An emotional Daniel Bryan opened up Smackdown by bringing out Naomi and asking her to hand over her Smackdown Women's Championship. Bryan revealed that he and Shane McMahon had learned that Naomi's knee injury was more serious than originally thought and she would be unable to compete in the 30 day time limit.
After Naomi reluctantly handed over the Championship she had worked so hard for, the former Champ, Alexa Bliss, entered the ring and came up with a solution for the newly vacated title. Bliss requested that the title be handed back to her since she never received her rematch.
Bryan said he had a better idea and then set up an immediate match between Alexa and Becky Lynch for the championship. The two champions brought the best out of each other once again, but a cheap shot from Alexa was able to stun Becky long enough for a roll up with a hand full of tights for the three count.