AEW Women's Division

Othering of Women in AEW: Integrated Wrestling as a New Normal

In this four-part series, Jason Norris and Jacqui Pratt, PhD, discuss the implications behind the AEW practice of “othering” their women’s roster. This is part 4, the final part, of the series. Definition of “Othering”: the reductive action of labelling and defining a person who belongs to the socially subordinate category of the Other. To exclude and displace a person from the social group to … Continue reading Othering of Women in AEW: Integrated Wrestling as a New Normal

Anna Jay

Leader of the Dark Order: The Case for Anna Jay

Though no one could ever really replace Brodie Lee, The Dark Order truly needs a leader to rein in the gang, and point them towards victory. The Dark Order needs Anna Jay as their new captain. Originally led by Mr. Brodie Lee, Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, Alex Reynolds, John Silver, Alan Angels, Eight, Nine, Preston Vance, Colt Cabana, Anna Jay, and now -1, have dominated … Continue reading Leader of the Dark Order: The Case for Anna Jay

AEW Women's Division

Othering of Women in AEW: Gender-Segregated Wrestling

In this four-part series, Jason Norris and Jacqui Pratt, PhD, discuss the implications behind the AEW practice of “othering” their women’s roster. This is part 3 of the series. Definition of “Othering”: the reductive action of labelling and defining a person who belongs to the socially subordinate category of the Other. To exclude and displace a person from the social group to the margins of … Continue reading Othering of Women in AEW: Gender-Segregated Wrestling

Hikaru Shida

Hikaru Shida retains AEW Women’s Title at Revolution

Tonight, during AEW Revolution, Hikaru Shida retained the AEW Women’s World Championship against her opponent, Ryo Mizunami. The match was the final stop for Mizunami, who defeated Maki Itoh, Aja Kong, and Nyla Rose in the AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament, to get to the title match featured on the pay-per-view this evening. After the match, the women who competed in the Buy-In match … Continue reading Hikaru Shida retains AEW Women’s Title at Revolution

AEW Women's Division

Othering of Women in AEW: Rhetoric of Separate but Equal

In this four-part series, Jason Norris and Jacqui Pratt, PhD, discuss the implications behind the AEW practice of “othering” their women’s roster. This is part 2 of the series. Definition of “Othering”: the reductive action of labelling and defining a person who belongs to the socially subordinate category of the Other. To exclude and displace a person from the social group to the margins of … Continue reading Othering of Women in AEW: Rhetoric of Separate but Equal

AEW Women's Division

Separate but (Un)Equal: The Othering of Women in AEW, Part 1

Part 1: The Red Flags Surrounding AEW’s Continued Treatment of their Women’s Roster In this four-part series, Jason Norris and Jacqui Pratt, PhD, discuss the implications behind the AEW practice of “othering” their women’s roster. Definition of “Othering”: the reductive action of labelling and defining a person who belongs to the socially subordinate category of the Other. To exclude and displace a person from the … Continue reading Separate but (Un)Equal: The Othering of Women in AEW, Part 1

AEW Thunder Rosa

AEW Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament: US Preview

It has been almost 18 months since All Elite Wrestling (AEW) debuted Dynamite as its weekly flagship show. Expectations were high, and my own have largely been met. But the one area where they’ve lacked is with the women’s division, having settled into a “one match a week in the same time slot” formula that doesn’t work for me. My gripe is not with the … Continue reading AEW Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament: US Preview

AEW Women's Eliminator Tournament

AEW reveals Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament bracket

Earlier this afternoon, via their YouTube channel, All Elite Wrestling revealed the completed AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament bracket. During the video, Tony Schiavone also announced that matches on both the Japan side and U.S. side of the bracket would start airing Monday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. EST on YouTube. A complete schedule was not given. Earlier this month, two matches for the … Continue reading AEW reveals Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament bracket

AEW Eliminator Tournament

Participants revealed for AEW Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament

On tonight’s edition of Dynamite, AEW revealed all 16 participants for the AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament. After heavily implying it over the past few weeks, AEW confirmed that one of the two brackets of the 16-woman tournament will be held on American soil, while the other bracket will take place in Japan. Bell To Belles was able to first confirm that report earlier … Continue reading Participants revealed for AEW Women’s Title Eliminator Tournament

Brandi Rhodes

AEW: A General Misunderstanding of Code-Switching Wasn’t The Problem With “That” Brandi Rhodes Promo

In case you missed it and the discourse, last week on AEW Dynamite, Brandi Rhodes cut this promo: Because of the reaction, it’s easy to forget—or simply not know at all—that Brandi’s surprisingly fiery reaction was sparked by AEW newcomer and target of her wrath Jade Cargill’s (understandably, from a technical standpoint) maligned debut promo about Cody Rhodes’—husband of Brandi—penis being small. As that is … Continue reading AEW: A General Misunderstanding of Code-Switching Wasn’t The Problem With “That” Brandi Rhodes Promo