Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #309 | Smark Out Moment

Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #309

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Monday, December 14, 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

Asuka vs Shayna Baszler

Asuka vs Shayna Baszler was a dream match this time last year. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case, such is the poor manner in which Baszler has been booked as a singles star.

This match was a reminder, however, that she can perform well, even when she is not giving 110%. Both women wrestled in a strong and hard hitting manner, with Asuka able to capitalise on a distraction from Lana to roll up Baszler for the pinfall victory.

Not amazing, but it at least left me wanting more.

Winner: Asuka
Rating: 2.5/5


WWE SmackDown

The Riott Squad vs Billie Kay & Natalya

This was not interesting to watch at all. The Riott Squad looked good, but Billie Kay deserves so much better than being a punchline. Kay was double teamed, falling to a pinfall to lose the match for her team.

The narrative here was that Kay is struggling to gel with anyone, but in all honesty, it just feels like the writers do not care.

Winner: The Riott Squad
Rating: 1.5/5


Sasha Banks vs Carmella

Billed as a TLC match come early, this was all storyline and not much substance in the ring. Sasha Banks was punished with a disqualification for being too aggressive, but that was just pure bullshit.

Post match, Carmella decimated Banks, creating a reason for fans to finally feel sorry for the SmackDown Women's Champion. Carmella looked great here, but the match was subpar at best.

Winner: Carmella (via DQ)
Rating: 2/5


WWE NXT

Ember Moon vs Raquel Gonzalez

Raquel Gonzalez had the perfect opportunity to prove that NXT TakeOver: WarGames was no fluke, and she grabbed it with both hands to put in an impressive performance.

Ember Moon fell victim to Gonzalez, with a Powerbomb securing the victory. Gonzalez worked great as the Goliath figure, whilst Moon's David character worked so well in building Gonzalez up as a monster.

This deservedly main evented NXT this week, and I am so proud to see how hard Gonzalez is working.

Winner: Raquel Gonzalez
Rating: 3.5/5


WWE NXT UK

Isla Dawn vs Xia Brookside

Another week, another poor NXT UK women's match. I really want the talent to put on matches they are clearly capable of, but whether it is down to their reduced time or ring rust, it is just not happening.

Isla Dawn took advantage of a distraction to pin Xia Brookside, but the match as a whole felt very dull. Please women, start putting more energy into your moves!

Winner: Isla Dawn
Rating: 2/5


AEW Dynamite

Abadon vs Tesha Price

Abadon destroyed Tesha Price, which sent a amessage to Hikaru Shida that she has something to fear. As a squash match, this was perfectly entertaining.

Winner: Abadon
Rating: 2/5


Impact Wrestling

Deonna Purrazzo & Kimber Lee vs Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary

This was a preview for the Knockout’s Championship match at Final Resolution. With the extra eyes that were on the product due to Kenny Omega’s appearance, all four women put on an entertaining match, proving that new fans should return next week.

Rosemary won to create a sense of intrigue going into her upcoming title match, which was the right result, all things considered.

Winner: Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary
Rating: 2.5/5


Impact Wrestling: Final Resolution 2020

The Sea Stars vs Havok & Nevaeh

This match featured a serious lack of drama, with The Sea Stars never once looking likely to win. Havok and Nevaeh tried to make this an entertaining contest, but ultimately, they failed.

Havok and Nevaeh won with a Facebuster combination, but this just wasn’t good at all.

Winner: Havok & Nevaeh
Rating: 1.5/5

Deonna Purrazzo vs Rosemary

Deonna Purrazzo worked hard to get the best out of Rosemary, and although this match also struggled with a lack of drama, it was at least a fun little romp.

Purrazzo won with a Cosa Nostra, underlining her strength and stranglehold over the Knockout’s Championship.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo
Rating: 2.5/5

MATCH OF THE WEEK:
Ember Moon vs Raquel Gonzalez

This was fun, exciting, and deserved to main event NXT.

WOMAN OF THE WEEK:
Raquel Gonzalez

Raquel Gonzalez continues to go from strength to strength. She is easily the most improved woman of 2020.

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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