– We get a video package for tonight’s main event.
SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes Bianca Belair with pyro. SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is out next. WWE also uses drones to form their logos in the air. Banks hits the ring and raises the title on the apron as fireworks explode around the top of the stadium. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
Banks is emotional but Belair is visibly crying as the bell hits. They nod at each other and get serious before locking up. They take it to the corner and Banks backs off, showing off. Fans do dueling chants now. They lock up again and Banks drops Belair. Belair kips up and talks trash in her face. They shove each other now. Belair ends up catching a leap frog but Banks turns it into a roll-up attempt. Banks dodges a standing moonsault and they go at it with more back and forth action. They talk more trash and Banks kicks Belair in the stomach.
They tangle and Banks sends Belair to the floor, then follows up with the baseball slide. Belair fights in from the apron but Banks drops her neck over the top rope. Banks sends Belair back to the floor and the referee counts. Banks runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive for a pop, but Belair stands right up and she’s carrying Banks now. Belair powers Banks up and presses her high in the air, walking up the steel steps with her. Belair dumps Banks back into the ring. Fans cheer her on for that impressive sequence.
Belair shakes her head and charges and Belair misses. Banks dropkicks Belair for 2. Belair with a shoulder tackle. Belair scoops Banks and does squats while talking trash. She slams her but Banks blocks another moonsault. Banks controls Belair by her long hair now, kicking her and then hitting a running knee for a close 2 count.
Banks mounts Belair and unloads with strikes, showing some frustration. Banks keeps on and the referee has to warn her as she works Belair around the ring. Banks grounds Belair now with a knee in her back. Banks uses the arms to tighten it as the referee checks on Belair. Banks ends up missing the double knees as Belair catches her. Belair launches Banks to the mat and she lands hard. Banks tries to use the long hair again but Belair uses her own hair to pull Banks into the ring post. Banks charges with double knees into the barrier but Belair moves and Banks lands hard. They both make it back in right before the 10 count.
Belair with a vertical suplex now, holding it in the air and using the top ropes to keep slingshotting her back up. Banks fights with knees to the head but Belair raises her again and finally dropping her. They’re both down now. They get up at the same time. Banks drops Belair. More back and forth now. Belair levels Banks and runs over her with shoulders, then a dropkick. Belair kips up for a pop. Belair with a running standing Shooting Star Press. Belair with a big shoulder thrust into the corner now as the referee warns her. Banks kicks her to get out of the corner. Belair grabs Banks and hits the Glam Slam in the middle of the ring.
Belair goes to the top for the big 450 Splash but Banks gets her knees up and Belair lands hard. More back and forth now. Banks with a kick to the face. Banks charges again and leaps for a hurricanrana but Belair turns it into a powerbomb. She holds it and powers back up for another powerbomb, stacking Banks for a 1 count. Belair powers up for a third powerbomb but Banks counters and slams Belair face-first into the mat. Banks with kicks and a knee in the corner. They go on and Banks counters a big move with a springboard tornado DDT for 2.
Banks shows some frustration now. Banks goes to the top for the Frogsplash and awkwardly hits it, like she may have went for the Meteora and changed it in mid-air. Belair kicks out at 2. Belair goes to the apron for a breather but Banks follows and keeps control. Banks takes it to the floor and launches Belair into the steel steps. Banks stops to rant at the announcers. She comes back in with Belair. Belair blocks the Bank Statement. Banks still takes her down and turns a submission into the Bank Statement in the middle of the ring. Belair screams out and tries to get the bottom rope but Banks keeps her locked.
They tangle more on the mat but Belair gets the bottom rope to break the hold. Banks takes full advantage of the count. Banks holds Belair and talks trash in her face now. This angers Belair, who takes Banks to the corner and stomps away. Belair takes Banks to the top now as fans cheer her on. Belair climbs up for the superplex but Banks fights back, sending Belair to the mat. Belair goes for the flipping kick into the corner but Banks hits her. Banks has Belair stuck upside down in the corner now. Banks poses on the top rope and goes for the double stomp but has to roll through, possibly tweaking her knee. Banks charges in the corner with the double knees but she hits hard after Belair pulls herself up to avoid it.
Belair pulls herself to the top and hits the 450 Splash but Banks kicks out right before the 3 count. Belair awkwardly freaks out and can’t believe Banks kicked out. Graves says she may have been emotionally destroyed there. Belair scoops Banks for the KOD but Banks lands on her feet, pulling Belair’s hair. Belair pulls back and gets control of it. Banks charges but Belair whips her hard with the hair in the chest. The sound rings out across the stadium.
Banks blocks the KOD and jumps for the Backstabber, but that is also blocked. Belair comes back and hits the KOD for the pin in the middle of the ring to win the title.
Winner and New SmackDown Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair
– After the match, Belair begins celebrating as her music hits. Fans cheer her on and we go to replays. Belair goes wild with the title and we also see her family celebrating at ringside. Banks looks on from ringside, down on the ground with a big mark on her ribs from that last hair strike. The fireworks go off around Raymond James Stadium as Belair raises the title in the air and fans continue cheering her on. WrestleMania 37 Night One goes off the air as Belair poses with the SmackDown Women’s Title.
Sasha Banks is in the back with Kayla Braxton and we will hear from her when we come back from commercial.
We are back and Kayla is still with Sasha Banks. She asks Sasha about Bianca’s comments.
Sasha asks if she cares about what Bianca has to say. It is the other way around. Bianca wants to hear what she has to say. Bianca may be the EST of the WWE but she is not the best, I am. I have always been and always will be. I want Bianca at her best. Whatever she gives to me, I will give it back to her, Boss Style. When Bianca taps out, she will realize her place is beneath her.
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Match Number Three: Bianca Belair versus Natalya (with Tamina)
Belair with a drop kick when the bell rings and she follows with shoulders. Natalya with an Irish whip and Natalya floats over. Bianca with a drop kick and Natalya goes to the floor. They return to the ring and Bianca with pnches and kicks. Natalya with a slingshot atomic drop and she runs over Bianca but misses a drop kick. Bianca with a series of near falls. Bianca with a kick and a slam. Bianca goes up top and . . .
Sasha Banks’ music plays and she makes her way to the ring while Natalya hits Bianca and Tamina with a kick as we go to commercial.
We are back and Natalya with a surfboard and she sends Bianca face first into the mat. Bianca with forearms and she goes for a power bomb but Natalya counters into a rana and gets a near fall. Natalya runs Bianca into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders. Natalya goes for a tornado DDT but Bianca blocks it and hits a Northern Lights suplex. Bianca with shoulder tackles and a drop kick. BIanca with a back elbow and a spinebuster for a near fall.
Bianca goes for a handspring moonsault and almost misses and she gets a near fall. Bianca with an inside cradle for a near fall. Natalya with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Natalya tries to counter a Glam Slam with a rollup and Bianca drops down and gets a near fall. Bianca sends Natalya face first into the mat. Bianca rolls to the floor and Sasha gets up from the announce table. Bianca slaps Sasha and BIanca returns to the ring and punches Natalya and hits KOD for the three count.
Winner: Bianca Belair
After the match, Sasha gives Bianca a lungblower.
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We go right to the ring and out first is Bianca Belair to a pop. SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is out next after we see recent happenings between the WrestleMania 37 opponents and Reginald. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are out next with Reginald.
Banks and Baszler start off going at it. Banks turns it around and drops Baszler in the corner for knees. Belair tags in and goes to work on Baszler. Baszler fights back before a quick 2 count. Belair backslides Baszler for another quick pin attempt. They tangle and trade attempts some more. Belair tries to power up for a powerbomb but Baszler gets free and nails a stiff knee to the jaw. Baszler goes to work on Belair’s hand and fingers now. Jax tags in and Baszler isn’t happy with it. Belair takes Jax to the corner and in comes Banks. Banks slides off Jax’s shoulders and they tangle. Jax fights off a Bank Statement attempt and levels Banks for a close 2 count.
Banks rocks Jax and charges but Jax catches her for a powerbomb. Belair tags in and makes the save as Jax didn’t see it. Belair with a low dropkick to Jax for a 1 count. Jax overpowers and sends Belair to the corner but misses a splash. Jax knocks Belair off the apron. Baszler tags in and the tension continues with Jax. Baszler slams Belair into the edge of the apron as the referee counts. Baszler brings it back in and mounts Belair with rights and lefts to stop her from tagging. Belair kicks out at 2. Baszler grounds Belair now as fans try to rally.
Jax tags back in and keeps control of Belair. Jax sends her into the corner and hits a big splash. Jax drops a big elbow for another 2 count. Baszler comes back in and levels Belair with a big running knee in the corner. Baszler keeps control and Jax comes back in to keep wearing Belair down, grounding her again as Banks tries to rally. Belair fights off both opponents now, kicking Baszler out. Jax runs into the ring post. Banks tags in as does Baszler. Banks unloads and then hits a Meteora on Jax in the corner, then Baszler in the opposite corner. Banks avoids a powerbomb by Jax and sends her out after leveling Baszler with knees. Baszler kicks out at 2.
Belair tags in and goes to the top after Banks drops Baszler. Belair hits a huge 450 on Baszler but Reginald provides a distraction. Banks leaps off the apron but Reginald leaps to the apron to avoid her. Belair knocks Reginald off the apron. Baszler with a Kirifuda Clutch to Belair from behind. She gets free but Banks comes in off a tag and they double team Baszler. Banks with the submission to Baszler but Jax ends up coming in. Belair meets her but Jax knocks her into the submission to break it up.
Banks and Belair argue now. Banks calls her a rookie and pushes her on her way out. Baszler takes advantage and rolls Banks up from behind for the pin to retain while Jax briefly held Belair’s leg from the floor.
Winners: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
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