Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
We go back to the ring and out come the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions for the next non-title match – Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. Nikki Cross suddenly jumps on Bayley’s back and attacks as soon as Bayley comes out to the stage. Banks assists but here comes Alexa Bliss to join in. We go to commercial as they all brawl.
Back from the break and the match is underway as Banks and Cross go at it. Banks beats Cross down and in comes Bayley. Bayley works over Cross and talks trash. More back and forth now. Bliss looks on while Cross is dropped again. Bliss gets the tag and they work over Bayley. Bliss and Bayley go at it now. Banks comes back in but Bliss keeps control and works on the arm. Cross comes back in and dropkicks Banks.
Cross mounts offense on Banks. Bliss tags back in and drops Bayley off the apron. Banks avoids the double team and goes to the floor to join Banks. Banks and Bayley yell at the announcers now while Cross comes from behind and taunts them with one of their titles. Cross and Bliss take the champs down in front of the announce table and pose together as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Bliss sends Bayley back to the floor but Banks assists and Bayley turns it around. Bayley brings it back in for a 2 count. Bayley goes on talking trash and taunting Bayley. Bliss counters for a roll up for a close 2 count. More back and forth between the two teams. Bayley taunts Cross on the apron and drops a clothesline into Bliss. Bayley yells at the referee now as Cross waits for a tag. Bayley rams Bliss back into the corner and prevents the tag. Banks tags in and they double team Bliss as Bayley launches her into a big slap from Banks. Banks covers for a 2 count and shows some frustration after Bliss kicks out again.
The crowd tries to rally for Bliss now as does Cross. Bayley chokes Bliss in the corner while the referee is distracted. Bayley tags back in and hits a suplex on Bliss for 2. Cross finally gets the hot tag and she unloads on both opponents. Cross with a bulldog to Banks out of the corner. Cross rams Banks into the turnbuckle and she goes down. Cross also drops Bayley on the apron. More back and forth between the two teams. Bayley comes in for a close 2 count on Cross.
Bayley blocks a tornado DDT from Cross but Cross comes right back with a neckbreaker for 2 as Banks makes the save. Bliss has Banks on the floor now, but Banks counters and launches her into the barrier to boos. This leads to Bayley taking advantage and rolling Cross up for the pin with her feet on the ropes.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
– After the match, Bayley and Banks celebrate as their music hits. We go to replays. We see Bliss still down on the outside.
– We go back to the ring and out come the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. They join the announcers for commentary. Back to commercial.
The New Day vs. Lucha House Party
We go back to the ring and out come SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day – Big E and Kofi Kingston. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley are on commentary. Lucha House Party’s Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado are out next for this non-title match.
Dorado goes at it with Kofi early on. Dorado with a 2 count that stunt Kofi some. They trade out of the counters and do a stalemate in the middle of the ring now. Kofi and Lince with more back and forth. Kofi runs into a kick to the face from Metalik as he tags in. Metalik jumps off Lince’s shoulders for a 2 count on Kofi. Big E tags in and hits a big belly-to-belly on Metalik, and another. Lince runs in and he gets launched out by Big E. We see Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura watching in the back.
Kofi gets sent back to the floor. Lince and Metalik double team Big E in the ring. Metalik leaps out to take Kofi back down on the floor, right before Lince flies high and takes Big E back down on the floor to a pop. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Big E hits a big splash on Lince in the corner for a 2 count. Big E grounds him with an abdominal stretch now. Lince turns it around but they’re both slow to crawl. Kofi and Metalik finally get the hot tag. Metalik and Kofi unload on each other. Metalik gets the upperhand and slams Kofi face-first into the mat. Metalik comes off the top and sends Kofi back down face-first for a 2 count. The crowd rallies for The New Day now. Metalik blocks Trouble In Paradise. Big E stops Lince from the double team. Metalik slams Kofi from his shoulders. Lince flies off the top for the pin but Big E saves it. Big E gets double teamed now.
Kofi then gets superkicked by both challengers after they send Big E out. Metalik goes to the top but Big E shoves him off. Kofi dodges a flying shot from Lince. Kofi drops Lince with the Trouble In Paradise. Kofi goes back to the top and hits the assisted Big Ending for the pin to win.
Winners: The New Day
– As soon as the bell hits, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura rush the ring and destroy Big E and Kofi. Cesaro drops Big E with a Neutralizer in the middle of the ring. Cesaro swings Big E around and launches him right into a Kinshasa from Nakamura. Cesaro and Nakamura go to the announce table to greet Banks and Bayley. He yells about being sick and tired of how they are treated when they’re a top team. 8 years!, says Cesaro. And this is how he’s treated? Cesaro and Nakamura are upset as they leave.
– We see Alexa Bliss, Tamina Snuka, Dana Brooke, Naomi and Lacey Evans somewhere in the back with a wrestling ring, talking about Sasha Banks ans Bayley. Evans declares herself as Bayley’s new challenger. Dana says they all deserve the chance to knock some sense into those two. Bliss stops and asks where Nikki Cross an no one seems to know. They all look round and we go back to commercial.
– We go back to Sasha Banks and Bayley with the announcers. They’re excited for next week’s party with Sheamus and Jeff Hardy. Nikki Cross suddenly attacks them both from behind. Alexa Bliss finally breaks it up. Cross enters the ring and she screams about wanting a fight. It looks like Bayley might be talking Banks into another match. Back to commercial.
Sasha Banks vs. Nikki Cross
Back from the break and Sasha Banks vs. Nikki Cross is underway.
Back and forth early on. Cross takes Banks back out and in, keeping control. Cross with a bulldog for a 1 count. Banks tries for a submission but Cross keeps fighting as Alexa Bliss and Bayley cheer their partners on. Banks grounds Cross now, putting a spine to her back. Cross shuts Banks down as he tries to catapult at her.
Cross goes to the top but Banks cuts her off and works her over. Cross slams Banks’ face into the turnbuckles over and over. Cross hits a sloppy tornado DDT for a 2 count. The crowd rallies now. Cross had the suplex blocked. More back and forth now. Banks rolls Cross over into the Bank Statement in the middle of the ring. Cross fights free and rolls Banks into a 2 count.
They get back up and go at it. Cross rolls Banks for 2. Banks with a 2 count of her own. Banks tangles some more and hits a Meteora out of nowhere for the pin to win.
Winner: Sasha Banks
– After the match, Bayley joins Banks on the floor and checks on her. They stand tall together as Bliss and Cross look on from the ring. Banks and Bayley stand tall with the titles in the air as their music hits.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles Match: Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Shotzi Blackheart in her tank. Tegan Nox is out next. Out next are the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. The two teams meet in the middle of the ring and have words before we get formal ring introductions from Taylor.
Banks starts off with Nox, taking her down in the middle of the ring. They get up and trade holds. They tangle some more and go into the corner. Banks breaks and taunts Nox. Banks keeps control and covers for a 2 count. Nox catches Banks with a backslide for a 2 count. Blackheart tags in as Nox drops Banks on her face. Blackheart with an Oklahoma Roll for a 2 count. Bayley also comes in and goes at it with Blackheart. They trade more holds and quick pin attempts. Bayley drops a big knee on Blackheart and taunts her as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Bayley is in control of Nox. Bayley runs into an elbow in the corner and she goes down. Nox with a double axe handle across the back. Nox rocks Bayley again but they collide and both go down in the middle of the ring. Blackheart and Banks tag in at the same time and they go at it.
Blackheart runs over Banks and drops her face-first into the mat for a pop. Blackheart with a big knee, forearm and Switchblade kick to Banks. Blackheart continues her offense with a belly-to-belly suplex to Banks for a close 2 count. Banks is on the apron now. Blackheart runs and goes to kick her to the floor with a Wrecking Ball but she misses and ends up on the floor. Banks runs off the apron with the Meteora on the floor. Banks brings it back in with a close 2 count and she’s surprised.
Banks tags Bayley back in and they double team Blackheart. Banks misses her double knees in the corner. Bayley goes to work on Blackheart but gets kicked, then sent face-first into the turnbuckle. Nox tags in and they take turns hitting cannonballs on each of the champs in opposite corners. Nox sends Banks to the apron and ends up chokeslamming her onto Bayley on the floor.
Blackheart leaps from the top, with an assist from Nox, and splashes to the floor with a crossbody, taking both champs down on the ground. Blackheart brings Bayley back in as the crowd cheers them on. Nox helps Blackheart with a big suplex on Bayley but Banks makes the save by sending Nox into them. All four Superstars are down on the mat now. Banks and Nox trade big shots now, both going down. Banks ends up on Nox’s shoulders as Blackheart tags in. Banks sends Nox into the corner but Blackheart nails a missile dropkick for another close 2 count. Banks immediately reverses into the Bank Statement in the middle of the ring.
Blackheart gets free and applies Cattle Mutilation. Bayley runs in with a steel chair but Nox stops her and grabs it. The referee is distracted by Nox and the chair now. Bayley breaks Blackheart’s submission, flipping her over and allowing Banks to go back to the Bank Statement. Blackheart taps out for the finish.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
– After the match, Banks and Bayley stand tall in the middle of the ring with their titles as the music hits. They will now defend against The IIconics on Monday’s RAW. We go to replays. Banks and Bayley continue their celebration until NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai flies into the ring and takes them both down for a big pop. Shirai unloads and delivers running double knees in opposite corners to each SmackDown Superstar. Shirai keeps control and clears the ring. Banks and Bayley regroup at the bottom of the ramp as we get replays of Shirai’s attack. Shirai raises her title in the air, staring Banks and Bayley down. Tom goes over the matches for next week’s show now. NXT goes off the air with Shirai posing up top, with her title on the line.
– We go back to the ring and out come WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley, the birthday girl. They mention their Triple Threat win at WWE Backlash but Bayley says they have much more to celebrate – today is her birthday!
Bayley says they figured they would do a whole Birthday Celebration Week – beginning tonight on RAW, then on Wednesday’s NXT they will defend against Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox, then they will bring it back home for Friday’s SmackDown. Banks addresses The IIconics and says they better never tell them when they will defend their titles. She goes on but the music interrupts and out they come to the ring, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce. The IIconics say no one wants to hear about their week, they want to hear an answer to the challenge from earlier. Banks and Bayley remind them they lost at Backlash, and don’t believe tonight’s quick win counts for anything. The IIconics go on and tease them for having a meltdown last year when they beat them for the same titles at WrestleMania 35.
The IIconics say Banks and Bayley couldn’t handle the pressure then, and damn sure can’t now. Banks starts yelling about pressure but she gets slapped down to one knee. Bayley starts yelling about The IIconics ruining her day. She accepts the challenge. Banks holds her cheek while The IIconics back up the ramp, taunting the champs. Tom says we will wait and see if that match is made official.