Saturday, December 3, 2022

Saraya Vows To Be Part Of The AEW Women’s Title Picture

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On the Dec. 2 episode of AEW Rampage, Saraya had a sit-down interview with Renee Paquette and made a bold statement when it comes to the AEW Women’s World Championship.

Saraya was sharing how she felt stepping into the ring for the first time in five years after never thinking that would happen again. At Full Gear, there were three big women’s matches that Saraya would praise in her interview. She feels it was a good moment for the women’s division as a whole.

After talking about Jamie Hayter‘s win becoming the AEW Women’s World Champion, Saraya commented on what Toni Storm said last week. After Storm lost to Hayter at Full Gear she stated that she will be coming right back to regain the title. While talking to Paquette, Saraya says that she intends to be in that title discussion and she says that she wants all the women to know that it will be her and the women’s division going head to head very soon.

The women’s match on Rampage had Athena defeat Dani Mo. Athena would continue to show her new heel persona as she viciously continued to attack her opponent after the match.

Upcoming matches for next week include Jade Cargill & The Baddies (Red Velvet & Leila Grey) vs. Kiera Hogan, Madison Rayne, and Skye Blue on the Dec. 7 episode of Dynamite. On Rampage next week will be Hikaru Shida defending her Reina Di Wave Championship against The Bunny.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news and results form the women of AEW.

Lacey Evans Goes Back To The Basics; Emma Takes On Shayna Baszler

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In April, vignettes started airing for a returning Lacey Evans. She had been out for over a year due to maternity leave. The vignettes at that time showed her emotional past and what has made her into the woman she is today. However, poor booking of her character involving moving her back and forth between Raw and SmackDown and changing her from babyface to heel halted her impact. Now, after several months of sporadic appearances in a few matches, Evans has a new vignette.

Focusing on her time as a marine, you can view her going back to the basics in the video below.

Elsewhere on SmackDown, Emma took on Shayna Baszler. Since aligning herself with the SmackDown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, we’ve seen the older Baszler coming back. Baszler was able to pick up win after applying the Kirifuda Clutch causing Emma to tap out. Baszler of course was not done even thought he match was over. She set up Emma to stomp on her arm, but Shotzi’s music hits.

Shotzi rushes to the ring to help Emma but Baszler was able to fight off Shotzi as well. It wasn’t until Raquel Rodriguez made her way out to the ring that Baszler backed off. Baszler had broken Rodriguez’s elbow last week as she was wearing a brace to reflect the kayfabe injury.

As Baszler walks away she makes note that it took three of them to combat her.

Baszler and SHotzi will have a match next week. In a Digital Exclusive, Baszler says it takes three of them to do what she can do.

Other women on SmackDown included Zelina Vega in a promo with Legado del Fantasma and then commentary for the World Cup finals between Santos Escobar and Ricochet.

Damage CTRL appeared on SmackDown this week and had an encounter with Liv Morgan and a returning Tegan Nox. More on that can be read here.

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

Tegan Nox Makes WWE Return On Dec. 2 SmackDown

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Tegan Nox made her WWE return on the Dec. 2 episode of Friday Night SmackDown.

Nox returned to help Liv Morgan combat Damage CTRL. The trio that includes the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions (Dakota Kai & IYO SKY) made the trip to SmackDown to call out the division. They rehashed WarGames and stated no one on SmackDown even participated.

Morgan’s music hits and she answers Bayley and the tag champs’ claims. She says it appears that they have a problem with the SmackDown women’s locker room. Morgan states that on behalf of the women’s locker room she would handle this. Showing no signs of worry, Morgan counted the three against one odds and said it sounded fair to her as she raced to the ring.

The numbers games started to get too much for Morgan which is when Nox’s music hit. Nox raced to the ring and started to battle with Damage CTRL as commentary refers to her past with Kai. With Morgan already down, it became three on one this time against Nox.

Morgan brought in a kendo stick to even the odds some as she takes out all three members of Damage CTRL, breaking the stick on Bayley. Nox delivers the Shiniest Wizard on Bayley causing the faction to retreat.

Nox has not wrestled elsewhere during her time away from WWE. She was released in November 2021. She was formerly in a tag team with Shotzi on SmackDown before the draft broke up the team and sent her to Raw where she would never make her debut before being released.

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

SmackDown Discussion Post: 12.02.22

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We’ve reached the SmackDown fallout from Survivor Series that took place last Saturday. Ronda Rousey is still the SmackDown Women’s Championship after defending against Shotzi.

Tonight, what will be next for Rousey. Will Shotzi still have her eye on the champ or will her friend Raquel Rodriguez get some revenge from the attack on her last week?

Who is advertised for tonight is Damage CTRL. What could they have in mind for the blue brand?

As always, feel free to discuss tonight’s show below!

First Look: “Nikki Bella Says I Do” Official Trailer

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Nikki Bella
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WWE Hall of Famer and former Divas Champion Nikki Bella got married this past August and it was announced that a four-part series will air. Now, we have a release date for the first part and it will be January 26.

Titled, “Nikki Bella Says I Do” the four-part series will showcase Nikki along with her now-husband Artem Chingvintsev as they get engaged and plan their wedding that took place in Paris. The couple have been together for four years, share one child together, and got engaged in 2020.

You can take a look at the trailer below –

Dana Brooke Hints Character Change After Recent Match Loss

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Dana Brooke may be heading towards a different character.

Brooke started showing signs of frustration following her recent loss to NXT’s Zoey Stark on WWE Main Event. Stark is the most recent member of NXT to have a showing on the program. In the past several weeks there have been several NXT Superstars that have had matches on Main Event against Dana Brooke, Tamina, and Asuka.

Along with Stark, other NXT names have scored recent victories over both Brooke and Tamina such as Kiana James, Alaba Fyre, and Wendy Choo.

This victory for Stark sparked something different in Brooke. Post-match during Stark’s celebrating, Brooke was seen sitting on the ring steps verbally yelling at herself to “get it together Dana.” Brooke, who hasn’t been seen on Raw too much lately, did appear a few weeks ago and lost the now-retired 24/7 Championship to Nikki Cross. She held the gold for a combined 335 days among 15-reigns. This made her the second-longest title holder behind just R-Truth.

Now that the 24/7 Championship is no longer, Brooke feels as though she put all of her hard work into something that is now gone. Could this new reaction from Brooke after her loss on Main Event be leading to something new from her?

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news and results from the women of WWE.

Rhea Ripley Looks Forward To A Potential Match With Becky Lynch

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Rhea Ripley is looking forward to a potential future match with Becky Lynch.

The two former Raw Women’s Champions have only had the pleasure of having one televised singles match against each other in their respective careers. That one match took place in 2019 during an episode of NXT and it ended in a no-contest.

The two women recently shared the ring as part of th WarGames match at Survivor Series. Their interaction in the match garnered some buzz from fans of a potential future match against each other.

Speaking on the Nov. 30 episode of WWE’s The Bump. Ripley was asked about a potential match between the two. She stated that she is looking forward to it and she believes that she will come out with a victory.

Ripley stated, “I’m really looking forward to it. Becky is someone that I had a match with in NXT, and it didn’t finish with a conclusion. It finished with Shayna and the girls coming out and ruining that match for me. She’s always been someone that I feel that I could like a televised match with and it’d be competitive. So every time I get to step in the ring, I’m looking forward to it, and I want that one-on-one interaction. I want that match, I’m hoping that one day it will happen, and Mami is gonna put The Man down.”

Would you like to see Ripley and Lynch go one-on-one? Leave your thoughts below.

Title vs. Career Match Set For IMPACT Hard To Kill

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Jordynne Grace vs Mickie James Hard to Kill
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The Knockouts World Championship match is now confirmed for Hard to Kill.

The December 1 episode of IMPACT was headlined by a highly anticipated rematch pitting Mickie James against former rival Deonna Purrazzo. Like their previous matches, Hardcore Country and The Virtuosa held nothing back as both women had their own vendetta. Purrazzo nearly had it with her armbar, but Mickie rolled her up and used the tights to secure the three-count.

Post-match, Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace made her way down and made it simple: James accomplished what she set out to do, and Grace defeated Masha Slamovich twice. Grace laid down the challenge for Hard to Kill, and James accepted with a firm handshake. Their first-time-ever clash will be a Title vs. Career match on Friday, January 13.

Elsewhere on the show, Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans argued backstage about how they lost the tag title match at Over Drive when Jessicka pinned Steelz. Steelz challenged Evans to take on Taya Valkyrie next week, and it has been confirmed.

What did you think of this week’s IMPACT? Who do you think will win at Hard to Kill? Sound off with your thoughts below!


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Mercedes Martinez vs. Athena Set For ROH Women’s Title at Final Battle

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Mercedes Martinez will defend the ROH Women’s World Championship against Athena at ROH’s Final Battle. Final Battle takes place on Dec. 10.

Martinez has recently returned from an injury that had her out of action since July. She returned on an episode of AEW Rampage where she rushed to the ring to help fend off Athena after a post-match attack on Madison Rayne and referee Aubrey Edwards. Athena responded the following week challenging Martinez for the gold.

Since defeating Willow Nightingale in April, Martinez has held the AEW Women’s World Championship. She was crowned Interim Champion until she face Deonna Purrazzo who held the title. She unified the gold in May on an episode of Dynamite. Before her injury, Martinez last successfully defended the title against Serena Deeb at ROH Death Before Dishonor.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news and results on the women of ROH/AEW.

Ruby Soho Returns On AEW Dynamite

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Ruby Soho AEW Dynamite
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Ruby Soho is back for vengeance.

After Willow Nightingale defeated Anna Jay in a competitive, seven-minute match, Ruby Soho’s music hit much to the delight of her hometown crowd. Tay Melo was in the ring as Soho popped up behind her to deliver a receipt for the broken nose she suffered at All Out in September.

After that, Jade Cargill held a TBS Championship celebration with Red Velvet and Leila Grey in tow. Cargill went off about The Baddies hanging out with former member Kiera Hogan at WrestleCade over the weekend before continuing to put herself over. Bow Wow interrupted on the tron and said Cargill deserves all of the flowers and that he’ll be seeing her soon since he has time.

Looking ahead, expect to see sit-down interviews as Renee Paquette will speak to Saraya on Friday’s Rampage, while Britt Baker has requested Tony Schiavone to interview AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter on next week’s Dynamite.

What did you think of this week’s Dynamite? Sound off with your thoughts below!


Want to own a piece of history? Check out Ring Post Journal’s 2021 Women’s Wrestling Year in Review, available exclusively on Amazon. The collector’s book features stories, results and stats from WWE, AEW, IMPACT, NWA, ROH and more. A portion of proceeds will be donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness in honor of Daffney.

Kiera Hogan Talks Exiting The Baddies, Wants To Get Back In The Ring

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Kiera Hogan
Kiera Hogan in AEW

Kiera Hogan has recently been kicked out and removed from The Baddies upon Red Velvet’s recent return. On the Nov. 23 episode of AEW Dynamite, Hogan was told by Mark Sterling that she was no longer part of the group. She was one of the original members of the group alongside Red Velvet and TBS Champion Jade Cargill. Leila Grey joined the group as an interim member when Red Velvet was out due to injury. She is still listed in the group, however, Hogan is not.

Speaking with Busted Open Radio, Hogan now talks about her departure from the group and what she hopes is next for her.

 I am grateful. Timins is everything and everything happens for a reason. My time in the Baddies was great. I saw, from the beginning, how amazing this group could be. I saw the t-shirts, the figures, and the big picture. That’s what drew me into the storyline. Jade has started the Baddeis sections nd I was like ‘I’m going to see if I can get in this Baddies section because they have random fans and people in the section.’ I sent out a test to Jade, ‘you could have the hottest section if you have the hottest flame.’ That blew up and I texted Tony Khan to see if I could sit in the section one week. He was like, ‘Yeah come on.’ At the time, Red Velvet was turning heel so we ended up in the section at the same time so it worked out organically that way. The storyline grew from there. The entrances we had were amazing. I could see the bigger picture. Red Velvet got injured, so I had to step up as second in command, Leila Grey became an interim Baddie. I did a lot for the Baddies, I did a lot for Jade and the group. I feel like the work I was giving wasn’t appreciated. I still don’t know the reason as to why I was kicked out. Some people can’t handle the heat, that’s okay, just get out of the kitchen.” (Fightful)

Hogan continued,

“These past few months, I haven’t been able to wrestle. That’s my passion. I want to be in the ring and show what I got and show out. I haven’t had the opportunity to really show how good of a performer I am and how well-rounded I am. Hopefully, I get my own spotlight and I’m able to put on some banger matches with women that want to put on banger matches. There are so many women in the locker room I want to work with. Toni Storm, Jamie Hayter, I just hope I’m able to be part of the women’s division fully and show what I got.”

Hogan has not had a match on Dynamite since July and only has had four matches on Dark episodes since August.

As for Cargill and the current Baddies lineup, they will appear on the Nov. 30 episode of Dynamite as they celebrate the TBS Championship reign.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news and results on the women of AEW.

Injured AEW Talent Spotted Around Dynamite Location

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AEW
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According to a new report from Fightful Select, an injured talent of the AEW women’s division was seen at the location of Dynamite for this week’s episode.

From sources, Ruby Soho was near the Dynamite site. She has been sidelined with a broken nose injury since AEW All Out in September. Soho has been out for about three months with her last match being at All Out when she teamed up with Ortiz to face Tay Melo and Sammy Guevara for the AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championships.

Fightful confirms that they haven’t heard any plans on if she’s set for a return, planned for on-screen content, or even planned to attend the show whatsoever. It’s worth noting that she’d made her home in nearby Lafayette, Indiana which could also explain why she was said to be around the Dynamite location.

Tasha Steelz Re-Signs Multi-Year Deal With IMPACT Wrestling

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Tasha Steelz is staying with IMPACT Wrestling.

The former Knockouts World Champion and two-time Knockouts World Tag Team Champion has re-signed with the promotion. She broke the news in an interview with Jim Varsallone.

Steelz joined IMPACT in 2020 as one-half of Fire N Flava (w/Kiera Hogan) and the two went on to become the first Black team to win the tag team gold in the history of the promotion. The two would part ways after Hogan went to AEW and Steelz went on to hold singles gold. She defeated legend Mickie James for the gold earlier this year in March at Sacrifice.

She recently has been looking for tag team gold once again alongside Savannah Evans. The two faced the current champions the Death Dollz at OverDrive in a losing effort. Also in 2022, she competed in two first-time matches for the Knockouts – Ultimate X match and Queen of the Mountain.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news and results from the Knockouts of IMPACT.

NXT Iron Survivor Challenge Participants Confirmed

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On the Nov. 29 episode of NXT, WWE Hall of Famers Alundra Blayze, Molly Holly, Road Dogg, and X-Pac assisted Shawn Michaels in announcing the five women who will be in the upcoming Iron Survivor Challenge. The match will be taking place at NXT Deadline on Dec. 10. The winner will become the number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship.

After the Hall of Famers went over their options, four of the five women have been decided. The names selected are Zoey Stark, Cora Jade, Roxanne Perez, and Kiana James. The fifth woman will be determined in a wild card match next week. The participants for the wild card match are Wendy Choo, Fallon Henley, and Indi Hartwell who will fight for the last spot in the Iron Survivor Challenge in a Triple Threat.

This week’s NXT held three women’s matches, all of which at decent lengths. The show kicked off with Roxanne Perez taking on Indi Hartwell. Hartwell has made it personal with Perez as she no longer trusts anyone in the locker room anymore. Perez would go on to win the match with Pop Roxs.

The second match was between Kiana James and Fallon Henley. James picked up the victory with the 401K. This clearly impressed the Hall of Famers who put her in the upcoming Iron Survivor Challenge. The six-woman tag match would be the last woman’s match of the night. It wasn’t originally set for the main event, but was moved to that spot after Nikkita Lyons was taken out by Zoey Stark during her entrance.

The main event then was the six-woman tag which was the Toxic Attraction taking on the NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Kayden Carter and Katana Chance along with Lyons. Lyons still participated even though her knee was bandaged up from the attack earlier by Stark.

The match would break down to Lyons being isolated in the ring by herself with Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne. Lyons tried to hold her own but her knee buckled and Dolin and Jayne were able to hit their tag team finisher. Dolin got the pin on Lyons.

After the match, all three members of Toxic Attraction celebrated on the ramp as Stark stood on the far stage smiling at the defeat of Lyons. Chance and Carter consoled Lyons as NXT went off the air.

Other women on the show included Elektra Lopez who had some words for Hartwell and a vignette aired for Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre’s rivalry. Thea Hail, Ivy Nile, and Tatum Paxley also appeared on the show.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news and results from the women of NXT.

Lyra Valkyria (Aoife Valkyrie) Coming Soon To NXT

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NXT UK’s Aoife Valkyrie is now named Lyra Valkyria and will be coming soon to NXT.

In a vignette that was aired on the Nov. 29 episode of NXT, the newly named Valkyria stated that she has left her homeland and she has shapeshifted to a new form ready for a new battleground.

The Irish Superstar has been injured for well over a year. Her last match was against Jinny in a No Disqualification bout for NXT UK in August 2021. Valkyria is one of the few women that were kept on from NXT UK once the brand went on hiatus. Isla Dawn was seen debuting on screen a couple of weeks ago. Valkyria held an undefeated streak with NXT UK until she faced Meiko Satomura in April 2021.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news and results from the women of NXT.

NXT Discussion Post: 11.29.22

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NXT has a lot advertised already for the women in the two-hour episode of NXT tonight. There will be three women’s matches as well as the Iron Survivor Challenge participants are being confirmed. For that, WWE Hall of Famers Molly Holly and Alundra Blayze will be present.

The matches on the schedule are –

Toxic Attraction vs. Kayden Carter, Katana Chance, and Nikkita Lyons

Kiana James vs. Fallon Henley

Roxanne Perez vs. Indi Hartwell

As always, feel free to discuss tonight’s show in the comment section below.

IMPACT Wrestling Enters Multi-Year International Deal With DAZN

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IMPACT Wrestling programming will now be available on DAZN as of November 29.

IMPACT released this news today that the international distribution deal will allow viewers in over 170 countries to access IMPACT’s weekly programming as well as pay-per-view events.

The full information reads as follows according to IMPACT’s website

TORONTO, ON and LONDON, UK, November 29, 2022 – Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc.a global multi-platform media company, and DAZN — a leading global sports entertainment platform — announced today an international partnership that will deliver Anthem’s IMPACT Wrestling to more than 170 countries worldwide beginning on November 29.

The multi-year agreement will give DAZN viewers in 170+ countries — including the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, France, Poland, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, and Brazil — the best seat in the house to IMPACT Wrestling’s weekly IMPACT! flagship series, home to larger-than-life characters, high-stakes matchups and blockbuster drama.

Additionally, DAZN viewers will have access to IMPACT’s high-octane PPV events and premium IMPACT Plus live specials, as well as select titles from IMPACT Wrestling’s archives, directly through the DAZN platform.

DAZN can be accessed on Smart TVs, games consoles, Amazon Fire TV/Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Apple TV, as well via the DAZN app on iPhone, iPad, android and other tablet and mobile devices. For all the ways to watch, please visit www.dazn.com.

“DAZN is a global leader in premier sports programming, and we are proud to partner with them as we expand IMPACT Wrestling’s international reach even further,” said Scott D’Amore, Executive Vice President, Anthem Sports Media Group. “From the beginning, IMPACT Wrestling has enjoyed a worldwide audience of passionate and knowledgeable fans who crave high-quality professional wrestling content. With this announcement, we hope to make it even more convenient for them to enjoy our flagship series, premium specials and pay-per-view events, while also introducing the IMPACT Wrestling brand to even more sports enthusiasts across the globe.”

Said Veronica Diquattro, CEO of DAZN Global Markets: “We are incredibly excited to sign this multi-year partnership with Impact. This deal will see the promotion’s world-class professional wrestling content arrive on the DAZN platform in more than 170 countries worldwide, reinforcing our growing position as the global home of combat sports.”

Since its inception in 2002, IMPACT Wrestling has established itself as one of the largest professional wrestling organizations in the world and the premier destination for wrestling fans across the globe. Its extensive programming library boasts more than 5,000 hours of content, featuring legendary performers such as Ric FlairStingKurt AngleKevin NashAJ Styles, and many more throughout its storied legacy. IMPACT’s current roster puts the spotlight on a diverse blend of world-class athletes led by IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander and Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace, World Tag Team Champions Heath & Rhino, Knockouts World Tag Team Champions Death Dollz, X Division Champion Trey Miguel, and Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry. Other IMPACT stars include Bully RayMooseSteve MaclinChris BeyRich SwannMatt Cardona, Brian Myers, Sami Callihan, Tommy Dreamer and PCO, and the hard-hitting Knockouts Division featuring Deonna PurrazzoMickie James, Killer Kelly, Masha Slamovich and Rosemary.

In addition to the aforementioned countries, IMPACT Wrestling programming is televised globally in 120 countries including on Anthem properties AXS TV in the US and Fight Network in Canada, as well as the Commonwealth Of Independent States, Latin America, Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, and its subcontinent, and Africa.

Two More Matches Added To NXT Nov. 29

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Tonight’s NXT episode is shaping up to be a good watch. Already scheduled is a six-woman tag match between all three members of Toxic Attraction taking on Kayden Carter, Katana Chance, and Nikkita Lyons. Now, two more matches have been confirmed.

WWE has announced that Indi Hartwell and Roxanne Perez will settle their score tonight while the rivalry between Kiana James and Fallon Henley takes it to the ring in singles action as well.

These three women’s matches plus the confirmation of the Iron Survivor Challenge participants will be determined. WWE Hall of Famers Molly Holly and Alundra Blayze will be in attendance to assist Shawn Michaels in the announcement.

Check back in with Diva Dirt tonight to talk about the show in the NXT Discussion Post.

Becky Lynch Brawls With Damage CTRL; Candice LeRae Returns

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The Monday Night Raw after Survivor Series WarGames opened up with the woman who won the WarGames Match for Team Bianca – Becky Lynch.

After embracing the WWE Universe, Lynch made her way out into the crowd and started incorporating them into her promo confirming that she is the man of the people. Shortly after, Bayley came out to address her. While Lynch was still in the crowd, Bayley and The Man exchange words back and forth getting the crowd members involved.

This takes place until the rest of Damage CTRL (IYO SKY and Dakota Kai) attack Lynch. As Bayley joins, the three-on-one assault escalates up to the merch stand until all parties involved are pulled apart by officials.

Directly after this, a small video of Rhea Ripley is played before she comes out to face “Michin” Mia Yim. The two rivals who participated in WarGames just 48 hours ago were putting on a stellar match until Judgment Day and The OC got involved which caused a no-contest finish. This then turned into the four-on-four tag team match that was highly anticipated between both factions.

Much like Yim vs. Ripley, this match was also very well received and it included the women even briefly interacting with the men instead of acknowledging mixed tag team rules. The result would come down to Yim and Ripley (as it should) with Ripley picking up the win for Judgment Day off of Riptide. This was after Yim bodyslammed Finn Balor and then targeted Dominik Mysterio.

Moments later, a video was shown about Candice LeRae and how she was taken out a month ago by Damage CTRL. She is back and was walking down a hallway backstage. She was stopped for an interview where she addressed Dakota Kai in particular because she had a match with her later in the night. While LeRae was walking down the hallway, Nikki Cross was hiding as we saw her peek out to take a glance at LeRae.

As stated, LeRae and Kai have a match later in the night. The match was given plenty of time and showcased both women very well. LeRae started the match quickly by attacking Kai when she was making her entrance. Bayley and SKY would attempt to come down to the ring to help but were sent to the back so there was nobody out at ringside. Despite Kai pulling out many moves in her arsenal including the scorpion kick, she wasn’t able to get the victory. LeRae defeated one-half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions with a top rope neck breaker.

Finally, three women from WarGames we hadn’t seen yet were Asuka, Alexa Bliss, and the Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair. Commentary stated that due to the WarGames match, the three women weren’t cleared to compete. They also said despite Bayley and SKY being involved in the brawl earlier in the night, they were also not cleared to compete on Raw. SKY had on a neck brace during the brawl.

There was a backstage interview with Asuka, Bliss, and Belair where they were commenting on WarGames and including Becky Lynch as the final member paying off for their team. Belair stated that every plan Damage CTRL had backfired since SummerSlam. She also would say she is happy to put all of that behind her. Before they began to speak, the Wyatt 6 symbol appeared on the screen behind them. Bliss was checked out during the interview and not engaged. After Asuka spoke, Cathy Kelley asked Bliss if she had anything to add. After clearly being zoned out during the interview, Bliss woke up and said she agreed with what Belair had to say.

Check back in with Diva Dirt for more news and results form the women of Raw.

Raw Discussion Post: 11.28.22

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WarGames may be in the past, but what will happen for the fall out tonight when the dust settles?

Team Bianca Belair won WarGames as they defeated Team Damage CTRL. Where will this leave all 10 participants as we head into the last month of the year and start 2023 heading towards the Royal Rumble and the road to WrestleMania?

The woman who won the match for Team Bianca, Becky Lynch, will be kicking off Raw tonight! The first hour will be commercial free.

Mia Yim will be taking on Rhea Ripley tonight.

As always, feel free to discuss tonight’s show in the comment section below.

Becky Lynch To Kick Off Nov. 28 Raw

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WWE has confirmed that The Man Big Time Becky Lynch will be kicking off the Nov. 28 episode of Raw. In a WWE Exclusive, Byron Saxton confirmed this as well as the first hour of the show will be commercial-free.

Coming off of Survivor Series WarGames, Lynch was the deciding factor for Team Bianca Belair as she came crashing down from the top of the cage with a leg drop onto Damage CTRL. This secured the victory. Lynch had just returned from injury after being out for four months following SummerSlam in July.

What do you think The Man will have to say?

Come talk with Diva Dirt about the WarGames fall out tonight in the Discussion Post!

NXT Star Reportedly At Location For Raw

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It is being reported by PWInsider that NXT Superstar Zoey Stark is slated to be at tonight’s Raw.

There is no confirmation on what role Stark will play for being at the location for Raw tonight, but speculation is it may be to tape Main Event. Over the past number of weeks, NXT Superstars have been utilized for matches on WWE Main Event. Past female talent utilized has been Fallon Henley, Kiana James, Wendy Choo, and last week Alba Fyre.

Stark recently turned heel in NXT by attacking former tag team partner Nikkita Lyons.

There has been no confirmation on the reason for NXT Superstars being used for Main Event matches and if this means a future call up for the talent.

Check back in with Diva Dirt tonight and every Monday night for the Raw Discussion Post to chat about the show.

Lana Austin Crowned New PROGRESS Women’s Champion

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Lana Austin has won the PROGRESS Women’s Championship for the first time in her wrestling career. She defeated Kanji at the PROGRESS Chapter 146: They Think It’s All Over event on Nov. 27 at the Electric Ballroom in London, England.

Kanji held the title in her second reign for 175 days. Prior champions of this belt include Toni Storm, Jinny, Meiko Satomura, Jordynne Grace, and Gisele Shaw.

Other results for the women at the event were –

  • Alexxis Falcon defeated Laura Di Matteo
  • Rhio vs. Skye Smitson went to a no contest

Becky Lynch And Bianca Belair Share Their Goals Up Through WrestleMania

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Both Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair have been two of the biggest stars in WWE for 2022. Even with Lynch being out of action for several months, she has been polarizing during her time on screen. Belair has held the Raw Women’s Championship since WrestleMania where she defeated Lynch and then the two ended their rivalry at this year’s SummerSlam.

Both women were on the winning team for the Survivor Series WarGames match this past weekend. Lynch in particular got the pinfall for her team after delivering a leg drop off of the top of the cage onto Damage CTRL through a table. So what is next for the women as the year is soon coming to an end and the road to WrestleMania is just around the corner?

During the Survivor Series WarGames post-show press conference, Belair and Lynch both were present and took questions from the crowd. A question was asked by Krista B. from Those Wrestling Girls podcast to both Belair and Lynch. She stated that they have made so much history since the start of their careers and she asked if there was anything, in particular, they would like to conquer on the road to WrestleMania.

Both Lynch and Belair gave big goals. Lynch stated that she wanted to be the first woman to win the Royal Rumble twice. While Belair’s answer was to main event night two of WrestleMania. Belair has had the honor of being only one of five women to main event a WrestleMania, however, she and Sasha Banks were the main event of night one in 2021.

As we leave Survivor Series WarGames behind us, what could we see over the next couple of months heading into Royal Rumble and then WrestleMania season?

Molly Holly To Appear On Nov. 29 NXT *Update*

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WWE Hall of Famer and current WWE producer Molly Holly will be on this week’s episode of NXT.

WWE has confirmed that Holly will be present to help Shawn Michaels announce the competitors for the upcoming Iron Survivor Challenge Match. The match takes place on Dec. 10 at NXT Deadline. There will be both a women’s and men’s match which will determine the future number one contenders. WWE Hall of Famer Road Dogg will also be present.

Holly last appeared on screen as Mighty Molly during the 2022 Royal Rumble when she was quickly eliminated by Nikki A.S.H.


In an update since this article was posted, WWE has also confirmed WWE Hall of Famer Alundra Blayze will be in attendance as well.

Team Bianca Wins WarGames At Survivor Series

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Team Bianca Belair are the winners of this year’s WarGames match.

Belair was the first competitor in the ring for her team against Dakota Kai for Team Damage CTRL. Thanks to Rhea Ripley, Team Damage CTRL had the advantage of having the next competitor enter. That would end up being the other half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions – IYO SKY.

The tag champs would dominate over the Raw Women’s Champion until Asuka would enter. From there we had the following entries – Nikki Cross, Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Mia Yim, Rhea Ripley, and lastly Becky Lynch.

Big moments of the match included Cross with a crossbody off of the top of the cage, and SKY hitting a moonsault from the top as well. The final moments of the match took us back to SummerSlam as Belair and Lynch faced off against Damage CTRL.

Belair would take out Bayley with a KOD against the side of the cage as she would put Kai and SKY on a table. Lynch climb to the top of the cage and came crashing down with a leg drop through SKY, Kai, and the table. She pinned Kai for the victory.

The other women’s match of the night was for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Shotzi got the biggest match of her career as she challenged the champion Ronda Rousey.

Shotzi received a lot of offense through a lot of the match. She also had to worry about Shayna Baszler on the outside which she had to take out multiple times. This also included a spot in the crowd where she hit a crossbody on Rousey and Baszler in the front row of the crowd.

Once back in the ring, Rousey would submit Shotzi with Piper’s Pit and an an arm bar to retain the championship.

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