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The week featured several tremendous performances by the women of WWE and TNA.
Taryn Terrell picked up the biggest win of her career, Gail Kim reminded the world of her greatness, AJ Lee paid back the Bellas for their deception a month ago, and Kaitlyn picked up a win in a six-woman tag bout and showed a meaner side of herself on SmackDown, while Mickie James continued a slow-burning heel turn, and Taeler Hendrix made her return to Impact.
Who tops this week's list and who falls just short of making the Fave Five?
Let's take a look.
5. AJ Lee
The No. 1 contender to the Divas title left her tag team partners, Nikki and Brie Bella, to fend for themselves a month after they did the same to her. She may not have won the match, but she proved herself to be every bit as cunning and deceitful as the most manipulative of WWE Divas. That will go a long way in helping her pick up her first Divas title when she challenges Kaitlyn in the very near future.
The current Divas champion picked up another win this week as she teamed with Naomi and Cameron to defeat the Bella Twins and AJ on Raw. Four days later, she showed hints of a hidden mean side, disagreeing with Natalya and insulting her during a backstage interaction during SmackDown.
Could a change in attitude be waiting for Kaitlyn following the revelation of her secret admirer on this coming Monday's Raw?
3. Mickie James
The current Knockouts champion was gloriously wicked in her performances this week, first as the disingenuous friend who ducks out of her top contender's challenge for a title rematch, then as the overconfident champion who overlooks a young upstart and has to resort to cheap tricks to pick up a victory.
2. Gail Kim
Gail Kim has long been the most talented female wrestler in either of the big two companies, and at last Sunday's Slammiversary, she once again showed why.
In a show-stealing performance against Taryn Terrell in a Last Knockout Standing match, Gail crafted a bout that left the fans in Boston erupting for each high spot and hot for the match as a whole. While she came out on the losing end of her rivalry with Taryn, Gail went a long way in cementing her legacy as the greatest Knockout ever.
1. Taryn Terrell
The New Orleans native proved she is more than just a pretty face, defeating Gail Kim in a hard-hitting, bruise-inducing battle at Slammiversary. A former member of WWE developmental, and an on-air talent for the company before her dismissal three years ago, Terrell had looked like a flash-in-the-pan in the pro wrestling industry.
Proving all of her doubters wrong, she has exceeded all expectations. A beautiful woman who is a far better performer than anyone could have imagined, Taryn is well on her way to being the breakout star of the Knockouts division.