WOW Women of Wrestling brought their show back with AJ Lee as cornerstone of the brand. Things didn’t work out with Tessa Blanchard, but there were other attempts to load up the all-female show with big names.

According to Sean Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, WOW Women of Wrestling tried to bring in Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay, better known as The IIcoincs in WWE. The two became The IInspiration after their releases, and they had a nice run in Impact wrestling before leaving in-ring action later on. During that time between their WWE releases and hanging up their boots, they did not venture to WOW.

It was also noted that Ruby Soho received a call to work for the company. The fact that they were told that she wasn’t taking bookings was a very good sign that she inked a deal with AEW. Soho was released by WWE, where she was known as Ruby Riott, in June 2021.

Among those, we’re told that feelers were sent out to those connected to now-AEW star Ruby Soho shortly after her WWE release. We weren’t told if Ruby had any actual talks with WOW Women of Wrestling, but the company was told pretty quickly that Ruby was not taking bookings, which led many to correctly believe that she was signing for AEW.


It was also reported that original pitches to talent changed dramatically from the kind of presentation the company used later on. We’ll have to see if WOW Women of Wrestling gains any more steam, but at least the program is providing a platform for women’s wrestling.

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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