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.
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.
The IIconics arrive, but Naomi & Asuka interrupt them
Asuka and Naomi vs. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose
The IIconics join commentary. Asuka and Rose to begin during the commercial screen in screen. Deville rushes in and spears Asuka, and that allows the heels to work double teams. Back to full screen, and Deville grounds Asuka. Asuka fights back, hits a German, and we get wholesale changes to Rose and Naomi. Naomi runs wild, hits a RANA and knee strike, and the leg drop follows but Deville breaks that up and then tags in. Deville hits a running knee strike as Asuka makes the save. She dumps Rose and hits as ass attack. Naomi hits the disaster kick, Asuka tags in and they deliver kicks, and Asuka pins Deville.
Asuka & Naomi defeated Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose @ 3:55 via pin
We are back and Billie Kay and Peyton Royce are in the ring and they insult Tulsa but Billie says she was insulting Naomi and Asuka. Billie and Peyton comment on their dance skills.
Asuka (with Naomi) vs. Billie Kay (with Peyton Royce)
Asuka with strikes and Billie backs into the ropes. Peyton distracts Asuka and Billie sends Asuka into the ropes and gets a near fall. Billie with a cravate. Asuka with a rollup for a near fall. Asuka with a hip attack and then she runs into a boot from Billie for a near fall. Billie tries to pick up Asuka but Asuka with an Asuka Lock and Billie taps out.
Naomi vs. Peyton Royce (w/Billie Kay)
Before the match, Kay and Royce mocked Naomi. Soon the entire roster will know they’re the future and the future is iconic.
Naomi rocked Royce with a forearm to start the match. Royce slapped Naomi and took over. Finish came when Naomi hit Kay with a sliding drop kick and pinned Royce with a sunset flip. After the match, the IIconics gave Naomi a vicious beatdown until Asuka ran out for the save.