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Starting their trip on the Road to Wrestlemania, the ladies of blue have their hands full. In this week’s edition of SmackDown Live, the women are dealing with the fallout of the Rumble. Will the champ avenge her loss? How is the Lass Kicker feeling? Will the Queen of Black Harts finally be safe again? And how’s the love life of the Princess of Staten Island going? Well, let’s find out!

Our first moment of the night starts off with James Ellsworth, all swagged up! Ellsworth introduces the crowd, in his adorable, annoying, and ever so awkward manner, to the Princess of Staten Island herself, or as he likes to call her, “my boo”, Carmella! After skipping hand in hand with Ellsworth to the ring, ‘Mella looks ahead at her opponent, Delilah Dawson. Carmella mocks Dawson by asking the crowd if that is really her opponent. She then picks out part of her gear to embarrass her even further. Dawson, sick of the disrespect, locks her opponent in a headlock, but it isn’t long before she finds her own head smashed onto the ground. The match then continues to be ruled by Carmella, with a very short moment in which it looks as though Dawson will take home the win. The contest comes to a close once Delilah runs to the ropes and has her legs pulled by Ellsworth, forcing her to the ground. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the Princess of Staten Island locks in the Code of Silence, forcing her opponent to tap. James then rushes to the ring to celebrate with his boo, but it looks as though ‘Mella isn’t as excited as he is… Awkward.

Later on Dasha Fuentes interviews Naomi and Becky Lynch. Lynch discusses how ludicrous it is that Mickie James to think that she would forget her legacy. But she makes it clear that what’s worse is that she cost the Lass Kicker her SmackDown Women’s title. Naomi then takes over the interview as she discusses how Alexa Bliss called her a “nobody” on last week’s SmackDown Live. Unfortunately for the Blissful One, “this nobody became a somebody” at Royal Rumble when she pinned the champ, 1, 2, 3.

The two then leave the interview hyped out, and enter the ring for their tag team match against their aforementioned enemies. The match allows each competitor to shine, whilst the rivalries are made very clear. Whilst Naomi has her eyes mainly on the champ, Lynch is focused on both competitors. We see some great offense on both sides, but it’s the Glowtastic one that shines the light on herself the most. When tagged in for the hot tag, the former Funkadactyl knocks down Bliss and does a deadly dropkick to the illegal Mickie James. A combination of moves with a fired up crowd take place, and though Bliss kicks out after the Modified Headscissors Driver, she falls prey to a Split-Legged Moonsault. They really made their opponents feel that “glow fire” they were talking about earlier.

Naomi is seen on Talking Smack, where she is interviewed by Renee Young and Daniel Bryan. She tells us that she believes that the SmackDown women’s division is the best it’s ever been, and that she’s ready to take control of it. The Glowtastic woman continues by saying that right now is all about validating herself and taking ahold of her opportunities. After Young brags about how talented Naomi is, Bryan speaks up and says that due to her consecutive wins against the champ, she will be facing Alexa Bliss for the SmackDown Women’s championship at Elimination Chamber. Naomi explains how much of a dream it will be for her to walk into ‘Mania as the SmackDown Women’s champion and I’m not crying you are.

At another point of the show, we’re taken backstage as two security guards approach Daniel Bryan, whom has just finished talking to Brie Bella on the phone about his sister-in-law’s current situation. It turns out that the security guards are just around for Natalya, as she no longer feels “safe” with Nikki Bella around. The Queen of Black Harts approaches Bryan, believing that he invited her into his office to discuss her new merchandise. Unfortunately for the former Divas champion, the Fearless Nikki herself pops up. The two go through a war of words whilst Bryan tries to speak over them, but it takes him bellowing “ENOUGH!” to get the ladies to be quiet. After recollecting himself, Daniel tells the ladies that the two will be squaring off at the Elimination Chamber next Sunday. Natalya walks away angrily, whilst Nikki appears confident with the scenario.

Thoughts: The fallout from the Rumble wasn’t really going to be the most exciting of events. With a six woman tag on the kickoff, anything that happened there didn’t really matter. Yet somehow it did.

What’s so great about the fallout is that Naomi isn’t given a championship match for winning a tag team contest. This is something I expected the show to do, but they didn’t do it. Instead, they kept us waiting, anticipating the announcement, and they made her work for it. Naomi has been desperate for this title shot for a long time, so this buildup is exactly what she needs. Even if you aren’t a fan of her, seeing her work impressively in the ring and grabbing the spotlight to make certain that is shines on her is wonderful.

Naomi’s in-ring work is brilliant. She may not be everyone’s favourite, but after tonight, she’s almost definitely creeping up your list.

It’s been a long time coming for Naomi. And this slow build of mostly wins that have been spread out and not received too much attention has helped her immensely. SmackDown almost made us forget that Naomi was much of a contender whilst still writing her as a strong talent. She was pushed aside for women like Lynch, Bliss and Bella to shine, without being made out to be a weak performer. And now that ‘Mania is coming up, her time is (hopefully) here.

In regards to the actual champion, her booking is great. Bliss has the perfect build, look and persona for the “cowardly heel” gimmick that she’s working. And this is the best way to also build to a Naomi title reign. With Bliss, you want to hate her. She’s ungrateful, full of anger and never stops cheating. So when someone that is overlooked – like Naomi – comes along, seeing the frustration in a defeated Alexa’s face is always worth it.

The other female storylines are also working wonderfully.

Nikki and Natalya is probably my personal favourite feud on WWE television right now. These are two women that have spent almost their entire time in WWE alongside one another. From debuts, reality TV and musical chairs to Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania, Natalya and Nikki have been through a lot together. So this feud gives me all kinds of shrills as it makes perfect sense.

But what makes it even more perfect is when we think about the rumors regarding Bella’s retirement come ‘Mania time. Could this be her final feud? Is Nikki going to have her retirement match against her best wrestling friend, the woman that has shaped her into the revolutionary talent she is? As a fan of both women, I couldn’t be happier at this thought. Elimination Chamber could be their first encounter, whilst ‘Mania can be their last – and the final time we see Nikki altogether.

The buildup is great, and to see Nikki finally get her shining moment at Wrestlemania whilst one of her best friends is by her side is all I could ask for. And maybe Brie walking down that ramp…?

Becky and Mickie is also yet another dream feud. Two standout talents from different eras coming face to face during Wrestlemania season? Sign me up!

This week it’s clear that Lynch’s focus is more on James than it is Bliss. She needs to knock out “the past” before she can get her hands on the title, and this is going to be one hell of a ride. James and Lynch are phenomenal talents, with somewhat different audiences backing them. Lynch has the casual viewer, as well as the hardcore “smark” and a good portion of women’s wrestling fans behind her. And in comparison, Mickie James has part of the casual audience, but her fanbase is mostly of long-term women’s wrestling fans that are dying to see old era ladies get justice. The fans of either woman are feeling exactly what the ladies feel. Lynch’s fans see her as an underdog that is constantly overlooked, whereas James’ audience are striving to see her get respect and have her voice be heard. And to see both of this combined is fascinating. I’m not sure who I’d like to win, all I know is that the story is doing great, and the end-all match will be even better.

And before I leave you all, I just want to praise the Carmella and Ellsworth scenario. Pushing the comedy aside, this storytelling is great. Yeah, the jokes are corny, and some lines fall flat, but it’s really helping to build Carmella as the untrustworthy and sly character that she’s been said to be. And pretty soon this will all blow up between her and Ellsworth, and she’ll come for that proper heel gimmick we need to see her in.

How do you feel about this episode? Are you on team Naomi? Are you excited for Lynch vs James? What are your thoughts on Nikki retiring? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • Naomi and Alexa’s chemistry has improved a ton. They were so much more in sync here than they have been in their past two encounters. Alexa was ready to fall for Naomi’s moves at the right time. The only issue I got now is Alexa’s bumping. It looks lazy.

    • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

      Ya mama look lazy

      • You always hating on Trish Stratus. Tell me what she did to your ass?

  • Rose-Quartz

    Stop…. Nikki isn’t retiring any time soon. Until she confirms it I’ll believe it but she just came back and she has a 3-year contract deal.

  • Stef’

    Mickie frustrates me. She hasn’t done anything in the RR match and was barely present here too, I want to see more from her ! She just takes bumps…

    • MK126

      This is her second match back while shes playing a supporting role in the original alexa vs becky feud… cant have her outshining the champion

  • Femme Fatale Venus Fly

    Once again, EVERY woman had their moments!

    Nattie & Nikki’s segment was so good. They make it so believable that they hate each other and I am SO excited for their match next Sunday.

    At first I hated the Carmella & Ellsworth storyline, but lately it’s been one of the best things about Tuesdays. Their chemistry is surprisingly really good. Interested to see where this all blows up.

    The tag match was really good, and it was so nice to see how much time it got. Mickie hasn’t lost a pep one bit. This feud with Becky has got me so excited.

    Now finally…FOR THE LOVE OF WHATEVER IS HOLY! PLEASE don’t let the title match be a transitional one. Naomi can lose dirty, and we can get that Mania build-up, even if it ends up being a multi-woman match, I just Naomi to finally have her moment.

    (Also, since when were there rumors of Nikki retiring? Did I miss something?)

  • OJ Von Erich

    I see JBL is channeling his inner Michael Cole circa 2011 in regards to calling women’s matches! ?

  • Sieg Garett

    Plot Twist: They better bring back Blue Pants as Carmella’s next jobber opponent .

    • John Finnie

      If true I could see tamina returns as a face & beats carmella

  • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

    When Alexa did the knee and then the moonsault knee thing when she missed I wonder if Naomi was supposed to get her knees up and block it cuz that’s a move Alexa never botches but besides good tag and hoping for a good match with Alexa retaining

    • She missed it and played it like she got hurt.

      • MK126

        At least she tried to play it off even though it was painfully obvious a botch

        • TNA JADE FAN

          The way Alexa moved up towards Naomi made me think that naomi was supposed to knee Alexa in the stomach as well

          • MK126

            No one ever tries to block that move if my memory serves me right. Alexa just botched it. No big deal since she always lands it… although she needs to make it look more impactful… maybe she can get help from Ms. Moon down at the PC to help perfect it

        • Mhm

      • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

        Maybe but she never misses that move

        • But she did last night.

          • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

            Everybody botches so no big deal

          • Of course. Alexa always hits those right so not a big deal.

        • Angelica Marie MoNae

          Eh mistakes happen. It may have been a planned botch but I think she just missed and improvised like the professional she is.

      • Wicked Bliss

        No I think Naomi is supposed to evade that and get Alexa hurt to give Naomi time to reach becky. You can see that the next thing happened was both tagging their partners.

        • It’s not hard to move. Naomi didn’t even flinch, hence why Alexa played it and went to tag Mickie.

          • Wicked Bliss

            Thats the point why Naomi didnt flinch? Alexa came closer to Naomi before executing her move to give her space to move outward. Alexa still played it as if she missed so she and Naomi can make the tag. But we will never know.

    • Cathy Kelley.

      I think Naomi was supposed to move but dunno.

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      it was just kind of messy IMO. the whole thing didnt look right from start to finish. she always does it well though, nbd, no one is perfect 100% of the time. unless their name is Sunny.

    • You Naomi haters go the extra mile to discredit the girl huh? That was all Alexa.

      • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

        Everybody botches so it’s no big deal I was just saying from the way I seen it that it looked like Alexa moved up close to Naomi and did a flip think she was gonna put her knee up and btw I have said Naomi has looked good in the ring for the last couple days so know what you’re talking about b4 you talk crap I’m not A Naomi fan but I do give credit where it’s due Naomi has looked good lately

    • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

      That’s exactly what I was thinking.
      Plus she was selling it like she missed and Naomi was selling it also and they went to the next spot which was the hot tag for Becky.
      Before hot tags, usually a face reverses the heel’s move.

      • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

        I still think I’m right

    • Gods_Giift

      Alexa botches that move often I’m confused she usually misses one of the knee drops

      • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

        She don’t connect fully with the 1st knee cuz 2 knees in 5 seconds could knock the wind out of you

      • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

        Everybody botches it’s no big deal either way

    • Shady

      Don’t think so, you could see the awkwardness in their body language and Naomi countering a knee strike by bringing her knees up would have been quite dangerous

    • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

      I think Naomi was supposed to move so Alexa would still fail the move. The whole sequence made sense but that.

  • Yass another flawless show that did wonders for every woman. Naomi was on FIRE and where are the people who said she isn’t over? #NAOMI4CHAMP2K17
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  • Mike

    Naomi is really shining her and Becky we’re GOLD on the mic #GloFire. The tag match was AWESOME Becky does so well as the baby face in peril and the crowd was so into her it was awesome. All four ladies showed so much personality during the match it was awesome. No complaints about the match at all I think Mickie letting Alexa do most of the work is very veteran of her and keeps u wondering in if she really can back up what she says against Becky it’s making me chomp at the bits to see them go one on one.

    Nikki and Nattie segment was good I love Natalya right now hope she gets a title run soon only thing is this match should’ve been anywhere falls or hardcore imo

    Carmellsworth is giving me Glamerella tease chemistry wise I like it,

    Overall SD continues to SLAY every week

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Naomi is getting to the title!!!!!!!

  • Charlie Flickinger

    Wait? Since when is Nikki retiring come Wrestlemania? If so I’ll be really sad. I’ve actually loved this run of hers.
    Also everybody was on point last night. Naomi & Becky are the best tag team members. #GlowFireForLife I’m disappointed Mickie didn’t do a whole lot in this match, but I also fee like they’re holding her off for her match against Becky.

  • OJ Von Erich

    I’ve said it many time’s before, but Mattie & Nikki have such solid chemistry together & I think all these backstage attacks are to hold us off for a that inevitable match at EC where they go all out with some real hard hitting, stiff moves!

    Im here for Naomi getting her moment so much, she seems focused & solid in the ring right now & the crowd are really behind her, I’m willing a title reign for her so bad!

    Can’t wait for Mickie & Becky to deliver a match worthy of rivaling some of the Sasha/Charlotte stuff as I believe they have all the tool’s capable of doing so!

    Carmellsworth is a fun little thing too, I for one enjoy a little comic relief here & there.

  • Little Miss Bliss

    Good tag match Naomi and Alexa have very little chemistry tho but maybe they can have a decent match with Alexa retaining cuz she looked weak her whole title reign let her get a good win

    • Naomi has looked weak her whole career. I’d rather her win, this seems to be her last chance.

      • Little Miss Bliss

        I’m scared Alexa will be like Alicia or nattie tho

        • Doubt it. They trust her enough, as seen with an early title reign, table and steel cage match. I’m sure she’s a future multi time champ.

          • Little Miss Bliss

            She needs at least 1 good title defence on PPV

  • Mike

    Becky, Naomi and Nikki really remind me of golden era Trish(baby face ) Lita and baby face Victoria
    Becky is Trish the baby face that keeps getting beat, screwed over but overcomes in the end but more personality I think before Trish turned heel she was pretty bland. Nikki is Lita as far as being really popular but not having a lot of championship storylines but always in a story. And Naomi as babyface Victoria not as popular but a great wrestler they even both danced lol

  • #GiveNaomiAChance

    Naomi is slaying ATM she’s finally getting her much DESERVED PUSH. I’m not a Alexa fan at all but she’s cute tho

  • TNA JADE FAN

    Let’s give it up for smackdown tho no matter who you like or don’t this is the best show for women’s wrestling

    TAKE NOTES RAW

  • RosemaryIsBestChamp

    100% honestly no bias here who will leave and who you do want to leave elimination chamber champ Alexa or Naomi I think want and think Alexa will

    • Mike

      Alexa wait until Mania then give the title to Naomi

  • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

    I gotta be honest and I might get some hate for this but the Carmella and James Ellsworth storyline is the only storyline on Smackdown that interesting me.

    Like for some reason I just don’t understand why she’s with him but it’s something that makes me wanna see what’s she up too.What does she really want from James? It could be anything but it’s an interesting and I’m looking forward to the fallout.

    Not taking anything away from the other storylines on SD and I LOVE Naomi and I hope she does win the belt but even her storyline is just a rehash of the stuff she been saying during her feud with Paige and Nikki just now her being a baby face.Samething with Nattie and Nikki it’s just now nattie is Carmella.I can’t judge Mickie vs Becky yet because it’s still in development.

    I just want more creative and well thought out storylines that’s different then anything we’ve seen before and this is for both Raw and Smackdown.Thats all

    • FaBuLoUs CaRmElLa FaN

      I’m not gonna hate on you but I will smh I love Carmella but it’s stupid. I’m glad she’s getting tv time but it’s a joke the other 3 rivals are better IMO

      • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

        But that’s the best part it IS stupid like why is she with this man? Like to me it’s one of those storylines that makes me wanna see where this goes because I wanna know why she is with him.For me it’s kinda like the Eve and Zack Ryder pairing completely random but then we saw what Happened with Eve at the end.

    • Asking for a 100% new storyline in wrestling is ridiculous. There’ll always be something that happened before.

      • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

        Then they need to hire a better creative team then.

        • Like I said, you won’t find anything new, but SD is the closest you will get to compelling storylines.

          • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

            I’m sorry but if you hire the right people you can come up with better and more unique storylines.Nikki and Natalya is the exact samething as Carmella vs Nikki that’s not really being creative the only thing different was the backstage brawl at the merchandise shop.

            Big example of something unique and creative was when Trish had a bridal shower for lita and gifts lita got(Picture of the baby with Kane’s eye,Sex Toy,Condoms and birth control).Now that was something creative.

          • Mike

            Yea but that whole Kane/Lita storyline was gross and totally awful

          • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

            But that awful storyline was what lead up to the Trish and Lita Raw Main event match tho so at the end it did paid off for them.

          • Mike

            Yea it gave us good moments but overall I don’t think any of us want stories like that but overall I think we all agree with you on different storylines

          • Nikki’s storyline atm is people jealous on her success and since they dont know how to bring her down they’re putting it all on Cena. But the physicality and animosity is there.

            The latter storyline is only for special cases and I doubt it would receive positive reactions today.

          • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

            But that’s the thing we already been thru this with Carmella we don’t need to go thru this with Natalya.

  • BlossomingNarcissist

    I love Carmella but I see no point in these squash matches. As for the rest of the show, Nikki vs nattie is boring nattie used the same insults carmella used…its played. Now, Naomi vs Alexa could be good but I see it falling flat because I never care for their single matches they just seem to lack chemistry which is hella surprising to me. Lastly I’m hoping the rear view is cancelled like if anything a signature though I also kinda hate the moonsault, I want something more vicious

  • Luna Lovegood

    Good match.

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    I really wonder where the Carmella storyline is going, I would much rather see her as a valet for an upper card guy, said it before will say it again, put her with AJ Styles, that would be amazing!

    My friend and I were talking about Naomi today and he said, what if they give her a wrestlemania moment, have her win the championship, but she drops it to a returning Eva after a month, or worse on the SD after Mania…It actually worried me as I could see WWE playing this

  • Bish-Berlinetta

    Great match. Naomi and Alexa’s chemistry was better here so I hope they can deliver at EC

  • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

    Just a random thought but what if Eva Marie returns and joins Tyler Breeze and Fandango as a stable?

    Like for an example breeze and fandango are playing the fashion police and since Eva is A Model and is all about fashion she can join them.And they can have little segments were they talk about who was the best dressed(Obviously nobody but them 3 would be mention) and worst dressed where they make front of everyone.

    • Robert Guerra

      Summer Rae is better for this role.

      • OJ Von Erich

        And has history with both.

        • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

          Wo, true. That didn’t even come into my mind.
          Knowing WWE they would turn it into a fight over the girl thing *barf*

      • Joseph

        No just use Eva for that Summer can still be use as a wrestler since Eva can’t wrestle for shit.

      • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

        Omg, you’re right. All her attitude combined with these two= magic.
        And imagine Breezango and Summee feuding wit the Miz, Maryse and another guy.
        The back and forth between Summer and Maryse would kill me xD

    • conan_kun

      Off women topic. I want Breezango feuding against Vaudevillians. They should have utilized Ascension, Breezango and Vaudevillians since brand split, now they always mixing all available tag teams together into one segment and battle royals or just feed to American Alpha instead of having real title feud and secondary feud.

      • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

        I agree it’s a shame where all 3 of these tag teams have gone since two of them are former NXT tag champions. I really like the pairing and the whole fashion police thing breezango have going for them I would like them to utilize it more.

        It feels like the only legit tag teams are American alpha and the usos. I still don’t understand how heath slater and Rhyno became the first tag champs but it is what it is.

    • PoisonFelino #Watermelondrea

      That sounds kinda funny.

  • Cathy Kelley.

    I don’t know if y’all saw but Tamina is scheduled for a SD eight women tag team match in March, so..

    • conan_kun

      Emma once wrestles on Smackdown house shows. Perhaps just to shake off her ring rust.

      • Cathy Kelley.

        Emma was there to replace Becky who was injured, so it’s a pretty different situation I believe. I could be wrong though.

  • Bish-Berlinetta

    Pretty sure Nikki will win her match and Alexa too. But I’m curious if Alexa will win cleanly or not

    • Mike

      Hope Nikki loses actually lol and yea Alexa will lose but hopefully not cleanly

  • Robert Guerra

    The tag was nice, a few awkward moments at the begning, like Alexa botching the insult to injury when basically all she needed to do was hit an oponent who was literaly waiting to be hit, I really like her, she’s charismatic as hell but that’s is about her, if she dont have a mic on her hands you can’t say that she’s champion material.
    As for Becky and Mickie I really hope they have a match at EC with at least 15-20 mins, it’s about time SDL put on some really good women’s action, not just average.
    Naomi for me was the star of the show last night, not just on the female side but in general, she have showed great improvement on her wrestling and mic skills, you can say she’s HUNGRY for this oportunity, I really see potential in this gimmick, I think she can be as huge as Bayley as a babyface if booked right.
    Nattie and Nikki feud is a bootleg Carmella vs Nikki, I think Natalya should be questioning Nikki’s wrestling skills and challenging her to a match at EC instead of being upset that Bryan made one. Poorly booked feud.
    Carmella and Ellsworth can be a huge heel due if given the chance, they have good chemestry and both know how to tell a story.

  • glassjaw

    Ignoring JBL perpetuating his habit of being a monumental prick on commentary, Smackdown was back to business as usual this week.

    Becky Lynch was great in her backstage interview. She’s the three dimensional babyface seldom produced in WWE’s female competitors.

    Carmella and James Ellsworth’s angle has a telegraphed conclusion, but it should be an effective one nonetheless; elsewhere the tensions within the division continued to be greased well.

    For me Nikki is the marmite of the pack and while her eventual clash with Nattie should be intense and thoroughly well worked, I think anything but a win in the latter’s favour will be an abbreviation to something which could develop into a feud so much more significant.

    Some timing issues from Alexa aside, the tag match itself was also very enjoyable. Such was their fluid chemistry Mickie and Becky already feel like familiar opponents and Naomi was quite radiant, actually.

    Concerning the subsequently announced title match, my head says Alexa should retain but my heart says Naomi should go over. Arguably it might be too soon for Alexa to drop the title, particularly when she’s become such a prominent personality, but then it’s been too long for Naomi to never have held a title in what has been a horribly mismanaged main roster run. More character build would be preferable but Naomi going over might be the precipice for greatness that her fans deserve.

    So ultimately, go head Nao.

  • Bryskers

    What really stood out for me this week is the interview Naomi gave on Talking Smack. You could feel she was genuine and sincere, and that she really wants this. Now, It was expected she would get a title match, but before that interview, I kinda wanted Alexa to retain, but she changed my mind and now I’m hoping she’s taking it at EC and achieve her dream of walking into WM as champion, which is the kind of emotions a good babyface is supposed to make you feel. Kudos to her !

    • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

      I agree wish they aired it on TV.Would’ve done wonders for her so the live crowd can see she cares.

  • Tunasha

    It was a nice match. I’m glad Naomi is using her moonsault as the main finisher now, it looks way more devastating. Now, all this momentum, I’m worried she’s just another challenger for this month and by the time WM comes, she’ll be out of the title picture. Anyways… I truly wish she gets the opportunity to have at least 1 championship reign in the WWE.

  • Gail-Rollins

    Why would Nikki spend all that time rehabbing for a comeback if she was only going to wrestle a few more months? I don’t believe the retirement rumors at all. She has at least one more Championship run in her.

    • SamoanSquad #Justice4Naomi!

      I heard Brie Bella is supposed to return after having her child.

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      i agree. i would imagine Nikki wants at least one “womens” title reign under her belt before she retires.

    • Joseph

      Its just a rumor.

    • Nikki’s Sister

      Yeah thats what I find weird. If she was hurt I could understand but she wouldn’t be wrestling at live events or at Elimination Chamber if she was.

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Yea I seriously doubt Nikki would have came back at all if only to come back for a few months. Especially knowing brie wants to come back.

    • Jaded

      Nikki is arguably the most successful female wrestler outside the ring …..and her in ring career ain’t too shabby either. I see nothing wrong with her retiring Now, neck injuries are pretty serious and she has been battling with it for a while now.

    • John Finnie

      Christy hemme returned just to retire it must be hard putting your body on the line knowing one wrong move could kill some people get over it some can’t maybe Nikki can’t but I also don’t believe a word of it & I think Nikki will reply & let us know esp if she isn’t

    • Buffyrocks

      If her neck injury is really acting up again (after a rather precarious surgery and recovery), then it might be best for her to retire. You can never really predict how a serious injury like that will go. She has nothing left to prove. History books will look favorably on both of the Bellas, regardless of how any of us feel. This is coming from a non-Bella fan (but I certainly do not hate her at all!!).

    • Organization XIII

      She could have re-hurt her neck. Rehab doesn’t mean you’re gonna be fully recovered at 100%. That’s impossible so it’s not abstract for something like this to happen

  • OJ Von Erich
    • Sunny’s Therapist

      FLOTOF omg you are killing me, it took me a minute to figure that out lol. and Noam is cuuuuuute

      • OJ Von Erich

        Just giving my Queen of the C Show a title worthy of her greatness. ??

      • Dylan Gutierrez

        Lol, I didn’t get it :/ #flop

        She looks flawless as always!

        • Sunny’s Therapist

          first lady of the o 2 lolol

        • Sunny’s Therapist

          i meant first lady of the 0 5 lol ugh

    • PoisonYourMind #PYM

      Backstage that’s what she’s looked at.. haha… I mean it’s quite obvious that any woman like Alicia would probably have left by now. She doesn’t seem like she’s quite passionate about the business, she’s just a model turned wrestler. I’m not saying she isn’t successful and that she sucks but, I mean, let’s just say she’s always at the catering table.

      • What are you talking about? If she wasn’t passionate, she would’ve left YEARS ago, she wouldn’t have given her entire 20s to the company she doesn’t care for.
        And whether she’s at catering table or not, is not her decision, she’s doing whatever they ask her to.

        • PoisonYourMind #PYM

          Mkay but that’s still how others would view her backstage most likely… it’s Alicia fox like who? Ohhhh ummmm yeah.

          • Bayley sees her as a veteran she is and said she always goes to her if she needs an advice.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            Bayley is also retarded

        • PoisonYourMind #PYM

          I’m not saying she isn’t a good worker but to Alicia Fox WWE is a job. if she had passion she wouldn’t like how she used and would’ve left by now. She must obviously just like the paycheck and think “yessss I’m not being used” and just take the paycheck and smile.

          • She literally can’t do anything about it. She has to listen what they tell her do. You’re ridiculous if you think she’s happy being a jobber aka lower paycheck and higher risk of being released.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            If she really wasn’t happy doing it then she wouldn’t be there. They won’t release her because she has seniority over almost all of them and is the first African American Divas champion. That is probably the only thing keeping her job.

          • You can be happy and grateful to be in WWE and still want more, but like I said, that’s out of her control and she’s just doing what she’s told. Also, no one is safe in wwe.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            yes.. some people have job security. Alicia is one of them. She may want more but the question is has she done anything about it? and the answer is probably not.

          • Tell that to Michelle, who despite having Undertakers help, still wasn’t safe from the critics.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            never heard of that and dont know what you’re talking about, she was always in title feuds.

          • Are you for real? Go to her YouTube channel and do your homework.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            what sry i dont stalk their lives. i watched a few. but honestly those interviews could be slightly BS.

          • it’s not BS when she said it herself, which again you wouldn’t know since you never heard of it.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            I heard some of those interviews and think they’re bullshitted a little because she says she doesn’t remember like anything and she is always saying she got along with everyone even though she didn’t.

          • she didn’t say that all, like I told you, go listen to it. She said she and Melina got in trouble for doing the barricade spots in their NOC match, and she and Victoria had to re-do the whole match because they looked too good. And she never said she got along with everyone, either. But you wouldn’t know that since you didn’t listen.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            I did watch those ones a while ago but old what your talking about when she said she had trouble being used. Those were never a topic. If so link.

          • Those were a topic since I said not even Michelle was safe since she was criticized for having good matches/made to re-do them

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6bbBA8qkfQ

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            Omg I watched those…. I mean safe as in from getting released. Not that.

          • no one is safe from that, told you already

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            Yes some are I told you already

          • John Finnie

            Like Natalya then. She’s as passionate as they come & her career in wwe isn’t all sweet & fluffy BUT she loves this biz just like Alicia does + I’m not a fan of hers but I can see she loves her job

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        After reading the whole conversation I would say you are clearly not a positive person. Have you seen Alicia Fox during her run in Total Divas? She was heated when Eva Marie got to have her own training at home because she had to sacrifice so much to get into the WWE. Do you see how she performs? Nobody that just likes what they do would excell like she does. You mentioned that she just gets a check and smile, no, Alicia has been injured very little time during her career, while she might not be the center of the storylines she’s always used. It can be to elevate someone else or to manage but Foxy has been most of the time active. Yes, after the “women’s revolution” she barely got TV time (because she was injured first and then because the new women were the main wrestlers, Charlotte, Sasha, Becky and the veteran Natalya was getting more TV). Still she earns her money, she wrestle the hell out of it and she loves it.

        • PoisonYourMind #PYM

          She still wasn’t the forefront of the divas revolution she was just an extra body for team Bella…. the team she was on was called team Bella. She was definitely their baggage when she was on that team. This is an arguement about whether she’s considered baggage or not, not how often she’s used.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            The thing is, Foxy has been in the title picture, not as frequent as Paige (who chased it for an entire year) or Sasha (who spend most of 2016 in the picture) & AJ Lee (who only left the tittle picture when she left the company). The others, haven’t been as frequent to the belt, Natalya, Naomi, Becky, Nikki Bella (besides her long tittle reign). The last time Foxy was chasing the belt, it was during Paige’s last championship reing. So it wasn’t that long ago, considering she was part of Team Bella during Nikki’s tittle reing, then we got Charlotte, Becky, Sasha & Bayley chasing the belt on RAW. The more new women comes, the harder is for women like Naomi, Natalya & Foxy who have been there for some time to get chances because the new girls get instant push thanks to NXT.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            That was pretty long ago dude. Over 2 years ago. Alicia has never been considered really anything higher than a transitional champion. I’m not knocking her or anything just calling it what it is.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            2 years ago is not that long time ago, again almost 2 years ago we got a new generation, Charlotte, Sasha & Becky who are now the main women on TV. She was a transitional champion, she has never been the forefront. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t love the business or WWE. That means she sees it for what is is, a show. Maybe if she ever gets to SD, she might get a storyline and be used properly. Based on RAW killing Sasha, Alicia did a better job against her. LOL

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            Dude that was almost 3 years ago that is pretty long.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            You won’t get it. With the competition now, she hardly will get a championship match, unless they bring her to SD.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            But that’s basically proving my point though. Alicia is baggage aka unimportant.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            Well in that I agree. What I don’t agree is that you said she didn’t cared or had no passion. She does and you’ll never know when things turn around, she’s just 30.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            Honestly okay, I don’t think she has 0 passion but when she’s not been used very well or pushed a ton I think it would only make sense that she’s stopped caring as much. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. She may have cared more earlier in her career but now that time has went on and and she’s never really done anything other than 6 years ago when she won the divas title… and she’s still around having a few matches here and there to me it says she enjoys wrestling for the money. Again not a bad thing. Wwe is really just a job to her as it should be. She’s a model turned wrestler. Women like Ivory even grew tired of the business and started caring too much and the eventually left. So I’d imagine Alicia might feel the same way, and just stays around for the money. Which is a pretty smart reason to stay. I mean shes getting paid big bucks. More power to her. So many people would kill to be in her shoes. She’s wrestling in the biggest promotion in the world. That alone is a huge accomplishment.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            The thing is that she’s mostly featured. I know she hasn’t been around the championship picture since two years ago but she’s on the show as team Bella, then returned from an injury to have a little feud with Nia Jax & then being involved with the cruiserweights. She’s somehow always in a storyline and that is good. Foxy is a “model turned wrestler” but she spent two years in developmental, is not like she came in without knowing. I know for most people being around the belt is the only way to be well used in wrestling but that is wrong, people still remember Torrie & Stacy and they never became champions. It’s about being remembered, somehow if Foxy keeps selling this unpredictable crazy gimmick she might leave some legacy because her problem is that she never really connected with the crowd as face or heel.

          • PoisonYourMind #PYM

            I doubt it. Neville just called her baggage. Now she’s paired with Noam because Vince thinks he says the f word when he says fox.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            Those are just rumors, Neville was baggage just months ago. Also she’s baggage in the storyline, she isn’t helping nobody to win.

  • Nikki is retiring after Mania?!?

  • conan_kun

    Wonder if they add Becky vs Mickie on EC, then there’ll be 3 women matches but probably on kickoff show as I don’t see they have 3 women matches on main card.

    I hope Naomi dethrones Alexa, even it’s just a short run till Mania but I know Alexa will retain since Naomi pins her clean twice mean that she won’t win at PPV. Next time Becky becomes champ, they should book her as strong champ instead of underdog as her chasing days should be over.

    I still don’t like Carmella and Ellsworth partnership, I can’t take Carmella seriously if she needs a man to interfere against the jobbers.

  • Juan

    Every time I hear Mickie James theme song I keep thinking Melina or Beth Phoenix are going to come out next!!! Nostalgia is real!!! Lol

    Am I the only one?

    • KatyaMenelli

      No, you’re not. Every time i hear that theme, I feel like Paparazzi will play next andthat iconic redcarpet will be rolled out.

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      That is true! We knew they would kick ass!

    • John Finnie

      23 agreed with you so it’s all of us lol

    • LeBoss

      oh they’re coming !
      WWE is reaching out to former women for wrestlemania !!

      • DivaFactz

        I’m pretty sure it’s for Mickie James fight against the women’s revolution… if you noticed Beth, Michelle Mccool and Kelly Kelly all complimented Mickie and had her back on twitter about going against the women’s revolution… it’s prob gone be a new era vs old era tag match…

        • LeBoss

          how freakin awesome would that be !

        • John Finnie

          Don’t forget Melina had Mickie’s back on twitter aswell

        • LeBoss

          that would so freakin dope!
          But with the number of girls, that would mean the SD Womens title wouldn’t be defended and that would kind of suck.

  • wwepassion

    They have ruined Carmellas momentum, she is not getting anything out of this. It’s nice to see wwe pushing Naomi but tbh it’s not going to lead her anywhere. I feel like they are using her how they always did which is a filler feud to pass time by until Mania. I hope Nikki and Nat get a stipulation.

    • Woman

      Stop lying you troll. It’s not nice for you to see them push Naomi because you hate her just like you hated AJ.

      • wwepassion

        Lol you might wanna shut your mouth and open your eyes because I’ve always liked Naomi. Just because I’m not up her ass like some of you doesn’t mean I dislike her. I’m being realistic y’all are being fangirls and want her to win the title because you feel she deserves. Guess what sweetie many women deserve it but don’t get it, Naomi needs to be properly pushed before winning it and needs to be more over in multiple places and look like a real threat. Even if I so called hated her what are you gonna do about? Absolutely nothing right? Yea keep bitching crybaby.?

        • Woman

          Bitch boy, shut up.

          • wwepassion

            Yea that’s what I thought lol

          • Woman

            You can think?

  • conan_kun

    WWE claimed Nikki is one of the 6 Superstars to watch in 2017

    • wwepassion

      we know

      • conan_kun

        So I doubt Nikki retires at Mania

        • wwepassion

          No, I don’t believe that.

    • Robert Guerra

      it’s known

    • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

      To retire

      • I hope. She’s had a great career, but she’s been watered down since her return. She doesn’t really wrestle on TV often. It may be her time to move on like Brie did.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      And WWE wanted to do HHH vs Seth at WM but he got injured… A week can make a difference. Now I am not saying that this is true or not but it could be, we never know.

  • PoisonYourMind #PYM

    I like it when the women on one team all come out together. It seemed like Mickie wanted to do that for her entrance with Alexa. I mean they’re friends after all they should come out together. As for the match, I thought it was really good.. Mickie can still really go, she performs as if she’s never had a child. I can’t wait to see her actually finish off an opponent in a singles match. I LIVE every time she screams and points to the sky and hits her devastating tornado DDT. I really hope we see her picking up wins in the future. At least she wasn’t pinned. The camera’s got some great ass shots on Alexa lol. I really do love that split legged moonsault Naomi does. She should always use that as her finisher. I think Naomi will put up a good fight with Alexa but I don’t think she’ll walk away with the title, and I also don’t think she should. Side note, I loved the Nattie and Nikki segment when Daniel just scream “ENOUGH!” it really is true though, like Nattie and Nikki sound like annoying catty teenagers that won’t stfu. Haha. Good episode of Smackdown.

    • Little Miss Bliss

      WWE has the best cameramen tho

  • ThePaigeturner

    Nikki/Nattie seg was silly but at least we’re finally getting a match so I can’t complain. Not sure I buy Nikki retiring especially if it is due to her neck causing problems again. I don’t think WWE would allow her to wrestle at all if something serious was going on with her neck.

    The tag match was great even though Alexa was off and felt like the weak link for me. It was good seeing the crowd get behind Naomi in this match. I would hate if all this build up was just so she could be used as filler again.

  • Delroy Coke

    I don’t know if the Nikki retirement rumor is true. Although her and Natalya deserve a one-on-one match on WWE ppv. Both have amazing chemistry, psychology and physical in the squared circle. ??????.

    I like both female superstars, but Nikki will win over Natalya in this match.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    Nikki retirement rumors? This is new to me. Fill me in please, I’m surprised, she came back not too long ago.

    Naomi was exciting this week and her promo backstage was good. I think she’s the perfect fit for a face fighting champion and not the typical underdog.

    This week we get little of Mickie, what is hard to me is to see her being so dominated by Becky. Her last match with Asuka would book Mickie as strong and on SD as weak.

    Alexa wasn’t really the big spotlight this week other than taking the fall & setting Naomi as a contender.

    While Becky’s tension with Mickie is visible, I wish something happened other than just a match. Still she looked strong during the match.

    The last two weeks Natalya & Nikki have been there for seconds, it doesn’t hurt them because that little tv time they use it and tell the story. I’m sure their match will be good.

    • Bryskers

      It’s just a rumor that popped up today. Apparently, her neck is giving her problems again and WWE is planning her match at WM 32 to be her last (the match rumored being John and Nikki vs Miz and Maryse).
      But the whole thing literraly came out of nowhere so it’s hard to tell if it’s legit or not.

      • Lushluke

        That actually couldn’t be more made up

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        Wouldn’t that be a possible fail? Maryse haven’t wrestled in years. Also wouldn’t that ruin kind of one of the best WM moments this year when it comes to John Cena or The Miz?

  • Jaded

    On a serious note, how many times has Naomi been in this situation? She defeats the champion in a couple of matches and then loses at pay per views.
    I need the WWE to really pull the trigger this time around and give her the championship. I don’t mind if it is transitional championship (totally unfair) but at this point that’s good enough for me.
    Alexa has had a great run as champ, and going by how WWE is high on her, she will have a couple of more runs with the belt…. At this point I feel she has exhausted her reign ,the only face diva left in SmackDown is Nikki and she is currently occupied in an amazing fued with nattie…. Naomi winning in a massive upset will create room for the Mickie and Alexa fued we have all been waiting for.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Another great episode of smackdown. They are really killing it with their ability and desire to utilize every woman on their roster. I’m so ready for a Naomi title run and while I hate that it’s coming a little to early in Alexa’s reign imo it’s long overdue and the timing with WrestleMania being in her hometown is just to perfect not to pull the trigger. I could understand if she lost at mania to get Alexa some big time heat but I hope they don’t pull that like they usually do.

  • Laquane Anderson

    My BIGGEST negative this week was that the Naomi hot tag was spot for spot second for second the EXACT same as the one at Royal Rumble.

    Besides that im very happy with Naomi right now and I hope they continue to push her. I PREFER her to lose at this upcoming elimination chamber. So that they can continue to build the fued between her and Alexa. Finally pulling the cork on Naomis first Women’s title win AT wrestlemania in HER hometown. It doesn’t get much better than that. (its MUCH deserved)

    • MK126

      Well most people who do the “hot tag” or their “comeback moment” are usually the same. Much like Cena’s shoulder block, shoulder block, spinning powerbomb, 5 knuckle shuffle and sets up for the AA. Its just something the crowd goes nuts for cause they know its coming

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Naomi was on fire last night. She slayed. The crowd was here for her! Now for everyone who was saying she wasn’t over….
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/cba22c708fe717325afb40978d5a5dcf/tumblr_ml2bgjXxWf1qlxyddo1_400.gif

  • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

    The match itself was REALLY good!
    All girls did really good despite the minor miscommunication.
    Naomi’s comeback was lit and I’m not her biggest fan but she definitely deserves a reign, even if it’s short. Just to give her an accolade. Even Stevie Wonder could see that.
    But if they hold off on it just one more time then I’m okay with that too.
    This doesn’t feel like THE push. Her heel turn felt like THE push. This just feels like A push. Idk I’m not really feeling a title change coming from this personally but I’ll be fine however the match goes because I’m really looking forward to seeing Lexi grow more as champ. She’s doing great so far.
    Mickie & Becky have CHEMISTRY. Their little interactions were cute af. Mickie queen wow. That sellinga and those strike were A1. Her overused ass signatures even felt important and she hit only about 2.

    • MK126

      “Her overused ass signatures” LMFAO petty

    • John Finnie

      Agreed ????

  • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

    Naomi and Alexa still don’t mesh well imo ugh

  • Whalenx

    I hate how repetitive things can be sometimes but the crowd seemed into it, so that’s good I guess. I’m here for this Naomi push with the Becky/Micky feud on the side. They should get a street fight for those two. That would be a perfect feud match.

  • HOLLA

    Nikki and Nattie work so well together!! :) Naomi is so beautiful, and she’s really learned to pace herself in the ring, she’s always been great but she’s looking a lot more polished now.

    • HOLLA

      Great pops for Naomi last night as well!

  • SP

    I’ll be at SD next week, can someone help me predict what the girls will get for next week’s show? With 3 feuds going on right now, I have no idea what to expect. I’m thinking a contract signing/hype segment for Bliss and Naomi, and maybe Mickie vs Becky in a singles match?

    • And that’s the beauty of SD. You can’t predict their next move so they always have us tune in to see it!

      • SP

        True, I suppose. I guess I’m worried that with 3 feuds (4 stories if you count Carmella/Ellsworth), something or someone will be left off TV next week but SD is always good to their girls, so I’ll just have to hope to see everyone!

        • They feature everyone 90% of the time so don’t worry. And have fun, make sure to report us how the crowd was live lol!

          • SP

            Thanks! I’ve been sick of dead crowds ever since Memphis paid Mickie dust for her return, so I’ll definitely be back to drag my city if they’re dead lmao

        • John Finnie

          I bet if you were going to raw you wouldn’t need to ask what’s going to happen lol you could have bought tickets to raw six months ago and still know what’s going to happen

    • Dez

      Maybe they can find a way to put Naomi vs. Carmella with Bliss on commentary. Ellsworth can fail at distracting Nay, which will cost Carmella the match. We see C & JE have friction w/Mella forcing a smile, while also making Naomi look strong. Maybe Bliss can attempt to attack Naomi but Nay capitalizes. Lol just a couple ideas..

      • SP

        I had the same thought for Carmella, except against Nikki instead of Naomi. Seems like a definite possibility!

  • Why is Mickie’s pop getting smaller and smaller? ugh

    • These crowds dont remember her that well. Plus she’s a heel so it works.

      But its funny how people said they’d cheer for her over everyone else and its literally the opposite.

    • Super Mateo

      It’s the law of diminishing returns. Don’t be surprised when it happens to Naomi in the next month.

  • IDGAFOX

    tamina is rumored to be in SD i wonder if they gonna make her feud with naomi

    • conan_kun

      It said Becky, Nikki, Naomi & Tamina vs Mickie, Alexa, Natalya & Carmella on Mar 12 house show at MSG but who knows if Tamina joins Smackdown, perhaps to shake off her ring rust, like Emma on SD house shows to team with babyfaces a few months ago.

      • IDGAFOX

        OOOOOOOP RIGHT I said that before too because original she was suppose to go too raw

      • John Finnie

        I’m probably in the minority here but I really want Tamina to get a push on her return Iv always liked her

  • IDGAFOX
    • Gabriella Panajotova

      I couldn’t care less. Bring in Summer

    • If this is the truth I see her screwing Naomi out of the title and aligning with Bliss as well. =/

  • Lushluke

    Hmm so then they make Becky vs Mickie then make it an elimination chamber match with Alexa winning then Naomi wins at Mania?

  • Lushluke

    Think he means this will be Nikki last Mania not retire at Mania

  • Naomi desesperately needs to win that SD Women’s Championship, she needs to achieve her dreams and WWE giving her at least one title run.
    I hope Nikki don’t retire, she is so great and I love this feud with Natalya.
    Mickie James return feels a little bittersweet but I hope when Naomi get’s her Title, Mickie James is next.

    • John Finnie

      I love the little heel mannerisms Mickie does after that Ranna

  • Shady

    Loved Naomi’s performance and the chemistry between Mickie and Becky. Alexa was just there for that match

  • Kieran Docherty

    Apparently there is a rumour that John cena and nikki bella might have a fued with the miz and maryse heading into wrestlemania.

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  • Raleex2

    May I say the only exiting thing about SmackDown this week is Naomi’s offense in the ring. I was pleased to see her back after the two horrible matches with Alexa Bliss. As for the Nikki and Natalya rivalry… I’m already bored, is the same kind of rivalry she had with Carmella.

  • superb sd live and naomi looks to be the next champ

  • John Finnie

    What I want to know is what is the end going to be with Carmella & james? Nikki & Jc vs the miz & mayrse is the rumoured Wm match I think Nikki is the type of girl who would rather tag with her man than wrestle her bff I think Natalya & someone vs Nikki & JC is better
    Wwe are going slow with building Mickie back up & rightly so I’m conflicted who I want to win more her or Becky BUT they are on twitter fire ATM
    Naomi please shine I want her to win at Wm but wwe have done her wrong so many times I don’t have much faith
    Is it me or has others after years & 2 drafts that I look forward to SD more than Raw?? This is a first for me I was always on team red but not ATM it’s blue

  • Super Mateo

    I normally don’t notice botches and I’m an Alexa fan…but Alexa completely missed her Insult to Injury move Tuesday night. I don’t know if Naomi was supposed to move or not. Either way, it really wasn’t a big deal. It’s just proof these women are human. We all make mistakes.

    I’m amazed and pleasantly surprised they let James Ellsworth grab Delilah’s foot and pull in back, knocking her face into the mat. It got Ellsworth awesome heel heat. It fits the story and made sense. The only thing that would have made it better is if Delilah had fought back.

    I’m also glad they resisted the urge to have another Nikki/Natayla brawl this week. Instead, we got Daniel Bryan scream out “ENOUGH!!!!!,” then made a match. However, there were no details, other than Nikki and Natalya are in it.

    Becky and Mickie seems like an interesting story that hasn’t really kicked into gear yet. I’m getting the feeling this is going to be really good once it starts to pick up.

  • #BrieForPeace ?

    Unpopular Opinion: Naomi character wise is not ready for the championship. She is good in flashy moves but people overhype her. She does deserve a title shot for all the years she’s spent being the good base for other girls to shine, but character wise Naomi is still not championship material. And before you color me as the bad guy and clock me ( i’m looking at you NaoMob) I love Naomi, I wanna see her succeed like any of you but I have my reasons to think this way:

    She really has no substance as a babyface. I love her and her Glow in the dark gimmick, it has sooooo much potential to be something groundbreaking, but when it comes to her incorporating it as a persona she can’t. It’s an entrance gimmick but not a gimmick that translates onto how she acts, talks and her attitude. I’m still wondering what is the Glow? And her talking smack interview didn’t convince me because it seems as a poor reason to justify who she is as a character and her motives never really translate into her as a person and not just an entrance.

    In the ring she really is most of the time emotionless through moves. She doesn’t have natural charisma and her flaws get exposed because of that. It seems as if she’s going from move to move to move relying solely on their flashiness to add that “oomph” that she’s lacking. This is my biggest problem with Naomi- When she goes into the ring she does not transform into a character. She stays being Naomi that we see on Total Divas very nice, calm, composed. She has glimpses of charisma when she interacts with the crowd sometimes but mostly through matches she stays being her natural self and wrestling is all about transforming into a gimmick, into her brand which I feel she still doesn’t do. She just doesn’t emote naturally and looks very awkward when she tries too. She goes anxiously from one move to another, to try and prove that she’s great with just her moves and it feels bad because despite the moves being really impressive, they have no real motive no real substance and lack charisma. As a heel she was much more comfortable showcasing layers of her character and being more charismatic, but still didn’t do it thoroughly imho.

    Also her tweaking her character be it on entrance, move-set ( and also her booking) every week makes it really difficult to get behind her and have a cohesive idea of who she is. I feel like despite all the gimmicks she still hasn’t found herself and that personality that elevates her, that makes me go oh yes this Naomi can carry that title on all levels.

    I feel like if Naomi toned it down in terms of flashiness and started working on her persona, emoting and transforming thoroughly into her character separating her normal self from her wrestling self she could really lead the division. Meanwhile, I’m still of the opinion that she’s not ready character wise but i’m open to see what’s coming in the next few weeks and hopefully she’ll fix these things that I feel are holding her back and why the company has not yet pulled the trigger on her.

    • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

      This

      • Gods_Giift

        Alexa’s losing the title to Naomi. Get over it.

        • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

          I bet you don’t even got enough fingers to count how many times you said this ?????
          Noooo baby you still ain’t speaking a thing into existence.

        • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

          In 2020

    • Diva_Fan

      People always seem to make excuses when it comes to Naomi about how she’s not ready and has no substance extra but i’m pretty sure a lot could have been said for past Women that have had held a title and had a title reign but it didn’t stop them getting a title reign did it ? Naomi imo is more than ready she just needs to be give then the chance !

      • #BrieForPeace ?

        it’s no excuse, be it Naomi or anyone else i’d share the same opinion. People are caught up in this idea that Naomi is something more than she is and they exaggerate everything she does from a simple crossbody to an enziguri. Past women were in a different era where to be champion you weren’t required to know how to wrestle however you did need to have Charisma which brings me back to my point as to why creative hasn’t pulled the trigger on her. I wanna see Naomi as champion too, but in these circumstances I think give her a reign would be merely on fans hype and then probably failing to meet that hype due to a demand on charisma that she does not meet just yet.

        • Izzy4lw

          Here’s the deal though; no woman who takes the championship is 100% ready. There’s always something to be worked on, something to smooth out. When Charlotte won her first title her character was lacking, but through good booking she blossomed into the best heel champion the women’s division has seen since (arguably) Trish Stratus in 2004. Alexa is the champion and is severely lacking in the wrestling department – being ‘decent to solid’ should, in theory, hold a higher value then character does since the champion is supposed to be a threat in the ring, and yet she’s not.

          We can’t use the justification that ‘she’s not perfect in one area’ to say she isn’t ready, or no new girl would ever get the title. Let her have the title, and let her succeed or fail as a champion – but we’ll never know how solid of a champion she can be if we all dismiss her for a perceived flaw before she’s had the chance to show us she can do it.

          • #BrieForPeace ?

            I get your point and I know that not all women get the title when they’re 100% ready. However the company pulled the trigger on both Alexa and Charlotte because despite their flaws they had charisma and Charlotte could back up her reign under her previous 4HW Hype. Both had reasons to win the title for their progress and improvement. Naomi on the other hand has been in the company for much longer and has yet to have this defined character/motives as these women you refered above did. I never took out the opportunity of her improving with a title victory, I just feel like possibilities need to be weighed in because if she does indeed win the title but stays uncharismatic and directionless with this character as she is right now, people will be bored of her reign 1 month into it. Just like people were so excited for the glow gimmick but suddenly it lost steam after a few weeks because it was just that. Seeing that this is not a problem coming just from now and this particular character of Naomi, I feel like this is something she needs to work on to elevate herself and to me ( again this is just an opinion) be seen as someone who can be a solid foundation to carry the division from the point she wins onwards. If Alexa and Charlotte were at the same point as Naomi not being 100% it makes you wonder why would the company pull the trigger on them but never on Naomi on all these years. What did they posess (despite their flaws) that Naomi didn’t? And it brings me back to my point- they had defined motives, directions and characters aside from booking and they had the momentum of a great previous NXT run. Naomi has none of the above at this point.

          • Izzy4lw

            Which I get, I think everyone here wants Naomi to have a successful run as champion, so, for instance, I wouldn’t mind Naomi losing at EC if it meant building her up further and taking the title at ‘Mania. But we can’t blame WWE’s past mistakes with Naomi on whether she’s ready now. Putting her in a sidekick cheerleader role upon her debut forever, then giving her an awesome heel turn only for her to play second fiddle to Sasha, then she came to smackdown and was barely seen or utilized for the longest time – Naomi has a lot going against her that Alexa and Charlotte didn’t have; i.e. They debuted with actual plans and characters and storylines and consistent tv time with promos to develop them. Naomi never got that. Her first couple years on the main roster she was just supposed to shake her ass.

            I get your concerns and they are valid, but we can’t blame Naomi for WWE’s mishandling of her anymore then we could blame Eve Torres, Kaitlyn, Layla, AJ, and The Bella’s for 3 minute matches.

          • #BrieForPeace ?

            But i’m not blaming Naomi for the circumstances outside of her power. I am however just sharing my opinion on how despite the poor booking her characters have received, she hasn’t made the most of them nor has been having that IT factor that makes her stand out as someone who I’d think could have a good title reign. It’s her skills i’m talking about in terms of character that, to me, weaken the whole perception of her as a legitimate champion. I don’t want her to have a reign based on pity and pats on the back or rewards. I wanna see her show exactly who she is which is what’s yet to happen. I wanna see the rise of Naomi. Again this is just a personal opinion. Also this is a different era from the one you mentioned which fans will eat her alive if she’s lackluster. I feel like people are caught up on the whole idea of her winning and the full circle of her carreer that they don’t understand the consequences of her having the title can have for her if her character maintains the same. But again, i’m not closed to the idea of her winning and improving and i’m all open to see a Naomi title reign i’m just stating an opinion as to why I feel like she still hasn’t gotten the title.

          • wwepassion

            Alexa Severely lacking in wrestling? She is not that bad at all, most heels get complaints from fans because they have limited amount of moves . Alexa is much more ready than Naomi no offense, Naomi IMO is just entertaining to watch as she does her spot fest matches which are fun sometimes. Thing is right now she isn’t championship material , Alexa has the champion attitude that Naomi is missing. Alexa can talk which is more important than being able to do flashy ring stuff because you have to be able to sell a story. I can go on about this but I’m sorry Naomi and this cheesy glow gimmick is not championship material IMO.

          • PhantomSkullBurglar

            I’m sorry boo, when you expect a 5 star match and Bliss is one of the participants. We ain’t getting it…

          • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

            Neither will you with Naomi botchy ass in the mix.

          • wwepassion

            Clearly she doesn’t need a 5 star match because she is really over. That right there shows wrestling isn’t what it takes to make it in WWE. Another example wrestling isn’t what makes you successful in WWE is Raw women who have has tons of 5 star matches are in the shadows of SD women with their great story telling. So yea I just debunked everything you just said.

          • PhantomSkullBurglar

            Tell yourself that boo. Even though its only one night of the year, and at the end of the day, with Bliss’s current skills she is not headline worthy for WrestleMania, she will be regelated to the pre-show or won’t be on the card at all. Bliss needs to step up her ring work or she’s always gonna be second best.

          • wwepassion

            Alexa is champion material Naomi is not ATM end of story.

          • Izzy4lw

            Alexa bliss isn’t even in the top four (arguably five) women’s wrestlers on smackdown out of a roster of seven women.

            That should be all you need to hear to understand that heel or face, her wrestling hasn’t caught up to her hype.

            And this is coming from an Alexa bliss fan.

          • wwepassion

            What you need to understand is wrestling is not what makes you a star, otherwise people like sin cara would be hugely over because he has a great move set. It says it all the fact that Alexa is over and the company trust her enough to even beat a “HW” and have a few months reign. She has taken the ball and ran with it with her ability to sell a story, talk, and fan connection which Naomi doesn’t have enough of. Her moves gets pop which is no surprise but she is all flash no substance ATM no offense .

          • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

            Because she’s on the brand with a rack of veterans with a side of Carmella, let’s use logic here.

          • yessss

        • Woman

          NAOMI has more charisma, ring skills and it factor than Brie ever had.

          • Shady

            Lol Brie’s it factor is matched by very few women and Naomi is not one of them sorry

          • Woman

            Screaming.

          • Shady

            Same xD

      • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

        It’s literally his opinion. How is that an excuse? Y’all always getting offended off anything.

        • Diva_Fan

          If this comment is aimed at me then no I’m not offended I’m just giving my opinion from what I’ve seen.

          • #BrieForPeace ?

            which is what we’re doing too. However you’re coloring us to be the Naomi haters that find excuses for her to win the title. Go ahead give Naomi the title but I wanna see how y’all react when she is 1 month into her title reign and you’re like ” oh there’s something missing” ” this is not what we thought it would be”. Naomi is a GREAT ATHLETE that has been with the company for years. That alone is not enough for you to be considered championship material, otherwise Tamina and Natalya would’ve been gazillion time champs by now. However I don’t see anyone rooting for them to win the title because they do flashy stuff and constantly put others over. As a matter of fact if I remember correctly people didn’t want Nattie to win the title back in her feud with Charlotte because they called her “boring” and Tamina they call ” sloppy”. But they have the same motives as Naomi to back the claims that they should be champion however I don’t see you all getting up in people’s throat when they say this about Nattie and Tamina, I see you agreeing. But because this concerns Naomi it suddenly is different? Double standards.

          • Diva_Fan

            Well your putting words in my mouth now to try and back up your point but whatever lol we’ll agree to disagree …..

      • oopp

    • Brie’s Acting Coach ??

      She deserves more than just a title shot shot. That’s all she’s ever gotten. As someone stated below it every woman who gets the title isn’t necessarily 100% ready for it, but that’s why WWE has to at least give her the chance to see how she’ll do in the position. Trish Stratus, Michelle McCool, Charlotte etc weren’t ready in their first reigns but they eventually became some of the greatest champions ever. Even the likes of Candice Michelle and Kelly Kelly weren’t ready but Kelly had one the best Diva title reigns and Candice has a pretty good reign herself and improved along the way cause she was put in the position to. With all that being said you can’t write off Naomi as not being ready when she hasn’t even been given a chance to be in a position to prove if she is ready or not. Judging by the past week alone her reaction on SD and RR and even during her entrances proves she has the crowd support.

      • #BrieForPeace ?

        I don’t get what’s so hard to understand that this is based off of my perception and thus it’s not something that makes it impossible for the reality of Naomi becoming champion happening. It’s simply an opinion based on my perception and what I see and feel when I watch her. As I stated right in the first two words ” Unpopular Opinion”, All of those women weren’t ready but then again this is a different generation and all of them were still young in the ring by the time they won the title and thus were basically intensively trained to meet those expectations. Naomi though has had experience and many years of training under her belt and still manages to make crucial mistakes ( again IN MY VIEW) that hurt her whole self and makes it difficult to imagine her as champion. I didn’t even mention crowd support because again it’s quite irrelevant to this discussion since i’m arguing about skills. But if you wanna bring that up, I feel like if WWE were to give her a title reign it would be merely to meet that fan hype that you just mentioned and not really because they are high on her which I feel is something people don’t consider it either. Again, i’m not opposed to her winning the title tomorrow, today or any other day, just in my view she still has to polish things in different areas mainly the charisma/character area to make her look believable and like threat to the typical fan other than her stans.

    • Woman

      You’re literally the same user who was campaigning for Brie to beat Charlotte for the title. FOH.

  • Buffyrocks

    Even though I am a huge Lynch fan, I am so about this Naomi/Alexa feud, while Mickie/Becky have something on the side. Naomi has definitely earned this spot, and regardless of the outcome, I know it will be a great match!

  • Monkey Tennis

    I’d like to see Naomi work a few more singles matches. Tag matches suit her spot heavy moveset, but when a moveset is only big, athletic, spots, it runs the risk of those moves losing their impact when they’re overdone. I just wanna see Naomi actually wrestle a little more.

    The ‘glow’ needs to go to. It remains a vacuous catchphrase with no meaning beyond Naomi just saying it over and over and over again… and it’s become creative’s lazy get-out clause to save them the effort of giving Naomi an actual character.

    .

    • Lushluke

      Makes me cringe when she shouts to the crowd it’s glow time and literally never gets a reaction

      • Gods_Giift

        She hasn’t done that in a while but k

        • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

          She has but k

          • Robann

            And she got a reaction. But k.

          • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

            Crickets chirping was cute.

          • Robann

            LMFAO keep on with the keep on troll. That girl got loud reactions and you know it. BUT K.

          • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

            Chirp chirp

          • Robann

            The exact interpretation of each horribly false comment you leave on this website. Chirp chirp bih :)

          • Welchy

            Well I guess that’s none :) so I guess we done here Big Bird?

        • Lushluke

          She shouted that or feel my glow on smackdown and rumble. K

      • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

        Oop trash

        • Lily #BuyCrazyIsMySuperpower

          Scream

          • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

            I’m gonna trigger all them hoes omg
            They going have to jump me

    • Gods_Giift

      Why would the glow go when it’s the most over incarnation of Naomi that we’ve ever seen? That’s the problem with wrestling fans y’all assume just because something’s not for YOU it’s not good. The crowds are loving The Glow. It doesn’t need to go anywhere. It does have a meaning if you actually listen to her. Look no further than her full Talking Smack interview and backstage segments.

      • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

        Why you so mad because of his opinion?

      • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

        Sit ya ass down somewhere.

      • Monkey Tennis

        Naomi’s over right now on her own merits. Sure, a little absence and some smart match booking have given her the opportunity to showcase her skills, but she’s the one doing the work…. and that’s what people are responding to.

        I think it’s doing Naomi a great disservice to suggest that she’s over now because of a pointless catchphrase. She does her best to tie it in to a bunch of generic ‘self confidence’ and belief stuff, but every time she says it, she sounds like she’s doing exactly what she’s doing… trying to sell a t-shirt. And sure, that’s what catchphrases in the WWE are for… but most other superstars aren’t being defined exclusively by their respective catchphrase.

        It’s not like The Rock would cut a promo along the lines of “Can you smell what I’m cooking? Can they smell what I’m cooking? Yeah, I’m cooking now! Can you smell it? Can you cook it? Are you a cook? What’s that smell!!!?”

  • LeBoss

    Wow.
    that is all i can say for Smackdown.
    Every single week they feature every single woman! They literally have 3 women’s feuds going on at the same damn time !!
    RAW can only muster one feud while the secondary feud is treated as an afterthought.
    Each women’s feud on SD feels equally as important as they next. Their treatment of the women is just astonishing! I am so happy for the SD girls.!

    I wasnt before but i am really pushing for Naomi now. That is why i love Talking Smack, it gives the superstars a chance to really express themselves. When she said she wants to walk into her hometown at Wrestlemania as champion, i nearly screamed. Thats so awesome and she absolutely deserves. She got the biggest pop of her career at the Royal Rumble! She is the only superstar on the entire WWE roster that completely reinvented herself after the draft. She isn’t perfect by any means but there were champions who were far worse than her *cough cough Maryse and Kelly Kelly*. She deserves this so much. With this being Alexa’s first title, it can be short because it’ll open the door more longer reigns down the line.

    I love this Nikki and Nattie feud. Its so damn physical and Nikki really needed this intensity to make ppl take her seriously as a Superstar and not a Diva. Its great that this feud is with Nattie because when youre wrestling ur friend, you guys can really go all out, hence why Trish and Lita’s matches were so damn hard hitting.

    Love love love Smackdown. Id watch this over RAW anyday.!

  • Lushluke

    I just love her entrance it’s the best on WWE right now and I swear

    • LeBoss

      agreed !!
      she’s so creative its insane

  • Vito

    the crowd was so behind naomi omg

  • PhantomSkullBurglar

    I want Naomi to win the championship because she deserves to be something more than just filler. I’m tired of the haters saying the same thing year after year that she’s not ready, her character is not developed enough. If you keep having these “opinions” about her then you are no different than Vince. Alot of women in the past won championships when they were “not 100%”. They get a free pass but where Naomi is at the moment in her career, she still not good enough?! I feel like there is an underlining hate going on against Naomi that ppl just don’t want to admit. Its hate that goes beyond her “gimmicks”…

  • Robann

    Ya’ll ever noticed when Naomi is made the spotlight of a post, or is even featured in a review, the SAME users come under the comments with their same negativity? Like they can never find just one nice thing to say, or to just not say anything at all.

    She botches? Cool. Everyone botches. It happens. They’re human. Your girl Alexa botched not only her own signature move, but Naomi’s signature move as well in this match. But we’re not gonna mention that are we?

    She’s not ready to be champ? Who tf is EVER 100% ready to be champ? The current womens champs in this business are both lacking in certain departments.

    Her “glow” gimmick is bad? It has no story? Well, the recent crowds didn’t seem to think so, as she got the biggest crowd pops of her entire career in her past two matches. She also gets a pop consistently. She ALSO explains her catchphrase multilple times and what it means. Ya’ll just choose to ignore to have something to complain about.

    At the end of the day, Naomi will be champion soon. Period. It may not be at EC or even at WM, but its coming. People are starting to take notice of her, and the crowd is behind her. She may not be YOUR fave, but let’s not sit here and act like she’s a bad wrestler. I said WRESTLER, which she does. She’s a great athlete of course, but she is a wrestler as well. You can dislike her ALL you want for reasons you don’t want to come to grips with, but stop trying to convince the masses that she’s bad. Because she’s not.

    • lainey

      OMG say it again. I stopped coming on here because the same assholes r always saying shit.

      • Robann

        I always have the time to put these pathetic smarky haters in their place. Especially when it comes to Nao. I have a special place in my heart for her because I know the frustration of being a talented African American woman constantly getting overshadowed by my white peers who aren’t as good as me. And that’s EXACTLY how it’s been with her. This shit goes way deeper than a wrestling match. Naomi should’ve had that damn title years ago. If people can’t see the glaring issue WWE has with not letting AA women who DON’T look like Sasha Banks (sorry, I love the Boss but she’s light, bright and two shades from White lol) be the face of their division for a period of time, then they’re the problem. We’re not gonna count Foxy’s sham of a title reign because she literally was a filler for Melina (whom I also love).

        • lainey

          I think that is why I root for her so much. Same with me, working in the hotel industry in the south and working my ass off while the blondes who played on their phones and flirted with the bosses got promotions. I know how that feels. It irks the shit out of me cause real talk if she was lighter or white, they wouldn’t shit on her like they do.

        • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

          Well put me in my place cus I’m still waiting PATIENTLY

          • Robann

            *sigh* can’t wait to see the reaction of this dumbass when Naomi finally wins the championship. Can’t WAIT to hear how she’ll “lose it soon” and “doesn’t deserve it” all the while crying in the corner because the truth smacked the shit of him.

            And no need to wait honey. Just go watch that tag team match where you fave botched two moves in under ten minutes, and where the person you claim to not care for (yet replying to every comment that mentions a good thing about her) got a glorious pop countless time.

          • Welchy

            Lmao bitch idc if Naomi win a title or not. And you saying you can’t wait you going be old and dead by the time baby girl finally champ. Y’all been preaching bout that since Ric Flair was a teenager.
            I can recall multiple matches where Naomi botched multiple times in just half the time lol.
            I guess you forgot Naomi & Paige vs The Bella’s? Lmao

    • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

      And it’s the same ones crying when you say one thing that can ALMOST be perceived as negative about Naomi. Bitch it ain’t that deep.

      • Robann

        Did I…..did I mention you at all? Did I say Welchy’s ignorant ass name at all?

        Oh. Didn’t think I did, just wanted to make sure though. If it don’t apply, let it fly. Otherwise, if that shoe fits, bitch you better wear it proudly!

        • Welchy

          I’m wearing it and Ima stomp ya ass with it lol

        • Welchy

          And why you stuttering? Bitch you shook

  • #SimplyJaomi!#

    Lol.. how does Naomi’s personality not translate to her gimmick?? How do you still not understand what the “Glow” is when she literally explained it so many times?? The audience seems to understand considering the reception she’s getting so I fail to see how some of you aren’t.. To me, it seems as though you CHOOSE not to understand. The Glow explains Naomi’s high energy movement in and out of the ring, the confidence that she has when speaking, the drive she has to succeed. This energy and drive is felt by the crowd and hence why her crowd support has increased since joining SD. It’s all about belief in one’s self. The more she wins the more the glow shines, and when she does eventually win, the glow will be at it’s optimum. This is who she is, if you don’t like it or it’s not for you just say so, but don’t go making up excuses which don’t add up when you weigh them up with the facts, you end up looking silly.

    • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

      Boring trash

    • Monkey Tennis

      To be honest, I just prefer to believe that audiences are popping for Naomi’s performances. Not for a meaningless catchphrase.

      • Robann

        It’s. Not. Meaningless. Lol she explained the meaning, PLENTY of times. She literally told us in online interviews, backstage interviews and on social media what it means, where the catchphrase came from and everything.

        If someone tells you what something that they’ve made up means to them, are you still going to be like “nope, it has no meaning” ? That’s exactly what you’re sounding like right now.

    • Desi(HoeYouBetterFeelTheGlow)

      It’s because they don’t want to understand it. I swear fans get so extra when it comes to that woman. I can’t get enough of these fans writing think pieces on why Naomi is this and why Naomi is that. How she “doesn’t” deserve anything, because she’s the absolute “worst” This mess is sooooooooo played out. This logic should’ve died years ago. They just don’t want to give her credit. Naomi is getting popular amongst people who’ve never even watched her before. These people are catching on to her, because she stands out. These fans know how good that woman is, they just don’t want to admit it to themselves, because they don’t want to be told they were wrong about her all along. I mean seriously, how many times are you still hearing that same tired line about Naomi being a “botch machine”? They’re doing nothing, but stigmatizing her. I can’t count how many times fans blamed her for Alexa Bliss being sloppy in their tag match.

      Tbh, I find it highly amusing. Because like you said, the audience seems to understand exactly what her gimmick is, hence how the crowd reacts to her. But some fans are holding on to this deluded notion that Naomi is the very worst. I hate to state the obvious, but it could possibly be that Naomi is a bit “different” than the other women wrestlers. Let’s not act like that doesn’t play a factor in it. Just look at Serena Williams. Enough said.

      • Robann

        I agree 100%. My thing is if you watched her Talking Smack interview and still didn’t feel the teenist bit of happiness or even smiled a little, it’s a done deal. It’s not even worth trying to explain to the people who are just not going to like her no matter what. No matter how much she’s praised by her fellow coworkers and wrestling legends (even freaking HOFer Jackie said she sees herself in Naomi and Sasha. Jackie. Probably one of the most technical female wrestlers in recent history besides Nattie!), and no matter how much those same people are constantly rooting for her to be champion…..the trolls will always have a problem with it.

        I like to come to this site and read the news, and the comments but whenever Nao is EVER mentioned, the same exact people comment with the same negative shit. And then they turn around and get upset at the Mob defending her and proving them wrong lol its crazy. It’s tiring and its clear as day that other factors are playing into why they don’t like her even though they won’t admit.

    • Desi(HoeYouBetterFeelTheGlow)

      I know my post was a bit off topic from your post, but I had to let it be known.

  • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

    But here’s the thing, y’all up and down this thread nitpicking about Alexa WHOS STILL ONLY THREE YEARS IN botching a move that they clearly recovered from but if somebody point out a hiccup from the veteran Naomi it’s “everybody botches, give Naomi a break y’all so quick to point out when she messes up just because it’s Naomi”.
    Because I’m pretty sure she botched her split leg moonsault at NM.
    Pretty sure she botched here and there when she was 3 years in. In fact, she was botching a lot in 2013 which was her first year in just like Alexa now.
    I actually remember her botching a simple cross body to Natalya when she literally had to jump onto a standing opponent.
    All y’all that gave her a pass and looked pass it for Naomi better do the same for lil Lexi.

    • Welchy #HappyBirthdayGodyse

      And even with the few botches fans were still making claims and wanted the title on Naomi as early as 2013 so foh with all that.
      Double standards if we preaching for even playing fields

    • Woman

      Naomi’s detractors are still using her botches from 2013 to drag her.

      • Welchy

        Girl that was 2015 too um

  • Robann

    I’m sorry, I’m gonna say it. Anybody who gets triggered by this has proven my point 100%, so comment away with your negativity lol. Forewarning, if it ain’t you I’m speaking about, there’s no need to comment.:

    For anybody who “can’t stand” Naomi, and who breaks their neck to troll and say ignorant shit under each post and comment that has to do with her…..

    Please, admit that you can’t stand the fact that there’s a darker skinned Black woman getting constant praise and may possibly be the next face of the women’s division. Just admit it, I swear you’ll feel so much better. Stop trying to make it seem like its her entrance because its not. Stop trying to make it seem like its her “gimmick” because she getting more over each episode with the crowd. Her merch is constantly sold out, to the point where celebrities are wearing it and saying that catchphrase. They clearly like it and her. Stop trying to make it seem like she’s a constant botcher because she’s not. And stop trying to make it seem like she’s not a good wrestler/doesn’t have good moves because you know damn well it’s NOT true.

    Just admit the fact that the fact that she has this many fans, she gets this much praise, she has THIS many people riding and rooting for her, and she’s darker than you’d like, eats you ignorant hearts up inside :)

    #Naomi4Champ. Now bombs away with the negative and falsified replies! I’m going to sleep so I’ll read them and laugh when I can! Lol

    • Welchy

      You doing a lot…..lol

      • Robann

        Once again….you answered…..wear those hating shoes proudly! I love it!

        • Welchy

          And Ima keep answering so I hope you enjoy all the love, you need it?

    • Welchy

      Extra extraaaaaa lol

  • Woman

    Naomi was on point during this match and didn’t skip a beat. She put on a performance. If you can’t admit that, you’re biased and in need of dire help because it’s unhealthy to hate someone like that.