Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Back from the break and out comes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. We see highlights from Bliss’ win over Sonya Deville last week, which involved Otis and Mandy Rose distracting at ringside. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are out next as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Cole shows us footage from earlier today with Rose apologizing to Deville for what happened last week. Deville says it’s nothing, it’s stupid and she should not have asked Rose to get Otis involved.
The match begins but the backstage women’s brawl from before immediately spills out into the ring. The referee calls the match as the big brawl continues with Lacey Evans and Bayley in the ring. Officials try to break things up as Cole hypes Evans vs. Bayley at the Royal Rumble for the title.
The announcers look at the recent happenings between Mandy Rose and Otis. We see Rose and Sonya Deville backstage. Rose is excited about Deville’s match tonight and says Rose was right last week, this is the year of Fire & Desire. Sonya asks if Rose thinks Otis might want to be at ringside for her match tonight. Rose asks why because Rose will be at ringside. Sonya says she didn’t get the Otis thing before but after seeing him out there helping Rose win last week, she gets it. Rose isn’t seeing “the Otis thing” how Deville is and seems confused. Deville just wants Rose to ask Otis if he will be at ringside.
Sonya Deville vs. Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring and Sonya Deville is already out with Mandy Rose. Out next comes Alexa Bliss with Nikki Cross.
The match is about to begin but the music interrupts and out comes Heavy Machinery – Otis and Tucker. They watch from the bottom of the ramp as the bell rings. Deville takes control early on and nails a big running kick for a 2 count in the middle of the ring. Deville grounds Bliss on the mat now.
Bliss fights out and arm drags Deville. Deville comes back but Bliss fights her off and slaps her, then drops her with another strike. Bliss with a basement dropkick and then kicks in the corner as the referee counts. Bliss with a big kick. Bliss goes to grab Deville but Rose comes to the top to interfere. Cross runs over and knocks Rose off the top but Otis catches her on the floor.
Deville and everyone looks at Otis holding Rose. They are all smiles. Bliss takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Deville up for the pin to win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Bliss and Cross head to the stage as the music hits. Rose joins Deville in the ring to apologize for the distraction. Otis is on cloud nine.
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are backstage. Deville is ready to just focus on their tag team, nothing else, and that starts tonight as Deville will be at ringside for Mandy’s match. Deville is hyped up about the Fire & Desire tag team. Rose is distracted by something. She tells Deville she will be right out but she just has something to do first. Deville leaves and Rose picks up a box, apparently from a bakery or somewhere like that. She smiles but looks nervous. Could this be for Otis?
Heavy Machinery is backstage. Tucker is trying to get Otis in a better mood for their match, and not focusing on Mandy Rose. Rose walks up and talks about what has happened as of late. Tucker wants Otis to come with him. Rose admits she should’ve said something to Dolph Ziggler but wants to make up for what went down. She had her mother bake a cake and she gives it to Otis. It’s an “I’m Sorry” cake. Otis is speechless. Mandy walks off as she has to get to her match. We go to commercial.
Alexa Bliss vs. Mandy Rose
Back from the break and out comes Alexa Bliss with Nikki Cross. The pyro goes off as they head to the ring. We get a sidebar video with Cross and Bliss talking about being in the Royal Rumble Match. Mandy Rose is out next with Sonya Deville as Greg Hamilton does the introductions.
The bell rings and they go at it, locking up and going to the corner. Rose backs off and then nails a cheap shot. Bliss isn’t happy. Bliss backs her off and tells her to bring it. They collide and talk some trash. Rose shoves Bliss around and talks more trash, mushing her now. Bliss rocks Rose with a big shot to the face to shut her up. Bliss takes it to the corner to unload with kicks. Bliss with a drop toe hold and then a big shot to the face. Rose rams Bliss back into the corner and works her over with shoulder thrusts.
Bliss sends Rose to the apron and they tangle. Bliss slaps Rose to the floor. Fans pop for Bliss. Bliss dropkicks Rose back to the floor into the barrier. Deville hits the apron and has words with Bliss, and a staredown. Cross comes over but Deville kicks her away, allowing Bliss to knock Deville off the apron. This leads to Rose trying to capitalize for another 2 count. Rose works Bliss over while she’s down and shows off some as fans boo. Rose with more offense while Bliss is down.
Rose keeps Bliss grounded in the middle of the ring with a submission now as the referee checks on them. Bliss fights up and out, nailing a kick. Rose with a kick of her own. Rose goes for the double underhook but Bliss counters and they end up colliding once again. Both Superstars go down as their partners cheer them on from ringside.
Bliss mounts a comeback with clotheslines now. They trade slaps and Bliss drops Rose with one. Bliss shows off to the crowd for a big pop. Bliss goes on and drops the double knee to Rose for another pop. The Heavy Machinery graphics and music suddenly hits as Otis makes his way out with a cake, coming down the ramp. Tucker also comes out to stand with Otis on the ramp. Rose takes advantage of the distracted Bliss, rolling her up for the pin to win.
Winner: Mandy Rose
After the match, Deville joins Rose in the ring as the music hits. Otis eats the cake on the ramp, making a mess of it with his fingers as he stares Rose down. Tucker is also enjoying some cake. Deville looks unsure but humored by everything.
Cole shows us what happened last week with Dolph Ziggler destroying the fruit cake that Otis gave to Mandy Rose, which was made by his mother. Otis is curling beer kegs in the back now. Rose approaches him and wishes him a Happy New Year. Otis looks sad and bothered. She asks if his mom made anything good for the holiday and he says to ask Ziggler. She asks if he saw that. He did, and so did his mother. Rose apologizes. Tucker walks up and tells Otis to focus on their match. They walk off as Rose looks on. Back to commercial.
Otis goes to work on Gulak as we see Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville backstage watching the match. Otis overpowers Gulak on a counter and hits a big suplex. Otis presses Gulak high over his head and slams him on the mat. Ziggler approaches Rose in the back and tries to apologize for last week. Gulak kicks the knee out and talks some trash to Otis now, about how Rose will never date him.
We see Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose backstage. Rose reminds Sonya that she has a match coming up next. Sonya asks if Rose expects her support tonight when she wasn’t there for her loss to Carmella last week. Rose reminds her that she was covered in the sweat of Otis last week after he hugged her due to the Secret Santa gift. Deville appears to be on the same page with her partner but she has some autographs to deliver first. Rose turns to leave but runs into Otis. He’s got a fruit cake in his hands and he’s sorry for getting sweat all over her last week. He says his mother saw the kiss and hug last week, so she made this cake for Rose. Rose receives the cake but she’s not interested in anything else it looks like. Otis seems like he wants to say something else or hug Rose but Rose says she has a match and will see Otis later. Rose walks off.
Carmella vs. Mandy Rose
We go to the ring and out comes Carmella for the next match. She gets pyro again this week. We get a pre-recorded video from Carmella, issuing a threat to Rose. Carmella says she will show everyone tonight why she is money. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Mandy Rose. Sonya Deville is not with her as she’s still delivering her autographed calendars. Cole confirms Roman Reigns’ opponent for the FOX New Year’s Eve special – Dolph Ziggler.
The bell rings and they go at it. Carmella with offense and some showing off early on. Rose drops Carmella and works her over on the mat. Rose with a dropkick into the corner. Rose follows up with a big running knee to the face for a close 2 count. Rose keeps Carmella grounded and works her over now.
Rose keeps the offense going and talks more trash, saying Carmella will never be like her. Carmella responds by leveling Rose. The brawl continues. Carmella with a takedown and a clothesline for a 2 count. They trade more close pin attempts and counters. Carmella comes back with another big shot to the face for the pin to win.
After the match, Carmella stands tall as her music hits.
Dolph Ziggler and Mandy Rose are backstage at catering now. Ziggler brings up New Year’s Eve and wants Rose to be his date. She says she has no date and Ziggler can’t believe she will be alone when the clock strikes midnight. He also can’t believe Mandy got him a gift – the fruit cake from Otis, which is sitting on the table. Mandy says it came from Otis and his mom made it. Ziggler isn’t impressed with the fruit cake and isn’t impressed with Otis as he takes shots at the big man. He says Otis probably gave a cake to everyone in the locker room and someone even found a roach in one. Ziggler says Otis can’t possibly know anything about a woman like Rose. Ziggler puts the cake on the ground and stomps all over it. King Corbin walks up and needs to speak with Ziggler. They hurry off.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
We go to the ring and Mandy Rose waits with Sonya Deville. We see what happened two weeks ago when Alexa Bliss returned to save Nikki Cross from Rose and Deville, and Rose vs. Bliss last week with Bliss ripping off Bliss’ eyelashes. Kayla Braxton is backstage with Cross and Bliss now. Braxton asks about what happened and how the rivalry got personal. Bliss says Rose is just a bully but she’s happy to be back in the ring. Rose and Deville suddenly attack Bliss and Cross from behind at the Gorilla Position. They take the brawl out to the stage.
They all go at it on the stage as referees try to break them up. They finally send Bliss and Cross to the ring. The bell rings as Rose and Deville hit the ring. Deville gets sent to the floor. Cross and Bliss with a double team suplex on Rose. Rose with a cheap shot to the eyes of Cross, then a tag to Deville. Deville levels Cross and drops Bliss off the apron with a forearm. Deville with a sliding knee for a 2 count on Cross.
Rose comes in and drops Cross with another running knee to the face for a 2 count. Deville tags back in and rocks Cross as Rose holds her. They double team her some more as the referee warns them. They go to double suplex Cross but Bliss pulls Rose out of the ring by her leg. Cross takes advantage and drops Deville with a neckbreaker for the pin to win.
Winners: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
After the match, Cross and Bliss celebrate in the ring as the music hits. We go to replays. Deville and Rose recover on the outside as the winners hug and celebrate in the ring.
Mandy Rose vs. Alexa Bliss
We go to the ring and out comes Mandy Rose with Sonya Deville. Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Out next comes Alexa Bliss with Nikki Cross.
Jessika Carr is the referee for this match, making her full-time main roster debut. Rose and Bliss tangle. Rose talks trash about being careful with her face. Bliss drops Rose with a drop toe hold and sends her to the floor for a breather. Bliss goes for a baseball slide but misses. Rose comes right back with a big jumping knee to drop Bliss on the floor. Rose smashes Bliss into the apron a few times and talks trash.
Rose brings it back into the ring for a 2 count. Rose keeps Bliss grounded now and manhandles her some on the mat as the referee warns her. Rose rips off some of Bliss’ eyelashes now. Rose taunts Bliss some more as fans boo her. Bliss fights up and out. Rose rocks her with a right hand and then dropkicks her. Rose with a running kick to the face for another pin attempt. The referee called the pin off because Rose’s foot was under the rope. They argue. More back and forth as Bliss rolls Rose for a 2 count.
Rose with more trash talking and bullying around. A furious Bliss grabs her throat and pushes her back, then slams her down in the middle of the ring. Bliss with right hands and a basement dropkick. Bliss keeps control and stomps on Rose’s face. Deville gets on the apron but jumps off when Bliss swings. Cross with a crossbody from the steel steps to Deville on the floor. Rose tries to take advantage but it backfires. Bliss comes back and plants Rose again. Bliss goes to the top as fans cheer her on. She nails Twisted Bliss and covers Rose for the pin to win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Bliss stands tall as her music hits. We see Bliss’ eyelashes on the mat and get a replay showing how they were ripped off. Cross and Bliss celebrate as the replays continue.
Nikki Cross vs. Sonya Deville
Back from the break and Sonya Deville is out with Mandy Rose. Nikki Cross is out next.
Rose takes the mic before the match and says she usually doesn’t like to pick on how people look, but look at Cross. Rose says she looks like a plate of cold leftovers. Rose laughs at Cross stares her down. Rose leaves the ring. The bell rings and Cross walks right into a big right hand from Deville.
Deville keeps control and slams Cross. Deville goes on and delivers a sliding knee for a close 2 count. Deville grounds Cross in the middle of the ring now and works her over. Cross fights up and out, knocking Deville away and into the corner. Cross with a running bulldog out of the corner.
Cross gets hyped up and goes to the top but Rose distracts her from the outside. This leads to Deville bringing her down from the top. The interference backfires as Cross ends up rolling Deville up for the pin to win.
Winner: Nikki Cross
After the match, Deville and Rose immediately attack Cross and beat her down. The double team continues until the music hits and Alexa Bliss makes her return to a pop. Bliss hits the ring to make the save. She ends the segment by hitting a double suplex on Rose with Cross.
Kay Lee Ray vs. Dakota Kai
We go to the ring and out comes NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray for this non-title match. Dakota Kai is out next.
The bell rings and Kai attacks swinging. Kai goes to work but has a boot caught in the corner. Kai counters and drops Ray for a close 2 count. Kai unloads and brings it back in the ring for a kick. More back and forth. Ray turns it around in the corner and unloads with stomps as some fans boo. Ray with a vertical suplex for a 2 count on Kai.
Kai rolls Ray up for a 2 count out of the corner. Ray counters and plants Kai face-first. Ray goes on and covers again for another 2 count. Ray puts a boot to the injured knee, keeping Kai down in pain as fans boo. Ray talks trash and keeps Kai down, slapping her around. Ray with a big chop in the corner. Kai fights but Ray unloads and beats her down. More back and forth. Kai hits a double stomp as Ray approaches in the corner. Kai with a clothesline and a dropkick. Kai with more kicks to keep Ray down. They end up on the floor and Kai launches Ray into the steel ring steps. Kai goes on and brings it back in for a close 2 count. Kai with a bicycle kick and a superkick. Ray comes right back and drives Kai into the mat for the pin to win.
Winner: Kay Lee Ray
After the match, Kay Lee Ray stands tall with her title as we go to replays. Carmella suddenly appears on the apron. Dana Brooke, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville are with her, wearing SmackDown t-shirts. They beat down the NXT Superstars. Tegan Nox and other NXT Superstars hit the ring. Sarah Logan and others from RAW also hit the ring. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Kairi Sane runs down and leaps off the top with a big InSane Elbow. Io Shirai and Sane face off but Logan levels Shirai with a big boot. Nikki Cross is swinging weapons as Rhea Ripley and others are also involved. Cross takes out several RAW and NXT Superstars with her trash can. Cross stands tall for a pop as we go back to commercial.