Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair will face a familiar challenge at the upcoming Royal Rumble as she puts her title on the line.
Bianca Belair has held her Raw Women’s Championship since defeating Becky Lynch for the gold at WrestleMania 38, and now with WWE on the road to WrestleMania once again, The EST of WWE is looking to make it as a full year as champion. But to do that, she’ll have to go through a familiar opponent.
On the 2nd of January edition of Monday Night Raw, Belair put her championship on the line against Alexa Bliss. Although the two women have been allies in recent months, Bliss has been showing signs of still being under the control of Bray Wyatt and has attacked Belair more than once including during that title match where she viciously took out Belair causing a disqualification.
Returning to Raw on the 16th of January, Bianca Belair was in no mood to waste time as she invited Alexa Bliss to the ring so she could repeat her comments from the previous week to the champion’s face. Bliss obliged and as the rhetoric ramped up, Belair cut her off and challenged her to a Raw Women’s Championship match at the Royal Rumble on January 28th.
A brawl then ensued and with Belair poised to hit a KOD on Bliss through two chairs, Uncle Howdy made a shock appearance, distracting the champion for long enough to allow Bliss to drop her with a DDT.
The updated card for the WWE Royal Rumble can be found below –
- Men’s Royal Rumble
- Women’s Royal Rumble
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens – Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
- Bianca Belair (c) vs. Alexa Bliss – Raw Women’s Championship
- Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight – Mountain Dew Pitch Black match