During the WWE Fastlane Kickoff show, Sam says he did not think that Mandy could be a credible threat for the title at this point but after the last few weeks, he thinks she could be. Beth says this could be her moment.
Kayla Braxton is in the back and she is with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Mandy is asked if her wins were due to chicanery and Asuka is more motivated. Mandy says that Asuka attacked them last week so Mandy is in Asuka’s head. Asuka is looking for any advantage. Mandy says it will be a long shot for Asuka to win. Sonya says that Mandy now has the edge.
EC3 stops by and he says Mandy’s name. He says he is between Raw and Smackdown and he is a hot commodity.
Sonya says we wait months to hear him speak and that is it? Sonya says that Mandy was not put on this Earth to flirt with a human tanning bed. Sonya tells EC3 to take a hike.
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship Match: Asuka versus Mandy Rose (with Sonya Deville)
They lock up and Mandy with a wrist lock but Asuka with a reversal and snap mare. Asuka with a kick and side head lock. Mandy pulls Asuka by the hair and takes Asuka down but Asuka goes for a heel hook. Mandy gets to the ropes. Mandy sends Asuka to the apron but Asuka with a kick and then Asuka sees Sonya on the floor. Mandy with a front face lock as she pulls Asuka in from the apron. Asuka with an ankle lock and Sonya distracts Asuka.
Asuka with an O’Connor Roll and Mandy with a knee after Sonya distracts Asuka again. Mandy gets a near fall. Mandy with punches. Mandy with a suplex for a near fall. Mandy with an abdominal stretch into a front face lock. Asuka blocks a suplex and Asuka with a waist lock and octopus. Sonya looks under the ring for something and Mandy escapes the hold and gets a near fall. Mandy with a forearm and she pie faces Asuka. Asuka with a chop and more strikes. Mandy with an Irish whip but Asuka with a missile drop kick.
Asuka with strikes to Mandy and Asuka blocks a kick and Asuka with a back heel kick. Asuka with a running hip into the corner followed by a German suplex. Asuka with a sliding knee for a near fall. Asuka with kicks to the back but she misses a hip attack in the ropes. Mandy with a jumping knee for a near fall. Mandy sets for the Implant Buster but Asuka blocks it and hits a pop up knee. Asuak with forearms and Mandy gets a kendo stick from under the ring. Asuka misses a round kick and Mandy trips on the ring skirt and Asuks with a spinning back heel kick for the three count.
Winner: Asuka (Retains Championship)
2019 Mar 10