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-We open the show with New Day and Heavy Machinery backstage where Otis makes a bizarre smoothie that freaks out New Day, before Becky Lynch comes up and takes a drink before making her way out to the ring. Becky comes out and talks about her match against Asuka at the Royal Rumble before she's interrupted by the Smackdown! Women's champion. Asuka mocks Becky before they're interrupted by The Iconics, setting up a tag match between Becky and one of the Iconics as we go to commercial.
Becky Lynch vs Peyton Royce
Becky follows Peyton out of the ring after she rocks her with a forearm and tosses her back into the ring before going for the Disarmer early, but Peyton counters it. Becky dropkicks Peyton before taking her down again and mocking Asuka at ringside as we see Lacey Evans looking on from backstage before Becky teases to lock in an armbar how Ronda Rousey does before deciding to just wring it. Peyton escapes to the outside before Becky gets distracted by Billie Kay at ringside and Peyton hits her from behind before tossing Becky back into the ring. Peyton takes control and hits a running clothesline in the corner before beating Becky down with clubbing blows and chokes her in the ropes. Peyton hits a snapmare and puts Becky in a headlock that she fights out of before Peyton slams her to the mat by her hair.
Becky hits a diving forearm off of the top for a quick two count before Peyton rolls out of the ring and Becky goes after her before Peyton clotheslines her as we go to another break. Becky comes back with a Thesz press and an exploder suplex before Peyton knocks her off of the top turnbuckle with a roundhouse kick for a quick two count. Becky then submits Peyton with the Disarmer for the tap and the win.
Winner: Becky Lynch defeats Peyton Royce via submission with The Disarmer
-After the match Asuka gets in the ring and screams at Becky before she grabs Billie and they immediately start a match.
Asuka vs Billie Kay
As soon as Asuka tosses Billie into the ring she hits her with a running hip attack and teases an armbar before teasing a disarmer of her own before finishing with the Asuka Lock for the tap and the win.
Winner: Asuka defeats Billie Kay via submission with the Asuka Lock.
-After the match Becky gets in the ring and she and Asuka face off before AJ Styles comes out to the ring, AJ exchanging glances with the two women as he walks around the ring, then hops into the crowd and leaves up the bleachers as we go to commercial.