SmackDown Coverage – July 16, 2019

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
The Kabuki Warriors vs. The IIconics

We go to the ring and both teams are already in the ring – Asuka and Kairi Sane with Paige, and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Billie Kay and Peyton Royce. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.

Royce disrespects Sane to start but it backfires. Sane takes control and Asuka comes in for a double team. The double team continues on Royce and Asuka covers for a 2 count. Royce dodges a Rear View. Royce with a kick and a tag to Kay. Kay comes in and covers Asuka for a 2 count. Asuka ends up dropping Kay with a big kick as she screams out and goes to the floor. Royce checks on Kay at ringside as the referee counts.

Kay goes to slowly re-enter the ring at the 8 count but Royce pulls her back off the apron so they get counted out but still retain their titles.

Winners via count out: The Kabuki Warriors

After the match, Asuka and Sane aren’t happy with the finish as they look on with Paige. They attack The Iiconics at ringside. They launch Kay into the barrier. Asuka brings Royce into the ring and levels her with a big kick to the head. Sane goes to the top and hits the InSane Elbow on Royce.