Six of the top women’s competitors battled it out at WWE Clash at the Castle.
In the show-opening match, WWE RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Asuka, and Alexa Bliss faced Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SK. Surrounded by an electric crowd, the competitors threw everything they had at each other.
In the end, Bayley pinned Belair, her long-term rival, after a Rose Plant and a moonsault from Kai.
Here’s how the match culminated, courtesy of our play-by-play coverage:
Kai lands the scorpion kick. Belair picks up Kai for the KOD. Sky pulls Kai off of Belair’s shoulder. Bayley and Sky hold Belair in place while Kai lands her running boot. Bayley hits the Rose Plant on Belair. Sky follows that with the Over the Moonsault on Belair. Bayley pins Belair.
.@itsBayleyWWE has pinned #WWERaw Women's Champion @BiancaBelairWWE at #WWECastle!!! pic.twitter.com/PXtSQ183Fl
— WWE (@WWE) September 3, 2022
The feud between the teams had been brewing since WWE SummerSlam, when Bayley returned alongside Kai and SKY, and the trio confronted Belair. In subsequent weeks, Belair aligned with Bliss and Asuka to level the playing field, and the two trios have been at odds ever since. The rivalry reached a new height when Kai and SKY beat Asuka and Bliss in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament.