Before the main event at TLC yesterday started, Raw Women’s champion Ronda Rousey proclaimed that payback is a bitch, and she’s the biggest one on the planet.
That was a hint of what’s to come later in the night as Rousey, who had problems with both Lynch and Flair over the past month, went for her revenge and eventually cost both the title, helping Asuka score her first Smackdown Women’s title.
As the main event was nearing its end, both Charlotte and Becky were on the top of a ladder trading blows. Out came Rousey, walking with a purpose. She stepped in the ring, walked underneath the other nearby ladder, looked up, and tipped over the ladder which had Charlotte and Becky, who both came crashing down. Asuka, who had been on the mat next to the other ladder, slowly climbed up and with no one fighting her off, she clinched the Smackdown Women’s title.
Rousey received a beating from Lynch on the Raw before the Survivor Series but eventually Lynch had to be taken out of the match because of a concussion and a broken nose. Her replacement, Charlotte, left quite a few marks on Rousey at the pay-per-view, beating the Raw Women’s champion with a kendo stick into oblivion.