Women’s Elimination Tag Team Match: Team Raw (Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina, Bayley, Sasha Banks vs. Team SmackDown (Naomi, Sonya Deville, Asuka, Carmella & Mandy Rose)
A brawl broke out to begin the match. Naomi caught Jax with a springboard drop kick while Tamina hit a big boot to Naomi to eliminate the former SmackDown Women’s Champion. Carmella rolled up Tamina to eliminate her. We’re down to 4-on-4. Carmella started dancing until Jax got into the ring. Carmella went for a roll up but Jax blocked it and choked her. Rose was tagged in and Jax tackled her for 2. Rose caught her with a running knee strike. James was tagged in and landed a series of strikes to Rose then hit a neck breaker for 2. James worked over the left leg of Rose with a submission. Rose fought back and got the tag to Asuka, who got a pop. Asuka with a hip attack then went for a roll up but James blocked it. Deville was in next and ate a few kicks by James. Bayley tagged herself in and hit a series of elbow drops to Deville. James back in and hit a thess press to Deville for 2. Deville speared her and led to the elimination. Banks was able to eliminate Carmella after taking her out. We’re down to 3-on-3. Rose beat down Bayley in the corner with strikes.
Banks got the tag and hit a series of kicks to Rose then hit a back stabber then into the Bank Statement for the elimination. Deville attacked Banks right away with a series of strikes. Bayley got the hot tag and hit snake eyes to Deville then landed a running knee to Deville. Moments later, Deville planted her with a spinebuster for two until Jax broke it up. Jax missed a spear and ate the ring post. Asuka beat her down at ringside. Banks took out Asuka with a dive off the apron. Bayley with a back suplex to Deville back in the ring for 2. Bayley speared her outside of the ring but Deville caught Bayley with a kick on the outside. Bayley hit her finisher to Deville on the floor. This led to Bayley and Deville not only being counted out but also eliminated. We’re down to Jax and Banks against Asuka. Back in the ring, Asuka hit a drop kick to Banks then a knee strike and a german suplex. Banks with a big right hand but Asuka hit a hip attack to Jax to send her to the floor. Asuka then kicked Banks to the floor. Banks tripped Asuka on the apron. Asuka with a hip attack to Banks on the floor. Asuka with a drop kick off the top rope for 2. Back in the ring, Banks knocked her down then went to the top rope.
Jax knocked Banks down and Asuka locked in the Asuka Lock for the elimination. Jax jumped Asuka with a series of leg drops then hit the samoan drop for the win.
Winner: Mickie James, Nia Jax, Tamina, Bayley & Sasha Banks
Paige announced from center-ring that she was going to call out the Smackdown Women’s Roster. Charlotte came out first and then the others. Finally, Becky Lynch walked out with a badly bruised left side her face. She didn’t look happy, understandably so (storyline and real-life).
A loud “Becky!” chant rang out as she got ready to speak. She thanked the fans. “I’m angry as hell right now,” she said. “I took a good beating last night, but that’s never stopped me before.” She said the medical team won’t clear her to fight on Sunday. She said she’s been angrily knocking on doors, hoping someone will let her fight, but she’s run out of time. She said what she did to Ronda Rousey last night was just a taste of what she’d do to her at Survivor Series. She said even with a broken face and a severe concussion, she “could still kick Rondy’s ass.” She told Ronda, “You’re not the baddest bitch on the planet, you’re the luckiest.”
She said she now had to pick her replacement, someone she knows can get the job done. She walked past the IIconics, then Charlotte, then Naomi, Lana, and Asuka. Asuka said, “Pick me, I’m ready!” Fans cheered. Then she walked up to Mandy Rose and Carmella. Carmella spoke up. Becky told Charlotte to make Ronda tap out the way she was going to make her tap out. She shook Charlotte’s hand. Then they hugged. Byron said at one time they were best friends. Charlotte got emotional. The rest of the women, except for the IIconics, wished Charlotte luck. The IIconics half-heartedly clapped.
Paige is in the ring and she says in two weeks, the ladies of Smackdown will meet the ladies of Raw in an elimination match at Survivor Series. She says it will be combustible in the ring.
Paige brings out the first member of the Smackdown team . . . Carmella. She is joined by R Truth. The second member of Team Smackdown is Naomi. The third member of Team Smackdown is Sonya Deville. The fourth member of Team Smackdown is Asuka. The final member of Team Smackdown is Charlotte Flair, but Charlotte does not come to the ring.
Instead, Mandy Rose makes her way to the stage. Mandy says she knows that she is not the blonde you ordered, but surprise. It is obviously an upgrade.
Paige says Mandy is not taking Charlotte’s spot on the team.
Mandy wants to know why Paige chose Sonya over her. Mandy says she is really really really really happy for Sonya. Mandy reminds Paige she was the one who eliminated Sonya in the battle royal. Mandy says that Asuka is yesterday’s news. Mandy says that Carmella’s dance breaks are like her title reigns . . . short and meaningless. Mandy says she did not forget about Naomi but she asks if anyone is still feeling the glow, like your husband Jimmy?
Naomi with a forearm to Mandy and Sonya pulls Mandy away while Naomi has to be held back.
Mandy leaves the ring and Sonya wonders what is going on
#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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Naomi and Asuka versus Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Before the match starts, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce make their way to the ring and they have something to say. Billie says she is so excited. Peyton asks what is exciting about Newark. Billie says she was talking about Sunday and Evolution. Petyon says they will make history by winning the battle royal and it will be Iiconic.
Lana’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring.
Before she can speak, Carmella makes her way out. Carmella says no one wants to hear anyone talk, they want . . . A DANCE BREAK!!
Zelina Vega throws Carmella into the ring and everyone enters the ring. Carmella with a kick to Asuka. Naomi with a round kick to Carmella. Sonya with a spinebuster to Naomi. Peyton with a spinning heel kick to Lana in the corner. Vega throws Mandy over the top rope and then she hits a running double knee strike to Lana. Asuka comes up behind Vega and hits a spinning round kick to the temple.
The announcers run through the card for Evolution.
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