AEW Owen Hart Cup Tournament

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. Khan stated he would have more to announce on the … Continue reading AEW announces men’s and women’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament

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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

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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 match? Please DM Bell To Belles on Twitter and give … Continue reading Women’s Wrestling Watch: A Viewing Resource

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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

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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

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Ariane Andrew enters the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup

Ariane Andrew made her surprise debut on tonight’s episode AEW Dynamite, where she revealed herself as Nyla Rose’s new partner. The reluctant pairing is the first official team to enter the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament. This odd couple of sorts came together after AEW announced the rules for the eight-team tournament. As it turns out, the competing teams will be randomly selected. Each … Continue reading Ariane Andrew enters the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup

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AEW’s Disservice to its International Talent

This Wednesday, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will showcase a match featuring two women of Hispanic heritage: Diamante and Ivelisse Velez. The match already has a significant amount of people talking, and the buzz surrounding it is unlike any women’s match AEW has presented thus far. Diamante and Ivelisse bring years of wrestling experience, but they also bring with them, personalities with which fans are already … Continue reading AEW’s Disservice to its International Talent

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The most influential black women in pro wrestling

Professional wrestling is a male-dominant industry. Although the popularity of women’s wrestling is at an all-time high, the majority of the fanbase, talent pool, journalists, staff and executives are men. As such, women have to work twice as hard for opportunities, especially women of color. In truth, wrestling can be even less inclusive to black people in general because they represent a smaller minority within … Continue reading The most influential black women in pro wrestling

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Evolution Check-up: Women’s wrestling stats for November weekly shows

For the month of October, we proved that we were capable of looking behind the veil and pay attention to the supposed women’s revolution. It was clear: the numbers didn’t support the claims and promise of equality. So, we calculated November stats. And just like October, during November, week-after-week, it seems the women are getting less matches, shorter matches, or not seen at all. We’ve … Continue reading Evolution Check-up: Women’s wrestling stats for November weekly shows

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The Nightmare Collective’s Debut Highlights Bigger Issues with AEW Women’s Division

On this week’s AEW Dynamite, the show finally offered a pay off on one of their most mysterious on-going plotlines. What’s The Nightmare Collective and why is Brandi Rhodes a witch now? Why is Awesome Kong collecting hair from every unlucky woman, who sits still for too long in the middle of the ring?  At the conclusion of a fun bout between Hikaru Shida and … Continue reading The Nightmare Collective’s Debut Highlights Bigger Issues with AEW Women’s Division