Former Team B.A.D. members square off tonight as Naomi and Tamina make their way to the ring for a match. However, before things can kick off, the Ravishing Russian Lana makes her way to ringside… to the tune of “we want Rusev” chants. Ouch.

The match quickly follows and begins at a particularly slow pace. There are some holds, some kicks, but a lot of holds. We see the match pick up towards the end as either woman inserts some dominant moves such as Snuka’s slam and Naomi’s split-legged moonsault.

The champ then picks up the win but is quickly knocked out with Lana’s finishing manoeuvre, a spine buster. The Ravishing Russian then holds Naomi’s title, boasting about how she’ll be the next champion.

Later on in the night, Natalya storms out to the ring for her match against Charlotte Flair – whilst Carmella (with James Ellsworth) and Becky Lynch watch from monitors backstage.

The pair have a particularly competitive match, with both being on top at equal points throughout. Natalya inserts impressive moves such as a dominant powerbomb, whilst Flair keeps up with her opponent through kicks, boots and a moonsault.

The contest comes to a close as Charlotte places a Natural Selection on Natalya and pins her for the three-count.

In the SmackDown Fallout, a few women give their thoughts on the Money In The Bank match announcement.

Stephanie McMahon stated that she was full of “pride and excitement” despite it being announced on her brother’s show. She then says that each five competitor has set the bar extremely high for themselves, but will “deliver, just like they do every other time.” After looking over the previous “first ever” matches for the women, McMahon says that the next step is the first ever WrestleMania main event match.

Becky Lynch then says that despite a Ladder match being “one of the most brutal” stipulations in WWE, she refuses to let that get to her head. She insists that her biggest wrestling goal is to prove that the women can do everything “just as good, and better” than their male counterparts. She then says that winning this match will be “another symbol” to prove how she is the best in the company.

She then discusses how she left the business for many years as she thought that her dreams would never come true, and matches like this historical one are why she came back.

Carmella soon turns up, stating how there is a ton of “pressure” on being a part of this contest, but as she thrives under pressure, she is “excited” for it.

She tells us that as someone that has never been a champion before, she has the most to prove. The Princess of Staten Island believes that everyone will underestimate her, but that will add “fuel” to her “fire”. Carmella states that she “can’t wait” to grab the briefcase and “shove it” in her opponents’ faces.

Charlotte is then approached and says that she “couldn’t pick a better group of women” to compete in the historic match with. She boasts about how great an opportunity this is for SmackDown Live, but the nerves of being in a Ladder match still kick in. However, she is still “looking forward to the women stealing the show.”

Flair discusses the history of women in WWE, slating that without a Trish Stratus vs Lita feud, there’d be no Charlotte vs Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch vs Alexa Bliss, a Money In The Bank, and so forth.

Tamina said that she felt the news really hit home on Father’s Day. She states that her father, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka made history in a Steel cage match, and she is proud as ever to also make history.

This match is both “exciting” and “emotional” for Snuka, as she will be making history on Father’s Day as this Sunday’s match coincides with the national holiday. She then says that the “Divas Revolution” has given the division a different “vibe” and allowed more young girls to look up to them all.

Thoughts: Whilst the episode didn’t do a lot, story wise, it was still a good one to enjoy.

Tamina vs Naomi didn’t do an awful lot, but it was decent. What I dislike about this is the fact that their history is hardly addressed. I wanted their first proper encounter to be a continuation from their Team B.A.D./Naomina days, but it’s not like that. Right now it’s as if they just met at the Superstar Shakeup, despite having a great history.

The two do a decent job, but it falls flat by the end.

Lana’s spinebuster finisher feels as though she lifted Naomi and then accidentally dropped her. It doesn’t look impactful, and can easily pass for a botch – but I think she did everything as told. Also, her attack from behind of Naomi feels more like a push – if only Naomi didn’t sell it like it meant more.

Lana being in the title picture still makes no sense to me. We have five of the best women WWE has, competing for a number one contendership, amongst ladders, only for Lana to waltz on in and get a title shot for…pulling the champ’s leg? She has yet to win a match in WWE, and she’s being treated as though she is above the rest of the division – it makes no sense.

On top of that, Lana’s booking has yet to improve from the last time she was a solo competitor. When she faced Brie Bella last year, the feud consisted of her interrupting matches, watching at ringside, and then attacking at the end. That’s literally all she has since her debut last week. Are we supposed to care for her? Or is this just a way to give Naomi a match on Sunday?

The other match tonight is a pretty good one. It definitely isn’t Flair and Neidhart’s best contest, but it is a great watch. The intensity these two have whenever they’re in the ring together is magnificent. Whether it’s on NXT, Roadblock or SmackDown Live, they always kill it.

But the best part of the night are the Fallout clips. The women have worked so hard over the years. Some have gotten rewards, others haven’t. And this Sunday’s match is showcasing a big portion of the spectrum.

We have women like Charlotte, who are constantly seen at the top of the hierarchy. A Hell in a Cell match, Falls Count Anywhere, Iron Man, pay-per-view main event, and six championships. She rules the division, and continues to do so every single week. This could be yet another accomplishment in her overhauled trophy cabinet.

Then we have Becky Lynch; the Lass Kicker has been seen as a Revolutionary, but has never been seen as the very best. She has some accomplishments such as being the first female draft pick for team blue, as well as becoming the first SmackDown Women’s champion. But her accomplishments get pushed under the rug as her counterparts have overshadowed her. This could be her moment to be seen as the top star she’s been stated to be.

We also have women like Natalya. Neidhart has been in the WWE for an extremely long time. She has a few accomplishments, but has constantly been overshadowed by the newer women. She has the talent to lead the division, but the shinier toys always get put on the pedestal before her. This could be the moment that puts her at the top, where she is destined to be.

And finally, we have women like Carmella and Tamina. They are talented, but the other women just keep getting pushed before them. Despite being a part of good matches, it’s their competitors that get the attention. They don’t have a lot of accomplishments, so this could be their time to put the spotlight on them.

Whichever lady wins on Sunday, I’ll be happy for them. They’ve all come so far, and each woman deserves their spot in the match.

I’m not too excited for the title match, though, which is a shame. It’s a little weird that the women will be sweating, crying and bleeding their way to the briefcase, just to win a title shot at a title that has had such a boring push for it. But hey, maybe after Sunday we’ll see an improvement.

What did you think of this week’s show? Who are rooting for on Sunday? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • #RiotWithRuby

    Any outcome of either match will have me cheering. These women deserve what they’ve been given and Sunday will be theirs to take. I cannot wait.

  • Neutral

    Charlotte and Natalya were BRINGING IT! Yas I´m here for those 2 bitches, slay me!

  • Shady

    I loved Charlotte vs Nattie I thought it was excellent! I really liked Lana’s spinebuster and Naomi’s sell for it. Lana did her work on it too by timing the sitout perfectly.

    The Tamina match was okay minus that god awful sell for the finish, but she came off very endearing in the interview regardless of how she was off character. I’m happy to see her make history in a way, even though she’s definitely not winning

  • conan_kun

    Wonder if women MITB ladder match takes place before or after women title match
    If it’s after the title match and Naomi loses the title, will Naomi demand to enter the ladder match. If it’s before the title match, the first Miss MITB which could be Carmella may cash in later tonight, though I hope she can keep the briefcase for months and brag that she’s the first women MITB winner.

    If Becky shockingly wins, then Charlotte vs Asuka for SD women title at WM34, but Becky who is still holding the briefcase, during possible contract signing between Asuka and Charlotte on certain SDL or at WM34 right before the match begins, she announces that she cashed in the briefcase to make it triple threat.

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      I’ve been having the same thought. But mines is more so of the women’s title match is after MITB will the winner cash in or not. But your idea just made me more intrigued for Sunday.

      • Dionte Brown

        Wouldn’t it be sort of premature for them to cash it in the same night? All of he hype all of the build would be for nothing.

        • YonceLuvsDivas

          Kind of. But it’s happened before so many times so it’s not like it wouldn’t be expected.

    • Neutral

      I think the the title match will be first just so it wont get overshadowed.

    • Topher

      The only Smackdown women’s championship match that needs to happen at Mania is Nikki vs Charlotte. Singles match. No more throw everyone in the match style matches for the belt

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I’m so ready for money in the Bank! I can’t wait to see what happens. I know both matches will slay. I don’t see Naomi losing at all but I do see a good match possibly being pulled. As for the ladder match my hopes is that Nattie gets the win honestly. She the only one to me who deserves it truly.

    Oh and Lana did just fine and is doing just fine btw! I don’t see anything wrong with her.

  • Wicked Bliss

    Lana better either win or lose via dq because all the character build up wont make sense of she lose her first match.

    As for the mitb, its everyones match. Whoever wins, ill be happy. I rooting for Carmella tho. Natalya and Charlotte must continue their feud.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Keep it. MITB is supposed to be about making history and having historic matches. Nobody will care for Lana vs Naomi if the ending is a DQ. Lana can lose to a roll up or something and out of frustration bring in a bodyguard to take Naomi out after the match.

      • Wicked Bliss

        How about the first woman to win sd women’s championship on her debut singles match. Bring her bodyguards on Sunday to help her win. If she wins thats another history.

      • perceval

        I think most are expecting Naomi to win, only to have the MITB winner (Carmella or Natalya) to cash it in, right then.

  • Mark

    My Queen Lana knocked the wind out of that fluke Women’s Champion! YAS. And when she hit the move, the impact of it all and the fierce look on her face. And her yelling at the crowd raising the belt. YAS BITCH, YAAAS. What a heel, what a flawless woman and how marketable. I can’t wait to see the match. Queen Lana, you better beat some mic skills and personality into Naomi at the PPV! #Lana #Queen

    • KatyaMenelli

      Naomi has personality and mic skills. Apparently you haven’t been watching SD for the past 2 months.

  • Nadia

    I love when Charlotte and Nattie wrestle. I still love their first match in NXT best but this was good. Charlotte really is my second favorite on the roster and I want Nattie to win MITB.

    Char’s moonsaults are beautiful but she really needs save them for big matchs and am I the only one that thinks she overrated and landed on her knees HARD. She is going to fuck up her knees.

  • Monkey Meat

    Charlotte landed on her feet for that moonsault. She needs to tone it down because she has made that move look so non impactful doing it way too often, and not delivering it that well on a grounded opponent.

  • Organization XIII

    Lana’s finishing maneuver wasn’t impactful? Were we watching the same show? Naomi sold it greatly bouncing her head off the mat. Looked pretty impactful from my screen. Even the crowd jumped at it!

    As for charlotte vs nattie. Exactly what i expected. They both have great chemistry with one another.

    • Monkey Meat

      Naomi’s sell was incredible. She’s back to selling really well. She was kind of being bad in that regard as of late. Only Naomi’s haters are claiming that sloppy signature move deserves to be a finisher.

      • Organization XIII

        I thought her selling has been fine but deff hasn’t been as good as her heel days.

    • Kvngbalor

      I said same thing i forgot Lana still have those who dislike her based on backstage rumors and social media

      • Organization XIII

        Didn’t know ppl disliked her. Nevet say anything negative until i saw the DD article a few weeks back that attacked her for having the vignettes smh

        • Rosanna

          Summer, Sasha and Stella doesn’t like Lana for various reasons that I won’t mention. They even made a hashtag #BL2017. ( Block Lana 2017 ) Lana seems sweet to me so I don’t see what she did wrong or made them dislike her. Summer hasn’t been around and just start coming to the raw locker room. Stella is a mua and Sasha well.. Sasha si Sasha.

          • Organization XIII

            Lol aww that sucks. Lana does seem really sweet. But not e rybody is gonna get along. & I think ppl need to stop passing judgement off what others think/feel. Just because someone faves didn’t like them didnt mean the feeling should be reciprocated

          • Allyn

            Really?? Why don’t they like Lana I never heard of this before. How unfortunate that Sasha yet again has beef with another female superstar.

          • Rosanna

            Well from my understanding when the Alicia vs Sasha feud was happening everyone on twitter was basically shitting on Alicia saying she sucks they dont care for her. That’s Sasha doesn’t deserve this Sasha is better than this she should be in the championship picture, just because trashing Alicia’s name. So Lana went to Alicia offensive to defend her friend and so did Melina. Now from my understanding Melina has called Sasha out on several occasions over copying her moveset and her fur boots at one point. But back on in them tweets people who was defending Alicia also said some things about Sasha and her fans and Sasha herself for not speaking up. Lana likes them tweets.

            Long story short Sasha felt like Lana isn’t in the ring wrestling busting her ass or doing anything to judge. Sometimes Sasha comes off as bitter. I don’t know Summer’s and Stella beef with Lana is but that basically describes the Sasha vs Lana beef. It’s also reports from backstage news reports that Lana could possibly be holding herself up to an hierarchy and thinking she’s better than some of the other girls but that’s all rumors because Lana doesn’t seem rude to me at all yeah can be a bit annoying asking all these wrestling questions which probably pissed Sasha off even more. But she seems sweet to me but then again I’m not backstage with them.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            sorry but when did melina call sasha out ??? sasha never wore fur boots.
            i think you got this all wrong i think your talking about taya who stole her attire , boots , moveset and her MAN……………………….???

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0b7f96ba508ec02b4041b3da0690bf88a34177b49e9e28698ed1106191583bbf.gif

          • BLKLTR05

            Seriously a *little* tact would get your arguments over big time but no, you come out swinging when nobody in the thread said anything negative about Sasha. All they said was here she is having beef with someone yet again. In all honesty, every time someone seems to have beef with anyone in the locker room, Sasha’s name pops up. I don’t know whether people are giving her the angry black girl “edit” but that’s what it seems like to me. All of the girls seem super nice and chill to me but obviously some of them will have issues with the others. It’s up to them to figure shit out though.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            and that’s why i said that nobody can judge any of this because you don’t know. you never been backstage, Swingin ?? all i said is that you guys can’t assume things when you clearly don’t know what’s going on that’s all

          • BLKLTR05

            But you’re out here calling people names when no one did that to you. Calling people “BITCH” in all caps is so off putting when all they did was repeat what they read on the dirt sheets or on twitter and tried to psychoanalyze it. There’s no need for it. Just bring your arguments and back them up. You’re right though. Nobody here knows these women and their working relationships. Everyone here is guilty of assuming shit from tweets and dirt sheets.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            but who said bitch first ??? NOBODY is going to call me a bitch without me saying it back , i defend myself , wwepassion is someone who constantly says something bad about sasha and i’m sick of her i simply said to her that she can’t judge sasha because she doesn’t know her and she got upset and called me a bitch

          • BLKLTR05

            You’re seriously going to use that as an excuse for your behavior? Just let it go. Let wwepassion talk all the shit about Sasha they want. They obviously have their own opinions of her and whatever you say isn’t going to change their mind. YOU have good arguments but acting immature invalidates your arguments. Just keep that in mind. That’s all I’m saying. You do you though.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            But you are coming for me alone while wwepassion also said bitch i don’t what your trying to prove here ?? I have my opnions and share them how i want…. arguments are arguments that’s my personality i can’t change who i am sorry

          • BLKLTR05

            I am not COMING for you. I am just letting you know that you have very valid arguments and that I agree with everything you said but the arguing and calling someone a bitch invalidates what you say because it makes you sound like a messy bitch! To clarify, I’m NOT calling you a bitch, I am just saying your behavior makes you look like a messy bitch. That’s all. Then again, we all have our moments, I’m embroiled in one right now with some crazy ass so I take it back… Truce?

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            Truce ?

          • Wicked Bliss

            She did whenever she’s tyler’s tag partner.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            But that’s because of tyler

          • Rosanna

            No im talking about Sasha because for a Christmas match down in NXT or whenever Sasha had tweeted ” I love wearing fur boots reminds me of Melina ” Then Melina had said something. Please don’t accuse me of lying because there’s literally PROOF. Google it or something for an image when she did.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            Noo i never said you lied , I asked you if you had any proof ….. those fur boots she wore for tyler breeze. Melina needs to stop being bitter she acts like sasha wears them all the time

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            Als antwoord op @SashaBanksWWE
            Always cool & surreal to see my moves, style, entrance and personality, inspire other divas. Thanks for the tweet @SashaBanksWWE. W/??#TheOG

            Okay i found the tweet oeeehhh kinda shady

            Moves : okay 1 move lol
            Style : not really she , she wore her fur boots like 2 times at house shows “house shows”
            Entrance : no
            Personality : nope

          • Allyn

            Awe I see, well now that Lana is on sd maybe Sasha and the other ladies can get over whatever they have against Lana since they no longer have to work with her if it indeed is true.

          • wwepassion

            Sasha is a hater lol she is self centered and doesn’t like many people it seems.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            DELETE THISSSS you don’t know sasha so you can’t judge her at all WHERE YOU THERE??? ……… NO. DISMISSED

          • wwepassion

            Bitch I said it SEEMS, or do you not know what that means?

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            and i said you can’t judge her because you don’t know her BITCH

          • wwepassion

            Bitch I guess you don’t know what the word seems means. Read a dictionary.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            you don’t know her…. done bon voyage

          • wwepassion

            You don’t know your words, learn how to read.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            You don’t know anything goodbye

          • wwepassion

            You’re embarrassed so now you’re trying to play it off lol.

          • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

            Embarrased ?? Nope
            trying to play it off ??…….. nope

          • wwepassion

            yup

          • John Finnie

            Who is stella? It sounds like the mean girls the 3 of them iv seen summer & sasha twitter their quiet bitchy to lana it makes them look like the mean bit(hes

          • Rosanna

            Stella is a WWE makeup artist. She’s good friends with Emma, Sasha and Summer and Eva.

          • John Finnie

            Also it was because melina said valets are needed & not everyone needs to wrestle like sasha … nothing wrong there! Then lana retweeted it & agreed
            A idiot fan showed sasha the tweet thats when the 3 witches of eastwick got the # started

          • Umnei

            Actually if I recall correctly, it was about how losses and wins are justified through good storytelling. This was fresh off of Alicia defeating Sasha. Then Lana liked it and you know the rest :P

          • John Finnie

            My bad im thinking of another tweet you are correct

        • perceval

          It’s because she’s a valet getting a PPV title shot, and everyone’s expecting her to stink up the place. But, who knows? Maybe she’ll surprise us.

        • Wicked Bliss

          I noticed DD always has something negative thing to say about her.

          • Organization XIII

            They mad bias towards certain women. I generally pay the articles dust

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      Spinebuster has never been a good finisher for anyone, especially for those who are finished. Naomi has already performed a top rope neckbreaker, so they expect this drop to be enough to make her unconscious for 3 seconds?

      • Organization XIII

        Any move can be made to be a finisher if it looks impactful enough. Lana & Naomi sold the move well here. If we go based on your argument…Nikki’s forearm shouldn’t knock out anyone for 3 seconds. Nor should Ruby Riot’s pele kick.

        • perceval

          One thing I like about MMA is seeing which pro wrestling finishers can really finish. For example, the Ronda vs Holly fight. Ronda no sold the Sweet Chin Music, but was KO’d by the Chick Kick, proving Trish’s finisher > HBK’s finisher. :)

        • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

          No. Not every move can be a finisher, especially at the time when we live with MMA being more popular than wrestling.

          • BLKLTR05

            Why are we comparing the two though? Isn’t it inherent that wrestling is choreographed and that MMA is actual fighting? With wrestling you have to suspend disbelief to a certain degree.

          • perceval

            The best description of MMA that I’ve seen is it’s what pro wrestling would look like if it wasn’t scripted. That’s a double edged sword, though. Jim Cornette said after the Amanda Nunes – Ronda Rousey fight that that was why wrestling became a work.

            That said, WWE has drawn inspiration from UFC, including the fact that the whole Divas Revolution happened because women were main eventing UFC PPVs. Though, right now, the best developed current women’s storyline is Amanda Nunes vs Valentina Shevchenko, which says something about WWE Creative, these days.

          • BLKLTR05

            Honestly, most of what you said flew over my head because I have literally no knowledge of MMA except for who Ronda Rousey is. But at least we can say that yes, both are completely different products. that may influence each other in some ways.

          • Organization XIII

            MMA is not WWE. & They aren’t even advertised the same so not sure why we are comparing apples & oranges

          • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

            Because people feel stupid to watch something fake. Use logic.

          • Organization XIII

            & yet….here we are. Watching it ?

          • BLKLTR05

            Everyone watching wrestling knows its fake unless you’re a kid. So no, not everyone feels stupid. If you feel stupid, that’s on you but you really shouldn’t feel stupid tbh.

          • perceval

            Lots of similarities and more crossover than you might expect. WWE is an obvious influence on UFC with entrances and promo packages, for example. Here’s the Revolution promo package for Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm, establishing the storyline of how everything with these two has been leading to this moment…

            https://youtu.be/49gEDf6SBAM

            Even if you’re not an MMA fan, you had to be impressed with that promo package. And you see why WWE finally realized they needed to up their game with the Divas. Remember, we owe the revival of the division to UFC.

            Also, the finish made Golden Era Diva fans feel nostalgic…

            https://youtu.be/lGALJ4dognU

            We saw a lot of women’s championship fights end that way. :)

          • Organization XIII

            Not watching either video. & influence or not MMA, UFC w/e it’s called do not “choreograph” fights. They do not try to protect one another in the ring. So the comparison, again, is apples to oranges

          • perceval

            More like apples to pears or oranges to tangerines, very similar, but different. Brock Lesnar called? them “the same racket,” one where the results are pre-eminent, the other not, but selling the same basic thing. And he’s in a better position to know than any of us.

            And again, they’re both about telling stories, as the promo package showed.

            A lot of wrestling fans are defensive about the comparisons, while a lot of MMA fans are snobbish, always complaining about “that WWE crap” that UFC does, but most of us just enjoy both.

          • Organization XIII

            They aren’t the same to me. Similar in the aspect of fighting/wrestling I can agree with tho

      • perceval

        Hey, if Brie can be knocked out cold for an entire minute from a single punch from Nikki, Naomi can fall to a spinebuster. :)

        • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

          One error is no excuse for another error. In fact, Nikki’s forearm is powerful and it’s a real move.

      • John Finnie

        If beth pheonix can for a bella buster naomi can for that

    • Allyn

      Lana is gold right now she needs to deliver now more than ever I hope Sunday blows us away I’m all here for queen Lana!!!

      • Organization XIII

        I’m hoping we get a god match with Lana losing but then continuing this storyline. Don’t want it to bust be a filler feud

  • Don ?

    I honestly can’t wait for this weekend’s PPV. I’m pumped for both matches. This’ll be my first time tuning into a PPV since TO: Chicago. ?

    I loved, loved, loved Naomi’s ring gear! She needs more variants of it because it’s perfect combat attire and reminiscent of her B.A.D. days.

    Good luck to Lana and hoping she performs well in her Singles debut!

    • Neutral

      You act like TO Chicago wasn´t less than 2 months ago.

      • Don ?

        May 20th feels like ages ago. ?

  • Monkey Meat
    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      without a single doubt

    • KatyaMenelli

      Right? Would make a good near-fall signature for Lana but IMO that kick was much better.

  • Bryskers

    Nattie and Charlotte can have a great contest almost effortlessly. Their matches are so organic, it just works.

  • Rosanna

    Word on the street is from SliceWrestling is that Carmella and Charlotte are the current favorites to win MITB.

    Charlotte is a well established superstar with a lot of star power and achievements and accolades I think it’s time to give someone a chance and Carmella needs to establish her self more as a heel since she barley gets reactions.

    Although I prefer Nattie or Tamina winning I’m okay with any results you can’t be picky when making history. Good luck to the ladies this Sunday!

    Also did anyone else see when Naomi went for her finisher and it barely connected with Tamina? That scared me and then Lana did her finisher. I thought she could have possibly injured her self with the split legged moonsault.

    • Bryskers

      Actually, I’d say you have to be very picky when making history. Since it’s gonna be remembered forever, you want someone who can deliver and carry the accomplishment.
      Even though I agree that my principal wish for this match is for every girl to do well and steal the show. The actual winner may be secondary, it still has it’s importance.

      • Monkey Meat

        It will be forgotten in history if Charlotte has that moment. One of the reasons Edge’s cash in is remembered to this day was how it launched his career to superstardom. Charlotte is already there. The moment won’t define her at all.

        • Okay! shot him to ME status & actually stayed there unlike other MITB winners.

        • Bryskers

          I was not advocating for Charlotte to win the match, I don’t know why you felt the need to make it about her. I was just pointing out that you don’t want to look back on it later and realized you gave the accomplishment to someone who couldn’t deliver afterwards.

      • Rosanna

        You really don’t. Because once again you’re making history you’re going to be remembered and of course you have to deliver and winning MITB is something huge for any of these ladies. This gives any one of these women an edge. So being picky isn’t an option because every single women out there is capable of something special if showcased.

        Charlotte winning doesn’t do anything for her at all since she’s all ready an established superstar with a bunch of accolades and accomplishments.

        Nattie winning would be well deserved since we know she can deliver and put on amazing matches with anyone.

        Tamina winning adds the element of surprise because we wouldn’t expect her to win but her winning adds the shock value.

        Becky winning adds that underdog role because she hasn’t been in a main feud for a while now so he taking back her moment well feel amazing and heel Becky is always lurking around.

        Carmella winning would give her that heel boast that she desperately needs. This will establish her more as a heel if James Ellesworth help her win then later she ditches him turning him face after successful helping her then she turns her back on him would solidify her as one if not the top heel on smackdown live.

        • Bryskers

          Meh. There’s two people in this match that I feel shouldn’t win because of lack of skills and/or credibility.

          • Rosanna

            Carmella and Tamina? Hmm, everyone seems to doubt them. But I’m ready for them to showcase and prove everyone wrong.

          • Bryskers

            Yes. I see a lot of potential in Carmella, but I just don’t see her as championship material just yet, and I don’t want another rookie as champion. I think they should give her the time to really grow. She’s not getting great reactions either.
            As of Tamina, well, she’s always kinda been portrayed as a non-factor. Not doubting her capacity to deliver when given opportunities, she just lacks any kind of credibility at the moment.

            IMO, Becky, Charlotte and Natalya are the best candidates and would be worthy holders. And I believe Nattie really deserves this honor more than anyone else in the match.

  • Monkey Meat

    I miss when Lana’s accent sounded not as fake as it has since she returned.

    She has become a comedy in some sorts of way by taking it too far.

    • Neutral

      Her accent is so tragic now.

  • TotalDivasMark

    I actually liked this episode of Smackdown Live. We got two matchups between two pairs of women who have great chemistry with each other, a finisher debut for Lana, and great interviews from the women involved in the first ever Women’s Money In The Bank match. Thoughts were really negative and complainy this week :(

    • As if that’s anything new lol never satisfied always finding something to nitpick

  • Kvngbalor

    Wondering if you don’t like Lana nothing about her spinebuster looked like a botch however that gown made the ending look iffy it should have been cut short like how Molly Holly had hers as Mona she looked good here still and like a actual wrestler

  • Kvngbalor

    I don’t have a issue with Lana being in the title picture with Smackdown being branded the land of opportunity and the place anything can happen it makes sense on SD do i think she’ll win probably not i am expecting her to surprise everyone and put on a good show

    • I doubt it, her winning right now would be foolish.

      • Kvngbalor

        I said i don’t think she’ll win

        • Mmmm, I wanna see her more in the ring first to prove herself.

  • conan_kun

    If after Lana gets an embarrassed loss by Naomi, she may bring an enforcer to align with her against any woman opposed to her
    https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/8384155/34131476056_df9ff5682a_z.jpg

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      HOLYSHIT! Andrea?!!

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      That would be good.

  • Rodney Holston

    Alright, some of y’all are way too certain Lana will lose. Remember who the WWE Champion is…

    • Better than Orton lol

    • Wicked Emma

      Naomi isn’t a bad Champion.

      • Rodney Holston

        Jinder lol

        • Wicked Emma

          Oops! My bad

    • GOD STRATUS•

      All they need to do is look to the raw women’s championship

    • KatyaMenelli

      Lol we’re just hoping Lana loses. I like Lana but it’ll make no sense for her to waltz her way in and win the ill-granted title match on her second main roster match and first singles match. I believe Lana will be Champion soon, but Sunday is the wrong night to do it.

      • Rodney Holston

        My main thing is I hope the match is good. I’m curious to see their chemistry and how well Lana performs. I doubt they take the belt off Naomi now, hell they didn’t want to the first time. Notice how as soon as she was healed they popped it right back on her.

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    It was a nice SD episode, Naomi vs Tamina was nice but not impressive while Charlotte & Nattie just gave us a good match. That second match felt like it could turn into a classic with 5 more minutes. SD managed to give all of them some sort of spolight and there’s no more story to tell, this Sunday is the match.

    Unlike what the writer of the article thinks, I felt like Lana’s slam was way more impactful than any power move Tamina did. I don’t have too much expectations but at the same time I’m thinking Lana will deliver, the problem is Naomi is not the type of talent that makes rookies look good even when she’s one of the best talents there.

    • Gods_Giift

      But Naomi made Lana look amazing g with the way she bumped head first into the mat & kept grabbing her head afterwards. She also gave Cam, Rosa & Summer some of their best matches. She works great with rookies.

      • tstumo

        Yup they put on great matches so Naomi is capable

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        I disagree, none of those matches were good. They were decent. When it comes to Lana she did sold Lana amazing during the segment but those were a few moves, not a match.

        • Gods_Giift

          They were 5 minute random matches on Superstars & Main Event (and Naomi’s first & only singles matches w/ said women). They were never gii g to be better than decent to good, that is no fault on Naomi. They had the crowd invested & that says it all.

          Why don’t you wait to see the actual mat h before judging? Lana & Naomi are best friends & that tends to make for great chemistry

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            I saw those matches, people will be already invested in the match because of Lana. I don’t have faith in inexperienced wrestlers. Hope they prove me wrong. BTW the matches taped for superstars & main event usually would have the crowd edited.

          • KatyaMenelli

            But you can tell when the crowd is edited and when it’s not. They clearly had the crowd invested in those matches so don’t try it bs Naomi there.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            I don’t think anyone is arguing Naomi’s popularity or talent but the fact that she’s not like Nattie, Victoria, Beth or even Foxy that can make anyone looks good in a match despite the lack of experience.

            I did stated that Naomi sold Lana well but these were two moves, not a whole match.

          • KatyaMenelli

            You’re right, she isn’t. However, she can bring a watchable and solid match out of anyone she faces. Nattie and Victoria can have a good match with a damn broom. And someone was arguing her talent and popularity, so don’t try and change the subject.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            Nobody is changing the subject, I just pointed out that Naomi is a good wrestler but if you saw the match at the PPV, you understand that it didn’t do any favors to both of them.

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        So it was about that night, not the whole career still this hasn’t been something consistent in Tamina. You guys dig deep!

  • Luiz Giem

    I enjoyed both matches a lot, it was a nice preview for what’s coming on Sunday but still feel like they could have done it better.

    Naomi vs. Tamina was good. I didn’t expect a long match or Tamina delivering but both of them looked good and Tamina specifically was very dominant. I have an issue with how they never addressed the fallout of Team B.A.D., for two women who are family it was needed to be addressed on TV.

    Lana looked good as well, I don’t understand why the reviewer said her finisher looked like a botch, it looked brutal, but she shouldn’t wear that dress if she’s going to get physical.

    Nattie vs. Charlotte felt kinda short but it wasn’t less amazing than their other encounters. Both have an amazing chemistry and I hope they show us more on Sunday.

    I’m very excited for the match, it truly feels like they are going to make history and I’m very happy for the women. All of them deserve it. I’ll be rooting for Nattie or Becky on Sunday, Nattie deserves an accolade like this before she retires and if Becky wins that could turn into a great storyline. I won’t be upset if Tamina wins, she has won me over after her fallout videos.

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      Tamina has been shining since joining SmackDown. Clearly she’s the surprise of the year, not Alexa.

      • Luiz Giem

        LOL! She’s the dark horse of the match. You won’t see her coming but she’ll climb that ladder.

      • Neutral

        For me Alexa has actually been the disappointment of the year,I thought she would start showing out in the ring after being given so many reigns, being put in the SD main event and having high profile matches against Becky, but no…

        • wwepassion

          How is she a disappointment when she is the breakout star of the year? LOL

          • KatyaMenelli

            Because she is a disappointment. Like omg I never wanted someone to get the title taken off of them so quickly because of how bad they were in the ring. Being drafted to RAW was a terrible decision for their roster but a blessing for SD’s divison.

          • wwepassion

            Wrestling does not make you a star and she is just another example of that.

          • KatyaMenelli

            And tbh, that’s really sad and shows how mysogynistic WWE really is, especially with Alexa’s in-ring “skills”. Just because you’re good on the mic doesn’t mean you should automatically be at the top. The wrestling aspect should be the number one priority, especially with the women’s division. Did you forget all the bullshit the division had to go through the past 10 years? Having Alexa as champ is doing nothing but reminding me why I stopped watching WWE for a period of time. They need to take the title off of her pronto until she improves in the ring because I’m sick of seeing her drop to a knee when she could’ve made a move look so much better by bumping.

          • wwepassion

            You don’t know the business of wwe then because all of the legends aren’t remembered nor were made into stars by wrestling. They were over for what Alexa is over for which are either mic skills, characters, charisma, ability to connect with fans, legendary feuds. if wrestling was what make you a star in wwe guys like sn cara would be massive.

          • KatyaMenelli

            So what legendary fueds, charisma and ability to connect with the fans(because being hot is not charisma) does Alexa had? Her mic skills are superb but that’s about it. And you sound really slow because half of the legends in the WWE were in-ring generals and didn’t even have to say a single word. They just need to take the title off of her because it really devalues the in-ring quality of RAW a lot! Especially with the stuff Sasha, Charlotte, and Bayley had last year, along with Dana Brooke improving, Mickie and Alicia already being in-ring generals, etc.

          • wwepassion

            Clearly you are a jealous hater and are insecure because she’s hot lol. Grow up and and continue watching her be a big star and continue succeeding over your fav

          • KatyaMenelli

            No, you’re the jealous hater. You should be the last person calling anyone that when you’re on every single comment that has someone saying saying positive and true about Naomi to just defile it with no prove it all. You’re insecure because you’re the only one who does this here. Big star? Yea haha her crowd reactions are decreasing while Naomi’s are increasing. And to add with Naomi beating her record of longest reigning SD Women’s Champion. All I said was she shouldn’thave the title at this point until she improves on her wrestling skills, because that’s the foundation of the business. When people are looking for a wrestling show on TV, the first thing they think of is WWE. and you acted like I killed your mom when I pointed it out lmfao. You couldn’t even answer my question, so I know I’m telling the truth here. You are the definition of the word hypocrite. I like Alexa, but her delusional (and sometimes racist) fans make me decrease my liking for her.

          • wwepassion

            Bitch I’m not reading this novel calm down and keep it simple.

          • KatyaMenelli

            Yes because It has truth, unlike anything you ever said. No wonder you have a problem reading it.

          • Larissa

            Oop lol they just want something to hate on

          • wwepassion

            Right, you don’t have to like her but to deny she is a star is ridiculous.

        • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

          Alexa is overrated. I’ve always said that and finally the fools are realizing it. Carmella, Tamina and Emma have a lot more talent than Becky, Bayley and Alexa, they just need an opportunity. The same for Maryse and Lana, they are miles better than any other woman except Charlotte.

          • BLKLTR05

            Tamina and carmella have more talent than Bayle and Alexa and Becky? You are delusional. Carmella is good at what she does but she will never be at Bayley’s level let alone Becky’s level. As for Tamina, she has had chances. Numerous chances and yet, she fails every single time. Maryse did horribly in the match at Wrestlemania. She has shown that she doesn’t need to be in the ring. She was fine when she was champ but that’s it. Lana I am hopeful for. She has shown some aptitude for wrestling and I hope she can be a breakout star like Naomi due to their dance backgrounds.

  • Kat Love

    So excited for the MITB ladder match. Its going to be great!!!

  • I liked both matches, I was like yes Tamina drag her on down the ring lol & I like Lana’s new finisher. Reminds me of the voodoo drop. I wish Nattie got the win over Charlotte though.
    let’s go Carmella, get that briefcase, I’ve given all my hope to her that Eva failed to use https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fa510abee14091b3bb8b9e96db6ec052733810987cf66cea5e119b49e6f33930.gif

    • tstumo

      lol I want Mella to succeed!!

      • Yesss, the heat she’d get would be so crazy I’d love it.

    • Organization XIII

      I need her fitted cap so I can moonwalk around my crib when she wins

      • OKAY!!!! lmaoooo Imma jig to her song

        • Organization XIII

          Yesssss! Get lit

          • They can’t take the Princess, up & coming.

  • ralfikh

    We should be grateful this sunday will be a history making ppv for the womens.
    Lana will deliver we just need to believe in her.

  • yall omg this song reminds me of all the high risks and groundbreaking things Lita did, and now I’m getting emotional. She deserved to compete in the first ever womens ladder match in WWE. ?

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

    • Shan

      I remember this song! I loved it back in the day. And it does remind me of Lita. It has a nostalgic feel to it.

  • Mark

    I have to give it to SD. I have not watched the full matches yet but the booking is on point. No more “all woman in the ring for a promo and then a tag match” Diva booking bullshit. A serious match with Charlotte and Nattie showing the MITB competitors and Tamina (shockingly) looked good in her match with Naomi and the attack by Lana at the end was everything. I’m surprised. Gotta see the full length matches to truly judge but so far a HUGE improvement.

    • tstumo

      Coming from you that’s a big deal lol!

      • Mark

        *giggles*

    • Windyhawaii

      How come u still don’t have a profile pic?

      • Mark

        No idea

    • KatyaMenelli

      Omg is this Mark saying this!?

      • Mark

        Yes! It finally FEELS important. The match with Charlotte and Nattie felt really big and important and not Diva-esque. The build up with Naomi and Lana was awesome and Tamina (shockingly) looked like a wrestler for once. The women didn’t feel cheesy or Diva-ish, finally.

  • Ok as we head into the first ever womens MITB match, I will highlight 6 women of the past who I believe deserved to compete in this match. First off is none other than Queen of Extreme, Lita. She has more familiarity with ladders, and extreme match ups than any other women in WWE history. She made her presence felt at Mania 17 in the match that to this day is considered the greatest ladder match ever. And who can forget the time she did the Litancarana off the cage with the help of a ladder?

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcyws2uhKc1qf7srko1_250.gif

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcyws2uhKc1qf7srko2_250.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/mbJGtTT.gif?1

  • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!
    • She Elsa from Frozen

      • ?Luigi Bo$$?

        DEADD

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      Maryse and Lana have nothing in common with Sable besides the blonde hair.

      • KatyaMenelli

        You’re right. Sable was just useless while Lana can go in the ring(from what I’ve seen in NXT house shows) and while Amryse is terrible, at least she isn’t scared to refrain from taking bumps.

        • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

          eww you’re just stupid. Maryse, Lana and Sable are perfect

          • KatyaMenelli

            No, your mom is stupid for having you and letting you even say that lol haha jk that was a bit of exaggeration but it was an analogy to describe how stupid you are for saying those two trainwrecks(Sable and Maryse) are perfect. Maybe to Hugh Heffner and a Brazzers producer

    • KatyaMenelli

      Lol the accuracy

  • ?Luigi Bo$$?

    this ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI?? is servingg lookksss this attire reminds me of TEAM B.A.D era I LIVE FOR IT NAOMI??? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/517ae16dd589a7c17e6c7c31f632c8c26d4e8b8ea2f31ce02265e9de02849e94.jpg

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      That’s the first thing I said when she came out. I’m like “Yesss Team B.A.D Nao is in the house”. I like how she wore it in a match with her former team member.

    • ssilva872

      Love the attire but I hate the ugly tights..

      If she didn’t have them on it would be so much better.

      • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

        noooo i disagree i love the tights… well everybody has a different taste i guess

    • BLKLTR05

      This attire is BY FAR my favorite of the Glow era. She looked FIERCE! And I love how her name glows in the title.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    Looking back at Tamina’s interview I kind of want her to win. She hasn’t had a big moment. This would be it for her. Plus it would be nice seeing her hold up that brief case to honor her dad. For once I’d like to see her get justice.

  • King K.

    Tamina vs Naomi was ok but there was a miscommunication between the pair, Naomi was very sloppy and she looked lost and Tamina too she looked out of place, I like Lana’s finisher I think is impactful enough, Natalya vs Charlotte was good but nothing new.

    • Wicked Emma

      Naomi wasn’t sloppy. I don’t know what you was watching.

  • I really hope these ladies put on a 5 star matchs this Sunday!

  • Monkey Tennis

    Pretty bad build all round for MiTB.

    Tamina vs Naomi was meh and whilst I get that they’re building Lana vs Naomi as Lana’s first singles match, it just seemed odd not having her in at least a tag match this week. Basically, she did nothing to earn her title shot last week and she did nothing to justify it this week. A sneak attack from behind and one wrestling move doesn’t suddenly make her a credible threat.

    As for the now largely pointless MiTB match (because earning a title shot on Smackdown is easier than tying your laces), Nattie and Charlotte’s match was decent – although that was probably the least effective I’ve ever seen the Natural Selection looking.. dunno if it was cos Charlotte didn’t get a proper run up or Nattie didn’t really sell the impact, but it just looked weak. And with the other two participants in the match reduced to the standard standing-backstage-watching-a-screen, this just felt utterly underwhelming all round.

    Let’s just hope MiTB does produce a surprise or two… and hopefully a new Champion.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Lana didn’t compete tonight because it’s supposed to be her first match at the PPV fighting for the title not her second match. It would make no sense for that.

      • Larissa

        She still could’ve been in a tag match like they said…she was in one at WM

    • StraightFire

      I agree tbh I thought we had more week till MITB and was shocked when it was announced as this week. The build up was way too lacklustre.

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    I’m happy Tamina brought back her swinging side slam. It’s a move we don’t see that often and adds dynamic to her matches.
    Even though Tamina isn’t usually the cleanest wrestler and doesn’t have the biggest diversity in her moveset, I definitely enjoy the intensity she brings to her moves. I never thought I’d find a hip attack as convincing.
    I liked the whole match and Elsa’s post-match attack. Even though her new finisher isn’t bad I hope also keeps using her jumping roundhouse kick as a finisher as well.

    I love Naomi’s split-legged moonsault but it looks somewhat weak as a springboard variation.
    I wish she would just climb to the top rope and execute it from there to make it look more impactful.

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    Nattie vs Charlotte was good but just like needed to execute that powerbomb last week instead of taking it, she needed the win a lot more than Charlotte. Nattie wouldn’ve gotten a great rub from it and Charlotte wouldn’t have lost much through it.
    On the flip-side, Charlotte didn’t really gain much more momentum than she already had and Nattie just keeps looking like not much of a threat.

    • Wicked Emma

      What’s wrong with Charlotte winning?

  • Victoria&Melina19

    Naomi sold Lana’s finisher. Nattie should have won. Lana should have had a match on SD.

    Naomi vs Lana I don’t expect much from their match. But there’s a possibility Lana could win,but I actually wanna see a feud between them two, because Lana coming in and getting a title shot without wrestling just ain’t working for me. But Naomi needed an opponent so I guess it kinda worked out.

    The women’s mitb match, I’m just happy they get to make history and all getting the opportunities.

    • Wicked Emma

      Why do everybody keep saying that? Charlotte won it’s over let it go.

      • Limfox #ExtraAss

        scrm ended ha

        • Wicked Emma

          ????

      • Victoria&Melina19

        I have let it go, I never even held it.

        I’m not writing some essay on why Nattie should have won. I’m just saying what I think should have happened. Not everyone is gonna agree with booking. Just like how I’m sure u think some things should have been different.

  • GlowTime

    Enjoyed this SD! ..and the interviews were a nice touch heading in to the PPV.

    I would love to see Tamina hit a splash off of the ladder in memory of her father. I think that would be a great moment for her. I kind of want to see Carmella or Natalya win this, purely because I feel both would be a surprise win. Carmella needs a new story and has 2 victories over Naomi so logically she should be #1 contender. Natalya I know will have great matches with Nao so that would be something to look forward to in the future.

    Either way, so excited for Sunday!!!

  • Ok as we head into the first ever womens MITB match, I will highlight 6 women of the past who I believe deserved to compete in this match. First off is none other than Queen of Extreme, Lita. She has more familiarity with ladders, and extreme match ups than any other women in WWE history. She made her presence felt at Mania 17 in the match that to this day is considered the greatest ladder match ever. And who can forget the time she did the Litancarana off the cage with the help of a ladder?

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcyws2uhKc1qf7srko1_250.gif

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcyws2uhKc1qf7srko2_250.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/mbJGtTT.gif?1

    • While I appreciate your dream booking I think the best women for the first MITB are signed now. My dream match would be Sasha, Charlotte, Naomi, Ember, and Becky. Some of them are a bit over exposed, but they would tear the house down.

      • Limfox #ExtraAss

        don’t be disrespectful please. she’s mentioning and paying homage to LEGENDS don’t come in here being rude and distasteful. Now go on and get!

        • Distasteful cause y’all living in the past hoping for girls who have been retired for TEN YEARS in a ladder match? I wasn’t being rude or distasteful, just throwing out another opinion. That elevates the girls who ACTUALLY have a shot. Please, do you really want to see Lita’s sloppy forty year old ass die on a ladder? Didn’t think so.

          • John Finnie

            “I wasnt being distasteful or rude”……….. Do you really want to see Lita’s sloppy forty year old ass die on a ladder” really you weren’t but you are now ?? oh & Lita’s 41 yr old fit as F ass could be just as good if not better than some of you’re dream team with a litte bit of time in the ring before hand

          • Sigh. I don’t think you understand how to argue. But sometime I forget that I am on this site with actual children. ?

          • John Finnie

            Yeah & i forget some people are on this site just because no ones at home to be a cheeky cu,t too ??

          • Maybe you’re smarter than you seem. Might be hope for you after all. :)

    • Kat Love

      Man imagine Lita in the Mitb ladder match. Crazy to think it will never happen.

    • Windyhawaii

      I heard WWE was booking lita vs trish in a ladder match at mania but lita got injured so that’s why they did Christy vs trish

      • perceval

        Yep, we almost had an epic, but had to settle for Christy. Trish’s mic work, fortunately, was so good that she made it entertaining, anyway.

        • Windyhawaii

          Christy showed remarkable potential in the little time she had to train imo. I think Christy could have certainly taken over Trish’s position had they properly trained her more

    • John Finnie

      The only female member of the TLC club ??

  • Next up is, The Most Dominant Woman, Melina. Her presence was on another level. She was fearless and beautiful. Her flexibility was on another level, and she would do some crazy shit in a MITB match. She wasn’t afraid to take risks, nor was she afraid to get hurt. Because of her amazing story telling abilites, and how she was second to none at selling pain and showing emotion, she would even make matches that didn’t involve any weapons look extreme. That is talent. There’s no doubt in my mind she would make the match.

    http://i.imgur.com/3WN1Lec.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/3OoDnei.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/g88zAGn.gif

    • Shan

      Oh Lord, now I miss seeing Melina on my screen every week. She was amazing to watch. Made everything look like it would kill her and her flexibility made em want to learn yoga.

  • And we do need a powerhouse and who better than The Glamazon, Beth Phoeniz? Arguably the most powerful woman to ever compete in the womens division. She has experience in extreme matches as she competed in the first I Quit Match as well as the first TLC match. She has also been in a ladder match in the past. Although it was in developmental. Have a look at her powerful strength showcased in extreme matches in the past. Not only would Beth help the match become better, but she would be responsible for a lot of the highlights in the match.

    http://i.imgur.com/r128QsH.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/xAU0Xvz.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/keOy4Hh.gif

    • Shan

      That match. That cemented my love of Melina. I thought she was legit hurt and was going to retire and Beth had broken her. HOw is she this flexible and why is she not back in the WWE yet!?!!

  • The greatest of all time, Trish Stratus. She is the standard. The best ever, and she would always bump her ass off in order to make her opponents look dangerous. She has participated in street fights and hardcore matches. She has also put women through tables, and climbed on top of a ladder in the past. You can’t have a dream stipulation match involving multiple women, without naming Trish Stratus. She defines kicking ass, and looking great doing that. As much as I want her to return, I don’t see it as likely, but let’s enjoy her beating ass.

    http://i.imgur.com/Hd04RhY.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/JNNaeUh.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/mC1h6HQ.gif

    • Mark

      I was hoping for the Ma-Trish transition into the Chick Kick of the trash can lid to Victoria’s face! But all flawless gifs either way

      • KatyaMenelli

        Right!? That move was awesome and Victoria sold it so damn well.

    • Wicked Emma

      Nope

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Greatest ever. God Stratus don’t be pressed

        • Wicked Emma

          Lol I’m not pressed. Trish is not the greatest of all time.

          • Windyhawaii

            If you just count wrestling no, but if you’re not a total mark and you use your intelligence to balance out every factor involved in professional wrestling she is certainly close to one of the greatest.

          • Wicked Emma

            The Einstein of Diva Dirt everybody!
            You always try and talk down to everybody, that’s not a fan of your favorite wrestler.
            Go somewhere with that mess.

          • Windyhawaii

            Yet I never said she was, all I said was that she was one of the greatest in terms of a total package.

            GTO with ur stupid ass replies then acting like the OP is being rude.

          • Wicked Emma

            If my replies are stupid why did you respond?
            Like your comments are the best of all time lol!

          • Windyhawaii

            Which I never said, your comments make no sense. I reply to your comments to address your foolishness, the same would apply to you if you think my comments are dumb

    • Kat Love

      Greatest of all time is a bit of a stretch. She is one of.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        She’s the greatest ever babe. Sorry

        • Kat Love

          That’s your opinion babe :)

  • Oooooo, and my next participant is Ms. Simply Flawless, Layla. Yall are probably wondering why I am including her. Well, she’s the only woman in history to be undefeated at this PPV. She has a 3-0 streak going on. And what a better way to test that streak than put her in a match that defines the PPV. She has competed in a tables match in the past, and also defeated her fellow half of LayCool in a No DQ match. She has what it takes to compete in a match of this caliber. Have a look at her past victories.

    http://i.imgur.com/MIXtQcw.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/GH9MZw8.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/tqmGNsJ.gif

    • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

      ewwwwwwww

    • BLKLTR05

      Layla improved while she was there and i will say she was great but not Ladder Match great. No sir, she is better suited at grounded matches rather than high flying.

      • Monkey Meat

        More suited for a match like that than three of the women in the match at Sunday.

        • BLKLTR05

          Nah… Those three and Layla are still on the same level as far as high flying and Ladder Matches are concerned.

          • Monkey Meat

            Yeah because Nattie’s slow non-acrobatic ass can handle a ladder match much better than Layla who has trained as a stunt woman, danced professionally and been a personal trainer in the past. Layla’s body has more muscle mass to handle the damage, and has previously taken high risks such as a Litacanrana and also her springboard crossbody. She’s tough enough.

          • BLKLTR05

            Actually I should retract my other comment and say I think only Carmella and Tamina won’t do well in the match. I think Nattie can and will do well in the match along with Becky and Charlotte. They alone will pull this match through. Nattie isn’t acrobatic but being acrobatic isn’t really a requirement for a ladder match. Katie Lea vs Beth Phoenix is proof of that and Nattie is on the same level as both of those women.

          • Monkey Meat

            As is Layla as much as your bias hinders you from agreeing to it.

          • BLKLTR05

            Is this about the Layla reference? I’m not gonna try and convince anyone. I did say as far as I was concerned. That’s the way I see Layla. No shade meant towards her but I just don’t see her doing well in a Ladder Match just like I don’t see Tamina and Carmella doing well.

  • Last but not least, The Greatest Knockout, Gail Kim. While she didn’t get a chance to showcase her abilities to the fullest in WWE, she always made sure to steal the show everywhere else she went. In many ways, she is the pioneer of the womens revolution. Arguably the best womens wrestler in the mainstreams today, and she has stolen the show in ladder matches in the past. Imagine how great she would be in a MITB match? Gail Kim is a legend, and IMHO the queen of wrestling. Never anyone, any better. Just look.

    http://i.imgur.com/xOAZq0V.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/OIDa39w.gif

    http://i.imgur.com/8dWUyZL.gif

  • Troy Rochester

    Smackdown was decent this week I enjoyed both matches and the fallout interviews were great as well . I still Carmella should/will the MITB on the Bank on Sunday . I think she has the most to gain from winning it and would really elevate her.

    • Wicked Emma

      I don’t want Carmella to win. I have a feeling she will win.

  • Jesus’s brother

    I hope lana wins the title

    • Wicked Emma

      She isn’t winning.

  • ?K . A . T ?

    Dear god please let Naomi win this Sunday.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Yes please! If Lana wins, that’ll fuck up all of SD’s momentum lately and make that look just like another RAW.

      • ?K . A . T ?

        Agreed, and Naomi really needs another title retain.

  • Aye Mate

    Charlotte and Nattie had the typically stronger showing, though even then it did feel like two performers rushing through their greatest hits together.

    Tamina’s backstage interview was so affecting on a personal level it extended my sympathies to watch her match with Naomi. In what is merely my own opinion, expressed with concern and no malice whatsoever, I don’t feel she looks 100% ready to be back in the ring.

    Lana’s finisher was nice but this wasn’t the character development I was hoping for going into a title match. Felt very by-the-numbers.

  • Lushluke

    Naomi gonna win then whoever cashes it in and wins

    • Wicked Emma

      I don’t think that there will be a cash in.

  • Lushluke

    So Naomi couldn’t defend the title in 30 days so had it taken off her but Brock hasn’t even been at Raw for months and it’s fine? Fucking infuriates me wwe do shit like this

    • Umnei

      Someone made a good point before. Naomi wasn’t able to defend it due to injury so they had to take it off her but Brock is able to. He’s just not being booked to.

      • Lushluke

        My point is the 30 day rule is bullshit

        • Umnei

          Well it can’t be denied that they use it to their storyline advantage, but it’s just a rule they state they have, like how reaching the ropes = rope break.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Lana’s finisher was great! I loved it. I can’t wait to see how fans react to it in a match. Naomi vs Tamina was good but it felt so slow. Charlotte vs Nattie was also good but I feel like Nattie should’ve won. Charlotte literally won mostly all of the Nattie vs Charlotte matches.

    • Wicked Emma

      Charlotte winning isn’t a problem. You know from the get go that Charlotte is losing.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Girl, what?

  • loved smackdown this week and lana looked impressive cant wait to see what she will do in her match on sunday at mitb

  • tstumo

    Had to skim read this review because it was so. Biased against Lana so I can’t even care to comment on what was wrote. What I will say is that nattie and Charlotte killed it and it was refreshing to see tamina and Naomi go at it and it’s the most dominant tamina has looked in a while

  • Naomi vs Tamina was pretty good, and I loved Lana’s attack/finisher.

    Nattie vs Charlotte was great as per usual.

    Can’t wait to see these ladies make history, so excited.

  • I liked Lana doing that move, and thought it was surprising for her. Reminds me of the L-bomb or Voodoo Drop.

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    With Charlotte and Naomi winning their matches, I’m afraid Lana will win on Sunday. Better not be her finisher, because Spinebuster has never been a good finisher for anyone, especially for those who are finished. Naomi has already performed a top rope neckbreaker, so they expect this drop to be enough to make her unconscious for 3 seconds?

    • Wicked Emma

      I doubt Lana winning this Sunday.

  • Limfox #ExtraAss

    SCRMGGGGG @ the natural selection – Nattie is a MESS for that but that was a solid match

  • Shan

    I’m so excited for Sunday. My body is so ready, lol. I hope both matches are amazing. I see shades of greatness in Lana, at least in the two or so moves I’ve seen from her. Hopefully that carries over and she and Naomi have a memorable match.

    In that ladder match I wanna see people being thrown through ladders, submission moves on the ladder, whosoever wins being too beaten up to cash in that night … just general mayhem. I would scream and fall out if they recreated that amazing spear that Jeff and Edge did. But I feel like I’ll never see that greatness again. Well, a woman can dream. I need EVERYONE to acknowledge and respect every single one of the women performing at MitB. I need the men shook and people giving standing ovations.

    Ok. That said; why is Carmella all one colour in that interview vid? Her hair, her skin, her lips, … its sorta weird. Like a Barbie that hasn’t been painted yet.

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Carmella good matches ? ??. Anyway good luck smackdown girl hope no one gets hurt. I say put the title on Lana at least it’ll get some heat lol and everyone’s just fine with bliss as champ so why not Lana. I’m here for it

  • OJ Von Erich

    We could potentially have Lana vs Carmella for the Smackdown Live Women’s Championship…

  • Peter Marin

    LOL, this writer is such a negative nancy.. The SD women all worked their asses off, and they all delivered in the ring and this dude is complaining about things that are irrelevant…. I understand everyone has an opinion, but if you are going to complain about something, at least complain about something that makes sense. How does Lana’s Spinebuster look like it could have been a botch??? or how does it NOT look impactful if Naomi’s head literally bounced off the canvas???Can we talk about how great Tamina has looked since she came back??

  • Windyhawaii

    This person I think is the one whose always bashing Lana, even before she ever debuted. But I do think her finisher looked kind of weird.

    But as for her not earning a shot, that is literally the whole point of this story. So bashing her for something that WWE is intentionally doing is kind of really freaking stupid

  • ThePeaceVibe.

    I don’t understand the Lana hate, but whatever. The only thing I could see being any type of botch was when she was trying to get up/get Naomi off of her she sort of slid on her dress… a dress that WWE has probably had her wear through no fault of her own. Anyway I thought this SD was pretty good.

  • wwepassion

    Nice showing but it could have been better especially the ladder match hype. So cheesy wwe, the cringe of Naomi trying so hard to get a reaction is just ugh. The match was boring had to many rest holds but Lana saved the segment with her cool finisher. I hope she wins because Naomi is so boring IMO.

  • perceval

    I still suspect Lana’s dancing, fighting gimmick and title match is inspired by the main event of UFC’s next PPV, where we have a hot dancing blonde with a Russian accent? challenging for the Bantamweight Championship…

    https://youtu.be/gmWaNiANwN0

    https://youtu.be/alYOEPlpE8Y

    https://youtu.be/YUkjyAjD4bs

    https://youtu.be/98kYJq4NsPQ

    If she wins, she’s potentially even more marketable than Ronda was, and dancing, fighting, hot blondes with Russian accents will be very in. So, Lana had better be able to work a match.

  • MyleneCruz

    Yeah Lana doesn’t do much for me as of yet either I do hope she proves herself worthy come Sunday but if she wins that belt I will boycott WWE the last thing we need is some Becky competing in her 2nd wwe televised match snatching the title off a black woman whose worked extremely hard.

    • Organization XIII

      BRING BACK THE GET DOWN OR GET A SPIN OFF MYLENE!!!!

      • ??CHOCOLATEGLOWMAMI??

        OMG I HATE THAT THEY CANCELLED THE GET DOWN , NOW I WILL NEVER KNOW IF MYLENE AND EZEKIEL ARE ENDGAME :(

        • Organization XIII

          RIGHT!?? They need a spin off

      • MyleneCruz

        That’s all I’m saying but Netflix is to blame for this they never promoted this shown the way they promoted the others and Dear White People

    • perceval

      But, Becky’s been in a lot of televised matches.

      Should probably use a different term when there’s an actual Becky there. :)

  • BLKLTR05

    The order of these matches on the card will kind of tell you how shit will work out in the end. If the ladder match comes first, I am full on expecting the winner of it to cash in on Sunday. If the championship match comes first, I can see WWE easily having Lana win and inserting Naomi in the ladder match. Those are so predictable that i hope WWE swerves us though and legitimately builds up the winner of the briefcase. Just please, not Charlotte. She doesn’t need yet another accolade on her resume. ANY other girl needs this more than her. Literally ANY other girl, hell add Renee! haha! jk, jk…

  • Cabbyhighs

    I loved how Naomi merged the team bad gear and the glow gear it’s got potential… Also Naomi lights girls up with her elbows…man she was going in on tamina! ????And Abir what are you talking about?? that looked like an inverted voodoo drop, it looked very effective! Y’all be hating just to hate, stop with the foolishness! Naomi sold that like she was dropped off a building!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/544bd0c7ba11cbbed228fa82b60ea297a6681ff638a49f0950b0a00781fd552f.gif

  • John Finnie

    I felt a little tear hearing the emotion tamina spoke about her father
    Its funny that alot of sites for wrestling news are saying naomi vs tamina was good it showed tamina as a hard hitter a threat
    I liked both matches tamina needs to use the black hole slam more & its fathers day she lost her father come on Wwe don’t be a di(k all your life & let her win the ladder match & title
    #teamtamina

    • BLKLTR05

      Ew no… Her losing her father and it being father’s day does not mean she should win. She should prove she has what it takes, but having been in the company for something like 10 years, she still looks green as fuck.

      • John Finnie

        Ohhh you mean like Lana ?? or eva marie or the 5 titles Charlottes had or Alexas 3 title gees

        • BLKLTR05

          Lana literally just started wrestling. Taking that into account, I’ll shave off three years of that decade for Tamina but how does Eva Marie, Charlotte or even Alexa have anything to do with the women in this MITB Match and who should win? Charlotte can be a credible winner even though she doesn’t need it. Eva Marie is nowhere to be seen and Alexa is over on Raw.

  • John Finnie

    I love the nod to team BAD if anouncers aren’t going to mention it the naomi will lol

  • bigpsych

    Natalya = worst jobber ever. Cannot sell shit

    • KatyaMenelli

      Wtf are you smoking? She’s one of the best sellers in the women’s division, of not the best. She lmakes everyone she faces look good.

  • Michelle

    I wish Naomi would go heel and leave this extremely lame and corny Glow gimmick go for good! I can’t take her serious. It seems to directly correlate with her ring style of all flash and no substance. Tamina did too many rest holds that disrupted the flow of the match! But the match wasn’t awful. I really hope Lana and Naomi have a decent match and prove me wrong because I have a bad feeling about this. Charlotte /Nattie was solid tho.

    • Coco

      The “extremely lame and corny glow gimmick” that has been a HUGE success for her…

      • Michelle

        How has it been a success for her seriously?

  • Womensor

    My predictions are Naomi and Carmella.
    Naomi because is too soon for Lana to take it. I mean, the girls fighting in a ladder match for a shot, and Lana has it just debuting.
    And Carmella, because I see the ladder matches been made for heels. I mean, Becky chasing the briefcase after Naomi defending it, it’s not a face move. Carmella is perfect, cause she doesn’t look like a threat, but if she has the briefcase, it’s another story… She could win wherever, whenever she wants. and it will look credible.
    And if the ladder match is before the title match, maybe we’ll have a new champ this sunday

  • Limfox #ExtraAss

    “I’m not too excited for the title match, though, which is a shame. It’s a little weird that the women will be sweating, crying and bleeding their way to the briefcase, just to win a title shot at a title that has had such a boring push for it. But hey, maybe after Sunday we’ll see an improvement.”

    Ewwwww why you being so ugly to the girls and so negative wow. You do know that if the 3 women’s titles this has the more fruitful and colorful booking, and that’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. Yeah with Nay’s title push they dropped the ball and made her reign a bit unforgettable but they still have overall decent booking

  • Women’s Revolution

    Smackdown Live was a bit meh leading up to the historic MITB Women Ladder Match this week…

    Both Naomi (definitely) and Tamina needed momentum going into PPV.

    Naomi’s? reign as a champion has been meh and defending it against an undeserving challenger in Lana didn’t do her reign any justice…

    Lana needed some momentum going into the match and got it rightfully so.

    My booking would’ve been different.
    Lana comes to the ring and cut a promo about she just debuted and got handed a WWE Women’s Championship? match. She talks down Naomi, who make her entrance and have words with Lana before attempting to chase her down. Lana could gotten the upper hand on her by using the ropes as leverage then returning into the ring and surprising the WWE Universe with her finisher…

    Natalya and Charlotte could’ve fought to a no contest due to interference from Carmella, James Ellsworth, Tamina, and Becky Lynch and a brawl could’ve happened leaving the Women on even footing going into the historic MITB Women Ladder Match…

    Not exactly creative but hey I try.

  • Peta

    Could this be a storyline where Maria debuts on MITB by costing Lana the win and that will be like a face turn of Lana and heel debut of Maria? Hahaha