When it comes to teasing the WWE Universe, perhaps no one does it better than Kelly Kelly over on her Instagram account. She is a certified Instagrammer who has made it a tradition of posting bikini or lingerie photos to keep herMore
WWE used to possess an asset in Renee Young in their programming in terms of broadcast. Over the years, this face has become a familiar and extremely popular one which led them to include her to be on the Raw commentary booth as a permanent member. Now that face is no longer available since last year’s summer.
Once the FOX show on FS1 named WWE Backstage was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis, Renee Young decided not to renew her contract with the company. Thereby, she opted to end the association with WWE that lasted for almost eight years. To be precise, Summerslam 2020 marked her last WWE TV appearance although by then, her departure from the company was already announced.
But WWE assured that Renee Young couldn’t jump ship to any other rival brand following that exit by attaching a lengthy no-compete attached to her. Previously, she mentioned the same in interviews. Now the Canadian journalist appeared on The Wrestling Inc. Daily podcast to reveal that the no-compete clause is over meaning she’s free to join any other wrestling promotion if she wants to.
“I think I’m free and clear,” The star having real-name, Renee Paquette revealed. “I can be at Bloodsport. I’m gonna be at Bloodsport. Everyone better buckle up and hold on to their asses. I’ll fight anyone, except for Miesha. I won’t fight Miesha.”
Renee Young commented on joining AEW
As reported a few days earlier, Renee Young is launching a new podcast with UFC Fighter Miesha Tate while she is also busy doing her own Oral Sessions Podcast. Not to mention, she is also involved in her cookbook projects for quite a while. Alongside these, rumors are always there of her possibly joining the AEW promotion given that her husband Jon Moxley is a mainstay name, there.
“I’m definitely open to the idea,” Renee Young responded to the speculations of her joining AEW. “I miss pro wrestling, I miss being involved in the pro wrestling world, in that capacity, but I don’t know what that job would be or what my role could be within AEW. We could probably rattle off a couple different ideas of things to do, and as AEW is growing, as their broadcasts are growing, as they’re adding on new shows, I think there’s definitely a role.”
While Renee Young intends to keep her connection intact with the wrestling fraternity, she’s been interested in projects which “bridge the gap” between wrestling and her other creative interests. It obviously includes television opportunities to Messy In The Kitchen: My Guide to Eating Deliciously, Hosting Fabulously, and Sipping Copiously, her cookbook published in May. Even if she joins AEW someday, she is not interested in doing commentaries, anymore.
The Hispanic Month begins, this week as WWE Star Nikki Bella posted a tribute post to her Hispanic roots using Instagram. WWE might also start to dedicate their shows to Hispanic wrestlers from this week’s Smackdown onward as one of their mainstream stars took to the social media route to plug in the occasion.
Plus, Nikki Bella also delighted her fanbase with her latest swimsuit photo via her Insta stories. She was draped in a red off-shoulder bikini top while showing off her killer body. In the story, the elder Bella also mentioned that this is the sexiest that she ever felt since giving birth to Matteo, last summer by wearing this red outfit. Her body shape has also seemed better as she is getting ready to be back in action.
Moving on Nikki Bella posted a series of photos showcasing her Hispanic routes as the Hispanic month begins. The beginning of the caption goes as follows,
“Today starts Hispanic Heritage Month and tomorrow is Mexican Independence Day! ❤️🤍💚🇲🇽 I’m so grateful for my hispanic roots, my family, my ancestors, being raised in Mexican traditions and honoring the history of the Hispanic people. ✨ Our hopes is that Matteo will be trilingual and speak Spanish, Russian and English.”
Nikki Bella loves her Hispanic connection
Nikki Bella also mentioned that she is so proud of her Hispanic connection and always wanted to portray that side of her. Alongside her sister Brie Bella, they always wanted to show off their Hispanic side with their TV appearances, in or outside the WWE. Brie Bella herself posted a set of pictures from their appearance in the Latina magazine as you can see some of the pictures from that cover shoot.
Born under the real-name of Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, Nikki Bella is sixteen minutes older than her twin sister, Brianna, to parents Jon Garcia and Kathy Colace. The duo was born in San Diego, California, and raised on a farm in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona. The twins are of Mexican and Italian descent who also used to be soccer enthusiasts, playing for the Scottsdale club in elementary school before joining the WWE.
Brie and Nikki Bella have always been keen to know more about their origin. They have also gone through some advanced tests to get even closer to their Hispanic routes. After marrying Daniel Bryan in 2014, Brie also got attached to some Viking connections.
WWE Raw has been a few interesting angles going on, heading into Extreme Rules 2021 and Alexa Bliss stalking Charlotte Flair is one of them. The RAW Women’s Title will be up on the line between the two on September 26th as two of the most decorated female superstars of this generation will go head-to-head in a mouth-watering bout. Now, they have also been promoting the rivalry using social media, it appears.
Charlotte Flair posted a bikini photo of herself along with a caption saying: “You make my life more beautiful.” Clicked in the sunny beaches of Miami, Florida, her global fanbase couldn’t be more thankful about getting blessed on their Instagram feeds with that bikini snap. Then WWE’s Twisted Goddess sneaked in the scene with another treat for them.
Alexa Bliss, who will face Charlotte Flair at the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view, decided to troll her by posting a picture of her doll, Lilly, relaxing at poolside, wrapped up in a towel. It’s certain that Bliss has been waiting with that thirst trap photo drop by Bliss to make a mockery, out of her.
Alexa Bliss gifted Charlotte Flair a doll on Raw
Alexa Bliss has her own Lilly doll version, and she felt that Charlotte Flair needed a doll as well. So she introduced “Charly” this week on RAW, and it didn’t go over very well with the champion. She promptly threw it away on TV and then threw it away during a backstage segment.
However, WWE wasted no time getting a creepy Charlotte Flair doll on their shop. This is another example of how the company carries out its marketing in a cunning way. For $40, fans can have their own limited edition Charly doll. The product description goes as follows.
Foam Miniature Women’s Championship Title
PU Textured Material for the Dress
Chemical Fiber Hair
Existing Skull Beads for Teeth
17.5” h x 10.5” w”
Charlotte Flair won the Raw Women’s Title at Summerslam in a triple threat match and then successfully defended it against Nia Jax in a singles contest, last week. Alexa Bliss defeated Eva Marie at Summerslam who is now going after the Women’s Title after more than a year in a full-fledged feud.
Following AEW Dynamite, CM Punk is now set to compete in his next match in the All Elite Wrestling promotion. For the first time in more than seven years, he returns to action in weekly wrestling TV on next week’s AEW Rampage.
Firstly, the Second City Savior is scheduled to do a live interview on next week’s AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. He will then take on Powerhouse Hobbs on Friday’s Rampage. Team Taz attacked Punk while he was on commentary for this week’s show. Hobbs then finished the attack by slamming Punk through on the announce table.
This Friday’s Rampage lineup was also announced on AEW Dynamite where two title matches have been announced,
* Lucha Brothers with Alex Abrahantes (c) vs. The Blade and The Butcher with The Bunny (AEW World Tag Team Championship)
* Miro (c) vs. Fuego del Sol (AEW TNT Championship – Fuego del Sol puts up his newly purchased car.)
* Anna Jay vs. The Bunny
AEW Dynamite: Adam Cole made his in-ring debut
Speaking of AEW Dynamite, former WWE NXT Champion Adam Cole made his AEW in-ring debut on this week’s episode by competing against Frankie Kazarian. Cole picked up the pinfall win after hitting the Panama Sunrise and then finishing him off with the Last Shot.
After the match, Cole called out Christian Cage and Jurassic Express, challenging them to a six-man tag match at next Friday’s Rampage where he’ll team up with The Young Bucks. Earlier this month, Cole made his first appearance with AEW at All Out PPV after becoming a free agent following Summerslam 2021. After joining AEW, he has aligned himself with his old friends in The Elite.
In more news from AEW Dynamite, we witnessed the return of “The American Nightmare”, Cody Rhodes. This was the first time that fans have seen Cody on the AEW TV ring since August when he suffered a loss to Malakai Black and thereby teased his retirement.
Cody’s return came after Malakai Black came to the ring alone in a black, hooded robe. He then pointed out that popular actress, Cody’s co-judge on the Go Big Show on TBS, Rosario Dawson, was sitting at ringside. As Rosario faced Black in the ring, Cody made his AEW Dynamite return and went physical with Black. The two brawled through the crowd hyping up their scheduled match on AEW Grand Slam, next week.
AEW Grand Slam will be hosted in a grand way, next week from the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. The special episode on TNT TV has now received a main event match where the AEW World Champion will be in action. None but the latest inclusion to All Elite Wrestling, Daniel Bryan will compete in the match as his opponent, setting up a dream match lineup.
As seen on this week’s AEW Dynamite episode, the former WWE Champion made his second consecutive appearance on the show. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and Bryan Danielson met face-to-face in the ring, yet again in that segment where Omega ended up accepting Danielson’s challenge for a match to determine who is the better between the two of them.
Bryan first made his appearance by walking down to the ring to a huge pop from the crowd. He was shortly interrupted by Kenny Omega and Don Callis, who went on to insult Bryan’s character. Bryan insulted Callis right back and demanded to Omega, directly.
He then explained to Omega that this isn’t about competing for that World Championship at this time, and he just wants to have a match to see who is the better of the two. Kenny hesitated at first but answered with a, “Yes” and thereby making the match official for AEW Grand Slam.
Speaking of the huge event from next week, former WWE World Champion Chris Jericho will be in action on that night as she teams up with Jake Hager (ex WWE Star Jack Swagger) to compete against Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky. On this week’s Dynamite, the match was confirmed where Jericho went on to take a jab at Brock Lesnar and Goldberg.
Jon Moxley (fka Dean Ambrose in WWE) and Eddie Kingston vs. Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki has been officially added to next Wednesday’s AEW Grand Slam show in New York. MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr. match has also been confirmed after the two traded words on the latest Dynamite episode. Sting will compete in a tag team match on the upcoming episode while AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker will also defend against Ruby Soho on that night.
AEW Grand Slam full match card set
That being said, the full card for AEW Grand Slam stands as follow,
* AEW World Champion Kenny Omega vs. Bryan Danielson (Non-title match)
* Malakai Black vs. Cody Rhodes
* Sting and Darby Allin vs. FTR
* Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston vs. Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer
* Britt Baker (c) vs. Ruby Soho (AEW Women’s World Championship)
* MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
* Chris Jericho and Jake Hager vs. Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky
Kelly Kelly first debuted in the WWE at the age of just 19 and she never thought of working as a part of the ECW. Being the youngest person on the roster at that point, it was pretty tough for her to spend time on the roster especially given how male-dominated the industry used to be back in the days. ECW legend Tommy Dreamer took her under his wing to help her out as she first started with the company.
Gradually, Kelly Kelly became a universal babyface in the WWE and ECW with her Extreme Expose segments. Many of the fans then considered her to be the most beautiful female superstar of all time to have ever stepped her foot inside the squared circle. The belief is still there even after nine years have passed since her WWE departure.
One of the main reasons behind the belief is because Kelly Kelly keeps on posting stunning pictures of herself on Instagram on a regular basis. On the latest occasion, she apparently approved the belief of the WWE Universe about her gorgeous looks.
The diva with real-name, Barbie Blank shared a set of photos in a tiny white top and a pair of blue jeans. The caption of the post was a unique one that stated, “I wanna be like Barbie, The B*tch has everything.” Now her followers can’t agree more enough with the saying, it appears.
Kelly Kelly always maintained excellent rapport with WWE
As mentioned by her in an appearance on the Chasing Glory Podcast hosted by Lillian Garcia, Kelly Kelly mostly liked the character WWE wanted her to portray on TV. She never got involved in backstage politics and not complained about the angles provided to her. But she did have the intimidating feel while playing the exhibitionist character, at first.
“I remember the first night I had to walk out,” Kelly Kelly stated. “We were doing a bikini contest. It was me, two of the other girls in ECW and the originals like Francine. We were in Philly. People were screaming at me ‘You’re a crack whore.’ This was what ECW was about, this is what it was. I remember Paul Heyman and Dreamer were trying to warn me by saying ‘Look, try and block the crowd out and just do your thing.’ They were booing me and saying ‘You suck.’ And I was like I hadn’t done anything. I’m just in a bikini.” (quotes courtesy Wrestling INC)
Eva Marie has suffered a devastating loss on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw but certainly didn’t bring her confidence, down. The rivalry with Doudrop may have come to an end with this matchup on Raw but the leader of Eva-Lution is busy feeding her fanbase with the content they want on social media on a regular basis.
Since the return to Monday Night Raw, Eva Marie has made it a regular trend of posting new hot pictures every Tuesday night. This week was no exception as she continued to focus on her Pink Power. Taking to her Instagram account, the resident of Southlake, Texas mesmerized her fans with a new set of photos where she was dazzling in a glittering outfit.
Eva Marie captioned the photo by stating the following,
“Eva’s WWE RAW Style Tuesday’s 💕💨🚀✨
Pant Suit: @michaelcostello
#EvasRAWStyleTuesdays #EVALution #TheFaceOfMondayNightRAW #PinkPower #Fashion”
Her husband Jonathon Coyle posted some bombs as well as firing emojis on the comment box to praise Eva’s style statement.
Eva Marie lost her match on this week’s Raw
As seen on Raw during her scheduled matchup on Raw, Doudrop ran into the turnbuckles as Eva Marie moved from there. Eva kept on attacking but Doudrop came up with a headbutt and then followed up with a big running splash in the corner. Eva raked her eyes but Doudrop took her knees out. Doudrop went ahead and hit the back senton and then the crossbody on the mat for the pin to win.
Following this win, Doudrop is likely to end her ongoing beef with Eva Marie to move on to make a statement on her own. Meanwhile, Marie should look forward to something different on Raw. As her second stint with the WWE continues, the pink-haired Diva also remembered her first stint with the company in a recent appearance on Oral Sessions Podcast with Renee Young.
“I really feel like I came in at such a beautiful time,” Eva Marie said. “The girls that I did come in with, immediately on the main roster, now aren’t there. But I did get to go back down to NXT and work without the girls that are killing it now up on the roster. One of my favorite times, when I was still in the company, was when I went back down to NXT and I got to work with Bayley. She’s absolutely incredible. (That’s) my favorite storyline thus far, besides the one I’m currently in.”
Fitting to a new start by the WWE NXT brand billed as NXT 2.0, Mandy Rose also debuted a new look on the latest bygone episode. The blinder Mandy is gone and a brunette Mandy was introduced to the world with a vicious new attitude. It appears that she is here to take over the Tuesday night programming of the WWE alongside her newly found partners.
Mandy Rose came to NXT from RAW earlier in the summer who wrestled her first match on the August 31 NXT show since the return, losing to Sarray via count-out. She then proceeded to form an alliance with Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne as the trio is now functioning as a faction. The team-up continued on last night’s NXT show and it never looked any stronger.
Initially, Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter vs. Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne was the tag match set for NXT 2.0. Kacy booted Jayne and tagged in Kayden. A hooded woman then ran down and shoved Kacy off the top turnbuckle as the referee called for the bell due to the disqualification.
Mandy Rose makes a statement on NXT 2.0
The hooded woman revealed herself to be mandy Rose who’s sporting dark hair. Sarray ran down to interrupt the triple-teaming on Kacy and Kayden. She fought off Dolin and Jayne, then went after Rose but Rose retreated from the ring. The two sides yelled at each other from the ring and the ringside area to set up a six-woman tag team match.
In this new match, Sarray, Kacy Catanzaro, and Kayden Carter were defeated by Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin, and Jacey Jayne. It was Rose who picked up the pinfall win by planting Kayden with a pumping knee-strike on Kayden and thereby making a huge statement.
Once the show was over, Mandy Rose offered some gorgeous snaps of her Brunette look on Instagram with the caption mentioning the start of a ‘new era’ on NXT. Former WWE Star Billie Kay commented Wow on the photos while Renee Young approved the look by saying, “Into it.” Mick Foley’s daughter Noelle Foley has also loved the look.
Since the debuting of the new look, Mandy Rose has been trending on the internet for the rightful reasons as her fanbase is literally drooling over the brunette makeover. Hopefully, this look will also bring some luck to the superstar’s WWE career.
Tommaso Ciampa has become your new WWE NXT Champion. As reported earlier, the belt was declared vacant this past weekend by Samoa Joe. He was forced to relinquish the title due to an undisclosed injury. Joe held the title for just 20 days after winning it from Karrion Kross back at Takeover 36 on August 22. No particular update was given about the severity of the former champ’s injury.
Afterward, WWE NXT General Manager William Regal announced the originally set number-one contender’s fatal-4-way will serve as the new title match with the lineup being Tommaso Ciampa vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. LA Knight vs. Pete Dunner. O’Reilly was attacked in a backstage segment by Dunne and Ridge Holland and as a result, he was taken out of the match. He was then replaced by newcomer Von Wagner (Cal Bloom, son of Wayne Bloom).
The fatal-4-way ended with Tommaso Ciampa capturing the vacant WWE NXT Title. He earned the pinfall win over Knight via his Fairytale Ending finisher. This is Ciampa’s second run with the NXT Title who ended the show after having a confrontation with the debuting Bron Breakker (son of Rick Steiner).
WWE NXT Cruiserweight Title Match set for next week
Next week, another title match will go down on the show for WWE NXT Cruiserweight Championship. The current champion Kushida will make his return to action by putting his title on the line against Roderick Strong.
After Bivens introduced Ivy Nile, the only new female faction member of Diamond Mine and had words for them, Kushida, who has been out of action after testing positive for COVID-19, came out to challenge Strong to a match. Bivens then proposed that they would save it for next week. WWE has since announced Strong vs. Kushida for the title on next Tuesday’s show.
Speaking of title matches, WWE NXT Women’s Title match was also set for this week with Raquel Gonzalez defending her belt against Franky Monet. The match was officially advertised to take place on the revamped version from the Capitol Wrestling Center. However, that match didn’t take place, last night. No update for the cancellation was given, either as Monet and Raquel also missed the show.
A revamped edition of WWE NXT aired this week with the highlight being the crowning of a new champion for the brand. Also, WWE Universe got to be part of the culmination of the love saga between Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell in their matrimony on the episode that took place at the Capitol Wrestling Center at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
Check out the results,
– Bron Breakker (Bronson Rechsteiner, son of WWF Legend Rick Steiner) defeated LA Knight in the first-ever match of WWE NXT 2.0. Breakker pressed Knight high in the air and dropped him into a powerslam for the pin to win.
– Imperium’s Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner defeated Josh Briggs and Brooks Jensen in a tag team contest. Briggs was sent to the steel steps by Barthel. Aichner took advantage of the distraction and hit a double underhook superplex from the top on Brookes to get the win.
– Hit Row faction’s B Fab defeated Katrina Cortez in a singles contest. Fab connected with a Rude Awakening neckbreaker on her opponent to get the win. After the match, Hit Row’s other members WWE NXT North American Champion Isaiah “Swerve” Scott, Ashante “Thee” Adonis, “Top Dolla” AJ Francis called out Legado Del Fantasma faction. They came out and Elektra Lopez wanted to fight B Fab.
– Carmelo Hayes was in the ring and said he has a target on his back. He brought Trick Williams to be his backup. Carmelo said he’s The Chosen One who will be a Champion, one day. Duke Hudson came out and told Carmelo that he got lucky against him, and that won’t happen again. Carmelo and Trick attacked Duke and laid him out in the ring.
WWE NXT Results (14/09/21): Mandy Rose makes a statement
– Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter defeated Gigi Dolin and Jacey Jane in a tag team match via DQ after Mandy Rose interfered. After the match, they beat down Kacy and Kayden, but Sarray made the save to set up another tag team match on WWE NXT 2.0.
– Mandy Rose, Gigi Dolin, and Jacey Jane defeated Sarray, Kacy Catanzaro, and Kayden Carter in this six-woman tag team match. Rose, who debuted a new look during the show nailed Carter with pumping knee strike for the pin to win.
– Pete Dunne and Ridge Holland attacked Kyle O’Reilly in his dressing room. William Regal announced that Kyle is out of the Fatal-4 Way match for WWE NXT Championship, and hence he was replacing him with Von Wagner (son of WWF Veteran Beau Beverly).
– Ridge Holland defeated Drake Maverick in a short match with his Northern Grit finisher.
– Creed Brothers defeated Dan Jarmon and Trevor Skelly in a tag match. The two Creed brothers dominated the match until getting the pinfall win. After the match, Malcolm Bivens introduced Diamond Mine’s newest member Ivy Nile. Kushida came out and set up a WWE NXT Cruiserweight Title match with Roderick Strong for next week.
– Tommaso Ciampa defeated Pete Dunne, LA Knight, and Von Wagner in a Fatal-4 Way Match to win WWE NXT Championship. Dunne was taken out with a Superplex by Wagner who also connected with a big power move on Knight. Ciampa broke the pin attempt and ran with the Fairy Tale Ending on Knight for the pin to win.
– WWE NXT 20.0 main event segment witnessed the wedding ceremony Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell. The segment ended without any obstacles as the newly married couple kissed each other to end it.
Best @WWE Wedding? We're biased but…
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) September 15, 2021
Backstage, Bron Breakker walked up and congratulated Ciampa for his title win. Bron’s attitude changed a few seconds later letting Ciampa seething about it. The two had a face-off to send the show off-air.