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Three Women’s Matches will be featured on tonight’s WWE TLC.

During tonight’s kick-off show, Sasha Banks takes on Alicia Fox.

Read WWE.com’s preview below:

“Following the all-out bedlam that she caused on Monday Night Raw, Alicia Fox will now go one-on-one against Sasha Banks as part of WWE TLC Kickoff tonight.

Amidst the high-stakes competition of the volatile Raw Women’s division, the pressure is always at the boiling point. However, shortly after Sasha scored a submission victory over Fox on Monday Night Raw, the defeated Superstar absolutely snapped. Not only did she attack The Boss backstage, but she also shoved a referee to the ground. Because of her actions, she was fined an undisclosed amount of money for putting her hands on an official.

Alicia would soon find out, though, that there will be a much higher price to pay for her outburst this Sunday when she squares off against an irate Banks, hungry for payback.”

Tonight’s TLC PPV will also see Asuka make her main roster debut in a match against Emma:

“Asuka’s highly anticipated main roster debut will finally occur at WWE TLC when she collides with the nefarious Emma.

Since the undefeated Asuka voluntarily surrendered her NXT Title to explore other opportunities, the WWE Universe has been on pins and needles to find out what will happen when The Empress of Tomorrow finally comes to the Team Red Women’s division. Her dynamic style took the NXT Universe by storm, and she certainly has plans to make the same impact on Raw. Is anyone on the red brand capable of stopping Asuka from achieving that destiny?

While Asuka is a threat to turn Raw upside down, any Superstar who combats her will have an opportunity to etch her name into the history books as the first to deal a loss to The Empress of Tomorrow.

Seeing as how Emma is always hungry for the WWE Universe to give her a chance, perhaps it was fate that she seized the moment and defeated Bayley, Sasha Banks, Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox in a Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match to earn the right to be Asuka’s first opponent. And now that she has fought her way into one of the biggest matches of her career, will she be able to capitalize?”

And the Raw Women’s Title will be on the line as Alexa Bliss defends Championship against Mickie James:

“Mickie James will have the opportunity to reclaim her former glory and capture her seventh Women’s Title when she steps into the squared circle against the very formidable Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss at WWE TLC tonight.

Ironically, when Mickie returned to WWE this past January, it was to help Alexa retain the gold when she was part of SmackDown LIVE. However, the reemerging Superstar quickly learned what so many ladies have found out the hard way: The “goddess of WWE” only has one loyal friend where the title is concerned: herself. While that approach might not seem so nice, you can’t argue with the results of a proven winning strategy.

However, after retaining her Raw Women’s Title in a Fatal 5-Way Match in September at WWE No Mercy, Alexa once again drew the ire of the celebrated competitor when she made the mistake of bad-mouthing Mickie on a post pay-per-view edition of Raw Talk. Dismissing Mickie as being an “old lady” the following week on Raw, her words were met with a pair of slaps and a fierce kick that sent Little Miss Bliss tumbling out of the ring.

Following some backstage antics at her expense one week later, Mickie went on to fight a tough battle against Alexa’s on again/off again best friend, Nia Jax. When Alexa got involved, Mickie walked away with the victory by disqualification.

In the aftermath, Mickie’s impressive victory over Nia as well as her decorated history led Raw General Manager Kurt Angle to award the former champion a title match tonight.

Like her or hate her, outspoken four-time Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss can back up every word she says in the ring. However, does Mickie James still have what it takes to overcome the crafty champion and reclaim her spot at the top of the mountain?”

Tune in to TLC and the kickoff show on the WWE Network.

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