They recapped the recent events surrounding the Raw Women’s Championship. They then aired the Renee Young interview with Ronda Rousey earlier today with Rousey stating that she was going to be watching from the first row.
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and Mickie James came to the ring.
Jax came out on stage and said that when she defeated Bliss for the title at Wrestlemania, she thought she was done with her, but she was wrong. When she squashed her at Backlash, she thought she was done with her forever, but wrong again. After Money in the Bank, they are right back to where they started, but this needs to end. Jax said that at Extreme Rules, with Ronda Rousey sitting ringside, it will.
Jax then announced that Kurt Angle informed her their match at the PPV will be an Extreme Rules match. Nia said she brought some back-up of her own…and out came Natalya.
Mickie James (with WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss) vs. Nia Jax (with Natalya)
Jax had control early on, using her strength. Jax was drilled with a back elbow and a kick to the gut. Mickie rebounded off the ropes but was wiped out by Jax. They battle went to the floor, where everyone faced off as they went to commercial. When they returned, James was working over Jax on the floor and returned to the ring. Jax rolled into the ring but was assaulted with a series of knees. Jax tossed her in the corner but was upended with a series of kicks. She continued the assault on Jax’s knee, dropkicking it. James used the ropes to snap Jax’s leg. Mickie was caught in a body scissor.
James fought back but was caught with a big headbutt. Jax went for a powerbomb but Mickie landed on her feet. Alexa got on the apron but Natalya pulled her off. Jax nailed a Samoan Drop on James for the pin.
Your winner, Nia Jax!
We are back and Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring with Mickie James. We see a video package about the Ronda Rousey and Alexa Bliss situation.
Mickie introduces Alexa. Mickie says that Alexa deserved that introduction after what that maniac did last week. Alexa mentions the 30 day suspension for Ronda. Mickie says she cannot believe that Alexa is out here. Mickie asks Alexa if she is okay. Alexa says she is glad that Kurt sees Ronda’s true colors. She proved to be the most entitled spoiled brat on the planet. Alexa reminds everyone that what she did at Money in the Bank was legal.
Mickie says it may go down as the greatest cash in. Alexa thanks everyone for commenting on how great the win was. Alexa says she is rewarded by having to face the bully Nia Jax in three weeks, but who knows how her arm will be after what Ronda did. Nia is still laid up in physical therapy and Ronda is suspended. Alexa reminds us that she is in the ring and she is the champion. For as long as she has known NIa, Alexa says Nia has painted herself as the victim every time. Nia thinks she is the hero in her stories.
Alexa says the different girl in school overcame the popular girl, but that is Hollywood. Alexa says this is the real world and she is the hero. Alexa says she overcame every obstacle and beat seven other women at Money in the Bank and then she overcame Nia and Ronda.
Natalya’s music plays and she makes her way to the stage. She says the countdown is on. Twenty-three days until her friend and training partner . . . Ronda Rousey comes back to deal with you.
Alexa acts afraid and she says that she is impressed that Natalya and Ronda can count backward from 30. Alexa mentions that Natalya interrupted her vacation with the Total Divas cast to interrupt her. She mentions that Natalya posts her whole life on social media. She thanks Nattie for nothing and tells her buh-bye.
Natalya says she had a talk with Kurt Angle and they have a match tonight. Natalya says she did not come back alone.
Match Number Four: Natalya (with Nia Jax) versus Alexa Bliss (with Mickie James) in a Non Title Match
The match is joined in progress and Alexa with a body scissors. We see footage of Alexa sending Natalya into the ringside barrier during the commercial break. Natalya with punches but Alexa with a guillotine. Natalya sets for the Sharpshooter but Alexa is able to get the ring skirt. The referee fixes the ring and Alexa kicks Natalya in the leg and gets a near fall. Alexa returns to the body scissors. Natalya picks up Alexa and hits a Michinoku Driver.
Natalya misses a discus clothesline and Alexa with a take down and handspring knee drop for a near fall. Alexa gets a series of near falls. Natalya with clotheslines and a suplex. Natalya with a side Russian leg sweep and then she runs over Alexa’s back but Mickie distracts Natalya and Alexa gets a near fall with a rollup. Alexa punches Natalya and Nia trips Alexa. Natalya with a discus clothesline and then she applies the Sharpshooter and Alexa taps out.
Winner: Natalya (Alexa still Champion)
Kurt Angle is in the ring and he has a table behind him with the Raw Women’s Championship and the Money in the Bank Briefcase. Kurt mentions that Raw had the winners of both Money in the Bank ladder matches. He brings out the woman who won the ladder match and then cashed in, the new Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss. Kurt says Alexa demanded this presentation and Kurt gives Alexa the title belt.Kurt says that while Nia Jax is doing physical therapy, she is asking for her rematch at Extreme Rules.
Alexa asks if Kurt is going to move on to next month without talking about last night. She wants to say Thank You to everyone. She thanks them for the opportunity, the opportunity to rub it in all of your faces.
The crowd chants for Ronda and Alexa says that she showed what it was like to take care of a bully like Nia Jax and someone who acts like a bully in Ronda Rousey. Alexa says she shocked the world and cashed in. It is all about her. Alexa says she is the only woman who matters and she is a three time Raw Women’s Champion. Ronda Rousey’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring with a purpose. Kurt has to hold Ronda back from Alexa.
Alexa tells Ronda to calm down while Kurt and Ronda discuss something. Alexa says she thought Ronda would be doing physical therapy too. She asks Ronda if she came out to show the welts from the briefcase from last night. Are you looking for a lesson to know the difference between WWE and UFC. What she did last night was 100% perfectly legal. It is not all bad. Ronda, you looked like you were seconds away from making Nia tap. It was fingertips away. You could taste the gold, but we will never know.
Alexa says we know why Ronda is out here. She is angry that the headlines were not about you. They did interviews and stories about her. Alexa says she is the women’s champion and Ronda is irrelevant. If you ever want a title match, you have to go to the back of the line. Alexa calls Ronda and overhyped rookie.
Ronda with a take down and she punches Alexa. Kurt pulls Ronda off Alexa and Ronda with a judo toss. Ronda takes the briefcase from Alexa and hits her in the back. Ronda hits Kurt with the briefcase. Referees come to the ring to hold their arms out and suggest that Ronda leave the ring. Ronda attacks the referees. Ronda with a gutwrench power bomb through the table.
Ronda yells at Kurt in the back and she says she is tired of people telling her that UFC and WWE are different. Kurt says that he has to suspend Ronda for 30 days. Ronda storms off as we go to commercial.
We are back with a moments ago moment of Ronda Rousey attacking Alexa Bliss, Kurt Angle, and referees.
Mickie James confronted Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss
Does Alexa Bliss deserve more respect than she gets? By any measure, the self-dubbed “Goddess” of WWE has been a successful Raw Women’s Champion. Dominant, even. And with SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya lying in wait at WWE Survivor Series, Alexa has the opportunity to claim cross-brand supremacy.
But Bliss found herself uncharacteristically riled up by the audience’s refusal to tell her “You deserve it,” as the WWE Universe instead poured out their adulation for Mickie James after her heartfelt effort against Bliss in their WWE TLC title bout. When the audience still refrained from giving Bliss her props, the six-time Women’s Champion James arrived to plant Bliss with a pitch-perfect DDT — the only thing, Mickie said, Alexa truly deserved.
Mickie James & Bayley def. Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Emma
This Sunday, Alexa Bliss will defend her Raw Women’s Title against Mickie James, while Emma holds the prestigious if unenviable task of facing Asuka in her Team Red debut. If what happened on Raw is any indication, both women have a long week of soul-searching ahead of them, as they fell to the team of Bayley & James in a fast-paced tag team contest.
Not only did Mickie look every bit ready to claim her seventh Women’s Championship, Bayley didn’t look far away from title contention herself, holding off Emma and Bliss singlehandedly before tagging James into the fray. A devastating Mick Kick to Alexa minutes later both spelled the end of the contest and sent the champ and her teammate back to the drawing board with only six days to figure it out.
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss presented a Mickie James retrospective
Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James has become one of the most personal rivalries on Raw, thanks in no small part to Little Miss Bliss attempting to cast the veteran James as an over-the-hill Superstar. And when the six-time Women’s Champion took Bliss to task for refusing to talk trash in person, Bliss responded by making her way onto the stage presenting Mickie with a career retrospective … in the form of an old-timey newsreel called “Superstars of Yesteryear.”
Mickie took the insults in stride and again challenged Alexa to fight then and there. Little Miss Bliss, who had ventured down to ringside, made it seem like she would take Mickie up on that challenge before turning back up the ramp, but Mickie pulled her by the hair into the ring and fired off a Mick Kick that just missed its mark and sent Alexa scurrying. That highlight reel might need a bit of an addition.
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With Mickie James circling Alexa Bliss, it appears the Raw Women’s Champion and Nia Jax’s on-again-off-again partnership is on, again. Though, if what happened during Jax’s bout with Mickie (a match seemingly finagled by Alexa after a backstage prank put James in the path of Little Miss Bliss’ occasional enforcer) is any indication, even that might not be enough to hold James back in the long run.
Not only did Mickie refuse to give in despite a powerful display from Jax, the six-time Women’s Champion James pulled off a miracle reversal to hit a tornado DDT off the ropes. The move seemed like such a surefire match-ender that Bliss broke up the ensuing pinfall attempt, handing James a disqualification victory. A post-match Mick Kick to Little Miss Bliss left Alexa humiliated for the second straight week, but her combined effort against both Superstars was enough to land Mickie what she was looking for since the beginning: A Raw Women’s Title Match at WWE TLC.
Alexa Bliss fended off four Superstars to retain her Raw Women’s Title at WWE No Mercy, so it was surprising that her Raw Talk interview seemed to focus more on a Superstar who wasn’t in the match: Mickie James. So, the six-time Women’s Champion had plenty on her mind when she interrupted Alexa’s extended scolding of the WWE Universe for focusing their attention what’s in the future (Asuka, for instance) instead of her, their present champion.
Little Miss Bliss wasn’t about to give James the respect she demanded, instead tossing out a volley of thinly-veiled barbs about James’ veteran status. Which was all good as far as Mickie was concerned; she just wanted Alexa to repeat her Raw Talk insults to her face. When she did, Mickie responded with two slaps to the face and a kick that sent the “Goddess” tumbling out of the ring — and, maybe, off her pedestal.