Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler Retained The Women’s Tag Titles
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defended the Women’s Tag Team Championships against Bayley and Sasha Banks tonight on SmackDown.
Match Recap: Shayna and Nia took the former champs out of the ring and bashed them into the barricade over and over as SmackDown went to a break.
When SmackDown returned, Jax went for a cover in the ring but Bayley kicked out at two. Jax sent Bayley to the corner and hit her with a couple Splashes. Baszler tagged in and continued to beat Bayley down. Banks and Jax tagged in and Sasha connected with Double Knees int he corner.
Banks made her way to the top rope and hit the Meteora for a two count. Sasha Powerbombed Jax off the apron and to the floor outside the ring. Back in the ring, Banks hit Baszler with a knee to the face and went for the cover but Shayna kicked out at two.
Bayley and Banks tagged in and out and took turns stomping on Baszler in the corner of the ring. Sasha hit the Backstabber for a two count and then tagged in Bayley. Bayley delivered an Elbow Drop for another near fall. Sasha went for Double Knees but Shayna got out of the way and Banks crashed into the ring post. Banks dragged herself back into the ring and Baszler hit her with a chop block.
Shayna knocked Bayley off the ring apron and stomped on Sasha’s leg several times. Bayley got back in the ring and hit Baszler with the Bayley to Belly. Banks went for the cover but Shayna kicked out at two. Sasha locked in the Bank Statement but Nia broke it up. Nia then tagged in and Banks rolled her up for a one count. Nia Jax leveled Sasha Banks and Bayley with a Crossbody for the pinfall victory. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler as still the Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Opinion: I thought this match was better than the one at Payback and that match surprised me at how good it was. Jax took a massive bump with the Powerbomb off the apron and was impressive during this match.
Bayley Attacked Sasha Banks
After the match, Sasha Banks refused medical attention and Bayley helped her up. Bayley then attacked Sasha and slammed her leg into the ring steps. Bayley stomped on Banks’ knee several times before launching her into the barricade.
Bayley brought Banks back in the ring and bounced her head off the canvas several times. Bayley leveled Sasha with a knee to the face. Bayley then placed Sasha’s head in the steel chair and made her way to the second rope. Bayley stomped on the chair and smiled as Banks laid motionless in the ring. Banks was then taken away in an ambulance.
Opinion: Bayley’s attack was brutal and done very well. This feud is going to be great and it is about damn time it got started. I was expecting Sasha to be the one to end the friendship so this was a great swerve.