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!
The looming threat of Ronda Rousey’s return from suspension hasn’t done anything to dampen Alexa Bliss’ fun as Raw Women’s Champion, though a combination of Natalya and a returning Nia Jax certainly reminded Little Miss Bliss that she has no shortage of enemies in Rowdy Ronda’s absence. Jax might be the most ominous threat, as she’s already slated to challenge for the Raw Women’s Title at Extreme Rules, but Bliss has thus far focused more on running down the absent Rousey than closing ranks. Can Alexa set her mind to protecting her title? Or is she being pulled in too many directions at once to mount a strong defense?
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.
After overcoming seven elite Raw and SmackDown LIVE competitors to climb the ladder and become Ms. Money in the Bank, Alexa Bliss stunned the WWE Universe by interrupting the Raw Women’s Championship Match between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey on the same night and cashing her newly-captured contract to become a five-time Women’s Champion!
However, Alexa’s celebration could prove extremely short-lived, as The Irresistible Force and The Baddest Women on the Planet will surely be looking to take issue with Alexa tonight on Monday Night Raw. Find out what happens tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.
Women’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match: Ember Moon vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Natalya vs. Lana vs. Naomi vs. Sasha Banks
They start brawling to begin the match. Lynch drop kicked Natalya and Flair with ladders in their hands. Moon knocked down Lynch and sent Natalya into the steel steps. Moon with a stepping kick to Naomi then a super kick to Banks twice. Moon tossed Naomi to the floor and hit an enziguri to Banks. Moon hit a spring board crossbody to Banks onto a ladder. Lana pulled Moon down by her hair then hit her in the gut with a ladder. Lana with an x-factor to Moon onto the ladder. Lana set up a ladder in the ring but Natalya clotheslined her. Natalya with a suplex to Lana on a ladder. Natalya powerslamed Naomi onto a ladder and then hit a drop kick. Flair with a series of chops to Natalya then a powerslam. Flair and Lynch started fighting over the ladder in the ring which led to Naomi using it as a spring board to clothesline Natalya. Naomi with a drop kick to the ladder held by Flair and Lynch. Bliss pulled out the ladder of the ring and Naomi hit a spring board crossbody to her. Naomi with an over castle off the apron to Banks. Lynch tried to climb the ladder but Moon and Naomi knocked her off then hit her in the head with the ladder. They would hit a double drop kick to Lynch in the corner. Naomi with a series of kicks to Moon, who fired back with a knee strike. Naomi with a monkey flip but Moon was able to hit a hip toss onto the ladder. Banks with a knee strike then sent Moon into the ring post. Banks with a head kick to Lana then stacked her onto Moon who was on the ladder and hit a double knee drop. Flair pulled Banks off the ladder. They got back up it and knocked each other off. Flair with a neck breaker to Banks. Flair went for the Razor’s Edge but Banks kicked her way out and climbed the ladder. Lynch knocked Banks off the ladder, who crashed onto Natalya, Flair and Banks. Bliss stopped Lynch with a forearm shot then climbed the ladder. Banks stopped her and they both climb the ladder. Another ladder is set up in the ring with several stars fighting for the briefcase. Natalya powerbombed Banks into one ladder that knocked it over. Flair with a big boot to Natalya then powerbombed Moon onto a ladder in the corner. Flair took out Lana but Bliss with a sunset flip powerbomb. Lana with a head kick to Bliss and locked in the Accolade. Naomi spring boarded her way onto the ladder and got to the briefcase but Lynch stopped her. Lynch and Flair climbed the ladder and they had a staredown. Bliss pushed them off the ladder but Flair was able to stay on her feet and hit a spear to Bliss. Banks with the back stabber to Flair, Naomi knocked Banks into the ladder and Lana knocked Naomi off the ladder. Natalya with an electric chair drop to Lana. Moon knocked Natalya off the ladder and Flair speared Moon onto a ladder. Flair ate a knee strike by Lynch, who hit a suplex. Lynch climbed the ladder but Bliss knocked her down crashing onto another ladder and grab the briefcase for the win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
WWE Raw Women’s Title Match: Nia Jax © vs. Ronda Rousey
Rousey with the Rock Bottom and then was about to lock in the armbar but Alexa Bliss came from under the ring and hit Rousey several times with the MITB briefcase. Bliss sent Rousey into the ring post and over the announce table. Bliss hit Jax with the briefcase several times.
Winner: Rousey wins by DQ.
WWE Raw Women’s Title Match: Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax ©
Bliss with a DDT and Twisted Bliss for the win!
Winner: Bliss – NEW CHAMPION
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