New RAW Womens Champion Crowned at WWE Payback (April, 30th 2017)

Tonight, San Jose played host to the first WWE Pay Per View since this years 33rd WrestleMania Event, and in turn, it saw Hometown Girl Bayley defend her title for the first time since retaining at WrestleMania against RAW Newcomer Alexa Bliss, who had been brought to the roster from Smackdown on the first night of the Superstar Shake Up first announced by Vince McMahon.

Alexa triumphed in a four way battle some weeks ago to obtain contendership status, quickly shooting up the ranks in the womens division, and had avoided any loss in momentum after being counted out of a singles showdown with Sasha Banks, the best friend of the then RAW Womens Champion Bayley, this past Monday. Tonight Alexa defeated Bayley with a DDT to become the new RAW Womens Champion, and as noted on WWEs Website, she has become the first female competitor in WWE History to have held both the RAW and Smackdown Womens Championship.

Various fellow and former WWE Talent took to their Twitter accounts to congratulate Alexa on her big victory, including fiance Buddy Murphy, who she had managed during her time in NXT.

Congratulations go out to Alexa Bliss on her victory tonight, becoming the first woman to have held the RAW and Smackdown Women’s Championship. Stay Tuned to the site over the next few days for a Full Report on WWE Payback and be sure to tune into RAW tomorrow for the aftermath of tonight’s show.

– Catherine

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