Tonight’s WWE SmackDown on FOX opens up with Mandy Rose getting ready in the back. Otis walks up and asks what he can do to help. Mandy has been ready for this match and she’s ready. She tells Otis to focus on Money In the Bank and she will take care of Sonya Deville. Rose and Otis kiss before she walks off. The camera cuts backstage to Deville warming up. Dolph Ziggler walks up and she talks about how she’s been ready. Ziggler says he will be waiting here for her. He asks her to take it easy on Rose’s face for him. She can’t make any promises. Deville walks off.
Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville
We go to the ring for tonight’s opener as Mandy Rose makes her way out. Michael Cole welcomes us to SmackDown. He’s joined by Corey Graves. They go over the Rose vs. Sonya Deville feud. Deville is out next as Greg Hamilton does the introductions.
The bell rings and they go at it. Rose unloads and beats Deville down in the corner. The referee tries to get her to back off. Rose keeps the offense going but has some trouble with her knee. Deville takes advantage but Rose drops her and keeps the offense coming. Deville retreats to the floor for a breather. Rose yells at her to come back in. Deville comes back to the apron and Rose runs into a kick. Deville comes back into the ring with a knee. Deville with a running knee for a close 2 count. Deville talks some trash and keeps Rose down, taunting her.
Deville manhandles Rose some, slamming her back to the mat for a bodyscissors while talking trash to her face. Deville looks to rip Rose’s lashes off. Deville keeps the trash talking and shots coming while on the mat. Deville goes on about how she’s going to hurt her former friend and partner. Deville with another kick. Deville runs the ropes but Rose clotheslines her, and again. Rose with a running knee to knock Deville out to the floor. Rose follows and slams Deville’s face into the announce table, calling her a b—h. Rose slams Deville face-first into the steel steps as the referee counts. Rose launches Deville into the steps.
Rose launches Deville over the announce table as Grave and Cole quickly move out of the way. Rose keeps talking trash as she brings Deville back into the ring. Rose yells at Deville to get back up and fight. Rose goes for the double underhook but it’s blocked. Deville blocks a knee and rolls Rose up for the pin out of nowhere.
Winner: Sonya Deville
After the match, Rose is shocked as the music hits. Deville quickly retreats to the stage and starts laughing as Rose looks on from the ring. They stare each other down.
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Otis and Mandy Rose. She mentions their Money In the Bank qualifying matches tonight. Otis says he beat Dolph Ziggler at WrestleMania 36 and will do it again tonight, this is just the beginning. Otis says he will win the MITB briefcase and so will his beautiful peach. Rose also talks about facing Carmella and what’s happened to her friendship with Sonya Deville. Rose says what happened with Deville did hurt her but she’s looking forward, not back. Carmella is a former champion and briefcase holder but she says Carmella has another thing coming if she thinks she can just moonwalk all over Rose. Rose is confident about she and Otis winning the briefcases because the risk is worth the reward. But first thing’s first, she’s got this win tonight. She kisses Otis on the cheek and walks off, leaving Otis stunned.
Money In the Bank Qualifying Match: Carmella vs. Mandy Rose
We go to the ring for the final women’s Money In the Bank qualifying match as Carmella makes her way out. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Mandy Rose as we see the briefcase hanging above the ring. The bell rings and they lock up. Rose takes control on the mat first. Rose shows her up some and gets to her feet. Carmella fights back from the mat and shows off with a moonwalk. They lock up again and go at it. they run the ropes and Carmella nails a big kick to the face while Rose is sitting on the mat. Carmella grounds Rose now.
Rose turns it around and slams Carmella for a 2 count. Rose grounds Carmella in the middle of the ring now. The music hits and out comes Sonya Deville with a mic. She speaks from the stage as they go at it in the ring. Deville continues to try and distract Rose, reminding her that she gave Rose her MITB spot last year. Rose keeps fighting Carmella but looks to be getting distracted.
Rose works Carmella over in the corner. Carmella drops Rose as Deville continues to taunt Rose from the stage, eating her imaginary popcorn. Carmella turns it around and takes Rose to the corner, then to the mat. Deville says she’s tired of just watching. She threatens to go to the ring as Rose levels Carmella with a big strike in the middle of the ring. Deville keeps ranting, telling Rose that karma is a b—h, b—h, so bring it on. This leads to Carmella dropping Rose for the pin to win and qualify.
After the match, Carmella celebrates as her music hits. Rose is slow to recover. Deville runs to the ring and attacks Rose as the referee warns her. Deville talks trash, telling Rose she will never be as good as her. Deville takes it to the floor and continues to destroy Rose, sending her into the barrier and then the steel steps. Deville charges and rams Rose against the steps with a running knee to the back of the head. Deville backs up against the barrier and looks on a bit crazy. Cole says Deville has snapped. WWE officials run down to check on Rose. Deville backs up the ramp and says she’s done. We go to replays. Deville tries to run back down but the referee holds her back. Deville continues to yell out about how she will ruin Rose’s life.
Back from the break and Otis is with Mandy Rose and a trainer. The medic checks Rose out and she says she will be alright. The trainer needs a few more minutes with Rose and Otis heads off. Dolph Ziggler approaches him and asks how Mandy is doing. Otis just stares at Ziggler, breathing heavy.
We get a video package on what’s happened between Otis, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville and Dolph Ziggler as of late. Rose and Deville will try to clear the air tonight.
Back from the break and Sonya Deville comes to the ring. Deville takes the mic and says she’s been trying to get in touch with Mandy Rose for two weeks now. Rose isn’t taking her calls or responding to texts and all she knew to do was come out here on SmackDown. Deville asks Rose to come to the ring so they can make things right.
Deville asks please but Rose isn’t coming out. Deville says she’s never had someone like Rose in her life, from day 1, Tough Enough, and everything else, she’s always been there with her, together as Fire & Desire. She even went to the wedding of Deville’s sister. Deville asks Rose to come out so she can tell her what she’s always wanted to… the music interrupts and out comes Rose.
Rose says she has nothing to say to Deville after what she did to she and Otis. Deville says she’s spent more time with Rose than she has her own family for the past 5 years. Deville says Rose not giving her a chance to explain made her feel less than nothing to Rose. Deville struggles to get it out but finally says Rose is the most… her tune changes and she calls Rose the most selfish human being she’s ever known. Rose is confused. She asks what this has to do with she and Otis. Deville goes on about Rose not getting it. Deville says Fire & Desire was never about them. It was all about Rose. They came out to Rose’s entrance, waved her magazine around, and everything else. Deville says she’s about to gag, something Rose has probably done a lot since she’s been with Otis. Deville goes on about Rose and says the sad part is that Ziggler actually cares about her. Look at Dolph and look at Otis. Deville says yes she helped Ziggler with the relationship, but that was in exchange for Ziggler helping them and she had their eyes on winning the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania but it never happened. Deville says Rose ruined it. Rose asks how she ruined anything. Deville says she’s glad it’s all on the table now because she want’s nothing but to see Rose hurt. She calls Rose a bottom of the barrel bottled blonde who looks like she was created in a lab. Deville hates that she wasted years being second best to eye candy with no talent. Rose just listens and stares at Deville.
Deville tells Barbie to listen carefully. She knows Rose better than anyone else in the world and she will use every ounce of her being to ruin Mandy’s life and then everyone will realize the true champ and fighter of Fire & Desire, not some centerfold b—h. Deville drops the mic. Rose is glad she slapped Deville at WrestleMania 36. Ziggler’s music hits and out he comes to tell them to calm down. Ziggler says they went about this the wrong way and did the wrong thing but Mandy can’t fake what happened between he and her. He will do whatever it takes to make it up. Ziggler tells Rose to look him in the eye and say she doesn’t feel anything for him. They stare at each other. Ziggler goes to touch her but she pushes him off, saying don’t touch her. Deville drops Rose out of nowhere with a cheap shot. Ziggler asks why she did that. The music hits and out comes Otis.
Otis goes right for Ziggler and rocks him, sending him to the floor retreating. Deville jumps on Otis’ back and goes for his eyes. Rose pulls her off. Deville retreats and crawls away, joining Ziggler on the ramp. Otis checks on Rose as the two sides look on. Ziggler tries to attack out of nowhere but it backfires and Otis drops him. Otis hits the Caterpillar and a big elbow drop. Otis sends Ziggler to the floor and Deville checks on him, helping him up. Otis’ music hits as he stands with Rose again. Ziggler yells from the ramp and says this isn’t over.
The female Superstars of Raw, SmackDown LIVE and NXT will compete in the second annual WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal on Sunday, April 7, WWE.com can now confirm.
The complete free-for-all will begin with all participants in the squared circle at the same time. A competitor will be eliminated once they are thrown over the top rope and both of their feet touch the floor. The last woman remaining will be the victor.
Last year’s inaugural WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal left Naomi feeling the Glow when she emerged victorious in the groundbreaking match on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Will she make it two in a row? Or will another Superstar be determined enough to battle through the bedlam and propel herself into the spotlight?
So far, the following Superstars are confirmed for the all-out melee:
Who will emerge triumphant and carve out their WrestleMania Moment at The Showcase of the Immortals? Find out Sunday, April 7 at 7 ET/5 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.
Mandy Rose will get the opportunity to prove that the spotlight should always be on her when she challenges SmackDown Women’s Champion Asuka at WWE Fastlane.
The Golden Goddess stunned the WWE Universe on the Feb. 19 edition of SmackDown LIVE when she not only stepped to The Empress of Tomorrow, but defeated Asuka in one-on-one competition. Of course, that came after Rose faked an eye injury to create an opening for herself.
In a WWE.com Exclusive interview announcing the match, The Golden Goddess boldly claimed that after their match, Asuka wasn’t ready for Mandy Rose. Will that be the case when the two clash for the SmackDown Women’s Championship? Find out at WWE Fastlane, Sunday, March 10, at 7 ET/4 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network!