At WrestleMania in April, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair made history when they became the first female main event in the storied event’s history.
There have been other firsts in women’s wrestling in WWE over the last few years, and Lynch has now made more history.
Lynch becomes the first professional wrestler in history to grace ESPN The Magazine, as she is on the August cover along with Alison Brie.
Brie is one of the stars of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling), which is entering its third season on Netflix.
The duo takes part in an interview and share some unique stories form their respective careers.
It is a safe bet to say that Lynch will be the only pro wrestler to ever grace ESPN The Magazine, as it will publish its last issue in September.
How rare is it for a professional wrestler to grace the cover of a major sports magazine?
Only Hulk Hogan, who was on the cover of Sports Illustrated on April 29, 1985, has also pulled off the feat.
Not even Stone Cold Steve Austin made the cover during the Attitude Era when he was the most popular and most profitable wrestler in the history of the business.
WWE Network for $0.99
This past week, WWE sent out an email saying that it is offering the next three months of the WWE Network for just 99 cents.
So if you sign up, fans would receive Extreme Rules, NXT TakeOver: Toronto, Summer Slam and the Clash of Champions PPVs while within the three month window.
New deals for WWE tag team
Several readers have reached out recently asking what was going on with Anderson and Gallows.
One of several severely underutilized tag teams in WWE, Anderson and Gallows have been getting more TV time as of late and are aligned with AJ Styles.
The duo had turned down a deal from WWE several months ago that would have paid them near $500,000 a year.
Well, the duo has signed even more lucrative deals that are five years.
Bischoff officially on the job
Tuesday will be Eric Bischoff’s first official Smackdown Live as the executive director of the show.
Paul Heyman has been at Raw but is still slowly taking over as executive director of that show.
On This Day…
In 1997, Stone Cold Steve Austin and the debuting Dude Love defeated The British Bulldog and Owen Hart for the vacant WWE tag team titles.
This week’s question
Will Vince McMahon really let Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff run Raw and Smackdown, respectively? Steve, Connellsville.
If Vince is smart, he will release his dictatorship reigns and allow Heyman to run Raw and Bischoff to run Smackdown without him constantly overriding them.
Will it happen?
But hopefully the shows begin to feel different from one another.
One example of change is that the last two episodes of Raw began with a match whereas both shows usually start off with a 20-minute promo in the ring.
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