As Bayley and Sasha Banks’ friendship continues to crumble, Absolution explains why their bond is built to last.
It has been a rough couple of weeks for Sasha Banks and Bayley’s friendship, and despite a cooling-off period that saw the two former champions reunite as allies on Raw, there may yet be an issue or two that needs working out.
Though Bayley was, indeed, ringside for Sasha Banks’ match with Absolution’s Sonya Deville and did, indeed, provide a crucial assist when Mandy Rose attempted to interfere (payment, apparently, for Banks’ help the previous week), The Huggable One’s willingness to have Sasha’s back only went so far. Bayley left the ring immediately after Banks submitted Deville with the Bank Statement, making The Boss easy pickings for a two-on-one beatdown from Absolution as a result.
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After being M.I.A during last week’s RAW, Absolution (Rose, Deville & their leader Paige) made their return this week, where Mandy Rose had her first singles match since she came to the red brand.
The match started with Charley Caruso in the ring asking Bayley about what’s happening with her and Banks, they was shortly interrupted by Absolution. Paige taunts Bayley about her friendship with Sasha Banks being rocky, she exclaimed “There is strength in numbers..” referring to her faction. Mandy gets in the ring alone, with Deville & Paige at ringside, and the match begins. Bayley grabs Mandy by the waist, and Mandy grabs Bayley’s leg, pulling Bayley down. Rose stands tall over Bayley before being kicked into the ropes, Mandy rebounds from the rope with an impressive cartwheel into a dropkick. Mandy then taunts Bayley, before Bayley locks Rose in an arm lock. Mandy counters by pushing Bayley into the ropes, Bayley reverses & throws Mandy into the ropes, drops down & Mandy jumps over her, rebounds off the other side of the ring & Bayley attempts to leapfrog over Mandy, however she gets caught by Mandy in mid air. Rose in control, runs Bayley into the corner, before delivering a driver to Bayley. Mandy is then run into the corner herself & meets a leaping elbow by Bayley. Rose rolls out under the rope & looks to regroup with her team mates, before going to commercial.
After the commercial we see Mandy in control of Bayley, with a headlock, locked in tight. Bayley begins to fight out of it by standing and delivering elbows to Rose, but Rose counters these with a kick to the stomach of Bayley, before grabbing Bayley’s tights and holding her in place for a vertical suplex. Bayley is able to fight back to her feet, but is then met by a forearm from Rose. Mandy goes for a pin, and achieves a 2 count. Rose delivers an overarm forearm to Bayley while she’s downed, but she quickly gets back up and counters with a backslide, with Mandy rolling out at a count of one. Bayley then attempts an inside cradle and Mandy kicks out at 2. As both get to their feet, Bayley goes for a forearm of her own, however Mandy ducks under & comes up with a very impressive bicycle knee, Rose pins Bayley and Bayley kicks out just in the nick of time. Rose then crawls on top of Bayley and starts raining down punches to the head of Bayley, she attempts another cover and Bayley kicks out at the count of 2. Bayley crawls to the ring and Rose attempts what looks like a knees up rope buster, but Bayley is able to overpower Mandy & kicks her away. Mandy then runs towards Bayley, and is tossed onto the apron where she meets a hotshot from Bayley inside the ring. This gives Bayley some time to re cooperate & she begins delivering multiple axe handles to the chest of Mandy. Rose pushes Bayley to the ropes but Bayley counters & jumps on Mandy, before raining down fists to the face of Rose. Bayley then drags Mandy to the corner turnbuckle where she delivers multiple smashes to the face of Rose, before delivering a side suplex to Mandy. Bayley climbs to the middle turnbuckle, ready to strike Mandy with a diving elbow, but Deville interferes on the apron & tries to distract Bayley, however Bayley doesn’t let her guard down & she strikes Mandy. Bayley then in place for the Bayley to Belly is waiting for Mandy to get up, but Deville interferes again & Bayley strikes Sonya off of the apron, before Rose rolls up Bayley from behind, however Bayley is quickly able to reverse this and rolls up Rose for the win.
Before the bell even rings, Paige instructs both Rose and Deville to attack Bayley, both girls raining fists and kicks to Bayley while she’s down. Sasha Banks then runs down to the ring and quickly tackles down Sonya, Rose saves Sonya from Sasha, but is met by a knee from Banks. Rose, Deville & Paige retreat from the ring.
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Raw Women’s Title Elimination Chamber Match: Alexa Bliss © vs. Bayley vs. Mandy Rose vs. Mickie James vs. Sonya Deville vs. Sasha Banks
Bayley and Deville start things out. Deville takes her down and tries to get some quick pin attempts. There was a lot of mat grappling to get things started. Bayley with a bulldog then rammed her head into the turnbuckles. Deville cuts her off with a right hand to the gut. Bayley sent Deville in the steel and back into the ring for a pin attempt of 2. Bayley missed an elbow drop but was able to hit a suplex for 2. Many Rose was the next entrant in the match and went right after Bayley. Although Bayley put up a decent fight, the numbers game got too much and she was overwhelmed. Deville speared her on the steel. They ramed Bayley into the steel a few times. Deville and Rose double teamed Bayley over the next few minutes. Banks was the next entrant in the match and went right after Deville and Rose. She sent Rose face first into the pod.
Bayley hit a double knee strike to Deville for 2. Banks put the forearm shots to Deville then sent Rose’ face into the turnbuckle and hit a knee strike to Deville in the corner for 2. Bayley and Banks worked together as they beat down Deville and Rose. They went Deville several times into the chain. Banks locked in the Bank Statement to eliminate Rose.
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Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James vs. Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose and Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Sasha Banks. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Mickie James. Bayley is out next to join her partners. Out next comes Absolution – Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville with Paige leading the way. RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is out last.
Bliss looks to start off with Mickie. They have some words from across the ring and Bliss tags in Deville. They lock up and go at it. Deville slams Mickie but Mickie comes right back and turns it around. Sasha tags in for a quick double team. Deville fights back and takes control of Banks using her arm. Deville fights Banks back into the corner and in comes Rose.
Sasha counters a slam and takes Rose to their corner. Bayley tags in and covers for a 1 count on Rose. Rose turns it back around and does a cartwheel counter. Rose mushes Bayley around and talks some trash. Rose with a hair whip. Bayley takes her to the corner and unloads with boots. Bayley stomps away as Paige yells at her. Bayley with a suplex. Rose ends up on the floor for a breather with Deville. Bayley stands tall as we go back to commercial.
Back fro the break and Mandy turns it around on Bayley, slamming her on her face. Deville, Banks and Mickie also get tags as the two teams go back and forth. Mandy and Mickie go at it again now. Mickie taunts Bliss on the apron. Mandy keeps Mickie grounded for a minute or two. Mandy with a unique suplex for a 2 count. Deville tags back in and keeps Mickie down. Mickie counters in the corner and sends Deville flying with the scissors as Sasha waits for a tag.
Deville stops Mickie from tagging and slams Mickie for a 2 count. Bliss refuses to tag but in comes Mandy as she and Deville double team Mickie. Mickie counters with a double neckbreaker. Bliss and Banks go at it after getting the hot tags. Banks sends Bliss back into the corner with a big kick. Banks drops Bliss with a knee from the apron and then dives out onto the floor with double knees for the others. Banks goes back into the ring to unload on Bliss again. Banks with double knees from the corner but Mandy breaks the pin. Bayley enters and takes Rose out with a side suplex. Bliss rolls Banks up but it’s countered. Banks lands hard in the corner as Bliss moves. Bliss looks to put Banks away but Banks rolls her into the Banks Statement for the win.
Winners: Sasha Banks, Bayley and Mickie James
After the match, Banks’ music hits as they celebrate but Rose and Deville immediately attack. Bliss watches as Deville and Rose clear the ring of their opponents. Deville and Rose turn to Bliss now and corner her but Mickie makes the save. Mickie and Bliss team up and hit the double team move now. Bliss’ music hits as she heads up the ramp with Mickie. Paige, Deville and Rose look on from the ring. Banks and Bayley are down on the outside recovering. RAW goes off the air.
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With the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match for the Raw Women’s Championship only six days away, the participants will get the chance to square off in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match as Bayley, Sasha Banks & Mickie James take on Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville.
With WWE Elimination Chamber looming, who will assert dominance in this final showdown prior to stepping inside the unrelenting structure? And how will dynamics such as Bliss’ attempting to regain the favor of Mickie and the apparent frostiness between Banks and Bayley play into the contest?
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Having been unable to weasel her way out of the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, Alexa Bliss seemingly went fishing for allies when she saved Mickie James from a beatdown at the hands of Absolution last week. And even though Alexa and James suffered a defeat to Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville this week, Little Miss Bliss continued to court the six-time Women’s Champion as the biggest test of her title reign approaches.
James seemed amenable enough to a temporary alliance in a pre-match confab with Alexa, but Absolution’s win over the champion and her would-be ally came about when Paige, who was patrolling ringside, distracted Alexa on the apron, teeing her up for a sneak-attack from Sonya. Rose pounced on James to win the match with a devastating maneuver, but Alexa successfully defended the six-time Women’s Champion from a post-match mugging by clearing Absolution from the ring. Whether that courtesy will be returned at the moment of truth, of course, remains to be seen.
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