back into the ring where she applies a Full Nelson lock. Madison manages to toughen it out long enough until Havok releases her grip, cackling over the killer queen.

The crowd begins to rally behind the fallen Madison, who tries to fight off Havok with a series of forearms and a clothesline only to collide with her vast opponent. After a hefty back breaker, Havok flings Madison outside the ring where she sets up Madison with the same arm lock spine buster that injured Gail Kim and put her out indefinitely. Thankfully for Madison, one time flame official, Earl Hebner imposes Havok to stop what she is doing enabling Madison to nail a surprise baseball slide on to Havok before following up with a series of forearms.

Madison leans on the outside ring post for a quick break as Havok charges after her only to have her shoulder come in contact with the ring post. “Come on!” howls Madison as she dashes back in to the ring with Havok stumbling right behind her.

After hitting a kick to gut followed by a running big boot, Madison tries to finish things up by setting Havok with the Rayne Check to no success as Havok’s size advantage prevents Madison from ever lifting the champion off the ground.

Using the turnbuckle to aid her, Madison lands a big missile dropkick to the champion, going for the cover but Havok kicks out at full power; nearly taking out the referee.

Staying avert of Havok’s leg drop, Madison tries steal the win again with a side roll up; only this time Havok is a step ahead of her and clutches Madison’s throat to deliver a big time choke slam… or by what we are now calling it: The Harlot Slayer for the win giving Havok another dominant victory!

Elsewhere on the show, we have The Menagerie taking on TNA’s local Tinder couple, The Beautiful Bros!

Out first are the team of Angelina Love, Jessie Godderz and DJ Z accompanied by Velvet Sky. I wonder where Robbie E is in all of this?

Carny music hits the air and it could only mean that The Menagerie are on their way to the ring! Rebel and Knux come all smiles as Crazzy Steve pedals his way to the ring in his trusty tricycle!

As the teams find their places, the ladies start things off. DJ Z manages to get the first slap in the match as he sneakily slaps Rebel’s rear as her back is turned. Before Rebel can even react to Z’s action, Angelina takes her down and makes the tag to her partner. Mixed tag team rules has Rebel tag in Knux, who gives DJ Z a spanking for insulting his woman.

After a few back and forth tags throughout the match, the Knockouts are eventually tagged in again. Angelina goes for a clothesline but misses by a split second. Dropkick by Rebel takes Angelina down but outside interference by DJ Z distracts Rebel again.

Angelina rolls up Rebel for the pin only for a two count. Both ladies take each other out with a clothesline before tagging in their respective partners; eventually Crazzy Steve manages to pick up the win for his team after putting Jessie away with a big tornado DDT.

Thoughts: A solid match between Havok and Madison.

I think this was Havok’s best match in TNA thus far. TNA has acknowledged some past history between Havok and Madison Rayne, so I wish we would’ve gotten into some more depth into that. It would’ve given Havok a chance to speak; something that has yet to happen. In any event, Havok continues her dominance in the division with another win this week.

Just like the last time the BroMans and Menagerie faced each other, it was helpful to have the men carry most of the match, as Rebel is still only learning to wrestle. The two teams are now even which may lead to another match between the two should this feud continue.

Not a whole lot of story development this week (which hows how little aftermath there actually was from Bound For Glory this year) but a fair amount of action from the Knockouts this week.

Hasta luego Knockout fans!

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‘Total Divas’ First Look: Stephanie McMahon Talks to the Divas About WWE’s Susan G. Komen Partnership http://www.diva-dirt.com/97138/total-divas-first-look-stephanie-mcmahon-talks-to-the-divas-about-wwes-susan-g-komen-partnership/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97138/total-divas-first-look-stephanie-mcmahon-talks-to-the-divas-about-wwes-susan-g-komen-partnership/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97138

This Sunday will see the premiere of two new Total Divas episodes.

In the first, Stephanie McMahon makes an appearance, gathering the Divas together to fill them in on the WWE’s partnership with the Susan G. Komen foundation. As they have in past years, the WWE will dedicate the month of October to a campaign that will raise money towards the fight against breast cancer.

Stephanie brings some levity to the meeting, reminding the Divas that mammograms are nothing compared to what they do in the ring.

Watch the clip below:

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

Synopsis for episode 8, “Cross Country Catastrophe”: “Tempers erupt after Rosa walks in on Summer with her man; Eva and Ariane clash on a couples road trip; and Brie is shocked to discover that Bryan is keeping tabs on her.”

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Today in History: Chyna Becomes the First Female Intercontinental Champion http://www.diva-dirt.com/96886/today-in-history-chyna-becomes-the-first-female-intercontinental-champion-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96886/today-in-history-chyna-becomes-the-first-female-intercontinental-champion-2/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96886

On this day in history:

October 17th, 1999 | At 1999’s No Mercy, Chyna became the first woman to ever win the Intercontinental Championship. Her foe Jeff Jarrett had been on a misogynistic tear, touting men as the superior sex, so it seemed appropriate that she would finally put him in his place in a Good Housekeeping match–one that brought into play things like an ironing board, a broom and a mop. It was Jarrett’s trusty guitar that signaled the end for him, though, and after it was smashed on his head, he was down for the count. Chyna pinned him, becoming the first female Intercontinental Champion.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/17/99 – The Fabulous Moolah defeats Ivory to win the Women’s Title at No Mercy 1999.

Note: This was originally posted on 10/17/12.

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NXT Exchange: October 16th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97142/nxt-exchange-october-16th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97142/nxt-exchange-october-16th-2014/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:45:28 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97142

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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Valkyrie III on October 24th: Full Card and Ticket Info http://www.diva-dirt.com/97154/valkyrie-iii-on-october-24th-full-card-and-ticket-info/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97154/valkyrie-iii-on-october-24th-full-card-and-ticket-info/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:41:40 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97154

On Friday, October 24th, new all-women promotion Valkyrie will present its third show, Queen’s Road.

The event will take place at the Ludus Wrestling Center in Brooklyn, NY and will crown the first ever Queen of Valkyrie.

Full card below:

Valkyrie has published video promos from several of the competitors. Watch them all below:

A meet and greet will take place before the event at 6pm ET. Doors will open for the general audience at 7pm ET.

Tickets for general admission are $15 online, $20 at the door. Tickets for the meet and greet are $25 online, $30 at the door.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit ValkyrieWomens.com.

All matches will be available on ClickWrestle after the event.

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Report: Eden to Become Raw’s New Ring Announcer? http://www.diva-dirt.com/97150/report-eden-to-become-raws-new-ring-announcer/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97150/report-eden-to-become-raws-new-ring-announcer/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:26:29 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97150 Photo: WWE.com

With the release of WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts on Monday, it looks like a Diva might be in line for a promotion.

PWInsider (via Lords of Pain) is reporting that Eden could be named as Roberts’s replacement. Eden has most recently been handling backstage interviews on Raw, having previously served as NXT’s ring announcer.

This might also result in the promotion of JoJo, who took Eden’s announcing spot in NXT. That would likely mean that she would take over as Raw’s backstage interviewer.

According to the report, veteran ring announcer Lilian Garcia is expected to stay on SmackDown.

Who do you think should be Raw’s ring announcer?

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Your Two Cents: Greatest SHIMMER Matches http://www.diva-dirt.com/97144/your-two-cents-greatest-shimmer-matches/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97144/your-two-cents-greatest-shimmer-matches/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:01:09 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97144

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: With SHIMMER celebrating its ninth anniversary this weekend, we want to know: what is your favorite SHIMMER match? 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!

  • @AlisaCKost: It would have to be Mercedes Martinez vs. Sara Del Rey at the first SHIMMER show. It set the tone on what the promotion was about. [WATCH]
  • @CatherineNikita: Nicole Matthews/Portia Perez vs Kellie Skater/Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Kana/LuFisto vs. Allysin Kay/Taylor Made from SHIMMER 53 is a fave of mine. [WATCH]
  • @DJWeedPizza: Kellie Skater/Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Ray/Leon from volume 64.
  • Eric Danforth: Sara Del Rey vs. Ayako Hamada from volume 28. Always. [WATCH]
  • @KristianBronson: I’m going to go with Cheerleader Melissa vs. Madison Eagles from volume 44, as it was a hard hitting, awesome match! [WATCH]
  • @KyleKiaree: Definitely Ayumi Kurihara/Ayako Hamada vs. Madison Eagles/Sara Del Rey from volume 43. Such a fun yet brutal war for the Tag Team Titles. [WATCH]
  • Matthew Hollie: Cheerleader Melissa vs. Saraya Knight from volume 53. Classic match from start to finish. [WATCH]
  • @MeaganG1990: Madison Eagles vs. Cheerleader Melissa from volume 44 for the SHIMMER Championship. I still get goose bumps watching that match. [WATCH]
  • M-Kay Kelbert: Cheerleader Melissa vs. MsChif on volume 4. [WATCH] Ayako Hamada vs. Ayumi Kurihara on volume 38. [WATCH]
  • @PocketVolcano: Impossible question! A few: Mia Yim vs. Hikaru Shida from volume 58; Ayako Hamada vs. Ayumi Kurihara from volume 38 [WATCH]; Kana vs. Hamada from volume 50 [WATCH]; Sara Del Rey vs. Mercedes Martinez from volume 1 [WATCH]; Madison Eagles vs. Serena Deeb from volume 41 [WATCH]; LuFisto vs Kana from volume 44 [WATCH]. All these are some of their greatest matches.
  • Randi Parker: My favorite has to be Cheerleader Melissa vs. Saraya Knight in the Steel Cage match. [WATCH]
  • Richard Dix: The first that always comes to mind is Melissa vs. Wesna KO or Submission match from volume 25 [WATCH].
  • @thebitchrage: Madison Eagles vs. Sara Del Rey from volume 23 gave me chill bumps [WATCH]. Also LuFisto vs. Cheerleader Melissa from volume 62 was amazing [WATCH].
  • @themib: Ayako Hamada vs. Kana from volume 50 comes to mind [WATCH].

And now we turn it over to you…

Give us your two cents! What is SHIMMER’s greatest match?

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‘Total Divas’ First Look: Rosa Mendes Confronts Summer Rae About Moving in on Her Date http://www.diva-dirt.com/97132/total-divas-first-look-rosa-mendes-confronts-summer-rae-about-moving-in-on-her-date/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97132/total-divas-first-look-rosa-mendes-confronts-summer-rae-about-moving-in-on-her-date/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97132

This Sunday will see the premiere of two new Total Divas episodes.

In the first, Rosa Mendes finds out that Summer Rae has moved in on the man she was dating.

Rosa confronts Summer, and the exchange gets heated when Summer connects the issue to Rosa’s recovery. Rosa threatens to slap Summer before walking away.

Watch the clip below:

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

Synopsis for episode 8, “Cross Country Catastrophe”: “Tempers erupt after Rosa walks in on Summer with her man; Eva and Ariane clash on a couples road trip; and Brie is shocked to discover that Bryan is keeping tabs on her.”

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Today in History: Velvet Sky Wins Her First Knockouts Title http://www.diva-dirt.com/96879/today-in-history-velvet-sky-wins-her-first-knockouts-title-2/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96879/today-in-history-velvet-sky-wins-her-first-knockouts-title-2/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:00:46 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96879

On this day in history:

October 16th, 2011 | Despite being one of the longest serving Knockouts in TNA, Velvet Sky had yet to capture the Knockouts Title. At 2011’s Bound For Glory, she had her shot, competing in a Four Corners match against champ Mickie James, Madison Rayne and Winter. Karen Jarrett served as referee and was particularly opposed to the idea of Velvet winning. However, a change in referees was necessary after Winter accidentally spit her blinding substance in Karen’s eyes, and Traci Brooks came in as the substitute. Traci ended up counting a pin for Velvet, crowning her Knockouts Champion for the first time.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 10/16/12.

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Impact Wrestling Feedback: October 15th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/97122/impact-wrestling-feedback-october-15th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97122/impact-wrestling-feedback-october-15th-2014/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:45:51 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97122

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

Discuss the show in the comments!

RELATED: Impact Wrestling Spoilers: October 8th & 15th, 2014

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‘Total Divas’ First Look: Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan Talk Dressing for the Teen Choice Awards http://www.diva-dirt.com/97128/total-divas-first-look-brie-bella-and-daniel-bryan-talk-dressing-for-the-teen-choice-awards/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97128/total-divas-first-look-brie-bella-and-daniel-bryan-talk-dressing-for-the-teen-choice-awards/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:37:42 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97128

This Sunday will see the premiere of two new Total Divas episodes.

In the first, Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan find out that they’ll be attending the Teen Choice Awards.

When Brie gets excited about shopping for a red carpet look, Daniel tries to convince her that she has plenty of dresses to choose from in her own closet.

Watch the clip below:

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

Synopsis for episode 8, “Cross Country Catastrophe”: “Tempers erupt after Rosa walks in on Summer with her man; Eva and Ariane clash on a couples road trip; and Brie is shocked to discover that Bryan is keeping tabs on her.”

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Video: Alexa Bliss Talks Earning a WWE Tryout, Being Inspired by Rey Mysterio, Her Blue Hair & More http://www.diva-dirt.com/97124/video-alexa-bliss-talks-earning-a-wwe-tryout-being-inspired-by-rey-mysterio-her-blue-hair-more/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/97124/video-alexa-bliss-talks-earning-a-wwe-tryout-being-inspired-by-rey-mysterio-her-blue-hair-more/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:29:25 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=97124

NXT Diva Alexa Bliss recently spoke to Jim Varsallone of the Miami Herald, filling in fans on her pre-wrestling background, how she earned a WWE tryout, who inspired her in-ring style, the origin of her trademark blue hair and more.

How bodybuilding helped her overcome an eating disorder: “I got into bodybuilding after transitioning from college cheerleading. I wanted to stay active. I had struggled with an eating disorder, so it was a way to gain weight in a healthy way and get my body back into a shape that was functional and healthy, so I ended up competing and fell in love with it and fell in love with the lifestyle.”

Earning a WWE tryout: “I was competing [in bodybuilding], and saw that there was a Diva Search for WWE, and I watched WWE my whole life…I actually made a video and sent it in to WWE.com. I was called back for a tryout, and now I’m here, living the dream.”

Getting inspiration from smaller wrestlers: “I’ve actually studied a lot of Rey Mysterio‘s stuff. I love his work. I am a total fan of the smaller person because that’s what I face every day in the ring.”

Her finisher: “It is called the Sparkle Splash…It’s a finisher off the top rope…It’s a half twist flip.”

NXT trainer Sara Del Rey: “Sara Amato has been amazing. She has helped me from day one. She has been there every step of the way. Any time I have a question, even if it’s about this far-fetched move. When I first came up with the Sparkle Splash, I asked her, ‘Can try this?’, and she was like, ‘Absolutely.’ She will support anything that we wanna try…If we’re stressed about a match, she’s trhere to calm us down…She’s the best coach a Diva could ask for.”

Her blue hair: “I’ve always had crazy colored hair. I used to get in trouble in middle school. I would have pink in my hair and get sent home. I had purple hair when I first came here, then I had red hair and now I have blue. I’ve always loved blue – blue is my favorite color – so I was like, ‘I’m gonna go big and go all blue.’…I didn’t see anybody walking around looking like a blueberry from head to toe, so I thought, I might as well try it.”

Watch the full interview below:

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Today in History: The Beautiful People vs. Awesome Kong, ODB & Tara http://www.diva-dirt.com/96876/today-in-history-the-beautiful-people-vs-awesome-kong-odb-tara/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96876/today-in-history-the-beautiful-people-vs-awesome-kong-odb-tara/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96876

On this day in history:

October 15th, 2009 | Just days before they were set to go head to head for the Knockouts Title at Bound For Glory, Awesome Kong (accompanied by Raisha Saeed), Tara and ODB teamed up to take on Lacey Von Erich, Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky. This was Lacey’s TNA in-ring debut, and it turned out to be easier one than expected, as Kong had no intention of working with her partners. She attacked Tara and then left the scene, turning the bout into a two-on-three affair. It got even worse for the team when Tara kicked ODB square in the face, leaving her to be pinned by Velvet.

What are your memories of this moment?

Note: This was originally posted on 10/15/13.

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SmackDown Spoilers: October 17th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/96988/smackdown-spoilers-october-17th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96988/smackdown-spoilers-october-17th-2014/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 02:34:58 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96988 Below are spoilers for this Friday’s edition of SmackDown:

* Layla vs. AJ Lee is up next. Paige and Alicia Fox watch from ringside. AJ gets the win with a Black Widow. After the match, Alicia rushes the ring but AJ counters her. Paige comes in the ring and lays AJ out with her finisher.

* Nikki Bella defeated Naomi with her finisher.


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WWE Main Event Viewing: October 14th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/96979/wwe-main-event-viewing-october-14th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96979/wwe-main-event-viewing-october-14th-2014/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:45:07 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96979

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 13th, 2014): Who Needs Sisterhood? http://www.diva-dirt.com/96949/raw-redux-october-13th-2014-who-needs-sisterhood/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96949/raw-redux-october-13th-2014-who-needs-sisterhood/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:49:45 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96949

Bonjourno Diva fans. Jack is back with another Raw Redux and we got a pretty decent showing from the Divas last night. Alongside guest star and Real Housewife NeNe Leakes, the Total Divas were at the forefront of the women’s action yesterday. NeNe and Rosa Mendes accompanied Brie Bella, Naomi and Natalya to the ring as they faced Cameron, Nikki Bella and Summer Rae. No Eva in sight.

Over on the Divas Championship side of the coin, our Champ AJ Lee has been forced to find another tag team partner tonight to take on ‘Volatile Cocktail’ – Alicia Fox and Paige. Turns out AJ hates all the Divas yet she dislikes Layla the least, so she’s hoping they can get on for just one night. Maybe Layla will be wearing an evening gown again and yell “STOP” like an air-traffic controller.


Kicking off the show is the legendary Seth McMahon. I mean Steph. LOL at HHH calling her Seth. Anyway, Steph stands snarling and looking like a badass so if staring at her is what you’re into, take a look at the clip. Good mic work from Hunter mind.


The woman in possession of everyone’s favourite butterfly that looks like it just got barfed out by a unicorn, AJ Lee skips triumphantly into the arena ready for her match. I’m in a rather positive mood today so I feel like confessing how much I still love AJ’s theme song. It might be on my iPod. It might not be. I might skip to it in the street…

After the break, Layla arrives on the scene and we see a fun backstage segment of her and AJ ‘agreeing’ to be partners tonight. Considering their irrelevant two-week alliance that one time, this pairing makes the most sense. Layla may “slay” yet she isn’t slaying in that outfit. She looks like one of these.

Look out for Emma, Layla – she loves bursting a few bubbles. She loves iPad cases too.

AJ and Alicia start the match and AJ squirms out of Alicia’s grasp early on, hitting a sweet spinning heel kick in retaliation. AJ teases Paige, saying she should tag Alicia in, to which Paige hilariously responds with “You don’t tell me what to do AJ!” AJ’s trash talking means she did take her eye off the Fox though. Foxy capitalises with a sleek-as-you-like tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.

Following a near fall, Alicia tags in Paige, the latter of whom skips around the ring. It’s like being blasé is going out of fashion. AJ perks up a little though, catching Paige off guard and giving her the coldest stare since that time Tamina and her dodgy contact lenses stared at Paige.

Paige legs it out of the ring, running for the proverbial hills. She dashes back into the ring and tags in Alicia, yet AJ isn’t interested. AJ’s fixation with Paige comes back to bite her again though, as Alicia beats her down. Alicia throws AJ face first into the corner next, making AJ look even more like a ragdoll. Lic’ backs up and locks-in a sick big boot, only for it to completely miss and Alicia practically snaps her leg off. God, that girl can sell.

AJ crawls her way over to Layla, only for Lay to jump off the apron and leave AJ high and dry. Yet because she’s so damn good, AJ shrugs off a dangerous Alicia behind, decks her with a Shining Wizard and she gets the win! Following the pin, AJ darts right after Layla, slaying (see what I did there?) the last ever Women’s Champion on the ramp. After Layla meets her new buddy, the steel ramp, she gets acquainted with not one, but two ringside barricades. Revenge is a dish best made of plywood and covered in solid leather padding served to keep fans at bay!

We next get to see the Ice Queen herself, Lana, and it wasn’t a good showing for her. She didn’t get referred to as a red light district worker this week (hooray!) and Rusev won his match by DQ (hooray!) yet then the two of them got cornered, resulting in Rusev getting knocked out. Womp womp. Still, at least you and Rusev enjoyed your Moulin Rouge themed night out at the weekend.

Nice braces Alexander…

Our final notable sightings of the night featured 6 of the 7 Total Divas cast members and one Real Housewife! Wait, what do you mean it’s not the “PROSTITUTION WHORE!” *table flips* one? She’s in jail? Oh…

The face Divas suck up to NeNe backstage and they said that she won’t need to get physical, she just needs to look fabulous. Cameron and her posse enter the mix and Cameron gives Naomi some serious attitude. How stereotypically ghetto do WWE want to make Naomi’s character?

Anyway, NeNe yells “WHAT?” and Cameron throws some sass right back. Natalya tries to intervene and be a goody two shoes yet Cameron shuts her the hell down. The segment ends with Cameron and NeNe saying stereo “Girl Byes” and the match is next.

The heel Divas are already in the ring and they came down the ramp to Cameron’s music? Nikki is clearly not kissing up to Steph enough! The face Divas make their entrance to the theme song of JJ Bella Total Divas and they are shortly followed by NeNe, who gets her own video and music. She also got one of Justin Roberts‘ ring announcements. LEAVE THE MEMORIES ALONE!

Cameron and Nattie start off the match the fiesty former Funkadactyl gets slap happy across Tal’s face. It looks like a smacked arse most of the time on Total Divas so it may as well be treat like one. Natalya slaps Cameron back and the cocky heel sits in the corner and complains like a bratty high school student. Ironically, she’s also dressed like one.

After ramming Natalya’s face into the second turnbuckle, Cameron hits a nice suplex. Nikki is tagged in next and she knocks Nattie down with a shoulder tackle. Following a near fall, Nikki rams Natalya’s head into the mat repeatedly, which was probably more enjoyable than the Ostrich petting zoo from Total Divas. Nikki then mocks Brie, only to near get rolled up by the Queen of Harts! Nikki then regains momentum, shutting Nattie down before making a tag.

The future probably not Mrs Cena then tags in Summer Rae, who boots Natalya right in the arm before missing a leg drop majorly. This allows Natalya to get her breath back and makes the tag to Brie Bella!

Brie runs in like a runaway train, dashing right through Summer Rae. Brie then runs at her sister who was distracting her and although temporarily distracted, she picks things back up with a massive dropkick that Summer sells impeccably. Brie then hits her vintage running knee on Summer yet Cameron breaks up the potential win. Naomi runs in, just to get thrown right back out by Cameron and then Natalya takes out Cameron and herself!

Nikki then tags, no… wallops Summer to get herself in the match again. She whacks Brie and goes for the Rack Attack yet Brie hits a stunning counter, spring-boarding off the top rope! She then ducks a clothesline and hits the Bella Buster, getting a massive win over her sister! NeNe and Rosa then join the winners in the ring and that’s our lot for the week!

Thoughts: Solid week for the Divas in my opinion!

Let’s start with the Divas Championship picture. The match was unspectacular yet AJ and Alicia’s characters flourished and the beatdown at the end was excellent. After last week, I wasn’t sure how AJ was going to be booked going forward yet I think it is pretty obvious now that this is leading to Tamina returning. However, that doesn’t mean to say Tamina is going to be AJ’s best buddy. I would love to see Tamina return and it makes us think that she sides with AJ, yet then she turns on AJ, allowing Paige to win the Divas Title again and then we get a major new Diva stable in the form of Alicia, Paige and Tamina. This would allow AJ to be a chasing lone wolf ready to knock a lot of chips off of a lot of shoulders.

Onto the Total Divas match, I was not a fan of the way Naomi was booked at all. She has been doing well most of the time and then all she does this time is run in the ring and get thrown back out right away? What a waste.

I did love Brie and Nikki’s interaction though for the most part. Nikki’s mocking of Brie was great and whilst her attire looked dreadful, Brie’s reversal at the end was a highlight. Can’t wait for Hell in A Cell.

Not so much storyline development this week yet we did see some individual characters showcase themselves nicely. A nice physical brawl and some decent in-ring work and overall, I’m not complaining!

Hope you all have a great week!

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‘Total Divas’ Ratings: 0.882 Million Viewers for ‘Paint the Island Red’, 0.975 Million for ‘The Double-Cross’ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96975/total-divas-ratings-0-882-million-viewers-for-paint-the-island-red-0-975-million-for-the-double-cross/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96975/total-divas-ratings-0-882-million-viewers-for-paint-the-island-red-0-975-million-for-the-double-cross/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:01:25 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96975 Photo: WWE.com

Sunday’s double dose of Total Divas didn’t help its ratings, the show dipping below the one million viewer mark once again.

The first episode, “Paint the Island Red”, drew 0.882 million viewers, according to TV By the Numbers. The second, “The Double-Cross”, rose the viewer count to 0.975 million.

The second episode also brought an improvement to the 18-49 demo. The first scored a 0.4, while the second earned a 0.5.

These are both down from last week’s episode, which drew 1.057 million viewers and a 0.6 demo rating.

This Sunday will see two more episodes make their debut. If these numbers hold, it may indicate that doubling up on episodes wasn’t beneficial for the show in the long run.

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Total Divas Redux: ‘Paint the Island Red’ & ‘The Double-Cross’ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96968/total-divas-redux-paint-the-island-red-the-double-cross/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96968/total-divas-redux-paint-the-island-red-the-double-cross/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:48:48 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96968

Welcome to a special double-sized Total Divas Redux! I’m filling in for Cryssi again, but I still feel unsure about my Total Divas expertise. It’s a bit like jumping into the deep end, taking on two episodes. But hell, let’s go with it!

In the first episode of our double feature, Eva Marie has a bachelorette blowout in Curaçao. Notably, she didn’t invite Rosa Mendes and Summer Rae, who are starting to feel like outcasts. Hell, even Tyson Kidd apparently doesn’t like them. He says the two should bond on some remote island and forget how to get back. Ouch.

Natalya was invited, of course, and she hopes the trip will help her fix her marriage to Tyson Kidd. They have some fun making “noises” to counter the screaming going on next door. He’s not interested in actually having sex with his wife, though, which is worrisome. He takes her on a “romantic excursion” to an ostrich farm. Needless to say, she didn’t find “being surrounded by bird shit” to be romantic.

She vents to Eva, bursting into tears. She says she doesn’t want to force something if it’s not here. Eva reassures Nattie, telling her that it will take care of itself. Not sure if that’s the best advice for repairing a marriage, but I suppose her heart was in the right place..

Meanwhile, Cameron returns to the main roster after spending some time in NXT. Diva fans will likely raise an eyebrow at this – she was gone? – but okay. At least it’s a storyline about wrestling. Still, it feels weird for them to treat training at NXT as something that can be completed in a few weeks, like she recharged her wrestling batteries or something. She has her own issues with Vinnie, who feels neglected.

That extends to the Curaçao trip, and the two end up fighting over Cameron’s apparently disinterest in their relationship. They patch things up, though, when Cameron agrees to take baby steps in moving their relationship forward.

Brie Bella and Nikki are on the trip, sans their significant others. Nikki hopes this means that Brie Mode will make an appearance, but Brie isn’t into that lifestyle anymore. She’s more interested in furnishing her house. Nikki thinks Brie’s turning into a grandma, and the tension boils over on their last night in Curaçao. The two fight with everyone looking on. Awkward…

Nikki thinks Brie is settling down because it’s what Daniel Bryan wants. Brie says she’s enjoying her life. What she thinks is “fun” has changed since getting married. I think Nikki needs to realize that people change, and they don’t have to go to either extreme to bond. Drink while online shopping! IDK.. It just doesn’t have to be one or the other.

The second episode brought us back to the mainland, where Natalya’s marriage troubles continue. She is scandalized by Rosa’s vibrator and says that if she wanted “intense”, she’d watch a Richard Simmons infomercial. LOL.

Rosa is on the hunt for her “future husband”, looking for someone who she can love. She’s hesitant to jump into anything out of fear that it might derail her recovery. She goes on a day date with the Cleveland Browns’ Gary Barnidge. They hit it off well. When she brings Gary backstage, Summer appears to be moving in on him, having met him already. They bond over their football and North Carolina experiences. LFL reference!

Rosa seems to scare him off a bit when she lays out her numerous guidelines. Well, it was nice while it lasted.. Summer swoops in, the episode leaving us to wonder how Rosa will react when she finds out.

Nikki and John Cena attend the premiere of their movie Confessions of a Womanizer, which is probably as good as it sounds.

This transitions into a storyline about John’s new Judd Apatow movie, Trainwreck. He has a sex scene in the movie, which Nikki isn’t happy about. To me, her reaction seems extreme. If she’s in a relationship with a star like Cena, she’s got to expect that these things might happen. What does she think, he’s going to run away with his co-star? Give him more credit than that, Nikki.

She talks to her family about it, who have share my viewpoint. They even reference Nikki having to kiss other men on the WWE. Remember that storyline with Daniel Bryan? Yeah. It’s not the same thing, but it’s a similar idea, and she’s going to have to accept what comes with John Cena’s “The Rock-in-waiting” status.

The Divas she discusses this with take the opposite stance, Natalya stoking Nikki’s insecurities. Come on, girls.. Be realistic. Yes, she’s been cheated on before, but has Cena shown an inclination towards straying? No. To me, this feels like every single Cena/Nikki conflict we’ve seen so far: much ado about nothing.

We also finally get a glimpse of Naomi, who didn’t make the trip. Natalya vents to Naomi about her marriage. Naomi suggests marriage counseling, which was much better advice than Eva’s claim that “it’ll fix itself”. Naomi continues to be the show’s voice of reason. Yes, more so than John Cena. Her words feel real.

They go to a marriage counseling session, where Tyson claims that Nattie is “burning the candle at both ends”, bringing work home. She thinks that once he gets back on the road, they’ll be in better shape, but he thinks it’s been nice to be home. Natalya cries, saying that she always feels alone. Aw.. Tyson isn’t interested in going back, thinking that she’s making their problems out to be bigger than they actually are. This is like the inverse of the Nikki/Cena thing: they’re underplaying an actual problem. This won’t end well. And neither does the episode: it closes out with Nattie and Tyson throwing out the D word. Uh oh. We’ve seen plenty of Total Divas weddings. Will this be the first divorce? Probably not, but let’s not kill the suspense.

What did you all think of the double helping of Total Divas? It was a lot to take in for me, but writing the Redux probably had something to do with that feeling. Gear up, because next Sunday, it’ll be more of the same!

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Emma and Sensational Sherri Confirmed for ‘WWE 2K15′ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96959/emma-and-sensational-sherri-confirmed-for-wwe-2k15/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96959/emma-and-sensational-sherri-confirmed-for-wwe-2k15/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:11:50 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96959

Two more women have been confirmed for WWE 2K15: WWE Hall of Famer Sensational Sherri and Emma.

Both characters will be available as DLCs, but only Emma will be playable. Sherri appears as a manager.

Sherri will be sold as part of the “Path of the Warrior” pack, which retails for $9.99. Emma is in the “NXT Arrival” pack, retailing for $6.99.

For more information, check out the details on IGN.com.

RELATED: Paige Confirmed for WWE 2K15

Will you be buying any of the DLC packs?

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Brie vs. Nikki Bella Booked for Hell in a Cell http://www.diva-dirt.com/96953/brie-vs-nikki-bella-booked-for-hell-in-a-cell/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96953/brie-vs-nikki-bella-booked-for-hell-in-a-cell/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:50:45 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96953 Photo: WWE.com

Brie and Nikki Bella will finally face off one-on-one at Hell in a Cell, with a special stipulation hanging over their heads.

No, the sisters won’t be fighting in the cage. Instead, a humbling punishment awaits the loser. As WWE.com states, the loser of the match will have to be the winner’s personal assistant.

All of this follows a conflict that has snowballed since SummerSlam, when Nikki made a shocking heel turn and cost Brie her match against Stephanie McMahon. More recently, the Bellas have traded pinfalls over the past week, evening the score.

Hell in a Cell airs on the WWE Network October 26th at 8pm ET.

Do you like the match’s stipulation?

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Diva Dirt Weekly for the Week Ending October 13th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/96944/diva-dirt-weekly-for-the-week-ending-october-13th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96944/diva-dirt-weekly-for-the-week-ending-october-13th-2014/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96944

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:

Listen below or download by right clicking here.


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Today in History: Gail Kim Becomes the First Knockouts Champion http://www.diva-dirt.com/96873/today-in-history-gail-kim-becomes-the-first-knockouts-champion-3/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96873/today-in-history-gail-kim-becomes-the-first-knockouts-champion-3/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:00:46 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96873

On this day in history:

October 14th, 2007 | When the time came to crown the first ever Knockouts Champion, TNA booked a Gauntlet match for Bound for Glory. The match included Angelina Love, Awesome Kong, Christy Hemme, Gail Kim, Jacqueline, ODB, Roxxi, Shelly Martinez, Traci Brooks and Velvet Sky. Knockouts were eliminated by being tossed over the ropes until two remained: Gail and Roxxi. In the end, Gail scored the pin, earning the right to be called the first Knockouts Champion.

What are your memories of this moment?

Also occurring today in history:
* 10/14/10 – Madison Rayne wins the Knockouts Title when she gets Tara to lay down for her.
* 10/14/12 – Tara defeats Brooke to win the Knockouts Title at Bound For Glory 2012.

Note: This was originally posted on 10/14/12.

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Raw Response: October 13th, 2014 http://www.diva-dirt.com/96928/raw-response-october-13th-2014/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96928/raw-response-october-13th-2014/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:30:20 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96928

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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Video: Natalya and Rosa Mendes Go Cupcake Shopping in a ‘Total Divas’ Bonus Clip http://www.diva-dirt.com/96937/video-natalya-and-rosa-mendes-go-cupcake-shopping-in-a-total-divas-bonus-clip/ http://www.diva-dirt.com/96937/video-natalya-and-rosa-mendes-go-cupcake-shopping-in-a-total-divas-bonus-clip/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:00:22 +0000 http://www.diva-dirt.com/?p=96937

In a bonus clip from last night’s episodes of Total Divas, Natalya and Rosa Mendes go cupcake shopping.

Despite originally going into the store for one “tiny” cupcake, the Divas leave with a full dozen.

Watch the bonus clip below:

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