They may have both lost close matches to Asuka, but coming up just short against The Empress of Tomorrow ironically awakened Bayley and Sasha Banks’ competitive fire against each other. And after their sniping led Kurt Angle to sanction a match between the two former Raw Women’s Champions, Bayley got a leg up on her Bossy counterpart — even if the last word belonged to someone else.
Despite a wave of hometown support from the Cali faithful, Bayley found herself at a disadvantage when the wily Banks targeted her taped-up shoulder. The Huggable One hung tough against The Boss, however, breaking out of a ruthless Bank Statement. Banks powered her way out of a superplex attempt from the second rope, but the effort left her drained and vulnerable to an avalanche Bayley-to-Belly that got the hometown girl the win.
Bayley and Banks shared a long pause after the match, seemingly unsure of what the match meant for their friendship, but Nia Jax — who’ll face Asuka at the Elimination Chamber event in a match with WrestleMania implications — quickly crashed the scene, bulldozing both Superstars and taking them out with Samoan Drops. Why? To show Asuka that she has less to fear from the Superstars who took her to the limit than the one woman capable of destroying them both.