Bianca Belair defended the RAW Women’s Championship tonight at WWE SummerSlam against Becky Lynch at Nissan Stadium.
EST defended the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Lynch last year at SummerSlam 2021 and lost the title in 26 seconds. Although she won the RAW Women’s Title from the Irish Lass Kicker at WrestleMania earlier this year, but after the humiliating loss at SummerSlam, Belair sought revenge.
Belair controlled the action early and knocked Big Time Becks out of the ring. Lynch retaliated with a Leg Drop through the barricade and went for cover, but EST went out at two. The former RAW Women’s Champion focused her attack on Belair’s arm to try and weaken the champion for her patented Dis-Arm-Her submission hold.
The action spilled out of the ring again and the champion sent the challenger into the ring post. Back in the ring, the champ connected with a standing Moonsault but couldn’t put Lynch down for a three count.
Late in the match, Lynch went for another Man-Handle Slam, but Belair countered in a Spanish fly over the top rope. She followed him with the KOD for the overall victory.
Bianca Belair is still the RAW Women’s Champion.
After the match, Lynch approached the RAW Women’s Champion in the ring. She held out her hand and the champion looked at her before watching the crowd as she chanted “No!”
Belair and Lynch shared a hug in the middle of the ring when the champion theme hit.
After the former champion left the ring, Bayley, Dakota Kai and Io Shirai appeared on the ramp.
It remains to be seen whether Bayley, Kai or Shirai will challenge Bianca Belair for her title in the coming weeks.
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