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  1.   https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/wrestling/wwe-superstars-salaries-earnings-revealed-12038441.amp
  2. Worst reign of terror?

    Long title reigns can really help build the prestige and honor one receives after finally dethroning a champion. However, for a linear WWE women's division in which multi-layered storylines and consistently protected protagonists are few and far in between, these attempts to build up a title through a champion are questionable in their effectiveness.  While there have been plenty of multi-month runs with women's championships in the past decade, I've narrowed it down to the five that are the most referenced and relevant in the current landscape of the WWE's women's division. Now, it's up to you all to decide which one was the worst. The candidates: Charlotte Flair as WWE Divas, and subsequently WWE Women's Champion, September 20th, 2015 to July 25th, 2016 Two years ago, the wheels were set into place. With Charlotte Flair fresh off of defeating the longest reigning Divas Champion in history, Nikki Bella (we'll get to her) in the fall, WWE looked to capitalize on the extended focus on their Divas division by dropping the term 'Diva' altogether at WrestleMania 32 and debuting a new iteration of the WWE Women's Championship. Charlotte would defeat her fellow Horsewomen Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks at the event in the originally billed Divas Championship match to become the new Women's Championship, spending a whopping 309 consecutive days as the only female champion in the WWE (this is not officially recognized, as falls between two separate championships and already surpassed Bella's previously established record of 301 days atop the division). Though Charlotte faced a plethora of opponents ranging from rematches with Bella, Paige, Becky Lynch and Natalya before finally falling to Banks in the summer, at the time, Charlotte felt too forced. After failing to get over as a babyface while rivaling her much more popular heel adversaries, Charlotte was made into heel by the beginning of 2016 and became accompanied by her legendary father, Ric Flair. Flair was dropped by the spring, and Charlotte's heater became Dana Brooke, freshly called up with little to no real experience as her senior, Emma, had fallen to a back injury. While the two were entertaining, much hotter and more promising acts such as Becky Lynch, Naomi and Sasha Banks were kept on the backburner until Flair's defeat at the introduction of the brand split, which would mean more opportunities for these stars as well as the introduction of a new women's championship. Asuka as the NXT Women's Champion, April 1st, 2016 to August 24th, 2017 Following easily one of the best matches in NXT and recent history in Bayley and Sasha Banks' clash at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn, Bayley's reign as champion that emerged following that match would be ended by the next generation of NXT match-of-the-night generator; Asuka. A charismatic joshi star whose appeal transcended language barriers (poor Alexa Bliss), following her feud with Emma and Dana Brooke, the undefeated Asuka would vanquish Bayley at NXT Takeover: Dallas and become the new NXT Women's Champion. What was to follow was the longest reign in NXT history, male or female, and the only of these reigns to surpass a calendar year-- five hundred and ten days as the only female champion in NXT, all while also remaining undefeated in singles competition. During this time, just about every major female act in NXT got a shot and lost to Asuka. From Bayley, Ember Moon, the Iconic Duo, Nikki Cross, Ruby Riott and even a returning Mickie James, no one could feasibly defeat Asuka, something fans saw as a detriment to the credibility of these women going forward when Asuka finally left the division to join the main roster, all while still retaining the undefeated streak that remains to this day. One that apparently extends to mixed tag team matches where Asuka is not even competing, yet her streak is on the line. *sigh* Nikki Bella as the WWE Divas Champion, November 23rd, 2014 to September 20th, 2015 We remember it like it was yesterday. Following dirty laundry, appearances on Jerry Springer, Daniel Bryan cosplays and this next entry wishing her twin sister had died in the womb, the unbelievable happened-- The Bellas reconciled. With a shocking kiss to the lips of AJ Lee, Brie Bella ensured that Nikki Bella would easily squash the once undefeatable Lee to capture her second Divas Championship (the first one being only a week long before the Bellas originally departed from WWE). With a year of Total Divas momentum behind her and being the first cast member to win WWE's sole women's championship at the time, Nikki Bella seemed bigger than ever before and she was ready to take on all comers for the Divas Championship. It just didn't seem like management thought the same. Following AJ Lee's second hiatus and Paige's face turn, The Bellas would feud with Paige for the better part of SEVEN MONTHS for the Divas Championship. Other women served as interchangeable and quite literally background characters for The Bellas' extended feud with Paige that lasted beyond the culmination of the Fab Four's 2014 with a tag team match at WrestleMania, which would be AJ's final outing at the Show of Shows. Though one exception to the rule would be Naomi, whose sudden heel turn would suddenly turn the villainous Bellas into babyfaces for, well, a month while Paige finished shooting a movie. While Nikki Bella would ultimately surpass her rival AJ's reign as Divas Champion by the end before falling to Charlotte and the onset of the "Divas Revolution", her reign with the championship was another extension of a championship, while ridiculed by fans, was made prestigious through the passion and determination of its holder. Sort of like this championship reign... AJ Lee as Divas Champion, June 16th, 2013 to April 7th, 2014 Perhaps this reign was the one that started them all. In June 2013, in what would become home turf for a female rising star intertwined with Chicago native, CM Punk, AJ Lee would capture her first championship in WWE by defeating Kaitlyn for the Divas Championship in a widely-acclaimed match. What was more controversial afterward, however, was the length of the championship campaign AJ would hold after that historic encounter. For 295 days, AJ Lee ruled atop the then still re-developing Divas division, aided by the return of the Bella Twins, the in-ring debuts of the Funkadactyls and the resurgence of Natalya as Total Divas, a reality show focused solely on select women within the WWE, was introduced into the fray. After the departures of division mainstays such as Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix, Eve Torres and Michelle McCool in the past two years, the Divas division had faced a much understandable identity crisis in 2012-- the year when AJ would concurrently become the biggest female star, all without the championship. It was when she did finally fixate her attention on the title over main event Superstars is when the Divas Championship felt more coveted than ever before. Forever hotly contested on the servers of Heartbreakers.me, with fans debating as to whether it'd be the up-and-coming Naomi or the now bigger than ever before Bella Twins as to who would dethrone AJ, a plot twist of the century came after AJ had literally defeated every woman in the division at WrestleMania 30, when Paige would make her main roster debut on the RAW after WrestleMania and defeat AJ for the Divas Championship, in a moment even more iconic than when AJ first netted the butterfly title. And though the beginning and ends of this story are memorable, the middle part is up for contention. Constantly taking losses to her challengers before always defeating them on pay-per-view, as well as the feud between AJ and Total Divas lasting the entirety of her reign, it was difficult for acts unaffiliated with either party to get a head start. Veteran, but capable ring performers were left out of the narrative, while even Kaitlyn, who AJ had defeated for the championship, became an afterthought before quietly retiring months after. While the reign did well for the prestige of the Divas Championship, it may remain contested until the end-of-time as to whether it truly benefited the concurrent women of the division or not. Alexa Bliss as Raw Women's Champion between two non-consecutive reigns, April 30th, 2017 to August 20th, 2017 and August 28th, 2017 to the present Yep. With the exception of a mere eight days that comprise Sasha Banks' fourth reign as the Raw Women's Champion, Alexa Bliss has held the red, white and gold for a combined total of 313 days. With twenty days until WrestleMania 30 where Bliss is currently penned to defend the championship against rival Nia Jax, a final total of 333 combined days (which won't be recognized by WWE, due to again, an eight days' difference ) is likely for Little Miss Bliss. But that's if she loses. Despite coming in hot from SmackDown's efficient handling of her character, a sassy, quipping primadonna that'd obviously studied out of Trish Stratus' heel playbook, the only thing this pint-sized pay-per-view staple is serving Trish in is in the long ass reign department. Unlike Trish and unlike the rest of the entries on this list, Bliss has been juxtaposed by another women's championship throughout the entirety of her run on Raw, with SmackDown Live's women taking some attention and sting away with the first (two) ever Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match(es) and three separate reigns with the SmackDown Women's Championship in the past calendar year, from Naomi, to Natalya and now to Charlotte Flair. Unlike the other entries, the point of contention isn't in other women's opportunities being denied (Women's Royal Rumble, Women's Elimination Chamber). It's that Alexa Bliss isn't the main character in her own story anymore. Acts such as the previously mentioned Asuka, Jax and Banks have all withheld stronger support and interest from the crowd in their respective endeavors, and an honorable mention to the brief return of Paige that introduced Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose onto the roster. With at least four viable acts on Raw in addition to the unsung ballads of Mickie James and Bayley who received staggering losses of crowd support following how handily Bliss would defeat them in their respective feuds, the question lies as to why these women are all over the place position-wise where Alexa quietly and comfortably took a backseat towards the end of last year while these women were at the top of their game. Though the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be emerging, it's been a cold, dark and scary ride through, to say the least. So, which of these infamous reigns do you believe was the most unbearable for you or the most detrimental to their contemporary division?
  3. Asuka vs Dana Brooke Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, Bayley, Sasha Banks and Alicia Fox segment Alicia Fox  vs Bayley vs Mickie James vs Sasha Banks; Paige returns with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville attack Alexa Bliss backstage.  
  4. Asuka Tops This Year's PWI Female 50

    Pro Wrestling Illustrated released their yearly female top 50 rankings today. In what comes as no shock, the undefeated, 510-day reigning NXT women’s champion Asuka who just made her WWE Main Roster debut at TLC ranked in at Number One on the list. The full list is as follows: 1. Asuka 2. Charlotte 3. Alexa Bliss 4. Sasha Banks 5. Bayley 6. Io Shirai 7. Natalya 8. Sienna 9. Naomi 10. Kairi Sane 11. Mercedes Martinez 12. Shayna Baszler 13. Rosemary 14. Lufisto 15. Mayu Iwatani 16. Mia Yim 17. Allie 18. Ember Moon 19. Becky Lynch 20. Madison Eagles 21. Nicole Savoy 22. Nia Jax 23. Candice LeRae 24. Toni Storm 25. Hiroyo Matsumoto 26. Chelsea Green 27. Saraya Knight 28. Shazza McKenzie 29. Kay Lee Ray 30. Mickie James 31. Dakota Kai 32. Nicole Matthews 33. Alex Windsor  34. Deonna Purazzo 35. Abbey Laith 36. Risa Sera 37. Piper Niven 38. Carmella 39. Ruby Riot 40. Nikki Cross 41. Vanessa Kraven 42. Santana Garrett 43. Tessa Blanchard 44. Arisa Nakajima 45. Lady Lori 46. Shotzi Blackheart 47. Veda Scott 48. Jazzy Gabert 49. Marti Belle 50. Zoey Skye http://squaredcirclesirens.com/asuka-tops-this-years-pwi-female-top-50/
  5. Slight spoiler, I guess. According to PWInsider, they are doing a triple threat match tonight on Raw to determine who gets to face Asuka at TLC. Nia Jax vs. Emma vs. Alicia Fox will have a match where the winner faces Asuka at TLC. https://www.pwinsider.com/article/112808/raw-spoilers.html?p=1
  6. As JUST announced by the No Mercy Kickoff Panel, the Raw Exclusive PPV TLC, will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the target center, and will feature the debut of ASUKA!
  7. Women's TLC Match??

    With No Mercy approaching next Sunday, the following RAW PPV TLC is right around the corner! The women of RAW have already had so many history making matches, from the first main roster Ironman Match, to the first women's Hell in a Cell Match! Despite the messy booking of the division as of late, who's to say they won't shoot their shot and book the first women's Tables Ladders & Chairs match! I know women like Sasha Banks, as well as Alexa Bliss (who missed out on an opportunity in the Women's MITB ladder match due to the superstar shakeup) would LOVE this opportunity for the division. It would also be cool to see some of the under-utilized women have some part in the match!  With the debut of Asuka drawing near, and the return of PAIGE rumored to happen soon, this could add an interesting dynamic to this idea.....but only time will tell! What are your thoughts? Let me know below!
  8. Are you ready for ASUKA?

    As we come to an end of a historic reign that we didn't appreciate that much until the end Asuka's reign of terror in NXT has come to an end. Negotiations are in action to send her to RAWR or Smackdown Live where will she end up? Will she show up on RAWR and step in the ring with the Legit Boss The Raw Women's Champion? Or will she end up on Smackdown and tangle with the Smackdown Women's Champion The Queen Of Harts Natalya. No one knows but what we do know is they better be ready for Asuka even the girls in catering. With that being said how do you think Asuka will play out on the MR? Would you want to see her as a face or heel and will the crowd give her a warm reception or will she suffer the same fate as Bayley?  Please share your thoughts and save your shade for ER or you can suffer an injury for 30+ days with a ban.
  9. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/asuka-relinquishes-nxt-womens-title
  10. Ember Moon vs Asuka For The NXT Women's Championship    The Empress Of Tomorrow Vows To Remain NXT Women's Champion    Icons! Legends! 
  11. Asuka Praises Bianca BelAir

    Asuka giving Bianca that co-sign.  
  12. Asuka Interview with Newsweek

    NXT Superstar Asuka continues to break records and is on the verge of setting a new milestone in her reign as NXT Women’s Champion: 500 days as champion! After that, Asuka will only be a few days away from the second longest reigning Women’s Champion in WWE history, only behind The Fabulous Moolah. In an interview with  Newsweek, Asuka discusses joining the WWE, the records she’s broken and which main roster Superstars she’d like to compete against. Highlights of the interview below. On signing with WWE: “When I decided to sign a contract with WWE, I decided two things. I was determined not only to win, but to leave [breaking] records. That is something I feel like I can do as a return to WWE [for hiring me].” Wanting to change women’s wrestling in the WWE: “I wanted to change women’s wrestling in WWE. In wrestling, men and women do the same thing, but sometimes the men look more powerful and more impressive. I am trying my best to fill the gap between men and women.” Thought on joining WWE’s main roster: “I’m going to go to TakeOver and beat Ember Moon and keep my title. Then I will probably go to Raw or SmackDown and get another title. Of course I want to go to Raw or SmackDown, that’s one of the reasons I joined WWE. But I think there’s an appropriate timing…I’ll go when it’s the right time.” On which main roster Superstar she’d like to face: “I don’t use the words ‘respect’ or ‘admire’ toward my opponents, but I’m interested to have matches with Sasha [Banks] and Charlotte [Flair]. Those two women I’ve never faced before.” Asuka also discusses adjusting to life in America and advice she’s received from Triple H. credit: diva-dirt
  13. Asuka Passes Another Milestone

    As of today it has been 484 days since Asuka defeated Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Dallas and became NXT Women’s champion. She has now officially surpassed New Day’s reign (483) and, Asuka is now 8th longest reigning champion in the history of WWE. in 19 days she will surpass Rockin Robin’s WWE Women’s Title reign, which would make her the second longest reigning women’s champion behind Moolah’s several year long reign. http://squaredcirclesirens.com/asuka-passes-another-milestone/ Love her!
  14. Another Superstar Shake Up

    Source: PW Insider Elite 
  15. Asuka Continues to Make History

    C'mon Asuka, push through!  
  16. NXT June 14, 2017: Results

    Full Match - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5qirdu_asuka-vs-ruby-riot-vs-nikki-cross-wwe-nxt-14-june-2017-elimination-triple-threat-full-match_sport  
  17. 10:15-Nia Jax Vs Blue Pants   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3glugn_rulez-txn-2015-12-02-720p-hd-pt-1_tech     17: 11-Dana Brooke & Emma backstage interview   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gluh2_rulez-txn-2015-12-02-720p-hd-pt-2_tech     Emma Vs Liv Morgan // Bayley Interview   http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3gluhh_rulez-txn-2015-12-02-720p-hd-pt-3_tech  
  18. Asuka Replacing Naomi at MSG

    The Asuka Era