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Fresh off No Mercy, there was one victorious woman emerging from the fatal-5-way. Alexa Bliss made it clear that she remains on top of the division, battling off 4 of her rivals. However, we know that the target is still not off her back and this only opens up the spot for another challenger. Who will step up to the plate, well it’s time for the RAW Redux!

Following her big victory, the RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring and she’s not happy. Instead of being praised for her upset victory at No Mercy, she’s annoyed by the ‘nonsense and gossip’ about Sasha/Bayley tension and the announcement of Asuka’s RAW debut. She tells the crowd that she doesn’t need them and last night she proved her point that she’s still the ‘Goddess’ of the division by cleaning it out last night.

Not so fast though… Mickie James makes her way to the ring to correct Alexa by reminding her that she wasn’t in the match. Although, that isn’t her main problem, she’s out to call out Alexa for her comments on RAW Talk where she referred to Mickie as an ‘Old Lady’. Alexa digs at Mickie’s age, joking that she was only relevant when MySpace was around and that she’s afraid that she’ll break a hip in the ring. Mickie manages to throw the shade right back by running through her accolades, which she says she did all before Alexa was wearing a training bra!

Once again, Mickie bring the topic back to Alexa’s comments on RAW Talk, asking her to repeat it to her face. After trying to dodge it, Alexa gets annoyed and finally says it, “Mickie, you are an old lady!”. With a smile still firmly on her face, Mickie slaps Alexa twice before knocking her out with a superkick. Clear message sent, Mickie James is seeking that target for Alexa’s position on top of the division.

Later on in the night, we see Bayley and Sasha Banks backstage preparing for their tag match later in the night against Nia Jax and Emma. However, the two besties don’t seem to be their normal chirpy-selves as they are disappointed by their losses at No Mercy. For tonight, they have their sights on getting their revenge on Nia Jax to get her back for injuring Bayley’s shoulder.

This match is a quick one, with Nia and Emma taking control for most of the match working over Bayley. Both the heels work over Bayley’s taped up shoulder. Once Bayley is finally able to get the hot tag to Sasha, she works over Emma and tries to get her first pinfall following a Bankrupt. Nia breaks the pin, but starts brawling with Bayley. Sasha ends up dropkicking Nia out of the ring, allowing Bayley to try and take her out with a crossbody, but she gets caught. Bayley wriggles onto her feet and this allows Sasha to attempt her own crossbody which takes down Nia. Bayley throws Nia into the ringpost which grounds her for the match.

Inside the ring, Emma and Sasha go one on one. Emma seems to get the better on their tussle, but Sasha manages to tag in Bayley. She hits her Bayley-to-belly for the victory and the Boss and Hug Connection come out strong again! It’s clear to see that there are still issues between these 4 women, but it looks like the popular faces are still staying united… but for how much longer?

Thoughts: Is it 2007? ’cause it’s once again time for Mickie James to take centre stage and I’m all the way here for it. Since her return to the WWE, we’ve not really seen all that Mickie has to offer and if we have a look at Curt Hawkins‘ career since coming back… it’s clear to see that being a veteran didn’t do you any favours. When Mickie came to RAW, I was worried she’d get lost in the shuffle, which she has, quite frankly.

But let’s just take a moment to step back here. This woman has held a WWE Championship more times than anyone else on the roster. This woman has defeated Hall of Famers Beth Phoenix, Trish Stratus, Lita and Jacqueline (in TNA – heck she’s even defeated TNA HOFer Gail Kim). Mickie was a shining star of a dire era and there’s so much potential for this to be used in angles to really put over the development of the women’s division.

Sure this might just be a filler feud before Asuka, but if the WWE play their cards right then this can be a really empowering story. Women like Maryse and Maria from Mickie’s era are having babies, but she’s still out there kicking ass. They can even put Mickie into a program with Sasha since she’s so ‘anti-Diva’ and that WWE 2k18 promo insults her era. There’s so much that they can do here, which could really propel into being another top draw talent for the women’s division.

Obviously, I’m not all looking at this with rose tinted glasses. The crowd are nowhere near as hot for Mickie as they once were, so there needs to be a lot of work to be done. We know that the WWE could easily drop the ball with her too, since Asuka is soon to make her debut. Either way, we’re setting up a nice program for Mickie to really make an impression and she’d be a great person to help add another dimension to Alexa’s character.

Are you happy that Mickie is getting a chance? Do you think this is just going to be a shortlived program? What should the WWE do with the rest of the women on the RAW roster?

  • #RiotWithRuby

    Really hope Mickie starts wearing her Hardcore Country attire. Queen slayed last night!

  • OMG! Mickie James gave me life last night, has been a long time since we saw her inside the RAW spotlight. I really want her as champion and it’s finally something refreshing to see.

  • conan_kun

    They didn’t capitalize Sasha’s Raw Talk segment on Raw after GBOF but they did for Alexa shooting Mickie last night on Raw Talk. Perhaps their match happens next week but I hope for title match between Alexa and Mickie takes place at TLC PPV, Alexa retains leading to Asuka coming out after the match, though I love WWE giving Mickie one more women title run for her.
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  • conan_kun

    I thought they protect Emma from eating a pin at No Mercy is to at least make her look strong against Asuka, now they undid that let her eat a pin against Bayley. Bayley and Sasha need to separate and have single feud like Bayley against Nia for payback of injuring her shoulder, Emma feuds with Sasha due to she hates Sasha keeps getting a chance.

    • The Earl of Lemongrab

      I really don’t know what they have against Emma. This is a good time to build her up but they keep making her look bad in the ring

  • Exotic

    Mickie is stunning.
    https://68.media.tumblr.com/a29e492447bbc451194b3eec15ff0ccc/tumblr_owvgtt48601vjciejo1_540.png
    She hasn’t aged at all. By far the hottest women on the roster.

  • DivaLicious?

    Oh Mickey you’re so fine you’re so fine you blow my mind
    Hey Mickey, hey, hey, hey Mickey… ?? mickie looked amazing. Her promo was excellent! Finally they are giving mickie a opportunity that she deserves. The back & forth between the two was Awsome I highly enjoyed it.?

    Poor Emma got the jobber entrance????? She should just call NJW or ROH something.. because she just can’t catch a break. It’s over for her. the girl even eats a pin????? I just feel bad man? The match was alright nothing really too special.

  • Hoooshi

    I can’t believe Mickie James invented cutting promos, what an icon.

    I hope this leads to a title reign, she deserves it and she is a fresh face in the title picture, she could have different feuds while Asuka remains busy with others until they clash (in my dreams it would be a WM).

    • Danny?

      Defos here for Asuka VS Mickie for the title at WreslteMania

      • Hoooshi

        They had one of the best Takeover matches, I would love to see they repeat it on a bigger stage.

        • Danny?

          Totally agree, it was amazing. I’d say the best women’s takeover match of 2016 for sure. Even though it was shorter than most takeover matches they still produced magic so to see it with more time would be phenomenal.

      • Joseph

        Nah i think its gonna be Asuka vs. Sasha vs. Bayley for the title at Mania.

      • ???

        This will be FRESH !! I really do hope we get Asuka vs Mickie at Wrestlemania, we NEED fresh faces there are alot of great women on the roster not just the 4HW .. Mickie and Asuka will be great !

    • That training bra bit was EVERYTHING

      • Jaded

        A woman body shaming another, classic.
        We’ve never seen that before. ?

        • Ya, but age shaming is OK.

        • John Finnie

          Yeah remember piggie james?? Now old lady… whos the one that is getting shamed here???

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  • CHarley

    LMAO
    Mickie has tough skin. Her exit was “Piggie James” and now shes “Mother Time” a smart move here would be Mickie dethroning Alexa so Asuka and her can dish it out from Mickies NXT return. It would be a classic woman vs the New age woman which could be a great program if done properly !

    WWE has the talent just needs better oxygen flow to creatives mind

    [I need to proofread b4 posting]

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      “Mother Time” I’m dead xD

  • HBIC

    this was easily the best women’s segment in a year

  • Allyn

    Come on mickie!!!!! She came through!!!!and looked stunning I was living for her ensemble? I hope this is a sign that the other women are finally getting some shine…..FINALLY!! And as far as that match goes…..yikes! I’m convinced that these matches on raw are thought up 5 minutes before they air, what a mess.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      I agree, Mickie looked better than ever. And her promo was balm for sore ears.

  • Exotic

    I’m ready for Mickie to end Alexa title reign and then Asuka. She deserves EVERYTHING. A living breathing legendary Goddess walking on our very own earth, WOW we are not worthy to be blessed with such presence.

  • GEO

    I’m so happy that Mickie is getting this push. It feels like I’m reliving the good ol WWE and TNA days and that segment was FIRE. I really do hope the youngin’s start popping for Mickie, because she is a living wrestling legend. As far as Sasha, Bayley and the rest go, I do hope they get storylines or something to help rebuild their characters. Other than that OMG MICKIE LOOKED HOTT LAST NIGHT!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/29e07818f142c4f5f43856ce49cf5a4ad18f12e4acfd41e229dceaec42b06f2b.gif

    • Iteaseutouch

      SHE LOOKS GORGEOUS

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    • Jaded

      At least Alexa’s boobs are real can’t say the same for oldie James

      • Mitch Petrone

        It’s a script homie she’s not actually hating on Alexa’s tits.

      • John Finnie

        At least the oldie can have great matches & is great on the mic Alexa can only be carried to a good match

        • Welchy

          Well she’s 20 years in, your comparing that to someone who started in 2013.

      • erickie.

        Shut up bitch

        • Jaded

          Shut up dog

  • Danny?

    YAS MICKIE COME ALL THE WAY THROUGH!!!! Things Mickie did: THAT! Hopefully Mickie wins the title at TLC and faces a few women until she clashes with Asuka at WrestleMania for the title. Either that or she loses to Alexa in some dirty fashion and then later is the one to dethrone Asuka and take the title from her instead.

    As for the tag match… what a hot ass mess! The booking is all over the place, Pam & Sasha show some tension in the backstage segment and then are all smiley besties when the get to the ring two minutes later. Also Emma eating the pin was just a NO.

    • Aye Mate

      They’ve stalled so long on the Bayley/Sasha feud that by the time it all materialises it’s going to be difficult for people to care as much as they should.

      • Danny?

        Agreed, I don’t particularly care for it at this point cause Pam just ain’t cutting it anymore. I say move Sasha to SD and have her go heel against Naomi in a long intense feud.

        • Aye Mate

          Sasha being denied what she does best is a shame and a missed opportunity. Heel Sasha is money for days.

          • Danny?

            Heel Sasha gave me life but her face character is becoming stale as all hell, it’s pretty much run it’s course at this point.

          • Joseph

            Its not hard to say Bayley anyways i expect Bayley, Sasha, Charlotte and Becky to be one show and have both Bella Twins on the other in 2018.

  • Aye Mate

    RAW provided a sliver of optimism amid all the headfuckery booking choices within its women’s division this year. Mickie James has always been a multi-faceted performer, often denied the opportunity to really flex her talents, and here she proved that she’s not one to be slept on. She’s been wrongfully overlooked since returning to WWE. The premise to the promo was garbage (oh yay, the woman we previously fat-shamed now gets to be age-shamed – soulless millennial style!) but Alexa and Mickie made it their own and delivered some great character chemistry. Mickie becoming the division’s top babyface couldn’t have arrived at a more opportune time because…

    … it’s time to remove Sasha Banks and Bayley from TV altogether. For the time being, that is. The increasing rejection from the crowds is becoming unignorable; utilising them while prolonging the lack of character development is just going to corrode their careers completely. Asuka’s on her way and Nia Jax is stepping it up each week, so there’s not a lack starpower while they recharge their batteries. It’s a sorry sight for two performers who were easily seen as main event stars just two years ago, but that’s kind of the beauty of what Alexa Bliss was berating the fans for: too busy thinking about what lies ahead instead of appreciating what we had to begin with.

    • Izzy4lw

      I will always say that Mickie James was the best all around talent the Women’s Division had (along with Melina) post- GE; She is a great wrestler, she is great on the mic, and she is drop dead gorgeous. Since she’s come back, her talents have been overlooked and she’s been kept away from the main event scene even though she is the most decorated woman of the last 20 years or so barring Trish, and I am praying that management finally opens their eyes to see exactly what Mickie can do – She can keep up with Alexa on the mic, and she’s an incredible wrestler who can get the crowd invested.

      My only spot of uncertainty is that Mickie James isn’t known for being able to carry lesser women to a good match. She’s certainly capable, but she REALLY shines when facing an opponent of equal skill. Still though, this is a feud I could get behind (and that honestly should have happened eons ago given their characters’ history)

      And yes, sadly Sasha and Bayley need to go off of TV for awhile if they are to remain babyfaces. Between the horrible booking and lack of character growth, the crowds have turned on them, so they need to go back and allow some time to pass before being introduced again. Let the crowd miss them.

      • Aye Mate

        Mickie James has great wrestling talent but she’s not a ring general like, say, Natalya. But to be honest, there isn’t really many excuses for someone who HAS to be carried through a match: you’re either ready for prime time or you’re not. Alexa Bliss is a four time champion, her days of having to be carried should effectively be behind her. It ain’t on Mickie or anyone else if she can’t keep up.

        TNA drew out the potential that WWE ignored in Mickie. She was in many ways the go-to girl during her first run in WWE; successful, but creatively misused after the initial angle with Trish Stratus. Her TNA run proved she could be a huge presence, she provided career peak matches and promos. That’s the sort of thing which we should be seeing from her second run in addition to putting over the newer, less experienced girls. While Bayley and Sasha are rested, Mickie’s the perfect choice to groom as the division’s leading heroine.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      Your comments are always so insightful and true.
      I’ve got nothing to add to that.

  • A?.

    Emma should’ve pinned Bayley or Sasha to build more tension between them. How long are they going to take until one of them turns heel? They always tease but it leads to nothing. Also, I find it funny how Nia is an unstoppable dominant force at PPVs, but next night on Raw she’s treated like a boring joke with 3 moves.

    Anyways, the segment between Alexa and Mickie was amazing, I’m happy for Mickie!

  • Victoria&Melina19

    Hopefully Mickie gets the push she deserves. She looking good tho she hasn’t aged.
    It made no sense for Emma and Nia to lose. Sasha or Bayley should have lost and one of them to take the pin so the feud can finally start to form.
    Uno Bayley/Sasha situation I feel like WWE doing this on purpose so when the feud finally comes ppl wouldn’t care. Cos quite frankly I stopped caring for a feud between them two for months since they wanted to drag it out.

    It can go either way. Either Bayley turns heel since she’s been getting booed lately or Sasha which we all want but whoever turns heel it doesn’t even matter because the booking always messes everything up.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      Like Ursula the sea-witch said:”So sad, but true.”

    • Kessa Kez

      the sasha and bayley feud wont happen yet if they are supposedly meant to be teaming with charlotte and becky to face the other 4HW at survivor series.

  • MK126

    I didnt watch the match so im not gonna comment on it but that promo was everything both Mickie and Alexa needed. They played off each other well and their insults were at times hilarious. I think Mickie should beat Alexa for the title and then have Asuka attack Mickie at TLC after their match. TBH the only people really ready on RAW to face Asuka in a long feud i feel like are Mickie, Emma, Bayley and possibly Nia only because they’ve had matches with her before. If they really want to rebuild Bayley as the underdog she once was she’d continue her program with Asuka. As champ, Mickie could call out Asuka for her lack of respect towards her at NXT and upon her debut. Emma’s supposed to be Asuka’s first feud and Nia had her best singles matches with Asuka. Im sure Sasha will make magic with Asuka but there has to be a serious storyline for it

  • Kiana Taylor

    “You’re an old lady” gurl that ain’t enough you gots to go there!!!! If it was me i would’ve been like”listen here hairy pussy rat faced ass hoe you ugly guacamole face looking bitch” this aint pg but y’all get it..and MY GIRL!!!! Mickieeeeeeee!!!! Bitch you did that but next time just mick kick a bitch https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/959bb4c39ec7fa54da145d152b4a1cdbd87d16b75ccb6219e21271cc2763c902.gif

    Now on to my other girl ms. Pamela davina rose https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4706b0b019d362b728b512c3051efae3fbd3e34c2ac54786c2e093df98bf4b42.jpg gurrrrrrlllll you betta come through with that rehearsed ass poorly executed promo, you did that shit tho sis and i see them boos are slowly disappearing, do yo shit girl

    Emma, gurl i feel sorry for you if the plans for your next feud is true, if they are true you, alicia, and summer gonna be some catering queens

    Sasha, just turn heel damn, go to sd or sum, cuz i can’t take it

    Nia,Im glad you good after that steel post spot, you shoulda beat enzo’s ass with braun

    Im done now, finna suck some dic- i mean eat some long hot dogs yep, that’s it

    • MK126

      ????? i cant stand you

    • Danny?

      Go OFF Miss Thing!!

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  • Don ?

    I was living for Alexa and Mickie’s promo last night. It was so refreshing I had to watch it again this morning. ? This is likely a filler feud, likely not, I’m just going to enjoy the show and savor the shine Mickie James is currently receiving. Seize this opportunity Mickie and do it for the Divas! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7a7cea1fc4f87139c0bd1cece094777ade0fba2d03c494b26ffa066c18e08f3a.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/576154ca25282e8b45557ad60081630d116a75a64ba34c3144fac690a7487fe8.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e77679951f8c9730149ba495c133fe652e48734de24833fe20466bcb4348e0c4.jpg

    • John Finnie

      Never mind doing it for the divas…. do it for the forgotten & the misused

  • The Earl of Lemongrab

    Whenever I see Bliss out of her ring gear I mostly find what she’s wearing boring, not bad per se but very bland. It’s always refreshing to see these ladies out of their ring gear but in Alexa’s case it’s the opposite.

    • Winter

      She’s always in a black suit

      • Welchy

        Lmao stop queen of darkness

  • Winter

    I’m very happy for Mickie, she really deserves this spotlight, she was really comfortable yesterday. However this is gonna be a filler feud to continue put over Alexa. I really want to se Mickie wrestlling with Sasha or Emma, but we are gonna see another mediocre match thanks to little miss blonde.
    The tag match was a mess, they already put Emma and Nia away of any interesting angle and Bayley or Sasha need to be heel, I’m bored seing Bayley with my girl, let Sasha shine on her own.

  • Kyle

    I like this Mickie is getting some spotlight but why do they have to use this “old lady” story? She’s not that old.

    • The Earl of Lemongrab

      Might’ve been better if Alexa called her a has been. Old lady is such a weird insult specially for Mickie

  • Wicked Bliss

    From Piggy James to Old Lady. They are giving Mickie feuds about physical appearance, which is somewhat relatable. But Mickie does not look old she must have drunk from fountain of youth.

    Mickie deserves the belt for that promo alone. And I’m all here for this feud. I hope they give Alexa and Mickie more promos together.

    • I said the same thing to myself but irl stuff like that be real & internet life. 20 somethings vs 30 somethings.

    • Jaded

      The botox is certainly working out fine for her.

    • John Finnie

      I know BUT i bet Askua Tamina Natalya wont get age shamed even though their is only 2-3 yrs between them all heel shayna blazler is 37yrs old & may have just signed

  • I can actually see them pulling a SDL and giving Mickie the title. I don’t think they want to immediately put the title on Asuka. Mickie could win the championship from Bliss at TLC. While Asuka has her match with Emma. Then after Asuka takes out Emma, Dana, Alicia and Nia (it’s all inevitable) She faces Mickie for the title. IF they were smart, Mickie would win the first time and drop it the 2nd title opportunity. In doing so, Mickie’s legacy is cemented in tying Trish for title reigns and ending Asuka’s god awful undefeated streak

  • Welchy

    Mickie queen dragged Alexa queen and ha lil ass titties omg they went off
    One of the best back and forth women promos in the past 10 years def.
    This what happens when you have TWO great mic workers.
    Alexa queen need to respect Mickie old ass and I wish she would’ve called her an “old b*tch” instead..really would’ve put the icing on the cake for me.
    The “old lady” thing felt kinda anti climatic as if she said something way worst.
    Anyways I hope Mickie actually wins the title..maybe not at TLC..but eventually definitely.
    She’s been paid dust for too long and it’s time for Lexi to take a back seat..especially with a wrestler like Asuka arriving.
    Hopefully their shit chemistry improves..comparing their RAW encounters with their SD, it seems like it has a bit.
    Either way looking forward to the match, and with this single promo..I’m looking forward to the feud too!

    • Don ?

      “Mickie queen dragged Alexa queen and ha lil ass titties” Hilarious! ??

    • The Wicked Bitch

      “Alexa queen need to respect Mickie old ass” I’m howling

  • Mickie queen finally got to speak up and remind them who’s the Queen Bee around there. She better take that title from Alexa, we need her as champ again.
    http://i.imgur.com/fZr0Eox.gif

  • I promised myself never to fall again for the “Omg Sasha is turning heel tonight!” teases. I broke that promise yesterday and was fooled once again.

    • conan_kun

      None of WWE Four Horsewomen turns heel until they finish feuding with MMA Four Horsewomen

      • Kessa Kez

        amen. finally someone gets it!!

  • Welchy

    Why Mickie look like she jumped out 2006 whew

  • Welchy

    Mickie aging like her daddy black

  • The funniest part about Mickie’s “training bra” comment is the fact that Alexa actually HAS implants.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/NIYbDsR0aDVeg/giphy.gif

  • As far as other match goes, boring and messy.

    Sasha and Bayley have lost all their momentum, Sasha needs to turn QUICKLY. I thought it would’ve been perfect match for WM but their characters can’t survive any longer, we need something fresh ASAP.

    Nia, poor Nia, she’s directionless again. Has a good story Alexa, gets a pop for dragging her, dominates the 5 way and back to the line here she goes. Same old, same old. She never wins when it counts.

    Emma is back where we all thought she would be. She was just at NM to make it fresh, otherwise that was it for her. Hoping she goes to SD.

    • Izzy4lw

      Im actually okay with Nia where she’s at IF this means Mickie is getting the push- we need more women in the main event scene who aren’t Nia, Sasha, or Bayley, and adding Mickie into the mix to remind people why she’s arguably the best pure talent since Trish Stratus is something I am completely down for. I would, however, put Nia in a dedicated feud with either Bayley, or add her to the championship picture (so long as Mickie wins the title in the end)

      • I’m perfectly fine with it too, as long as Mickie is not a filler. Alexa beat the whole division at NM and if she beats Mickie too then idek… it’d be pointless.

  • Mickie and Alexa both did great. It was a beautiful sight seeing Mickie get involved in a storyline with the champion, and actually winning the crowd. It wasn’t thunderous, but you have to start somewhere, and it was damn time Ms James reminds everyone of how good she is.

    This could be a nice little feud, if they are given the opportunity to make the most of it. And if WWE wants to protect Alexa from a loss at the hands of Asuka right away, why not put the title on Mickie for a short run, who could then drop it to Asuka? (if the plans are to put her directly in the title picture) I wouldn’t be against that idea.

  • BLKLTR05

    Missed the promo but caught the match. It was… ok for lack of a better word. Bayley was on fire with the crowd though! All of the others were meh in that aspect. When Sasha got the hot tag, the crowd just DIED and I felt so bad for her. It was glaringly obvious that the crowds are just as hot as ever for Bayley though.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      If you have the chance it’s definitely worth catching up on the promo. It was way better than the match, I really didn’t expect that.

  • I’m weak at the whole Mickie/Alexa segment, they both had good burns. The match was cool, but it wasn’t all that I really wanted to see or thought it would be

  • Welchy

    WOW

    Queen needs to start dressing like this on RAW so hoes can stop saying she can’t dress

    https://scontent-iad3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/p640x640/21984748_495037707548302_1391048634824392704_n.jpg

    • #FlairfortheGold

      Tbh I can’t believe they’d come for little things like her cloth and her hair just to show their hatred and bash her?

      • Welchy

        It’s still real to them lol

    • The Wicked Bitch

      Yes what I said. Our girl needs to spend more time with Maryse and learn from the best

  • #FlairfortheGold

    Mickie showing why she’s the all around BEST Women’s wrestler and Champion in recent memory. Going from complete obscurity to a compelling contender.. YASSSSS Mickie get that W to become the greatest Women’s Champ of all time!! The Raw Women’s division should be shook with the icon in Mickie and the legend Asuka being on the same brand!
    https://68.media.tumblr.com/4ccf7d76bbc8fb42af4f4ae11e56b38a/tumblr_omh9a3udzY1rmv1vdo1_400.gif

  • Pretty boring raw. The tag team match was almost unwatchable and segment while not terrible was only okay to me. I’m glad that Alexa and mickie feud seems to be personal. However I wonder why Sasha’s raw talk segment wasn’t used to fuel her feud with Alexa but Alexa’s talk segment was

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      “However, I do wonder why Sasha’s raw talk segment wasn’t used to fuel her feud with Alexa but Alexa’s talk segment was.”
      It was too good that they changed their mind I guess…

  • Joseph

    The Young Cocky Heel vs. The Ageless Face Veteran thats Pro-Wrestling booking 101 right there.

  • trishlita721

    How can the reviewer say Mickie’s era was “dire” it is 100 times better than this era!!

    • Joseph

      The Workrate keyword Workrate has been way better over the last three years then it was 10 years ago.

      • trishlita721

        Noway the women were amazing back then.

        • Joseph

          Name a 4 star match with the women from 10 years ago?

          • Izzy4lw

            Well now that’s just reaching…

            Melina Vs Beth Phoenix I quit match
            Melina Vs Michelle McCool at the Bash
            Mickie James Vs Beth Phoenix 4-18 Raw
            Beth Phoenix vs Melina Vs Mickie Judgement day
            Melina Vs Beth royal rumble
            Victoria Vs Mickie James checklist match

            And that was with restrictions in place. Had they had the freedom to really cut loose like they have now, Michelle/Mickie/Melina/Beth could have torn the roof off on a consistent basis.

          • Joseph

            See the problem is i don’t i don’t remember of those matches.

          • Izzy4lw

            But I do- most of those were from memory. It’ll be the same with this generation of women. If there’s two matches people MAY remember, it’ll be Charlotte/Sasha in a cell, and the elimination match to crown the inaugural women’s champion. The rest of the matches are okay, but won’t be remembered a decade from now. From the Mickie era, the matches that always get mentioned are the I quit match and Mickie VS Trish wrestlemania 2006, which holds the distinction of Being arguably the best women’s storyline ever.

          • Joseph

            2007 was still the glory era of Ring of Honor so i was so into that in 2007. I was at almost every ROH in NYC show that year. TNA was still good and not shit, Shimmer i was following, Pro-Wrestling NOAH as well.

          • Mase Will

            Girl how you don’t remember those matches maybe you just didn’t see them. All of those matches I remember watching in my dad’s living room every Monday lol

          • Joseph

            Well first off I’m guy and also i can’t remember every match in Pro-Wrestling history thats too much work.

          • Danny?

            Michelle VS Melina NOC 2009
            Mickie VS Michelle TLC 2009
            They two were both amazing matches as well.

          • Joseph

            Talking 2007 not 2009.

          • Danny?

            Fair enough, still during Mickie’s era regardless

          • Womensor

            Actually, in an interview, Michelle or Melina, I can’t remember, said Wwe tell them they couldn’t use dangerous moves (like the DDT Michelle hit on Melina in the barricade). They were limited. I would love to see Beth, McCool, Melina, Mickie, Gail and Natalya in a ladder match.

          • Organization XIII

            Michelle said it about their NOC match

          • Kessa Kez

            melina vs michelle mccool at 2009 night of champions is one of the best matches of that period. for ‘womens wrestling’ that was a 4 star match.

          • Joseph

            LOL That match was nowhere near 4 stars even in 2009.

        • Izzy4lw

          Not necessarily- the women weren’t given time and were held back in what they could do in the Mickie/Melina/Beth/McCool era, which is a shame because they could have been incredible if invested in, but they weren’t. When you compare the matches now to then, now wins because of the sheer freedom they have in the ring. Not saying that the four I mentioned weren’t absolute stars because they were, but the climate for women’s wrestling at the time was too restrictive to really gauge against the freedom women have now.

  • Mase Will

    I’m so happy to see Mickie James back in the spotlight. She deserves this so much and that promo was everything ! Raw had been boring lately but Mickie and Alexa killed that promo I laughed so hard at the training bra. Mickie James should have one more reign I’m here for it

  • Would love for Mickie to win the title.

  • Mauricio Cordova

    The way I see things are that with Asuka coming to RAW in a couple of weeks, they need to build some strong characters to make them look like a real deal for someone like Asuka! I mean, with Asuka’s work in NXT we already know and fans know and even WWE knows that someone like Dana would lose to Asuka, as well as Foxy. That’s why I think they’ve been pushing every woman to look strong, for example, Emma and Mickie. Nia has been on fire lately, Bayley’s return is something they needed, Sasha is already a top star and Alexa is the champ. They want to put every woman on the same level. Why? Because if they do that, Asuka would have more “real competition” on RAW.

  • Liam’

    You know what Mickie James is the one reason that I became a huge fan of women’s wrestling. I’m happy that she is FINALLY being recognised for her endless success. I was so so pissed at WWE for the way they treated her all those years back, and I hope this “Old” bs isn’t the same situation.

    Hopefully Mickie becomes champion again and I’d actually like to see hints of her psycho character…she can go head on with Asuka. Play mind games and end her streak because if it’s going to be on RAW Mickie, imo is the women to do so. To me it’s more believable.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      I used to not like Mickie between 2007 and 2009 because she would beat all my favorites, I stared to like her more on SD and later in TNA. I like her the most since her return to SDL.
      And I agree that she needs to be pushed as she has a lot to offer and give back to the division.
      Her mic skills are awesome and she’s better than ever inside the ring.

      It would be a nice touch to see hints of her psycho character. I loved her taunt where she would be on her knees, bene backwards and scream.

      Not sure if I wanna see her end Asuka’s streak though as I think a less established star like Emma or someone from NXT etc. would benefit more from it.

      • Liam’

        Haha it’ll be good if Mickie could delve into the psycho bits. If she is pitted against Asuka I hope she can go head in like Ember and not be buried.

        I use to hate Beth until I grew up and realised the reality of wrestling lol I appreciate them all heel or baby face.

        • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

          True, psycho bits would add some extra flavor. Specially since Asuka seems slightly off the rockers herself.
          I agree, if Mickie vs Asuka happens, Mickie needs to look strong.

          Haha same, nowadays I appreciate most competitors in the women’s division.

  • ???

    DAMN Mickie just roasted the shit out of Alexa LOOOOOOOOL !!!!!

    Seriously why they haven’t done this to Mickie ever since the beginning?

    I’m all for the new talents to shine, but Mickie is a LEGEND she needs a recognition not to be a jobber or just “filler” !!

    When her song hits no one react but her with her experience in mic skills she made them react by force .. GIVE HER THE TITLE ONE MORE TIME!!

  • wwepassion

    I’m gonna need the fans to respect Mickies career, like that silence needs to stop. She needs to win the title off of Alexa because that way wwe will be forced to keep her relevant and on TV every night. The other girls were just in a pointless match. So pointless.

  • Alexa was dragging Mickie lmao & Mickie got her right together, I loved this segment. The best we had in a while. Glad my queen getting her deserved attention.
    The tag match was cute or whatever.

  • Kat Love

    If Alexa was in the AE or Ruthless Aggression Era would her mic skills be top rate?

    • DivaFactz

      Nah, Alexa can’t carry a promo by herself and because Alexa constantly repeats herself and never says anything new. She’s only best when going against someone. I think the only women who mix skills will survive in that era is Mickie and possibly Charlotte… maybe lol but definitely mickie

      • Welchy

        Alexa has carried promos by herself numerous times lol, shall I get the receipts?

    • Welchy

      Duh lol

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Of course… And she would be much better than most. I don’t see that much people ahead of her during this era. Alexa’s mic work is sensational and should not be doubted. It has its flaws but she’s great.

    • Typical Heel

      Yes, excellent mic skills is excellent mic skills, that hasnt changed, only the quality of the wrestling aspect has changed…

  • The Wicked Bitch

    Me when Legend James was doing the dragging but then I remembered who tf she was dragging
    https://media.tenor.com/images/ed895f8108ff1751c3dc3347c0aeb5f8/tenor.gif

  • The Wicked Bitch

    Real talk right now. Imma need Lexi to stop dressing up like she shops at Forever 21 and START serving looks like this more often. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44d962810cde8641ad229c6cbd49911113eb93b5ef217d76ce0f4de58b8cebab.jpg

    • Welchy

      Sexy queen wow I’m straight suddenly

      • The Wicked Bitch

        Same

  • Match of Year Maker

    Mickie James a real deserving Hall of Fame member without a doubt. A truly gem and an Icon of his generation.

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    There’s just something about Mickie that really makes you want to root for her! So glad she got that pop when she said her name.

  • Cabbyhighs

    Lmfao mickie said no comeback for you tonight ?? she slapped that bitch like Trish slapped Jericho at mania… I loved how geniue this felt. Mickie, was playing no games!! That Powhatan was coming out of her real strong! Can WWE just put the title on mickie now.

  • conan_kun

    Remember Sasha remains unpinned in single and tag matches for one year after she moves to main roster so will Asuka last this long on Raw.

    • Organization XIII

      Sasha was also off TV for 2-3 months on & off

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    Mickie’s promo was good and very enjoyable. It was nice to hear something different for a change, since we usually hear the same jabber-jabber.
    Also Mickie looked fierce on Raw and her kick in those heel looked flawless.
    I really would like to see Mickie booked as a serious competitor again.

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    The tag match wasn’t bad but it wasn’t too memorable.
    I would’ve liked for Emma to get the pin and for Bayley to cost her team the match.

  • raw was fantastic i loved the mickie segment

  • Women’s Revolution

    Mickie James comes from an forgotten era, which explains the crowd reaction. There are few loyal fans of hers and I’m just glad she’s getting her time to shine after being mismanaged since her return. It sucks her mini feud with Becky Lynch didn’t deliver.

    She served looks and reminded little Miss Bliss that she still got it.

    Sasha Banks and Bayley are slowly but surely are falling apart. The question is who will be the heel? I prefer Sasha Banks given history and Bayley can be redeemed in the fans eyes.

  • Organization XIII

    I was so here for this segment. The back & forth was refreshing because we don’t usually get that amongst the women. The match wasn’t memorable & I didn’t see the point in Bayley & Sasha winning. The heels should’ve picked up the victory here. RAW was off to the right start with the backstage segment between Sasha & Bayley but they dropped the ball per usual

  • John Finnie

    Mickie got a good reaction during her promo & it got better when she said shes a 6x champ etc
    Mickie is far to good to be a filler feud till Askua appears. If this is filler then emma should have had this time & Mickie could have been Askuas first real toe to toe fued.
    I will say it Alexa is NOT the women Askua should face for the title she may not be able to bring the best out of Askua leave that to MJ,Emma,Sasha, even Bayley…..just not Alexa

  • erickie.

    They give Chris Jericho, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, John Cena and all these part-timers the title. Give another legend who is there each and every week waiting for her chance the title that she deserves. The full package SLAYICKIE JAMES

  • Nathan

    About time Mickie was treated like a star and given a push. That promo by the 2 girls was pretty good!
    I can’t remember who said it but I read a post about a returning summer planting seeds in Bayley to turn heel on Sasha much like she did with Sasha in NXT and I thought that was a good idea. Although I’d also be happy with her coming back and reminding Sasha and the two of them reunite. I feel that could help Bayley get over to if they target her for sashas “downfall” and “irelivence”.
    Poor Nia. She has had some pretty crappy booking. It seems everytime she does good in a match they don’t capitalise and just let it fizzle out. Give her the Braun Stroman treatment and make her a legit threat.
    Emma was good as always. I’d like her to become champ soon.

    • conan_kun

      I hope the next sequence of Raw title holders is Alexa to Mickie to Emma to Asuka to Nia.

  • jbrizzy

    I loved the promo. So happy that are finally using Mickie James instead treating her like jobber trash. But somebody please tell me what makes Alexa a goddess? They need to save that nickname for Mandy Rose

  • Akira Tsubasa

    Mickie is one of my all time favorite wrestler. Finally the spotlight is coming back on her. What i think is the problem with her booking is that until now people is seeing her with respect for all that she has done, which is amazing, but they aren’t seeing for what she can do now. Even when people say “give her one more title”. Give her multiple title runs. She’s still wrestling like everybody else. She don’t have a lighter schedule, she’s traveling like everybody else, she’s not a former wrestler who came back and make appearances. She has a full time legit contrac.
    Charlotte had 5 championships in one and a half year. Alexa 4 in 1 year. Why Mickie should have only one more title? She has a contrac like the other women so if anyone should tied with Trish and even pass her and have multiple titles more is Mickie. Shen deserve matchs with stipulations, be treated with same opportunity as the other top female because she can easily go back to the top. When she is the ring you can easily hear children cheer for her, with the right booking can be the top babyface again. Last RAW show that the audience can back her up. Stop focusing in what she has done and see what she does now because she’s still doing her thing. And is amazing at it.

    Ps: Give her merchandise!

  • Typical Heel

    I really needed her to call her an “old bitch” not an “old lady”, great segment but that particular line was too PG for me lol

    • Welchy

      Same

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    The promo was good…minus all of that build up just for Alexa to call her an “old lady” (really?) and the post promo scrap looked kind of weird.

    This would have been great if this were Mickie’s reintroduction to the main roster all those months ago. Are we supposed to forget, though, that Alexa has beaten Mickie a few times already…in pretty average matches? I’m sure the writers think that people forget, but that takes away the entire buzz about a potential match.

    Given that, what has Mickie done to step to the front of the line all of a sudden? I guess we’re using the fact that she hasn’t lost to Alexa LATELY as her title match cash-in coin?

    The writer’s need to stop booking title match after title match and actually build a story around these women.

    • Dr. Tomee ???????????

      When people say Alexa Bliss vs Mickie James they literally only remember that one terrible tag match on Smackdown, so TBH they really did forget their matches on raw.

      • Welchy

        It was for the best.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    I really really hope Mickie is able to beat Alexa for that 7th reign so she is able to be a role model for the more middle aged woman to outperform the young fresh face.

  • jim

    Alexa Bliss and Mickie james both are old hags that should retire to old people home.

    • Welchy

      And what are you?

      • jim

        Welchy,What are you?

    • Welchy

      I’m guessing you wearing a training bra sis if you consider 26 & 38 old hags.