Paige announced from center-ring that she was going to call out the Smackdown Women’s Roster. Charlotte came out first and then the others. Finally, Becky Lynch walked out with a badly bruised left side her face. She didn’t look happy, understandably so (storyline and real-life). A loud “Becky!” chant rang out as she got ready to speak. She thanked the fans. “I’m angry as hell right now,” she said. “I took a good beating last night, but that’s never stopped me before.” She said the medical team won’t clear her to fight on Sunday. She said she’s been angrily knocking on doors, hoping someone will let her fight, but she’s run out of time. She said what she did to Ronda Rousey last night was just a taste of what she’d do to her at Survivor Series. She said even with a broken face and a severe concussion, she “could still kick Rondy’s ass.” She told Ronda, “You’re not the baddest bitch on the planet, you’re the luckiest.”
She said she now had to pick her replacement, someone she knows can get the job done. She walked past the IIconics, then Charlotte, then Naomi, Lana, and Asuka. Asuka said, “Pick me, I’m ready!” Fans cheered. Then she walked up to Mandy Rose and Carmella. Carmella spoke up. Becky told Charlotte to make Ronda tap out the way she was going to make her tap out. She shook Charlotte’s hand. Then they hugged. Byron said at one time they were best friends. Charlotte got emotional. The rest of the women, except for the IIconics, wished Charlotte luck. The IIconics half-heartedly clapped.
#1 Contender Battle Royal: Zelina Vega, Torrie Wilson, Asuka, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Lana, Carmella, Naomi, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Ember Moon, Nia Jax, Dana Brooke, Tamina Snuka, Michelle McCool, Alundra Blayze, Ivory, Molly Holly, Kelly Kelly, and Maria Kanellis
Everyone attacked Kay and Royce and tossed them over the top rope as soon as the match started. The younger stars surrounded the legends and a brawl broke out. Deville eliminated Holly with a head kick. Rose eliminated Kelly Kelly and then Wilson followed by Deville who was taunting on the apron.
Naomi and Asuka versus Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Before the match starts, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce make their way to the ring and they have something to say. Billie says she is so excited. Peyton asks what is exciting about Newark. Billie says she was talking about Sunday and Evolution. Petyon says they will make history by winning the battle royal and it will be Iiconic.
Lana’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring.
Before she can speak, Carmella makes her way out. Carmella says no one wants to hear anyone talk, they want . . . A DANCE BREAK!!
Zelina Vega throws Carmella into the ring and everyone enters the ring. Carmella with a kick to Asuka. Naomi with a round kick to Carmella. Sonya with a spinebuster to Naomi. Peyton with a spinning heel kick to Lana in the corner. Vega throws Mandy over the top rope and then she hits a running double knee strike to Lana. Asuka comes up behind Vega and hits a spinning round kick to the temple.
The announcers run through the card for Evolution.
WWE Evolution will play host to a frenetic Battle Royal, and the winner will earn a future Women’s Championship opportunity.
Combatants will include the likes of Asuka (winner of the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match), Naomi (former SmackDown Women’s Champion and winner of the first-ever WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal), former Women’s Champions Carmella and Nia Jax, former NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon, former Divas Champion Alicia Fox, Dana Brooke, Lana, Billie Kay & Peyton Royce of The IIconics, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, Tamina and the returning Torrie Wilson.
On Oct. 19, it was announced that a new crop of Superstars past and present would join the field: Inaugural Divas Champion (and two-time Women’s Champion) Michelle McCool, WWE Hall of Famers Alundra Blayze and Ivory, former Women’s and Hardcore Champion Molly Holly, former Divas Champion Kelly Kelly and Diva of the Year Slammy Award-winner Maria Kanellis.
Who will emerge from the bedlam with a title opportunity? Don’t miss all the action of WWE Evolution when it streams live Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!
Asuka and Naomi vs. Billie Kay and Peyton Royce
Naomi and Royce start things off. Royce with a shoulder block then tagged in Kay which led to them hitting a double team kick. Naomi tossed her in the ring and tagged in Asuka, who did some comedy then went for the Asuka Lock but Royce got the blind tag. Asuka and Naomi hit a double drop kick sending them to the floor. Asuka caught Royce and tossed her back into the ring. Royce caught Asuka with a big kick while the referee wasn’t looking. Kay with her own kick then locked in a headlock.
Asuka managed to fight back and get the hot tag to Naomi, who cleaned house on Royce with a series of clotheslines then a springboard kick. Naomi sent her into the turnbuckle and hit a split leg moonsault for 2. Asuka with a drop kick to take out Kay.
Naomi hit an outside dive to Royce. Naomi went for a springboard move but Kay knocked her down. Asuka took out Kay but Kay fought back and sent her into the barricade. Kay and Royce hit a double team knee strike to Asuka for the win.
Winners: Billie Kay and Peyton Royce