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SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley def. Alexa Bliss

SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley def. Alexa Bliss

TACOMA, Wash. — Leading into WWE Stomping Grounds, Alexa Bliss questioned every single facet of Bayley’s WWE career, but The Hugger gave The Goddess all the answers she needed in the Tacoma Dome.

Flanked by her new bestie Nikki Cross, Bliss got more than she bargained for at the start of the contest, with Bayley quickly showing off her new aggressive side. Bliss took the upper-hand with the cagey tactic of driving The Hugger’s face into the middle turnbuckle. Little Miss Bliss pounced on the champion, smothering Bayley with a gritty attack that would see her both ground and pound her opponent.

Alexa Bliss slaps the taste out of Bayley's mouth: WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Alexa Bliss laces Bayley with a stinging slap across the face during their SmackDown Women’s Title battle. Courtesy of WWE Network.

Bliss poured even more on Bayley when she began to zone in on The Hugger’s right arm. Bayley withstood the onslaught though, battling back despite the injured limb and turning the tides when she connected with a massive sunset flip bomb that saw Bliss’ head slam smack into the same middle turnbuckle that initially gave Bliss the edge.

Matters continued to intensify when it appeared as though Alexa sacrificed Cross on the outside so that Nikki received the brunt of a diving Bayley. However, Cross wasn’t concerned with Bliss’ actions as much as she was with Bayley smashing her. In turn, Cross’ anger cost Bliss valuable time when Nikki stormed into the ring, arguing with the referee about Bayley’s attack. That distraction allowed The Hugger to get her knees up when The Goddess attempted Twisted Bliss, giving Bayley the opening to connect with the Bayley-to-Belly Suplex for the three-count and the victory.

Alexa Bliss thought she had all the answers re: Bayley heading into WWE Stomping Grounds, but with Bayley holding the title proudly at the end of the night, all Bliss seemingly had now was a whole new slew of questions.

TACOMA, Wash. — Leading into WWE Stomping Grounds, Alexa Bliss questioned every single facet of Bayley’s WWE career, but The Hugger gave The Goddess all the answers she needed in the Tacoma Dome.

Flanked by her new bestie Nikki Cross, Bliss got more than she bargained for at the start of the contest, with Bayley quickly showing off her new aggressive side. Bliss took the upper-hand with the cagey tactic of driving The Hugger’s face into the middle turnbuckle. Little Miss Bliss pounced on the champion, smothering Bayley with a gritty attack that would see her both ground and pound her opponent.

Alexa Bliss slaps the taste out of Bayley's mouth: WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 (WWE Network Exclusive)

Alexa Bliss laces Bayley with a stinging slap across the face during their SmackDown Women’s Title battle. Courtesy of WWE Network.

Bliss poured even more on Bayley when she began to zone in on The Hugger’s right arm. Bayley withstood the onslaught though, battling back despite the injured limb and turning the tides when she connected with a massive sunset flip bomb that saw Bliss’ head slam smack into the same middle turnbuckle that initially gave Bliss the edge.

Matters continued to intensify when it appeared as though Alexa sacrificed Cross on the outside so that Nikki received the brunt of a diving Bayley. However, Cross wasn’t concerned with Bliss’ actions as much as she was with Bayley smashing her. In turn, Cross’ anger cost Bliss valuable time when Nikki stormed into the ring, arguing with the referee about Bayley’s attack. That distraction allowed The Hugger to get her knees up when The Goddess attempted Twisted Bliss, giving Bayley the opening to connect with the Bayley-to-Belly Suplex for the three-count and the victory.

Alexa Bliss thought she had all the answers re: Bayley heading into WWE Stomping Grounds, but with Bayley holding the title proudly at the end of the night, all Bliss seemingly had now was a whole new slew of questions.