– We go right to the ring and out comes Sasha Banks to a pop. She hits the ring as pyro goes off, and the announcers talk about how she returned last week, then turned on SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair.
Banks says she’s back and that means it’s Boss Time on SmackDown. Banks says she came back for the spotlight she deserves. Some fans boo now. Banks says the spotlight she created, and she promises she will never let anyone steal that spotlight again. She shows a video package on what happened last week.
Banks says she exposed Belair last week and it was so easy. She’s been watching Belair make mistakes for weeks. She goes on and says Belair would be nothing without her. There would be no ESPY Award, no chilling with Megan Thee Stallion, and no WrestleMania 37 main event. Banks says Belair cried before their WrestleMania match because she was standing across from greatness. Banks says anyone else would’ve thanked her, but Belair didn’t, she wasn’t grateful at all. Banks sat at home and thought about the disrespect each week, so she came back to WWE for one thing – to make Belair pay. Banks goes on but the music interrupts and out comes Belair to a pop.
Belair swings her hair and speaks from the stage. She says Banks won’t be standing or talking when she comes and gets in the ring. Belair dismisses the idea that she’d be nothing without Banks, and reminds Banks how she begged Belair to pick her after she won the Royal Rumble so they could headline WrestleMania. Belair says Banks just doesn’t want her to shine, but she’s been shining and representing. Belair enters the ring and Banks rolls out. Belair taunts her and asks if she’s going to take another 4 months off.
Banks stands on top of the announce table and says she can do what she wants, when she wants, because when you’re a legend… Belair says Banks is one of the greatest to lace up a pair of boots, and if she wants the title, it’s on. Fans pop. The music interrupts and out comes Zelina Vega. She says this is not happening right now. Vega taunts Belair and Banks as she enters the ring. Belair says she will see Banks at SummerSlam, but she will face Vega tonight. Belair’s music hits and she exits the ring as Vega and Banks look on. Vega vs. Belair for the title is confirmed for tonight.
Championship Contender’s Match: SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega
We go back to the ring and out comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair to a pop. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Zelina Vega as she looks to win this match and secure a title shot from the winner of Sasha Banks vs. Belair at SummerSlam. The bell hits and Belair drops Vega first and continues to toss her around the ring. Vega turns it around and covers for a 2 count.
Vega mounts Belair with strikes now. Belair turns it over and mounts Vega with rights and lefts now. More back and forth now. Vega gets sent to the floor as the referee counts. Belair attacks as Vega comes back in. Vega scoops her for a slam but Vega scrambles to the apron, then gets knocked off to the floor. They go at it on the floor and Belair presses Vega high in the air above her but the music interrupts and out comes Banks.
Banks dances around at the entrance, taunting Belair. Vega takes advantage of the distraction, dropping Belair at ringside. Vega brings it back in for a close 2 count. Banks look on from the ramp and laughs as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Belair counters Vega and levels her with a clothesline. Vega blocks a sidewalk slam and takes Belair down by her arm. Belair powers up but Vega counters. Belair counters that and slams Vega face-first into the mat. Belair slams Vega and nails a moonsault for a close 2 count. They go on and Belair overpowers with a big suplex. She holds it for another but Vega counters the next attempt, dropping her into a DDT for a close 2 count.
Vega with a running knee to knock Belair out of the ring. Vega leaps from the apron but Belair catches her and swings her head-first into the barrier. Belair tosses Vega back into the ring and hits the Kiss of Death for the pin to win.
Winner: Bianca Belair
– After the match, Belair stands tall and raises the title in the air as we go to replays.
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Back from the break and Kayla Braxton is in the ring with Belair. The red ring cover is down. Kayla congratulates her on hitting 110 days in her title reign, and asks how she sees the next 100 days playing out. Fans chant “EST!” now as Belair thanks Kayla. She says these past few months have been amazing – defending at Rolling Loud, winning an ESPY Award, main eventing WrestleMania 37, and now being back in front of the fans. She says it just keeps getting better and she doesn’t know how she’s going to top it, but she’s grateful. The music interrupts and out comes Carmella.
Carmella mocks Belair on her 100 days milestone, congratulating her. Fans boo. She says if Belair really wants to cement her legacy, she should give one more title shot to someone who has held that title for 130 days, someone also known as The Most Beautiful Woman In WWE. The boos continue for Carmella as she enters the ring now. Carmella makes excuses for her Rolling Loud loss. The music interrupts and out comes Zelina Vega. She calls for her music to be cut and says Carmella better slow her roll because we all know Carmella is too pretty to be a third time loser. Vega says what she wants to say to Belair, she will say it in her face.
Vega enters the ring now. Vega thinks the WWE Universe wants to see Belair challenge a rising star like Vega. Some fans boo. Vega says she is The Moment and no one is more deserving than her. Vega tells Belair to accept her challenge. Belair says she’s on. Carmella shoves Belair down from behind with a cheap shot. Vega and Carmella double team Belair now, beating her around the ring. The music hits and out comes Sasha Banks to a huge pop.
Banks makes her return and rushes the ring, dropping Carmella first, then Vega. She hits Carmella with the running double knees in the corner, then levels Vega again. Banks helps Belair up to her feet and hugs her as fans cheer them on. Banks raises Belair’s arm in the air as Belair looks on a bit confused. Banks’ music hits as they hug again. Banks plays to the crowd as they cheer her on. Belair applauds.
Sasha Banks and SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Carmella and Zelina Vega
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way out to a pop. Carmella and Zelina Vega are already waiting in the ring. Out next comes Sasha Banks to a bigger pop. She poses on the apron as pyro goes off. This is Banks’ first match since dropping the title to Belair in the main event of WrestleMania 37 Night One.
The bell rings and Belair dropkicks Carmella to start, then kips up. Belair hits Carmella in the corner and tags in Banks for the double team to Carmella. Banks covers for a quick count. Carmella turns it around and covers Banks for a 2 count.
Vega ends up coming in but Banks and Belair nail double dropkicks to their opponents. Baseball slides are next as the babyfaces keep control. Banks stands on the steel ring steps now, allowing Banks to press her high in the air above her head. Belair comes off the steps and launches Banks onto Vega and Carmella at ringside. Banks and Belair stand tall at ringside as fans cheer them on. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Vega is in control of Belair now. Vega with a standing submission in the middle of the ring. Banks rallies the crowd as they chant “EST!” now. Belair gets out but Vega sends her into the turnbuckles. Carmella tags in to take over on Belair as fans boo.She taunts Banks. Belair gets an opening but Vega tags in to stop Belair from tagging out.
Vega works Belair over and applies another submission. Belair breaks free and drops Vega with a backbreaker. Belair crawls for the tag and in comes Banks for a pop. Banks levels Vega with a Meteora, then knocks Carmella off the apron, then delivers two dropkicks to Vega. Banks with the Three Amigos tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero now as fans cheer her on.
Banks goes to the top and hits the Frogsplash but Carmella breaks the pin with a kick to the face. Vega tags out but Banks blocks Carmella, then drops her. Carmella kicks Banks from the mat. Carmella drops Banks on her face for a 2 count as Belair makes the save.
Vega attacks Belair but Belair fights her to the floor. Banks counters a Facebuster by Carmella in the middle of the ring. They tangle and Banks catches her in the Backstabber, then the Bank Statement for the submission win.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair
– After the match, Banks and Belair stand tall and celebrate as the music hits. We go to replays. Banks and Belair continue dancing around the ring until Banks drops her out of nowhere with a Backstabber. Fans go wild. Banks grabs the title but drops it to mount Belair with right hands. Some fans in the crowd are shocked as the camera focuses on them. Banks shoves the title in Belair’s face and talks some trash, then goes back to beating on her in the corner. Banks drops Belair with a tornado DDT and applies the Bank Statement in the middle of the ring. Belair screams out as the referee tries to break the hold. Fans continue to boo Banks as Belair cries out. Banks stands tall to mostly boos, but a few cheers.
Banks raises the SmackDown Women’s Title in the air as the boos get louder now. We go to replays. Banks applies the submission again, yelling at Belair and rag-dolling her, ranting about how Belair is only here because of her. Belair is screaming out and tapping but Banks keeps the hold locked in. The boos continue and the referee tries to get Banks to break the hold as SmackDown goes off the air.
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– 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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