Billie Kay & Peyton Royce talk about the importance of their 14-year friendship and how their bond will give them the edge when they attempt to become the first-ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions inside the Elimination Chamber this Sunday on WWE Network.
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As first announced by five-time Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss during her Raw talk show “A Moment of Bliss,” the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions will be determined inside the dreaded Elimination Chamber at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view on Sunday, Feb. 17.
The contest will feature three teams from Raw and three teams from SmackDown LIVE. Nia Jax & Tamina earned their way into the match with a victory over Bliss & Mickie James on Raw the night after the Royal Rumble event. Later that night, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan joined them in the contest by taking down Natalya & Dana Brooke.
The following night on SmackDown LIVE, Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville became the first blue brand team to be officially accepted into the Elimination Chamber. Over the following weekend, The IIconics’ Billie Kay & Peyton Royce tweeted that they had also been accepted into the match.
Despite a pre-match ambush from Alicia Fox & Nikki Cross that sidelined Sasha Banks, Bayley almost single-handedly made sure that she and The Boss overcame their unhinged opponents to become the third and final Raw tandem to earn its way into the nightmarish structure, leaving just one SmackDown spot to be filled.
Prior to SmackDown the following night, Carmella & Naomi announced that they had been accepted as the final tag team to participate in the history-making championship bout.
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It was extremely fitting that the announcement was made by The Goddess of WWE, as Bliss won the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match in 2018, toppling five other Superstars and successfully defending the Raw Women’s Championship inside the career-altering combat zone that debuted in 2002.
This time around, two teams will start the bout while the remaining four duos remain enclosed in pods. At specified intervals, a pod will open at random, enabling a new team to enter the match. This will continue until all six pairs have joined the bout. If one member of a team gets eliminated at any time via pinfall or submission, both members of the team are eliminated and must leave the contest. The last tag team standing will be declared the winner and the first-ever Women’s Tag Teams Champions.
Who will make history? Find out at WWE Elimination Chamber, Sunday, Feb. 17, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on WWE Network!
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#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.
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