This week's Raw on the way to MITB, suggested us a contract signing angle and more MITB match's competitors' action, with some twist.
THE MAN SIGNED HER CONTRACTS WITH THE LADY AND THE QUEEN FOR THE 2 BELTS MATCHES
The usual contract signing angle.
With a lot of talks, with some walk. At the dawn of her epic two title defenses, Becky Lynch just did what she did the past few weeks - overtalk her challengers, before the clashes.
Well, this week Lacey Evans and Charlotte Flair were not able only to talk. They wanted a piece of the Double Champ and they went for it.
The Man ended double bombed on the table after signed both contracts and the contenders posed with the title belts.
Another build-up to the two matches this Sunday. Nothing to be analyzed. The champ was shown weak for a moment just to came strong at the PPV!
NIKKI CROSS defeated DANA BROOKE, NATALYA & NAOMI,
in a Fatal-4-Way Match of the MITB Match Participants
Talking about posing: This week Alexa Bliss had another wardrobe malfunction. Her gear was lost somewhere on the road to Raw and she wasn't able to participate in the Fatal-4-Way match of the women who will participate in this Sunday's MITB match, representing Raw.
So, what happened?
Nikki Cross made a surprise appearance as Bliss' replacement. Really surprising.
The match was full of interesting spots as I can praise honestly Dana Brooke's dive from the ladder! A swan song!
Incident team-ups, a lot of signatures moves, athleticism and in the end, Cross' madness overcome the odds and secure the win with a rope-hanging twisting neckbreaker on Natalya for the 3 counts.
Then Bliss who watched the battle from the announce table entered the ring after setting the ladder with Nikki's help and climb to the top taking the briefcase with the title-shot contract for a photo-shoot posing with it, under the frantic gaze of Nikki Cross!
Funny segment! I like it. I like Bliss' strategy to save herself for the real event using Cross, while the others are giving their 101%. Smart and mean! Typically, for the Goddess.
The match was really good and it was a nice preview of what to expect from these four women (yes, I am including Bliss, because her intrigues and plots will be vital in the match). I am happy for Brooke who really showed us some evolution in her skills and if she keeps it this Sunday she might give us one of her top performances, ever. The rest - they are great wrestlers and I can't expect anything less than perfection and amazing spots.