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The ‘Biggest Party of the Summer’ Summerslam is on our door step and last week saw the battle lines come clear after weeks of chaos in the RAW women’s division. We saw BFFs Sasha Banks and Bayley go toe to toe, with ‘The Huggable One’ getting the win over her friend. So now, what was in store this week as the action heats up this Summer!

Backstage, Charly Caruso catches up with RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, who asks her about her thoughts on Bayley becoming her opponent at Summerslam. Alexa is quick to give Charly a history lesson – recalling how she defeated Bayley at both Payback and Extreme Rules, she even admits that she thought Sasha would beat her! Alexa is even more confident because she knows that Sasha is away on a promo tour, announcing that Bayley will be taking on Alexa’s strong ally Nia Jax.

This week’s match follows much of the same rhetoric of their previous encounters. Nia Jax is out to set destruction, but Bayley is the ever stubborn competitor that won’t stay down for the 3 count. Nia tends to dominate throughout, at one point she tosses Bayley out the ring and mocks her side ponytail. She even executes a sweet chicken-wing drop on Bayley which gives shades to Jazz and Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix.

The end of the match sees Bayley finally gaining enough speed to knock Nia out of the ring from the apron. Bayley leaps onto Nai to take her out with a crossbody, as the referee begins the count out. While Bayley gets to her feet, she ends up thwarting a sneak attack by Alexa Bliss! However, the distraction allows Nia to get to her feet and she grabs Bayley by the hair and throws her into the ring barricade. She then turns to charge at Bayley, who jumps out the way and into the ring while Nia ends up going full speed into the ring steps.

The referee counts 10 and Nia Jax is counted out, the winner is Bayley! While Bayley celebrates, Alexa tries to sneak her one more time, but Bayley manages to escape and enjoy her victory. Meanwhile, the dangerous pairing of Alexa and Nia look on in anger.

Elsewhere, on RAW’s Fallout we saw Dana Brooke having a word with Titus O’Neil who addresses her tweets to join Titus Worldwide. He tells her that she needs to find herself and that she needs to be ‘country strong’… what that means, who knows?

Thoughts: Another 3rd hour 10 minute slot for the women, how sad that the women have taken such a back seat over the last couple of months on RAW. It really says a lot that the SmackDown division has managed to maintain a healthy credible booking for their division, but RAW just continues to slowly regress. What makes it worse is that this was the exact same format as Sasha Banks VS Nia Jax pre-Great Balls of Fire… how lazy.

As you all know, I’m not the biggest Nia fan but I actually feel sorry for her. She’s the big dominant girl, but she barely wins anything and has hardly any credibility any more aside from her size… which still doesn’t say much. She is slowly doing more and more moves, but how many times is she going to rotate losses between Sasha Banks and Bayley to put both of them over… then the cycle continues because how many times can she then try regain credibility by squashing everyone else in the division?

The duo of Alexa and Nia is really being overlooked here too, there’s the potential of a really strong and fun alliance here. Both women should be in segments more often, both of them are generally booked evenly and their characters are so different that there’s a lot of magic there. Plus, the fact that they’re friends in real life would really help to bring that pairing to life. Instead, we’re stuck with the constant ‘are they friends, are they enemies’ relationship.

Moving forward, the WWE are clearly cautious with the feud here because it really bombed the last time they did it. They’ve still yet to factor a story, but I think it’s pretty obvious that the numbers game and Sasha Banks’ involvement will prove to be pivotal over the next couple of weeks.

How are you feeling about this week’s match? Do you think the women should have got more time? You know what to do in the comments section!

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  • Sass.

    Good match between these two yet again, thought the ending killed it though. Makes sense from a storyline perspective and keeps Nia looking strong but I hate countout endings.

    Still not excited for Alexa vs Bayley. Still holding out hope Nia & Sasha get inserted somehow.

    • Winter

      Good match? Sorry but the match was the same as always, nothing new to say it was a good match.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      It wasn’t bad match but it wasn’t good either. Mediocre is a better word for it.

  • Danny?

    YAS Dana get a storyline!

    The rest…bye

    • John Finnie

      Yeah but poor Emma; i want to know what their chat was about on the preshow

      • Danny?

        Probs just asked what she wanted to eat from catering

        • A?.

          Screaming don’t be shady!!

          • Danny?

            Well it would make sense as to why it was never mentioned again. Emma had enough and crashed the kick-off panel, a rebellious QUEEN!

        • Dylan Gutierrez

          DEAD!

        • Don ?

          ???

    • conan_kun

      Who knows if they scrap it again, like they scrapped Emma and Dana storyline from GBOF kickoff and Sasha vs Alexa.

  • Raleex2

    Is not surprise that I’m dissapointed at what WWE RAW brought to the table this week. Bayley is an awesome talent, but since she is in the main roster the creative board has done her no justice with their booking and storylines. The match itself is very basic, what we have seen like 100 times since NXT. In other hand Alexa is really good on the interview segments and exudes charisma, she’s a star.

    Remember that #givedivasachance ? Well is time to give Raw divas a chance. Emma, Mickie, Dana Brooke and Summer Rae should be booked and working constantly in a three hour show.

    • Main Roster Curse.

      • Raleex2

        The real curse is how the hardcore fans can’t turn off the TV when they see something bad. I one of those that only watch wrestling on the road to summerslam or Wrestlemania… everything else I see of wrestling is just in the internet because the quality of the matches and storylines will mostly be ok at best. Until that 2.5 to 3.2 viewership start to crumble on USA and other networks, this won’t get any better.

        • I watch all year round, I love the road to the Big 4 PPVs because of the building. I can’t pick & choose when I feel like watching.

          • Raleex2

            Well is like a series or a movie, if it’s bad you have the choice of continuing watching or find something else that could be more satisfactory. At first it was hard for me to find entertainment because part of the appeal of wrestling is that is a show but we see some kind of simulation of a contest… that was until I started to watch the UFC. I still cherish and enjoy wrestling, specially women’s wrestling… but for most of the year I feel extremely uninterested.

          • I’m just here for the entertainment unlike most people on here who talk like they’re in the business I just wanna be entertained.
            Good or bad I wanna see how the story goes but at least you don’t watch something just to complain

  • Hoooshi

    So WWE can give their women a whole line of Barbies but can’t give them time on their flagship show?

    I’m over this mess.

    https://68.media.tumblr.com/2c5b508793acb29661cd78b2e43ae86b/tumblr_o5lq6vSycX1u5351mo1_500.gif

  • C Mack

    I’m bout to write a storyline booking for what Summerslam should have been. I want to do a Triple Threat Elimation w/ Alexa and two other Raw women. Who should I use?

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Sasha and Mickie

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Nia botched so much in this match, that elbow drop that didn’t even fully connect was so lazily done it looked more like Nia passed out from exhaustion. I remember seeing Alexa running through the crowd to interfere and it was so cute seeing her little ass run in person lol. I feel like it went on a little too long though. The crowd didn’t react for either woman. Bayley got a very small reaction. I just think the crowd was not looking forward to seeing a Bayley vs Nia yet AGAIN. Mickie vs Emma put on better match and the crowd popped loudly for both unlike for this match. Still Emma and Mickie’s might’ve been slightly boring with lots of rest holds and an unexpected quick finish. I still want to watch it again when it comes on Friday because my memory of it is slightly fuzzy. I enjoyed myself though. I thought it was a decent show. So glad I got to see Queen Mickie live. I had already seen the rest of the women that had matches that night before.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      “It just sounded like she was trying to be a mixture of AJ and Trish”
      Honestly, in terms of mimicking Trish, she’s done way worse if you ask me. One time in particular was when she had that segment on Raw after she won the Raw women’s championship from Bayley at Payback. This was Trish written all over it.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        She’s a copycat a ring rat

    • Danny?

      The match was sloppy as all hell

    • conan_kun

      Perhaps after watching Roman vs Joe vs Braun, the crowd is running out of energy.

  • Kara Stevens

    I agree they should really get more time. It does seem like were seeing the same matches week in and, week out. Mickie, Emma, Alicia, Dana are the resident jobbers of Raw. I think they should use the girls right and, bring a new face or two up from NXT. There’s nothing wrong with, more then one diva storyline going on on the same show. I think Nia deserves a title run by now. And, I agree their trying to make her look strong so she should be winning more matches.

  • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

    Bayley’s ring work is so bland and boring and putting her against Nia again is doing Nia no favours either.

    Bayley needs to go find lil Izzy and sit herself in a corner somewhere

    And to think Queen Emma and Legend Mickie are on Main Event over this
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9c6cb31e5079557e188e8540ff2e7b46a080180476bce56b7f248af8ca025d41.gif

    • John Finnie

      Who can Nia have a good match with on Raw???? Fair fight or atleast not a squash

      • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

        From the little we saw of her and Mickie I think they could have a good match

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Nia vs Sasha.
        Nia vs Mickie.
        Nia vs Dana was surprisingly good on Main Event.
        And Nia vs Alicia.

        • John Finnie

          4 moves doesnt make a good match

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            They did good for the time they were given.

          • John Finnie

            I do agree id rather see
            Mickie vs Sasha
            EMMA Vs Sasha
            Mickie vs Dana
            Emma vs Dana
            Bayley vs Emma vs Mickie vs Sasha
            Rathe than this dance we are getting with Sasha’ Alexa’ Nia’ Bayley

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Yes

          • GOD STRATUS•

            So you don’t wanna see your champ

        • Winter

          Be honest, no one of this matches was that good. Maybe Sasha vs Nia was good but the others not so much.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            They weren’t that good but they were tolerable and more interesting than Nia vs Bayley..

          • Winter

            Yeah tolerable, that’s the word.

      • Her & Dana put on a cute lil match on ME 1x

        • John Finnie

          Yeah i agree …….. but cute isnt enough for the position she’s in when Mickie Emma Alicia are all ready & can put on classic matches not cute
          Thats my thinking

        • ralfikh

          Its soo refreshing when dana vs nia.
          Dana even almost lift Nia tho.
          That moment when Cena lift B.Show.
          Wow. Dana could play that role in Raw vs Nia.
          Every1 love to cheer for the underdog.
          But what we get every week? The same face n matches

          • I want her to be a powerhouse for the faces like look at her!!!

          • ralfikh

            So true. Remember when she debuted on mr she been booked to look strong & then turn to jobber. She easily can be the next Beth Phoenix. The booking suck.

          • Yes!!!! It’s crazy how they flop with people

          • ralfikh

            Happen So much to people tho. When they got half half push. Its bad for the talent.

          • Like with Charlotte push i had no problems with her being champ cause she showed growth from being a okay face to a dominate heel, & she’s good ! She can put on a show

          • ralfikh

            Some people has it, some people need to work a bit harder.

          • Eggzactly & these people on here expect someone to be the best of the best in the ring right out the gate. It’s called growth.

          • ralfikh

            U nailed that statement. Its easy said thn done.

          • It be too,ugh negativity for me and until it stops I’m gonna keep saying something about it

          • ralfikh

            Count me in!

          • Good! Lol gotta get positive energy in here.

          • Nathan

            There main event was one of the more memorable matches this year for me just because of how pleasantly surprised I was.

          • ralfikh

            Agree. It shows if given a chance they will deliver

          • Nathan

            Yep! It made Nia look dominant and as for Dana she fits the underdog role really well. If they carried on and made it a main fued it could have been like the mickie&beth back in the day.

          • ralfikh

            Agree!

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Sasha

    • A?.

      Right?

    • -V

      I think Izzy would have a better move-set than her, lmao

    • perceval

      Um, yeah, it’s Bayley’s fault that Nia can’t wrestle… (sarcasm)

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  • John Finnie
    • iloveTorrie

      The Baddest Bitch?

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      I thought she was trying to do that glam slam, but now I remembered Jazz did that.

      • *Fun Fact*

        Beth took the “Glam Slam” from the “Bitch Clamp.” She said so in an interview a while back.

        • Wish she’d call it the Bitch Drop instead of Glam Slam haha

    • A?.

      Jazz>>Bianca>>>>>>>>>>Nia’s

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      Yes Jazz!!!! The bitch is back and the bitch is BLACK!!

      • iloveTorrie

        Believe Dat! Lol

      • And comin’ for yo ass!

        • TorrieTrishStacyLita

          Jazz, Teddy Long and Rodney Mac. Iconic! I wish they did more with this stable

    • I miss hearing that beauty of a move referred to as the “Bitch Clamp”

  • Randall

    Not sure why they can’t come up with stories for the women’s Roster. Is it really that hard?? Smdh

  • John Finnie

    People need to stop blaming bayley their is a reason she is wrestling Nia & Alexa more because she trained them up at NXT after the 4HW
    She got good matches out of Nia & Alexa at NXT this is the writers & the MR problem Not bayleys
    I wish fans didnt turn on her so quick we kbow the MR Fd her up

    Anyway Mickie Emma remove Nia & Alexa for a while have them feud with dana & a new girl

    • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

      Bayley’s move set is basic, that is her fault sweetie

      http://www.myproana.com/uploads/gallery/album_6118/gallery_65871_6118_3358348.gif

      • Danny?

        I’ve always thought this, it’s why I could never get into her too much as a wrestler. She was like the safe pick for a decent match cause her moves ain’t that hard to take and she bumps well. The only time she had me shook was that reverse super hurricanrana at Brooklyn.

      • John Finnie
      • John Finnie

        Did you watch the takeover match with Sasha? Askua? She gave Alexa & Nia there best matches at NXT ….

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc33537642fcbca5202068ad6bd2b8e6679dbe5ce79872f102e03261697419a6.gif

        • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

          You better wash your mouth out.

          Bayley won’t hug you if you cuss.

        • Winter

          When someone criticizes Bayley there’s always the excuse of his match with Sasha, yes that was an awesome match, but after that Bayley hasn’t done anything spectacular.

          • Super Strat

            Her Raw match with Charlotte is quite easily the best women’s match on main roster this year, probably in all of WWE in fact. A few Asuka matches come close.

          • Winter

            In all WWE? You’re exagerate so much. Probably is one of the best matches in the division in a very mediocre year in terms of wrestling. I think the cause is that Alexa has been champion all the year and her better matches was just acceptable

          • Super Strat

            This year or last year, it’d still be great. In fact I’d say it’s the only main roster singles match that’s not Sasha/Charlotte that could be considered a great match. In fact, I believe it was rated higher than all the S/C series.

          • Winter

            No way that match could be better than Sasha vs Charlotte matches.

          • Super Strat

            It was definitely better than their 2nd RAW match. Compared to the other two, it’s pretty close.

          • Winter

            Well it’s your opinion and that’s ok but I disagree 100%.

      • Super Strat

        I’d love to know what you think about Becky or Nattie’s moveset if that’s the case…

    • A?.

      Alicia is there too.

  • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

    I can’t with people acting like the 4HW are untouchable.

    Bayley’s moveset is stale and needs reinvent it. It makes her matches predictable and bland

    • Faces never get to have fun, seeing her heel seems like it would be cool. Now that would be a change.

    • Winter

      Well everyone knows that Bayley is the worst of the four. Becky is the third for me and Sasha and Charlotte are by far the best performers in the division.

      • perceval

        You mean, the one person who got a good match out of Eva Marie, that had people thinking Eva had come so far in skill?

        You can only show how good you are when you’re allowed to.

        • Winter

          It’s my opinion, if you have another good for you. But most people think that.

        • perceval

          So, you think Eva was carrying Bayley, there? That program tells us a lot. The only difference between it and the current one, since Nia was Eva’s partner, is it’s Alexa in place of Eva. Obviously, Alexa is much better than Eva, so is the problem the wrestlers? Or, is it something else?

          The outside the ring difference? NXT = HHH, Raw = Kevin Dunn.

      • Which is funny because I thought Becky would have been the strongest, until her work on Smackdown, Bayley was always the worst, but she was the most adaptable, Sasha made me take notice of her as the best worker of the four with her feud with Charlotte, and Charlotte is the better wrestler.

        • Winter

          Well for me Charlotte is the most athletic but Sasha is the better wrestler, she’s awesome in every aspect. Storytelling, sells, moves, charisma, she manages the crowd, the girl has everything.

  • A?.

    How many more times are we going to see this match, or Sasha vs Nia? They just use the same four women, it’s like we are back in 2016 but with Alexa instead, and the combinations get boring after like two weeks. Honestly, Nia vs Alexa could’ve been a more exciting match at SS than Bayley vs Alexa, and that says a lot. Emma and Mickie are sadly stuck on Main Event, Dana is just there and seems like everyone forgot about Alicia.

    • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

      Preach.

    • They love using 4 women at a time, ALWAYS!!!

    • perceval

      Nia is sloppy and a legit danger to anyone she works with. Why do you want to injure Alexa?

      • A?.

        Has she injured anyone?

  • conan_kun

    Nia is signed for WWE because she has her cousin The Rock as her job security
    http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb320/Lthomascsonka/Rock-nia-jax-620x350_zpsxibe4ufu.jpg

    • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

      She pretty tho

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    That was… tragic. The match was such a mess. Nia was so sloppy and it was like she legit injured Bayley. Like seriously what was this? http://i.imgur.com/U05Qm3v.gif

    RAW needs to step it up. Bayley is supposed to be the contender but yet she’s winning matches by count out for the build to SummerSlam? Now would’ve been a good time to give her some long matches with Emma, Mickie James, Alicia Fox or even Dana Brooke to showcase their skills and make Bayley look strong. I wouldn’t mind them losing if they’re given a chance to showcase their skills but they’re not even on TV.

    • It’s actually being reported that she did legit injure Bayley ?!

      • Allyn

        I saw that too

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        She’s such a mess. She legit almost killed Charlotte in their match on Raw and now this. I fear for Sasha now because we all know she likes going all out in matches. Nia gonna slip up and nearly kill Sasha.

        • conan_kun

          Nia indeed female King Mabel in 1995 who legit injured top stars

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Next she’s going to be losing to an Alexa DDT if she keeps it up.

      • Danny?

        I think it was when she threw her to the mat to get her out the ring. Looked like she used too much force with the push which didn’t give Bayley enough time to properly bump for the move

        • That’s exactly what they are saying. They also said when Nia did the Chicken Wing slam it aggravated it even more.

          • Danny?

            Oh yeah that definitely would have, if Bayley thought she was injured she shouldn’t have let Nia perform that move

    • Allyn

      Girl…..I can’t anymore I just can’t with Raws bafoonery

    • Laquane Anderson

      In Nia’s defense if your getting injured from a wrestling 101 shoulder block sequence than maybe its u. Cuz from that gif, it doesn’t look like Nia really did anything more than what she was supposed to, nor did she hit her with any overt force.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        That wasn’t the cause of the injury, sis. Bayley was hurt way before the shoulder block just added more damage to Bayley’s shoulder. Even if that was what Nia was supposed to do she needs to learn how to improvise and not make the match look a complete mess. But it’s already known that she’s green af so I’ll give her a pass for now.

  • conan_kun

    Can’t they give us Bayley vs Emma or Bayley vs Mickie in face vs face match instead of another Bayley vs Nia. I don’t want another Bayley vs Alexa at Summerslam after the bad memories from “This Is Your Life” segment and Kendo stick on the Pole match. Perhaps it’s impossible, but what if Bayley doing a kayfabe injury, then Sasha takes her place as No 1 contender.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dad96c037137a1ab73870785ff17ce06f2fb22392222fc3f3515495a203b7fc0.jpg

    • Francisco Baguer

      Plus since its in Brooklyn, That New York crowd will be ruthless. I feel its going to be Extreme Rules again where they will cheer for Alexa and boo Bayley.

      • perceval

        Doubt it. It’s the smark crowd, not horny guys obsessed with Alexa’s ass.

  • Allyn

    Awful match, I don’t know if these matches are thrown together the day of or if they are really planned out because it’s starting to look like they tell the women you got 10 minutes and go!!! All the women’s matches have been looking a hot mess lately. And if rumors are to be believed it’s being reported that bayley hurt her shoulder…..could this be Sasha’s opening to get back into the title picture?!? One can only hope lol. They should have just gone with the team rude gimmick once Alexa was drafted… nia and Alexa either need to be allies or enemies.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    John Cena is expected to move to the RAW brand the RAW after SummerSlam so I expect Nikki to follow up behind him. Nikki better watch out though because Nia out here trying to kill everybody.

    • Danny?

      DEAD!

    • CuCelchy

      In that case book Nikki vs Nia asap

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Scream

  • John Finnie

    Mickie that girl has been done wrong Emma also i wish they would get at least a feud fans can invest in

  • -V

    I just give up on this brand, it’s so tragic words cannot describe it..

    First of all “Bayley vs Nia Jax” is boring as hell. What is this Nattie vs Tamina // Nattie vs Alicia again? There’s no need for that it’s 2017 lol especially when you have 5 other women you could use instead of these flops.

    Thank God there’s Naomi vs Nattie at Summerslam..

    • perceval

      Which, it seems, is about to be overshadowed by Cyborg.

      Get Kevin Dunn’s hands off of the division, and Emma and Mickie will get shots.

      • -V

        she’d still have better in-ring work than Bayley and Nia combined imo, lol

  • perceval

    And this is why Shayna Bazler is coming for Nia’s monster heel spot on the roster. Anyone still question why they decided against Alexa vs Nia at SummerSlam?

    • John Finnie

      If rumours are true Vince & Kevin Dunn didnt think some were pretty enough & she was one of the…. OKish look

      Her only grace is the 4HW connection but i can not see her winning & wouldnt be fair having her on SS it would seem very iffy

      • perceval

        Ronda and company are worth more than Dunn’s hatred of the women’s division.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Let’s point out the sole positive : Alexa’s promo. Very good promo reminding me why I am a fan of this woman.

    Other than that, this was lifeless. Honestly, this was boring. Choosing Alexa and Bayley as your SummerSlam feud is one thing but considering the awful stuff involving them months ago, they needed to make a better first impression on what a program between them two could be and booking Bayley vs Nia Jax wasn’t what they should have done.
    Here, they were clearly mixed up with protecting Nia yet still having Bayley “overcome the odds” but this failed. Nobody will be excited for it unless you give them a reason to be.

    The match itself, which we’ve seen a billion times already, nothing we hadn’t already seen and quite sloppy. Plus, it seemed like Bayley got injured which I am afraid about. She’s a fantastic seller but this seemed legit enough. Hoping that it’s nothing too serious.
    Not to mention, what a horrible card placement really…

    • Winter

      I feel bad saying this but I hope Bayley is injured and replace her by Sasha.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Wishing someone to be injured is not right. You probably never faced any injury if you say such a thing or else, you would know not to say such a stupidity. Shame on you!

        • Winter

          Relax man, don’t be so serious.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Ciao.

  • ralfikh

    Raw always using their star talent rpeatedly while SD trying to make most of their talent a star.
    Raw always playing safe while SD take risk

  • HOLLA

    Mickie and Emma should be feuding on raw.

  • Bayley is so talented but not even she can carry that train wreck Nia. Bayley and Nia have had great matches in the past but this one was barely watchable. Also, I’m glad Dana joined the Titus brand but I was hoping it would be emma.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Emma is too awkward to be in the Titus brand. Plus it’s supposed to be for the ones with little to no character as babyface and Dana, Akira and Apollo all fit that. Emma as a heel wouldn’t work at all. She needs a storyline with Angle and Jordan leading to a Women’s championship match.

    • wwepassion

      Bayley is not that good herself, she is cringe worthy and boring.

    • Aye Mate

      Something I’ve observed with Nia is that she wrestles and performs more comfortably when booked as the dominating monster heel. When it comes to working a match when she’s being used to put over another, her performance level tends to take a dip. The only exception there would probably be the gauntlet match, but other than that it seems even Nia looks uncomfortable with how inconsistent she’s being presented on the main roster.

  • Don ?

    I don’t understand how the WWE can have a beautiful RAW women’s division post-WM and manage to f*ck it up like this. They have Bayley, Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke, Mickie James, Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Nia Jax, and Emma on a 3 hour show and this is the extent they can do? All 8 women are so established the storylines write themselves. Serious question: Who is working on the creative team nowadays? Things weren’t like this back in the 2000s.

  • GEO

    RAW at this point has become so unwatchable. Like Big Show said they’re just out there on tv looking clueless and wrestling poorly booked storylines and matches. I feel really bad for this roster because there’s so much talent and opportunity being wasted. And unfortunately SD is slowing declining as well.

  • GOD STRATUS•

    The match was a mess like this post give divas a chance era matches should be good…. And is this what the divas wanted with their chance ? Bayely is just as bland as Nia in that regard it’s a little too late for these ” new moves “. Should couldn’t even pick up bayelys headband on the first try cos she’s that lazy dropping bayelys ass everywhere would’ve injured Charlottes ass too had she not been pulled back… Im thinking these girls who can’t go are going back down to nxt. And let’s face it. It’s best for Nia to go back down and earn some stripes as for Alexa ….. Girl your hair was cute ? … Champ ….. Smh

    #WeWantSasha….butnotuntilthesehoesflopontheirown.

  • HBIC

    How many times have we seen this match? Why not Bayley vs Emma/Alicia or a tag match Bayley Mickie vs Nia Emma, the match was so bad Nia needs to go to NXT she is so sloppy and botchy and Bayley bores me she sucks

  • Hugo Prado

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44f191e17a5b62ab46655110adfbde58c24d0534bdd1ab5c321700b60c3bf237.gif I’m sad to say this but I hope Bayley is truly injured and Sasha will replace her and give Alexa his best damn Match of her career in Brooklyn becoming 4x RAW Women’s Championship.

  • Akira Tsubasa

    What i feel is like RAW is a mix of fear and pride. They are afraid of push other people. Build people from the ground up like Smackdown did with Alexa, Naomi and now Tamina. If Smackdown didn’t take Alexa and build her up then RAW would pick her in the shake up, is like the’re okay Charlotte is gone, now we have to had a other women to be the best and be the only one on the spottlight. So they pick someone who is over on Smackdown and bring it to RAW to get what Smackdown had create. It seems that the only reason Bayley and Sasha are involved in this stories are because they know that 4HW are a save place to be. The pride is because that they seems to think that they are still the A show, but Smackdown is equal and is no afraid of doing things and don’t have pride and think that they can still do the same thing and people will like because it’s RAW. They could do so much. Hey they could have Mickie vs Alexa to end there story or have a Mickie/Emma feud and then get Dana hell, bring Summer Rae into this. Summer is a wrestler that is very good, but didn’t’ have matches that can show that. Her in a stipulation match would show how good she is. And right now is the time to Mickie be involved in things that she always wanted when she was with the company in the first place. One of the worst things that this booking is bring is that. Alexa is a good wrestler, Bayley, Sasha are very entertaining and Nia can do so much but people don’t see that because they’re boring and say that they’re bad, but if they where using in the right way people would be loving it. Alexa when started in Smackdown everyone love it and praise her, now they say she is bad e is not because she is, and she is not, is because there are tired of the same thing. I think we as womens wrestling fans have come along way, as the girls. We shouldn’t complain about bad matches now, we have these awesome fights and if we complain it’s because we know they can do so much more and right now they’re no excuse. In the past we would pray for matches that today are considered bad and i think people forget that, but today RAW shows that good matches are not the only thing that make a good show. They need something fresh. Like in NXT for exemple. Lacey vs Sony was a slow match but was good because it was fresh, if it was the third time would be bad because we see it already and that is what RAW does, the same thing over and over again. They need to be more fearless focuses and open to new ideas and stick to then. You have incredible possibilities, take your guard down listen and make it happen.

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita
  • It’s a sad day for the RAW women’s division when a potential storyline involving DANA BROOKE is the only halfway interesting thing to watch.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/488b69fbb127840587a8977fce05b225d926dba90a9ddfce3da0934199312fb7.gif

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Shut up Dana queen about to slay with this storyline! Don’t be shocked be happy!

      • Lol no shade; I just haven’t seen ole girl in WEEKS.

  • Organization XIII

    Only thing worth nothing was Alexa’s promo. Was really the only highlight for the women. Girl is so consistent

  • wwepassion

    This was just tragic AF, Alexa was the only good thing about tonight. What are you doing wwe? Summerslam is 3 weeks away TF?

  • Hugo Banks

    I’m sad to say this but I wish Bayley is truly injured and hopefully Sasha will replace her at Brooklyn. Then Sasha gives Alexa his best damn Match of her career becoming 4x RAW Women’s Championship. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44f191e17a5b62ab46655110adfbde58c24d0534bdd1ab5c321700b60c3bf237.gif

  • Aye Mate

    Eh. Alexa’s promo was typically great but Bayley vs Nia XIII was once again executed with little chemistry between the two. Bayley busts her ass off trying to sell any match she’s in, but WWE has a tendency to overuse Nia in the manner of putting someone over. I’d have put Emma against Bayley here in a really competitive match, gone for a DQ finish using Alexa, with Bayley coming out on top of a post-match brawl.

    As far as Titus recruiting Dana Brooke… I probably would have gone for Mickie James here, if it’s a country strong gimmick on the horizon.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      Oh Emma would’ve benefited so much from a competitive match against Bayley. As well as the rest of the division as it would add another credible player to the game.

      Oh Mickie would’ve made sense. Specially since Titus likes to sign big stars with a lot of potential. Who better than a 6-time champion.

      • Aye Mate

        Mickie James as the deluded country heel she was in 2013 with Titus as her manager? BOOK. IT.

        • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

          Oh wow hahaha. That would be very entertaining. Specially with someone like Titus as her manager feeding her ego even more.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    CHILE… Bayley is injured. I knew something was up last night the way she was moving.
    https://twitter.com/bayleypromowwe/status/892579442849071104

  • conan_kun
  • Winter

    Just heard the news about Bayley and an injury never is good but everyone would benefits from this.
    Bayley: she can take a break and come back stronger. People are going to miss her and she probably could be over in her return.
    Sasha: she’s the logical option to face Alexa now and hopefully wins the championship and get her moment, people wants to see her on the top.
    Alexa: can have a better match with Sasha.
    Also it’s the feud all wants to see!

    • lookwarm

      And when Bayley comes back with all the cheers from the fans who missed her, she congratulates the Raw Women’s Champ Sasha, tells her tales about their friendship–hugs her and out of nowhere gives her a Bayley-to-Belly, delivering one of the most epic heel turns in WWE Women’s History. Give Sasha a long and satisfying reign she deserves and then we’re ready for Sasha VS heel Bayley

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    We’re probably going to get the Alexa vs Nia match at SummerSlam…

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    That match had some very awkward parts as well as some good ones.
    Bayley was all of a sudden aggressive and intense using her knees etc. which there’s nothing wrong with but i would’ve liked an explanation for that change all of a sudden.

    I’m glad Nia didn’t have to eat another pinfall. Somehow the last two Nia vs Bayley matches in NXT were a lot better than any match these two had on RAW against each other.

    Btw I screamed at Nia mocking the side-ponytail.

    • ThePeaceVibe.

      Nia mocking the side-ponytail is literally the only thing I found interesting about this match lol

      • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

        Lmao ? Legendary ponytail
        Nia asking Alexa if she was ok was a mix of hilarious and messy

  • ThePeaceVibe.

    Well I’m happy to see Nia trying out some new moves, but the match itself was bad imo. The crowd wasn’t into it and neither was I. It’s sad when I can say I gladly missed a 3 hour Raw yet catch a short video to see what happened with the women. I’m curious to find out what is going on with Bayley’s shoulder since I’ve seen the videos/reports of an injury but I have yet to see anything saying the extent of it. It’s a shame for her and I feel terrible for saying this but I wasn’t looking forward to Bayley vs Alexa at SS anyway if the plans do change. Then again IDK if I’ll be thrilled with what said change could be. Raw is just so bland for me and it’s frustrating because I’ve watched it for so many years. TBH SD hasn’t been thrilling me much lately either. WWE has really backed itself into a corner by not utilizing more of the women they have – especially whoever is booking Raw. I want to be excited for SS but tbh I’m not at all. That’s been the problem lately it seems at least for me. Back in the day I would have gladly paid my 40 dollars to watch a PPV and if that was the only current option I wouldn’t be paying it to catch SS. Instead of firing the talent we see on the screen, how about we fire some talentless people that are off the screen WWE? Sorry to be such a downer but it’s seriously becoming a snoozefest.

  • Lushluke

    ??? she’s injured cus it’s storyline

  • I feel for Nia, she’s getting better, but she’s a standing joke at this point. Bayley, no words. She had a good story and was actually producing in the ring in NXT, and NXT was STOPPED. Her momentum, matches and mic skills have seemingly regressed, the main roster has failed her. They have failed the women in general, but it’s more glaring on RAW than smackdown because only a portion of their women’s roster is spotlighted all the time.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    A bunch of these people are paper fans. They turn agains their “favorites” every second for any reason.

    Bayley’s in ring abilities shouldn’t be questioned. How many amazing matches has she been a part of? Just last week she had another great match. RAW ruined her with their booking, she hasn’t been able to adapt like Sasha, Charlotte and Becky did. Still she can wrestle and she’s able to sell her character. Let’s stop turning against the talent and start questioning WWE’s booking and the effect on their wrestlers.

    I also have seen people questioning Nia, and this is a little tolerable because baby Jax hasn’t been wrestling for that long. She was an early call-up, however she keeps learning new moves. She’s not as consistent as more seasoned wrestlers but she already had a few classics like her match with Bayley, her matches with Asuka, her performance at the Gauntlet match. She’s growing and while is ok to point out what she can do better, let’s not be that harsh. She’s doing really good and learning quick.

  • I was sick of seen again bayley vs nia jax, like if isn’t any other girls in the roster. Is just dissapointing, and the fact Bayley is injured means an opportunity for others.