WWE is not taking a chance with one match at SummerSlam.
Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey beat Nia Jax by DQ in a WWE RAW Women’s Championship match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event once Alexa Bliss attacked Rousey.
After the match, Bliss cashed in her MITB contract to win the title from Jax. WWE has announced that Bliss will make her next title defense against Jax at the upcoming Extreme Rules PPV event, which saw Bliss retain.
Now, Rousey is slated to challenge Bliss for the WWE RAW Women’s Championship at the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view event.
The SummerSlam pay-per-view event takes place on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center and will air on the WWE Network and some traditional pay-per-view outlets. Both Raw and SmackDown brands will be featured.
Rousey made her professional wrestling in-ring debut when teaming up with Kurt Angle to defeat Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed tag team match at WrestleMania 34 in April.
In this match, there was a famous scene in which Rousey made McMahon tap out to her armbar finisher.
Bliss has made a big splash ever since she was called up to the main roster last July from NXT.
While she never held the NXT Women’s Title during her time in the developmental brand, she was mainly used as a manager for Blake and Murphy, who went onto have a run as the NXT Tag Team Champions.
With her not having a big push in NXT, some fans had their doubts about “Five Feet of Fury” when she was called up to SmackDown Live.
However, she made her doubters wrong when she blasted on the scene while in the women’s division on the blue brand and would go onto hold the SmackDown Women’s Title.
Fast forward to the Superstar Shakeup just last year after WrestleMania 33, WWE decided to make some changes and have the two brands trade for Superstars.
Bliss was one of them as she was sent to Raw and didn’t skip a beat as she won the Raw Women’s Title shortly after that.
According to CageSideSeats, Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that match at SummerSlam will be scripted move-for-move at the WWE Performance Center beforehand.
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