Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown! Live featuring a never before seen match between the double champion Becky Lynch and the perennial underdog Bayley!
-Michael Cole introduces the WWE champion Kofi Kingston who comes out by himself sans New Day and talks about his career and about fighting through the tough times. Kofi says that he's glad he stuck it out because he became the champion and talks about how New Day proves that the impossible is possible. We get a video package for the WWE Championship match where Kofi defeated Daniel Bryan before we get one from Kevin Owens' betrayal of New Day last week. Kofi then says that he is more than happy to face Kevin for the belt at Money in the Bank next month before Kevin comes out and says that Kofi isn't championship material and that he thinks Kofi believes it as well before Xavier attacks him from behind; Kevin taking him out and running to the back before Kofi can get to him as we go to commercial.
Becky hip tosses Bayley and puts her in a side headlock before Becky knocks her over and tosses her out of the ring. Bayley then snaps Becky's neck into the ropes as we go to commercial.
We return to Bayley in control, focusing on the knee of Becky which she's had problems with over the past month before hitting a running knee for a two count. Becky comes back with an enzuigiri and a missile dropkick for a two count before hitting an exploder suplex and a running forearm in the corner. They clothesline each other before Bayley gets a near fall off of an inside cradle and hits a fall away slam into an elbow drop. Becky then locks in the Disarmer for the tap and the win out of nowhere.
Winner: Becky Lynch defeats Bayley via submission with the Disarmer.
-Charlotte attacks Becky and Bayley after the match before leaving, then we get a promo by Aleister Black who is in total darkness and wearing black so it gives the appearance that he's a floating head without a body as we go to commercial.
-The Smackdown! Live Tag Team champions The Hardy Boyz come out to the ring and discuss the state of the titles with Jeff now injured. Jeff informs the WWE Universe that he's going to need surgery that requires an extensive recovery and that they're going to have to relinquish the belts. Lars Sullivan then comes out to the ring and attacks the Hardyz and R-Truth when he tries to save Jeff as we go to commercial.