WWE Fastlane: Charlotte Flair Vs. Bayley (RAW Women’s Title Match)

WWE Raw Women’s Championship match: Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair

A tie up to start between the two. Charlotte knocks her down with two shoulder blocks. Charlotte taunts and Bayley is able to a pin attempt on her. After Charlotte kicks out then Bayley gets a cradle on Charlotte. She gets a two count. Bayley sends Charlotte to the apron and knocks her off with a clothesline. Bayley goes on the apron waits for Charlotte to get up. She gets up and Bayley connects with a hurracarna. She puts Charlotte in the ring and goes for the cover and kicks out at two. After hitting a series of moves, Bayley goes for the Belly to Bayley, but Charlotte blocks with her hands on the ropes and then rolls out the ring. After some frustration of waiting for Charlotte, Bayley goes after her. She gets met with a clothesline from Charlotte. She puts Bayley in the ring, but Charlotte is able to come back . After several moves, Charlotte applies submission. Charlotte targets Bayley’s neck and after releasing the submission hits a neckbreaker and a big boot that sends Bayley into the turnbuckle.

Charlotte takes advantage of Bayley and continues the attack on her neck. Eventually she goes to the top turnbuckle, and barely connects with the moonsault. She then hits a flipping senton and covers her. Bayley kicks out at two. Bayley is able to comeback with a clothesline and hit an onslaught of moves. She gets a high range back drop and goes for the pin. She gets a two count. Bayley continues her attack on Charlotte with elbows and kicks . There was an awkward moment of Bayley missing a springboard elbow. Bayley stomps into Charlotte and then goes to the top of the turnbuckle. Charlotte stops her and goes on top of the turnbuckle. Bayley gets back on top of the turnbuckle and connects with a hurracarna. She then goes back to the top turnbuckle and hits an elbow drop. She covers her and gets a near fall. Charlotte is able to get Bayley outside the ring. Charlotte gets Bayley back in the ring and connects with the Natural Selection. She gets a near fall.

Charlotte sends Bayley outside the ring and as she’s on the attack, Sasha Banks comes out for Charlotte just as she’s on the top turnbuckle. Charlotte and Sasha fight, Charlotte sends Banks back in the ring. Banks instantly rolls out the ring on the side Bayley is and Charlotte follows. Bayley connects with Belly to Bayley on a distracted Charlotte. Bayley puts Charlotte back in the ring, but she’s able to get a small package while holding the tights. Banks calls Charlotte out on this to the referee who stops the count. Bayley is able to capitalize with a Belly to Bayley and get the three count.

Winner: Bayley. Oh dear god, what a mess. What a confusing mess. Bayley and Sasha now come across as heels. Bayley tells Charlotte to keep Dana in the back (and Charlotte sends her packing herself) and then Sasha run out for no reason. WWE continues to screw up Bayley’s character and this made things worse. A decent match, but the ending really left a bad taste in my mouth (and the crowd’s based on their quiet reaction)