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Beth Phoenix Helping Grow Female Roles Within WWE Broadcasting Ring on NXT

After a successful WWE Hall of Fame career, Beth Phoenix is rising to the occasion as a commentator for NXT. She is part of the brand’s next evolution, lending a female perspective and wealth of in-ring experience to the weekly broadcast now airing live Wednesday nights on USA Network. The gig is the result of a journey that began after receiving rave reviews for her Hall of Fame induction speech in 2017. “I did my talking in the ring, but I got such a positive reception that night,” Phoenix reflected. “From there I got a phone call from Michael Cole […]

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Bianca Belair Ready to Become Queen B of WWE NXT on USA Network

When Bianca Belair found out NXT was going live Wednesday nights on USA Network, it was hard for the superstar to contain her excitement. The blood, sweat and tears poured into WWE’s yellow brand has created a buzz among fans. Although the “EST of NXT” a proud member of the locker room for three-and-half years, she is grateful to those who came before her to lay the foundation. “I’m reaping the benefits of what they did,” Belair said. “Combine that with all the work we put in, and it’s all paying off now. I’m very anxious. We just want to […]

Mayans MC Edward James Olmos
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7 Questions With Edward James Olmos of FX’s “Mayans M.C.”

Edward James Olmos has the air of an elder statesman, one accustomed to having to explain matters to people, especially important basics of Latinos’ contributions, culture and history. Long an activist, from doing simple acts of volunteerism — such as picking up a broom to clean up Los Angeles after the Rodney King riots — to consistently working with youth over the decades, Olmos, 71, founded the Youth Cinema Project, which has taught thousands of kids how to create films. That elder statesman vibe is partially because Olmos has been at this for so long, trying to bridge gaps in […]