This was for Alexa’s Smackdown Women’s Championship.
Alexa Bliss has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the past year. She has really developed into one of the most promising prospects in the WWE. She clearly has a bright future ahead of her.
While she has delivered big time in matches with Becky and Bayley, she’s clearly not at the level where she can make a title change match feel like a big deal yet. This one just felt a little off and seemed reminiscent of past years when the women were booked as an afterthought.
The silver lining though was that the title change felt like a big moment and was sold very well by Naomi and the crowd absolutely loved it. It’s not clear if Naomi is capable of reaching the heights of Becky, Bayley, Sasha, or Charlotte yet, but hopefully it works out. This was a fine start to her reign. (**1/2)