The inevitable end of Bayley & Sasha Banks’ partnership took place on last night’s episode of SmackDown.
After losing their Women’s Tag Team title rematch to champions Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax, Bayley snapped and attacked Banks. The angle ended with Banks being taken out by ambulance after Bayley wrapped her head around a steel chair and then jumped off the middle rope onto the chair.
The story was that Banks hurt her knee in the match. Medical personnel checked on her after, but Banks pushed them out of the way. Bayley went to help Banks out of the ring, but she then turned against her partner and kicked Banks in the head. Bayley gave Banks an extended beatdown, including attacking her knee.
New Universal Champion Roman Reigns kicked off last night’s show with his special counsel Paul Heyman. A fatal four-way match in the main event decided Reigns’ challenger for Clash of Champions, with Jey Uso getting the win and advancing to challenge for his cousin’s title at the pay-per-view.
Uso wasn’t originally announced for the number one contender’s match but was added after Sheamus attacked Big E. When Uso thanked Reigns for getting him the spot, Reigns said it was Heyman who got it done. Uso had questioned Reigns earlier in the night about his relationship with Heyman and if Reigns could really trust him.
More coverage from last night —
Jey Uso to challenge for Universal title at WWE Clash of Champions
WWE 205 Live results: Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs. Ever-Rise
Bayley turns against Sasha Banks on WWE SmackDown
WWE SmackDown live results: Fallout from Payback
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
New Universal Champion Roman Reigns and his special counsel Paul Heyman appear
Jey Uso asks Roman Reigns what the deal with Paul Heyman is
Heavy Machinery vs. The Miz & John Morrison
Sheamus attacks Big E, takes him out of number one contender’s match
Kayla Braxton asks Sheamus if he set up Big E
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks for the Women’s Tag Team titles
Bayley turns against Sasha Banks
Sami Zayn, Jeff Hardy, and AJ Styles brawl
Otis doesn’t keep his Money in the Bank contract in the MITB briefcase
Alexa Bliss apologizes to Nikki Cross
Fatal four-way number one contender’s match
SmackDown fallout: Baszler & Jax don’t care about what happened to Banks