Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #395 | Smark Out Moment

Women's Wrestling Weekly Recap & Review #395

Posted by Dallas Allsopp Monday, August 8, 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

Alexa Bliss vs Asuka

This was more of an angle to get to a stunning attack by Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky. All in all, this wasn't flat out bad.

Winner: No Contest

Rating: 2.5/5

Bianca Belair vs Iyo Sky

A breath of fresh air! It was fantastic to see new faces on Raw, with Iyo Sky one hundred percent looking like she belonged in the ring with Bianca Belair. Although the match ended in a No Contest, it was a highly intriguing match that had a finish which made sense. Great effort from everyone involved here.

Winner: No Contest

Rating: 3.5/5

AEW Dark: Elevation

Julia Hart vs LMK

Squash City!

Winner: Julia Hart

Rating: 2/5

Leila Grey vs JC

Squash City!

Winner: Leila Grey

Rating: 2/5

Athena vs Christina Marie

Squash City!

Winner: Athena

Rating: 2/5

Toni Storm, Willow Nightingale, & Hikaru Shida vs Marina Shafir, Emi Sakura, & Nyla Rose

As women's Trios matches go, this was very by the numbers.

Winner: Toni Storm, Willow Nightingale, & Hikaru Shida

Rating: 2/5

WWE NXT 2.0

Kayden Carter & Katana Chance vs Valentina Feroz & Yulisa Leon vs Tatum Paxley & Ivy Nile vs Toxic Attraction

All four teams looked to have a chance in this match, with Toxic Attraction standing out as the overwhelming favourites for me. That is why I am happy Kayden Carter and Katana Chance won, as it provides a new team with an opportunity to take the NXT Women's Tag Team Championships in a new direction and run with it.

Winner: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance

Rating: 2.5/5

Mandy Rose vs Sarray

Squash City!

Winner: Mandy Rose

Rating: 2/5

Alba Fyre vs Lash Legend

Squash City!

Winner: Alba Fyre

Rating: 2/5

AEW Dark

Willow Nightingale vs Harley Cameron

Squash City!

Winner: Willow Nightingale

Rating: 2/5

Diamante vs Rocky Radley

Squash City!

Winner: Diamante

Rating: 2/5

AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite

Jamie Hayter & Britt Baker vs Toni Storm & Thunder Rosa

This was the very definition of mediocre, which left me with a significant feeling of dread as I had no confidence that Thunder Rosa vs Jamie Hayter at Battle of the Belts III would be any good.

Winner: Jamie Hayter & Britt Baker

Rating: 2.5/5

Impact Wrestling

Deonna Purrazzo vs Rosemary

Despite the best efforts of both women, this match did not get out of second gear.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

Rating: 2.5/5

Masha Slamovich vs Gisele Shaw

Squash City!

Winner: Masha Slamovich

Rating: 2/5

WWE NXT UK

Isla Dawn vs Blair Davenport

No-one won here, as this was a piss poor match to end the show.

Winner: No Contest

Rating: 1.5/5

WWE Friday Night SmackDown

Women's Gauntlet Match

There was a real lack of cohesion here, with most of the women involved, namely Aliyah and Shotzi, coming across as really shallow wrestlers. Shayna Baszler winning was at least interesting, but overall, this match was a failure.

Winner: Shayna Baszler

Rating: 2/5

WWE NXT Level Up

Thea Hail vs Arianna Grace

Squash City!

Winner: Arianna Grace

Rating: 1.5/5

AEW Rampage

Madison Rayne vs Leila Grey

Squash City!

Winner: Madison Rayne

Rating: 2/5

AEW Battle of the Belts III

Thunder Rosa vs Jamie Hayter

Whilst not flat out bad, this match justified my concerns that it would be a stinker. Thunder Rosa is trying hard, but her reign as AEW Women's World Champion is quickly running out of steam.

Winner: Thunder Rosa

Rating: 2.5/5

MATCH OF THE WEEK:

Bianca Belair vs Iyo Sky

Simply a strong match to evidence that Triple H is once again focusing on the strengths of WWE's women's division.

WOMEN OF THE WEEK:

Bayley, Dakota Kai, & Iyo Sky

This team is fantastic! They look so dominant and dangerous!

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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