We see Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke in the back talking. They will be on MizTV tonight. Back to commercial.
We go to the ring for another must-see episode of MizTV with new RAW Superstars The Miz and John Morrison. They make some Draft-related jokes and then bring out their guests – Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke.
There’s some tension between Rose and Miz to start out, over what happened with Otis. Miz asks Brooke and Rose about going for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles and then tries to stir the pot over tonight’s #1 Contender Battle Royal. Rose says may the best women win tonight’s Battle Royal. The music interrupts and out comes Natalya and Lana. They talk about why they should be interviewed, not Rose and Brooke. There’s some tension between the two women’s tag teams now. Rose tells them to focus more on training instead of Tik Tok and maybe they could win a match. Natalya strikes and a brawl breaks out.
Lana gets dumped to the floor. Rose and Brooke double team Natalya now. Natalya also gets sent out to the floor. We go to commercial with Rose and Brooke taunting Natalya from the ring.
Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose vs. Natalya and Lana
We go to the ring and both teams are already out. Natalya goes at it with Mandy Rose early on. Dana Brooke provides an assist. Lana turns it around coming in off a tag. More back and forth early on.
Lana covers Dana for a 2 count and then launches her. Lana stomps away on Dana in the corner now. Natalya and Lana keep Dana in their corner with quick tags. The two teams continue to go at it. Rose has words with Lana and then unloads after she finally gets the tag. This allows Dana to come off the top and take Lana out for the pin to win.
Winners: Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose
– After the match, Rose and Brooke celebrate as we go to replays. They head to the back together as Natalya tends to Lana on the mat. Natalya tells Lana she’s done because this isn’t working out. Natalya exits the ring by herself as Lana starts crying.
Dual Brand Battle Royal to Determine New #1 Contender to RAW Women’s Champion Asuka: Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Mandy Rose, Dana Brooke, Lana, Natalya, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, Bianca Belair, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Tamina Snuka, Lacey Evans, Nikki Cross
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first is RAW Women’s Champion Asuka to join the announcers on commentary. The winner of this match will become the new #1 contender for a future title match with Asuka. Out first are the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. They head to the ring together and we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and the announcers hype the season premieres of SmackDown and RAW coming up. The ring is full of Superstars now. Jax takes the mic and says it’s clear she or Baszler will win, so why don’t the others eliminate themselves now? The bell rings and everyone attacks Baszler and Jax. Lana gets dropped by Jax. Tamina stares down Jax but they double team Lana instead. Tom confirms Asuka will defend against the winner next week. Jax eliminates Tamina.
Billie tries to dump Jax but Jax sends her to the apron. Jax headbutts her to the floor and Billie is now eliminated. Rose works on Baszler in the corner. Baszler sends Brooke to the apron but Rose makes the save. Everyone else is teaming up on Jax. Baszler eliminates Brooke and Rose at the same time.
Jax gets attacked by everyone again. Baszler saves her but ends up eliminating her own partner. Baszler has eliminated Jax. Jax is furious but Baszler tries to calm her, saying it’s every woman for herself. Lana comes out, or maybe was eliminated, but Jax puts her through the announce table with a Samoan Drop, for the fourth time in recent weeks. We go to commercial but the camera cuts backstage to Randy Orton brawling with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. They brawl up against a door and Drew grabs Orton by his throat, yelling in his face. We go to commercial break.
Back from the break and Cross is working on Evans. The Riott Squad is double-teaming Baszler. Evans eliminates Cross with a Woman’s Right off the apron.
Baszler unloads on Riott and applies the Kirifuda Clutch to send her to the apron. Royce was eliminated by Natalya during the break. Baszler slams Liv on top of Riott then applies the Clutch to Baszler. Belair counters and eliminates Baszler.
Natalya attacks Belair from behind and they fight to the corner. The Riott Squad eliminates Belair, knocking her from the top. It’s down to Evans, Natalya, Liv, and Riott now. Liv attacks Evans while Riott goes for Natalya. The Riott Squad ends up eliminated at the same time, in opposite corners. Evans and Natalya face off now.
Evans and Natalya go at it while Asuka watches from the backstage area. They take turns on the apron and both hang on to avoid eliminations. Natalya ends up catching Evans and launching her into the ring post to eliminate her. Natalya starts celebrating on the apron but here comes Lana from behind. She was never eliminated. Lana kicks Natalya to the floor to win the match.
Winner and New #1 Contender: Lana
– After the bell, Lana celebrates as Asuka looks on from the back. Lana vs. Asuka is set for next week’s season premiere.
Tri-Brand Battle Royal: Asuka, Tamina Snuka, Tegan Nox, Shotzi Blackheart, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Shayna Baszler, Bianca Belair, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Naomi, Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Nikki Cross
The WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions are in the ring now – RAW Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. They say RETRIBUTION actually wants to hear what they have to say and everyone else should too. Banks says everyone knows not to interrupt them. Bayley says it’s time to get this show going with the Tri-Brand Battle Royal. They keep ranting on the mic and now it’s time for the Battle Royal. They kick Hamilton out of the ring and say they are taking his job now.
Banks and Bayley start doing introductions for this match. They introduce The IIconics from RAW first – Billie Kay and Peyton Royce. The winner of this match will challenge Bayley for the blue brand title at SummerSlam. Banks and Bayley take shots at The IIconics as they enter the ring. WWE NXT Superstars Tegan Nox and Shotzi Blackheart are introduced next. Bayley and Banks comment on the NXT stars idolizing them. Lacey Evans is introduced next and they mention her daughter. The next entrant is… Banks and Bayley are confused about this one. The music hits and out comes Asuka from RAW. Asuka hits the ring and brawls with the champs. They retreat to the floor and look on as Asuka raises Banks’ title in the air. The other competitors run down to the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and the bell rings as everyone goes at it. Banks and Bayley watch from ringside. The IIconics work on Ruby Riott. Liv Morgan is almost dumped. Ruby gets kicked to the floor to save Liv. Tamina Snuka throws big punches in the corner. The IIconics both get eliminated, as does Ruby. Nikki Cross and Dana Brooke go at it now as Cross traps Brooke in the apron. Bianca Belair drops Tegan in the corner. Tamina fights off Shotzi and Tegan.
Naomi works on Lacey in the corner. Cross tries to attack Snuka but she just takes it. Snuka catches a crossbody and sends Cross to the apron but she hangs on. Snuka superkicks Cross out, eliminating her. Snuka with a double clothesline on Nox and Blackheart now. Belair and Snuka face off now, then they go at it. Shayna Baszler is down in the corner watching. Belair eliminates Snuka with a big move over the top rope. Naomi and Evans trade sots in the center of the ring now. Shotzi beats on Belair in the corner.
Naomi drops Baszler with a big kick. Evans eliminates Naomi with a Woman’s Right to boos. Shotzi eliminates Evans for a pop. Baszler grabs Shotzi and applies the Kirifuda Clutch. Evans pulls Shotzi out while she’s in the submission and she’s eliminated. Belair works on Nox now. Nox counters and rocks her. Belair overpowers but Nox keeps fighting. Nox eliminates Belair. It’s down to Asuka, Nox and Baszler now.
Nox unloads on Asuka and Baszler in the corners, with clotheslines and cannonballs. Nox drops Asuka face-first. Baszler botches a slam to Nox, but recovers. Dana helps Baszler eliminate Nox. It looks like Brooke was never eliminated. She has words with Banks and Bayley at ringside, then returns to the ring. Brooke dropkicks Baszler. Brooke handsprings into a Clutch from Baszler. Asuka with a Hip Attack to eliminate Brooke.
It’s down to Asuka and Baszler now. They size each other up as the champs look on worried. Baszler kicks Asuka from the top to the apron. Bayley tries to pull Asuka to the floor but Asuka kicks her back. Banks checks on Bayley but Asuka hits them both with a knee from the apron. Baszler knocks Asuka off the apron but she lands on Bayley and Banks’ backs. Asuka comes back to the apron and fights with Baszler. They tangle on the apron and Asuka dumps Baszler to the floor to get the win.
Winner and New #1 Contender to Bayley: Asuka
We are back and we see Dana Brooke dancing in the back to prepare for her Karaoke performance.
We are back and Jey Uso is in the ring to host Karaoke Night at the Performance Center. Jey says everyone has 45 seconds and the crowd will pick the winner.
Up first is Lacey Evans singing With My Baby Tonight by Jeff Jarrett or Road Dogg. Dana Brooke sings the Honky Tonk Man’s song as Jey cuts her off saying she was bad. Up next is Tamina singing It’s Time to Play the Game as she starts to rock out and Jey cuts her off. Last but not least is Naomi singing American Dream.
Naomi gets the most votes from the crowd as Lacey attacks Naomi from behind. Naomi gets back up and Jey breaks it up as we had to commercial.
Match Number Three: Lacey Evans versus Naomi
The bell rings and we are underway. Lacey slams Naomi into the second turnbuckle. Right hands by Naomi but a drop toe hold by Evans as she uses her dress to blind Naomi but Naomi with a kick to the face. Both women get back up and a big kick to the face by Naomi takes Lacey down and onto the outside.
Dana Brooke on the outside checks on Lacey as Lacey shoves Brooke down. Brooke gets in Lacey’s face and Tamina gets in to intervene as Lacey pushes her down. All four women start to brawl as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Lacey Evans (by disqualification)
After the match, Dana and Tamina brawl.
We’re live from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida as the SmackDown roster stands on the stage and ramp, chanting “thank you Taker!” and clapping. Michael Cole welcomes and he’s joined by Corey Graves. They hype tonight’s Taker tribute.
#1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke vs. Lacey Evans
Out come the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions to join Cole and Graves – Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. Alexa Bliss is out first for this Fatal 4 Way. The winner will challenge Bayley for her singles title at Extreme Rules. Nikki Cross is out next, followed by Dana Brooke. Lacey Evans is out last and she stops to taunt the champs at the announce table.
They all go at it to start. Bliss and Cross get taken to opposite corners and stomped away on. Cross and Bliss turn it around, trading opponents and taking turns. Cross and Bliss stand tall and hug in the middle of the ring now. Cross rolls Bliss up for a surprise 2 count and Bliss can’t believe it. They have some friendly words, shake hands and lock up to go at it. Evans ends up taking Bliss down on the floor. Brooke and Evans work on Cross in the ring but they break down and start arguing. They fight and take turns on Cross in the middle of the ring now.
Evans and Brooke stomp away on Cross in the corner some more. Brooke drops Evans with a shot from the side. Brooke with a springboard elbow on Cross and Bliss in the corner. Evans clotheslines Brooke. Evans with a double boots to Bliss and Cross in the corner for a 2 count on Bliss as Brooke breaks it up. Evans tackles Brooke and unloads on her.
More back and forth now. Brooke drops Evans and goes to the top for a big Swanton. She covers but Cross breaks the pin up. Brooke yells out about wanting the title, then slams Cross. Bliss finally comes back and drops Brooke after some offense for a pop. Bliss goes to the top for Twisted Bliss but Brooke gets her knees up. Cross dropkicks Brooke to the floor. Cross and Bliss surround Evans now but she strikes first and unloads on both of them. Cross sends Evans to the corner but misses a clothesline. Evans drops Cross and launches in from the apron with an elbow drop.
Brooke comes back in and charges at Evans but Evans rocks her in mid-move with a big Woman’s Right. Cross takes advantage and rolls Evans up from behind for the pin to earn the title shot.
Winner and New #1 Contender to Bayley: Nikki Cross
King Baron Corbin vs. Jeff Hardy
Back from the break and several SmackDown Superstars are surrounding the ring now. Matt Riddle, Braun Strowman, Jey Uso, The New Day, Alexa Bliss, Lacey Evans, Dana Brooke, Drew Gulak and several others are out. Hardy fights but Corbin drops him and keeps control. Corbin comes off the ropes and drops Hardy with a big right hand.
The Superstars chant “Corbin sucks!” now as he works Hardy around the ring. Corbin ducks a shot and runs out, then back in and floors Hardy to boos. Strowman and Corbin have words at ringside. Corbin sends Hardy against the Plexiglas barrier and rocks him in the back of the neck. Corbin breaks the count again and brings Hardy back in, stopping to taunt Lucha House Party. Corbin rolls back in for a 2 count.
Corbin grounds Hardy in the middle of the ring now. The Superstars at ringside rally for Hardy as he mounts offense and hits a jawbreaker for an opening. Hardy with a second jawbreaker to stun Corbin again. Hardy fights back with right hands now. Hardy drops Corbin with a forearm and an inverted Atomic Drop. Hardy with his signature leg drop and a basement dropkick for another close pin attempt. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate but it’s blocked. Corbin runs into a right hand. Hardy goes up for a Whisper in the Wind but Corbin blocks it again. More back and forth now. Corbin catches Hardy with a big Deep Six for another close 2 count.
Corbin shows frustration at the 2 count now. Corbin charges on the outside but Hardy moves and Corbin hits the steel ring steps. Hardy brings Corbin back in and goes to the top for a big Swanton Bomb. Hardy covers for the pin to win in the middle of the ring.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Hardy stands tall and celebrates as the music hits. Corbin gets up and drops him to stop the ringside celebration as well. Kofi Kingston runs in but Corbin drops him. Big E drops Corbin with a Big Ending. They call for Strowman to enter the ring now. Strowman waits for Corbin to get up and stalks him. Strowman scoops Corbin and puts him back down with a powerslam. Hardy invites Riddle into the ring now. A “Bro!” chant starts up. Riddle enters the ring and goes to the top, hitting a big Floating Bro on Corbin. Riddle celebrates with Hardy, Strowman and The New Day now. Hardy’s music starts back up as the other four pose in the corners. Hardy drops to one knee in the middle of the ring as a photo of Taker appears on the big screen. Hardy raises his hand to the photo of Taker in a tribute as the “thank you Taker!” chant starts back up. SmackDown on FOX goes off the air.
We see Alexa Bliss, Tamina Snuka, Dana Brooke, Naomi and Lacey Evans somewhere in the back with a wrestling ring, talking about Sasha Banks and Bayley. Lacey Evans declares herself as Bayley’s new challenger. Dana says they all deserve the chance to knock some sense into those two. Bliss stops and asks where Nikki Cross and no one seems to know. They all look round and we go back to commercial.
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