We are less than two weeks away from the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view and all eyes are on Sasha Banks and RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. It was announced last week that these two will face each other inside a Hell in a Cell at the event which marks it as just the second time in history that the women’s division has seen this type of match.
The representation for the women’s roster was great again this week, however, there was a head-scratcher moment. Before that occurs, we see the advertised match for RAW which was Sasha Banks facing one-half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions – Nikki Cross.
The match itself was clunky for the first half. The crowd was so silent that you could have heard a pin drop which didn’t help matters. Luckily the match picked up midway and the length of the match was good. There were moments where it looked like Cross was going to pull out the win, but The Boss was one step ahead of her. With her best friend, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley at ringside was enough of a distraction for Cross.
After the match, Banks would lock in the Bank Statement on Bliss. This has set up next week’s bout on the season premiere of RAW which will be Banks vs. Bliss.
Becky Lynch would have a sit-down interview with Michael Cole prior to this match. The RAW Women’s Champion would state that she wants Sasha Banks at the top of her game. The “hot streak” that Banks is on is exactly what Lynch wants to see. She confirms that the Hell in a Cell match is to keep Banks in so there is nowhere for her to run.
The head-scratcher mentioned earlier was the match between Lacey Evans and Ember Moon. The match itself was good, with a nice spot from Moon executing a stunner from the ring apron to the outside. What is confusing is why is Moon now losing on both shows? Natalya looks on backstage to show that her feud with Evans isn’t over, however, literally any other female on the RAW roster could have faced Evans.
As reported earlier, Carmella is the new 24/7 Champion. She would roll up her ride or die partner R-Truth to become champ. Truth wouldn’t have any hard feelings as he would celebrate with her before helping her escape from her female counterparts as they chase her out of the arena.
All of the women’s segments were in correlation with each other, so it was nice to see a good block of women’s representation on RAW.
Carmella picks up the big win tonight by FINALLY becoming the 24/7 Champion. Many fans feel that she should have been the first female champion as a result of her partnership with R-Truth. Alas, that didn’t occur but better late than never.
If they allow her to keep the title or at least maybe go back and forth like Truth has done this can open up the door for many other women winning the title. Could we finally see Dana Brooke, Sarah Logan, or even *gasp* Tamina win their first title in WWE?
Currently, Carmella has also inserted herself into Bayley’s business on SmackDown as she made the save for Charlotte Flair last week. It is interesting to see how that is going to play out as she will team up with Flair on SmackDown this week to take on Bayley and Banks.
LOSER: Ember Moon
Poor Ember. There was absolutely no reasoning to have her on RAW this week. The match was decent and Lacey Evans has actually looked better in the ring as of late, but what has that done for Moon? She is now just losing on both shows.
The direction for Moon is non-existant. From someone who was just in a title match at SummerSlam, there hasn’t been much to write home to mom about. This match against Evans could have been Dana Brooke again. At least she is on RAW. It would get her in the ring more and even if she lost it would have made more sense.
What were your thoughts on this week’s RAW? Who were your Winners & Losers? What did you like or dislike?
Check back in with Diva Dirt tomorrow for SmackDown’s Winners & Losers.