Each week, DIVAS DEBRIEF runs down the events that transpired in women's professional wrestling from the past couple of days. From the WWE Divas to the TNA Knockouts including some other companies as well, Smark Out Moment attempts to keep you up to date on all things going on with the ladies of the ring.
Charlotte vs Paige (WWE Divas Title Match)
Charlotte goes for a handshake and Paige rejects the offer. Charlotte with a forearm to Paige. Charlotte taunts Paige. Paige with stomps to Charlotte chest in the corner. Paige with knees to the midsection of Charlotte who’s in the middle rope. Charlotte with a boot to Paige. Paige with a superkick to Charlotte. Charlotte falls down like her daddy and rolls out of the ring. Paige does the Flair strut. Paige storms towards Charlotte and Ric gets in her way. Charlotte with a running knee to Paige’s ribs. Charlotte with knee drops for a two count. Charlotte with a neckbreaker to Paige for a two count. Charlotte goes for another pin attempt and Paige kicks out at two.
Charlotte with a side headlock to Paige. Paige with a sleeper hold to Charlotte. Charlotte plants Paige to get out of the sleeper hold. Charlottes goes for the Figure Eight, but Paige gets out of the way. Charlotte attacks Paige from the back of the knee. Charlotte goes for the ring post figure four leg lock and Paige sends Charlotte face first to the ring post. Flair is trying to take off the turnbuckle. Paige with forearms and side kicks to Charlotte. Paige with a running to Charlotte. Paige with a Figure Four Leg Lock to Charlotte. Charlotte rolls over to break the hold. Paige with a back elbow to Charlotte. Charlotte with a big boot Paige. Charlotte with a backwards crossbody for a two count. Charlotte with chops to Paige. Paige with the Fisherman’s Suplex to Charlotte for a two count. Charlotte with a massive slam for a two count. Paige rolls Charlotte up for a two count. Paige with a knee to the midsection of Charlotte. Paige with the RamPaige to Charlotte, Ric puts Charlotte’s foot on the bottom rope to break the pin attempt. Paige gets frustrated. Charlotte sends Paige face first to the exposed turnbuckle and pickups the victory.
WWE Monday Night Raw
Becky Lynch & Charlotte vs Alicia Fox & Brie Bella
Brie locks in an armbar, but Charlotte reverses it into a neck breaker. Charlotte sits on the top rope, but Brie yanks her foot out from under her, which causes Charlotte to hit her head on the top turnbuckle. Brie follows that up with multiple kicks to Charlotte’s chest. Brie gets a two count. Brie locks in a surfboard. Charlotte fight outs and tags in Lynch. Brie tags in Fox, but Lynch almost decapitates Fox. Fox hits the ropes, but Flair grabs Fox’ s ankle, which allows Lynch to put Fox in the dis-arm-her for the submission victory.
WWE NXT TakeOver: London
Asuka vs Emma
Bailey vs Nia Jax (NXT Women's Championship Match)
Asuka gets hyped up as the "Asuka's gonna kill you" chant starts. The crowd is also hot. A bit of stalling to start. Asuka toys with Emma some and they trade holds. Emma with a quick 1 count. More back and forth with holds. Emma with an elbow to the face. Asuka takes Emma down with a quick armbar and the crowd pops. Emma makes it to the bottom rope and breaks it. Asuka kicks Emma a few times. Emma ends up on the floor and Asuka hits a running hip attack from the apron. Dana tries to get involved and Asuka stares her down, intimidating her. They come back in the ring and Emma dropkicks Asuka to the floor. Emma follows and brings her back in. Emma unloads with strikes and then kicks in the corner.
Emma keeps control as fans boo and covers for a 2 count. Emma with submission holds and more offense on the ropes. Emma with a kick and a 2 count. Emma with more offense as Dana cheers her on. Asuka comes back with a backslide for a 2 count. Emma drops her with a clothesline for a 2 count. Fans chant "this is wrestling" as Emma sends Asuka hard into the corner and she goes down.
Emma continues to dominate and whips Asuka hard into the corner again. Dana and Emma talk trash as Asuka tries to hype herself up but Emma keeps control. Asuka counters and hits a missile dropkick. Asuka finally makes a comeback with strikes and forearms. Asuka with another hip attack for a pop. Asuka with kicks to the chest. Emma catches the leg. Asuka misses a spinning backfist. Emma with a 2 count. Asuka comes right back with strikes and a running hip attack for a close 2 count. Emma ends up getting the ropes submission applied. It's broken and Emma hits a big butterfly suplex into the turnbuckles and then the low splash for a 2 count. Emma with another close 2 count.
Emma rubs Asuka's face into the mat for more boos. Emma goes for her submission finisher but it's countered into an ankle lock. Asuka hits a big German suplex and a running kick to the jaw for a close 2 count. Emma fights off the Asuka Lock and pulls the referee into the way, ramming Asuka back into him in the corner. Asuka checks on the referee as Emma motions to Dana. Asuka corners Emma. Dana slides something in the ring and Emma grabs it. Asuka takes it from her as the referee comes to. He sees Asuka holding the chain as fans boo. Asuka tells the referee it's not hers. Emma rolls her up from behind for 2. Asuka comes right back with the Asuka Lock. Dana gets on the apron and the referee is distracted. Emma taps out but he doesn't see it. The referee ejects Dana as the hold is broken. He turns around as Asuka connects with a kick on Emma for the win.
We get formal ring introductions and the crowd is crazy. Nia shows her power early on. She carries Bayley out of the corner and tosses her. Nia kicks Bayley around and keeps control. Nia with a big powerslam. Nia manhandles Bayley some more in the middle of the ring. Bayley looks to be fading but fans rally for her. Nia manhandles Bayley some more, keeping the hold locked.
Bayley tries to get out and ends up with a Dragon Sleeper applied but Nia rams her back into the corner and breaks it. Bayley fights back and hits three big leaping elbows in the corner. Bayley goes to the second rope but Nia pulls her off. Bayley takes Nia to one knee with a dropkick to the leg. Nia with a running kick but Nia still won't go down. Bayley goes to the second rope for a flying back elbow but she's still standing. Bayley with another flying elbow. Bayley goes back to the second rope but Nia pushes her out of the air. Bayley catches her in a submission but Nia picks her up and sets her on the top rope. Nia with a forearm. Nia climbs up but Bayley sends her to the mat. Bayley with a senton for a 2 count. Nia launches Bayley out of the ring with the kick out.
Bayley comes back in but Nia hits a Samoan Drop for a 2 count. She argues with the referee and looks to be getting frustrated. Nia with another Samoan Drop. Nia with another big Samoan Drop off the ropes. Nia with the leg drop now. She puts a boot on Bayley's chest but Bayley kicks out at 2. Nia with three splashes in the corner. Nia tosses Bayley across the ring again. Nia with another big leg drop on the arm and then one to the back of the head. Nia with another leg drop to the back of the head. She nails one more for a 2 count.
Nia watches as Bayley struggles to get to her feet. Nia floors Bayley again as fans boo and the referee checks on her. Nia takes Bayley back to the top and climbs up. Nia goes for a super Samoan Drop but Bayley applies a guillotine choke and brings Nia back to the mat, still standing though. Bayley tightens the hold but Nia slams her to the mat. Bayley catches Nia in the choke again. Nia stands up with Bayley's hold still locked in. Fans go crazy for Bayley but Nia slams her to the mat once again. Bayley eventually gets the choke locked in for the third time. Nia drops to one knee this time. Nia fades and falls to the mat now. Bayley re-positions herself and really tightens the guillotine as fans chant "tap." Bayley screams for Nia to tap but she won't give up. She finally taps out and Bayley wins.
Brie Bella vs Becky Lynch
Action starts quickly as Brie gets Becky out of the ring. We hear the crowd chanting "We Want Sasha" as Brie taunts Team BAD before getting back in the ring. She goes back to work on Becky, when suddenly Charlotte comes to the ring. Becky turns things back around on the distraction, hitting a series of hits and a calf kick to the corner. Brie catches Becky with a missile dropkick and a knee to the face for a nearfall. Becky responds with a pumphandle suplex for a nearfall of her own, before hitting an elbow on Brie. Brie stops her, but gets set on the ropes where Charlotte trips her up. Becky doesn't look happy about that, but puts Brie in the Disarm-Her 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: Asuka vs Emma
WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Asuka