Match of the Night
This should not be a surprise to anyone. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose took on Sheamus and Cesaro in the match of the night. Physicality was at it’s peak, with Cesaro and Sheamus controlling the match. Hell, Cesaro lost teeth during the match and blood spilled from his mouth. There were many bright spots, but the one that stood out to me was White Noise and then Cesaro powerbombing Seth onto Dean. I really thought this was the end of their championship reign, but they kicked out again after 2. It was such a closely fought and contested match. Seth and Dean hit their combo finishers after Sheamus connected with a Brogue Kick to Cesaro. When you look at these tag teams, it is hard to say that they were not as good as The New Day vs. The Uso’s. This was one hell of a match that had injury angles, storylines left and right and the eventual overcoming of all odds for the champions. Excellent stuff.
RAW Women’s Championship
Five women had the opportunity to walk out of No Mercy at the RAW Women’s Champion. Alexa Bliss would be the one that survived, after a well-booked match. Nia Jax dominated and was the focal point of this match. I really expected her to become champion for the first time, but to no avail. She crushed everyone, with Samoan Drops, clotheslines and leg drops. When the four women targeted her, she would have time to regroup. An excellent powerbomb from the apron took out the giant momentarily, but she came back with energy and emotion. It would not last long, as Bliss kicked out of finishing moves and ended up hitting a DDT to Bayley to pick up the win. As much as I thought Nia needed to win, I am absolutely alright with this outcome. It gives Bliss the advantage to escape even the worst of situations, remain champion and get prepared for Asuka. All changes when The Empress of Tomorrow makes her debut.
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