5-on-5 Women’s War Games Match: Team Bianca (RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Mia Yim, Becky Lynch) vs. Team Damage CTRL (Bayley, Nikki Cross, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY, Rhea Ripley)
We go right to the ring for tonight’s opener as Becky Lynch comes out to a big pop while Samantha Irvin does the introductions. Lynch poses on the stage to wait for her Team Belair partners to come out. The two smaller cages are on the stage with referees standing by. Alexa Bliss is out next to a pop. She joins Lynch in the smaller cage. Out next comes Asuka to a pop. She joins Belair and Lynch. “Michin” Mia Yim is out next and she joins her teammates in the cage. RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is out last to a pop. She heads to the War Games cage to start the match. Rhea Ripley is out first for Team Damage CTRL. She taunts the others and stares down at Belair, then enters the smaller cage. Nikki Cross is out next. She climbs the smaller cage to wait up top instead of joining Ripley inside. Ripley does pull-ups inside the cage and Cross changes her mind, coming down off the cage to join Ripley inside. Bayley and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY are out next, representing Damage CTRL. Kai heads down the ramp to meet Belair inside the cage.
The cage door is closed and the bell hits as Kai and Belair star each other down. The 5 minute timer begins. They lock up and tangle to the corner. Belair tosses Kai across the ring, then kicks her. Belair goes for a powerbomb but Kai slides out. Belair dropkicks her and kips-up for a pop. Kai drops Belair over the top rope.
Belair quickly turns it back around. Kai tries to roll Belair up from the corner but it’s blocked. Belair drops Kai with a shoulder. Kai fights off Belair’s shoulders, and tries to use her hair but it’s blocked. Belair sends Kai into the steel cage wall but Kai blocks it. They run the ropes and Belair nails a backbreaker. Kai goes for a running kick against thee cage but Belair moves her face. Kai puts a boot to Belair’s face in the corner now. Kai mocks Belair and plays to the crowd for boos. Kai works Belair around the ring now. Belair goes between the two rings and Kai kicks her into the main ring.
Kai follows but runs into a back elbow, then a boot. Belair with a vertical suplex in the middle of the ring but they’re both down. They start trading strikes as the timer hits 1:00. Belair uses her hair as a whip but Kai dodges it. Kai with a Scorpion Kick. They both go down and Belair kips-up for a pop. Belair sends Kai into the cage steel a few times now.Belair powerbombs Kai into the cage wall now. The timer goes off and SKY runs down to enter the cage.
SKY charges and dropkicks Belair for a pop as we count down from 3:00 now. Belair and SKY tangle. SKY with a flying scissors from the top to send Belair flying. Belair is cornered in the middle now. She fights Kai off but SKY hits a flying crossbody to send Belair into Kai’s ring. The champs take turns on Belair in the corner now. They double team Belair now. SKY goes for the handstand into the double knees in the corner but she botches the handstand and some fans boo. She hits the knees anyway. Belair counters a double suplex and hits one of her own.
SKY with a missile dropkick from the top rope. SKY stomps away on Belair to keep her down now. The champs launch Belair into the cage wall and she goes back down. The timer counts down and Asuka rushes the ring to join Belair now. The 3:00 timer starts up as Asuka unloads on Kai, hitting a German suplex.
Asuka and SKY face off now. They start brawling now. SKY with a knee to the gut. Asuka with a Hip Attack. sky ducks a clothesline but Asuka hits the GTS, then a series of kicks, an overhead chop and a leg sweep, then the running knee for a big pop. Asuka goes to the top but Kai meets her there from the other ring. Asuka kicks Kai but falls to the apron. Belair and Asuka double team Kai now as Belair joins the action. Belair presses Kai into the steel cage. Asuka with a missile dropkick to SKY.
Asuka and Belair celebrate to a pop. Belair with another suplex to Kai as SKY and Asuka trade strikes. The timer counts down and Cross rushes the ring next. She grabs a kendo stick to a pop. Cross slides the stick in, and more kendo sticks, and a trash can lid, and another lid. Asuka comes over but Cross slams the door into her head. Cross throws more trash can lids and kendo sticks in as fans chant for a table. Cross finally enters and jabs Belair with a lid, then smashes her with it. Cross decks Belair in the corner, then nails a big tornado DDT from the top. Cross with a Michinoku Driver to Asuka. Cross slaps Asuka and Belair with her jacket over and over.
Cross runs wild and shakes the cage as we count down from 1:00 now. Cross goes back to smashes Belair with a trash can lid. Cross rakes at Belair’s face now, then chokes her with a kendo stick from behind. The timer counts down and the next Superstar in is Bliss. She rushes down and dropkicks Kai while she was holding a trash can lid. Bliss unloads on Cross now and dropkicks her. Bliss and Asuka double team SKY. Asuka with a bulldog to a trash can lid on SKY. Bliss sends Cross into the trash can lid with a hurricanrana.
Cross climbs up while SKY and Kai beat Belair with kendo sticks. Bliss and Asuka now beat the champs with kendo sticks. Cross laughs while sitting on top of the cage. Belair uses her hair as a weapon now. Cross leaps from the top with a big crossbody to take out everyone else down below. Cross sits up and laughs. The timer counts own and here comes Bayley to mostly boos. Bayley grabs a ladder from under the ring and fans cheer. Bayley brings the ladder in and Kai helps her. Asuka and Bliss double team Cross. Bayley grabs a second ladder and slides it in with Kai’s help. Fans chant for tables and Bayley gives them what they want to a big pop.
Bayley slides the table in and the door is finally shut at 1:30. Bayley launches Belair back into the corner on a trash can lid. Kai and Bayley bring a table in in between the two rings, using it to pin Belair against the cage. They work her over while she’s trapped. All of Damage CTRL are on their feet now while the babyfaces are down. SKY with a big assisted moonsault to Bliss. Bayley with a suplex to Asuka. Bayley and SKY launch Kai’s double stomp to Asuka while she’s down. Belair is still trapped and they work her over. The timer counts down and here comes Yim. Yim goes under the ring for a trash can. She grabs another and tosses it in but it falls back out. She throws it in and grabs another trash can while Bayley stomps on Asuka.
Yim comes in swinging trash cans at her opponents. Yim slams Cross face-first, then fights off SKY with a trash can lid in the throat. Yim with kicks to Kai’s face. Yim plants Kai face-first into a trash can lid. Cross jumps on Yim’s back now. Yim can’t get her off to break the Sleeper. She finally slams Cross. Yim with a Spear from one ring to the other to take Bayley down. Blair is standing a table up but Bayley decks her from behind. Belair and Bayley go at it. Kai and Yim go at it. Bliss and Cross trade shots up top in the corner. SKY and Asuka also fight up top. Belair with a superplex to Bayley, Yim with a superplex to Kai on a trash can lid, Asuka with a big German suplex to SKY. Everyone is down as the timer counts now. Ripley rushes down and decks Bliss with a big right.
Ripley with headbutts and strikes to the other opponents. Ripley with a German suplex to Belair. She takes Bliss out of the air and drops her. Ripley calmly works over her opponents while her partners regroup. Ripley keeps Asuka down as Cross goes to the top rope and bounces around while laughing. Ripley with the Prism to Asuka while SKY runs the ropes several times to gain momentum, then basement dropkicks Asuka while she’s still in the hold. Cross is still up top laughing. We see Lynch pacing in her cage. Yim drops Ripley in the corner with a trash can, then smashes it into her with a cannonball. Yim goes for a Spear from ring to ring but Bayley catches her, allowing SKY to unload with trash can lid shots.
The timer goes off and here comes Lynch to a big pop. The bell rings and War Games has officially started, according to Samantha Irvin. Lynch starts decking her opponents. Lynch kicks Kai away as she charges with a trash can lid, then kicks a trash can lid into the face of Cross. Lynch with kicks to SKY. Cross hits SKY with a trash can when Lynch side-steps. Lynch places a trash can over SKY’s head, then slams Cross into it. Lynch with a top rope leg drop onto thee trash can over SKY’s head.
Lynch keeps calling Bayley a bitch, telling her to bring it. They start brawling in the middle of the second ring now as some of the others watch. Lynch kicks Bayley down, then stomps away. Ripley and Lynch face off now to a pop. Ripley blocks a punch, taunts Lynch, then blocks another. Ripley with a big headbutt. Lynch is scooped for Riptide but she’s saved. Bayley decks Lynch and Ripley hits Riptide but Asuka breaks the pin up at 2. Bliss and Cross brawl in between the rings now. Asuka and Lynch double team Ripley. Asuka sprays her with the mist and Lynch follows up with a DDT. Bayley decks Asuka. Bayley slams Asuka into the top turnbuckle. Lynch rolls Bayley for 2.
Bayley turns Lynch upside down in the corner, and yells at her. Bayley stomps on Lynch while she’s upside down. Bayley man-handles Lynch in between the rings now, and drives her face-first into the steel plate with a Rose Plant. Asuka breaks the pin up at 2. SKY fights Asuka off. SKY and Cross double team her now. SKY escapes Belair and goes to the top but Asuka climbs up from behind. Asuka tries for a super German but Bayley and Kai save her with trash can lid shots. Yim and Bliss come save Asuka now.Everyone is up in this corner now. Cross brings Belair down with a kendo stick. They all start falling from the top with different moves. SKY climbs to the very top of the cage. She stands tall and poses for a pop, then hits a huge moonsault to Yim and Belair down below. Fans chant “holy shit!” now.
Fans chant “this is awesome!” now while everyone is down. Cross grabs handcuffs and screams in Bliss’ face about how she didn’t forget. Cross cuffs one of Bliss’ arms, then climbs to the top turnbuckle. Cross tries to cuff her to the cage but Bliss is resisting. Bliss ends up cuffing herself to Cross and Cross isn’t happy. Bliss gets Cross on her shoulders, then falls back to the mat but Bliss lands on a trash can. Ripley gets up but Asuka hits her with double knees, mist still on their faces. Ripley catches Asuka in mid-air, then launches her into the cage wall.
Yim and Ripley go at it now. Ripley goes for Riptide but Yim turns it into a Sleeper. Ripley drives Yim back into a ladder in the corner, smashing it. They both land hard. Damage CTRL faces off with Lynch and Belair now in the second ring. They start brawling. Belair slams Bayley on a trash can. Belair fights Kai off, then goes for a KOD but Kai lands on her feet. Lynch with the Man-Handle Slam to Kai. Belair with a KOD to SKY after she avoided the Man-Handle.
Lynch and Belair stand a table up now. Belair places SKY on the table as Lynch climbs to the top of the cage. Belair puts Kai on the table now. Bayley climbs up but Belair pulls her off. Blair with a KOD into the cage wall on Bayley. Lynch is standing tall on top of the cage now. She flies with her leg drop, putting Kai and SKY through the table for the pin to win, making the cover on Kai.
Winners: Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Asuka, Alexa Bliss and Mia Yim
After the match, Lynch’s music hits as she recovers to stand tall. We go to replays. Lynch, Belair, Yim, Asuka and Bliss all celebrate now as fans cheer them on.
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