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.
Raw Women’s Championship – Kendo Stick on a Pole Match
Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley
The bell rings, and Bliss taunts her and tells her to go for the kendo stick. Bayley obliges, but Bliss takes her down by the hair and stomps her. Bliss goes for the kendo stick, but Bayley grabs her and bounces her off the turnbuckle. Bayley hits a scoop slam for a two count. Bayley tries climbing the ropes for the stick, but Bliss grabs her and clubs her down. They both climb the ropes and brawl. Bayley gets a hand on the stick, but Bliss punches away at her. The stick falls, and they fall to ringside together. Bayley stops her from getting to the fallen kendo stick before driving her into the barricade. Bayley didn’t even try to grab the kendo stick. Bayley then hits her with a back suplex on the floor.
Bayley then gets in the ring and picks up the kendo stick. Bliss looks frightened and runs. Bayley chases after her until she corners her. Bliss quickly spears her down and grabs the stick. Bliss cracks her on the back and the neck a few times with the stick. Bayley is in considerable pain. Bliss screams at her to get up. Bayley quickly pops up and hits a Bayley-To-Belly. Bayley is too hurt to follow up. The stick gets propped up in the corner. Bayley rolls Bliss up, but Bliss kicks out and sends her into the stick. Bliss hits her a few more times before giving her a DDT for the win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
Out comes Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss. She hypes the Kendo Stick on a Pole Match with Bayley on Sunday and pokes fun at Bayley for probably trying to hug the kendo stick. Bliss goes on about how soft Bayley is and says she had to dig deep to find out who Bayley really was. She introduces “This Is Your Life” and focuses on the table full of various items from Bayley’s life. We also see an older woman in the ring with a younger woman and younger man on the opposite side of the table. Bliss starts mocking some of the items on the table, including a trophy and a yearbook. Bliss introduces the older woman next, 4th grade teacher Mrs. Flapper. The teacher talks about how Bayley was such a good student. Bayley sat in the front row with her dad. Her dad was there because Bayley cried when she was apart from him.
Bliss introduces the younger woman next, Bayley’s childhood best friend Tracy Avalina. She talks about how they were good friends until Bayley never wanted to hang out because she’d rather watch Raw or SmackDown. The young man is Bayley’s ex-boyfriend, Phil Johnson. He says Bayley was a nice girl. Bliss wants to know about the first date. Phil says it was okay but kind of strange because her dad was always there. He says they almost had a moment one night where they were going to kiss. His eyes were closed but nothing happened. He opened eyes and there was her father. Phil says he only dated Bayley because he wanted to get close to Tracy. Tracy can’t believe it. She always thought Phil was out of her league but she always liked him. Tracy and Phil kiss as Bliss calls them disgusting. Bliss says this, this is Bayley’s life.
The music hits and out comes Bayley. She rushes into the ring but Bliss stomps on her. Bayley comes back and gets the upperhand. Bliss decks her with a right hand. Bayley with a suplex. Bayley smiles and points up at the kendo stick on a pole. Bayley climbs up in the corner for the kendo stick but Bliss cuts her off. Bliss picks up the kendo stick and smacks Bayley in the back with it, sending her out to the floor. Bliss stands tall with the kendo stick as her music plays.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Alexa Bliss. She mentions she’ll be facing Bayley at Extreme Rules in a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match. Footage is shown of Bliss hitting Bayley with a kendo stick last week on RAW. Photos are shown of the welt on Bayley’s back. Bliss says she doesn’t feel bad. The sound of the stick hitting her flesh makes her salivate. If Bayley thought she was in pain last week, that was nothing. At Extreme Rules, she’ll make sure her body is tattooed in welts. Bayley must be planning her revenge, but that won’t happen. Bayley can’t get extreme. Tonight, she’ll do to Mickie James what she’s going to do to Bayley at Extreme Rules: turn her dreams into nightmares.
Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James
They circle the ring and lock up. They trade waistlocks before James shoves her. They lock up again, and Bliss stomps her down in the corner. James comes back with some kicks and a pair of flying forearms. James hits a neckbreaker for a two count. James connects with some crossfaces and a running kick. James elbows her back and goes for a hurricanrana, but Bliss fights it. Bliss viciously punches her down and hits a DDT for the win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss lifts up the apron, but there’s nothing there. She moves over and finally finds a kendo stick. Bliss then viciously cracks James in the back with the stick. Bayley runs down and takes her down. Bayley lifts up the stick, but Bliss escapes the ring. Bliss looks fearful. Bayley then helps James up.