Bayley regains the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

Oct 11, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

Via Marc Middleton’s Smackdown Recap:

SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair

We go to the ring for a Hell In a Cell rematch as new SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair comes out. She poses as we go back to commercial.

Back from a break and we get more Draft hype from the NFL on FOX crew. The announcers hype Tyson Fury vs. Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel. We go back to the ring and Flair wraps her entrance as we see stills from her title win at Hell In a Cell. Bayley is out next. She stops on the stage as her music also stops. Bayley isn’t smiling tonight. She takes her jacket off and backs up. She picks up an ax handle with blades sticking out of it. She starts slaughtering the inflatable tube men. Cole calls this a complete change in personality for Bayley. Flair watches from the ring as Bayley destroys the signature tube men from her entrance. Bayley marches to the ring now.

The bell rings and Bayley immediately attacks. Flair turns it around and goes to the corner. Flair with a neckbreaker in the corner, sending Bayley to the floor to regroup. Flair follows and launches Bayley into the barrier, then over the barrier. Bayley fights back from the crowd, dropping Flair on the floor. Bayley comes back over the barrier and knocks Flair into the steel steps. Bayley, who is also sporting a new hairstyle tonight, enters the ring and stands tall, playing to the crowd for a mixed reaction. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Flair covers for a 2 count. Bayley turns it around and works Flair over on the ropes now. Bayley drops Flair for a quick pin attempt. Flair fights up and out but Bayley re-applies a headlock and keeps her grounded. Bayley with shots in the corner now. Bayley goes back to the headlock. Flair shoves her into the corner but runs into a kick. Bayley fights from the apron and goes for a neckbreaker over the top rope but Flair shoves her to the floor. Flair launches herself over the top rope, taking Bayley down on the floor.

Flair brings it back into the ring and delivers chops. Flair sends Bayley into the corner and drops her with another chop. Flair with a big suplex. Flair plays to the crowd for a pop. Back and forth in the corner but Flair counters and works on the leg now. Flair drags Bayley to the center of the ring but Bayley grabs the bottom rope. Flair charges with a big boot and kicks Bayley from the apron to the floor.

Flair follows and hits a big moonsault from the top of the barrier as fans pop. Flair brings it back into the ring for a close 2 count. Bayley fights back and kicks Flair’s knee out. They tangle into the corner until Bayley hits a Bayley-to-Belly suplex out of nowhere. Flair still kicks out at 2 and Bayley shows frustration. Flair with a neckbreaker in the corner. Flair sends Bayley face-first into the turnbuckles. Flair goes to the top for a moonsault but Bayley gets her feet up. Flair blocks and applies a Boston Crab. Flair drags Bayley back and goes for the Figure Four but Bayley kicks her face-first into the turnbuckles. Bayley with a 2 count.

Bayley shows more frustration and argue with the referee. Bayley mounts Flair with strikes. Bayley keeps control and goes to the top while Flair is down. Bayley delivers the big flying elbow drop but Flair kicks out just in time. Bayley argues with the referee and gets in his face. Flair take advantage of the distraction and nails Natural Selection. Flair goes for the Figure Four again but Bayley rolls her up for the pin to win the title out of nowhere.

Winner and New SmackDown Women’s Champion: Bayley

– After the bell, Flair immediately sits up and can’t believe it. Bayley takes the title and celebrates as her new theme music hits. Bayley takes the title to ringside and continues the celebration. Bayley brings a mic back in the ring and says something about “bitches” and then says, “Screw all of you!” She tosses the mic and raises the title as her new music resumes. Bayley marches up the ramp with the title as SmackDown goes off the air.

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