Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #174 | Smark Out Moment

Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #174

Posted by Gabriela Velasquez Friday, March 9, 2018
Welcome to another edition of WOMEN'S WRESTLING WEEKLY—a rundown of the events which have transpired in the world of women's professional wrestling over the past several days not just with the Superstars on WWE programming, but with Impact Wrestling's Knockouts, Lucha Underground's luchadoras, and even a glimpse at the women on the independent circuit.

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WWE Monday Night Raw

Asuka vs. Nia Jax

Okay, okay, I take back all of the griping and complaining I did about "having" to watch this match yet again, because this was honestly better than it had any right to be. But before we get to the action, it's official: Ronda Rousey will be teaming up with Kurt Angle to take on Stephanie McMahon and Triple H at WrestleMania! Thee four brawled briefly before the match was set in stone. Weird, but true. Welcome to WWE, I guess?

Now, the action. Asuka and Nia Jax both threw everything they had at each other until Asuka locked an armbar on Nia that not even a wicked buckle bomb could dislodge. Jax would never escape that armbar, eventually tapping after one of the better ending sequences I remember seeing in a long time. This match solidified Asuka's toughness and kept Jax looking impressive in her best match on the main roster yet, in my opinion.

Winner: Asuka
Rating: 4/5

Bayley vs. Mandy Rose

Bayley and Mandy Rose both seemed fairly evenly matched throughout, until that pesky Sonya Deville decided to attempt to interfere, as always. However, her shenanigans weren't enough to squelch Bayley's fighting spirit. Bayley won with a side press.

Following the match, Absolution looked to beatd own Bayley, but Sasha Banks came out to make the save, fending them off and raising Bayley's hand. However, Bayley spurned to sign of friendship and left solo.

No, this was not a heel turn. Yes, I am enjoying the hell out of it.

Winner: Bayley
Rating: 2/5

WWE SmackDown

Becky Lynch vs. Carmella

Oh hey, the most useless pay-per-view of the year is coming up! But on the bright side, we don't have a tag match on the go-home show! Huzzah!

Despite not winning in a pay-per-view in over a year (no really, I looked it up), Becky Lynch looks to have some momentum heading into Fastlane, securing a pinfall over Carmella after technically outworking her for their entire match. Carmella's Superkick got her a near-fall, but in the end, Ms. Money in the Bank tapped to Lynch's Dis-Arm Her

Winner: Becky Lynch
Rating: 2.5/5


Bianca Belair vs. Drew Renee

Three Suplexes. EST. Pinfall.

I just recapped the entire match in extreme detail. You're welcome.

Winner: Biance Belair
Rating: 1/5

GFW Impact Wrestling

Laurel Van Ness vs. Allie (Knockouts Championship match)

Allie attacked Van Ness as she entered, and the action was fast-paced the entire time. Allie was a woman on a mission, and even nearly getting counted out wasn't enough to bring her down, as a Superkick right to Van Ness' head got her the Knockouts Championship!

Allie remains a lot of fun, and we know Van Ness is done with Impact, so it's good to see Impact's best underdog story come away with a championship. Even Gail Kim was there to congratulate the spitfire babyface.

Winner: Allie
Rating: 3/5

International Corner:

This section includes recaps of matches from around the world in various lesser-known independent promotions throughout the week.

Pro-Wrestling: EVE

Match: Viper vs. Jordynne Grace
Winner: Viper


Match: Io Shirai vs. Xia Brookside
Winner: Io Shirai

Asuka vs. Nia Jax

Shocker of shockers: I adored this match. It was exciting and somehow fresh, despite how much we've seen these two face off. Asuka and Jax put on a physical match with a thrilling ending, and both left looking even better than they had before.

That's a win in my book!


New champion, new woman of the week! Despite my issues with Impact, I never tire of watching Allie's antics week in and week out. She's a great  character who has continued to improve in the ring, and i'm excited to see where her title reign takes her.

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!

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Gabby Velasquez is the owner of the pro wrestling site Girl Talk With Gabby. You can follow her on Twitter and her podcast on iTunes.


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