– This past Monday on Raw, Alexa Bliss didn’t just earn a win with Ronda Rousey watching, she earned a win with Rousey’s own signature maneuver.
With the help of a cheap shot from Mickie James and Alicia Fox, Bliss finished off Natalya by locking in an armbar that she refused to release until Rousey stormed the ring.
Alexa’s victory over “The Queen of Harts” is notable for a few more reasons.
* It was her first televised singles win in a match without defined stakes (meaning the Raw Women’s Championship or a possible No. 1’s contender spot wasn’t on the line) since beating James on Raw on May 22, 2017.
* It was the first time she has beaten Natalya on WWE television.
* It was her first submission victory in her WWE career.
– SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige has more than one reason for watching the Mae Young Classic on WWE Network. She’s also watching the Mae Young Classic to scout for new talent.
Paige revealed her intentions in the WWE Network Pick of the Week and mentioned two Mae Young Classic competitors in particular: Rhea Ripley and Lacey Lane.