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Women's title match official for next week's WWE SmackDown


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

In a rematch from Extreme Rules, SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley will defend her title against Cross on SmackDown next Friday. Cross getting the title shot was set up by her defeating her tag team partner Alexa Bliss on SmackDown tonight.

Cross had her ribs taped up on SmackDown after Bayley used Sasha Banks' Boss ring to punch Cross and get the win in their match at Extreme Rules. Cross missed a splash off the top rope near the end of tonight's match and the referee checked on her. Cross then used an inside cradle to pin Bliss.

Bayley and Sasha Banks opened SmackDown tonight before being interrupted by Cross and Bliss. Cross wanted a rematch against Bayley, and Bayley said she'd give the winner of Cross vs. Bliss a title shot next week if they faced each other tonight. The story was that Bayley was trying to turn Cross and Bliss against each other.

There was a segment where Cross and Bliss spoke to each other after their match tonight. Bliss said that Cross got one over on her. She congratulated Cross on her win and told her it's time to focus on next week's match against Bayley.