After an emotional weekend that made her a story in Saudi Arabia's first women's match, Natalia returned to team with Charlotte Fleur to fight the women's team champions The Kabuki Warriors.
Babyface overcame the champions early on, but Asuka and Sane took control of the duel by working on Natalia heading for the break. They isolated the Harts Queen from their partner until the well-attached tag to Charlotte returned.
Asuka, opportunistic, disrupted the number of clerks by draping Sain's feet at the bottom of the rope after a Natural Choice, robbing the sensation of victory. This infuriated the second-generation star, who looked away from the proverbial ball, allowing Asuka to hang it in the ropes aimed at the break.
Back from the commercial, Fleur stormed closer and closer to her partner, but Sane snapped it out at the last second and bounced into the corner. The queen finally freed herself long enough to tag Natalia, who broke out into the match, leading the match with the Empress tomorrow.
A German suplex with Asuka takes it down, and Natalia tries to shoot her. Asuka escaped and applied the arbor, then strangled the triangle. Hit the escape and apply Sharpshooter.
Sane interrupted, Flair released her with a copy. Natalia countered again, this time out of Asuka's lock, and backed her opponent to Sharpshooter.
After the match, Lesnar and Heyman returned to the scene of Raw, confronting the comment team. Dio Maddin stood up for Jerry Lawler Lawler and wound up getting the F-5 through the announced mass.
Mysterio finally appears, attacking Lesnar with a bat, aiming his feet before blasting him with his own championship. The master of 61
Flora and Natalia defeat the Kabuki Warriors
It was a really strong match and a great indicator of what these two teams will be capable of if and when they are given a pay-per-view stage to work their magic.
Asuka and Sane grow into a fantastic tandem with great chemistry and solid heel work. The more opportunities they have to work in these lengthy matches, the better they will become.
In Natalia and Fleur the champions have more than credible opponents against whom they can work the kind of match they are capable of. While it might be nice to see an established team take advantage of working with the heels, it is not uncommon for WWE to work this way with respect to its label division.
The events following the match with Mysterio and Lesnar were fantastic and their rivalry was developing into one of the best in the whole company. It's been a long time since Ray was treated as the legitimate main event competitor he is, and booking him to face Lesnar is fantastic to reintroduce him to his role in the company.