WOW on AXS TV: Powell’s review of Tessa Blanchard vs. Jungle Grrrl for the WOW Championship, Havok and Hazard vs. Chantilly Chella and Sassy Massy in a WOW Tag Title Series match, Serpentine vs. Princess Aussie, The Beast vs. The Lioness

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WOW (Women Of Wrestling)
Taped in May 15-16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California at Belasco Theater
Aired November 9, 2019 on on AXS-TV

A recap focused on Tessa Blanchard dodging The Beast and Jungle Grrrl. The narrator noted they will finally meet in the main event for the WOW Championship… The broadcast team was David McLane and Stephen Dickey, and Shaul Guerrero was the ring announcer…

The Beast came to the ring and called out Lana Star for costing her a title shot. Footage aired of The Beast confronting Star in the parking lot after last week’s match and warning her not to mess with her again or she would rip her face off…

The Lioness and Lana Star headed to the ring. Star claimed that McLane banned her from wrestling due to an injury or she would face The Beast, which led to Lioness taking her spot in the match…

1. The Beast vs. The Lioness (w/Lana Star). The Beast performed a quick sit-out powerbomb and scored the clean pin…

The Beast defeated The Lioness.

The broadcast team hyped the main event… [C]

Powell’s POV: It was nice to see The Beast win quickly and decisively rather than going with the usual WOW length match.

A video package aired on Princess Aussie. The narrator noted that viewers had seen a recent change in Aussie that may have been caused by Siren the Voodoo Doll. Footage aired of Siren and Holidead taking Aussie to the back after a match and burning her symbolic sticks. Footage also aired of Aussie preventing interference in Siren and Holidead’s win over the Psycho Sisters…

2. Serpentine (w/Sophia Lopez) vs. Princess Aussie. Lopez tripped up Aussie from ringside at one point. Later, Serpentine caught Aussie on the ropes and slammed her to the mat. Serpentine followed up with a Serpentine Driver and scored the pin.

Serpentine beat Princess Aussie.

After the match, Siren and Holidead came out and crawled in the ring while Aussie looked bewildered. Siren and Holidead simply left the ring…

Powell’s POV: So Aussie is apparently under a voodoo spell that causes her to help Siren and Holidead, yet it doesn’t seem to help her win her own matches. The match was solid and I continue to enjoy Serpentine, who is also doing a great job in the NWA as Thunder Rosa.

A video package aired on ring announcer Shaul Guerrero, who noted that she is from the Guerrero wrestling dynasty and is the daughter of Eddie and Vickie. She said she didn’t realize the impact her family had on the industry. She said she realized how hard her family worked when she took her first bump. She said she stays connected with her father through wrestling. She said her father is always watching and she know she’s proud of her. Shaul said she wants to be on every TV screen and be everyone’s favorite ring announcer. She spoke about female empowerment and said it would be amazing if she could inspire a young female fan…

Powell’s POV: A nice video package. I’m not sure why they didn’t air something like this last season, but better late than never.

A video package set up the women’s tag match and noted that it would determine the WOW Tag Team Champions…

3. “Monsters of Madness” Havok and Hazard vs. Chantilly Chella and Sassy Massy in a WOW Tag Title Series match. Late in the match, Havoc had Massy up for a slam. Chella dove from the ropes onto them, but Havoc caught her and performed an impressive double fallaway slam. A short time later, Havoc and Hazard hit a wheelbarrow and cutter combination on Massy and then Havok pinned her to win the match.

“Monsters of Madness” Havok and Hazard beat Chantilly Chella and Sassy Massy to advance to the semifinals of the WOW Tag Title Series.

After the match, Guerrero noted that the finals of the tag title series will feature Havoc and Hazard vs. Siren and Holidead vs. Adrenaline and Fire in a Triple Threat to determine the WOW Tag Champions in next week’s main event. Havok and Hazard did some brief mic work and expressed heel confidence about winning the tag titles… [C]

Powell’s POV: So after weeks of confusion regarding the tag title series, we finally learned that this was a semifinal match and we now know the final match. I have no idea why they didn’t just lay this out ahead of time and make it easy for viewers to follow. Nevertheless, I’m genuinely curious to see who ends up winning the tag titles…

A video package aired on the women who have held the WOW Championship and set up the main event…

4. Tessa Blanchard vs. Jungle Grrrl for the WOW Championship. The broadcast team played up the idea that Jungle Grrrl had Blanchard pinned at one point in their previous meeting. During the match, JG set up for her top rope splash finisher, but Blanchard rolled to ringside. JG leapt off the top rope at Blanchard, who caught her with a kick on the way down. Back inside the ring, Blanchard hit JG with her hammerlock DDT finisher and acted shocked when JG kicked out. Blanchard followed up with a Codebreaker from the ropes and scored the clean pin. Dickey noted that there was no interference or shenanigans.

Tessa Blanchard beat Jungle Grrrl to retain the WOW Championship.

The broadcast team narrated highlights of the match and then Blanchard held up the championship to close the show…

Powell’s POV: It was nice to see back to back WOW Championship matches that were given a good amount on each of the last two shows. Blanchard going over makes sense given that everything seems to be building toward her defending the WOW Championship against The Beast. Overall, this was a good episode that closed with a quality title match.



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