Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Brains beat out brawn this time

Courtesy: WWE

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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The Superstar Shakeup is already proving to be good for the Raw Women's Division. The Fatal Fourway match for the number one contender to the Women's Championship added two new faces to the mix. Alexa Bliss and Mickie James recently joined the roster after being a big part of the division on SmackDown Live. Those ladies joined Nia Jax and Sasha Banks to find who would be the number one contender to Bayley's championship.

I fully expected Banks to win and set up an eventual heel turn against her best friend, but I was pleasantly surprised when that was not the way the match went down. In the closing moments, the ever dominant Jax took out James by using Banks as a battering ram. She then sent Banks to the mat with a thunderous Samoan Drop. But before she knew what happened, Bliss recovered from outside, dropkicked Jax and sent the Samoan Superstar to the floor. Bliss took the opportunity to then pin Banks and officially take her rightful place as the number one contender.

Kick to the face
Courtesy: WWE
The execution of the finish was brilliant and I look forward to seeing what all Bliss can do on Raw. Honestly, I didn't pay much attention to her on NXT, but when she was drafted to SmackDown Live I took notice. But couldn't you, after she won the championship on the blue brand twice. I liked it last week when she immediately called out Bayley and then backed it up by winning the Fatal Fourway. Next step comes at Payback and the crowning of a new Raw Women's Champion. I'm sure that'll leave some people blissed off...

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