Willow Nightingale wins the inaugural NJPW Strong Women’s Championship

NJPW and Willow Nightingale made a show for the history books. Sunday, at NJPW Resurgence, New Japan Pro Wrestling crowned the first ever NJPW Strong Women’s Champion—Willow Nightingale. The winner was decided through a one-night tournament consisting of two first round matches and one final match. In the first round, Mercedes Moné faced Stephanie Vaquer…

Taya Valkyrie signs with All Elite Wrestling

Taya Valkyrie is the newest addition to the AEW women’s division. During tonight’s “AEW Dynamite”, live from Winnipeg, Canadian native Taya Valkyrie arrived to the ring to confront Jade Cargill after she issued an open challenge for her TBS Championship. Shortly after, it was announced Valkyrie is the newest member of the AEW women’s division….

2022 Women’s Wrestling: Year in Stats

Math is universal; it’s a universal language. As such, statistics exist as irrefutable data. When done correctly and accurately, when it comes to comparison and communication, the numbers don’t lie. Stats serve as a way to compare group A to group B, and in the case of women’s wrestling, it compares promotion A to promotion…

AEW announces men’s and women’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament

It appears the AEW women’s division will also get a chance to win an Owen Hart Cup. Today on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, Tony Khan announced the previously announced Owen Hart Cup Tournament will now be two singles tournaments for the Owen Hart Cup, resulting in one men’s Cup winner, and one women’s Cup winner….

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…

Women’s Wrestling Watch: A Viewing Resource

Updated on an ongoing basis, Bell To Belles will list all upcoming women’s wrestling matches available to watch online. When in-person events become a normal occurrence, live events will also be listed. Matches are separated by promotion, and every listing includes the date, time, place to watch, and match details. Are we missing an upcoming…