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Willow Nightingale is the guest this week on "The Sessions with Renee Paquette." Among other topics, Nightingale talked about her bloody tag team match with Ruby Soho against Anna Jay & Tay Melo on Rampage:

"At the end of the match, I definitely knew that it was something very special, but I think obviously that, one, Ruby was bleeding like crazy. I looked over to her and I was like, 'You look awesome' right in the middle of the match.”

On Anna Jay’s missed table spot in that match:

"That has been a big thing. Before even getting anybody's response to it, it was the thing that when I walked back through the curtain, I was immediately like, 'Where's Anna? Is she okay?' She was like, 'I'm fine. I'm gonna go to the doctor right now because they have to check me out, but I'm okay.'”

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On her take that a lot of people expressed they didn’t want to see that much blood in a women’s match:

"We are honestly all very excited to be given the opportunity to do something like this. Anna and Tay have already done this a year ago on television. They had a lot of fun with it. There are limits, I guess, on how grotesque it's allowed to be. I can only speak from my experience. I don't know if this is the case with other matches, other other tag matches, or men's wrestling. I don't know what those conversations are like. I only know the conversations that we had, and for us, it was one person from each team was allowed to bleed. We all wanted to get our hands dirty, and we all wanted to do crazy stuff, but it was like, we can't go overboard. So we were like, okay, understood, and we didn't have to worry about it because Ruby bled enough for everybody. But I mean, I thought it was awesome. I thought she looked killer. She thought she looked great. You know, she had to get stitched up after. But we were just really excited about everything. I think that if people are getting their panties in a bunch about it, like, that's the least of your concerns, like we bleed every single month. Nobody talks about that. I'm sure if that had happened or whatever, like, people would make a big deal about that, too, right? Like if somebody were to bleed through their gear, but it's part of life. We bleed the same as men do. We take the same bumps in the ring as they do. We're at the same risk as they are. So I don't understand why there has to be a double standard about physically seeing blood."

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