Mickie James will have the opportunity to reclaim her former glory and capture her seventh Women’s Title when she steps into the squared circle against the very formidable Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss at WWE TLC on Sunday, Oct. 22.
Ironically, when Mickie returned to WWE this past January, it was to help Alexa retain the gold when she was part of SmackDown LIVE. However, the reemerging Superstar quickly learned what so many ladies have found out the hard way: The “goddess of WWE” only has one loyal friend where the title is concerned: herself. While that approach might not seem so nice, you can’t argue with the results of a proven winning strategy.
However, after retaining her Raw Women’s Title in a Fatal 5-Way Match in September at WWE No Mercy, Alexa once again drew the ire of the celebrated competitor when she made the mistake of bad-mouthing Mickie on a post pay-per-view edition of Raw Talk. Dismissing Mickie as being an “old lady” the following week on Raw, her words were met with a pair of slaps and a fierce kick that sent Little Miss Bliss tumbling out of the ring.
Following some backstage antics at her expense one week later, Mickie went on to fight a tough battle against Alexa’s on again/off again best friend, Nia Jax. When Alexa got involved, Mickie walked away with the victory by disqualification.
In the aftermath, Mickie’s impressive victory over Nia as well as her decorated history led Raw General Manager Kurt Angle to award the former champion a title match on Sunday, Oct. 22.
Like her or hate her, outspoken four-time Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss can back up every word she says in the ring. However, does Mickie James still have what it takes to overcome the crafty champion and reclaim her spot at the top of the mountain?
Prediction: Alexa Bliss