Posts Tagged ‘WWE Divas’

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Zak Bevis, the real-life brother of WWE superstar Paige, noted on his Facebook page on Tuesday morning that he’s “very worried” about his sister.

“I’ve got too say I’m very worried about my sister,” Bevis wrote (sic). “Please keep a eye on her, she had one Prick Known as brad Maddox who took advantage of an 18 year old girl. Physically and mentally abused her. And now she’s with a control freak who think he’s a tough guy cause he’s beats my sister and has money too cover his tracks..”

News broke on Monday that Alberto El Patron was detained by police at the Orlando International Airport on Sunday following a domestic incident. Paige claimed the incident was not between herself and Alberto but rather with an angry fan that allegedly threw a drink on the GFW Impact World Heavyweight Champion. Audio of the incident revealed Alberto telling someone to “call the cops” and Paige crying. A witness claimed the wrestling couple were arguing at a restaurant in the airport.

“I love my sister she will end up like Whitney Houston or Amy Winehouse,” Zak wrote on Facebook. “….please share this,,I want the world to know that i care about my lil sister…..everyone keep an eye on her …you’ll be argry at me but I love you, I’m writing this on behalf of all the Knights.”

Zak also noted that their father, Ricky Knight, will weigh in later, noting, “Thanks for all the messages. Yes this is very hard to do. Ricky Knight is the head of this family and will have his say later.”

Knight has been an outspoken critic of Paige’s relationship with El Patron, something that has even boiled over into a wrestling match between them.

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Breaking records and making history as been a key focus of WWE’s women’s division lately. Charlotte and Sasha Banks became the first females to headline a WWE pay-per-view at Hell In A Cell 2016, and we’ve just witnessed the first two women’s Money In The Bank ladder matches in the past few weeks. Now, it looks like the company could be heading towards another big first.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE are considering a women’s Royal Rumble match next January. Details are scarce, and it’s unclear if they’re actually making plans or just throwing ideas around, but this isn’t the first time the match has been mentioned.

Bayley spoke on the possibility of a women’s Rumble back in January, and Becky Lynch recently stated that she felt the match was inevitable, but still “a year or two away.” The booking now sounds like a real possibility, and the upcoming Mae Young Classic could be used to fill out the numbers.

The Observer also mentioned that next summer’s big Network tournament could be a tag team competition. It’d take a similar format to the 2015 and 2016 Dusty Rhodes Classic, but would likely involve outside talent, much like the women’s tourney.

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Source: Amarillo Globe-News

Becky Lynch spoke to the Amarillo Globe-News on a number of wrestling topics. Here are some of the highlights:

A women’s Royal Rumble:

“I think there will definitely be a time where the women get their own Royal Rumble. When you look at the fact that in July there is the Mae Young Classic taking place between 32 women. Then you have the women in NXT and the women on both brands. I think it’s a year or two away from having our own Royal Rumble, then maybe our tag titles. The sky is the limit.”

Who she watches wrestle from backstage:

“A.J. Styles and Sami Zayn. They’re both so good. A.J. can do anything. He can do crazy flips but it’s his in-between. His timing and pacing is perfect. I’ve never watched an A.J. match and said ‘That’s boring.’ He’s such a great storyteller. Then Sami Zayn. Wow, there is no one that can get that sympathy. He’s so great to watch because he’s so agile.”

Breaking James Ellsworth’s arm:

“You know I am. I can’t wait to get my hands on him. I’m hoping for Summerslam. I’m hoping to fight him there in a cage match or something.”

Becky Lynch also discussed the depth of the women’s division. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

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Source: WWE Network’s Table For 3

On the WWE Network‘s Table For 3 episode entitled ‘Divas Champion Club’, former WWE Divas Champions Maryse, Eve Torres, and Kelly Kelly shared a meal together and discussed a number of topics including Maryse’s recent success on WWE programming with her shoot husband, The Miz, and the so-called Women’s Revolution.

According to Maryse, the feud she and The Miz had with John Cena and Nikki Bella was good because it came from a real place. ‘The French-Canadian Beauty’ said she and The Miz are doing so well on their current WWE run and she would never have predicted their success.

“There’s a lot of truth and everything that has been happening is 100% the way it is. To be able to come out and tell the story, yeah. I always say karma is a thing that is real. The biggest positive for me is definitely working with Mike [Mizanin] and we just complement each other so well and we do great together. And you see where we were when we first started at the WrestleMania last year, this year, I mean, thank you, we’re doing so well. If you would have asked me before, five years ago, even when I came back last year, I would have told you ‘no.'”

On the subject of the Women’s Revolution, Maryse claimed that people need to remember their place in history.

“It’s funny that everyone talks about Women’s Revolution and I’m the first one to be behind all of them and be with them, but you can’t forget that behind every Women’s Revolution, there was a pack of women before them and before every single generation fought for something.” Maryse continued, “the Women’s Revolution has been going on for years prior. It didn’t just start last year or two or three years ago. It [has] been a fight for us for a long time. We had amazing matches. On live events, we would have 20 minutes. When we get to television, we get [four minutes with entrances], so you’re trying to relate to a crowd and you can’t really relate because you don’t have the chance they do. I’m glad that they’re taking that chance.”

Eve echoed this sentiment, saying that every generation has done its part.

“Everyone plays their part and you just chip away at it. And then, the next generation chips away. And then, the next generation chips away. And eventually, it breaks and they say, ‘okay’ and they see that it’s something worth investing in. So I think it’s fair to say that every generation did their part.”

Kelly divulged that she does not like that the term ‘Diva’ has been cast off in favor of the unisex term, ‘Superstar’ and that the Divas Championship is no more.

“We always recognized the women that came before us. Do you know what I mean? And then, when the Divas Championship came along, and I feel like they totally wiped that out.” Kelly added, “what about us? Do you know what I mean? We gave it our everything when we walked through that curtain every night. Like, we went out there and we gave it our all. And so, I feel like even the Divas Championship itself, like, just wiping that out and kind of like forgetting about that, it’s kind of like, [a knife to the heart].”

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With the news of Eva Marie not returning for Season 7 of Total Divas (or the company in general), there was bound to be some sort of shakeup for the long-running E! series. It sounds like there will actually be two replacements for the “love to hate” red-headed wrestler and both women are currently on the Raw brand.

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, both Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss will be joining the reality show for the upcoming season.

We’ve seen a lot of changes on Total Divas over the years, as the initial season had Cameron (released from the company), Naomi (removed from the show in Season 3), JoJo (also removed from the show) as well as later castmate Rosa Mendes departing as well.

E! is likely hoping that the additions of Jax and Bliss will help turn things around. Much like Raw and SmackDown, Total Divas has seen a significant drop in viewership over the past few years. Initially, it drew about a million viewers a week, now they’re dipping under 600,000 on a consistent basis. However, without the biggest “villain” on the series returning as a regular cast member, that’s going to be tough to do.

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Lana finally made her WWE SmackDown debut earlier this week. ‘The Ravishing Russian’ joined the blue brand as part of April’s Superstar Shake-Up, but had only appeared through vignettes prior to interrupting a segment between Shane McMahon and the women’s division on Tuesday.

She’ll now wrestle Naomi for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Money In The Bank 2017 (June 18th), and it looks like there may be a change in her intended role.

According to this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Lana is supposed to be working as a heel, but will almost certainly be presented as a babyface going forward. The crowd were firmly behind her on SmackDown, chanting “we want Lana” as she asked McMahon for a spot in the women’s MITB ladder match, which may have prompted WWE to change their mind.

It is also noted that Lana is basically working the role that was originally intended for Eva Marie, who is now concentrating on her acting career, and isn’t expected to return to WWE. Eva’s character relied heavily on her in-ring inexperience to draw huge crowd heat, so it’ll be interesting to see how that translates with Lana working face.

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Source: E! Online

Renee Young spoke with E! Online about her recent wedding with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. The full article is at this link and below are highlights:

The ceremony:

“I wouldn’t even really say that we were engaged. We’ve been together for three and a half years and we knew that we wanted to have a Vegas wedding, because we live in Las Vegas we just figured we’d do it there and we’d just do it super low-key. We got our marriage license about six months ago when we were in Reno. There was a live event in Reno and I was there with him and we just happen to walk up to city hall and we went and got our marriage license then. So we’d been sitting on it so we could do this spur of the moment ‘hey let’s get married tonight’ kind of thing.”

When the idea to get married came up:

“We were going to bed! We were going to bed and he like busted out the ring and we were like, ‘Oh man I guess we should do this now.’ So we ended up going on Yelp and we found a 24-hour pastor to come to our backyard. It was so handy and his name was Pastor Pete and he lived around the corner from us, so he was there. They were very concerned by the way because it was 1 o’clock in the morning, so technically it was Sunday and they were very concerned about us calling, they were like, ‘Is everything OK? Have you guys been drinking? What’s happening?’ We’re like, ‘It’s fine, you can come down.’ So we had to get a witness and we called and woke up a friend of ours and got it done.”

Having no regrets:

“We’re very non-traditional. So that’s why we didn’t feel like we needed to do the engagement or to do this big, fancy wedding. It was so perfect and so us. There’s not a single thing about it I would change.”

She also revealed that Ambrose was actually wearing an elastic hairband around his finger on RAW when fans noticed the two were married.

Check out the full interview with Renee at this link.