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.