Who Left WWE Raw With The Women's Title?

Bianca Belair opens 2023 defending her title against former ally Alexa Bliss.

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Bianca Belair walked into Monday Night Raw holding the Raw Women's Championship, defending it against a game Alexa Bliss. She would leave with her title, but the champ was certainly worse for wear.

Bliss and Belair had been allies for the past several months - along with Asuka - in battling Damage CTRL. But after winning a #1 contender's match last month, Alexa began showing signs of being influenced by Bray Wyatt again. Things bubbled over two weeks ago when Bliss smashed a vase over Belair's head at the end of a sit-down interview.

Monday night, Bianca released her anger and aggression on the challenger from the opening bell, walloping Little Miss Bliss and using her power to control the match. But Bliss regained the upper hand... until Wyatt's symbol appeared on the screen, causing Alexa to act disoriented before attacking the referee, which caused a DQ.


Bliss then attacked Belair, posting her and then nailing a DDT on the ring steps twice, leaving Bianca bleeding from the mouth and knocked out. She had to be helped from ringside, with husband Montez Ford assisting her during a break.


It was later reported that Bianca was under medical observation, while Alexa bragged that she had gotten in the champ's head. Obviously, this rivalry isn't finished yet, so expect a return match, likely at Royal Rumble.


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.