Tonight on Monday Night Raw (January 1st), Asuka went one-on-one with the Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss in a non-title match.

At the start of Raw, Bliss ran into Raw GM Kurt Angle backstage to question why he would award Asuka with a match against her after Asuka interrupted and attacked her last week.

Angle suggested that Bliss settle whatever issues she has with Asuka in the ring, adding that she is lucky that their match isn’t for the Raw Women’s Title.

Shortly after his encounter with Bliss backstage, Angle headed to the ring to reveal that the Women’s Royal Rumble will feature 30 entrants, with traditional rules of eliminations occurring when a Superstar is thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The winner will get a title opportunity at this year’s WrestleMania.

Throughout the night, Bayley, Sasha Banks and all three members of Absolution announced their entry to Royal Rumble. They join the already announced participants of Asuka, Naomi, Natalya and Ruby Riott.

Just minutes before her match against Asuka, Bliss tried to convince her best friend Nia Jax to be at ringside for her but Jax said she couldn’t as she had plans of visiting a sick Enzo Amore in the ER.

At the start of the match, Bliss avoided early spinning back fists and kicks from Asuka by backing away to the ring ropes. When an opening arrived, Bliss went for a waist lock but Asuka reverse with a hammerlock. She matted Bliss with a full nelson and then applied a face lock submission.

Asuka then went for a knee bar on Bliss, who managed to make a quick escape from the submission. When the two Superstars got back on their feet, Asuka locked in a side headlock and forced Bliss to slip to the outside ring after landing a running hip attack.

Bliss slowly made her way back to the ring but was taken down by Asuka with a snapmare and then a kick to the back. Bliss kept her distance and tried to create some separation with a feint kick as we headed for a break.

When we return, Bliss takes control of the match after avoiding another hip attack from Asuka and countering with a kick to the midsection. She applies a body scissors on Asuka but Asuka turns things around when she gets on her feet to counter with an Ankle Lock.

Bliss managed to break free by driving Asuka to the ropes and then stepping to the outside to use the ring post to target Asuka’s ribs. Bliss won back control after avoiding a kick from Asuka and taking her down with a back breaker.

Bliss reapplied a body scissors hold but Asuka counters with an arm lock. Bliss gets to the ropes to break free and proceeded to corner Asuka with kicks to the ribs. She then slapped Asuka across the face but Asuka responds with a slap of her own.

Asuka followed up with multiple kicks and forced Bliss to tap out to an arm bar.

What did you think of this week’s Raw? Are you excited to see the Women’s Royal Rumble feature 30 entrants? What do you think will happen in the weeks leading up to the Royal Rumble? Let us know in the comments below!

  • AngelBlissRae

    So this was the only segments for the women? Bliss really got that tv time but it wasn’t all great. Wish we had Mickie, Fox, Brooke, or whatever

  • Darryl lee

    A 30 women Rumble, when their division on the main roster is pretty thin?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c487862f75cf7f22216a4acf2cb924be7aaefe205d52e1534ded41c575ba9bf3.gif
    The gals just announce themselves in the rumble instead of fighting for it like it’s a big deal? Especially for the babyfaces?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0656197729995fad3fc8ada34fa66b7ab0f86c4cc267e4d5a8324690788ecdb7.gif
    They wasted a “Wrestlemania main event caliber match” on a random episode of raw? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/caf460b160a18e0b6b59d86c57b1b147de171a09ef4ef030296d2aa7c883fddb.gif
    And plus that match turned out to be a 15 minute snoozefest?
    Do they honestly think that’s gonna make people interested for the rumble with this kind of build up? I hope smackdown does it better.

    • Well aren’t you super positive?
      I don’t understand people who complain about watching big or exciting matches on Raw/SD… like wtf, why do you even watch weekly if you don’t want to see big matches?

      • Darryl lee

        Big matches?

        • Yeah, big matches…

          • Darryl lee

            What kind of “big matches”?

          • you just said “they wasted a Wrestlemania main event caliber match on a random episode of Raw” — that’s what I mean

          • Darryl lee

            You do realise that when most people use quotations, they usually add it with some sarcasm?

          • I’m not sure which alternative point you’re trying to make. I thought we were talking about how you feel they wasted a big match on Raw….

          • Darryl lee

            Well, I actually thought it was for the title, until I found out that it was not. Plus, given the way they book their talent, I wouldn’t be that surprised if they ended asuka’s undefeated streak. Unfortunately, after seeing this match I have zero interest for the rematch. Even if it’s for the title.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        I think it depends. I think match right here was clearly wasted. Their first match together and quite honestly, considering who they both are, it should have been either on a PPV OR on Raw but for the title. This felt like just another match when it should have been a bigger deal tbh.
        I am all for exciting moments on Raw like Paige vs Sasha or when we used to have Charlotte vs Sasha on Raw or even Becky vs Alexa but it really depends on the situation.

  • Allyn

    Asuka won again?!?!?!?!! I did not see that coming!!!! who will ever be able to end the unpredictable streak of the great asuka!!!?

  • Xaos

    I can’t take Pam seriously with that outfit.

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      Can we ever take Pam seriously?

    • Jaded

      ??????? please let pam be! Dammit
      Can’t lady Barney catch a break?

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Hi Jaded!!!

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Right she looked like a little girl sooo much she needs to stop.

    • ?Naomi?

      Why are y’all so mean to her? Like really what has she done to make everyone hate her? Sure her reign wasn’t that great but hell neither was my girls she made the best of what she was given.

  • conan_kun
    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Yes! I can see her being both part of the division and a valet. But she definitely works well as a valet. She honestly helped put Emma and Charlotte over as heels. Her ringside antics are hilarious

      • Gerg

        right? Dana gave me Traci Brooks vibes with that look. We need more out of ring Characters on the roster. One thing I hated about the diva era was EVERY single woman was a wrestler when you know some couldnt hang in the ring. Once Dana steps back in the ring again, it would be cool to see her improve rather than people trashing her on a weekly basis.

        • YonceLuvsDivas

          They should book her as more of a Traci Brooks type!

    • A One of a Kind Collectible

      Have Bray induct Dana in cult like fashion and I am sold!

  • Tina

    I like Alexa but she was really trying her hardest not to get touched by Asuka ??

    • BeenAFan98

      I was like damn take a bump! ?

      • Seraphina Rosenhart

        It’s a part of her heel character to be cowarly towards a threat like that though. She is supposed to be scared of people like Asuka and Nia.

        • Kvngbalor

          It’s a difference from being cowardly and turning your body every which way to avoid strikes but sell them knowing they didn’t connect cause your scared to take a hit

          • Jaded

            I love me some chocolate daddy ?

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          • Kvngbalor

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          • ?too litty?

            GET A ROOM! YA NASTYSSSS

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita

            If y’all don’t stop lmao

          • Kvngbalor

            If that’s u in da pic u can join in

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita

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          • ?too litty?

            What the hail….

          • Bliss = Goddess

            She’s not scared to get hit. Y’all said that crap all last year and even after she took the dangerous bump at GBOF

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        • Tina

          It’s not part of her character to no sell, and avoid spots though. If they were going for the cowardly thing she should’ve walked away from the match

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    • Cabbyhighs

      She was ducking and dodging like crazy ???

    • A One of a Kind Collectible

      I think part of that would be her character of being a cowardly heel. But you do have a point, sis needs to take bigger bumps

      • Izzy4lw

        It wasn’t that she was running AWAY from Asuka; it’s everytime Asuka went for a strike, Alexa, moved out of the way so that she didn’t get touched, and it was incredible obvious, even with WWE’s angles and camerawork. She was refusing to get hit and take a bump, which kept bringing me out of the match when Alexa is flinching and moving a foot away from Asuka’s strikes every single time Asuka went on offense.

    • IconicTrio

      I thought I was seeing things but yeah she was so afraid last night,

  • NIKKISAWA

    Tonight i learned that i will never be an Alexa Bliss fan, sorry, but her selling is atrocious, her offense is not very good either, them damn weak punches pisses me off and her character is a mess, which is a shame because she has so much potential character-wise, if WWE fully invest in her cosplays or something more creepy (like on that No Mercy promo), or even a Barbie-type of persona idk, something better than what we have right now. In fact, the only thing that i really like is her facial expressions, which are always on point;

    The match wasn’t good either, i understand the story of Alexa being a scared coward, but the match dragged way too long and i felt like they had no chemistry at all;

    Nia Jax was never scary imo, so i’m all for a character change and i’m really into her love story with Enzo right now, Nizo is the new Glamarella;

    Absolutely loved that the rumble will have 30 entrants, i hope some big names show up like The Bellas, Trish, Beth, Kharma, Michelle etc..

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      Hero offense is actually great when she uses her high flying moves, but she doesn’t use those anymore because WWE doesn’t think heels should use flashy moves, so she uses weaker, dirty moves to embody a heel instead.

      • Jaded

        WWE doesn’t let heels do high flying moves?
        Tell that to seth Rollins

        • Seraphina Rosenhart

          They let heels use high flying moves, but just not as often as faces.

        • Maddox

          Even Neville stopped doing many of his moves when turned heel

      • Kvngbalor

        Excuses! Flashy moves doesn’t make you a good wrestler being able to work as both heel and face proves how good you are i.e Naomi i.e Sasha i.e Gail Kim list goes on all who have been heels and had flashy moves

        • Bliss = Goddess

          I think Alexa is a great heel

        • Seraphina Rosenhart

          Yes, heels have a couple of flashy moves, but nowhere near as many as babyfaces. Additionally, we all know Alexa can wrestle. We saw that on NXT. She’s no Sasha or Charlotte but she’s a good wrestler. And she’s amazing on mic, so she can carry a storyline if the creative team would use her properly.

        • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

          Lol Naomi is all flashy moves though….-_-

          • Naomi had loads of flashy moves, and she used them to accentuate her character, and her wrestling was just as good if not better as a heel. Alexa can say all she likes that she’s barred from doing her flashier stuff, but it doesn’t change the fact that the stuff she does do looks weak or sloppy.

      • KatyaMenelli

        Excuses because she still uses all 3 or those moves you said. And this is WWE so millions of heels with flashy moves here and also millions without that don’t suck as bad as her in the ring.

        • Seraphina Rosenhart

          She uses the moves but not nearly as much as she used to use them in NXT. Now she uses them once in a while. And yes, heels have a couple of flashy moves, but nowhere near as many as babyfaces. Additionally, we all know Alexa can wrestle. We saw that on NXT. She’s no Sasha or Charlotte but she’s a good wrestler. And she’s amazing on mic, so she can carry a storyline if the creative team would use her properly.

          • Kvngbalor

            She’s amazing on the mic? Charlotte killed her in that SS segment Summer waa better imo more convincing and mature

          • Izzy4lw

            I think Alexa is definitely good on the mic, though I am unsure how she realistically stacks up when she’s been given a plethora of material in comparison to any other woman on RAW in terms of cutting promos. She’s no Trish/Mickie/AJ/Steph/Ivory, but she’s able to sell a promo better than most.

          • KatyaMenelli

            Anyone can carry a storyline if the creative team used then properly.

            And while she is inconsistent, to say she’s a good wrestler is completely nuts, and her performances in the ring against Bayley, Naomi, Mickie, and Asuka have only proved that point. When Nia, Carmella, and Dana are having better matches with you with the same woman, and sometimes with other women as well but you’re a 4x Women’s Champion, Nothing is good of it. But I only blame WWE. They’re the ones who made this mess.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    This match was… interesting. They lost me when they called this match a WrestleMania caliber. It’d be an okay PPV match but WrestleMania? No.

    • Maddox

      What match is a wrestlemania caliber match with the moment of every women right now?

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Sasha Banks vs Asuka.
        Paige vs Asuka. (Absolution and Paige are being booked strong so when the two collide it’ll be a must see.)
        Charlotte vs Asuka.

        • Maddox

          The last two? Yea. But the first one? No. Sasha’s stock has fallen

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            All are Mania matches.. Sasha vs Asuka would be a classic. Heel Sasha preferably.

          • Maddox

            Match wise, but it obviously Asuka would win. Alexa is higher on the totem than Sasha now and if she vs Asuka is a not mania main event, neither is Sasha vs Asuka

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Hun. All I care about is matchwise. It’s WrestleMania why wouldn’t I be talking about matchwise? Asuka will obviously win but who cares? I just want to witness the greatest women’s match of all time. It’s obvious Asuka will win against Charlotte and Paige as well but just to see the matches actually happen will be interesting and fun to watch.

  • DivaLicious?

    Alexa bliss isn’t ready for talent like auska, Charlotte, Sasha, Becky lynch, paige etc.. she is just horrible? I was bored out of my mind while this match went on. She can’t sell moves to save her life. She scared to take bumps????? When auska was drop kicking her she barley even touch her. Because Alexa is so scared to get kicked?????. The fact cory graves was calling this a wrestlemania caliber match??? STOP IT PLEASE??Alexa doesn’t need to be in anything involving wrestlemania. She is in the same playing field as Carmella, Maria kanellis, kelly Kelly etc..

    Pam is cringe. I hope she doesn’t win. Oh my god how the mighty has falling since NXT days. She annoying.

    Nia jax is too cute?? I can’t with her anymore.

    Paige get a tan please. Mandy & Sonya go back down to NXT please. Thank you.

    • Jaded

      Honestly, Asuka has been underwhelming since coming to the main roster.

      • For me Asuka is hit or miss. I loved her matches with Dana and Emma, iffy on Mickie and Ember in NXT, but a lot of her matches have underwhelmed me. Outside of her matches with Emma on the main roster, same thing. Alexa had potential, but was never all that good, and like Asuka seems to need the right opponent to bring the goods out to match, and those two aren’t it for each other.

  • Kvngbalor

    This match was horrible imo the booking was weird is Alexa scared to bump ppl have said this before but she literally turned her body sideways every kick swing strike from Asuka she no sold that spin kick her getting as much offense as she did on Asuka wasn’t believable the match was meh and if this is what we’ll get at Mania they can keep it

  • Kvngbalor

    Bayley is the Maggie Simpson of WWE no matter what happens or how many years pass she’ll still be a small girl smfh why does she have to dress like that at all times? She’s become a female Eugene it’s nothing appealing about a grown women acting like a small child it’s not clicking anymore

  • Jaded

    Honestly Mandy is bland like paint, the girl is ridiculously gorgeous, but she sadly does not know how to stand out. I hope she infuses a bit of personality down the line.
    As someone who didn’t watch NXT, I’m underwhelmed by Asuka. If this is what she brings to the table, then I have to reiterate the long standing theory that Sasha is the best female wrestler in the main roster.
    Alexa needs to learn that this is a physical company and not a girl’s night out, even my old crusty car has taken more hits than she.
    Pam ,please burn that outfit!

    • Kvngbalor

      Your right she’s beautiful but has no charisma at all no personality despite Eva not being the most charismatic she stood out she got attention

  • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

    Asuka is a flop. They need to ditch her fast.Alexa didn’t want to catch a stiff strike.

  • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

    Naomi is so bland, and her glow gimmick is disgraceful. She didn’t deserve the title she was a place holder. Spot monkey.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Calling someone bland sounds asinine looking at who your profile picture is. Can you say hypocrite?

      • Gerg

        The shade Lmao… give Mandy a year before judging her at least

        • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

          They’re just jealous the golden goddess will be a star.

      • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

        It took Naomi 8 years to get a title reign. Because she’s bland. And she’s a stereotype, Mandy will be champion by 2019 beating Naomi in squash matches.
        Be mad.

    • Tina

      Why do you think the gimmick is disgraceful?

  • conan_kun
    • KatyaMenelli

      And people have the nerve to call her the next Trish. Shiittte! Trish would’ve taken those kicks properly and would’ve sold a million times better.

      • conan_kun

        Or Sasha sold it hard unnecessarily in order to make her opponent looks good
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/85d54482a6af2f516b213364cd142a3e7f756e3bc6215381fb11ca444b0e23e2.gif

        • #FlairfortheGold

          LOL don’t forget that after this, SASHA fans started calling out Paige and calling her sloppy and careless even though like you said, Sasha sold it hard unnecessarily

          • Bliss = Goddess

            But when Sasha injured Paige they said ” it’s not ballet”

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Or “Sasha didn’t plan the match so it’s not her fault” like wtf are you saying it’s Paige’s fault? It was sooo ridiculous with the double standard

          • Bliss = Goddess

            I mean we all know none was on purpose but if you call 1 out then call all out

    • #FlairfortheGold

      Damn must be just the DD community who in general hate Alexa. All other actual wrestling critics say the match was decent. No wonder it’s hard for Women’s Wrestling Fans to be taken seriously. I’m not saying Alexa is the best nor have I ever said it, but for being Women’s Arestling fans, y’all sure like to jump on the boat to hate on someone because they’re being pushed over your faves

      • Bliss = Goddess

        Preach

      • ???

        I think it was okay, not the best just “okay”.

        • Bliss = Goddess

          I just wish people would use thier brains more. People want Alexa to be on Dana Brooke level tv time but she sells a ton merch , is best in majority of opinion on mic , beautiful, popular , her heel work is great and her raw PPV matches have all been above Avg besides extreme rules

          What part of that = sucks

          • #FlairfortheGold

            I agree. Again, I’m not saying Bliss is the greatest Women’s wrestler, but the DD community sure loves to find any little thing to start berating Bliss. Her match with Asuka was okay, but ppl are starting to, like always, say Bliss is a deadly plague to the Women’s Division. Girl is popular, sells merch, and is highly regarded by ACTUAL respected wrestling critics and websites. No wonder it’s hard to be a Women’s Wrestling fan

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Exactly it’s not rocket science to figure out why she’s pushed and some people aren’t

          • ???

            Agree! She’s great in both mic work and charisma! And her facial expressions are entertaining! And just few women on the current roster that can match her mic work!

            And to be honest? She Isn’t even that bad in the ring like some people say I’d say she is decent, but it just that she has been champion for a long time and change is must!

          • Bliss = Goddess

            So you don’t like bliss champ for a year but you welcome Asuka champ for a year

            AT least people had a chance to beat Alexa

          • #FlairfortheGold

            TBH I feel she should drop the belt soon, but I see where you’re coming from with Asuka. The 500+ days was tooo much and t was annoying. She is the best wrestler, but in the process, she made all the contenders have no credibility after which was just frustrating

          • ???

            I welcomed Asuka being a champ for year? When did I even say this?

            And yes Asuka is more deserving to be a champion for a year because she’s the best woman in the ring and she’s believable as a dominant woman unlike Bliss, and yes I’m free to feel what’s right for me.. have a problem?

          • Bliss = Goddess

            No problem here and I’m free to feel what’s right to me

          • ???

            Yeah yeah whatever.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Seriously if people think Alexas ring work is a problem then they better think Asuka mic work is a problem.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Let’s be real girl, Alexa will be hated here for any reason…

            *Alexa misses 1-2 episodes of RAW** OMG ALEXA IS MAKING THE TITLE IRRELEVANT. SHE NEEDS TO DROP IT AND GO BACK TO NXT”

            *Alexa falls on her side* OMG ALEXA SUCKS AT WRESTLING. SHE DOESNT BUMP AS GOOD AS SASHA OR TRISH.

            *Alexa does corner suplex* OMG SHE STILL DOESNT TAKE BUMPS (You’d be surprised how many people said that when she duplexes Sasha in their title match)

            *Alexa gets slightly pushed* OMG SHES THE WORST THING TO HAPPEN TO WWE. SHE CANT CUT PROMOS (LOL) AND SHE’S SLEEPING WITH SOMEONE BACKSTAGE TO STAY ON TOP (Honestly, this is when it’s embarrassing to be a Women’s wrestling fan)

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Oh I agree some women wrestling fans are ridiculous. I love the passion they have for it but I believe some take it way too far

          • Izzy4lw

            welcome to the club of loving a top girl – It happens to all the top women (Nikki Bella, Sasha, Charlotte, AJ Lee, Paige, etc) be prepared to defend your faves to the death.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            LOL sad because it’s true!

          • Asuka has a language barrier, so we don’t expect her to be great on the mic, but if you’re going to be champion for pretty much a straight year, then your wrestling needs to show that. Alexa is a decent wrestler, but doesn’t have the in-ring skill to match her resume. Period.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Disagree with you and stop making excuses this is America in a entertainment company call both out not just 1

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Okay but is I fair that whenever Bliss is out in a match with a more experienced girl, she’s always downplayed, or that she is called out for bein horrible. Y’all just love to throw Bliss under the bus because she’s no Sasha, but guess what, wrestling isn’t the only thing that matters in it. There’s a reason there’s an E In WWE.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            I agree. A change is must for freshness. Bliss has been entertaining, but I feel like it’s time for others to start taking center stage. And NO by others I DO NOT mean Sasha or Pam, but instead others like Paige or Mickie

          • ?Naomi?

            Y’all gon stop calling her Pam!!!!

      • Jack square

        People on Reddit disliked the match also

        • #FlairfortheGold

          Yea, random nobodies who are most likely ppl from here as well who are super biased on their fave and not ACTUAL respected wrestling critics…

          • Jack square

            “ACTUAL respected wrestling critics”

            WTF are you talking about? Anyone can be a wrestling critic. Wow 1 guy thought it was decent. Still doesn’t mean Alexa isn’t bad in the ring.

          • Lucas

            and you consider yourself to not be a “random nobody” because…?

          • #FlairfortheGold

            am I going around saying Alexa Bliss is the best and no one deserves to be on her level? Or going around every match that doesn’t involve her and saying that so and so sucks and the match was horrible and their mic skills suck? Exactly hoe stfu

      • Randall

        Exactly that’s why I don’t take any of the comments on diva dirt seriously because women wrestling fans are never satisfied!

      • ?Naomi?

        I agree Alexa does get ragged on a lot but even the YouTube comments were talking about how bad she was in the match. Her selling was off. It wasn’t connecting.

        • #FlairfortheGold

          Giiiirrrl we all know that YouTube comments are the least credible commments. These seem to come from little kids and or mysogynistic men. Don’t believe me, go look at any Paige video, and you’ll see what I mean

      • Bootzelchy

        Tbh

    • NoWayHoeSay

      Meh don’t try make these out to be botches they are all fine

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Thank you????

      • Gerg

        I like Lexi’s drunk college girl selling sometimes. Her “dizziness” is realistic when Asuka is supposed to be a kicking machine.

        • NoWayHoeSay

          I like her selling as well. The kick knocked her silly made her punch drunk

      • Carolution

        turning backwards to a kick is botching it and making sure your opponents moves completely miss is botching them.

        • #FlairfortheGold

          She’s supposed to be dazed you buffoon

          • Carolution

            just no and if you’re going to reply with nonsense dont hit reply back to me so i dont have to roll my eyes reading your comment.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            It’s not my fault you’re choosing to hate on Alexa for simply being Alexa. Good day to you

          • Carolution

            you’re excusing the botch queen alexa and i ain’t having none of that ish. its not hate when its the truth

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Botch Queen? Tell me, how many women has she injured? Accidentally or intentionally? Now compared that to Banks

          • Carolution

            do you even know what botch means LOL. its got nothing to do with injuring someone. alexa botches in every match she has since she can’t bump to save her life

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Yes I do know what it means. And I said why I said because somehow, y’all like to call her sloppy and messy but if she were like that, wouldn’t she have injured someone already? I have yet to see someone get injured because of her. She has taken bumps before but it looks like, for you, she won’t have bumped properly until she breaks her back in doing so?

          • Carolution

            botching/being sloppy which alexa is doesn’t mean shes going to injure someone and thats a stupid argument to try to take or use.
            she can’t bump and botches her bumping and thats a fact so get over yourself and your fallacies for arguments

          • #FlairfortheGold

            I’m not even going to waste my time trying to counterargue you. It seems like your fixed hate for Alexa won’t change. All I can say is that you can call Alexa a Botch machine all you want, but her “sloppy” move set has not injured anyone and she has yet to be responsible for putting others on the shelf

          • Carolution

            rofl i can’t even with your nonsense. you can’t counter anything i say because you have no argument so why you throw out hasn’t injured anyone is beyond me because rosa mendes botched in almost every match yet she never injured anyone yet still botched and alexa is the EXACT same.
            calling out someone botching/being sloppy isn’t “hate” its the truth and if you can’t handle that then dont hit reply since nothing you say will change the fact that alexa is sloppy, can’t bump and botches.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Lol okay?? I have other important things to do than argue with a troll like you. I’m glad the rest of the wrestling community doesn’t see it that way because it must suck being filled with hate just like you are

          • Carolution

            you’re the troll and clearly have no idea what you’re talking about and majority are on my side not some alexa mark who just presses keys and has no idea what the hell they’re talking about.
            now run off back to irrelevance where you’ll always be.

          • #FlairfortheGold

            Lol now you’re jut being delusional if you think the majority of people share your sentiments on Alexa. Like I’ve said before, DD users seem to be hypocritical to being Women’s wrestlers because y’all love to claim to want opportunities for the women but once we get something, y’all start bashing it if it’s not some overhyped star y’all are asking for. I’m irrelevant lol girl what makes you think you so special that I’m irrelevant and you arent

          • Carolution

            i cant even read all your comment its so dumb, you’re acting as if being critical of alexa’s god awful bumping/selling is a personal attack on her and using nonsense words like “hate” when calling out a wrestlers awful bumping/selling is not hateful in the slightest.
            stop being so sensitive and again your fallacies/red herrings need to stop since you’re just throwing out words hoping they stick and they wont.

    • MyleneCruz

      I’m not even an Alexa fan but Yal are doing too much. She did better than most in that match. Shes learning. We know Alexa isn’t the greatest wrestler so stop expecting it when you already know she isnt. This was a decent match. Let’s be upset that out of 3hr show and so called revolution and making all this history we only got 1 match that’s what we need to be complaining about. Instead of picking apart the women like the men’s at wrestling Inc do.

    • A?.

      Alicia got kicked and she didn’t fall, then she only fell on her butt when Asuka kicked her a second time but when Alexa doesn’t fall it’s bad? I do agree that her selling was awkard but stop being an hypocrite.

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Double standard I tell you

    • brimode

      1 – Yeah, the knee didn’t touch her, but that happens in wrestling with everyone. Lost count of how many times Sasha, Charlotte, Bayley, etc, have done moves that haven’t connected, but their opponents have sold. It’s pro wrestling, not an MMA match.
      2 – That would look awkward with whoever was in a spot like that, it always does.
      3 – What would be the alternative? Asuka move out of her spot so the whole thing doesn’t work? Alexa no-sell the previous move and get people complaining about that? They were both selling, sometimes a wrestler will stay in one place for their choreographed match to work…
      4 – Yeah, that selling sucked big time, there’s literally no reason behind that.
      5 – How is Alexa spinning around and selling a move like she’s dazed and ready to transition into the next spot of the match no selling? If she fell down to the mat, it would have made things awkward. She sold the move enough to transition into the next one, which every wrestler does. People used to sell the Pedigree by bouncing straight back up to their feet so that they could get Sweet Chin Musiced by Shawn Michaels.

    • Dreignz

      Alexa is clearly scared when the moves are supposed to hit her face, I think it’s because she broke her nose twice.

    • Bootzelchy

      Stfu

    • Kyle

      I disagree. She’s the RWC and should be able to take hits… but she did get hit by the spinning heel kick; it was a good sell and it kept the flow of the match going.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    It’s no shade I am not going to be able to sit through two royal rumble matches. And they want to have extra matches on the side too…. If both Rumbles was back to back and thats it than yea. But so far it sounds like night full of snoozefests and 10min exciting moments. Hopefully the women’s Rumble is first.

    • You actually watch the men’s rumble? I’m excited about the women’s rumble because I care about women’s wrestling– hence me even being on this site.

      • Tina

        It doesn’t seem like there’s much people on here who watch the whole card like I do lol

        • Yeah I know I definitely don’t. The only guys matches I watch are the Hardy Boys, AJ Styles, and sometimes Kevin Owens.

        • NoWayHoeSay

          I do love the rumble!

          • Tina

            Me too it’s my favorite PPV! Always gets me excited

          • Tina

            Me too! It’s my favorite PPV ?

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        Yea but for the past 5 years I’ve been stoned through it so I’ve managed.

    • NoWayHoeSay

      The rumble my fave of the year can’t wait

      • YonceLuvsDivas

        It’s like my least favorite of the big PPV’s.

  • Bliss = Goddess

    The match was fine. The beginning of the match was Alexa playing a scared coward heel and she did it great. The last 4-5 mins of the match was solid. People really try to discredit her when it’s nothing there

    • Tina

      I don’t think we’re talking about her like running to the ropes to stay away from Asuka and what not, because that’s all fine, it’s the way she was clearly trying to make sure Asuka’s drop kicks and strikes didn’t connect so she wouldn’t have to take the bump. Not discrediting Alexa, I like her, she can have fun matches but she didn’t look great tonight

      • Bliss = Goddess

        Last time they fought at a nxt house show in May 2016 Asuka broke Alexas nose and gave her a concussion

        I’ll be hesitant to take a bump too especially with mania coming around

        • Tina

          ? Okay but it’s wrestling, that stuff happens, you still have to go out there and give your all to at least make the match look good and tonight the match looked clunky because of her avoiding the strikes

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Bliss gave it her all and I’m seeing a lot of priase for this match as well. So a lot of people agree with me as well

          • Tina

            Mm, saying she gave it her all is a reach but that’s all good and fine that people agree with you I guess? Just a matter of preference

          • Gerg

            Bliss does bump too early with a lot of her opponents. Im starting to think her nose is injury prone since it was broken by Sasha and Asuka. I mean Divas back in the day never sold/bump moves as obvious as Bliss has.

  • I think Asuka will definitely pick up the title before the rumble. Asuka doesn’t need to be in it, and she especially doesn’t need to win it.

    • Tina

      I’m thinking either her or Paige will grab the title before Mania and the other will win the Rumble. Unless they pull the Ronda card

  • ???

    The match was okay, Alexa Bliss did improve. But I think there’s just no chemistry between these two, Paige/Sasha/Bayley would deliver better matches..

    And also, when Alexa is going to defend her title? Isn’t the title supposed to be defended every 30 days? It’s been over freaking two months!

    • Tina

      It irks me how no ones really mentioned the title. Like it’s not even the goal here lol

      • ???

        Exactly! Every WWE Raw title was defended recently but the women’s title! Yes we need side storylines too but the championship is important too!

        • Tina

          The championship should most always be the main storyline, and Absolution should’ve made it the priority from the start, they still have no real goal lol

          • ???

            It’s funny that just because Paige couldn’t compete today then the whole six women tag match got cancelled lol. It shows how poor the booking is, but of course not worse than Smackdown!

          • ???

            Plus we don’t need another six women tag match because we already had enough, they need to start with new things.

          • Tina

            Yes that match is beyond stale now lol

          • Gerg

            it look like the title was their goal when they attacked Bliss then nothing came about it. I swear they need to stop making stories by the week basis. Have a storyline with a Beginning, Middle and End then fill in the blanks in between. With the lazy 3 woman invasion on RAW and SDL, it shows the rumors were true that they just wanted a lot of established women for the rumble.

      • Randall

        I think they are counting the match in India as many times as they kept promoting it as history making.

  • Doug

    i have a theory that they are trying to get the belt off Alexa and onto Asuka before the RR. If Asuka is in the match it’s a done deal that she’s winning and I think they want to make it a little more unpredictable. Either that or this is a long program where Alexa takes out Asuka before the RR match so she can’t enter. just a thought (or more of a wish, because as much as I liked Asuka, it was hard to get into the SS match because it was guaranteed she/her team would win… i don’t want the same for the RR match)

    • Tina

      I think it’s time for a new champ. That’s what I’ve been saying, Asuka’s probably got it in the bag if she enters, and Vince wants Asuka vs Paige for Mania, so Alexa will drop it soon

  • Chargod Flair #5x

    I really did like this match. Asuka brought out the star Alexa is in the ring. It was also a cute finish. But I would have liked it better if Alexa walked out on the match instead of losing to Asuka this early because now Asuka should be owed a title shot and the RR is just around the corner.

    • #FlairfortheGold

      Lol I like how you and I think alike. This match was not the best, but I’m not the sheep like the ppl on this site who jump on the “let’s hate Alexa” bandwagon lol

      • Chargod Flair #5x

        I see where they’re coming from when they say she bumps too early for kicks which I agree, but everything else Alexa does smoothly.

        • #FlairfortheGold

          Lol girl, you know these “fans” will drag Alexa for literally anything. Yea I agree, but based on that, they’ll start saying she’s a plague to the division

    • Gerg

      maybe she gets a title match on raw but alexa DQ’s herself.

  • Famousrockstarr

    Y’all going to respect the Queen bc everyone wants to be Alexa. ??????????

    • All Eyes On Me

      Yes I respect Charlotte so much but I don’t want to be Alexa :/

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Lol, I mean girl is getting them coins and making Hw stand shake and cry, I’d want to be Alexa lol

      • Famousrockstarr

        With a Candice Michelle Avi. How embarrassing ?

        • All Eyes On Me

          Yep I have Candice as my avi and I don’t think that’s embarrassing

          • Famousrockstarr

            When you come for Alexa it is sis. ?

          • Summer_Slay

            come again when alexa can do 10 of these moves

          • Famousrockstarr

            Once again you have a summer rae avi ????????

          • Summer_Slay

            you are ugly :)

          • Famousrockstarr

            But you made me relevant by showing up in my notifications. Bye Skummer Rae

          • Summer_Slay

            you’re welcome trash stratus glad i helped you when you needed it

          • Famousrockstarr

            You could never offend me. Summer hasn’t done anything in the industry besides try to steal Maryses whole gimmick. Bye sis

          • Summer_Slay

            how come summer actually wrestled plus everyone with a brain could see shes nothing like maryse, bye bro

          • Famousrockstarr

            Shes basic and only has passable promo skills. She’s a Maryse clone. That’s all ?

          • Summer_Slay

            said the alexa bliss fan “Shes basic and only has passable promo skills”

          • Famousrockstarr

            Instead of 40 boring moves here’s 20 and even some that Candice has done ?? I’m curious show me summer Rae’s top moves because if anyone is scared of a “bump” it’s her dawling ?????

          • Famousrockstarr
          • Summer_Slay

            garbage

          • Summer_Slay

            irrelevant it would be nice if she has done some of these more than once

          • Summer_Slay

            LEGEND CANDICE UGH, ICON, ALEXA COULD NEVER

          • Bad Girl Good Boy

            Preach ?

  • #FlairfortheGold

    But y’all still wanna hate on Alexa because she’s no Hw…BYEEEEEEE https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c25727cdb98fd74bbec92751779a2e5cf605984db6ce33aee2ca00ad62af736.png

    • Bliss = Goddess

      I guess the bleacher report writing is a “bliss fanboy”

      • #FlairfortheGold

        Right lol and Racist because you know they love to play the race card into everything as well?

    • Famousrockstarr

      What’s a HW when we have an Alexa. I’m not feelin these HW girls besides Charlotte and that’s facts though ?????

      • #FlairfortheGold

        SAME LMAOOO Charlotte and Becky are the only HW I will stan for. Pam and Banks have not cut it for me since their NXT days

  • Jack square
    • #FlairfortheGold

      well… a wrestling critics analysis over a crying HW fan boy lol keep hating on her. There’s nothing you can do about her being pushed lol The hw are close to being done… DEAL with it https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c25727cdb98fd74bbec92751779a2e5cf605984db6ce33aee2ca00ad62af736.png

      • Jack square

        So these Gifs aren’t crappy selling/bumping by Alexa? What wrestling critic? Huh?

        • Tina

          Her character work is definitely her strong suit! But she’s still got years ahead of her, I’m sure she will improve.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        That very same person praised Shayna’s work tho… Is he still the voice of the reason for you knowing your opinion for her?

        • Bliss = Goddess

          People have no problem bashing bliss but when people priase her they get mad

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            It’s not even about Alexa in this very precise case, just about his ridiculous and hypocritical point. That’s all.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Whatever

            People want to complain about Alexa ring work (which isn’t even bad) then those same people better complain about Asuka mic work

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Not sure what you want. I told you it wasn’t an attack to her so stop being this sensitive. You are literally the one being mad for all kind of critics at her but then have no problem doing it yourself for others. Critism can be fine, you don’t have to cry about it every single time, it’s crazy… Go play the victim card somewhere else.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Victim Card? When others get criticism y’all get mad

            Especially Naomi or Sasha

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            No need to go further on my part. I said enough. Have a nice day searching for any critism (good or bad) toward Alexa.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Well on here it’s all bad but others places they priase her. That’s why I come on here because this place is the only places that stupid enough for the majority to hate her

          • wysna

            All bad? I’ve praised Alexa a hundred times in this site and that’s just me alone. In this article, people have praised her as well. You are seriously exaggerating the criticism she receives like some insecure fan who simply can’t take a different opinion.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            oh please look thru the comments not only on this post but others

            3 people out of 300 praising bliss isn’t bascially all bad

            Bliss gets unnecessary hate on this site all the time and I call them out and I’m insecure?

            No what is ridiculous is the in denial that people have just because they can’t accept the fact that’s she a star

        • #FlairfortheGold

          If I may, he praised her character work, which like I agreed with you, she totally has down and is running the ball with it. I don’t have a problem with Shayna’s character work, but rather her in-ring work, which is what more than half of these “fans” like to bash Bliss for. He doesn’t praise her in ring work, which is what I was arguing with you about

  • Bliss = Goddess

    Btw how fantastic did bliss look tonight

    • #FlairfortheGold

      She looked okay. Again, not her best showing, but not as bad as people are usually shaping her out to be. But I mean, get ready to be dragged girl lol

      • Bliss = Goddess

        I was talking about never mind

        • Tina

          Her attire was cute af!

          • Bliss = Goddess

            That’s what I was talking about her appearance

          • Tina

            There was something different about her face too. Less makeup huh?

          • Bliss = Goddess

            To me shes always a dime

          • Tina

            Oh no, she’s definitely always gorgeous!! I just thought her makeup looked lighter tonight

        • #FlairfortheGold

          My girl is ALWAYS SLAYING LOL

    • Famousrockstarr

      She looks like she’s the only one that’s been ready for Asuka.

    • Xaos

      Flawless. Her visuals are top notch

  • Cabbyhighs

    The people who prop Alexa up as a superior to the horsewomen https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/37e06bfb7b08485281cdfb115507ebab84a25d26608fa4b5dd7128543afaae1c.gif
    It’s funny they advertised this as WrestleMania worthy knowing in all actuality this was bad especially towards the end when Alexa was missing spots like crazy!! And bet if Sasha or Pam was in this match it would have been better than this! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fc2ba9f745e6050f6183f6adb1e70f935b26191bb6111be6c21281dc2fdcb6f0.gif

    • Gerg

      Shoo Alexa tries her best but her in ring skills arent the best. This is similar to AJ’s run except AJ didnt have that much to compete with on the Main roster so it wasnt as noticable. LMAO Wrestlemania worthy like back in 2009 maybe

  • Hoooshi

    I’m not watching the shows live because of timezones, but that was it? A 15 minutes match? On a 3 hours show? I’m so glad we have the women’s revolution.

    It’s interesting that Asuka changed her finished from the Asuka lock to an armbar, could this mean that Ronda Rousey is coming to face her? I wouldn’t be surprised if Ronda is the one to finally defeat Asuka.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I absolutely loved that running slap to the corner from Alexa to Asuka. Simple things like that are what makes a great heel. I remember Sasha used to do this as a heel, running to the ropes and slapping her opponent, who is on the floor, in the face. This is some great stuff. Alexa’s character work is just that good that it’s too bad that she is not amazing in-ring worker tbh.

    Nonethless, I stand on my point, this match happened too soon. Wasn’t truly a fan of it as a whole too. It was fine but just too long. It should have been more explosive and shorter and that’s where both women’s character would have shine more with Asuka looking dominant and Alexa playing the cowardly heel more and more.

    They should work together more on live events because their chemistry isn’t very good too.

    • #ROSEARMY

      As Athena, Ember Moon did a cartwheel and backflip charge to her opponent in the corner and punctuated with a slap. I’m definite that both Sasha and Alexa have both seen this. I can’t wait until Ember does it as a heel.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Oh yeah, forgot to talk about Mandy’s presence… Tragic. She doesn’t bring anything. She’s literally just a pretty girl out there. Can’t someone help poor girl because she clearly doesn’t know much about character work and presentation.
    Just look at her on the picture alone… Lord. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/247feb8595c398b7564782312bbe07b2bd2b3c146dc9f373b4535a6f50e130e3.jpg

    • Trishlita

      She hasn’t really been showcased yet to judge.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        She has. Granted you could argue about not being showcased enough in the ring (and she has shown promise there) but in terms of character work and presentation, she has every time she appeared which has been enough to judge tbh.

        • Trishlita

          Idk I like her over the top glamour stuck up act she got going on its refreshing apart from the brute wrestlers.

        • Mike

          To me, she looks exactly like she has no idea what’s going on. Liv Morgan often has the same look. It’s like they’ve got no idea where they are or what’s happening. In that promo from last night, Mandy looked like she’d drunk too much egg nog and was ready to fall over.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Would make sense if I was the only one thinking this way but oh well… I guess.

    • Gerg

      Reminds me of Eva….”She’s All Gold Everything” lol

    • Ultra Instinct Shameronstar

      Ok we’re not going to start the year off discrediting the golden gift

    • Danny?

      Paige & Sonya stood out in that segment. Don’t even remember what Mandy’s outfit was like till you posted this picture.

    • Randall

      Lmao I agree. She needs to go back to NXT badly and get a whole new character because everything about her is tragic at the moment.

    • Over there looking like Aksana 2.0

  • Trishlita

    Alexa should have either turned face or not be champion.

  • BanksStratus!

    New Here, Hi and the match was okay and you could obviously see Alexa falling way too early.

  • Almarpar

    So happy the rumble is 30 women! The iconic duo! Bianca BelAir! Please.

    But that match man.. i get they were telling a story and blah blah. But is was so messy and slow. On twitter loads are saying how good it was ??
    If it were paige, sasha, bayley, char, that would of been a hard hitting main event match. Ive always liked Alexa but after that. We need a new champ. Im guessing Asuka will win the championship at the 25th anniversary raw

  • Alejandro

    Yesterday while watching the show I wad impressed. Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss were extremely entertaining and everyone knows that I always complain about them. I’m loving the spotlight on Nia and Alexa.

  • Geo14

    If Alexa is going to lose the championship she doesnt deserve to lose it this way. It needs a great storyline.

    Nobody wants a Female Lesnar (without Heyman).

  • Maddox

    Ronda Rousey should win and fight Charlotte, thats whats best for business. Thats the only match up that man event this year’s wrestlemania.

    • Diva_Fan

      Yeah I would have Charlotte vs Ronda and then Asuka vs Paige at Wrestlemania

      • conan_kun

        Charlotte vs Ronda will be worse than Charlotte vs Dana.

        • Diva_Fan

          Maybe so but the hype will be there and Ronda is a well known name

    • conan_kun

      A woman without any wrestling match experience winning the rumble is a huge slap in the face to entire women division, act like WWE has no confidence to their current full timers.

      • Maddox

        Wrestlemania 28 main event was a slap in the face to CM punk and thr current full timers but at the end of the day, its all about making money and Rousey has more main stream credibilty tgatbevery woman on the roster

    • Typical Heel

      I might would have Charlotte win the rumble but Rhonda Rousey as the champion on Raw (after beating Alexa) so she’ll lead into Mania as champ and Charlotte deciding to challenge her in the main event, but don’t sleep on Sasha she’s capable of Main Eventing too, its just that i believe only Charlotte and Nia Jax are physically big enough to realistically beat Rhonda Rousey

      • Maddox

        Sasha has been losing to Charlotte, Alexa, Paige, Mandy, Sonya. She can main event now. Only Charlotte vs Ronda Rousey is big enough for that

  • Alexa needs to lose the title, she’s not doing anything with it. I’m so happy there are 30 women in the rumble, can’t wait to see the surprises.

    • Danny?

      After her loss to Asuka last night I could see her losing it before the Rumble to Asuka. I’d prefer that cause then it means the Rumble won’t be so predictable with Asuka in it.

  • Ultra Instinct Shameronstar

    Whoever said the Women’s Royal Rumble was going to be 20 people well thankfully they were wrong. Can’t wait to mark out for all the surprise returning legends

    • AlexV

      Because they’re idiots lol. And yes I ca t wait for Lita and Trish!

  • Neutral

    Ok people are making the biggest drama about Bayley’s outfit like wtf? She has been dressing like that for years, you just noticing now?

  • Watchyaman
  • Carolution

    alexa, i just cant with her she can’t sell and who turns backwards to a kick LOL. im hoping whoever wins the rumble is someone who can use a push or they have someone like dana or alicia shine throughout it.

  • Scotty Biscotti

    I didn’t get to watch raw yet but did they specify that the winner of the royal rumble will face the womens champion of the brand that they represent or did they leave that open ended? Like I am wondering if say “Asuka” ends up winning can she choose to face either Alexa or Charlotte? I am wondering if they would let her (asuka) win and then she decides she wants to face Charlotte because she has already beaten Alexa. I guess this depends on if they keep Alexa as champ unitl mania.

    • Neutral

      Kurt Angle just said the winner will get a championship match at WrestleMania.

    • Typical Heel

      Looks like they’ll get to choose either title

  • MK126

    I didn’t watch RAW last night but was this it? Was there no Absolution continuation?

    • E-Force

      just a new year’s resolution segment

      • MK126

        ugh whack

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    I think despite the match being sloppy in some places, Alexa and Asuka showed great chemistry. Hopefully if they get given more time they’ll be able to work on creating something memorable.
    Side note: Where was Absolution, like I know Paige may be somewhat hurt but she could have at least sent Mandy And Sonya to take out Alexa at the end of the match… but okay

  • ???

    Here is my dream RR women entrants, with order!
    Note : I included the people who will most likely be in, I want AJ Lee but didn’t include her because she most likely won’t be in.
    (The match start with Natalya and Asuka and then other women come in this order)
    1st Natalya
    2nd Asuka
    3 Alicia Fox
    4 Carmella
    5 Billie Kay
    6 Lana
    7 Peyton Royce
    8 Becky Lynch
    9 Sonya Devile
    10 Mandy Rose
    11 Victoria
    12 Mickie James
    13 Bayley
    14 Sarah Logan
    15 Kairi Sane
    16 Liv Morgan
    17 Kharma
    18 Nia Jax
    19 Beth Phoenix
    20 Ruby Riott
    21 Paige
    22 Nikki Bella
    23 Tamina
    24 Dana Brooke
    25 Brie Bella
    26 Sasha Banks
    27 Naomi
    28 Michelle McCool
    29 Lita
    30 Trish Stratus

    • Danny?

      This would be LIT but I’d swap out Kairi with Ivory if she is going into the HOF this year.

      • ???

        Ivory would be GREAT! so does Jacqueline, Torrie Wilson and Jazz!

    • Kessa Kez

      i do like the inclusion of many former talents. if i may, i would perhaps not place kharma, beth and nia so close to one another, i’d space them out but make sure they are all in the ring at the same time and get some interaction.

      i assume Lana will accompany Tamina to ringside and wont feature so i would replace her with BULL NAKANO and have her go at it with Asuka.

      I also really want to see Melina in that list, can i swap her for Dana or Brie? :)

      • ???

        Hmmm I don’t know where to place them then because I want some space between the surprising entrants, but it doesn’t matter that much lol

        As for Lana, I think she better be in since she’s a wrestler after all. But I wouldn’t mind if they swapped her with a legend because she will not do much in the RR anyways.

        OMG YESSS GIVE ME SOME MELINA!! I think she can take Dana’s spot, Brie will add some excitement to the match and she’ll get reaction but Dana is just like Lana they won’t added anything to the match unless if WWE want jobbers then they’re suitable for this.

    • MK126

      Kharma, Nia AND Beth right after each other? You trying to kill these girls or something LOL

      • ???

        LOL then try to make a list just like I did mine

        • MK126

          Oh don’t be petty LOL I didn’t say your list was bad. Switch Mandy with Kharma and Nia with Mickie.

          • ???

            LOL it’s okay xD!
            Hmmmm, that makes sense!

      • Typical Heel

        Even casual fans would love to see any variation of Kharma vs Nia Jax vs Beth Phoenix, we’ve never had something like that before with the women, but the men get to have matches like Braun Strowman vs Big Show all the time

        • MK126

          Oh im not saying that i dont wanna see them together in the ring. I just think them coming in right after each other would be overkill unless they did it in size order where its a big threat then a bigger threat and then the biggest threat of all. Other than that spacing them out a bit but still having them in the ring at the same time will work

    • the last 3 entrants all being “legends” is a little meh. unless at this point you have only one lady left in the ring and she is from the current era. And she takes one legend out only for another to enter next. Then it’s golden to take out 3 of the best champions WWE has had for their women. Would really cement that person’s victory. In your list it looks to be either Sasha, Naomi, or one of the Bella Twins

    • LGD: “Legend”
      DBT: Debut
      RTN: Return

      1. Bayley (RAW)
      2. Natalya (SDL)
      3. Alicia Fox (RAW)
      4. Carmella (SDL)
      5. Tamina (SDL)
      6. Billie Kay (NXT/DBT)
      7. Mickie James (RAW)
      8. Kharma (LGD)
      9. Asuka/Alexa Bliss (RAW)
      10. Liv Morgan (SDL)
      11. Sonya Deville (RAW)
      12. Becky Lynch (SDL)
      13. Nia Jax (RAW)
      14. Sarah Logan (SDL)
      15. Mandy Rose (RAW)
      16. Peyton Royce (NXT/DBT)
      17. Nikki Cross (NXT/DBT)
      18. Kairi Sane (NXT)
      19. Paige (RAW)
      20. Beth Phoenix (LGD)
      21. Sasha Banks (RAW)
      22. Brie Bella (RTN)
      23. Ruby Riott (SDL)
      24. Nikki Bella (RTN)
      25. Lita (LGD)
      26. Naomi (SDL)
      27. Dana Brooke (RAW)
      28. Michelle McCool (LGD)
      29. Trish Stratus (LGD)
      30. Kelly Kelly (RTN)
      .

      I have my picks for who i want to win

  • Danny?

    RAW was trash, the match was sloppy and just felt like nothing really happened. No one will remember this match even took place or they will for all the wrong reasons. No absolution? A mess! They have been the hottest thing about the Raw women’s division for a while now and they were left off TV. Well except for that pointless backstage promo.

  • Kessa Kez

    it was a meh match for me (on a score id rate it a 3/5), definitely not wrestlemania worthy on the basis that alexa still appears to be green in-ring. i personally favour womens matches where there is hard hitting and stiff offence which this didnt have, entertaining matches (feat brawls or stipulations) or technical/high flying wrestling could have perhaps allowed me to enjoy this much more and improved my scoring for the match. very happy for the womens rumble to be equivalent to the mens with 30 participants and hopefully we are treated to some wonderful returns and debuts.

    i placed a £5 bet for Asuka and Seth Rollins both to win the rumbles. The odds were decent for both and now asuka’s odds have dropped (placing her as a firm joint fave to win alongside Rousey. With last night’s non title match win for Asuka over Alexa, i’m feeling the sense that Vinny won’t want both Rumbles being predictable and as much as it makes sense for Nakamura and Asuka to win their respective rumble matches – i will be amazed if WWE pull the trigger on two japanese stars winning. IF Nakamura doesn’t win, i wish seth can do it and face AJ (dream match), this will allow Asuka to win the womens’ rumble and (if i was booking it) either paige or charlotte. IF Nakamura is booked to win – i cant see Asuka winning the rumble but i do see her becoming the RAW champ leading into Mania and facing either Paige or Becky as the Rumble winner. Best scenario is doing charlotte vs becky and asuka vs paige vs bliss at WM.

  • FiguredRetro

    Thrilled about a 30 women Rumble. That’s the way it should be. The sad part is all those from the past who were far ahead of their time, that can not be part of this such as Luna Vachon. That’s why I hope a number of women who were staples of the division in the past and contributed a lot, be it from both a wrestling competitor role or the attention they brought to the division, are part of this. Jacqueline, Victoria, Sable, Tori, Kharma, Lita, Ivory, Bull Nakano, Trish, Molly, Torrie Wilson, Terri, Debra, Alundra…bring it on!

    The potential here excites the hell out of me and I hope they deliver a memorable event.

  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    This is definatley not a Wrestlemania level match and tbh it shouldn’t be. BUT! I do believe they have potential and Alexa could hold her own against Asuka. The gribe I’m starting to have with Alexa is her selling and in particular, how she sells kicks…it’s like the kick barely connects to her and she just spins to the floor, it’s annoying me bit lol.

    I do feel with some more storytelling on Alexa’s part, the title change match could be really good! But because Alexa and Asuka are polar opposite’s…I knew their eventual encounter would be a tad messy.

    I have faith though that when the time comes, they surprise and deliver, but not at mania. Do you guys think the Alexa will drop the belt to Asuka before the Rumble and Alexa will take Asuka’s place?

    • ???

      There are rumours that said Asuka may win the title and Rounda Rousey will win the RR to face her at Wrestlemania. (Ugh)

  • Women’s Revolution

    It’s not about Alexa can’t take a bump or hit, it’s about a being safe while entertaining people. I’m glad Asuka played it safe with Alexa. Alexa’s a small girl and no one wants to see anyone legitimately hurt by one’s maneuvers and strikes etc.

    Alexa held her own and although it wasn’t an impressive bout .

  • NoWayHoeSay

    I’m worried about the woman bumping over the top rope to the floor, how are people like Lana gonna do that safely. The woman hardly ever go over the top

  • Izzy4lw

    The match certainly wasn’t terrible – the booking made sense in that Alexa has dominated over a stacked division, so she should therefore be able to hold her own. Also she targeted a body part that made sense with her finisher, so the booking and the story being told was solid. It was definitely not a PPV quality match, but it didn’t need to be – it told a story, which was that despite Alexa’s dominance of the division, Asuka is an otherworldly talent that she needs to be wary of, and you just saw how Alexa was clearly outmatched from go. My only gripe, like some others on here, is Alexa’s selling. I know Asuka works snug, but Alexa can’t be afraid to take a hit from her. It detracted from the match when Asuka was on offense, but it could just be that they haven’t worked together much before so Alexa was a bit nervous. Either way, I’m hoping she fixes that for any encounters down the line.

    • Randall

      They actually had a pretty decent match at a NXT House show like 2 years ago. I think if they continue to practice together more they can have a solid match up!

      • Izzy4lw

        That’s what I heard! I haven’t seen it, and I’m sure they would be able to work better with more time facing one another in the ring; Alexa just needs to work on her selling, which has become an issue in multiple matches against various opponents. She’s afraid to take a hit, and needs to be okay understanding that yes, Wrestling is going to hurt to some degree. She never has to be a Sasha Banks, an Alicia Fox, or an AJ Lee in the selling department, but she has to at least let us believe she’s getting hit lol

        • Kanga Trops

          As much as I love Alexa I completely agree. The match was good and honestly fine for a Raw match that should’ve been saved for a ppv but Alexa needs to sell better for her opponents to make their offense seem more impactful, especially when it comes to Asuka. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the pace, story and overall layout of their match together. As much flack as she gets, Bliss has all the right tools to become a top level performer. Some time away from the title scene will do her some good so she can get some more in ring experience under her belt without the expectations of delivering such high caliber matches that frankly she isn’t ready to perform in YET. She definitely will be able to, especially considering how fast she’s improved while on the main roster but Bliss just needs a little more fine tuning.

  • IconicTrio

    The match was enjoyable and I’m neither an Alexa Bliss fan nor hater but c’mon you have to admit she was ducking bumps like there was no tomorrow! which is funny because she’s never been afraid of Sasha’s striking which can be really stiff. Only seems to be that way with Asuka.

    • Izzy4lw

      Asuka works very snug – she is from the Victoria/Trish school of offense, which is “I am going to hit you very hard, very safely” I bet it hurts to wrestle her, which a lot of people aren’t used to since so many women still work the ‘WWE Diva’ way of doing matches, so the strikes aren’t stiff and the work isn’t as crisp. I hope she can fix it- her bumping and selling has been off for awhile now, and with Asuka you just need to kind of shut up and take it like every other woman has done thus far.

      • IconicTrio

        That’s true. I know its easy for us to say but they need to toughen things up at a bit more, starting with the PC.

        I can’t imagine any female today bar a few would have enjoyed working a match with either of those two, or Jacqueline, Jazz or even Michelle McCool lol

        • Izzy4lw

          I’m pretty sure a lot of the women now would die if they wrestles Jacqueline. sasha works snug, but not as snug as you’d expect, and she supposedly got heat for how stiff she is – Jackie/Jazz/Trish/Victoria/McCool would be fired lmao

        • MK126

          You would think that the women at the PC would work stiff given the fact that SDR was their trainer and worked very stiff. The women also need to realize that you can work stiff but also protect your opponent at the same time. Of course things do happen like Paige’s stinger incident over the holiday tour and even Victoria breaking Beth’s jaw… but you take the strikes and continue on with the match (except for Paige’s match). After the match when you’re driving on the road or in your hotel room you cry and deal with the bruises lol

  • Nathan

    AM I the only one who lives for the Enzo & Nia stuff? ?

    • ???

      No, it’s the best storyline on Raw currently.

    • Izzy4lw

      its funny af and a pretty good storyline for Nia, but it’s weird because it’s like she is a babyface in that storyline, but a heel in the women’s division?

    • Diva_Fan

      No I’m liking it as well . I’m also liking that they seem to be changing Nia’s character to a more tweener/face role I think she willl put it off well.

      • Typical Heel

        I think Nia is such a natural face, she was meant for this, she’s not a Kharna like character so ppl need to stop expecting her to act like Kharma

  • Tonx

    It was just meh. As much as they hyped it up, it was just very average. The pacing was especially weird in places. Hopefully it was down to working each other for the first time in a while. Since I’m guessing this will foreshadow Asuka taking the title from Alexa, I hope their next match is much better. I really just want Alexa to use her full move-set. We know she can do so much more, but she just doesn’t. I read somewhere that she does it because she thinks, as a heel, she can’t do anything flashy, but i really disagree. If she brought those moves out, it’d make her matches much more enjoyable IMO. Maybe turning her face, but still keeping the snarky mic/character work would be best

    • Izzy4lw

      I read that everywhere and I especially hear that everywere; “Oh, so and so isn’t flopping, they just can’t use their full moveset!” which to some degree may be true, but if that’s the case then you need to come up with more moves as a heel. Melina/Victoria/Trish/Asuka/Sasha are especially good at this – Particularly Melina and Victoria, who kept the same moveset, but made slight variations to show that they were still very much the bad guy. I wasn’t really looking forward to the match, as Alexa, for as incredibly talented as she is on the mic, hasn’t been able to make magic with other fantastic workers, so I wasn’t expecting a huge blow out match, but what we got made sense booking wise and was decent enough for a first go around.

  • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

    I really can’t blame Alexa for blocking those sloppy stiff strikes,especially after Paige got injured by stiff strikes.

    Naomi fans coming for Mandy,it took your girl 8 years to get a forgettable title reign. Mandy will be champion by 2019 and beating Naomi in squash matches.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      It took her 8 years to get a reign while girls like Mandy get it easy because they’re blonde and hot. Naomi is better than Mandy in literally every way and if you think otherwise you’re delusional.

      • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

        No Naomi kept on botching she was supposed to beat Aj. But she flubbed. Naomi is a spot monkey, all she’s ever had was her acrobatics. You sound like a racist,why is everything black and white? You can’t tell me I’m delusional because I don’t agree with your misconstrued view of the world. Authoritarian?

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          What are you even talking about? If you didn’t hear from Vince McMahon himself that Naomi was supposed to beat AJ after Mania then your comment is irrelevant. Next. You call her a spot monkey but her matches are more entertaining than Mandy Rose’ so what’s the tea? How do I sound like a racist??? When did I ever mention race in this comment? Are you confused or? You’re delusional because you can sit here all day praising Mandy Rose for basically doing nothing while attacking Naomi who’s actually making improvements.

          • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

            I go to live NXT events, I’ve seen Mandy wrestle single matches. That’s why she got called up. She’s two years in her career. And she’s a part of a group. She’s not the focus so why would she do anything note worthy? It seems like you’re being racist because of her skin tone and race. So because she’s blonde and white she’s awful? OK Jan.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            So question, after seeing her wrestle at live events in NXT, do you think she’s better than Naomi? How is that being racist? It’s a proven fact that Vince loves his blondes and obviously Mandy Rose will be the next one to get pushed. I never called her awful, you’re just putting words into my mouth at this point. I said you praise her for basically doing nothing which is nothing noteworthy lately like you stated.. and attack Naomi who actually adds new stuff to her moveset every week and continues to improve.

        • Mr. What

          Your comment will angry majority of Diva Dirt because 80% are Naomi fans.

    • Izzy4lw

      comparing apples to oranges; Paige had surgery and needs to take it easy on stiff strikes; Alexa was just scared of bumping so she kept bobbing and weaving around Asuka then falling like she got hit.

      Queen Trish would never.

      • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

        Alexa just didn’t want to get injured, Asuka is sloppy so her strikes are all over the place.

        Why bring up Trish?

        • Neutral

          Asuka is sloppy?? Screaming omggggg delete your account girl Asuka is the crispiest women on the roster, I can´t believe I´m actually reading this coming from someone who´s defending Alexa and is a Mandy Rose stan.

          • GoldE*nB3dOf*FoxE5

            I don’t even like Alexa, I just know she didn’t want to get injured. Mandy is a God,you’ll see.

        • Izzy4lw

          Asuka has yet to injure anyone tho so….

          Because Trish is obviously the inspiration behind management’s push of Bliss (there’s a report saying that she’s referred to as mini Trish backstage) yet she’s out here disappointing and looking like she was terrified to take a hit. I merely stated that Queen Trish took her bumps like the face of the division she was.

          • Greg Lee

            Alexa is afraid to take a hit, yet Trish within a few months of her debut took a Bubba Bomb full-on right through a table.

          • Izzy4lw

            And she wrestled Jacqueline, Jazz, and Victoria, who were Notorious for basically just beating you up safely in the ring.

  • John Finnie

    Im just gonna leave this here…..
    Mickie should be the one to dethrone Alexa then face Askua @WM i mean what other women will get duel chants like this??? Im looking at you paige honey & no you wouldn’t

    https://youtu.be/B7A8K-ST69s

    • Neutral

      A match and a concept, I wish they went for another 10 minutes so the match could REALLY pick up omg they need a rematch! I cant believe Alexa stans are coming after Asuka scream.

      • Izzy4lw

        The fortunate thing is that overall RAW has a stacked division – Asuka/Bayley, Asuka/Sasha, Asuka/Paige, Asuka/Nia, Asuka/Mickie Could all be potential MOTY if WWE let’s them be.

      • John Finnie

        I know Rosa fans would be coming after Askua soon enough lol

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Anyways I’m glad Paige is taking time off from the ring. She needs to be healthy for Royal Rumble do it makes sense. But can we at least have her on commentary or managing for a few weeks while Mandy and Sonya compete? The Absolution story shouldn’t be put on hold.

  • Randall

    Is this supposed to be the redux lol… but anyway the match was okay. That crowd was awful all night. I don’t get why go to a wrestling show if your not going to react to anything. I also think it was a bad move to have Bliss submit, they could have had her walk out and then you build to a Wrestlemania match if your going that route. If Askua becomes champ I’m not sure if I look forward to her winning every week. They’re going to need to make her a champion like Lesner so she won’t become stale so fast.

    • Izzy4lw

      She’ll lose it before then – Apparently Vince REALLY wants Asuka/Paige at WM, but HHH is pushing for Asuka/Banks – either way, current plans (if reports are to be believed) have Alexa out of WM. As champ at least.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        That’s a great freaking news!! I would be down for both matches tbh! A singles or even a triple threat. I am all for both matches. Asuka vs Sasha in a singles match at WM is truly a dream match tho… You got me excited!

        I wonder how Alexa would be involved at WM then… maybe keep this angle with Nia and Enzo, who knows? Or some kind of tag team match?

        • Izzy4lw

          They’re just reports for now, but I’m really hoping for a solid WM match between two fantastic workers – give me something on the caliber of Sasha/Becky/Charlotte from a couple years back and I’d be a happy camper. I think Alexa’s biggest challenge will come in seeing whether she can remain relevant without the title – If it’s Asuka/Paige, I could see Alexa in a programme with Sasha or Bayley, but if it’s Asuka/Sasha, I’d like to see her taking on Paige.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Alexa could feud with Nia tbh. It’ll make sense with this Enzo stuff that’s happening. Alexa could get jealous that Nia is showing more attention to Enzo and not her.

          • Izzy4lw

            omg that’d be both awesome and weird – because itd be a heel Bliss vs a face Jax. I’d live for it tbh.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            I agree! Plus, it would be a great way to turn Alexa face, something that would refresh her character so much and hopefully lead to better matches invovling her because her build makes her for a natural face.

      • That was a fake screenshot that one of my twitter mutuals made.

      • conan_kun

        When Paige suffered a stinger just by Sasha’s kick on her back, can she go against stiffer opponent like Asuka when Asuka’s kicks and offences are more aggressive.

  • joshua

    This match was just boring Alexa bliss is just boring in the ring as a heel this match showed how she cant sell and too me doesnt really entertain during a match as well as she does in promos. because when i watch her matches i always skip alot of the match until its almost over. and if this match happened the same but with someone like Naomi people would go IN. But theres always an escuse or alexa.

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Sorry, my chicken soups getting cold ???????????????

  • ???

    Some people here are afraid of the women’s RR because of the injuries? I’m sure WWE women can do this RR, they wrestled in many hardcore matches so when it comes to the RR it’s suddenly a problem now? And this generation of women 90-95% of them can wrestle and we aren’t in divas era anymore! The only women that I’m not sure if they’ll bumped wrong or not are (Lana, Liv, Mandy, Carmella, Sarah and Sonya)

    • Neutral

      Seriously it is just like a battle royal (women now even go over the top rope in battle royals) the only difference is that is a battle royal they all start at the same time and in a RR they come out after 90 seconds.

      • ???

        I think the women already did over top of the rope battle royal if I’m not mistaken right? But not sure when or where?

    • NoWayHoeSay

      I just don’t want any to injure themselves

    • Diva_Fan

      Carmella Sarah and Sonya will be fine . The other 3 I worry about a bit but hopefully they will hold there own .

  • Morris Muffin

    This match was not perfect but better than I expected.

  • Hey Diva-Dirt what is it that I need to have to join the team? I’m looking to expand my resume also I am interested in being a journalist, host, or social media manager.

  • MickUso

    RAW dissapointed me a bit and no, I’m not talking about the match itselft but the fact that we only got one match and no backstage segment or segment to further some stories.
    What was good?
    1. Nia Jax’s character development. She’s coming off as a human, not a monster and is doing wonders for her. Leaving Lexi alone shows their alliance is not as strong adding elements to a story that has been writing itself for months.
    2. Alexa Bliss vs. Asuka. For those doubsters after the match, they need to consider that none of the ladies did as much as they could. Alexa didn’t use her signature moves, Asuka using only the moves she’s been doing week by week. Without the full arsenal the match was good. They could potentially do even better.
    What was bad?
    1. Absolution got no follow up. What division are they dominating? The Women’s Championship match was a great missed opportunity for the trio to cause more chaos. Having them announcing that they are entering the Royal Rumble match did nothing for me. Specially because it was a package with Bayley & Sasha. They could have done at least a segment.

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      Nia and Alexa’s story is honestly full of holes. One minute Alexa dupes her as a friend to do her dirty work, promises a title shot and then turns her back on her when it happens. Nia turns on her and then is suddenly on her side during the Mickie feud and they’re friends again? Sure, they are friends in real life but to the casual viewer that doesn’t follow these women on social media it makes no sense why they are paired on and off again like a couple breaking up and getting back together.

      I think the best bet for this match would have been Alexa getting herself disqualified, interference or a countout thus it goes with her heel character and further wants us to see Asuka get her hands on Bliss and the title. Now that she’s beaten Bliss, they might just have a title match at the Royal Rumble so Asuka won’t be the sure fire winner of it and possibly put the title on her to begin her streak with the title in tact.

      Paige wasn’t cleared from what I read or they may have just wanted to sit her out a week after what happened. A promo with Mandy and Sonya attacking Asuka or Alexa would have been fine as long as Paige didn’t get involved but I guess for precautions they decided to film separate videos to fill in the time before Paige can compete fully again. We’ll see what happens.

      • MickUso

        I disagree with you. There are no holes in the story between Alexa and Nia at all. I don’t think their friendship on real life is playing on WWE, or at least not the same way. Alexa and Nia have a messy friendship and because of that, there is no consistency. That’s very much storytelling, the past RAW segment showcased how their friendship isn’t strong, just like they have been going back and forth for months. It makes total sense for me. So their alliance is getting weak.
        As of Absolution. Paige could have been sitting pretty while sending her two dogs to cause trouble. A simple backstage segment with Paige leading the pack to destruction… they could both entered the match between Asuka and Alexa and lay them out. Standing tall. That’s the only thing I felt RAW failed, they could have done something with Absolution.

  • MickUso

    Every time Alexa Bliss is having a singles match, everyone starts commenting “she don’t take bumps.” Are they considering that Asuka’s style consist on strikes and submissions? Just asking. Don’t come here talking about other matches? Her match with Char was good as well.

    • Izzy4lw

      The issue is multiple people have faced Asuka – Mickie, Alicia, Dana, Emma, Ember, Peyton, Billie, Nikki Cross, etc. and all of them have been able to work as snug as Asuka does, or at least get close enough to where the WWE’s camerawork makes it LOOK like they’re taking some abuse. Her selling and bumping was so off that even with WWE’s camera work and moving angles to get the best view for the viewer at home, you could still clearly see Asuka not making contact. She sells too early, which is an issue she’s had since she was brought up, and it not only takes away from the match, but it looks like she’s scared of getting hit; and with someone like Asuka (who has injured nobody in her WWE run and who merely works snug and crisp) you need to be able to sell her moves, and she doesn’t do that.

      • Bliss = Goddess

        Asuka broke Alexas nose and gave her a concussion on 5/7/16 at nxt house show

        • Izzy4lw

          Nowhere have I ever read or heard that Asuka gave Alexa Bliss a concussion or broke her nose. She made her bleed, which is different. Please provide the links to this; I’d like to read what happened because my understanding was she busted her open and that was it.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            It won’t let me link it

          • Bliss = Goddess

            Just look up Alexa Asuka nose on Twitter search

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Alicia, Crazy Mary, Mickie, Asuka and Sasha all faced Alexa and her nose bled. Alexa’s nose is just sensitive.

          • Bootzelchy

            Where did Mickie and Alicia make Alexa’s nose bleed?

        • Carolution

          that never happened, alexa’s nose bleed the rest you just made up.

          • Bliss = Goddess

            False

      • MickUso

        Some of you guys focus too much on the technicality of the matches, such as selling and executing. I used to be like that but it takes all of the fun and the genuine reaction. When I was a kid, watching Lita, Trish and the storylines that took place, it was fun but I wasn’t judgemental of what was going on, the matches. If it made sense or not, every week it was another chapter. I could root on a character based on what was happening rather than wrestling ability.

        I’m back to having fun with watching the show. Not overthinking. So far Alexa Bliss has been an entertaining champion for me. From humiliating Bayley, using Nia to avoid matches with her, being sneaky, her storyline with Sasha, Mickie and now being worried of the Royal Rumble and Asuka. She’s been involved in many stories so far and that’s what I like about her reign. Do I think she produces the best matches? No. Does she do a good job? Yes.

        • Izzy4lw

          Your entire point seemed to be “who cares about wrestling? Alexa is fun!” which is great and I’m glad you’re enjoying the product.

          I am also enjoying the product, however I get taken out of the moment when it’s clear that Asuka’s strikes aren’t coming close to connecting. what I liked about Trish/Lita, Trish/Victoria, Trish/Jazz, Victoria/Molly, Melina/Beth was that the story carried over – these are no stories. Is Alexa doing a good job with a subpar story? absolutely! is the story riveting? hardly. So when the story is a copy/paste job of Heel Nikki Bella and Heel AJ Lee (champ who humiliates babyfaces because she’s ‘better’ a-la Nikki, or hides behind a larger heel to do their dirty work like AJ) plus the wrestling is bad, I am going to critique it after the fact. I’m glad you can enjoy the show! but I need one of three scenarios to really just throw criticism out the window: 1) Storyline is AMAZING, RIVETING, WELL EXECUTED and booking is perfect. I’ll not care so much about the wrestling. 2) Wrestling is AMAZING, RIVETING, WELL EXECUTED and the booking is amazing. I won’t care so much about the story. 3) Storyline is solid, wrestling is solid, booking is perfect.

          Right now, Raw gives us a decent storyline, if completely unoriginal, the wrestling leaves A LOT to be desired, and the booking is nonsensical. To each their own I suppose.

  • NoWayHoeSay

    I wonder what match would of been is Paige was cleared for Raw

    • conan_kun

      Another Sasha, Bayley and Mickie vs Absolution.

  • Bliss = Goddess

    Y’all really over exaggerate how bad Alexa is lol guess that’s what happens when your perfect in every way except being 6.5/10 in ring

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Because we judge her with our brains and not our…well you know ;)

      • Bliss = Goddess

        Of course typical fan who thinks bliss is only liked for her looks

  • txistedbliss

    I would’ve rather Alexa didn’t act like she was getting hit (cause most of the time she wasn’t) and walk out of the match or DQ herself. If Asuka was gonna make her tap now then she might as well get a title shot at the Rumble & not enter. The storyline development between Alexa & Nia was good, it gives a valid reason for hostility rather than the random switches they made all last year

  • brimode

    Alexa was clearly flinching and trying to avoid direct contact with Asuka’s strikes throughout the match. I’m guessing she heard the talk about Asuka being a stiff opponent and didn’t want to get hurt or something like that. It really took away from the big-impact moments of the match, to be honest.

    I don’t understand why she’s become “afraid”, as it were, over the past few months. She’s not had any injuries – unless that’s part of the reason she’s had a few weeks off from wrestling, because she’s had a minor injury and has needed to recover – but still, even before then, she seemed more scared to take the big moves. That was never a problem before in NXT or when she was on SmackDown.

    Honestly, and this is a big reach, but the only thing I can think of is that her body is feeling fragile and she’s getting hurt more from bumps/strikes/etc, which is quite common for anorexia sufferers, to have more fragile bodies as they get older… idk, it’s a reach, but maybe a possibility?

    • Even as a Bliss fan, I have to admit that I noticed this too. None of Asuka’s strikes really connected with her at all. She kept throwing her arms far from her face when she’s go for a kick or a hip attack.

    • HBIC

      They wrestled before and Asuka broke Alexa’s nose but that’s not an excuse the match was bad, Alexa needs to start taking bumps

  • Typical Heel

    If i booked the Rumble, i would focus more on the biggest women of the past returning than on MYC women debuting, i would include the entire main rosters of women (they deserve it, it was their earned opportunity at the end of the day), only the best from NXT (Nikki Cross, Iconic Duo, Ember Moon), Kairi Sane (since she won), & Rhonda Rousey as the celebrity shock value surprise,

    • Mr. What

      Shayna Baszler

  • Kendra

    I’m not understanding why the hell alexa bliss still champion

    • Bliss = Goddess

      Um….. Idk

      Merch sells , popularity, looks , mic work , character work , good attitude , majority have enjoyed her PPV Matches since coming to raw (besides the kendo stick on a pole match)

      This girl is a star no matter if you like her or not

      • Kendra

        ummm that’s all the wrong reasons on why she still champion. she is just as good as Kelly Kelly if u put it that way lol. the only people who enjoy her PPV matches are the diva era fans cuz her ring skills is trash

        • Bliss = Goddess

          Not IMO and not in a lot of people’s opinions

    • Bootzelchy

      Figure it out

  • Kendra

    Alexa Bliss should not still be champion at WrestleMania. Askua vs Alexa for the women’s belt is not WrestleMania worthy, Sasha Banks vs Askua or Askua vs Pagie for the women’s belt at WrestleMania would be more better and one hell of a great match. Alexa ring skills is not there yet to pull off a good match that will go down in history as one of the greatest women matches. I’m not understand why WWE is so big on Alexa Bliss and putting her over women who had iconic matches

  • Omar Zaal

    Good match
    It paid it’s perpose

  • Randall

    I swear this site has the most negative fan, it’s really sickening. It’s like none of you are satisfied. I’m sure when Askua gets that belt next it’s going to be nothing but complaints. Get over yourselves!

  • Bootzelchy

    Queens a cute match

  • Bootzelchy

    Not surprised at all by the comments here lmao.

  • Buffyrocks

    Hmmm. I know I’ve said it before, but I will say it again, the negative fan criticism of Bliss’ in ring ability is a productive of the times in which Bliss is wrestling. In no way is Alexa a terrible wrestler. Had she been around during the late 2000s or even early 2010s, no one would be calling her wrestling/bumping into question. However, she happens to be a multi-time champion during an era when a large majority of the MR and NXT can simply wrestle and bump/sell better than she can. Combined that with the fact that women’s wrestling is far more popular these days than it ever has been, and it is no surprise people are upset to see a very average wrestler be a champion for almost an entire year while other more technically sound women are not.

    However, the “beauty” (and rather unique aspect) of working for WWE is your success is also based on how well you can speak in front of a large audience and how conventionally attractive you are, both of which contribute to how much merchandise can you sell.

    It has never been a more exciting time to be a women’s wrestling fan! The juxtaposition of that excitement with frustration, however, is not a surprise. We have been shown how fantastic women’s wrestling can be with matches like Sasha vs Bayley/Ember vs Asuka/Mickie v Asuka Takeover PPVs or Charlotte v Sasha v Becky WM (to name just a few!), so when we are then given a product that is far from the aforementioned matches, we become flustered.

    I’m not a hard fan to please, I’m just not complacent with mediocrity.

    • Bliss = Goddess

      Alexa is far from mediocre she’s great overall

      Women want to get treated like men right?

      Well they are the people who get reactions and sell merch are getting used and pushed which is the way it should be

    • NoWayHoeSay

      If this was 2007 she would be one of the best on the roster

  • Kanga Trops

    Admittedly I’m a fan of Alexa Bliss so I’m definitely biased but damn are people harsh on her wrestling skills. She’s definitely not 4HW level but no one aside from the 4HW and Asuka are on that tier either and she makes up for it in so many other ways. I could understand people being frustrated with Bliss bc she’s still being booked as champ, that I get, but her wrestling really isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be.

  • This is probably going to be an extremely unpopular opinion but I feel like there are only 2 women i want to see deliver Asuka her first defeat https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf09bcaed3d02bd8e8b03be90a603960c7630a63804401a14852825422ad64a6.gif

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb4fdc4b2802cd58144637f77c4a11b075b14a971717a11aea81d1c8e58e8db0.gif

    Now don’t get me wrong there are some ladies I want to see feud with Asuka for sure: Sasha, Naomi, Charlotte, Becky…but I definitely feel the ladies above are the ones that should end her streak.

  • Kyle

    The invincible Asuka thing; the 87 rating in WWE18 — it just is not working for me at all… and I think her matches have ZERO hype because you have a good idea of how the result is going to be… and if she does lose it will definitely be because of outside interference.

    Asuka = Predictable Television

    It’s such a pity because her look and talent are incredible assets to the WWE.