Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Madusa calls for a retirement match

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Madusa

Madusa wants to close out her legendary wrestling career with a retirement match.

Speaking on a recent interview with Women’s Wrestling Talk, the WWE Hall of Famer and pioneer of women’s wrestling spoke about deserving a proper send-off:

“I feel that I deserve a retirement match. I don’t care if it’s three minutes, or if it’s an hour long. I deserve one. And every federation knows I have it out there.

Hello, Impact. Hello, AEW, Hello, WWE. Hello, NWA. Hello, ROH, Hello, Impact, whatever, right? And so, it’s out there. And I would definitely have a retirement match. And I would choose my opponent. And the opponent would have to be someone that could carry me. And what I mean by that, is no disrespect to myself; is that if I were to forget something, and I need someone to take care of my body. Because I’m not 20 I mean, you have to be real, you know, I’m much older than Trish and Lita.

You know, I could be both of your mother you know. Yeah, you’d have to be somebody that would take care of me in the match. And of course, likewise.”

Madusa retired from wrestling in 2001 and became a Monster Truck driver. In 2015 WWE inducted to her into the Hall of Fame and in the same year, STARDOM appointed her as their commissioner.

Madusa made her final in-ring appearance and Evolution in 2018 and was the presenter of AEW’s Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament: The Deadly Draw. More recently she appeared at NWA’s all-women’s PPV EmPowerrr.

Who would you like to see Madusa face in her retirement match? Let us know in the comments below.

Doudrop advances to Queen’s Crown Tournament finals

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The finals are now set for Crown Jewel as Doudrop will be facing Zelina Vega to determine who wins the crown and the right to be called Queen.

With Vega looking on from the throne, this week’s RAW had Doudrop faced Shayna Baszler.

The two competitors worked yet another short match for the tournament at 2:46. Doudrop escaped the Kirifuda Clutch at first and attempted to go for a cross body, which she missed. Baszler locked it in again and had Doudrop worked down to the mat. Doudrop leaned back on the hold which had Baszler pinned for the three count and the victory.

After the match, Doudrop confronted Vega at the thrown.

Check back in with Diva Dirt to see who becomes Queen at Crown Jewel.

The IInspiration discuss their recent IMPACT signing

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The IInspiration (formerly known as The IIconics), have recently signed for IMPACT Wrestling and are set to make their debut at Bound for Glory this Saturday.

The duo, now going by their real names of Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay, will start their career in IMPACT strong as they head right for the gold by facing the Knockouts Tag Team Champions – Decay. As the recent all-women’s event Knockouts Knockdown was going off the air, a vignette aired for the debut of the duo.

While speaking with Busted Open Radio, Lee & McKay spoke on their signing and why they decided to go with IMPACT.

“Cass and I, we spoke about this a lot where the possibilities where were we could end up. It really came down to IMPACT having such an amazing tag team division, first and foremost. That’s what we wanted to do and that’s where we feel like we fit the best. When we made the decision to join IMPACT, it just felt right. After WWE, having that feeling of, ‘this feels really good,’ was so important for us. We’ve heard nothing but incredible things about IMPACT. We’re super excited to join the locker room and be a part of it,” said McKay.

Lee added, “That is our complete focus. We’re going for the Knockouts Tag Team Championships and that’s been Jess’ and my dream for as long as I can remember. We want to create this women’s tag team division that is the best. I really feel that the Knockouts division is up there with the best women’s division across all platforms. I feel honored to be a part of that and to be part of a tag team division like that, it means everything to Jess and I.” [h/t: Fightful]

The duo was one of the several shockingly releases from WWE this year. They were in the first round of releases in April right after WrestleMania. Both commented on if they would go back to WWE.

“For my mental health, no, but I would throw out an absurd amount of money just to see what happens,” said McKay.

Lee replied, “I joke that I would leave them on read.”

Check out The IInspiration’s return to the ring this Saturday as they try to add the Knockouts Tag Team Championships to their successes. Diva Dirt will have a discussion post for Bound for Glory.

Carmella states that Liv Morgan is “deprived” in WWE

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Liv Morgan

Carmella and Liv Morgan are rivals on WWE programming. However, the Most Beautiful Woman In All Of WWE sang her enemy’s praises in a recent interview.

Carmella was a guest on After the Bell with Corey Graves and spoke highly about Morgan but stated she has been deprived in WWE.

Liv is a firecracker. She is so incredibly talented. Actually what I’m really, really proud of is our match at Extreme Rules. We had some time. And that is something that has been a root of frustration lately on SmackDown because SmackDown is a two-hour show.

So we don’t get a lot of time to show what we can do. So we finally have this PPV match and we had, I think, 10 minutes and we killed it. We had a great match, she won, and I was so happy for her. I think it’s her time and she has been kind of deprived this whole time.”

Morgan and Carmella are longtime rivals having clashed many times on SmackDown. Most recently they met in the first round of the Queen’s Crown Tournament. The match was controversial due to the lack of time given to the bout. Unfortunately, the time limitations continue to plague the long-awaited all-women’s tournament.

h/t for Sportskeeda for the transcription

What do you make of Carmella’s comments about Liv Morgan? Let us know in the comments below.

RAW Discussion Post: 10.18.21

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The last RAW before the rosters fully switch from the draft results takes place tonight. This will also be the last stop before Crown Jewel this Thursday.

On the card for tonight at the time of this writing is the last semi-final match for the Queen’s Crown Tournament and a huge RAW Women’s Championship Match.

First, the last Queen’s Crown Tournament match before the finals will see Doudrop take on Shayna Baszler. The winner will face Zelina Vega for the crowning of Queen at Crown Jewel.

With Baszler recently breaking away from a tag team with Nia Jax and seemingly being back on a path of destruction, her moving on to the finals and potentially winning the crown is a valid argument. That being said, don’t count out Doudrop just yet. Hopefully, the match will last longer than the booking up to now has been.

In the RAW Women’s Championship Match, the champ Charlotte Flair will be defending against Bianca Belair. Flair has been drafted to SmackDown even as RAW Women’s Champion, whereas Becky Lynch has been drafted to RAW as SmackDown Women’s Champion. Belair will be making her home on RAW as well.

Lynch, Belair, and Sasha Banks will be battling for the SmackDown Women’s Title at Crown Jewel this Thursday.

For those who may need a refresher, the RAW roster will look like the following as of next week’s RAW and moving forward:

Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Carmella, Dana Brooke, Doudrop, Liv Morgan, Mia Yim, Nia Jax, Nikki A.S.H., Rhea Ripley, Tamina, Tegan Nox, and Zelina Vega.

As always, feel free to discuss tonight’s show in the comment section below. Please remember to be kind, you never know what someone may be going through. :)

Rhea Ripley loses tag team title belt & gear; has to borrow Damian Priest’s pants to wrestle in

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Rhea Ripley

One half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Rhea Ripley took to Twitter to reveal she had lost her travel bag, which included all of her ring gear and title.

In her message, Ripley appealed for help for anyone in the Albuquerque area to keep hold of her bag if recovered. Ripley also asked for anyone to send her links if they see her items being sold online.

Unfortunately for Ripley, her bag is yet to be returned. The loss of her gear meant she had nothing to wrestle in. Luckily for the Nightmare the United States Champion, Damian Priest came to her aid.

Priest loaned Ripley a pair of his pants so she could wrestle at WWE’s Live Event in El Paso, Texas.

Ripley participated in a Fatal Four-Way Match for the RAW Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.

Ripley won the tag team championship from Natalya and Tamina alongside Nikki A.S.H. on the September 20th episode of Monday Night RAW.

The Nightmare burst onto the main event scene in the lead-up to WrestleMania 37 where she defeated Asuka for the RAW Women’s Championship.

What do you make of Rhea Ripley having to borrow Damian Priest’s pants to wrestle in? Sound off in the comments below.

Triple Threat Match added to Oct. 19 NXT 2.0

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A women’s Triple Threat bout has been added to this coming week’s NXT 2.0. Three women, to be determined, will face off from the three teams that will face each other at Halloween Havoc on Oct. 26.

At Halloween Havoc, the NXT Women’s Tag Team Titles will be defended as the champions Io Shirai & Zoey Stark will face Toxic Attraction’s Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne and Indi Hartwell & Persia Pirotta. One member from each team will battle in a singles Triple Threat match this week.

Which woman from each team would you like to see face off this Tuesday?

The tag team division has been heating up since Toxic Attraction has formed a formidable force. Pirotta has joined with Hartwell since Candice LeRae is unable to compete at this time due to her pregnancy. These two may be the newest team formed but they are best friends and have worked together on the Australian indie scene prior to signing with WWE.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for all of your news on the women of NXT.

WWE Queen’s Crown Tournament deserves better than being an afterthought

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When WWE made the official announcement of the Queen’s Crown Tournament, fans were ecstatic that it was finally happening.  A Women’s Division counterpart to a WWE staple King of the Ring would be real and adds more opportunities given the constant evolvement of the Women’s Evolution.  Another chance for one of the female WWE Superstars to be the first of something new.

Except that it’s not exactly how it’s playing out.  Since the start of the tournament, many have commented on the lack of timing for the matches.  All of the matches as of this writing have been under three and a half minutes

The match times have been as follows –

Zelina Vega vs. Toni Storm – 2:10

Liv Morgan vs. Carmella – 1:40

Dana Brooke vs. Shayna Baszler – 1:25

Doudrop vs. Natalya – 3:00

Zelina Vega vs. Carmella – 3:25

What is even more aggravating is that this past Friday night was a “Supersized” Friday Night Smackdown that features an extra thirty minutes to the broadcast. However, the time of 3:25 was the best the booking could do for Zelina Vega v. Carmella in a semi-final match-up. How is this right for anyone in this tournament?

Immediately WWE takes a step back by not only slashing at least two-thirds of their time in the ring but doing a disservice to every woman involved in this tournament. Queen’s Crown should be something that’s significant to their careers.

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This one fact has made the Queen’s Crown tournament so negatively impacted that many of the faithful fans can only dread the worst.  It’s just ingrained into our minds that once it’s been a bad thing, it goes downhill from there.  The culmination of the tournament in Saudi Arabia has little to do with it, as WWE is trying to promote a positive image for the women there. 

Speaking of positive, there is a little shining light with the Queen’s Crown tournament.  That is better than no light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s not too late to make the Queen’s Crown right.  One factor that is a positive is that the Tournament is aimed at other talent that is not prominently featured in either of the Women’s Championship picture. 

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There’s Shayna Baszler, who is a front runner to become the first Queen’s Crown winner.  She is the Queen of Spades after all, and it is rather fitting for her at first thought.  Other contenders include Doudrop (who has positively used her name on Instagram to the tune of Baby Shark), Zelina Vega, Carmella, Liv Morgan, Natalya among others.  The contenders for the Queen’s Crown tournament were a nice touch considering the Women’s Championship picture is full and has its own things going on. What has gone wrong though is popular crowd favorites such as Liv Morgan and Toni Storm lost in the first round.

Vega is locked in for the finals, with Baszler and Doudrop set to battle on this coming Monday Night Raw.  Vega is a hidden gem in this tournament with so much untapped potential.  Baszler has already proven herself both in the Mae Young Classic and NXT.  Doudrop is nothing to laugh about either, being a Mae Young Classic competitor herself in addition to being a constant force on NXT UK. 

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With that being said, there is absolutely no reason either match should be placed on the back burner of the chaos that is Raw and Smackdown.  A decent time to show that the Queen’s Crown is something to fight for isn’t too much to ask for.  WWE can do right by giving fans a good story this coming Monday followed by a good bout at Crown Jewel.  Again, everyone in this tournament deserves better with the Queen’s Crown.  It’s not too late to make the right call and give these women more than five minutes.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for the final results of the Queen’s Crown Tournament.

Britt Baker to face Anna Jay on next week’s Rampage

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Britt Baker

AEW has confirmed that AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker will face Anna Jay next week on Rampage.

Britt Baker as the AEW Women’s World Champion

The match came about after Baker interrupted Jay during a backstage interview. Baker called the Queenslayer and the Dark Order losers, to which Jay planted the champ with a solid forearm. A brawl broke out before the two were separated. They now clash on Friday, October 22.

Saturday Night Dynamite also featured Kiera Hogan going one-on-one with Penelope Ford. The two competitors put on a solid match, with both shining throughout. Ford’s ever-impressive gymnastic-assisted offence was too much for the AEW newcomer, who fell to a submission.

After the match, Ruby Soho hit the ring and Ford, hard. The attack was revenge for the brass knucks shot Ford delivered to Soho after her match with the Bunny.

Revenge was most definitely in the air as Tony Schiavone interviewed Serena Deeb backstage about her actions against Hikaru Shida. On last week’s edition of Dynamite, Deeb prevented Shida from becoming the first woman to reach 50 wins in AEW. After the hotly contested bout, Deeb attacked Shida, blasting her with the trophy.

Deeb stated that during her time away she watched the women’s division get comfortable. Now she is back with a new attitude to drag the division up to her level. However, Shida attacked the former NWA Women’s World Champion cutting the interview short and continuing this feud.

What do you make of the all the happenings in AEW? Sound off in the comments below.

Lady Frost reportedly offered a contract by IMPACT Wrestling

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Coming from “somewhere cold,” it is being reported that Lady Frost has been offered a contract by IMPACT Wrestling according to Fightful Select.

Frost has certainly found herself as one of the top breakout independent stars of 2021. On the indie scene, she is often teaming with her husband, Victor Benjamin, as a team known by the name Pretty Proper. Frost has been popping up in various promotions including in NWA at the all-women’s EmPowerrr event, a couple of appearances for AEW on Dark, and has shown up in IMPACT on a few occasions.

Most recently, Frost took part in the Knockouts Knockdown Tournament for IMPACT where she lost in the first round to Rachael Ellering. She had her debut match in IMPACT against Deonna Purrazzo when she answered an open challenge for the Knockouts Championship in July. Frost took on Savannah Evans this past week. She has also been on WWE’s RAW where she worked a short match with Asuka in 2018 under the name Jamie Frost.

The report does not state if Frost has signed the contract and there has not been any confirmation from IMPACT or Frost herself at this time.

IMPACT reportedly wasn’t the only offer Frost has received. Fightful Select further states that NWA had made her a contract offer months ago. She has worked a few matches for the company and Fightful has been told the two sides negotiated but couldn’t come to terms on a deal.

Frost was recently interviewed by Denise Salcedo of Instinct Culture. In the interview, Salcedo asked the question of if she had any conversations on coming into IMPACT full-time.

Frost responds, “There have been talks with numerous companies and some non-conversations with other companies. That’s what I will say. Some of them I think I decided that it wasn’t a good fit and others I’m still kind of waiting for. And that’s not to say that a different company isn’t a good fit. I am making the rounds everywhere and I’m not in a rush. I think it is important to be looked at the way you want to be seen. I don’t want to just want to get somewhere to say I got there and then I am someone different or I’m not being used the way that I want. I think that’s important right now and we kind of have that decision to make. So I’m kind of like here’s me if you want it and let’s see what you want to do with it. That’s where I’m at.”

IMPACT has recently just announced the singing of Masha Slamovich who appeared at Knockouts Knockdown in a losing effort against Deonna Purrazzo for the Knockouts Title. The contract was offered to Slamovich after her match but was not aired. It was announced a few days later that she had signed.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for all of your news on IMPACT and the Knockouts Division.

Lacey Evans welcomes the birth of her second child

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Lacey Evans and her family are welcoming her second baby girl into the world.

Evans took to social media to share photos of her home birth. She explained that due to COVID protocols her husband and daughter wouldn’t be able to be present in the room for the birth if she was at the hospital. Therefore, she chose to do a home birth so her family could be there with her.

Evans first announced her pregnancy on the Feb. 15 episode of RAW. She was in a storyline feud with Charlotte Flair as she had aligned with Ric Flair. At the time, Evans was set to face Asuka at Elimination Chamber for the RAW Women’s Championship. This match was subsequently canceled.

Everyone at Diva Dirt sends our congratulations to Evans and her family.

Chelsea Green talks Tessa Blanchard attempting to manipulate the finish of All In

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Chelsea Green at All In

All In was an industry-changing wrestling event. The PPV happened in Chicago on September 1, 2018. One women’s match took place on the night, which saw Britt Baker, Chelsea Green, Madison Rayne and Tessa Blanchard clash in a Four-Way bout.

The match revolved around Blanchard who had just won the IMPACT! Knockouts Championship and was one of the biggest and most popular names in wrestling at the time.

Speaking on her Green With Envy podcast, Chelsea Green revealed that Blanchard attempted to use her position as the Knockouts Champion to influence the result of their match and make her seem more important than the other competitors.

Madison Rayne vs Tessa Blanchard vs Britt Baker vs Chelsea Green at All In

“We all went up the night before to talk about the matches, or the girls did, to talk about our match. I’m not going to get into the specifics, I’m not going to pull the curtain back all the way, but I will say I will never forget.”

“So we didn’t know who was winning the match until the day of All In, till the afternoon actually of All In. We didn’t even know when we were heading to All In, who was going to win. And Tessa, who was in our match, brought her f*cking Impact Title to the show and tried to come out with it.

“Now in my mind, it was a way to look better than all of us. Bringing out a title, being the only person to come to a ring with a title, the fans are obviously going to immediately put you above the rest. But also, I feel like she did that because she knew if she came out with the title, she couldn’t lose that title on the show.

She couldn’t lose that title on a show that wasn’t Impact Wrestling. At that time, there was no way that that could happen. Nowadays the door is open. Anyone can wrestle anywhere and anyone can lose or win in any company at any given time. It’s wild. But way back when, like a couple of years ago, that wouldn’t happen.”

“And that basically would’ve been a way of strong-arming the higher ups into letting her win. Funny enough, she did still win the match, but we all collectively made sure she didn’t come out with the title. We all kind of came out as equals, thank god.”

Tessa Blanchard returns to wrestling as part of the Women of Wrestling relaunch.

h/t Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.

What do you make of Chelsea Green’s comments? Let us know in the comments section below.

Amanda Huber joins AEW’s Community Outreach Team

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Amanda Huber

AEW EVP Cody Rhodes announced that Amanda Huber has joined the company as part of the promotion’s Community Outreach Team.

The former TNT Champion took to Twitter the make the special announcement saying:

GREAT day – Please welcome @MandaLHuber to The Community Outreach Team. @TonyKhan has placed her on the best team as we approach each community AEW performs in and make strides to do good when the cameras are on…and more importantly, when they’re off. Welcome Amanda!

The wife of the late great Brodie Lee also posted about the news and her new position within AEW. She wrote:

Words can’t express how happy I am right now. The ability to be a part of @AEW and work with the communities is legitimately a dream job. Thank you @TonyKhan @CodyRhodes @TheBrandiRhodes @youngbucks @KennyOmegamanX

AEW’s outreach team was announced last month. The primary focus of the group is to help communities through charitable means. Thunder Rosa, Paul Wight and Mark Henry are also a part of AEW’s Community Outreach Group.

Huber was on AEW programming recently to help get the Dark Order back on track after several weeks of infighting. The faction was led by Brodie Lee during his time in AEW as the Exalted One. Lee and Huber’s son – 1 is also part of the group.

What do you make of Amanda Huber joining AEW? Let us know in the comments below.

As always stay tuned to Diva Dirt for all of the news, reviews and updates from the world of women’s wrestling.

Sasha Banks pins Becky Lynch ahead of their Triple Threat Match at Crown Jewel

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In a huge main event match on a Super-sized episode of SmackDown, Sasha Banks took advantage of Bianca Belair being at ringside and pinned the SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch in a non-title match. These three women will be battling for the gold this coming Thursday at Crown Jewel in a Triple Threat Match. Banks picking up this win boosts her momentum going into this title match.

This was the first time Lynch and Banks faced one-on-one since their 2019 Hell in a Cell Match for the RAW Women’s Title. Lynch won that match to retain.

As expected, these two women put on one hell of a match in which both pulled out every move in their arsenal. As the match progresses, Lynch delivers several European uppercuts before going for the Manhandle Slam. Banks counters out of it into a backstabber as she locks in the Bank Statement.

Lynch ends up breaking the hold as she makes it to the rope. As the referee’s back was turned, Belair who was on commentary had made her way over to the ring and used her braid to whip the arm of Lynch who had crawled out to the ring apron. Lynch had inadvertently knocked down Belair earlier on the outside. Banks took advantage and delivered another backstabber into a pin to get the victory.

This was the first time Lynch has been pinned in a singles televised match since Money in the Bank 2019 where she lost to Charlotte Flair.

Banks has now defeated both Lynch and Belair in singles matches heading into their Triple Threat Match at Crown Jewel this coming Thursday for the SmackDown Women’s Title.

Belair not only has a chance at winning back the SmackDown Women’s Title in the coming week, but she will also attempt to win the RAW Women’s Title for the first time in her career as she faces Charlotte Flair this Monday on RAW.

For other results from tonight’s episode of SmackDown, you can click here.

Who do you think will be holding the championships by this time next week? What did you think of Banks picking up this win on Lynch heading into Crown Jewel? Leave your thoughts below.

TBS Women’s Title tournament bracket to be revealed on Oct. 22; Ruby Soho victorious on Rampage

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On the Oct. 6 episode of AEW Dynamite, the company unveiled that there will be a second women’s championship added to the mix. The TBS Women’s Championship is coming as Dynamite is moving to the TBS Network in January 2022. It is modeled after the men’s TNT Championship.

To crown the new champion, a tournament will take place. It was confirmed on this week’s Rampage that the bracket will be announced on the Oct. 22 episode of Rampage. After the original announcement of the new gold, several names such as Ruby Soho, Thunder Rosa, Skye Blue, The Bunny, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, and Jade Cargill just to name a few, have all made comments on wanting to become the inaugural champ.

On Rampage this week, Ruby Soho took on The Bunny. Soho would pick up the win, making her now 4-1 since joining AEW. Her only loss goes to Dr. Britt Baker when they clashed for the AEW World Women’s Championship at All Out. After the match, Penelope Ford would crash Soho’s celebration by attacking her from behind. Between Ford and Bunny, they took out Soho in the middle of the ring with brass knuckles.

On a special Buy In preshow prior to tonight’s Rampage, Tay Conti took on Santana Garrett and came out with a win after delivering a DDT.

Dynamite did not take place on its normal Wednesday night this week so it will be on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Kiera Hogan will be facing Penelope Ford.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for all of your news on the women of AEW.

Zelina Vega advances to the finals of the Queen’s Crown Tournament; Naomi finally gets her match

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Zelina Vega has moved into the finals of the Queen’s Crown Tournament as she defeated Carmella on this week’s SmackDown.

In another quick blink of an eye match, Vega and Carmella agreed that any attack on Carmella’s face wasn’t going to take place. Therefore, the self-proclaimed most beautiful woman in all of WWE didn’t need her mask. A face mask she has been using against Liv Morgan to protect herself.

This agreement changed once Carmella kicked Vega in the face. Vega pounced in retaliation on her opponent and threw punches directly targeting the face. Carmella retreated to go get her mask but she was distracted by the referee’s count so she asked for a time-out. When Carmella turned back around, Liv Morgan was holding the mask which backtracked Carmella back into the ring.

Once back in the ring, Vega took advantage and quickly picked up the victory. She will face the winner of Doudrop vs. Shayna Baszler on RAW as the finals take place at Crown Jewel this coming Thursday.

Naomi, who quietly was moved to SmackDown even before the recent draft [and is staying on SmackDown], finally got her long-awaited match on this week’s show.

Or does she? Technically, yes. Only it wasn’t exactly what she had thought.

For weeks she tried to be nice and polite with WWE official Sonya Deville who just wouldn’t book her in a match. When that didn’t work, Naomi turned up the heat and demanded a match while not taking no for an answer.

Deville finally granted her a match and took it upon herself to make herself Naomi’s opponent. Which she was. What Naomi wasn’t expecting was it would be a 2-on-1 handicap match and Deville would introduce Shayna Baszler to the SmackDown roster.

Despite getting in a bit of offensive and doing what she could, the numbers game was too much for Naomi. After a Kirifuda Clutch by Baszler lowered Naomi down to the mat, Deville pinned her adversary with only a single foot.

For those of us who may be missing the longest-reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley, she spent the night trolling the women’s roster on Twitter.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news from the women of SmackDown.

Charlotte Flair vs. Bianca Belair – RAW Women’s Title Match made for Oct. 18

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During the broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown, a preview for Monday’s RAW aired showing that a RAW Women’s Championship Match will take place on Oct. 18. Charlotte Flair will be defending her title against Bianca Belair.

In the recent WWE Draft, Flair was drafted to SmackDown while Belair’s new home will be RAW. Belair is going to have a busy upcoming week as she will be going for gold on more than one occasion – both for the brand she is leaving and the brand she is going to call home.

Belair is booked in the Triple Threat Match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Crown Jewel this coming Thursday. She will be going against the champion Becky Lynch along with Sasha Banks. The official changes from the draft will take place next Friday.

Belair has had a huge year in 2021. Starting with winning the Royal Rumble, Belair would go on to main event night one of WrestleMania where she won the SmackDown Women’s Championship. She has also defeated Bayley inside Hell in a Cell, and won an ESPY award. Will she add the RAW Women’s Championship to her successful year?

As for Flair, she has been bolstering the idea of winning both titles and to hold all the gold to become the one and only champion.

Also scheduled for RAW is the last semi-finals match in the Queen’s Crown Tournament as Doudrop takes on Shayna Baszler. The winner will face Zelina Vega in the finals where one woman will be crowned as Queen at Crown Jewel.

Who do you think will walk out of RAW as the RAW Women’s Champion? Leave your thoughts below.

SmackDown Discussion Post: 10.15.21

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Tonight’s SmackDown is a Super-Sized edition that will be 30-minutes longer and will air on FS-1 with the last 30-minutes commercial-free.

In the main event, Becky Lynch will take on Sasha Banks one-on-one in a non-title match. This will be the last blue brand show before their Triple Threat (also including Bianca Belair) at Crown Jewel on Thursday, Oct. 21.

This will also be the last show for SmackDown with the current roster as next Friday will be the start of the draft results. For those of you who may need a refresher, the new SmackDown roster starting on Oct. 22 will look as follows:

Aliyah, B-Fab, Charlotte Flair, Naomi, Natalya, Sasha Banks, Shayna Baszler, Shotzi, Toni Storm, and Xia Li.

Other than the main event tonight to look forward to, two other women’s matches are confirmed.

Naomi will finally get her match on the blue brand that she has been advocating for weeks now. Her opponent will be….Sonya Deville. Deville has not wrestled since SummerSlam 2020 and has been in her authoritative role since returning on-screen at the start of the year. Will the animosity between the two come to blows in the ring or does Deville have something else up her well-dressed sleeve?

The third match will be the SmackDown semi-final side of the Queen’s Crown Tournament brackets. Zelina Vega will be facing Carmella. The tournament hasn’t been going very well with fans mostly because of the short times each first-round match has been given. Will the semi-finals fair any better? On Monday’s RAW the other semi-final match will take place between Shayna Baszler vs. Doudrop. The two that make it to the finals between these four women will fight for the crown at Crown Jewel next Thursday.

The women’s action doesn’t stop with WWE on a Friday night. AEW’s Rampage is also airing extra time and will have a Buy In to their show tonight which will air on YouTube. Tay Conti will be taking on Santana Garrett. Then later on in the full Rampage show, Ruby Soho will be battling The Bunny. Feel free to discuss AEW as well in the comment section below.

As always, feel free to discuss tonight’s shows in the comment section below. And please remember to be kind, you never know what someone may be going through.

Becky Lynch delivers warning to Ronda Rousey

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Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch told one of her fiercest enemies a simple and stark message to never come back.

Lynch and Rousey had one of the hottest feuds in WWE history, which led to the first-ever women’s WrestleMania main event. The Triple Threat headliner saw Lynch emerge as the winner pinning Rousey and become Becky Two Belts.

Since that match, Lynch ascended to WWE megastardom as the longest RAW Women’s Champion in history, while Rousey has never been seen on WWE screens since. Despite becoming mothers that has not quelled the rivalry.

Lynch’s emphatic yet controversial return at this year’s SummerSlam saw her take her rightful place at the top of the WWE mountain.

Speaking to TMZ Sports the Man told Ronda Rousey to never come back to wrestling.

“Don’t [come back], cause I’m still on top, Ronda, you won’t like it. That’s my advice,”

Lynch recently talked about juggling motherhood and WWE superstardom. Speaking about her daughter, Big Time Becks said:

“It’s been crazy. It went from zero to 100 real quick. Coming back, and coming back on top after not wrestling for a year and a half. It’s been wild, but it’s been amazing. And, my baby comes along everywhere with me.”

Lynch defends her SmackDown Women’s Championship at Crown Jewel against both Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.

What do you make Becky Lynch telling Rousey to stay away? Let us know in the comments below.

Savannah Evans chosen as Mickie James’ opponent in Pick Your Poison Match

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Savannah Evans has been selected as Mickie James‘ first opponent in an IMPACT ring in six years. The two are set to collide next week.

James and Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo were instructed by Gail Kim that they will each decide an opponent for one another in a ‘Pick Your Poison’ Match. James picked Masha Slamovich for Purrazzo who she successfully defeated at Knockouts Knockdown over the weekend. Now, Purrazzo has chosen one of the newest yet threatening Knockouts – Savannah Evans.

Prior to Purrazzo naming Evans as Mickie’s opponent, Evans took on Lady Frost and came out with a dominant victory. After delivering a clothesline to Frost, Evans hits a full nelson slam to get the pin.

Decay was in a backstage segment with Gail Kim later on this week’s show. A letter was delivered to Gail from The IInspiration, Cassie Lee and Jessie McKay discuss their upcoming debut at Bound for Glory as they will be facing Decay for the Knockouts Tag Team Titles. In the letter, Lee and McKay stated that their upcoming title match is “much deserved and hard earned.”

In the main event match, an intergender Battle Royal took place where the winner would enter the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match at Bound for Glory in the number 20 spot. The winner was W. Morrissey but several women took part in the match including Alisha, Kimber Lee, Brandi Lauren, and Rachael Ellering.

Lastly, as for the new IMPACT Digital Media Championship, there will be two more first-round matches. The title is an intergender title and so far to advance are John Skyler, Crazzy Steve, Fallah Bahh, and Jordynne Grace. Two more women will make it to the title match after their first-round match-ups.

Alisha will be taking on Tenille Dashwood while Chelsea Green faces Madison Rayne. The two winners in these matches will join a six-person match at Bound for Glory with the aforementioned names.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news on the Knockouts Division.

Women’s match added to AEW Rampage Buy In

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AEW is gearing up for a big night on Friday with a special Rampage Buy In airing on YouTube. The lead-in already has two matches taking place but during the AEW Road to Miami, it was announced that a third bout will take place.

The match pits Santana Garrett against Tay Conti.

Santana Garrett vs Tay Conti on AEW Rampage Buy In

This is Garrett’s second match for AEW. Her first was on Dark last month in a losing effort against Diamante.

Conti and Garrett have met previously during their time in NXT. The match took place on November 6, 2019, and saw Conti claim the win.

The Buy In kicks off tomorrow night at 9 pm live on YouTube. Rampage follows at 10 pm on TNT and has Ruby Soho in action against The Bunny.

What do you make of the match up? Let us know in the comments below.

IMPACT! Discussion Post: 10.14.21

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Tonight’s IMPACT will witness the fallout from the successful Knockouts Knockdown event from last weekend.

IMPACT has a lot to look forward to in the Knockouts Division as both The IInspiration (formerly The IIconics) and Mash Slamovich are arriving in the division. Slamovich had a stellar match against Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo at Knockouts Knockdown and was offered a contract right after her match by Gail Kim in the ring.

The IInspiration will make both their on-screen and in-ring debut at Bound for Glory on Oct. 23 as they challenge for the Knockouts Tag Team Titles against Decay. Decay retained their titles over the weekend in the main event against The Influence.

Advertised for tonight, following her tournament loss at KO KD, Lady Frost was disappointed in not doing better. After a confrontation between Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans, she will take on Evans tonight.

Mickie James is set to face Purrazzo for the Knockouts Title at BFG. They currently have a no-contact clause to make sure they don’t fight anymore until then. James picked Slamovich as Purrazzo’s opponent at KO KD and now she will receive an opponent picked by Purrazzo. Will we find out who that will be tonight?

As always, feel free to discuss tonight’s show in the comment section below. Please remember to be kind, you never know what someone may be going through.

Meiko Satomura to defend NXT UK Women’s Title in 3 weeks

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Meiko Satormura NXT UK
Credit: WWE

NXT UK announced that Meiko Satomura will defend her NXT UK Women’s Championship against Jinny in three weeks time.

On last week’s show, Jinny challenged Satomura to a title match after defeating her protege Emilia McKenzie. The Final Boss accepted the Fashionista’s challenge and now they will go head-to-head on November 4th.

The title defence is Satomura’s third since winning the championship from Kay Lee Ray in June.

Also on the show, Blair Davenport returned to action after her suspension was lifted last week.

After attacking several superstars and the Assistant of the Regional Manager, she was suspended several weeks ago. Davenport was reinstated after one of her victims, Stevie Turner demanded she gets her revenge in the ring.

NXT UK granted Turner’s wish, but as the old adage goes, be careful what you wish for.

The two met in the ring in a strong back-and-forth encounter that saw both fighters battle hard.

Davenport came out swinging displaying all of the viciousness she is known for. Turner showed a tenacity against Davenport’s offence and fought back with anger and fire. Despite Turner putting up a good fight Davenport hit a Kamigoye and Falcon Arrow combination for the win and to remain undefeated.

After the match, Davenport threatens the entire women’s division.

Nina Samuels hosts her ‘Nina Samuels Show’ which ended up making a match between Xia Brookside vs. Aleah James, which most likely will happen next week. Samuels tried to stir up some drama between the two, but Brookside and James seemed friendly about their upcoming match instead.

What do you make of the title match and Blair Davenport’s win? Let us know in the comments below.

Delmi Exo picks up a win in her singles debut for MLW’s Featherweight Division; ROH results from Oct. 13

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One-half of the SHIMMER Tag Team Champions, Delmi Exo, picked up her debut singles win for MLW during the Fusion Alpha episode this week. Her opponent was Brittany Blake, also making her MLW debut.

It was announced over the summer that MLW was going to launch their women’s division with the help of SHIMMER founder Dave Prazak and so far it has been promising. Last week in the first official match for the MLW Women’s Featherweight Division, Willow took out the other half of the Sea Stars, Ashley Vox.

As for Exo’s win this week, after a solid back and forth between both her and Blake, she hit the Exocution for the pin to secure the victory.

Commentary continued to confirm that an MLW Women’s Featherweight Champion will be determined in the near future. Along with the Featherweights, it was announced on commentary as well that a Middleweight Women’s Division will be coming sometime in 2022. So be prepared for some possible additional names to be announced for the MLW promotion.

The match between Exo and Blake can be watched below at the 31:30 mark. Willow has a backstage interview where she comments on her win from last week.

Shifting gears to the ROH promotion, on Wednesday night’s we have the weekly Women’s Division Wednesday. This week there was a tag team match between Laynie Luck & Alex Gracia took on Willow & Holidead. Willow has a huge win under her belt from last weekend’s ROH TV where she defeated Angelina Love and Miranda Alize in a Triple Threat. She is one step closer to a championship match from that win.

The wins continue for Willow as she planted Luck with a powerbomb to give her and Holidead the victory this week.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news on the women of both MLW and ROH.

Masha Slamovich offered IMPACT contract at Knockouts Knockdown

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IMPACT Wrestling has confirmed that Masha Slamovich was indeed offered a contract to join the Knockouts division. The offer came from Gail Kim herself at Knockouts Knockdown after Slamovich had a stellar match against Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo.

With the offer taking place during the taping, the news made the rounds on social media but IMPACT never aired it during the event and didn’t confirm it until now.

Slamovich has been one of the hottest names on the indie scene this year. She made an impressive appearance NWA EmPowerrr as part of the Women’s Invitational. Slamovich has taken to Twitter in response stating that she is excited to see what the IMPACT chapter holds.

Congrats to Masha for joining the Knockouts Division!!

Check back in with Diva Dirt for all your news on the Knockouts.

The IInspiration set to face Decay for the Knockouts Tag Team Titles at Bound for Glory

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IMPACT Wrestling just revealed some breaking news that The IInspiration are debuting big at Bound for Glory. Bound for Glory takes place on Oct. 23.

The team formerly known as The IIconics are going right for the gold as they face the current Knockouts Tag Team Champions, Decay. Decay has held the titles since Slammiversary in July where they defeated Fire ‘N Flava. They recently came off a win against The Influence at Knockouts Knockdown in the main event to retain their titles.

As Knockouts Knockdown was going off the air this past weekend, a quick video aired that announced the debut of The IInspiration with IMPACT. This will be Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay’s first time returning to the ring since their WWE release in April.

Also at Bound for Glory, Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo will be defending her title against Mickie James. IMPACT does a great job at including all their female talent on their shows, so check back in with Diva Dirt as the event gets closer for more news.

As for this Thursday’s episode of IMPACT!, Savannah Evans will be in action as she faces Lady Frost. After Frost was down on herself for not advancing in the Knockouts Knockdown Tournament, Tasha Steelz and Evans paid her a visit to rub it in.

Jordynne Grace became the first woman to enter and advance in a tournament for an intergender title IMPACT has created. It is the IMPACT Digit Media Championship, and she defeated Johnny Swinger in the first-round.

Lastly, Mercedes Martinez is keeping a close eye on Bound for Glory. She won the Knockouts Knockdown Tournament and will get the winner of Purrazzo and James for the title.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for all of your news on the Knockouts.