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WOW Women of Wrestling TV - 02/01 - 02/08 2019 DVD

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02/01/2019:



The first two episodes of WOW Women of Wrestling on AXS TV have been really good. The storylines are easy to follow, they have done a great job at introducing characters, and the presentation is top notch. With the third episode, we are going to be seeing some characters wrestle a second time. Will the show continue its great start? Let’s find out.

Tonight’s episode starts off with a recap of the feud between Tessa Blanchard and Santana Garrett. After a lineup of the night’s matches, there’s a package to introduce Faith the Lioness. This was short but good.

The Beast vs. Faith the Lioness

Faith the Lioness comes out with two backup dancers and before entering the ring she does of a performance of what I can only guess is one of her songs. Faith actually is in control early, but after a shoulder tackle, this was pretty much all Beast. Everything Faith had any hope of a comeback Beast cut it off pretty much immediately. Faith went for and enzuguri late and it looked like The Beast just swatted it away. The announcers did a good job of selling that Faith was holding her own, keeping her strong in what was basically a squash match. The Beast hit a powerbomb for the win.

After the match, they actually showed the announcers. I feel like outside of David McLane this has been the first time they’ve actually been on camera this season.

The Disciplinarian vs. Fire

The Disciplinarian was accompanied to the ring by Samantha Smart, whose gimmick is being… well, smart. Fire (Kiera Hogan) is the first wrestler to have a second match on WOW so far this season, though Abeline Maverick and Khloe Hurtz will join her later tonight. This was pretty even with both wrestlers trading off turns on offense. Fire is really good. Samantha Smart hit Fire in the hand with a giant ruler at one point, but Fire recovered. Late, The Disciplinarian had Fire in a Fireman’s carry (which I imagine is a huge insult) but Fire reversed it into a roll-up for the pin.

Next, there is a knock on the Psycho Sister’s dressing room door and Razor comes out. She cuts a really good promo that introduces not only herself but also Fury. She says a storm is coming and they are heading straight to the top. The Psycho Sisters are sort of homage to the Heavy Metal Sisters from the original GLOW, right down to the makeup.

Fury vs. Chantilly Chella

After a commercial, Shaul Guerrero is in the ring and introduces the Psycho Sisters. Chantilly Chella (Ray Lyn) is billed as being from the Coachella Music Festival. Chella has a ton of charisma and is pretty solid in the ring. Chella controlled the match early but the tide turned after interference by Razor. Fury pretty much overpowered Chella after that. The announcer team put over that Holidead would be appearing next week on WOW during the match. Chella did make a comeback late and almost got a pin but Razor put Fury’s foot on the rope. Fury hit her finisher for the win. This was good. After the match, Razor and Fury beat Chella down and tossed her from the ring.

After a commercial, we catch up with Tessa Blanchard as she explains why she attacked Santana Garrett’s dad. She tells Jungle Girl “you’re welcome” for costing her a chance at winning the title too. This was another great promo by Tessa Blanchard. So far they’ve done a great job building to the championship match.

Khloe Hurtz vs. Abeline Maverick

They showed a recap of the back-story to this match, and it was insane. The feud started over spilled ice cream. The Hurtz (Katie Forbes) got tossed into a swimming pool. Hurtz retaliated by giving Maverick’s (Barbi Hayden) boyfriend ice cream. Maverick didn’t like that so she hit a pie in Hurtz’ face. To settle the score they had a “rats match” where if Maverick won she would select some people from Texas to join Hurtz’ ring rats, and if Hurtz won she got Maverick’s boyfriend. Maverick won and selected hillbillies to join the ring rats causing Hurtz to dry heave in the ring. All this lead to tonight’s rematch.

They traded off offense in this, each taking turns in control. Abeline Maverick really does a great job with her facial expressions. It seemed like Maverick would have longer sustained periods on offense while Hurtz’ came in short bursts. The finish saw Hurtz hit Maverick with a boot to the face followed by a tornado DDT. Hurtz looked solid in this but the tornado DDT looked a little clunky.

This was the first episode not to with something going on in the ring they had to cut away from due to time running out. This was another good episode, though I thought overall it was the weakest of the three. The Tessa Blanchard versus Santana Garrett stuff is the most compelling thing on the show so far, and this was light on that. The background on the main event was explained, but the storyline was so ridiculous it was hard to care, plus both of the wrestlers come off as heels.

WOW is doing a great job introducing characters still. Both Faith the Lioness and the Psycho Sisters had great introductions. I don’t know if it has been toned down, or if he has just grown on me, but David McLane has been a lot better on commentary after the first episode. The production is great, especially the character packages. Overall this show has been a lot of fun three episodes in.

02/08/2019:



This past Friday night, the fourth episode of this season of WOW – Women of Wrestling aired on AXS TV, meaning we are now halfway through the season. Episode four is set to be headlined by a triple-threat between WOW Champion Santana Garrett, Tessa Blanchard, and Jungle Grrrl.

The show started with a recap of the feud between Garrett, Blanchard, and Jungle Grrrl. WOW has started every show with a recap, helping to make it really accessible to new viewers.

Santana Garrett is in the ring and tells David McLane she’s waited three weeks and wants Tessa Blanchard tonight. This brings out Jungle Grrrl who was screwed out of her title shot by Blanchard’s interference in their match. Blanchard is out and the match is made a triple-threat.

We have a segment with Lana Star and Beverly Hills Babe Amber O’Neal. Beverly Hills Babe is trying to get some great pictures for Instagram and Lana Star tells her she has “been spending too much time in Amber Land and needs to be in Lana Land.” I checked the Beverly Hills Babe Instagram after the show and no photos were posted from this. That would have been a cool touch.

Beverly Hills Babe vs. Eye Candy

They mentioned that Beverly Hills Babe was in the Bullet Club and was the Bullet Babe on commentary. They took turns on offense in this, and a lot of the match did not come off very smooth at all. Babe won with a backslide where she arches herself over Eye Candy’s body. I’m a fan of both of these wrestlers, but this was pretty shaky.

One of those really good character packages for Stephy Slays aired. These have been excellent and great at getting you invested in the wrestlers.

Jessie Jones vs. Stephy Slays

It was mentioned that Stephy Slays has yet to win a match in WOW. She may have not won a television match, but she has actually won a few matches when WOW was doing their Friday night fights in Long Beach. Maybe those events aren’t in canon though. Jessie Jones does a good job with her character work. Slays started strong but Jones controlled a lot of the match after pulling her down by her hair early. Jones went for a powerbomb but Slays reversed it into a Frankensteiner at one point. Jones ended up winning with an armbar.

After a commercial Slays was nursing her arm backstage when Abeline Maverick walks by and does her Mean Girls routine and tells Slays she’s “playing with the big girls now.”

Holidead vs. Azteca

It’s great to see Holidead on here. She is really talented and has a ton of ring charisma. I hadn’t seen Azteca, who wrestles independently as Gisele Shaw, wrestle prior to WOW, but she’s been impressive as well. This match was really good. Maybe the best televised match in WOW to date. Certainly the best of this season.

Holidead tries to play mind games with Azteca by avoiding her lock up, but Azteca doesn’t back down. Azteca hits a series of arm-drags then a top rope Frankensteiner, followed by a big chop to Holidead’s chest. Holidead counters with a tilt-a-whirl-backbreaker and takes control. From here they trade offense with both taking turns in control. The crowd really gets into this too. The finish saw Holidead go for her finisher, but Azteca counters with the Azteca Destroyer to get the win.

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The lights go out and when they come on Voodoo Doll is in the ring. After a stare down with Holidead, she attacks Azteca and the lights go off. When they come back on Voodoo Doll and Holidead are gone.

There was another recap of the feud leading up to the triple threat match.

Santana Garrett (c) vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Jungle Grrrl for the WOW Championship

Jungle Grrrl and Tessa Blanchard team up at first to take Santana Garrett down, but Garrett quickly recovers with a dual armdrag that sends Blanchard out of the ring. From here they mostly trade off opponents with one always having a reason to not be in the action like most triple-threat matches.

After trading off opponents for awhile Garrett whips both her opponents into the corner followed by a handspring elbow, a double bulldog, and a double Scorpion Deathlock. Jungle Grrrl gets to the ropes to break the hold. The finish sees Garrett his a Supernatural Moonsault on Blanchard followed by a splash from Jungle Grrrl and both Garrett and Jungle Grrrl pin Blanchard leading to confusion as to who won. David McLane says on commentary that they have run out of TV time and the show goes off the air. This was a good match that did its job of advancing the storyline forward while giving a reason to push the eventual Blanchard versus Garrett match back a few more episodes.

This was another good episode of WOW. I think it was actually the best episode of the season. The first match wasn’t good, but the last two, especially Holidead versus Azteca, were very enjoyable. The presentation of the show continues to be top notch. WOW has been a fun hour of wrestling every week so far.

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