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.
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Charly Caruso waits in the ring and shows us still from last night’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view where Asuka challenged SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair for WrestleMania 34. Caruso says everyone wants to know why but before she can speak, the music interrupts and out comes RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss with Mickie James.
Bliss mocks Asuka and says last night was so exciting, just look at the priceless look on Flair’s face. Bliss tells Caruso that Asuka’s English isn’t so great and interviews aren’t her thing. Bliss is going to explain what happened. Bliss says Asuka is a fierce competitor and even though she doesn’t speak the language well, she’s very smart. Mickie and Bliss talk about Asuka keeping her streak alive and say she wouldn’t dare jeopardize it by getting in the ring with Bliss at WrestleMania. They both mock Asuka. Bliss brags on retaining her title in the first-ever women’s Elimination Chamber match and says Asuka knows she wouldn’t be able to beat her at WrestleMania, so why even try? Bliss takes another jab at Asuka and says she will be rooting for Asuka to knock Flair off her throne at WrestleMania. Bliss applauds Asuka for choosing the champion of… the B show. Asuka says she chose Charlotte because… to be the woman, you have to beat the woman. Asuka says she wants to face the best champion of WWE.
Bliss says this must be a language barrier thing because Asuka is yelling in her face. Bliss says Asuka really means she wanted to beat the easiest champion. Asuka says she beat Bliss before can do it again, how about right now? Bliss tells her to dream on and says she had the chance. Bliss says Asuka gets to go against someone who has unfinished business with her tonight. Asuka gets… this woman. No one appears. Bliss tries again but no one is coming out. Bliss and Mickie talk off-mic. Bliss shoves Asuka and Mickie drops her with a cheap shot. Mickie taunts Asuka as Bliss looks on. Mickie says let’s fight. We go to commercial.
Asuka vs. Mickie James
Back from the break and the match is underway. Bliss looks on. Asuka ends up dropping Mickie on the floor with a big kick. Asuka takes her time and follows but ends Mickie into the apron. Asuka goes for a kick but Mickie moves and Asuka collides with the ring post. Asuka clutches her leg while down on the floor.
Mickie returns to the ring as the referee counts. Asuka rolls around in pain on the floor. Asuka makes it back in before the 10 count but Mickie goes right to work on the leg. Mickie slams Asuka’s leg around the ring post as the referee warns her. Mickie returns to the ring and goes right back to work on the leg. Mickie with more offense and a close 2 count. Asuka comes right back and drops Mickie with a kick to the head. Continue reading
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.
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.