Wednesday Night Wars

Women’s Wrestling Stats in the First Year of “Wednesday Night Wars”

On October 2, 2019, All Elite Wrestling aired the first episode of their new weekly wrestling program, Dynamite, scheduled for Wednesday nights, starting at 8 p.m. EST. On the same day, having already moved WWE NXT to the USA Network for half of the two-hour show, WWE debuted the first two-hour NXT episode for the exact same time slot: Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. EST. … Continue reading Women’s Wrestling Stats in the First Year of “Wednesday Night Wars”

Dakota Kai

Dakota Kai joins the No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match

Dakota Kai is the sixth and final competitor in the upcoming Number One Contender’s Ladder Match. On tonight’s episode of NXT, Kai, Xia Li, Kayden Carter, Aliyah, Shotzi Blackheart, and Deonna Purrazzo competed in the Second Chance Gauntlet Match for the last spot. Straight away, Blackheart was the star of the match. First, she eliminated Purrazzo. Then, she forced Xia Li to submit to move on … Continue reading Dakota Kai joins the No. 1 Contender’s Ladder Match

Rhea Ripley Charlotte Flair

Rhea Ripley confronts Charlotte Flair on WWE Raw

As Charlotte Flair prepared to announce who she would challenge at WrestleMania, she was greeted by a surprise guest, Rhea Ripley. Ever since she won the women’s Royal Rumble match last weekend, everyone has been trying to predict who Charlotte will use her title shot on. Tonight, she was supposed to reveal who her opponent will be at WrestleMania 36. She teased, “I’ve held the … Continue reading Rhea Ripley confronts Charlotte Flair on WWE Raw

NXT Women's Championship

NXT Women’s Championship reportedly to remove gender

According to Mike Johnson at PWInsider, WWE has made the decision to call the NXT Women’s Championship simply the NXT Championship. This move comes in the same week that Becky Lynch spoke about gender specificity on WWE Backstage. “The Man” thinks it should be no longer referred to as the women’s division because it has been used to hinder progress. It’s unclear if this change will … Continue reading NXT Women’s Championship reportedly to remove gender

November stats

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

Best women's wrestler of 2010s Io Shirai

The Best Women’s Wrestler of the 2010s: Io Shirai

2019 is quickly coming to an end. Over the next few weeks, we would like to take a look back at the top moments in women’s wrestling this year, as well as this decade. With that said, there aren’t many women —or men for that matter— who have accomplished as much as Io Shirai in the last ten years. For that reason, she has to be … Continue reading The Best Women’s Wrestler of the 2010s: Io Shirai

NXT

Team NXT announced for WWE Survivor Series

After an entertaining and historic WarGames match, Rhea Ripley picked the other four members of Team NXT for Survivor Series. Ripley challenged Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair to a captain vs. captain vs. match on SmackDown, revealing herself as team captain for NXT. The former NXT UK Women’s Champion picked up the win with a crafty pinning maneuver after Flair locked Banks in the Figure … Continue reading Team NXT announced for WWE Survivor Series

NXT

NXT to hold all-women’s live event in December

Last night at a house show in Jacksonville, NXT Women’s Champion, Shayna Baszler, announced that there will be an all-women’s card on Dec. 5. The show will also take place in Jacksonville, Florida and Baszler will defend her title on the card. WWE hasn’t made an official announcement yet, and it’s unclear if the event will be a network special. Still, this is potentially good … Continue reading NXT to hold all-women’s live event in December

Shayna Baszler

Five women who could dethrone Shayna Baszler

As of today, Shayna Baszler has been champion for close to a year. She is currently the only woman to become a 2-time NXT Women’s Champion on a list of star-studded titleholders which includes Sasha Banks, Asuka, and Charlotte Flair. After recapturing the title from Kairi Sane last year at WWE’s first all-female pay-per-view event, WWE Evolution, women have lined up to take on Shayna … Continue reading Five women who could dethrone Shayna Baszler

Dakota Kai

Dakota Kai couldn’t return at a better time

Dakota Kai is scheduled to make her long-awaited return to NXT next week. The New Zealand native has been out of action since she suffered a torn ACL at a live event last December. Thankfully, she finally completed her road to recovery. NXT started airing vignettes for Dakota Kai last week, but this week WWE revealed she will appear on the next episode. This news … Continue reading Dakota Kai couldn’t return at a better time