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The Welcoming Committee swore that they would make a mark. And with the opportunity to do so, did they come through? In last night’s Six Woman Tag match, we saw all six of SmackDown Live’s women give it their all to make their mark. But only half of those could come out on top.

The showing begins with James Ellsworth interesting his “girl” – yes it’s at that point, I guess – Carmella. The Princess of Staten Island comes out, followed by Tamina and then NatalyaBecky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Naomi then make their entrances, and the match goes underway.

The crowd are very much remain behind Naomi and co., with Charlotte getting the loudest reaction. But it is the Welcoming Committee that remain dominant throughout.

With their dirty tactics the trio keep Lynch, Flair and Naomi floundering around. One highlight includes the Welcoming Committee kicking Charlotte into the corner whilst tagging out to avoid a count-out. On top of that we see Tamina play the distraction role multiple times, as well as a few impressive moves from Natalya.

At one point, Becky has Natalya in the Dis-arm-her, readying her for the closure, but Carmella quickly ends the submission manoeuvre. This then leads to Charlotte tossing the Princess out of the ring, followed by Tamina super-kicking her and knocking out Naomi. The Lass Kicker does manage to fend Tamina off, though, but after being tired out she is placed in the Sharpshooter and forced to submit. Another win for the Welcoming Committee!

Thoughts: As a standalone match, this was a good one to watch. Despite not featuring any special moments, it was still pretty enticing. But it’s not a standalone match, it’s a pay-per-view match that is a part of the first storyline of this new era. It needed to have some kind of importance to it.

But there is a bit of a silver lining.

Charlotte, Becky and Naomi needed to lose so that the ladies of the Welcoming Committee could come across as dominant. They’ve been leading the new division since it started, and a pay-per-view win was what they needed to look even stronger. Having them lose at a hurdle like this would have done nothing but make the already over faces look good, which isn’t something they need. So for that part, SmackDown’s creative made a good decision.

The match itself had them looking as dominant as ever as they lead the entire thing. They lead so much of it that I was made to believe that they’d fall at the final hurdle and tap out, but they didn’t! Hoorah!

However, that’s about as much as it does. It makes me want to watch SmackDown, but it doesn’t make this match very memorable. When I think of Backlash, I think of the incredible show-stealing match from the 2016 edition. That is still, to this day, the greatest pay-per-view match from the SmackDown women. So to go from a show stealing Six-Pack Challenge to a forgetful Six-Woman Tag is very disappointing.

But we shall see what happens from this point onwards. There’s no way that SmackDown will continue the 3 vs 3 feud, so something new is definitely (hopefully) on the horizon. And the Fallout will all begin this Tuesday.

It’s also important to note that Becky, a submission specialist, lost the match via tapout. This is going to leave a huge mark on her. She’s been losing a lot lately, and with the fact that she’s probably taken her most humiliating loss last night, her mind may be thinking in a new direction. Could she be regretting her decision to go against the Welcoming Committee? And if she does, it’ll be an interesting moment if she chooses to stand by them. Or maybe she’ll stand solo, and the badass heel that she’s been before back on NXT can come out… Who knows?

So right now, we have a division in which five of the women are looking strong, with Becky dealing with a string of humiliating losses. This may not have been the most enticing of matches, but story wise, it may be doing its job. We just have to wait to see the fallout.

What did you think of the match? What do you expect to happen on Tuesday? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • MyleneCruz

    This match was just getting good then it ended. I am upset the women didn’t get more time and while this can lead into a million more better storyline and matches I’m scared WWE will let me down regardless. So at this point I’m looking at this match as a to be continued… because it damn sure didn’t make history. All the women looked amazing though.

  • LaurenYorkStan
    • Joseph

      Well shes gonna be doing is jobbing so i hope you enjoy jobber matches.

      • Monkey Meat

        She will work the mic and scrap in the ring better than your fave Staten Island roach does.

        • Joseph

          This post has nothing to do with Carmella.

      • LaurenYorkStan

        I really don’t give a fuck while you’re failing to be funny

  • The match got 10 minutes, just enough for a tag match, plus they all got singles entrances.
    I’m glad TWC won, since they proved themselves but now it’s time to split them up and shake things up a bit, since we didn’t get it at the PPV.

  • Stef’

    Surprising outcome actually, Charlotte is still n°1 contender, Carmella has scored two pinfall victories over the champion, Becky is the black sheep here and score yet another important loss… Though the match wasn’t so memorable, the storyline progresses. Very confused over this whole division, and I like it – SD uses all its girls, it’s complex, good job.

  • Gabriella Panajotova

    I am bored by both divisions in basically similar way. There are girls in both divisions that make the whole mess better, but overall nothing exciting is happening.

  • trishlita721

    It’s strange to think in nxt we have asuka ember Nikki Cross Ruby Sarah bridges ect so many talented women and the main roster produces this….. Not that it’s bad but it could be so much better so why doesn’t wwe make it better???? I don’t get it…. And what’s taminas purpose.

  • Booking 101

    I’m actually glad the TWC won this match. They need the win to help them establish a bigger name in the divison. But at the same time where do they go from here? They are not going to keep all the girls in teams because that has run it’s course a loooong time ago. Are they going to stick together and support each other when one of them goes for the title? A lot of questions remain in the air

    For the match itself, it was fine but in no way, shape or form it felt like it belonged on a PPV card. This match should have been done on a regular episode of SD. The action part was fine. I’m digging Charlotte “babyfacing” in the match and she got a great reaction. There are rumours that WWE wants to turn her back to a heel because they see more money in that but I wouldn’t mind seeing her in this role for a while. I’m curious to see what she can do as a babyface when she is given an actual character.

    The TWC got zero reaction which is not very good if they are being pushed as the top heels of the divison.

    I don’t understand who thought it was a good idea to have Naomi doing her signature kicks on Carmella. Almost nobody can sell those decently, because let’s face, it it’s pretty hard to sell them but Carmella did a horrid job selling them. I would be a happy camper if I don’t ever have to see Naomi perform that move on Carmella again.

    Tamina actually looked like a threat in this match and I can of digged it. She’s not my favorite but I liked that she had such a beast role in the match. Would like to see more of that, please.

    Overall, I hope the tag match nonsense stops for a while and we start focusing on Naomi’s title reign. I’m still waiting for a kickass PPV match between Naomi and Charlotte

    • Aye Mate

      I wasn’t too bothered by the idea of the heels going over as I was with the nature of it. From a storytelling perspective, I think there was a real missed opportunity in capitalising on the tensions between the dynamic babyface team, or even singling out one of the heel units to be the next challenger for Naomi’s title. Definitely agreed that a singles PPV match for the title is much needed, though.

      • Bryskers

        The “babyface” team is what mostly sold the match for me. There was a real “intrigue” factor to it and I wanted to see how it would affect the match and it’s result. Needless to say, I was not pleased with what I got.

    • Shan

      You speak my mind. Watching the match I just felt like , meh, afterwards. Where’s the tension? The passion? The … anything really???

      • Booking 101

        The winner was the right one but everything felt so damn meh. When Charlotte made her entrance and when she got in the ring and slapped Becky’s hand, I was like “Okayyyy… Let’s all pretend she didn’t boot in the back a year and half ago because she was scared you would take her title”. Charlotte and Naomi didn’t even interact, there was no tension between them. It wasn’t a particularly good night for them. I would say it was the worst SD PPV for the women but I liked last year’s No Mercy even less.

        • Shan

          I just want some tension.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    “When I think of Backlash, I think of the incredible show-stealing match from the 2016 edition. That is still, to this day, the greatest pay-per-view match from the SmackDown women.”

    Honestly, this match is overrated. This PPV in itself is overrated. Elimination Chamber was a much better PPV that showcased THREE different feuds and both Mickie vs Becky and Nattie vs Nikki were better than this one.

    • Booking 101

      The 6 pack match had some cooler spots but the passing and flow of tha match wasn’t very good. Like you said, those 2 matches from EC were much more solid as a whole from a in ring standpoint. Plus they had some sort of story going on, which helps a little bit

    • They were just comparing two Backlash matches, where did you get EC from it?

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Because it is the PPV that showcased SD’s PPV best matches (better than the Backlash match in my view which is extremely overrated).

        • They said when it comes to Backlash, that specific PPV, they think of that 6 pack. That’s it.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            And they said this was the best PPV match from SD women… to which I disagree.

          • Maybe for the specific PPV but not overall

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            No, read it again. It was overall.

    • Aye Mate

      I feel that much of the praise heaped on top of last year’s Backlash bout is partly due to the low expectations many had going into it. Or people genuinely thought it was an awesome match, either or lol.

    • #BrieForPeace ?

      I disagree with this. The match was really good despite some flaws on the psychology. Other than that it featured spot on action, spots and a promise of a dynamic division which eventually became true.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        I believe it was an entertaining match and a fine way to build your division upon in the future. It was a good beginning but just “good”. Like you said, it was just spots after spots and lacked psychology. The passing and the flow weren’t very good as well. It was a solid match that was a success in itself because everyone got to show about themselves but the match was vastly overrated in my view.

        • #BrieForPeace ?

          I disagree what I hold in my account as being overrated matches are about half of the Sasha vs Charlotte matches in their hot potato title rivalry. That match is long from overrated in my view as it showcased what other women who were seen beneath the 4HW could very well hang with them in terms of wrestling and character. I think the only flaw was only the psychology of them throwing eachother out. The spot after spot is normal in a 6 pack. I guess to each their own but I don’t find overrated if anything I feel it is underrated even more so because people consider it overrated ( if that makes sense)

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Fair enough. We can all have our own view on the matter.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    This right here is what I was afraid would happen…
    See, I had no issues with this match being booked for this PPV. It was only logical to book this match considering the actual story. However, the match itself was quite ordinary and while it was decent, it indeed felt like a match that would belong on a regular Smackdown.

    There were differents problems :
    – Lack of tension between Charlotte and Naomi and Charlotte and Becky
    – Lack of truly memorable moments
    – Lack of intensity
    – Lack of innovate spots

    This match itself needed more than some okay action to get over truly but it was too ordinary. In the end, it didn’t feel like they developed much things going forward, it’s nice that TWC won but where do we go from here? Nothing was really teased for the future so it just felt disappointing. Can’t say that I’m hyped for what’s next.

    • Bryskers

      Exactly THIS, and the exact thought I had after the match. There was so much going on into the match and they gave us … this?

    • Spread Love

      This could’ve been on a standard episode of SDL tbh

  • The match was extremely boring, and the dull crowd didn’t help it. I am kinda curious about which WC member is getting the push. Carmella has Naomi’s number, and Nattie keeps being billed as the leader and won the match last night. Hopefully it’s the latter. But if we get the Charlotte and Natalya feud again, I’ll be so disappointed.

  • Jesus’s brother

    They should do an angle where Becky Lynch is forced to join TWC and do their dirty work… like John Cena when he was forced to join the Nexus!

  • Jesus’s brother

    Knowing WWE they will be going for yet another 6 pack challenge, unnecessary

  • Frank Foxyu

    I am so happy the four horse women are finally being phased out. They’re already the old guard and have had enough accomplishments. Seeing Becky Lynch tap out was glorious she’s been winning too much and Natalya deserved to retain her reputation as the submission specialist.

    Naomi is awful as champion she just doesn’t stand out,other than her ridiculous hair and entrance.

    Charlotte has been humbled about time, I’m so ecstatic to see her lose clean on ppv.

    Carmella should be the next women’s champion, she’s getting heel heat and I never thought I’d say this but James Ellsworth works perfectly with her. I wouldn’t be mad if he stayed with her for a year or so as her manager.

    It’s a lovely day to be a WWE Fan,Sasha Banks jobbed to Alicia fox, Bayley is being embarrassed weekly by Alexa, Charlotte is a jobber just about. And Becky Lynch Tapped to the real female submission machine Natalya.

    Let’s keep this down fall of the pony club going. They are finally taking a well deserved back seat to more deserving talent. I hope Lana debuts and joins the WC crew,so they can officially end the old guard horse face women.

    And you people need to realize stables are very important in professional wrestling. I hope they stay a team for a year or so. The WC that is.

    • Adrian Fixy

      I agree with everything you said.

    • Aye Mate

      Charlotte is a jobber?

    • K. W. M.

      Carmella gets heat? The crowd couldn’t be more quiet.

      • Jaded

        Lol.

    • Jesus’s brother

      Bayley, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks are the top women from both divisions, they will never be phased out and will always be on top (even if they leave the title picture for some time, they will return to it eventually)

      Stop hoping to see a division where none of the 4HW exist because you are seeing the Women’s Division the way it is today much because of them!

    • Booking 101

      This comment is great on so many levels. Great piece of trolling, keep up the great work :D

      PS: Creating accounts to upvote yourself is a great idea, keep goin

      • Frank Foxyu

        You’re just upset people agree with me. Yeah every opinion that doesn’t go with your beliefs is “trolling”, stupid, idiotic, moronic narrow mindedness. God forbid I have a different view than yourself. You’ll get no Where in life like that you childish buffoon. “Mommy he said something that I don’t like WAHHHH WAHH WAHHH”. Bitch nigga you’re pathetic.

        • Booking 101

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          The guy that greats multiple accounts to upvote himself is talking about going nowhere in life? This is to amazing.

          Going luck in life though because if you are like this in real life, you’re going to need all the like you can get

    • Jaded

      Mess

      • Frank Foxyu

        Like your mother’s vagina after giving birth to your rotten ass.

    • wwepassion

      Agree about Naomi but Carmella is not ready for the title.

    • conan_kun

      Charlotte didn’t eat a pinfall since moving to SDL so she won’t count as losing yet.

    • Justin Bebier

      Are you mentally ill? Becky hasn’t had a win since February. At EC Becky won her first feud ever. Before that she constantly lost to Alexa Bliss. Dumbest thing i’ve ever read what you wrote. Welcoming Committee still gets crickets and no one cares. Becky actually puts people over unlike Charlotte.

      • Frank Foxyu

        So but you must be mentally ill if you listen to justin beiber in 2017.

        And FYI you stupid fucking cunt,it’s “loss” not “lost”, someone can’t get lost in another person. Never use the word dumb ever again, fucking dunce.

  • Aye Mate

    For a brand synonymous with winning creative direction, I was mystified with some of the booking choices across the whole Backlash card. The 6 woman tag was fine but in an era where we can rely on the women to make an impact on PPV, and on occasions upstage the men, a fine match just isn’t good enough. Frankly this felt like an average TV showing. Even worse, nothing felt particularly progressive for the division – for instance, if Becky had to take the loss, I’d have at least incorporated Ellsworth into the finish in order to set up their rumoured intergender match. Backlash, as an overall card, just really underwhelmed me.

  • Bow Down To The Queen

    Hate 6 women matches just let Charlotte vs Becky at SummerSlam please

    • Adrian Fixy

      Nobody wants to see the horse’s steal more spotlight.

      • Jesus’s brother

        It’s not their fault that the rest of the division is beneath them in terms of talent LOL

        • Womensor

          We already have Becky vs Charlotte for the title. I need something new. Carmella, with the help of TWC, should have a title feud (winning or not) against Naomi, and Becky and Charlotte feud like Natalya and Nikki’s.

      • Bow Down To The Queen

        Trust me more people want that ove Nattie vs Naomi

    • Jesus’s brother

      Yup, a potential show stealer match

  • Don ?

    I thought the match was okay, nothing too spectacular. I’m glad TWC scored the victory.

    I loved Naomi, Charlotte and Carmella’s ring gear though. Naomi should stick with the sporty outfits, Charlotte always look great with the peacock patterns, and Carmella was the best dressed for me. The red joggers really compliment her.

    • Aye Mate

      I like Naomi’s sporty outfits too, as they feel more akin to her early NXT ones!

      • Don ?

        Mhm, I agree. I’d like to see more color variants as well.

  • Adrian Fixy

    Seeing Becky tap out was a great sight. She’s so cringe “straight FIRE” Ugh straight up corny. Ellsworth for women’s champ…I mean Carmella. Kel.

  • Danny?

    Let’s just call this what it was while the match itself was fine the reasoning to book it for a PPV was a mess! This match should have taken place on the last SD! instead of the useless contract signing. It was just a tag match, there was no need for this to take place on PPV.

  • Monkey Meat

    I find it funny how every SD and PPV, there comes a new user on this site with only 1-2 comments criticizing Naomi and saying she doesn’t deserve the title. The latest offender is @frankfoxyu:disqus .

    No matter how much you criticize Naomi, your favorites won’t be able to do 80% of what she is capable of inside the ring. She’s the standard so you keep trying to knock her down to feel better about your favorites WHO IN MOST CASES are the likes of Alexa. Naomi is popular, sells merch and fans loved her last night. She’s a good champion.

    https://twitter.com/Jon_Pena75/status/866684745421393920

    • Ev???

      I agree Naomi gets way to much unnecessary hate, she’s very talented but why bring Alexa into it

    • LeBoss

      Agreed!
      She got a great reaction and the crowd remained hot throughout her entire entrance.
      This is the most over she’s been!
      And she’s been booked strong as champion.

      • Spread Love

        Have to disagree with her being booked strong as Champion. She’s yet to win a match since winning the belt – the closest she came to a victory was when she faced Char for the title and ended in a draw bc the WC jumped them

        • Spread Love

          Oh yeah and she did win her rematch against Alexa. But still, one win out of like 8 matches so far? That’s tragic

        • Jaded

          She defended her title successfully against Alexa.

          • Spread Love

            Yeah I realized I forgot but she’s still been booked not great…last night ea alike her 6th or 7th match and she only has 1 win to her name as champ

          • Angelica Marie MoNae

            Well she is meant to be an underdog finally getting her moment it makes sense that she is losing a bit to build support for her and to give her a hurdle to overcome as champion.

    • Jaded

      The entrance is everything…. Second to only Melina’s paparazzi in my opinion.

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      You ain’t never see no one like Naomi!

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    • Dreignz

      Naomi is good but c’mon she not the best female wrestler in the WWE. Naomi gets “hate” because she’s not good on the mic as a face, and mic skills are very important when you are a champion.

      • Shan

        Mic skills are very important when you are a champion? May I remind you of Michelle McCool, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Kelly Kelly, and now Bayley?

        • Dreignz

          You can’t compare with Michelle McCool, Brie Bella & Kelly Kelly, they where champions during a very bad period for women, they had no time to talk. Nikki Bella was ok as a heel, but the “I mean”, “honestly” & “and you now what” were really annoying. Bayley was tragic I don’t know why they gave her the title.

          But I don’t get why you’re talking about all these women. Mic skills are important when you’re a champion, that’s a fact. Bayley get a lot of hate for that, so Bayley can be criticized but Naomi can’t. It’s really annoying, every time someone say something bad about Naomi, her fans are always here to say that the person is a hater, a racist etc..etc…Naomi is good and deserves the title but she’s not perfect.

          • Shan

            You said mic skills are important and I just showed you all the other women who were adequate champions without having amazing mic skills. You’re entitled to your opinion but no Naomi does not only get ‘hate’ as you put it because of her mic skills. She has received it for everything. I can compare her to them because you said mic skills are very important in champs. They were all champs.

            Bayley gets a lot of crap for the foolishness creative makes her come out and use all of the time. Bayley however, isn’t critisized half as badly as Naomi. And please sir/ma’am explain to me where in my comment did I refer to you as a hater/racist etc… etc… Maybe read what I have written instead of adding to it something you assume I’ve written/ going to write.

          • Dreignz

            I was not really talking about you but a majority of Naomi’s fans.

            Mic skills are important, it’s true and talking about other women is not an excuse for Naomi. They were all critisized especially Nikki & Bayley because they were champions when the women were allowed to cut promos.

            Bayley gets more hate than Naomi, not really on this website but on Twitter and Youtube. I’ve seen discusting things calling her the worst thing that happened to the wolrd since Hitler for example.

          • Shan

            Since Hitler? Seriously? Lord, some people need to have social media access taken away from them.

      • Robann

        Definitely one of the best that’s competing right now. You’d be a fool to deny that.

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    • Frank Foxyu

      You seem like a stalker gay boy.

      • Robann

        You still switching accounts, you homophobic hater?

  • FrenchCanadian #MadeURelevant

    I miss Maryse on these PPVs. She was the beauty and breasts

  • Agabahshagah Bshshsb

    You people are only complaining because Charlotte and the other triple h pet loss. Becky deserves to be jobbing. Charlotte is stale and should retire.

    Did you see her botch that chop?

    Welcoming committee owns smackdown. Get used to it,the new era is here.

    • Nathan

      Lmao, go home, you’re drunk.

  • K. W. M.

    There are rumours they want to give Carmella a title feud, yet she hasn’t shown any good match and the crowd is completely quiet for her. I guess that doesn’t matter anymore to the officials. Hmm.

    • Danny?

      Carmella’s lack of reaction is a shame because she ain’t that bad but maybe a title feud is the way to get her over and see if she can pull out a great match.

    • Nathan

      Her match on SDL wasn’t bad but it wasn’t show stealing either :/

    • Bryskers

      I’ve heard the same rumors, and while a push doesn’t always equal a run with the belt, Carmella is nowhere near ready to hold the championship, so I hope officials will hold that thought and wait for her to improve. She can have a title feud, as long as she doesn’t win. I don’t want to go back to that time where the title is given to people who aren’t ready, “just because”

      • Aye Mate

        For me, it’s about upholding and never undermining the value of wrestling skills factoring in anyone being pushed. Carmella’s decent on her best day, and inconsistent on any other day.

      • Mr. What

        If Carmella get the title she will only be a transitional champ to Charlotte.

    • Aye Mate

      Of the heels, Carmella expresses the most personality and, arguably, has the better promo in her. But if we’re talking about Smackdown needing its championship to be defined by a great series of singles matches, then Carmella ain’t that girl.

  • Nathan

    I’m sorry but I need a little rant. I love smackdown but the same thing that makes them great also hinders them…. they give screen time to all there girls but this match was pointless. They’re not really building stars. The welcoming committee still don’t seem like a threat to me…. they should have had naomi defend against Carmella and retain while Becky and Charlotte faces Tamina and Natalya. All these girls at the moment feel abit underwhelming but think back when we had Becky vs Alexa & Nikki vs Carmella. They all seemed like big stars but lately the devision is seeming to all fold into a blur of mess…. I hope they buck up there ideas soon. Rant over. Please don’t bite my head off :)

    • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

      Preach!

      • Nathan

        The welcoming committee just doesn’t jell. I think Natty and Tamina would be ok but Carmella doesn’t fit in, and she has her thing with James so I really hope she’ll break off sooner rather then later :)

        • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

          Totally agree! They seem very cookie cutter in terms of mean girl heel group. And I just can’t with Natties extra ass anymore.

          • Nathan

            Yassss ! If it was me I’d have Carmella leave and fued with Naomi, Becky turn heel and have her fued with Charlotte, and then have the welcoming committee welcome Lana to SDL. Uses all the girls and there’s chances of making bigger stars.

    • #BrieForPeace ?

      I get your point but to be fair it’s not so much giving everyone screen time’s fault but more so how that time is being handled. If they focused on building the girls individually even in stables we would have 6 different dynamic characters. This is my biggest critique towards Smackdown, they’re being lazy. Besides this is all the draft’s fault as it shook the division face/heel dynamic to the extent they didn’t know what to do. However I agree with you that TWC isn’t looking like a threat but I blame that on the lack of character and promo work.

      • Nathan

        I also see your point but we’ve seen Charlotte on raw be amazing, Carmella and Natty be amazing with Nikki, Becky has always been pretty damn good And naomi has her whole feel the glow thing. Taminas the only one we haven’t seen from. So as for as being handled goes I feel they know how to do it, and like you said creative are just being lazy. I was so high on Carmella in her Nikki fued, and it was the first time I had cared about Natty for quite a while but now I’m not so much.

        • #BrieForPeace ?

          Exactly I feel the same way towards Carmella and Nattie. They really broke out when they went against Nikki and now it’s like all of that was swept under the rug because they so stubbornly wanted Charlotte on Smackdown and a draft because RAW was flopping… I just wish they would continously book Carmella, Nattie and Tamina like women who do not serve as mere props to put others over but as superstars who can get over with the crowd because fact is: they can!

          • Nathan

            I really want them to start using Carmella properly. I’ve been wanting more since her fued with Nikki. She can be a huge heel star if done correctly. For me while Natty was good it wasn’t as believable because of total divas.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Carmella really does suck tho. You can just see it clearly now that she’s forced to deliver on her own work and not a laid ready story with Nikki Bella that honestly any woman could have pulled off

          • Nathan

            That’s a matter of opinion. I don’t thing it looks like she’s forced to deliver atall. To me she’s a natural heel and has and would continue to be great in the roll given the chance.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Shes been given chance after chance since her debut she went over Nikki at least once or twice had a high profile ppv matchup with her as well… Then they gave her THE perfect heater in Ellsworth and still whenever he introduced her she gets no reaction…. Now she’s in THE stable of the division. Went over the champ twice and still no reaction…. What more do you give her…. The championship and see what happens ?… Like come on. She’s just not good and too diva-esque

  • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

    Smackdown badly needs a “show stealing” match on their PPV, because to be completely honest, the 6 pack challenge wasn’t it. It was great in introducing the division and making everyone out to be a threat but we have yet to see even a 4 star match on PPV (Nattie vs Nikki FCA is the division’s best match but that was on SD). Enough of tag matches and this “every girl needs to be used” nonsense and start making feuds and matchups that actually MATTER and that make the division stand out. because this isn’t cutting it.

    • Jesus’s brother

      Yup! Charlotte vs. Becky will be the match that puts the SDL Division on the map…

      • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

        Absolutely agree! The matches they had at the start of 2016 were so underrated! I feel like their chemistry is the same as Bayley and Sasha.

        • Jesus’s brother

          I’m sure they will main-event a PPV and have a main-event level feud! Their matches will be great like Bayley vs. Sasha or Charlotte vs. Sasha! They also need to have stipulation matches, maybe the first ladder match

    • Mr. What

      You are telling the truth but Bliss fans will tell you other wise that it was great matches on smackdown

      • Seraphina Rosenhart

        Not all of us Bliss fans, lol. I’m a hardcore Bliss fan, but I agree with you both. SD does need a show stealing match. Bliss was great on mic but she didn’t put on great matches. No one on Smackdown has put on a match like Charlotte and Sasha did on Raw. I hope Charlotte and Becky can give us an amazing match together.

  • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

    Also I don’t know if it was the bookers or the girls themselves but the lack of spots or any memorable moments in this match is sad! They’ve had tons of time to prepare and a good amount of time for the match and this is just…. boring.

  • #BrieForPeace ?

    I can’t stand the fact that they just put Charlotte and Becky interacting like they were best friends again based only on social media knowledge of the true stans. Can kayfabe make a comeback please? It doesn’t make sense for them to be all buddy buddy, there should be tension, the same way that there should be tension between Naomi and Tamina and a story should be told. It’s little things like this that add nuances, motives and reasons to characters and would help a generic stable wars feud.

    I feel like if somebody were to get the win it should’ve been Tamina. She’s literally the worst booked at this point and the least relevant so they should really hype her she has the potential, she has the psychology she knows how to work a match but there’s legit no interest from the booking or from the fans. I’m okay with Natalya getting the victory but I feel as if she doesn’t need it to further herself as her development should come from promos at this point. She should continue being the same ” yeh bitch!” Nattie that humiliated Nikki Bella. Instead both her and Tamina fall back into this hole of irrelevancy in which they ocasionally crawl out of but they neve see that success nor that relevancy with the fans.

    Naomi, Becky and Charlotte I feel to a certain extent are stale, more so Charlotte. I can’t take anything she does seriously as it feels very shoved down people’s throats so unorganic to the point it just feels like she’s there to even the odds. She needs to look vulnerable, she needs to turn face but from other motives. Naomi is so inconsistent to me so I can’t get behind her and Becky is missing something and her booking feels very up in the air.

    Overall it was a solid match but there’s still many things that need to be fixed in this post-draft division, special emphasis to Tamina and the change of Charlotte’s motives. All of these girls can work but the booking isn’t favouring their individual skills nor contributing to their breakouts as stars.I need enthusiasm, plot twists and motives to be injected into all of them. If this is really the land of opportunity I would really love to see Carmella and/or Natalya as champions.

    • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

      Yes to that first part especially!! It would’ve been nice to see them apprehensive towards each other (because of the whole PCB drama) but there was none of that. Same thing with Bayley and Sasha! Sasha calls her a loser throughout their entire NXT run and all of a sudden their best friends bc they interact on social media? So frustrating.

      • #BrieForPeace ?

        Exactly! It’s as if we should expect them to be friends because they’re both fan favourites now. I wouldn’t have a problem if they explained it with an ” i’m sorry” angle. They don’t have these nuances and it bothers me because that’s what gives meaning to stories. It bothers me because it reminds me of the divas era in which they could literally rip eachother’s hair out but the moment they were babyfaces they would team up hug eachother be all smiles as if us fans are supposed to forget they were bitter rivals years before.

    • Luiz Giem

      I agree a lot with you on the tension thing. Last time we saw Tamina she was Naomi’s family during the Team B.A.D. days and Becky and Charlotte’s relationship should be more fragile since last time they were together Charlotte constantly cheated to get the victories over Becky.

      Like you said, little things like those would make this feud a lot more interesting.

      • #BrieForPeace ?

        Just imagine in this match Tamina about to hit Naomi or vice-versa and hesitating because they are family. Or Becky doing the same towards Charlotte or even just showing difficulty in trusting Charlotte. Those mere things would’ve elevated this match and contributed to a pay-off whereas this felt like a passable match that is not going to add to anything.

        • Luiz Giem

          Even before this PPV they should have showcased some backstage segments to address the relationships between the stables so the tension would play a bigger role in the match. They could had booked a good match with some proper storytelling.

  • DivaLicious?

    That 6 women match didn’t deserve a contract signing or a PPV spot. It didn’t live up to anything. The welcome committe got no crowd reaction when they each came out. #Sad like did you expect the fans to cheer for a stable that don’t even look right together in the first place.

    The match was lackluster to me. I hope this is the last for 6 pack matches for women. I just can’t stand them.

    • Nathan

      Yes. Away with the 6 person matches for a while please!

  • Womensor

    Tuesday on SD, they should do a #1 contenders match or something. Fatal 5 or Battle Royal or whatever.
    And Carmella, with TWC, should be the winner and next in line. And Becky and Charlotte feuding (without a title, they don’t need it to make impact and put on a great feud).

  • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

    Hate to be complaining this much but it’s starting to feel like the girls are becoming redundant. Where’s the the passion and drive to make the women’s division stand out? Even if it was just a tag match, the Usos and Breezdango had no problem putting on a show with what little they had to work with. Someone needs to light a fire in all them.

    • Aye Mate

      I’ve had a sneaking suspicion for a while that the overall uninspired booking implies that the women’s division on both brands is being dialled back after a year where the product was in vogue.

    • Jaded

      Too much too soon. No motivation left.

  • Luiz Giem

    This match wasn’t PPV material, it was decent but that’s it, not memorable or a classic but enjoyable perhaps.

    The only thing I truly liked was The Welcoming Committee picking up the win, they needed it to stay relevant. With Carmella pinning the champ twice and Nattie stealing the victory here they put themselves in the title picture and maybe at the next PPV (Money In The Bank) they will book a ladder match with Nattie, Carmella, Charlotte and Naomi, that would make this feud interesting.

    Also, Becky taking the loss was the right the decision in case they go with Becky’s heel turn, it sure plants some seeds for it.

  • Jesus’s brother

    The SDL title desperately needs a GREAT feud and right now, only Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte can do that… Charlotte as champion with Becky as the challenger and it needs to end with a match at Wrestlemania 34

    • Womensor

      NO, PLEASE! They’ve been feuding for the Divas title, one or two years ago, why now again? They building TWC really good, and I think that, unless one of TWC wins the title, people won’t take them serious.

      • And the match they had back then wasn’t even close to show stopping lol.

        • Jesus’s brother

          It was only the match and feud that really started the revolution because before it, the division was still crap LOOL

          • The womens revolution didn’t begin until Nattie vs Charlotte, and it remained in NXT until around WM 32. Try again, troll.

          • Jesus’s brother

            The Divas Revolution started when the NXT Divas arrived (Sasha, Becky and Charlotte) but the true start (when fans started to give a shit about the divas) was when Becky and Charlotte feuded… At WM 32 it was the end of the Divas Revolution and the begining of the WOMEN’S revolution and it continued with Sasha vs. Charlotte feud…

            So Becky vs. Charlotte brought interest from casual fans (Not Women Wrestling stans)

          • Lmaoo no! Becky and Charlotte was no different than Paige or Nikki and Charlotte. Nobody gave a damn until Sasha returned that night.

          • Jesus’s brother

            Becky vs. Charlotte was the most interesting feud from December until January on the entire WWE programming… you had everyone mad about most of the feuds… Sheamus was being a boring champion…you had Charlotte vs. Paige which was a clusterfuk of a storyline and the matches were tragic… Charlotte vs. Nikki was boring

            So Becky vs. Charlotte was the first interesting feud since the divas revolution…

          • Sheamus wasn’t even champion for even half of that period. Roman was, and he was in a feud with McMahons and the League of Nations were the Authority’s puppets. And again, the feud was much better than whatever Charlotte and Becky were doing. And the tag teams had a lot of buzz due to the spot in the TLC match, and they too were doing better than the women. Don’t rewrite history you don’t know.

          • Jesus’s brother

            Dude, Sheamus won the title at Survivor Series! Roman was champion 1 minute. When Becky vs Charlotte happened Sheamus was champion, big lol and before that I think it was some tournament that fans were also pissed off!
            Go check out the articles all talking about Becky vs Charlotte feud at royal rumble at Bleacher Report and What culture and see almost all of them praising the two for giving fans a logical and nice feud

          • Fans were loving the tournament, and were extremely happy with how far the likes of Cesaro got in it. They were looking forward to Seth vs Roman. You need to stop rewriting history. Becky vs Charlotte took place the same night Roman was the champion and defended it in the Royal Rumble. Sheamus was hardly champion during their feud. And no, Becky vs Charlotte was nowhere near close to being the best feud at the time lmao.

          • Jesus’s brother

            I give up… we didn’t watch the same show

          • The last comment alone got me screaming haha. You’re the last damn person to doubt anybody else’s knowledge and experience as a fan. You got exposed as a bandwagon fan of womens wrestling as you had no awareness of what went on before 2015. And no, you’re still wrong as fuck. Triple H didn’t win the championship from Sheamus you idiot. He won it from Roman who became champion shortly after TLC.

          • Jesus’s brother

            Yup because Women’s Wrestling was shit and boring before the 4HW

          • It’s no different now than it was 10 years ago lmao.

          • Jesus’s brother

            No? Loool

          • So I guess the two 3 minute matches last night were barrier breaking.. Lmao.

          • Jesus’s brother

            10 years ago you had models with no characters now you have wrestlers with amazing characters loool i bet ur a fan of the model/diva era and want it back loool

          • 10 years ago was a continuation of the Trish and Lita era. Model era didn’t begin until the divas title came into play. Know you history, new fan.

            And they all had different characters 10 years ago.

            Melina – Paparazzi Princess
            Mickie James- Bouncy, energetic babyface with a temper and lesbian undertones
            Victoria – Psychotic black widow
            Kristal – Hood Golddigger
            Candice Michelle – Quintessential babyface
            Ashley Massaro – Punk Princess

            Beth Phoenix – Glamazon
            Jillian – The Songstress who is jealous of the other girls to some extent
            Torrie Wilson – Girl next door

            Maria – Ditsy, blonde babyface

            That’s more of a diversity than the current characters.. NEXT!

          • Jesus’s brother

            Kristal
            Candice Michelle
            Ashley
            Torrie Wilson
            Maria

            WTF? Horrible wrestlers and lets no talk about characters because they were horrible…

            Melina – can accept her but she needed to scream less
            Mickie – it was the last good year for the next ones were trash and she got stale
            Victoria – Boring character and boring in ring
            Beth Phoenix – Queen

            Today you have way more interesting characters and way more talented wrestlers. Carmella and Dana alone can wrestle circles around Candice, Ashley, Maria and Kristal loool

          • Lmaoo Candice and Kristal are better than Carmella and Dana, and you are delusional for thinking otherwise. And you brought up characters and I proved you wrong, so you are deflecting from the topic at hand. You got schooled, and now you are trying your best to switch to yet another topic you’re going to be clocked in. Scoot bitch.

          • Jesus’s brother

            My point is, the division is better now than ever and you need to respect the ladies that made the change. WWE tried many times but no one was able to change it. WWE gave the ball to the 4HW like they did with AJ, Nikki, Brie and Paige and to others before them. It’s not WWE’s fault that the fans were not interested. These four girls along with some others from NXT brought interest back to Women’s Wrestling (including me). So respect that… Don’t bring the “Women were restricted” because when Paige, Summer, Sasha and Emma started on NXT they were also restricted and had 2 min matches as well

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/844bfc2cea087ee45b8fa8e7f6fd532913b08daffc63926ca61f5b6a38bd79fc.gif

          • Women in NXT were NEVER restricted, and that was obvious from the first match they had down there. Which you didn’t watch because you didn’t give two damns about these girls before it became a bandwagon. I never took away four horsewomen’s credit, or what they did to push the revolution so you can shut up about that shit lmao. And no, WWE never tried.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Nattie needs to win the title.

  • Nathan

    I can’t tell if people are trolling or not when they say they love twc xD

    • Jesus’s brother

      The only good thing is Carmella (At least has a character and is not that boring) Natalya boring, Tamina don’t know what the fooq she is doing and also boring

      • Nathan

        Carmella really does have so much potential

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    The match was ok but I’ve expected it to be better.
    I didn’t like that there were so many tags on the heel side, yet there were no tag team moves involved in the whole match.

    In general I would’ve liked to have seen a few more moves and memorable spots from these moves.

    • Aye Mate

      If not a device to kickstart the next title program among the babyface team, it should have been the perfect time to establish someone of the Welcoming Committee as the more prominent member. Fair enough Nattie gets the win, but it’s a clean win on someone who’s neither the champion nor the nearest contender for it. I also hate to say it, but the match came off as borderline lazy.

      • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

        Ayeee agree.
        The victory didn’t give Nattie any heat nor did it put her over as especially vicious or dangerous.
        It was like a regular tv match and not a particularly memorable one, sadly.

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Though I gotta say I’m happy nattie went over ….this was just terrible. Truly from Naomi trying to get a chant started to carmellas constant botching. I’ll say it again poor Charlotte… You CANNOT tell me the super kick laid her out for the rest of the match the finish was just …. Omg it was just bad Soo bad everything about it except Naomi’s gear was bad… Actually I like Charlottes gear just not her robe… In full couldn’t have told me that was a ppv match that’s all…

  • #MirandaCosgroveVSAsukaWM34

    My dream’s booking:

    In the match Becky accidentaly hits Charlotte in the corner, making Charlotte furious and then abandoning the match, creating a tension between her and the face team. With the tag team match arruined, Shane comes and decide to give Carmella a chance for pinning the champion 2x in a row past weeks and changes the match for a title match between her and Naomi. Naomi retains but Tamina and Nattie bruttaly attacks her and Becky after the win. The crowd claims for Charlotte to save her partners, but she just does not show up.

    In the SDL show, Shane punishes Charlotte for breaking a signed contract match and suspends her for 6 months of title matches, causing her turning against Becky.

    In the next weeks the 3×3 feud just turns Charlotte x Becky and Naomi x Carmella for the title (with Tamina and Nattie recurring interferences). Then Asuka could debuts in SummerSlam and wins the title against Naomi.

    “Delusion, convince yourself.”

    LOL

  • iloveTorrie

    The match was forgettable honestly. There should’ve been tension between charlotte and Naomi and charlotte and Becky. And tamina, girl I wanna root for you I really do, BUT you gotta step it up personality and charisma wise, cuz those blank stares ain’t cutting it.

    • Nathan

      I think Tamina isn’t ready ally stunning, but that’s all she has all she had for her her. IF it was me I’d just chuck her back with the usos since they’re all heel ATM or maybe send her down to nxt

      • iloveTorrie

        I was thinking they’d just put her with the usos since they’re family and wear all black almost all the time. Working with the guys might get her a reaction.

        • Nathan

          Yep. Plus it’ll keep her out of the ring so hopefully she can work on that.

    • Aye Mate

      Tamina’s suffered greatly from her downtime after those injuries. She’d be more convincing if she worked more on her ring psychology and mat skills, in the vein of Saraya Knight.

  • Wicked Emma #WMS

    Why is WWE pushing TWC so much?

    • Nathan

      Who knows. Hopefully they lll ease up on the mmmm soon enough

    • Mike

      There’s no dominant heel so putting them together makes them look like an actual threat.

  • LeBoss

    I see everyone’s complaints, but I feel Like last night did what it needs to do.
    Obviously they can’t pull the trigger on Naomi vs Charlotte II, for some reason I see that being the Summerslam match.
    It’s too early for Carmella to get a title shot and she beat Naomi too, so technically her and Charlotte have a claim to a title shot.
    Plus there’s so much potential with the Welcoming Committee, it would make no sense for them just to throw in a title match for the sake of having one.
    In this case, the storyline needed to get over and this match did it.
    Now the WC is even more dominant and with this loss, it can cause even more tension amongst the baby faces.

    Personally I would’ve preferrred if Charlotte attacked her team after the loss but they may be holding that off until later.
    Everybody here wants everything to happen right away when they don’t realize sometimes a slow burn is best!

    RAW is the show that’s trigger happy. Smackdown is the show that lets their stories marinate.

  • Nathan

    Tamina needs a new look and theme. A complete repackage, better mic and wrestling skills.

    • George

      Why new look? She looks stunning.
      I agree she needs a better theme song, something heavy metal

      • Nathan

        Just her current attire is becoming a little stale for me. Plus it doesn’t look the most flexible, so I can only imagine if she changed it she may be able to do a little more in the ring :)

    • Larissa

      she needs to retire.

  • conan_kun

    Perhaps Becky gonna lost it and starts using the chair to assault heels, in the end she may attack Charlotte and Naomi too after suffering a string of losses.

  • Wicked Bliss

    I enjoyed the match itself. I’m glad that at least all of them were given time to shine. This is just the start of their feud so they still have a lot of chances to give us 5-star matches and to please all those who expects more of them.

  • I get it! It was their first time wrestling all of them together, the match didn’t feelt like the ones from the brand before the “Shake Up”. I hope with The Consolidation of “The Welcoming Comitee” as a strong stable, now it’s time for NAttie to take on Naomi and the title.

  • wwepassion

    This was a mess TBH. Becky looked a mess, Naomi was cringe trying to get the crowd to chant glow but got dead silence, too many bodies.

  • Mike

    Match was solid but should have showed tension between the babyface team, but glad TWC won. I think I’m the only one that likes them. Nattie is at her most entertaining right now with her weird personality that I can’t explain lol. Carmella is so effortlessly a great heel and Ellsworth does his job even though I find the girls reactions to him funnier than he actually is. And Tamina faces give me life and she looked dominant here and I loved it. Match served its purpose excited to see what happens on Tuesday.

  • ralfikh

    This should be Carmella solo title match. Consider she pin the champion twice.
    Their group can be at the corner for this and Naomi will retain then a brawl between both stable can happen. Then continue at SD

  • Tunasha

    The match was good, but not PPV worthy. Could it be possible for a Money in the Bank match for the women? Hmmm.

  • The committee beating 3 of the top stars really makes them seem like a threat, that was a good move imo. If they lost that wouldn’t have been a good move.

  • conan_kun

    WWE announced Charlotte & Becky vs Natalya & Carmella on this week SDL
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/25cdfeca1b02816367dcffa93ca7b56ced81cbc381333b1f3e5f093bf92af8a6.jpg

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      What’s the point of yet another tag match? It would’ve been interesting to see the girls compete in a triple threat for the #1 contender. Natalya vs Charlotte vs Carmella.

      • Organization XIII

        Had this been Nattoe & Tamina it would have been fine cuz that would mean Nao vs Carmella

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  • MK126

    It wasnt a bad match. Definitely surprising to watch Charlotte get her ass kicked but im glad TWC won. Mella definitely should receive a title shot before Charlotte (maybe save Charlotte vs Naomi for summerslam)? They can have a MITB bank match for no1 contender and have Char win that and then fight Naomi for the title

  • Robann

    Facepalming so hard right now….this match should’ve been on SDL! You go from a damn good Six-pack challenge at last year’s Backlash where all girls went at it, it was a good length, good spots, a great ending….to this shit.

    First, loved RoyalGlowFire’s attires. Loved Carmella’s attire…..that’s it.

    The match was underwhelming to say the least. The attempt to get the crowd to chant “Glow!” was CRINGE (What a shock, I’m criticizing one of my faves lmfaoo)…like Kween don’t do that. Chicago was already cheering loudly for you when you came out. That’s all that was needed because no one can ever say you’re not over right now lol.

    Ellsworth HAS.TO.GO. I’m sick of looking at him.

    Can the writers stop bullshitting and turn Becky heel already?

    Can Tamina do SOMETHING else beside the same “muscle/body guard” gimmick she’s been doing since her stable with AJ? Like come on, I’ve seen her FCW and her early Main Roster matched and feuds….she’s good. But you can’t tell because her moveset is SO limited.

    Naomi NEEDS a good title feud. There no reason why she’s holding the title, she’s active on the roster, and she’s not the main person in a main feud. It makes no sense. Either put her in a feud or just give the damn title to Charlotte, because that’s what it boils down to in the end. Let’s be completely honest.

    Only person who looks semi-good right now is Carmella. She’s pinned the champ multiple times, so a title match is coming soon for her.

    • Organization XIII

      Omg yes to Naomi trying to get them to chant Glow. I was staring at my screen like http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4eo5r7OxJ1qzbcrro1_250.gif

      • Robann

        LMFAO I’m weak. I was looking like “Umm…?” I just KNEW her haters were gonna be like “See? No one chanted with her so she sucks!” even though she got one of the biggest pops of the night. I like that she’s trying new things but this just wasn’t working for her.

        • Organization XIII

          Eventho they didn’t get behind that, they still popped for her the whole night but you know they like grasping for straws lol But yes I had a awkward pause like “Sis…stop that & go back to beating her ass!”

  • Organization XIII

    I agree with everyone sentiments that this wasn’t a PPV worthy match but it wasn’t as bad as many of you are making it seem. I do foind it funny how a lot of you complain that Naomi is a spot monkey & now you guys issue is that there wasn’t any spots lol Like pick a stance & stick with it smh

    As far as Carmella I think she coud be the same situation as Alexa. She just needs to be given the same type of time/push. I don’t understand why Ellsworth speaks for her because Carmella always did well on the mic when she was in NXT

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    I wanted the Welcoming Committee to win but that wasn’t how I wanted it to happen. Naomi should have been the one to be beaten out of Charlotte and Becky, so we can further the “who is the new number one contender?” question. Right now it’s just Charlotte and/or Carmella. It’s not very clear who the number one contender is because even though Carmella pinned Naomi on multiple occasions they havent said she was next in line, same with Charlotte who has yet to get her rematch. The match was kind of all over the place, I’m not big on Charlotte in multi-women tag matches, I noticed Naomi tried to get the crowd to chant “glow” but nobody caught on, the finish was anticlimactic and was just stupid, why have Nattie win clean by submission over Becky?? If these are the types of matches we are gonna get at PPVs for SD that title needs to be taken off of Naomi soon, and by Charlotte. I could just think of all the possible feuds we can have with Charlotte as champion. Well for one, Charlotte vs Naomi is a decent match up. Charlotte vs Becky could last for a few months up until SummerSlam where we most likely will see Charlotte vs Nikki. I just think Naomi with the title is hurting Smackdown’s women’s division and it’s making the division as a whole be overshadowed by Raw. Naomi isn’t a strong champion, and as a viewer, it leaves me confused as to why she’s still champion if she loses all the time.

  • Dragonspawn

    I wrote a few weeks ago when TWC was first formed that Carmella/Ellsworth are the issue for me with this angle. I like Carmella a lot. I think she’s been able to carve out a bit more of character since the call up from NXT and her matches with Nikki Bella weren’t that bad. I think just based on her size, lack of experience and that god-awful Carm-ellsworth shtick that it’s hard to now buy her legitimately being a strong enough team member to go up against 3 larger, more established women that have all held gold.

    Personally, I would have loved to have seen Emma go to SL to team with Nattie and Tamina (who I think holds it down pretty well as the muscle). Emma would add mat skill, the viciousness that this team is missing and some history with Charlotte and Becky. If this feud featured two almost evenly matched teams, it would make it seem more interesting and would allow any match configuration (1:1, tags, 3:3) to be much more fun to watch. Carmella would been a welcome addition to Raw and she could have probably saved Enzo and Cass from floundering as they have.

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