Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #332 | Smark Out Moment

Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #332

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Monday, May 24, 2021

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

Tamina & Natalya vs Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax

This. Match. Was. Awful. And that is saying a lot considering the number of poor matches these teams have had recently. Tamina and Natalya took advantage of Reginald being blinded by pyro to retain their titles. Just simply awful!

Winner: Tamina & Natalya

Rating: 1/5

Asuka vs Charlotte Flair

This was a lovely match to give Asuka a sense of purpose on Raw again following being pinned twice by Rhea Ripley last week. Both women brought their A Game, bringing a much needed level of competition and sheer match quality to an episode of Raw that was severely lacking in quality. Asuka rolled through the Figure Four to steal the much needed victory.

Winner: Asuka

Rating: 3.5/5

AEW Dark: Elevation

Leyla Hirsch vs Natalia Markova

Squash City.

Winner: Leyla Hirsch

Rating: 2/5

Kilynn King vs The Bunny

Quite simply, this was a wretched match which The Bunny won, with neither woman looking great.

Winner: The Bunny

Rating: 1.5/5

Tay Conti vs Kiah Dream

Squash City 2: Electric Buggaloo.

Winner: Tay Conti

Rating: 2/5

WWE NXT

Toni Storm vs Zoey Stark

Toni Storm was in desperate need of a victory, which is exactly what she managed to acheive here. Both women worked hard to kick off the show with a hot match, displaying a level of competition that highlighted just how stacked NXT's women's division is. Both women had opportunities to secure the victory, but it was Storm that hit a variant of a Brainbuster for the pinfall victory. Overall, this was an enjoyable contest to watch.

Winner: Toni Storm

Rating: 3/5

Sarray vs Aliyah

An entertaining squash to remind fans that Sarray is still a thing. Aliyah, however, is not.

Winner: Sarray

Rating: 2/5

AEW Dark

Vertvixen & Jazmin Allure vs Big Swole & Red Velvet

This was a fairly entertaining match, with Big Swole and Red Velvet once again evidencing their power as a tag team.

Winner: Big Swole & Red Velvet

Rating: 2.5/5

Diamante vs Kris Statlander

Both women worked hard here, with Diamante having arguably her best match in quite a while. Whilst Kris Statlander was the victor following a Big Bang Theory, Diamante put in a hell of a shift. I was suitably impressed by both women.

Winner: Kris Statlander

Rating: 2.5/5

Reka Tehaka vs Nyla Rose

Squash City.

Winner: Nyla Rose

Rating: 2/5

AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite

Hikaru Shida vs Rebel

It was clear this match was simply a vehicle to get to a beatdown of Hikaru Shida by Britt Baker, which is exactly what happened. As a match, this was poor, but it was at least a solid angle.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

Rating: 2/5

Serena Deeb vs Red Velvet

What a fantastic match this was! Red Velvet put in her best performance yet in AEW, whilst Serena Deeb returned as if she had not been away with an injury. I cannot explain just how fun and competitive this match was, with Deeb having to work hard to successfully retain her NWA Women's Championship. The Serenity Lock allowed Deeb to secure the submission victory, but both women can hold their heads high.

Winner: Serena Deeb

Rating: 4/5

Impact Wrestling

Kiera Hogan vs Tenille Dashwood

This match was mercifully short, allowing both women to make an impression without the match dragging on. Tenille Dashwood was able to secure the victory following a rollup, which gave her an opportunity to continue her burgeoning momentum. All in all, this was a fun little sprint.

Winner: Tenille Dashwood

Rating: 2.5/5

Jordynne Grace vs Rachael Ellering

This was a wonderful match, pitting tag team partners together in a mini storyline that writes itself. Both women worked hard, playing up the narrative that they want to show each other how much they respect their partner. Rachael Ellering stole the victory with a rollup, but both women embraced in a lovely display of respect and affection. This was one of the best women's matches in Impact for quite some time.

Winner: Rachael Ellering

Rating: 3/5

WWE NXT UK

Xia Brookside vs Amale

The very definition of mediocre. Which is a shame after last week's huge improvement.

Winner: Amale

Rating: 2/5

WWE Main Event

Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs Naomi & Lana

Not too dissimilar from their matches on Raw, this simply existed to get all four women a match on WWE television this week. Not pretty at all.

Winner: Naomi & Lana

Rating: 2/5

WWE Friday Night SmackDown

Bianca Belair, Natalya, & Tamina vs Bayley, Nia Jax, & Shayna Baszler

A step above the usual women's tag team fare, this match was helped significantly by the efforts of Bianca Belair and Bayley, even though the finish of the match was highly uninspiring. I will note, however, that the match benefitted from a lack of Reginald. Yes, that is indeed a positive!

Winner: Bayley, Nia Jax, & Shayna Baszler

Rating: 2/5

MATCH OF THE WEEK:

Serena Deeb vs Red Velvet

One of the best women's matches in AEW Dynamite history, this was a huge return to form for Serena Deeb and Red Velvet.

WOMAN OF THE WEEK:

Serena Deeb

This woman can do no wrong, as she is so effortlessly talented in the ring.

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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