RAW Women's Title Match: Mickie James vs. Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring and out comes Mickie James. RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss is out next. We get formal ring introductions from Rome.
They lock up to start, going back and forth. Mickie shows Bliss up against the ropes early on and upsets her. Mickie laughs at Bliss. Bliss with an elbow to turn it around. Mickie turns it back around after a kip-up. Bliss looks frustrated now. Mickie goes on and hits a big running kick to the face for a 2 count. Bliss turns it back around and works on Mickie's arm, dropping it over the top rope. Bliss focuses on the arm as the referee warns her.
Bliss with a 2 count as she keeps up the focus on Mickie's arm. Bliss drops down on the left arm and takes her time before going for a pin attempt. Bliss keeps Mickie down by her arm and yanks her down by it for three straight pin attempts. Bliss talks some trash before stomping away on Mickie now. A frustrated Bliss tells Mickie to give up, then mocks her some more as we get a replay.
Mickie tries to fight out of the corner and she does. They trade shots in the middle of the ring. They unload on each other with a bunch of slaps now. They both go down after connecting with kicks. The referee counts but they get up and go at it again, trading shots from their knees.
Bliss with a kick but Mickie fires back with shots of her own. Mickie unloads and gets fired up. Mickie with three straight takedowns and a pair of kicks. Mickie goes on and covers for a 2 count. More back and forth between the two with pin attempts. Mickie comes back and does another kip-up. Mickie goes to the top but Bliss takes her knee out. Mickie falls to the mat on her bad shoulder. Mickie screams in pain as Bliss goes back to the top.
Bliss comes off the top for the moonsault but Mickie moves and Bliss lands hard. Mickie goes back to the top now. Mickie barely connects on a botched dropkick and Bliss kicks out at 2. Bliss with a shot to the throat to send Mickie to the mat. Mickie comes back with a kick to drop Bliss. Fans chant for tables now. Mickie with another 2 count. Bliss suckers Mickie into the corner for a big shot. Bliss nails the Snap DDT for the pin to retain.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Bliss stands tall with the title as her music hits. Bliss mocks Mickie again before we get replays. After the match, Mickie recovers as Charly Caruso comes in for comments. Mickie admits she's disappointed as she wanted to take the title home. Mickie says she's proud of her performance as she gave her heart & soul and everything else. Mickie says she proved she's worthy of the title shot but says it won't be her last time in a title match or as champion. She thanks the entire WWE Universe for their love and support, saying she loves them back and they are why she does what she does. Mickie says she's grateful for the fans and then walks off with her music playing.
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