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Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss def. Bayley

Alexa Bliss retained the Raw Women’s Championship against Bayley at WWE Extreme Rules in a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match.

Prior to their clash, questions circled whether Bayley would actually use the Kendo stick if given the chance. She insisted that she scouted ECW highlights and would be extreme enough to use the Kendo stick at will. However, her hesitation in the match cost her the chance to regain the Raw Women’s Championship.

In the Kendo Stick on a Pole Match, the first competitor to retrieve the punishing piece of bamboo would be allowed to use it at will on her opponent. So, when the opening bell rang, Alexa quickly ran up the turnbuckle to reach for the Kendo stick. The rivals jostled for position on the top turnbuckle multiple times, even knocking each other to the ringside floor as the foreign object fell to the mat.

Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss shows that she is willing to go to the extreme to defend her title: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

With the race to get the Kendo stick heating up, Bayley suplexed the champion to the mat, allowing her to grab the foreign object, but The Huggable One waited too long to use it after cornering The Wicked Witch of WWE.

A brief pause was all Alexa needed to spear the challenger and grab the Kendo stick before swinging away like Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones, who happened to be watching at ringside, dressed as Virgil. A Bayley-to-Belly Suplex briefly ended the barrage, but a DDT from Bliss secured the victory.

Anyone who doubts Bliss in the slightest can look at the welts covering Bayley’s body and know that it will take something supernatural to get the Raw Women’s Championship off “The Goddess of WWE’s” waist.