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Divas Debrief: Women's Wrestling This Week for 6/18/2016

Posted by Carlos Toro Saturday, June 18, 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

Charlotte vs Paige (Non-title match)

We go to the ring and Becky Lynch is on commentary with Natalya. WWE Women's Champion Charlotte is in the ring with Paige for this non-title match. They lock up and Charlotte quickly slams Paige to the mat.

Paige turns it around and hits a running knee for a 2 count as Dana Brooke looks on from ringside. Charlotte and Paige yell about whose house it is and trade shots. Paige knocks Charlotte to the mat for another 2 count. Charlotte with a roll up for 2. Charlotte ends up going for the Figure Four but Paige decks her. Charlotte comes out of the corner and drops Paige with a big boot. She goes for the Figure Eight again but Paige kicks her out of the floor in front of Becky and Natalya. They taunt her. Dana helps Charlotte back in the ring but Paige catches her in the RamPaige for the non-title win.

Winner: Paige
Match Rating: 2/5


WWE Main Event

Becky Lynch vs Summer Rae

Becky with a waist lock but Summer with a standing switch. Becky with an elbow and shoulder tackle followed by a leg drop and elbow drop followed by a corkscrew leg drop and she gets a near fall. Summer goes to the apron and she drops Becky on the top rope and pulls her to the floor. Summer sends Becky into the ring post. Becky beats the referee’s count and Summer gets a near fall.

Summer sends Becky into the turnbuckles and Summer chokes Becky with her boot. Summer with a biel and then she chokes Becky in the ropes. Summer goes for a suplex but Becky counters with an inside cradle. Summer with a clothesline for a near fall. Summer with a Million Dollar Dream. Summer misses a leaping leg drop when Becky moves. Becky with punches but Summer with a knee. Becky with clotheslines and a leg lariat. Becky with a running forearm into the corner. Becky with an Irish whip and a back heel kick followed by an exploder for a near fall.

Summer gets a near fall and then hits a spinning back heel kick but she can only get a near fall. Becky with a rollup but Summer rolls through to get a near fall. Becky with the DisArmHer and Summer taps out.

Winner: Becky Lynch
Match Rating: 2/5


TNA Impact Wrestling

Gail Kim is the next to be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame

No women's matches on this week's wpisode of Impact, but as the title implies, Gail Kim will be the first woman iducted into the TNA Hall of Fame, joining such elite company as Kurt Angle, Sting, Earl Hebner (wait what? Let me check... Yep Earl Hebner the referee is a Hall of Famer). She has been the standard for great women's wrestling for the past several years, leading a Knockouts division that, a lot of times, has had the best group of women's wrestlers in the world.

Her resume is one of the best in the world of women's pro wrestling:

  • 5 time Knockouts Champion
  • 1 time Knockouts Tag Team Champion
  • PWI #1 women's wrestler in 2012
  • 1 time WWE Women's Champion
So congrats on the very much deserved recognition, Gail Kim. May the rest of your career be as incredible as it is present day.





WWE NXT

Carmella vs Tessa Blanchard

They lock up and Tessa with a side head lock. Carmella with a side head lock of her own. Tessa with an Irish whip but Carmella floats over and gets a near fall with a rollup. Carmella with a head scissors and drop kick. Carmella with a side head lock. Tessa with a forearm but she does not capitalize and Carmella with a leg sweep. Carmella leaps over a leg sweep attempt by Tessa and she moonwalks. Tessa sends Carmella to the mat. Tessa with a forearm and abdominal stretch.

Carmella with elbows but Tessa with a knee. Carmella with a punch and thrust kick. Carmella with a bronco buster followed by a flatline into the Code of Silence and Blanchard taps out.

Winner: Carmella
Match Rating: 2.25/5


WWE SmackDown

Charlotte vs Natalya

Both women lock up, but Charlotte hits a headlock takedown before doing a strut. Natalya responds with a roll up but Charlotte gets out quickly, reminding Natalya she’s the champ. Natalya answers that by dropping Charlotte en route to locking in an inverted surfboard stretch on the champ. Natalya with a basement dropkick on Charlotte, who gets to the ropes before Natalya can lock in the Sharpshooter. Natalya brings Charlotte back into the ring, but gets brought down hard back on the outside by Charlotte via a boot to the chest. Both women back in the ring as Charlotte goes for the cover and gets a nearfall. Charlotte lays into Natalya with some chops, but Natalya drops her with a Russian leg sweep and a German release suplex for a nearfall. Natalya blocks a boot with Natty By Nature for another nearfall. Charlotte catches Natalya with a big chop before going up to the top, only for Natalya to drop her with a sitout powerbomb for a nearfall. Dana mocks Natalya at ringside before Becky takes her into the ring. The ref is distracted as Natalya picks up the title, which the ref catches and takes to the side while Charlottes hits a chop block before locking in the Figure Eight. Natalya tries to escape, but has no choice but to tap out.

Winner: Charlotte
Match Rating: 2.5/5


WWE Superstars

Sasha Banks vs Summer Rae

Sasha Banks takes Summer Rae down, followed by an arm drag from the top rope and then a double knee strike to start the match. Near fall for Banks as it goes for two. Summer Rae then drags Banks into the corner and kicks her a few times. In the middle of the ring, Rae then hits a leg drop on Banks and is now working the corner on her. Banks then tries to get a quick pin, but doesn't do so successfully. Summer Rae then follows with some mat wrestling and is in control. Banks then reverses and works some offense of her own. Banks goes for the double knee strike to Rae but she dodges and kicks Banks in the head. DDT from Rae to Banks and a nearfall follows. Banks then backstabs Rae and locks in the Banks Statement and Rae taps out.

Winner: Sasha Banks
Match Rating: 1.5/5



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: Charlotte vs Natalya (WWE SmackDown)

WOMAN OF THE WEEK: Gail Kim


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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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