WOW on AXS TV: Powell’s review of The Beast vs. Jungle Grrrl, Fire vs. Fury, Jessie Jones and Amber O’Neal vs. Lana Star and Faith the Lioness in a WOW Tag Title Series match, Siren the Voodoo Doll vs. Chantilly Chella


By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WOW (Women Of Wrestling)
Taped in May 15-16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California at Belasco Theater
Aired October 5, 2019 on on AXS-TV

A video package recapped the events that led to the Jungle Grrrl vs. The Beast main event… The broadcast team was David McLane and Stephen Dickey, and Shaul Guerrero was the ring announcer…

McLane stood in the ring and welcomed viewers to the show. Jungle Grrrl quickly interrupted him. She said she has been the queen of the ring for 18 years and is the most dedicate and most athletic wrestler in the WOW ring. She said that while other wrestling companies had their girls wrestling in jello matches, 18 years ago she was jumping off of 25 foot ladders.

Jungle Grrrl said that while McLane’s girls were playing in playpens, she was elevating women’s wrestling. Jungle Grrrl said she gets up at dawn and trains her body and her mind. She said that while the fans are eating french fries and playing on their phones, she’s finished her day before they’ve even had their morning coffee. She said she’s proven herself and called out The Beast, who came to the ring and speared her. Several referees entered the ring and McLane told the referees to pull the women apart. McLane said the match will happen tonight…

Powell’s POV: It was hard to tell whether Jungle Grrrl attacking The Beast last week was a heel turn, but we got the answer when she heeled on the fans during this promo.

1. Fury (w/Mezmeriah, Razor) vs. Fire. Impact Wrestling’s Kiera Hogan uses the fire persona in WOW, while Fury is Harlow O’Hara. Fire went to the ropes and was pulled down by the other Psycho Sisters. Fury went on the offensive for a stretch. Fire came back and picked up a two count off a kick. Fury caught Fire on the ropes and superplexed her. Fire rallied again and performed a fisherman’s buster suplex and scored the pin.

Fire defeated Fury.

After the match, Mezmeriah and Razor attacked Fire. Adrenaline ran out for the save. Afterward, McLane entered the ring and noted that they had just met. Fire hugged and thanked Adrenaline, who invited her to team up in the WOW Tag Title Series…

Powell’s POV: Kiera Hogan continues to shine as a babyface character in WOW and as a heel in Impact Wrestling. She had a great introductory video in WOW and really should be in the main event mix rather than someone who lacks a storyline feud and loses as often as she wins. Perhaps that will happen in the tag division.

After a break, a Siren the Voodoo Doll video aired. Holidead paced in the background while Siren spoke about Princess Aussie’s sticks and said they give no power of strength. Siren said that what can’t be broken can be burned. The sticks were shown being set on fire. Meanwhile, Aussie was shown holding sticks on a rock near water. The sticks burst into flames and then Aussie collapsed on the beach…

Powell’s POV: Cheesy.

2. Siren the Voodoo Doll (w/Holidead) vs. Chantilly Chella (w/Sassy Massy). Before the the match, Chella went to ringside and told McLane she’d be back. Chella went backstage and returned with Sassy Massy (Alisha Edwards). Siren performed a wheelbarrow face plant for a two count. Chella avoided a Vader Bomb and then threw a series of kicks. Chella performed a meteora for a two count. Chella performed a missile dropkick for a near fall. Chella hit a Cutter. Holidead distracted the referee until Massy pulled her off the apron. Siren came back with Michinoku Driver and for the win…

Siren the Voodoo Doll beat Chantilly Chella.

Powell’s POV: WOW creative seems excited about Siren the Voodoo Doll, but they don’t actually seem to have a direction for her unless it involves her and Holidead winning the tag titles.

A Lana Star video package aired that recapped the storyline of her making Amber O’Neal her protege as The Beverly Hills Babe. It also showed Star firing O’Neal in favor of Faith the Lioness. The narrator hyped the tag match…

3. Jessie Jones and Amber O’Neal vs. Lana Star and Faith the Lioness in a WOW Tag Title Series match. Star came out out first and said Faith will be bigger than Beyonce and Kim K combined. O’Neal wore country themed attire while McLane said she was back to being who she really is rather than being the Beverly Hills Babe. The broadcast team noted that Star avoided tagging into the match to face O’Neal. Jones ran Faith into Star to force her into the match. Jones applied an armbar and then Star tapped out quickly.

Jessie Jones and Amber O’Neal beat Lana Star and Faith the Lioness in a WOW Tag Title Series match.

After the match, Jones took the mic and said their opponents should have trained more in the ring. Jones said she and Amber O’Neal will be the next tag champions. She said she doesn’t care if people call them Grits and Glam, they are going to make tag team wrestling great again.

Powell’s POV: Yes, because we were all thinking of calling them Grits and Glam. Sigh. Does this mean Jones is suddenly a babyface without explanation after doing a MAGA-like heel gimmick? It sounded like they played canned heat afterward, so I have no clue, but there’s no way that Star and Faith are babyfaces. We’re four episodes into the new season and four weeks into the tag title series and there’s still no explanation as to how this tag title series actually works.

A video package set up the main event…

4. The Beast vs. Jungle Grrrl. McLane said Jungle Grrrl didn’t turn, she had an emotional breakdown. Grrrl performed a missile dropkick from the middle rope for a two count. Dickey said they’d never seen The Beast in that position. The Beast came back with a suplex that led to a one count. Jungle Grrrl avoided a spear, causing The Beast to crash into the corner. Jungle Grrrl wrenched The Beast’s left arm several times and then performed a belly to belly suplex for a two count. Jungle Grrrl speared The Beast and Dickey noted that she was using Beast’s move. Jungle Grrrl performed a Michinoku Driver and then went up top. The Beast cut her off and slammed Jungle Grrrl from the ropes, then went for a spear, but she hit the referee instead. Jungle Grrrl suplexed The Beast into a pin, but the referee was out. Tessa Blanchard entered the ring and hit Jungle Grrrl with a briefcase. Blanchard told The Beast “you’re welcome.” Dickey wondered what would happen and said we’d find out next week…

The Beast fought Jungle Grrrl to a non-finish.

Powell’s POV: It’s bad enough when WOW sets up big main events that are only given a few minutes, but going off the air without delivering a finish was even more disappointing. I have no idea if they intend to make viewers wait a week to deliver a finish or if the idea was that the match ended in a no-contest. It’s too bad because I was enjoying the match. The WOW creative forces seem hesitant to have anyone in the main event picture lose clean. You can’t protect everyone at all times, but that seems to be the goal more so than delivering satisfying television main events.


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