WWE Smackdown:Ruby Riott def. Naomi
With the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble Match preoccupying every female Superstar on both Raw and SmackDown LIVE, Ruby Riott and Naomi threw down on Team Blue looking to catch a wave of momentum ahead of the groundbreaking match.
With her Riott Squad sisters Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan at her side, Ruby looked for every tactical advantage she could find as the action intensified.
Naomi had to withstand the interference from Morgan and Logan (sending the latter plummeting off the ring apron to the floor), but the distraction allowed Riott to blindside Naomi with a kick to the back of the leg, weakening The Glow and then connecting with the devastating Riott Kick for the win.
After the match, The Riott Squad continued to savagely attack Naomi until SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair bolted to the ring. The Queen made an immediate impact, but The Riott Squad used the numbers game to take The Queen down.
- It looked like another ultra-successful night for The Riott Squad,
- but Carmella, Natalya, Lana & Tamina made their way out to confront Riott, Morgan and Logan.
- With tensions flaring high in the squared circle,
- The Riott Squad opted to hop out of the ring, but Natalya and company would have none of it,
- as the quartet pounced on The Riott Squad at ringside,
- delivering several stinging haymakers and prompting them to flee.
The crazy part? This is just a small sampling of what can be expected come Jan. 28, when the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble goes down on the award-winning WWE Network.