Triple Threat for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles: The IIconics vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley
We go to the ring for tonight’s opener and out first comes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. The IIconics are out next, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. We go backstage to Charly Caruso with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. There’s some
The bell rings and Cross, Bayley and Kay start tings off. Cross ends up getting double teamed and dropped in the middle of the ring. Banks comes in for more chaos in the ring. The three teams have a stand off in the middle of the ring now. Banks, Royce and Bliss tie up now. Royce with a roll up on Banks for 2 as Bliss breaks it up. They continue to trade offense before stopping to knock the others off the apron. Another stand off in the middle of the ring. Cross takes Banks to a corner while Royce and Bliss are in another. Cross and Bliss get the upperhand and in comes Cross off a tag.
Royce levels Cross with a kick to the face for a 2 count. Bayley comes in off a tag but the referee didn’t see it. He makes them re-do it. Bayley works over Royce and Cross now. Bayley with shoulder thrusts in the corner. Kay comes in and levels Cross with a big boot for a 2 count as Bayley breaks it up. Kay stomps on Cross and shows frustration.
Kay and Bayley double team Cross until Kay turns on her to boos. Kay swings at Bliss on the apron but misses. Banks runs interference as Bayley rolls Kay for a 2 count after Royce failed to interfere. Bliss gets dropped on the floor. Banks runs in to double team Kay but Cross breaks up Bayley’s pin. More back and forth until all three go down. Bliss tags in and clotheslines over Bayley and Royce, who also tagged in. Bliss unloads on both of them now. Bliss dropkicks Bayley and drops knees on Royce, then takes Bayley down with right hands after mounting her. Banks runs in but Bliss hits a Thesz Press and rights, the same to Royce. Bliss knocks Banks off the apron and then hits a crossbody to Bayley and Royce at the same time. Bliss with kicks to Bayley in the corner.
Banks tags in and unloads on Bliss on the corner. The chaos continues and they all go down on the floor as the fans chant “this is awesome!” now. Royce brings Banks kin. Kay runs in and stops Bayley, then they double team her to send her back out to the floor. The IIconics continue to double team Banks but Cross and Bliss make the save.
Bliss and Cross take control with a double team. Bliss ends up hitting Twisted Bliss on Royce in the middle of the ring. Bliss holds it for the pin but Banks runs in and steals it, covering to retain.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
After the match, Banks and Bayley take their titles to ringside to celebrate as the music hits. They lean up against the announce table and raise their titles as we go to replays. Banks and Bayley continue to taunt the other teams on the way to the back.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Asuka and Kairi Sane
We go to the ring and out first comes Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Michael Cole welcomes us and he’s joined by 2020 WWE Hall of Famer JBL. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Asuka and Kairi Sane are out next.
Asuka and Bliss look to start off but we get some stalling. Sane comes in and goes at it with Bliss. Sane plays some games as well and Bliss slaps her back. Bliss mocks Sane and takes control of her. Asuka yells at Bliss. Bliss taunts Asuka now. Bliss drops on Sane and tags in Cross. Cross for a basement dropkick for a 2 count.
Sane turns it around and in comes Asuka. Asuka works Cross over and taunts her. Cross fights back and tags in Bliss. Cross sends Asuka to the floor. Cross sweeps Sane on the apron and works her over. Bliss comes in and baseball slides into Sane, sending her to the floor. Bliss leaps off the apron and takes Asuka down on the floor. Cross ends up hitting a crossbody off the apron to Sane. Cross returns to the ring to celebrate with Bliss and hug her.
Bliss brings Asuka back in for a 2 count. Sane and Cross go at it again. Cross counters and sends Sane to the floor. Sane pulls Cross out and rocks her. Asuka looks to double team but Bliss kicks her back into the barrier from the ring. Asuka sends Bliss into the ring post. Sane keeps control of Cross on the floor as the referee counts. Asuka levels Cross with a big kick on the outside. The Kabuki Warriors celebrate and stand tall. Asuka brings Cross back in and works her over. Sane comes back in and keeps Cross down, pounding on her and showing off.
Bliss tags in and unloads on Sane. Bliss charges and misses in the corner. Sane goes to the corner. Asuka interferes from the apron. Sane and Asuka turn Bliss upside down in the corner. Sane with a double stomp from the top for a close 2 count. Sane with more offense on Bliss for another 2 count. Asuka tags back in and grounds Bliss by her arm. Cross tries to rally for Bliss as Asuka slams Bliss back by her hair. The referee warns her.
Asuka ends up hitting a big Hip Attack in the corner. A bulldog is missed but Asuka drops Bliss again for another 2 count. Asuka takes Bliss back to the corner but Bliss blocks a Hip Attack. Bliss ducks Asuka and rocks her. Asuka drops Bliss with a kick but they both go down. Cross and Sane tag in. Cross runs wild and hits a bulldog. Cross goes to the top with a crossbody for a 2 count.
Sane charges in the corner but Cross sends her to the apron. They tangle some and Asuka comes back over as the legal one and decks Cross. Cross and Asuka trade shots. Cross drops Asuka but Sane breaks the pin up with her big elbow drop from the top. Asuka and Cross trade holds and attempts on the mat now. Cross gets stuck in the Asuka Lock. Bliss breaks it up with Twisted Bliss from the top. Sane runs in with a big Spear on Sane. More back and forth. Cross climbs up and brawls with Sane on the top. Asuka joins in and helps Sane. Asuka goes for a sunset flip powerbomb but Sane joins in and leaps, knocking Cross off her shoulders with a modified Doomsday Device. Asuka covers but Cross still kicks out at 2.
Bliss gets sent off the apron again. Asuka misses a shoulder on Cross in the corner. Cross with a spinning neckbreaker on Sane. Bliss tags in and goes to the top for Twisted Bliss to Sane for the pin to win the titles.
Winners and New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
After the match, Bliss and Cross stand tall and have their arms raised as the music hits.
30-Woman Royal Rumble Match
Back from a break and we go to ringside with Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler. It’s time for the 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match. Mike Rome goes over the rules. Out first comes Alexa Bliss at #1. Out next comes NXT’s Bianca Belair.
The bell rings and Belair tries for an early elimination. Belair takes Bliss to the corner and hits a big shoulder thrust. Belair takes Bliss to the top and works her over. Bliss knocks Belair back to the mat and unloads with strikes, then a dropkick for a pop. Belair taunts Bliss. Belair misses a clothesline and ends up hitting a backbreaker on Bliss. Belair with a moonsault as the timer counts down. The #3 spot goes to Molly Holly.
Molly is her “Mighty” gimmick tonight and almost eliminates Belair. Molly with a double clothesline. Holly goes to the top and nails a double crossbody for a pop. Molly stands tall and poses for a pop. Fans chant “you still got it!” now. Nikki Cross is out next at #4 as Bliss smiles. Cross runs to the ring and unloads on Belair and Holly. Belair and Holly end up getting the best of Cross and Bliss. Belair with a KOD to Cross, on top of Bliss. Belair and Holly work to dump Bliss and Cross now. Cross dropkicks Holly. Bliss with a Destroyer to Belair. All four end up down now. The #5 spot goes to Lana as fans boo her entrance.
Lana calls for her music to be cut. She calls herself the greatest “WW” Superstar. She goes on talking trash to the fans and about how she will win for her new husband Bobby Lashley. Lana enters the ring and tries to dump Holly. Lana goes to work on Belair next as the timer counts down. The #6 spot goes to Mercedes Martinez of NXT. Martinez hits the ring and levels Holly with a big boot. Martinez slams Cross next. Bliss attacks but Martinez slams her face-first. Martinez sends Lana to the apron and they tangle. The next person out is Liv Morgan. Liv runs to the ring and eliminates Lana immediately. Fans pop. Lana throws a fit at ringside, yelling at the referee about how she won’t leave. Liv laughs. Liv turns around to Mercedes. Mercedes sends her to the apron but Liv fights her off. Lana eliminates Liv and fans boo. Liv and Lana brawl at ringside now. Referees finally break them up.
Mandy Rose is out next. Cross tells Rose to bring it. She charges and Rose drops her with a shoulder. Rose sends Cross to the apron but she fights back in. Bliss works on Belair. Cross tackles Rose and unloads on her. The #9 spot goes to Candice LeRae from NXT. LeRae hits the ring and unloads. LeRae hits a moonsault on Cross. Belair eliminates Holly. Bliss attacks and Rose gets sent out but she lands on top of Otis, who was under the ring hiding. Rose smiles and thanks him, then goes back in the ring to unload on Bliss. Rose works on Bliss now. The #10 spot goes to Sonya Deville. Deville drops LeRae, then Belair, then Cross. Deville with a big knee to Cross. Deville sends Cross to the apron and she hangs on. Otis is still at ringside dancing around. Deville and Rose work on LeRae. Martinez works on Cross. Belair and Bliss trade shots. Deville fights Martinez off now. Bliss and Cross double team Belair. Deville and Martinez continue trading shots in the middle of the ring. Rose and Deville double team Martinez now. Otis is annoying the announcers. Rose and Deville double team Martinez and eliminate her. The #11 spot goes to WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Kairi Sane. Sane flies off the top with her umbrella, staring the others down and taunting Bliss and Cross, using the umbrella for mind games. She takes them both down with a Spear. Deville attacks Sane but Sane gets the upperhand. Sane unloads on Rose now.
Sane with shots to Belair and LeRae next. Mia Yim is out next at #12. Yim with a leaping neckbreaker to Rose and Eat Defeat to Cross. Yim tries to dump Cross but she hangs on. Belair goes to work on Bliss. Sane tries to eliminate LeRae. Belair presses Bliss high in the air but Cross saves her. Belair sends Cross to the apron and rocks her. Bliss saves her. Belair eliminates Cross using Bliss’ legs. Belair tries to eliminate Bliss but she fights back in. Deville accidentally sends Rose out but Otis catches her. Belair knocks Deville into Otis and Rose, eliminating both Deville and Rose. Fans boo.
Dana Brooke is out at #13. Brooke hits the ring and drops Yim, then LeRae. Brooke goes to the top and hits a big senton on Yim. Brooke continues unloading on some of the NXT Superstars. Yim unloads on Brooke and kicks her to the mat. Belair rocks LeRae while she’s on top. Belair presses LeRae high in the air and tosses her out, eliminating her. Belair has tied the Women’s Rumble record for eliminations. Sane goes to the top and Bliss knocks her off. Sane has been eliminated. Yim works on eliminating Bliss now. Tamina Snuka is out at #14.
Tamina hits the ring and runs wild on everyone. Belair and Tamina face off in the middle of the ring, talking trash. They start brawling. Belair eliminates Snuka. Belair has a new record. Bliss drops Belair with a big kick. Dakota Kai is out next. Kai hits the ring but Dana beats her down. Kai unloads on Dana and they go at it. Yim attacks Bliss. Kai with a running kick to Brooke. Bliss eliminates Yim. Belair works on Bliss in the corner now. The #16 spot goes to Chelsea Green, who is accompanied out by Robert Stone of The Robert Stone Brand. Green heads to the ring by herself. Green eliminates Kai. Bliss eliminates Green. Belair eliminates Brooke to end the quick sequence. Bliss and Belair go at it as they are the only ones in the ring now. Bliss goes for Twisted Bliss but Belair gets her knees up. Belair sends Bliss to the ropes but they both tumble to the apron. They trade shots on the apron now. Belair grabs the hair of Belair. Belair eliminates Bliss and is the only one left in the match. Some fan boo. Belair has 8 eliminations now.
Charlotte Flair is out next as Belair tries to recover. They brawl until Naomi comes out to make her return for a big pop. Naomi goes right to work and has a stalemate with Flair. WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix is out at #19. Beth and Flair go right at it. Beth drops Naomi next and goes back to work on Flair. Naomi swings but Beth counters and tries to dump her out. Naomi fights Flair and Beth from the apron, springboarding in and taking both down. Flair works on Naomi as Beth and Belair go at it. The #20 spot goes to Toni Storm. Storm comes in with shots to the others, rocking Flair into the corner. Flair fights back and out. Flair with chops to Storm. Naomi kicks Flair. Belair goes to the top but Flair kicks her off and eliminates her. Flair shows off and Belair isn’t happy.
Kelly Kelly is out at #21. Kelly hits the ring to a pop and takes out Storm, and others. Kelly rubs her backside in Storm’s face. Flair drops Kelly. Beth tries to eliminate Flair but she hangs on. Beth looks to be biting Flair’s hand but she’s still hanging on. Kelly works on Storm as Naomi watches. The #22 spot goes to Sarah Logan. Logan hits the ring as Flair suplexes Beth. Logan unloads on Flair in the corner. Beth grabs Logan and sends her to the apron. Logan fights Storm and Beth off. Flair eliminates Logan. Kelly tries to dump Flair. Flair sends Kelly to the apron. Flair eliminates Kelly. Beth is triple-teamed now. The next spot goes to Natalya at #23. Natalya hits the ring with clotheslines for everyone. Xia Li is out at #24. Li unloads on Beth and drops her, then Storm. Flair kicks Li and shows off. Flair scoops Li but she slides out. Li drops Flair with a big kick. Li tries to dump Flair but Flair drops her into the turnbuckle. Flair scoops Li. Beth tries to dump Storm. Natalya works on Naomi. The #25 spot goes to Zelina Vega.
Vega hits the ring and goes at it with Beth, sending her down. Vega works on Storm now. Flair is triple-teamed in the corner but she hangs on. Naomi saves Flair and hits Beth from behind. The #26 spot goes to Shotzi Blackheart. Shotzi goes at it with Storm, dropping her with a kick to the head. Beth and Natalya send Naomi to the apron but she hangs on. Naomi is sent down the steel steps but she leaps to the barrier, keeping her feet from touching the floor as fans cheer her on. Naomi hangs on to the barrier as the WWE Network freezes. Naomi is still hanging on as the referee checks her out. Naomi pulls herself to the barrier and fans cheer her on as she stays in the match. Naomi makes her way to the Spanish announce table, stopping to size things up. Carmella is out next at #27. Naomi is still thinking about how she will get back in the ring. Carmella spins Natalya around with the scissors and takes her down. Carmella unloads on Natalya in the corner now, and Beth. Naomi has jumped to the other announce table now. Flair with a Natural Selection to Carmella. Naomi and Beth double team Flair with a Glam Slam. Beth is bleeding from the back of her head it looks like, pretty badly. Flair is sent through the ropes by Beth and Natalya, but she’s still in the match. Tegan Nox is out next at #28.
Nox unloads and nails Beth and Natalya in the corner. Nox eats a Glam Slam in the middle of the ring. The blood continues to turn Beth’s hair red. Storm fights off Phoenix. Santina Marella is out next, the “sister” of Santino Marella. Santina hits the ring and Beth stares her down. Marella talks trash to Beth and shows off. Marella turns around to Natalya on the other side now. Marella takes out The Cobra but they’re not afraid. Santina eliminates himself. The #30 spot goes to Shayna Baszler for a pop.
Baszler easily tosses Flair, Li and Nox. Shotzi attacks Shayna but gets eliminated. Baszler also eliminates Vega. Naomi is using the top of the announce table to build a bridge back to the ring steps. She makes it back. Shayna eliminates Carmella and then Storm. Naomi comes off the top and goes at it with Baszler. Baszler eliminates Naomi with ease and gets some boos. Natalya and Beth with a big Hart Attack to Baszler. Beth turns on Natalya and eliminates her to a big pop. Baszler works on Beth now. Flair runs in the ring and is still legal apparently. She tries to eliminate Baszler and Beth but can’t. Flair and Baszler stare each other down. Beth is dumped by Baszler. Baszler and Flair go at it. Flair hangs on. Flair eliminates Baszler to win the match and earn the WrestleMania 36 title shot.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Flair celebrates and poses as the music hits. The pyro hits. Charly Caruso enters with a mic and interviews Flair. She talks about winning and says this is her division.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Asuka and Kairi Sane vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
We go to the ring and pyro goes off as WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are out first. The Kabuki Warriors are out next, Asuka and Kairi Sane.
Sane starts off with Cross. Sane offers her hand and Cross shakes but Sane pulls her in and rocks Bliss on the apron. Sane unloads on Cross and slams her into Asuka’s boot. Cross gets double teamed as Asuka comes in. Asuka with a Hip Attack on Bliss on the apron and a sliding kick to Cross for a 2 count. Cross fights off both opponents and in comes Bliss.
Bliss goes to work on Asuka and drops knees to the gut, then a moonsault. Bliss with more offense and a 2 count. Bliss sends Cross into Asuka in the corner. Bliss slaps Asuka. Cross takes Asuka down for a 2 count. Asuka and Cross go at it now. Cross traps Asuka in the apron cover and unloads. Bliss joins in for the double team. Sane goes to make the save but Bliss stops her. Asuka with a huge shot to Bliss. Asuka keeps control on the outside and brings Bliss back in for a close 2 count.
Sane tags back in and takes control of Bliss as the referee warns her on the ropes. Asuka comes back in and works Bliss around for a few minutes. Cross tries to rally for her. Asuka with an ankle lock on Bliss in the middle of the ring now. Bliss breaks it but Asuka pulls her back for another leg submission. Asuka goes into a half Crab. Bliss eventually breaks it but Asuka slams her to the mat. Sane tags back in and unloads on Bliss as some fans chant for Cross. Sane with a thumb to the eyes of Cross and a sliding clothesline to Bliss. Sane covers but the referee doesn’t see it as he’s dealing with Cross. Sane with another pin attempt.
The Network cuts out and comes back to Bliss kicking Sane away and nailing a cannonball on her from the apron. Asuka spits green mist in Cross’ face and kicks her to cover for the pin and the titles.
Winners and New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Asuka and Kairi Sane
After the match, the Kabuki Warriors stand tall with the titles. Cross is on the outside with Bliss, her face covered in green. We go to replays as the new champions celebrate.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss to talk about their title defense. They’re interrupted by Carmella and WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth, disguised as a camera and sound guy. This leads to Bliss announcing that Truth is on set if anyone wants to come get him. Here comes a group of Superstars, chasing Truth and Carmella away to end the segment.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (c)
We go to the ring and out first comes Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss are out next. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
Rose and Cross start things off. Rose slams Cross first. Rose shows off some but Cross comes back with a clothesline. Cross dances around like Rose and shakes her hips for a big pop. Cross with a basement dropkick. Deville tags in. They tangle and in comes Bliss with a snap suplex for a close 2 count. Bliss and Rose eventually come back in and Bliss slaps Rose. Rose is furious. Bliss catches a strike and drops her with another right hand. Bliss with knees and a moonsault for another 2 count.
Superstars come down to the ring chasing WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth and Carmella now. Bliss comes from behind and rolls Truth up for a close 2 count. Carmella runs away with Truth on her back as Superstars chase them. Bliss has Rose in a hold. Rose slides out and they tangle. Deville tags in and drops Bliss with a huge kick for a close 2 count. Deville keeps Bliss grounded and talks some trash now as fans try to rally.
Deville slams Bliss back to the mat. Rose and Deville with more offense and quick tags, keeping Bliss near their corner. Rose suplexes Bliss and Deville follows up with a running knee for a 2 count. Rose unloads on Bliss in the corner now as fans try to rally. Bliss with a roll-up out of nowhere. Rose talks some trash and swings but Bliss ducks. They both connect and both go down in the middle of the ring. Deville and Cross tag in and Cross unloads.
Cross goes to work on Deville and hits a running bulldog from the corner. Rose runs in but Cross sends her to the floor. Cross slams Deville with a back suplex. Cross gets hyped up for a pop. Cross goes to the top and nails a crossbody on Deville for a 2 count. Cross and Rose end up down on the outside. Deville slams Bliss from the top rope. Rose and Deville with a big double team on Bliss but Cross breaks the pin up just in time for another pop. Cross tags in and goes to the top. She leaps at Rose and rolls through, but knocks Deville off the apron. Rose misses a knee on Cross. Cross with the neckbreaker from the top rope to Rose, for the pin to retain.
Winners: Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss
After the match, Cross’ music hits as she takes the titles to Bliss a ringside to recover and celebrate. We go to replays. Rose and Deville look on from the ring as Bliss’ music hits and the champions back up the ramp.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: The IIconics vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Back from a break and w go to the ring as Tom Phillips is at ringside with Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. Out first are the new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Bliss is wearing Buzz Lightyear gear tonight. The IIconics are out next. Peyton Royce and Billie Kay cut promos on how they’re here to take back what is theirs, and how they are the future and the future is IIconic.
Kay starts off with Bliss and they go at it. Kay drops Bliss but gets tripped. Bliss dropkicks Kay and takes down Royce as she comes in. They go in and in comes Cross off a tag. Cross goes to work on Royce and hits a crossbody from the top. Royce kicks out at 2. The IIconics turn it around and keep Cross grounded now, taking turns on her. Royce drops Cross again and tags in Kay for the double team.
Kay talks trash to Bliss while keeping Cross grounded in a hold. Cross fights up but Kay slams her for another close 2 count. Royce tags back in for another double team. Royce works Cross around the ring now as Bliss looks on, waiting for the tag. Cross with a jawbreaker out of nowhere. Royce stops Cross from reaching Bliss. Cross ducks but then collides with Royce as they both go for the same move. They both go down. Kay and Bliss tag in at the same time.
Bliss unloads on Kay and drops double knees in the center of the ring. Bliss with the back flip and then tosses Royce out of the ring. Bliss turns around to a big boot from Kay. Cross breaks the pin up just in time. Royce tags in and they go to double team Bliss but she blocks it. Cross jumps on Kay’s back and they tumble to the floor. Royce misses a kick to Bliss. Royce drops Bliss with a modified Stunner for a close 2 count. Royce throws a fit at the 2 count now.
Bliss rocks Royce in the corner with a big right hand. Bliss goes to the top as fans cheer her on. Kay tries to stop her but Cross pulls Kay to the floor. Bliss nails Twisted Bliss and covers for the pin retain while Cross keeps Kay from running in.
Winners: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
– After the match, Bliss and Cross stand tall with the titles as Bliss’ music hits. We go to replays. Cross and Bliss celebrate as The IIconics back up the ramp.
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R-Truth and Carmella are backstage looking for WWE 24/7 Champion Drake Maverick. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross walk up. They send Truth into the women’s bathroom looking for Drake. Bliss has matching t-shirts for she and Cross. WWE NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits appear for promos. They talk about the match and Bayley. They also laugh at the idea of Bliss and Cross sharing a title. Cross insists they will become the first co-SmackDown Women’s Champions tonight. They walk off. Montez Ford says Cross is intense. Angelo Dawkins asks if it’s weird that he really wants to party with her.
2-on-1 Handicap Match for the SmackDown Women’s Title: Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley
We go to the ring and out first comes Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley is out next as Tom shows us some of the other international announce teams in the arena.
We get forma ring introductions from Mike Rome before the match. Graves makes a reference to Sasha Banks on commentary. Bayley and Cross go at it to start the match. Bayley rocks Cross and she tags in Bliss. Bliss charges and Bayley takes her down. Bayley turns it around with offense on the outside and inside. Bliss ends up dropping Bayley at ringside and working her over for a 2 count. Bliss and Cross with quick tags as they keep Bayley down in their corner, stomping away. Bliss yells at the referee. Cross comes back in and hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count.
Cross keeps Bayley grounded in the middle of the ring now. Cross and Bliss with more quick tags and offense. They double team in the corner and the referee yells at Bliss again. Bliss with Insult to Injury on Bayley for a 2 count. Bliss argues with the referee and goes back to work on Bayley but she has a right hand blocked. Bayley looks to make a comeback but Bliss rocks her with a forearm and a kick. Bliss charges but Bayley hits a big clothesline. Bayley mounts Bliss with strikes. Bayley leaps out with a dive to take Cross down on the floor.
Bayley comes back to the apron and drops Bliss over the rope. Bayley with a 2 count. Bayley with a running thrust in the corner. Cross tags in but Bayley nails her with a suplex. Bliss charges but Bayley takes them both down at once. Bayley slams Cross on her face. Bayley rolls Cross into a submission in the middle of the ring now. Bliss runs in to break it up but misses the knee drop. Bayley grabs Bliss and applies a Crossface, while she still has Cross in the other submission. Bliss bites and gets free but Cross is still locked in. Bliss finally comes back in and breaks the hold on Bayley as the referee tries to restore order.
Cross ends up hitting a tornado DDT on Bayley for a 2 count. More offense on Bayley but she hangs on. Bliss tags in and goes to the top for Twisted Bliss but Bayley gets her knees up. Cross tags in and goes back to the top. Bayley knees her in mid-air. Bayley goes to the top and hits the flying elbow on Cross for the pin to retain.
After the match, Bayley stands tall and raises the title as her music hits. We go to replays. Bayley raises the title and smiles from the stage as Cross and Bliss look on from the ring.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are backstage talking about Bayley. Nikki says Bayley screwed her over on Monday, and she can’t wait to see Alexa take it to Bayley tonight.
Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss: Nikki Cross is at ringside in Alexa’s corner. The opening bell sounds and Bayley and Alexa immediately brawl into the corner and trade strikes. Bayley gets the upper hand and hits a running knee strike for a two count. Bayley hits the snake-eyes on Alexa in the corner for a two count. Alexa turns it around and starts teeing off on Bayley in the corner. Alexa chokes Bayley over the middle rope, then applies a rear chin lock. Alexa tries to keep the Champion grounded, but Bayley fights back and hits a running cross body for a two count. Alexa comes back with a slap across the face to the Champion. Bayley fires up now and drops Alexa, then hits the rolling thunder elbow drop. Alexa fights back and dumps Bayley outside, then throws Bayley into a ring post. Back in the ring, Bayley reverses a shot and hits a back suplex. They fight out to ringside again and Nikki causes a distraction. Bayley hits a suicide dive on Nikki on the floor, and it looks like Bliss shoved Nikki in the way of the dive to save herself. Alexa then hits a sunset flip bomb on Bayley on the floor. Back in the ring, Alexa goes up top. Nikki runs in the ring to go after Bayley, but the ref chases her off. Alexa goes for the Twisted Bliss, but Bayley gets her knees up to block it. Bayley follows up with the belly to belly suplex for the three count.
Winner & still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Bayley
Nikki gets in the ring earlier and tries to console Alexa as Bayley celebrates. Alexa looks confused by what happened.