The RAW Women’s Title is at stake at WWE Extreme Rules.
The feud between Bayley and RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair continued this week in the RAW to build their title match. After an earlier segment between Damage CTRL and Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka, it was announced that Bayley would face Bliss in the main event. The segment ended with Bliss dropping Bayley before WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY got her to safety. In the main event, Bayley then defeated Bliss after Kai and SKY intervened.
At one point during the main event, Belair stopped Bayley from getting the pin on the ropes with her feet. SKY then attacked Belair and sent her to the ring post, as the chaos continued, Bayley targeting Bliss with an assist from SKY and Kai. After the match, Damage CTRL triple teamed with Bliss, then Asuka, then Belair. Bayley yelled at Belair in the face, calling her a “stupid idiot” and stating that she’s now in control so she gets what she wants, when she wants, and she wants the RAW Women’s Title at Extreme Rules. RAW then went off the air with Damage CTRL posing over Belair to cheer the crowd.
Bayley has been fishing for a title shot since pinning Belair in the six-woman tag team match at WWE Clash at The Castle earlier this month. Belair offered to give Bayley a title on RAW the following night, but Bayley turned down the offer, saying the match will be on her own terms.
Unless she struggles before, Extreme Rules will mark just Bayley’s fourth TV singles match since she surprisingly returned with SKY and Kai at WWE SummerSlam in late July. She defeated Aliyah on Aug. 22 RAW, then defeated Raquel Rodriguez on Friday’s SmackDown and Bliss on tonight’s RAW. Belair retained her title by DQ over Bayley on August 21 Sunday Stunner non-televised live event from London, Ontario, Canada.
Extreme Rules marks Belair’s first title defense since SummerSlam. She has been a champion since she defeated Becky Lynch on Night 1 of WrestleMania 38 on April 2. Since then, she’s had the following TV title defense – over Sonya Deville in a No DQ – No Count Out match on April 25’s RAW; on Asuka and Becky Lynch in a triple threat at Hell In a Cell on June 5; about Carmella at Money In the Bank on July 2; about Carmella on July 18 RAW; and about Lynch at SummerSlam on July 30.
It is not yet known whether a provision will be added to Bayley vs. Belair at Extreme Rules, but we’ll keep you posted.
The 2022 WWE Extreme Rules Premium Live Event is scheduled for Saturday, October 8 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Rousey vs. Below is the current map:
Extreme Rules Match for the SmackDown Women’s Title
Ronda Rousey v Liv Morgan (c)
RAW title match ladies
Bayley vs. Bianca Belair (c)
Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins
for more information on WWE Extreme Rules. Below is a related clip from tonight’s RAW closer:
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