Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #339 | Smark Out Moment

Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #339

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Monday, July 12, 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

Alexa Bliss, Nikki A.S.H., Naomi, & Asuka vs Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Eva Marie, & Doudrop

Terrible. Absolute trash! This is not a good sign for Eva Marie that she is receiving just as much backlash this time round. Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing was good about this contest. Nia Jax hit a Samoan Drop for the pinfall victory, with Marie taking the plaudits as per usual.

Winner: Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Eva Marie, & Doudrop

Rating: 1.5/5

AEW Dark: Elevation

Thunder Rosa vs Leila Grey

Squash City!

Winner: Thunder Rosa

Rating: 2/5

Hikaru Shida vs Dani Jordyn

Essentially an extended squash, however, I was pleasantly surprised to see Hikaru Shida receive so much offense from Dani Jordyn. Jordyn indeed worked hard, but the former AEW Women's Champion was too much to handle, hitting a Katana for the victory.

Winner: Hikaru Shida

Rating: 3/5

Serena Deeb vs Tesha Price

Squash City!

Winner: Serena Deeb

Rating: 2/5

WWE NXT: The Great American Bash

The Way vs Zoey Stark & Io Shirai

This was a more than solid contest, with all four women putting on a pretty spirited performance. My issue with this match is how Tegan Nox's return actually came off as a more important event than the NXT Women's Championship changing hands. Zoey Stark hit the K360 to win the titles for her team, which at least shows that she can more than hold her own in tagging with Io Shirai.

Winner: Zoey Stark & Io Shirai

Rating: 3.5/5

AEW Dark

Natalia Markova vs Abadon

Squash City!

Winner: Abadon

Rating: 2/5

Viva Van vs Kris Statlander

Squash City!

Winner: Kris Statlander

Rating: 2/5

Kilynn King vs Tay Conti

This was an extremely fun match to watch, with both women working hard. Tay Conti may not have had the match she wanted in terms of domination, but she certainly underlined the threat she poses by pinning Kilynn King following a DDTay. Overall, it was refreshing to see such a fun contest on AEW Dark.

Winner: Tay Conti

Rating: 3/5

Ashley Vox vs Red Velvet

Squash City!

Winner: Red Velvet

Rating: 2/5

AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite: Road Rager

There were no women's matches this week (as I don't review intergender matches). It is of note, however, that Kris Statlander teamed up with Orange Cassidy to take on The Bunny and The Blade in an inoffensive, if not impressive tag team match.

Impact Wrestling

Deonna Purrazzo vs Lady Frost

This was an open challenge for Deonna Purrazzo's Knockout's Championship, but it failed to inspire, which has been a common complaint from myself in regards to Purrazzo's reign. Lady Frost looked hungry, but fell to a Venus de Milo. This was all done in order to set up her mystery opponent at Slammiversary.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

Rating: 2.5/5

Susan & Kimber Lee vs Havok & Rosemary

A rather dull and by the numbers bout, Havok and Rosemary were able to capitalise on miscommunication to allow Rosemary to pick up the victory for her team, hitting a Spear for the pinfall.

Winner: Havok & Rosemary

Rating: 2/5

WWE NXT UK

Blair Davenport vs Laura di Matteo

Squash City!

Winner: Blair Davenport

Rating: 2/5

WWE Friday Night SmackDown

Natalya and Tamina vs Shotzi and Nox

So, it appears that Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart have lost parts of their names. Why? Because fuck you, that's why! Vince McMahon's insistence on re-tooling NXT superstars for the worse continued, but at least they were able to pick up a non-title victory over the Women's Tag Team Champions. Does this mean they are now members of the main roster? I hope not, for selfish reasons. But for a main roster debut as a team, they did pretty well here.

Winner: Shotzi and Nox

Rating: 2/5

MATCH OF THE WEEK:

The Way vs Zoey Stark & Io Shirai

In a week full of middling matches, this was a fun contest, if only let down slightly by feeling overshadowed by Tegan Nox's return.

WOMAN OF THE WEEK:

Tegan Nox

Well done for coming back from a serious injury! Tegan Nox's return was great, but I am curious to see where she fits in now she has a taste of main roster action.

DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE WEEK:

Bayley's ACL Injury

Simply put, this is devastating to WWE's women's division, which once again looks poor and under utilised.

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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