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Last week, we saw a shift in the RAW women’s division with Mickie James making a big impression and moving up the food chain. This week, we’ll see if she can maintain her position at the front of the line for the RAW Women’s Championship. Also, what about the rest of the women? There’s still unrest amongst the division as each woman jockeys for position…

First up, we see Mickie James backstage walking past Emma and Alicia Fox – whom are giggling together. They tell Mickie that she’s been left a gift in her dressing room, which turns out to be a walking zimmer frame. Clearly annoyed, Mickie throws it and heads right to who she thinks gave her the unwanted ‘gift’. She bolts to RAW Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss’ dressing room… only for Nia Jax to answer the door instead (I guess they’re friends now? After all that… really?). She tells Mickie that if she wants to get to Alexa, then she needs to go through her first. Mickie accepts the challenge and the first match for the night is set, Mickie James will take on Nia Jax in singles action.

Before the match, Alexa Bliss joins ringside and views the match. Much like their other encounters, it’s a bit of a one-sided affair with Nia Jax dominating most of the match. Each time Mickie musters up some striking offence, she gets knocked right down. It’s only until the very end of the match when it seems that the tide of the match will change, when Mickie manages to hit a tornado DDT from the top turnbuckle. Mickie attempts to go for the pin, but Alexa runs in to break up the pin. She throws Mickie out of the ring as the referee calls for the disqualification finish.

Alexa attempts to cause more damage to Mickie, but ends up getting thrown into the ring barricade! Nia is still too dazed to defend her friend (I guess they’re friends now) and Mickie has a smile on her face as she’s one-upped the Champion.

Backstage, Charly Caruso (slightly dressed like a tribute to Ivory in the Right To Censor) interviews Mickie, who says that she’d love the chance to become the RAW Women’s Champion. Coincidentally, RAW General Manager Kurt Angle walks by and reveals that Mickie James will challenge Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship at Tables, Ladders and Chairs!

Later on in the night, we’re treated to another tag match with besties Sasha Banks and Bayley taking on the team of Emma and… Alicia Fox! During an entrance ident, Emma mentions that she’s teaming with someone who appreciates how she started the women’s revolution. Thing is, the fact that these two appeared earlier on in the episode ruined the surprise… if it was meant to be one? Either way, I’m glad to see Foxy is out to join our Australian stunner.

This tag match takes a more traditional approach with both of the faces looking strong before the break, but then with heels working over Sasha Banks for the majority of the match. Sasha seems to pick up a tough knock to her jaw which causes her mouth to bleed throughout the match. The match works its way up to the inevitable hot tag from Bayley who runs through her usual signature offence.

Alicia takes the brunt of the damage and reaches out to tag Emma. However, Emma jumps off the apron and rejects the tag. A confused Alicia looks on as Emma walks away wanting nothing to do with her. Bayley sees the opportunity and nails a Bayley-to-belly for the victory! Bayley checks on Sasha, while Alicia looks on annoyed at Emma.

We are also treated to another Asuka promo, this time featuring comments from the likes of Bayley, Carmella and Charlotte Flair talking about how dominant she has been. She’s coming guys, just a couple weeks to go!

Finally, all the women on the RAW roster (including Dana Brooke) join Dana Warrior, wife of Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior, in awarding custom RAW Women’s Championship title belts to breast cancer survivors Dianne Primavera, Julie Zaveral and Sherri Goldstein.

Thoughts: If I’m honest, tonight’s action really bored me – and the main parts that caused that was the in-ring content. Now, we all know how far the WWE have come with allocating time to the women and being treated to 2 decent length matches and a backstage segment was nothing but a dream a couple years ago. However, I felt that both matches really dragged and it just made me think back to the Golden Era.

As someone who became a fan in that period, the women had half the time that the women get now, but they used all of that time to their advantage. I felt that all that action we got tonight, could have been shaved by a good 15 minutes. The Nia/Mickie match was very drawn out and I’m slowly noticing that Nia is more of a ‘big show player’, since her PPV work is miles more interesting than her weekly TV work. Mickie perked up with strikes and offence so many times in that match, that when she did finally get the upper hand the crowd were drained out. Same thing goes for the tag match, the heels were working on Sasha for so long that the crowd just drained.

Now, I’m definitely not discrediting these girls as workers, since we know that they are more than capable of using that time properly. These are small weekly matches that we’ll probably forget after a couple months, but it really credits girls like Trish Stratus, Victoria or Molly Holly who had half the time, but still managed to tell that same story. If they are going to give the women more time, then I’d just like to see a little more umph added to these weekly matches as they are slowly going for the samey-feel tag matches – which are slowly going to be detrimental to the division. Since there are a lot of active women in the division at the moment, they are running a real risk if they continue to throw everyone in these matches just to get them on TV.

In regards to storyline development, it is a bit annoying to see Mickie James being poked at for something personal, but I guess it is better than another ‘this is my dream’ storyline. Also, seeing Alicia get involved was nice to see (especially after reading that article saying that she’s embarrassed about her career), but I would have loved if she had gone psycho and had an outburst that she’s known for. Mickie is shining on RAW, and Natalya is champ on Smackdown – Foxy deserves her chance like those veterans!

Here’s to hoping Mickie VS Alexa spices up a bit, I’m annoyed that Nia and Alexa are now friends again but hopefully this adds a strong dynamic for Mickie to become the underdog babyface she’s known for. As for the other floaters, it’s interesting to see if they have a plan for Alicia/Emma but for now it kind of just seemed like a way for Sasha and Bayley to get on TV…

Did you enjoy last night’s matches? Are you happy Mickie is taking on Alexa at TLC? What did you think of Emma turning on Alicia? You know what to do in the comments section!

  • George

    I’m loving Mickie vs Alex feud.
    That DDT was sick!!

  • We were campaigning for Alicia to get a push, but what does she get? A chance to be a becky’s flunkie. Next week she’ll probably job to her boring ass.

    • 3???????

      Not Becky ?

  • BLKLTR05

    That Mickie vs Nia match was all sorts of boring and no fault of Miss Mickie since she tried to do so many things but No Sell Nia just kept sandbagging her. At least towards the end, coincidentally the part that the WWE uploaded, was when things finally started to get better and the way Mickie managed to get Nia down was awesome. That DDT looked pretty good but again, could have been better if Nia had sold it properly instead it just looked like a reverse bulldog.

    The Tag Match was better only because there were so many participants in there that know what they are doing but it is definitely time for Bayley to get a new finisher. She’s no longer known as the hugger. That is to say being a hugger isn’t her defining characteristic anymore so she needs to change her finisher accordingly.

    • MK126

      Nia sold that DDT like when she ran through the barricade. She just faceplanted and laid there ???

      • Mr. What

        That always her MO.

        • MK126

          She just makes it hard to cheer for her lol

  • TAYNARA CUNTI.

    Emma literally has no qualities aside from her in-ring skills. She’s so boring to watch tbh.

    • Mr. What

      Well they got rid of the dynamic of her and Dana. Dana was mic skill and charismatic Emma was ring skills. Now they both floating to nothingness.

      • Mark?

        They’re boring and bland together and apart. They are like the weird loser girls at school.

    • Jo9834

      LMAO @ your name! loving it and Taynara of course.

      Emma is super talented, its her booking that makes her look mediocre. She’s head and shoulders above a lot of the division as far as her work rate, we’ll just never see that. I think her bringing up Billie and Peyton to form a stable would be epic. But Peyton is a star all on her own really.

      • TAYNARA CUNTI.

        Both of the girls from her country are more entertaining despite them being in NXT and all.

    • Jaded

      She is a beautiful woman with a banging body who is good in the ring.

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Mess of match…. The golden era comment section was something I wanna stress. It’s the generation they’re lazier Nia moves like she has no where to be Alexa should’ve at least done commentary rather than that Ill timed ass finish …. I tell ya Sasha really is a great her matches w/Nia >> vs anyone elses matches with Nia… But anyway y’all keep stanning those girls in the main event so your getting it … Sashas playing way too nice with bayely … It’s getting good lol

    • Mike

      I’ve been thinking this for the longest! The golden era would have like 5 minutes yet they new how to use that time so well… nowadays the girls get double that yet just be coasting smh

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Especially Nia bliss Carmella Emma Alicia Becky hell Nattie they’re all underperforming if you ask me which is why we have to rely so much on Sasha

        • Mike

          I would take Alicia out that just cause Alicia only has like 4 moves she uses so she doesn’t drag too much but yea Becky be disappointing me the most cause ik she can do so much more smh. Sasha need to update her moveset soon though

          • GOD STRATUS•

            She has she added the shining wizard and hasn’t done the double knees in the corner on forever.

          • Mike

            Right right… they just misuse her so much smh

          • TAYNARA CUNTI.

            She’s the fourth most decorated woman in history, tied with Lita and Beth. Far from misused. If anything she’s the most pushed woman in the past year or so aside from Asuka.

          • Jaded

            Becky has about four moves too.
            Let’s see…
            The Becky plex she does about 20 times per match
            The elevated corner kick
            The missile drop kick (she hardly ever uses Now)
            And her submissions.
            Did I miss anyone?

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Becky is terrible in my book.

          • Jaded

            Sasha throws in new moves once in a while, I think her move set is OK.

      • Jaded

        And everyone had an identity. Now they are so bland .
        From same outfit, same move set, no known mission.
        Today Nia hates Alexa, tomorrow they are best friends, it is getting ridiculous.

    • Jaded

      The Match was truly a mess.

  • If we forget the fact that Nia playing bodyguard again doesn’t make any kind of sense, i’m partially satisfied with where the things seem to be going. On one hand we have a rather uninspired storyline about how an not-old women is “old”, but on the other… that’s at least a storyline I guess. If anything, the crowd seems to be picking up and actually reacting to Mickie a bit more. It’s also nice to see someone get the best of Alexa. This is how you build an effective babyface: by making it look like they can actually outsmart and beat the bad guy.

    The match in itself was nothing extraordinary, but Mickie still managed to garther decent reaction when fighting back. The DDT was beautiful. Alexa was at ringside, hopefully she took some notes.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      The fact that you have to forget something in order for it to be good

    • Mr. What

      Nia and Bliss friendship shouldn’t exist. Nia turn on Bliss even squash her in the ring. Now they all buddy buddy again which make no sense. Bliss needed a sidekick just have Fox. Don’t try go back to something when already done or position that been beating to death. I’m getting tired of Nia being bodyguard or announcer saying she dominating but playing second fiddle to a girl you SQUASH! I’m tired of this.

    • Jaded

      We heard different crowds I guess.
      The Crowd I heard last night were totally silent

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Totally

  • Mike

    Mickie really can sell when she’s being dominated by a “monster” really made me remember why I fell in love with her back in the day. Loved her she’s really shining on Raw. Interested to see if this leads to Emma and Dana reuniting. As for Sasha and Bayley I really don’t care if they feud or not it’s too late at this point, unless Bayley turns on Sasha instead which then leads to a Sasha underdog story where she overcomes Asuka at Mania.

  • I don’t see another purpose to these random tag matches than a way for the company to build Bayley back up again. This match and last week’s felt like they were very much about her and not Sasha. I doubt Emma giving up on Alicia will lead to anything more than a quick match between the two next week.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Per usual we needs Sasha’s star power to get those other girls back in order

      • Welchy

        screaming

  • MK126

    Nia girl what is you doing? You showed out during No Mercy and now you’re back to just bulldozing your opponents down and trapping them in bear hugs. She barely sold that DDT and then awkwardly ended up standing in the middle of the ring after Alexa got her ass kicked. Speaking of… CAN WE PLEASE DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY’RE FRIENDS OR NAH cause im tired of this whole “frenemies” thing they keep pushing. I wouldn’t befriend someone after they dropped me from way in the air, did their finisher on me and then challenged me to a singles match a week before our ppv match. This booking is bullshit but Mickie is finally getting her opportunity that should have been given to her right from the beginning. TBH she should have returned on RAW and attacked Charlotte/Sasha/Bayley cause i dont remember who was champ at the time and then had a singles match at WM but anyway…

    • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

      I think Nia needs to be humbled. She thinks because she is “not like most girls” that she’s this awesome force or something.

      She is a LAZY worker. Her only standouts to me ever were both her shots at the women’s title at WM and recently No Mercy. She shows out when she’s involved in more meaningful moments, but does nothing on Raw.

  • Mr. What

    The whole Bliss and Nia relationship is the worst. Sorry to say this but Nia and Eva Marie relationship was better. They played it much better this just horrible. Creative team blame this dynamic.

  • conan_kun

    WWE is killing Nia with too much inconsistent booking. A few weeks ago she finally turned on Alexa, when Nia finally getting over with great showing at No Mercy, she looks like such a geek for aligning with Alexa again without explanation and delivering another sloppy performance against Mickie. This inconsistency makes us can’t buy Nia as a monster heel
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  • Danny?

    Queen Mickie looked great as usual obviously & I’m so happy she’s getting a title match, she just better win. Was so nice to see Foxy but I hate that she had to lose. That’s it the rest was trash but at least the Mickie/Alexa feud is going somewhere. This Nia/Alexa relationship is a bloody MESS & it just makes Nia look like an absolute idiot.

  • DivaLicious?

    I’m just enjoying my girl Mickie thick James for the moment ? Finally she is being used. I hope the crowd gives her a bigger reaction soon too. But I’m liking this feud here though.

    The tag match I didn’t really care for. Maybe because it featured Alicia foxx who has not been used in anything important since being the Bella twins janitor in that women’s revolution feud back then.

    We all know WWE is gonna feed Emma to auska sooner than later. Her career is pretty much non existent right now. She deserves better. But we know Vince don’t see her as a top female talent, just like he don’t see summer Rae as such. Emma is better off going to NJW or being a instgram model, that seems to be working for a lot of girls *coughs

    Bayley & Sasha is direction less simple as that. Sasha can’t ever seem to get it done. And cringly is just being cringly.

    • Michael Max

      I mean, Fox was on 205 live, feuded with Banks and Jax even if she came out on the wrong end she still has done more stuff since the brand split since the Bella stuff

  • Jo9834

    The author of this redux hit the nail on the head with their comparison to the golden era days . You would have 10-20 hard hitting moves in a 3 minute match between Trish and Victoria whereas now, you’d be lucky to get a few. Mickie flopping all around the mat and Nia running into her was pretty much how this entire match went, and way too long at that.

    Also i’ve noticed how sloppy the transitions from move to move are, it takes away from the match for me in a big way.

    The tag match wasn’t much better. BORING is the word that comes to mind. NO ONE wants to see an Emma and Foxy feud ever, how can you make us care about characters you haven’t cared about in years?.

    ON THE PLUS SIDE, Mickie’s storyline is awesome and unexpected, I know its personal etc but thats what makes me so invested, the acting and segments have been on point and the crowd is reacting to each thing beautifully! Well done to the WWE on that.

  • Don ?

    Off topic: I learned today that I passed my Nursing NCLEX examination. I’m officially a Registered Nurse! ^-^ ?????
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f475317f519ec079bf950972da6da61ea92759257fe50268453aa41fdf460d0b.gif

    Anyways, I found RAW okay last night. The length of both women’s matches were my biggest gripes. I’m thankful the women are given more in-ring time nowadays, but some matches aren’t meant to be overly drawn out and have a commercial break in between. If Nia vs Mickie were to end in DQ I feel the match could have been shaved maybe 1.5-2 minutes and the tag-team match especially was unnecessarily long. I found it boring. Divas matches from the 2000s usually lasted 4-5 minutes, but still left you feeling fulfilled (well to me at least ?). The Divas seemed to know how to work with their time making things as entertaining as possible.

    I found the backstage segment with Mickie, Nia, Alexa and the rest pretty cool. It was something different. It was reminiscent of a SvR RTWM with Mickie James roaming backstage and the confrontations with Nia, Emma and Mickie. They tried something different. I appreciate it.

    The middle blonde woman in the Breast Cancer Survivors segment resembles Abbey Laith in the face. ?

    • Aye Mate

      Congratulations ?

      • Don ?

        Thank you! ??

    • Jaded

      Congrats my dear.

      • Don ?

        Thank you!

    • ???

      Congratulations!! I hope you’ll enjoy and do good !!

    • Exotic

      Congrats!!

  • I didn’t like Mickie vs Nia and how they put Nia and Alexa back just like that. So much for Nia wanting to make her own opportunities smh…

  • But the Mickie story is great, I loved Emma and Alicia’s inclusions and then the way they lost progressed something, I hope they follow it up. Don’t know what they’re doing with Bayley and Sasha but I hope a turn is happening soon. Sasha is stale.

  • The Earl of Lemongrab

    All women’s entances for 2k18! Alicia and Summer looks fantastic!
    https://youtu.be/g9hZx7xCAnE

    • Aye Mate

      For the most part thumbs up.

      But man did Nia and Tamina get stiffed this year…

    • #SashaisQueen

      I’m really happy they gave summer that attire and an updated entrance! However 2K could not pull off the hair flip just like they did to Maryse

  • Aye Mate

    This sums up the issue I have with Nia Jax. In the multi woman format she has more dynamics to work with, but in singles competition she often sleepwalks through her performances. It also doesn’t help that WWE books her to be a lumbering doofus; after her breakthrough No Mercy showing, realigning with Alexa was a huge step back.

    Kudos to Mickie for maintaining dignity at the expense of being yet another lame exercise in WWE’s infantile creative team. I have more thoughts on why I feel she deserves to win the title at a later time.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    RAW finally using all their girls. I’m shook! Can they continue booking Alicia Fox? She’s so entertaining and her taunts are so funny! She actually does things to get the crowd reacting while Emma does nothing but stand there being awkward as ever. Push Foxy! I’d love to see her get a run with the RAW Women’s Championship and bring back her meltdown gimmick.

    As for Mickie vs Nia, the match felt dry. I dunno it just didn’t click. I loved the backstage segments for Mickie though. They should do Mickie vs Alicia next week.

    • conan_kun

      Perhaps they do Emma vs Alicia since Alicia may want payback for Emma walking out of her.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        oh yeah they probably will do that with emma winning so she could look strong for a match with Asuka at TLC.

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Why cant Alicia have new music or her old one? Emma literally had 4 different themes in a month and Fox still has that TRASH Maria theme thats damn near about to be older than new performance center hirings.

  • conan_kun

    It looks awkward for entire Raw women standing together and being nice in this charity segment when it happens after Mickie vs Nia with Alexa and before Sasha & Bayley vs Emma & Alicia, plus babyfaces and heels hugging the citizens on live TV
    http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/gallery_img_l/public/all/2017/10/106_RAW_10022017tf_2138–96f06fd08fc2e91b5143a2e9d2df593e.jpg
    http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/gallery_img_l/public/all/2017/10/127_RAW_10022017tf_2270–29efc315e86a46e3db4d342c2629b5a5.jpg

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      they should’ve done this before the women’s segments and matches lol

    • Good thing we all realize that this is bigger than heels vs. babyfaces..

  • Winter

    The fact is that since Alexa is on Raw the division become stale, yes the booking is awful, but same as last year. Her reign needs to end so we can have good matches again.

    • lol don’t blame Alexa, Raw has been this way for years

      • Winter

        Last year the women’s were the best thing on Raw

        • Charlotte & Sasha was. They were the main focus whereas everyone else was seen like once a month

          • Winter

            And now Alexa is the main focus and the division is stale. That’s what happens when the top girl can’t deliver a fucking good match in a year.

          • “wrestling isn’t about wrestling” y’all gotta learn lol

          • Winter

            Sasha/Charlotte feud was amazing just because the wrestling.

          • the hot potato made it eh, they tried to push years worth of storyline into under a year, it was good but could’ve been better

          • Winter

            Yeah with a proper storyline the feud could be so much better but the main focus was always the wrestling and the fans loved every single match.

          • mhmhmhmmm

          • Randall

            It was good until it became repetitive!

          • Welchy

            Yet y’all complained and whined your asses off even when that feud was around. nexttt

        • The Wicked Bitch

          SCREAM that boring ass feud between Sasha and Charl.. their matches were cute but everything else was…?

    • Welchy

      the fact that you blame Alexa lol

    • Call Up Asuka NOW

      Of course you blame bliss but once again majority of fans are enjoying bliss

      • Winter

        Come at me again, like every single week.

        • Call Up Asuka NOW

          Complain about bliss every single week

          • Winter

            And I not gonna stop

          • Call Up Asuka NOW

            And I’m not gonna stop replying to your disrespect

          • Welchy

            Yassss

    • The Wicked Bitch

      It was stale way before Alexa that’s why everyone been dragging the Raw division and been praising the Smackdown WHERE Alexa was the top woman.

    • Exotic

      The fact is that since Alexa LEFT Smackdown, the division become stale, garbage and unwatchable. Do not be blaming on Bliss lol.

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Truth. Since Alexa left, SD has been unbearable

  • I’m glad they got time, I need this to be a face turn for a Alicia lowkey so she & Emma can have a program.
    Mickie on the road to lucky #7, WWE don’t play. We could get some good matches with Mickie as champ https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c20815b89fe3458115ebf5ff86b4a4271b661e6a57b9a4a7af180b9dfb5777a.gif

  • Rosanna

    Go ahead and give Alicia that raw women’s title or move her to smackdown. The vets are shining and Alicia deserves to shine. There’s been some rumors saying raw is going to use all there women now so I guess we’ll see.

    • Michael Max

      I agree with you, it was so refreshing to see Fox getting back into the fold. I hope it leads to Alicia versus Emma next week, maybe it’s time for Alicia to go back to being an aggressive potentially unhinged if you push her – babyface. Like during her mini-feud with Nia. Honestly I thought after Noam dumped her on 205 live she was gonna go back to being a face but nothing ever followed it.

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Nothing will ever touch the Golden Era

  • Darryl lee

    It’s basically piggy James all over again. Only this time it’s “Old Lady” James. #BeAStar everyone.
    Match itself was what you would expect from a Nia Jax match. Pretty Bad. Also they gave us the lame DQ finish. Which makes me LESS interested in the title match.
    Tag match was fine. It Probably felt a little too long. And for those who are thinking that alicia fox is on tv and that means that they’re going to push her. Don’t. They’re not going to push her. If she wants to wrestle and be a bigger star, go wrestle in the independent circuit.

    • Jaded

      The joke is that no one calls tamina old and she is the oldest in the roster. SMH

      • Welchy

        Mickie is old to the business.

  • Call Up Asuka NOW

    Why are y’all mad about Mickie being called old when last week Mickie made a joke about bliss boob size and y’all laugh it’s no difference either way but good Mickie getting this filler feud b4 Asuka vs Alexa

    • Welchy

      Yasss go awf

  • Ryan Stratus

    Hey Mickie You’re So Finnnnneeee!! My childhood right here!!

  • trishlita721

    Considering the reviewing said Mickie’s era was dire last week (no it wasn’t the golden era) I’m glad we can all agree it is better than this.

  • Kvngbalor

    Everyone keep saying Nia works best in multi women matches or is the everyone gang up on her make her look dominant hit a big spot to take her out and let her take out 2 ladies at the same time ? her multi women matches are all the same they gang her she takes them all down double Samoan drop they Powerbomb her and the fact it’s 3 to 4 other women in the ring masks how green she still is her hair tosses look so weak she doesn’t have that raw strength of a Kong she’ll never be that she’s more of a big bruiser brawler type and the way she sold that DDT is like she tripped face first

  • Winter

    WWE is trying to sell this women’s era as the most talented in terms of wrestling, but that’s not true. Mickie, Beth, Michelle, Gail are more talented than the whole Raw women’s division except for Sasha.

    • trishlita721

      Thank you

    • TAYNARA CUNTI.

      Melina remains the most unique in-ring talent of the history.

    • Jaded

      Beth, Melina and Gail are more talented than Sasha.
      I don’t know about Mickie though
      Michelle shouldn’t be on this list, she was decent at best .

      • Winter

        Well for me Sasha is already one of the best of all time, her amount of amazing matches is unbelievable.

    • ???

      Sometimes I prefer the divas era more than the current era .. the booking was so much better in 2000-2007 , it doesn’t mean that I want these days to return it just that I hope they improve the booking of the current era .

    • The Wicked Bitch

      They are all more talented than her, don’t even try it hun

      • Winter

        I don’t need your approval hun

    • Super Mateo

      It’s the “American Idol” school of promotion: the current group is ALWAYS the “best ever.” Tune in a year later, and the next group is the new “best ever.” And so on. All that type of promotion does is get us not to take the promoters seriously.

    • #FlairfortheGold

      I’d say Gail is a bit more so than Sasha but that’s my opinion. Both are equally entertaining in-ring wise

    • A?.

      “Except for Sasha”

      Screaming. Yall are so fucking delusional, stop acting like Sasha is some kind of God.

  • Mr. Giem

    Well, I’m kinda happy with RAW since they are finally giving us more than one storyline (kind of) and used almost every women last night, it wasn’t perfect but it was a step in the right direction.

    I don’t have problem with Mickie being poked because of her age, that’s what heels are supposed to do and it will get Mickie over one way or another. I feel like this storyline is developing well and feels fresh. I love that Kurt just made the march official so there will be more time to develop the storyline. Mickie’s match against Nia wasn’t my favorite since it felt sloppy at times and Nia didn’t show anything impressive.

    Talking about Nia I’m kinda upset the writers are this inconsistent when it comes to her friendship with Alexa, I’ve never been a fan of Nia but this inconsistency is annoying and is already affecting her. It’s so obvious they don’t trust her enough to give her the championship.

    The tag match was better, I liked the action in the ring and I find interesting what Emma did at the end, what is she gonna do next? Recruiting Dana again? Entering into a feud against Alicia? Collecting some wins to look credible against Asuka? Believe me or not I feel there’s a silver lining coming from this tag match for Emma.

    Hopefully RAW will step up its game in the upcoming weeks, TLC looks promising, we just need they wrap these pieces together and there’s plenty of time for it.

  • I’m glad they’re continuing on with Emma having a presence on the show. I almost feel like they are making her refrain from using hashtags..

    • Super Mateo

      Don’t kid yourself. WWE has been behind Emma’s tweets since sometime before this storyline started. They used Emma’s Twitter to kick this story off. I give the writers credit for that. It’s clever.

      • So why is she all of the sudden not giving us which hashtags to be using?

  • Mase Will

    So glad to see this Mickie Vs Alexa storyline continue. I agree with most people this should’ve been done a long time ago. WWE should’ve been utilIzing Mickie and building her up but she’s shining more than ever now it feels like 2007. I would love to see Mickie James win a 7th championship and tie Trish Stratus.

  • Mase Will

    Mickie deserves 1-2 more championships before she leaves WWE and this is her time to shine and make history. LET’S GO MICKIE!!

  • Joseph

    You guys get offended easily over Mickie being “Old” Its Pro-Wrestling people it isn’t supposed to be clean all the time.

  • Joseph

    Fox botch taking the Bayley to Belly. If they are not gonna used Dana on TV and on the road why not send her down to the P.C. to let her work on stuff for the rest of the year.

  • ???

    So happy that Mickie is finally getting the recognition she deserves , I hope she wins the title at TLC and keeps it until WM where she loses to Asuka .. even though I doubt it but I HOPE .

    People say Emma is boring, I know she’s not the best on the mic or has great charisma but she can be very fun and good if they book her right , remember her NXT run when she was with Dana ? She was aggressive and both of her and Dana managed to tell a good story in their matches with Asuka !

    It’s most from the booking itself , I do agree that some people still manage to shine even with little time like Mickie James and AJ Lee !

    Also, what’s with the floppy relationship between Alexa and Nia ? It makes both girls look stupid like nothing happened between them before WTF .

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Hang on, you’re now moaning that they have too much ring time??? Get it together

    • ???

      The WWE universe can be floppy sometimes , I think the matches were good and nothing wrong with them .. especially if they will lead to big things .

      Like when Emma screwed Alicia maybe they want to build Emma as a heel who cheat alot , she didn’t take the pinfall so she can be a threat to Asuka !

      Mickie and Nia’s match was okay , it’s their first single match maybe they’ll deliver more in the future ! I’m just happy that Mickie is finally pushed !

    • Welchy

      Oop. Bitches complain about ANYTHING here.
      They dead ass said RAW girls been getting less ring time just a few weeks ago when we got Sasha vs Emma, now it’s “too much”

    • Gayomi.

      oop tbh no good complaining asses

  • NoWayHoeSay

    And the Alexa and Nia thing so what they are best friends, fell out and now friends again. Yall never fell out with a friend??

    • The Wicked Bitch

      Right? Nia CLEARLY said on commentary a few weeks ago that she loves Alexa but just not now while she’s after the title. Guess nobody is paying attention.

    • Super Mateo

      It’s much harder to forgive a friend once the fighting gets physical. WWE could have used a backstage scene to reestablish the friendship.

      • NoWayHoeSay

        Na I hit my friend with a cheeseburger and we still cool

  • Rosanna

    Alicia screams baby face! Make her the top face of the company!

    • Welchy

      Screaming

      • Gayomi.

        bitch jdjdjdjj

  • The Wicked Bitch

    Alexa vs Mickie is already the best Raw Women’s feud this year and it barely even started. And that’s the TEA https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/99c798e9383784068e2eec26dcdcc176008976789e39a6a807f09bbc865090b3.jpg

  • Miguel

    This weeks was okay to me. I’m a fan of Mickie James, so I’m really glad she’s being pushed and there is a storyline involved (even when is as stupid as it is) instead of just having her winning a contendership match.The crowd responded well to her, nobody gets as excited as before for a hot tag or a fired up segment on a match. One; because we have seen it way too many times before, two; because is easy to call that most of the times isn’t going to workout. The tag match, was put there for… no reason unless the Sasha and Bayley storyline is finally going to happen.

  • Super Mateo

    Mickie taking offense at a 25-year-old calling her an old person? This is Pro Wrestling 101 right here. It’s a nice, simple theme to build a rivalry around and gives Alexa/Mickie/bookers something to work with without getting overly complicated. For those offended by it, maybe WWE isn’t for you. Whether is was the love of Mickie or the hatred of Nia, the Colorado crowd was into it and behind Mickie. That’s a good sign.

    Last week, they closed Raw with a tag match and a loudmouth promo. Nearly 20% of viewers fled by that point. How does WWE respond? They do it again! And they keep repeating the same, tired tag tropes. The match was decided by Emma walking off (another tired trope), making almost everything before that pointless. Alicia deserves better than this, but it was really nice to have Alicia in action. If they had tag belts, this Sasha/Bayley act would be so much better. However, at this point, I wish they would break up Sasha and Bayley. They’re just so boring as on screen friends. Let them fight. Turn either one of them or have face vs face. I don’t care. Just break them up, WWE.

  • Randall

    The writers AND fans of diva dirt are never satisfied. Always finding something to complain about of course the women today cannot live up to the Lita, Trish, Victoria era due to the writing and how much the world of wrestling has changed. Everyone knows Mickie isn’t old so not sure why you would be offended. It’s a great way to book a easy storyline. Why keep bringing up the Nia/Bliss tension. It’s over with for the time being so get over it. Honestly I would rather see Nia being paired with Blissbfor the time being.

  • ABC_1990

    It’s ironic that Alexa and Nia are calling Mickie old when Mickie (38) and Nia (33) aren’t that far apart in age…Nia is the 2nd oldest woman on the RAW female wrestler roster behind Mickie (she’s be the 3rd oldest once Asuka (36) officially debuts)

  • Exotic

    These backstage segments.. Wow it felt like we were back in the golden days. We need more of these interactions. TBH I prefer to have a handful of meaningful backstage segments/attacks than a 10 minute match.

    I hope we have similar backstage segment like this CLASSIC –
    https://youtu.be/uFKzl5yyG8s?t=104

    We could have Alexa/Emma/Nia gifting Mickie all these weird ass gifts that are targeted for the elder (female) generation. it would be a sweet throwback.

  • Liam’

    You know I don’t get all this fuss about Nia. I cringe every time she’s in the ring. She is still very green and I hate how they try to force it on us that she’s this monster. I also dislike this Alexa/Nia thing. Stop making them enemies because we know they’re real life best friends. I feel like more social media and these women’s personal lives are shown to us, to me it takes reality out of the fueds.

    Ever since Alexa came to RAW everything kinda went down hill. I thought the Raw women’s championship really began to get prestige and now its becoming an accessory. Give the belt to Mickie so SHE can fued with Asuka. I can’t see Alexa selling half of Asukas arsenal.