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Today in History: Candice Michelle wins the Women’s Title

11 hours 46 min ago

On this day in history: June 24th, 2007 | Candice Michelle had been chasing Melina‘s Women’s Title for some time, so their match at 2007’s Vengeance must have felt like the culmination of a lot of effort for the challenger. Melina dominated much of the match, seeming to have the match in the bag. But, […]

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NXT Spoilers: June 28th – July 12th, 2017

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:59pm

WWE has taped several weeks worth of NXT. Spoilers below.

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Week ending June 23rd, 2017

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:35pm

Each week, The Backpage will wrap up some of the smaller news stories, rumors, editorials and gossip making the rounds in women’s wrestling. Got a tip for next week? Send it in. * Charlotte Flair looks back on her journey to becoming The Queen in the series premiere of the new digital series “WWE Then […]

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These ‘Gorgeous’ Ladies Were the True Pioneers of Women’s Wrestling

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:50am
These ‘Gorgeous’ Ladies Were the True Pioneers of Women’s Wrestling – By Kirsten Fleming, NY Post: During a 1985 audition inside a sweaty Los Angeles gym, a 21-year-old phlebotomist named Jeanne Basone volunteered to charge head first into the turnbuckle of a wrestling ring and land upside down. Despite having no wrestling experience, she nailed […]
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These ‘Gorgeous’ Ladies Were the True Pioneers of Women’s Wrestling

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:50am
Premiering in 1986, “GLOW” was an all-female wrestling program at a time when women were mere sideshows in the sport. The women were assigned flamboyant alter egos that embraced the more-is-more ethos of the 1980s.
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The Reign of Austin 3:16 Begins

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:12am
On June 23, 1996 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin gave the WWE universe the infamous speech that put Austin 3:16 on the map.
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GLOW, episode 2 review “You’re like Grace Kelly on steroids!”

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:00am

GLOW, episode 2, opens with Ruth showing up for training as Roxette’s “The Look” plays over the credits; an appropriate opening for a show about a show where casting was based primarily on appearances. Today I can reveal the spoiler alluded to in yesterday’s review of episode 1. Ruth had an affair with the husband […]

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Today in History: Molly Holly vs. Trish Stratus at King of the Ring 2002

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:00am

On this day in history: June 23rd, 2002 | At King of the Ring 2002, Trish Stratus was in the midst of her second reign as Women’s Champion. Molly Holly, who had derided Trish’s “loose morals” and has been mocked for the size of her butt in return, was challenging Trish for the title. She […]

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Impact Write-Up (June 22nd, 2017): A test of friendship

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:46pm

Hola Knockout fans and welcome to this week’s Impact Write-Up! Slammiversary is quickly approaching and our Knockouts matches are already in place for this year’s PPV event. On this week’s Impact, we are treated to a somewhat preview to Slammiversary’s Women’s Title Unification match as the GFW Women’s Champion Sienna will team up with her […]

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NXT Redux (June 21st, 2017): Ember Moon returns

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:17pm

Welcome to this week’s NXT review. Ember Moon returns to action this week and she’s looking for some retribution against the Iconic Duo. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce have been targeting her on and off for months, recently lobbying to ban The Eclipse. This week’s episode has her taking on Peyton Royce in an effort […]

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Lucha Underground Analysis (June 21st, 2017): So I creep

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:52pm

Welcome back to the Temple this week, Believers! The Cueto Cup continues this week and so does the twisted relationship between the Martinez siblings. The first half of the season left us with a glimpse of Mariposa turning on her brother, who as we know likes to stalk and torture his victims. His latest infatuation […]

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Impact Wrestling Discussion Post: June 22nd, 2017

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:45pm

Tonight on Impact Wrestling, the GFW Women’s Champion Sienna and Laurel Van Ness team up to take on the team of the Knockouts Champion Rosemary and Allie. Read ImpactWrestling.com‘s preview to tonight’s show below: “It has been quite a journey for Allie since she arrived at IMPACT Wrestling in early 2016. Allie was initially brought […]

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Awesome Kong discusses Netflix’s GLOW Series

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:05pm

This week, the much anticipated and highly praised Netflix series GLOW will make its long awaited premiere! To help promote the show, Knockouts Champion turned actress Awesome Kong (who plays the role of Tamme on the show) sat down with Ring Rust Radio to discuss the original and Netflix GLOW series, her previous run with […]

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Feeling the ‘GLOW’

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:49pm
GLOW, the new series from Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, taking its inspiration from GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
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Five more names revealed for Mae Young Classic

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:41am

As we approach the much anticipated Mae Young Classic Women’s Tournament taking place this summer, more names of participants into the tournament are being revealed! Today an ESPN exclusive have confirmed the following five names: Tessa Blanchard: The daughter of Tully Blanchard (one of the legendary Four Horseman), the stepdaughter of NWA standout Magnum TA […]

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GLOW Review: Episode 1 (airing on Netflix on June 23) “Well … it’s not porn, so you know …”

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:30am

The good folks over at Netflix were kind enough to provide Diva-Dirt with advance media screeners for the new 10-episode series GLOW, which will be debut in full tomorrow. Starting today, Diva Dirt will present a daily review of each episode of the series, which was based on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling that aired […]

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Today in History: Trish Stratus makes her in-ring debut

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:00am

On this day in history: June 22nd, 2000 | In her first official WWE match, Trish Stratus teamed with Test and Albert to take on Lita and the Hardy Boyz. Trish spent most of her time in the match taking punishment: she took a Twist of Fate, a Swanton Bomb and a moonsault, but she […]

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SmackDown Redux (June 20th, 2017): A silver lining

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:23pm

After a controversial finish for a milestone moment at Money In The Bank, all eyes were on the SmackDown Live women’s division. From start to (almost) finish, the women of the blue brand were on the screen – and it was definitely a treat, for the most part. The night starts off with Natalya, Charlotte […]

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NXT Discussion Post: June 21st, 2017

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:45pm

Tonight on NXT, Ember Moon makes her NXT return against Peyton Royce. Read WWE.com’s preview to tonight’s show below: “The NXT Universe learned a few weeks ago, during one of Peyton Royce and Billie Kay’s “iconic” iPhone videos at the WWE Performance Center, that Ember Moon has been cleared to return to the squared circle. […]

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10 Funniest Backstage Stories in WWE History

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:56am
The unpredictable nature of pro wrestling has led to some really humorous stories over the years and across promotions.
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