WWE Monday Night Raw
Nikki Bella and Alicia Fox vs Naomi and Sasha Banks
Charlotte vs Brie Bella
Sasha Banks starts things off against Alicia Fox. Alicia starts with the upper hand, and is then hit by a dropkick at from Banks Banks then tags in Naomi. After a sweet double team move Naomi gets a two-count. We come back from break with Alicia Fox beating on Naomi. Alicia quickly tags in Nikki who gets a two-count after a double team move. Nikki then puts a chin-lock on in the middle of the ring. Nikki looking very impressive after a lot of kicks, and then a drop kick. Alicia gets back in the ring, and I cannot believe they are letting Alicia dominate anyone especially Naomi. Naomi finally gets the upper hand, but cannot get a tag after Nikki interrupts. After faking out Nikki, Banks is finally back in. Banks is in control of the match as she hits the number one contender with a couple of clotheslines and a dropkick which sends Nikki into the corner and goes for the jumping double knee. She does the same move again and then throws Fox out of the ring, which gives Nikki the break she needed to hit Banks with a forearm to the face. Naomi makes a tag and goes for a cross-body, but Nikki rolls through for a two-count and then hits a spine buster. After a cheap shot on Naomi, Nikki finishes the match with a Rack Attack and pins her for the victory.
Nikki is carrying momentum into Hell in a Cell when she faces Charlotte for the Divas Championship. Let's see if Charlotte can do the same. She starts with the upper hand by sending Brie head first into the mat and then using a headscissors to throw Brie around the mat which is pretty impressive looking.. Charlotte tosses Brie from the ring and challenges Nikki to a fight. Brie takes advantage of the distraction to start taking control of the match. Charlotte quickly regains control and starts asserting her dominance. Nikki grabs the title and uses it to distract Charlotte. It works as Brie takes control. Brie continues to dominate with submission moves. Brie still has the upper hand with quick moves keeping Charlotte down. Brie then goes for the Daniel Bryan style roundhouse kicks and then gets reversed by Charlotte. Charlotte then spears Brie which sets her up for the Figure Eight and wins via submission.
WWE Main Event
Brie Bella vs Sasha Banks
Banks and Brie start things off squaring off against each other. Banks gets the first offense in when she has Brie in a side headlock and then hits Brie with a shoulder tackle, followed by a drop toe hold and a Daniel Bryan style kick to mock Brie. Banks then goes for a hurricarana that while it was successful, it still looked kind of weird. Team Bella pulls Brie out of the ring when Banks goes for the top rope double knee stomp, but then baseball slides Brie into the broadcast table. When Sasha tries to go for the top rope, Brie pulls her leg, which forces her to land on her back and on the back of her head as we go to break.
Coming back from break, Brie is hitting Banks with a barrage of kicks a la Daniel Bryan. Brie yells out Brie Mode! as she hits Banks in the face with her knee. She then works Banks' back after a two-count as Brie hits her with her knee. Banks then reverses Brie's momentum when Banks pushes Brie off of Brie's shoulders on the top rope. Banks then hits Brie with a couple of clotheslines and a dropkick which sends Brie into the corner and goes for the jumping double knee. Banks attempts another top rope double knee stomp and successfully executes it and goes for a pin, but the count only goes for two. Brie hits a running Banks with a boot to the face and then hits the former NXT Women's champion with a dropkick from the top rope and gets a two-count. Banks immediately reverses another Brie roundhouse kick and goes for a roll-up pin for a two-count. Both women exchange a pin attempt each, but Banks then goes for the Banks Statement as Brie taps out to give Banks the win.
Asuka vs Billie Kay
Alexa Bliss vs Peyton Royce
Billie Kay comes out to the ring as she looks to be the first woman to beat Asuka in NXT. She goes to shake Asuka's hand, but attacks her instead, landing a big boot. Kay follows up with a really nice delayed vertical suplex for a two-count, but Asuka proceeds to kick the hell out of her and smile when she's punched. (Asuka looks like she is really enjoying her character, not sure if that's how she was in Japan, but I'm enjoying it). Asuka then goes to work on Kay, hitting with various moves and counters and applies the armbar and hits a nice German Suplex, which is followed up by an Asuka City chant from the NXT crowd. Asuka then hits Kay with the Asuka Lock gets the submission victory.
Alexa Bliss and Peyton Royce start the match by going through a few pin attempts, which results in Bliss stepping all over Royce's back. Bliss uses a catch wrestling arm drag and goes to work on Peyton's arm. Royce lands a couple of kicks, followed by a Harlem Side Kick for a two count and sends Bliss to the corner, going for a splash. Alexa drops Peyton with an elbow, and uses her moonsault kneedrop to set her up for her finisher. Alexa lands the Sparkle Splash for the pin. Not a whole ton of action from the women in these matches, but they're good enough to showcase Asuka and Bliss while giving their opponents some time to showcase their skill set as well.
Nikki Bella vs Paige
Nikki lands a facebuster over her knee, but Paige ends up delivering knees of her own on the apron, then right to the face in the ring. We come back from a commercial to see Nikki Bella working over Paige's arm. Paige fights back with more knees, but gets dropped by a spinebuster, which is probably the best one in the entire division I noticed. Nikki goes for the Rack attack, but Paige escapes out of the back and gets a two-count. Nikki uses an Alabama Slam for another pin attempt that only goes for a two-count once more. Nikki then hits Paige with a big forearm and connects on the Rack Attack once more for the win.
So there you have it, the breakdown for the week in women's wrestling. What were some of your favorite and least favorite moments from these women? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
MATCH OF THE WEEK: Brie Bella vs Sasha Banks (WWE Main Event)
WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Sasha Banks