Asuka, Sasha Banks & Bayley def. Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax & Mickie James
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Against all odds, Alexa Bliss emerged from the choppy seas of the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match still Raw Women’s Champion, clearing her path to a title defense at WrestleMania. But even with Mickie James back at Alexa's side, Absolution denied in the Chamber, and Nia Jax seemingly off the board following a loss to Asuka, The Road to WrestleMania may yet hold a few twists and turns for the Team Red Women's division.
What began as The Goddess’ latest victory lap (complete with a bold prediction that she would be the one to end Asuka’s streak) morphed almost immediately into a Six-Woman showdown pitting Bliss, James and Jax against an impromptu squad of their enemies. Apart from Asuka herself, the Goddess’ competition featured Bayley & Sasha Banks, whose friendship was apparently restored after the every-woman-for-herself environment of the Chamber Match turned them against each other the previous night.
Or so it seemed. Banks, who clearly wanted the win for herself, rushed headlong into the match and got herself isolated with Bayley as her only lifeline. The Huggable One, shockingly, left Banks high and dry by hopping off the apron to refuse a tag, but The Boss’ subsequent tag to Asuka changed the complexion of the match almost instantly.
Thanks to a timely assist from The Huggable One, who clearly had no compunction about aiding Asuka, The Empress of Tomorrow tapped Mickie out with a vicious armbar before staring daggers at Bliss — a look matched only in intensity by the one Banks gave Bayley on the outside.