Welcome to SmackDown Live. Paige starts off by talking about the rivalries we saw at Money in the Bank and she talks about the Smackdown matches on the pay per view. That was Sunday. We are four weeks away from our next pay per view, Extreme Rules. We will determine who will face AJ Styles by having a five man gauntlet. Paige announces the five participants.
We are in Toledo, Ohio and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.
Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella makes her way to the ring.
Carmella says she wants to be real for a second. She says when she was younger, she dealt with a lot of self confidence issues. She never felt that she would be good enough. She says she worked harder than anyone else. She found something good in herself and she became a champion. She tells every kid who has issues to look in a mirror and say “Mella is Money”. She never had any confidence issues. She tells everyone to just give up.
You can work twice as hard as her and you will be half as good. She won the Money in the Bank contract and cashed it in to become Smackdown Women’s Champion. She beat Charlotte Flair twice. Then she beat Asuka. Carmella says this is the best part. She did it all by herself. She made the Empress of Tomorrow bow down to the Princess of Staten Island.
Asuka’s music plays and it looks like Asuka is making her way to the ring, but it is James Ellsworth in his Asuka cosplay gear.
Carmella hugs Ellsworth and then she gives him the mic.
James says nobody was ready for Ellsworth, especially Asuka. He says he has something special to say to his princess. When you love someone let them leave and . . . the rest is not important. What is important is that he is back. He says he is back to serve the greatest woman in history. He says that Carmella is better than everyone. She is better than Charlotte Flair, Lita, Trish Stratus, Mother Teresa, Beyonce, and Ronda Rousey. Last and certainly least, you are better than Asuka.
Asuka’s music plays again and the real Asuka makes her way to the ring and she is not in a good mood.
Ellsworth gets in Asuka’s face and she connects with a back heel kick. Carmella with a thrust kick and she picks up Ellsworth and they leave the ring.
Becky Lynch is in the back and she figures out which goggles to wear. Tonight gets ready for Billie Kay.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Peyton and Billie are in the ring and Billie asks Peyton where are they and they try to pronounce Toledo. Billie asks what does one do in Toledo. Peyton mentions the zoo and Billie says that is why they smell. Billie says they can continue to talk about smelly things and talk about Becky Lynch. Billie asks Peyton questions as Becky. Peyton says that she can say I am a loser. I am never going to amount to anything. I am so much better off as Charlotte Flair’s troll of a side kick. Billie says you heard it here first, Becky Lynch troll and a side kick. Billie tells Becky to live in the past because her present is dismal and her future is Iconic.
Match Number One: Billie Kay (with Peyton Royce) versus Becky Lynch
Becky with a double leg take down and punches. Becky with an exploder that sends Billie to the floor. Becky with a baseball slide followed by a European uppercut. Becky with more European uppercuts. Peyton distracts Becky and Billie sends Becky into the ring post and she falls to the floor.
They return to the ring and Billie with kicks. Billie yells at the referee and that allows Becky to recover and she connects with an elbow. Billie with a knee and she sends Becky to the floor in front of Peyton. Peyton Riverdances in front of Becky and Billie continues the attack. Billie sends Becky into the apron. Becky blocks being sent into the apron again and Becky returns the favor, sending Billie into the apron.
Billie with a knee and forearm when they return to the ring. Billie with a suplex for a near fall. Billie with a reverse chin lock. Becky with a rollup for a near fall. Becky tries for DisArmHer but Billie gets to the ropes. Billie with Sole Food and she gets a near fall. Billie with a punch and kicks in the corner. Billie with more punches and a snap mare followed by a rear chin lock. Becky goes for a slam but Billie gets to her feet. Billie with a forearm and she chokes Becky in the ropes. Peyton with a knee when the referee was out of position and Billie gets a near fall. Billie returns to the rear chin lock.
Becky backs Billie into the turnbuckles and snap mares Billie. Becky with a boot and she goes to the turnbuckles for a flying forearm. Becky with clotheslines and a leg lariat and a back heel kick and exploder. Becky with a near fall. Becky with a forearm from the apron and Peyton stops her. Becky sends Billie to the apron and Becky goes to the apron and hits a cross body onto Peyton. Billie goes for a suplex and Becky counters and rolls through into DisArmHer and Billie taps out.
Winner: Becky Lynch
We take a look back at the low blow that ended the match between Shinsuke Nakamura and Jeff Hardy.
Jeff Hardy says last Sunday, Shinsuke Nakamura failed to make the count to ten and AJ Styles was victorious. He has moved on, but Jeff says he has a memory that will not move on. Nakamura connected with a knee to his face and it went through his body and soul. His actions have an unintended consequence. It made him focus sharper. His eyes were closed and now they are opened. Shinsuke, I see you.
The announcers talk about the members of Sanity.
We see Sanity in the back. Eric says the chaos has arrived.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee Young is with Daniel Bryan. Renee congratulates Daniel on his victory on Sunday and she asks him about the gauntlet. She mentions that Daniel will be the first one in the match and the odds being against him. Daniel says he is not going to survive. He is going to win. He proved that size does not matter. He will have to face three of the best, potentially in a row, Rusev, Big E, and Samoa Joe. Renee asks about Miz and Daniel says he said three of the best. He says that he got through the Greatest Royal Rumble with legs, lungs, and heart.