We see Tucker and Otis backstage getting ready. Mandy Rose walks up and reminds Otis to take his Money In the Bank briefcase. Otis is excited to see Mandy but Tucker tries to get him to focus. We suddenly see Jeff Hardy and Sheamus brawling next to them. They brawl into a bunch of items stacked up as officials try to separate them. Sheamus pounds on Hardy as we go back to commercial.
Braun Strowman and Heavy Machinery vs. The Miz, John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler
WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman hits the ring to a pop for tonight’s six-man main event. Out next are his partners, Heavy Machinery. Tucker and Otis hit the ring and Otis is carrying his Money In the Bank briefcase. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a new “coming soon” vignette for Matt Riddle. Riddle will make his debut next Friday night. We go back to the ring and Braun stands with Heavy Machinery as Dolph Ziggler makes his way out first. The Miz is out next to join Ziggler on the stage. John Morrison joins them and they all head to the ring together.
Strowman taunts Miz and Morrison on the floor before we get the bell. Ziggler starts off with Otis. Ziggler retreats over the top rope to the floor. Otis taunts him from the ring. Ziggler paces around but Miz is going to start. Otis brings Miz over the top rope and goes to work on him. Otis tags in Tucker for the double team headbutts. Tucker drops another headbutt, sending Miz to the corner to tag out. Morrison tags in and catches Tucker with a big kick. Morrison counters a big backdrop. Tucker catches Morrison in mid-air and slams him for a 2 count.
Tucker stands tall over Morrison and talks some trash. Morrison retreats and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler goes behind Tucker but Tucker counters and clubs him. Otis tags in, as does Strowman. They triple team Ziggler by launching Strowman into him with a splash in the corner. Strowman clubs Ziggler to the mat with a big strike. Tucker tags back in and holds Ziggler in the air for a big suplex. King Baron Corbin suddenly appears on the big screen, telling the camera man to follow him but keep a distance.
Tucker stops the suplex, placing Ziggler on his shoulder, and everyone watches Corbin. We see Corbin approach Mandy Rose backstage and ask him about what happened last week with Otis and his crown. Mandy says they were just playing around. Corbin says Mandy was really fantasizing about being with him. Otis appears out of nowhere and rushes Corbin, knocking him down. Otis unloads on Corbin as officials try to break it up. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Ziggler tags in to drop a big elbow on Tucker for a 2 count. Otis has not returned to the ring. Strowman tries to rally for Tucker while Ziggler keeps control and grounds Tucker in the middle of the ring. Tucker fights up but Ziggler rams him into the corner by his hair while Miz distracts the referee. Morrison tags back in and delivers kicks to Tucker.
Morrison drops Tucker with a kick for a 2 count as the crowd boos the heels some more. Morrison grounds Tucker by his arm as Strowman reaches for a tag. Miz tags in as Tucker sends Morrison to the floor. Tucker blocks a Figure Fur and kicks Miz out of the ring. Ziggler comes in but Tucker ends up dropping him with an enziguri. Tucker goes for the tag but Miz and Morrison pull Strowman from the apron to the floor. They double team him and Miz drops him with a big DDT.
Ziggler turns his attention back to Tucker in the ring. Otis returns to the ringside area and Mandy is with him. Ziggler taunts Rose but pays for it as Tucker drops him. Otis tags in and drops Miz and Morrison from the apron to the floor. Otis levels Ziggler with a clothesline. Miz and Morrison run back in but Otis takes them out. Otis dances around, taking shots from Ziggler. Ziggler hits him again but Otis just takes it. Otis with a headbutt. Otis ends up tossing Ziggler out to the floor and he lands hard. The crowd chants for Otis now.
Otis calls for the Freight Train as Strowman runs wild around the ringside area, leveling all three opponents. Ziggler is sent back in and Otis hits him with the Caterpillar, then the big elbow drop. Otis covers Ziggler for the pin to win.
Winners: Braun Strowman and Heavy Machinery
After the match, Mandy hits the ring to celebrate with Strowman, Otis and Tucker. Otis kicks Ziggler out of the ring as the Heavy Machinery music hits. We go to replays. Strowman raises the Universal Title in the air while Otis raises his Money In the Bank briefcase. We see the heels down on the outside recovering. Otis, briefcase still in the air, glances over at Strowman and his title while the celebration continues. The final SmackDown before WWE Backlash goes off the air.
RAW & SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch comes out to the ring and gets on the mic. She talks about having both Women’s Titles, and then Ember Moon quickly comes out to interrupt. Bayley interrupts next and talks about winning the Womens Tag Titles, and how now she wants Becky’s Titles. The IIconics interrupt next and get in the ring. The IIconics talk trash to Bayley about taking her Titles, and say they their belts are better than Becky’s belts. Paige comes out to the stage next to interrupt. She says she’ll be managing some gifted women on SmackDown, and then Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville comes out to interrupt. Mandy and Sonya walk to the ring and say SmackDown has waited long enough for the reunion of Absolution. Paige interrupts and says she’s not here to represent them, she’s here to represent two revolutionary women: Asuka and Kairi Sane. Kairi and Asuka run to the ring, and all of the women except Becky start brawling.
Kairi Sane, Asuka, Bayley & Ember Moon vs. The IIconics, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Paige is at ringside for this one. Asuka takes control of things her for team, then Kairi tags in for the double team on Mandy. Sonya runs in but Bayley takes her out. Bayley then hits a suicide dive on both Rose and Deville at ringside. The IIconics help up their partners at ringside, then Ember Moon goes flying off the top rope down on to all of them at ringside. Back in the ring, Sonya and Bayley go at it, then Mandy tags in for the double team on Bayley. Peyton tags in to continue the offense on Bayley. Peyton misses a kick, and Bayley is able to tag in Asuka. Asuka cleans house and hits the running hip attack on Peyton. Asuka follows up with a superkick and a German suplex. Asuka hits another kick to the fce and pins, but Mandy breaks it up. Ember comes in and takes out Mandy, then Sonya takes out Ember, then Bayley takes out Sonya, then Billie takes out Bayley, then Kairi takes out Billie, and Peyton takes out Kairi. Asuka is still the legal woman and she hits a reverse DDT on Peyton. Kairi tags in and hits the flying elbow off the top for the three count.
Winners: Asuka, Kairi Sane, Bayley and Ember Moon
– Paige celebrates with the winners after the match.
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As first announced by five-time Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss during her Raw talk show “A Moment of Bliss,” the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions will be determined inside the dreaded Elimination Chamber at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view on Sunday, Feb. 17.
The contest will feature three teams from Raw and three teams from SmackDown LIVE. Nia Jax & Tamina earned their way into the match with a victory over Bliss & Mickie James on Raw the night after the Royal Rumble event. Later that night, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan joined them in the contest by taking down Natalya & Dana Brooke.
The following night on SmackDown LIVE, Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville became the first blue brand team to be officially accepted into the Elimination Chamber. Over the following weekend, The IIconics’ Billie Kay & Peyton Royce tweeted that they had also been accepted into the match.
Despite a pre-match ambush from Alicia Fox & Nikki Cross that sidelined Sasha Banks, Bayley almost single-handedly made sure that she and The Boss overcame their unhinged opponents to become the third and final Raw tandem to earn its way into the nightmarish structure, leaving just one SmackDown spot to be filled.
Prior to SmackDown the following night, Carmella & Naomi announced that they had been accepted as the final tag team to participate in the history-making championship bout.
Get your tickets for the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in Houston’s Toyota Center at www.HoustonToyotaCenter.com.
It was extremely fitting that the announcement was made by The Goddess of WWE, as Bliss won the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match in 2018, toppling five other Superstars and successfully defending the Raw Women’s Championship inside the career-altering combat zone that debuted in 2002.
This time around, two teams will start the bout while the remaining four duos remain enclosed in pods. At specified intervals, a pod will open at random, enabling a new team to enter the match. This will continue until all six pairs have joined the bout. If one member of a team gets eliminated at any time via pinfall or submission, both members of the team are eliminated and must leave the contest. The last tag team standing will be declared the winner and the first-ever Women’s Tag Teams Champions.
Who will make history? Find out at WWE Elimination Chamber, Sunday, Feb. 17, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on WWE Network!
WWE Evolution will play host to a frenetic Battle Royal, and the winner will earn a future Women’s Championship opportunity.
Combatants will include the likes of Asuka (winner of the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match), Naomi (former SmackDown Women’s Champion and winner of the first-ever WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal), former Women’s Champions Carmella and Nia Jax, former NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon, former Divas Champion Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, Lana, Billie Kay & Peyton Royce of The IIconics, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, Tamina and the returning Torrie Wilson.
On Oct. 19, it was announced that a new crop of Superstars past and present would join the field: Inaugural Divas Champion (and two-time Women’s Champion) Michelle McCool, WWE Hall of Famers Alundra Blayze and Ivory, former Women’s and Hardcore Champion Molly Holly, former Divas Champion Kelly Kelly and Diva of the Year Slammy Award-winner Maria Kanellis.
Who will emerge from the bedlam with a title opportunity? Don’t miss all the action of WWE Evolution when it streams live Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!
Ride Along opens with the women doing a photoshoot at the WWE Performance Center. Besties Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are making a trip from Orlando to Gainesville and set to film for another edition of Damandyz Donutz on the way.
Mandy and Sonya are shown leaving the Performance Center. Their rental car license plate is named ROSEVILLE as they take a selfie. A recap of the WWE Evolution promo shoots are shown. Sonya teases Mandy about her walk. They proceed stop at a local donut shop but briefly get lost along the way. They finally get donuts at The Glass Knife Cafe to review for their Youtube series, Damandyz Donutz. They start to talk about WWE Tough Enough tryouts in 2015. Highlights of Mandy’s audition are shown. They discuss Sonya’s character in Tough Enough the fallen angel. Mandy and Sonya talk about the time they went to a gay bar. They play a game called ‘Never Have I Ever’. Sonya then plays at the count of three they both answer what their favorite thing is. They get each others answer right every time. Mandy and Sonya discuss their journey so far in WWE. Mandy says it’s a great time to be a women in the industry. They arrive at the hotel. Sonya rolls Mandy out of the car.
A short music video called “Literally” showed at the end of the episode with clips of Sonya saying the word literally.