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Week ending July 23rd, 2017

Each week, The Backpage will wrap up some of the smaller news stories, rumors, editorials and gossip making the rounds in women’s wrestling. Got a tip for next week? Send it in.

* Melt Video compiles a mini documentary on London’s Pro Wrestling EVE. Owner Emily Read also speaks with BuzzFeed to discuss the success the promotion’s launch and success. (YouTube, BuzzFeed)

* WWE posted an introduction video that takes a look at all 32 competitors in The Mae Young Classic. (YouTube)

* Jeremy Borash announced during a company conference call that Taya from Lucha Underground will be working upcoming the GFW live events. (Wrestling INC)

* There were reportedly mixed reactions to the Mae Young Classic among WWE officials, with some concerned all the competitors weren’t up to the company’s standards for attractiveness. (Cageside Seats)

* Sasha Banks praises NXT talents Billy Kay and Peyton Royce, calling them the future of WWE Women’s division. (Wrestle Zone)

* Perhaps to protect herself before WWE grabs a hold of it or its just coincidence, Mae Young Classic competitor Shayna Bazler registered to trademark her “Queen of Spades” nickname. (PWInsider)

* Beth Phoenix names Natalya as the most overlooked talent in the women’s division, saying she feels that Natalya doesn’t get the respect she deserves considering she is so talented. (Wrestling INC)

* Ronda Rousey is definitely doing something with WWE at some point, likely WrestleMania next year, and it could be a singles match against Charlotte Flair. (Cageside Seats)

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