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SmackDown Women's title match set for WWE Clash of Champions


Nikki Cross is getting the next shot at Bayley's SmackDown Women's Championship.

It was confirmed tonight that Bayley will defend her SmackDown Women's Championship against Cross at Clash of Champions. Cross won a fatal four-way number one contender's match on SmackDown tonight to get the title shot.

Cross overcame a pre-match attack by Bayley to get the win. The match also included Alexa Bliss, Lacey Evans, and Tamina, but Bliss walked out of the match like she was in a trance after giving Cross a Sister Abigail on the floor. The storyline is that Bliss has been acting strange and has been changed by her encounters with The Fiend.

Cross got the win in tonight's match by reversing a Samoan drop by Tamina, blocking a superkick, and then stacking up Tamina and pinning her.

After attacking Sasha Banks last week, Bayley appeared on SmackDown tonight and explained her actions. Bayley said she loved every single second of attacking Banks. She claimed that Banks was just waiting for the right time to strike against her. Bayley said Banks was using her -- and she knows that because Bayley was using Banks too. Bayley said she never cared about Banks or their friendship. She said Banks is useless to her now.

Cross made her entrance as Bayley was walking up the ramp after her promo. Bayley then attacked Cross with the same steel chair she used to beat down Banks.

Bayley retained her title against Cross at Extreme Rules this July and then defeated her again in a rematch later that month.

Clash of Champions is taking place on Sunday, September 27. Here's the updated card for the show:

  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defends against Randy Orton
  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns defends against Jey Uso
  • SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley defends against Nikki Cross