Good evening Fight Fans and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown on FOX!
-We open the show with a video package for the WWE Performance Center narrated by Triple H before we get a run down of tonight's show featuring the return of Jeff Hardy, John Cena, an exclusive interview with Roman Reigns and more before we go to the ring as Sasha Banks and Bayley come out to the ring. We go to the announce desk where we have Triple H joining on commentary as Sasha and Bayley say that they're the face of the women's division regardless of how many fans are there and that the PC is the house that they built. Bayley and Sasha ask Triple H where Paige is before Michael tells them that she had travel issues before they're interrupted by Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross who challenge them to a match right now which Bayley and Sasha accept.
Bayley & Sasha Banks vs Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross
Nikki and Bayley kick things off by locking up, Nikki backing Bayley into the corner before everyone ends up outside and Nikki hits a running cross body off of the steps before Alexa hits a baseball slide and they hug in the center of the ring as Sasha and Bayley regroup as we go to commercial.
We come back to Sasha and Bayley stomping Alexa in the corner before Alexa gets two off of a jack knife pin and hits a huricanrrana before Sasha sends her face first into the middle turnbuckle and hits running knees in the corner for two. Bayley comes in and mocks Nikki who gets stopped by the referee from coming in, allowing Bayley to choke Alexa in the ropes and Sasha hits a float over suplex for two before locking in straight jacket. Alexa gets to her feet and hits an arm drag before Sasha drops her and Bayley gets the tag and hits her in the midsection before locking in a rear headlock. Alexa tries to elbow her way free before Bayley drives her into the corner and Alexa fights her way out of the corner before Sasha misses a running knee in the corner and gets the tag to Nikki. Nikki hits a running splash in the corner into a bulldog before knocking Bayley off of the apron and Sasha slams her off of the top rope before dodging a meteora and they exchange pin attempts until Nikki hits a wrecking ball dropkick into a diving cross body for a near fall that Bayley breaks up.
Alexa then drops Bayley before Asuka comes out and attacks Alexa when the referee is busy with Bayley before Sasha submits Nikki with the Banks Statement for the tap and the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks and Bayley defeat Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss via submission.
-After the match Triple H leaves commentary before we get a graphic for the interview with Roman Reigns up next as we go to commercial.
-We come back from commercial to an in-ring sit-down interview with Roman Reigns in the center of the ring where he says that it has been a crazy, blessed year with highs and lows, but his health is what drives him and he's glad to be back at the top of the card. Roman says that he's dealt with critics his entire career and posits the question of why can he main event a small town every night of the year, why shouldn't he be able to capitalize on the work he puts in to be in the main event, saying that he came back from the disabled list as fast as he could. Roman says that he has a lot of respect for Goldberg and that he's been a great Superstar and he's an icon, but he's a part-timer and that they don't have time for that in the WWE and that he is there full time and that Goldberg has no idea what he's in for at Wrestlemania. Roman then says that he's going to whip Goldberg, take back the Universal championship and set things right in the company.
-We go backstage to Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura who have been informed that they've been bumped from an interview before they leave and go off to celebrate before we cut to Jeff Hardy who says that he's so glad to be back, healthy and hungry and that he did plenty of soul searching before saying that he has plenty left to do. Baron Corbin comes up and interrupts Jeff and mocks him while calling his sobriety into question before Jeff tells Corbin that he has a match against him tonight before Elias shows up and tells Corbin that he didn't forget what he said last week. Elias then starts to sing and play guitar before Corbin walks off as we get a graphic for the Smackdown Tag Team championship match at the Elimination Chamber this past weekend as we go to commercial.
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