WWE Monday Night Raw
Paige vs Becky Lynch
Naomi vs Natalya
Both women start things off hitting each other with their own brand of offense. They trade shots and we see WWE Divas Champion Charlotte backstage watching. Becky takes Paige down and works on the arm.
Paige comes back and claims her house to a pop (Because, you know, England). Paige then goes for an abdominal stretch but Becky reverses it with an abdominal stretch of her own.. Paige fights out of the hold and slams Becky. Becky comes back and hits a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick for a two-count. More back and forth, Paige drops Becky for a two-count. Becky catches a knee and throws Paige for another two-count. Becky then goes and hits Paige with a leg drop. Becky then goes Paige comes right back with another two-count. Paige ends up hitting the RamPaige but Becky gets the bottom rope to break the pin (For a second, I thought she just kicked out, which would have been really awesome!).
Paige argues with the referee. Paige goes for the PTO but Becky fights it and gets to the bottom rope. Becky tries to fight back. Paige grabs a handful of tights for a roll up but Becky kicks out at two. Becky comes right back with a roll up of her own and also uses a handful of tights, and wins. Paige, not happy with the win, then attacks Becky until Charlotte comes in and forces Paige to come out. Charlotte helps Becky backstage as the segment closes.
Natalya is out as is Naomi with Tamina Snuka and Sasha Banks. Fans start chanting for Sasha. They end up on the floor early on and Sasha pushes Natalya into the ring post. More back and forth in the ring. Naomi misses the splash and gets hit with a big clothesline. Sasha distracts Natalya, allowing Naomi to get a roll up but unfortunately it only gets to two. Then Natalya goes for the sharpshooter but Naomi escapes and goes for the Rear End but Natalya escapes and gets a quick roll up for the win.
After the match, Sasha attacks Natalya from behind. Natalya counters the Banks Statement and applies the Sharpshooter. Sasha taps as Tamina breaks it with a superkick. Sasha applies the Banks Statement on Natalya and she taps out to some boos. Team BAD celebrates as Naomi's music hits.
WWE Main Event
Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch
The women immediately begin grappling and chain wrestling, Becky reversing a headlock takeover into a hammerlock. She rolls into a pin, which Sasha also reverses. They go back and forth between pins before breaking up for a moment. Becky takes the foot but Sasha kicks her away. Becky follows with two arm drags, but Sasha comes back with a slam to the mat. Becky bridges out of the pin and counters a leap frog into a flapjack. She goes for an early Dis-Arm-Her but Sasha scrambles for the ropes. Becky gets back on top with a wristlock, transitioning into an inverted sunset flip. She follows with an Oklahoma Roll and another arm drag. Sasha tries an arm drag too but Becky rolls through and bars her arm again. Sasha gets to her feet and shoulder tackles Becky, going back to the headlock takeover. The two counter Irish whips until Becky gets back on top with her springboard kick. This sends Sasha out of the ring, where she hits her with a baseball slide. However Sasha takes advantage of Becky climbing back in, and bounces her arm off the ropes. Time for a commercial break.
Sasha is in control when the match returns, working over Becky’s arm. She locks in a painful submission that bends the arm back to a disturbing degree. Sasha puts on a half-nelson to punish the arm even more. She positions Becky in a way that she’s straddling the middle rope – and drops two knees to her arm. Sasha keeps in control and whips Becky into the corner. Becky flips her to the apron and knocks her off it. Sasha however wrings her arm to drop her onto the apron. Sasha now has the Japanese Stranglehold locked in, but Becky gets to her feet and throws Sasha face-first to the turnbuckle. Becky now comes back with uppercuts, clotheslines and a leg lariat for two. She lands a leg drop but Sasha dodges a second. She hits an arm breaker and covers Becky for two. She goes for a suplex but Becky counters into the Dis-Arm-Her. Sasha’s at the ropes and Naomi distract Becky. However it backfires and Becky rolls Sasha up for two! Becky goes for a pumphandle suplex but Sasha counters into the Bank Statement.
TNA Impact Wrestling
Madison Rayne vs Gail Kim (World Title Series)
Lock up to start. Ref breaks them up in the corner. Gail goes for the crucifix but can't can't get the two. Trip by Madison for a two. Gail with the jacknife for another two. They brawl through the ropes and Madison hits an elbow. Madison has gotten way better as a wrestler. Gail with the crossbody. She goes for another one but Madison gets out the way and Gail is sent to the outside. Madison goes after her and Gail sends her face-first into the stairs. Back in the ring Kim goes for the pin but gets a 2. Gail tries to get in a sleeperhold but Madison punches her and goes for the pin. Another 2. Crossbody by Madison. Madison then tries the Rayne Check but Gail hits the cradle for the three count. She is now into the final sixteen! Decent match, but Madison's new gimmick seems rather strange, quite frankly.
Nia Jax vs Deonna
Bayley & Hype Bros vs. Blake, Murphy & Alexa Bliss
Deonna charges Jax, but Jax boots her in the chest. Deonna hit the ropes but Jax catches her and tosses her in the air for a huge Samoan Drop. Jax sets Deonna in the corner and splashes her in the corner. Jax follows that up with a running hip attack. Jax picks up Deonna for a spine buster followed by a leg drop for the win.
There was another match that had Bailey and Alexa Bliss in a mixed tag match. Not much action from the women except for a really cool spot where Bailey did a Bailey to Belly to Blake as Bliss ran away mid-match with the NXT Women's Championship.
Backstage after the match., Bayley finds Bliss taking photos with the Women’s title. Bliss drops the belt and runs away. Bayley picks it up and walks away. Bayley comes face to face with Nia Jax. Bliss attacks Bayley from behind. Bliss goes to pick up the belt but Jax grabs it first. Bliss begs off. Jax slowly gives the belt back to Bayley and walks away.
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: Sasha Banks vs Becky Lynch
WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Sasha Banks