Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #382 | Smark Out Moment

Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #382

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Monday, May 9, 2022

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

Dana Brooke vs Nikki A.S.H.

Both women deserve more than this 24/7 Championship bullshit. A waste of my time, and that of both women. Although Dana Brooke won in the ring, she dis not walk away from the show with the belt.

Winner: Dana Brooke

Rating: 1.5/5

Rhea Ripley, Becky Lynch, & Sonya Deville vs Liv Morgan, Asuka, & Bianca Belair

As far as multi-women matches go on Raw, this was a fantastic attempt at creating a strong narrative around the WWE Raw Women's Championship. Despite Sonya Deville still carrying the stink of her authority figure character, this was fun and entertaining to watch.

Winner: Liv Morgan, Asuka, & Bianca Belair

Rating: 3/5

AEW Dark: Elevation

Julia Hart vs Abby Jane

Squash City!

Winner: Julia Hart

Rating: 2/5

Willow Nightingale vs Gia Scott

Squash City!

Winner: Willow Nightingale

Rating: 2/5

Anna Jay & Kris Statlander vs Emi Sakura & Nyla Rose

A slow and plodding mess, this was not a fun watch at all!

Winner: Anna Jay & Kris Statlander

Rating: 1.5/5

WWE NXT 2.0: Spring Breakin'

Cora Jade & Nikkita Lyons vs Natalya & Lash Legend

I was very happy to see Natalya lose here, which was the correct decision overall. Unfortunately, the quality of the match didn't carry the importance that Spring Breakin' deserved.

Winner: Cora Jade & Nikkita Lyons

Rating: 2/5

AEW Dark

Julia Hart vs Jacey Love

Squash City!

Winner: Jacey Love

Rating: 2/5

Toni Storm vs Diamante

This was a fantastic main event, with Toni Storm finally evidencing her undoubted talent. Diamante shone too, but this was all about Storm.

Winner: Toni Storm

Rating: 3.5/5

AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite

Mercedes Martinez vs Deonna Purrazzo

The ROH Women's Championship was unified here, allowing Mercedes Martinez to gain a level of legitimacy I thought impossible following her NXT release. Deonna Purrazzo's AEW debut was solid, but she was overshadowed by Martinez.

Winner: Mercedes Martinez

Rating: 3.5/5

Impact Wrestling

There we no matches this week.

WWE NXT UK

Meiko Satomura vs Isla Dawn

World of Darkness? More like World of Disappointment!

Winner: Meiko Satomura

Rating: 1/5

WWE Friday Night SmackDown

Sasha Banks vs Shayna Baszler

A fair contest, but Shayna Baszler winning means nearly nothing these days, making Sasha Banks look weak in the process.

Winner: Shayna Baszler

Rating: 2/5

WWE NXT Level Up

Tatum Paxley & Ivy Nile vs Erica Yan & Sarray

Squash City!

Winner: Tatum Paxley & Ivy Nile

Rating: 2/5

Sloane Jacobs vs Thea Hail

Squash City!

Winner: Sloane Jacobs

Rating: 2/5

AEW Rampage

Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter vs Toni Storm & Ruby Soho

Both teams worked hard here, with Britt Baker and Toni Storm carrying the match. Although Baker is no longer the AEW Women's World Champion, it still means the world when she is beaten. Storm benefitted so much from this victory.

Winner: Toni Storm & Ruby Soho

Rating: 3/5

Riho vs Yuka Sakazaki

Squash City!

Winner: Riho

Rating: 2/5

WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022

Charlotte Flair vs Ronda Rousey

This was a much better match than their encounter at WrestleMania, however, Charlotte Flair's utter lack of competent selling here means Ronda Rousey's WWE SmackDown Women's Championship victory feels somewhat hollow.

Winner: Ronda Rousey

Rating: 2.5/5

MATCH OF THE WEEK:

Toni Storm vs Diamante

Toni Storm vs Diamante was a refreshing match to remind everyone that AEW Dark can indeed feature some solid wrestling.

WOMAN OF THE WEEK:

Toni Storm

Multiple victories this week have allowed Toni Storm to generate some real momentum.

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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