Last week, Paige made it clear to Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville that their former contingent, Absolution, was officially dead. However, if the picture wasn’t yet clear for Rose and Deville, the SmackDown LIVE General Manager hammered the point home when she informed Deville that she was barred from ringside for Mandy’s matchup against Becky Lynch, who’s been attempting to work her way out of a slump over the past several weeks.
With no Sonya in Rose’s corner, The Irish Lass Kicker fought freely, not having to look over her shoulder for an attack from The Golden Goddess’ running mate. However, in what has to be considered a major upset, Mandy Rose defeated the former SmackDown Women’s Champion in her first match on the blue brand, countering a kick from Lynch into a surprise rollup for the win.
Becky’s slump continued, while Mandy more than proved her mettle on her own.