– We go right to the ring and out comes new WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. This is Flair’s first RAW appearance at The ThunderDome, and her first RAW appearance since mid-June. She hits the ring as we get a video package showing how Flair returned at TLC as Lana’s replacement, teaming with RAW Women’s Champion Asuka to win the gold from Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.
Flair says she is in the ThunderDome and what would be the ThunderDome without The Queen. She brags on winning gold her first night back and says nothing has changed with The Queen in the last six months. She then goes on about her partner and friend, who some say is the heart of the division. Flair introduces Asuka and out she comes with both of her titles. Flair and Asuka stand together as Asuka takes the mic. She speaks in Japanese and touts being a double champion as the crowd cheers them on. Asuka says Jax and Baszler were not ready for Asuka, and were definitely not ready for her partner, The Queen. Flair laughs and then nods as Asuka bounces around.
Flair asks what about the RAW Women’s Title and says, “Friend to friend…” but the music interrupts as Jax and Baszler come to the ring. Tom announces that they will face Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose later tonight. Jax and Baszler enter the ring and take the mic. Jax jokes that it took 6 months to heal Flair’s broken arm, but that didn’t clear up her robotic voice. Flair mocks Jax and says she kicked her ass last night. Jax says Santa Claus isn’t the only one with a naughty or nice list but they don’t hand out coal, they hand out beatings… Season’s Beatings. Just ask Lana or Kairi Sane. The music interrupts and out comes Rose and Brooke. Rose and Brooke try to crack jokes on how Jax and Baszler look without the titles this week. They tell them to move over. Brooke and Rose are in the ring now. Flair asks Asuka if she wants to stay and watch this, and she does. Flair calls a referee to come to the ring. Flair’s music hits as she and Asuka head to ringside to watch. The other two teams have words as RAW goes to commercial.
Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
Back from the break and Mandy Rose and Shayna Baszler trade holds & counters to start. WWE Women’s Champions Charlotte Flair and RAW Women’s Champion Asuka are on commentary.
Rose and Baszler continue to go back & forth. Rose takes it to the corner for shoulder thrusts. It’s revealed that Asuka and Flair will work a non-title match tonight against Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans. Dana Brooke tags in and gets the upperhand on Baszler, sending her to tag. Nia Jax comes in and levels Brooke with a headbutt. Jax runs over Brooke and headbutts her to the mat again. Jax continues to beat Brooke around the ring, sending her to the corner for a big splash.
Brooke comes back and hits the back elbow in the corner. Jax stays on her but Brooke sends her spinning with the head scissors. Rose tags in and unloads on Jax, sending her to the floor. Brooke knocks Baszler from the apron to the floor. Brooke and Rose taunt their opponents from the apron. Rose leaps off the apron with a crossbody to Jax. Brooke then flies off the apron to take Baszler down. Brooke and Rose continue posing at ringside in front of the announce table. The champs stand up to get a look.
Rose brings Jax back in the ring but Jax knocks her back to the floor from the apron. Jax follows and ends up launching Rose into the barrier. Jax stands tall as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rose is fighting off Jax in the ring but Jax drops her with ease. Baszler takes over and stretches Rose on the mat as fans rally. Jax comes back in and they keep dominating Rose. Rose kicks Jax away but Baszler runs in and knocks Brooke to the apron to avoid the tag. Rose begins to mount offense on Baszler now with clotheslines. Rose with a suplex.
Baszler runs into a back elbow in the corner. Rose unloads on Baszler in the corner now. Rose with a big knee strike to Baszler as Brooke follows up with a splash for a 2 count. Brooke drops Baszler again. Brooke goes to the top for the Swanton but Jax pulls Brooke to the floor to break the count. Rose leaps off the apron to take Jax down. Brooke with the springboard forearm to send Jax into the apron on the floor. Baszler levels Rose with a kick to the face from the ring.
Brooke comes in and tries to finish Baszler but Baszler decks her and hits a big backbreaker. Brooke has no one to tag. She tangles with Baszler some more but Baszler goes right into the Kirifuda Clutch for the win.
Winners: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
– After the match, Baszler and Jax stand tall as the music hits. Baszler and Jax taunt the champs from the apron but Brooke and Rose come from behind, knocking Jax and Baszler to the floor.
Charlotte Flair and Asuka vs. Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans
We go back to the ring and out first comes WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Charlotte Flair for this non-title match. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Flair’s partner is out with her, RAW Women’s Champion Asuka. Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans are in the back now. Sarah Schreiber approaches them for comments and they’re ready to take out the trash. Royce makes it known that she got them this title shot by challenging Flair. It seems Royce and Evans aren’t on the same page. Evans’ music hits and they head to the ring together. Royce and Asuka start things off. Asuka drops Royce with a shoulder. They tangle and Royce rolls Asuka for a 2 count as Evans tags in.
Asuka goes right for the Asuka Lock on Royce but Evans saves Royce. Asuka goes at it with Evans now and Evans sweeps her from the apron. Evans launches herself in but Asuka drops her. We see Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler watching backstage. Royce comes back in and takes Asuka down for a 2 count. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and the challengers are in control. Royce and Evans end up arguing on the apron. Royce goes back in to keep Asuka down but Asuka fights back. Asuka with a big German suplex. Flair tags in and unloads on Royce, then Evans as she runs in. Flair kips back up and yells out. Flair chops away on Royce now.
Royce looks to turn it around but Flair catches Royce with a backbreaker, then levels her with a big boot. Flair goes for the Figure Four but has to stop when Evans runs in. Flair drops Evans. We see Jax and Baszler watching again in the back. Royce takes Flair’s knee out and goes for the single Crab. Evans knocks Asuka off the apron, and again. Royce keeps the submission on Flair. Asuka tricks Evans and runs in to break the submission with a kick to Royce.
Asuka goes back to the floor and takes out Evans. Flair turns it back around on Royce in the middle of the ring. Royce counters with a roll-up for 2. Flair takes Royce back down and applies the Figure Four. Flair bridges into the Figure Eight for the win.
Winners: Charlotte Flair and Asuka
– After the bell, Jax and Baszler are shown backstage again, annoyed by the champs. Flair and Asuka stand tall together.
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