Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go back to Michael Cole and 2020 WWE Hall of Famer JBL on commentary. Cole shows us a video package that led to the next match. Dolph Ziggler is out first with Sonya Deville. Otis is out next by himself. He rushes the ring and Ziggler goes out to the floor with Deville.
Otis overpowers Ziggler to start. Otis unloads until Ziggler superkicks Otis, knocking him out to the floor. Ziggler goes out at the 5 count and sends Otis into the ring post. Ziggler brings Otis back in the ring for a 2 count. Ziggler keeps control and slams Otis by a chinlock. Ziggler superkicks Otis but can’t put him away. Ziggler with more offense and a neckbreaker. Ziggler with more offense before grounding Otis in the middle of the ring with a scissors.
Deville cheers Ziggler on from the floor. Otis fights up and out of a hold. Ziggler kicks Otis. Otis catches him and launches him into the second turnbuckle. Otis with more offense. Otis dances around and rocks Ziggler with more strikes. Otis dances on the ropes but turns around to a right hand. Otis levels Ziggler with a pair of clotheslines. Otis scoops Ziggler and slams him in the middle of the ring. Otis stands on Ziggler’s back to keep him from crawling out. Otis whips Ziggler hard into the corner and he goes down. Otis with another big whip into the corner, and a third as Otis continues to dominate.
They go to the floor and Otis launches Ziggler into the barrier. Otis sends Ziggler into the ring post now. Otis brings it back in and hits his version of the Compactor. More back and forth. Deville ends up getting involved. The finish sees Roe come out and slap Deville. Deville gets in the ring and Rose hits a low blow to Ziggler. Otis hits the Caterpillar for the pin to win.
After the match, Otis celebrates with Rose, finally getting the kiss from her.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss to talk about their title defense. They’re interrupted by Carmella and WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth, disguised as a camera and sound guy. This leads to Bliss announcing that Truth is on set if anyone wants to come get him. Here comes a group of Superstars, chasing Truth and Carmella away to end the segment.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (c)
We go to the ring and out first comes Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss are out next. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
Rose and Cross start things off. Rose slams Cross first. Rose shows off some but Cross comes back with a clothesline. Cross dances around like Rose and shakes her hips for a big pop. Cross with a basement dropkick. Deville tags in. They tangle and in comes Bliss with a snap suplex for a close 2 count. Bliss and Rose eventually come back in and Bliss slaps Rose. Rose is furious. Bliss catches a strike and drops her with another right hand. Bliss with knees and a moonsault for another 2 count.
Superstars come down to the ring chasing WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth and Carmella now. Bliss comes from behind and rolls Truth up for a close 2 count. Carmella runs away with Truth on her back as Superstars chase them. Bliss has Rose in a hold. Rose slides out and they tangle. Deville tags in and drops Bliss with a huge kick for a close 2 count. Deville keeps Bliss grounded and talks some trash now as fans try to rally.
Deville slams Bliss back to the mat. Rose and Deville with more offense and quick tags, keeping Bliss near their corner. Rose suplexes Bliss and Deville follows up with a running knee for a 2 count. Rose unloads on Bliss in the corner now as fans try to rally. Bliss with a roll-up out of nowhere. Rose talks some trash and swings but Bliss ducks. They both connect and both go down in the middle of the ring. Deville and Cross tag in and Cross unloads.
Cross goes to work on Deville and hits a running bulldog from the corner. Rose runs in but Cross sends her to the floor. Cross slams Deville with a back suplex. Cross gets hyped up for a pop. Cross goes to the top and nails a crossbody on Deville for a 2 count. Cross and Rose end up down on the outside. Deville slams Bliss from the top rope. Rose and Deville with a big double team on Bliss but Cross breaks the pin up just in time for another pop. Cross tags in and goes to the top. She leaps at Rose and rolls through, but knocks Deville off the apron. Rose misses a knee on Cross. Cross with the neckbreaker from the top rope to Rose, for the pin to retain.
Winners: Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss
After the match, Cross’ music hits as she takes the titles to Bliss a ringside to recover and celebrate. We go to replays. Rose and Deville look on from the ring as Bliss’ music hits and the champions back up the ramp.
Match Number One: Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Bayley versus Ember Moon versus Carmella versus Mandy Rose versus Natalya versus Naomi versus Nikki Cross versus Dana Brooke
Naomi and Bayley pair off while Natalya goes after Mandy. Naomi has Dana and Carmella in the ring skirt for forearms and then Nikki brings the first ladder into the ring. Nikki knocks over Naomi, Bayley, Natalya, and Mandy. Nikki goes Terry Funk with the helicopter and she knocks over Naomi and Mandy. Dana drop kicks Nikki and then Ember and Dana play with the ladder. Ember runs Dana into the corner and Nikki with a sleeper on Ember. Ember leaps onto the ladder to get Nikki off of her. Mandy sends Ember to the floor and then she runs the ladder to give Dana a knee. Mandy is pulled to the floor by Carmella.
Natalya and Carmella have ladders and Carmella pushes Natalya into the ladder. Natalya with a clothesline to Carmella and then she catapults Carmella into the ladder. Natalya catapults Naomi onto the ladder and Naomi lands on the ladder and hits a side kick off the ladder. Naomi sends Carmella to the floor and then Naomi takes a ladder from Mandy. Mandy with a suplex to Naomi and Bayley hits Mandy with a ladder. Bayley is the only one in the ring for a moment but Ember stops Bayley and Dana climbs the ladder while Ember and Bayley hold it. Carmella pulls Dana off and then Carmella kicks Bayley.
Mandy kicks Carmella and the ladder goes into the knee. Carmella pushes Mandy away and Ember knocks Mandy down. We have a few ladder tug of wars and Naomi with a drop kick off the ladders to Mandy. Naomi avoids two ladders with a split and Bayley, Nikki, Dana, and Ember go down.
Carmella is being checked out by the medical staff. Natalya with an atomic drop to Naomi onto the ladder and Natalya runs over Naomi’s back but Bayley sends Natalya into the ladder. Bayley grabs the ladder and Dana hits her from behind while we see Carmella being sent to teh back. Ember with kicks to Dana and Dana puts Ember in the ladder of woe. Dana with a handspring elbow to Ember. Dana sets up the ladder in the corner and then Dana with a forearm to Bayley. Bayley with a knee to Dana and then Bayley with a sunset flip power bomb to Dana onto the ladder.
Bayley sets up the ladder in the center of the ring. Mandy stops Bayley and then Natalya and Mandy close the ladder on Bayley and they do it a second time. They do it a third time. Naomi with a split legged moonsault to Bayley on a ladder. Nikki returns to the ring and she spears Natalya under the ladder. Ember stops Naomi and hits a facebuster. Ember pulls Nikki off the ladder and Nikki pushes Ember down and hits a hanging swinging neck breaker on Ember. Dana drops the ladder onto Nikki. Dana sets up the ladder in the center of the ring but Mandy climbs the ladder to stop Dana. Dana hangs from the cable holding the briefcase.
Mandy and Dana fight on the top of the ladder and they reach for the case. Dana slams Mandy’s face onto the ladder. Bayley pulls Mandy off the ladder. Naomi stops Dana. Nikki climbs past Bayley and has the case but he reaches for the hook. Natalya pushes Dana, Bayley, Nikki, and Naomi off the ladder. Ember comes off a ladder outside the ring to hit Eclipse on Natalya. Mandy goes for a belly-to-back suplex on Ember but Ember lands on her feet. Mandy sets for an implant buster onto the ladder and sends Ember face first onto the ladder. Mandy sets up the large ladder in the center of the ring.
Carmella limps to the ring and Mandy decides to go after Carmella on the ramp instead of climbing the ladder with no one else in the ring. Carmella sends Mandy into the ringside barrier a few times and then hits a thrust kick. Carmella sets up the ladder and Sonya Deville pulls Carmella off the ladder and then she spears Carmella. Sonya gets Mandy and she puts her hair up to square up and bring Mandy into the ring. Sonya puts Mandy on her shoulders and climbs the ladder. Mandy is boosted up the ladder and Mandy is about to grab it but Bayley climbs the ladder and Mandy and Sonya are knocked off.
Bayley grabs the briefcase.
After the match, Bayley is congratulated by Charly Caruso. She is asked about whether she is on her way to becoming the Smackdown Women’s Champion. Bayley says she is proud of what her and Sasha did but Bayley says she came to Smackdown to prove a point. She proved that she is more than Just Bayley, she is Miss Money in the Bank.
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WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal
Most of the women all walk out together, except for Naomi and Asuka. The opening bell sounds and Nikki Cross freaks out, and it looks like everyone is trying to target Cross. Cross starts fighting them off, and everyone starts brawling. Maria is eliminated first. Candice Larae and Nikki Cross get eliminated by Asuka. Naomi and Ember Moon start trading kicks in the middle of the ring. Lana gets involved and gets slammed down to the mat by Ember hard. Ember eliminates Naomi next. Ember hits the Eclipse on Mandy, then Sonya attacks Ember. Lana eliminates Ember. Sarah Logan eliminates Lana next. Ruby Riott eliminates Kairi Sane. The Riott Squad double teams Asuka and Zelina Vega. Dana Brooke comes over and eliminates Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan. Zelina kicks Dana and drops her. Mandy and Sonya eliminate Zelina next. Sonya and Mandy eliminate Dana next. Mickie James eliminates Mandy Rose.
It’s down to Sonya, Sarah Logan and Asuka. Asuka fires up and drops both women. Asuka eliminates Sonya, then Sarah eliminates Asuka. Sarah thinks she won, but then Carmella comes back in the ring, as she was never eliminated. Carmella tries to eliminate Logan but she hangs on. Logan and Carmella now fight on the apron until Carmella hits a superkick and Logan falls down to the floor for the elimination.
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)
The Women’s Royal Rumble match
Mandy Rose comes out next and hits the ring. Lacey and Natalya end up double teaming Mandy briefly, and then Natalya puts Mandy and Lacey in the Sharpshooter at the same time. Liv Morgan is out next. Morgan hits the ring and charges Natalya, and Natalya immediately throws her out to the floor for the first elimination of the match. Mandy and Lacey now double team Natalya. Lacey drops Mandy next, and stacks her on Natalya in the corner then hits a bronco buster. Mickie James is out next. Mickie hits the ring and starts dropping everyone who comes near her. Mickie hits a spinning heel kick on Natalya, but then Mandy stuns Mickie with a right hand from behind. Mickie tries to eliminate Mandy, but Lacey attacks Mickie to interrupt. Ember Moon is out next and starts dropping everyone. Ember suplexes Lacey and leg sweeps Mickie, then hits a splash on Rose in the corner. Billie Kay is out next, but she doesn’t immediately get in the ring. Nikki Cross is out next, and she attacks Billie who is still waiting on the ramp. Nikki runs in the ring and hits a splash off the top on to all the women in the ring. Nikki follows up with running elbows to the face on everyone who comes near her. Mandy grabs Nikki by the hair from behind, but Nikki turns around and drops her. Billie finally gets in the ring, but Nikki immediately drops her. Peyton Royce is out next, and she teams up with Billie on Nikki and Ember.
Tamina is out next, and she headbutts Mickie and hits a Samon Drop on Ember, Peyton, and Billie. Nikki takes the fight to Tamina now, and Tamina fights back with a big right hand. Tamina goes up top and hits a splash on Nikki. Tamina eliminates Mickie with a superkick. Xia Li from NXT is out next. Li hits the ring and starts handing out kicks. Sarah Logan is out to the ring next. Logan almost eliminates Ember, but Ember hangs on. Peyton and Billie team up to eliminate Nikki. Charlotte enters next. Charlotte hits the ring and several women try to gang up on her. Charlotte ends up eliminating both Billie and Peyton. Charlotte eliminates Li next. Kairi Sane enters next and immediately trades blows with Charlotte. Kairi goes up top and hits a flying elbow on Sarah Logan. Kairi and Natalya double team Logan to eliminate her. Maria enters next, and Charlotte and Lacey double team her. Maria fights back with a double bulldog on both Charlotte and Lacey. Maria drops Ember, then Charlotte hits a spear on Maria. Lacey comes over and brawls with Charlotte now. Naomi enters next and hits the ring, and she immediately goes after Mandy. Naomi kicks Mandy in the head and throws her out for the elimination.
Mandy then pulls Naomi out from the floor, but Naomi leaps to the fan barricade so her feet don’t hit the ground. Naomi jumps from the barricade to the ring steps, then Mandy pulls her off so both her feet hit the ground.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Becky celebrates after the match and looked shocked. She is still selling the knee as we go to replays.
#1 Contender Battle Royal: Zelina Vega, Torrie Wilson, Asuka, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Lana, Carmella, Naomi, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Ember Moon, Nia Jax, Dana Brooke, Tamina Snuka, Michelle McCool, Alundra Blayze, Ivory, Molly Holly, Kelly Kelly, and Maria Kanellis
Everyone attacked Kay and Royce and tossed them over the top rope as soon as the match started. The younger stars surrounded the legends and a brawl broke out. Deville eliminated Holly with a head kick. Rose eliminated Kelly Kelly and then Wilson followed by Deville who was taunting on the apron.
Jax suplexed Blaze over the top rope for the elimination. Maria with a bronco buster to Snuka in the corner before Jax headbutted her off the apron for the elimination. Snuka and Jax had a stare down in the ring until Lana walked up and they started clearing house. Lana tried to attack them but they hit a double headbutt then tossed her out of the ring for the elimination. Jax with a suplex to Snuka. There was a big suplex spot involving multiple women.
Carmella eliminated Rose after a dance off.
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