The Wrap (July 1st, 2016): News from the week in women’s wrestling

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Each week, The Wrap will wrap up the week in women’s wrestling by compiling the week’s smaller news stories, rumors and gossip – anything not normally covered by Diva Dirt. Got a tip for next week? Send it in.

* Cheerleader Melissa became the new DDT Pro Wrestling Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship after pinning Matt Striker in unique fashion. (Facebook)

* Terri Runnels sat down with Sports Illustrated to discuss her time in the wrestling business, getting physical in the ring and thoughts on today’s generation of female Superstars. (Sports Illustrated)

* Bayley makes a surprise appearance at a WWE house show in Orlando, teaming up with Sasha Banks and Summer Rae to take on Eva Marie, Dana Brooke and Natalya. (Cage Side Seats)

* Stephanie McMahon is featured Ad Week’s “30 Most Powerful in Sports”. (Twitter)

* Saraya Knight and her family are in talks of bringing British wrestling back on television. (Mirror)

* Emma spoke with Muscle and Fitness to give tips on healthy eat habits and training on the road. (Muscle & Fitness)

* Newly crowned SHIMMER Champion Mercedes Martinez commented on her return win over Madison Eagles and new allegiance with Nicole Savoy and Shayna Baszler. (YouTube)

* McKenzie Mitchell breakdown this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling as well as bringing a preview to next week’s show. (Video 1) (Video 2)

* Maryse and Sasha Banks are featured in this week’s WWE Game Night for a round of Rock’Em Sock’Em Robots. (WWE.com)

* WWE has launched a fantasy draft page where fans can draft their favorite Superstars to their respective roster. (WWE.com)