Becky Lynch finally has WWE championship gold in her possession, but she won’t have much time to bask in the glory of her achievement with a diabolical top contender already named.

Alexa Bliss will be the first Superstar to challenge the SmackDown Women’s Champion, in a title clash slated for SmackDown LIVE’s next brand-exclusive pay-per-view, No Mercy, on Sunday, Oct. 9. Alexa moved into contention after defeating Nikki Bella, Natalya, Naomi and Carmella in a Fatal 5-Way on Sept. 13.

Becky Lynch comes face-to-face with Alexa Bliss - No Mercy Contract Signing: SmackDown LIVE, Sept. 20, 2016

The war of words between the SmackDown Women's Champion and her No. 1 contender turns volatile.

A petite punisher with a hair-trigger temper, Alexa claims she embodies everything that The New Era is designed to be. Between her dynamic offense (which is supported by a world-class gymnastics background) and chippy attitude, the villainous Superstar clearly means business, maintaining a steady focus on trying to rule Team Blue’s Women’s division.

As the competitor who currently does rule the division, Becky is living out a dream that has been many years in the making. The Irish Lass Kicker won’t easily let go of the title she worked her entire career to obtain, least of all to the first challenger who comes her way.

Will Becky Lynch’s textbook technique and limb-wrenching ways carry her to victory? Or will the always-irritable Alexa Bliss snap when the stakes are highest, to the detriment of the champion?

Watch SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch battle Alexa Bliss when No Mercy airs live on the award-winning WWE Network Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 ET/5 PT.

Becky Lynch finally has WWE championship gold in her possession, but she won’t have much time to bask in the glory of her achievement with a diabolical top contender already named.

Alexa Bliss will be the first Superstar to challenge the SmackDown Women’s Champion, in a title clash slated for SmackDown LIVE’s next brand-exclusive pay-per-view, No Mercy, on Sunday, Oct. 9. Alexa moved into contention after defeating Nikki Bella, Natalya, Naomi and Carmella in a Fatal 5-Way on Sept. 13.

Becky Lynch comes face-to-face with Alexa Bliss - No Mercy Contract Signing: SmackDown LIVE, Sept. 20, 2016

The war of words between the SmackDown Women's Champion and her No. 1 contender turns volatile.

A petite punisher with a hair-trigger temper, Alexa claims she embodies everything that The New Era is designed to be. Between her dynamic offense (which is supported by a world-class gymnastics background) and chippy attitude, the villainous Superstar clearly means business, maintaining a steady focus on trying to rule Team Blue’s Women’s division.

As the competitor who currently does rule the division, Becky is living out a dream that has been many years in the making. The Irish Lass Kicker won’t easily let go of the title she worked her entire career to obtain, least of all to the first challenger who comes her way.

Will Becky Lynch’s textbook technique and limb-wrenching ways carry her to victory? Or will the always-irritable Alexa Bliss snap when the stakes are highest, to the detriment of the champion?

Watch SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch battle Alexa Bliss when No Mercy airs live on the award-winning WWE Network Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 ET/5 PT.