It’s official: The shoulder injury Bayley suffered last week will keep The Huggable One out of SummerSlam, which means the field for Alexa Bliss’ Raw Women’s Title is wide open. And Bayley’s preferred substitute — Sasha Banks — got one step closer to Little Miss Bliss only moments after Bayley addressed the WWE Universe and bowed out of contention.
In the first of two Triple Threat Qualifying Matches, The Boss surged past Alicia Fox and Emma, though the Australian grappler proved her mettle as a persistent foil to Banks throughout the match. Not only did Emma nearly take Sasha out of commission by targeting her back, but when The Boss locked Fox in the Bank Statement, Emma rolled her off into a pinfall attempt. Some quick thinking from The Boss, however, landed Emma in the same hold, this one good enough to earn the tapout victory.
In the second triple threat match of the night Nia Jax showed her dominance fending off both Dana Brooke and Mickie James in the match. With Sasha Banks scoring a win earlier tonight she had her eyes glued on who would emerge to earn the opportunity to face her next week on RAW in her hometown of Boston.
Mickie gave it her all to Nia but eventually got tossed out of the ring and Nia made quick work of Dana Brooke when she had her all alone in the ring, putting her away with a big leg drop to score the three count.
With that win Nia Jax will face off against Sasha Banks next week on RAW to find out which women will face Alexa Bliss for the RAW Women’s Championship at SummerSlam on Sunday August 20th.