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Sasha Banks & Alexa Bliss at the forefront of WWE histo...
Posted by   |   Date: Dec 10, 2017   |   Read more

On Thursday night, Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss made WWE history by becoming the first women wrestlers to perform in front of an audience at a WWE live event in Abu Dhabi.

Following the match, an emotional Banks said in an interview that watching little girls in the crowd made it all “worth it”. On Friday afternoon, a day before she will compete once again against Bliss at the WWE live event in New Delhi, Banks reiterated what her previous day’s effort meant to her.

“I was emotional because that was something so big. It was the first ever women’s match in Abu Dhabi,” she said. “It was something so special. I knew that it was going to be something so important. So right before I went out, I had the flood of tears down my face. And I rushed to the bathroom thinking don’t mess up your makeup.”

While the WWE had conducted a live event in Abu Dhabi last year, women had not been permitted to compete, a stipulation that was changed this time. The audience, Banks felt, was extremely supportive.

“When I walked through the arena and the crowd and I had my entrance, I was very surprised at the reception. They don’t really get women’s matches over there and so when I spotted women in the crowd I was very surprised. The reactions and support I got was so empowering. Hopefully it opens the doors for many more opportunities for women in that country.”

Both Banks, a four time RAW women’s champion, as well as Bliss, her opponent and current RAW women’s champion, have been at the forefront of historic change in the WWE.

“It’s all happened in the past four years. It started with the WWE Revolution because of the fans wanting to see the women more. The WWE heard that and wanted to give the women a chance. Since then, we have just been breaking down doors and taking every opportunity that has been given to us,” Banks said.

Banks was the first woman to compete in an Ironman match, the first to headline a major WWE event, as well as the first to compete alongside Charlotte Flair in a Hell in the Cell match.

“Having the first ever women’s hell in a cell and pay per views and now to wrestle in Abu Dhabi match. It’s so great to see just how far the WWE has come from a time when we weren’t given a storyline or having bra and panties matches to getting to the main event and even being the face of the company,” she said.

Rivals in the ring, Bliss concurs with the sentiment.

“The change has been incredible. I remember even when I first started out in NXT, and the girls wanted to do certain moves in matches and I remember, our coach would tell us, ‘you don’t have to do that, you don’t have to learn that. This is what is required of you.’ And it was a lot of hair pulling, a lot of slapping. And it just wasn’t seen as being taken seriously,” she said.

Banks knows just how far the WWE has come when she speaks to former women’s wrestlers.

“Women like Trish (Stratus) and Lita come and tell us how hard the locker room really was. There was just so much competition back then. They weren’t given as much time and were just fighting for one spot. Here we have the opportunity to have RAW and Smackdown women’s champions. We have two different women’s championships to fight over. We are given more time so we have two different storylines . Because we want to show what the women can do.”

Having already made such progress, Banks has her sights set on an even loftier target.

“I think the next goal for the women is to be at the main event in Wrestlemania.” It might have seemed preposterous only a few years ago but not anymore.

“I don’t think it’s very far off,” Bliss said. “I think every woman on the roster wants to be at the main event for Wrestlemania. And if we ever get the opportunity to, it should be a match where every woman is involved. It would be that moment of the women’s evolution that would be the ‘we did it’. And I think every woman should be involved because it took every woman to get there

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RAW Results-December 4th,2017
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Women’s Singles Match: Sasha Banks vs. Paige

Raw Women’s Champ Alexa Bliss joins the broadcast table. Match begins and Sasha starts beating Paige around the ring. She hits her with some arm drags and then stomps Paige in the corner. Paige fires back and lands some shots on Sasha now. She drapes Sasha’s throat across the ring rope and chokes her. Then Paige applies a rear chin-lock. Paige yells out that this is her house and all that. She pins Sasha but gets a short 2-count. Paige puts Sasha in a front headlock. Paige lands some shots on Sasha in the corner and then screams at the ref for trying to separate her after his count.

Sasha finds and opening and hits Paige with a high cross-body for a 2-count. Sasha puts Paige in a submission hold. Paige manages to break the hold, and as she charges for a spear, Sasha counters and regains control of the match. The two women move through a series of move attempts and counters and they both end up tumbling through the ropes out to the floor. Commercial break.

We are back and Paige with a front face lock. Paige chokes Sasha in the ropes. We see footage from the commercial break when Paige pulled Sasha off the turnbuckles and she landed awkwardly. Paige chokes Sasha in the ropes. Paige with a thrust kick and Irish whip but Sasha gets a boot up and Sasha with a running clothesline or two. Sasha with a drop kick. Sasha with running knees into the corner but she misses when she goes for a second one. Paige with a running knee into the corner and then Paige goes up top. Sasha stops Paige and sets for a superplex.

Paige with a sunset flip power bomb for a near fall. The referee checks on Sasha and Paige with forearms. Sasha fires back. Paige runs Sasha into the ropes and Paige sets for RamPaige but Sasha blocks it. Sasha with the Banks Statement but Paige gets to the ropes. Paige rolls to the floor and Rose and Deville check on her but Sasha goes to the floor. Bayley attacks Sonya and Mickie goes after Mandy. Sonya sends Bayley into the ringside barrier and Sonya hits Mickie in the back of the leg while Mandy deals with her. Paige kicks Sasha and hits RamPaige for the three count.

Winner: Paige

After the match, Sonya and Mandy attack Sasha. Sonya with knees and Mandy with a gourdbuster onto Sonya’s knee.

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RAW Results-November 27th,2017
Posted by   |   Date: Nov 28, 2017   |   Read more

Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James

Back from the break and we see highlights from Paige’s return last week. RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is out for commentary. We go to the ring and Sasha Banks is out first for her team. Mickie James’ music hits but she doesn’t appear. Bayley’s music hits next and she doesn’t appear either. Paige’s music hits next and out she comes with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville to the stage.

Paige says Sasha looks good for what they did to her last week. Paige asks where are Sasha’s friends. She asks Mandy and Sonya where they are next. We look up at the big screen and see a referee tending to Mickie in the back. She’s clutching her leg and she’s upset. We see Bayley next, who is being checked on by a trainer and a referee. She’s selling a neck injury. Paige says they both don’t look too good, so it looks like this is a Handicap Match. Paige has something to get off her mind first. She’s been hounded on social media, at the supermarket and at the airport this past week, with people asking her to explain her actions. Paige says it’s simple. One year ago she was the woman, the one to stick the flag in the ground and erase the word “Diva” from the dictionary. She was the matriarch of the WWE evolution. She was just making a statement last week, to prove to everyone who she is. And guess what? She’s back. Paige heads to the ring with Rose and Deville as Sasha looks on. Cole says Bliss just got up and walked away.

Paige, Deville and Rose stand on the apron with mics. Paige introduces the group as Absolution, and introduces Rose and Deville. Mandy says others may have forgotten but before there was a Boss, a Goddess, an Empress or a Total Diva, there was Paige. But they didn’t forget. Sonya takes the mic yet and gets the “what!?” treatment from fans. She says nothing would have been elevated in WWE and that’s why they pledged their allegiance to Paige. Sonya says together, Absolution will bring a whole new kind of women’s revolution. Paige asks Sasha if she will have the same fate as Mickie and Bayley or will she pledge her allegiance to Absolution. Paige says Sasha is either with them or against them. Sasha looks around as they stare her down. Sasha knocks Paige off the apron but Deville and Rose beat her down. Paige returns to the ring and Sasha tries to fight back but they triple team her. Paige tells Sonya to show what she can do. Sonya drops Sasha with a big kick. Mandy grabs Sasha next and drops her with a facebuster. Sonya and Mandy hold Sasha while Paige talks trash. Paige grabs her and hits the RamPaige. Absolution stands tall as Paige’s music hits and some fans boo.

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Survivor Series Results-November 19th,2017
Posted by   |   Date: Nov 20, 2017   |   Read more

– Back from a break and RAW Commissioner Stephanie McMahon is backstage with the women’s red brand team. Stephanie talks everyone up and gets them hyped for the first 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match. Team RAW rushes off to the ring.

5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match: Team SmackDown (Captain Becky Lynch, Natalya, Tamina Snuka, Carmella, Naomi) vs. Team RAW (Captain Alicia Fox, Asuka, Nia Jax, Sasha Banks, Bayley)

We go to the ring and out first comes Captain Becky Lynch for our first Traditional Elimination Match. Carmella is out next with her Money In the Bank briefcase. Natalya is out next, followed by Tamina Snuka with Lana, and Naomi is out last. Captain Alicia Fox is out first for her team. Bayley is out next as Fox waits at ringside. They hug. Sasha Banks is out next, followed by Nia Jax and then Asuka.

Fox starts off with Becky as the captains go at it to lock up. Fox takes it to the corner and the referee breaks them. Fox with a knee to the gut and more offense to take control. Fox with some slaps and trash talking in the corner. Becky kicks Fox to the mat and runs her over. Becky charges with a forearm in the corner and keeps control of Fox. Fox dumps Becky to the apron but Becky drops her Becky goes to the top and hits a big leg drop for a 2 count.

Becky waits for Fox to get up and goes for the Disarm Her. Fox gets to the ropes and breaks it. Fox elbows Becky and Bayley tags herself in. Becky with a Bexploder to Fox. Bayley comes from behind and rolls Becky up for the first pin. Becky has been eliminated.

Natalya comes in and goes at it with Bayley now, working her over in the corner. Natalya keeps control and hits a suplex for a 2 count. Natalya with knees in the corner now. Tamina tags in as some fans chant for Lana. Bayley avoids a splash in the corner and turns it around on Tamina. Asuka tags in and unloads on Tamina with kicks and knees. Fox tags right back in and takes over for a quick double team to Tamina in the corner. Bayley tags right back in. Tamina drops Bayley with a punch and takes her back to the blue brand corner. Tamina unloads on Bayley and Natalya tags back in to keep the attack going. Natalya runs into an elbow. Bayley drops Natalya, Tamina and Carmella, then Naomi from the corner. Natalya decks Bayley and tags in Carmella for some double team stomping on Bayley.

Carmella gets elbowed by Bayley. Bayley tosses Tamina to the floor but Carmella takes advantage and superkicks Bayley. Tamina goes to the top and nails the big Superfly splash on Bayley for the pin. Bayley has been eliminated.

Nia comes in and faces off with Tamina for a family face off. Nia drops Naomi on the apron and taunts Tamina. They lock up and break. Nia connects with a headbutt. Tamina comes right back with a headbutt of her own. They face off again. They collide with headbutts now and both stumble around. Nia rams Tamina back into the corner and gets riled up, hitting a splash next. Nia with a cannonball on Tamina for a close 2 count. Tamina ends up trying to scoop Nia for a Samoan Drop but it’s blocked. Nia decks her and goes for a Samoan Drop but it’s blocked. Nia charges and knocks Lana off the apron as she jumps up. Tamina with two superkicks to knock Nia out of the ring.

Naomi ends up coming off the apron to take out Nia on the floor. Tamina follows and ducks a Jax clothesline. Tamina drops Nia with another superkick on the floor. Tamina returns to the steel steps as the referee counts. Tamina with a crossbody off the steel steps. Nia gets counted out. Nia has been eliminated.

Fox comes in and yells for Nia to come back. Naomi comes from behind and rolls Fox up for a 2 count. Naomi takes Fox to the corner now. Naomi eventually knocks Fox off the top with an enziguri. Naomi goes for a split-legged moonsault but Fox blocks it and turns it around. They trade shots. Naomi counters the tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Naomi with a close 2 count. The referee actually counted a 3 count but it sure didn’t look like it. Fox has been eliminated.

Sasha comes right in and applies the Banks Statement to Naomi. She taps out. Naomi has been eliminated.

Carmella comes in and hits a suplex on Sasha for a 2 count. Asuka gets the tag and unloads on Carmella in the corner. Asuka with more kicks to Carmella. Asuka with a Hip Attack on Carmella for another 2 count. Carmella ends up turning it around on Asuka and hitting a Bronco Buster. Carmella taunts Sasha and then slaps Asuka. This angers Asuka. Carmella with another shot as Asuka gets to her feet. Asuka goes on and floors Carmella with a kick for the pin. Carmella has been eliminated.

It’s down to Asuka and Banks vs. Tamina and Natalya. Natalya comes in but gets hit with a double suplex. Sasha with a 2 count on Natalya. Natalya slaps Sasha now. Sasha fires back with a big shot. Natalya ends up hitting the discus clothesline for a 2 count. Sasha with forearms and a dropkick to Natalya. Sasha with the double knees in the corner. Sasha drops Natalya over the ropes and hits the other double knees. Sasha with the Banks Statement on Natalya. Tamina breaks the hold. Sasha walks over to Tamina but Natalya rolls her up from behind for a 2 count. Natalya drops Sasha hard in the corner. Natalya with the Sharpshooter on Banks for the submission. Tamina knocks Asuka off the apron as Sasha taps. Sasha has been eliminated.

Asuka looks on from the floor as Natalya and Tamina stand tall. Asuka enters the ring and Natalya attacks her in the corner. Tamina and Natalya double team Asuka now with stomps. They hit a double suplex. Tamina picks Asuka up but Asuka fights her. Fans chant for Asuka as Tamina hits a powerslam for a 2 count. Tamina with another slam to Asuka before going up. Tamina misses the Superfly splash as Asuka rolls out of the way. Asuka hits a jumping armbar on Tamina and makes her tap. Tamina has been eliminated.

Natalya comes in and goes right to work on Asuka. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter but Asuka counters and applies a submission but Natalya breaks it. Natalya with a kick. Asuka ducks the discus clothesline and drops Natalya with a spin kick. Asuka drives Natalya into the mat and applies the Asuka Lock for the submission. Asuka wins.

Winner and Sole Survivor: Asuka from Team RAW

– After the match, Asuka stands tall as her music hits. We go to replays.

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