– We see SmackDown official Sonya Deville waking backstage. She walks to an arena back door and opens it, to let Charlotte Flair in. Fans in the arena are booing at the sight of the suspended RAW Superstar. Deville and Flair walk together as we go back to commercial.
– Back from the break and SmackDown official Sonya Deville is in the ring with a mic. She introduces Charlotte Flair and out she comes. The announcers talk about how Flair was “suspended indefinitely” and fined $100,000 for attacking referee Eddie Orengo last week.
Orengo is also in the ring already. Deville introduces him and says he was the referee for the match that unfortunately ended in a bad way last week. We get a video package of replays and fans boo. Deville talks about Flair being suspended indefinitely and the fine. She says Adam Pearce’s decision was a bit rushed, and she doesn’t think Flair got a chance to give her side of the story. Deville tells Flair to give it now.
Flair thanks Deville and admits the error of her ways. She apologizes to WWE management and the WWE Universe, but most importantly Orengo, for her childish ways. Flair says she doesn’t understand what happened, instinct just took over but she’s here tonight to take the high road, admit her wrongs. She addresses Orengo and apologizes for putting hands on him, then apologizes for man-handling him last week. Eddie apologizes and says he didn’t see RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley interfere, and if he did Flair would’ve won.
Deville says Flair has already paid her fine, and she’s happy to announce that the suspension has been lifted. Fans boo louder. Deville announces that Flair will also return to action tonight, and Orengo will be the referee of the match. Flair interrupts and points to how Eddie just admitted that last week was his mistake. Flair ends up demanding an apology from Orengo, and he does but he’s not thrilled. Flair and Deville exit the ring together as Flair’s music hits. They smirk while strutting up the ramp. Orengo looks concerned in the ring.
Flair and Deville stop backstage at Pearce in the Gorilla Position. Pearce is upset and asks what the hell was that just now. Deville says it was a last minute thing, she tried to find him. She apologizes. Pearce says he might accept that apology if she actually believed it. Pearce storms off as Flair and Deville look on.
Charlotte Flair vs. Mandy Rose
We go back to the ring and out first comes Charlotte Flair as the boos pick up. Flair stops on the ramp and poses as the pyro goes off. Flair smiles and heads to the ring as we see how she attacked referee Eddie Orengo last week. We also see tonight’s segment with Flair, Orengo and Sonya Deville. Flair poses in the middle of the ring now as fans boo her some more. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out next comes Mandy Rose with Dana Brooke. They hit the ring together and pose as Flair looks on. They lock up and Flair takes control, working on the arm. Rose turns it around and works on Flair’s arm now. Flair gets free and slams Rose to the mat by her hair. Rose kips up for a pop. More back and forth now. Flair levels Rose after ducking a clothesline. Flair uses the bottom rope for a 2 count as Dana runs over and points it out to the referee.
Flair taunts Brooke from the ring now. Rose attacks Flair and dropkicks her. Rose unloads in the corner now, delivering more offense. They end up in the corner. More back and forth for a few minutes. Rose with a missile dropkick from the top but Flair kicks out just in time. Flair ends up mounting offense and almost colliding with Eddie Orengo in the corner but she puts the brakes on. This leads to another close call for Rose. Flair yells at Orengo, apparently accusing him of a slow count.
Flair backs Orengo into the corner and yells at him about the slow count. Rose rolls Flair up from behind for a 2 count. Rose follows up with a big knee strike for 2. Flair catches Rose in the corner, hitting the backbreaker and then sending her face-first into the turnbuckles. Flair follows right up with Natural Selection for the pin to win.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
– After the match, Flair stands tall as her music hits. She has Orengo open the ropes for her as she makes her exit. Brooke checks on Rose.
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