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August 2, 2016

'We're not divas': Meet the Scottish WWE star leading the women's wrestling revolution

Women’s wrestling has been through a revolution. With WWE’s renewed attitude towards its women’s division – and, of course the sterling efforts of its most talented female performers – crotchety old fans like me, who once complained that the ladies couldn’t compare to proper men’s wrasslin’, have been forced to eat their ill-informed words.

But still, I’m fascinated by something: what makes a woman want to wrestle? What drives a woman to succeed in this bonkers, testosterone-fuelled world of trash talking, chest beating, and simulated violence?

There’s no one better to ask than Scottish wrestler Nicola Glencross. At 27-years-old, she already has eight years’ experience in the grapple game, carving out a reputation on the British and independent scene as the “best in the galaxy”.

Now, signed to the developmental NXT division, which airs weekly on the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Network, Nicola has a shot at the big time – a chance to put her fierce ambition to the test on the biggest stage in “sports-entertainment”...More?

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