Having been unable to weasel her way out of the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, Alexa Bliss seemingly went fishing for allies when she saved Mickie James from a beatdown at the hands of Absolution last week. And even though Alexa and James suffered a defeat to Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville this week, Little Miss Bliss continued to court the six-time Women’s Champion as the biggest test of her title reign approaches.
James seemed amenable enough to a temporary alliance in a pre-match confab with Alexa, but Absolution’s win over the champion and her would-be ally came about when Paige, who was patrolling ringside, distracted Alexa on the apron, teeing her up for a sneak-attack from Sonya. Rose pounced on James to win the match with a devastating maneuver, but Alexa successfully defended the six-time Women’s Champion from a post-match mugging by clearing Absolution from the ring. Whether that courtesy will be returned at the moment of truth, of course, remains to be seen.
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