WWE Monday Night Raw
Charlotte addresses the WWE Woman's Championship
Charlotte comes out arm in arm with Ric Flair and Dana Brooke. Charlotte gets on the microphone and lets out a “WOO!” Ric Flair takes the microphone and the crowd buzzes. Flair says before she starts tonight, he just wants to convey to her as a father how proud he is of her for everything she’s accomplished since she won the WWE Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. As a child, every time he turned around, she had her hand in the candy jar. Even when they hid it, she found it. Everything she’s touched in her life, she’s made happen. She’s that fabulous. Last night with her back against the wall, she once again prevailed. She even got someone like her Uncle Arn in Dana Brooke. Without Charlotte Flair, there is no Dana Brooke. Flair says he’s proud of her.
Charlotte wants to thank one person, and that’s obviously herself. She’s also proud of Dana Brooke. She made the right decision because she wants to be the best. Dana thanks Charlotte for the opportunity to stand in the ring with the dirtiest player in the game. Charlotte asks if Flair knows what she remembers growing up. She remembers Thanksgivings, Christmases, and Birthdays. The crowd gives her the “WHAT” treatment. She dares them to say “WHAT” one more time. She remembers her mother saying her father would always be there, but he wasn’t. She had to watch him on TV. She understands why he wasn’t there. Her mother had to rub her hair because she was crying, but she gets it now because she’s the WWE Women’s Champion. She’s never been more powerful or confident. Now she understands. Her father knew what it was like to be the man. She’s the woman. That’s why she has the courage to say this to her father: “Get out of my ring!” She asks if he’s hard of hearing. She figured he’d stand there looking dumbfounded. Everyone from his generation is the same. They never want to leave the spotlight. She was compassionate enough to let him bask in her success. Does anyone know what it’s like to walk into a room and be called Ric Flair’s daughter? He’s Charlotte’s dad. She asks if he’s going to cry. Her spotlight shines brighter than his ever did. Flair begins to cry.
Charlotte appears like she’s on the verge of tears saying all these things. Charlotte says Ric Flair abandoned her for the last thirty years of her life. Ric Flair is immortal to the fans, but to her he’s dead. Now he can watch her on TV like she had to do for him. She tells him to get out of the ring. Flair sadly leaves the ring as she sings “Kiss Him Goodbye” at him.
WWE Main Event
Paige vs Summer Rae
They lock up and Summer with a waist lock and she hits Paige in the back of the head. They lock up and Paige hits Summer in the rear end a few times. Summer avoids being tripped by Paige but Paige with a kick and she sends Summer to the mat. Paige with a knee to the head and she gets a near fall. Paige with an Irish whip but Summer sends Paige to the apron. Summer with a forearm and spinning heel kick to knock Paige to the floor.
Summer sends Paige back into the ring and she chokes Paige in the ropes. Summer chokes Paige in the corner. Summer with an Irish whip but Paige catches Summer. Summer counters and gets a near fall. Summer with a Million Dollar Dream. Paige escapes but Summer with kicks to send Paige to the mat and Summer gets a near fall. Summer returns to the Million Dollar Dream.
Paige with a back heel kick and both women are down. Paige with kicks to Summer and we are reminded of Paige’s real estate portfolio. Paige with a knee into the corner and a running knee in the middle of the ring for a near fall. Summer has a spin kick blocked and Paige hits a fallaway slam. Paige hits the RamPaige for the three count.
Match Rating: 1.75/5
TNA Impact Wrestling
Gail Kim vs. Sienna w/Maria and Allie (If Kim loses, her TNA career is over)
Gail attacks Sienna as she enters the ring and hits a series of forearms and elbows. Gail hits a Kneebreaker and then a Flying Clothesline for a one count. Gail leaps to the top and kicks a charging Sienna followed by a Springboard Flying Cross Body for a near fall. Gail hits the ropes but eats a Running Knee from Sienna. Sienna charges at Gail again but Gail catches her with a hurricanrana over the top rope to the floor! Gail hits Sienna with more forearms but as she turns around to go after Maria, Sienna hits Gail from behind. Sienna hits a Flapjack on Gail across the guardrail. Sienna tosses Gail into the ring and connects with a massive Forearm Smash. Sienna chokes Gail in the corner and then hits a Running Samoan Drop on Gail for a near fall. Sienna seems to be favoring her knee a little bit. Sienna whips Gail hard into the corner and then she whips Gail into the opposite corner. Sienna goes for another Samoan Drop but Gail counters it into a Reverse DDT! Gail climbs up top but Maria grabs her leg as Sienna distracted the referee. Maria pulls Gail down and slams her into the apron. Maria tosses Gail into the ring and she goes for her finish but Gail counters into a Sunset Flip for the pin.
Winner: Gail Kim
Match Rating: 2.5/5
Nia Jax vs Carmella vs Alexa Bliss (#1 Contenders Match for Asuka's NXT Women's Championship)
Alexa goes to the floor to allow Carmella and Nia battle and then potentially take advantage of the situation. Nia runs Carmella into the corner and puts her on the turnbuckles. Carmella with a knee and she goes for a sunset flip but Nia does not go over. Carmella with a side head lock and Nia throws her aside. Carmella with a top wrist lock and Nia sends her to the mat. Nia with a knee to Carmella and Alexa goes up top but Nia sees her and Alexa realizes that is her bad.
We are back and Nia continues to work over Carmella while Alexa watches from the floor. Carmella tries to counter a power bomb but Nia holds on for a moment but Caremlla with a rana to send Nia into the turnbuckles. Nia is pulled to the floor and Alexa gets a near fall. Alexa with a forearm to the back and she slams Carmella’s head into the mat. Carmella gets a rollup for a near fall but Alexa sends Carmella to the mat again. Alexa with a slam and then she slams Carmella’s head into the mat and Alexa with a splash for a near fall.
Carmella with elbows and Alexa grabs Carmella by the throat and then sends her to the mat followed by a handspring knee drop. Nia breaks up the cover and Alexa with a double knee drop to Nia. Alexa goes up top for the Sparkle Splash but Carmella breaks up the cover. Nia misses a splash into the corner when Carmella and Alexa move. Alexa and Carmella try for a double suplex but Nia blocks it and hits a double suplex of her own.
Carmella and Alexa battle by the ropes and Nia tries for a splash but she is sent to the floor. Carmella sends Alexa to the floor and then she goes for a suicide dive onto Nia but Nia catches Carmella. Alexa kicks Carmella from the apron. Alexa is sent to the floor. Carmella with a suicide dive onto Nia. Alexa hits Carmella from behind but Carmella with two flying clotheslines but Alexa escapes a belly-to-back suplex. Carmella sends Alexa into the corner and then Carmella with a Bronco Buster. Carmella sends Alexa to the mat and she sets for the head scissors choke but Nia breaks it up.
Nia with a head butt to Carmella and Nia gets Carmella up but Carmella with a rear naked choke. Nia is down to her knee but Nia gets back up and backs Carmella into the turnbuckles to get out of the hold. Carmella with a Thesz Press from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Carmella sets for the Bronco Buster but Nia recovers and hits a spinebuster followed by a leg drop for the three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
Match Rating: 3/5
Dana Brooke w/Charlotte vs. Natalya
Charlotte joins the commentary team for this match. Brooke and Natalya locks up. Natalya with a side headlock takedown. Natalya with a series of right hands to Brooke in the corner. Brooke clotheslines Natalya. Brooke goes for a elbow drop, but Natalya rolls out of the way. Natalya gets Brooke in the Sharpshooter. Charlotte storms into the ring and attacks Natalya to cause the disqualification. After the match, Charlotte gets trapped into the Sharpshooter, but Dana Brooke makes the save. Charlotte whips Natalya head onto the mat. Brooke with a boot to the face. Charlotte drops Natalya with a exploder suplex.
Match Rating: 2/5
Natalya vs Summer Rae
Natalya starts off with a headlock and then with an arm drag into a near fall. Another headlock from Natalya and she asserts her dominance over Summer Rae. Summer Rae then tries t go for a kick but Natalya blocks it and responds with a couple of kicks of her own. She then goes for the Sharpshooter but is unable to do so and shoves Summer Rae out of the ring. Summer Rae then gets hit with a baseball slide from Natalya. Summer Rae, being pushed back into the ring, finds an opening and throws Natalya to the mat. Then, Summer Rae kicks and uses her knees to keep Natalya down while "You can't wrestle" chants are heard through the arena. Near fall from Summer Rae and then she goes for a submission move on Natalya but then she counters with a submission of her own. Summer Rae escapes and then tries to go for a near fall, working Natalya's left leg. Summer Rae then continues the submission moves and goes for a near fall. Natalya then finally connects on the Sharpshooter and Summer Rae taps.
Match Rating: 1.25/5
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: Nia Jax vs Carmella vs Alexa Bliss (WWE NXT)
WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Nia Jax