Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #335 | Smark Out Moment

Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #335

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Monday, June 14, 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

Nikki Cross & Asuka vs Charlotte Flair & Rhea Ripley

Whilst the match itself was poor, the dynamic between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley was intriguing to watch. Nikki Cross once again looked good, but Asuka once again came across as an afterthought.

Winner: Nikki Cross & Asuka

Rating: 2/5

AEW Dark: Elevation

Rache Chanel vs Jade Cargill

Squash City.

Winner: Jade Cargill

Rating: 2/5

Queen Aminata vs Kris Statlander

Overall, this was a sloppy contest, with Kris Statlander losing some of her momentum in the ring that she has earned over the previous few weeks. Queen Aminata wasn't actually great herself, which resulted in a disjointed and disappointing match. A Big Bang Theory was enough for Statlander to win, but it left a sour taste in the mouth.

Winner: Kris Statlander

Rating: 1.5/5

Diamante vs Hikaru Shida

A worthy main event to the show, Hikaru Shida showed there is life to her character in AEW after losing her AEW Women's Championship. Diamante put in her best AEW performance yet, but she ultimately fell to a Katana. Both women should be very happy with their work in this match.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

Rating: 3/5

WWE NXT

Mercedes Martinez vs Jobber

Squash City.

Winner: Mercedes Martinez

Rating: 2/5

Dakota Kai vs Ember Moon

Despite Dakota Kai being at the top of her game, she was unable to elevate Ember Moon to her high level of performance. It was clear this match would feature some level of shenanigans in order to further set up Moon vs Raquel Gonzalez at NXT TakeOver: In Your House. Gonzalez ended up causing the disqualification by attacking Moon, but it was her opponent who ended up with the last laugh. This match was not bad, but it could have been so much better.

Winner: Ember Moon (via DQ)

Rating: 2.5/5

AEW Dark

Abadon vs Willow Nightingale

Squash City.

Winner: Abadon

Rating: 2/5

Tay Conti vs Natalia Markova

Squash City.

Winner: Tay Conti

Rating: 2.5/5

Nyla Rose vs Missa Kate

Squash City.

Winner: Nyla Rose

Rating: 2/5

Thunder Rosa vs Megan Bayne

Squash City.

Winner:

Rating: 2/5

Big Swole & Kilynn King vs Sea Stars

Squash City.

Winner: Big Swole & Kilynn King

Rating: 2.5/5

AEW Friday Night Dynamite

Nyla Rose vs Leyla Hirsch

Honestly, I didn't expect much from this encounter, but Nyla Rose genuinely suprised me here. Not only did she bring the fight to Leyla Hirsch, but she looked compelling in her offense. A Top Rope Beast Bomb was enough to secure the pinfall victory, however, Hirsch looked great in defeat. Hopefully, she can turn this into a regular gig on Dynamite rather than be relegated to Dark or Elevation.

Winner: Nyla Rose

Rating: 3/5

Impact Wrestling

Rosemary vs Havok

If Havok won this match, she would be added to the Knockout's Championship match at Against All Odds. Unfortunately for her, she was unable to capitalise on this opportunity. A succession of Spears secured the pinfall victory for Rosemary, before immediately leading to a match between Kimber Lee and Tasha Steelz. For a brief match, this wasn't half bad.

Winner: Rosemary

Rating: 2.5/5

Kimber Lee vs Tasha Steelz

Like the previous match, this didn't receive too much time, therefore it fell rather flat. Tasha Steelz hit a Suplex out of nowhere for the pinfall victory, but it didn't come across well.

Winner: Tasha Steelz

Rating: 2/5

WWE NXT UK

Kay Lee Ray vs Meiko Satomura

The smug smile that has adorned Kay Lee Ray's face for far too long was finally dropped this week in a beauty of a match. Meiko Satomura had previously come up short in her pursuit of the NXT UK Women's Championship, but she was not to be denied this time. The focus was rightly on the wrestling, with both women showing why they can be trusted to put on a stellar match. A Scorpio Rising Kick fittingly put Ray down, with the streamers being thrown a symbolic reference to how seismic this victory was for the women's landscape in NXT UK.

Winner: Meiko Satomura

Rating: 5/5

WWE Friday Night SmackDown

Carmella vs Liv Morgan

Liv Morgan once again displayed the skillset she needs to be a success on SmackDown, whilst Carmella continued to exude beauty and arrogance in equal measures. An Oblivion from Morgan was enough to secure the pinfall victory, but both women can walk away from this match with their heads held high.

Winner: Liv Morgan

Rating: 3/5

Impact Wrestling: Against All Odds 2021

Tenille Dashwood vs Jordynne Grace

Overall, this was not a bad match, but it left me wanting more. Both women worked well, but it felt like Tenille Dashwood's win came off as lucky and undeserved.

Winner: Tenille Dashwood

Rating: 3/5

Fire 'N' Flava vs Susan & Kimber Lee

A fun Knockout's tag team match, Fire 'N' Flava managed to retain their titles with no real effort.

Winner: Fire 'N' Flava

Rating: 2.5/5

Deonna Purrazzo vs Rosemary

Deonna Purrazzo showed quite a bit of fire and desire here, targeting Rosemary's well documented injuries. Rosemary fought valiantly, but a Piledriver allowed Purrazzo to retain.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

Rating: 3/5

WWE NXT TakeOver: In Your House 2021

Xia Li vs Mercedes Martinez

I was hoping this would be more interesting than it was, as both women are capable of putting on a strong match under the right circumstances. This, however, was not that match, with Xia Li winning with a Spinning Kick following a period of uninspired offense.

Winner: Xia Li

Rating: 2.5/5

Raquel Gonzalez vs Ember Moon

Raquel Gonzalez continues to show clear improvement in the ring. As the current NXT Women's Champion, she is going from strength to strength, adding more feathers to her bow for how she approaches a match. Although Ember Moon tried hard, she couldn't come close to beating Gonzalez, who hit her patented Powerbomb for the pinfall victory. Fun, but not at all dramatic.

Winner: Raquel Gonzalez

Rating: 3.5/5

MATCH OF THE WEEK:

Kay Lee Ray vs Meiko Satomura

Honestly the best women's match in NXT UK history.

WOMAN OF THE WEEK:

Meiko Satomura

I am impressed with how well Meiko Satomura has assimilated into NXT UK, and this week marks her crowning glory so far in the promotion.

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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