This week’s SmackDown opened the show with a much anticipated rematch from Hell in a Cell, Sasha Banks vs. Bayley. Bayley came into the match confident that she would regain the title from Banks and had mentioned multiple times that Sasha was unable to successfully defend titles, and that she is always quick to lose them.
Bayley hit Sasha with everything she had, including a Backstabber followed by a Bayley-to-Belly but it wasn’t enough to keep the champion down for the three count. Banks rallied back and made Bayley submit to the Banks Statement, finally getting rid of the champion’s curse that has plagued her career.
Following the match Banks celebrated on the ramp but when she turned to leave she was greeted with a Superkick from Carmella who then face planted Sasha on the stage.
Shouting “I’m back baby!” she posed above Banks before returning backstage. While she’s recently been seen in vignettes, this is the first time Carmella has been physical with another wrestler since the Money in the Bank PPV back in May and now it seems like she’s gunning for the Smackdown Women’s Championship.