Will the biggest and the baddest “thank” the Born Legend?
The WOW World Champion made sure Jungle Grrrl WOULDN’T be her next challenger, but will she regret “repaying” The Beast?
- Jungle Grrrl VS Sassy Massy; No Contest.
- Stephy Slays VS Abilene Maverick; changed to…
- Stephy Slays VS The Disciplinarian w/ Samantha Smart & Abilene Maverick; The Disciplinarian wins.
- WOW Tag Team Championship Series: The Monsters of Madness VS The Dixie Darlings; win and advance in the series.
- WOW World Championship: Tessa Blanchard VS Reyna Reyes; Blanchard wins.
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Previously on WOW…
Tessa Blanchard burst into Women of Wrestling and became world champion when she got help beating Jungle Grrrl from the biggest and the baddest, THE BEAST! Jungle Grrrl demanded a rematch, and began her rivalry with The Beast. Things eventually led to last week’s #1 Contender’s match. A referee bump left the window wide open for Tessa to attack JG with her million dollar briefcase! Tessa sent two messages to the Beast at once: that they were even from the previous season, and that she was handing Beast a win. Because after WOW went off the air last episode, Tessa helped the referee back into the ring, to count the cover. Beast officially won, but only thanks to Blanchard, and that didn’t sit well with her.
Beast has since confronted Tessa backstage, and made her sign their title match contract. Tessa accepted, since this seemed to be what she wanted anyway. But Tessa would also smile to herself. What is she scheming now?
Tessa meets with David McLane in his office.
She wants to discuss her scheduled match for this week. So she signed the contract already? No, she did not sign that contract! Beast doesn’t deserve this chance, because of how Tessa handed it to her. Then Tessa needs to stop handpicking her opponents. She isn’t doing anything! No, he knows what she and Sophia Lopez orchestrated. Tessa denies those accusations, but as a fighting champion, she’ll gladly face the next Woman of Wrestling to walk into his office. He has no time for games. But then, Reyna Reyes walks in! Tessa accepts her own premise, but McLane wants to know why Reyna even showed up. She was told he wanted to see her. Well who told her that? Sophia Lopez. And there’s the fix…
Welcoooome~ BACK, to WOW!
And without needing an announcement, Jungle Grrrl appears! The Queen of the Splash looks to sharpen her claws tonight. “Let’s be clear: last week, it took two opponents to get me down. Not one, but two.” Sound familiar? And that says there is no one who can beat her. So JG wants Beast to listen up. If Beast wants Tessa to be ringside,t hen just bring her along. And it will go the other way for Tessa. If Tessa needs Beast’s help, then just start with that. Fans chant for Beast but JG says she’s the Queen of the Ring! Bring her some competition! Who will she feast on this week? We find out after the break.
Jungle Grrrl VS Sassy Massy!
WOW returns and the bold Bostonian steps up to test JG’s theory. But will someone as new to WOW as Sassy Massy be able to beat a WOW living legend?
The bell rings and JG circles with Massy. Fans rally up for Massy as she dodges JG. Massy keeps it sassy as she circles with JG again. And dodges again! JG grows annoyed but she baits Massy in for another, and gets her with a drop toehold! Now JG mocks the Massy chants, then throws Massy by her hair! JG drags Massy up to throw her again! Massy crawls while the ref reprimands JG, but Massy blocks the kick to throw JG down! Senton drop on JG’s back! JG gets to the corner and Massy back elbows! Then basement crossbodies! Cover, ONE! JG won’t be beat so easy, so Massy throws forearms. Massy runs, wheelbarrows, but JG makes it a German Suplex! JG roars at Massy and then drags her up to choke her on the ropes! The ref counts but JG lets up at 4.
JG stalks Massy to a corner, stomps a mudhole into her, then whips her corner to corner. JG takes her time going over, and chokes Massy against buckles! The ref reprimands her and she lets go, but JG doesn’t care about Massy’s feelings. JG whips Massy corner to corner and stomps away again! Massy slowly gets up, and catches JG off guard with that sunset flip! TWO, but Massy crucifix, but JG makes it a Samoan Drop! “You like that?!” JG drags Massy up to throw her down by her hair! JG wonders why the fans are upset, then she CHOPS Massy! JG knees Massy but fans still rally up. JG whips Massy corner to corner, then grins, until Massy boots her! Massy boots again! Massy elbows JG and again, then puts her on the ropes! Crossbody against the ropes! Cover, TWO! Massy throws big forearms then runs, and hits that wheelbarrow bulldog this time! Cover, TWO! Massy is firing up with the fans, and she brings JG up. JG fights back, knees low, then scoops for the JUNGLE DRIVER!
JG climbs up and takes her time soaking it all in. JUNGLE SPLASH! But JG doesn’t want to end it here, she wants to make Massy an example! JG goes up top again, for a second Jungle Splash! But still JG wants to make Massy suffer for what Tessa has done. JG climbs again, and the referee reprimands her for this. But here comes Massy’s friend, Chantilly Chella! The party girl won’t let JG do this. So JG goes after Chella, JUNGLE DRIVER! JG puts the two together, then climbs up again. Fans are booing as hard as they can, and referees rush in to stop JG. JG shouts for them to get out of the way, but her prey has been rushed out of the ring. The referees throw this match out, but will this stop the wrath of the Ultimate Predator?
A new tag team is moving in.
And they’re putting their name tag over Jessie Jones’? Oh, and Amber O’Neal’s, by association. The Dixie Darlings? The twins from Virginia have only just arrived, but it seems they’re pawns in the plans of one sore loser, Lana Star. Jolynn and Jolene are unaware as they walk in on Jessie and Amber getting ready. Jessie thinks they’re fans wanting autographs, but J & J don’t get why Jessie and Amber don’t know who they are. Dixie Darlings? Wherever y’all think y’all are, this ain’t your dressing room, so git! Jessie and Amber go back to their moonshine, but then someone throws in that sign from the door. Wait, their names really are Jolynn and Jolene? Like the songs? Lana’s plan is working to turn Southern hospitality into hostility. Will either side ever learn the truth?
Stephy Slays VS Abilene Maverick!
After a contentious and at times petty rivalry, finally we get a rematch! Abilene beat Stephy in the ring, then bullied her out of it. But Stephy finally got her singles career going near the end of last season. Will the Governor’s Daughter learn sweet Stephy Slays isn’t the same girl she used to know?
Wait, Abilene claims she has a neck injury? McLane knows Abilene is cleared to compete, or else why schedule this match? Stephy is pumped for this match, but Abilene is clearly not going to compete with that neck brace and formal wear on. Abilene takes the mic from Shaul Guerrero to explain amid the booing from fans. “I’m injured~! Listen to me~! I’m hurting, okay~?” Fans don’t care, they know this is an excuse. Abilene claims this is a skiing injury. So unfortunately, they can’t have this match. But Abilene has someone to teach Stephy a little lesson. Stephy can learn some things about wrestling from the substitute. This is one of Abilene’s new friends. You know, the Smart ones. And with that, Robyn Reid the Disciplinarian attacks from behind! Samantha Smart is in tow as this new match begins!
Stephy Slays VS The Disciplinarian w/ Samantha Smart & Abilene Maverick!
Reid clubs and chokes Stephy at the ropes, then Smart SLAPS Stephy while the ref is busy reprimanding! Fans boo hard as ever while Reid waits for Stephy to get up. Reid throws Stephy into buckles, then throws big forearms to keep her in the corner. Reid chokes Stephy on ropes more, but lets up at 4. Reid chokes Stephy more but lets up at 4. Abilene defends she was enjoying her family’s lake house. Why does no one believe her? Because of her previous bad attitude towards Stephy, that’s why.
Speaking of Stephy, Reid throws her into buckles again! Reid stands on Stephy but steps off at 4. Reid clubs Stephy back down, and takes a moment to discuss with the ref. But that allows Smart to SMACK Stephy’s shins with her yard stick! The fans chant “You Suck! You Suck!” but Reid encourages it. Stephy hits back with body shots and fans fire up! Stephy dodges, dodges and swings around to roll Reid up! TWO, but Stephy keeps moving. Crossbody, but she’s caught! Reid swings and slams Stephy down! Abilene defends she is not avoiding Stephy, she just has bad luck. Reid drags Stephy up, two handed choke! The ref reprimands, but Reid throws Stephy down! Cover, TWO! Fans cheer Stephy’s toughness but Reid drags her up again for a suplex. Gourd Buster! Cover, TWO! Stephy survives and Reid is furious!
Reid drags Stephy around in a facelock and grinds her into the mat. Fans rally up for Stephy while Smart coaches Reid. The two roll and Stephy gets a ropebreak! Reid lets up at 4, but Smart mocks Stephy’s pain. Reid gets up, but Stephy runs at her with forearms! Stephy rallies and dropkicks! Reid gets to a corner, Stephy monkey flips Reid down! Stephy drags Reid up to whip corner to corner, but Reid reverses. Stephy goes up and over to sunset flip, TWO! Almost had her! Stephy stands, hops up to the ropes, but Reid CHOPS Stephy! Stephy boots back and SLAPS Reid, to then hop on! Victory Roll, cover, TWO!! Abilene laughs at the “loser,” but Stephy says she’ll show Abilene. Stephy drags Reid up, Reid slips out to fireman’s carry. Spin out, EXPULSION! The TKO neckbreaker hits! Cover, Reid wins!!
Winner: The Disciplinarian, by pinfall
Abilene orchestrated the rematch and Reid has evened the score with Stephy Slays! Smart takes to the mic to say, “Look at that. All of you blubbering imbeciles cheering, and booing, and cheering, and booing.” Do you think the IQ Superior is just here to entertain the inferiors? But Smart’s protege just crushed “your little doe-eyed cliche of an underdog, Stephy Slays! Are you not entertained?” Abilene is the only one laughing.
Siren and Holidead have another message from the beyond.
“Princess Aussie. What will it be? The wicked path of destiny.” Princess has been a puppet upon this earth, but now will face her own rebirth. Her strength, that power she held so tight. She will come to see the light. Her hopes, her dreams, the cards will tell that the darkness waits for her to unveil. Which path she takes will soon be known, for darkness awaits her on its throne! Siren laughs into the night, but will Princess Aussie lose her light?
WOW Tag Team Championship Series: The Monsters of Madness VS The Dixie Darlings!
Havok and Hazard look to have their way with the entire WOW Tag Team Division, but Jolynn and Jolene ain’t just whistling Dixie. But does even twin magic compare to pure power?
The bell doesn’t even ring before Havok and Hazard clobber J & J! One twin falls out of the ring while Hazard has the other. The bell rings to finally start this match, and Hazard rams her shoulder into the trapped twin. Havok helps out but the ref reprimands them. Havok tags in and she thrashes the twin about, to then toss her to her sister! The tag is made, and now it is Jolene (according to McLane) that comes in. Jolene runs at Havok but gets bounced off! Havok roars as she drags Jolene up to then double hand choke and toss into the buckle! Havok kicks away on Jolene then tags in Hazard. Hazard drags Jolene up to snap suplex back to the corner. Cover, TWO, but Hazard doesn’t care. Hazard stomps away on Jolene, then bumps her off buckles. Tag to Havok and she rams her shoulder into Jolene’s back. Havok throws Jolene down, to then taunt Jolynn.
Havok thrashes Jolene around more, then puts her in an open corner. Havok stomps a mudhole in then grinds her foot into Jolene’s throat! The ref reprimands again, but Havok just throws Jolene into the post! Tag to Hazard and the Monsters mug Jolene! Hazard CHOPS Jolene and again! Havok chokes with the tag rope! The ref reprimands but that doesn’t stop Hazard from bumping Jolene off buckles. Hazard runs in, but Jolene dodges! Jolene hurries to her corner, but Havok intercepts to clobber Jolynn! The Monsters have Jolene, spin around slam! Cover, the Monsters win!!
Winners: The Monsters of Madness, Hazard pinning; advances in the series
But they’re not done, AIR RAID CRASH to Jolynn! The fans boo the brutality, but Havok takes the mic to officially remind everyone who they are! And they vow to keep advancing in this tag team series, vowing to “pave a path of annihilation the entire way!” Hazard says this team is all WOW needs! Will the Monsters of Madness make WOW their world?
WOW World Championship: Tessa Blanchard VS Reyna Reyes!
The Diamond got Sophia Lopez to make a pawn out of the Pearl of the Philippines. Reyna still looks to prove this path she took in life was not a mistake. Will she be able to show her parents this wasn’t just a pipe dream? Or will she be crushed under the pressure?
The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and this golden opportunity begins!
Fans duel while The Beast and other Women of Wrestling watch backstage. Tessa and Reyna tie up, Reyna waistlocks but Tessa wrenches out to a wristlock. Reyna spins and reverses, but Tessa rolls and breaks free. Tessa brushes Reyna off, but Reyna dares her to bring it. They tie up again and Reyna goes after the arm again. Tessa rolls, handsprings, wrenches and whips. Reyna dodges, whips Tessa back, then follows through to huricanrana! Tessa is sent for a loop, so Reyna springboards for another huricanrana! Tessa flounders about, into Reyna’s kick! Reyna goes to the corner, goes up, but Tessa kicks the ropes out from under her! Reyna crashes and burns to the floor! Tessa goes out to fetch Reyna and throw down haymakers!
Tessa brings Reyna up to put her in the ring. Tessa covers, ONE! Reyna checks her face but Tessa brings her up. Tessa whips Reyna into the second rope, to then body check her in the back! And then dropkick, too! Reyna falls, writhing in pain, but Tessa puts her on the ropes to choke her. Tessa then goes out to the apron to SUPERKICK Reyna back into the ring! Cover, TWO! Tessa is annoyed with Reyna’s resilience. Fans duel and rally as Reyna gets to ropes. Tessa whips but Reyna reverses and dodges to hit a rolling roundhouse! Both women are down and fans are firing up. A standing count begins but Tessa drags herself to ropes. Reyna stands at 7, but Tessa is on her with haymakers! Reyna throws them back! Then counter punches before Tessa can swing! Fans fire up with the Pearl as she rocks the Diamond! And sweeps the legs, to then run and hit a throwback cutter! Tessa flounders around the ring, into a kick! Reyna wants it, she goes up top again, for an acrobatic huricanrana!
Tessa bails out of the ring, but Reyna goes to the top rope! Fans are thunderous as Reyna LEAPS! SUPER TORNILLO! Reyna gets up and stands over the champ! Reyna puts Tessa in the ring hard, then powers herself up, for a slingshot splash! Cover, ROPEBREAK! Tessa saves herself and Reyna can’t believe it. Tessa gets to a corner but Reyna is on her with a CHOP! Reyna whips Tessa corner to corner but Tessa reverses, only to run into a boot! Reyna hops up, but Tessa kicks her feet out! Reyna is stuck as Tessa runs in, DRAPING CODE BREAKER! Cover, TWO?!? Tessa can’t believe Reyna still lives! Tessa grits her teeth as she goes up top. Fans are thunderous again, as Reyna knees Tessa back! Tessa and Reyna brawl as Reyna climbs. But Reyna gets Tessa, for SUPER SPANISH FLY!! Cover, TWO?!? Tessa is showing her own toughness! Reyna is in shock that she didn’t finish this!
The fans reach a fever pitch, “That was three! That was three!” Reyna settles down and goes at Tessa at the ropes. Reyna stomps then drags Tessa to a drop zone. Reyna goes up top again and fans are fired up. SKY TWISTER FLOPS!! Tessa reels her in, spins her around, but Reyna rolls her! TWO, and Tessa gets her again, hammerlock, DIAMOND DDT!! Cover, Tessa wins!!
Winner: Tessa Blanchard, by pinfall; still WOW World Champion
But Jungle Grrrl attacks! JUNGLE DRIVER! Fans are losing their minds as JG climbs up top, for a JUNGLE SPLASH! The Ultimate Predator snatches the title belt and sets it on Tessa to say, “Hold onto that for me.” Tessa stands up and shoves referees away. Will Tessa have no choice but to face the living legend?
Jungle Grrrl returns to the locker room.
Everyone just saw what happened, but now JG is live and in The Beast’s face! “You think that should be you out there? I don’t think so.” Well JG had her chance, so get out of The Beast’s face. Beast pie-faces JG, but JG shoves back! They brawl into the bathroom! WOW has to call it a night, but who comes out the winner of this fight?
Alright, I’m starting to see a trend here. The nights Tessa wrestles, and against surprise opponents, are the nights a main event match is treated as one. But first, we got a good little cinematic bit to show Beast has a title match in her back pocket, if Tessa would just sign it. Perhaps things will force Tessa to take Beast up on this match, just to avoid Jungle Grrrl. JG is doing great as a Heel, beating down both Massy and Chantilly. I’m surprised she didn’t leap over the refs to splash them both but oh well. I suppose Abilene weaseling out of her match with Stephy should’ve been obvious. But I suppose this sets up Abilene & Disciplinarian VS Bully Busters as a side tag match separate from the title series. And while it makes sense for the Monsters of Madness to squash whoever they faced, especially a new team like the Dixie Darlings, what was the point of the Darlings being tricked by Lana Star to go into the “Grits ‘n’ Glam” locker room? That should’ve happened a week ago, and then this squash happens tonight. Maybe the squash fuels some mockery and that brings us G’n’G VS DD.
It seems that while Sophia Lopez brought Kobra Moon/Serpentine to WOW (in kayfabe) she’s not a very loyal manager. She’s setting up midcarder after midcarder against Tessa to feed her title legacy. Granted, the two so far have given us great matches with Tessa, but Tessa wins to still build her reign. JG’s attack tonight was a great addition, but I’m a bit confused by the locker room “brawl” that ends the show. The other wrestlers were apparently directed to act as if something was still on TV. Are we to believe Tessa was still in the ring throwing a tantrum to the degree they weren’t suddenly afraid of JG? Or was JG’s attack on Tessa put in after this was filmed? Continuity and plot holes aside, I suppose it does boost JG’s Heel power if she’s still raring to fight after everything she’s done tonight. I would hope this builds to a Triple Threat of the three that is as awesome as that is meant to sound. The previous one got ruined so maybe this can see a real finish, after a good 20 minutes of action.
My Score: 8.2/10