Trish Stratus and Lita vs. Mickie James and Alicia Fox
What we learned: Well, even if things were a little slower than what we saw from Trish Stratus and Lita, I think we learned here that the pair of WWE Hall of Famers still have what it takes to get the job done.
It was very disappointing that Alexa Bliss couldn’t participate in this matchup, a matchup that I was very surprised to see open the show, but injuries are going to happen and Alicia Fox stepped in to take her place alongside Mickie James, who has a long history with both Trish and Lita.
The Nassau Coliseum crowd was very hot from the start and the excitement level was pretty heavy throughout the match. Again, Lita and Trish were both a step slow and needed a little assistance with some spots from time to time but that was to be expected. Overall, however, I thought the two Attitude Era stars were fantastic. Seeing those two together competing in a WWE ring after all these years was a bit surreal and perhaps that nostalgia got the best of me but I had fun watching this match and wasn’t surprised to see them pick up the victory.
The finish was a little botched as Alicia Fox came in very late to break up a pin attempt, but that didn’t take away from the match too much. Fun start.
What’s next: Unless there are plans I’m unaware of, that’s it for Trish and Lita. I wish that at least Trish would stick around so Alexa Bliss could finally get that dream matchup she so richly deserves, but we’ll have to wait and see. I think a traditional Survivor Series match between a team captained by Bliss and another captained by Trish could be fun but that doesn’t seem likely. It’s seemingly back to business as usual for Alexa, Mickie and Alicia on Monday Night RAW.