RIP: Chyna, “The 9th Wonder of the World”

I’ve thought about Chyna (Joanie Laurer) all day. If you’re familiar with her story, the early part of which is documented in her autobiography If They Only Knew, you’d know her road to iconicism was arduous. Despite her struggles, Chyna blazed a path to become the “9th Wonder of the World,” an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime performer. As a professional…

Diva Dream Matches: AJ Lee vs. Kharma

The Competitors: AJ LEE:  Diva’s Champion (current, longest reigning), former RAW General Manager KHARMA:  2012 Royal Rumble entrant (third woman ever) Background: Diva’s Champion AJ Lee and Kharma have had similar, yet vastly different paths to the WWE.  Lee was an indy worker prior to being signed to a developmental contract with WWE and competing…

Coming Soon: Diva Dream Matches

In the coming weeks, I’m going to begin presenting Diva Dream Matches.  It’ll be a list of bouts that never happened and that I think people would pay to see.  Some are contests fans have been clamoring for, others are the result of my own fantasy booking.  Regardless, these bouts would have main-event appeal and would generate…

Beth Phoenix: Glamazon Fading

10/30/2012 UPDATE:  Beth Phoenix finished her WWE run last night on RAW in an angle where she was fired by Vickie Guerrero.  In an exclusive interview with WWE.com, Phoenix promised fans it wouldn’t be the last time they’ll see her, but that she doesn’t know what’s next. Article Originally Published on September 23, 2012 Rumors are…