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WWE tackles social commentary with Alexa Bliss vs. Nia Jax story

The match

Alexa Bliss defends the Raw women’s championship against Nia Jax on the main pay-per-view (PPV) card at WrestleMania 34 on Sun., April 8, 2018, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The story

WWE dipped its toe in some social commentary with this story, and it’s up to you, dear fan, to decide if they’re doing it well.

The long and short of it is that Bliss was using Jax all along, and this fact came to light when a backstage conversation with Mickie James, unbeknownst to them, was broadcast to Jax in the ring. Said conversation included Alexa saying “she’s just as dumb as she is big.”

Jax, a heavier woman, broke down in tears over this. She would later say it’s a mirror of the reality she faces outside of WWE, that women like Bliss exist and act exactly like that character does, and it is utterly unacceptable. This is something many fans can relate to because, well, it is something that happens out in the world, every single day.

The lesson here, the one Jax is trying to teach through this story, is that it doesn’t matter what the Alexa’s of the world say, it does not define you — you decide who you are and who you want to be. She has decided this mistreatment isn’t going to stop her from achieving her goals and, in fact, is going to motivate her to get to them even faster.

Bliss has been a vicious villain, who has shown streaks of cowardice all throughout the process. This is where she’ll get her comeuppance. The bully cannot be the victor.

Who wins

It has to be Nia, or this story was a bad idea. But you tell me.


Who wins the Raw women’s championship match at WrestleMania 34?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    Alexa Bliss
    (133 votes)
  • 82%
    Nia Jax
    (619 votes)
752 votes total Vote Now

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