Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, May 1st, 2017
Location: The Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
Results by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The RAW video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to be treated to a huge pyrotechnics display. A cool camera angle is shown from behind the fireworks.
Alexa Bliss has a championship coronation
The RAW Women’s Division is in the ring, which is decorated with a red carpet and a red podium. JoJo welcomes the new WWE RAW Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss. Bayley looks disgusted, but Bliss comes out to a nice reception. Still photos are shown from last night’s WWE Payback event where Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley in her hometown of San Jose, California. Bliss gets in the ring with the title, and Bayley has her head down. The crowd is starting to boo Bliss. Bliss thanks the women for being out here tonight. Some are out here only because she told Kurt Angle to make them come out. She’ll make this quick. A lot of superstars come out here and refer to themselves as “queen.” The Queen is dead. For the first time ever in Monday Night RAW history, she can rightfully say, “Long live Alexa Bliss, the one and only goddess of WWE.” Last night, she became the first woman to hold the Smackdown and RAW Women’s Championship. The referee held her hand up like any champion. She’s a goddess. She needs a coronation with her “friends” from the Women’s Division here. She wants to personally thank Mickie James. She’s watched Mickie since she was a little girl. Mickie is so inspirational and great. That’s why she brought her back to Smackdown Live. Now they’re on RAW. Even though her contemporaries Mae Young and The Fabulous Moolah are in a better place, she’s still inspiring her.
Next, she’d like to thank Sasha Banks. Sasha is fantastic. She’s a three-time RAW Women’s Champion, but she heard what she said last night about not knowing who she was. Banks can call her RAW Women’s Champion or the one that pinned her to get to where she’s at. Banks is furious. Bliss backs into Nia Jax. Bliss says they’re fine and moves on. Bliss gets on top of the podium and says this feels great. Bliss then looks over to Bayley, who is still sulking. Bliss calls attention to her, and she gets a mixed reaction. Bliss says if it weren’t for Bayley, this wouldn’t be possible. A “Bayley” chant fires up. Bliss says she knows Bayley’s name. If it weren’t for Bayley, who else would she beat to get the title? Bliss says she was shocked last night to see Bayley’s whole family in the front row. It was adorable, but there was one moment that really got to her. When the referee raised her hand after beating her for the title, she looked in the front row at her family. Bayley’s nephews were crying. It was a moment that almost took away from her moment. She didn’t let that happen. She wondered what Bayley would do. She’d look at the positives. Now Bayley’s whole family, even her nephews, have someone to look up to. Bayley tips over the podium, and a huge brawl breaks out in the Women’s Division.
Bayley, Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke, and Mickie James vs. Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, Alicia Fox, and Emma
Bayley starts off against Alexa Bliss. Bliss ducks a tie up and tags in Emma. Emma smiles while she enters the ring. They lock up, and Emma forearms her in the back to take her down. Emma grabs the ponytail, but Bayley whips her off and takes her down with an arm drag. Emma fights up, and Bayley wrenches the arm. Mickie James tags in, and she comes off the top rope with an axe handle to the arm. James wrenches the arm, but Emma takes her down. James kips up and kicks her in the midsection before kicking her in the face. James takes her down with a flying forearm. Dana Brooke tags in, so Emma quickly retreats and tags in Alicia Fox. Fox knees Brooke in the midsection, but soon has a whip reversed on her. Brooke hits a handspring back elbow before taking her down and hitting a cartwheel splash for a two count. Brooke applies a front facelock before tagging in Sasha Banks. Banks works the arm before tagging Bayley in. They send Fox into the ropes and hits a double-team hip toss for a one count. Bayley attacks the arm before tagging in James. James hits a snapmare and dropkicks her in the face for a near fall. Banks tags back in, and she rolls Fox up for a two count. Banks applies a straightjacket and bends her back. Fox screams in pain, but she fights up. Fox sends her into the ropes, but Banks counters a hip toss and hits one of her own. Banks hits the ropes and floors her with double knees for a two count. Banks applies a front facelock. Someone on her team yells at her to make a tag, and Fox screams, “I’m trying!” Fox eventually fights up and dumps her out of the ring. The heel team gets off the apron and approaches Banks, so the face team cuts them off. Each side talks trash to the other while we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Banks trapped in a chin lock applied by Fox. During the commercial, Nia Jax viciously avalanched Banks down. Banks fights up, so Fox hits a northern lights suplex for a two count. Fox keeps her grounded with a chin lock before tagging in Nia Jax. Jax drops an elbow on Banks’ back. Jax puts her in the corner and avalanches her before throwing her across the ring. Jax drops a pair of elbows for a one count. Jax applies a chin lock and keeps her down. Banks tries to kick her way out, but Jax picks her up and slams her into the corner. Bliss tags in and chokes her in the corner with her boot. Bliss slams her down on her face and stands on her before bouncing her head off the mat. That gets her a two count. Banks tries to fight out of Bliss’ corner, but Bliss clotheslines her down for a near fall. Banks avoids a knee strike and tags in Bayley.
Bayley takes Bliss down and punches her before hitting a pair of clotheslines. Bayley bounces her head off the turnbuckle ten times before putting her on the apron and snapping her off the ropes. Bayley shoulders her in the corner, backs up, does some theatrics, and hits a teardrop suplex, but Jax breaks it up. Brooke pulls the ropes down to get Jax out of the ring. James then leaps off the top rope to take her down at ringside. Bayley and Banks team up to take Fox out. Inside the ring, Bayley lifts Bliss up, but Bliss rakes the eyes. Bliss DDTs her down to pick up the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, Alicia Fox, and Emma
Alexa Bliss celebrates in the ring with her team while Bayley is helped to the back by hers.