Paige is in the ring and she introduces the Smackdown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch.
Becky says when you are the hottest thing in the industry, any time away is a bad thing. She invaded Raw, she fought and she bled. She was on Smackdown and The Survivor Series and tried to fight but she was held back. Becky says she is putting herself back in the ring. Becky says she had to watch someone else fight Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series and she wants to deal with it now.
Becky asks for Charlotte Flair to come to the ring.
Becky says she told Charlotte to give the beating she would have given Ronda, but she almost did it. If she did it, Ronnie wouldn’t be standing. It took you channeling the Man to take it to Ronda.
Charlotte says she wasn’t trying to be Becky, she was being herself, the seven time women’s champion and the only woman on either roster capable of giving Ronda the beating she deserves. Charlotte says she is more capable because she is genetically superior and she has the mindset to do any solitary thing to get the job done.
Becky says Charlotte went from copying her old man to The Man. She is a bootleg Becky and Charlotte is no longer pretending.
Charlotte says Nia must have hit you harder than she thought. You went from quirky to delusional. You are copying her old man and still riding her coattails. Charlotte says the Queen stands out in the crowd and she will be at TLC. She was the one born ready. Charlotte says she did not fight for Becky, she fought for herself. She will fight Becky right now.
Paige tells both of them to shut up and be quiet. Paige says she hasn’t seen this much fire from Charlotte since Becky. She has not seen anyone with that much desire. Charlotte will get her title match against Becky. It will be a TLC match.
Mandy Rose’s music interrupts and she is joned by Sonya Deville, Zelina Vega, Billie Kay, and Peyton Royce.
Mandy says this is a joke. How dare you say that no one has shown the desire that Charlotte has. Everyone is talking about what Charlotte did to Ronda. Any one of them could have done the exact same thing. Any of them deserve a title match. You gave up on Absolution and you are giving opportunities to your old friends.
Naomi’s music interrupts and she is joined by Asuka, Lana, and Carmella.
Naomi heard what Mandy had to say and they agree. You are not questioning her desire. The entire Smackdown roster is packed with talent. Any one of them can be champion.
Becky says she will take on any of them.
Paige says that this is the passion she is talking about. Each woman on the roster will be in a Battle Royal and the winner will be added to the match at TLC.
Match Number Three: Number One Contender Battle Royal
The participants in the match are Carmella, Naomi, Lana, Asuka, Peyton Royce, Billie Kay, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, and Zelina Vega.
They pair off and Sonya attacks Lana from behind and she kicks Lana to the floor. Zelina is pulled off the apron and is eliminated. Zelina pulls Lana off the apron and clotheslines her.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Peyton and Billie try to eliminate Carmella. Lana comes back into the ring and she stops Billie and Peyton. Lana puts Billie on the top rope but Peyton stops her. Peton and Billie eliminate Lana. They celebrate their elimination and Asuka is waiting for them. Asuka with a hip attack to Billie and a pop up knee to Peyton. Billie and Peyton are sent to the apron and Asuka takes care of both of them with a hip attack.
Carmella with a thrust kick to Asuka. Carmella sends Asuka into the turnbuckles. Asuka puts Carmella on the apron and Asuka with forearms and strikes. Carmella ducks and screams. Asuka says everything is okay and she kicks Carmella off the apron. Mandy and Sonya attack Asuka but Naomi helps Asuka. Mandy with a knee to Asuka. Sonya and Mandy try to eliminate Asuka but Naomi makes the save. Naomi with forearms to Mandy. Naomi with Rear View to Mandy followed by a springboard round kick to Sonya. Naomi goes for a head scissors but Mandy blocks it and sends Naomi to the apron. Mandy goes to the apron too and Naomi with a split and she sends Mandy into the ring post to eliminate her.
Sonya eliminates Naomi and we are down to the final two with Sonya Deville and Asuka. Sonya has kicks blocked while Asuka with a kick. Sonya with a double leg take down. Asuka is sent to the apron and Mandy tries to eliminate Asuka but Asuka with a sliding knee on the apron. Asuka with kicks and Asuka tries to suplex Sonya over the top rope to the floor. They both go to the apron and Asuka with a forearm. Sonya with a forearm of her own. They both connect with kicks and both hold on to the ropes. Asuka with a pop up knee to eliminate Sonya.
After the match, we see Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair at ringside and they are not happy.
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