Ranking The 5 Greatest Alexa Bliss Matches Of All Time

In this article, we rank the 5 greatest Alexa Bliss matches of all time
In this article, we rank the 5 greatest Alexa Bliss matches of all time

Over the course of a couple of years on the main roster, Alexa Bliss has truly broken through as one of the biggest Superstars in the WWE Universe. Without a doubt one of the most undervalued performers in all of professional wrestling and sports-entertainment; Bliss is an enigma, a glittering diamond in today's pro-wrestling landscape, given her sterling depiction of the on-screen character that is "The Goddess of WWE".

Well, as the saying goes--there are two sides to every coin--And Bliss, as much as she's beloved to many in the WWE Universe, has her fair share of detractors as well. It's become a rather common theme for Bliss' critics--who generally find it nigh impossible to point out flaws in her promo skills--to claim that she's not on the level of say a Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair or a Sasha Banks in the wrestling department.

Notwithstanding, the numbers don't lie, and Bliss is a 5-time Women's Champion in the WWE--capturing the SmackDown Women's Championship twice, and winning the RAW Women's title on three separate occasions. Today, we are going to be looking at some of Alexa Bliss' greatest matches of all time, which shall assuredly help us understand why the world's biggest pro-wrestling company is so very high on this charming young lady...

#5 Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2017

Alexa Bliss and Mickie James are great friends outside the ring
Alexa Bliss and Mickie James are good friends outside the ring

Perhaps one of the classics that flew under the radar, Alexa Bliss and Mickie James delivered a match for the ages at last year's TLC (Tables, Ladders & Chairs) PPV in 2017. Bliss and her longtime 'frenemy' James put on a masterclass in in-ring storytelling during their rivalry over the RAW Women's Championship last year.

Much like Ric Flair and several other professional wrestling legends of the past have been known to do, Bliss and James engaged in a back-and-forth thriller of a match with limb-specific attacks at TLC last year. With the RAW Women's title at stake, defending champion Alexa Bliss chose to adopt a limb-specific attack strategy akin to how Flair used to--systematically breaking down her opponent before delivering the final blow.

The match lasted 11:25 minutes, and witnessed several shifts of momentum, with the most memorable among them being Bliss snapping her opponent down by pulling James' hair, only for the latter to keep kipping up and subsequently down Little Miss Bliss. Moreover, The Goddess of WWE would time and again steer the momentum in her favor, by attacking James' arm...In the end, Bliss drove James into the second turnbuckle, and then laid her out with a DDT for the pinfall--thereby successfully defending her title...

#4 Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair: Survivor Series 2017

Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair (right) put on an instant classic at Survivor Series 2017
Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair (right) put on an instant classic at Survivor Series 2017

One of the best women's matches of 2017 took place at Survivor Series, when RAW Women's Champion Alexa Bliss went toe to toe with SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair. The match lasted 15:00 minutes, and was a fast-paced in-your-face kind of war between the two Superstars.

One of the most memorable spots of the match came when Flair has Bliss in all sorts of trouble--courtesy the significant size advantage that the former holds over Little Miss Bliss--only for Bliss to use Flair's size advantage against her! With both Superstars on the ring apron towards the outside part of the ropes, the blue brand's champion had a strong hold on her opponent--something which Bliss excellently utilized against Flair by flying through the air and snapping her bigger opponent down to the hard floor.

Moreover, with one of the most criminally underrated aspects of Bliss' in-ring repertoire--her usage of limb-specific attacks--The Goddess found tremendous success targeting Flair's ribs throughout the match. Their battle also featured sequences where the two women would start brawling with reckless abandon, as the electrifying encounter eventually came to an end when a Twisted Bliss off the top rope was countered by Flair's knees...Flair then applied the Figure-Eight submission on Bliss, to secure the tap and win the match for the SmackDown Live brand...

#3 Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks: Great Balls of Fire 2017

Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks (right) aren't the best of friends outside the ring either
Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks (right) aren't the best of friends outside the ring either

Alexa Bliss defended her RAW Women's Championship against "The Boss" Sasha Banks at WWE's Great Balls of Fire PPV in 2017--with Bliss losing the match by way of Count-Out, but retaining her title nonetheless since the Championship cannot change hands by way of Disqualification or Count-Out. The contest lasted for 11:40 minutes, and was followed by a post-match brawl which witnessed Banks hit a Meteora off the announce table on Bliss.

Bliss started off the match strong, with Banks turning the tide a few minutes into the battle. However, a memorable point of this showdown was when Bliss utilized her freakishly flexible joints to pretend as though she'd broken her elbow, only for Banks to drop her guard and eat a punch from The Wicked Witch of WWE. Notwithstanding, Banks--who is said to have real-life heat with Bliss--went on to use her submission wrestling prowess to trap her opponent in the Banks Statement submission-hold.

Bliss somehow managed to reach the ropes, which forced the referee to break the hold. The match then continued out of the ring, as Banks threw Bliss into the barricade, only for the latter to get counted out, lose the match, but still retain the title...Say what you want about Bliss and Banks allegedly sharing cold vibes outside the ring; but when it comes to working with each other under the bright lights, not many can match the in-ring chemistry the two of them share with each other...

#2 Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley: Payback 2017

Alexa Bliss and Bayley were involved in a long-running feud on RAW last year
Alexa Bliss and Bayley (right) were involved in a long-running feud on RAW last year

Alexa Bliss challenged then-RAW Women's Champion Bayley for the latter's title at WWE Payback 2017. This contest which lasted for 11:15 minutes, is regarded by many as one of the most important matches in Bliss' career--particularly due to the fact that "Five Feet of Fury" left an indelible mark in the business with her performance in the aforesaid match.

Yet another example of Bliss taking notes out of pro-wrestling legends' playbook, was that she chose to seek and destroy a specific body part of her foe--in this case, Bayley's trademark ponytail. Bliss pulled said ponytail every which way, and even stood on it while attempting a submission hold on The Huggable One.

More importantly though, what truly made Bliss stand out that night was the fact that she absolutely played the fans! Throughout her riveting contest with Bayley, Bliss found time to mock the fans who she claimed were crying as The Goddess of WWE beat up everyone's favorite babyface--Bayley...In the end, Bliss capped off her dominant performance with a DDT and pinfall win--capturing the RAW Women's Championship for the very first time...

#1 Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2016

Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch at TLC 2016 to win her first WWE Women's title
Alexa Bliss (right) defeated Becky Lynch at TLC 2016 to win her first WWE Women's title

Alexa Bliss challenged then-SmackDown Women's Champion Becky Lynch for the latter's title in a Tables Match at the Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV back in 2016--a match which would witness Bliss capture her first Women's title in the WWE. The contest lasted for 15:10 and was one in which Bliss displayed a ton of raw talent with regard to story-telling and match-pacing.

Firstly, Lynch deserves a ton of credit for maintaining an insane pace throughout the matchup--The Irish Lass Kicker is a beast, and there's no two ways about it. Getting back to the match, a key factor throughout their battle was that Lynch had multiple close calls where she'd have Bliss set to go through the table, only for the latter to execute a reversal at the last moment and almost put Lynch through the table.

The match featured several brutal moments--for which both women deserve major props--as Bliss hit a DDT on her opponent on a table which was turned upside down; whereas Lynch used a table's leg to assist her while applying the Dis-arm-her on Bliss. The Irish Lass Kicker also sent The Goddess crashing onto the edge of a table that was set up on the second turnbuckle; while Bliss ensured that she sent Lynch crashing off the top rope onto the mat.

The end of this contest was poetic, as it harked back to the theme that was so very prevalent through the match--Lynch almost putting her opponent through the table, while Bliss turns the tables (pun intended) at the very last moment. With a table set up outside the ring and Lynch punching Bliss as they stood on the ring apron outside the ropes, Bliss was almost sent crashing through the table but fortunately simply landed on her feet ringside.

In a moment of pure brilliance, Bliss tripped Lynch and momentarily staggered the latter--which gave The Goddess of WWE the opportunity to get under her opponent and set up a huge power-bomb--sending Lynch crashing through the table and winning the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship for the very first time.


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