Sasha Banks w/ Bayley vs. Nikki Cross w/ Alexa Bliss
We go back to the ring and out comes Sasha Banks with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley at her side. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Nikki Cross with Alexa Bliss. The bell rings and Cross chases Banks into the corner. Cross is distracted by Bayley as she stops to scream at her. The referee restores order and they lock up to get things going again. Banks takes it to the corner and unloads with punches. Banks comes back and goes to punch but stops and slaps Cross. Banks shows off some and Cross explodes out of the corner to unload with offense.
Cross keeps the offense going and takes Banks back down, then hits a basement dropkick. Banks goes to the floor to re-group with Bayley. Banks returns to the ring before she’s counted out, and immediately drops Cross on her head. Banks mounts Cross with strikes, then shows off to a mixed reaction. Cross blocks a suplex and rolls Banks for a 2 count. Cross with an arm drag into an arm bar. Cross keeps Banks grounded as the referee checks on her. More back and forth but Cross takes Banks down once again and keeps her there, working on the arm. Cross with a crucifix for a 2 count as Bliss looks on. They tangle on the mat some more as Cross covers for another 2 count. Cross once again takes Banks down by her arm and keeps her there.
Banks fights up and out with knees to the gut. They run the ropes and Cross nails a crossbody for a 2 count. Banks goes back to the floor for a breather but Cross stays on her, jumping on her back and applying a Sleeper hold on the outside. Banks jumps back and slams Cross on the floor, breaking the hold. Banks laughs as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Cross continues to work on the arm as Banks has her down. They tangle and Cross rolls Banks for a 2 count. More back and forth. Banks rocks Cross in the corner with a forearm and delivers the double knees. Cross gets her boot up just in time to catch Banks on the way down. Banks with a knee to the face in the corner. Banks tries again and this time hits the double knees for a 2 count. Banks keeps control and applies a submission in the middle of the ring now.
Cross catches Banks in the corner and begins to mount offense for a comeback. Cross hits a running bulldog but Banks kicks out at 2. Banks catches Cross in the corner by her leg and Cross gets her leg hung up on the rope as she sells the leg injury as the referee checks on her. Banks comes back in and delivers running knees in the corner for a 2 count. Banks keeps control, focusing on the leg and knee now as she keeps Cross grounded.
More back and forth now. Cross resists an attack while she’s down, then sends Banks face-first into the ring post and the corner. Cross kicks Banks in the face and sends her back to the floor next to Bayley. Cross runs the apron and leaps out on Banks, taking her back down on the floor. Cross is fired up now as Bayley watches. Cross brings Banks back into the ring and drops her over the second rope. Cross drops Banks by her neck and covers for a 2 count. Cross sells the leg injury but keeps control. Banks kicks her down and flies in with a kick to the side of the face. Cross kicks out at 2 and Banks can’t believe it. Banks with another running dropkick, to the ribs this time, sending Cross out of the ring. Banks goes for a baseball slide but Cross traps her in the apron cover and unloads with forearms as fans pop.
Cross removes Banks from the apron cover and brings her back in. Cross goes to the second rope but Banks runs over. Cross goes for the tornado DDT but it’s blocked. Cross blocks the Backstabber and drops Banks with a swinging neckbreaker. Bayley jumps on the apron to distract Cross but Bliss pulls her down and sends her into the timekeeper’s area for another pop. Cross goes back to the top and hits the crossbody on Banks, but Banks rolls through into the Bank Statement. Banks keeps the hold locked in and Cross eventually taps out.
Winner: Sasha Banks
After the match, Banks stands tall as her music hits. Bliss tries to enter the ring to help Cross but Banks attacks her. Banks applies the Bank Statement on Bliss and kicks her out of the ring. Banks’ music starts back up as she heads to the back with Bayley.