Below are spoilers for tonight’s edition of Raw, being taped today in London, courtesy of Diva Dirt’s Abir and Alex.

Spoiler

 * The Miz/Maryse and Dean Ambrose are guest GMs tonight

* Nia Jax confronts Alexa Bliss backstage asking why she called her “great” and Alexa said she spoke to so many people that she doesn’t even remember. Nia said that once Bliss is done with Bayley that she deserves to be number one contender. Alexa said that she can’t make matches so we have to wait for Kurt to come back. Nia said “well until then looks like you got a new best friend, let’s go” and leaves.

* Alexa Bliss vs.Mickie James is coming up. Alexa comes to the ring with Nia, Mickie James comes out with Bayley. Mickie tries to go to the top rope but Nia pulls her leg from the outside. Bayley then jumps on Nia from the stairs taking her out. Mickie gets back up but Alexa takes advantage of the distraction and pulls her down taking the win. Bayley chases Alexa to the back while Nia squashes Mickie in the corner after the match.

* Sasha Banks defeats Alicia Fox with a double knees from the top rope.

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  • HOLLA

    We need some justice for Mickie. This booking is terrible for her–in gonna reserve judgement on the night overall tho until I see it play out.

    • DivaFactz

      Mickie feuding with Nia is great for Mickie and Nia. Mickie is bout to get herself and Nia over as babyface and heel, just like she did for Michelle McCool.

      • HOLLA

        I was really hoping for a Mickie and Emma feud, but with Emma seemingly injured I guess this’ll be the next best thing. Really loved the crowd reaction for James tonight tho!

  • Memo Soto

    So Nia is getting her squash/bodyguard role from the Eva Marie NXT era?

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      I was just thinking that this sounds like the route WWE would’ve went with if they kept Eva and Nia together down in NXT.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Who booked that? RAW London always dissapoint tbh…

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    I like this. Goes well with Bliss’s character. Answers the question what Nia is doing and why she’s not putting herself in the title picture and Bayley is once again the chaser that has to fight off the baddies.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      I am waiting to see the execution but on paper, this sounds terrible. Bliss and Nia is a nice idea but is extremely random at the moment. They are not really doing much with Bayley here and it’s been two weeks where Alexa was the only one given something to work with.
      This is already boring tbh. Nia’s motives for going after Mickie? Extremely random as well. I am all for Raw featuring multiple women but this sound awful.

      • Gabriella Panajotova

        I disagree. I like it and Nia goes after Mickie because that’s her job right now. She’s Bliss’ partner. She does whatever to help her only to get the promised title shot. I don’t mind any of this.
        I just thought maybe it would’ve been a bit better if Sasha was there too.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Plus, Sasha not being there makes me think they were really going to go with Sasha vs Emma as a secondary RAW feud… Such a shame. I hope she will be on the show nonetheless…

    • um, in case you haven’t noticed, Emma was in a feud with Dana…

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        True but considering nothing really happened in two weeks, it seemed like they were going to drop it altogether. They have yet to do anything between them really concrete.

        • Um, they had that backstage segment with Alicia, then Fox vs Dana with Emma hugging her and then 8 woman tag where no storyline progressed in a big way. They haven’t forgot about it they’re just waiting for the next PPV which is a month away.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            It wouldn’t surprise me that they just drop it tbh. With WWE, honestly…

          • well if Emma’s injury is serious they might as well

  • I like Nia/Alexa pairing. She’s gonna help Alexa beat everyone, then when the competition is over, she’ll insert herself and demolish her to win the title, leading to a big Alexa face turn. I hope they’re gonna do that.

  • Call Up Asuka NOW

    Why are they gonna turn Nia babyface from reports I’m hearing it says Alexa beats Bayley at extreme rules then Nia turns face cuz Alexa will be scared to face her then setting up Nia vs Alexa at great balls of fire

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Doesn’t sound bad. I like this Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax dinamic. I can see them feuding with Mickie James and Bayley for a bit than Nia turns on Alexa right after the feud ending match. This setting up Nia Jax vs Alexa Bliss for the title.

  • Windyhawaii

    Not that this was bad, but it doesnt sound very exciting to me. I feel that Mickie is stuck in a rut, Nia is being made to be something she’s not, and Bayley’s entire character has been kind of going down the drain. At the same time though, I don’t know what to suggest to fix this (IMO) problem. I don’t see a problem with the booking, I just am not excited by the delivery of it. Hats off to WWE for making things more unpredictable though, I got put in my place when Alexa won at payback, so I was sure she was gonna lose.

  • A?.

    Apparently they’re planning a turn face for Nia so she can feud with Alexa soon.

  • Dark Heel

    Not very good. Only reaction was for Bayley thats it. Crowd didn’t give a shit about Alexa/Nia (I am there)

  • Luiz Giem

    It doesn’t sound that bad TBH. It fits Alexa’s character to befriend with someone like Nia and if that helps Nia to get some consistent booking (even if it’s as Alexa’s bodyguard) I’m all in for it.

    Bayley and Mickie teaming up is also a good thing to get their babyface characters super over.

    BTW, are the tappings over? No Sasha or other girls for tonight?

    • A?.

      No, they are not over. I believe this is only the first hour.

      • Luiz Giem

        Thank you.

  • DivaFactz

    I love the “Hey Mickie you so fine” chant lol… Mickie is slowly getting the crowd behind her during matches but she really needs that POP for when her music hits. Hopefully throughout the feud with Nia, Mickie will give people a reason to care for her and root for her, so when that music hits, people will be excited to see her.

  • Ronald Dotson

    No Sasha?? I know the 4hw era ain’t over yet lol

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    Mickie James delegated to being squashed and Nia to bodyguard after all this time chasing the belt. PLEASE!

  • Dreignz

    What is this ? We don’t need another bodyguard storyline in the women’s division

  • A?.

    Sasha vs Alicia now.

    • Ollie Roche

      If They do that and Alicia gets a win over One of Raws golden geese, I will cry with joy.

  • Ollie Roche

    Man I know she’s a veteran and gotta put girls over but Mickies return has been so lackluster, the crowd doesn’t even cheer for her like they used to. I’m aware her time was years ago but yikes!

    • #TearTheWeavesDownFromTheSky

      Yeah they haven’t attempted to build her up at all. Allowing her to only get by on her character’s legacy. All she does is remind people she’s a 6 time champion!

      • Ollie Roche

        I’m sure a part of it is they don’t won’t her to surpass what Trish did. If that is so then why bring her back and not one of many former women who still occasionally wrestler and are nowhere near 7 reigns.

        • Gabriella Panajotova

          My question is would this title count as an 8th reign considering they built it as the “first women’s title”. I think it’s a completely new lineage since we have two women’s championships now.

          • Ollie Roche

            Please correct me if I am wrong, I zoned out when they were phasing out the women’s title for the fairy princess title but isn’t the 6th reign that title? If so then I’m sure the Raw title will count.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            I am just as lost as you, but I also don’t fully understand your question. 6th reign of whom?

          • Ollie Roche

            Mickie. Wasn’t she a 5 time women’s champion and 1 time fairy princess, or was she 6 time women’s champion?

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            Yes, I understand now, sorry. Hmm…it seems like it’s 5 time women’s and 1 time divas, so maybe it would count. But then I am lost why they introduced it like it’s gonna be a new lineage.

          • Ollie Roche

            It didn’t make sense at wrestle mania I thought it was their way of pretending the Kat, Debra and all the non wrestlers who challenged in bra and panties matches don’t count but I think they planned the draft early on so it’s a different lineage.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            I’m gonna need someone at WWE to explain this to me with charts and everything :D

          • DivaFactz

            The women’s title became the divas title then the divas title became the raw women’s title, its all the same linage, just different title designs.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            Ugh, I was hoping it was a new one. Would that mean that if someone holds one of the two women’s titles longer than Nikki did her divas title, the record will be broken?

          • DivaFactz

            Yup! Especially since they don’t even like acknowledging the divas title.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            That’s disappointing. I think it was about time for a clear start. Making new records.

          • DivaFactz

            Well their is only one record and that’s Trish most title wins record. And I guess Nikki Bella longest reign but since they don’t like acknowledging the divas title, they don’t even bring that record up unless Nikki is on screen. And they don’t even bring up Trish record unless Mickie is going for the title.

          • Juri Han

            That not true ! The divas title is retired ! The Raw Women Championship is totally different..

          • Winter Fresh

            Whoever holds the title the longest only applies to the one title they are holding. Meaning Nikki’s record will never be broken since the Divas Title is retired.

          • Gabriella Panajotova

            Well that’s what I thought too but people been saying it’s not a new linage. I’m confused now.

          • Winter Fresh

            It’s a new lineage.

          • Womensor

            All titles are different. The Women’s championship (until 2010), The Divas Championship (2008-2016), and the NEW (NOW RAW) Women’s Championship, and SD as well.

            Mickie is 5x Womens champ (the first one against Trish at WM, another one in a house show, and final title run as womens champ against Michelle at RR) and 1 time Divas champ (against Maryse, when she became the 2nd woman to win the womens and divas championships)

            Different lineage yes, but she win overall 6 times so… she is one left to tie Trish

          • John Finnie

            & one of those x5 times was a mistake at a house show in France

          • #TearTheWeavesDownFromTheSky

            Yes I believe the diva title was her 6th title reign. So she’s only had 5 prior!

          • Winter Fresh

            You’re correct. If Mickie wins any of the two titles, it will count as a 7th reign.

        • DivaFactz

          She’s most definitely surpassing Trish record. It’s just a matter of time when. Commentary promotes Trish record as the “record to beat” so they most definitely gone make Mickie 7th title win a big deal.

          • #TearTheWeavesDownFromTheSky

            I don’t think they even want Mickie to have a 7th title reign at all.

          • DivaFactz

            Booker T stated on commentary that “Mickie just needs 1 more title win to tie Trish record”. Everytime Mickie is in a match for the women’s title, WWE state Mickie is looking to make history by winning her 7th womens title win. Mickie constantly states she’s a 6x women’s champion. lol it’s a reason they keep reminding ppl how close Mickie is to making history and breaking Trish record. I just think WWE is waiting for the right moment to make that happen.

          • #TearTheWeavesDownFromTheSky

            I think it’s what they remind people just so she looks slightly credible given she rarely wins solo matches

          • DivaFactz

            She only lost 3 solo matches and won 2. WWE insiders stated that Mickie won’t be winning the women’s title this early. Just like it took AJ Styles 8 months before he won the WWE title. Mickie James only been back not even a full 3 months with no build. Mickie James beating Trish record is a major deal, so I can see WWE wanting to properly build for that title win. Cuz When they mention she’s a 6x women’s champion, they always follow it up with Mickie wants to win that 7th title and make history. They already promote her as one of the greatest women’s champions of all time and one of the greats on commentary. All she needs is another title win to cement her legacy and tie Trish record. I don’t see them having her do that this early, especially when the crowd isn’t fully behind her.

    • DivaFactz

      The crowd was behind her during the match and even did the “hey Mickie” Chant. It’s just she hasn’t given ppl a reason to care for her when she comes out to wrestle, that’s all.

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      Mickie’s return was a disaster. She should not have returned on NXT, she should not have returned as Alexa’s sidekick, she should not have returned with a mask.

      She should have returned on Raw confronting Charlotte. The crowd would blow for her

      • Joseph

        And she would have lost to Charlotte so yea you can’t have it both ways.

  • Poison Ivory

    lmao the only reason why the crowd sort of cared for mickie this match was because mickie’s 2nd most historic title win took place in london

    • DivaFactz

      that don’t even make sense since she didn’t even get a big pop when her music hits.

      • Lushluke

        They were chanting for her tonight

        • DivaFactz

          lol I know, but the person comment made it seem like they ONLY cared for Mickie cuz she won a title there. Like that doesn’t make sense. I don’t even think the crowd even knows that and commentary sure didn’t bring it up lol.

  • Lushluke

    Literally just left il spill some tea

  • -V

    Kinda confused with the backstage segment but other than that it sounds like another good episode. Looking forward to see Sasha vs Alicia after that confrontation last week. Double knees from top rope sounds good, can’t wait to see it again. ?

    • Lushluke

      From second rope and the pin was a mess

      • -V

        meh, thought it was gonna be the one she has as a OMG moment in 2k17…

        • Lushluke

          No it was diving knees from 2nd rope

      • John Finnie

        I wonder if that’s wwes sick way of taunting Emma’s imjury

        • Lushluke

          No it was diving knees not the corner knee drop

          • John Finnie

            Ahh I see it’s just wouldn’t have surprised me with wwe

    • DivaFactz

      What was the backstage segement? I stopped watching the live stream

  • Lushluke

    I was 6 rows from ring side.
    I was cheering for maryse and about 6 differ e straight guys mocked me shouting maryse in gay tone.
    Alexa got big pop and crowed were singing hey Bailey then started singing hey Mickie you’re so fine you’re so fine hey Mickie.
    Loads of people were shouting for Alicia fox when Noam dar was out for main event.
    Alicia came out first and as getting the crowed hype.
    Sasha got big pop.
    Then the most disrespect shit happen the crowd started chucking beach ball and chatting for some football manager and everyone was laughing I didn’t pay no attention and was hollering for the ladies, no one cared Sasha won.
    Maryse came back out with miz and I was like yes bitch is back fuck u lot.
    Then I left after entrance of dean as was over it.
    Drank two beers and topped my lip balm up.

    • A?.

      Straight guys are aggy.

      • Lushluke

        Two grown ass men with their two young sons laughing about me being a gay in the end I said YES THERE A PROBLEM. then they left me alone

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      • Gabriella Panajotova

        Nah. Just some assholes. No need to slump every straight man with these douchebags.

    • Bow Down To The Queen

      I had cheap seats but during Alexa vs Mickie about 8 dudes was chanting
      “F**k me Alexa”
      “Sexy Lexi”
      “Bliss is perfect”

      and 1 dude keep shouting “Alexa what’s your hotel number” and “my wife don’t have to know”

  • Lushluke

    Also crowd was pretty dead for Seth and Joe

    • Kira_cx

      REALLY?!?!

  • Lushluke

    UNless they edit it it will sound like the crowd was cheering for Alicia when she was in control but it was for the beach ball

  • Lushluke

    Also!! I took a pic of 3 guys had a bring back Paige sign ???

  • ThePeaceVibe.

    So are the Rock’s female relatives only worthy of being bodyguards? lol.. Idk if this all will translate better on TV, but this sounds really boring for Raw tonight.

  • Ev???

    I think Alicia vs Sasha will continue since the pin was messy

  • Ev???

    Maybe they’ll combine Mickie vs Nia and Alicia VS Sasha

  • #BrieForPeace ?

    I’m not here for Mickie putting over girls and get this kind of booking. She’s a 6 time women’s champion, she DEFEATED Trish Stratus arguably the most iconic figure in the women’s division of the past decade and you tell me she will lose to someone like Alexa Bliss? Her booking has been TERRIBLE since she’s come back. Other girls have been getting promos, character development and Mickie is just sort of there and I hate it when she still performs so gracefully and puts on good matches. I’m not saying she can’t lose but atleast they should give the fans a reason to care. Fair enough the premise in which she was brought back on under wasn’t that good but still she should be headlining, main-eventing, having great matches with future stars to really put them over. She shouldn’t be treated as “just another one” she should be treated as a legend like Goldberg was for example only she works full time making the pay off even better.

    • DivaFactz

      Calm down sis lol.. it’s only been 3months for Mickie. She’ll be entering her first feud as a babyface with Nia Jaxx and Mickie already posted a picture with WWE merchandise team saying they liked her ideas and the crowd is slowly getting behind her during matches. Just be patient. I’m sure things will be looking up for her going forward.

      • #BrieForPeace ?

        I’m calm sis lmao I’m just stating how awful her booking has been. She shouldn’t be working from the ground up, she should be at the top at the division as a figure the other woman have to live up too and not just a regular girl they can defeat every now and then. It’s been 3 months but 3 months of terrible booking. I haven’t seen the crowd get behind her it’s almost as if they don’t know who she is and I wouldn’t blame them. If you aren’t a WWE stan for atleast 7 years you won’t know who Mickie is and WWE isnt interested in showing them either

        • DivaFactz

          Lol Mickie most definitely was not gone come in at the top of the women’s division. Mickie really does have to work her ass off again to get to the top. Mickie is full time again, so she is gone win and lose matches. And during the tag match last week, they was behind her. And tonight/today they was behind her and even started chanting “hey Mickie”. And they have been letting Mickie show out in her matches lately on RAW, better than on Smackdown.

    • Winter Fresh

      After reading this, I realized Mickie had defeated 3 Hall of Famers for the Women’s Championship.

  • #Pray4Emma

    SCRMMMMM did Sasha really win with double knees? MESS

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      They may be trying to make that move her new non-submission finisher. It’s impactful enough to be one.

  • Luiz Giem

    Great to know that Sasha and Alicia got some singles action tonight. I hope their viciousness from last week is back for tonight’s match. Would love if these two enter in a feud even if it’s short.

    • Lushluke

      Yeh they were going for it trading blows but no one cared. Literally hated everyone in the crowd

      • Luiz Giem

        What a shame no one cared. Hopefully they won’t cut it from the broadcast cause I’m dying to watch that match.

        • Lushluke

          I felt so bad for them

          • Luiz Giem

            It’s wwe fault since they haven’t given us a consistent reason to care for Alicia but a well booked feud against Sasha would do the work.

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    OMG Maryse as General Manager. I hope this is a pilot for her to get back into the ring and that she has involvement with the division next week or so. Maryse/Alexa/Nia combo would be perfect. I still have not gotten over them dancing Tight Pants.

    • Luiz Giem

      OMG I loved that video! It was so much fun and randomness.
      Those three together would be an epic combo.

      • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

        It’s sad to know that Maryse just returned to be Miz’s manager. I’m happy for her because she’s traveling the world alongside her husband and making new friendships. But as a fan I would love to see her wrestle again.

        • Luiz Giem

          Totally agree with you man. It seems like she’s having a lot of fun spending time with her husband and getting along with the new girls but as a fan I wanna see her more involved in the Women’s division even if it’s in a manager role.

        • wwepassion

          You diss basically the entire roster yet you wanna seen one of the worst wrestlers return to the ring? Lol

    • Radic

      People seriously need to stop with this weird fascination with Maryse returning to the ring. If you saw her Mania ‘match’, you can tell she is not serious about getting back into the ring at all.

      She’s fine in the role she’s in now, let that be enough.

  • Womensor

    Off topic but the other day read about Alexa making history and all that caos because she was the first one.
    Michelle was the first one. I mean, all of them are different titles, but the first woman to pick all titles availables (for “divas” at the moment, was Michelle) sooo, she will always be the first one.

    Alexa is the first one to pick all main womens titles (raw and sd), but when Charlotte wins the match, she’ll be the one to capture all womens title possible (NXT, Divas, Raw and SD). None on the roster can compare that (Sasha and Bayley can’t win the Divas title anymore, and don’t see former Divas champions like Nikki, Alicia, Natalya.. returning to NXT to win the title so…

    Charlotte is the new Michelle (about making history with titles)

    • Alexa did what Michelle did just with new titles, I don’t know where the confusion is, they even said she won the SD and Raw title first, not the other two.

      Paige can do the same thing as Charlotte but at this point I’m not sure if she’s even going to return.

      • Womensor

        Ydah, I know!!! A lot of people start freak out!
        And I know I forget someone. Paige can be the other one to beat that mark, but what would be fuckin awesome (and impossible) would be Mickie winning the NXT, SD and Raw title. She would have captured 5 different titles in WWE!!!

        Insane… just, insane…

        • Paige needs to get it together and do it!
          Mickie may not win all the titles, but once she competes for the Raw women’s title she’ll have competed for every mainstream female title – OG Women’s, Divas, Raw Women’s, SD Women’s, NXT Women’s, GFW Women’s, TNA KO, TNA KO Tag title. Honestly a legend.

  • Cilla

    Off topic but just came back from Smackdown live event. Was great to see all the women get great reactions.

    • Womensor

      SD is now too or tomorrow?

      • Cilla

        Wasn’t taped. It was a live event. Smackdown live is tomorrow.

  • Bow Down To The Queen

    Well I had cheap seats but during Alexa vs Mickie about 8 dudes was chanting
    “F**k me Alexa”
    “Sexy Lexi”
    “Bliss is perfect”

    and 1 dude keep shouting “Alexa what’s your hotel number” and “my wife don’t have to know”

    • Radic

      Welp… he’s the worst.

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      Ugh

    • Tunasha

      Well, I’m not surprised, most of the people on that crowd were disrespectful towards the women with their silly chants. Shame on them giving a bad taste on how the UK crowds are.

    • NaNa

      Ewwww just trashy and desperate

      • Bow Down To The Queen

        Was thinking the same thing what made it worse was he had 2 Kids with him

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      I mean…UKers are known for not being able to hold their drinks so I just hope they were wasted. Otherwise, it’s just embarrassing for grown married men to act like this.

  • Great three women’s feud on one night, that sounds good; Nia – Mickie, Alicia Fox – Sasha and Bliss – Bayley. Sorry for Emma, I feel so bad for her and Dana, both were storyline progressing and this happends.

  • Aye Mate

    Why would Nia cosy up or seem impartial to Alexa when she could literally just squash her as she has otter women?

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      Because they are playing up Bliss being a manipulator.

      • Aye Mate

        Initially I felt this was almost too obvious, but admittedly it played off better in execution thanks to the natural chemistry between Bliss and Jax, but still, I’d be careful here. Bliss coming off strong might be at the expense of making Jax look like a fool.

        • Gabriella Panajotova

          Yeah, WWE must be careful. And they should be careful how they play out the inevitable Bliss vs Nia. Will that feud turn Bliss or Nia face or will it be a strictly heel vs heel feud. All of this is important.

  • ralfikh

    I wish they let alicia beat sasha for once in her career.

  • I’m like begging Mickie to change her Brady Bunch looking attire to comething modern. Like seriously please!
    https://media3.giphy.com/media/RmyulrgaY23cs/giphy.gif

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Alicia got a surprisingly loud pop! And Sasha got boo’d down when she started her comeback towards the end of the match.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    I definitely see them turning Alexa or Nia face after Alexa is done with Bayley!

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  • B J

    It would be so sweet if Bayley and Mickie have a slow build story line where Bayley does to Mickie what Mickie did to Trish.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      This is good