Monday, February 26, 2024

Six Women Announced For WWE 2K24 DLC Season Pass

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On the Feb. 26 episode of Raw, Michael Cole confirmed who would be in the Season Pass DLC for WWE 2K24. In this list there are six women being added. Most of them will be available in September.

DLC 2: Post Malone & Friends Pack – June 26

  • Sensational Sherri

DLC 4: Global Superstars Pack – Sep 20 

You can click here for more information.

Raw Discussion Post: 02.26.24

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With only 40 days left until WrestleMani XL, we have reached the Raw after the Elimination. Chamber.

Becky Lynch defeated five other women to punch her ticket to Mania. And with Rhea Ripley retaining in her home country over Nia Jax we know Lynch will challenge Ripley for the Women’s World Title at the big event.

Matches for tonight –

Chelsea Green vs. Raquel Rodriguez

Nia Jax vs. Liv Morgan

Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark vs. Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae

Discuss tonight’s show below!

Piper Niven Reportedly Sidelined With Injury

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Piper Niven is out due to an injury.

According to a report by Fightful Select, former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Piper Niven, has sustained a hand injury in the last month and hasn’t been around as of late. The fear internally was that she had a broken hand. 

Niven wasn’t featured in the Elimination Chamber Qualifying Last Chance Battle Royal, which led to many questioning on where she was. She has not been in action since a loss on Main Event alongside Chelsea Green earlier this month.

Diva Dirt sends our best wishes to Piper.

Spoilers: ROH Tapings From Feb. 24

*Please note that this article contains spoilers*

The most recent ROH tapings which included two ROH Women’s World TV Title Tournament matches took place on Saturday. Below are the results courtesy of Cagematch.

  • Abadon def. Judie Azul
  • ROH Women’s World Television Title Tournament Quarter Final Round Match – Red Velvet def. Leyla Hirsch
  • ROH Women’s World Television Title Tournament Quarter Final Round Match –
    Queen Aminata def. Taya Valkyrie

Kiana James vs. Kelani Jordan Added To Feb. 27 NXT

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Kiana James will be taking on Kelani Jordan this Tuesday on NXT.

James and Izzi Dame went after Jordan after her loss against Lash Legend last week. Luckily for Jordan she was able to maneuver past both of them and escape the attempted attack.

Check back in with Diva Dirt every Tuesday to chat about NXT live.

Spoilers: TNA Tapings From Feb. 24

*Please note that this article contains spoilers*

TNA hosted its most recent tapings in New Orleans the day after No Surrender. Below are the spoilers for the Knockouts courtesy of PWInsider.

  • Xia Brookside vs. Tasha Steelz goes to a no contest.  Jordynne Grace came out and said she would face both at Sacrifice.
  • Jody Threat def. Killer Kelly.
  • Dani Luna def. Masha Slamovich
  • Ash by Elegance won a squash match

Statlander Calls Out Skye Blue; Serena Deeb Sends A Message

On this week’s episode of AEW Collision which took on Saturday, there were two women’s bouts.

First Thunder Rosa defeated Lady Bird Monroe. In an AEW exclusive that aired, Rosa had the following to say after her fifth victory in a row since returning from injury.

“I can finally address you guys, my Thunder Army. You see what I did out there? It was easy cake. You know me, I never left. You just haven’t seen me the way that I see myself every day in the mirror. A badass, La Mera Mera Thunder Rosa was out there today and I told everybody. Again, only my luck. I have to climb my way up to the top. Bitches, I’ve been on the top. I left on the top and guess what? I’m still on the top. It’s the same result. I will continue to be on the top. So keep putting me obstacles. I don’t care. If you get close to me, oh baby, you’re going to get burned.”

The second match had Serena Deeb taking on Lady Frost. Deeb has also been victorious since returning and this match would be the same as she pulled out the victory. Frost replaced Kiera Hogan in this match who was unable to compete due to being ill.

Post match, Deeb delivered an in-ring promo.

Deeb states that anyone who is interested in joining AEW’s Women’s Division would need to step up to her. She promised to put WRESTLING back in All Elite Wrestling.

Lastly, Kris Statlander calls out Skye Blue for a match. This is in reaction to what Blue and Julia Hart had to say on Rampage. She says she is going to beat her ass next week.

On Rampage, Mariah May defeated Anna Jay. May remains undefeated.

Ripley Retains Title In Home Country; Hartwell Receives Warm Welcome

To kick off the Elimination Chamber premium live event in Perth, Australia, Indi Hartwell had a match in her home country. Hartwell and Candice LeRae challenged for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles against the champions The Kabuki Warriors.

The warm welcome from the crowd did not disappoint with chants for Hartwell from the moment she stepped out into the stadium. The match itself was produced very well and if it was against any other team Hartwell and LeRae would have probably walked out as champions.

The final moments of the match had LeRae going up top for a tag team maneuver with Hartwell as Kairi Sane pulled Hartwell out of the ring causing LeRae to fall in the ropes. Asuka then set up LeRae to receive the InSane Elbow as the Kabuki Warriors retained. Hartwell and LeRae would stay in the ring after the match to soak in the love from the crowd.

Another woman who was making her homecoming was the Women’s World Champion, Rhea Ripley. She faced Nia Jax in the main event.

Jax would take control early in the match.  She executed a Samoan Drop from the second rope, and then frog splash which gave her a near fall. The action would spill to the outside, where Jax would put Ripley through the announce table. Back in the ring, Jax delivered an Annihilator but Ripley kicked out at two.

The final moments included a Superplex and a Riptide to keep Jax down for the count of three.

In a WWE Exclusive, Ripley gets emotional backstage in an interview where she talks about returning to her home country and main eventing.

Becky Lynch Wins Chamber Match, Set To Face Rhea Ripley At Mania

Becky Lynch entered in at number one of the Elimination Chamber match on Saturday and was the final woman standing after last eliminating Liv Morgan.

Entrance are as follows: Lynch, Naomi, Tiffany Stratton, Morgan, Raquel Rodriguez, and Bianca Belair

Eliminations went as follows:

  • Stratton eliminated Naomi
  • Morgan eliminated Stratton
  • Belair eliminated Rodriguez
  • Morgan eliminated Belair
  • Lynch eliminated Morgan

This match was arguably one of the better and well put together chamber matches. All of the women had their moments and all the women shined. The MVP of the match was no doubt Stratton who proves that her rise to the top is well deserved. She held her own against Lynch and Naomi once she entered third.

The match had multiple high risk moments off the pod by Stratton, Morgan, Naomi, and Lynch. These included a Blockbuster from Naomi to Morgan and a Swanton from Stratton onto Belair, Rodriguez, and Lynch.

The final moments of the match had Morgan avoiding multiple moments where it could have been the end for her but she countered the advances. Belair went for a KOD on Lynch but Morgan rolled the EST up for the pin and Lynch immediately hit the ManHandle Slam on Morgan to get the pin and punch her ticket to WresteMania.

With Ripley winning later in the night in the main event against Nia Jax, Lynch will fave Ripley for the Women’s World Title at Mania.

Elimination Chamber Discussion Post: 02.24.24

Elimination Chamber PLE is here. Because it is in Australia, here are the times for those in the United States. This would also make it 10 AM for those in the UK.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles – Preshow

The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae

Elimination Chamber Match

Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair vs. Liv Morgan vs. Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Raquel Rodriguez

Women’s World Title

Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Nia Jax

For Diva Dirt’s predictions you can click here.

MK Ultra Regain Knockouts Tag Titles At No Surrender

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The Knockouts World Tag Team Championships are back home with MK Ultra. After just losing the gold to Decay in January at Hard to Kill, Masha Slamovich and Killer Kelly welcome the belts back at No Surrender. Slamovich hit the Snowplow on Rosemary for the win.

After MK Ultra won the match, they delivered a post match beating on Decay. Jody Threat and Dani Luna made the save but did previously call out the winners of this match to get a future title opportunity.

Also at No Surrender, Gisele Shaw cashed in her Ultimate X win for a championship match against Jordynne Grace. Ash by Elegance was at ringside for the match to watch. Grace would go on to retain via the Juggernaut Driver.

Dakota Kai & Bayley vs. The Kabuki Warriors Added To March 1 SmackDown

Dakota Kai is back in action, but can Bayley trust her?

The two are set to team up against their former stablemates The Kabuki Warriors next week on the March 1 episode of SmackDown. This will be Kai’s first match back from her ACL injury last May.

On the Feb. 23 episode of SmackDown, Kai was seen being helped to medical because she was attacked by Damage CTRL. Despite the attack not being shown on screen, Kai told Bayley that it was Damage CTRL who attacked her and she will do anything to prove to Bayley that she is on her side.

Bayley felt bad that she wasn’t there to prevent the attack. She added that Damage CTRL would not get away with the attack and Kai said they would make Damage CTRL pay.

It was a few weeks ago after Bayley’s Royal Rumble victory that Damage CTRL turned on her. However, Kai was missing from the segment as she states she was working on being cleared to return to in-ring work. Kai had Bayley’s back on the Feb. 9 episode where she brought a steel chair in the ring to keep Bayley from the three-on-one attack.

Before The Kabuki Warriors face Bayley and Kai next week, they defend the Women’s Tag Titles against Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae on Saturday at the Elimination Chamber event.

Also on this week’s SmackDown, Liv Morgan took on Tiffany Stratton. This match was cooking on all cylinders and the two looked great together in the ring.

The final moments of the match broke down when Stratton slapped Bianca Belair in the face who was sitting at ringside before she raced back in the ring. This led to Belair jumping on the apron which distracted the referee. Morgan had Stratton pinned but the ref only got to a two count once he saw it. Stratton stacks Morgan up to steal the win.

SmackDown Discussion Post: 02.23.24

SmackDown tonight has already been taped as the roster is over in Australia and ready for the Elimination Chamber.

Tonight we will see Tiffany Stratton vs. Liv Morgan.

Also B-Fab and Scarlett will be on the show in the corner of their groups.

WWE 2K24 Season Pass DLC Teaser Revealed

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WWE 2K24 has already dropped the full base roster. However, much like in years past they have shown some hints on who could still be coming in the game. You can see the post below.

Obvious ones for the women have a pirate ship wheel for Kairi Sane, a feather for perhaps the NXT Women’s Champion Lyra Valkyria, and some are saying the fireworks are for the three remaining members of Meta-Four (Lash Legend, Jakara Jackson, and Oro Mensah). There’s even the original WWF Women’s Title.

What does everyone see/think?

Elimination Chamber Predictions For 02.24.24

Elimination Chamber will be here bright and early in the morning or even late at night depending on where you are located. Either way, there’s three women’s matches on the card which actually is more than the men who have two.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles – Preshow

The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Indi Hartwell & Candice LeRae

Elimination Chamber Match

Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair vs. Liv Morgan vs. Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Raquel Rodriguez

Women’s World Title

Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Nia Jax

Below is Diva Dirt’s predictions!

WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles – Preshow

COLBY: With Bronson Reed being left off of the card, I’m glad to see Indi Hartwell booked as she should’ve been in the first place. My main complaint, though, is why didn’t at least give this more build than just throwing it together on the pre-show? Candice and Indi were both on Raw this past Monday… Nevertheless, I don’t see Kabuki Warriors losing anytime soon, but I’m sure this will be a fun clash. I hope they have plenty of time and cheers to the women who have more matches than men this time around.

WINNERS: Kabuki Warriors

NICK: I am super excited that this match was added, mainly due to Indi. Some of these wrestlers come from other countries to the U.S. and leave their loved ones to entertain us all. So it is nice to see people like Indi, Rhea, Grayson, etc. to be able to be in front of their home again.

With that being said, it is just way too early for the Kabuki Warriors to drop the titles. If Damage CTRL hadn’t had its change of Bayley and Dakota recently then maybe.

WINNERS: Kabuki Warriors

Elimination Chamber Match

COLBY: What a field! Most of these women were the predicted participants coming out of the Royal Rumble and it just makes sense. Becky’s first ever appearance in the structure, while it’s Liv’s record-setting fifth. Naomi is still featured prominently fresh off her return, and so is Raquel now. Add in a veteran like Bianca and a newcomer like Tiffany and this is a recipe for a match of the night contender in my eyes.

That being said, if you’ve been paying any attention to WWE lately, Becky Lynch is the apparent winner with little seeds of doubt planted to have us think otherwise. Yes, Liv vs. Rhea at WrestleMania would be fantastic, but Becky vs. Rhea is the story they have also been building, and I don’t see them abandoning that idea unless Liv and Becky both somehow get the title shot (which I’m okay with). All in all, I think this one is for The Man.

WINNER: Becky Lynch

NICK: I absolutely love this line up. If anything I would replace Raquel with either Michin, Chelsea, or Shotzi (if she wasn’t injured), but I also get why Raquel is in it. She did really well last year.

This may be long winded but here we go. Who do I think SHOULD win? Liv Morgan. I don’t think Becky vs. Rhea needs to be at Mania or even for the title. Their feud can be built up over the year and they could fight at SummerSlam, title free. What I do think is Liv should win EC, then beat Rhea at Mania so that we have something fresh to move forward with. We all say how we want feuds without titles. Becky vs. Rhea is that.

Now what do I think will happen? Becky will win and it will be a predictable yet amazing encounter at Mania.

WINNER: Becky Lynch

Women’s World Title

COLBY: Honestly, I hope this is the main event. Rhea Ripley has earned the opportunity to headline in her home country ahead of what’s sure to be a huge WrestleMania for her. Simply put, Ripley is retaining here, but I’m all for Nia winning the title… maybe later this year. Here’s hoping they tear the house down.

WINNER: Rhea Ripley

NICK: I would take a swerve pretty much anywhere else. But there is no way Rhea is going to lose this, in her home country, right before WrestleMania, and while she is on top.

WINNER: Rhea Ripley

Diva Dirt will have a Discussion Post up for the event. However, due to the various time zones and this being unique for us in the states, join whenever and talk freely!

WATCH: Hartwell & LeRae Find Out About Their Tag Team Titles Match

As reported earlier, Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae will have a championship opportunity at Elimination Chamber. The match will take place on the kick off show as they challenge The Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. Hartwell and LeRae are former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions.

WWE posted a video of Raw General Manager Adam Pearce delivering the good news to LeRae and Hartwell as the latter will no wrestle in her home country.

Liv Morgan Hopes To Win Royal Rumble In 2025

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Liv Morgan has come so very close to almost winning the Royal Rumble match for two straight years in a row. But you know what they say, almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. In 2023 she entered in at the number two spot whereas she was in the coveted number 30 spot this year. Could 2025 be her year? Morgan hopes so.

In a recent interview with TNT Sports Morgan stated:

“It made me feel really special because number 30, that is a very coveted spot. That is the big surprise. That is like the anchor of the match, and so for it to be for a little old Liv Morgan, I appreciated it. I was happy that I was able to make that timeline to be recovered in time to participate in the Rumble. You know, last year I entered second and I lasted to the very end with Rhea Ripley and this year I entered number 30 and I lasted to the very end with Bayley. So I’m hoping next year is my year.”

Morgan also talks about that picture perfect moment after she was eliminated by Bayley which showed herself, Bianca Belair, Tiffany Stratton, and Jade Cargill.

She also spoke on Cargill which you can watch below:

Morgan still has a chance to make it to WrestleMania as she is one of six women in this weekend’s Elimination Chamber match. The winner will go on to face either Rhea Ripley or Nia Jax at WrestleMania XL.

Ripley And Jax Go Face-To-Face, Confirmed As Elimination Chamber Main Event

The Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley will be defending her title against Nia Jax in the main event at Elimination Chamber.

This will take place in Perth, Australia which is not only Ripley’s home country, but Jax was born there also. This also is the first women’s main event on a PLE since Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair at WrestleMania 37 in 2021.

At the Elimination Chamber press event, Ripley and Jax went face-to-face as Ripley boasts that she has all of Australia behind her. Jax wants to then give a preview of fans what she is going to do to Ripley tomorrow. Instead, Ripley teases a Riptide but throws her drink in Jax’s face instead as Triple H comes out to separate them.

Also at the press event, Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair had words heading into the chamber match. A match our of the six competitors only Belair has won. Lynch says that Belair won’t just be in the chamber with her but she will be in there with The Man. Belair says they have been enemies, friends, but they are competitors. And she sees Lynch in her way to get to WrestleMania.

Tiffany Stratton was part of the conversation, but she stormed off after calling Lynch a has-been. She says it won’t be Big Time at WrestleMania, it will be Tiffy Time.

Women’s Tag Team Title Match Set For Elimination Chamber Kick Off

Previously announced there were only two women’s matches set for the upcoming Elimination Chamber event in Perth, Australia.

Outside of the Elimination Chamber match itself, Rhea Ripley will be defending in her home country the Women’s World Title against Nia Jax. In the chamber will he Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan, Raquel Rodriguez, Naomi, and Tiffany Stratton. The winner will face either Ripley or Jax at WrestleMania XL.

The Women’s Tag Team Champions, the Kabuki Warriors are indeed in Perth for the event and their gold will be defended. They will be defending against Australia’s own Indi Hartwell along with Candice LeRae.

Diva Dirt will have up a Discussion Post for the event, but due to the time zone differences, feel free to join the discussion whenever!

TNA No Surrender Predictions For Feb. 23

TNA is set to have their next live event this Friday as No Surrender is taking place. Currently, there are two Knockouts matches on the card with both championships on the line.

Knockouts World Tag Team Championships

Decay (c) vs. MK Ultra

Knockouts World Championships

Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Gisele Shaw

Shaw is cashing in her Ultimate X win with this match against Grace. She has also turned on her now-former tag team partner Savannah Evans.

Below you will see Diva Dirt’s predictions.

Knockouts World Tag Team Championships

NICK – I feel so bad for the Knockouts as a whole right now. They still have some solid workers and adding Xia Brookside and Ash By Elegance will help some, but this tag team division is non existent. It would make zero sense for MK Ultra to win the titles back here. So unless some tag teams come out of nowhere here for more competition (which eventually I hope they do), Decay is retaining. Only other team that are floating about right now is Dani and Jodi and they are way too fresh to be winning the belts yet.

WINNER: Decay

COLBY: I’m not quite sure yet what to make of TNA’s current Knockouts tag division, but I’m not mad about these four getting a spot on the card for a rematch. Decay “returning” at Hard To Kill and regaining the gold was a nice surprise despite me not being ready for MK Ultra to lose. Since I’d rather not see another hot potato title change as the division is known to have, I’m okay with Decay retaining here.

WINNER: Decay

Knockouts World Championships

NICK: Man! I want Gisele to win this title so bad. And part of me thinks she could. She dumped Savannah, giving her free space to fly solo. But with what has gone on behind the scenes and even before that, Jordynne is the face of the company now more than ever with Trinity, Mickie, and Deonna all being gone. So Jordynne has to retain, right? I do hope we get something to spice it up post match though. An attack by Ash perhaps?

WINNER: Jordynne Grace

COLBY: When I predicted Shaw to win Ultimate X, I imagined that her title shot would result in her winning the gold. But that was before Jordynne Grace appeared in the Royal Rumble. I also didn’t think she’d cash in this soon. Nevertheless, I’m excited for what is sure to be a hard-hitting contest. With TNA in yet another transitional period, I’m not sure another title change is the right move. While I’m ready for Shaw to be champion, I don’t think Grace is dropping it just yet.

WINNER: Jordynne Grace

Ash By Elegance Wins TNA IMPACT Debut

Ash By Elegance made her official TNA IMPACT in-ring debut on February 22 when she battled Savannah Thorne.

Ash would hold Thorne in the corner with a boot before doing a handspring back elbow into her. Ash then climbed up top and hit Rarified Air (a swanton bomb) for the pinfall victory.

While it was the only Knockouts match of the evening, we did hear from Dani Luna and Jody Threat who made it known that they want a shot at the TNA Knockouts World Tag Team Championship after No Surrender from either Decay or MK Ultra.

We also heard from Ultimate X winner Gisele Shaw who was confronted by Hall of Famer Gail Kim. Gail gave props to Shaw for ditching Savannah Evans and Jai Vidal, however Shaw seemed to tune her out and remains focus on dethroning Jordynne Grace this Friday.

Looking ahead to next week, Tasha Steelz addressed her rubber match against Xia Brookside, which is set to be taped in New Orleans this weekend and will air next Thursday.

What did you think of this week’s IMPACT? Are you excited for No Surrender? Sound off below!

ROH Women’s TV Title Tournament Quarter-Finals Are Set

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After this week’s ROH episode on Feb. 22, the quarter-finals of the ROH Women’s World TV Championship are set. There were four matches total that aired which finished out the first round match ups.

The results were:

  • Billie Stark def. Robyn Renegade
  • Abadon def. Viva Van
  • Red Velvet def. Sandra Moone
  • Taya Valkyrie def. Sussy Love

These advancements make the quarter-final matches as follows:

  • Diamante vs. Billie Starkz
  • Mercedes Martinez vs. Abadon
  • Leyla Hirsch vs. Red Velvet
  • Queen Aminata vs. Taya Valkyrie

For a recap from the first four who moved on, Diamante, Hirsch, Aminata, and Martinez you can watch below.

Also on this episode Athena retained the ROH Women’s World Championship against Nyla Rose. This was a 2 out of 3 falls table match which Athena won 2-1.

WWE 2K24 Reported Full Roster List

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Here we go, this is the reported full WWE 2K24 Roster according to 2K. This list was reported quickly after WWEgames social media account stated the full roster would be coming later in the day.

So based on the official roster list on the 2K24 website we have the following:

LEGENDS

MAIN ROSTER – Raw

NXT

  • Blair Davenport
  • Cora Jade
  • Fallon Henley
  • Gigi Dolin
  • Ivy Nile
  • Jacy Jayne
  • Nikkita Lyons
  • Roxanne Perez
  • Thea Hail
  • Tiffany Stratton
  • Wendy Choo

MANAGERS

  • B-Fab
  • Cathy Kelley
  • Miss. Elizabeth

Madison Rayne Responds After Scary Spot On Dynamite

Madison Rayne made her in-ring return on the Feb. 21 episode of AEW Dynamite. She had been out of action since August. Rayne faced Deonna Purrazzo and there was a scary moment that landed Rayne on her head. It appeared to be a flatliner/DDT.

Rayne responded that she is okay and thanked those for their concern. And to those who would rather go at her over asking if she is okay she just thanked them for watching.

The match and incident can be seen below.

Toni Storm And Deonna Purrazzo Each Score Wins On AEW Dynamite

The February 21 episode of AEW Dynamite featured two women’s matches.

First, AEW Women’s World Champion Toni Storm was in action as she squashed local competitor Sydni Winnell. Storm dominated until she trapped Winnell in Deonna Purrazzo‘s own Venus de Milo arm submission for the tap-out victory.

Immediately after, Deonna Purrazzo came down to the ring to take on Madison Rayne.

Rayne slammed Purrazzo into the ring steps early on before Purrazzo made her comeback in the ring. Ultimately, Purrazzo trapped Rayne in Storm’s Break A Leg submission for the win.

Afterward, Storm attacked her next challenger and trapped Purrazzo in an ankle lock while the referee pleaded with Storm to break the hold. These two will square off a week from Sunday.

Looking ahead, Mariah May vs. Anna Jay has been announced for this Friday’s Rampage.

What did you think of this week’s Dynamite? Sound off in the comments below!

Kamille Says She Has Had Interest From WWE, AEW, And TNA

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Kamille remains one of wrestling’s hottest free agents since she chose not to re-sign with NWA.

In a new video, Kamille says that she has had interest from WWE, AEW, and TNA. She says she is grateful for that and she spent all January thinking about where she wants to be. But where will she make her next home? Well, we don’t know as the video cuts out as she goes to “tell” us.

In the latest rumor, Kamille was in “deep discussion” with AEW but there had been prior talks of an NXT contract with WWE.

For the full video with fan questions you can view below.