Raw Coverage – March 19, 2018

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.

Winner: Asuka

After the match, Nia Jax ends up running down and taking out Mickie at ringside. Jax chases Bliss now. Bliss goes over the barrier into the crowd but Jax grabs her by her hair. Bliss nails her and eventually breaks free. Jax goes back to the ringside area and floors Mickie again. Bliss looks to be free in the crowd but Jax chases her again as they disappear to the back.

Kurt Angle is on the phone when Alexa Bliss storms in. She wants Nia Jax suspended, no – she wants Jax arrested. Angle has had enough arrests tonight and is tired of people telling him what to do. He’s also not happy about Alexa’s insults at Jax because his daughter and other girls around the world heard her. Angle says the RAW Women’s Champion should be a role model. He makes Jax vs. Bliss at WrestleMania 34.

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