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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

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Bianca Belair, Naomi, and Kayla Braxton talk representation in sports

Earlier today, during an installment of Women in the Business of Sports hosted by The Female Quotient, WWE Superstars Naomi, Bianca Belair and Kayla Braxton spoke on representation in sports. The Superstars joined CBO Stephanie McMahon and The Female Quotient CEO Shelley Zalis in discussion on representing women of color in sports, their experiences and struggles as women of color, and how best to encourage … Continue reading Bianca Belair, Naomi, and Kayla Braxton talk representation in sports

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Six-Pack Challenge announced for WrestleMania 36

After weeks of speculation, WWE finally announced that Bayley will defend the SmackDown Women’s Champion at WrestleMania 36 in a Six-Pack Challenge. That’s right. WWE revealed that Bayley will have an opponent at “The Show of Shows” after all. In fact, she will have five as she defends her title against Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Tamina, Naomi, and Sasha Banks. The SmackDown Women’s Champion has … Continue reading Six-Pack Challenge announced for WrestleMania 36

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Naomi vs. Bayley set for WWE Super Showdown

It’s official. Naomi and Bayley will be the first women to compete for a WWE women’s championship in the Middle East at Super Showdown. This first-time match-up has been in the making since Naomi returned to SmackDown after Royal Rumble. On her first appearance on the “blue brand” since the move to Fox, Naomi made it clear that the SmackDown Women’s Champion has never beat … Continue reading Naomi vs. Bayley set for WWE Super Showdown

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Naomi opens up about her return to WWE and natural hair

On Wednesday, Naomi was a guest on Women’s Wrestling Weekly. She talked about the reasons she took a break, her return, and being black in WWE. First, Naomi opened up about her brief hiatus from WWE last year in the midst of some physical and mental turmoil. As she revealed, A death in the family and some health issues kept her out longer than she … Continue reading Naomi opens up about her return to WWE and natural hair

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Bayley will officially defend her title at Super Showdown

Next week, Naomi will face Carmella to decide who will challenge Bayley for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Super Showdown. On tonight’s episode, Carmella took on Bayley in a title match to open the show. She earned the right to challenge for the belt on last week’s episode. The two had an excellent showing together. The Vancouver was behind the “The Princess of Staten Island” … Continue reading Bayley will officially defend her title at Super Showdown

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Carmella earns a shot at the SmackDown women’s title

In the main event of this week’s episode of SmackDown, Carmella defeated two former champions become the Bayley’s next challenger. Naomi made her return to SmackDown last week to confront Bayley and remind her that she hasn’t beat her yet. After her performance in the women’s Royal Rumble, she had the most momentum. Tonight, She competed with Carmella, Alexa Bliss, and Dana Brooke in a … Continue reading Carmella earns a shot at the SmackDown women’s title

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WWE has to let Naomi be great in 2020

Naomi is back and everyone is feeling the glow. The two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion made her return this weekend at Royal Rumble, becoming the topic of discussion online. WWE has to find a way to capitalize on this. Many fans expected Naomi to return for the third women’s Royal Rumble match and she didn’t disappoint. She entered Minute Maid Park as entrant no. 18 to … Continue reading WWE has to let Naomi be great in 2020

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Naomi gives an update on her status with WWE

Naomi hasn’t been on WWE television since the July 22 episode of Main Event. The company never explained her disappearance but it may have been due to corporate granting talent much-needed time off. The former SmackDown Women’s Champion has been dealing with some undisclosed health issues and also the loss of a close loved one. Naomi took to her Twitter account today to update her … Continue reading Naomi gives an update on her status with WWE