Absolution technically lost its announced match against Bayley, Sasha Banks and Mickie James by disqualification when Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville joined Banks. That assault took Nia Jax, who knocked out Rose and Deville with a double Samoan Drop, and the rest of the women’s division was screwed into the ring when Paige knocked Nia down with a block. The entry of unprocessed commissioner Stephanie McMahon stopped the cold action just as the fight began to intensify, but no one could have predicted what would happen next.
The arrival of the Commissioner typically precedes some kind of discipline, but had something else in mind for the division: an opportunity. After reminding women of the advances they had made in the last two years and the barriers that continue to break, Stephanie announced that they would make history once again this January with the first Women’s Royal Rumble Match, an announcement that awoke powerful emotions in each superstar. from Sasha Banks to Paige to Mickie James, Alicia Fox and Dana Brooke. Raw can be live at Christmas next week, but this will be a difficult gift for the top.