WWE: Paige-led ‘Absolution’ walking ‘The Shield’ way in women’s revolution

first_imgFormer women’s champion Paige returned to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on Monday Night RAW last week in style and she took the momentum forward this week as well.Last week three women led by the the returning Briton attacked Bayley, Mickie James, Alicia Fox and Sasha Banks to interrupt their Fatal-4-Way match for the women’s title and then went on to hammer the current RAW women’s champion Alexa Bliss backstage to make a bold statement.This week, Paige and her crew from NXT consisting of Mandy Rose and Sonya Devill were supposed to face Bayley, James and Banks in a three-women tag-team match. But the trio, now called the ‘Absolution’, had something else in their minds. They continued the chaos by injuring Bayley and Mickie James backstage and then went on to attack Banks in the middle of the ring after surrounding her from three sides of the squared mat.They also returned to do the same after Asuka beat Dana Brooke but surprisingly allowed her to escape.Does that ring a bell?Yes! This is exactly how ‘The Shield’ started.Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins would surround the ring and then prowl onto their prey and deliver a hammering.Paige’s return in this avatar was something that no one was expecting and it will be interesting to see how the trio go about in the business.Another group of NXT women also invaded SmackDown last week. Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan laid out Naomi and Becky Lynch in the backstage area and then went onto attack Charlotte Flair and Natalya during their rematch, causing it to end in a no-contest.advertisementThere are rumours suggesting that Paige will lead a ‘cross-band’ women’s revolution and if the signs in the three nights are anything to go by, it will be an exciting time for women’s wrestling in the upcoming months. This is something that the WWE fans will be seeing for the first time in a long time to come and knowing how well they embraced ‘The Shield’, it could be a great way to carry forward the upsurge in women’s wrestling with a strong and capable performer in Paige.last_img

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