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Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up: Thunder Rosa And Britt Baker Ready To Clash, Sharmell Enters The WWE Hall Of Fame, Women’s Dusty Cup Finals Set

Women’s History Month is continuing to soar to new heights: Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker are set to collide at AEW St. Patrick’s Day Slam, Sharmell is set to be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame, the NXT Women’s Dusty Rhodes Classic finals are set, and much more! Let’s break it all down in this week’s edition of Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up!

Thunder Rosa & Britt Baker Set To Collide In A Steel Cage

AEW Dynamite: St. Patrick’s Day Slam returns on Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas with a high stakes matchup set for the All Elite Wrestling Women’s World Championship.

A day off from the one-year anniversary of the first-ever Unsanctioned Lights Out match in AEW, Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa collide once again on St. Patrick’s Day Slam. This time, inside a steel cage.

Recently clashing on March 6th at Revolution, Thunder Rosa fought her hardest against AEW Women’s World Champion, Britt Baker. However, Rosa fell victim to consistent interference and a number’s disadvantage. Dr. Britt Baker would then retain due to a distraction on the part of her allies, Jamie Hayter and Rebel. Thunder Rosa would redeem herself days later in a number one contender match on Dynamite.

Competing against Leyla Hirsch, Thunder Rosa emerged victorious last week with an AEW Women’s World Championship title opportunity on the line. After the match, Tony Schiavone revealed that not only would Thunder Rosa be granted a title match, but she’d also resume her rivalry with Britt Baker inside a steel cage.

In addition, Thunder Rosa enters this match inside her hometown of San Antonio, Texas with the crowd momentum behind her. Tomorrow, Thunder Rosa and Britt Baker will make history once again by main eventing AEW Dynamite with the AEW Women’s World Championship on the line?

Will Thunder Rosa repeat history on St. Patrick’s Day Slam by once again defeating Britt Baker to become the new AEW Women’s World Champion? Or will Britt Baker continue her reign of dominance?

Anything can happen inside a steel cage.

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Championships On The Line At NWA’s Crockett Cup

The National Wrestling Alliance is set for two women’s matches at their upcoming Crockett Cup event on March 19th and March 20th in Nashville, Tennessee.

Firstly, reigning champion Kamille will defend her NWA Women’s World Championship on March 20th in a highly competitive triple threat matchup. She will face former Warrior Wrestling Women’s Champion, Kylie Rae and former IMPACT Knockouts Champion, Chelsea Green.

Green last encountered Kamille at NWA 73 in St. Louis last summer after winning the NWA’s Women’s Invitational the night prior at Empowerrr. Kylie Rae receives her first singles championship opportunity in NWA with this triple threat.

Kamille has forged a path of dominance since winning the title last June, successfully defending the NWA Women’s Championship against the likes of Melina, Taryn Terrell, and Kiera Hogan.

That isn’t the only championship at stake at the Crockett Cup, though. In fact, the NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championships will also be defended on night two of the Crockett Cup. The reigning champions, The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) will defend their titles against the team of Kenzie Paige and Ella Envy.

Kenzie Paige was last seen at NWA PowerrrTrip a few weeks ago in a match against Chelsea Green. Ella Envy will be making her National Wrestling Alliance debut at the Crockett Cup. Allysin Kay and Marti Belle have successfully defended their championships ever since winning them at NWA Empowerrr last summer.

As of this writing, no new women’s matches have been announced for the Crockett Cup.

NXT Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals Set

Last week on WWE NXT, two semi-finals bouts took place in the Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.

Kicking off the show, Dakota Kai and Wendy Choo took on the team of Cora Jade and Raquel Gonzalez. Cora Jade was isolated from her tag team partner for a majority of the match, and suffered an even bigger disadvantage when Jacy Jayne and Gigi Dolin snuck in an outside attack on Raquel Gonzalez. Even when Gonzalez was able to tag in, the damage was already done to her knee. In the end, Dakota Kai landed a top rope stomp to gain the pin and the victory for her team.

Later in the evening, Kayden Carter and Kacy Catanzaro competed against Io Shirai and Kay Lee Ray in the second semi-finals matchup. In a fast-paced back and forth bout, both teams impressed the WWE Universe with their incredible maneuvers. In the end, however, Kayden Carter would be launched into the steel steps while Shirai and Ray targeted the solo Catanzaro. Shirai landed a moonsault and pin for the victory.

In the finals now, former Women’s Dusty Rhodes Classic winner Dakota Kai will team with her partner Wendy Choo to take on former NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai and former NXT UK Women’s Champion, Kay Lee Ray.

READ MORE: NXT Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Finals Determined On WWE NXT Roadblock

Sharmell Confirmed For 2022 Hall Of Fame

WWE recently confirmed another inductee into the Hall of Fame Class of 2022. As the first female inductee in this year’s class, Sharmell will be honored on April 1st in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center alongside Vader and The Undertaker.

WWE confirmed Sharmell’s induction, posting the following:

“As first announced by, Sharmell will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 and will be enshrined in the hallowed hall during the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony as part of WrestleMania Week.

The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will take place Friday, April 1, at American Airlines Center in Dallas as part of WrestleMania Week. The event will stream live, exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else. In addition, for the first time in history, WWE will present both Friday Night SmackDown and the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony live on the same night at American Airlines Center, giving all fans in attendance an unprecedented opportunity to witness both events for one price. Tickets for the special 2-for-1 SmackDown + Hall of Fame are now available via Ticketmaster.

While she may be a former Miss Black America, winning 1991 Miss Black America Pageant at age 20, Sharmell was never just another pretty face. Behind that beauty stood an extremely cunning mind, and Sharmell was not afraid to do whatever it took to help her husband, Booker T, succeed in the squared circle and achieve success of her own.

Sharmell came to prominence during her time in WCW, first under the name Storm before eventually redefining herself as Paisley. As a member of The Nitro Girls, she soon became a competitor and accompanied other competitors to the ring.

After signing with WWE and training in OVW in 2001, Sharmell donned a blonde wig and added her special brand of talent to The Suicide Blondes as Sister Sharmell. She also became a backstage interviewer.

Perhaps her greatest contribution in WWE, though, was her association with real-life husband Booker T. Accompanying Booker to the ring, Sharmell made quite a splash when she began interfering in her spouse’s matches. Although the fan-favorite Booker feigned innocence at first, the charade was eventually broken, and the WWE Universe learned what a mastermind the lovely Sharmell really was.

When Booker T won the King of the Ring Tournament in 2006, he started referring to himself as King Booker, and inevitably, his bride became Queen Sharmell. Together the pair began using faux English accents and carried a superior attitude, becoming the couple that the fans simply loved to loathe. When King Booker defeated Rey Mysterio at The Great American Bash to become the new World Champion, Queen Sharmell and Booker T took their place on the top of the mountain.”

Sharmell currently helps run and co-founded the Houston-based promotion Reality of Wrestling, which has trained promising stars such as Rok-C, Hyan, A.Q.A and many more. She also recently appeared on GAW TV, discussing Reality of Wrestling, life as a mom, her career, and more.

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WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke spoke with Ring The Belle about her reign as the champion, her WrestleMania entrance from last year, splitting with Mandy Rose, challenging Ronda Rousey, unfinished business with Charlotte Flair, and more.

RCW Women’s Champion Ava Lawless appeared on Love Wrestling about her experience wrestling in the Saddledome, early days in wrestling, upcoming match against Nicole Matthews and Kc Spinelli, and more!

SHINE Wrestling Star Amber Nova appeared on Wilde On to discuss working as an EMT, modeling, moving to Orlando to train, and much more.

WWE Superstar Sonya Deville joined Out of Character with Ryan Satin to discuss her professional MMA career, competing in WWE Tough Enough, current Authority role, and working with Mr. McMahon.

wXw Women’s Champion Ava Everett chatted with Xenia Did That about reinventing herself, her Arte faction, intergender wrestling, objectification of women, and much more.

IMPACT Knockouts Champion Tasha Steelz spoke with Women’s Wrestling Talk about beating Mickie James for the Knockouts Championship, winning the first-ever Knockouts Ultimate X Match, preparing for her match at Sacrifice, and much more.

Independent star Kaitland Alexis chatted with A Wrestling Gal to discuss her fitness journey under Kayla Rossi, favorite Disney shows, cool hula hoop tricks, meeting Trish Stratus, her future goals, and much more!

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