Divas Debrief: Women's Wrestling This Week for 1/13/2016 | Smark Out Moment

Divas Debrief: Women's Wrestling This Week for 1/13/2016

Posted by Carlos Toro Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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.

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WWE Monday Night Raw (1/4)

Charlotte vs Becky Lynch

The bell rings and they lock up. Charlotte takes it to the corner and gets in a quick shot. They lock up again and break. Becky with arm drags as Flair looks on. They run the ropes, more back and forth. Becky kicks the Figure Four off and they go to lock up again after Flair struts. They trade more pin attempts and holds. Charlotte mounts Becky with forearms. Charlotte with two neckbreakers as she's taken control. Charlotte drops knees as Flair looks on. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Charlotte is still in control. Charlotte slams Becky by her hair and covers for 2. Charlotte with a head scissors now. Charlotte uses the scissors to slam Becky into the mat. Charlotte keeps control and nails another clothesline for a 2 count. Charlotte with a big suplex as Flair whooo's at Becky. Charlotte takes Becky to the top but Becky kicks her away. Charlotte catches her but Becky turns it into a sleeper hold.

Becky finally makes a comeback and unloads. Becky nails a dropkick. Charlotte catches a kick in the corner and drops her on her face for a 2 count. Charlotte with chops. Becky fires back with forearms. Becky with an exploder suplex out of the corner for a 2 count. Becky drops a leg. Flair grabs her leg. This leads to Becky getting the win with a roll up.

Match Rating 3.25/5

TNA Impact Wrestling (1/5)

Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne and Gail Kim vs The Dollhouse

The Dollhouse have a pretty sexy new entrance as they are now without Taryn Terrell. Gail and Jade will start the match off against each other. Jade attempts to kick Gail but eats a drag screw legwhip from Gail. Gail goes for a hurricanrana but Jade blocks it and then counters into a Fall Away Slam! Velvet blind tags Gail and Marti tags in as well. Velvet lights Marti up with chops and then slams her into the turnbuckles. She whips Marti into the corner and hits a clothesline followed by a series of kicks. Velvet follows up with a Running Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Marti fights back with forearms and then she whips Velvet into the ropes where Madison blind tags her. Madison hits a Running Dropkick on Marti and then Rebel tags her. Madison lights Rebel up with chops and then a Leaping Enziguri followed by a Wheelbarrow attempt only for Rebel to counter it into a Front Slam. Rebel locks Madison in a crazy Hanging Bodyscissors and Jade comes flying in with a dropkick to Madison as Rebel had her tied up! Madison fights back with a Jawbreaker and Jade tags back in at the same time as Gail does. Gail hits a series of forearms and clothesliens on Jade and then a beautiful Tornado DDT. Rebel breaks up a pin attempt with a kick but then eats a Stunner from Velvet. Marti hits a Straight Jacket Slam on Velvet but then Madison lays Marti out only for Jade to lay her out. Gail and Jade exchange kicks and then Jade ducks a clothesline and counters into a Bridging Back Suplex for a big nearfall. Jade sets up for a Powerslam but Gail counters into a beautiful Bodyscissors rollup for the pin.

Match Rating 3/5

WWE SmackDown (1/7)

Charlotte vs Becky Lynch (Divas Championship Match)

Lock up and Charlotte pushes Lynch to the corner. Lynch shoves Charlotte away. Charlotte with a shot back. Series of arm drags by Lynch and works over the left arm of Charlotte. Lynch with a roll up and Charlotte quickly powers out. Charlotte works over the left leg of Lynch. Lynch with a series of roll ups on Charlotte each resulting in a two count. Back and forth pinfall attempts. Charlotte drops Lynch down. Lynch fires back with a dropkick and arm drag going back to work on Charlotte's left arm. Lynch counters Charlotte in the corner tossing her to the ring apron, lands a right hand and connects with a springboard side kick sending Charlotte to the floor. Lynch tosses Charlotte back inside the ring. Charlotte quickly rolls out. Lynch rolls out and Flair gets in her face. Flair then moves to his side and Charlotte drops Lynch with a big boot. Flair slaps hands with Charlotte smiling. Charlotte brings Lynch back in and drops her head off the mat repeatedly. Charlotte with right hands to Lynch. Charlotte with an overhead suplex on Lynch. Charlotte mounts Lynch dropping more rights. Charlotte with another overhead suplex.

Charlotte locks up the head of Lynch. Lynch counters lifting Charlotte up and dropping her face first off the top turnbuckle. Lynch blocks elbows from Charlotte getting in shots of her own. Lynch with clotheslines on Charlotte and a quick lariat. Lynch with a corner shot and overhead suplex on Charlotte for a two count. Lynch gets her boots up in the corner, Charlotte catches the boots, tosses them to the ropes and Charlotte drops Lynch down with a neckbreaker. Charlotte swats away at the head of Lynch. Charlotte with chops to Lynch. Charlotte tosses Lynch over her back. Lynch with another overhead suplex for a close two count. Charlotte with a spear that levels Lynch. Lynch with a roll up for a two count. Lynch then drops down and gets the armbar locked on. Charlotte lifts Lynch up. Lynch with a roll up on the way down for a two count. Lynch gets the armbar applied again and we see Flair put Charlotte's foot on the rope. Charlotte starts tapping and the referee sees that her boots were on the rope. Lynch starts arguing with the referee and then turns her attention to Flair. Flair jumps up on the ring apron. Charlotte with a roll up on Lynch using the ropes.

Match Rating: 3.25/5

Well the new year has begun and I'm excited for what is to come in women's wrestling. I'm glad that TNA is sticking around, not for the brand itself, but for their impressive Knockouts Division. It seems that the big story right now is the war between The Dollhouse and The Beautiful People which we saw start towards the end of TNA's short broadcast tenure on Destination America. It will be interesting to see who goes over in this feud, but eventually TNA needs to put the focus back on its Knockouts Title scene and its champion Gail Kim.

As for WWE, it appears that Charlotte is going to be the Divas champion for the long haul, or at least until WrestleMania. Her feud against Becky Lynch seems to be a stop-gap solution for when they focus on her big WrestleMania feud, which I hope it's Sasha Banks. Although it is reported that Banks is out until February with a sprained MCL (of course a WWE star is injured right now), having her face Charlotte for the title at AT&T Stadium in Texas seems to be the logical next step. They can have an incredible match and the foundations of a big storyline between the two are already there. Just look at what they have been able to do together in NXT for any proof of that. Hopefully WWE is able to make a compelling story in their women's division to start off 2016.

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: Becky Lynch vs Charlotte (Raw 1/14)

WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Charlotte/Becky Lynch

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Carlos Toro has been an avid wrestling fan since the late 90's watching WCW and Puerto Rico's WWC. He is currently studying at Rider University where he is also a newspaper writer and radio show host. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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