Amid continued interference by a mysterious La Luchadora (and, at times, Las Luchadoras, plural) during recent matches involving SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch, The Irish Lass Kicker made the current titleholder tap out. As a result, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan has announced that Bliss will defend the SmackDown Women’s Title against Lynch next week, and to avoid any outside interference, it will take place within the confines of a Steel Cage!
History will truly be made as a Women’s Championship has never before been decided in a Steel Cage Match on Team Blue. Will Bliss be able to withstand the straight fire of Lynch with nowhere to run? Or will WWE’s Wicked Witch fend off her No. 1 contender yet again?
Find out next week on SmackDown LIVE, next Tuesday at 8/7 C on USA Network!
The match was originally scheduled to be SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss taking on a local competitor … but then Alexa Bliss pulverized her before any bell could ever ring. The beat down prompted Becky Lynch’s arrival, which led to a verbal spat, which led to Lynch asking for her championship rematch right then and there, which led to SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon making the match official … which led to a very disgruntled Ms. Bliss.
Lynch was on fire (no pun) throughout the impromptu contest, keeping SmackDown Live’s resident Wicked Witch reeling. It appeared that The Irish Lass Kicker may have been closing in on regaining the title … but then Bliss seemed to injure her leg, causing her to limp around ringside, resulting in her being counted out to lose the match, but keep the championship.
Lynch was ruthless, attacking Bliss after the 10-count, however, Bliss suddenly appeared to be OK once Bliss came back at her. Bliss retreated yet again, with her title and her leg apparently ailing her again.
Alexa Bliss had planned on having an elaborate championship celebration to commemorate her major title victory over Becky Lynch in a Tables Match at WWE TLC, but The Irish Lass Kicker interrupted and then things just kind of went downhill from there.
Bliss and Lynch hurled insults at one another, with each seemingly questioning every fiber of the other’s being before Lynch challenged the champion to a rematch right then and there, prompting Bliss to stoically exit the ring with her title in hand.
Not tonight, Becky.
“The Wicked Witch of WWE” didn’t need a broomstick to soar to the top of SmackDown’s Women’s division — just a well-placed table outside the ring.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch aggressively went after disrespectful Alexa Bliss in the early goings of the match, looking to end things quick by driving the small-but-fierce challenger through a table at ringside. Alexa turned things around, however, when she actually sunk her teeth into Lynch’s hand, proving once again that there’s nothing she won’t do to unseat the fan-favorite Irish Lass Kicker as Team Blue’s female standard-bearer.
That savage streak was on full display during the chaotic final moments of the match, when Bliss powerbombed Lynch through the table at ringside to ensnare the SmackDown Women’s Championship, becoming the second Superstar to hold Team Blue’s prestigious Women’s prize.
Although the conclusion of her last championship encounter with The Irish Lass Kicker – a match seen on SmackDown LIVE in Glasgow last month – was shrouded in controversy, Bliss was unquestionably the better woman at WWE TLC. Visibly shaken after the match, Lynch expressed extreme disappointment in its outcome, leaving many to question what her next move will be, or if her signature #straightfire will burn as intensely as it once did.