Back from the break and Lacey Evans vs. RAW Women’s Champion Asuka is confirmed for Elimination Chamber. Bianca Belair is backstage with Charly Caruso now. She talks about winning the Royal Rumble and waiting to make her decision. She also praises Asuka. Asuka ends up interrupting and congratulating Belair, but says she’s not ready for her. Belair disagrees but they do agree and dance over Lacey Evans not being ready for Asuka. Belair says if Asuka retains over Evans at Elimination Chamber, we might be seeing more of Belair on RAW. Belair walks off.
– We get a video package on Royal Rumble winner Bianca Belair now. Kayla is joined backstage by Belair. We see footage of her parents reacting to her big Royal Rumble Match win this past Sunday. Bianca talks about wanting to make her parents proud and says even though they won’t be walking down the aisle with her at WrestleMania 37, they will be there with her. Kayla asks if she will challenge RAW Women’s Champion Asuka or SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks at WrestleMania. Belair knew she would get asked this. Everyone has told her to take her time announcing her opponent but if she waited around she wouldn’t be where she’s at. She goes on and says she’s doing this her way, putting the EST and WrestleMania together, and will be ready to make the biggest decision of her life soon.
– We go back to the ring and out comes Bianca Belair to a big pop.
Belair takes the mic but the fans are cheering her on. She says her whole life changed overnight since winning the Women’s Royal Rumble. She’s been doing non-stop press and her phone has been blowing up. Belair says this is the biggest decision of her life. She brings up RAW Women’s Champion Asuka and her success. She then brings up her girl, SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. She goes on praising Banks and says if she’s going to put the EST in WrestleMania, she has to do it her way. She says this while pointing up at the WrestleMania 37 sign.
Reginald, Carmella’s sommelier, comes out to interrupt. He wants to offer her some advice. He’s quite sure Belair can defeat Asuka, but if she picks Banks, well… he laughs. Reginald is in the ring now. He says Belair can’t beat Banks because she can’t even beat Carmella. The music interrupts and out comes Carmella now. Carmella says Reginald means well, even when he gets a little over-excited. Carmella brags about beating Banks twice and with all Belair’s hype, she’s sure she can do the same to Belair. They have words but the music interrupts and out comes Banks.
Banks says with all due respect, she’s going to stop looking in her rear view and start focusing on the road that’s ahead. Banks says Belair certainly has her attention. Banks has seen Belair has been in two Rumble Matches, setting records both times. She gives Belair for lasting almost an hour this past Sunday, staking her claim to main event WrestleMania. Banks has been watching Belair. She saw Belair pick up Otis, so she knows she’s the strongest. She then saw her chase Bayley and beat her down, so she knows she’s the fastest. But the best? Banks laughs and doesn’t think Belair is the best. Banks says if Belair is going to pick her, then do it because she has it all but she doesn’t have this… the title. Banks takes the title off and raises it in the air. Carmella is between them, rolling her eyes.
Belair says if she does choose Sasha… Reginald gets in the way and says Belair got lucky on Sunday, so if she does choose Banks, she will lose, just like he said. Belair drops the mic and starts whipping Reginald around with her hair. She sends him out of the ring as fans pop. Carmella looks on. Banks laughs. Belair’s music hits as she starts swinging her hair around, pointing up at the WrestleMania sign.
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
We go back to the ring and Mike Rome goes over the rules for the Women’s Royal Rumble. Out first comes Bayley at #1. Bayley stops on the ramp and the pyro goes off. Tom Phillips is at ringside with Byron Saxton and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler for this match. Bayley has “Cole” shaved into the back of her head and says something about challenging Michael Cole if she wins. Out next comes Naomi in the #2 spot, making her return.
Naomi taunts Bayley as she hits the ring but Bayley isn’t impressed. Bayley talks some trash in the middle of the ring. Naomi catches a kick and unloads with forearms. They run the ropes and Naomi takes her down with a hurricanrana. Naomi with a big kick to the face. Naomi mounts Bayley in the corner but Bayley turns it around. Naomi with a springboard kick and a Rear View. Naomi tries to dump Bayley but she hangs on. Bayley fights back in and clotheslines her. Bayley tries to dump Naomi as the timer starts up. The #3 entrant is Bianca Belair to a pop.
Belair hits the ring and dropkicks Bayley, then kips up for a pop. Belair tries to dump Bayley but she hangs on. Bayley fights back in but gets caught with a big Spinebuster. Belair with a big moonsault to Bayley. Naomi and Belair go at it now. Naomi avoids an elimination, as does Belair. Belair sends Naomi to the apron and Bayley tries to dump both of them. The #4 entrant is Billie Kay. Kay comes out with her resume and 8×10 photos. Belair and Naomi work on Bayley in the corner.
Kay goes and takes a seat with the announcers, putting on a headset for commentary. She passes out her resume and photos as the action continues in the ring. Kay says she’s thinking about joining the match. Belair almost gets eliminated by Bayley but she brings it back in. The timer starts up and the #5 entrant is Shotzi Blackheart from WWE NXT. Shotzi rides her mini-tank out. Kay has decided she wants to join Shotzi and enter the match together. Shotzi fires her tank projectile at Kay. Shotzi hits the ring and fights Bayley off. Shotzi flies off the top with a missile dropkick to Bayley. Shotzi unloads on Belair now, then Naomi. Shotzi sends Naomi to the apron, then hits a big running senton to Belair. Kay goes back to the announcers.
The #6 entrant is new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Shayna Baszler. Kay approaches her to team up but Baszler punches her 8×10, then drops her at the bottom of the ramp. Baszler goes in and rocks Shotzi, then Naomi, then Belair. Baszler with a big knee to Shotzi, then knees to Naomi and to Bayley. Baszler drives Naomi into the mat. Shayna works on Belair at the ropes. Shotzi tries to dump Bayley. Naomi helps Belair work on Baszler. The timer starts up again and the #7 entrant is Toni Storm from NXT. Kay approaches Storm and offers a handshake but Storm just stares at her and keeps walking. Storm and Shotzi go at it in the ring. Storm drops her on her head. Storm with a big suplex to Bayley next. Storm with corner splashes to Shotzi and Naomi now. Naomi with a Rear View to Storm as Kay re-joins the announcers. Baszler eliminates Blackheart.
The #8 entrant is Jillian Hall making her WWE return. Kay is thrilled. Kay runs over as Hall sings on her way to the ring. Kay offers her resume and 8×10, and wants to team up. Hall likes the “Billie and Jillian” team name. They enter the ring together, unloading on Naomi and Bayley. They hit a double suplex on Naomi now. Hall with a cartwheel to Naomi. They try to dump Naomi but she hangs on. Bayley attacks Baszler. The #9 entrant is Ruby Riott.
Riott hits the ring and runs wild. Storm and Riott go at it now. Storm with a big German suplex. Kay interrupts a suplex from Storm to Riott, allowing Riott to superkick Storm. Kay and Hall attack Riott now but she just walks away from them. The #10 entrant is Victoria making her WWE return.
Victoria marches to the ring as Bayley pleads with her as a fan. She drops Bayley instead. Victoria rocks Storm and others, then Kay and Hall at once. Victoria levels Bayley again, then Riott with the big sideslam. Victoria scoops Bayley and slams her again. Victoria is dropkicked by Naomi out of nowhere. Naomi kicks Victoria out but she goes through the ropes. She fights back in and launches herself over the top with a leg drop. The #11 entrant is Peyton Royce. Royce takes her time getting to the ring. Riott and Royce go at it now. Royce unloads and sends her to the apron but she hangs on. Royce attacks Victoria now. Kay and Royce reunite The IIconics to double team Victoria but they have some issues. Bayley breaks it up. Royce levels Bayley with her version of Victoria’s Widow’s Peak. Victoria attacks Peyton and hits the Widow’s Peak. The #12 entrant is Santana Garrett from NXT.
Santana hits the ring and goes at it with Storm. Santana fights off Ruby and splashes them both in the corner. Santana works on Ruby now. Victoria and Belair go at it. Kay works on Baszler in the corner. Storm and Santana work on Ruby now. Belair fights back in after Royce tried dumping her. The #13 entrant is Liv Morgan. Liv runs wild and takes out Bayley, then Belair. Baszler attacks but Liv and Ruby double team her. Jillian ruins their celebration. Jillian turns on Kay now and drops her. Liv and Ruby try to eliminate Hall but she fights back in. Kay eliminates Jillian. Liv and Ruby eliminate Kay. Rhea Ripley is the #14 entrant to a big pop.
Ripley rushes the ring and starts dropping bodies. Ripley eliminates Storm. Baszler eliminates Victoria with the Kirifuda Clutch over the top rope. Ripley eliminates Santana. The #15 entrant is Charlotte Flair to a big pop. Baszler stop Bayley from getting dumped by Naomi. Belair works on Ripley. Flair takes her time getting down the ramp. Liv works on dumping Royce. Flair enters and levels Ripley, then Liv. Flair chops Ripley several times. Ripley fights back. Flair drops her on her head and then kips up again. Flair levels Naomi with a big boot. Bayley eliminates Ruby by going under the bottom rope and powerbombing her to the floor as she tried to do the same to Royce. Dana Brooke is the #16 entrant.
Dana rocks Ripley and flies off the top to dropkick Liv and Bayley at once. Dana goes back to the top with a senton to a group of Superstars. Brooke stands tall for a pop now. Baszler and Flair are tied up in the corner. Brooke misses a cartwheel elbow on them in the corner, but then rocks Belair in the other corner. Brooke drops Bayley now, then goes to work on Ripley. Royce tries eliminating Liv. Royce eliminates Liv, saving Bayley. WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson is the #17 entrant.
Torrie enters and hits a swinging neckbreaker to Naomi, then drops Belair. Torrie takes out Dana next, then Bayley. Peyton talks trash but Torrie hits a suplex. Torrie drops Flair next. Dana sends Ripley flying across the ring. Dana tries to dump Ripley but she hangs on. Dana tries again but Ripley powerbombs her on the apron. Dana is eliminated. The music for WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair hits for #18 and out he comes strutting. Lacey Evans is out next with Ric’s robe on. Charlotte is furious in the ring as this is the same robe she had on. Naomi grabs Flair from behind but gets decked. Evans struts to the ring as Charlotte watches. Evans enters the ring with the robe on but Flair drops her from behind. Flair unloads on Evans while she’s down. Evans rolls under the bottom rope and Flair follows, beating her up at ringside, pulling the robe off her.
Ripley works on Baszler in the ring now. Bayley has Royce down. Flair comes back and eliminates Royce. Torrie fights back in from the apron but Baszler eliminates her with a knee. Mickie James is out at #19 now. She decks Evans at ringside before entering. Bayley was eliminated by Belair as Mickie made her entrance. Bayley throws a fit at ringside.
Mickie and Flair have words and they go at it. Flair unloads with chops. Belair is down in a corner by herself. Naomi works on Ripley. Mickie goes to the top and sends Flair flying with a scissors. Baszler is also down in a corner by herself. Flair works on dumping Mickie but she hangs on. The #20 entrant is Nikki Cross. She rushes the ring and drops Baszler, Belair, Naomi, then stands tall and yells out. Cross splashes Flair, then Evans, then Baszler, then Belair and James at once. Cross with a bulldog to Belair, then a crossbody to Baszler. Ripley grabs Cross but gets rocked with a throat shot. Cross with a big tornado DDT to Ripley. Mickie works on dumping Naomi now. Cross drops Flair. Evans works on Baszler. The #21 entrant is Alicia Fox making her return.
WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth comes out as soon as Fox enters the ring. She yells at him and he tries to run away but here comes Drew Gulak, Lucha House Party, Akira Tozawa, Humberto Carrillo and other 24/7 Title contenders. Fox helps him fight them off. Fox rolls Truth up to become the new 24/7 Champion. The #22 entrant is Mandy Rose as Fox raises the title in the air and dances around with it.
Rose hits the ring and decks Fox. Rose and Fox brawl around now. Evans and Baszler work on Belair. Flair works on Cross. Rose eliminates Fox. Truth rolls Fox up at ringside and wins the WWE 24/7 Title back. Other Superstars chase Truth away through the crowd. Fox follows them.
Rose drops Cross now. Rhea goes to work on Evans. The #23 entrant is Dakota Kai. Kai hits the ring and levels Cross, then Mickie, then brawls with Ripley. Flair works on Belair in the corner. Rose works on Evans in another corner. Kai and Ripley go at it some more. Cross works on dumping Baszler. Evans fights Flair off. Evans eliminates Mickie with a Woman’s Right. Belair almost eliminates Naomi but she hangs on. The #24 entrant is Carmella.
Ripley ends up eliminating Kai and Rose as Carmella takes her time getting to the ring while Reginald hydrates her. Cross sends Carmella back out but Reginald catches her. Cross charges but Carmella rocks her from the apron. Carmella eliminates Cross. Tamina Snuka is out at #25. Tamina superkicks Reginald at ringside after he caught Carmella. This also eliminates Carmella as her foot touches the ground.
Snuka enters the ring and faces off with Ripley. They start brawling in the middle of the ring to a big pop. Belair sends Naomi over to the apron but she hangs on. Baszler works on dumping Flair. Evans and Ripley work on Snuka. Naomi is kicked to the floor by Evans and Belair but she lands on her back and keeps her feet int he air. Naomi grabs Belair’s hair and pulls herself back into the match. Belair stops her from using her hair but Naomi is already back in. They both swing each other to both get back into the ring. The #26 entrant is Lana making her return.
Lana walks down and stops at ringside, taking it all in. She enters the ring and tries to dump Ripley, who was working on Evans. Snuka decks Lana. Snuka beats on Lana in the corner now. Naomi with the big running split to Belair. Belair gets tossed but she hangs on and decks Naomi on the way back in. Flair works on Baszler in a corner. Lana fights back with Snuka. Lana runs over and tries to dump Evans now. The #27 entrant is Alexa Bliss.
Bliss droops Naomi, Lana, Snuka and Ripley, while smiling for a pop Ripley tackles Bliss as she jumps around. Everyone jumps Bliss at once and the crowd boos them. The lights go down some in the virtual crowd. Bliss starts to transform into her darker version in the middle of the ring but Ripley eliminates her before she can fully transform.
The #28 entrant is Ember Moon. She hiss the ring and goes to the top, hitting the Eclipse on Baszler, making her roll to the floor it looks like. Moon drops Ripley next. Moon drops Naomi with a dropkick now. Moon with a double top rope move to Snuka and Flair now. Lana tries to dump Moon. The #29 entrant is new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Nia Jax as Moon drops Lana. Jax helps Baszler up at ringside and they hit the ring together, unloading on Evans and Naomi.
Baszler eliminates Evans. Moon goes for Baszler. Jax eliminates Moon. The champs double team Naomi now and she’s eliminated. Jax and Baszler have some words over Snuka with Jax apparently standing with her family. Snuka and Baszler go at it. Snuka ends up eliminated by both Jax and Baszler now. Jax and Baszler start fighting each other now. Ripley attacks Baszler to break it up. Jax goes for Flair. Baszler slams Ripley on her face. Jax grabs Baszler and tosses her for the elimination.
Lana jumps on Jax’s back but gets slammed. Jax stalks Lana and she jumps through the ropes. Jax follows and chases her around the ring, then back in. Lana slaps Jax. Jax charges but Lana dumps her over the top rope, eliminating her. Jax is furious. The #30 entrant is Natalya now.
Jax and Baszler drop Natalya at ringside now. They enter the ring and attack others, including Ripley, then Belair, then Flair. The referee orders the champs out of the ring and they finally leave after some chaos. They stop at Natalya as fans boo. Jax rolls Natalya in the ring. It’s down to Natalya, Flair, Belair, Ripley, and Lana now. Natalya checks on Lana and hugs her. Natalya attacks Lana from behind and drops her. Natalya eliminates Lana.
Natalya levels Flair with the discus clothesline. Natalya beats Belair down in the corner now. Natalya sends Belair to the apron but she hangs on. Ripley approaches but Natalya drops her on her head. Ripley counters and fights with Natalya some more. Natalya has her on the apron now. Belair runs over and eliminates Natalya for a pop. It’s down to Flair, Ripley and Belair now.
Flair smiles as she looks around the ring. Belair also sees what’s happened. All three Superstars get to their feet as the crowd cheers them on. They meet in the middle of the ring and start brawling. Flair gets double teamed and beat down. Flair fights them off with a kick and a forearm. Flair launches Belair over her head. Flair points up at the WrestleMania 37 sign while staring at Ripley. They brawl now. Flair and Ripley trade counters at the ropes. Flair drops Ripley. Flair charges with a big boot but Ripley ducks and sends her to the apron but she hangs on. Ripley runs into a boot. Belair runs with a cartwheel and stuns Flair on the apron. Belair and Ripley knock Flair off for the elimination with a double team.
Belair is taunting Flair now. Ripley comes from behind and dumps her over the top. They both end up hanging on trying to prevent their feet from touching. They pull back up and are sitting on the apron now, staring at each other. Ripley tells Belair to calm down and not do anything stupid. They slowly crawl back into the ring and start brawling into the corner. They both avoid eliminations. Belair fights back in from the apron now. They both meet in the middle of the ring and drive each other face-first into the mat with handfuls of hair. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now.
They both get up and continue brawling. Ripley with a kick to the head. Ripely has Belair on her shoulders but she fights off. Belair goes for a Glam Slam but Ripley sends her into the ropes. More big power moves and counters now. The Riptide and KOD are blocked. They tangle some more and Belair knocks Ripley over the top rope for the win.
Winner: Bianca Belair
– After the match, the music hits as Belair gets emotional and begins celebrating. We go to replays. Charly Caruso enters the ring for an interview. Belair is emotional now. She’s been telling everyone but now she showed everyone and she’s going to be The EST at WrestleMania. She gives a shout-out to her parents and husband Montez Ford, and says she did it. The music starts back up and Belair continues the celebration as Tom confirms that she is going to WrestleMania 37. An emotional Belair poses in the corner and points up at the WrestleMania 37 sign as the fireworks go off.
– Tonight’s Progressive Match Flo replay from last week shows us how Bianca Belair defeated Bayley in her own Ultimate Athlete Obstacle Course Challenge, and then how Bayley attacked her after. Kayla Braxton is backstage with Bayley now. Braxton brings up Belair’s win last week and Bayley cuts her off, saying she’s better than that. Bayley reminds us how the segment ended. Bayley watched Belair’s WWE Chronicle episode and goes on about being proud of her for that. Bayley says what stuck out the most is how Belair has run away from all her problems throughout her life, but she’s not running from this, she’s not winning at the Rumble, and she’s not winning tonight. Bayley says Belair can crawl back into the dark-EST hole of her life after Bayley beats her again tonight.
Bianca Belair vs. Bayley
We go back to the ring and out comes Bianca Belair swinging her hair. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bayley is in the ring staring Belair down. Belair taunts her. The bell rings and they lock up, then break as Belair taunts Bayley. Bayley kicks Belair and goes to work on her arm now. Belair slams Bayley. They have some words as Bayley regroups. Bayley goes behind and takes Belair back down, working on her arm and punching away.
Belair counters with a suplex in the middle of the ring. Bayley kicks out at 2. The referee backs Belair off Bayley from the corner as Bayley talks some trash. They go to lock up again but Bayley kicks her leg and unloads while she’s down. Bayley slams Belair back to the mat. Bayley with a sliding clothesline for a close 2 count. Bayley kicks Belair in the face and drops her wit an arm bar for another pin attempt. Bayley grabs Belair’s hair and taunts her with it. Belair drops Bayley with a right hand. Belair unloads on Bayley while she’s down now, punching and stomping away.
Belair counters out of the corner and drives Bayley back into the turnbuckles. Belair keeps control and beats Bayley to the apron. Belair charges but Bayley pulls her into a kick to the injured arm. Belair charges with a dropkick and a kip up for a pop. Belair with a standing moonsault to the back for a close 2 count as Bayley gets her foot on the bottom rope. Bayley rolls to the floor in pain as the referee counts. Belair taunts her from the ring as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Belair catches Bayley in mid-air, driving her into the corner. Belair goes for a powerbomb but drops Bayley back on her face for another 2 count. Belair with a running thrust in the corner and more thrusts. Belair runs into knees in the corner. Bayley drops Belair by her arm from the second rope for a 2 count.
Belair counters with a roll-up but Bayley drives a knee to the jaw for a close 2 count. Bayley keeps Belair down and works on the arm some more. More back and forth between the two for a few minutes.. Belair gets the pin to win with the KOD.
Winner: Bianca Belair
– After the match, Belair celebrates as her music hits. We go to replays. Belair joins Kayla on the ramp for an interview as Bayley recovers in the ring. Belair talks about proving herself and beating Bayley after everything that has happened. Bayley seethes in the ring. Belair calls this the biggest win of her career as the crowd pops. Belair says the only thing that will top Bayley is her winning the Women’s Rumble Match and then challenging for the title at WrestleMania 37. The music starts back up as Belair celebrates.
We see crew members setting up for Bayley’s Ultimate Athlete Obstacle Course Challenge.
– Back from the break and Michael Cole is on the stage with a large tire. He’s here to host Bayley’s Ultimate Athlete Obstacle Course Challenge. Cole introduces Bianca Belair first, and out she comes. Bayley is out next. Cole is dismissed as Bayley takes over the mic.
Bayley goes over the course. The 400 pound tire is first, then hurdles, then military walls around ringside, with a rope on the last wall. Then she got some expert advice from Alpha Academy. Chad Gable is at ringside to put them through a fireman’s carry. After that, they must grab a basketball to put it through the hoop positioned back near the bottom of the ramp, and that will stop the timer.
Bayley is up first. The referee oversees things as Bayley starts off by flipping the tire. She then hops over the mini-hurdles at ringside. Bayley takes her time with the different-sized military walls but runs around them instead, cheating. She then scoops Gable on her shoulders after some guidance from Gable. She walks a few feet and drops him. Bayley then shoots the basketball and the timer stops at 1:12.
Belair is ready. Bayley stops her and calls on the crew to “EST” the course up. Crew members switch out some of the obstacles for harder versions and Bayley says this was all for Belair. She flips the tire and then leaps over normal-sized hurdles that were brought in. Belair leaps over the walls and then stops at Gable. Gable tells her to meet her next challenge. Otis appears from under the ring. Belair must carry Otis on her shoulders instead of Gable. Belair scoops him off the steel steps and runs with him, with ease. Belair grabs the basketball. Bayley tries to play defense but Belair shakes her and dunks the ball for a pop with 17 seconds to go. Belair is announced as the winner and Bayley isn’t happy. Belair’s music hits but Bayley turns back around and throws the ball at her. Bayley unloads at ringside now, beating Belair back down as fans boo her. Bayley sends Belair into the hoop and it falls over. Bayley walks up the ramp as the boos get louder. The referee checks on Belair.
We go back to the ring and the announcers introduce the newest talk show segment – “Ding Dong, Hello!” Bayley steps through a front door prop in the middle of the ring as fans boo her. She has a chair and end table, and a stool for her guest. Bayley welcomes us and brags about how her show already has more views than the rest of the division.
Bayley goes on and introduces her guest, Bianca Belair. Belair is directed to go to the other side of the door. Bayley tells her to ring the bell and the loud door bell rings once again. Belair comes in and takes a seat in Bayley’s chair. Bayley points out how that’s her chair but Belair won’t give it up, complimenting her on how comfortable it is. Cole mentions how both Superstars will be in the Royal Rumble. Bayley plugs Belair’s upcoming WWE Chronicle documentary on the WWE Network. She has a sneak peek and yells for the footage to be rolled but instead we see a clip of Bayley pinning Belair last month. Bayley apologizes and says it’s time to get to the hard hitting questions.
Bayley asks about the “EST” nickname. Belair explains and Bayley says it sounds like the nickname is based on everything Belair did before she got to WWE. Belair can’t believe Bayley is getting upset over her confidence and nickname. Bayley says based on what Belair is saying, Bayley should be called the best because she recently pinned Belair. Belair isn’t happy. She says Bayley can take her show, go put on her dusty gear and they can have a rematch now. Bayley proposes an obstacle course competition for next week, the Ultimate Athlete Obstacle Course. Belair laugh and accepts the challenge. Belair says Bayley has some “EST” in herself too, but there’s no way she can beat Belair. Now “Ding Dong” that, Belair says. Belair dances and taunts Bayley as her music starts up.