WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: The IIconics vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Back from the break and out come WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross as Mike Rome does the introductions. The IIconics are out next – Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. They show us how they returned last week. They’re glad Bliss and Cross are here tonight so they can just drop their titles off. The IIconics with more taunting before they hit the ring.
Bliss and Kay start things off. Royce quickly tags in but Bliss fights them both off. Bliss sends Kay to the floor and drops Royce. Bliss with double knees to Royce. Cross tags in and hits a dropkick for a 2 count. Royce fights Cross off and Kay tags in. Cross rocks Kay and then takes Royce down. Cross manhandles Royce some but Kay makes the save from behind. Kay drops Cross on her shoulder for a close 2 count.
Kay yells at the referee over the count. Kay misses a big boot and gets stuck on the top rope. Bliss tags in and unloads on Kay. Bliss with open hand strikes and a dropkick. Bliss drops double knees to Kay and then back-flips for a 2 count as Royce makes the save. Cross runs in and decks Royce, then sends her to the floor. Cross turns around to a huge big boot from Kay. Kay turns around to Bliss nailing a huge right hand to send her back to the mat.
Bliss goes to the top and hits Twisted Bliss but Royce makes the save. Royce rams Bliss into the steel ring post twice as the referee warns her. Royce sends Bliss into the post one more time and the referee calls it.
Winners by DQ: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
After the match, Bliss and Cross take their titles as the music hits. We go to replays. The IIconics rant in the ring while Bliss and Cross clutch their titles on the floor.
We see Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross backstage. Back to commercial.
We go to the ring and out come WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross for a special edition of “A Moment of Bliss” on RAW.
Bliss said she thought it was time to bring “A Moment of Bliss” on the road. They talk about Becky Lynch’s pregnancy announcement and Mother’s Day. They go on and out come their guests – The IIconics, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, making their returns. Bliss takes a shot and says they’re somewhat still important. They end up telling Bliss and Cross to get ready to defend their titles tonight. Bliss says it doesn’t work like that. Royce tells them to keep it non-title, but they’re not leaving without a match. Kay says the future has already arrived here on RAW. They do their “IIconic!” pose and Cross starts emptying the ring of the set so we can have a match.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The IIconics
Back from the break and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Alexa Bliss goes at it with Peyton Royce in this non-title match. Royce takes control but Bliss kicks out at 2. Nikki Cross comes in as Royce gets trapped in the apron and double teamed. Bliss and Cross mount some more offense but Kay levels Cross and covers for a 2 count. Kay screams out and tags Royce back in for the double teaming on Cross.
Royce keeps control of Cross but trades pin attempts with her. Royce drops Cross for another close 2 count. Royce stomps on Cross. Kay tags in and shoves Cross over Royce, sending her to the mat. Kay with a 2 count. Kay grounds Cross in a submission now, taunting her and working her over. Kay with a knee to the head. Royce tags in. Cross knocks Royce off the apron. Kay drops Cross and Royce comes back in for the big double team. Cross still kicks out at 2.
Cross reaches for a tag but Royce stops her again. Royce slams Cross by her hair and ignores the referee. Cross fights back but they both go down. Kay and Bliss rally for the tags. Kay and Bliss tag in and run wild one each other. Bliss unloads and drops double knees, then back flips with the knees. Royce breaks the pin up at 2. The referee gets Royce out but she gets free and tangles with Cross, sending her to the floor.
Kay with a cheap shot to Bliss’ throat while the referee isn’t looking. Kay tags in Royce and they drop Bliss with another double team for the non-title win.
Winners: The IIconics
After the match, The IIconics retreat to the stage to celebrate as their music hits. We go to replays. Bliss and Cross clutch their titles and recover as Kay and Royce taunt them.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Carmella and Dana Brooke vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Back to the ring and out comes WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa bliss and Nikki Cross for their first title defense since winning the titles from The Kabuki Warriors at WrestleMania 36. Carmella is out first for her team. She hits the ring and out next comes Dana Brooke.
The bell rings and Cross charges as does Brooke. Brooke with a dropkick to send her out for a breather. Carmella ends up taking Bliss down at ringside. Cross makes Carmella pay. Brooke comes over and leaps off the steps, taking Cross down on the floor with a crossbody. Brooke stands tall and celebrates as the match starts with chaos at ringside. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Carmella tags in as does Bliss. Carmella with a clothesline. Carmella with more offense and a moonwalk to show off. Carmella keeps control and goes for a pin but Cross makes the save. Brooke takes Cross down on the floor but Bliss kicks her through the ropes. Carmella comes right back after Bliss. Bliss turns it right back around and drops Carmella.
Bliss goes to the top and fights Carmella off. Carmella flips into the corner and brings Bliss to the mat with a scissors. She pins Bliss but didn’t see Cross tag in. Cross goes to work on Carmella now and unloads. Carmella blocks a neckbreaker and lands a kick but the next kick is blocked. Bliss tags in and joins Cross for a modified 3D double team move to Carmella. Bliss covers for the pin to retain.
Winners: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
After the match, Bliss’ music hits as she stands tall with Cross. Carmella is down on the mat and we see Brooke recovering on the floor. We get replays of the 3D finisher. Bliss and Cross celebrate with the titles as Brooke looks on from the floor.
We go to the ring and out come WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. They take their seats and welcome us to a new episode of “A Moment of Bliss” in the ring. Bliss introduces their guest and out comes WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman.
Cole confirms Bray Wyatt vs. Strowman for the title at Money In the Bank, but not The Fiend it appears. Bliss welcomes Braun and congratulates him on defeating WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg for the title. Strowman congratulates them on their title win over The Kabuki Warriors. Cross mentions they will defend their titles next week, apparently against Carmella and Dana Brooke. Bliss brings up Wyatt and shows us the warning to Strowman from last week. Strowman says he did used to be a part of that family but he’s trying to forget that part of his life. He owes Wyatt nothing because he earned everything he has. He goes on about Wyatt and says he’s a manipulator. Strowman isn’t playing those games and Wyatt can challenge him if he wants. Strowman warns that if Wyatt comes for him and not the title, all he’s getting is these hands.
Bliss goes on but Strowman interrupts when he sees a wrapped gift under the turnbuckles. Strowman picks it up but Bliss says she didn’t get it for him. Strowman sits down and un-wraps the box. His old black sheep mask from The Wyatt Family is in there. Braun pulls it out, nervously shaking his head. Bliss and Cross back off. We hear Wyatt’s laughs echo around the empty WWE Performance Center. Strowman stands up ready to fight but Wyatt is nowhere to be seen. The screen flashes and stops on an image of Strowman wearing the mask back when he was in The Wyatt Family. The screen flashes again and we go to commercial.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Asuka and Kairi Sane vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Back from the break and we get a look at how The Kabuki Warriors lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles to Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross at WrestleMania 36 Night One. We go back to the ring and out comes the new champions with their titles, for their first defense. Out next comes Asuka and Kairi Sane. We get formal ring introductions from Greg Hamilton.
Sane starts off and immediately drops Bliss. Sane unloads on Bliss. Asuka tags in for some double teaming in the corner. Asuka keep Bliss down in the corner with a boot. Asuka and Sane with another quick tag and double team. Bliss tries to fight out but they slam her by her hair. Sane poses in the corner as Asuka poses on the corner. Sane goes back to work on Bliss now as the referee warns her.
Sane with a shot to the gut and some mocking. Sane works over Bliss but Bliss covers for 2. Bliss with a big slap in the middle of the ring. Sane fires back and they trade slaps in the ring. Asuka comes in and knocks Cross off the apron. Asuka helps Sane double team Bliss in their corner again. Sane tags back in for double team kicks. Sane with a basement dropkick while Asuka held Bliss. Sane mocks Bliss and covers for 2. Asuka tags back in but Bliss dropkicks Sane back. Asuka checks on Sane on the floor. Bliss kicks Sane back on the floor with a dropkick through the ropes. Asuka with a Hip Attack to Bliss on the floor.
Asuka stands on the announce table and puts on a headset. She rants and screams at nothing. Cross meets her on the announce table and they have words. Bliss pulls Asuka off the table, face-first to the floor. Cross with a crossbody from the announce table, taking Asuka down on the floor. We go to commercial with Cross yelling out and beating her chest.
Back from the break and Asuka has Cross grounded in the ring. Cross tries to fight out. Sane tags in for the double team into the corner. Sane with a 2 count on Cross. Sane kicks Cross around and mocks her. Cross counters and rolls Sane for a 2 count. Sane drops an elbow to the back to prevent a tag. Cross kicks out at 2. Cross mocks Bliss on the apron.
Asuka tags in for more double teaming as they taunt Bliss from across the ring. Asuka runs into an elbow in the corner from Cross. Asuka unloads with knees in the corner now. Asuka charges again but Cross rolls her up for a 2 count. Cross crawls to Bliss but Asuka stops her. Cross blocks a German suplex and hits a German to Asuka. Bliss and Sane tag in at the same time. Bliss unloads with clotheslines and a dropkick after some right hands. Bliss with more offense but she misses a moonsault and Sane hits a Spear. Sane with a close 2 count.
Bliss slaps Sane in the face for a block. Cross tags in for the double team but Asuka runs in and superkicks Bliss. Sane drops Cross with a back-fist. Cross misses Sane in the corner. Asuka tags in and kicks Sane in the back. Asuka goes for a powerbomb to Cross while Sane goes to the top. They hit the tribute to Legion of Doom and Asuka goes right into the Asuka Lock on Cross. Cross turns it into a 2 count. Asuka goes back into the submission but Bliss breaks it up.
Sane yells out in frustration and goes back to the apron. Sane tags in and goes to the top for her signature elbow. Cross moves out of the way and Sane rolls through. Cross knocks Asuka off the apron. Bliss tags in and goes at it with Sane. Bliss drops Sane with the DDT but Asuka pulls Sane to the floor to break the pin. Cross leaps off the apron but Asuka catches her with a knee on the way down. Cross is laid out. Bliss goes to the top and hits Twisted Bliss to take out both challengers on the floor in front of the announcers.
Bliss brings Sane back in the ring. Bliss goes to the top but lands on her feet as Sane moves. Bliss is upset. Bliss and Sane go at it as Cross tags in. Bliss with a big right hand. Cross comes over and grabs Sane for the swinging neckbreaker. Cross covers Sane for the pin to retain.
Winners: Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss
After the match, Bliss’ music hits as the champions celebrate in the middle of the ring. We go to replays. Bliss and Cross pose with the titles in the middle of the ring.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are backstage celebrating. Cross feels unbeatable. Carmella and Dana Brooke appear. Carmella says they didn’t get to compete at WrestleMania 36, so they’re hoping to make up for it by challenging Bliss and Cross for the titles. Bliss feels bad they didn’t get a WrestleMania moment, but there’s a line to challenge them. Dana asks if they’re really unbeatable like she heard them say. Cross and Bliss discuss the match in private. They go back over and accept the challenge. Both teams celebrate and the champions walk off.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Asuka and Kairi Sane
We go to the ring and out first comes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Michael Cole welcomes us and he’s joined by 2020 WWE Hall of Famer JBL. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane are out next.
Asuka and Bliss look to start off but we get some stalling. Sane comes in and goes at it with Bliss. Sane plays some games as well and Bliss slaps her back. Bliss mocks Sane and takes control of her. Asuka yells at Bliss. Bliss taunts Asuka now. Bliss drops on Sane and tags in Cross. Cross for a basement dropkick for a 2 count.
Sane turns it around and in comes Asuka. Asuka works Cross over and taunts her. Cross fights back and tags in Bliss. Cross sends Asuka to the floor. Cross sweeps Sane on the apron and works her over. Bliss comes in and baseball slides into Sane, sending her to the floor. Bliss leaps off the apron and takes Asuka down on the floor. Cross ends up hitting a crossbody off the apron to Sane. Cross returns to the ring to celebrate with Bliss and hug her.
Bliss brings Asuka back in for a 2 count. Sane and Cross go at it again. Cross counters and sends Sane to the floor. Sane pulls Cross out and rocks her. Asuka looks to double team but Bliss kicks her back into the barrier from the ring. Asuka sends Bliss into the ring post. Sane keeps control of Cross on the floor as the referee counts. Asuka levels Cross with a big kick on the outside. The Kabuki Warriors celebrate and stand tall. Asuka brings Cross back in and works her over. Sane comes back in and keeps Cross down, pounding on her and showing off.
Bliss tags in and unloads on Sane. Bliss charges and misses in the corner. Sane goes to the corner. Asuka interferes from the apron. Sane and Asuka turn Bliss upside down in the corner. Sane with a double stomp from the top for a close 2 count. Sane with more offense on Bliss for another 2 count. Asuka tags back in and grounds Bliss by her arm. Cross tries to rally for Bliss as Asuka slams Bliss back by her hair. The referee warns her.
Asuka ends up hitting a big Hip Attack in the corner. A bulldog is missed but Asuka drops Bliss again for another 2 count. Asuka takes Bliss back to the corner but Bliss blocks a Hip Attack. Bliss ducks Asuka and rocks her. Asuka drops Bliss with a kick but they both go down. Cross and Sane tag in. Cross runs wild and hits a bulldog. Cross goes to the top with a crossbody for a 2 count.
Sane charges in the corner but Cross sends her to the apron. They tangle some and Asuka comes back over as the legal one and decks Cross. Cross and Asuka trade shots. Cross drops Asuka but Sane breaks the pin up with her big elbow drop from the top. Asuka and Cross trade holds and attempts on the mat now. Cross gets stuck in the Asuka Lock. Bliss breaks it up with Twisted Bliss from the top. Sane runs in with a big Spear on Sane. More back and forth. Cross climbs up and brawls with Sane on the top. Asuka joins in and helps Sane. Asuka goes for a sunset flip powerbomb but Sane joins in and leaps, knocking Cross off her shoulders with a modified Doomsday Device. Asuka covers but Cross still kicks out at 2.
Bliss gets sent off the apron again. Asuka misses a shoulder on Cross in the corner. Cross with a spinning neckbreaker on Sane. Bliss tags in and goes to the top for Twisted Bliss to Sane for the pin to win the titles.
Winners and New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
After the match, Bliss and Cross stand tall and have their arms raised as the music hits.
Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss
We go back to the ring and out comes WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Asuka. No sign of Kairi Sane. Alexa Bliss is out next with Nikki Cross. Cole is joined at the announce table by Cross.
The bell rings and Asuka has words for Bliss. Bliss tells her to bring it. Bliss ducks and taunts Asuka. They have more words before going at it. Bliss unloads with forearms. They run the ropes and Bliss nails a dropkick for a 2 count. Bliss keeps Asuka grounded with a headlock now. She gets free and drops Bliss with a shoulder. Asuka mocks Cross from the ring.
Cross tries to rally the empty crowd as Asuka keeps Bliss down. Bliss comes back and sends Asuka out to the floor. Bliss mocks Asuka from the ring. Asuka comes back to the apron and they have words. Bliss sends Asuka back down to the floor. Bliss follows but Asuka kicks her and then launches her into the steel ring steps. Asuka stands tall on the floor and taunts Cross as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Asuka has Bliss grounded in the middle of the ring. Asuka rocks her with a kick and strikes against the ropes. Asuka mocks Cross again. Asuka ends up missing a Hip Attack as Bliss kicks her in the back and she goes down. Asuka turns it around and they tangle on the apron but Bliss counters and slams Asuka face-first into the apron by her arm.
Bliss brings it back into the ring for a close 2 count. Bliss continues to focus on the arm. Bliss with a big kick. Asuka charges but misses as Bliss moves. Asuka hits the turnbuckles hard. Bliss with a clothesline and right hands. Bliss goes on but misses a moonsault as Asuka moves, rolling to the floor. Bliss chases Asuka back to the apron, dropping her face-first into the apron. Bliss keeps control and brings Asuka back in for a 2 count, and another. Cross is extra annoying on commentary tonight. Asuka goes for the Asuka Lock but Bliss rams her back into the corner.
Bliss rolls Asuka out of the corner and nails a big DDT in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Cross hits the ring to celebrate with Bliss as the music hits. We go to replays. Cross and Bliss hug in the ring as Asuka crawls on the outside.
The music hits and out comes Sasha Banks with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley to start the show. They look ready to talk trash to the crowd but there is no crowd. They laugh some as they walk down the ramp and take the mics. They stop in front of Cole and Triple H at the announce table. They talk about how they decided to kick off the show and it doesn’t matter how big the crowd is because it’s still their house.
Bayley asks Triple H where Paige is. Cole says Paige is having travel issues. Banks and Bayley can’t believe it. Triple H jokes about being sick of excuses. Banks and Bayley go on about Paige being jealous, just like every other woman in WWE. The music interrupts and out comes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross.
Bliss and Cross talk about how they’ve been looking for WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane, and might have to go to RAW, but they’re also tired of Banks and Bayley. They go on and are ready for a match if Banks and Bayley are. The two sides have words. Bayley calls Cross a “little idiot” and calls for a referee.
Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
The bell rings as Nikki Cross starts off with Bayley, going back and forth. Bayley gets double teamed early on. Alexa Bliss goes to the top after dropping Bayley in the corner with a slap.
Sasha Banks runs over on the outside and pulls Bayley to safety. Cross runs over and nails a crossbody off the steel ring steps, taking Banks down on the floor in front of Cole and Triple H. Bliss kicks Bayley from the ring, sending her face-first into the announce table. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bliss gets double teamed in the corner. Cole and Triple H joke around on commentary and explain to the viewers again about the Performance Center. Bliss gets rolled up but fights back. Bliss counters a side slam and takes Banks down. Banks sends Bliss face-first into the turnbuckles and then delivers the running knees for a 2 count. Bayley ends up coming in and taking over on Bliss, beating her around the ring. Banks connects with a cheap shot at one point from the apron as Bayley distracts the referee. Cross tries to rally from the apron.
Another tag between Banks and Bayley as Bliss tries to fight back and rolls Bayley up. Triple H jokes about Cross rallying for an empty arena again. Banks comes back in and shuts Bliss down. Banks with a suplex in the middle of the ring. Banks grounds Bliss again now as Triple H and Cole continue to joke around, this time about Mauro Ranallo.
Bliss continues to get double teamed for a few more minutes. She finally mounts some offense and makes a hot tag to Cross. Cross unloads on Banks and nails a bulldog. Cross and Banks trade counters and pin attempts now. Cross with a backslide for another 2 count. All four get involved now. Bliss returns to the apron after leaving Banks and Bayley laying.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Asuka suddenly appears at ringside and takes Bliss down on the floor. This leads to Banks applying the Banks Statement on Cross for the submission win.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
After the match, Asuka taunts Bliss and Cross from the ramp. Triple H jokes about Asuka running in through the crowd. Banks’ music hits as she heads to the corner to pose for the crowd that isn’t there.