Cleat Geeks

Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up

Welcome to the latest edition of the Women’s Wrestling Wrap-Up, which details everything in women’s wrestling in the past week, beginning with Monday’s Raw.

Monday was the fallout from Great Balls of Fire, and on Raw, Sasha Banks and Bayley defeated Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax, with Bayley pinning the Raw Women’s Champion. More on those four later, as the following evening’s SmackDown saw Natalya and Tamina defeat Charlotte and Becky Lynch, thanks to Lana’s involvement. Before that match took place, Shane McMahon made an announcement for Battleground:  a five-way elimination match will take place at the PPV next Sunday, with the winner challenging for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. Meanwhile, Carmella’s attempt to appease Shane to overrule Daniel Bryan’s ruling regarding James Ellsworth fell on deaf ears.

Wednesday’s NXT saw Vanessa Borne defeat Jayme Hachey to earn a spot in the Mae Young Classic, and Lucha Underground saw Sexy Star deliver a violent revenge on Taya; not only costing her in the Cueto Cup, but clocking Taya with a set of brass knuckles. Later on, Mariposa helped brother Marty the Moth brutally punish Fenix, forcing Melissa Santos to watch while Fenix was bloodied and beaten. On Impact the following evening, Gail Kim announced that she will retire at the end of the year, and later on the program, Laurel Van Ness defeated Ava Storie.

Regarding SummerSlam, the match set for the event in Brooklyn will see the winner of the Battleground five-way against the SmackDown Women’s Champion, whether Naomi holds on to the title, or Carmella cashes in before the event. As for the Raw side, it has been confirmed that the plan has Alexa Bliss, Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Nia Jax facing each other in a four-way dance. This is basically the same match as WrestleMania, with Alexa taking Charlotte’s place, plus Bayley will be a challenger. The match is not official, but rumored, and if this match happens, I could see a repeat of the Batista/Mysterio aftermath from Bragging Rights in 2009, with Sasha turning on Bayley should both of them fail, or especially if Bayley wins.

Image result for talking smack wweAnd I have to bring this up. This past week, WWE decided to cancel Talking Smack as a weekly program on the Network. This upcoming week marks the one-year anniversary of the returning brand split, and it was two weeks after that on August 2 of last year that Talking Smack made its debut as a half-hour program that followed SmackDown. The show aired at 10PM (EST) on Tuesdays, but was moved back when 205 Live premiered. To say that show was monumental would be an understatement, as it allowed SD’s stars to shine in and get put over, and that included the women. Some notable moments from the women on the program included the continuation of Carmella’s heel turn last August, Natalya venting after being revealed as Nikki’s attacker in December, and the fallout from Mickie James’ return in January. The show was a benefit to everyone involved on the blue brand, and quite honestly, cancelling it as a weekly show is a mistake. Talking Smack will remain as a post-show for SD PPVs, meaning we should see it after Battleground.

A new week begins with Raw and will include the final SD before Battleground! Until next week!

Leave a Reply


If you like this site or just simply want to school your friends because you got the information first.  

Join us on the field! Click on any of the links below.

%d bloggers like this: