Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #260 | Smark Out Moment

Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #260

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Monday, January 6, 2020
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, ROH's Women of Honor, and even a glimpse at the women on the independent circuit.

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WWE Monday Night Raw

Charlotte Flair vs Natalya

Charlotte Flair issued an open challenge, only for Natalya of all people to answer it. This was interesting as it hasn’t been that long since they teamed up together against The Kabuki Warriors.

Flair dominated the majority of the match, with Natalya getting in the odd spot here and there. The pace of the match was good, but it was interrupted by wrestlers chasing after the 24/7 Championship, and this distraction hurt the overall quality of the match. Flair was able to defeat Natalya by using her patented Big Boot and Figure Eight combination for the submission victory.

Flair looked strong here, whereas Natalya didn’t. Natalya appears to have passed her peak in terms of relevance on Raw, therefore I would not be surprised to see her return to Main Event obscurity. It was a good match however, with Flair looking strong as she builds momentum towards the Royal Rumble.

Winner: Charlotte Flair
Rating: 2.5/5


WWE SmackDown

Bayley & Sasha Banks vs Lacey Evans & Dana Brooke vs Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross

This was a fast paced and energetic match, with all 3 teams putting in a strong effort. It seems strange to believe, but Dana Brooke was the standout performer in this match, stealing the show as she has done recently in matches against Bayley.

After a fairly even contest in which all 3 teams had an opportunity to shine, Sasha Banks was isolated by Brooke and Lacey Evans. Evans connected with the Women’s Right, which was followed up by a Swanton Bomb by Brooke for the pinfall victory.

SmackDown’s women’s division is a delight to watch at the moment, and this match perfectly exemplified the increase in quality. The match quality was great, whilst the overarching storylines are interesting to see being played out. Kudos to all involved, as this match had me gripped.

Winners: Lacey Evans & Dana Brooke
Rating: 3/5


WWE NXT UK

There were no women's matches on NXT UK this week.

WWE NXT

There were no matches this week on NXT, however Shayna Baszler won the Female Competitor of the Year award. Baszler genuinely deserves this accolade as she has been the cornerstone of NXT's women's division.


AEW Dynamite

Riho vs Nyla Rose vs Britt Baker vs Hikaru Shida

Riho had the unenviable task of defeating 3 of the top ranked women’s wrestlers in a fatal 4 way for her AEW Women’s Championship. Fortunately for her, she is a strong and tenacious wrestler, and fortunately for fans, we were treated to a classic contest.

All 4 women had opportunities to shine, but it was Nyla Rose who looked dominant as she periodically destroyed the other women during the match. Despite Rose somewhat dominating, Britt Baker looked likely to win as she locked in her Lockjaw on Hikaru Shida, only to have Riho cradle Baker for the pinfall victory.

This match was quite simply the best women’s match so far on AEW Dynamite, with all 4 women shining. Riho continues to look strong as the champion, whilst Rose is looking likely to win the championship at some point within 2020.

Winner: Riho
Rating: 3.5/5


WWE Main Event

Chelsea Green vs Sarah Logan

It would appear that Chelsea Green has been called up to the main roster, as she debuted on Raw a few weeks ago and this week turned up on Main Event to take on Sarah Logan. Logan has been reduced to being a Main Event regular, however this is appropriate as she has struggled to put on interesting matches.

Green felt motivated in this match, as she understandably wants to show she deserves another outing on Raw. Unfortunately for Logan, she herself was not motivated, which was a real shame to see. Green dominated the match, with Logan only getting brief periods of offense in. Green managed to slam Logan into the turnbuckles, following this up with an Unprettier for the pinfall victory.

Green looked strong whilst Logan didn’t, which means the match quality was only passable. This was better than the average Main Event match, but that is not a high bar to clear.

Winner: Chelsea Green
Rating: 2/5

MATCH OF THE WEEK:
Riho vs Nyla Rose vs Britt Baker vs Hikaru Shida

This match was quite simply the best women’s match so far on AEW Dynamite. It was frenetic, exciting and put over all 4 women as strong. Riho continues to elevate the fledgling AEW Women’s Championship, which is great to see.

WOMAN OF THE WEEK:
Nyla Rose

Nyla Rose is perhaps the best kept secret in AEW’s women’s division, even though she is more well known than half of the division. She once again showed how talented she is as the monster of the division, and it is only a matter of time before she is able to claim the AEW Women’s Championship as her own.

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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AUTHOR OF THIS POST: DALLAS ALLSOPP

Dallas Allsopp is a writer with two main interests, Pokemon and wrestling. He has been writing for a few years for his own personal blogs and is now taking his passion for wrestling and putting it into his writing. You can follow him on Facebook.

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