Last week, the ‘Superstar Shake-up’ sent shockwaves in the RAW Women’s Division as we gained the pocket rocket Alexa Bliss and the resident veteran Mickie James, while losing The Queen Charlotte to the blue brand. A scuffle last week set the new battle lines between this new group of women, leaving us all to question who would be at the top of the list to challenge Bayley for the RAW Women’s Championship? However, it looks like the RAW writers have that answer, as this week we were treated to a fatal-4-way match to establish who would be our Number 1 contender to go against Bayley at Payback!

Pre-match we are treated to neat little vignettes highlighting the strengths of each of tonight’s competitors. Mickie’s highlights that this is her first match on RAW in 7 years, Nia’s underscores her dominance, Alexa’s showcases her rise to the top of the SmackDown Live women’s division and Sasha’s reflects on her ‘trailblazing’ accomplishments since her debut on the main roster.

As the women make their way down to the ring, the hometown girl Alexa Bliss appears to get the biggest pop from the crowd (despite being heel!) – which is a fair shout considering the ever popular Sasha is in the ring and the golden girl from 07-10 Mickie is in the mix too!

The beginning of the match follows typical ‘Nia match’ functionalities, aka. Nia squashing everyone one by one, lots of no-selling spots and running into people in the corners. It’s a bit more interesting here, as Alexa is in the mix and her cowardly heel tactics help create another dimention to this match.

RAW Women’s Champion Bayley is shown watching a monitor backstage, seizing up all of her challengers going at it. We’re treated to a neat exchange which is arguably a dream match combination with Sasha and Mickie going toe-to-toe for the first time in the centre of the ring, until Nia pulls Mickie out of the ring. Sasha then takes out both of them with a suicide dive as we head to a break.

Coming back from the break and our two new SmackDown draftees Alexa and Mickie are in the middle of the ring. Nia shows her dominance by countering a charge by Alexa into a scoop slam. She catches Sasha from the top rope and hits her with a scoop slam on top of Sasha’s body. She then finishes off by hitting a wheelbarrow slam on Mickie on both the other opponents!

The closing stages of the match sees Sasha taking on Alexa Bliss. Sasha manages to lock in the Banks Statement, but it gets broken up by Mickie James! Mickie climbs up to the rope to finish off Sasha with her signature Diving Thesz Press, but Sasha knocks her down and climbs up to try and attempt a Superplex of some sort. However, she’s exposed as Nia is able to club her from behind. Nia picks Sasha over her shoulder, uses her body as a battering ram to shove Mickie off the top turnbuckle and hits her signature Samoan Drop.

Although, before we grab our spatulas to scrape up Sasha, Alexa hits a seated dropkick onto Nia which forces her out the ring. She picks up the scraps as she steals the victory and capitalises on Nia’s damage to Sasha! Alexa Bliss is our number 1 contender for the RAW Women’s Championship and is going to Payback! As Alexa celebrates, Nia is livid and it’s clear to see that this is definitely not the end!

Following her victory, Alexa is boastful as she warns that she’s ready to take over the RAW women’s division.

Elsewhere backstage, we catch up with Alicia Fox who is showing a video to Dana Brooke. The video shows her getting covered in powder during last week’s 205 Live when she opened up her package. Emma joins the conversation and tries to stir the pot, accusing Dana of joking about Alicia’s mishap and showing that video to everyone in the locker room over and over again.

While Dana seems shocked and tries to deny this, the ever-erratic Alicia has gone from 0-100 and is already annoyed that she’s been made fun of and tells her that she doesn’t want to be her friend anymore. Alicia storms off, leaving Emma to continue her cheeky digs at Dana, warning her that since she wanted to stand on her two feet, she’s going to ‘test her balance’.

Finally, we see our last new RAW women’s addition, Maryse, who is out with her husband The Miz. Following from last week’s developments, Dean Ambrose is a guest on this week’s MizTV. In classic Maryse style, she jumps onto the mic before things can get physical and tells Ambrose that ‘the Championship doesn’t make the man, the man makes the Championship’. Before she can finish her point, Ambrose give her his microphone and starts to take off his extra baggage, he removes his jacket and throws it at Maryse which gives him enough time to charge at The Miz!

While The Miz is getting attacked, Maryse strikes Ambrose with a microphone from behind! This allows Miz and Maryse to escape the ring, but it’s clear to see that these two are clearly not over their beef from SmackDown Live!

Thoughts:
Thank God for the shake up! This week was another strong one for our RAW women’s division and it’s all because everything feels so fresh! I won’t lie, I was initially shocked that they gave us this match-up already, but it makes sense while all of these women are hot off the press. The small video vignettes were a really neat way to build up the match and raise the stakes for each of the women involved.

It also made me realise how long I had literally been writing about the same 4 women: Sasha promo about women’s revolution, Bayley promo about dreams, Charlotte promo about being the best and Nia running into people and doing Samoan Drops. Finally, I have new stuff to write about and watch!

We could argue and say that it may be too early for Alexa to go for the title already, but it’s better to go for it while it’s fresh. Case in point is the Champ herself, Bayley… the WWE waited way too long to bring her up and so by the time she won the title, it was just inevitable. Right now, at least we have an unexpected sense in the air – will Alexa win the title early? Will Sasha get involved? Will Nia get involved? It’s not so predictable at the moment, which is the best thing to do after such a shake up.

I also have to give credit to all these women that they managed to put on quite a solid match that wasn’t just a spotfest, which many of these multiple women matches tend to be. Let’s also reiterate that a lot of those women had not worked together in awhile, so for them to rustle up a good match like that over a week goes to show the great combinations we have at hand here. Alexa VS Nia, Alexa VS Sasha, Sasha VS Mickie, Mickie VS Nia – I’m excited for all of those possibilities, especially if they can get more time to work together.

Also, I’m very intrigued with our Emma/Dana B-story here… Dana has some good steam being face, but the Emma/Dana pairing was really enjoyable as heels. As I mentioned last week, these women aren’t really in the title picture and a lot of character needs to be done with them now, so these little skits can really make or break these two. I’m all for seeing them get interjected into the division at some point, but a little backbone to give your general fan to care is necessary at this point. They are directionless and the roster is brimming with possibilities, so there is a big chance of getting lost… case in point Miss Foxy, who for the record was also refreshing to see on the show!

Are you happy that Alexa is number 1 contender already? Do you think Dana will revert back to heel and join Emma? Did you forget Alicia was on the RAW roster too? Send in those comments below!

  • HOLLA

    Alicia is so much fun! She is so animated you can’t help but to react to it. This is a good feud for Emma to reestablish her name and character, I just hope it doesn’t run dry- id like to see Emma right in the title mix.
    I enjoyed the match! Like you said, lots of interesting possibilities. I’m hoping they stay away from Mickie vs Niac bc Mickie needs some momentum.
    Alexa is bae. Good lord.

  • Robert Guerra

    Did Booker T just called Nia Jax a bitch?

    • E-Force

      thought I was the only one that heard so

  • wwepassion

    The match was eh, a bit sloppy and crowd was dead but only popped for Alexa. I can’t believe people are complaining about Alexa and saying how Sasha time was suppose to be now? Really? She is 3 time champ no matter if her reigns were short. Most people can’t get one reign and some wait years just to have a title match. Sasha had enough for now and can take a seat while WWE continue striking while the iron is hot with Alexa. You all wanted stars made outside of the HW now you’re already complaining about Alexa and hopping back on the HW bandwagon. That backstage segment with Emma etc was cringe.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      And Alexa is a 2 time champ scream.

      • wwepassion

        SD womens champ not raw. She was not shoved down our throats and most of her reign she was not as over as she is now ..oops. So wwe are actually being smart taking advantage of that while you bandwagon flip floppers are crying.

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          She’s gonna grow stale. She’s already going stale. There’s a reason why people are flip flopping because she’s not giving people anything to talk about.

          • wwepassion

            Diva dirt fans are the only ones that really bitching about her, majority are praising and happy someone outside of the HW are getting recognition. Stale ? really? She is no where near stale, this is one of the reasons why wwe don’t bother trying to create new stars because fans like you are never happy. You want something you get it then bitch and moan as soon as what you have been wanting happens…tf?

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            She is stale. Like Gail said if you start at the top, the only place you can go is down… unless you’re Charlotte Flair. Everyone will turn on Alexa sooner or later and I’m gonna come back to this comment.

          • wwepassion

            You guy already are turning on her. Stale is what Sasha is not Alexa who is still fresh

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Sasha’s heel turn will do her justice. She’s gonna be far from stale. You’re dismissed.

          • wwepassion

            No she’ll still be stale AF

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            you thought!

    • Winter

      You have a problem with Sasha? I see you in every publication talking about her lol. You need to realize that Sasha is the key for a great feud.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        He no comprende common sense

      • wwepassion

        That’s your opinion not a fact.

        • Winter

          Is a fact, last year feud of the year was Sasha vs Charlotte and in 2015 was Sasha vs Bayley.

          • wwepassion

            Your opinion not a fact

  • Aye Mate

    It’s a bit ironic that the woman to emerge as the number one contender was who I considered to be the weak link in the match. That’s a minor gripe, however, as all four worked really hard to create a dramatic rhythm throughout – Sasha and Mickie James were particularly impressive. I don’t think it’s Bayley’s time to relinquish the title yet, and I’d prefer Alexa honed her in-ring skills before another achieving another championship, but overall this could be an interesting direction to go in while Sasha’s heel turn continues to brew.

  • 3???????

    Alexa is overexposed . Talk about overrated . Emma deserves waaaaaay more than she’s getting . Sasha played second to Charlotte , bayley , & now it’s looking like Alexa .sad. Nia needs more moves . & finally Alexa vs bayley will be boring

    • What?

      They had an awesome match in NXT. I believe Bayley will bring out the best in her.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        I really hope you Alexa fans are right cos to my memory Alexa had her best showing against Sasha as a baby face

        • Seraphina Rosenhart

          Her two best matches were: 1) against Sasha as a face, and 2) against Bayley at the end of Alexa’s time in NXT.

    • I totally agree with you on this %100 atleast charlotte proves why she should be number 1 contender. I would stand behind Alexa if I actually saw something in her. It’s not being bitter I just believe there are so MANY other deserving girls who should earn that spot. Emma, nia, sasha, alicia and even danna. She just showed up did nothing and becomes #1 contender? Doesnt make sense at all

      • Windyhawaii

        i mean if working your butt off to improve in the ring, having really really good mic skills, wrestling pretty well for someone in the company for only a few years is “doing nothing” then what the hell is she supposed to do in your eyes to be doing anything?

        Plus, the crowd pops for her. Why wouldn’t WWE utilize that?

        • You and I must see something completely different and that’s fine. I respect your opinion. I’m not trying to knock Alexa so chill out. I’m just saying she’s been doing the same thing since nxt. She’s not that great in the ring. And The only thing I will give her is that the is fantastic on the Mic and her attire. Other than that I don’t see it. Other woman deserve the spot who actually wrestle. I have a different opinion and it won’t change unless I tell you or I think otherwise. Period. My fav diva is Naomi but you don’t see me trying to get my point across to people who don’t stand by her. It’s time waisting.

          • Sable’s Bumps

            As everyone has already said, pure wrestling won’t get you far in the wwe usually. You need charisma and mic skills more than wrestling skills IMO. I’m looking at Lana….

          • That’s not true for sasha or Charlotte naomi bayley Trish status lita or Beth phoenix and many other divas. So please stop making excuses for Alexa sweety. But anyways Lana does look fresh can’t wait to see her!

          • What?

            Im fucking done did you just say Sable could wrestle and had amazing charisma? Both statements are wildly inaccurate.

          • Regardless sir there are sStill many other women who had charisma and could wrestle better then alexa

          • Windyhawaii

            I can see why that sounded like I was mad lol but I wasn’t trying to be, just saying an IMO thing. So I’m sorry if it sounded like I was being aggressive.

    • Windyhawaii

      soooo Alexa wins ONE match on RAW and she is already being classified as overpushed? LOL, you just wanted your fav Sasha to win so you’re butthurt

      • 3???????

        I actually was expecting nia to win.

  • Another great Raw. Loved the Fatal 4-Way, they played on each girl’s strengths and hid their weaknesses. Emma and Dana got storyline progression, Foxy is finally involved, and even Maryse got to do something. No complaints for me.

  • Monkey Meat

    Average match compared to what we are used to in the current era of WWE womens wrestling. The highlight was definitely Mickie challenging Sasha to fight, instead of going for the kill. It was good storytelling. Alexa is coming along nicely, and moving her away from SD was the best thing they could’ve done with her. She reminds me of Edge. Evil, cocky and opportunistic. Or a young, scrappy Maryse in her prime.

  • conan_kun

    Raw managed to use all available women, unlike before Superstar Shakeup. Sasha, Nia, Alexa and Mickie fighting for contender with Bayley is shown watching backstage, then Alicia, Dana and Emma backstage segment, count Maryse in will be total of 9 women. I still think Emma should have been on SD.

    Alexa won both No 1 contender matches so she can be called The Queen of No 1 Contender Match
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  • conan_kun

    No wonder Alexa is on new Raw banner over Bayley and Sasha, prove that how high WWE is on Alexa. Perhaps Alexa may turn babyface someday after Sasha turns heel.
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    • A?.

      Queen.

    • Exotic

      yaaas gonna END Sasha

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Reaching

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      This doesn’t mean anything, scream

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        He literally made that exact same comment already but didn’t get enough like so he thought he would say that again… Lol

    • Winter

      Sasha is in every poster or commercial but she doesn’t get an appropiate push. So, this mean nothing.

    • Welchy

      ENDING DOG FACE BANKS

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Sasha was on the WM banner with all the top guys with no other female… There has been multiple times Charlotte, Bayley or Sasha have been on these kinds of things on their own so no big deal here… That doesn’t mean WWE like her more than those three per say…

  • A?.

    This was a pretty good episode. I really liked the match, it was cute imo and idk why but Nia is more entertaining during multi women matches than singles.
    I’m curious about this Emma-Dana feud but can Emma please have a singles match? And I hope she gets the title this year, ugh.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Her flaws are easier to cover. See Alexa looking like a million bucks

    • Exotic

      Nia always does well in multi women matches, I’ve noticed.
      I think, they gonna have Fox vs Dana next week, with Emma interrupting/distracting Dana. Its probably going to be Emma vs Dana for the preshow match.

      • A?.

        I’m fine with that tbh.

  • Rose Márie ?

    I’m ready for Alexa Bliss to be overpushed overused. She gets amazing pops and her merchandise sells. Queen is coming for that raw women’s championship.

    • A?.

      They’re going to seethe.

    • Gods_Giift

      what merch does she sell…?

      • Call Up Asuka NOW

        2 Shirts , a jacket , mugs , both her title plaques have sold out , and whatever that stuff she wears on her wrist

        • DivaFactz

          I’m not trying to take nothing from Alexa but you also have to consider how much of Alexa merchandise do they have in their inventory for it to even sell out. 200 Alexa merchandise items selling out is a big difference than 1500 Hardy Boyz t-shirts selling out. But only WWE knows those numbers.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            1st of all everybody gets either 199 or 250 title plaques Alexa sold out both and please give the girl credit for once I see her shirts all the time in the arenas i went to a SD house show 2 months ago and seen at least 10 of her shirts there

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            1st of all everybody gets either 199 or 250 title plaques Alexa sold out both and please give the girl credit for once I see her shirts all the time in the arenas i went to a SD house show 2 months ago and seen at least 10 of her shirts there
            It’s a online shop they don’t make limits on shirts and all that if they run out they will make more except the plaques cuz a piece of ring comes with plaques also the more items you get the more you sell Alexa has 12 items which is 5th in current women behind Sasha bayley Becky and Nikki she’s selling good I wish people would just give this poor girl credit for busting her butt and getting over

          • Welchy

            Oop

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Hate people who don’t give credit where it’s due

        • Winter

          But Sasha is the top seller in the women’s division. She have 40 products on wwe shop.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            yes and that’s why Sasha is winning at SummerSlam

          • Winter

            Hopefully, they are booking her like a crap and a loser. She deserves so much better.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            It’s cuz they are building her frustration to turn on Bayley in July

          • Winter

            But they are booking Sasha like a loser since her feud with Charlotte, killing her momentum and ruining her babyface run.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Cuz she turning heel expect Sasha to lose more soon to build more fruition

          • Winter

            So you are saying that Sasha loses her feud with Charlotte because they are gonna turn her heel? I don’t think so. Sasha could be a great babyface if they booking her well.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            No the Charlotte feud idk but coming up she’s turning heel and will win at SS be patient

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Also for look at Alexas reviews on her male little miss bliss shirt then look at everybody else’s

          • Rose Márie ?

            Actually that’s a lie. Sasha is not the top seller in the women’s division. The Bella twins combined have more selling than some men. She’s not even in there league. Sasha isn’t even in the top 20 best merchandise sellers. John Cena sells the most then AJ styles, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, The Rock, Dean Ambrose, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Bella Twins, and whoever else is behind them

          • Winter

            I said women’s division, obviously some men sells more than Sasha. And the Bellas right now are just part timers and probably they will retire soon. But Sasha sells more than Bayley, Alexa, Becky, Charlotte, Naomi, etc.

        • Rose Márie ?

          Don’t forget the gloves!

    • Windyhawaii

      that would just, as it does with a LOT of people, make her in turn hated by many for being, like you said, overpushed and overused

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    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      “amazing pops”.

      crowd is dead for her, she gets 1) draft pop 2) hometown pop

      • LeBoss

        Whoa. Sorry I have to disagree. If u listen to her entrances starting with survivor series, Alexa has been getting some of the loudest pops besides Becky and Nikki

        • A?.

          He’s just a hater, let him think that because maybe it helps him sleep at night.

      • A?.

        You’re funny, lol.

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    • LeBoss

      Agreed
      With Bliss its organic, the fans came to love her on their own time because of how good she is.
      With Charlotte she was shoved down our throat until we saw how good she was.
      The fans love and respect Bliss for her work. Plain and simple. Give the fans wat they want

  • Exotic

    Huge, HUGE improvement from what we’ve been getting the past 9 months.
    Wow Mickie and Alexa impact!

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Let’s talk about the match. Sasha workhorse banks omg MVP goes to her and Mickie rightfully so. I think a program with Sasha and Mickie might do the latter some real good. Nia slow motion ass Jax I mean she’s legit coasting by on size not skill. If I’m not mistaken Trish was involved in a f4w for the title at bad blood. As the coward heel and I think even she got more offense in than Alexa however I say have Alexa go over bayely. Only so that she can feud with Nia to show you ppl that mic skills alone can’t carry a division and the only way to show you guys is to watch Alexa destroy everything raw has built for its women. Imagine a Monday night raw title main event match with Alexa vs anybody…. The bar has been severely lowered and no thank you. This match was designed to cover Alexa’s flaws entirely and somehow she comes out as the best looking in the match smh diva fans man. I really won’t care for the title scene with Alexa involved tbh and I’m not the only one. Just let her Aj the division huh. Smh

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      At least AJ could actually sell and make her opponents look good. Alexa and her basic diva bump 1.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Lmao cut it out you know she got Maria can’t wrestle …..cant spell her last name kanelles original move set

      • Seriously? Haha did you see the way she sold mickie offense. Felt like I was watching Stephanie take bumps in the attitude Era

        • GOD STRATUS•

          That’s probably the ONLY move she sells properly

      • wwepassion

        Aj flopped like a fish

  • ThePeaceVibe.

    I didn’t mind the match though I wish Emma would have been involved with it. I love Alexa, but honestly this feels like it will be a filler feud for Bayley’s reign.

    As far as the backstage segment it was pretty cringe worthy imo. I like all three of the women involved, but Alicia came off like a disney channel 5 year old – I like the “crazy” gimmick, but this was just…… too fake for me. It’s the same problem I used to have with LayCool where they seem to try too hard instead of it coming off natural. Dana wasn’t believable either and seemed forced. Plus I’m annoyed they aren’t giving Emma ring time yet aside from a return match where her team lost. Sorry if I seem bitter, but this Raw kinda fell a little flat for me.

  • A?.

    Charlotte leaves Raw as Emma, Dana and Alicia finally see the light and come out of the catering area.

  • Exotic

    I am disgusted at the poor reception Mickie gets every time obsession hits. A legend like her does not deserve such disrespect.
    These fans/kids need to do some research. Ugh.

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      Agreed. I would expect something from one of the Attitude women who have been gone for over a decade or more but Mickie is fairly recent and was a big name. No idea why the crowds can’t invest in her or get behind her. She’s easily likable. Then again WWE sometimes gives Trish lukewarm pops as well.

      • Izzy4lw

        Mickie’s been slowly but surely buried by the writers. She came back to play minion to a rookie diva which had no payoff whatsoever, her win/loss record isn’t terrible, but she keeps losing when it matters, and the WWE is doing with her what they did with Gail Kim – whenever Gail would come to the ring it was “Gail is a former women’s champ! She is so agile and so talented!” But then she lost every time it mattered. Same with James:

        “Here comes Mickie James, a six time women’s champ and one of the best women to step foot inside WWE!!” Then Mickie proceeds to lose when it matters.

        I tried to ignore it, but Mickie James is being Gail Kim’d

        • John Finnie

          Agreed iv felt that since about 4 weeks after her return
          If they wanted they should have built her up then slowly let her out over the new talent’ because at this rate wwe may as well say ” we have a 6x champ but a 2 yr rookie can beat her”
          That company is a man’s world or if you have a respected father or have a fitness look like Dana or Alexa or Trish

    • What?

      I wouldnt call it disrespect so much as being underwhelmed by her promos, matches and storyline motivations since her return.

      • John Finnie

        It’s hard to be motivated when your dreams turn into a nightmare
        Her match with askua proves she can pass most woman on today’s roaster’ also being a mother now she will be more aware that something could happen to her out there

    • Windyhawaii

      If she returned a face and not a heel i feel like the reactions would be different, but i also really hate how little of a reaction she gets.

  • Don ???

    I really enjoyed the F4W match. I found it exciting, lengthy and loved the interactions between all four women especially between Sasha and Mickie. I was rooting for Mickie James to win followed by Nia, but I’m cool with Alexa winning. ?

    I’ve mentioned this many times before but Nia Jax should really change her finisher from a Samoan Drop. I’d love for her to adopt Victoria’s “Spider’s Web” signature.
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    • John Finnie

      Funny iv said for years that tamina should use the gory bomb as a finisher

    • Jo9834

      Victoria had one of the most innovative movesets. Both her and Melina always kept matches interesting.

  • brock

    Good Match but Alexa Winning was bullcrap Sasha should have Won to start her Feud with Bayley, I am not one bit Interested in Bayley vs Alexa at Payback I would rather watch Paint Dry

    • GOD STRATUS•

      The match will be like watching paint dry

    • Stephen

      Hopefully they’re saving Bayley Banks for Summerslam. It’s getting hard to watch how Vince is booking Sasha at this point though. Alexa may have the gift of gab but Sasha has proven she can steal the show when given the opportunity.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Couldn’t have said it better

      • John Finnie

        Yeah he s not good at hiding the fact that a little bit of racism is in his veins … unless your a big built man

      • brock

        I think They are Saving Sasha vs Bayley for Summerslam, I agree the way Vince is booking Sasha is Down Right Ridiculous and is getting hard to watch, Sasha is way to talented to treated like This, In NXT Sasha was treated Like The Star that she is on The Main Roster she has been treated like crap, If Triple H Was in Charge WWE and Booking Raw Sasha would treated like The Star that she is

      • Winter

        I’m completely agree with you, the booking of Sasha is trash. Even I think she is a great babyface but they haven’t been able to carry it well. And fans doesn’t understnd that.

    • A?.

      Then go watch Paint Dry and stop tuning into Raw.

      • brock

        Alexa is terrible in Ring I have no desire to see Alexa Wrestle whatsoever

        • A?.

          Too bad, you’ll have to deal with it.

  • Robert Guerra

    Funny how RAW start to use all women right after Charlotte is gone… Let’s see what SD have tonight,

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Charlottesville & company

      • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

        Smackdown isn’t going to evolve around Charlotte smh.

        • GOD STRATUS•

          We will see won’t we.

          • Wicked Emma #WickedGirl

            Yes we will have to see.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    We need to see Banks vs Bliss for the title soon with the roles reversed. Heel Banks vs Face Bliss would be great! Everyone wants to see it. Just hear the crowd yesterday on Raw, when Sasha and Alexa were finally about to face off, that was the loudest reaction the match got. A Banks vs Bliss feud needs to happen ASAP. Sasha is at her best as a heel while Alexa is at her best as a face. This feud could really bring the women’s division to a new level! Book it! #BanksvsBlissForMania https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_S6NXWRbVIE/maxresdefault.jpg

    • John

      I noticed that also. Its impressive that deep into the match those two facing off got such a loud pop. It shows that fans were paying attention to the match. It also says a lot that the crowd was pretty quiet when Mickie and Sasha faced off.

      • wwepassion

        They popped for everything Alexa did not because Sasha and her faced off.

    • Allyn

      When your right! Your right!! This match screams entertainment.

  • Victoria&Melina19

    The match was okay, but was fresh for some reason, it seemed different…in a good way lol. For me Mickie and Sasha did it. It’s a shame Mickie doesn’t get that crowd reactions anymore.

    Alexa getting a big pop, what did we expect she the hometown girl. Either way she gets loud pops anyway. She gonna turn face pretty soon and we will see how that turns out, if it’s better or worse.

    I’m hoping to see more of Emma too.

  • Diva_Fan

    The Fatal Four way was a decent match but watching it back Sasha and Mickie literally carried the whole match so props to them ! I do think Sasha or Nia should have won the match as I think it is a little early to be putting Alexa in the title picture as she was just SD Women’s Champion only a few weeks ago but let’s see how it plays out.

  • Izzy4lw

    Honestly, I would have expected Nia to win this one after last week, but maybe management changed their mind after the cringeworthy performance that was the Nia/Charlotte bout. Alexa is a great first challenger after the shakeup- she has the personality to pull cheers from an admittedly bland baby face run on Bayley’s side. However, I highly doubt Alexa will win the title because 1) Sasha/Bayley is still looked at as the “money feud” by higher ups, so it wouldn’t make sense for Alexa to take the title only to lose it quickly after to Bayley, and 2) there’s no way the WWE will let Alexa be the first to hold both titles; I think that record will be set by charlotte when she beats Naomi.

    As for the match- I’ll try and reserve judgment since they’re new to working with each other, but the only standouts were Mickie James/Sasha. Alexa and nia have timing issues that were very evident in the match, and doesn’t really inspire confidence if they have to continually be walked through a decent match. Hopefully they catch on quick, because mic skills alone won’t save you from killing a good feud- AJ’s sloppy in ring work toward the end hurt her feuds, and she was then better than Alexa is now.

    Also nia needs to change her move set or go back to NXT. We get it, you’re big. What else you got?

    • Yall want Nia to change the moveset, then when she does and makes a mistake, yall jump on her. But anyways, she has had 6 finishers since her callup, that’s more moves than some women do atm, but it’s obvious they don’t want her to do more.

      • Izzy4lw

        I don’t care about her finishers; she can have the best finisher in the business, but what she does between the bell ringing and the finish is whats killing people. You can’t call her a monster when her entire repertoire is a body block, a clothesline, a biehl throw, a hair whip, and a scoop slam. She has something that makes her stand out but she isn’t running with it- id say that she’s the least impressive of the WWE’s monsters in the women’s division. She lacks the power of Chyna, the wrestling skills of Beth Phoenix, and the intimidation of Kharma. Hell, Victoria and Jazz in their prime were scarier than Nia- and with a 6’1″, 200 lb woman in the wings at NXT with wrestling experience, The Nia jax experiment is going to fail if she doesn’t do SOMETHING. She needed more time in the performance center so not entirely her fault, but she’s on the main roster now and she needs to get rid of the rookie mistakes and limited move set she has.

        At the end of the day all the excuses don’t matter: if she can’t perform more “monster” type moves because she can’t be trusted to pull them off then she needs more training and needs to go back to the performance center, and if she’s on the main roster with subpar wrestling and no noticeable mic skills whatsoever, then that begs the question: what is she doing on the main roster?

        She has all the potential in the world to truly be something special, but she’s gotten no better since probably late 2015- she’s stagnating, and that’s not a good thing when she had so far to go to catch up to a lot of the other ladies.

  • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

    Last night was a HUGE improvement from what were used to seeing on the red brand.

    HOWEVER, the match definitely showed Nia & Alexa’s flaws. Both were highly overshadowed by Mickie & Sasha.

    But I just hope the Payback build will be good. Since we all know Bayley vs. Sasha is still gonna happen.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Please tell me what makes Alexa the star of the night. I’m waiting.
      http://images.wikia.com/degrassi/images/7/79/TIFFANY_POLLARD_3.gif

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Now it’s easy for me to see how Kelly Kelly got sooo over back in the day. And if the fans aren’t careful we’re gonna open the door up for the divas division 2.0. But I’m almost convinced that the marks here don’t care about match quality. Just shade. Hmm interesting

      • Welchy

        The result ??

  • Poor bayley have to wrestle bliss in her hometown match. I expect a ton of hair pulling and the elbow drop for the win.

  • John Finnie

    Im thinking at this point if mickie cant get over as a face then she should turn heel but on the crowd basically saying how “disrespectful they are & it’s because of fans like them etc etc”

    • She didn’t even turn face in the first place lol.

      • John Finnie

        She’s a face heels dont high five fans lol
        See it’s bad that fans can’t tell if She a heel or face maybe a full on face turn can help her as it’s such a shame that a veteran can’t get over as much as she did

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      She didn’t get over as a heel either, lol.

      • John Finnie

        That’s why I’m saying turn heel on the crowd tell them that it’s because of fans like them that people like her get forgotten & from there work it into a programme with another female

    • DivaFactz

      She hasn’t had a solid feud as a babyface to get over as a babyface. If you know Mickie James, then you know she can play the underdog/victim babyface really well (Piggie James Story) and get the crowd behind her.

      • John Finnie

        Yeah I know her well but we know wwe well also & it looks bad for her
        But I’m gonna give her a year to see if she gets a good push not even for the title just a good second run

        • DivaFactz

          How does it look bad??… if anything She had only been pinned 2x since debuting. She always looks strong in her matches.

          • John Finnie

            I’m sorry I don’t even know why I cant see what I was writing about so I can’t give you my reasons ?? sorry

  • What?

    Alicia Fox is a terrible actress. That segment was an embarassment. Dana is no Meryl Streep either but they need to leave Foxy out of it if they want anybody to take Dana/Emma seriously.

    I can see Alexa turning face and feuding with Nia eventually.

    The wrestling was really good! Even Nia.

    • AllLashes

      Emma is a horrible one too. She looks bored and disinterested all the time, but I don’t see you criticizing her. Classic example of rose tinted glasses.

      • What?

        Bored and disinterested is the appropriate reaction to Alicia Fox’s 205 Live drama. Emma also makes up for her admittedly sub par promo skills with an awesome look, great wrestling ability and in ring story telling, which are my favorite parts of wrestling. Alicia can wrestle but her character is the drizzling shits. How is she ever supposed to be taken seriously?

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Actually I think it’s too early to judge Emma she’s been reintroduced and so far her corrupting Dana I’m all here for so idk what you talking about

    • EatDafeet

      I’m sorry, but if anyone was a terrible actress in that segment it was Dana. She didn’t seem believable whatsoever. If anything Fox came off as childish and creative team needs to give her better things to say. Rather than “I don’t want to be your friend anymore”

  • John Finnie

    Poor nia shes always the weak link in matches which Is wwe fault for not getting her ready
    Mickie was looking at her with that fck we have to carry this green ass goddess lol
    Match was good I can see Alexa vs Sasha & Sasha vs Mickie being great future matches
    Emma needs a push now
    Alicia is acting like a child Not someone who’s a bit flaky
    Dana I like as a face… because she hasn’t wrestled yet

    • Izzy4lw

      Mickie has never been good about hiding her annoyance when working with women who aren’t holding their own- remember her stank face when Gail was concussed so she botched the ending of their match? She just looked pissed off lol

      • John Finnie

        true but I like that it shows she ain’t fake lol iv

        • Windyhawaii

          it also shows arrogance and an unwillingness to cooperate with others.

          Granted i LOVE mickie, but it’s not a good thing that she does that. Luna Vachon, instead of being pissed off about Sable getting pushes despite not even knowing how to take bumps, actually tried to teach her how to take bumps. Granted that didnt go very well, but you get the point im trying to make.

  • The match was good Nia stand out even that the odds were against her as the weakest from the three girls. James and Banks was incredible even though was their first time together.
    The segment of the former “EnD” Dana sounded so forced as face, she is amazing as the evil heel, Emma live her, Alicia went Cray Cray like always.

  • All around Raw was pretty good.

    Highlight of the night for me was Mickie’s armbar on Nia.

    Excited to see where the division goes.

  • Super Mateo

    I enjoyed this match. I’m glad the WWE is getting better about letting hometown wrestlers win. The crowd popped for Alexa several times, and I was pleasantly surprised that Michael Cole acknowledged it.

    The Sasha/Alexa dynamic is full of intriguing possibilities and can bring out plenty of backstory (such as Alexa’s broken nose, which would make a good feud starter). Amazingly, the fans grew louder with anticipation of seeing Sasha and Alexa fight. That staredown put the crowd into the match. I don’t know if they were able to see Sasha’s “I’m not impressed” face when Alexa came out, but either way, this could be a feud that fans get invested in, and I don’t think it matters whether either woman is face or heel. In my opinion, though, I’d rather see Alexa as the face if that lets her use the high flying offense.

    I have to wonder if WWE realizes how silly it is for Bayley to be standing in the back watching the match on a monitor. First, nobody I know watches TV standing up. Second, people don’t watch TV from only two feet away. Third, Bayley can come down to the ring and watch, so why didn’t she? It’s just silly from a writing standpoint.

  • Jaded

    I can’t help but feel Mickie is wrestling like a diva while others are wrestling like female wrestlers. That mick kick needs to go together with that cringe worthy music and she really needs to get a new name for that DDT. It is funny how overrated she truly was, I’ve always felt like Melina, beth etc were Way better.

    • Kurt

      Absolutely not.. Mickie has one of the best in ring work ever.. and her kicks can be very devastating… her match tonight showed a lot in so little. Not to mention the fact that you are even arettempting to say Alexa, Nia and Sasha have shown more.. lol bye

  • Jaded

    Sasha was obviously the star of the match,i enjoyed Nia and Mickie to some extent. Alexa is terrible in the ring but makes up for it with charisma and ability to entertain.

  • Randall

    I’m ready for Alexa to win the belt. I’m bored with Bayley as champion and I know it’s not her fault.

  • EatDafeet

    I really wish they’d let Fox do something other than play the crazy character. It’s run it’s course and she is capable of so much more. Give her a face run or heel, something other than Crazy.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      scream EatDafeet!

    • Windyhawaii

      i love ur username lmao i cackled.

      I want Fox to do something so badly too, but i’ve lost hope on that. I dont even see Mickie getting a title reign let alone Alicia

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      do you have twitter or something king?

  • Winter

    If they turns Alexa babyface fans are going to turn on her quickly. She is over only for her mic work and as a face she’s gonna be really boring.

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      No, Alexa has great in-ring skill against women that she has great chemistry with. In NXT, Sasha and Bayley brought out the best in her and they can do it again.

      Plus, Alexa had great promos as a babyface in NXT. She didn’t have many of them but the ones she did have were good.

      • Winter

        If they turns Alexa babyface and build a feud with a heel Sasha people are going to support Sasha because she’s better in the ring and has amazing heel promos.

        • Seraphina Rosenhart

          That is true, lol, but there will always be some fans who will prefer one of the other and vice versa. Alexa fans will always be Alexa fans, but they may just prefer Sasha or like her better, which means they will back Sasha until the end of the feud. After the feud, they will stan both in their future feuds.

          For example, with me, heel Sasha was my favorite, but right now Alexa is my favorite. However, I’m still a fan of Sasha. Doesn’t matter who they are feuding against or who is better, I will support both of them, as I love them both. If they feud with each other, I won’t pick a side. I’ll hope that they both put on a great match and I’ll be happy with the outcome either way.

          • Winter

            Yeah I agree with you, but I think Sasha has a more established fan base. Alexa is popular for now, but she needs to improve in the ring if she wants to stay in this way. The majority of wrestling fans always will be Sasha’s fan for all she has done, but they are going to turn quickly in Alexa if she doesn’t improve.

  • Why doesn’t Mickie get any reaction? I love her and think she is amazing

    • What?

      She has been shit on the mic

  • John

    Nia should mix it up a bit. Instead of always doing the Samoan drop, she should sometimes turn it into a powerbomb:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c4b35222e59a03332a714c313f2cce0833610885c497169ca3ffa4bab27a578.gif

    • Jo9834

      At this point, Nia would probably legit injure any female she tries this on. I can just imagine her landing with all of her weight on the likes of Mickie or Sasha, not a good sight.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      A sitout version of that move would be awesome for her.

    • A?.

      She needs to be on NXT for like two years to hit this move without hurting someone.

  • Kiana Taylor

    Even thou im not happy about this decision im interested in how this match will play out and alexa yasss and to the doubters that say she is pushed for her looks https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5ea4616a16d72a08a7e153fb9671e7b148123257865e1ac0c167d9186fc3ad5.gif

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      Alexa is pushed for a lot of reasons looks , mic skills , selling merch and being over (maybe some their faves should actually get some type of reaction b4 coming for Alexa)

  • Alexa did absolutely NOTHING to become 1
    #1 contender is all i gotta say. Smackdown has my vote. They came and they put on the show compared to raw

    • Welchy

      You sound bitter lol

      • Your comment sounds bitter! Lol I’m just speaking truth. If you don’t like it not my problem lol ?

        • Welchy

          Bitter

          • Bitter!? Anyways lol Your bitter because I don’t rep her. Sorry. No ones feelings are hurt but yours. I’m cool.

          • Welchy

            You had ONE thing to say about last night that had several women’s segments and highlights and the one thing you had to say was negative about one person specifically. I think you’re bitter dawlinggg
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2bf9a94592d2654e23953b916e4451edecef89b60678a5559159344f4128c2c6.jpg

          • You see one of my comments and attack me. Ofcourse I had other positive things to say about raw on many different other posts But since your butt hurt over Alexa and that I don’t rep her you got something to say? Hey you like Alexa atleast I’m not knocking you for it. Just because I can’t get behind her I’m the bad guy? It’s my opinion and it still doesn’t change just because of what you have to say! You my friend are bitter. Carry on ?

          • Welchy

            If you consider me calling you bitter an attack you need to get ya weak ass off the internet sis lol

          • Far from weak honey. Lol i speak my mind you dont like it, your problem not mine lol You arent my maker sweety nor my boss ??You not hurting anyone but yourself. Anyways on a better note, did you see smackdown tonight? ????

          • Welchy

            *ignores all the extra, unnecessary shit* Yes and I loved the storyline they’re doing omg I’m so ready for Charlotte to end Naomi

          • Lol you are cute! I like em feisty

          • Don’t get too hyped though. Naomi can put up a good fight. She knocked your fav off that title 2! And many more notable times too! There’s more of the bitterness from you again ??? so attractive. Feel the glow ??????

          • Welchy

            You real extra lol ew

          • Hahaha you love me ?

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      If Alexa did 25 450 splashes you would say she did nothing impressive

      • My last comment about little miss bliss….. nothing lol dont attack because I don’t really see anything special in her. It’s my opinion lol so many other deserving girls

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          smh

          • Lol don’t be mad at truth.

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            Don’t be mad Alexa is over , popular , sells good merch , good on mic and beautiful

          • Mad? Lol anyways good day sir. You’re just mad because I don’t rep your girl. You like her? thats cool. Im not knocking you for it But my opinion of her doesn’t change.

    • Allyn

      I think that was the point… Alexa is supposed to be sort of an evil coward character who takes any opportunity to win once she sees it available.

      • You said it not me lol ?

        • Allyn

          Lol well it’s working for her, I’m certainly enjoying it! ? Funny enough this is the same way she also won her first number 1 contender slot on sd too.

          • Well I’m glad you are. Lol seriously i am but for me it does not work. I just find it offensive to other woman who work their tails off but ofcourse leave it to wwe to push the woman with less talent in my eyes.

          • Allyn

            I totally see where your coming from and I do also believe Alexa has a long way to go but for me it’s her gimmick that keeps me invested I just really like her charisma. I would have honestly loved to see Sasha win and have herself a well deserved reign but that’s coming soon. ?

        • Gabriella Panajotova

          I don’t think that is meant to be anything offensive, so don’t run lol She is basically like what Edge was during his heel runs. And it works for her, because she is tiny and she is a great asset on the mic. She is supposed to be that chick that can manipulate and tear down people mentally through her words, but uses every shortcut to get what she wants in the ring.

          • Haha okay. Good for her. Onto the next

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            Why are you being extra right now…

          • Im not but lol Seriously there is no argument needed as to why I don’t stand behind her. Lol i’m not all up in your head just because you don’t support my fav. Its my opinion you either like it or you dont. It’s a website for crying out loud lol it’s not that serious. You like her, cool. More power to ya. Atleast I’m not trying to knock you for it. Chill out.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            Um…I gave a neutral description of her character. It wasn’t me “all up in your head”. I am chill, you seem to be very dismissive though.

          • I am lol I’m not going to argue point of views. Enjoy the shows girl. Bye ????

  • Welchy

    The match was good
    The roles were played nicely
    Alexa is gold.

  • Call Up Asuka NOW

    Simple booking here

    Nia still stays strong by dominating and not getting pinned

    Sasha loses which is building up frustration for her heel turn in July

    Alexa wins by being the sneaky heel

    Good match

  • DivaFactz

    Mickie James and Sasha Banks were the highlights and the chemistry between the two is lethal. These two together can really put on some great matches. However, Mickie James lack of crowd reaction will hurt they matches. So WWE really needs to get Mickie James over as a babyface fast.

    1. Mickie James and Nia Jaxx needs to feud to help her each other get over. Nia Jaxx needs to be that mean dominate bully trying to get rid of Mickie. The bully feud will allow Mickie to showcase why she’s the Ultimate babyface. One thing Mickie is good at is portraying the victim underdog role. Seeing Mickie James being able to cry and get emotional right on cue is one of the main things that make her a strong babyface. It’s what got her so over during the piggie James story.

    2 Mickie James needs a character. Just about all the women on the roster has a character. Her Wrestlemania gear was the whole warrior/Native princess look…. that needs to be her character and she needs to start wearing that Wrestlemania gear with the headdress and she needs to make it known that she came from a lineage of warriors/soldiers/fighters/champions and she can use that character during the feud with Nia.

  • OriginalsFan

    Well, its definitely sad to see Mickie did not get a lot of reaction from the crowd. I think the WWE fans are over her. But I still have hopes that Mickie can slowly regain those love, maybe she needs to go back and be the bubbly person that she was (hence her outfits). Right now, she comes off looking a bit too serious, and her wardrobe screams outdated (even natty has to change up her look every year or so to keep up with the image).

    The match, there were a couple of spots but not too noticeable. Alexa being the #1 contender is no surprise, but its just too obvious, maybe its too fast. The whole Nia vs Bailey one on one thing is still a mystery to me. What I mean is, Nia should have chance since she has beaten Bailey like a thousand times. That should give Alexa some time to build herself up, but whatever, it already happened.

    Dana…dana…dana…idk if she goes back and watch her performance. Everything about her screams porn star, the duck lips, the horrible acting, and the stereotype features in general. We all know everything about WWE is staged, but damn, she couldnt even carry a backstage segment right…it was so ‘fake’. God, help her.

    • DivaFactz

      WWE fans will never be “over” someone. Mickie James is not familiar amongst this new era of fans. Mickie James just doesn’t have a character and no strong feuds backing her. She’s kinda just there putting on good matches. Nowadays you need some kind of character for the audience to even gain the slightest amount of attention. But it’s only been 2 months. So she still has time.

      • Allyn

        Exactly! She is in need of a gimmick asap!

  • Allyn

    Love love love Alexa her character showed up and showed out in this match and it was everything! this match was so refreshing that it actually made me sit up and pay attention, Raw is back to being on the radar. I’m kinda hoping this Alexa and Bayley feud will just be a filler one though, as much as I like Alexa Im still holding out for a proper Sasha reign. I don’t even remember her reigns that’s how terrible those really were and if she indeed turns heel then it will make her even more of a force. All in all this was a great night for the women. Even the interaction with Emma Dana and foxy was cute, I’m finally excited for RAW!!!

  • Seraphina Rosenhart

    Alexa got a massive reaction and showed great personality tonight. Sasha was as great as always. Nia showed some great moves and showed some skill that was a little new for her. And Mickie showed better chemistry with Sasha than she did with Becky. Plus, they all got video packages to hype the match, which gave it an important feel. Overall, this was a great RAW. Hope to see more like this next week.

    • Winter

      Everyone have chemistry with Sasha.

      • Seraphina Rosenhart

        True, lol.

  • StraightFire

    People keep saying Smackdown doesn’t create stars but what is Alexa if she isn’t a star? She’s really over even though her in ring skills are ok at best.

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  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    That was not a very good fatal 4 way. I liked the stuff Mickie and Sasha did together though, it was cool seeing them exchange. Nia was absolutely sloppy, and really continued to show how green she is, just so many sloppy and “what was that?” kind of moments with her, so glad she didn’t win because to me this match proved she isn’t ready to be taken seriously as a title contender and belongs back down in NXT. It was really nice seeing Alexa win her first Raw match in her hometown to become #1 contender. I do not expect her to beat Bayley, but I’m excited for their match. It will be nice to see them face off again after a year.

    The Emma/Dana/Fox segment should have lead to a match. At least Dana vs Alicia and Emma costs Dana the match, or something along those lines. Even a tag match adding Bayley to team win Dana would be cool. Like after the original segment took place, have Bayley approach and Dana and tell her that while they haven’t saw eye to eye in the past she sees what Emma is trying to do, and even tells Dana she respects her as she has seemingly changed her ways, and that she will team with her. Leading to a tag match of Bayley and Dana vs Emma and Alicia. There’s so much you can do with this feud and it’s really exciting me. I’m excited to see the face that Dana can be. I see her being kind of like Kaitlyn as a face and hope she can be as over as Kaitlyn was. I hope we get Emma vs Dana at Payback though as the second women’s match on the main card.

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    Match was decent, but I prefer that over giving everything on random RAWs. PPVs should be where the magic happens.

    I am absolutely fine with Alexa winning and the way she won. She is an opportunistic cunt as a character so it makes sense. I love that about her.

    I don’t think she’ll win the title. This is a feud to keep things fresh and going while Sasha’s turn is realized.

  • loved raw this week felt fresh and congrats to alexa

  • Stef’

    The match was great ! Alexa and Nia replayed some parts of the triple threat they had with Carmella for Bayley’s championship, how nostalgic ! Mickie feels lost in the mix though, wait and see.

    As for Emma it makes me really sad, she is back, but not in the ring. What’s the point ? Why couldn’t she fit in this match ? What is so important in sticking her with Dana ?

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    Flop

    • Welchy

      Ya fat ass mama bitch

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    I don’t know if it was the new management on RAW because we all know Mick Foley was biased with the 4 horsewomen so much that he didn’t even cared about the rest. In the past two editions RAW has used every active female wrestler. KUDOS for that. We want more of that! Even when they are little backstage segments, the fact that they are present and with a storyline it counts.

    Love the fact that I’m not sure if Emma & Dana will feud or get together again. They seem like the type of friends that would argue but patch things up and move on to another target. I hope so, they are so powerful together. Emma is the women-beater while Dana is a loud mouth. Still Dana gets good reactions as face, WWE might capitalize because Bayley is loosing that “connection.”

    The fatal four way was great! One of the best matches of RAW, the fact that Mickie & Sasha were the spine of the match shows who the wrestlers are. I don’t see Alexa winning that fast but if she do, I won’t complain. She’s just good enough to be entertaining and while we are all waiting for Sasha to turn on Bayley and become this TOP HEEL (that is just her destiny) we could use some Alexa vs Sasha. The two have great facial expressions.

    Mickie is struggling with the reactions and it makes me a little sad because she’s my all time favorite but a real reinvention is needed. The nostalgia can only last so long and I’m not into her attire like in the past and she’s not even that spunky anymore. We could use a more mature Mickie and I’m down for country James more than WWE’s psycho at this time.

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    What is this lmao!? This thread has turned into a BGC episode. Ratchet one-liners thrown at each other, mudding up each other’s faves…Calm down, all of you LOL

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    This match was perfectly booked and put together! This played up to everybody’s strength as performers and played up very well to their characters with Nia Jax being a dominant force in that match, Alexa being the ultimate opportunist and sneaky heel and on the other hand you had Sasha and Mickie James being veterans and carying that match very well.

    The decision of having Alexa win legitimize her as a big acquisition from SD and directly as a big contender for the title. Nia would have made more sense and in a way, not capitalizing on her momentum is kind of odd but at the same time, having her loose now wouldn’t be good so Alexa is definitely a good first challenger. Nia will likely step up after her, it makes sense but this leave me wondering what are they going to do with her?

    When it comes to Sasha, this was the best thing to do. It is just building frustrations with people taking her opportunities and not being able to win when it counts.
    As for Mickie, well, it was a good showcase and she actually felt more like a veteran than ever before. Now, they will have to make sure she can recreate herself and give her something so the crowd could really care about her because for now, she’s just there and they are just relying too much on her past when it’s a new generation.

    Good stuff with the women’s title picture here.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    The backstage segment with Emma, Dana and Alicia was… I guess Alicia is just a comedy character at this point and her being crazy is suppose to be funny more than anything but her acting is just not doing it for me. Being over the top is one thing but there is still a fine line not to cross and Alicia is crossing it all the way. She needs to work on that acting because really, it’s not good.

    Now, it was a development. Quite cheesy but I understand the story that is being told here. Dana wants to be on her own without having to be anyone’s shadow and Emma feels like she’s being ungrateful to her and is making her pay for that. Getting people against is part of the story and it gives Alicia something to do. I expect them to have a match next week on Raw or something in order to set up some kind of angle or match for Payback between Emma and Dana.

  • Luiz Giem

    Gotta say that RAW did terrific this week. Even though the match is not gonna be a classic I enjoyed it a lot! It was entertaining and fresh and well booked.

    Alexa, guys you can hate her as much as you want but she is seizing her opportunities. I loved her interactions with Sasha and I don’t know if it’s me but the tension and the bad blood between these two need to be capitalized sooner or later. Also Sasha and Mickie showed an enjoyable chemistry and Mickie vs. Nia showed us that a proper feud between them can do wonders for Mickie because it will remind everyone why Mickie is loved: because she’s an underdog!

    The ending was quite shocking for me since I truly expected Nia to win but I am glad they went a different way. Alexa is really over (just hear her last two pops) more than any of the other 3 girls and that sneaky win is what her character is supposed to do. I’m almost sure she’s not gonna beat Bayley at Payback but I guess we can be surprised any day just like last Monday, plus, Alexa’s best matches are against Bayley so I’m looking forward to watch them colliding again.

    BTW, props to the WWE for the video packages of every women.

    The other storyline is progressing slowly but nicely. Kudos to the writers for showing continuity this week as well. I wanna see Emma back in the ring but I guess it’s better to have her feuding Dana than jobbing for Bayley or Sasha. I hope she moves on from this feud after Payback but meanwhile I’ll enjoy it.

    Also, it was nice to see Maryse hitting Ambrose with the mic. I’m so tired of him holding the IC Championship and doing nothing at all for it.

    Overall it was a great week. If RAW keeps stepping up its game like last Monday I will soon have a new favorite brand.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Nonetheless, the little we’ve had of Alexa and Sasha interacting AND Sasha and Mickie interacting were just amazing!
    Sasha is such an MVP, her chemistry with all the girls is just so good. She has no problem adjusting herself to others, it’s crazy! When she turns heel, I am hoping we could get a feud between Sasha and Mickie just so we can see magic in the ring because I can sense the potential great match right here!
    As for Alexa and Sasha, they have so much attitude, personality, a program between the two would be one to watch, that’s for sure! The crowd was crazy for these two going at it so this would definitely be worth it.

  • -B

    Alexa would look so fab with the red Women’s title <3
    I LOVED THAT MATCH! good to see something fresh after so long

    Emma vs Dana feud seems good, love the built up to it

  • Kurt

    The match was great. I agree indeed that Mickie and Sasha carried the match.

    What frustrates me though is Mickie”s lack of reaction. She really needs a storyline so that she can showcase her character well. She can be so well as a face or heel, she just needs time just like anyone else. Her first run was successful based on a strong first storyline and then allowing people to fall in love with her character and personality she portrays. She needs that oportunity..
    It socks that the fans can’t recall her earlier work…