We see Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross backstage walking. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Alexa Bliss to host “A Moment of Bliss” on the stage. She sends her thoughts to Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley to start. She says tonight’s special guest is special because she won Bliss the title shot from SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley at Extreme Rules, plus they are best friends. The music hits and out comes Nikki Cross.
Cross comes out and Bliss shows us video from last week’s Cross vs. Bayley match on SmackDown. Cross thanks Bliss for the congratulations. Cross wants everyone to know none of this would have happened without Bliss and her guidance. She goes on about how Bliss was the first one to believe in her and she will always be grateful for that. Bliss thanks her but says this is all about giving credit to Cross, this is her moment of bliss. The music interrupts and out comes Carmella.
Carmella wonders why Bliss is getting the SmackDown Women’s Title shot instead of Cross. Bliss and Carmella have words now. Carmella says Bliss is playing Cross and taking advantage of her, and that’s not how friendship works. Bliss says Carmella is pathetic trying to break them up. Bliss says all Carmella is now is R-Truth’s sidekick. Carmella challenges Bliss to meet her in the ring. Carmella marches down the ramp. Bliss is right behind her, with Cross at her side.
Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss
Carmella and Alexa Bliss face off as the referee calls for the bell. Carmella quickly rolls Bliss up for the easy win out of nowhere.
After the match, Bliss immediately retreats from the ring as Carmella taunts her. We go to commercial.Continue reading
We go backstage to Nikki Cross apologizing to Alexa Bliss for her loss at WWE Stomping Grounds. She takes the blame for it. Bliss says Cross can use that for motivation. Bliss says Bayley does know how to manipulate people and crush their dreams. Cross says there has to be some kind of way to get a rematch for Bliss. Bliss says they just have to think up a good plan. Bliss apparently sends Cross away so they can think up that plan.
Back from the break and Natalya and Naomi approach Nikki Cross backstage. they warn her, as the new person on RAW, to not get mixed up with someone like Alexa Bliss. They’re just trying to look out for her because they’ve dealt with Bliss before. Cross says she knows Bliss’ reputation but… Bliss walks in and catches them downing her. They have words and Naomi tells Natalya to just let Cross find out on her own. Naomi says she’s going to give the glow to Bliss later tonight.
Naomi vs Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring and out first comes Naomi. Alexa Bliss is out next with Nikki Cross. Naomi strikes first and knocks Bliss down. They trade slaps now. Bliss comes back with a big clothesline. Bliss with more offense and a close 2 count. Naomi turns it around and mounts some offense. Naomi with a split for a 2 count. Naomi ends up going for the baseball slide to the floor but Bliss moves out of the way and Naomi connects on Cross. They bring it back into the ring and Bliss drops Naomi on her head with a big DDT. Bliss covers for the pin to win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Bliss attacks Naomi and asks Cross to come in. She holds Naomi while Cross readies but just shoves Naomi over, also causing Bliss to hit the mat. Bliss looks confused. Natalya runs down and hits the ring but Cross and Bliss retreat to the floor. Natalya stands tall as we go to commercial.Continue reading
Alexa Bliss is on stage and says that her guest is a superstar who is a man of mystery and frankly, she can’t wait to get to know him better. She introduces EC3 to the show. Alexa Bliss says EC3 has everything going for him. He’s young, good looking and has a very large bank account. She asks him if he will be on Raw or Smackdown.
Out comes Nia Jax with Tamina. She says she will answer it for him, no one cares. Jax says she would say she is sorry for interrupting but she’s not. Nia says they should be talking about her week, how she broke boundaries by entering the men’s Royal Rumble match. Or even how her and Tamina qualified for the Elimination Chamber match. Jax says they did that by beating her. Alexa says technically, Mickie lost the match. Nia Jax says this is her moment. The whole WWE universe is talking and tweeting about her wondering what she will do next. Nia says she might fill in for Becky Lynch at Wrestlemania.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits. He comes out and Jax asks how he dares to interrupt her interrupt. Ambrose tells Alexa he is sorry because he doesn’t want to be out there but it’s obvious that Nia has a crush on him. She’s not the first one to have a crush on him and it will be hard for her but for her to stay away from him. He asks Alexa who this is, point to EC3. Just as EC3 was about to talk, Ambrose slaps the microphone out of his hand.
Ambrose asks EC3 what EC3 stands for and where is EC1 and EC2. He asks why he walks backstage like a mute chippendale dancer instead of getting in the ring. EC3 with a right hand on Dean Ambrose.
Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring and Nia Jax makes her way to the ring with Tamina without any introduction. Nia says she has a statement to make before the questions are asked. This Sunday, she is going to become the Raw Women’s Champion at the direct expense of Ronda Rousey. Getting cracked with those four ounce gloves have taken a toll on Ronda. If Ronda had half a brain, she would come to the ring and put the title at Nia’s feet so she would not have to deal with the beating she is going to get at TLC. Nia says Ronda comes from a world where you have to talk trash. Nia does not have to talk trash because she is six feet tall and 300 pounds. Nia says she is the anti-Rousey. Nia says her hand is the secret. It is the fist that broke Becky Lynch’s face and she did it with one punch.
When the bell rings on Sunday and when Ronda comes at her, she is going to punch Ronda in the face. She will not stop with one punch. She will do it over and over and over until Ronda taps out, just to stop her. Nia says she is not just the most imposing force in WWE history, she is a strategist. Ronda is a world class judo champion, she is a Strikeforce champion, she is a UFC champion, and she is the Raw Women’s Champion. If Ronda goes for an arm bar, she will get her distance from Ronda and she will break Ronda’s face and she will hold her title.
Ronda Rousey’s music plays and she says she did not come here to do her poses, she came here to fight. Nia and Tamina leave the ring. Before Nia and Tamina can do anything, Ember Moon’s music plays and she joins Ronda in the ring.
Ember Moon w/Ronda Rousey vs. Tamina w/Nia Jax
The match is joined in progress and Ember sends Tamina to the floor. Ronda and Nai stand face to face on the floor. Ember with a rollup for a near fall. Ember goes for a springboard move and Tamina with a thrust kick to send Ember to the floor. Tamina gets a near fall when Ember returns to the ring. Tamina sends Ember into the turnbuckles and Irish whips Ember. Tamina with a splash into the corner and Tamina gets a near fall. Tamina with a reverse chin lock.
Ember with punches but Tamina with an uppercut. Tamina with an Irish whip but she misses a splash into the corner. Ember kicks Tamina into the turnbuckles and then gets a head scissors take down. Ember with kicks and knees followed by a leg sweep and sliding flatliner for a near fall. Tamina with a power slam for a near fall. Tamina with an Irish whip and Ember goes to the turnbuckles and hits a Codebreaker. Ember goes to the turnbuckles and Ronda pulls Nia off the apron and sends her into the crowd. Ember drops Tamina on the top rope and hits Eclipse for the three count.
Winner: Ember Moon