WWE Diva Emma talks about making it to the main roster, the Performance Center, and more

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THE purple spotlights flare, the techno beat pulses and the audience rises to its feet.

She emerges out of a cloud of soap bubbles, stomping her feet in time with the music while dancing a jerky, straight-armed movement of her own creation.

Her smile is infectious — the audience, already mimicking her one-of-a-kind dance routine, is swept up in her enthusiasm and chants her name.

She is Emma, sports entertainment superstar, and the adoring masses are all members of her “Emmalution”, poised to take over WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).

Beneath the character, 24-year-old Melbourne native Tenille Dashwood, 24, lives out the dream she has chased since the age of 13.

“It’s crazy, I feel amazing even though it’s still completely surreal,” she says of her rise through the ranks of professional wrestling.

“I’m very lucky to be able to live the life that’s everything I ever wanted, to have made that possible for myself, and to be actually doing it.”

Tenille in the ring as her character Emma for WWE.

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Maria talks to PWMania.com about CM Punk, ROH, NXT, and much more

Maria KMaria talks to PWMania.com about CM Punk, ROH, NXT, and much more!

Former WWE Diva and first Lady of Ring of Honor, Maria Kanellis recently took some time to participate in an exclusive in-depth interview with PWMania.com. Maria spoke on a variety of subjects from her favorite wrestler growing up, the CM Punk and WWE situation, WWE & NXT’s Divas, her future and more. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Favorite Wrestler Growing Up: My favorite female wrestler was Lita. I think it’s incredible to know she’s getting inducted this year. She gave me a strong female role model. My mom was a great woman, but my dad was always the king of the castle, so to speak. Lita was a strong female and did what she pleased and I admired that.

WWE & NXT Divas: I think they have great female talents nowadays. AJ and Natalya are great wrestlers. Paige in NXT can hang with any of the guys there. So I don’t think WWE is lacking when it comes to women talents. I hope the girls get more and more time to get into the spotlight because of how good they are becoming. Continue reading

Paige talks about winning the WWE Divas title, and more

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New WWE Divas Champion Paige spoke with The UK’s Independent about her big win over AJ Lee on Monday’s RAW. She commented on what it was like to get the win:

“Oh my gosh, you have no idea. I lost my mind. Firstly just being in the ring with AJ who I’ve always looked up to, she’s an incredible talent and a woman to be around, and then being on Raw is just insane. I’ve been working my whole career to get to this point, it’s been nearly nine years now, and it was just incredible. I couldn’t stop crying, I haven’t stopped talking to my family about it, it’s overwhelming especially getting so much support from the fans and backstage. It’s been magical.”

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KayfabeKickout.com recently interviewed Heather Patera, former WLW ladies champion and daughter of WWE star Ken Patera

Heather PateraKayfabeKickout.com recently interviewed Heather Patera, former WLW ladies champion and daughter of WWE star Ken Patera!

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Heather comments on whether it’s vital for female pro wrestlers to have a certain look, to be more important than having raw wrestling talent.

“I think WWE has forced people to think women should look a certain way. Like a “Diva.” Some of the best talent I’ve seen isn’t “Diva” quality. Tattoos, piercings, a few extra pounds, Mohawks you name it. These women are themselves when they walk out that curtain, gives the fans something different than a 115lb cookie cutter half wrestler, shoot I’m sitting at 160lbs 5’4 definitely not your typical TV female wrestler. These are women who mix their lifestyle with amazing talent. I LOVE SHIMMER for that. Its not cookie cutter. Its based on talent not looks.”

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Summer Rae talks about filming Total Divas, and more

Summer Rae 2WWE Diva Summer Rae recently spoke with Ecollegetimes.com. She talked about getting used to the cameras filming her for Total Divas:

“We’re used to it a lot from TV, anyway. I’m also down here at NXT in Orlando, our developmental system. We have our TV tapings every two, three weeks for NXT, as well. It was a little different being a reality show. I didn’t want to seem like I sounded fake ‘cause I knew the camera was on me. It took a while, then I just got used to it. Now those camera guys are pretty close to me. They’re my family now.”

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Smart Mark Radio lists the Top 25 Sexiest Female Wrestlers of All Time

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Smart Mark Radio lists the Top 25 Sexiest Female Wrestlers of All Time

World Wrestling Federation, World Wrestling Entertainment, Total Nonstop Action, Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling and more. This is the definitive Smart Mark Radio list of  the Top 25 Sexiest Female Wrestlers of All Time. This article was created as an addendum to the on-air broadcast where we discussed the Top 10 Sexiest Female Wrestlers of All Time, on March 13th, 2011.

25 – Melina

Melina Perez

Melina Perez - (Melina Nava Perez) born March 9, 1979, better known simply as Melina, is an American professional wrestler best known from World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling. Melina joined the independent professional wrestling circuit before joining WWE in 2004. Initially, she was a manager for the tag team of MNM. She managed them to three reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions, as well as former boyfriend and MNM member Johnny Nitro, to two reigns as WWE Intercontinental Champion. Melina made her WWE singles debut in 2005. Melina was also the first woman in WWE history to become a multiple-time champion with both the WWE Women’s Championship and the WWE Divas Championship. Pérez began her career as a model. She won a Miss California beauty contest and also modeled athletic wear for Nike. She decided to become a professional wrestler after talking to Empire Wrestling Federation (EWF) superstar Mike Henderson in 2000. Many EWF officials stated that she had the most natural ability of any woman who came through their school. In late 2002 Pérez auditioned for World Wrestling Entertainment’s reality show Tough Enough III, making it through to the final twenty-one before being eliminated from the competition in the final cut of the first episode. After she was eliminated from the contest, trainer Al Snow pulled Pérez aside and encouraged her to keep trying to pursue her dream as a wrestler. Melina has been named to the Smartasses Top 100 Sexiest Women List three times, being ranked 86th in 2008, 24th in2009, and 89th in 2010.

24 – (Tie) Ashley Cartier

Ashley Cartier

Ashley Cartier- (Natalie Will) born August 7th, 1962, auditioned for the Nevada-based Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (G.L.O.W.)in 1986. Successful in her audition, she went on to train under Mando Guerrero for six weeks, before beginning to wrestle in GLOW under the ring name Ashley. Ashley also formed a tag team with Tina Ferrari (Ivory), known as T & A , with whom she won the GLOW Tag Team Championship. They later changed their names to the Beverly Hills Knockouts to help promote her Ask Ashley segment. Ask Ashley was a segment on GLOW where Ashley would read letters from fans asking for advice, and give them zany and off the wall answers in return. Natalie also wrestled from 1987-1990 in POWW (Powerful Women of Wrestling)  under the name Tiffany Crystal. Natalie is also a former cheerleader for both the NFL’s Raiders and the L.A. Express of the USFL. After getting married, she retired from wrestling to start a family.

24 – (Tie) Angelina Love

Angelina Love

Angelina Love - (Lauren Williams) born September 13, 1981, is a Canadian professional wrestler. She is best known for her stint at Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where she was a Knockout Champion. She works outside of TNA under the ring name Angel Williams. Williams debuted in wrestling in 2000, working independent promotions around Canada. Her all-time favorite wrestler, Shawn Michaels, was her inspiration to get into wrestling. She was first a valet for various wrestlers such as Chris Sabin and Eric Young and then began to train under Rob Fuego to become a wrestler as well. She was working for promotions around America when World Wrestling Entertainment spotted her and invited her to a tryout in June 2004. After being let go from her WWE developmental contract in May 2007, Williams resurfaced in Mexico’s Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion under the name Canadian Angel. She also appeared for independent promotions such as NWA: Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling and Full Throttle Wrestling. In September 2007, she was contacted again by TNA to appear at their annual pay-per-view Bound for Glory. Williams soon began competing under the ring name Angelina Love and formed a partnership with Velvet Sky, calling themselves Velvet-Love Entertainment, later changed to The Beautiful People. Angelina Love has made three straight appearances on the Smartasses Top 100 Sexiest Women List, being ranked 48 in 2010, 58 in 2011, and 89 in 2012.

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The February 2014 edition of Ring Sirens Magazine is now available

Ring Sirens FEBThe Ring Sirens Magazine, dedicated to women’s professional wrestling has released it’s ninth (9th) issue for February 2014. Below is what you’ll find in the current issue of the Ring Sirens Magazine. Including an exclusive interview with, Hania “The Howling Huntress” (formerly Saturyne), an article on Mae Young, Siren Of The Month: Miami, Joshi news & pictures, and a whole lot more!

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Newsday.com presents: The Women of Professional Wrestling

Natalya 2Newsday.com presents: The Women of Professional Wrestling!

Women have made their mark in the world of professional wrestling, from inside the squared circle to the boardroom and charitable endeavors.  Check out this great photo shoot that honors the women who have made their mark in this sport, such as Victoria, Natalya, Susan Green, Fabulous Moolah, Madusa, and more!

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MensHealth.com presents: “Women Wrestlers Who Can Kick Your Ass”

mens healthEditor’s note: This column originally appeared on www.menshealth.com and was written by Rachael Schultz.

Women Wrestlers Who Can Kick Your Ass

Smokin’ bodies, tiny outfits, and the ability to knock a full-grown man on his back with one kick—what’s not to love about female wrestlers?
The women of WWE and TNA prove brawn is more powerful than beauty, but thankfully don’t make you choose between the two. And, this month—when WWE launches 24/7 streaming—you’ll no longer have to pay per mouth-dropping view.

We’ve come up with a list of the eight hottest names in women’s professional wrestling right now: fierce ladies who could kick your ass with their brute force. And, thanks to their smiling faces, you probably wouldn’t even mind.

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