Earlier, Kayla Braxton was backstage with SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley. She asked about her big Triple Threat at Survivor Series and her opponents possibly appearing tonight. Bayley said she is prepared and went on about how decorated she is. She said RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch knows better, but NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler might show up tonight. But Bayley if putting it out there for her – if she shows up, Bayley is ready. She walked off.
NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler came out to the ring. Michael Cole brought up how SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley took shots at The Queen of Spades earlier. Baszler took the mic and said she heard Bayley talk about how she keeps attacking from behind. Plus, she told Bayley must not be getting the message because here she is, in Bayley’s ring, calling her out. Baszler dropped the mic and waited for a fight.
Suddenly, Bayley attacked Baszler from behind and took the knee out. She unloads, but Baszler finally fought back. Bayley tried to retreat through the crowd, but Baszler came from behind with the Kirifuda Clutch. SmackDown Women’s Champion rammed Baszler back into the post and then the barricade. She went down and launched Baszler throat-first into the top of the barrier. Bayley dropped Baszler again at ringside and made her exit to the stage. NXT Women’s Champion got back to her feet and stared Bayley down, looking pissed. Bayley ran to the back while Baszler fumed.