A brawl between two powerhouses, a new champion, and a send-off for Kairi Sane is what we all witnessed on this week’s RAW. Nia Jax returned as rumored and she came back with a purpose. She is determined to become RAW Women’s Champion.
Jax discusses how her last championship attempt was ruined by the referee and that she would later put Charlotte Flair out of action. No one has seen Flair since, Jax boasted. She referenced that later on in the night that Asuka and Sasha Banks were squaring off for the RAW Women’s Championship but as she was about to declare she wants to be next, Shayna Baszler‘s music hits and she makes her way to the ring.
Baszler says very few words and lets Jax know that no one gives a damn what she wants. Jax would then give a smirk as she takes down Baszler with a right and throws her across the ring. The two would brawl which led up to a match set up between the two later in the night.
Their match later on in the night didn’t last very long as they continued their brawl from earlier in the night. The two took the action to the outside and as the two continued to beat on each other, the referee counted to 10 causing a double count-out. The two end up with security trying to break them up, but instead, they just end up beating up the security.
The second match of the night was the advertised match between Asuka and Sasha Banks to determine who truly is the RAW Women’s Champion. You can read the match review by clicking here. Banks won the match to become the RAW Women’s Champion by count-out. Stephanie McMahon had previously announced that the winner of the title could win by such.
Asuka rushed out of the ring at the end of the match to save her best friend and tag team partner Kairi Sane from a vicious attack by Bayley backstage. This was also noted as an exit for Sane from WWE. She won her last match on last week’s RAW against Bayley. Sane’s response to her short but memorable time with the company can be read here.
Let’s get to the Winners & Losers of the week:
WINNER: Sasha Banks
Sasha is the clear winner as she is officially the RAW Women’s Champion and is now a five-time champion. This propels her past Charlotte by breaking the tie of four reigns between them. She still has a long way to go as far as a number of days as all her prior reigns have been short, but we will see if she holds onto the title for the long-run this time. She also has become a double champion along with Bayley, so whether you like it or not, they run the main roster titles right now.
WINNERS: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax
Despite how the majority feel about these two ladies, this is a feud I can get behind. I have a feeling it will just be a one off to try and get to the RAW Women’s Title, but I like how these two size up appropriately. Nia should be put against someone like Shayna or even Charlotte. It makes it more believable and less cringy. Same goes for Shayna. Although they really didn’t have a match persay, I enjoyed the set up.
WINNER: Kairi Sane
Because I said so. I will miss her so much. She always is a team player and humble 100%. I rather her have gone out last week with just the win over Bayley, but this was okay also. It was much better than just Nia or Shayna causing her to tap out in my opinion.
Not sure if this will put her in the back of the line or not for a title, but it may just be that way. It all depends on where they are going with Nia and Shayna. I am not opposed to Sasha having the RAW title as it has been years since she won a singles belt, but I was kind of hoping that Asuka would retain and Nikki Cross would win the SmackDown Women’s Titles so Sasha and Bayley could just focus on the tag division.
What were your thoughts on this week’s RAW? Who were your Winners & Losers? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.