For weeks, Bayley laughed at Bianca Belair. But the SmackDown Women’s Champion had the last laugh inside Hell in a Cell, winning a brutal battle to retain the title.
With flames adorning Belair’s gear, the Hell in a Cell first-timer appeared well aware of what awaited her inside the demonic structure and was ready for the unique stage.
But after a hot start by Bianca, The Role Model reversed course by countering a superplex, slamming the titleholder face-first into one ring post before smashing her left shoulder into another and continuing to target the same arm.
Bayley showed there was no line she wouldn’t cross. The challenger bit Belair and even tied her hair in a knot around the bottom rope to keep her at bay.
Bianca turned the tables, driving Bayley through Kendo sticks with a spinebuster and further brutalizing her after tethering her own hair to Bayley’s arm.
Belair combined equal parts innovation and viciousness to put Bayley away. After hitting a Senton with the challenger on the ladder, Bianca planted Bayley with the K.O.D. on the same ladder for the victory.