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Alexa Bliss to face Nia Jax at Wrestlemania

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Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss has a challenger for her title at Wrestlemania 34 and it is a familiar face.

During the March 19 episode of Raw, General Manager Kurt Angle informed Bliss – and the WWE Universe by proxy – that she would be defending her title against former friend Nia Jax at the Show of Shows.

This announcement came after Bliss’ match against Asuka. During the bout, Jax came down and laid out Bliss’ friend Mickie James before chasing the Raw Women’s Champion to the back. Prior to the match, Bliss cut a promo on Jax about dropping her as a friend. During the promo she referred to Jax’s weight – the second time she has done this in two weeks.

Fans have panned Bliss using Jax’s body as a target in her promos – it’s not necessarily her fault as it really it the creative staff’s poor writing. This isn’t the first time Bliss has been saddled with poor writing, there was the episode of “Bayley this is your life.”

Bliss using Jax’s weight in her promo is not only cheap heat, but it goes against her as a person. Her battle with anorexia is documented and as someone who has struggled with weight issues, it seems outside of Bliss to use weight against Jax.

There’s been speculation that Jax would face Bliss for the title at Wrestlemania. Those plans kicked into high gear after 2018 Women’s Royal Rumble Winner Asuka challenged Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at Wrestlemania. She had the opportunity to be added to the Raw Women’s title match at Elimination Chamber when she wrestled Asuka, but she fell to the Empress in the match.

Bliss and Jax have quite a history during their time on Raw. Before James returned to Bliss’ side, Jax was Little Miss Bliss’ heater and pseudo bodyguard. The seeds for this feud planted for this feud earlier this year. During a post-match celebration, Jax had Bliss on her shoulders, then dropped her.

While Jax brings power and strength, Bliss has speed and technique on her side. She is also developed into a clever heel, who isn’t above cheating to get the win.

While the two have history in the ring, both Bliss and Jax are good friends outside of the ropes. This could provide for a good, well told story in the ring. It may not be the clinic that Flair and Asuka will put on, but this match can bring emotion to the forefront.

The hope is that the build up for this match is well-written and not just a “Mean Girls,” type story where Bliss plays a snotty pretty girl whose only ammo against Jaxi is her figure.

Bliss vs. Jax isn’t the only update for Wrestlemania announced during the March 19 edition of Raw.

Braun Strowman, who will challenge the Raw Tag Team Champions, Sheamus and Cesaro, announced that he does not need a tag team partner at Wrestlemania and intends on winning the belts by himself.

The Revival’s Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson announced they would be participating in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Sasha Banks and Bayley declared they would enter the Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal.

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WWE Announces Women’s Tag Team Title Tournament

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Following the walkout of Sasha Banks and Naomi, who were at the time the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, details have been mum on what would go on with the vacated titles, but now there finally are some details to share.

With rumors that both Banks and Naomi will be returning to the company with Vince McMahon now in charge, the Women’s Tag Team titles are now back in the spotlight after going off the radar at the time of Banks’ and Naomi’s departures.

WWE has officially announced a new tournament to crown new Women’s Tag Team Champions that will finally begin on Raw this upcoming Monday.

While it seems to lineup the returns of Banks and Naomi, no official word has surfaced as of yet.

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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw: Who won this week? May 7, 2019

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The Good

For Raw, the main event between Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan in a Wrestlemania rematch was a good way to end their show. With this new “Wildcard Rule” being introduced at the beginning of Raw, this led to two Smackdown superstars main eventing a Raw show. While we will look into the “Wildcard Rule” later, the match between these two was back and forth and ended with Kingston retaining his championship. Kofi has all the momentum going into the Money in the Bank PPV, which is great considering he is the WWE Champion.

For Smackdown, after the Hardy Boyz had to forfeit their tag team championships due to injury, the match to determine the new champions was great. After Shane McMahon originally was going to give the titles to Daniel Bryan and Rowan, the Usos interrupted and stated that they should at least get the opportunity to earn them. Daniel Bryan and Rowan ended up winning, which is a positive sight moving forward because it will bring more attention to the division with these two as champions.

The Bad

For Raw, even though things were good for the Usos on Smackdown, they were really bad on Raw. They came out during the Revival’s match and told them that they put Icey Hot on their ring attire. This led to bad acting and just an attempt at humor, which didn’t go well.

For Smackdown, while the Aleister Black promos have been good so far, they are starting to over welcome their stay. This has been going on for about a month, so hopefully we see him in the ring before he loses all momentum.

The Final Verdict

Both brands had interesting shows this week because this new “Wildcard Rule” was introduced.  This “Wildcard Rule” means that four superstars from Raw will be on Smackdown and four Smackdown superstars will be on Raw every week. This idea does seem like a bad one though because it will take time away from superstars in their respective brand. Along with that, this is right after the Superstar Shakeup, which now feels completely pointless. As to who had the better show this week though, Smackdown had better matches and was still able to help put good build towards Money in the Bank. In conclusion, Money in the Bank is still about two weeks away, but proper time has been put into it and all the matches gain momentum in build week by week.

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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw: Who won this week? April 30, 2019

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The Good

For Raw, the contract signing between AJ Styles and Seth Rollins was a great segment to end their show and continue to build up their match for Money in the Bank. They exchanged insults and eventually came to blows and the final shot we saw was AJ Styles standing over Rollins after he hit him with a phenomenal forearm through a table.

For Smackdown, the build up between Kofi Kingston and Kevin Owens got a lot of time featured on their show this week, and it was all really good material. It opened and closed their show and ended with Kofi Kingston getting the upper hand after he brawled with Owens. Overall, this match is getting a lot of attention and it should considering this is for the WWE Championship.

The Bad

For Raw, unfortunately, it looks like the rumors with Lio Rush not getting along with people backstage is true because when Bobby Lashley went on Miz TV, Rush was nowhere to be found. While it is unknown what the future holds for Rush, WWE has to start all over with Bobby Lashley again by himself and he’s not even in the Money in the Bank match either.

For Smackdown, they had a tag match which had Kairi Sane and Asuka versus two local competitors and this match felt like filler. With the main focus being on the women’s ladder match and neither Asuka or Sane being in that match, there really is nothing for those two to do at the moment.

The Final Verdict

Both brands are focusing on the Money in the Bank PPV, but some delivery of the matches have fell flat. Both the men’s and women’s ladder match competitors were just announced instead of each competitor actually earning an opportunity to get in the ladder match. But, as far as their championship matches, both men’s and women’s, have been given plenty of time and those matches do feel more important. As far as who had the better show, Raw has more matches on the PPV, therefore they were able to put more time into them. In conclusion, Money in the Bank is still a few weeks away, but WWE has given a lot of time into it so the fans should be excited for the first PPV since Wrestlemania. 

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