Divas Debrief: Women's Wrestling This Week for 1/23/2016 | Smark Out Moment

Divas Debrief: Women's Wrestling This Week for 1/23/2016

Posted by Carlos Toro Saturday, January 23, 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

Brie Bella vs Natalya
Becky Lynch vs Tamina


Brie and Natalya circle the ring, and Natalya takes her down with a waistlock. Natalya dropkicks her in the face, but she’s quickly taken down. Brie hits a running knee to the face for a two count. Brie elbows her in the shoulder before applying a stretch. Natalya fights up, but Brie quickly takes her down. Brie kicks her in the chest a la Daniel Bryan and taunts the crowd. Brie goes for a big kick, but Natalya ducks and applies the Sharpshooter for the win.

Match Rating: 1.75/5

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Becky comes out the gate firing, but Tamina uses her power to shut it down. Tamina keeps her grounded for a short time, but Becky fights up. Then Tamina slams her right back down for a two-count. Becky finally starts to come back with shots to the face, and a big kick. Then a big drop kick, and another leg drop for a two-count. Lynch takes down Tamina into the Disarmer for the submission win.

Becky then grabs a mic and says she wants a match at the Rumble. Charlotte says no, and that's she isn't handing over a match. But Becky takes it to Ric and Charlotte both on the mic. Ric then accepts the match for Charlotte and she is not happy about it.

Match Rating: 2.25/5




TNA Impact Wrestling

Awesome Kong vs Gail Kim

Kong shoves Gail repeatedly as the match starts and then pie faces her to the mat before bullying her in the corner with some wicked strikes. Kong hits an Awesome Splash in the corner and then she hits a Spinning Sleeper Slam. Kong puts Gail in a Camel Clutch before slamming her face into the mat. Kong whips Gail into the corner and attempts another Awesome Splash but Gail escapes through the ropes only for Kong to lay her out again causing Gail to crash to the floor. Kong tosses Gail back in the ring and lays Gail out with a Forearm Smash. Kong chokes Gail with her boot and headbutts her into the corner. Kong hits a Scoop Slam and follows up with an Awesome Splash but Gail rolls out of the way and surprises Kong with an Octopus submission hold. Kong uses her strength to get out of it but Gail catches her with a rollup for a nearfall.

Kong gets back up and nails Gail with a clothesline. Kong chokes Gail in the corner again but Gail fights out with a series of elbow and then a Tornado DDT off the top. Gail goes to the top but as The Dollhouse look like they are going to attack she attacks them first. Gail hits a Plancha off the top onto The Dollhouse on the floor. Gail hits a series of shoulder blocks, forearms, and clotheslines on Kong and then she counters a Kong clothesline into a Neckbreaker. Jade distracts the referee. Rebel attacks Gail as the referee is distracted but The Beautiful People run out and attack The Dollhouse. Jade holds Gail as Kong goes for a Spinning Backfist, but Gail ducks and Kong stops herself from hitting Jade. Kong turns around into Eat Defeat and then Jade climbs up top but Gail tosses Jade off the top and onto Kong. Gail flips over Kong with a Jackknife as Hebner climbs back in the ring and gets the pin.

Match Rating: 3/5



WWE NXT

Bayley and Carmella vs Emma and Alexa Bliss

Bayley gets attacked and isolated in the heel corner before the commercial break. We come back to see Bayley trying to fight out, but Alexa cuts her off and taunts Carmella. Bayley lands an elbow, then goes after Emma with axehandles and a suplex. Dana Brooke distracts Bayley, as Emma capitalizes with an Emma Sandwich. Emma follows up with a double underhook suplex.

Carmella finally gets the tag and hits some bad looking Thesz presses, and a much better looking huracanrana. She drops Bliss with a Flatliner and transitions into her inverted triangle for the win.

Match Rating: 3/5


WWE SmackDown

Becky Lynch vs Alicia Fox

Lock up and Fox quickly dumps Lynch. Fox with a knee. Lynch trips up Fox with a drop toe hold and drops a quick leg. Lynch continues dropping legs and Fox quickly bails to regain her composure at ringside. Fox with a kick and northern lights suplex to Lynch on the floor. Fox tosses Lynch back in and works her over in the corner. Lynch with a roll up and Fox quickly kicks out. Lynch with clotheslines to Fox. Lynch with a forearm and jumping kick to Fox. Lynch with an overhead suplex on Fox for a two count. Fox with a kick to Lynch from the corner. Lynch powers Fox down. Lynch applies an armbar. Fox taps out.

Match Rating: 2.5/5


WWE Total Divas

Season 5 premieres with, RELATIONSHIP DRAMA! Dolph Ziggler with a huge heel turn and tries to propose to Nikki Bella while she is already in a relationship with John Cena. She tells Cena about it and is kinda apathetic towards the whole thing. If I were him, I would be furious and hunt down Dolph. So how is Ziggler still a employee in WWE?

Meanwhile, Paige has her own problems with her fiance Kevin because she doesn't feel ready and doesn't want to marry. Brie also is having some issues regarding husband Daniel Bryan. Bryan wants to wrestle while Brie wants him to retire so that they can start a family. You know, I can understand why WWE doesn't want to clear him, and to a small extent, keeping the continuity in this show is somewhat important. Overall, not a great episode, but there has been worse.

Honestly, the whole premise of Total Divas was to showcase WWE's women and have a look at their lives outside the ring. What we have is bad reality television drama that is Kardashian-lite To be honest, I probably should have seen this coming. There are still some redeeming qualities in the show which, depending on who you ask, is enough to make the show watchable.




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: Gail Kim vs Awesome Kong (TNA Knockouts Championship Match: TNA Impact Wrestling)

WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Becky Lynch


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THIS POST WRITTEN BY: CARLOS TORO

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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