The Raw Women’s Championship is about to get taken to the extreme when Alexa Bliss defends her title against Bayley in a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match. The painful showdown will stream live on WWE Network at WWE Extreme Rules.
Since the self-proclaimed “Goddess of WWE” defeated Bayley at WWE Payback, tensions between the two Superstars have grown to perilous levels. This was on full display on the May 15 episode of Raw, when Bliss used a Kendo Stick to teach Bayley a “lesson” in the ways of extreme. The titleholder’s cutting remarks have seemingly gotten under the skin of the usually upbeat Bayley, and her Kendo Stick attack clearly struck the final nerve.
After having The Wicked Witch of WWE verbally question her toughness and physically test her limits with the foreign object, Bayley was adamant that her rematch with Little Miss Bliss at Extreme Rules live up to the event’s moniker. As a result, Raw General Manager Kurt Angle gave Bayley her wish, and she will challenge Bliss in the first-ever female Kendo Stick on a Pole Match.
This extreme showdown not only has the coveted Raw Women’s Title on the line, but the perceived toughness of both competitors at stake. Bliss certainly talks a big game and proved she can swing a Kendo Stick like she’s competing in Home Run Derby, but what happens if Bayley gets hold of the unforgiving weapon?
As was the case in their previous encounters, the first woman to pick up the pinfall or submission will be the Raw Women’s Champion. However, with a Kendo Stick within reach, Bliss and Bayley will have to go the extreme and back before they can walk out of Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena with the title.
So, history to be made once more in the women’s division at Extreme Rules, a kendo on a pole match, hardly history making if I do say so and as much as I want to see Bayley take the championship back and possibly setting myself up for a prediction loss, I have to say the champion to retain her championship.