JR: Ladies and We here on RAW sincerely apologize for our absence on Wednesday. We’ve been dealing with a snowstorm that put a hamper on our travel. So, for tonight we give you a fun show.
JBL: We love you fans.
JR: Tonight, we start the tournament and here’s what Mr. McMahon put together.
JBL: HA HA HA. I love it.
JR: It looks like Mr. McMahon has some faith in Cyborg maybe in the tournament we’ll have faith in her finishing a match.
JBL: Stop whining JR. Mr. McMahon is Ok with the locker room being afraid of her so they have to deal with it.
JR: She’s a bully who can’t finish matches.
JBL: I’m a bully too, so what’s your point?
JR: Well there we have it.
Asuka’s music hits and the announcers mention our first tournament match was coming up next.
We come from break with Asuka and Jessica Havock in ring as the ref searches Asuka for weapons. He started from her wristbands and to her boots, but she was ambushed by her opponent. Asuka fell to the corner and the ref crawled from under the two. Havock gave out some haymakers, leaving her opponent dazed enough to plant on the top turnbuckle. With a punch reared back, Asuka countered with a strait kick. Another attempted punch, countered again by a kick. After taking a step back Asuka did a cross body from the middle turnbuckle but landed in Havock’s arms. She turned that to a rib breaker to then to an Oklahoma Slam.
Pin attempt 1.2. KICKOUT.
She rolls Asuka over and drops an elbow on her lower back. She slowly gets up and drops another, then covers her for a 2 count. Havock clamps her in a camel clutch but never fully commits to the hold and quickly let’s go. Havock taunts to the crowd as Asuka slow recovers. Havock turns back and is attacked with a flurry of kicks and elbows. Asuka bounces off the ropes and is floored with a clothesline. A downed Asuka rolled to the apron where Havock stands on the bottom rope choking Asuka in the process. The ref gives her the illegal 4 count and Havock stops avoiding DQ.
The beaten Asuka rolls to the matt outside the ring, where Havock follows. Havock whips her to the metal barricade as the ref starts his 10 count. A slow crawl from Asuka towards the ramp was when the ref reached 4. Havock gave her light kick, giving Asuka the opening to lash out a flurry of kicks and strikes.
The ref counts to 10 and the two are DQ. JR and JBL are baffled a tournament match ended this way and turned over to break.
JR: Welcome back ladies and gentlemen and during the break Mr. McMahon revealed that despite the double count out the tournament will go on. We don’t know how he plans on advancing the tournament but we will push through.
JBL: If there’s a booker who knows how to how over these hurdles it’s Mr. McMahon.
The announcers shove us to the next match, a rematch between Sasha Banks VS Cyborg
Cyborg makes her way to the ring where JR mentions her Ankle Lock is her finisher and her Discus Elbow is her possible set.
JBL: An elbow that stiff aught a be your finish.
Cyborg crouched in one corner where Sasha’s theme blares through speakers.
This time Sasha was a bit more serious than their previous match, tried to burn a hole through her opponent. The two stood across each other where no one flinched. The ref called the bell and the two grapple. Sasha grips her head into a head lock and crouches to get a bit more leverage. Cyborg counters by pushing her towards the ropes where Sasha bounced from the ropes and rebounded into a clothesline attempt. She ducked under and gave her the Bank Statement, which is a double knee backbreaker transitioned into a bridging crossface.
Cyborg held on for a minute until clutching the bottom rope. The illegal hold got to 4 to where the ref pulled her off. No DQ but the ref gives her a warning.
The distracted Sasha left herself open where Cyborg gripped her in the Ankle Lock. Sasha grabbed the rope but again Cyborg wouldn’t let go. He next move was to crawl out the ring, but Cyborg followed with her grip still locked. Cyborg was cranking the hold to the point Sasha was in tears. The ref pulled her off and ordered her back to the ring as he checked on Sasha. Cyborg and the ref re-entered the ring and he began to count. There was no theatrical count here, just Sasha attempting to get back to the ring but collapsing when she put any weight on her leg.
WINNER BY COUNT OUT CYBORG
As Cyborg walked back to the locker room she gave Sasha a look of disappointment.
Lita VS Natalya
Lita and Natalya are in the ring wait for the next match. JR and JBL mention how this is another match in the tournament and the match started. The two grappled until Natalyya gripped her with a hammer lock. Lita countered and turned it to a hammer lock of her own. The two turned that into a series of reversals where Natalya took the advantage with a drop toe hold, turned into a Sharpshooter attempt. Lita quickly wiggled her way to the ropes where they had a long rang stare down., Natalya at the center of the ring and Lita in a corner.
Natty rushed her but was blocked with a pair of knees to the chest. The opening gave her a chance to mount an offence, so she hoped on the middle turnbuckle and gave Natalya a tornado hurricanrana. With a downed opponent Lita gave the crowd a sly smile of confidence. By then Natalya got up and was ready for some offence of her own, but once she got to her knees Lita attempted her patented sweeping DDT. Natty lifted her up and slammed her into the corner, then proceeded to give her shoulder thrusts. The ref backed her off so she won’t be DQed and she got Lita in the suplex position, but Lita blocked by hooking a leg behind her opponent’s calf. She then got Natalya in an inside cradle for a 2 count. Natty quickly recovers and the two charge at each other, where she takes down Lita with a clothesline. She grabbed Lita’s feet and again attempted a sharpshooter, but countered into another inside cradle. She received another 2 count. Upon recovery Natty gave her a dropkick to her knee.
Natalya got her up and gave her a Perfect Plex, a move believed inescapable because you can’t lift your shoulder from the mat.
1.2— KICKOUT. Somehow Lita could reach the bottom rope. She rolled herself on the apron and Natty perused. Lita proceeded to DDT Natty on the apron and the two stayed recovered outside the ring. Around 5 Lita rolled in the ring and back on the apron, resetting the count to 1. Lita stood back on the apron and waited for her opponent to get on her feet. And once Natty was upright Lita hopped off and performed a Lou Theiz press. They returned to the ring at the count of 6. Natty brought her down for a Sharpshooter but again Lita wiggled her way to the ropes. She whipped Lita off the ropes and lifted her for a spinebuster, but Lita countered with a tornado DDT. Natalya was in the perfect position for a move from the turnbuckle. She hopped on the top rope and performed her moonsault for the win.
That’s all folks.