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
Ember Moon says when Mickie and Alicia challenged her to find a partner, she chose a game changer. Nia says she is happy to be back on Raw and get under Alexa’s skin.
Nia Jax w/Ember Moon vs. Alicia Fox w/Mickie James & Alexa Bliss
Alicia goes into the ropes to prevent Nia from doing anything at the start of the match. Nia grabs Alicia by the throat and Alicia slaps the hand away. Nia tosses Alicia across the ring and hits a splash. Nia tosses Alicia across the ring again and Alicia is pulled to safety. Ember with a cannonball onto Mickie. Nia sends Alicia back into the ring. Alicia with a kick and swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Alicia with a reverse chin lock. Nia gets Alicia on her back and sends Alicia into the turnbuckles. Alicia with a round kick and a running kick to the head for a near fall. Alicia with forearms and a knee to the head. Nia wtih a Samoan drop for the three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
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.
Winner: Asuka Continue reading
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?