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WWE Evolution results, live streaming match coverage: Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella

WWE Evolution is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Oct. 28, 2018) from the NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York at 7:00 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event. will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, match-by-match coverage of Evolution below, beginning with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.

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Ronda Rousey def. Nikki Bella
Becky Lynch def. Charlotte Flair
Shayna Baszler def. Kairi Sane
Sasha Banks & Bayley & Natalya def. The Riott Squad
Toni Storm def. Io Shirai
Nia Jax wins the Historic Women’s Battle Royal
Trish Stratus & Lita def. Alicia Fox & Mickie James


I remember when you were hopeful, never thought your life would be lived inside a coffin with a moral sacrifice and a million social obligations, labels and expectations. When you were young and a modern seventeen, in vogue and vague pursuit of a cosmopolitan dream, but me, I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show, folks.

The pre-show opens with Renee Young welcoming us and introducing her all-female panel, consisting today of Paige and Beth Phoenix.

We go backstage where Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks are interviewed and talk about how amazing having an all-women pay-per-view is, their experience wrestling in Abu Dhabi, and making history. Back to the panel for video package and discussion of Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair, for which Michael Cole joins the panel. Next they run the card down in short to shill for the WWE Network before tossing to another interview.

This time it’s Trish Stratus, who talks about how this is everything they were working for in the beginning and this is full circle for her, seeing as she debuted in this very building. She talks about coming out of retirement to tag with longtime rival Lita and how excited she is to have that energy and excitement from their history together.

Carmella joins the panel to talk about that match and making history and then segue into the Natalya/Bayley/Sasha vs. Riott Squad trios match. Backstage again, Nattie is interviewed and talks about how they’ve got some tricks up their sleeve to put the Riott Squad in their place. Back to the panel, R-Truth rolls up and says he’s got breaking news after talking to Paige in the back, despite that she’s been on the panel the entire time.

He says he’s going to be in the battle royal and looks forward to winning it and wrestling Carmella for the title. She lets him down gently on both fronts and asks for his support. He says he’ll be there and... DANCE BREAK! An ad reel for a movie entitled Nobody’s Fool follows, featuring a bit of promotion for Nikki Bella vs. Ronda Rousey.

A video package for the Mae Young Classic finals follows, complete with obligatory panel discussion. We go backstage where Maria Menounos is interviewed about how historic tonight is. Back to the panel and we get our obligatory video package putting Stephanie McMahon over for inventing the concept of women (just in time for me, no less, thanks!) and recapping the announcement of this show.

Eve Torres joins the panel! She talks about how things were in her time with WWE and how excited she is for the show tonight, especially our two main roster title matches. Beth Phoenix takes a moment to put over all the men who fought for WWE’s women to be able to progress to the point we’re currently at, calling Fit Finlay by name.

Stephanie McMahon, inventor of women, is interviewed backstage. She says this has taken every woman who ever stepped into a wrestling ring and every fan that demanded more from WWE in terms of their treatment of WWE’s women before moving on to talking about how Triple H’s work with the women of NXT set the ball rolling and how she wants folks to get blown away by tonight’s show and demand more.

The next topic of panel discussion is the battle royal before we go backstage with Nia Jax and her aunt, Ata Jackson, for an interview. Jax says she’s ready for her match and it’s amazing that she gets to share this moment with her aunt. Ata says she’s excited to be here and see all the barriers knocked down, and Nia says the women of WWE will do whatever they want next.

Panel discussion for the NXT Women’s Championship match follows, and we go backstage to interview Ronda Rousey. She talks about wanting her daughters to deal with less bullshit than she has and how she’s trying her best to beat the path down a little bit more before talking about her match tonight and how she’s going to make sure Nikki Bella leaves the ring looking different than she walked in.

Video package for the Raw Women’s Championship match follows, with panel discussion after. The panel runs the card down one last time and that’s it for the pre-show.

The main show begins with a video package about the WWE women’s revolution.

In the arena, we get a live music introduction from Nita Strauss and Lzzy Hale, playing a heretofore unheard theme song for tonight’s show.

Alexa Bliss makes her entrance and cuts a promo, saying it’s way past Trish and Lita’s bed time, so she needs them to really focus as she introduces the true pioneers of the women’s evolution, Alicia Fox and Mickie James.

Alicia Fox & Mickie James vs. Lita & Trish Stratus

James and Lita to start, collar and elbow, Lita backing her into the corner and throwing a punch after Mickie shoves her away on the break. Off the ropes, flying headscissors, a shove, back roll into mounted punches but James cuts her off with a knee and makes the tag. Fox blocks the DDT but gets hip tossed into the ring and bieled into the corner. Charging lariat, whip across, hip toss for Mickie, stacked up in the corner and she tags Stratus in... POETRY IN MOTION!

Trish lines Alicia up, judo throw, collar and elbow, shift to a hammerlock, reversed, flying snapmare to counter! Foxy charges in, gets snapmared again, and Stratus wants James! Tag made and the atmosphere is electric for old rivals to meet! Jawing, Mickie pokes her in the chest and that begets a slugfest! Whip reversed, Trish with a Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches!

Boot connects, James up top, grabs the handspring, jockeying for position, slugging it out up top... AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER FROM STRATUS! The heels regroup on the floor, babyfaces off the ropes... no dive when the heels run away! Deciding discretion is the better part of valor, they go to leave but Lita and Trish follow and we have a brawl on the floor!

Back in, Lita draws James up and a malfunction at the junction leads to Fox kicking her partner in the face! Down and out, Lita up top... ALEXA BLISS CUTS HER OFF! Alicia in control, tag to Mickie, putting boots to her in the corner, folling up with a reverse chinlock but Lita throws her off. Knee to the face to block the tag, clear the apron, Stratus gets in the ring and we get a nearfall off a neckbreaker.

Tag back to Alicia, northern lights suplex into the bridge... NO GOOD! Reverse chinlock, Lita fights to her feet and out with elbows, floats over... inverted DDT! Both women down and out, crawling, reaching... TAGS MADE! Trish with right hands, flying mare, another one, off the ropes for the thrust spinebuster... only a nearfall! Chops follow, James on the back foot, stumbling into the corner but she gets a boot up and a schoolboy for two of her own.

Lining her up, front kick, DDT blocked, headlock, Stratusfaction... FOX BREAKS IT UP! Twist of Fate to Alicia, Lita heads up top... MOONSAULT! Trish lines her up...

Lita & Trish Stratus win by pinfall with the Chick Kick from Stratus on Mickie James.

A house ad for WWE 2K19 follows.

The Bella Twins are interviewed backstage. Brie says Nikki did nothing wrong and Ronda moved first, but tonight is about celebrating the women’s evolution, so tonight they’re celebrating the one, the only, Ronda Rousey’s mother. When you think about it, she’s overcome so much adversity every time her daughter breaks her word, so tonight they’re naming her an honorary member of the Bella Army.

Ronda says she’s gonna end her, well she’s Nikki Bella, she’s fearless and the only thing ending tonight is Rousey’s title reign.

We get a video package of stars past and present talking about how things have changed for women in WWE.

The Iconic Duo get some promo time during their entrance, expressing their disgust over how people from here in Long Island sound and pledge to send everyone in the match back to obscurity.

Historic Women’s Battle Royal

Everybody gangs up on Billie Kay and Peyton Royce and eliminate them immediately! The legends then find themselves surrounded by the current women’s roster and we’ve got all-out chaos! Breaking down into the usual intermittent struggle, Alundra Blayze fighting with Tamina, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville eliminate Molly Holly! Focus on Kelly Kelly next and they eliminate her too before high fiving!

Working Torrie Wilson over now, but she fights back and gets Deville on the apron. Rose gets her onto the apron as well, Torrie fighting hard but Mandy knocks her to the floor with that knee strike! ROSE ELIMINATES DEVILLE! Sonya takes her anger out on Wilson as Rose goes to work on Lana. Nia Jax dumps Blayze! Maria Kanellis trying to eliminate Nia, she fends Tamina off and hits a Bronco Buster on Snuka!

Jax with a fireman’s carry, setting Maria on the apron and she eliminates her with a headbutt! Zelina with double knees on Tamina, drawing her up, but she gets laid out with a superkick! Snuka and Jax staring each other down and they decide to clear house on everybody else before going back to each other! Lana gets between them, leg kicks to no effect and she’s knocked back with a double headbutt and eliminated!

Nia scoops Tamina up and slams her! Naomi and Asuka with the double suplex attempt, Dana Brooke comes in, Michelle McCool, Ember Moon, Tamina, Mandy Rose... huge tandem suplex on almost everybody left! Carmella slips back in and calls for it... DANCE BREAK! Ivory joins the fun but Mandy takes advantage and dumps her to the apron ohly for Mella to eliminate her!

Brooke with a handspring elbow on Moon, kick to the midsection, looking to suplex her out but Ember reverses and eliminates her! McCool catches a Frankensteiner attempt from Carmella, sets her up top and lets her drop when Moon comes over and she counters Eclipse with a boot to the face! But when she goes for Faith Breaker, she gets back body dropped to the apron and eliminated with a superkick!

Asuka and Naomi team up on Tamina, Codebreaker into a dropkick and we’re feeling the glow... but Naomi gets back body dropped and eliminated! Ivory with a facebuster for Asuka, double axehandle, Moon with La Mistica to Jax! Carmella goes for a tilt-a-whirl headscissor on Ember and it goes awry but she gets most of the impact somehow! Back body drop and an elbow end the Princess of Staten Island, however!

Snuka beating on Ivory, setting her up top but she avoids being eliminated until Asuka dragon screws her over the middle rope and hits the running hip attack! Asuka faces off with Moon and they slug it out, Alarm Clock knee, Asuka in control but the hip attack gets sidestepped! Superkick, and she dumps the Empress of Tomorrow to the floor! Tamina lying in wait... Ember blocks the superkick!

Off the ropes, caught... BLACK HOLE SLAM! But Nia pulls her off, so Snuka lays her out with a superkick! Back to Moon, stop the charge, roll away, basement dropkick for Jax, she’s got Tamina staggered... ECLIPSE! She dumps Snuka to the floor! It’s down to Moon and Jax, Nia biels her across the damn ring but Ember is able to recover and try to dump her. Nia reverses, Moon lands on her feet on the apron, staggers her with a shot, front chancery, dragging Jax over the top rope... ZELINA VEGA IS STILL LEGAL AND DUMPS THEM BOTH TO THE APRON! She celebrates like she’s already won but turns right around to see Nia in her face! She’s on her back with a sleeper but Jax reverses, military press... DROP TO THE FLOOR!

Moon’s still in it, dropkick, lariats, staggering the bigger woman, off the ropes and she’s caught by the chokebomb! Nia drags her over...

Nia Jax wins, last eliminating Ember Moon to become #1 conteder to the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.

Ata Johnson is show in the crowd after her niece’s victory.

Nia is interviewed in the ring. Emotional, she talks about how much this means and says now her mind is on the Raw Women’s Championship and she’s one step closer to regaining it. Asked who she’d rather face for the title, she says she wishes the best of luck to both of them and says whoever wins needs to enjoy the moment because it won’t last long.

We get a video package for the Girl Up campaign.

A number of this year’s MYC competitors are shown seated at ringside for this one.

Io Shirai vs. Toni Storm (2018 Mae Young Classic Finals)

Collar and elbow, Storm with a side headlock, Shirai reverses with a foot to the pit of the knee, Toni reverses to a wristlock. Io reverses right back, Storm gets a side headlock takeover and blocks the headscissors counter once before the second try takes root. Floating over, handstand escape and she offers a handshake that Shirai accepts. Back to the lockup, a wristlock, Io reverses, top wristlock, reversed again to a hammerlock!

Immediate reversal back to a wristlock, Toni works her way out of it and throws a slap rush into a rolling solebutt and follows it up with a basement dropkick for two! Drawing Shirai up, uppercuts and forearms, whip across, Io ducks a lariat, handspring into a dropkick and she kips up! Fired up, giant step into a handspring knee gets Shirai two!

Transition right into a Rings of Saturn, Storm fighting but she can’t break free so she’s forced to reach for the ropes with her feet... and she gets a break! Up and over the charge, duck a lariat and she plants Io with a German suplex! Running hip attack in the corner, pop to the apron and up top but Shirai joins her and springboard dropkicks her to the floor!

Io charges in... ORIHARA MOONSAULT! Toni recovers, climbs up on the apron, underhooks, Shirai blocks, jockeying for position and Storm headbutts her... GERMAN SUPLEX ON THE APRON! Io clutching her neck on the floor as referee Jessika Carr counts but she makes it back in and Storm covers her for a nearfall. Pulling her out of the ropes, Toni lays forearms in but Shirai blocks and returns her own!

Forearms on forearms, Storm down to her knees and Io draws her back up for the Shotei! Off the ropes, desperation lariat, underhooks, Storm Zero... NOT ENOUGH! Shirai to the apron, Toni drawing her up but Io gets a Stunner over the middle rope! Back in, off the ropes, Tiger feint kick connects! Shirai with a slingshot sunset flip... SO CLOSE! Storm down and out in the corner, Io hits the double knees!


Toni Storm wins by pinfall with Storm Zero, winning the 2018 Mae Young Classic.

Storm and Shirai share a moment after the match.

Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Sara “Sara Del Rey” Amato are in the ring to congratulate our winner and present both women with flowers.

We get the wonderful juxtaposition of a house ad for Crown Jewel and another video package of stars talking about how things have changed for women in WWE over the years.

Finn Balor is shown in the front row holding a “Hugger section” sign.

Boss and Hug Connection (Bayley & Sasha Banks) & Natalya vs. Riott Squad (Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott, & Sarah Logan)

Morgan and Natalya to start, collar and elbow, into the corner, Liv with a chop on the break and she seeks solace in the ropes when Nattie comes charging in after her! Mat slam, off the ropes, stop short, pop down to meet Neidhart and she gets slapped in the face! Tag to Banks... HART ATTACK! Logan tags in, dropkick connects, primal scream, the Boss gets back up, overhand chop, step-up arm drag out of the corner and a dropkick are all good for two!

Tag to Bayley, double-teams into the Stunner over the middle rope, chasing after her, dropkick through the corner of the ring! Ruby Riott running interference and when the Hugger goes for the dropkick again Logan crushes her against the post with a baseball slide! Cover made, only two and a tag to Morgan. She grabs a grounded cobra twist, Bayley fights out with forearms but gets backed into the corner.

Tag to Logan, cutthroat backbreaker into the grounded cobra clutch! Riott tags in finally, quick tag right back to Sarah and a catapult into a forearm strike for two! Smashing her face into the turnbuckles, putting boots to her, but Bayley counters a charge into a flapjack into the turnbuckles! A second, the path is clear, crawling, Sarah cuts her off, whip reversed and reversed again and the Hugger clears the apron!

Ruby trips her up, tag made, Bayely fires up, sliding lariat, and the match breaks down before she can make the tag! Morgan drags her over, Riott tags back in, double whip gets a kick to the face, boots up, elbow up, fending them off, Hot Shot for Liv, crawling, reaching, Ruby grabs her, Bayley kicks her off, tag made! Sasha in hot, dropkick, catch the boot, hard kick to the chest, into the corner, back body drop to the apron gets a knee to the face!

Up top... METEORA FOR TWO! Jockeying for position, Bank Statement denied so she gets a crucifix pin, knee strike, Ruby returns a kick to the face, O’Connor roll but a blind tag, lungblower connects, Bayley-to-Belly... LIV KNOCKS BANKS INTO BAYLEY TO BREAK IT UP! Logan tags in, the Boss clears the apron and hits Meteora, fired up, feeling it, off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO FALLS SHORT AND THE RIOTT SQUAD THROW HER INTO THE BARRICADE!

Back in, Sarah gets a nearfall, electric chair, Morgan up top... BULLDOG DOOMSDAY DEVICE! Assisted senton from Ruby, Nattie makes the save and gets dumped to the floor. Logan stomping away, tag back to Liv, enzuigiri connects, tag to Riott, up top but Bayley covers her friend... DIVING SENTON ONTO BOTH OF THEM BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH! Banks ducks the enzuigiri, quick tag, rolls away from the senton.. tag to Neidhart!

In hot, German suplex, wheelbarrow facebuster, slamming Riott onto Logan, picking the legs... DOUBLE SHARPSHOOTER! MORGAN BREAKS IT UP AND GETS TWO! Pressing the attack, lying in wait, Nattie catches her, tag to Bayley, powerbomb, diving elbow, Banks got the blind tag, up top... FROG SPLASH! IT’S OVER!

Boss and Hug Connection & Natalya win by pinfall with a frog splash from Sasha Banks on Liv Morgan.

Another video package of past and stars talking about how different things are for women in WWE now.

A bunch of NXT women are shown in the front row.

Kairi Sane (c) vs. Shayna Baszler (NXT Women’s Championship)

Baszler probing kicks, Sane with a waistlock, break, collar and elbow, struggle into the corner and referee Jessika Carr calls for the break. Shayna breaks mostly clean but kicks Kairi’s leg out from under her and taunts her. Sidestep the charge, Sane returns the favor! Drop toehold into an axe kick, Baszler dodges, fast-paced jockeying for position and the Queen of Spades gets a sleeper hold!

Off the ropes, wheelbarrow Stunner from the champion, Sliding D and a double stomp on the apron and a huge slap on the floor! Charging in, Baszler with a boot up, putting her into the steel steps! Back in, capitalizing, Karelin lift gets two! Jim Breaks Special, manipulating the arm, setting up the slingshot stomp to the bicep! Double wristlock applied, keeping the pressure on, but Sane reverses to a pin for two!

Charging in, caught right into a kneeling armbar, Shayna rotating around her to torque it on before snapping it back... SHE’S BROKEN HER ARM! Kicking away at the arm some more, a defiant Kairi rises and returns forearms with the good arm! Off the ropes, trading charging shots, Baszler runs into a spinning backfist and both women are down and out!

Cloverleaf applied, Sane can’t keep the pressure up with her bad arm and Shayna kicks her in the arm! Hammerlock, Kairi manages to fight out, palm strikes in the corner, Jessika Carr has to back her off! Whip reversed, Sane hard out of the corner with a spear! Charging in, a shoulder thrust, off the ropes with a flipping neckbreaker... NO GOOD! Alabama Slam follows, but Baszler gets up top first... AND HANGS HER OFF THE TOP BY HER ARM IN A TOP WRISTLOCK!

Looking for the Kirifuda Driver, reversed into a DDT, Sane heads up top but Shayna rolls to the floor... DIVING CROSSBODY TO THE FLOOR! Kairi back body drops her into the NXT stars in the front row! Primal scream, Jessamyn Duke grabs Sane and earns a spinning backfist for her trouble! Back inside, Kairi positions her, heading up top but Marina Shafir is on the apron!

Sane backfists her as well but she’s distracted and Baszler has the Kirifuda Clutch in! Sane reverses to a pin... NO! O’Connor roll, Kairi goes into a forearm from Duke on the kickout and Shayna has the Kirifuda Clutch on in the middle of the ring! Flagging but not failing, shaking, reaching... IT’S OVER!

Shayna Baszler wins by referee stoppage with the Kirifuda Clutch to win the NXT Women’s Championship.

Baszler, Shafir, and Duke celebrate Shayna’s victory as referee Jessika Carr tends to Kairi Sane.

Another video package about how things have changed over the years for women in WWE follows.

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship Last Woman Standing Match)

Flair ducks a lariat, Lynch ducks a kick, a chop, but a shove connects and Becky jaws and gets dropped with a chop right after! Getting in referee Mike Chioda’s face, landing on her feet off a slam, she drops Charlotte and demands he count, but she kips up at two! Double leg, upkick escapes, pass aside and a flying forearm lays the challenger out again!

Off the ropes, leg drop, mocking strut, elbow drop, the turning leg drop and again Chioda counts. Up at four, uppercuts beget a neckbreaker, whip reversed, Flair Flip, shoulder block, up top, Lynch cuts her off with a forearm and hits a press slam! Exploder suplex follows, slinging Charlotte out of the corner but a diving forearm comes up empty and Flair hits a boot!

Becky up at four, she bounces Flair off the turnbuckles before throwing her to the floor, whereupon Lynch gets a kendo stick out from under the ring and wails on Charlotte with it! Walking her around the ringside area, welting her back up, Flair catches a shot but gets kicked to the floor and her face smashed into the apron! Becky again thinking about plunder, getting a chair this time.

They both throw chair after chair into the ring and Flair escalates by getting a table but Lynch clips her with a forearm off the steel steps before she can get it set up! Becky laid out in return, up at five and she cuts Charlotte off with the table almost set up by cracking a chair over her back! Back inside, Lynch biels her into the loose pile of chairs before engaging in some extreme feng shui and stacking them to her liking.

Exploder suplex blocked with elbows... CHARLOTTE BACK SUPLEXES HER INTO THE PILE OF STEEL CHAIRS! Flair rolls to the floor and pulls another table out from under the ring and sets it up in the ring... PUMPHANDLE URANAGE INTO THE STEEL CHAIRS FROM THE CHAMP! Setting Flair up on the table, she recovers and turns it around, laying forearms in, headed up top... MOONSAULT ONTO THE TABLE BUT IT DOES NOT BREAK!

Setting Becky on the table again, Charlotte heads back up top... SENTON ATOMICO THROUGH THE TABLE! BOTH WOMEN DOWN AND OUT, REFEREE MIKE CHIODA COUNTS... IT AIN’T OVER! We’ve got a ladder in the ring, Lynch knocks it over and drags it into the middle of the ring... BODY SLAM ONTO THE LADDER! Charlotte back into it, chop block and a leg pick, threading Becky’s leg through the folded ladder... DEATHLOCK WITH THE LADDER AND A STOMP TO THE KNEE!

More stomps to the knee... FIGURE FOUR ON THE LADDER! BRIDGING BACK AND LYNCH IS TAPPING TO NO AVAIL! BECKY GRABS A CHAIR AND HAMMERS FLAIR WITH IT TO ESCAPE! Lynch to the floor, Flair breaks the count and heads out after her. Becky puts her into the steps, stumbling, the damage to her legs clearly taking its toll as she screams at Charlotte to stay down.

Throwing Flair into the post, Chioda resumes his count and Lynch decides discretion is the better part of valor and grabs her title belt and starts walking! Charlotte charges after her, deep in the crowd, throwing chops, back to the ringside area, dismantling the German announce table, she smashes the champ head-first into the English desk a few times before setting the ladder up in front of the German desk.

Lynch smashes her in the head with the title belt and sets her up on the German announce table, climbing the ladder... DIVING LEG DROP THROUGH THE GERMAN ANNOUNCE TABLE! Both women recovered, Lynch clobbers her with a kick and rains punches down! Covering her in office chairs, absolutely burying the Queen beneath them, adding a shattered portion of the broken table from the ring and finally Chioda counts!

Flair barely stirring at eight, on her knees at nine... SHE’S UP! SHE’S GOT THE KENDO STICK AND IS WAILING ON BECKY WITH IT! Spear connects, Charlotte rights the table on the floor and smashes Becky’s face into it before setting her up atop it. Becky recovers, joins her in the corner, jockeying for position... AWESOME BOMB FROM THE TOP THROUGH THE DAMN TABLE!

On her knees at eight but she can’t get to her feet...

Becky Lynch wins, retaining the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship.

Lynch celebrates with her title as referees tend to Flair.

Commentary shills for the WWE Network by running down the card for Crown Jewel, because after a match as good as that last one, it’s good to be reminded of the moral quandary that’s inherent to enjoying WWE.

Nikki Bella vs. Ronda Rousey (c) (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)

Rousey right in with a takedown and shoving Bella back to her feet, toying with her. Collar and elbow, another judo throw, looking to go right for the armbar before jawing at Nikki and telling her to fight. Catching her on the mat, toying with Bella yet more before letting her go. A frustrated Nikki kicks the turnbuckles and consults her sister before charging right into another judo throw!

To the floor, Brie runs interference and Nikki puts Ronda into the post! Drawing her up, distracting referee Rod Zapata and Brie puts her into the post this time! Back in, cover gets one, and she applies a reverse chinlock to grind Rousey down. Dumping her to the floor, following after, smashing her face into the apron and then throwing her into the barricade!

Back inside, figure four headscissors applied, wrenching it in and doing push-ups as Ronda struggles! Escaping, backing off, Rousey’s visibly shocked but has the wherewithal to get a kick off before Brie gets a cheap shot in! Nikki smashes the champ face-first into the turnbuckles and then the post, and the cover’s only good for two! Cobra twist applied, grinding her fist into Ronda’s ribs as she tries to fight out of it!

Rousey claws at her grip but Bella won’t break, so she resorts to prying at her leg and destabilizing her. On the mat, posting to her feet, finally she throws Nikki aside! Charging in, back elbow up, springboard roundhouse kick... NO GOOD! Shoulder thrusts follow with Ronda in the corner, setting her up top, climbing after, jockeying for position, Brie runs interference again... DIVING ELBOW DROP BUT NOBODY’S HOME!

Both women down and out, Nikki clutching her neck, back in, chest kick caught, leg pick, roll through, fireman’s carry, grabbing Brie too over referee Rod Zapata’s objections... DOUBLE SWINGING DEATH VALLEY DRIVER! Kicking Nikki into the corner, waiting for her to rise, flurry of punches into a monkey flip and mounted forearms! Back to her feet, judo throws, Bella begs off in the corner but Ronda decks her anyway!

Hooking her... CAPTURE SUPLEX! Nikki decides discretion is the better part of valor but Rousey drags her back in! Brie with a right hand, Ronda blocks the second... AND JUDOS HER RIGHT OVER THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Back in, Nikki’s ready, Alabama Slam... STILL NO! Sidestep the charge, the champ takes the post hard, fireman’s carry, Rack Attack 2.0... ROUSEY KICKS OUT!

Bella getting in Zapata’s face, visibly frustrated she pops up to the second for her sister’s trademark Brie Mode dropkick but Ronda cuts her off! AVALANCHE ARMBAR TAKEDOWN! FALLING BACK INTO IT ALL THE WAY... IT’S OVER!

Ronda Rousey wins by submission with the cross armbar, retaining the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.

Rousey celebrates with the title while the Bella skulk off up the ramp.

Nia Jax is shown watching on a monitor backstage.

The women of WWE empty onto the stage to celebrate with the champion.

That’s the show, folks.

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