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Tonight on the Backlash go home show of SmackDown, a contract signing between between Naomi, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and “The Welcoming Committee” (Natalya, Carmella and Tamina) will take place.

Read WWE.com’s preview to tonight’s show below:

Tensions have been escalating in the SmackDown LIVE Women’s Division since the arrival of Charlotte Flair, who immediately established herself as the top contender to SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi. Angered by The Queen seemingly jumping them in line, the “welcoming committee” of Natalya, Carmella & Tamina joined forces to make Charlotte’s life, along with anyone who sided with her, a living hell.

The Queen has found allies in Naomi and Becky Lynch, though their partnership got off to a rocky start last week when Charlotte and the champion caused a distraction that cost The Irish Lass Kicker her match against Natalya.

In the aftermath of the chaos, Shane McMahon put the two trios against each other at WWE Backlash in a Six-Woman Tag Team Match. Before this Sunday, however, all six Superstars will be in the ring on SmackDown LIVE to make the match official during the first-ever contract signing of its kind. Will they be able to put their names on the dotted line without coming to blows?

Tune in to SmackDown tonight at 8pm ET on USA Network.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown
  • Is it always dead here…

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      not too many people comment. i’m on WINC. but i leave this open.

  • Luiz Giem

    Thoughts on AJ vs. Jinder? Much more better than I expected.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      It’s okay. Jinder is like the Alicia Fox of the male roster.

      • Luiz Giem

        LOL! I never thought he was a good wrestler. He’s getting better I guess.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          he isn’t.

          • Luiz Giem

            Not one of the best for sure.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    women are getting just a contract signing… for a 6 women tag??? what is the sense in that?

    • Luiz Giem

      My thoughts exactly! Why would they need a contract signing?

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Lana having me shook… Emmalina who?

  • Luiz Giem

    Breezango’s push gives me LIFE!

  • E-Force

    Are the girls main eventing today? I feel like there gonna add some stipulation for Sunday

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Charlotte looking beautiful, slay my queen.

  • E-Force

    Why is it so dead today??

  • conan_kun

    Lana is like Emmalina, they can’t find any female babyface for her to have program with.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    CHARLOTTE UGH IM STANNING

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Carmella and Naomi didn’t look prepared for a match. lol uh oh.

  • Luiz Giem

    Yay! We got a match. Lol

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Carmella didn’t look dressed for a match, and Naomi was whispering to Becky and Charlotte… I don’t think they were prepared.

      • Luiz Giem

        LOL! I didn’t watch the whisper but Carmella looked a little bit nervous.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          Yes, go back Naomi was covering her face and talking to Becky.

          • Luiz Giem

            I will watch the whole segment again. Spanish commentators make it impossible for me to watch the promos.

  • conan_kun

    Carmella didn’t get title shot after she pinned Naomi 2 weeks ago

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Ellsworth had me dying

  • Womensor

    You think is all unprepared? I don’t see it

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Carmella also had her big hoop earrings in. But idk, we’ll see.

      • Womensor

        Don’t think so. Naomi is touching her nose because Carmella push her to the table. That’s all.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          she was whispering to becky. carmella isn’t dressed like she normally is for a match.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Why does Naomi have full control of the match? She’s wrestling like the heel.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    I hate this attire Naomi is wearing.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    This match is a mess.

  • Womensor

    Could be great if Ellsworth were the mastermind of the group.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    This wasn’t a good match, but go Carmella.. It looked like Nattie missed the spot with Tamina.

  • conan_kun

    Carmella should get title shot after she pinned Naomi not once but TWICE, not Charlotte getting countless of free title shots.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      if you just saw the bad match they put on you wouldn’t be saying this. just want to keep charlotte away. sorry but it’s inevitable. charlotte is winning the title. she needs to beat naomi for it.

      • A?.

        He didn’t say he wanted Carmella to win the title, we all know Charlotte is winning the title because it’s pretty obvious, but Mella deserves a singles title shot.

  • Womensor

    The tag match should be an elimination one. Then, during the match, Natalya pins Naomi, and Charlotte is the last one and winner. Next SD, Charlotte argues with Shane about that title shot she said tonight. Then, Carmella and co appears, saying she should be the #1 contenders because she pins Naomi twice and Charlotte only once. Natalya says she should be the challenger too because at Backlash she pinned Naomi, leading to a Fatal 5 Way elimination up next

  • Luiz Giem

    Not the best of the matches but I’m in for Carmella getting a title shot.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      It shouldn’t be on PPV if she does get one. Either that or a triple threat or fatal 4 way for ppv. Naomi vs Carmella should not be the headline of a PPV. That match just proved that.

      • Luiz Giem

        I agree, it must be on a regular episode of SD. I guess Naomi, Charlotte and Becky will win on Sunday but Carmella lobbing for a Title match will keep her stable relevant.

        Ultimately I’m rooting for Nattie to dethrone Naomi, then either Becky or Charlotte.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          I really don’t ever want to see Nattie as champion again. I kind of want Carmella to score the pin over Naomi yet again. Charlotte walks out on Becky and Naomi, reinstating her being heel.

          • Luiz Giem

            I feel like it’s now or never for Nattie to get a championship again and I would love it tbh. Then Charlotte and Becky can fight for the #1 contendership, getting the championship from Nattie at SS and the one who didn’t turning heel on the next SD.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Hopefully never lol. She does absolutely nothing for me.

          • Luiz Giem

            LOL!

          • Womensor

            Carmella as champ? No, please. I know Becky vs Charlotte will be the title picture when Naomi lost it. And for the rest, maybe two of the Welcoming Comitee will turn on the less important (as a fighter, maybe Carmella), teaming with Naomi.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            No I didn’t say Carmella as champion. (Naomi is champion so really anything can happen)

          • Womensor

            Naomi is better than you think

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            I really don’t think so… Naomi really struggles with her ring work, the flow of the match, ring psychology, her look, how she cuts promos.. there’s so much. I just can’t. She does something I’m okay with one week, and then it’s back to being bad.

          • Womensor

            I think tonight she cut a good promo. Maybe is you that don’t like her character, don’t no. For me, she is a tough challenger. Carmella is the bad one. This match is the prove.

            Naomi vs Becky vs Natalya vs Charlotte please!!
            And a MITB for the title

          • GOD STRATUS•

            If Alexa can be champ so can Carmella

          • Womensor

            Well, Alexa is better (as total package)

  • Womensor

    After Backlash, a #1 contenders match please! Battle Royal or Fatal 5 Way.