The music hits and out comes Sasha Banks with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley to start the show. They look ready to talk trash to the crowd but there is no crowd. They laugh some as they walk down the ramp and take the mics. They stop in front of Cole and Triple H at the announce table. They talk about how they decided to kick off the show and it doesn’t matter how big the crowd is because it’s still their house.
Bayley asks Triple H where Paige is. Cole says Paige is having travel issues. Banks and Bayley can’t believe it. Triple H jokes about being sick of excuses. Banks and Bayley go on about Paige being jealous, just like every other woman in WWE. The music interrupts and out comes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross.
Bliss and Cross talk about how they’ve been looking for WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane, and might have to go to RAW, but they’re also tired of Banks and Bayley. They go on and are ready for a match if Banks and Bayley are. The two sides have words. Bayley calls Cross a “little idiot” and calls for a referee.
Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
The bell rings as Nikki Cross starts off with Bayley, going back and forth. Bayley gets double teamed early on. Alexa Bliss goes to the top after dropping Bayley in the corner with a slap.
Sasha Banks runs over on the outside and pulls Bayley to safety. Cross runs over and nails a crossbody off the steel ring steps, taking Banks down on the floor in front of Cole and Triple H. Bliss kicks Bayley from the ring, sending her face-first into the announce table. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bliss gets double teamed in the corner. Cole and Triple H joke around on commentary and explain to the viewers again about the Performance Center. Bliss gets rolled up but fights back. Bliss counters a side slam and takes Banks down. Banks sends Bliss face-first into the turnbuckles and then delivers the running knees for a 2 count. Bayley ends up coming in and taking over on Bliss, beating her around the ring. Banks connects with a cheap shot at one point from the apron as Bayley distracts the referee. Cross tries to rally from the apron.
Another tag between Banks and Bayley as Bliss tries to fight back and rolls Bayley up. Triple H jokes about Cross rallying for an empty arena again. Banks comes back in and shuts Bliss down. Banks with a suplex in the middle of the ring. Banks grounds Bliss again now as Triple H and Cole continue to joke around, this time about Mauro Ranallo.
Bliss continues to get double teamed for a few more minutes. She finally mounts some offense and makes a hot tag to Cross. Cross unloads on Banks and nails a bulldog. Cross and Banks trade counters and pin attempts now. Cross with a backslide for another 2 count. All four get involved now. Bliss returns to the apron after leaving Banks and Bayley laying.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Asuka suddenly appears at ringside and takes Bliss down on the floor. This leads to Banks applying the Banks Statement on Cross for the submission win.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
After the match, Asuka taunts Bliss and Cross from the ramp. Triple H jokes about Asuka running in through the crowd. Banks’ music hits as she heads to the corner to pose for the crowd that isn’t there.
We go right to the ring for “A Moment of Bliss” as Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross welcome us. Greg Hamilton introduces Cross as Alexa’s best friend. Bliss welcomes us and fans pop. She says they continue to celebrate the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame Class on the Road to WrestleMania 36.
Bliss and Cross show graphics for 2020 inductees The Bella Twins, Batista and JBL. Bliss also sends a warning to WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors and tells them to stop hiding out on RAW, come face them. Bliss goes on and introduces 2020 WWE Hall of Famers the nWo – Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean “X-Pac” Waltman. Out they come to a pop, wearing nWo t-shirts and using the signature music. Cole mentions how Hulk Hogan is also in the group for the induction this year.
Cross marks out for the nWo and takes a selfie with them. Bliss goes on and brings up how they once feuded with WWE Universal Champion Bill Goldberg. Some fans chant for Goldberg. Nash mentions talking to Roman Reigns earlier this week and jokes about using a caddie prod to beat him at WrestleMania 36. Cross, Bliss and the nWo continue their discussion until the music interrupts. Out comes Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro.
Sami speaks on the way to the ring and mentions how they will win the WWE Intercontinental Title from Braun Strowman at Elimination Chamber on Sunday. Sami ends up taking a shot at Waltman, saying he carried the bags for Hall and Nash for years. Waltman stands up and asks Sami what’s up. Nash picks on how Sami looks. Sami says they could drop the nWo in seconds. Nash says they couldn’t touch the nWo on their best day. Waltman says on any day. The nWo stands up and faces off with Cesaro, Zayn and Nakamura now. Bliss and Cross watch as fans chant for a fight. Sami backs down and says the nWo just wants the rub from them, and that’s not going to happen because they are focused on destroying Braun. Sami and his crew are outside of the ring now. The music hits and out comes Strowman to a big pop.
Cesaro runs up the ramp and attacks Braun on the stage. Strowman fights back and launches Cesaro into the LED screens. Nakamura runs up now but Strowman headbutts him, then launches him into the barrier. Braun stares Sami down now. Sami runs back into the ring but falls down in front of Waltman. Sami is trapped now as Braun enters the ring. Braun approaches but Sami puts Bliss in front of him. Fans boo. Cole calls Sami a coward. Sami escapes to the floor. Braun throws a chair at him and it just misses. Braun tosses more furniture out as Sami, Cesaro and Nakamura look on. Braun takes the mic and promises that all three will get these hands on Sunday. The nWo joins Braun at the mic as he says it will be “too sweet!” this Sunday. The nWo music hits to end the segment.
Still to come, The Bella Twins will be on “A Moment of Bliss” with Alexa Bliss. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Alexa Bliss for the latest edition of her “A Moment of Bliss” segment. She welcomes us to a special Hall of Fame edition of her show.
Bliss goes over the names announced for the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame Class so far – Batista and the nWo. She then announces The Bella Twins for the Hall of Fame. She brings out Nikki Bella and Brie Bella, who are both pregnant. Fans cheer them on as Bliss congratulates them. Nikki talks about how grateful they are and says they wouldn’t be where they are and would not have broken the barriers they did over the years if it weren’t for their Bella Army. Brie agrees and gives praise to the women’s division for how they continue to raise the bar. Brie also mentions how grateful they are. They bring up their pregnancies and how they’re a week and a half apart. Brie says with that and Nikki’s engagement, the Hall of Fame induction is just the cherry on top of a great year. They go on and thank the fans some more, and say they better see the Bella Army in Tampa for the induction ceremony. The music hits and they celebrate some until Daniel Bryan’s music hits. Bryan comes out with their daughter Birdie. He greets The Bellas and hands the kid over to his wife. Bryan heads to the ring as a “Yes!” chant starts up. Back to commercial.
We go to the stage for a special Valentine’s Day edition of “A Moment of Bliss” with Alexa Bliss and co-host Nikki Cross.
Bliss welcomes us to the first “Moment of Bliss” of 2020. Cross wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. Cross wants to talk about celebrity crushes and tells Bliss to go first. Bliss asks if she should say it, should she reveal hers. Cross interrupts and says it’s Brad Pitt. Bliss hesitates but then agrees, you’re right. They go on and Bliss introduces her guest for tonight. Out comes the #1 contender Carmella.
Bliss congratulates Carmella and says some people say the victory last week was surprising because we haven’t heard a lot from Carmella lately. Carmella loves surprises and will surprise everyone when she takes the title from Bayley later tonight. They bring up Carmella’s former friendship with Bayley and we see photos of them together. Carmella blames the end of their friendship on Sasha Banks. She goes on about how Bayley has changed for the wore since Banks came back. Bliss brings up her friendship with Cross but the music interrupts and out comes the SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Bayley says Carmella is nauseating. Bayley says this isn’t about Banks, it’s about Carmella. She says they were friends, not best friends but friends going back to NXT. Bayley goes on and calls Carmella a loser, adding that she is the most dominant champion we’ve seen. Bliss interrupts but Bayley mocks her and brings up their recent matches. Fans continue to boo Bayley. Bayley says nobody can touch her. Carmella gets up and gets in Bayley’s face. Carmella says let’s fight right here and now. Fans pop as she drops the mic and heads to the ring. Bayley watches from the stage and seems worried. She hesitates before walking to the ring.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are backstage talking about tonight’s Fatal 4 Way for a future title shot. Bliss teases that she has something “twisted” up her sleeve.
#1 Contender’s Fatal 4 Way: Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella vs. Dana Brooke vs. Naomi
We go to the ring for tonight’s Fatal 4 Way main event. Carmella, Dana Brooke and Alexa Bliss are already out. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley is at ringside talking trash. The winner of this match will earn a title shot. Naomi is out next with her glow entrance.
The bell rings and they all go at it with several pin attempts and counters. Bliss slaps Carmella after Brooke dropkicks Naomi. More back and forth between everyone. Naomi ends up hitting a big corkscrew plancha to take everyone else down on the floor.
Bayley stands over them and raises her title. Fans boo. Naomi brawls with Bayley but Bayley gets the upperhand. Bayley launches Naomi into the steel ring steps and stands tall as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and everyone is still going at it in the ring. The pin attempts and counters continue for a few minutes. Bliss slaps and drops Carmella with a right hand, then drops knees on her. Brooke rocks Bliss and nails a powerbomb for a 2 count as Carmella makes the save. Carmella unloads on Brooke in the corner now. Carmella does the moonwalk for a pop. Carmella with the Bronco Buster. Naomi comes in to take Carmella down. Naomi with the split-legged moonsault but Brooke breaks the pin up.
Brooke and Naomi tangle now. Naomi with a big Stunner. Bliss breaks the pin up with a dropkick. Bliss works Naomi over in the corner now. Naomi counters out of nowhere and rolls Bliss for a close 2 count. Naomi slams Bliss and drops a leg for a 2 count. Bayley looks concerned at ringside now as Naomi keeps control of Bliss. Naomi takes Bliss to the top and they trade shots. Bliss shoves Naomi to the mat and comes down for a 2 count.
Bliss works Naomi over and shows a little bit of frustration. Bliss drops Naomi and runs in with a slap to the face for a 2 count. Bliss has a few words for the referee. Naomi with a big elbow to the jaw. Brooke and Carmella are back in now. Naomi launches Bliss into Carmella and she goes down. Naomi slams Brooke from the apron. Naomi with a split-legged leg drop on Brooke for a 2 count. Naomi tosses Brooke out to the floor. Bliss sends Naomi into the middle turnbuckle. Bliss takes Naomi down in the corner a few more times. Bliss goes to the top to a mixed reaction. Bliss goes for Twisted Bliss but Naomi gets her knees up.
Naomi gets right up and hits a Rear View on Bliss. Carmella breaks it up and delivers two straight superkicks to Naomi. Carmella covers for the pin to win the title shot.
Winner and New #1 Contender: Carmella
After the match, Carmella’s music hits but Bayley immediately rushes the ring and puts Carmella down face-first into the mat, from behind. Bayley retreats to the stage as Carmella recovers. There’s no word on when Carmella will get her title shot. We go to replays. SmackDown on FOX goes off the air with Bayley clutching her title on the ramp as Carmella stares back at her from the ring.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose
We go back to the ring as Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss make their way out. The winners of this match will become the new #1 contenders to WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane, The Kabuki Warriors. We go to another break.
Back from the break and Cole plugs the NFL’s Super Bowl LIV and shows us highlights from WWE’s Halftime Heat in 1999. We go back to the ring as Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville come out. The bell rings as Rose and Deville attack Bliss and Cross in the corner as they’re talking. Cross ends up trapping Deville in the apron on the outside, beating her up. Bliss comes over and rocks Deville. Rose nails Bliss on the floor and Deville sends Bliss into the announce table. Deville brings Bliss in the ring and works her over as the referee backs her off, warning her and checking on Bliss as she holds her neck. The bell finally rings.
Deville goes right for a 2 count on Bliss. Deville with knees to Bliss while she’s down. Rose tags in and stomps on Bliss in the corner. Fans try to rally for Bliss but in comes Deville on another tag. Deville controls Bliss and grounds her. More back and forth between the two sides now. Cross breaks up Rose’s 2 count on Bliss. Rose takes Bliss back to the corner and beats her down. Deville and Rose with more quick tags. Bliss finally drops Deville with a big strike. Cross reaches for a tag as Bliss slowly crawls. Rose tags in and goes for Bliss but gets sent into the bottom turnbuckle.
Bliss finally tags in Cross. Cross unloads on Rose with clotheslines, then knocks Deville off the apron for a pop. Cross splashes Rose int he corner and hits the running bulldog. Cole now said the winners “may” earn a future title shot from Sane and Asuka. Cross screams some more and runs wild, going to the top. Cross nails a crossbody to Rose for a 2 count as Deville breaks it up with a running knee. Bliss runs in and drops Deville with a right hand.
Rose turns it around on Cross and drops her. Cross comes back with a neckbreaker. Bliss tags in and goes to the top as fans cheer her on. Bliss nails Twisted Bliss on Rose for the pin to win.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
After the match, the announcers are giving mixed signals on if Cross and Bliss have earned a title shot or not. The music hits as they celebrate and we get replays.
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
Back from a break and we go to ringside with Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler. It’s time for the 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match. Mike Rome goes over the rules. Out first comes Alexa Bliss at #1. Out next comes NXT’s Bianca Belair.
The bell rings and Belair tries for an early elimination. Belair takes Bliss to the corner and hits a big shoulder thrust. Belair takes Bliss to the top and works her over. Bliss knocks Belair back to the mat and unloads with strikes, then a dropkick for a pop. Belair taunts Bliss. Belair misses a clothesline and ends up hitting a backbreaker on Bliss. Belair with a moonsault as the timer counts down. The #3 spot goes to Molly Holly.
Molly is her “Mighty” gimmick tonight and almost eliminates Belair. Molly with a double clothesline. Holly goes to the top and nails a double crossbody for a pop. Molly stands tall and poses for a pop. Fans chant “you still got it!” now. Nikki Cross is out next at #4 as Bliss smiles. Cross runs to the ring and unloads on Belair and Holly. Belair and Holly end up getting the best of Cross and Bliss. Belair with a KOD to Cross, on top of Bliss. Belair and Holly work to dump Bliss and Cross now. Cross dropkicks Holly. Bliss with a Destroyer to Belair. All four end up down now. The #5 spot goes to Lana as fans boo her entrance.
Lana calls for her music to be cut. She calls herself the greatest “WW” Superstar. She goes on talking trash to the fans and about how she will win for her new husband Bobby Lashley. Lana enters the ring and tries to dump Holly. Lana goes to work on Belair next as the timer counts down. The #6 spot goes to Mercedes Martinez of NXT. Martinez hits the ring and levels Holly with a big boot. Martinez slams Cross next. Bliss attacks but Martinez slams her face-first. Martinez sends Lana to the apron and they tangle. The next person out is Liv Morgan. Liv runs to the ring and eliminates Lana immediately. Fans pop. Lana throws a fit at ringside, yelling at the referee about how she won’t leave. Liv laughs. Liv turns around to Mercedes. Mercedes sends her to the apron but Liv fights her off. Lana eliminates Liv and fans boo. Liv and Lana brawl at ringside now. Referees finally break them up.
Mandy Rose is out next. Cross tells Rose to bring it. She charges and Rose drops her with a shoulder. Rose sends Cross to the apron but she fights back in. Bliss works on Belair. Cross tackles Rose and unloads on her. The #9 spot goes to Candice LeRae from NXT. LeRae hits the ring and unloads. LeRae hits a moonsault on Cross. Belair eliminates Holly. Bliss attacks and Rose gets sent out but she lands on top of Otis, who was under the ring hiding. Rose smiles and thanks him, then goes back in the ring to unload on Bliss. Rose works on Bliss now. The #10 spot goes to Sonya Deville. Deville drops LeRae, then Belair, then Cross. Deville with a big knee to Cross. Deville sends Cross to the apron and she hangs on. Otis is still at ringside dancing around. Deville and Rose work on LeRae. Martinez works on Cross. Belair and Bliss trade shots. Deville fights Martinez off now. Bliss and Cross double team Belair. Deville and Martinez continue trading shots in the middle of the ring. Rose and Deville double team Martinez now. Otis is annoying the announcers. Rose and Deville double team Martinez and eliminate her. The #11 spot goes to WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Kairi Sane. Sane flies off the top with her umbrella, staring the others down and taunting Bliss and Cross, using the umbrella for mind games. She takes them both down with a Spear. Deville attacks Sane but Sane gets the upperhand. Sane unloads on Rose now.
Sane with shots to Belair and LeRae next. Mia Yim is out next at #12. Yim with a leaping neckbreaker to Rose and Eat Defeat to Cross. Yim tries to dump Cross but she hangs on. Belair goes to work on Bliss. Sane tries to eliminate LeRae. Belair presses Bliss high in the air but Cross saves her. Belair sends Cross to the apron and rocks her. Bliss saves her. Belair eliminates Cross using Bliss’ legs. Belair tries to eliminate Bliss but she fights back in. Deville accidentally sends Rose out but Otis catches her. Belair knocks Deville into Otis and Rose, eliminating both Deville and Rose. Fans boo.
Dana Brooke is out at #13. Brooke hits the ring and drops Yim, then LeRae. Brooke goes to the top and hits a big senton on Yim. Brooke continues unloading on some of the NXT Superstars. Yim unloads on Brooke and kicks her to the mat. Belair rocks LeRae while she’s on top. Belair presses LeRae high in the air and tosses her out, eliminating her. Belair has tied the Women’s Rumble record for eliminations. Sane goes to the top and Bliss knocks her off. Sane has been eliminated. Yim works on eliminating Bliss now. Tamina Snuka is out at #14.
Tamina hits the ring and runs wild on everyone. Belair and Tamina face off in the middle of the ring, talking trash. They start brawling. Belair eliminates Snuka. Belair has a new record. Bliss drops Belair with a big kick. Dakota Kai is out next. Kai hits the ring but Dana beats her down. Kai unloads on Dana and they go at it. Yim attacks Bliss. Kai with a running kick to Brooke. Bliss eliminates Yim. Belair works on Bliss in the corner now. The #16 spot goes to Chelsea Green, who is accompanied out by Robert Stone of The Robert Stone Brand. Green heads to the ring by herself. Green eliminates Kai. Bliss eliminates Green. Belair eliminates Brooke to end the quick sequence. Bliss and Belair go at it as they are the only ones in the ring now. Bliss goes for Twisted Bliss but Belair gets her knees up. Belair sends Bliss to the ropes but they both tumble to the apron. They trade shots on the apron now. Belair grabs the hair of Belair. Belair eliminates Bliss and is the only one left in the match. Some fan boo. Belair has 8 eliminations now.
Charlotte Flair is out next as Belair tries to recover. They brawl until Naomi comes out to make her return for a big pop. Naomi goes right to work and has a stalemate with Flair. WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix is out at #19. Beth and Flair go right at it. Beth drops Naomi next and goes back to work on Flair. Naomi swings but Beth counters and tries to dump her out. Naomi fights Flair and Beth from the apron, springboarding in and taking both down. Flair works on Naomi as Beth and Belair go at it. The #20 spot goes to Toni Storm. Storm comes in with shots to the others, rocking Flair into the corner. Flair fights back and out. Flair with chops to Storm. Naomi kicks Flair. Belair goes to the top but Flair kicks her off and eliminates her. Flair shows off and Belair isn’t happy.
Kelly Kelly is out at #21. Kelly hits the ring to a pop and takes out Storm, and others. Kelly rubs her backside in Storm’s face. Flair drops Kelly. Beth tries to eliminate Flair but she hangs on. Beth looks to be biting Flair’s hand but she’s still hanging on. Kelly works on Storm as Naomi watches. The #22 spot goes to Sarah Logan. Logan hits the ring as Flair suplexes Beth. Logan unloads on Flair in the corner. Beth grabs Logan and sends her to the apron. Logan fights Storm and Beth off. Flair eliminates Logan. Kelly tries to dump Flair. Flair sends Kelly to the apron. Flair eliminates Kelly. Beth is triple-teamed now. The next spot goes to Natalya at #23. Natalya hits the ring with clotheslines for everyone. Xia Li is out at #24. Li unloads on Beth and drops her, then Storm. Flair kicks Li and shows off. Flair scoops Li but she slides out. Li drops Flair with a big kick. Li tries to dump Flair but Flair drops her into the turnbuckle. Flair scoops Li. Beth tries to dump Storm. Natalya works on Naomi. The #25 spot goes to Zelina Vega.
Vega hits the ring and goes at it with Beth, sending her down. Vega works on Storm now. Flair is triple-teamed in the corner but she hangs on. Naomi saves Flair and hits Beth from behind. The #26 spot goes to Shotzi Blackheart. Shotzi goes at it with Storm, dropping her with a kick to the head. Beth and Natalya send Naomi to the apron but she hangs on. Naomi is sent down the steel steps but she leaps to the barrier, keeping her feet from touching the floor as fans cheer her on. Naomi hangs on to the barrier as the WWE Network freezes. Naomi is still hanging on as the referee checks her out. Naomi pulls herself to the barrier and fans cheer her on as she stays in the match. Naomi makes her way to the Spanish announce table, stopping to size things up. Carmella is out next at #27. Naomi is still thinking about how she will get back in the ring. Carmella spins Natalya around with the scissors and takes her down. Carmella unloads on Natalya in the corner now, and Beth. Naomi has jumped to the other announce table now. Flair with a Natural Selection to Carmella. Naomi and Beth double team Flair with a Glam Slam. Beth is bleeding from the back of her head it looks like, pretty badly. Flair is sent through the ropes by Beth and Natalya, but she’s still in the match. Tegan Nox is out next at #28.
Nox unloads and nails Beth and Natalya in the corner. Nox eats a Glam Slam in the middle of the ring. The blood continues to turn Beth’s hair red. Storm fights off Phoenix. Santina Marella is out next, the “sister” of Santino Marella. Santina hits the ring and Beth stares her down. Marella talks trash to Beth and shows off. Marella turns around to Natalya on the other side now. Marella takes out The Cobra but they’re not afraid. Santina eliminates himself. The #30 spot goes to Shayna Baszler for a pop.
Baszler easily tosses Flair, Li and Nox. Shotzi attacks Shayna but gets eliminated. Baszler also eliminates Vega. Naomi is using the top of the announce table to build a bridge back to the ring steps. She makes it back. Shayna eliminates Carmella and then Storm. Naomi comes off the top and goes at it with Baszler. Baszler eliminates Naomi with ease and gets some boos. Natalya and Beth with a big Hart Attack to Baszler. Beth turns on Natalya and eliminates her to a big pop. Baszler works on Beth now. Flair runs in the ring and is still legal apparently. She tries to eliminate Baszler and Beth but can’t. Flair and Baszler stare each other down. Beth is dumped by Baszler. Baszler and Flair go at it. Flair hangs on. Flair eliminates Baszler to win the match and earn the WrestleMania 36 title shot.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Flair celebrates and poses as the music hits. The pyro hits. Charly Caruso enters with a mic and interviews Flair. She talks about winning and says this is her division.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Back from the break and out comes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. We see highlights from Bliss’ win over Sonya Deville last week, which involved Otis and Mandy Rose distracting at ringside. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are out next as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Cole shows us footage from earlier today with Rose apologizing to Deville for what happened last week. Deville says it’s nothing, it’s stupid and she should not have asked Rose to get Otis involved.
The match begins but the backstage women’s brawl from before immediately spills out into the ring. The referee calls the match as the big brawl continues with Lacey Evans and Bayley in the ring. Officials try to break things up as Cole hypes Evans vs. Bayley at the Royal Rumble for the title.