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The Wrap (February 26th, 2016): News from the Week in Women’s Wrestling

Each Friday, 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.

Here’s this week’s roundup, in no particular order:

* Indy wrestler Laura James got engaged to fellow wrestler Joey Ryan when he proposed in the middle of the ring last weekend, garnering major media attention. (ESPN)

* Athena is reportedly dealing with an injury to her left arm, as she was seen wearing a cast during a meet and greet at a NXT live event last night in Orlando. (Wrestling Inc)

* During a Q&A at Wizard World Portland on Friday, Paige defended the term “Diva”, revealed her dream WrestleMania opponent, discussed losing to Summer Rae and more. (411Mania)

* Mandy Rose wrestled her first singles match at a NXT live event last week against Aliyah. Reports were positive, saying that she shows potential. (Wrestling Inc)

* WWE’s latest Canvas 2 Canvas video features artwork of Becky Lynch. (YouTube)

* Charlotte recently spoke to WKYC about carrying on her family’s legacy and not wanting to be a Diva growing up. (WKYC)

* Dana Brooke wrestled her first match since TakeOver: RESPECT at a NXT live event last Friday. (Wrestling Inc)

* Stephanie McMahon is featured in a video announcing the WWE’s signing of Japanese wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura. (YouTube)

* Natalya will be featured on the upcoming season of E!’s Hollywood Medium, which premieres March 6th. (YouTube)

* Paige is featured in a new Snickers ad promoting the brand’s partnership with the WWE for WrestleMania 32. (YouTube)

* A new Lita-centric trailer for the documentary Nine Legends has been released, showing Lita talking about the impact she had in drawing women and girls into watching the WWE. (YouTube)

* Charlotte and Sasha Banks will play dodgeball in an upcoming episode of WWE Game Night. (Instagram)

* A new Becky Lynch t-shirt is now available on WWE Shop. (WWE Shop)

* A new clip from the NXT’s Greatest Matches, Vol. 1 DVD has been released, showcasing the NXT Divas division. (YouTube)

* Charlotte recently spoke to The Tennessean about the difficulty of getting over as a woman in the WWE. (The Tennessean)

* Brooke Adams recently appeared on Jim Ross’s Ross Report podcast to talk about dating in wrestling, working in WWE developmental and more. (Wrestling Inc)

* Lana is teasing the debut of a new web series starring her and her friend Rene Lovit titled Sisters. (YouTube)

* In a Facebook post, Mick Foley has apologized to Mandy Rose for criticisms he made about her during Tough Enough. (Facebook)

* Trish Stratus’s movie Gridlocked has been acquired for North American distribution. No release date has been announced yet. (Wrestling Inc)

* Bayley filmed an appearance for Edge and Christian’s WWE Network show this week. (Instagram)

* Rosa Mendes tests out her cooking skills and Nikki Bella uses twin magic to get Brie’s room key in this week’s Total Divas bonus clips. (YouTube)

* According to TMZ, former NXT Diva Zahra Schreiber has split up with Seth Rollins. (TMZ)

* Former Tough Enough competitor Chelsea Green broke her collarbone while wrestling for The Great Khali’s promotion in India this week. She has undergone surgery to repair the break and promises to be back in the ring soon. (Instagram)

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