Nia Jax def. Mickie James

Nia Jax vs. Mickie James: Raw, July 2, 2018

The Irresistible Force makes an example of Alexa Bliss' friend before her Raw Women's Title Extreme Rules Match against The Goddess.

Alexa Bliss didn’t seem too perturbed by Ronda Rousey’s announcement that she’ll be sitting ringside at WWE Extreme Rules with a personally-bought ticket (she’s suspended from Raw, not the pay-per-view). The announcement that Bliss’ Raw Women’s Title rematch against Nia Jax from the same event would be an Extreme Rules Match left her a little more shaken. But nothing seemed to show Bliss the gravity of her situation than Jax’s victory over Alexa’s friend Mickie James on Raw.

With Natalya backing up Nia at ringside, The Irresistible Force was a force to be reckoned with against the six-time Women’s Champion. If there was any bright spot for Alexa, it was that Mickie’s targeted attack of Nia’s knee left open a slight window as to how Jax might be beaten, but Jax nevertheless reversed the Mick Kick into a tremendous sitout powerbomb and sealed the win with the Samoan Drop.

The specter of Ronda Rousey looms large in the distance. The reality of Jax poses the more immediate threat. And Alexa Bliss is fast realizing she’ll have to deal with both before all is said and done.

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