Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. The IIconics
Back from the break and Bayley and Sasha Banks wait in the ring for this non-title match. The IIconics are out next, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay. They work the mic on the way to the ring, taunting the champions, but Banks and Bayley aren’t impressed.
Kay starts off with Bayley but they taunt Bayley and in comes Peyton. Fans chant for Bayley as she goes at it with Peyton. Peyton avoids a shot and goes to the floor. She comes back in and Bayley drops her for a 2 count. Banks and Kay go at it now. Bayley comes in but the music interrupts and out comes Lacey Evans to walk the ramp like she has been doing. The IIconics take advantage of the distraction. Bayley doesn’t see the tag as Peyton comes in and drops her. Bayley kicks out at 2 and we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and The IIconics keep Bayley from tagging. Banks finally gets the hot tag and unloads on Peyton. Banks with a close 2 count. More back and forth between the two now. Banks drops Kay on the floor but Peyton comes from behind. Banks counters and drops her. Kay with another assist from the floor. Bayley comes over but Kay drops her with a big boot. Peyton takes advantage of the distraction and covers Banks for the non-title win.
Winners: The IIconics
Billie Kay & Peyton Royce wonder if The Grandest Stage of Them All is in their future after defeating Sasha Banks & Bayley.
Peyton Royce and Billie Kay are in the back and Peyton and Billie want to know where Sasha Banks and Bayley are. They were at Fastlane to see their title defense. You beat Nia and Tamina, but you cannot run from them forever. Their future is IIconic.
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As the panel began to discuss the women’s tag championship, they were interrupted obnoxiously by the Iconics. The Iconics pointed out that Sasha and Bayley have not defended their titles on Smackdown. When asked to make a prediction on tonight’s match, they went with the Boss & Hug Connection and went on to berate Jonathan.
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Women’s Elimination Chamber match
The winners of this match will be the first-ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Bayley and Sasha start off against Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Bayley and Sasha start off strong with dropkicks and running knee strikes to the face in tandem, and then neckbreakers on Mandy and Sonya. Sonya looks for a shot in the corner, but Sonya reverses into a slam and pin for a two count. Mandy and Sonya miss kicks up against the cage wall and Sonya and Bayley drop them. The countdown starts, and Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan enter next. They immediately beat down Bayley and Sasha, then they fight with Mandy and Sonya. This leads to a big pyramid super-plex in the corner, and everyone is down. The IIconics enter next and beat on the women who are all already down. The IIconics start working over Sasha’s shoulder now and pin her for a two count. The Iiconics try to choke Sasha and Bayley up against the cage, then Peyton Royce somersaults over the top rope and kicks Bayley in the face. The countdown starts, and Carmella and Naomi are in next. Carmella and Naomi clean house and hit bronco busters on all their opponents in opposite corners. There’s a flurry of offense as everyone starts getting to their feet. Peyton hits a neckbreaker on Sasha, then Liv hits a facebuster on Peyton. Many Rose suplexes Liv, then Sarah hits a Fisherman’s suplex on Mandy. Sonya spears Sarah down, then Carmella superkicks her. Naomi and Mandy go at it now, and Naomi hits the running hip attack on her. The IIconics double team Naomi and they both pin her at the same time for the three count. Naomi and Carmella are now eliminated.
The other teams surround the IIconics now, but then the countdown starts and Nia Jax and Tamina enter. Nia and Tamina clean house and drop everyone in their sight. Tamina and Nia pin The IIconics first, and The Iiconics are now eliminated. Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan starts fighting back against Nia and Tamina and they drop them both. They double team Tamina and pin, but Nia breaks it up. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose double team Nia now for a two count. Banks hits a running knee on Tamina in the corner, then her and Sasha double team Morgan and Logan. The Riott Squad climbs to the top of one of the pods now to avoid the chaos below as everyone goes at it. Banks and Bayley double team Morgan and Logan, then Nia drops them. Liv comes flying off the top with a splash on Nia on the cage floor. Nia and Tamina fight back and drop both Riott Squad members, then Tamina hits the splash off the top on both of them for the three count. The Riott Squad is now eliminated.
Nia charges at Bayley against a pod, but Bayley moves and Nia crashes in to the pod by herself. Bayley and Sasha now double team Tamina and pin her for the three count. Nia and Tamina are now eliminated. It’s down to Sasha and Bayley, against Mandy and Sonya. They all start brawling in the middle of the ring now. Banks and Bayley are able to double team Sonya and pin, but Mandy breaks it up. Mandy and Bayley start climbing the cage now to the top of a pod, and Sasha follows. Sonya climbs up now too, but Bayley kicks her down. Bayley hops down, and Sonya spears her into the pod. Mandy and Sasha come down from the pod next, and Mandy suplexes Sasha for a two count. Mandy and Sonya try to double team Sasha, but Sasha reverses it and drops them both. Sasha goes for the Banks Statement on Sonya and locks it in. Sonya taps out, and now Bayley and Sasha are the first women’s Tag Team Champions.
Winners & new Women’s Tag Team Champions: Bayley & Sasha Banks
After the match, Bayley and Sasha do an in-ring interview where they cry while the crowd chants “you deserve it.” Sasha says there’s here to stay, and they’re going to change things forever.
Billie Kay & Peyton Royce talk about the importance of their 14-year friendship and how their bond will give them the edge when they attempt to become the first-ever WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions inside the Elimination Chamber this Sunday on WWE Network.
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