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Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax def. Alexa Bliss

Raw Women’s Champion Nia Jax def. Alexa Bliss

NEWARK, N.J. — Ever since losing the Raw Women’s Championship to Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss has gone to great lengths to reframe her fractured friendship with The Irresistible Force as a kind of hostage situation where she was at the mercy of an overbearing bully she was too afraid to stand up to.

Nia Jax levels Alexa Bliss with a crushing clothesline: WWE Backlash 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax turns the tables on Alexa Bliss and drives her to the canvas: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Unfortunately for The Goddess, she may have gotten under Jax’s skin a little too efficiently. Her trolling “Moment of Bliss” PSAs ended up awakening The Irresistible Force’s inner punisher in earnest, all of which led to a hard-fought victory by Nia at WWE Backlash.

That said, Bliss proved to be both a canny and vicious challenger, using her size disadvantage to her favor by employing a stick-and-move strategy that stopped The Irresistible Force from running roughshod. Even when Jax used her strength to land what seemed like surefire match-enders — whipping Alexa off her shoulders and halfway across the ring, for one — Bliss countered with speed, smarts and the occasional dirty tactic like a DDT onto the steel steps.

For all the advantages Jax posed over Bliss, the challenger was simply proving too shrewd to put away. Once Jax got her hands on Alexa, though, the end came swiftly, with The Goddess attempting Twisted Bliss and landing square atop the champion’s shoulders — right in position for a match-ending Samoan Drop.

With her bully finally in her rearview, Jax took the mic to dedicate her win to everybody who has been made to feel “less than,” offering a message that no matter what anybody says, they are all champions in their own right. It was a true moment of bliss.

NEWARK, N.J. — Ever since losing the Raw Women’s Championship to Nia Jax, Alexa Bliss has gone to great lengths to reframe her fractured friendship with The Irresistible Force as a kind of hostage situation where she was at the mercy of an overbearing bully she was too afraid to stand up to.

Nia Jax levels Alexa Bliss with a crushing clothesline: WWE Backlash 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax turns the tables on Alexa Bliss and drives her to the canvas: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

Unfortunately for The Goddess, she may have gotten under Jax’s skin a little too efficiently. Her trolling “Moment of Bliss” PSAs ended up awakening The Irresistible Force’s inner punisher in earnest, all of which led to a hard-fought victory by Nia at WWE Backlash.

That said, Bliss proved to be both a canny and vicious challenger, using her size disadvantage to her favor by employing a stick-and-move strategy that stopped The Irresistible Force from running roughshod. Even when Jax used her strength to land what seemed like surefire match-enders — whipping Alexa off her shoulders and halfway across the ring, for one — Bliss countered with speed, smarts and the occasional dirty tactic like a DDT onto the steel steps.

For all the advantages Jax posed over Bliss, the challenger was simply proving too shrewd to put away. Once Jax got her hands on Alexa, though, the end came swiftly, with The Goddess attempting Twisted Bliss and landing square atop the champion’s shoulders — right in position for a match-ending Samoan Drop.

With her bully finally in her rearview, Jax took the mic to dedicate her win to everybody who has been made to feel “less than,” offering a message that no matter what anybody says, they are all champions in their own right. It was a true moment of bliss.