SmackDown Redux (May 16th, 2017): Signed, sealed, and delivered

Good day WWE fans and welcome to this week’s SmackDown Redux. It’s Josue here and I’ll be covering SmackDown for Abir this week. It’s the final show before Sunday’s Backlash PPV event and the women of the blue brand will take part in a contract signing? Hmm, this seems like an odd route to go for a six woman tag match. Let’s see how things plays out.

Before our big tag match for Payback becomes ‘official’, we are first treated to (what has become) our weekly reminder of Lana’s arrival to SmackDown. So have we hit the month period mark since these dance packages first started? Please don’t make us wait and endure 17 weeks of this like we did when it came to Emmalina WWE!

We move on to our featured segment of the evening and out to over look things is the SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon. He salutes the WWE Universe and credits the SmackDown Women’s division as a reason as to why they are the premiere brand. That being said, he brings out The Welcoming Committee (although I do prefer referring to the group as ‘Nattie and The Pussycats’ as some of you guys have said) and their opponents Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and the SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi.

With everyone in the ring, Nattie takes a moment to speak on behalf of her team and addresses their opponents, who she calls ‘pathetic’. She calls out Becky for turning down the chance to join them and promises to prove who truly is the best come Sunday at Backlash. One by one, the Welcoming Committee then sign the contract.

Becky grabs the mic next and fully stands by her decision of refusing to join the ‘little goon squad’ that is standing across from her. Becky goes on to say that come Sunday, the playing field will be evenly numbered and that she can’t wait to slap each one of them. Naomi chimes in after Becky signs the contract and adds that come Sunday ‘royal, glow and fire’ are going to snatch their opponents bald!

Once Naomi signs the contract, it’s Charlotte’s turn at the mic and she begins by saying that the ‘babysitter’s club’ have been after her since her arrival to SmackDown. She suggests that come Sunday, they bring everything they’ve got to table as all their problems will be solved at Backlash. She makes a quick glance to Naomi, mentioning that after Backlash, she is coming back for her crown.

With all the participants names now signed, things are now set in stone but that doesn’t mean the Welcome Committee’s cheerleader James Ellsworth can’t take a moment to give his two cents on Becky, Naomi and Charlotte. For some reason, he think all three of these women have their eyes set on him but he is here to shoot all three of them down. His loyalty remains with Carmella and he tells Naomi that eventually the Princess of Staten Island will be taking the SmackDown Women’s Championship from her and end her glow.

Naomi has had enough and begins to tussle with Ellsworth which prompts for Carmella to get involved. She slams the Women’s Champion head to the table and Shane decides to book a match between the two Superstars.

The match is underway when we return from a commercial break. Naomi is ready for battle but Carmella retreats to the ropes, avoiding any sort of physicality. The two Superstars collide and Naomi takes control by taking Carmella down Lou Thesz Press. She follows up with a bulldog to the second turnbuckle that earns Naomi a two count.

Naomi starts to work on Carmella left arm with an arm wrench but Carmella quickly makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Naomi scoops up Carmella but she escapes from behind and strikes Naomi’s leg and throws her face first to the mat. The champion gets back to her feet and takes back control of the match with a kick to the midsection. She whips Carmella to the ropes, setting up for the Rear View but James Ellsworth manages to pull Carmella out of harms way. Because of that little interference, the referee sends Ellsworth to the back and we head to another commercial break.

When we return, Naomi and Carmella commence a battle of the kicks that ends with Naomi landing a dropkick to Carmella. The Princess of Staten Island rolls under the bottom ropes and looks to dismiss herself from the match by heading over to the barricade. Naomi goes after her and eats a super kick! The move lays out Naomi on the outside but she is able to make her way back to the ring before the referee’s ten second count out.

Carmella maneuvers Naomi to the turnbuckle and lands a Bronco Buster for a two count. Carmella whips Naomi to the corner again but Naomi is ready this time. She blocks Carmella’s charging attack with an elbow and strikes her down with a swift kick from the top rope. Naomi follows up by unleashing her signature fast paced kicks on Carmella and takes her down again with a running jaw-breaker.

Naomi climbs the top rope of a corner after landing a roundhouse to Carmella but soon Tamina and Natalya try get involved. As with the last interference during this match, the referee makes the call to send them to the back. The heels begin to make their way to the back but then decide against it to brawl with Becky and Charlotte instead. During the chaos, Naomi kicks Tamina from behind but the small distraction is enough for Carmella to roll-up Naomi from behind for the three count.

Thoughts: So was this perhaps the first time a contract signing didn’t end with an all out brawl? Granted we did get a singles match from it, which is probably why said traditional brawl was cut.

The contract signing was pretty straight forward, everyone throwing insults to one another, but at the same time it felt uneventful. Right now it just seems as though SmackDown are spinning their wheels until they can find a clear direction where they want to take their Women’s title picture. As some have already said, this tag match for Sunday was a match that could’ve probably been booked for a regular episode of SmackDown.

For me, the formation of the Welcoming Committee has been all about finding a way to turn Charlotte as a full on babyface. We’ve haven’t seen that happen yet, which probably means the rumors that there is hesitation for Charlotte to go this route are probably true. As much fun as it is to watch Charlotte as a heel, I think she can certainly pull off a babyface run but she needs a strong heel to pull it off with. That’s what is lacking in the women’s division, a strong solo heel. Carmella has picked two wins over the Women’s Champion because of commotions happening outside the ring, Natalya seems to just be cutting promos for the groups and Tamina is just there filling a spot.

In the last two weeks, Becky has come across as the star of this storyline. Fans were left wondering if she would turn heel by joining the Welcoming Committee two weeks ago and last week Becky was the voice of reason in bringing her team together to bond for their Backlash match.

I’m still not sure which team will win Sunday but for the sake of making a prediction, I’m going to go with the babyfaces this time around. I think as the Women’s Champion, Naomi needs to rebuild some of her lost momentum and one way of doing so would be by getting the win for her team. Becky can still play a wildcard and Charlotte can still play to her arrogance throughout and after the match. I just hope we get something beyond these tag team match combinations after Backlash.

What did you think of this week’s episode of SmackDown? What do you think will happen at Backlash? When do you think Lana will make her way to SmackDown? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • xSashaxNaomix

    To me, a six women tag is fine for Backlash. In the beginning, I would’ve rather preferred Naomi defending the title, but the tag match is not only making Naomi’s title reign longer, but it’s making the feud seem important. Just throwing the 6 woman tag on a random Smackdown defeats the purpose of the whole feud.

    • Mark

      The whole feud is random and defeats the purpose of the division tbh

      • xSashaxNaomix

        In what world is the feud random? The feud makes total sense. Charlotte is the biggest female name in the company, ofc the other women are going to target her. They’re also going to target the champion, Naomi. Becky decided to be the ultimate good guy and go with those who didn’t have the numbers advantage. Defeats the purpose of the division? The purpose is everyone wants to be champion. That is why Charlotte is the main target because they feel as though she’s just coming in and taking their opportunity. You guys just want something to complain about honestly.

        • Mark

          Hmm so remixed recycled version of Bella’s VS Paige and then ultimately PCB? Girl byeeeee! Just another excuse for SD to throw all the women into one angle instead of giving us a 1-1 iconic, aggressive feud for the title and then have the other girls do something on the side. The angle sucks!!!!

  • Thiago Oliveira

    Say what you want. But Tamina is boring, I mean… VERY BORING. Completely unnecessary for division.
    Smackdown will be fine with Charlotte, Becky, Naomi, Carmella, Natalya and a debuting Asuka.

    • Juri Han

      Ummm , I have to agree here . I was looking forward for her return but now she doesn’t do anything! No mic skills and no charisma ..
      Two most important thing she lacks .

      • Mark

        No wrestling skills either.

        • Juri Han

          That true, too . Even though people say she can wrestle (just because she has huge muscles and not a barbie doll doesn’t mean she’s good in the ring )

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            This confuses me too! Her best match was with Beth and not even Beth Phoenix could give her an actual good match because it was sub par at best. If Beth can carry Kelly Kelly to an awesome match but can only carry Tamina to a sub par match there is something wrong. Tamina just looks completely awkward in the ring at all times to me.

          • Juri Han

            LOL definitely!
            She just has NO chemistry with anyone she worked with .
            WWE is about entertainment BEFORE anything else , but she’s not even that good in the ring!
            You have Natalya, she may lack the entertainment.. but she’s a good wrestler!
            When she made her return and no one care and people chanted “We want Sasha ” I was like ew they’re so mean at least why not giving her a chance ? But she still didn’t improve ONE BIT whether in terms of charisma/ring skills/mic skills .

      • Geek God

        She never did do any of those things and she also has no wrestling skills, she’s literally the weakest link in the entire division in both rosters and i don’t think she ever cared

        • Juri Han

          When she made her return and no one care and people chanted “We want Sasha ” I was like ew they’re so mean at least why not giving her a chance ? But she still didn’t improve ONE BIT whether in terms of charisma/ring skills/mic skills .

    • wwepassion

      Nikki

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      Tamina could be a force to be reckoned with if they repackaged her and then booked her correctly.

    • LaurenYorkStan

      No they need more women

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      Tamina is boring tbh but so is asuka lol. I am most definitely not here for an asuka MR undefeated streak! To be fair to both women though it’s not entirely their fault it’s how they are booked. Tamina is literally just written in to fill space because they don’t have anyone else. Asuka is only written in to defend her title in predictable fashion.

      • TheNeighborsCat

        Lol @ you putting Tamina and Asuka in the same sentence.

    • Bryskers

      To be fair, the writers haven’t exactly making it easy for her. I mean, I’m not a Tamina fan by any means, but how do you expect her to evolve in ANY way if they’re not giving her anything to do? Be it more presence in matches or more opportunities to talk during promos. She is stuck in this bodyguard role since forever, and it seems like she’ll never get over it.

      • Spread Love

        She pretty much started off in a bodyguard type role when she debuted with the usos back in 2010….7 years later she is in that same spot mess

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      I used to like her between 2012 and 2015. Team BAD was literally bad for her and Sasha.

  • conan_kun

    Before Shakeup, Naomi had some great momentum, benefiting from being the only person on either roster to win a feud with Alexa, but she now seems the least important person on the babyface side. Remember Naomi keeps getting upper hand against Alexa, now she keeps eating pinfalls, from clean loss against Charlotte to 2 losses against Carmella, thus her momentum completely gone.

    When Ellsworth said Carmella would be taking the SmackDown Women’s Championship from Naomi, strangely Natalya and Tamina had no complaints at all, considering they want the title too.

    • Francisco Baguer

      Why do you not want Charlotte has a babyface? Aren’t you tired of this stale character of Charlotte? She literally has received no development in her character since August 2015. She has the same moves, finisher, theme, attire and cuts the same promos. Don’t you think it would be beneficial to turn her face or at the very least change her character and do something different?

      This is an example of a storyline involving Charlotte getting tossed in favor of letting him remain the same dominant heel character. Charlotte decided she didn’t want to turn babyface, so she purposefully half-assed her performance so she wouldn’t give us the satisfaction of her changing her character or gimmick.

      • conan_kun

        There’s someone who is best to be babyface or heel, not suitable in reverse role, like do you want to see Miz, Rusev or Kevin Owens turns babyface when they’re slaying as heel or Sami Zayn or Shinsuke Nakamura turns heel.

        • Francisco Baguer

          Only when those wrestlers are stale and boring then yes. You cannot be the same character forever. Imagine if Hogan never turned heel and formed the NWO? He would’ve been hated by everyone who are sick of his babyface role.

    • Joseph

      Charlotte can work as a face just let her be a cocky face version of The Queen.

  • GAJ96

    I’ve been team smackdown for a while but this was trash. The superstar shake up hurt smackdown so much. The booking has been so lackluster. It makes Nao look so weak. Carmella doesn’t even fit the ‘momentum’ she has been given. There’s no real heel. I wish Tamina was more of a threat- I always felt like her look made her seem like she had potential but her mike work… well ya know… This booking makes me look forward to a Becky v Charlotte fued lol and I’m desperate to get the 4HW out the spotlight ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7853167d7dd9ea186af78b63cec4c50377585553e5fc3a0419748a4d4163c660.gif

  • GOD STRATUS•

    I mean do they even have a champion ? Poor Charlotte again I mean from main eventing to looking lost as hell during a boring ass contract signing for a 6w tag? We’re truly at a low point.

    • AGREEEEDDD

    • conan_kun

      At least Charlotte will be all but guaranteed to become SD women champ sooner or later. What about Sasha, from main eventing PPV, competing brutal matches to losing clean to Alicia in short match, do we expect to see Charlotte losing clean to Carmella, Tamina or even Lana.

      • Geek God

        What df did you just say happened to my beloved Sasha????!!! Lost clean to ALICIA FOX?????

        • BitchFit

          yes bitch go watch raw

        • conan_kun

          Haven’t you watch this week Raw yet.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        I’ve been trying to avoid the topic altogether b/c the fans here know dam well Charlotte won’t be putting over mella tamina or nattie for that matter lol so it’s whatever they all treat Sasha like she’s unimportant compared to the other women but whatever. Time will show who really embodied the revolution and who benefited from it

    • LaurenYorkStan
      • GOD STRATUS•

        Sarcasm. They’re using her and Sasha in different ways but to the same purpose. ” Get the other girls over by already being over” it’s lazy at best

    • Mark

      Yep. All this build up for Charlotte making her like in the top 10 most over and established people, male or female, on the roster and now she’s reduced to THIS? Diva booking. Team PCB VS Team Bella vibes. A contract singing for a 6 woman’s tag? A horrible match between Carmella and Naomi? ALL the girls at ringside? ALL the women in the “big tag match” LOL. This is pathetic. Flopdown strikes again. Hasn’t been a good show since the brand split yet people will praise it.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Agreed. It’s almost like Nikki leaving really sucked the little excitement they had away

    • You called Charlotte trash just over a month ago, sis pick up your mind.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Never said she was trash EVER her getting chosen over Sasha was my hangup with her that’s all… I actually said when she got sent over to SD that she’s more likeable away from Sasha and as is helping me to appreciate how good she is… Perspectives can change just like opinions my dear

        • Nothing some screenshots can’t prove. But you’re just proving my point. Once it’s not done on your fave it’s suddenly fine.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Honey look I still don’t see Charlotte putting anybody over the way Sasha has so that will forever remain until she’s allowed to do so… As far as your screenshots be my guest I know what I’ve said and I’ll stand behind every word

    • Larissa
    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      They are trying so hard to deconstruct Charlotte, when in fact they should be building the other girls.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        They’re using her and Sasha in different ways but to the same purpose. ” Get the other girls over by already being over” it’s lazy at best

  • Kiana Taylor

    This was cute i guess but i hope we get something going title wise after this

  • Bryskers

    I don’t know why they are putting Carmella in that situation to be honest. I’d rather have Natalya stealing those victories and challenging for the title.

  • conan_kun
    • Joseph

      Well unless you been living under a rock for the last couple of years we all know Charlotte and Becky are like sisters. Its difficult for them to hide it but we know already.

      • conan_kun

        I know they’re besties in real life, I’m talking about kayfabe side, Charlotte didn’t even apologize to Becky, it’s alike Roman teams with Seth like he forgot about Seth turned on The Shield, just because both are babyfaces then they team up without any problem.

  • conan_kun
    • Shan

      Lol, they gotta be friends for real or he’s a lil creepy.

  • 3???????

    A contract signing for a 6 person tag ?????

  • RyRy Webb

    idk how Sunday is going go. Nattie should take the pin(Carmella has 2 wins over the champ she shouldn’t lose and if the heels win she needs to be the one to get the pin) and this is tamina first match back. But all the faces need the Win… Naomi As champ and who has lost twice recently… Charlotte to stay relevant and help push her face turn. And Becky needs it otherwise what was the point to her not turning heel… and after Sunday where did they go? How do you get the belt on Charlotte as a face with Naomi as champ? Give it to Carmella have Charlotte to take it off her? Leading to face Charlotte hell Becky???

  • 3???????

    Nattie sounds like a damn 5 year old with her delivery and “insults” it’s cringy af

  • Asa Loves You

    Tamina did the best

  • wwepassion

    The promo wasn’t that good TBH. I cringed so hard when Naomi talked, why does she keep trying to sell this audience the snatch you bald stupidity? I can’t take her serious talking like that. Becky could have done better, she was getting better now she sounds corny again well at least here she did. I think having six women plus Ellsworth is too much and it gets messy even for promos. Well hopefully Becky turns heel Sunday and we stop the six women tag stuff.

    • SweeneyTodd

      Becky Heel Turn = Stupid and will not work for her.

      • wwepassion

        Yea it will, her face run is over done

  • A?.
    • LaurenYorkStan

      *Alot
      For me

  • Shane Murray

    This makes no sense for Tamina to be here…

    1. She’s part of a welcoming committee yet she’s just joined smackdown the same time as Charlotte
    2. Once again stuck in this boring bodyguard roll still
    3. It’s not even wrestling gear she’s got its a black top and trousers.. whatever happen to the Samoan Tamina…

    She actually use to be good during her storyline with Beth Phoenix now she just brings absolutely nothing .. I’d literally rather watch awesome kong vs Terri runnels

    • Geek God

      Awesome Kong vs Terri Runnels would be super entertaining actually ???

    • Joseph

      Well Tamina been in WWE longer then Charlotte so it makes sense. Tamina mad that Charlotte getting all the title shots while she just hangs in the back.

      • Shane Murray

        She hasn’t been in smackdown live longer though and plus she’s attacking but naomi even though they tagged literally for example she got injured … so yeah no sense made

      • Shane Murray

        Before not for example

  • LeBoss

    The women got a lot of time and they all did great. Naomi is looking so strong as champion I love it. Carmella plays her role to perfection. I really want Tamina to step up more and become more than just a brooding presence. Overall thumbs way up.

  • Victor

    The contract signing did nothing for me and the match was super boring, Naomi and Carmella had a better match months ago.
    The Welcoming Committee should disband after their loss on Sunday, they are better as solo competitors, also i want Lana to debut ASAP, will be good to see a fresh face on that division.

    • Juri Han

      True , Natalya/Tamina/Carmella have ZERO chemistry between them.

      • John Finnie

        Put Natalya/Tamina/Charlotte as a group like the legacy

  • GEO

    Hm, I just hope the whole Team thing dissolves itself soon. It didn’t work for the “Divas Revolution” and it’s not going to work for the division they’re starting to build now. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db5700db41da983fbb15e64b11614cbe587f85cf1e77841d8a71ceeb82e2d014.gif

    • Mark

      But then all the cry babies on here would wine “UMGZ THEY’RE NOT USIN ALL DUH GURLZ, WAH, WAH, WAAAAH.” So eat it up people. This is what the majority of you wanted! All the women have been being used since the start and SD women’s division is NOWHERE. And now they’ve ruined Charlotte too. Why not just have a crazy, intense title feud with Charlotte and Naomi? Have a side-feud with Carmella and whoever for fun with entertaining backstage catfights. WTF is with these teams shit again? Flopdown are the kings of recycling HORRIBLE storylines.

  • LaurenYorkStan
    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      Ewww

      • LaurenYorkStan

        Your face? Ikr disgusting

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Am I the only one who hopes Charlotte does not turn in to a full on baby face. She’s like Eve Torres to me. As a face she pretty much meh. Not bad or good. But as a heel she totally slays!!

  • conan_kun

    If they turn Charlotte back heel again, feel like a slap in the face to WWE higher-ups for admitting babyface Charlotte won’t work, but heel Charlotte is at least far better than babyface Charlotte, just hope she won’t end up mastermind of Welcoming Committee which should split right after Backlash.

    If they turn Becky heel, the crowd may still cheer for her anyway like Sting turns heel back to 1999 in WCW, then ends up no choice but to turn her back to babyface again. Moreover heel Becky vs babyface Charlotte may not work, just like Paige vs Charlotte feud in late 2015.

    If they turn Naomi heel, it will undo their every single buildup for her babyface run when recently she’s been getting over as babyface with the wider audience.

    • Joseph

      Charlotte can work as a face just have her be the same person but as a face its not hard.

  • Don ?

    Naomi strikes again with her cringy “snatch you bald” schtick. I wish Naomi would speak like a champion and not like a teenager. I’m hoping the Welcoming Committee disbands soon as well. I don’t think they are/were meant to be a permanent stable.

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    • Mike

      How is that different from someone saying I’m gonna “whoop your candy ass” or “rest in peace”?

      • Don ?

        “Snatch you bald” is just a lame catchphrase. To me at least.

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          I’m gonna snatch you bald!!!

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      • wwepassion

        LOL really? Don’t compare her mess with legendary phrases. The difference is they owned what they said and knew how to deliver it. Naomi sound awful and forced. She needs to stop because it’s not getting over.

        • Mike

          Well the crowd is reacting more and more to it evertytime so clearly it’s getting over lol or at the very least her fans love it so that’s all that rlly matters and I was asking the difference between the phrases themselves not who delivered them.

          • wwepassion

            Crowd reacting to what? Snatch you bald? Yea in a negative way.

          • Mike

            You’ve still yet to answer my question lol

          • wwepassion

            I have already answered you, can you read? ^^^

          • Mike

            You didn’t lol I asked what was the difference between the phrases.

          • wwepassion

            Again I did ^^^ get glasses because it’s right there

    • George Willams

      But Sasha speaks like a teenager, Bayley talks like a child…..

      What’s your point?

    • TheNeighborsCat

      She’s brainless, says the first thing that comes to mind and can’t cut a promo to save her life.

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      Naomi is not an good actress, she can’t maintain her character. That’s one of the problems with her. She has improved in the mic, but her character worker is still the same shit.

    • Shan

      How does a champion speak?

  • Michelle

    Naomi annoys me with her cringe worthy mic work again . Her ring work isn’t good either. No ring psychology, bad pacing, just a spot monkey who is athletic. Smackdown has been awful! No wonder they put her in tag matches. Still waiting on a great long singles match from her. I don’t think she can have a great match!

    • Wicked Emma #WMC

      Naomi’s ring work is good. She has ring psychology and she’s not bad on the mic.

    • Mark

      Girl you just said what I’ve been saying since the beginning of her career. LOL. YASSSSSSSS

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      What? She improved a lot her mic skills. She’s way better than girls like Nikki, Bayley and Sasha

  • George

    The smackdown women’s division needs a real champion so badly omfg

  • Gail-Rollins Fan
    • Mark

      This is what they always do. “Oh, the feud sucks? We’ll do a contract signing to pretend it’s established.”

  • Gail-Rollins Fan

    Also I’m no Ramona fan but if I was her I’d be pissed having to play third fiddle behind the Staten Island rat.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de4cee79602bb28f5bbe321a525d4005b6f29599c0b49da394db0c4d751ec90d.gif

    • Bryskers

      More like fourth fiddle behind Miss Elsworth.

  • DivaLicious?

    It doesn’t look like the IWC are feeling Naomi at all. Like if you go on other sites they bash her up and down? It’s the ” snatch you bald” line just gets on my nerves????? She acts like came straight off of Atlanta housewives. The fans can’t get with her catch phases. It’s not relatable.

    • Geek God

      They seem to understand and relate with Enzo & Cass just fine when they say all the same stuff Naomi does, there is a double standard elephant in the room of the wwe universe

      • Mike

        #Facts

      • Super Mateo

        My God I can’t stand Enzo. Meanwhile, Cass should be over on SD trying to get Ellsworth away from Carmella. Enzo and Cass always start off with stupid catch phrases, then a bunch of words that make no sense, then back to catch phrases. Outside of the “snatching” nonsense, I can understand and follow what Naomi is saying, but Ezno makes no sense at all.

      • Organization XIII

        That’s my problem with this whole thing.

      • Shan

        There’s a huge blaringly pink elephant they are killing themselves to not acknowledge.

  • Kvngbalor

    Im getting bad PCB vibes from Charlotte its like she’s going back down that road again and i hate it loved her bad ass thing she had going for first few weeks getting beat up still coming to ring to a huge pop this fake forced team up thing is horrid

    • Mark

      Flopdown: where women’s careers go to die.

      • Super Mateo

        That’s not true at all, and I’ll give you two names as evidence: Nikki Bella and Alexa Bliss. Nikki shined on SD (especially during the Carmella feud); the only reason she isn’t around now is a preexisting injury which was getting more painful (and possibly a honeymoon lol). Alexa went from an NXT valet and occcasional wrestler that NEVER had a Takeover match to being the first woman to hold both the Raw and SD championships. The growth took place on SD. SD essentially built her.

        • Mark

          People complained about how bad Alexa’s matches were on SD though. She only became a character near the end with her flawless mic skills. Nikki’s run in SD did nothing for her… both her angles consisted of her being labeled a gold digger using Cena for success and randomly being rushed leading to hardcore style matches that did not top any of Sasha’s and charlottes encounters

  • Mark

    Lol what a joke. So many good athletes in the division. Charlotte, Nattie, Becky…. And you give us this? You could be giving us Melina VS McCool vibes. But no, you throw all these women together like a bunch of morons… You under-utilize Carmella’s mic skills to the point where it’s criminal… You have Charlotte in a PCB inspired group again when she is a flat out monster heel and star who can carry an entire division… Fuck Flopdown. Ruined Nikki Bella’s career (even though I was never a fan of hers), destroyed Mickie’s legacy, didn’t do anything to benefit Becky Lynch and she’s still the same lovable jobber/underdog she was since her main roster debut, like wtf? Even Alexa Bliss only started getting good the last month she was on SD. I hate the show. Always have and will continue to do so until they make the division SERIOUS and not with this Diva booking bullshit.

    • Seraphina Rosenhart

      Tamina needs to be repackaged and put into a new role. She was at her best at the beginning of her career, during her face run.

    • wwepassion

      Everyone is coming for your fav and starting to see what a flop champ she is lol. Now you are silent about it *sips tea*

      • Mike

        Flop champion how when she gets better reactions every week and her merch is doing quite well, she also proved in her and Charlotte main event match that she could deff hang with Charlotte and have an even better match so flop where?

        • wwepassion

          She’s a flop champ and I’m sticking to that. She proved nothing.

          • Mike

            How sway lol how is she a flop champ?

      • Lmaoo I don’t care.

        • wwepassion

          Yes you do because when it was basically just me you went nuts but now more people are seeing what I’ve been saying.’karma for all your bullying towards me over Naomi.

  • I love love love the outrage that horses are getting overshadowed and smarks are losing it. Alicia pinned Sasha clean, Alexa is obliterating Bayley, Naomi is the champ over Becky and Charlotte, and Carmella is set to be a challenger over them. Keep the tears coming, sweeties.

  • MafiaMM

    What’s going on Smackdown writers? Every time a new feud pops up, you make contract signing segments……it’s time to start thinking of some fresh ideas.

  • MyleneCruz

    A bunch of yal just complain to complain. Wasn’t the best segment but good enough.

  • Going though the comments & all I see is nonsense https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5891208882863daa85cca1ccd095950060d832ff1e1756a7088bd51e5268f7a.gif
    based off what some y’all like your faves would be only people we’d see.

    • Shan

      All of this. If the more outspoken stans had their way we’d see no one but Charlotte on SD (bet that’d be amazing) with anyone else appearing rarely and being fed to her, and Sasha/ Alexa switching spots on RAW until the end of time.

      • omg yes, they’d showcase the same people every week, no one wanna see that. a roster of 6 & we’d see 2 weekly with no promo but only matches

  • Damn! I’m lacking of interest on the SD Women’s division, even though it’s better than RAW. This feud is a bit boring; what is the point of Carmella winning again to the champ? Why Tamina is still on the division? WHY IN THE WORLD DO WE HAVE James Ellsworth involved in the Women’s Division?, I mean DUH! but I really hope this lead into a MITB Women’s Ladder Match.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Tbh if Naomi keeps relying on the snatch you bald line she isn’t going to have any longevity as the champ and top babyfaces. Don’t get me wrong I loved it the first time and it was cute the second time but it’s getting very repetitive and getting less and less of a reaction. Idk if it’s her or the writers on smackdown that keep relying on it but let this be the last time for a hot little minute please nao! I love me some Naomi and I am loving that she finally has WWE gold but I don’t want WWE to pull the rug out from under her because either they are to lazy to write for her or because she keeps reusing the same line every promo causing the crowd to lose interest in her or something.

  • BlaamLaambb

    Naomi needs to learn to stand up for herself. The girl isn’t getting the champion treatment she deserves. Let’s start with Talking Smack, Shane basically cut her off when she started talking and when they go around the table they start with either Charlotte or Becky. And of course where you sit. She sat in right corner of the camera, which was a shame by the WWE because she at least needs to switch place with Becky. If you are a wrestling fan you know where you stand or sit defines how the management sees you. She got overshadowed by the other girls during the segment, i mean heck the welcoming commitee even didn’t recognize her as their champion, they were putting it all out on either Becky or Charlotte. Isn’t being the champ mean anything? Also Naomi and Tamina had history together, why don’t they play this out? It could give Tamina more persona to her heel character. All i say is Naomi needs to get her stuff together, don’t let anyone overshadows you. SHE IS THE FRICKIN CHAMP.

  • tstumo

    I swear people on here are just as bad as the people who watch the walking dead and expect Negan to bash someone’s brain in every episode. They complain about slower paced character driven episodes and this is no different. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. All people seem to want are a bunch of “intense” one vs one matches. This whole thing has been a great way to finally have Charlotte switch things up a bit. And honestly they’ve been doing a damn good job at it and she’s staying true to her character. They needed a stable to be able to do this because there are no solo heels strong enough. With the pedigree Charlotte has this NEEDED to come off somewhat convincingly. This is also the most confident and strong Naomi has looked. The only person taking a huge L here is Tamina because she’s not really doing anything

    • MyleneCruz

      Thank you! I thought I was the only who thought this wasn’t the worst segment ever. It’s cause Nao is champ everyone is going to bitch and moan until one of the 4HW are Champs then it’ll “omg this lack luster boring ass segment was amazing thanks to Charlotte. She gave me life” smh.

      • People don’t understand development on here lol they want everything high pace all the time. If it were up to some people we would always have matches & no backstage segments

        • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

          What is the development of this feud?

          • From what I see right now hopefully leading to a triple threat with Char & Car since they have pinfall victories.

          • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

            This is not development, this is just filling for Naomi to continue as champion for longer time. If it was development, we would see Carmella doing something new, which is not happening.

          • How is that not development and what’s wrong with her being champ for a “longer” time? No women a held either of these titles over 100 days but Charlotte. Don’t let your personal hate cloud your judgement.

          • tstumo

            He doesn’t know how lol. He can’t even TRY and be objective lol.

          • Right, like can people develop over the weeks so we can get invested in them? Popcorn people, want everything quick!

        • Spread Love

          Wow….you went to the AJ Lee book signing in NYC back in March….wow

          • Yeah I did lol it was long waiting but worth it.

        • MyleneCruz

          Right! Smh #neversatisfied

      • Larissa

        The same when Alexa loses.

    • Mike

      Thank you for this lol I thought I was the only one who felt this way

    • Preach it

    • Organization XIII

      Best post to date

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      Intense one vs one matches? No, that would be terrible. The problem is that Naomi is looking weak. It’s been five weeks in a row that she’s being humiliated somehow.

      • xSashaxNaomix

        Naomi has lost 3 times, I do think that’s a little much, however they’re building people and stories with these losses. And they haven’t been humiliating either. Carmella has gotten fluke victories over Naomi twice and I’m pretty sure she’s Naomi’s next challenger, who we all can assume will lose when it matters most. The one loss that was actually big, Naomi’s character saw that as just another obstacle she’d have to overcome, proving that she can beat Charlotte. If anything these losses garner sympathy for her and makes the crowd want to Charlotte vs Naomi again to see if Naomi can actually defeat her, building the overarching story on Smackdown.

        • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

          1 – Naomi lost to Charlotte.
          2 – Naomi was attacked by Carmella, Sasha and Natalya and thrown out of the ring like shit.
          3 – Naomi was pinned in a tag team match and then attacked without no defense again.
          4 – Naomi was carried by Charlotte as a child during the match between Nattie and Lynch.
          5 – Natalya was attacked by Carmella and later lost to her again.

          At this point Naomi is less legitimate than any other in the division.

          • Organization XIII

            In each attack she was jumped so I’m confused as to how that makes someone look weak….

            4 is an illogicial point. She was holding her back to stop her from attacking the other managers.

          • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

            No matter how the attack was, Naomi had no offense. She seems to have won the title by luck.

          • D. #ILoveMelina

            Makes no sense cause she won her singles rematch but go in sis.

          • Organization XIII

            The very first attack she did & if you are blindsided by an attack what type of offense you think someone is going to give? Some of you have really unrealistic views lol

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Sasha? Where did Sasha come from?

    • Spread Love

      “The only person taking a huge L here is Tamina because she’s not really doing anything”

      The story of her career tbh lol

  • Jaded

    Smack down was cringe inducing.
    Naomi has completely lost all her momentum, she is the champ but treated like a third wheel .i love me some Carmella but I hope she is not next in line for a title.
    I think either Becky or Charlotte will turn heel at backslash.
    The two will go on to fued with each other and Naomi will fued with Carmella.

    • conan_kun

      Then what about Natalya and Tamina, are they gonna at Carmella’s corner as her enforcers during title match.

      • Jaded

        Who knows?

  • Jaded

    Dear lord if this is the last time I hear that snatch you bald, it wouldn’t be too soon.

  • I actually love Naomi using the word “snatched” regularly. It’s like her thing. I especially couldn’t stop laughing on Talking Smack when Shane said he didn’t wanna get snatched himself.

    • Bryskers

      I don’t mind the saying in itself, but she is overdoing it. Like, she can throw it around here and there if she wants, but they make it look like it’s her catchphrase now and it’s making her look really catty. Like, that’s something I read often on stan twitter, it’s not necesseraly something I want an athlete, let alone a champion, to say over and over again. If the only thing you gonna do is “snatch me bold”, i’m not gonna take you seriously at all, this is not the playground. Surely she can find something else, something more serious.

      • Organization XIII

        The way you guys comment you make it seem like she says it every few sentences lol It’s once per promo generally.

        • Bryskers

          She says it quite often. It’s her go-to phrase, and most of her promo revolves around it. The lack of material they give her only highlights it.

          • Shan

            Can you smell what the Rock is Cooking, You Can’t See Me, Yes! Yes! Yes!, Awesome, Wooooooooooooo!, I’m the Boogeyman and I’m coming to Getcha, Can you dig it sucka, I am the ayotolla of rocknrolla, Suck it, Simply Flawless, Damn, Woo Woo Woo you know it, What?, Holla Playa, Rest In Peace…. and yet her saying she’ll snatch someone bald, which has cultural significance in that it acknowledges blaringly who she is, is a problem.

          • D. #ILoveMelina

            DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER. I always hated can you smell was the rock is cooking BUT it had the crowd lit. Naomi knows what she’s doing.

          • Bryskers

            Is it a requirement for Naomi stans to be this extra?

            And nice reaching.

            It’s not “a problem”, I’m just pointing out that it makes her look catty af. You’re also allowed to disagree.

          • Shan

            Love, I am not a stan. I’m a normal fan. Which is why I didn’t launch into cursing you out or insulting whatever favourite you may have. What I don’t understand is how ‘I’m gonna snatch you bald’ is any more different than the other ludicrous catchphrases they come up with. And how her catchphrase leads to people apparently hating everything she is.

          • Bryskers

            I apologize, I should not have assumed.

            The way I see it, most of the exemple you gave are not really comparable to Naomi’s in the way that they were never the centerpiece of a promo.
            What troubles me the most with “snatch you bold” is that it seems like it’s basically all the material that she has and the only threat she can deliver, thus making her look catty and repetitive, which isn’t working for me.

            As for your last sentence, I can only speak for myself: In no way I hate Naomi for everything that she is. I like her, this catchphrase only being a detail of her character that I don’t really like and which is preventing me from taking her seriously.

          • Shan

            Understood, I get your point. The catchphrase makes me wince sometimes but I enjoy her too much otherwise to let it take away from everything else. And your apology was pleasantly surprising. The default on here seems to be insults and almost incoherent rage when it comes to discussing like and dislikes of the women’s characters; especially Naomi and Alexa. I have no idea why it seems like to like one you apparently have to despise and insult the other.

            Anyways, thank you for the mature reply explaining things better.

          • wwepassion

            Not you trying to compare her corny cringe worthy phrase with the others. Unlike her those people actually delivered it great. Naomi sounds awful and forced.

          • Organization XIII

            What promo has she said I’ll “snatch you bald” 2x or more?

  • Victoria&Melina19

    I’m waiting for Backlash to end, so we can see a title feud. This whole feud is making Naomi look weak, as champ and lose momentum. The welcoming Comintern should separate because I’m not trynna see ano

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    I am just not entertained by this “storyline”. I really think instead of building characters it is actually putting things on hold.
    Something big needs to happen to make it all worth it.

  • Mike

    TBH I’m liking this storyline as a way to kinda reboot the division after the shakeup, only wished Tamina was a little more prominent (mentioning her history with Naomi) and Carmella got a little more mic time (she’s actually kinda underrated). The tag match makes sense, Charlotte is giving me as styles face vibes (the whole cocky babyface is actually believable for her) and Becky as the wild card has me on the edge of my seat as to whether she gonna turn or not. Naomi has looked pretty strong too as every lose has been because of the numbers game but she going toe to toe with the Nattie and the pussycats lol. Hopefully the welcoming committee wins, Melli gets a title shot and that causes friction with Nattie until Nattie dethrones Naomi.

  • People are so obsessed about starting stuff when they haven’t even set the cards here. Do y’all want another Raw where Alexa immediately won the title, instead of developing something for a month at least so it looks good later? Charlotte doesn’t need to be in the title scene at all.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Pretty sure you wanted Alexa to win the title so let’s not with the double standards…

      Charlotte doesn’t need the title. We can agree on that. It’s more the title that would need her more than anything. Now, it is only logical for Charlotte to get back in the title picture right after this because I don’t know if you noticed but she actually won her match for the title by DQ which means she should be granted another title match (just like Carmella by the way who pinned the champion twice).

      Plus, the big difference between RAW and SD here is that SD isn’t directly putting the title on Charlotte but moreso developing some kind of story before anything else. Tbh, I only see Charlotte winning the title at SummerSlam (but I could be wrong here).

      • Im talking about those who are complaining, see both recent posts. I have no problem with either storylines at the moment.

        Charlotte will definitely go for it again but this story came about when they wanted to stop that. So assuming they don’t succeed they’re moving things forward.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    This just wasn’t good all way arround. This was a poor way to make people interested in an already “normal” looking match. In order for people to be excited about it, they needed to make more than that.

    This was just a simple contract signing. Granted, it did what it needed but it did just that. It was not entertaining.
    Naomi and Ellsworth yet again being the absolute low point of this entire segment. Ellsworth is bad but the saddest thing is that Naomi isn’t THAT bad on the mic yet here, her delivery was horrible but most importantly her CONTENT… “Snatch you bald”? END IT. It is terrible. “Feel the Glow” is something WWE can market and is fine but not “Snatch you bald” and it is just a bad catchphrase combine with a horrible delivery.

    Becky was the saving grace of this segment with her delivery along with the dynamic between Charlotte and Naomi. It’s good that they are putting the light on the Women’s championship a little because it tends to be forgotten here and it’s great that Charlotte is still mentioning it being her goal and keep her heel persona as well.

    The match was not good. No real in-ring psychology, Naomi hit her usual spots and Carmella did some things too and the quality wasn’t there. This should lead to Carmella getting into the title picture with Charlotte and Naomi but this doesn’t sound very compelling…

    Dissapointing development.

  • They need a better name for the stable and i hope Lana debuts at backlash helping the heels ? win

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I wanted to address the issue on Tamina as well. Are we truly going to blame her? Are truly going to blame her for not being interesting when she’s booked the same way Mickie was/is which means that she’s just there to be there and isn’t getting ANY development?

    She’s not getting any mic time, has yet to have a match, she hasn’t received any kind of spotlight since her returns and the night of her returned, they literally made a joke out of her with the way Shane inteoduced her.

    She’s boring… but it is definitely not her fault. Do I believe that she should be champion now? No. Do I believe that she’s among the best of this division? Not really. However, she’s not getting any chance to get over OR to be an interesting character on her own. She has nothing to work with and this not only hurting her, but the whole scene because it’s one reason not to care entirely.

    • vdcvt

      I completely agree. Tamina had more life as a face early on. Ever since she came on to WWE I thought she had a unique look and wasn’t bad. I really enjoyed her early Superstars matches with Alicia Fox. But since being heel she’s primarily just being a lackey. Constantly, supporting someone.
      I would just like to see a refresh with her. She’s been in the same role for years now really. She really just does feel like a filler in that stable, like Ellsworth has a bigger role than her IMO. Nattie’s the experienced veteran with a huge gripe, Carmella’s the new scrappy member with attitude, and Ellsworth is the entertaining coward with a big mouth. And Tamina? Just standing there.

      • John Finnie

        Yet and tamina has a HOF father they could at least remind the fans that her pedigree is just as good as natalya & charlotte

    • John Finnie

      Very disrespectful especially after her father had not long passed away but typical wwe Don t care about others death as long as Vince has chuckle at his 70 yr old saggy ass jokes
      Totally agree tamina hasn’t been given anything to work with

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Considering what his father may have did, it’s best for her they don’t overly mention him. Her being announced as a Snuka alone is fine enough.
        Plus, it’s not even about her father. She’s her own person and at the end of the day, she hasn’t been given anything for fans to care about. That’s why i don’t understand the complaints on HER and not WWE’s use of her.

        • John Finnie

          People are quick to say the person isn’t good but when they don’t get the chance or time to prove themselves then it’s not on her it’s the system that’s keeping her down!! I also think at this point tamina will just be their in Wwe to make money for her children’s future & that’s good if shes happy with that BUT as a fan of hers I want to see if she can get one good push

      • TheNeighborsCat

        Even if you gave her something to work with Tamina is a talentless hack.

  • Wicked Emma #WMC

    TWO TIME’S!!!! Naomi has lost to Carmella.

    • Jesus’s brother

      Alexa lost to Naomi five times! So there is 3 more to go LOOL

      • Wicked Emma #WMC

        Naomi isn’t going to lose to Carmella 3 more times.

  • Organization XIII

    I can agree with most about the contract signing being odd for a 6 person tag. That would be more suitable for a Raw vs Smackdown type deal at Survivor Series. But overall I thought the contract signing was fine. It did what any other signing would minus a brawl. The match was fine. Only thing odd to me was Ellsworth being removed from ringside so early. So many other superstars have done more shenangians then just grabbing a leg before being removed lol But this progression is fine. Not sure how Naomi is being made to look weak. She’s been very strong in the ring & has only lost 2x in a row via distraction. How does that make someone weak?

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    I think Carmella comes across as the star for the heels, she’s very charismatic and I see that WWE trust her somehow because she’s beating Naomi 0-2. I enjoyed the match, specially after the super kick, Carmella is just a rich character instead of being one-dimensional. Today I’m feeling her. The rest did good too but I’m honestly tired of the contract segments (specially when this is going to be a regular 6 women tag match) it just makes me feel like they sign these contracts every day they wrestle a regular match. Makes no sense, then I may add that I’m super tired of the long talking segments. I would prefer to have this “promo segments” once in a while and use backstage segments, ring attacks or others to follow up the storylines and use the actual time to give us two good women’s matches with enough time to enjoy them. How are they going to make this division bigger if they have so many problems just showcasing 6? Or RAW who can only show 4 unless they are in a tag match? I even hate when men spend one hour and a half on promo segments.

  • Lucas

    omg nattie serving kimora blac cheeks realness

  • Mike

    I need Naomi to get a “Snatched” t-shirt she gives me so much life every time she says it especially this time lol “im gonna snatch you, you, you and her” lmao

    • Organization XIII

      lmfao I’d wear it

    • Robann

      I’d wear tf out of it lol.

  • Robann

    I see it’s the same people complaining of “Snatch you bald” without clear understanding the origin of the phrase. This phrase has been coined from Drag culture, adopted by the colored community, specifically Black women. If ANYBODY has the right to say it, it’s Naomi. Not only because she’s black, but because she has a HUGE LGBTQ+ following. They love her. Not too mention she has been saying this since her Heel turn…this isn’t new. At one point her and Sasha were saying it (Sasha still says it at times). She says it on and off camera, regularly.

    “Shook”, “Snatched”, “Yassss!”…..ALL of these and more are said on a regular by WOC, and the LGBTQ+ community.

    The phrase isn’t going anywhere.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      And it’s the same people defending it without understanding or trying to listen to what these people are saying.
      It wasn’t much of an issue back then as a heel because she didn’t try to make it an actual thing but that’s what she is doing and it feels forced and her deliverly of this word is absolutely atrocious. Truly, it is cringe worthy.

      • Organization XIII

        Don’t see the difference between now & then tbh You either like it or you don’t lol

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          If you don’t, that’s on you I guess and yes, quite franckly, it doesn’t work now in my view.

          • Organization XIII

            Ehhh. Just a matter of preference I suppose

      • Robann

        She said it All. The. Time. She MADE it a thing when she was heel and it’s still a thing.

        We understand what you guys are saying, it just sounds stupid af. YOU know understanding why someone says a certain thing doesn’t make it any more or less of an issue. So stop trying to make it seem like it is.

    • wwepassion

      Pleases stop making it about race and sexuality because anybody can say that. It’s just embarrassing when she says it because no one can take her serious. She sounds like a teenager and as champ she needs to talk more serious and deliver better.

      • Robann

        You really should be the LAST one talking about people not taking a certain female superstar serious. Let’s not go there today, boo. She sounds like every other fucking African American woman who says that shit. Cut it out.

        • wwepassion

          I don’t sound that way so how about you stop speaking for all of us. No one can take Naomi serious hence the lack of reaction and negative feedback. Don’t get mad because she’s a flop and can’t sell shit that she does.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            “She’s a flop” sweetie, she’s the Smackdown Women’s Champion. Let that hurt go.

          • wwepassion

            Championships don’t make you successful or great, she’s a flop

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Well, by that logic, Alexa Bliss is also a flop.

          • wwepassion

            Ok that’s your opinion but unlike Naomi Alexa gets the crowd to pay attention to her…oops!

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Is that why most people fall asleep during her matches?

          • wwepassion

            Who Naomi yes I know

          • Steve B

            Also she went over at mania in an era where there is a premium on the quality of the women’s wrestling and only her and Charlotte have that feather in their cap. My favorite part is that everyone knew that nobody wins in their hometown. Now nobody wins in their hometown, except Naomi.

          • Robann

            I’m trying to figure out where is this lack of reaction? Since her return before Mania Naomi has gotten consistent LOUD pops every single time. Merch is selling like hotcakes which is why every time you turn around, they’re releasing more items. Where are you getting this from? Stop repeating tired hating ass comments and actually do your damn research. You sound pathetic. But I bet my bottom dollar if someone said the shit you’re saying about Naomi, about Nikki, you would crying up and down these comments. If she isn’t your fave, cool. But you don’t have to flat out lie. Get it together.

          • wwepassion

            Not going read all this make it short and sweet it’s not that deep.

          • Robann

            Now you won’t read facts lmfao don’t spew your opinion and then turn around and run away when facts are thrown in your face. But it;s cool, you can run along now. Toodles, whore! *Brandi from BGC voice*

          • wwepassion

            Let me know when you star facts darling.

          • Robann

            And I said EVERY OTHER for a reason. Learn how to read and stop reaching for reasons to not like someone.

          • wwepassion

            You don’t How every other sounds either so have a seat

    • George

      We don’t care about the origins, the Snatch you bald thing sounds stupid asf

      • Robann

        Opinions. Learn what tf it means and realize that’s just what you’re spewing. Stop speaking like its fact.

    • Super Mateo

      So basically, what you’re saying is that Naomi stole the catch phrase instead of creating her own. Got it.

      • Robann

        Incorrect. Reading comprehension is crucial when you’re trying to be slick with a response.

  • John Finnie

    Personally I hope tamina takes the win on Sunday & shows us something because I do really like her’ the limited moves she does look good (unlike carmella) & people beed to stop bitching about her she is just back she hasn’t had a match yet & the writers have given her the same boring gimmick. It would be good for Naomi to turn heel on Sunday & unite with tamina
    If anyone has seen her on the house shows as a face lately then she is pretty good & has charisma ( each to our own though) I just need wwe to give her something that will stick out

  • John Finnie

    This match was not good we all see something in the ones we like & I do like carmella but her moves just look weak & not strongly done

  • Shan

    Everybody complaining and I’m just here like ‘I’m so happy for everybody!’ People staring through glasses of hate but I see Naomi and Natalya as getting more comfortable on the mic, those lil gestures Naomi is starting to do to interact with the crowd and she’s even getting consistent cheers. I ain’t care what nobody says Ellsworth makes everything better. He is just so full of tomfoolery and drama for no reason. Charlotte maintains her aura of greatness, Becky’s Becky, and the rest of the welcoming committee serve their purpose: i.e. Carmella’s spunky and Tamina pulls a mean face. Her facial expressions tell a hell of a story if you watch her.

    That match was entertaining. It didn’t have to be a damn wrestling clinic as apparently everybody on here seems to expect every damn time a woman enters the ring nowadays. 98% of the time it isn’t on either RAW or SD so I don’t know why people get upset about that. Like the women are supposed to destroy themselves every time they go out there only for people to get bored after 3 weeks (see Charlotte vs. Sasha feud). It did what it was supposed to do. It’s not like any of them are Styles who I maintain could wrestle a paper bag and make it a 5 star match.

    Also, sweet sweet Naomi. Most of the complaints I hear is about how she acts and her attitude but apparently it’s not a problem when Enzo and Cass, Carmella, Cena or Liv act like that. She’s consistently good in the ring but apparently she’s a spot monkey even though Sasha and Charlotte’s matches also consist of most of the same spots, as does the entire roster and those high-flying ‘spots’ are consistent with anyone who do alot of high-flying stuff i.e. Jeff Hardy, and nearly the entirety of the Cruiserweight division. They complain about her lack of charisma and inability to do a promo properly yet Nikki made an entire career with iffy promo work, Baron Corbin is main-eventing and I have no idea what’s going on half the time with him, Charlotte is weirdly pitchy, and Bayley … I don’t know what they’re doing with poor Bayley.

    • Organization XIII

      Agree with all of this. Well said

    • wwepassion

      Just because you are satisfied with this mess doesn’t mean we have to be. Naomi is horrific on the mic and her pops have dried up a lot. She needs to stop saying snatch you bald because it does not get over with the fans at all. She is embarrassing talking like that and it’s hard to take her serious.

      • Mike

        Your Naomi hate is so funny lol like she really be having you so pressed bruh

      • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

        Naomi is already better than Nikki and you always tries to say she’s good.

        • wwepassion

          lol nice joke

          • Mike

            Naomi is better than Nikki lol, better moveset, and is better than her on the mic

          • wwepassion

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

            Good joke where? Naomi has more resonance in her voice and is more fluid in sentences. She doesn’t look like a robot resubmitting a text.

            Do you think Nikki is good on the mic? So tell me why she was the only one in the mixed feud that didn’t have more than one minute on the mic?

          • wwepassion

            Nikki isn’t even here and you’re talking about her? Then you wonder why she’s bigger than your fav. Doesn’t matter what Nikki does you will never like her so this is pointless. Naomi is atrocious and everyone is finally seeing that.

          • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

            I talked about Nikki because you’re talking about mic skills (in which there are actually not many good female talkers – but Naomi isn’t that bad as Nikki). I never said that Naomi is good, otherwise, I always said she was trash.

          • wwepassion

            You are obsessed with Nikki lol, aww it’s cute. Can’t blame you she is a massive star after all.

    • Mike

      Agreed 100% it’s so funny how no one complains about Enzo and Cass, but Naomi is so horrible when she uses her culture lol. And yea Naomi will probably always be underrated by the masses honestly it’s quite tragic. Love your comment though so positive I love it

      • Shan

        Thank you. I’m trying to stay positive on this sight. There has to be some ray of light somewhere.

  • Jesus’s brother

    Okay, Naomi needs to stop with the “snatching you bald” stuff… it’s getting annoying!

  • George Willams

    Sasha Banks says ” I’m da boss” all the time.

    Charlotte calls herself a “Queen” all the time

    Becky says “lass kicker” all the time.

    But I see no one saying a thing about them saying the same thing over and over.

    I’m not even a fan of Naomi,but the hypocrisy is strong here. “Snatch you bald” is her coin like the horses have their coins. So they’re the only ones allowed to have catch phrases?

    And anyone who says Becky Lynch is good on the mic and then trash Naomi. Needs to have not several seats but go your dumb ass to bed and never wake up. Becky is an embarrassment on the mic just like Bayley and Sasha.

    Don’t reply,these are facts.

    • Bryskers

      “So they’re the only ones allowed to have catch phrases?”

      She can have a catchphrase… just a better one.

      And by the way: nickname =/= catchphrase.

      • George Willams

        “I’m da boss”

        “Bow down to the queen”

        Is corny as all hell and is no different than “snatch you bald” all of those phrases came from love and hip hop and other reality sho

        • wwepassion

          All are corny but the snatch you bald crap is utterly ridiculous and embarrassing.

    • Quaithe

      Look I know you wan to defend Naomi here but go on the YouTube comments when the people you named were champion, and you literally see people complain about their promos, especially banks boss line.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Sasha banks isn’t an embarrassment on the mic. I believe Babyface Roman got shitty lines to deliver as well & everyone thought his mic skills were terrible. So reserve your opinion until they let the true Boss out plz

      • Larissa

        I agree bitch

        • GOD STRATUS•

          Lol thank you bitch

    • Shady

      Becky is fantastic on the mic, you probably just don’t like her accent

  • Womensor

    At this point, the future of the SD women’s division it’s pretty clear:
    Naomi picks the win for her team. Post-match, Charlotte attacks Naomi and Becky.
    And the following weeks, Naomi-Charlotte feuding for the title, and Becky against the trio.
    Then Charlotte wins the title, and start a feud with Becky.

  • Bow Down To The Queen

    When Alexa was champ and lost to Naomi like 5 straight times y’all wasn’t complaining but now since the roles are reversed and Naomi is champ losing to Carmella 2 weeks in a row y’all claim she’s being made to look weak um….. Double standards at its finest

    • Jesus’s brother

      Hypocrites

    • Organization XIII

      Well i think it depends on who you are talking too because there was deff ppl saying Alexa looks very weak

      • Bow Down To The Queen

        I’m talking about the people who are currently complaining about Naomi booking

    • Larissa

      Thank you lol

  • Kiana Taylor

    I dont see any problem with naomi or her promos this is typical champion heat it happened to charlotte when she was divas champ same for nikki,aj,paige, and now recently alexa,naomi, and asuka people will push for someone to be champion but once it happens they will bitch about every little thing until there is something else to complain about sadly naomi is the new target typical bipolar fans https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/716c498df07305faa9a68e313471c7e2d07b64a9ee300b4c4d73110ad7a9f3e5.gif

    • Jesus’s brother

      You are a Naomi smark so you love everything she does and you can’t accept her errors and failures and that catchphrase is an epic fail… she needs to stop

    • wwepassion

      The problem with Naomi I she is not a big star like the others and can’t continue to say stupid stuff like snatch you bald. No one can take her serious talking like that and it’s so cringe worthy.

  • willh

    It seems that the IWC and the Diva Dirt comment section have a problem with Naomi’s catch phrase “Snatch you bald!”……….
    If y’all did yall hwk, y’all would know that Naomi has a huge minority & LGBTQ+ following. A lot of her sayings originate from Black Drag culture and she’s pays homage to them by using expressions such as “drag” and “SNATCH you bald”. Naomi has tons of charisma yet y’all write her off as “unrelatable” and “ghetto”. Yet in the same breath, y’all motherfuckers will hype up niggas like Enzo and Cass who definitely appropriate POC culture (no shade to Enzo and Cass, I actually love them, but i’m saying this to make a point). You hoes can’t have your cake and eat it too. And from what I’ve been seeing, the people who do the most complaining about her character and persona are melanin-deficient people. This is QWHITE interesting. It’s no secret that majority of WWE’s fanbase are white men, and I know that white men are used to having things their way, BUT NAOMI SLANDER WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! Just because y’all have no culture and don’t understand something, doesn’t mean you write it off.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71454c0848ff4f64bef2098caadeb21b5950f16e1ccc4d71e1fd2fe2a6160bca.jpg

    • Gabriella Panajotova

      What if I tell you that LGBT and minority people also dislike it? Or are you assuming all gays and blacks are the same?

    • Bow Down To The Queen

      Ridiculous statement

    • Jesus’s brother

      wtf… so someone who doesn’t like Naomi is a racist?

    • Bryskers

      This is why no one likes NaoMobs.

      • Super Mateo

        It’s easy for me to tell who the ridiculous and offensive Naomi fans are. All I have to do is look at my block list, which that poster just joined.

        • Bryskers

          Ahah, it is the smartest way to deal with those. If only they would realize that not every criticism is an attack.

          I feel bad for Naomi and her good fans for having to associate with those characters.

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    Terrible segment. Contract signing should be exclusive for title matches and loser leavers matches. Naomi (just like Becky and Alexa) is being booked in a terrible way, SmackDown doesn’t know how to book their champions, they all seem weak.

  • While the match wasn’t terrible it mostly certainly wasn’t entertaining. I have no desire to rewatch it simply because I wasn’t entertained the first time. The segment itself was cringe worthy and I think it was a collective effort. I think I agree with a lot of people here that the snatch you bald catch phrase has to go. At first I was indifferent to it but hearing her say it weekly has made me truly hate the phrase. I fear that the writers would get lazy and rely only on that phrase for all of her promos now.

  • Jesus’s brother

    Oh gosh, i hate this Naomi stans… Not liking Naomi does NOT mean we are racist LOL

    • Larissa

      Tbh

  • Lushluke

    Naomi was flawless in that match

  • Wicked Bliss

    If they pushed Alexa and they succeeded so why not Carmella, she also has a better mic skill than all of them except Becky and Charlotte.

  • Dreignz

    The Smackdown Women’s division is a mess. I guess Alexa Bliss and Nikki Bella were a big part in the success of the division.
    I liked the start of the feud with Natalya, Carmella and, well just Carmella and Natalya being jealous of Charlotte opportunity but now, AGAIN a 6 Women’s Tag Team Match. Oh and Naomi and Becky are terrible on the mic. I hope that Carmella will win the title after Backlash

  • Spread Love

    I think they’re giving Lana th Emmalina treatment…it’s been what? Like 6 weeks of these promos so far? Remember they had them messy Emmalina promos running for 17 weeks so she may be experiencing the same fate ufhhhhh

  • Spread Love

    wwepassion is it true that you’re a girl?

  • Larissa

    Everyone seems to whine and complain when a match isn’t up to par with Sasha vs Charlotte or a NXT Takeover match. News flash.
    You got spoiled and quick.
    A match that isn’t a 5 star match does NOT equate a bad match. Learn the difference.
    I notice when it’s specific girls involved people seem to already prelabel the match before even watching it then watch it with a birds eye view. I’ve seen people give passes when it’s convenient but I won’t go there..
    Anyway, I’m not a fan of either woman.
    But I thought the match was very entertaining and “fun” if anything.
    Clearly this wasn’t a serious, competitive, intense match but it had a different purpose. To perhaps grant Carmella a future shot at the title & further the storyline.
    The segment I also thought was fine minus ofcourse that messy ass “SnAtcH YoU BaWLd”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/31cd3235e6197eea4c248ddb0e2ab8af1b8f366132373c1fa4bfbff1207d6255.jpg

    line and Tamina there to be a statue

  • Sd live was fab this week

  • Raleex2

    The women’s division is full of punch lines but lacks of depth when it comes to women speaking meaningfully in storylines. We know Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks (when she’s heel) and Charlotte can carry a promo. Natalya seems like she’s trying to use the same formula WWE gave Charlotte and I have no doubt she can turn into a real Hearth on screen but this wasn’t the way. SmackDown needs to start separating women and stop the factions, they would’ve gained more if Charlotte and Natalya had a bloodline rivalry where Charlotte can turn full heel without having really bad followers.