WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Asuka and Kairi Sane vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Back from the break and we get a look at how The Kabuki Warriors lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles to Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross at WrestleMania 36 Night One. We go back to the ring and out comes the new champions with their titles, for their first defense. Out next comes Asuka and Kairi Sane. We get formal ring introductions from Greg Hamilton.
Sane starts off and immediately drops Bliss. Sane unloads on Bliss. Asuka tags in for some double teaming in the corner. Asuka keep Bliss down in the corner with a boot. Asuka and Sane with another quick tag and double team. Bliss tries to fight out but they slam her by her hair. Sane poses in the corner as Asuka poses on the corner. Sane goes back to work on Bliss now as the referee warns her.
Sane with a shot to the gut and some mocking. Sane works over Bliss but Bliss covers for 2. Bliss with a big slap in the middle of the ring. Sane fires back and they trade slaps in the ring. Asuka comes in and knocks Cross off the apron. Asuka helps Sane double team Bliss in their corner again. Sane tags back in for double team kicks. Sane with a basement dropkick while Asuka held Bliss. Sane mocks Bliss and covers for 2. Asuka tags back in but Bliss dropkicks Sane back. Asuka checks on Sane on the floor. Bliss kicks Sane back on the floor with a dropkick through the ropes. Asuka with a Hip Attack to Bliss on the floor.
Asuka stands on the announce table and puts on a headset. She rants and screams at nothing. Cross meets her on the announce table and they have words. Bliss pulls Asuka off the table, face-first to the floor. Cross with a crossbody from the announce table, taking Asuka down on the floor. We go to commercial with Cross yelling out and beating her chest.
Back from the break and Asuka has Cross grounded in the ring. Cross tries to fight out. Sane tags in for the double team into the corner. Sane with a 2 count on Cross. Sane kicks Cross around and mocks her. Cross counters and rolls Sane for a 2 count. Sane drops an elbow to the back to prevent a tag. Cross kicks out at 2. Cross mocks Bliss on the apron.
Asuka tags in for more double teaming as they taunt Bliss from across the ring. Asuka runs into an elbow in the corner from Cross. Asuka unloads with knees in the corner now. Asuka charges again but Cross rolls her up for a 2 count. Cross crawls to Bliss but Asuka stops her. Cross blocks a German suplex and hits a German to Asuka. Bliss and Sane tag in at the same time. Bliss unloads with clotheslines and a dropkick after some right hands. Bliss with more offense but she misses a moonsault and Sane hits a Spear. Sane with a close 2 count.
Bliss slaps Sane in the face for a block. Cross tags in for the double team but Asuka runs in and superkicks Bliss. Sane drops Cross with a back-fist. Cross misses Sane in the corner. Asuka tags in and kicks Sane in the back. Asuka goes for a powerbomb to Cross while Sane goes to the top. They hit the tribute to Legion of Doom and Asuka goes right into the Asuka Lock on Cross. Cross turns it into a 2 count. Asuka goes back into the submission but Bliss breaks it up.
Sane yells out in frustration and goes back to the apron. Sane tags in and goes to the top for her signature elbow. Cross moves out of the way and Sane rolls through. Cross knocks Asuka off the apron. Bliss tags in and goes at it with Sane. Bliss drops Sane with the DDT but Asuka pulls Sane to the floor to break the pin. Cross leaps off the apron but Asuka catches her with a knee on the way down. Cross is laid out. Bliss goes to the top and hits Twisted Bliss to take out both challengers on the floor in front of the announcers.
Bliss brings Sane back in the ring. Bliss goes to the top but lands on her feet as Sane moves. Bliss is upset. Bliss and Sane go at it as Cross tags in. Bliss with a big right hand. Cross comes over and grabs Sane for the swinging neckbreaker. Cross covers Sane for the pin to retain.
Winners: Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss
After the match, Bliss’ music hits as the champions celebrate in the middle of the ring. We go to replays. Bliss and Cross pose with the titles in the middle of the ring.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are backstage celebrating. Cross feels unbeatable. Carmella and Dana Brooke appear. Carmella says they didn’t get to compete at WrestleMania 36, so they’re hoping to make up for it by challenging Bliss and Cross for the titles. Bliss feels bad they didn’t get a WrestleMania moment, but there’s a line to challenge them. Dana asks if they’re really unbeatable like she heard them say. Cross and Bliss discuss the match in private. They go back over and accept the challenge. Both teams celebrate and the champions walk off.