As the last of three women’s matches on the card for Elimination Chamber, it wasn’t clear how much time the title match between Naomi & Alexa Bliss would get. Their entrances - including a fairly lengthy, GLOWy one from the challenger - occurred just minutes before 10PM Eastern, with the WWE title Chamber match still to come.
#FEELtheGLOW!! @NaomiWWE faces the #SDLive Women's Champion @AlexaBliss_WWE NOW on #WWEChamber!— WWE (@WWE) February 13, 2017
WATCH: https://t.co/aEwGYU7p64 pic.twitter.com/IjYcxTyPHm
Despite the fact the former Funkadactyl seemed to have her number heading into Phoenix, Little Miss Bliss didn’t seem to be taking Naomi seriously. But perhaps that was just a mental stratagem, as the champ seized the first opportunity - and proceeded to control the action for the opening half of the contest.
.@NaomiWWE gets stopped HARD by the turnbuckle bolt!! @AlexaBliss_WWE #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/VcLYmaEu82— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 13, 2017
After both ladies connected with a head kick simultaneously, Naomi sprung to life a little quicker, and was able to stay on offense for an energetic stretch...
REAR VIEW by @NaomiWWE!!!— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 13, 2017
ONE TWO NOOOO!!!#WWEChamber #WomensChampionship @AlexaBliss_WWE pic.twitter.com/e67x7ANc7r
...until a cheap shot from the champ off a ref break let Bliss hit Insault to Injury for a two-count.
Alexa tried to end it with her feet on the ropes, but the official saw it. Naomi then got her knees up to counter Twisted Bliss, and (mostly) connected with a second split-legged moonsault of her own to win her first WWE title!
Renee Young quickly entered the ring for a post-match interview. The crowd’s “You Deserve It” chants choked up the new champ, but Naomi then vowed to carry the belt into her hometown of Orlando and WrestleMania 33.
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