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

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

Sasha Banks SmackDown

Sasha Banks reportedly returning to SmackDown

After four months of being away from WWE weekly programming, it appears Sasha Banks is returning to SmackDown. According to multiple PWInsider sources, the Boss is set to return to SmackDown this evening, with no word on what her role will be. Though never officially confirmed, Banks was thought to be missing from WWE television due to her role in the Mandalorian series. She was … Continue reading Sasha Banks reportedly returning to SmackDown

Bianca Belair

Bianca Belair wins SmackDown Women’s Title at WrestleMania 37

During Night 1 of WrestleMania, Bianca Belair pinned Sasha Banks to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion. In the match that lasted just over 17 minutes, Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks both showed their strengths and frustrations, and laid everything on the line while becoming the first two black women to main event a WrestleMania. During the 2021 Royal Rumble, Belair won the women’s Royal … Continue reading Bianca Belair wins SmackDown Women’s Title at WrestleMania 37

Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon on women in WWE and female empowerment

Ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon chatted with a panel of the top female journalists from around the world on her career at WWE, female empowerment, and the women of WWE. The panel was moderated by Quetzalli Bulnes, Host of WWE Ahora. WWE is celebrating Women’s History Month throughout March with exclusive content, classic in-ring events and … Continue reading Stephanie McMahon on women in WWE and female empowerment

Scarlett Harris

Book from Scarlett Harris Details Murky Past, Gives Hope for Women’s Wrestling

Australian writer, culture critic, and friend of Bell To Belles, Scarlett Harris, recently penned a book where she detailed the murky past of women’s wrestling, outlining issues that arise from WWE’s revisionist tendencies, while also giving hope for a better fandom and professional atmosphere for all women. A Diva Was A Female Version Of A Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of World Wrestling Entertainment starts by … Continue reading Book from Scarlett Harris Details Murky Past, Gives Hope for Women’s Wrestling

Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair: A Comparative WWE Analysis

Earlier this week, DailyDDT published an op-ed that explored the criticism Charlotte Flair receives from fans, primarily as a result of what some fans perceive as undue favoritism the Superstar receives; favoritism they claim is due to who her father is—Ric Flair. The author of the article labels Charlotte a “corporate champion”—praising the legacy wrestler for her talent and aura, while simultaneously stating she “lingers … Continue reading Charlotte Flair: A Comparative WWE Analysis

Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair Returns at WWE TLC, Wins Tag Title

In line with reports that surfaced earlier today, during tonight’s pay-per-view, WWE TLC, Charlotte Flair returned to the ring for the first time in six months. Flair made her return as Asuka’s mystery tag team partner, facing Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. The duo would finish the match strong, overpowering Baslzer and Jax with energy and the element … Continue reading Charlotte Flair Returns at WWE TLC, Wins Tag Title

PWI Tag Team 50

PWI Tag Team 50: All Ranked Women’s Teams

This year, Pro Wrestling Illustrated made the decision to start their first-ever ranked tag team list, the PWI Tag Team 50. Bell To Belles helped in ranking the tag teams, writing entrants for the special edition, and now, the honor of co-releasing every women’s tag team who ranked on the inaugural list. For the purpose of ranking, tag teams were evaluated during the period between … Continue reading PWI Tag Team 50: All Ranked Women’s Teams

Sasha Banks Hell in a Cell

Sasha Banks wins SmackDown Women’s Championship at Hell In A Cell

During tonight’s WWE pay-per-view event Hell in a Cell 2020, Sasha Banks defeated Bayley to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The physically taxing, brutal Hell in a Cell match went over 26 minutes. Banks ended the match when she put Bayley’s head in her own beloved chair and executed the Bank Statement, forcing Bayley to tap out and ending her record 380-day reign as SmackDown … Continue reading Sasha Banks wins SmackDown Women’s Championship at Hell In A Cell