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As it was announced on last week’s SmackDown Live! show, Alexa Bliss will defend her SmackDown Women’s Title against Becky Lynch in a Steel Cage match!

In addition to this big women’s title rematch between the feuding Superstars, PWInsider (via CageSide Seats) reports that Mickie James will make her official full time return to WWE on tonight’s show!

It was previously reported that Mickie James signed a new three year contract with the WWE after her much praised NXT TakeOver: Toronto match against Asuka for the NXT Women’s Title.

Although there are no current details on how Mickie will make her WWE return, Wrestling Observer previously reported that the multi-WWE Women’s Champion will be unmasked as “La Luchadora” to enter a feud with Becky Lynch. In previous weeks, the “La Luchadora” character was portrayed by Deonna Purrazzo.

Do you think Mickie will be unmasked as “La Luchadora”? Who do you think will will the Steel Cage match between Alexa/Becky? What do you think will happen on tonight’s SmackDown? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • SweeneyTodd

    Crowd will not boo Micke and WM needs something better as Bliss vs. Nikki for the title

  • MK126

    I can see it happening that Alexa Bliss reminds Mickie of Trish and we all know she loves her some Trish. So shes protecting Bliss and the women’s title from anyone who gets in Alexas way

    • SweeneyTodd

      No way crowd boo Mickie. Her as heel is senseless

      • MK126

        You never know with the crowds. A heel turn might work. Not saying that she would return as a heel cause id love to see Mickie chase the title but if they are going to explain why shes La Luchadora then she’ll be a heel

        • SweeneyTodd

          No…Mickie has a standing like the legends.

          • MK126

            I understand that but just like the WM22 crowd booed trish and cheered for mickie they can boo mickie and cheer for becky in a feud. It all depends on how creative goes with it

    • Jesus’s brother

      horrible, terrible idea, LMFAO

  • Diva_Fan

    Really don’t think this is a good idea bringing Mickie back as a heel but let’s see how it plays out I guess .

  • I think if this is the idea for Mickie’s return, it will probably work like that biker Tara/Madison storyline, where Alexa managed to secure her a contract if she’d do her dirty work.

    Or maybe just Mickie helped her because she was promised a future title shot. We’ll see and I’m excited for it.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      I mean if anything, it would make Mickie look dumb.. For someone who has been in this business for so long, you would think she would be able to get back here on her own and that she would be confident enough in her abilities not to have anyone promise her a future title shot in order to do something for them.

      • did you follow Tara/Madison storyline? and the story could be that TO: Toronto was Mickie’s chance to redeem herself, and she didn’t. So this is how she’s gonna do it now. in the end, the writers will explain it all and i’m sure it will make sense since SD rarely does something wrong.

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Redeem herself from what really? Her legend status in WWE (and in wrestling)? It’s not even about SD but really, this would be an awful thing to do. Like, why not have Lita come back as a heel, attacking one talent in some ridiculous costume at this point to “redeem” herself at this point…

          • she’s not really on that legend status, she never got a proper retirement and she got released. if she was such a legend as you say, her return would’ve been triumphant and she would’ve beaten Asuka with ease, now was that the case? No. She failed.
            And like I said, you didn’t follow the Tara/Madison storyline so you obviously don’t know what I’m talking about.

          • DivaFactz

            WWE already promoted Mickie as one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time and a pioneer…. that’s legendary status….

          • and that legend couldn’t beat Asuka so legend cancelled.

          • DivaFactz

            WWE sees Mickie as a Legend.

            So YOUR opinion on someone “legend” legitimacy has as much relevancy as the woman you have in your profile picture…

            None! ??

          • you clearly can’t differentiate the things that I said.
            until you learn how to do it, reply again!

          • Geek God

            And we’re going to put her in the HoF last year before choosing Jacqueline

          • Eva Marie McGee

            preach mama

    • DivaFactz

      Mickie Is NOT teaming up with Alexa! Lmao if you paid attention Alexa states SHE went undercover as Lucha to gain the real Lucha (Mickie) trust and so she can find out who she is but she was never able to find out who Lucha is…. Lucha works for herself….

      • did you not watch SD weeks ago when Alexa and La Luchadora teamed up to attack Becky, who submitted Alexa? No?
        And if you could read, you would’ve seen that I said IF this is the idea for Mickie’s return, it might be like that. We will see about that tonight, or soon if they don’t do it.

        • DivaFactz

          That’s because Alexa went undercover to gain Lucha trust so they can attack Becky. Lucha (Mickie) didn’t go to Alexa for help. Alexa went to Mickie (Lucha) for help against Becky with the idea.

          • she wouldn’t have switched with her nor would’ve had an already prepared Luchadora attire. it was obviously a plan.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            So obvious!

          • DivaFactz

            It was Alexa plan… Alexa needed Mickie help to play mind games on Becky, so Mickie agreed to it cuz she for some reason not explained yet has it out for Becky. You making it seem like Mickie went and asked Alexa for help lol…. like no

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        Lol but yet they managed that under the ring switcheroo and worked together to try and take Becky down. Alexa is a crafty little liar, she knows who LL is.

      • Eva Marie McGee

        “Mickie Is NOT teaming up with Alexa!” Looks like she is.

        • DivaFactz

          They not teaming up… Mickie and Becky are about to feud and Alexa will move on to face somebody else. But Mickie will keep Alexa close because she’s champion we all know where this is leading towards

          • Eva Marie McGee

            source?

          • DivaFactz

            You must don’t pay attention to the WWE insiders reports lately…. It was reported that Mickie and Becky will feud leading into Wrestlemania… now one report say Alexa will face Nikki at Wrestlemania and one say she will drop the title back to Becky before Wrestlemania and Becky will go in against Mickie for it but some WWE insider personally say that it might be a fatal four way at Wrestlemania between Becky Mickie Alexa and Nikki but everything will become clear around Wrestlemania

    • Mark

      I swear to God… If they make Mickie JAMES take a backseat to Alexa… I’m gonna scream.

      • Eva Marie McGee

        Did you scream?

  • Garrett Marcum

    I would love for her to bring back her last heel gimmick from TNA and come back as a delusional former star to take Becky down for the new era women overlooking all she did during her time in the WWE.

  • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

    All I can say is they better have REALLY good explanation why she’s attacking only Becky.

    • Eva Marie McGee

      I can see a psychomickie + psychoalexa ala alicia fox crazy tag team soon

  • OJ Von Erich

    I’m not gonna judge these possible spoiler’s, since the last time a possible spoiler was rubished, it went beyond the imagination & pleasantly surprised me.

    (Natalya being Nikki’s attacker)

  • Gato_wiska

    Why no company wanted to sign Deonna Purrazzo? :( She is only in WWE and TNA just to job.

    • MK126

      I dont think she wants to be tied down to a contract right now. Shes a big name indie wrestler who prolly wants to get her experience in before signing with a big name company

      • Eva Marie McGee

        note: prolly.

    • KevinOwensShow

      She wrestles Brooke Thursday on TNA

    • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

      She’s said on Twitter that she isn’t looking to get signed by a major company right now. Plus, she’s fixing to go on a 3-month tour in Japan.

      You also gotta remember she’s only 21. She still has SO much time to get more experience before hitting the big leagues.

      Plus, the fact that she’s being used as the stand-in La Luchadora shows that WWE does have interest in her.

      • Geek God

        To me that just says she’s not smart, when the multimillion top notch company WANTS you, you better make that check! Her ass gone end up wrestling in an underground bunker of a 3rd world country somewhere for a living if she doesn’t take this amazing offer soon

  • LeBoss

    As amazing as Mickie is as a babyface, she is phenomenal as a heel. Even at her heelest, she was still cheered!

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    Thinking about La Luchadora doing this to Becky!! PLEAASSEE

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/1554861/mickie-james-cage-jump-o.gif

    • SweeneyTodd

      Accidentally to Alexa would be better.

      • A One of a Kind Collectible

        Pretty sure Alexa will keep the belt to Mania but would be a good twist

  • Kvngbalor

    I just refuse to accept this being Mickie it makes no sense at all whatsoever and if this feud is supposed to build up a match between Becky and Mickie Mickie won’t be boo’d and what a random combination i honestly would of preferred Mickie on RAW against Charlotte RAW needs a shake up this just pushes Naomi further down the list of priorities

    • C Mack

      Exactly. Naomi just returned to live events but I bet she doesn’t make it to TV tonight. Maybe she can help Becky even up the numbers if Mickie turns out to be La Luchadora

    • SamoanSquad

      I agree I think this is a dumb idea for Mickie to be lucadora.If anyone should be her it’s Eva Marie she has some unfinished business with Becky and gives Becky the opportunity to move away from the title picture.Mickie James is not needed on Smackdown.

    • Kyle

      Yea it doesn’t make sense to have Mickie as a heel

    • Mark

      Fans these days are so deluded. When on earth was Naomi ever treated like a priority?! Why would they treat her like a priority now? She is like the equivalent of a male wrestler jobber. Her being in the title picture would be like Summer Rae or Alicia Fox getting in the title picture. Lord.

    • Geek God

      Raw is the one that NEEDED Mickie, Smackdown will do just fine without her but Raw needs starpower that can hang with Sasha & Charlotte

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Seriously. I’d replace Nia with Mickie and let her fued with Sasha move Bayley to the side and work a three way program with Charlotte and Nia. Since they refuse to put the title where it belongs. On Sasha’s waist

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  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Maybe she’ll return to help Becky to fight off La Luchadora. Hopefully that’s the case because it wouldn’t make sense with all this.

  • Kvngbalor

    If this is true where does this leave Alexa? Will her and Mickie team up? I can’t see Mickie playing second fiddle or Alexa henchman it will be ridiculous as hell honestly. If this feud is to lead to a Mania match where does Alexa end up surely Nikki will be on the card Becky and Mickie so where does this leave Alexa i cant see her vs Nikki Mickie vs Becky Bayley vs Charlotte and Sasha rumoured big match 4 womens matches on a WM card Vince isn’t ready

    • MK126

      From what I read it may be bayley vs charlotte vs sasha vs nia for the title at WM

      • Kvngbalor

        I hope not i read that also and the only reason it probably will be done is so Bayley can win without Charlotte being pinned

        • Geek God

          Im hoping for a Boss vs Boss match, Stephanie vs Sasha Banks with Stephanie using Nia as a body guard

      • Kvngbalor

        An idea i hate which is obvious their doing for Bayley to win without Charlotte being pinned

        • Geek God

          Right she’d most likely will pin Nia so then Charlotte can go around still saying how she’s never been pinned or submitted on ppv

    • Luiz Giem

      I’m worried for Alexa’s future as well, I don’t see Mickie as Alexa’s sidekick and is possible that Becky wins the championship tonight.
      I hope they let Alexa keep the title until WM when I would book a Triple Threat Match between Alexa, Mickie and Becky.

      • Eva Marie McGee

        ” I don’t see Mickie as Alexa’s sidekick” Looks like that what’s happening…

        • Luiz Giem

          IKR, LOL! They better have a good explanation for this but to be fair they look stunning together.

          • Eva Marie McGee

            Yup. Imagine them being the psycho duo. haha!

          • Luiz Giem

            They need to recreate de Trish’s psycho fan angle. It would be life if it’s booked properly.

  • glassjaw

    Three years and three cheers for Mickie. I think she’ll provide some great character dynamics within Smackdown’s women’s division.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    I’m ready for heel Mickie! The veteran wrestler teaching a lession or two to the current top wrestler. That would make a great WM match because we all know Becky is amazing and Mickie is beyond amazing.

  • Kara Stevens

    Wow, i’m so excited for Smackdown tonight for the divas. I can’t wait to see Mickie James return. And, this steel cage match is going to be great.

  • Luiz Giem

    I’m so excited for tonight’s episode of Smackdown! I just don’t care how Mickie will debut because I trust in the SD’s writers enough. And I’m really looking forward to the Steel Cage Match, Becky and Alexa better deliver!

  • Laquane Anderson

    I honestly just dont want her to come back. Unless she’s here to specifically work and put over the new group of girls. She’s had her time in the sun and It would really annoy me if she just came back and was instantly in the title picture on name alone.

    • SP

      That’s exactly what’s happening though lol. Who knows whether it’s true or not but there was a report that said this is leading up to Mickie vs Becky at Mania.

  • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

    Mickie vs Becky will be good but where’s that leave Alexa

    • Alice In La La Land

      WWE haven’t build up any of the other girls, who could challenge Alexa for the belt.

      • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

        I want Alexa vs Nikki vs Mickie vs Becky at WM

        • Alice In La La Land

          That would be a good match.

      • Geek God

        The road to wrestlemania doesn’t start till the royal rumble so we have time to build literally ANYONE up, including a new competitor, i desperately want a 8 person tlc or ladder match for wrestlemania: Naomi vs Nikki vs Becky vs Alexa vs Mickie James vs Carmella vs Natalya vs La Luchadora for the Women’s Championship

        • Alice In La La Land

          This would be something fresh and new. If WWE use their heads this would be a great match. If Vince and creative wrtr creative enough to do that match.

        • Delroy Coke

          Nikki and Natalya are the strongest right now, but Nikki is stronger contender. But all 8 women is a great opportunity for title.

    • Jesus’s brother

      Becky to win the title tonight

  • Alaskatox

    Can’t wait for Mickie to come back. I hope this opens the door for a few others from her generation, mostly Melina.

  • Rocky1990

    Why is everyone saying this doesn’t make sense? We don’t know anything yet, and even if she is the masked woman, it’s up to the writers to make it make sense (which I trust they will)

  • Jesus’s brother

    *****SPOILERS******
    It has been reported that Becky is expected to win the title back tonight and begin a feud with Mickie until Wrestlemania

  • Luigi Anthony

    i love heel mickie !!!

  • Huntrry94

    Smackdown is where I live tonight and I so badly wanna go!! Especially more now if Mickie James is gonna be returning tonight ugh!!!!

  • Whalenx

    Very excited! I had a gut feeling since La Luchadora debut that it was going to be Mickie. Haven’t been this excited for a smackdown or raw in a while. Hoping Ms. Bliss retains but I will accept the result no matter the outcome. As long as the outcome is good, that is.

  • Victoria&Melina19

    I’m actually opting for Becky to wine title back. If Mickie is the La luchadora then the writers should give a reason that can actually make sense, but just can’t see Mickie being sided with Alexa that won’t work.

  • So hope mickie is back and costs Becky the match

  • Wicked Bliss

    Mickie can be Alexa’s mentor and she doesnt like Becky that why she’s helping her. I’m so excited for this!

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      I hope not. She should be by herself

    • BlossomingNarcissist

      Alexa has proven not to need a mentor, this story should’ve happened prior to her winning the title

    • Mark

      Or Mickie could screw Becky and then give Alexa a spin kick at the end of the match. All women for themselves. WRESTLEMANIA TRIPLE THREAT MATCH!

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Exactly, Mickie can see alot of her former girl crush Trish Stratus in Alexa and become an over protective mother figure. Or she can just have some sort of history with Becky and only be using Alexa to get to Becky.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I think having her return the SD after the RR would be much better as it would set the tone for the road to WM (even tho, we basically already are since the RR is coming).

    That being said, I have said it already and I will say it again, this wouldn’t make ANY sense to have Mickie return as a heel against Becky and for her to be revealed as La Luchadora. That would be a major low point for WWE here, big booking error.

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    6-years ago she did an Thesz Press from the top of the cage, can she still do it again? #ThisIsAwesomeMoment https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QqhB09z1LrI

  • SummerNoChill

    Someone like Eva or Deonna will be revealed as LLD and Mickie will return to try and help Becky, leaving a feud between LLD and Becky and also Alexa and Mickie

  • Raekon

    I REALLY hope that Mickie won’t be unmasked as la luchadora but rather help Becky against the duo.
    Then after she helped her against Alexa and Deonna (hopefully she stays as La Luchadora and get’s unmasked as herself), she can backstab Becky after Becky won the title and enter a feud with her for it.

    • glassjaw

      To be honest, this.

      Mickie being unveiled as La Luchdora feels telephoned in. Coming to aid Becky in perhaps a second championship win before turning on her, however, would be a swerve within a swerve.

  • Having Mickie as bliss lackey will be a gross misuse of her talent. I would like to see her feud with both Becky and bliss for the title

  • Danny?

    Can’t wait for Mickie to come back but she better not be with Alexa. I’m so not here for that.

  • Randall

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Mickie returns tonight and lays out both Alexa and Becky Lynch, that will build to a triple threat match at wrestlemania or even elimination chamber.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    As long as it leads to a win for Alexa I don’t care who la luchadora is lol. I think it’s odd that people don’t think it makes sense for Mickie to debut as a heel since she basically debuted as one originally. I actually hope she is reavealed as LL I would love to see her and Alexa together.

  • Jorge Hernandez Moran

    I would prefer if La Luchadora was somebody else and she and Alexa gain up on Becky and then Mickie returns helps becky and then takes her out too and lets everybody that it isnt personal its wrestling and she is going after that title

  • MK126

    Why are there so many commercials during this damn match?!

  • Alaskatox

    Mickie! I live! Her face after the mask was off was everything!

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Me too she killed her heel expressions!

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Smackdown women’s division killed it tonight…… AGAIN!!!! Nikki and Natalya had a really good segment with another big brawl. Alexa and Becky had a great main event cage match and got this is awesome chants. First women to ever main event SmackDown right? And for those of you that said Mickie wouldn’t get boo’d when revealed as la luchadora you were wrong. She got Mickie chants at first but got boo’d when she and Alexa were beating down Becky. The look on Mickie’s face was incredible definitely psycho Mickie vibes but a more mature kind of crazy than an obsessed fan girl.

    • SamoanSquad

      I believe the first females to main event was Kelly Kelly and Laycool.

      • Angelica Marie MoNae

        True but that was with guys and for the heavyweight title lol. But as far as single female competitors no one else has right?

        • SamoanSquad

          Yeah I think their the first.Cage match was great too!

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Didn’t get quite as much time as I would have liked for a main event but it was close to 15 mins and they really took advantage of the cage.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            I also would have preferred Alexa win with the twisted bliss instead of the snap DDT since that’s not one of my favorite finishers. But I’m glad Alexa retained because in all honesty I didn’t expect queen Alexa to have a long title reign but she has proven me wrong!

  • SamoanSquad

    I really can’t believe Mickie is luchadora and on Smackdown.Alexa just couldn’t win this match clean and move on to someone else?.Ugh I’m disappointed

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      I think she is moving on to someone else. Becky will probably exit the title scene for now to take care of her issues with Mickie and possibly come back for the title after that is finished.

      • SamoanSquad

        I just want Naomi to come in next and WIN the women’s title.Its time Nikki is doing her own thing and Naomi is the only girl left.Theres NO MORE excuse I’ve waited long enough.

        • Angelica Marie MoNae

          I would be OK with Naomi taking the title from Alexa for sure. She deserves it big time!!!!! I don’t think there is any need for Nikki in the title picture right now, she is doing amazing at getting the other women over and helping build the rest of the women’s division so we get more than just title feuds.

          • SamoanSquad

            I AGREE!!! It’s time this belt starts to feel the glow.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Yasssss when she comes back she needs to come back hard! I really do hope she is next for Alexa.

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            I hope you are watching smackdown live! Naomi made her return for match with nattie that didn’t happen thanks to Nikki so naomi called out anyone from the back to feel the glow. Alexa answered the call which means Naomi is coming for her weave and title! That is 3 women storylines going on right now!!!!!!

          • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!
          • Angelica Marie MoNae
          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            6 woman tag match announced for RR! Alexa bliss, Mickie James, and Natalya vs Becky Lynch, Naomi, and Nikki Bella. I predict Naomi gets the win for her team by pinning Alexa and inserting her name in the title picture!

  • Randall

    Once again Smackdown just proved why they are the better show. The match was awesome and I’m loving the psycho Mickie vibes. I have feeling Becky is going to win the the title and then probably drop it at wrestlemania to Mickie James.

  • SummerNoChill

    Mickie! I’m crying

  • conan_kun

    Unholy alliance is born. Hope they do Alexa vs Becky vs Mickie vs Naomi vs Nikki vs Natalya for SD women title inside the Elimination Chamber.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2bCcrFVEAEglzl.jpg

  • Happy for this news to be honest, I can’t wait to see what are the plans for my favorite diva Mickie James. ???

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  • Doctor Tomee #Blissfit

    I know this is mostly because Sasha vs Charlotte spoiled us so bad, but I can’t help feeling let down with this match.

    They were doing some nice spots, like the avalanche Bexploder or the springboard sidekick, or when Becky almost escaped, but Alexa dragged her back by the hair… Something just didn’t click.

    There wasn’t one defining moment in the match. I feel like the bookers wanted the big moment of the match to be the revelation of Micki, which was in my opinion a bad idea. We saw it coming from a mile away unfortunately.

    Part of me wishes they could have another chance to prove themselves, maybe in another stipulation match, but at the same time I don’t want Alexa and Becky to face each other anymore.