The SmackDown women’s champion made Deville tap in this non-title affair with the Asuka Lock. The finish was a callback to what took place on Sunday at Fastlane, with Mandy Rose inadvertently pulling down the apron causing Deville to slip before she got trapped in Asuka’s finisher. Rose and Deville argued on the way to the back.
March 13th, 2019
March 11th, 2019
After causing calculated distractions early on, Sonia Deville went on to accidentally cost Rose in this short and uneventful match. Deville pulled the ring skirt onto the apron in order to grab a kendo stick from underneath. Seconds later, Asuka reversed Rose into the ropes which caused her to stumble. Asuka followed with a stiff kick to the chin for the 1-2-3 to defend her title. Rose shook off multiple attempts by Deville to apologize after as the two walked up the ramp
March 6th, 2019
Just five days before a championship opportunity at Fastlane against Asuka, Mandy Rose was accompanied to the squared circle by Sonya Deville for a match with longtime nemesis Naomi.
Naomi started hot, but a distraction from Deville opened her up for a running knee from Rose, who scored the win in a time-strapped match.
After the bout, the heels made their way up the ramp until Asuka’s music played and the SmackDown women’s champion appeared.
The Empress of Tomorrow sent Deville into the stage and pummeled Rose before acknowledging former partner Naomi to close out the segment.
February 20th, 2019
Mandy Rose interrupted, and a match was underway.
Just as the action picked up, Lacey Evans made her presence felt, interrupting the proceedings before returning to the locker room.
Rose surprisingly controlled the majority of the match, working over Asuka despite a body held together by K-Tape after Elimination Chamber. She rocked The Empress of Tomorrow, knocking her to the floor and nearly scoring a count-out victory.
Asuka mounted a comeback but fell for a ploy by Rose, who faked an eye injury and pulled The Empress into the ropes. A roll-up followed, and The Golden Goddess score a huge upset in a non-title match.
February 18th, 2019
An elevated neckbreaker by Bayley on Rose with her legs elevated in the chamber wall was an early highlight before the first door opened. The six women (order below) then completed a pyramid superplex with Bayley taking the brunt of the punishment as the second pod opened. Once the IIconics entered, they attempted to pin every woman in the ring but paid special attention to assaulting Sasha Banks & Bayley. Fabulous Glow cleaned house when their pod door opened before the women individually took out one another with power moves. Eventually, Billie Kay suplexed Naomi with a bridge, and Peyton Royce jumped over her to help cinch it in for the first elimination. The IIconics then hid in a pod, which was torn apart by Jax and Tamina, who hit a dual Samoan Drop for the combination pin. The remaining teams attempted to take out Jax & Tamina with Riott Squad climbing atop a pod to splash both women. Once Jax awoke, she hit Liv Morgan with a Samoan Drop from the second rope, and Tamina nailed both Riott Squad members with the Superly Splash for the night’s third elimination.
Jax attempted to charge Bayley, but a sidestep into the ring saw Jax crash into a pod, destroying it as she lay motionless; the other four women ganged up on Tamina with Banks hitting a Meteora and Bayley nailing an elbow drop as the four women covered her for a pinfall. Banks sold her injured shoulder late, and the Boss ‘N Hug’s finisher — a backstabber into a Bayley-to-Belly — on Deville was broken up by Rose at 2.9. Rose climbed atop a pod, so Boss ‘N Hug followed with Banks assisting Bayley to the top. Deville soon met them only to fall off first; Bayley followed, so Deville drove her spine first into the pod’s support beam. With Bayley knocked out cold, Banks checked on her partner but was herself thrown into a pod door by Rose, who subsequently hit the Fairytale Ending for a 2.8 count. A miscommunication saw Deville accidentally spear Rose, but Banks’s injured shoulder prevented her from locking in the Banks Statement. Instead, she used her leg and forced Deville to tap out as Boss ‘N Hug became the first women’s tag team champions.
The match was slow and plodding until the first elimination, but business did pick up from there. The callback to the Banks-Bayley incident in Elimination Chamber last year was solid, and Banks picking up the slack for her team while Bayley had done that over the last few weeks was good storytelling as well. The match did leave some to be desired — and there was way too much obvious, unnecessary coordination in the early going — but it was tough not to love the finish and the crowd’s “you deserve it” reaction as Banks and Bayley cried in the middle of the ring while speechless.
February 13th, 2019
The Iconics get another promo explaining what the tag titles mean to them, as do Fire and Desire and Fabulous Glow.
Carmella and Royce to start, Peyton immediately tags Rose in. Collar and elbow, Mandy with a waistlock, standing switch, back elbow, tag to Deville, double whip into knee lifts, a mat slam for a cover and Carmella gets a front chancery and the tag. Double snap suplex, only one, Naomi shifts to a hammerlock, double wristlock, Sonya rams her into the corner but Naomi gets the boot up. Off the ropes, flapjack sends her to the apron and she lands a hard kick in response.
Off the ropes, Naomi hits a leg drop into the splits, tag to Mella. Suplex reversed with hard knees, Deville posing, disdainful shoves, snapmare reversed and Carmella lands on her feet and moonwalks for good measure! Duck a lariat, off the ropes, satellite headscissors and Naomi tags in! Sonya rolls over, tag to Rose and Naomi wants some but Mandy’s running scared!
Trying to tag the Iconics, no dice, Carmella heads her off at the pass and Naomi hits a plancha to the floor to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Deville is in control on Carmella with a bodyscissors, scraping her forearm across her face for good measure. Mella posts to her feet and rains punches down, ducks a lariat, off the ropes, double crossbody and both women are down and out! Referee Mike Chioda issuing the standing ten count, Carmella picks a kneebar and he breaks it as Rose runs in and pulls her partner out of the fire.
Tags made, Naomi with a springboard crossbody, fired up! Forearms, off the ropes, spinning sit-out jawbreaker! Springboard roundhouse kick to follow, decking Sonya with a forearm when she runs in and Mella hits the superkick! Set Mandy up…
Fabulous Glow win by pinfall with a split-legged moonsault from Naomi on Mandy Rose, ensuring that Fire and Desire will be one of the two teams that start the Elimination Chamber match.
February 6th, 2019
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville get a promo in the present day about how they’re an established team and some of the only women who have been inside the Elimination Chamber.
Carmella and Deville to start, collar and elbow, knee lifts from Sonya and a tag to Mandy but Mella gets over to tag Naomi in. She gets to jawing at Mandy and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Royce backs Carmella into the corner and tags Kay in. Double-team facebreaker gets two, Billie screaming mad and a tag back to Peyton. Kicking away, Mella fires up, crucifix pin for two right into the basement superkick! Carmella kicks Royce into a tag to Rose and she takes Carmella into the corner to put boots to her. Cobra Twist applied, grinding an elbow into the Princess of Staten Island’s midsection for good measure.
Carmella slings her off, ducks a lariat, tag to Naomi! Mandy tags out but Naomi chases after and lays Devill out with a roundhouse kick and a scorpion kick to set up the springboard roundhouse! Royce in, spinning jawbreaker, toss Kay to the floor and Naomi decks her with a single-leg dropkick! Toss into Rose to force the tag and referee Jason Ayers recognizes it!
NAOMI DRAGS MANDY IN BY THE HAIR FOR A BEATING! Double stomp facebreaker to Royce sets up the Rear View when she runs in, Rose thinks fast, underhooks..
January 30th, 2019
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville declared themselves as one of the six teams in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber match during the January 29 episode of SmackDown Live.
“God’s Greatest Creation” also revealed the real reason why she has been attempting to destroy Naomi’s marriage to Jimmy Uso on SmackDown Live in recent weeks.
She played footage of her time as a Tough Enough contestant from 2015 which featured a moment where Rose and her fellow rookies were being warned by Naomi, as well as the rest of Team B.A.D. (Tamina and Sasha Banks), about how difficult being a WWE Superstar can be.
With Rose lying on the ring surface, Naomi repeatedly shouted “Splash her!” and watched on as Tamina climbed to the top rope and hit her finishing move on her.
Rose claimed she cried so much over the incident that her boyfriend dumped her, adding: “Naomi ruined my relationship, so I went after hers.”
January 28th, 2019
Evans matched The Queen of Harts move-for-move early before “God’s Greatest Creation” Mandy Rose entered the fray at No. 3. Nattie outclassed her opposition before trapping them in a double Sharpshooter in a crowd-pleasing spot. . Corey Graves’ love of Rose became evident as Moon attempted to eliminate her.
Naomi arrived at No. 16 and immediately set her sights on Mandy Rose. A brief exchange on the apron led to Rose’s departure. Mandy Rose eliminated. Moments later, Rose attempted to eliminate Naomi, who staved off the attack and used her raw athleticism to get back to the squared circle…only for Rose to knock her to the floor.
January 23rd, 2019
Naomi attacks Rose during her entrance and drags her to the ring. The bell rings and Naomi throws her out of the ring. Sonya Deville tries to help her up as we head to a break.
We return from the break to see Naomi kick Rose in the head. Mandy comes back with a clothesline for a two count. Naomi hits a hurricanrana before accidentally sending Rose into the ref and allowing Deville to grab her foot. Rose shoves Naomi into the ring post and covers her for the pin and the win. Mandy and Sonya quickly leave while Naomi recovers in the ring.