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Sunday, Sep 24 | 8 PMET/5 PMPT

Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

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Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss def. Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax and Emma (Fatal 5-Way Match)

Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss def. Sasha Banks, Bayley, Nia Jax and Emma (Fatal 5-Way Match)

LOS ANGELES — One huggable home-state hero, one legit boss, one self-proclaimed Women’s Revolutionary, one powerhouse, no problem. Alexa Bliss is still Raw Women’s Champion, defying every odd imaginable to withstand a wild Fatal 5-Way that put her in the path of Sasha Banks, Emma, Nia Jax and Bayley, who was making her in-ring return after suffering a shoulder injury last month.

The match, unsurprisingly, turned into a game of cat-and-mice, with everyone not named Nia Jax uniting against the mighty Superstar in their attempt to take the most impactful player out of the game. At one point, Emma attempted to do so by herself — just one of many audacious undertakings she took in order to finally prove to the WWE Universe that she should be recognized as the originator of the Women’s Revolution.

But no amount of boldness could distract from the Nia Jax show; she pulverized everyone and everything in sight, most spectacularly with a double Samoan Drop to both Bliss and Banks. It took two group efforts by all four opponents to take her out — first, a simple dump out of the ring, and later, a savage combo of a double dropkick/powerbomb off the ring apron to the floor.

Nia Jax is hit hard with a quadruple-team powerbomb: WWE No Mercy 2017 (WWE Network Exclusive)

In Fatal 5-Way Match, Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Emma drop Nia Jax to the arena floor with a blistering powerbomb: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

That second attempt, for a while at least, did the job, and what ensued was a chaotic free-for-all. Sasha and Bayley even came as close to blows as they have since their time together in NXT, breaking up each other’s respective finishers and trading pinfall attempts on a beleaguered Bliss.

The resurgence of Jax stopped the action cold, though Emma proved herself an unlikely hero by saving Banks from a pinfall after Nia dropped a leg on her sternum. Bliss quickly got involved by ejecting Emma from the ring, and an intended charge into the corner finally took Nia out of the action when she missed her target and collided with the turnbuckle. Bliss threw Bayley into Emma as she attempted to interfere and planted The Huggable One with a devastating DDT for the victory.

If you thought Alexa would be humbled by the odds she had to overcome, however, you’d be mistaken. In a post-match interview with Renee Young, Bliss claimed she stood above the stars of Hollywood as Raw’s one and only Women’s Champion and the only true “Goddess” in WWE. In fairness, this is true. There aren’t many people who have been able to stand toe-to-toe with the “Goddess” … so far.

LOS ANGELES — One huggable home-state hero, one legit boss, one self-proclaimed Women’s Revolutionary, one powerhouse, no problem. Alexa Bliss is still Raw Women’s Champion, defying every odd imaginable to withstand a wild Fatal 5-Way that put her in the path of Sasha Banks, Emma, Nia Jax and Bayley, who was making her in-ring return after suffering a shoulder injury last month.

The match, unsurprisingly, turned into a game of cat-and-mice, with everyone not named Nia Jax uniting against the mighty Superstar in their attempt to take the most impactful player out of the game. At one point, Emma attempted to do so by herself — just one of many audacious undertakings she took in order to finally prove to the WWE Universe that she should be recognized as the originator of the Women’s Revolution.

But no amount of boldness could distract from the Nia Jax show; she pulverized everyone and everything in sight, most spectacularly with a double Samoan Drop to both Bliss and Banks. It took two group efforts by all four opponents to take her out — first, a simple dump out of the ring, and later, a savage combo of a double dropkick/powerbomb off the ring apron to the floor.

Nia Jax is hit hard with a quadruple-team powerbomb: WWE No Mercy 2017 (WWE Network Exclusive)

In Fatal 5-Way Match, Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Emma drop Nia Jax to the arena floor with a blistering powerbomb: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

That second attempt, for a while at least, did the job, and what ensued was a chaotic free-for-all. Sasha and Bayley even came as close to blows as they have since their time together in NXT, breaking up each other’s respective finishers and trading pinfall attempts on a beleaguered Bliss.

The resurgence of Jax stopped the action cold, though Emma proved herself an unlikely hero by saving Banks from a pinfall after Nia dropped a leg on her sternum. Bliss quickly got involved by ejecting Emma from the ring, and an intended charge into the corner finally took Nia out of the action when she missed her target and collided with the turnbuckle. Bliss threw Bayley into Emma as she attempted to interfere and planted The Huggable One with a devastating DDT for the victory.

If you thought Alexa would be humbled by the odds she had to overcome, however, you’d be mistaken. In a post-match interview with Renee Young, Bliss claimed she stood above the stars of Hollywood as Raw’s one and only Women’s Champion and the only true “Goddess” in WWE. In fairness, this is true. There aren’t many people who have been able to stand toe-to-toe with the “Goddess” … so far.