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The Wrap (March 11th, 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:

* The WWE has confirmed Orlando, Florida as the site for WrestleMania 33. (WWE.com)

* Charlotte and Stephanie McMahon both made appearances at the WrestleMania 33 announcement press conference. (Video 1, Video 2)

* TNA has announced its return to the Universal Studios next week for a series of TV tapings. (Wrestling Inc)

* Sara Lee wrestled her first live event singles match against Aliyah last Friday. A report noted that, though she interacted with the fans well, she still needs a lot of work in the ring. (Wrestling Inc)

* Carmella recently spoke to Fansided about transitioning from managing to wrestling, winning the NXT Women’s Title and more. (Fansided)

* Velvet Sky talked to Double G Sports about succeeding in a man’s world, her wrestling future and more. (Double G Sports)

* Natalya stars in a new ad promoting the WWE Network’s “free WrestleMania” promotion. (YouTube)

* Summer Rae plays Barbie video games in a new videos for Xavier Woods’s UpUpDownDown channel. (Video 1, Video 2)

* The latest Canvas 2 Canvas video features artwork of Bayley. (YouTube)

* In a new video for her website, Renee Young answers fan questions. (Vimeo)

* Jade talked to Channel Guide Magazine about transitioning from the indies to TNA, wrestling in Lethal Lockdown and more. (Channel Guide Magazine)

* AJ Lee was visited by Big E. when Raw came through Chicago. (Twitter)

* Madison Rayne won Shop TNA’s photo contest, allowing her to pie Rebel in the face. (YouTube)

* According to a new report, the WWE is set to take over the NBA City restaurant at Universal City Walk in Orlando, Florida as a potential restaurant/physical Hall of Fame, though that rumor may have been debunked by the Orlando Business Journal. (AM2, Orlando Business Journal)

* Gail Kim recently took part in an AMA on Reddit. (Reddit)

* Cameron gives fans a look at the life of a WWE Diva in a new video compiling shots from her Snapchat. (YouTube)

* Brie Bella makes this week’s WWE Network Pick of the Week, selecting the episode of Total Divas that featured her wedding to Daniel Bryan. (YouTube)

* Rosa Mendes recently spoke to E! Online about giving birth and returning to the WWE. (E Online)

* 2K Sports has announced the addition of SuperTokens to the WWE’s SuperCard mobile game, offering a real life collectible component to the game. (Wrestling Inc)

* Lucha Underground has announced a series of tapings for season three starting March 19th. (Twitter)

* Alexa Bliss spoke to CBS Pittsburgh while at the Arnold Classic. (CBS Pittsburgh)

* On next week’s Total Divas, Nikki Bella will receive bad news about her back injury. (YouTube)

* In a Total Divas bonus clips, Brie Bella convinces Daniel Bryan to get a scooter and Paige talks to a friend about her breakup. (Video 1, Video 2)

* PWInsider is reporting that Lana is hard at work at the WWE Performance Center, preparing for what is likely a debut match at WrestleMania 32. (PWInsider)

* The WWE has announced the first WWE Network live special to air from the UK. It will take place at the O2 Arena in London on September 9th. (Wrestling Inc)

* Nia Jax talked to the Miami Herald about her modeling past and progressing in the ring. (Miami Herald)

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