Roxanne Perez wins the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. NWA Alwayz Ready revs up with exciting matchups. Liv Morgan makes her film debut, and much more! Let’s break it down in this week’s edition of Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up!
NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament Winner Crowned
Last night on WWE NXT 2.0, Roxanne Perez was crowned as the inaugural Women’s Breakout Tournament winner.
Roxanne Perez met Tiffany Stratton in the tournament finals. Stratton was not originally slated to compete, but after a sprained MCL injury from Nikkita Lyons, Stratton found herself in the semi-finals. From there, Stratton defeated Fallon Henley to then advance to the finals, where she met Roxanne Perez. Perez entered the Women’s Breakout Tournament as a fan favorite from the start, overcoming Kiana James and Lash Legend to make it all the way to the finals.
A full recap of the match can be read below, courtesy of WrestleZone’s NXT live coverage,
Perez and Stratton trade strikes and take turns mocking each other. Stratton works an arm bar. Perez tries to fire up but Stratton slams her arm into the ring apron. Roxanne surprises Stratton with a suicide dive. Perez brings Stratton back into the ring and lands a Russian leg sweep. Stratton kicks out.
Perez lands a twisting splash but she hurts her arm in the process. Stratton kicks out again. Stratton lands a powerbomb for a near fall. Perez hooks Stratton’s leg while she goes up top. Stratton kicks her away and tries a pop-up moonsault. Perez moves out of the way. Perez lands Pop Rox for the win.
Winner – Roxanne Perez
Cora Jade runs down to the ring and hugs Perez. Jade hands Perez the title contract. Toxic Attraction inturupts. Rose tells Perez to enjoy this moment because it’s all downhill from here. Rose says Perez has no chance if she challenges her. Perez decks Rose. A huge brawl breaks out. Indi Hartwell hits the ring and helps Perez and Jade clear out all of Toxic Attraction.
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In a highly competitive matchup, Roxanne Perez prevailed as the ultimate winner. Now, she receives a future championship opportunity of her choosing. Until then though, she teams with Indi Hartwell and Cora Jade to take on Toxic Attraction next week on NXT 2.0.
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NWA Alwayz Ready Preview
The National Wrestling Alliance will hold their Alwayz Ready event this Saturday, June 11th from Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition, three marquee women’s matches will be featured on the card.
Firstly, Kamille will defend her NWA Women’s World Championship against “The Mother Effing King” KiLynn King. King previously won a number one contender triple threat matchup against Jennacide and Chelsea Green to earn this title opportunity. This isn’t the first time these two have squared off the NWA Women’s Championship, however.
Last December at Coastal Championship Wrestling, KiLynn King challenged Kamille for the title but fell short in her efforts. Now, Kamille has officially surpassed one year into her NWA Women’s World Championship reign and looks to extend it at Alwayz Ready. Kamille has dominantly defeated the likes of Melina, Taryn Terrell, Kylie Rae, Chelsea Green and more throughout her reign, but KiLynn King may be her toughest opponent yet.
On this week’s edition of NWA Powerrr, King gained momentum with a tag team victory over Kamille and Kenzie Paige while she teamed with Missa Kate. Now, KiLynn King heads into NWA Alwayz Ready with eyes on the gold, as Kamille lays her championship on the line.
That isn’t the only championship matchup on the card, though. The NWA Women’s Tag Team Championships will also be put on the line. The Hex (Allysin Kay and Marti Belle) will defend against The Pretty Empowered, Ella Envy and Kenzie Paige. Envy and Paige previously challenged The Hex at the Crockett Cup in March, falling short of clinching the titles. But now, The Pretty Empowered receives an opportunity to change their fate.
Allysin Kay and Marti Belle have also been dominant champions, defeating every and all challengers since claiming the NWA Women’s Tag Team Championships last August at Empowerrr. At one point, they were double champions: winning the Pro-Wrestling EVE Tag Team Championships earlier this year in a Winner Takes All Match. At Alwayz Ready, The Hex seek to extend their reign.
Lastly, an exciting debut is set for NWA Alwayz Ready. AAA Reina De Reinas Champion Taya Valkyrie will make her National Wrestling Alliance debut on Saturday in Knoxville against Natalia Markova. Markova recently aligned with Taryn Terrell, who will be present at ringside for the matchup. Valkyrie and Markova have locked up once before, with Markova taking home the victory at House of Glory earlier this year.
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Bianca Belair vs Rhea Ripley Set For Money In The Bank
Following her successful title defense at Hell In A Cell, RAW Women’s Champion now finds herself with a new challenger in sight. This week on WWE RAW, a fatal four-way matchup ensued to determine the next number one contender.
Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, Alexa Bliss and Doudrop competed to earn a title opportunity against Bianca Belair at Money in the Bank on July 2nd. Bliss and Morgan frequently aligned in the matchup to counter their odds against Doudrop and Ripley. In the end, though, Rhea Ripley emerged victorious after landing a Riptide on Doudrop. She will now compete for the RAW Women’s Championship against Belair next month.
Read below for a recap of the match, courtesy of our live, play-by-play coverage:
Bianca Belair is out to watch the match. Doudrop and Ripley trade shots. Doudrop is pulled out of the ring. Morgan attack Ripley. Ripley floors Morgan with a clothesline. Bliss charges in but Ripley tosses her all over the ring. Ripley tries a delayed suplex but Morgan kicks her in the head to break up the move. DDT by Morgan. After the break, Doudrop is beating down Bliss.
Morgan surprises Ripley with a diving ranna. Doudrop lands her finish. Morgan kicks out.Everyone is down after a tower of doom spot. Morgan and Bliss tear into each other. Bliss drops Morgan with a DDT. Bliss goes up top. Morgan gets her knees up as Bliss tries Twisted Bliss. Doudrop hits a Michinoku Driver. Ripley breaks up the pin. Rhea blasts Doudrop with a dropkick. Ripley hits Riptide for the win.
Besides becoming number one contender for the RAW Women’s Championship, Rhea Ripley shook up Judgement Day earlier in the evening. Ripley, Damien Priest, and Edge prevailed in their six-person mixed tag team match at Hell In A Cell on Sunday. Furthermore, they announced that another member would be joining their faction.
Finn Balor emerged as the new member of Judgement Day. However, the quadruple would be short-lived, as Ripley, Priest, and Balor turned against their leader Edge. Now, the future of The Judgment Day has shifted. Rhea Ripley now also officially finds herself in a trio with a newly turned heel Finn Balor and Damien Priest.
Liv Morgan Set For Film Debut
While she’s not competing as a WWE Superstar, Liv Morgan can now add actress to her list of accolades.
As first reported by Deadline, Liv Morgan, will make her movie debut in the upcoming film “The Kill Room”. Morgan will portray an art purist in the film. “The Kill Room” will premiere as a dark, comedic thriller, mixing the worlds of money laundering and art. Additionally, Liv Morgan will appear alongside the likes of Uma Thurman, Samuel L Jackson, and Maya Hawke.
Deadline issued a statement on Morgan’s film debut:
WWE Superstar Liv Morgan will make her film debut in Yale Entertainment’s darkly comic thriller, The Kill Room. She joins an ensemble that also includes Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Manganiello, Maya Hawke, Debi Mazar, Larry Pine, Dree Hemingway, and Leah McSweeney, as previously announced.
The film centers on hitman Reggie (Manganiello), his boss (Jackson), an art dealer (Thurman), and their money-laundering scheme that accidentally turns the hitman into an overnight Avant-Garde sensation, forcing the dealer to play the art world against the underworld. Morgan will play an art purist who bemoans the vapidness of art dealers.
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Former NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Rodriguez appeared on Out Of Character her WWE name change, her love for working out, eating goat, NXT, and her finishing move.
All Elite Wrestling star Toni Storm joined The Sessions with Renee Paquette to talk about her exit from WWE, her relationship with Juice Robinson, starting an OnlyFans account, and more.
Former Divas Champion Maryse spoke with Cageside Seats about Season 3 of Miz & Mrs, Miz’s time on Dancing With The Stars, Maryse returning to the ring at the Royal Rumble, and more.
TBS Champion Jade Cargill appeared on Face Turn With Candace Cordelia to discuss her title defense against Anna Jay, her winning streak, how pro wrestling has made her “ready for anything”, who she wants to face in AEW and more.
“The Violence Artist” Charli Evans chatted with A Wrestling Gal about her upcoming photobook project, Manami Toyota inspiration, her journey returning to the states at JCW, reuniting with Millie McKenzie in the UK and more.
“The Smokeshow” Scarlett Bordeaux spoke with WrestleZone about her in-ring return, wedding planning, her dark match against Shotzi Blackheart, and more.
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