Sonya Deville w/ Paige & Mandy Rose vs. Sasha Banks w/ Bayley
We go to the ring and Bayley is at ringside, looking somber. Absolution’s Paige, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are out. Sonya waits as Sasha Banks makes her way out next. Bayley is out to support Banks, despite the tension. The bell rings and Banks goes at it with Deville as Paige yells at ringside. They trade offense and run the ropes. Sasha nails a dropkick for a 2 count to Deville. Sasha dumps Sonya over the top rope to the floor as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Deville has Banks grounded with a submission. We see how Deville turned it around during the commercial with a big knee to the gut. Banks tries to fight back now but Deville plants her for another pin attempt. Deville works Banks over in the corner now. Sasha tries to mount offense but Deville shuts her down each time. Deville with thrusts in the corner as the referee counts. Deville goes face-first into the turnbuckle as Banks moves out of the way. Sasha with more offense in the corner. Banks goes to the second rope and nails the double knees for a 2 count. Mandy gets on the apron to distract Banks but Bayley pulls her off for a pop. Banks takes advantage of the distraction and hits the Backstabber on Deville, then rolls her into the Banks Statement for the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks
After the match, Banks celebrates as her music plays. She watches as Bayley heads to the back. Absolution circles Banks on the apron now. She attacks first, nailing Rose and Deville but they get the best of her and double team her while Paige barks orders. Absolution stands tall over Banks as Paige’s music hits.
Bayley defeated Sonya Deville w/ Paige & Mandy Rose. Full recap coming soon.
Nia Jax, Alicia Fox, Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville w/ Paige vs. Asuka, Sasha Banks, Bayley & Mickie James
Nia attacks Asuka from behind and all eight women pair off in the ring. The referee tries to get some control of the situation and the match starts with Asuka and Sonya. Asuka with strikes to Sonya and a hip attack. Asuka with kicks to the midsection and Sonya goes to the floor.
We are back and Asuka with a hip attack to knocks Alicia and Sonya off the apron. Asuka with a knee and sliding kick to Mandy. Sasha tags in and they hit a double suplex. Nia tags in and Sasha wit kicks and a running knee to the head for a near fall. Nia with a uranage to Sasha and then she gets a near fall. Mandy tags in and kicks Sasha in the corner. Sonya tags in and she punches Sasha in the midsection. Alicia tags in and she gives Sasha a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Alicia with a reverse chin lock. Alicia sends Sasha to the mat and gets a near fall. Alicia returns to the reverse chin lock. Sasha gets out of the hold but Alicia with a running boot for a near fall. Sasha with an elbow and Alicia pulls Sasha down by the hair.
We are back and Alicia sends Sasha into the corner but Sasha with a kick and she sends Alicia to the mat. Sonya pulls Sasha off the turnbuckles and then everyone not in the match battles on the floor. Alicia misses a Yakuza Kick and then Sasha with a lungblower and Banks Statement that forces Alicia to tap out.
Winners: Asuka, Sasha Banks, Bayley & Mickie James
After the match, Mickie gets on the turnbuckles and Asuka pushes her over the top rope to the floor. Asuka attacks Sasha and Bayley and sends Bayley over the top rope. Sasha goes for a lungblower but Asuka holds on to the ropes. Asuka with a back heel kick and she sends Sasha over the top rope to the floor.
Paige will not be able to compete in the historic 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match, but she will be at the Royal Rumble event to support her Absolution allies, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose.
Sonya Deville w/ Paige & Mandy Rose vs. Sasha Banks w/ Bayley & Mickie James
Sonya with a waist lock and take down. Sasha goes for the Banks Statement but Sonya escapes. Mandy distracts Sasha and Sonya runs Sasha into the turnbuckles. Sonya with an Irish whip and Sasha tries to float over but Sonya with a knee to the midsection. Sonya with more knees for a near fall. Sonya with a body scissors. Sasha backs Sonya into the turnbuckles to get out of the hold. Sasha with forearms and a head scissors take down. Sasha with a drop kick followed by running double knee strikes into the corner. Sasha goes up top but Sonya with a kick to the midsection for the three count.
Winner: Sonya Deville
As reported during tonight’s Monday Night Raw broadcast, Paige will not compete in this year’s historic 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match due to a neck injury.
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