Tonight at Money in the Bank, history will be made as Becky Lynch, Carmella, Charlotte Flair, Natalya and Tamina will participate in the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder match.

Read WWE.com‘s preview to the match below:

“The SmackDown LIVE Women’s division is once again about to prove just how ground-breaking it can be. At WWE Money in the Bank, Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Natalya, Tamina and Carmella will compete in the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

The fuse for the unprecedented showdown was lit during the May 30 edition of SmackDown LIVE when all five Superstars competed in a 5-Way Elimination Match to determine the new No. 1 contender to SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi at the highly-anticipated June 18 pay-per-view.

None of the athletes proved willing to wait for the bell, though, and a pre-match brawl inevitably broke out, setting the stage for all-out bedlam.

As the dust cleared, SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon picked up the mic and acknowledged just how hungry the five competitors were for a chance at the prestigious title. Taking pride in Team Blue being The Land of Opportunity, Shane-O-Mac seized the moment to make history by declaring that all five Superstars will square off in the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

With ladders placed all around the ring, who will conquer the opposition, climb the dangerous rungs, grab the Money in the Bank briefcase and capture the coveted contract to earn an opportunity to challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship anytime they wish in the next year?”

WWE.com also caught up with Natalya ahead of the big match:

The SmackDown Women’s Title will also be on the line as the reigning Women’s Champion Naomi defends the title against Lana.

Read WWE.com‘s preview to tonight’s title match below:

“At SmackDown LIVE’s WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Lana will make her blue brand in-ring debut when she challenges Naomi for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in a match that was made following the turbulent events of the June 6 edition of SmackDown LIVE.

Angered over Commissioner Shane McMahon’s decision to deny her from entering the first-ever Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, The Ravishing Russian suddenly attacked Naomi during the titleholder’s Six-Woman Tag Team Match.

In response, Naomi’s glow turned red, and she demanded that Shane-O-Mac grant Lana a title match against her at the June 18 pay-per-view and promised to “snatch her bald.”

Irate over the actions of her Total Divas co-star, the SmackDown Women’s Champion is ready for an out-and-out fight. But what will happen when she stands across the squared circle from an opponent with an in-ring style she knows nothing about?”

Tune in to Money in the Bank on the WWE Network starting at 8:00pm ET.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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  • daniel maldonado

    no mention of summer dropping another hint on twitter?

  • king valor

    not ready for lana to win the match >.<

  • Leo

    If Asuka debuts tonight I’m going to be so happy.

  • Women’s Revolution

    The historic women’s money in the bank ladder match is 1st…

    LET’S GO CHARLOTTE ? ? ?

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Them going first… I have a bad feeling about the winner cashing it tonight…

  • John

    CF got a huge pop!

  • Degenerous Boss

    Anyone wants to share their WWE Network credentials with me?

  • E-Force

    Carmella got a bigger pop than becky

    • Jaded

      Probably because most people already know she is winning tonight

  • E-Force

    Nattie seems so nervous

  • Jaded

    As long as Charlotte or Lana doesn’t win tonight. I’m good

    • E-Force

      same here

      • Jaded

        Charlotte over achiever
        Lana under prepared.

  • E-Force

    HOLY SHIT THEY R GONNA TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN I CAN FEEL IT

  • John

    Natalya looks so determined! They look ready to put on an amazing match

  • Monkey Meat

    Not Beth getting that shout out over the likes of Melina who were bigger names. She was the #3 girl of her division. And why did Sherri get snubbed if they did female HOFers only?

    • Dionte Brown

      They were doing the women who were nominated into the hall of fame.

  • king valor

    anyone got a stream? My network is acting up >.<

  • HouseOfMaryse

    Watch James win or something

  • HouseOfMaryse

    Well I called that shit. What the hell

  • Monkey Meat

    Yeah such a revolution.. This was almost Santina levels of embarrassing. If they wanted this to be iconic, then Carmella herself would’ve grabbed the briefcase. Not a man. Men should mind their necks and let women do their thing. Embarrassing.

  • Monkey Meat

    A man playing such a pivotal role in a groundbreaking match for women.. What can I say? Men always stepping over women in this company. Just as it always has been.

  • E-Force

    Such a shame it was so fun

  • Danny?

    Ah well everyone was expecting Carmella to win but why couldn’t she just climb the ladder herself and get the case.

  • Wicked Bliss

    Carmella wins! James got it for her. So its so confusing whether shes the rightful winner

  • Wicked Bliss

    Why cant they just let Carmella get thr case? These girls dont need a man.

  • Women’s Revolution

    ??????????

    I hope Shane McMahon strips Carmella briefcase tonight and restart the match later on tonight.

    Highly disappointed.

    • Degenerous Boss

      Me too

    • Monkey Meat

      Oh no. That would just be stupid and that would only guarantee us Charlotte winning once more.

    • Doug

      I’m hoping this is what they do and add a 6th competitor

      • John

        I hope they restart it with Naomi.

    • John

      I was expecting them to restart the match right after he got the briefcase

  • Why are yall complaining it gave Carmella an extra heel heat after yall complained she gets zero reactions. It was great and creates a possible feud with Becky.

    • Monkey Meat

      This is just like Wrestlemania 32. A great moment for women, but in the future such a trailblazing occurence will be looked at as an embarrasment. A man will be remembered for playing the main part.

      • That match is still seen as one of the best in women’s history, so I don’t see what you’re trying to prove here.

    • Wicked Bliss

      Im honestly okay James to interfer but they shouldve let Carmella get the case.

      • it would’ve been good but this creates a good feud for Carmella and for the briefcase as the second title

        • Wicked Bliss

          I hope youre right. Since she’s not the rightful owner it could strip away from her by anyone so she needs to defend it like a title.

    • I think it would have been better if he knocked Becky off the ladder and then Carmella still got the case herself. This finish kind of took it away from the women in my opinion.

      But you are right about Carmella needing the extra heat.

      • I agree but it served its purpose, we can get so many feuds out of it

        • Yeah and Carmella can keep the case for awhile. Though I wouldn’t be surprised if she cashed in tonight. -_-

  • Wicked Bliss

    Charlotte doing a Twisted Bliss is how they expect Alexa to do but she just cant. I bet they planned Alexa doing it but she declined so give it to Charlotte instead. What a shame.

    • Kat Love

      Just stop lol.

  • Vid Trim

    What a dissappointment, not just the ending but the match overall.

  • MK126

    That prematch video was EPIC! These ladies showed TF out… and then Ellsworth happened *eyeroll*

  • Hoooshi

    They spent all this time saying it was history making for the women and a man wins? Alright then……

    • George

      Carmella won.

      • HouseOfMaryse

        James won.

      • Hoooshi

        Oops I meant a man grabs the briefcase

  • BriesBreakfast

    Before the match I was pulling for Nattie, but after the promo when Tamina said she had to do it to live up to her father’s name I was behind her and it was one of her best showings.

    Idk since her return Tamina has been impressing me and I wish tonight she had won as out of all the second gen wrestlers she’s been paid the most dirt.

  • Don ?

    Clever victory. Congratulations Carmella Ms. Money in the Bank!

    • George

      Yees!!!

  • George

    I loved the match, i’m so glad Carmella won!! Just the fact that Carmella wasn’t actually the one who take the briefcase makes me mad but well ,the storytelling with this was good.

  • I liked the match though. All the women did great and played their role well. Did Charlotte basically do the Twisted Bliss?

    • Degenerous Boss

      That was the twisted bliss in its entirety, upset about that bc only Alexa should be doing that move

      • I thought it was cool of her to do the move and kind of puts over Alexa. Also wonder if it was a botch.

        • GOD STRATUS•

          It doesn’t put Alexa over in fact it draws heat from the move your not supposed to do the other girls moves

  • Monkey Meat

    The fans are so clueless. They were chanting for women during the match even when they weren’t doing anything special. Don’t gass them up for doing the bare minimum.

  • BriesBreakfast

    I think the only way I could see this developing is Ellsworth saying that he’s technically the winner because he retrieved it leading to a Mr vs Miss MIB match where all the women come down and beat Ellsworth down because in their eyes they’d rather have a woman win than a man but this doesn’t mean they are friends.

  • George

    Now Lana have to beat the crap out of Naomi and become the new smackdown women’s champion!!!!

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    Would have preferred that they had the guy lift Carmella on his shoulders up the ladder, but still had Carmella retrieve the case herself. My only real issues are:

    a) The match didn’t go long enough and the women didn’t have enough big spots for themselves, which made the ending seem too sudden and too much about James.
    b) This is the SECOND time that a MAN has played a major role in the conclusion to a “historic” WOMEN’S match. The first being Ric at WM 32.

    • Degenerous Boss

      3rd, Santino

      • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

        I don’t think anyone thought that a 25-person, cluster fuck of a battle royal was going to be historic…but Santino winning did make it worse.

        • Degenerous Boss

          We did originally bc we thought all the great past women like Trish & Lita for example, would be in it

        • Rosanna

          The 4 ladies at the time in the ring deserved to win since they’ve been on the roster the longest. Beth, Melina, Michelle and Mickie. Maybe even Candice but freaking Santino? I was so disappointed.

    • FOXY & FLAWLESS BOSS

      It’s so sad that you thought up that killer ending probably in under a minute and we got the shit ending we did from professionals who are supposed to be writing this shit up in advance. Even if James wasn’t strong enough to actually lift Carmella up onto his shoulders and climb up the ladder with her, some better form of assistance could have been used. To think the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match and we don’t even have a picture of a woman triumphantly at the top of the ladder with the briefcase or even fucking unhooking it.

  • Monkey Meat

    Not many memorable moments either. But watch fans gass up this match because it involved some horsewomen.

  • E-Force

    I got as mad as when Ric involved himself in he WM match

  • Wicked Bliss

    Can we talk about how great Charlotte was and Tamina for taking so many bumps i thought she’ll go injured. It was a fun match overall.

  • GEO
  • Aye Mate

    A very good match, helmed by some tight choreography and a really hot crowd. Narratively, I guess the finish could play out on Tuesday providing Carmella doesn’t end up with the belt later on tonight.

    • George

      Hope she does or Lana wins

      • Aye Mate

        If Lana wins I see Carmella taking her out right after.

        • George

          Good enough for me

    • Rocky1990

      Maaaannn. It was so damn awesome being in that crowd. As soon as the white briefcase came down everyone was pumped and seemed genuinely excited for the women.

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Sad about how much they built it up as historic then to have it end like that is all.

    The segment before the match was just so great and really made it important…then Ellsworth.

  • 3???????

    So the first ever women’s money in the bank was won by a man …

  • Kat Love

    I hope they redo it today.

  • BriesBreakfast

    Tamina and Charlotte were the MVPs of the match. Although Carmella did surprise me when she used the connection of the ladder to switch sides it showed that she has some creative in ring psychology.

    • Honestly one of the best spots in the match.

  • Tamina was the star, imo. She really went out there and did it.

    • Raleex2

      True, I was rooting for her.

      • me too! she didn’t win but performance wise she proved she can still hang with them. maybe there’s still chance for her

        • For the first time I actually saw that. And she actually seemed to be a ring leader in this match, she was probably the most involved.

        • Raleex2

          Yes and the way she projects herself was great!

    • MK126

      The entire beginning of the match was TAMINA! I was like yassssss bish!

    • Degenerous Boss

      I usually shit on her, but i are, she was the star in this match and impressed me

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    • GOD STRATUS•

      So was Natalya

      • Nattie is Nattie, she’s almost always on her game, while people sleep on Tamina!

        • GOD STRATUS•

          Doesn’t discredit her contribution

  • Hoooshi
    • Kat Love

      Oh man so nothing tonight?

    • E-Force

      Storyline here we go

  • Peta

    Ellsworth is the new Santino.

  • Nikolas Dombkowski

    The match was quite disappointing. It was very slow and too many moments of the women staring at the briefcase. I felt there was no sense of urgency.

  • Raleex2

    Miss Money in the back is Carmella… I don’t have a problem with that. MY PROBLEM IS THAT JAMES WAS THE ONE THAT TOOK THE BREAFCASE!! So the spotlight ends up on Ellesworth.

    • Aye Mate

      Ellsworth interfering in the finish is fine; the way it happened plain sucked.

      • Raleex2

        That’s the problem he interfered but Carmella wasn’t the one that took the briefcase and that’s really bad for a history making match for a women. A man just disqualified them. In other words “How many women it takes to climb a ladder… zero. How many men, just 1”.

        • Aye Mate

          Ellsworth should have distracted Becky, got his ass handed to him, and Carmella should have snatched the briefcase during the fray. Ellsworth claiming the case undermined the whole match, which was actually pretty enjoyable before the finish.

          • Raleex2

            Exactly. Now I prefer WWE to give him the briefcase and become the heel they always wanted by neglecting Carmella the chance to really be MMITB.

  • Monkey Meat

    Had Sasha been in the match, we would’ve had a much bigger highlight reel. Same if Naomi got the chance to participate. Even Charlotte underperformed. Other than the ladder Stratusphere, and Becky’s amazing powerbomb. Not much to talk about. Wish the match was longer and more extreme.

    • Degenerous Boss

      I agree 1000%

    • GOD STRATUS•

      The powerbomb in which Carmella almost injured herself bc she didn’t want to take the full bump.

  • Aye Mate

    Also, kudos to Tamina. I’ve been concerned that she wasn’t 100% ready to be back in the ring but tonight she was a trooper with the bumps she took. She more than held her own here.

  • .L

    WWE couldn’t help themselves but have a man take the moment away from a women. Such garbage.

    And I like Carmella and I’m happy she won, but the way she won is a smack in the face to the division. You could have had him interfere without physically being the one to win it for her.

    • George

      I think is smart, the idea is to piss people off and make Carmella one of the biggest hell in the company she has the potential just need more reaction

  • BriesBreakfast
  • Hoooshi

    Why do I feel like this will result on Carmella putting it on the line again?

    https://twitter.com/shanemcmahon/status/876600223971377152

    • Aye Mate

      Seems like they’re going for major character development for Carmella. Incurring the ire of SD’s two top authority figures should put her over nicely at the very least.

  • Sarona

    tamina star of the match, shook

  • saul de la efe

    WTF this was CRAP
    this needed to be either natalya or tamina
    TRASH
    probably becky for a heel turn, or even freaking nikki or paige

    but carmella? and worst of all…. she didn´t even grabbed the brief case
    i was thinking about this as something iconic, something that could have snatched all people´s wig at the arena… but freaking shin less MAN getting the brief case down.. fucking TRASH.. while women have been shown as “clowns” in ther MITB matches interactions ..

    women wil never shine as the guys in this company….. literally…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ed982dbeee716c36665c8373f4ffc3b30e60a55ee79b51430fc976d97630778f.jpg

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Saw it coming tho….. Honestly

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Mess…… I swear the whole time I’m thinking they’re gonna reverse the finish or at least ring the bell….. Nope…. Nothing…. What could’ve been historic ended up being ….. Underwhelming and uninspiring. Honestly the best thing about the match was Charlottes gear and natties work rate overall I hope Carmella really steps it up and meets the expectations. I really feel like this is Hunter pushing his next talent beyond capability at this point… But oh well. Congrats Carmella ” you …. Well you won the match” much like I predicted bt dubs dam Ellsworth

    • Degenerous Boss

      Smdh i hate how this ended, and needed like 7 more minutes and a swerve

  • BriesBreakfast

    When Ellsworth climbed the ladder I honestly thought Carmella was going to knock him off and that they were going to argue and someone was going to sneak in and take it.

    Should’ve been Tammy or Nattie smh

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      Same! I was expecting her to do the same.

  • Hoooshi

    Anyway, I was rooting for Carmella and I’m glad she won. I don’t know why but I always had a soft spot for her and the match was solid, Tamina really shone as a star in the division.

  • Aye Mate

    If they really want to get the heat on Carmella I think now that Ellsworth has served his purpose she should kick him to the curb and unleash the heartless mega bitch inside of her.

  • Dylan Gutierrez

    Tamina really impressed tonight!

    Such a shitty ending to a decent match. I would have settled for Carmella winning had Ellsworth yanked someone off the ladder and thus she climbs and gets it. This is Santina levels bad. Women can’t apparently have their own moment without some man overshadowing it. Yes, Carmella gets heat she needs but the first MITB Women’s match won by a man?! Terrible, terrible, terrible.

  • Justin Daniel

    A bit of a creative down….this match needed another 5 minutes…..they,should teased Ellsworth with him taking a bump….then with the distraction have Charlotte or Becky go for the case and take each other out….carmella climbs and wins…..

    • Aye Mate

      I’d have gone for Becky taking Ellsworth out and Carmella using that as distraction to win.

      • Justin Daniel

        Agreed..anticlamtic ending which is a shame for a historic match…..it was a shock though like brock beating undertaker

        • Aye Mate

          I called it earlier: tonight was always Carmella’s match to lose.

    • E-Force

      It would’ve been better

    • Degenerous Boss

      This

  • BriesBreakfast

    I think Ellsworth is going to turn on Mella when it comes to her cashing in, calling it now.

  • They needed a way to continue the storylines, and this ending fits right in. If Carmella won just cleanly, what would they have continued then?

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      I think having Ellsworth throwing women out of the ring and pushing them off allowing Carmella too would have been better than himself climbing it.

      • yeah but that basically still would’ve been a clean-ish ending. This way it creates controversy and now we are wondering what’s gonna happen next!

    • George

      True, they don’t realise the potential in this is a really smart move.

  • Degenerous Boss

    The sad part about the FIRST EVER Ms. Money In The Bank is that it will only be remembered for being won by a man smh

    • Aye Mate

      Totally. A screwy finish to a match which could have defined any woman’s legacy from here forward.

      • Degenerous Boss

        Exactly and they shat on each and everyone one of them instead smh

  • Monkey Meat

    Honestly, I wouldn’t mind this if this wasn’t the first womens MITB. The pioneering match should’ve been women only. But now whenever we look back, a man will be known for retrieving the briefcase in it. That’s why I don’t want them to redo the match, because it’s not like they will be changing the finish of the original match. At least it isn’t like Miss WrestleMania, where the winner would be cemented in history as the QUEEN of the PPV, but it’s still not a barrier breaking moment for a woman.

  • BriesBreakfast

    Can we get Tamina’s theme changed back to this tho? The island theme doesn’t really suit her a s a heel as it plays no part in her character

  • Wicked Bliss

    I want them to maximize the heat Carmella is getting by cashing in the case and defeating the womens champion tonight!

    • Monkey Meat

      Fuck off, Bliss fan.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Thing is it’ll probably happen

    • Vid Trim

      Yeees that would be interesting

    • George

      I pray to God for that, i’m so over with Naomi as champ

  • conan_kun

    Who thinks Rusev returns to help Lana wins the title.

    • E-Force

      Srly? Another men involved in other women’s match?

      • George

        Cry much

  • BriesBreakfast

    I mean I’ll still give it to SD’s bookers. They share the wealth of achievements amongst the women and Carmella probably needed the biggest rub as she hasn’t had the most successful run since moving to the MR.

  • conan_kun
  • George

    The ending was FANTASTIC congrats to Carmella and James!!

  • Hoooshi
    • E-Force

      THIS HAIR LIT

  • George

    GOO LANA! SMASH NAOMI DOWN

  • BriesBreakfast

    Also another cute moment I noticed during the match after Charlotte did the twisted bliss and her Tamina and Nattie were down, she reached out her hand to check on Tamina and they held hands for a little bit.

    I just thought it was really sweet.

  • E-Force

    I’m always getting scared Naomi torns her ankle during her entrance aaa

  • Monkey Meat

    Naomi really already became the PPV highlight with this entrance.

  • E-Force

    NAOMI’S ATTIRE I’M DEAD

  • John

    I love lanas ring gear!

  • BriesBreakfast

    Yeah…. Lana needs some more time at the Performance Centre

  • HouseOfMaryse

    Really tho?

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    The commentators had to work HARD to act like Lana was impressive. Girl, get out of here with that diva division circa 2011 wrestling…

    • HouseOfMaryse

      She looks a hot mess

    • E-Force

      Naomi should have just destroyed Lana in 2min and then move on

  • BriesBreakfast

    Lana was serving heel K2, she needs some more time.

  • Monkey Meat

    Lana isn’t all that bad. But not ready for title matches. She needs to be aware of her strenghts and weaknesses.

  • Danny?

    Not a bad match I thought it was really enjoyable. Especially for Lana’s first singles match on TV.

  • Title match was good too, finish with Carmella was awesome. Great debut for Lana and Naomi showed that she is capable of helping more green talent have good matches.

    All in all a good night, a little meh about the MITB finish, but overall a very good night for the whole division.

  • Wicked Bliss

    Not bad for Lana. Tho her selling was still bad.

  • Monkey Meat

    Naomi’s amazing selling following the suplexes to the ropes made the match watchable. Other than that Lana was serving Bella Twin ca 2011.

  • Hoooshi
    • Danny?

      THIS ASUKA GIF!!!

    • George

      I know , at least i got Carmella winning so no so bad :p
      I just need naomi to lose that title next lol

  • Kat Love

    Lana wasn’t as bad as I thought she would be.

  • B J

    He should have chucked Carmella on his shoulders and climbed that ladder so she could have taken the briefcase herself. Such a shit finish; however – major character development is coming her way! I’m glad she won, she needed it the most….just not how it happened. Silly booking.

    • Dionte Brown

      I’m happy for Carmella as well. I don’t like Ellsworth grabbing it but Carmella is going to win the strap next. I’m excited for her future and thankful that smackdown has really given opportunity to those who have been neglected. I’m really happy with everything that we have seen tonight.

  • Raleex2

    Lana was basic… simple but her charisma shines so I see a bright future for her in the women’s division.

  • Dionte Brown

    Naomi has improved her selling so much. She was selling those knees. I did notice Lana started going for the opposite knee and good job on Naomi redirecting.

  • MK126

    The match was bad by any means but it wasnt OMG showstopping. Mella coming out definitely added to Lana’s inexperience as a wrestler since she was easily distracted which I thought was a nice touch. I wonder how long and how often Naomi is gonna defend that title before Mella cashes it in

    • Dionte Brown

      Usually the heel carries the match and with Lana being so inexperienced it wasn’t able to flow as it should have.

      • MK126

        Well i dont think anyone was expecting a 5? match from Lana but it served its purpose. It was a standard match for someone who was only having “her first singles match.” Tbh if Naomi took control of the entire match it wouldn’t have been as long. The point was for Naomi to be unaware of how much Lana was able to do in the ring which is why Lana took control of the match

        • Dionte Brown

          Oh I’m not upset at the match at all. I liked it for what it was. Lana did great and Naomi sold extremely well for her.

  • George

    MARIA!!!!

  • E-Force

    Slater e Maria lol

  • Monkey Meat

    Maria!

  • Lana girl… What the actual FUCK was that ring gear??
    https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/EcHw1FSDeiI9jLNmiGCqltg-_ak/fit-in/1024×1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2015/07/09/812/n/1922398/171d428bbeaf54a2_rs_500x281-150209094336-prince/i/When-Someone-Favorite-Pop-Star-Problematic-Youve-Got-Tell-Them-How.gif

  • KingsPromise

    Maria LOOKS good.

  • Monkey Meat

    Yall better appreciate one of the most legendary underdogs, Maria.

  • Raleex2

    Fuck! MARIIIIAAAAA IS BACK!!!

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    Mike took her last name? Damn, this is Maria’s comeback for real. They just took Mike as part of the package lol

    • Jamal

      That’s awesome

    • Degenerous Boss

      1st thing i said lol i was happy she got to keep her 1st & last name

    • Wicked Bliss

      Mike needs Maria not the other way around but giving him her last name was lol

  • Monkey Meat

    Majority of you bitches hated on Maria in her previous run, but since she was in the indies all of you will kiss her ass now.

    • Dionte Brown

      She was hated because she was awful in the ring. She is a beautiful girl and has come leaps and bounds from where she was. Her mic skills are second to no other women in wwe.

      • Degenerous Boss

        Based on what i just seen, Charlotte, Lana, Camella, & Alexa are all better than Maria on the mic

        • Dionte Brown

          Completely disagree. Maria is amazing on the mic but to each their own.

  • E-Force

    Wtf

  • Danny?

    MARIA LOOKS SO GOOD!! Love that they had her last name

  • wow Maria great promo

  • Jamal

    Naomi showed tonight that she can assist in carrying a less experienced wrestler, which is always a plus. I bet her and Lana were loving this since they are such good friends. Carmella was foolish not to cash in tonight given that Daniel could reverse it all on Tuesday. Lol

    • Degenerous Boss

      This is what i said, i think they’ll do a rematch to Main Event Smackdown this Tuesday

  • Don ?

    Lana’s inexperience was slightly cute. ?

    • GOD STRATUS•

      I genuinely don’t blame Lana for that performance she was in the ring with the vet Naomi mind you the champion….

      • Don ?

        Lana performed as expected for me. She performed how a rookie should. She wasn’t bad at all.

      • Monkey Meat

        Then you should stop blaming Bliss for her horrible performances, and instead blame Bayley.

        • GOD STRATUS•

          Girl this Lana’s second televised match ever…. Bliss cane up with the hw in nxt she has no excuse. But this isn’t about her. This is about Naomi’s lack of career defining performances

  • KingsPromise

    Were they supposed to look like The Bachelor though?

  • Hoooshi

    I don’t even understand what was going on there.

  • Degenerous Boss

    Omg I’m so happy for Maria, congratulations joining the big leagues again! I hope more past women return too

  • Vid Trim

    WWE already managed to ruin their gimmicks

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    Despite the iffyness of the two matches, the entire first half of this ppv has been dominated by the women’s division :-)

    • Hoooshi

      When will Raw?

  • Monkey Meat

    WWE gave them such a shitty character. But Maria can make it work. She was already trying to shift the focus to the First Lady gimmick.

  • KissMyLights #QueenPeyton

    The entire ending felt so lame and uninspiring. Ellsworth needs the pink slip and Lana needs more training.

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      The main problem is that Ellsworth has heat from the audience, but he isn’t actually getting Carmella more heat.

  • GEO

  • king valor

    Maria will make this gimmick work. And not the WWE universe popping for her like she was a decorated champion lmaooo #INDIElegendsONLY

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      RIIIGGGHHT? I was like…ya’ll know it’s just Maria, right? Mickie James is salty as fuck wherever she’s watching this lol

      • king valor

        FORREAL. Miss James the 6x Womens Champ was robbed of a reaction playing second fiddle to Alexa Bliss and Miss Maria just gets welcomed back like she was the First Lady of WWE lmaoooo im here for her and mike though

        • Degenerous Boss

          Its WWE’s fault though, Maria’s return was all about her, not even her husband that just debuted, she was made to look important, they didn’t do that for Mickie James

      • Degenerous Boss

        Salty ass fuckkkkkkkkkkkkk! ?????? i love em both but damn

    • Degenerous Boss

      Right im like ohh yall don’t know the Legendary Mickie James but yall acted like the 0 time champion Maria was Stone Cold Steve Austin ????? killed me

      • king valor

        DEAD ASS! FINALLY the FIRSt LADY HAS COME BACK. this crowd ate that shit up. like whose audience??? lmaoooo im happy for maria though. she came off as a main eventer whose gonna sick her husband on anyone who gets in her way.

        • Degenerous Boss

          I know right I’m happy for her too i hope they let her play up to this main eventer status she’s portraying, we need as many over women as possible, i hope she’s been training too though

  • Leo

    Naomi did great in the match and she completely carried Lana. It’s gonna be interesting seeing what happens. I wish they’d restart the womens match and have that be the main event.

    • Degenerous Boss

      Exactly what I’m hoping for

    • king valor

      I dont wanna hear any more shit talking bout Naomi can’t carry a match. The Glow Queen did THAT!

      • Dionte Brown

        Especially with lanas lacknof experience. She made her look like an actual threat. I actually though Lana was going to win for real.

        • king valor

          exactly. the moment naomi gave that cue to go after the leg, a nervous lana seemed to focus. i love friends uplifting friends.

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      Nah. They want the buzz heading into Smackdown. I don’t like HOW the match ended, but they can’t undo it without further cheapening the whole thing. At this point, it’s best to have people talking about it between now and Tuesday so that more people tune in to see what happens.

  • Hoooshi

    I don’t really mind Maria coming back but please god don’t put them on a feud against John and Nikki, PLEASE

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      I don’t see her getting in the ring any time soon, for some reason. Seems like she’ll be managing Mike in Sable/Marc Mero style or Stacy Keibler/any guy she was ever paired with style…as in, Maria will get more attention and be the bigger star without putting on her wrestling boots.

  • Monkey Meat

    First Maryse comes back, and now Maria is here. Somewhere two certain women are pissed.

    • Dionte Brown

      Oop

    • Don ?

      ??

    • Their careers are over anyways (probably the only reason Maria was able to come back).

    • poor Allie and Sienna not being able to follow her

    • Lushluke

      Cus they arnt here lol

  • Leo

    I really wish after the mens MITB match Shane comes out or something and then he announces that we’re not ending MITB with the controversy and they restart the match and ban Ellsworth from ringside.

  • Monkey Meat

    They should’ve let Maria cut a a more personal promo to explain her change of heart. She was always the happy go lucky, very nice and lovable girl. And wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      Agreed. The First Lady of Wrestling shtick wasn’t her thing during her WWE run, so referencing it with zero context didn’t make much sense when appealing to anyone other than an indy/TNA fan.

  • Wicked Bliss

    I find Maria’s segment cringy. But I’m glad shes back

  • My thing is… If this gimmick flopped in TNA, what chance does it really have in WWE??

    • Degenerous Boss

      Everything flops in TNA

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      I don’t know if it flopped in TNA so much as lacked direction and dragged out too long with no real payoff. That said, WWE isn’t known for their stellar handling of stories in a timely manner, so…

  • GOD STRATUS•

    And an even worst title match…. The tease with mella …. Already? …. Ugh this is gonna be tougher to sit thru than I thought like WTH…. Naomi is ridiculous like she can’t carry anybody to a match yes she’s athletic but I’ve just had it. Why was she not able to have at least a decent match. Yes Lana was horrible but omg Naomi you have been wrestling for years and you still diva wrestling ugh…. Just an underwelming night for the women yet again… At what point is it the girls…… Maria’s back?……. Wth

    • Monkey Meat

      Girl calm it down a notch. Naomi has given Rosa Mendes her only good match in WWE, and you want to say she can’t carry anyone. Don’t get crazy around here.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Rosa Mendez?

    • Degenerous Boss

      I can’t blaim anyone for this, WWE knew this was Lana’s very 1st singles match, and no experience, she shouldn’t have gotten this big of a spot to begin with

      • GOD STRATUS•

        They had no other women

        • Degenerous Boss

          She could’ve did an open challenge and Billie Kay or someone could’ve challenged her

          • Don ?

            I feel if that was the case then whoever accepted the challenge would have to win the title. It’d be embarrassing to debut like that and lose.

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      You’re only as strong as the weakest link. Lana clearly can’t handle any of Naomi’s more intense moves and Naomi sold the hell out of Lana’s shaky work. I legitimately thought she was going to lose and that they were going to use her injured leg as an excuse.

      It shouldn’t have been booked to begin with, as the only redemption would have been Lana actually being a good wrestler. That said, this match was no different than any other we’ve seen with an experienced wrestler carrying someone with little to no real experience. The overall goal is to get through the match without a serious botch or someone getting hurt.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        But bitches nontheless

  • hm they could do 3 feuds from here
    – Continue Lana vs Naomi
    – Carmella vs Becky for the briefcase
    – Charlotte vs Nattie vs Tamina as a legacy feud

    • Don ?

      I’d like to add Natalya and Tamina vs Carmella too. I’m pretty sure tonight if not this upcoming Tuesday marks the disbandment of The Welcoming Committee.

    • Hoooshi

      First we need to see what they will do Tuesday, I feel like Daniel will make Carmella put the briefcase on the line.

      • yeah every woman has complained on twitter, and so did the GMs. so we’ll see!

    • Leo

      They won’t continue Lana and Naomi. Naomi beat her clean.

  • Women’s Revolution

    Naomi did a good job helping out Lana. She clearly wasn’t ready for a title match..

    Carmella’s? MITB tease caught my attention, because I want her to be champion in the future, but not on Naomi’s watch. She’s definitely a fighting champion.

    The ending of both matches felt flat, thanks to Ellsworth and Carmella controversy.

    ??? Love Maria and Mike Kanellis already. Their theme song ???

    ***Off Topic Topic***
    Jinder Mahal has me crushing ?, but Roman Reigns is still Daddy

  • GOD STRATUS•

    So…..great theme Maria…. Let’s hope you’ve been wrestling….. Ugh…. Mess sdlive ….. Just mess.

    • if she was there to wrestle you’d have seen her in action of some form. she and Mike are there to do something else

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Your missing the point I understand why just not…. Well …. Why

  • Monkey Meat

    They should capitalize on the ovation the crowd gave Maria and give her a Stephanie type reign with the SmackDown womens title. And whoever beats her can get cashed in on by Carmella.

    • Degenerous Boss

      I need her to join the Authority asap lol

  • TBH, Tamina was really the main person who made the first half watchable. Did you hear the crowd actually REACTING to her (no shade)??

    • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

      Tamina was the star of the match. I’ve never understood why she was signed (besides nepotism) and I was very impressed with her, here.

  • Women’s Revolution

    I hate SD Live decided to use a historic MITB Women Ladder Match for storyline purpose instead of making it for it should’ve been. An ALL TIME GREAT.

    I feared for Carmella being in this match but she women were cautious in the match making sure they didn’t injure themselves or anyone else.

    Glad the Welcoming Committee disbandment is around the corner.

  • Monkey Meat
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  • Head

    The finish is not embarrassing, it’s controversial and it adds a buzz on the women’s division. The fans are talking and I know it will progress into a storyline. I trust the smackdown writers, thats why the womens division of sdlive always have something in store for us. Carmella needs this. But I agree as a fan, she should’ve get it herself but the ending shows Ellsworth’s pivotal role to Carmella’s victory. Tamina shocked the hell ouf of me. Tamina will be a future champion thats for sure and since she returned she progresses so naturally now. Charlotte and Nattie always impress me and always on their A Game. Becky doesnt need this win to solidify her as a competitor. She will be a champ in the future but I see her as the raw womens champ for unknown reasons.

  • C Mack

    Tamina!!!!!!! She needs to be in more stipulation matches!

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