Welcome to our review of WOW Season 2 Episode 2. Episode 2 features Tessa Blanchard vs. Serpentine for the WOW Championship. The tag-team championship series also continues on this episode.
The Beverly Hills Babe vs. Faith the Lioness
Lana Star and the Beverly Hills Babe come down to the ring. Star announces she’ll be entering the tag team series, but not with the Babe. She brings out Faith the Lioness.
It appears Star has a new apprentice. She’s kicking the BH Babe to the curb. The match starts off with the veteran getting the upper hand and works over the leg. Beverly Hills Babe locks in a figure 4.
Lioness reverses it and gets up to hit a clothesline, but sells her leg is hurting. Babe takes advantage and hits an X-factor. Lana Star distracts Beverly Hills Babe. Lioness rolls her up for the victory. Faith and Lana are going to be entering the tag team series.
This was definitely not an instant classic in terms of in-ring action. However, it was effective in getting over the split between the two veterans and will set up a feud later on in the night.
Governor’s Daughter Abilene Maverick vs. Adrenaline
Adrenaline is also known as Diamante. The commentary puts over the fact that Adrenaline is going to use her amazing speed and athleticism to gain an advantage in her debut match on WOW.
The match starts off with some amateur style wrestling between the two women. However, the action picks up quickly as Adrenaline hits a hurricanrana onto Maverick.
Abilene pulls a classic heel move and begs off. As Adrenaline rushes in, Abilene pulls her headfirst into the turnbuckle.
As the match continues, Adrenaline hits a really nice series of moves. She looks likes she’s going for a rolling head scissors, but ultimately turns it into a Russian Leg Sweep.
The final sequence comes when Adrenaline hits a Samoan Drop. She then hits a Sunset Flip Destroyer for the victory.
This match was all about Adrenaline. Adrenaline was fantastic in this match. It’s clear WOW is trying to step up the in-ring talent. In the first two episodes we’ve seen Fire (Kierra Hogan) and Adrenaline (Diamante).
Both of these women will be great additions to the roster. I expect big things especially from Diamante who should get her chance to shine on this roster.
Bully Busters vs. Siren the Voodoo Doll and Holidead – WOW Tag Team Series
Prior to the match, we get a history lesson on the Bully Busters, Keta Rush and Stephy Slays. They were a former tag team who have come back together after stalled individual careers. The two came together because they were originally tired of getting bullied.
However, in spite of hating bullies and in a case of odd booking, they had the Bully Busters make fun of Abilene Maverick by calling her a loser after her loss. Seems like bullying to me.
The match starts with Holidead and Siren rushing the Bully Busters. Rush goes for a cross body, but Holidead reverses into a Sidewalk Slam/White Noise like maneuver.
The match got a bit sloppy here, but ultimately Holidead hits an Angel’s Wings for the big win. Holidead and Siren are advancing in the tournament.
This match was by far the worst of the night. It didn’t really seem as though there was much chemistry between the two teams. Hopefully, the future tag team matches will pick it up a bit.
Tessa Blanchard vs. Serprentine with Sophia Lopez for the WOW Championship
Earlier in the night, we saw a video package where Sophia Lopez gave Tessa Blanchard some money in order to secure the spot in the main event. Last week, The Beast, Jungle Girl, and Havok fought for the chance to face Blanchard tonight, but that match ended in a no-contest.
This match immediately picks up the intensity. Blanchard is such a good wrestler. She has come so far in the last few years.
They begin by trading wrist locks and some head locks. It was nice to see both wrestlers in this match with the ability to perform solid fundamental wrestling, yet do it in a way that furthers the in-ring action.
Blanchard hits some really nasty elbow strikes. However, Serpentine recovers to lock in a Boston Crab. She doesn’t stay in it for long. She carries Blanchard to the corner and swings her face first into the corner.
Blanchard goes to the apron. Serpentine follows and hits a beautiful hurricanrana from the apron to the outside of the ring. Major impact on that one.
Due to both women taking damage on the outside spot, Blanchard is able to recover. She then hits a suicide dive to the outside. The spot looks nasty as Serpentine hits hard on the barricade.
We then get several near falls. Blanchard hits a version of Magnum but Serpentine kicks out. Ultimately, it takes the Hammerlock DDT by Blanchard to pick up the win. Out come Havok, Jungle Girl, and The Beast to make a statement.
Episode 2 was not as solid top to bottom as episode 1. The tag team match wasn’t great. Beverly Hills Babe and Faith the Lioness was short and didn’t have a lot of action, but it was just meant to further a story.
Adrenaline carried her match and looked great. The Blanchard and Serpentine match was fantastic.
Overall, I’m giving this a 3 out of 5. The Blanchard/Serpentine match almost gets it to a 4, but you need more than one match to go to a 4.
So far, WOW season 2 has gotten off to a solid start. We’ll see if they can keep the momentum. The tag team series is going to have to step it up a bit to make the division a real draw. Having Tessa Blanchard as the champ is a great thing. It will be interesting to see who can step in and be the rival she needs.