Sasha Banks Naomi

Sasha Banks and Naomi: “Grin and Bear It” Narrative is Harmful

By: Katrina Blake Sasha Banks and Naomi are well-decorated and well-loved WWE Superstars. Mercedes Varnado, known to us wrestling fans as Sasha Banks, is one of the most decorated female champions in WWE. Ever since she made her debut in December 2012, she has been a household name. Her match against Bayley in 2015 was the first women’s match to headline an NXT Takeover. This … Continue reading Sasha Banks and Naomi: “Grin and Bear It” Narrative is Harmful

Tokyo Joshi Pro

Tokyo Joshi Pro: How Hilarity Inspired Fandom

By: James Carlin Earlier this year, I watched my first full Tokyo Joshi Pro show. Before this, I had never really had the chance to properly get into the promotion. I was plagued with lots of schoolwork, trying to enjoy my other hobbies that aren’t wrestling and obsessively writing about another joshi company, Stardom. A lot of my friends are into joshi puroresu, so I … Continue reading Tokyo Joshi Pro: How Hilarity Inspired Fandom

Toni Storm

Toni Storm’s Time Is Now

By: Brie Coder In the world of professional wrestling, specifically, if you work for a company like WWE, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. For the 2018 Mae Young Classic Tournament winner, Toni Storm, she has gone from being presented often to hardly seen at all. During her time in NXT UK and NXT, you could guarantee her presence would be felt somewhere … Continue reading Toni Storm’s Time Is Now

Trish Adora 2021 PWI 500

Trish Adora’s Championship Reign Is Crucial

By: Canadace On February 16, 2020, Trish Adora was crowned the first Pan Afrikan World Diaspora Champion. With a thunderous crowd cheering her on, to the point where the room seemed to shake, you just knew that this was an important moment. The creation of this belt couldn’t have happened at a better time. We as fans, are seeing a great amount of black talent … Continue reading Trish Adora’s Championship Reign Is Crucial

Four Horsewomen

Building New Stars and WWE’s Reliance on the Four Horsewomen

By: Amber McCrudden I love seeing women succeed, be that in business, the arts or in life in general. This is why I have always showcased my fellow female writers and content creators, over the years. I feel the same way about women in sports and especially wrestling. In saying all of that, we need to have a conversation about the WWE, the Four Horsewomen … Continue reading Building New Stars and WWE’s Reliance on the Four Horsewomen

JayLee Photography

The Glitter Buzz: Summer Vacation with JayLee Photography

Grit & Glitter is the weekly podcast dedicated to the power of women’s wrestling, hosted by Harley R. Pageot, Emily Fear, and their team of correspondents known as The Glitterati. “The Glitter Buzz” is a new regular feature here at Bell To Belles where Harley interviews various wrestlers and wrestling media personalities around a different central theme each month. Your theme for June is… summer … Continue reading The Glitter Buzz: Summer Vacation with JayLee Photography

Sam Leterna Wrestle Tea

The Glitter Buzz: Summer Vacation with Sam Leterna

“Grit & Glitter” is the weekly podcast dedicated to the power of women’s wrestling, hosted by Harley R. Pageot, Emily Fear, and their team of correspondents known as The Glitterati. “The Glitter Buzz” is a new regular feature here at Bell To Belles, where Harley interviews various wrestlers and wrestling media personalities around a different central theme each month. Your theme for June is…summer vacation. Growing up, my … Continue reading The Glitter Buzz: Summer Vacation with Sam Leterna

Abby Jane

The Glitter Buzz: Abby Jane & Summer Vacation

Grit & Glitter is the weekly podcast dedicated to the power of women’s wrestling, hosted by Harley R. Pageot, Emily Fear, and their team of correspondents known as The Glitterati. The Glitter Buzz is a new regular feature here at Bell To Belles where Harley interviews various wrestlers and wrestling media personalities around a different central theme each month. Your theme for June is: Summer … Continue reading The Glitter Buzz: Abby Jane & Summer Vacation

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

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