Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch have clashed many times, but the animosity reached a new level when the two Superstars stared at each other before the bell with fire in their eyes.
Lynch used her ring skills to evade Belair’s power and basked in the boos while focusing on The EST of WWE’s arm. After turning the tide with a standing moonsault, Belair chased Big Time Becks outside the ring.
Belair searched for a KOD on the barricade, but Lynch landed on her feet and hung Belair over the barricade for a massive leg fall.
Lynch answered every attempted rally from Belair until the Raw Women’s Champion caught her opponent in the middle of a second leg drop and leveled her with a massive power slam. Urged on by a raucous mob from her hometown, Belair continued to pound Lynch, dropping her face onto the ring apron first before pulling her into the ring post for a rear body on the arena floor.
Lynch turned a KOD into a Dis-arm-her and tried to make Belair tap, but the champion rolled out of the ring to break the count and dragged Lynch with her for a jaw-dropping KOD on the floor.
Lynch barely beat the referee’s 10 count and escaped another KOD before pulling Belair’s braid off the top turnbuckle for a Manhandle Slam and a stunning near fall. Not sure what it would take to clear Belair, Lynch climbed the top rope for another Manhandle Slam, but WWE’s EST turned it into a Spanish Fly before planting Lynch with a KOD to prevent the pinfall and her redemption from last year’s Premium Live Event.
After the bell, Belair hesitantly shook Lynch’s outstretched hand before the two hugged in respect. But their emotional reconciliation was cut short when Bayley returned to WWE!
Bayley took Dakota Kai and IYO SKY, leaving the WWE universe stunned. The three entered the ring, but as Bayley berated Belair, Lynch stepped in to support her former rival. The WWE universe erupted in anticipation of a brawl, but Bayley, Kai and SKY chose to back off.