We’re live from Birmingham, Alabama as SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan is in the ring. Fans chant “yes” while Mauro Ranallo welcomes us. He’s joined by David Otunga and JBL.
Bryan is in the ring with a contract signing setup. He hypes the SmackDown Women’s Title match at No Mercy and says tonight we will have the first-ever SmackDown Women’s Title contract signing. Bryan says we are going to keep this signing civil and fans boo. He tells them not to boo that. Bryan says this is a new era on SmackDown and that’s how it’s going to be. He introduces Becky Lynch first and out comes the Women’s Champion to a pop. Bryan reminds Becky that we’re keeping things civil tonight and she agrees. Bryan introduces #1 contender Alexa Bliss next.
They have words and Becky cuts a good promo on wanting the title more than Alexa. Becky says she will rip Alexa’s head off at No Mercy. Becky wasn’t born to be a champion, she fought to be a champion. Bliss mocks her, saying the speech was so inspirational. Bliss says Becky is destined for second place because Bliss was born to be a champion. Bliss says she’s going to take the title at No Mercy and expose Becky for what she is – a one-hit wonder. Bliss smacks her in the mouth with the contract and then signs it. Becky goes down. Bliss turns the table over on her. Bliss makes her exit talking trash but Becky comes from behind and attacks her. Bliss retreats and Becky goes back into the ring to sign the contract. Becky’s music hits and she leaves with the title in the air.