After signing a contract to confirm their title match at WWE’s TLC pay-per-view, Sasha Banks and Carmella met in the ring during tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, with the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line.
In a back-and-forth match between two superstars who clearly have no love for each other, it was Sasha Banks who managed to retain her championship, although not in the conventional way. Late in the match, after being distracted by one of Carmella’s sommelier, Banks was over everything that was happening, and began assaulting Carmella in the corner of the ring. With the referee unable to get her to stop, Sasha Banks was eventually disqualified, and managed to retain her championship in violent fashion.
Despite Banks not losing the title, things still went bad for her after that. Following the end of the match, Carmella began her own assault on Banks, kicking her in the head before breaking a bottle of champagne on her back outside of the ring. Even though she lost, Carmella still managed to send a message to Banks, and their match at TLC now carries that much more weight to it.
— WWE (@WWE) December 12, 2020