Ember Moon, Sasha Banks & Alexa Bliss vs. The Riott Squad
Ruby Riott starts against Ember Moon. Riott takes her down with an arm drag. Moon wrenches the arm and sends her into the ropes for a hip toss, but Riott counters. Moon lands on her feet. Riott elbows her in the face and shoulder blocks her down. Moon trips her and hits a slingshot splash for a two count. Alexa Bliss tags in and wrenches the arm. Bliss then fakes a knee injury to tag in Banks. Bliss then limps away while her partners look irritated.
We come back from the break to see Liv Morgan on top of Moon. Sarah Logan tags in and head-butts Moon for a two count. Riott tags in and rag dolls Moon. Moon then runs her face-first into the ropes. Moon goes for a tag, but Riott takes her down. Moon gets away and makes the tag.
Banks and Morgan tag in. Banks cleans house before Morgan drops her on the apron. Morgan flapjacks her and slams her down for a two count. The Riott Squad makes frequent tags to stomp Banks. Morgan applies a full nelson to Banks. Banks gets out and kicks Morgan in the face before hitting a neckbreaker. Logan pulls Moon off the apron, but Moon fights her off, along with Riott. Moon gets on the apron, but Morgan knocks her off. Banks rolls her up for a two count. Morgan attacks and tags Riott in. Banks fights Morgan off and hits Riott and Logan with a Meteora off the ropes. Bayley’s music hits, and she runs down. Bayley tags in and cleans house against Morgan before hitting Bayley-To-Belly for the win.
Winners: Ember Moon, Sasha Banks & Bayley
Bayley, Ember Moon, and Sasha Banks are walking backstage. Banks says that Bayley has had her back. Kurt Angle walks up to them and congratulates them on their performance. Angle tells them that The Riott Squad won the match by disqualification because Bayley wasn’t officially in the match. Bayley’s two “partners” walk off on her.
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
When Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss defends her title against her longtime “best friend” Nia Jax at WrestleMania 34, The Goddess of WWE may be asking herself the same question that’s on the mind of the WWE Universe: “How did we get here?”
With the championship around her waist and Mickie James and Jax by her side, Bliss thought she had the Raw Women’s division completely under her thumb. The titleholder seemed supremely confident that she could hold on to the title for the foreseeable future… but then she let her guard down.
As WrestleMania 34 approached and the WWE Universe began to wonder what would happen if the “BFFs” ever collided, Little Miss Bliss started to tactically tear down The Irresistible Force, all while claiming that it was coming from a caring place. Bliss jumped at every opportunity to reinforce the idea that Nia had “let everyone down,” only to then offer to help build Jax back up as a means of keeping her out of the title picture.
Bliss revealed her true colors on the March 12 edition of Raw when Bliss believed she was having a private conversation with Mickie about how she actually couldn’t stand Jax… only to find out that the cameras were rolling, and the mics were hot. Nia, witnessing this from the ring as it happened, became instantly enraged, chased after the panicked Alexa and then laid out Mickie the following week while Bliss still attempted to keep her distance.
What will happen when The Irresistible Force finally gets her hands on Bliss at WrestleMania? Will Alexa overcome incredible odds to prevail with the Raw Women’s Title yet again? Or will Jax show why Alexa wanted to keep her out of the title scene by triumphing over Little Miss Bliss?
Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring and out comes RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss with Mickie James for this non-title match. We go to commercial. Back from the break and Bliss is in the ring with Mickie. Bliss gets heat from the crowd but finally speaks. She admits what she said about Nia Jax was wrong last week. She didn’t know everyone would be listening but it was just girl talk with Mickie.
Bliss says she got carried away in the moment and said some things she shouldn’t have and there’s nothing else to say but… she’s sorry. Bliss says she sincerely apologizes but the boos continues. She sincerely apologizes… that she didn’t speak the truth sooner. Let’s be honest, Bliss doesn’t apologize and the word sorry isn’t in her vocabulary. She has no remorse. She says Jax was humiliated in front of the entire world and Bliss loved every second of it. Mickie laughs it up. Bliss says she never liked Nia, she used Nia. She likes that line and repeats it. Bliss goes on dissing Jax and thanks Mickie for letting her vent because she feels much better. Bliss says she feels like dead weight has been lifted off her, like she just dropped 300 pounds of pathetic loser. Fans boo. Bliss tells them to save their boos for someone continues. Bliss says now that she’s done with Jax, she can now do what she’s meant to do – end Asuka’s undefeated streak. The music hits and out comes The Empress of Tomorrow. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and the match is underway. Back and forth to start. Bliss takes control and Asuka ends up out on the floor. Bliss follows and works Asuka around. Bliss brings it back into the ring for a 2 count. Bliss keeps Asuka down. Asuka fights back but Bliss dropkicks her and turns it back around. Asuka mounts some offense and hits a Hip Attack. Asuka with more offense and a knee to the face. Asuka drops Bliss again for a 2 count. Asuka goes to the top but Mickie provides a distraction. Bliss takes advantage and drops Asuka with a right hand. Bliss kicks Asuka out of the ring. Mickie attacks Asuka as Bliss has the referee distracted. Bliss brings it back in for a 2 count. Bliss keeps Asuka grounded again but fans are rallying for her. Bliss shows frustration after more offense and another kick out by Asuka. Bliss sends Asuka back to the floor as we return to commercial.
Back from the break and they tangle in the corner. Bliss counters and brings Asuka to the mat for a 2 count. Bliss with more offense. Asuka looks to make a comeback and rolls Bliss up for 2. Asuka with an ankle lock now. Bliss grabs for the bottom rope but Asuka pulls her back. Mickie tries to assist Bliss but the referee sees her. Bliss finally gets the bottom rope and the hold is broken. Mickie checks on Bliss on the floor now. Back from the break and Bliss ends up selling the ankle injury on the floor. Mickie grabs the title and checks on her. Mickie helps Bliss to the back as the referee counts her out.
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Asuka puts her streak on the line against Alexa Bliss
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss will have Mickie James in her corner when she takes on Asuka Monday night on Raw, but Little Miss Bliss surely won’t have Nia Jax by her side after she unwittingly insulted The Irresistible Force in front of the entire WWE Universe this past Monday night.
As Alexa looks to snap The Empress of Tomorrow’s streak, how will the seething Jax factor into the situation?
Alexa Bliss (w/Mickie James) defeated Sasha Banks to retain the Raw Women’s Championship. They played a video of the Raw insult to Nia Jax, so after the victory, Nia confronted Alexa and Mickie over the insults, which Alexa tried to talk her way out of by asking for a hug. Nia complied, but wouldn’t let go, ending in a suplex. The crowd chanted “one more time” which Nia appeared ready to do, but Alexa escaped and ran as fast as she could, leaving Mickie to take a Samoan Drop.
Charly Caruso waits in the ring and shows us still from last night’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view where Asuka challenged SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair for WrestleMania 34. Caruso says everyone wants to know why but before she can speak, the music interrupts and out comes RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss with Mickie James.
Bliss mocks Asuka and says last night was so exciting, just look at the priceless look on Flair’s face. Bliss tells Caruso that Asuka’s English isn’t so great and interviews aren’t her thing. Bliss is going to explain what happened. Bliss says Asuka is a fierce competitor and even though she doesn’t speak the language well, she’s very smart. Mickie and Bliss talk about Asuka keeping her streak alive and say she wouldn’t dare jeopardize it by getting in the ring with Bliss at WrestleMania. They both mock Asuka. Bliss brags on retaining her title in the first-ever women’s Elimination Chamber match and says Asuka knows she wouldn’t be able to beat her at WrestleMania, so why even try? Bliss takes another jab at Asuka and says she will be rooting for Asuka to knock Flair off her throne at WrestleMania. Bliss applauds Asuka for choosing the champion of… the B show. Asuka says she chose Charlotte because… to be the woman, you have to beat the woman. Asuka says she wants to face the best champion of WWE.
Bliss says this must be a language barrier thing because Asuka is yelling in her face. Bliss says Asuka really means she wanted to beat the easiest champion. Asuka says she beat Bliss before can do it again, how about right now? Bliss tells her to dream on and says she had the chance. Bliss says Asuka gets to go against someone who has unfinished business with her tonight. Asuka gets… this woman. No one appears. Bliss tries again but no one is coming out. Bliss and Mickie talk off-mic. Bliss shoves Asuka and Mickie drops her with a cheap shot. Mickie taunts Asuka as Bliss looks on. Mickie says let’s fight. We go to commercial.
Asuka vs. Mickie James
Back from the break and the match is underway. Bliss looks on. Asuka ends up dropping Mickie on the floor with a big kick. Asuka takes her time and follows but ends Mickie into the apron. Asuka goes for a kick but Mickie moves and Asuka collides with the ring post. Asuka clutches her leg while down on the floor.
Mickie returns to the ring as the referee counts. Asuka rolls around in pain on the floor. Asuka makes it back in before the 10 count but Mickie goes right to work on the leg. Mickie slams Asuka’s leg around the ring post as the referee warns her. Mickie returns to the ring and goes right back to work on the leg. Mickie with more offense and a close 2 count. Asuka comes right back and drops Mickie with a kick to the head. Continue reading