- Alfred Konuwa has an article at Forbes looking at last Wednesday's NXT: Takeover special. They noted that women crying and hugging after matches is becoming "redundant if not demeaning."
"The absence of tears following a strong women's match will suggest that they expected nothing less than to tear the house down," Konuwa wrote. "It also allows fans to stay involved in the storyline, which thrives the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The NXT women's division needs to get back to basics, and use the aforementioned Paige-Emma match as an example. At the end, Paige—the victor—was elated. Emma, who lost, was clearly disappointed even as Paige gave her a sportsmanlike hug. They had a great match without over-celebrating their accomplishment immediately after... Just like the guys do."
It's an interesting read, you can check it out here.
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- Tickets go on sale this Friday for the post-Royal Rumble WWE SmackDown taping on January 26th at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com, the arena box office or by calling (800) 745-3000.
- Tickets also go on sale this Wednesday for the WWE live event in Paris, France on April 22, 2016 at the AccorHotels Arena as part of the European WrestleMania Revenge tour.
Axel LEFEVRE contributed to this article.