SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley came out with Sasha Banks. Nikki Cross was out next. We got formal ring introductions from Kayla. The bell rings, and they went at it. Bayley took it to the corner. Cross rolled her up for a quick two count. Cross tried another early pin attempt for a two count. Bayley came right back with a knee to the gut and then dropped Cross while Banks cheered her on. Cross sent Bayley to the floor.
She dropped Bayley through the ropes and nailed a tornado DDT on the floor while fans popped. Cross brought it back into the ring for a two count. Banks assisted Bayley during the break. Cross looked to mount offense with a dropkick through the ropes to the floor, but Bayley caught her. Bayley sent her into the steel ring steps while Banks laughed. She brought it back into the ring for a two count.
Cross countered again and hit a neckbreaker. She mounted more offense and another close two count. Cross delivered clotheslines and a splash in the corner. She hit a bulldog out of the corner while the crowd popped louder for her. Cross climbed to the top rope and hit a crossbody for a close two count. She showed some frustration. Banks provided a distraction from the apron but got kicked to the floor.
Bayley took advantage of the distraction and knocked Cross to the mat. She climbed to the top and hit the big flying elbow, but Cross kicks out at two. Bayley couldn’t believe it. She took Cross to the top, and they tangled. Bayley countered, and Cross went face-first to the mat. Cross went to the floor for a breather but ended up trapping Bayley in the apron cover and working her over for a pop. Banks came over but got dropped. Cross brought it back in the ring.
The referee checked on Bayley, possibly getting hurt while Cross went to the top. Banks took advantage of the referee distracted and pushed Cross from the top. Bayley went on and got the pin to retain the title. After the match, WWE NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler suddenly attacked at ringside. The fans went wild as Banks and Cross get dropped. She entered the ring to a loud “NXT!” chant. Baszler destroyed Bayley. She stood tall with her title belt while fans cheered her on. Baszler made her exit through the crowd.