Asuka is stretching when Alexa Bliss walks in. Bliss says she was lucky to beat her last week. Her luck is about to run out. When her best friend Nia hears what she called her, she wouldn’t want to be her.
Later on, Alexa Bliss comes up to Nia Jax and is worried about Enzo Amore holding her back. She says Enzo isn’t holding her back. Nia says she’ll be in the Royal Rumble. Bliss says she’s the favorite. Maybe she can eliminate Asuka to ensure her victory. Jax says they’re on a collision course anyway. Bliss says Asuka was talking badly about Jax. Jax says Asuka doesn’t speak English and walks off.
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Nia Jax vs. Emma (Fatal 5-Way Match)
Alexa Bliss will look to retain her Raw Women’s Championship against incredible odds when “The Goddess” battles Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax and Emma in a Fatal 5-Way Match at No Mercy.
A four-time Women’s Champion, Sasha is poised to reclaim her title after losing it to Alexa on the Aug. 28 edition of Monday Night Raw. The Boss has proven herself a ground-breaking Superstar time and time again, going to battle in everything from WWE Iron Man Matches to the first-ever Women’s Hell in a Cell Match. She is an extremely dangerous competitor with no love lost for the current titleholder, and it’s safe to say she will be out to prove ignorance is Bliss at WWE No Mercy.
While the dominant Nia Jax has been a consistent threat to the Raw Women’s Title, her friendship with Alexa has often clouded the issue. That all changed just moments after Little Miss Bliss regained the championship gold from Sasha. Though Nia appeared to be coming to the ring to congratulate the new champ, the celebration quickly took a destructive turn when the Samoan Superstar suddenly dropped her best friend to the canvas without warning. The message was loud and clear: Nia Jax is coming for the Raw Women’s Championship at all costs.
While the WWE No Mercy showdown was originally intended to be a one-one-one clash between Alexa and Sasha, Emma and Nia overcame The Boss and the titleholder in a tag team bout to make it a Fatal 4-Way Match. Emma claims to be instrumental in bringing about the Women’s Revolution, and she will surely be hungry to solidify her place at the top of the mountain Sunday night.
But wait, there’s more. Less than a week before WWE No Mercy, Bayley returned in her hometown of San Jose, Calif., making the bout a Fatal 5-Way Match.
While a Fatal 5-Way certainly stacks the odds against the reigning titleholder, as she doesn’t have to be pinned or submit to lose her championship, don’t count out Alexa just yet. “The Goddess” stands as a two-time Raw Women’s Champion, a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion and the first (and still only) Superstar to ever hold both of those titles. Whether you like her or hate here, the ruthless competitor has accumulated so much success in such a brief time because she is just that good.
Who will walk out of WWE No Mercy with the Raw Woman’s Title? Find out this Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming live on award-winning WWE Network.
Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
The bell rings, and Bliss immediately puts herself through the ropes to keep Jax back. Bliss ducks her and runs across the ring before getting out of the ring. Bliss gets on the apron and gets back in the ring after some stalling. Bliss applies a waistlock, but Jax powers her off. Bliss gets out of the ring once again. Bliss gets in the ring and hides behind the referee. Bliss then goes to blindside her with a slap, but Jax blocks it, wrenches the arm, and lifts her up. Bliss knees her to get away. Bliss tries to run away, but Jax grabs her by the hair. Bliss slaps her back and begins to run up the ramp, but Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring to scare her back. Bliss turns and runs, but she bounces right into Jax.
We come back from the break to see Jax avalanche Bliss in the corner and throw her across the ring. Jax charges her, but Bliss moves. Jax hits the ring post shoulder-first. Bliss quickly takes her down with some kicks and a dropkick. Bliss goes to the top rope and comes off with a cross-body attempt, but Jax catches her and connects with a Samoan Drop for the win.
Winner: Nia Jax
Sasha Banks quickly jumps on Jax’ back and punches away at her. Jax quickly powers her off before turning to leave. Jax then turns around to attack some more, but Bayley’s music hits. Bayley makes her way to the ring to a big reception from her hometown crowd. Bayley, Banks, and Bliss then tackle Jax down. Bayley stands tall in the ring with Banks and Bliss. The commentators despite being surprised about Bayley’s return are now talking about her like she’s in this match. Bliss tries to celebrate with Bayley and Banks, but she’s attacked. Bayley then takes her down with a Bayley-To-Belly.
It is later announced that Bayley has been added to the Raw Women’s Championship Match at No Mercy this Sunday.
Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox vs. Emma
The winner of this match will go on to face the winner of the next Triple Threat next week. The winner of that singles match will face Bliss at SummerSlam.
The bell hits but the music interrupts and out comes Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss for commentary. They size each other up. Fox misses Sasha and gets decked. Emma drops Sasha from behind and goes to work on her. Sasha dumps Emma to the floor but turns around to a shot from Fox for a 2 count. Fox misses a running kick in the corner. Sasha with a 2 count. Sasha catches a kick and nails a knee to the face. Emma trips Sasha from the floor and pulls her out. Emma launches Sasha spine-first into the apron. Emma motions for the title around her waist as she stands tall. Emma side-steps Fox on the apron and fights her way in for a 2 count on Fox. Emma keeps control and keeps Fox on the ropes as the referee warns her. Fox turns it around and works Emma over in the corner. Fox tosses Emma across the ring by her hair. Fox with a Northern Lights suplex for a 2 count. Emma looks to put Fox away but Sasha runs in and hits a Shining Wizard on Emma.
Sasha with knees in the corner to Fox and then Emma. Sasha runs into an elbow but fights Fox off. Sasha with the double knees in the corner to Fox. Emma comes from behind and sends Sasha to the floor. Emma almost steals the pin on Fox. Emma rolls Fox up again but she kicks out. Emma tosses Fox by her hair. Emma with the low splash in the corner but Sasha breaks the pin by pulling Emma out. Sasha drops Emma on the floor. Sasha enters the ring and Fox rolls her up for 2. More back and forth. Sasha counters the scissors kick and hits a Backstabber. Sasha with the Banks Statement in the middle of the ring. Emma comes in and breaks it, rolling Sasha up for 2. Sasha with the Banks Statement on Emma now. Emma taps.
Winner: Sasha Banks
After the match, Sasha stands tall as her music hits. She will face the winner of the next Triple Threat on next week’s Raw with the winner going on to SummerSlam. We go to replays. Bliss stands at the announce table and raises her title in the air as Sasha looks on.
Mickie James vs. Dana Brooke vs. Nia Jax
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is back out for commentary. The bell rings and Nia shoves Dana off. Mickie and Nia go at it. Mickie holds Nia while Dana charges but Nia puts Mickie into Dana and they both go down. Nia goes to splash them both in the corner but they move and Nia hits the post, going to the floor. Dana and Mickie go at it now. Back and forth between Mickie and Dana as we see Sasha Banks watching backstage. Mickie with a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Nia comes back in and floors. Mickie.
Nia grabs Dana but Dana decks her and fights her into the corner. Dana with a springboard back elbow into the corner. Nia comes right out of the corner with a big clothesline. Nia scoops Dana and tosses her behind her as Mickie comes off the top. Mickie leaps onto Nia for a 2 count. Nia tosses Mickie tot he floor. Nia fights Dana off while she’s on her back. Nia just shoves Dana to the mat and drops the big leg drop for the win. Nia will face Sasha next week with the winner going to SummerSlam.
Winner: Nia Jax
After the match, Nia stands tall in the ring as her music hits. We see Sasha backstage watching again. Nia looks up to Bliss as we go to replays. We come back and see Bliss looking back at Nia in the ring.
Alexa Bliss approaches Nia Jax backstage. Bliss tries relating to Jax and tells her there’s not a single woman in the match tonight that can drag her down. Bliss says Jax doesn’t need it but she wishes her good luck. Jax says she’s right… she doesn’t need the good luck because she will see Bliss and the Raw Women’s Title at Great Balls of Fire.
The main event of the night is a Gauntlet Match to determine the No.1 Contender for Alexa Bliss’ Women’s Championship at Great Balls of Fire. The match is eventualy won by Sasha Banks. After the match, Sasha celebrates as the music hits and out comes Raw GM Kurt Angle to “you suck!” chants and a pop. Angle enters the ring and raises Sasha’s arm as her music plays. The music interrupts as Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss marches to the ring. Bliss smiles and raises the title in Sasha’s face in the middle of the ring. Sasha drops her. Sasha raises the title in the air as Bliss watches from outside of the ring. Bliss tries to grab the title but Sasha pulls it back and raises it again. Sasha’s music hits as Angle stands near her in the ring. Bliss gets her title back but Sasha stands tall as her music plays.
Kurt Angle is backstage reading that mystery message from last week. Alexa Bliss startles him. Bliss wants him to congratulate her on retaining her title. Bliss says she’s here to help him. Last night, she proved Bayley doesn’t have what it takes to hold her title. Bayley is now in the past. Bliss says she wants to celebrate her life tonight. Tonight on Raw, it’ll be “Alexa Bliss: This Is My Life.” Angle says that’s a terrible idea because her segment last week was one of the worst in the history of Raw. Angle says she promised a title match to Nia Jax, so he’ll hold her to it. Tonight, she’s putting the title on the line against Nia Jax. Bliss is stunned.
Sasha Banks is backstage with Mickie James and Dana Brooke. Alexa Bliss walks up and tries to be nice, but Banks walks off on her. Bliss gets James and Brooke to hold back. She says it’s unfair that Nia Jax is getting a shot over them. Brooke has improved a lot, and James is a legend in this division. Bliss says they have a Nia Jax problem. If they don’t stand together, their division and sisterhood won’t be the same. Brooke says they don’t have a Nia Jax problem… Bliss does. James says they’ll be at ringside to watch her deal with her problem all by herself. They walk off while Bliss looks worried.
Mike Rome introduces Alexa Bliss. Bliss looks very worried. Bliss says she deserves better treatment than she’s getting from the Raw Women’s Division.
Raw Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax
Bliss tries to beg Nia Jax off at the sound of the bell. Mickie James and Dana Brooke make their way to ringside. Bliss avoids Jax and tries to beg her way out. Jax grabs her by the hair, and Bliss slaps her in the face. Jax throws her across the ring. Jax throws her again, and Bliss goes to the corner. Jax avalanches her down. Bliss tries to jump on her back for a sleeper hold, but Jax pulls her off and hits a pair of elbow drops. Bliss quickly boots her back, but Jax avalanches her. Bliss rolls out of the ring to recover. She cRawls in front of Mickie James and Dana Brooke. Bliss shoves them, and James forearms her. That gets Jax disqualified.
Winner: Alexa Bliss via Disqualification
Bliss is busted open on her lip with a big gash. Jax shoves James and Brooke away and puts Brooke in the ring. Jax hits James and Brooke again before getting in the ring. Bliss escapes the ring. Jax head-butts and elbows James and Brooke. Jax avalanches James in the corner before giving Brooke a Samoan Drop.