The women’s tag team division was back in the spotlight when Naomi and Lana faced Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose. Lana and Brooke started for their teams.
Natalya and Tamina watched from the commentary table as Naomi tagged in and scored a two-count. Rose got the tag and hit a flapjack with Brooke for a near-fall.
Lana tried a few different pinning combinations on Rose before she was cornered and hit with a neckbreaker. Brooke made the cover and got the pin.
Back from the beak and we see what happened with Sonya Deville and Flair last week. Out next comes Dana Brooke with Mandy Rose.
he bell hits and they go at it. Flair toys some with Brooke and says she’s her b—h. They go at it and Brooke uses the head scissors to send Flair flying. Brooke with a dropkick. Flair ducks a strike and hits the backbreaker, then sends Brooke into the ropes. Flair stomps away now as Rose looks on. Flair covers for 2.
Flair taunts Rose while keeping control of Brooke. Flair with a running boot to the face on the apron for another 2 count. Flair sends Brooke to the floor and taunts her some more. Brooke fights back in and nails an enziguri kick. Flair levels her with a clothesline. Flair walks into a boot in the corner, then an uppercut. Flair catches Brooke and they tangle some more. Flair stomps away on her in the corner.
Flair has some words with the referee, then misses the big boot in the corner. Brooke unloads with strikes from behind in the corner. Brooke with the handspring elbow into the corner, and another in the opposite corner. Brooke goes to the top as a dazed Flair falls down.
Brooke hits the Swanton but Flair kicks out at 2. Brooke ends up going for another handspring but Flair knocks her out of the air. Flair applies the Figure Four and bridges it into the Figure Eight for the win.
After the bell, Flair refuses to break the hold but Rose comes in and decks her. Rose then delivers a running kick to send Flair out of the ring. Rose checks on Brooke as Flair recovers at ringside. Sonya Deville is introduced next. She makes her way out into the ring as Flair, Brooke and Rose look on. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we see recent happenings with Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke with WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler, and how a distraction allowed Lana and Naomi to pin the champs last year in a non-title match. We see Baszler, Jax and Reginald talking now. Jax rants about Charlotte Flair’s return and says she’s a spoiled brat that WWE enables. Baszler interrupts and says no more distractions, no Flair, Brooke or Rose, even Reginald. Jax and Reginald scoff but Baszler points out how Reginald’s distraction led to Jax losing. Jax says it was Baszler’s fault. Baszler storms off by herself after telling them again – no more distractions! A crew members delivers flowers to Jax. She thinks they’re from Reginald but Angel Garza walks up and they’re from him. Reginald isn’t impressed. Garza sent them to Jax because she is beautiful. He kisses her hand and wishes her good luck, then walks off. Jax and Reginald keep walking. Jax is walking by Rose and Brooke when she nails Rose with the flowers, telling her to put these in water, bitch! They keep walking as Rose and Brooke seethe.
Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose come walking down the ramp now. Baszler meets them at the bottom of the ramp and they throw a bucket of water at her. Jax comes walking over but she slips on the water and falls. Brooke and Rose laugh at her from the stage as fans do the same. Reginald tries to help Jax up as she throws a fit on the ground.
Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose are backstage laughing at what happened to Nia Jax. Sonya Deville walks up and says they should be ashamed – one for getting involved in a match they weren’t in, and for how they treated the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion. Deville and Rose have some words over their history, and Deville threatens to get physical. Deville picks Rose to be Charlotte Flair’s opponent tonight, and that is next she says. Deville walks off.
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.
They went for a suplex and Jax ended up suplexing both of them instead. Baszler tagged in and leveled Lana for a two-count. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke came out and played a few embarrassing clips of Jax as a distraction.
Jax angrily ignored a tag from Baszler and went after Rose and Brooke, leaving her partner high and dry. Naomi got the tag and hit a double facebuster with Lana for the win.
A backstage altercation with Jax led to this tag team bout with the champions taking on Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke in a non-title contest.
Shayna Baszler and Jax easily took control of Brooke and kept her isolated to prevent a tag. Rose made a blind tag and hit a missile dropkick to take The Queen of Spades off her feet.
Jax slipped on the apron while getting back into the ring and Rose started laughing. She chased Rose and Brooke away and they ended up being counted out.
Back from the break and we see what just happened in the women’s tag team match. Sarah Schreiber approaches Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler backstage and asks about WrestleMania. They are confident. Lana and Naomi appears, then Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose, then Natalya and Tamina Snuka, and finally The Riott Squad. Billie Kay appears next and says Carmella is reviewing her resume. Jax says they don’t have time for all this. She storms off with Reginald and Baszler as the other teams argue.
Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke hit the ring to fend off the heels until Lacey Evans joined the fray, an all-out brawl leading into the commercial break.
Predictably, a Six-Woman Tag Team Match ensued following the timeout.
Flair and Baszler paired off briefly before the fight spilled to the floor. Then, referee John Cone called for the bell, stating the latter did not beat the count back into the ring. He awarded the contest to the babyfaces.
WWE official Adam Pearce restarted the match during the break.
Jax downed Brooke, wearing her out with a modified cobra clutch. Brooke fought her way back into the match and made the tag to Rose. The Golden Goddess laid out Evans while Flair flattened Baszler with a spear.
Brooke continued her gutsy fight with Jax, only for The Irresistible Force to deliver a choke bomb and leg drop for the pin-fall victory.
Jax watched on commentary as The Queen of Spades went after the elbow of God’s Greatest Creation. A vicious stomp on the left elbow left Mandy Rose working with only one good arm to fight back. A fierce comeback was not enough as Baszler manipulated the elbow and caught her in the Kirifuda Clutch to win.
Dana Brooke knocked Jax into the steel post as the heel team argued at ringside
Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose declared themselves for the women’s Royal Rumble match in a quick backstage promo before this contest got started.
Shayna Baszler took control of Rose almost immediately but was unable to do her signature arm stomp. Brooke and Nia Jax came in, and The Irresistible Force took her down with ease.
Rose tagged in and had a burst of offense before Jax picked her up for a Samoan Drop. Brooke barely managed to break up the pin. Jax stacked them up in the corner for a running splash.
Baszler tagged herself in and locked Rose in the Kirifuda Clutch for the win. Jax did not look happy.
Mandy Rose made her way to the ring for a match with Shayna Baszler after The Queen of Spades left both her and tag team partner Dana Brooke lying a week ago.
Baszler attacked Rose from out of nowhere, though, leaving the match in doubt.
Brooke hit the ring and demanded a match with Baszler. A brief scuffle gave way to Baszler trapping Brooke in the clutch. Dana countered into a roll-up for the stunning win.
After the match, Rose broke up the clutch that Baszler never released and joined her partner in a double flapjack to the heel.