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After a controversial finish for a milestone moment at Money In The Bank, all eyes were on the SmackDown Live women’s division. From start to (almost) finish, the women of the blue brand were on the screen – and it was definitely a treat, for the most part.

The night starts off with Natalya, Charlotte Flair, Tamina and Becky Lynch waiting outside of returning General Manager Daniel Bryan’s office. The group demand that Bryan do something about the controversy, but he insists that he must hear from Carmella and James Ellsworth before anybody else.

Cue the music!

‘Mella (accompanied by Ellsworth) skip to the arena to a roar of boos (finally!!!). The new Miss Money In The Bank then takes ahold of the mic and makes sure the entire crowd really gets what she’s saying. She states that when Kane helped Seth Rollins win, nobody demanded a rematch. And when Bray Wyatt pushed Roman Reigns off of the ladder and thus assisted Sheamus’ win, the complaints were still not there. Yet when she did a similar tactic, fans demanded the match to be redone. She then addressed the reasons that people were mad… and that was because of the “historic” moment. The Princess of Staten Island then states that whilst the other ladies were focused on making history, she was focused on her future. Carmella states that she does not care about making history.

She then leaves us with the fact that she does not care about the controversy because in a match with no rules – how can one break them?

Charlotte soon interrupts Bryan in his office to discuss the scenario. He tries to bring up her “injured” neck, but she doesn’t want to discuss it. Daniel then tries to insist that Carmella is somewhat right as she did not break any rules, but Flair refuses to listen. She states that he must “do the right thing”, and then leaves him to be.

Natalya and Tamina soon enter Bryan’s office to also discuss the controversy. The Queen of Black Harts attempts to beat around the bush by wishing Bryan a happy Father’s Day, whilst comparing the sleepless nights he has because of his child to the sleepless nights Natalya’s cat is having. Tamina then has enough of Nattie’s comments so steps in, and demands Bryan to put an end to Carmella and her “sock puppet”.

Lynch is then the next woman to approach Bryan, and she gets really emotional. She reiterates her words from the Money In The Bank fallout clip, stating that no matter what she does, somebody else will always outshine her through cheating.

Later on in the night, Bryan brings out all of the women to discuss the controversy. He announces that the rule book states that the first woman to grab the briefcase is the winner – so that is Carmella. And like the Princess of Staten Island said earlier on, former participants have also had people help them win. However, nobody has had somebody grab the briefcase for them. Ellsworth then interrupts Bryan, saying that he’s gotten soft because of his “vegan baby” – and this sets Daniel off. The new father gets in Ellsworth’s face and insists that if he brings up Birdie one more time, he will be punched in the face and fired. Yikes!

Bryan then brings the conversation back to the topic at hand. He tells Carmella that she is now the first woman to have to hand in her briefcase – to the crowd’s pleasure. We then find out that a Money In The Bank rematch is going to happen next week, including all five women from last Sunday’s event! And before leaving, Bryan snatches the briefcase out of James’ hands and Carmella is fuming! Carmella then pushes Becky Lynch, forcing a brawl to take place. Carmella is shoved to the ground and then chaos occurs. Charlotte smashes Natalya’s head to the ground, sending her to the outside, and then Lynch implements a Bex-Plex on Tamina, doing the same. Charlotte and Becky then have a vulnerable Carmella on her knees begging the pair to leave her alone. But this only results in a Natural Selection from Miss Flair, and then a Dis-Arm-Her from Miss Lynch!

On Talking Smack, Carmella shows up with an ice pack on her shoulder and Ellsworth by her side, both gloomy as ever. Carmella quickly begins to cry (no, really) stating that her family watched her get stripped off of the briefcase – and questioned Bryan on whether he would do that to his daughter. Ellsworth then insists he has a plan, but Daniel announces that James is very much banned from ringside. So of course, the pair leave in frustration.

At another point in the night, Naomi is interviewed about the Money In The Bank situation. She says that she finds it unfair, but doesn’t care who wins, because she’ll be ready. The only question is whether the other women will be ready for her. Before she can continue, Lana interrupts her, demanding a rematch.

Naomi is then taken aback by this, of course, but agrees to it. So I guess we’re redoing the entire pay-per-view for the women? Why did I even tune in on Sunday!?

In an unaired clip, Maria Kanellis and her husband Mike Kanellis come out to the stage to address the WWE Universe. Maria tells us all that everybody wants love, but unlike them, we can’t all have it. And the closest we’ll ever get to it is looking at the power couple that is the Mike and Maria – here’s to the greatest!

Thoughts: So tonight was pretty controversial. But, what we have to admit is that the ladies of SmackDown were truly the stars of the show. From the start they had the crowd invested and carried the entire show with their feud. Regardless of how messed up last Sunday was, tonight really panned out, and the story is truly intriguing.

Whilst the story is still problematic (we’ll get onto that later) I can’t help but applaud SmackDown for making me so intrigued with the programme.

Throughout the night, we’re left thinking what will Bryan do? Will he listen to Carmella? Will he cave in to the peer pressure of the other women? And in the end, it’s a pretty exciting thing – though, not the best option altogether.

The issue with the redo is that it doesn’t fix anything. The first Money In The Bank match happened, and there’s nothing that can change that. Literally nothing. There will never be another one, so what’s done is done. WWE should have owned up to their mistake, maybe even apologised, and kept it going. This now feels like a bit of a cop out, and doesn’t actually solve the problem.

But here’s how it might work:

When the women performed on Sunday, a lot of the actual highlights were missing. There were no jumps from the top of the ladder, no big moves using the weapon at hand, and no memorable moments (minus the finale). Instead we got a decent match that let a ton of fans down. The obvious cause of this is that WWE did not want the women to outshine the male main event, which in itself creates a whole other issue. But this may have been the plan the entire time.

In order to give the women a good Money In The Bank match whilst not overshadowing their male counterparts, having a better contest performed on another night may be a way to do this. It’s problematic, for sure. Women shouldn’t constantly have to tone down their work just to make the men look good. And with last Sunday being the first Money In The Bank for the women, they should have gotten the upper hand. But at the end of the day they’re still getting a chance to have a better match. It may not be ideal. The first match is definitely soiled forever. But, at the very least, we may see a stellar Money In The Bank Ladder match with our favourite wrestlers!

The outcome however, may not be so great. If the match is mediocre and Carmella still wins, then the rest of the division will look weak. However, if another woman wins, regardless of match quality, then Carmella’s heat could really fall to the pits and make her be forgotten. The best case scenario is for the women to be allowed to knock it out of the park again and again throughout the match, and for Carmella to cheat – though used loosely in these circumstances – her way to victory. Whether it be via distraction,  use of a weapon or some other dirty tactic, she needs to do it. Carmella needs to be a part of a five star match so that we get what was promised, but she needs to take advantage of her heel heat by using a dirty manoeuvre.

WWE will never make up for what happened on Sunday, but the best option from now on would be to push Carmella as SmackDown’s it girl, and give us great matches.

The title picture is also somewhat interesting. As we’re seeing both Money In The Bank matches repeated, it’s almost obvious that at least one will end differently. And my money is on the title match.

It means almost nothing to have Naomi fight against Lana yet again for her title for the same outcome to take place. Naomi winning does nothing for her as it’s a guaranteed win, whilst Lana will be made to look even weaker and more pathetic – and not in the heel way that The Miz is good at portraying. As much as I dislike Lana and as bad as she is in the ring, giving her title may be the better option here.

If Naomi loses she will be able to overcome the odds with a new opponent. Her feud with Lana can be something fresh and will give us a new character to take seriously. Because if we’re gonna see Lana every week, I’d rather her look like a proper threat, rather than one that loses every week.

I adore Naomi, and think she is a great champion. But with WWE setting up this match, she needs to lose for it to make sense. Or, if the Ladder match happens before, then the briefcase needs to be cashed in after Naomi’s win.

If the above scenario isn’t the case, then I’m not entirely sure what the angle is. Naomi is a wonderful champion, and Lana is pretty dull in the ring. But if it’s going to be a rematch, it doesn’t make sense for the same scenario to take place as Lana, Naomi and the championship will gain absolutely nothing from the bout.

On a final note, I have to discuss the Kanellis’. Their segment wasn’t necessary, so having it on the Fallout kind of makes sense. If all they’re going to do is walk out to the stage to say the same thing every week, then it makes sense to not waste precious time on a two hour programme. But this shouldn’t be the case. Give them something to discuss. Let them call people out. Allow them to discuss their actual goals. We need to see more from them!

Overall, SmackDown was great. The rematches may not make too much sense, but they can do so if the right follow-up takes place. We’ll just have to wait and see, my friends!

What did you think of last night’s show? Who are you rooting for in the Ladder match? Are you team Lana or Naomi? And what should Maria do in the coming weeks? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • BLKLTR05

    As i said in another thread, Vince is high on Carmella so I see her regaining the briefcase next week. Whether she does it by cheating or legitimately we’ll have to wait and see. I am still not sold on her though. I haven’t seen her do anything spectacular besides brawl with Nikki. No 5 star matches, hell not even 4 star matches but whatever. Vince is high on her, let her prove herself.

    As far as Lana and Naomi go, I don’t see the match actually finishing any other way but by disqualification on Lana’s part to make her more of a legitimate threat and to not diminish the credibility of the title on such a new, green person. I see great things for her but she doesn’t really deserve it at this point nor can she properly lead a division IMO.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Thank you! Someone that has a brain here.

      • BLKLTR05

        Thanks! Haha!

    • Joseph

      Carmella is booked as a heel that cheats and sneaks her way to wins so you’re not gonna get the Carmella that you saw against Bayley for NXT Women’s title back in February of 2016.

      • BLKLTR05

        But that’s a good thing because that Carmella was worse than the Carmella we have now. I want her to win legitimately so she can rub it in people’s faces. So she can say that she proved everyone wrong and that she doesn’t need Ellsworth to succeed.

        • Joseph

          I know that i was talking more about the in ring work.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Not that that match was brilliant or anything.

        • Joseph

          That match was a solid TV Match. It wasn’t gonna some 5 star classic or anything it was just solid.

  • A?.

    If Carmella loses then I’ll be pretty disappointed and angry. This is the chance for her to become a big star after being overlooked, and it would be a shame if they screwed her up because they ruined the ending at Mitb, and it’s not her fault.

    • Nathan

      I agree. Out of all the girls she needs it and after last night I’d also say she deserves it the most.

    • Aye Mate

      I don’t rate Carmella, but even I agree that to have her lose the redo would be risky towards her recovering from it. And if she does win, MITB would have made much more sense by being conducive towards getting the heat on her for good.

  • Told you all it would boost the ratings, they know what they’re doing.
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  • Rosanna

    If Carmella doesn’t regain her briefcase back that’s going to be so messed up because y’all complained so much. If you’re a real wrestling fan most of y’all would know they was in kayfabe and it’s a storyline. We can’t never have anything good because y’all complain. Stop thinking as a fan and be entertained.

    • That’s what I’m saying

    • TabbyK

      This was clearly the plan all along though. All the tweets after the match from the girls, Shane and Bryan made that clear.

    • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

      I’m sure WWE is taking this direction because of the controversy. The company looked bad with the finish but in reality the booking was brilliant, Carmella got mad heat because of it and her promo openning the show was amazing. She could have been the top heel of the women’s division outdoing anything Alexa & Charlotte has done in the past two years, stealing history from the fans. WWE should have released a statement, instead of re-doing the match. Carmella not being for the “girl power” is mad heel and selfish. I’m hoping she cheats her way again.

  • As for the show, Carmella gave the best promo of her career. So raw, real and passionate. She killed it.

    Now the best ending will be if she wins again next week in a “I TOLD YOU SO” scenario. The heat she’ll get will be even bigger.

    • Jaded

      She is definitely winning again

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      I hope she wins again and can shove it in everyone’s face. Her promo was life!!

  • Nathan

    I hope Carmella wins again next week. I’ve always been a fan of hers. I can maybe see Becky wining though. If she does I hope when Shane comes back he says Daniel Bryan shouldn’t have reversed the decision and makes Becky defend the brief case at summerslam against Carmella

    • Jaded

      Carmella needs to win. Becky can win the championship fair and square.

    • Aye Mate

      Of the two, Carmella needs the win more. Becky’s promo was so impassioned that losing the match would feed into the hint of a heel turn; after all, she’s starting to question whether doing things the clean way is the right thing to get ahead.

    • conan_kun

      There’s SDL brand PPV Battleground on July 23 before Summerslam on August.

      • Nathan

        But since that tweet Carmella has explained why she should keep it and he may have sided with her in the end. You don’t know what they were saying on the phones either so he may have been trying to convince Bryan to let her keep it.

  • Nathan

    Carmella was on fire last night and idk if she broke character on talking smack or not but if she did Bryan shouldn’t have laughed in her face. Becky gave the second best promo of the night. Oh Tamina…. you impressed me in the mitb match but girlll…. that line you delivered (and copied off of Charlotte) was just so cringe.

    • A?.

      Bryan annoying asf on Talking Smack.

    • Wicked Bliss

      I really felt bad for Carmella on Talking Smack I felt that her tears are genuine while Bryans annoying.

      • Nathan

        You could hear the emotion in her. I feel it was genuine aswell but not 100% sure

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    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Still not seeing how Tamina impressed anyone at MITB? She literally did nothing special, and I remember nothing she did that was all that good.

      • Shawn Ellis

        Yes she did was more intense aggressive and believable vs her previous performances thats what people mean by she impressed them its just u dont like her so ur focus is primarily on charlotte now do u get that

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          I saw nothing of that sort.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          Must have a soft spot for Tamina or something

      • A?.

        She dominated most of the match, and she took a lot of bumps, others can’t relate.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          She knocked charlotte off the ladder once but I do remember Nattie hitting her with a ladder and Charlotte knocking her out of the ring and doing the sparkle splash on her. That’s literally all I remember her doing.

          • A?.

            Then you will have to rewatch.

        • Justin Bebier

          She did miss her spots like the one when Becky and Nattie were holding the ladder for 2 minutes, they were waiting for Tamina so they could hit her.

    • Umnei

      I’ll be honest but I feel they all read the script before the segment and Charlotte read Tamina’s line. It wasn’t very face-like of Charlotte to say that anyways and that’s why Charlotte’s reaction to Tamina’s line was a bit strange.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Or Charlotte stole her line.

    • TabbyK

      Eh it felt like fake crying

      • Nathan

        If it was I was very convinced haha

    • John Finnie

      I think tamina forgot part of her line …. but still push her wwe

    • QueenSableBomb

      Daniel aggy as hell

    • Shady

      I’m pretty sure the tears on Talking Smack were fake, but when her voice cracked mid promo a little bit before she said “I’m just that intelligent” I really felt she was about to cry

  • Don ?

    I hope Carmella wins again next week. The MitB briefcase compliments her well and adds to her appeal and character. I love they way she was flaunting it around the past two days. ?

    I’m unsure how the Lana vs Naomi rematch will go next week. Didn’t Lana have a manager at NXT house shows? Perhaps that person will debut next week, perhaps not. At least we’re getting continuity with Lana so I’ll just have to watch and see.

    I enjoyed Smackdown! ?

    • Jaded

      Anyway it goes, it will be ridiculous if Lana wins the title in the next 2 years

      • Don ?

        You never know with WWE. They pull stuff like that at times. ?

  • Nathan

    And as for naomi vs Lana I’m not sure what they’re playing at. If Lana looses again she’ll look super weak, but I can’t see her pinning naomi…. double count out or DQ maybe?

  • Nathan

    Oh and that outfit by Carmella <3

  • Stef’

    At least on RAW there was a match…
    I loved it that Tamina spoke a few words in the microphone, it explained why she never did before.

    • Jaded

      Better no match than that crap

    • Bryskers

      If we can call it a match.
      It usually bothers me when a show doesn’t feature an actual wrestling match, but in this case, we had a great promo, significant storyline progression, and two matches made for next week. Raw had a short “match” which ended abruptly and nothing else. Smackdown wins hands down.

  • conan_kun

    A real reason is SDL ratings is going bad recently, so they create controversy and book another MITB rematch to draw the viewers. It reminds me of Stone Cold won Royal Rumble 1997 with controversy then being force to compete another over the top rope battle royal. Carmella may win back the briefcase again since she’s the best choice to hold the briefcase after she got a great heat during her opening promo. Another way may be Becky wins this time, then Carmella challenge Becky one-on-one with briefcase on the line, of course Becky will agree due to her babyface act, end with Carmella wins back the briefcase. After watching Becky promo during MITB Fallout and against Bryan, could it a sign of heel turn, but Becky is too popular to be heel.

    • Super Mateo

      Well, it worked. Ratings rose a good amount from last week. There likely were multiple reasons for that, though.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Honestly yeah, not to discredit anyone but I’m not sure how much of an impact the girls had even if I think they had some. Raw had that exact same rise as well after weeks of horrible ratings numbers. The fact that all big sports events are over played into it for both shows I feel like. I heard NBA playoffs drew huge ratings this year in USA.

  • Aye Mate

    All of the women were convincing enough this week, but Carmella and Becky took their character work to another level. Going into this dramatic redo of MITB it feels as though those two especially need the win more than ever. It’s just a shame that Naomi, the division’s champion, continues to play second fiddle.

  • Kvngbalor

    Thank God u finally admit your dislike for Lana which I’ve pointed out for weeks i hate writers who can’t separate their personal opinions and feelings but this is what happens when you take someone from the comment section and give them a platform to be bias

    • Matt

      I agree with you, it’s not fair and it’d be better for someone who writes a report to separate his/her hate against a Superstars from his/her point of view (which will ever be biased). I think it’s really in bad taste.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      It’s not like his bias was hard to see.
      I agree that a writer should stay un-biased, even in the thoughts section and maintain a certain professionalism but I wouldn’t necessarily generalize that for all writers who once were part of the comments section.
      Josue/Numero who does the Impact reviews is great.

    • John Finnie

      Really?? Is the Sd writer an average joe from the comment section!!

  • Kvngbalor

    Mike & Maria was necessary they have a very big wrestling following and Maria topped Google most search list the day after MITB as number 7 i was looking forward to see them on SD Live

    • Aye Mate

      I think last night was WWE putting the feelers out on how to market them. Mike Bennett is one hell of a worker, so I think it would be a shame to stifle him in an overly gimmicky character. Personally, WWE could really just amplify the persona they had in ROH.

      • Kvngbalor

        Its only right to push Maria as the focal point of this debut to casual WWE fans who don’t know him will view him as Maria husband look how they did Tyson Kidd this is one time WWE was smart however having them debut attacking Miz and Maryse fake putting them out and claiming to be the new it couple would have been better

  • Wicked Emma

    I can’t stand Ellsworth and I definitely can’t stand Carmella.

  • Kvngbalor

    This won’t be a popular opinion but i wouldn’t mind Liv Morgan being called up next week and helping Carmella win 2 cheats 2 controversial wins SD needs a top female heel Carmella is the best option and needs to remain Ms Money In The Bank let Liv who at this point lost in the shuffle debut attack someone push a ladder over something allowing another win for Carmella put her with Carmella since she’s viewed as a knock off anyway let her be Carmella flunky til Carmella cashes in i can see her already painting Carmella nails holding the briefcase for her etc let Carmella have her and JE her own entourage of flunkys

    • Super Mateo

      Liv isn’t a heel, though. For me, the best heel choice to bring up is Peyton Royce, but it would be much better to put her in the match rather than assisting someone else.

      • Kvngbalor

        Mickie wasn’t a heel neither but she was when she debuted Peyton needs and deserves to debut as a wrestler Liv can afford to debut as a side kick a flunky there’s nothing else for her in the crowded NXT and she’s the only women that has that same swagger as Carmella that would fit

    • Luiz Giem

      Honestly I would love that, Liv Morgan is criticized a lot for being too much like Carmella so it would make sense for me if they actually make her act as a full Carmella wanna be. That way Carmella gets the briefcase by cheating but without the help of a man since James Ellsworth is banned.

      • Kvngbalor

        Do you know How funny that would be and it would get Liv over even more the day Carmella dumps her

        • Luiz Giem

          It would be really funny, and a lot of people can’t stand Liv already or find her annoying so it would be more heat for Carmella. They could even play a Maria/Allie storyline.

  • conan_kun

    I wonder what’s the point for signing Mike Bennett if they can’t even use current talents like Harper, Rowan, Dillinger, Rusev right plus SDL seems no place for them, not to mention future NXT callups.

    • Kvngbalor

      They really should be on RAW

  • Luiz Giem

    Props to Smackdown for making an interesting show from start to end! They created controversy to draw more viewers and it worked.

    However, I still think that the whole MITB drama is a mess (but an enjoyable one) so I don’t really know what I want for next week besides a better ladder match than the one we got on Sunday.

    It’s fair to name Carmella as the biggest star of the episode, she cut a flawless and emotional promo and made me root for her after she delivered so much honesty when she addressed how she was the draft pick or how overlooked she’s been since NXT. I legit felt bad for her when Daniel took the briefcase case from her and when Becky and Charlotte teamed up on her.

    Next week the women will be main eventing for sure and I want to see huge spots and maybe Carmella winning again in a controversial fashion, it would be a shame not to capitalize on the huge amount of heat she has right now.

    And finally, I’m not gonna be hard on SD for not allowing us to see Mike and Maria, it was a crowded episode but next week they better give us a great segment and the first opponent for the couple.

    • My girl was acting!!!! I was like yes & sad cause she was crying in the submission lol

      • Luiz Giem

        Then when she was crying in Talking Smack I was crying with her. I’m seriously rooting for her now.

        • Eggzactly, she’s doing her job welll!!!1

  • Bryskers

    The ladies really did THAT this week, especially Carmella and Becky.

    I call shade on whoever gave Tamina the exact same line than Charlotte though. If I was her, I would have kept my mouth shut ugerugyfgy.

    • Raekon

      When the Management tells you to say that line then you unfortunately have to do so whether you want it or not. :(

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      It was so embarrassing lol and the fact that she put emphasis on the word “looking” combine with the awkward silence after that…

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Charlotte used taminas line dear.

  • Doug

    im super upset about it but theres no way naomi is leaving with the title. theres no reason to have the match other than to take it off her. the wwe is so high on lana they wouldn’t have her lose again.

  • Rosanna

    lana just got to smackdown live. She shouldn’t be champion and she just started back training months ago, this whole thing is started to look like a mess. Smackdown isn’t built on controversy and if Lana wins and Carmella having her briefcase taking and doesn’t win it back. This whole division looks a mess in its self and I love the smackdown roster.

    • Mykiiey

      Lana’s been training for 2 years actually. She was already ready to go when she was fueding with Summer, but then broke her hand and got engaged to Rusev. That pushed her back, but she kept going to The Performance Center weekly to train. Last year they started letting her wrestle on sporatic NXT Live events, and this year she’s been doing NXT Live Events monthly. CJ has always wanted to wrestle. It’s just they placed her with Rusev instantly. At least she on her own free will and money goes weekly to train, and truly has a passion to wrestle.

      • John Finnie

        She didnt wrestle at first because she had a concusion & they didnt want her wrestling until she was ready she has said this herself

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      hey. do you have a twitter?

      • Rosanna

        I do.

  • Bryskers

    I have to stgrongly disagree with the writer about Lana though. I don’t care about her “momentum” (and what momentum? she debuted less than a month ago), she shouldn’t be champion for pretty obvious reasons.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      I mean, she had momentum going from her debut to attacking Naomi and that buzz arround her leading to her title match due to her in-ring skills but I agree, Naomi should win even tho it will hurt Lana.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      No one’s gonna be convinced until all of our women’s champions can’t wrestle

  • DivaLicious?

    I got to applause Carmella ???? She really did give the best promo of her entire wrestling career. She definitely deserves to win the briefcase next week. If she don’t, then that promo that she cut meant nothing. So she has to win?

    And Tamina girl, what the hell was that? Did you slip up and say the same line Charlotte did. I was confused? So was the crowd. And to think people actually wanted her to win MITB??

    And for Naomi, I’m sorry but I gotta go heel on her. Because she just sucks. Her mic work as face is cringeworthy. WHY always gotta act ghetto WHY? she is so irrelevant to this whole controversy. Her championship reign is irrelevant. I pray Lana walks out the champ. Then maybe a cash in. But just take the belt off Naomi please. This has nothing to do with BLM movement either so don’t start with it. She just sucks!

    • George

      Agreed, someone needs to take that title off Naomi already she’s the champion but the other girls outshine her easily, except for Tamina (maybe) lol

      • John Finnie

        Carmella out shine naomi in the ring ???????

        • George

          Yes, now that she won the MITB even Carmella outshine Naomi’s title reign lmao

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      “WHY always gotta act ghetto WHY?” I’m sorry but what exactly is “ghetto” to you?

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Why are you so sure tamina used Charlottesville’s line ? & Not the other way around ?

  • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

    SmackDown! put on a great show and I agree with part of what the writer is explaining, however, I think some people are not really paying attention to these stories. Some segments may “not make sense” but understanding what it was about is important.

    1. Lana requested a rematch claiming that Carmella’s distraction cost her the match. The Ravishing Russian was pretty dominant during their bout. Naomi winning the match settles the score and makes sure there’s no excuses for Lana. Winning the belt won’t make her a threat with women like Charlotte, Nattie, Tamina & Becky, she’ll be looking always inexperienced. Unless Rusev is by her side, she needs to climb the ladder.

    2. As much faith I have in the ladies talent, there was no way they would be able to pull a better match than the men did at the PPV. AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Sayn, Nakamura & Dolph Ziggler are super seasoned wrestlers and can pull stunts that women can’t (because they have more muscles to take them). I’m sure the ladies will exceed what they did on the PPV but in the match it was clear they are not as exposed to these matches as the men. Tamina used the ladder more than anyone, and the way it was used was mainly basic.

    3. This MITB match re-match won’t erase the first one, the controversy surrounding the match was the biggest in a long time. Having another winner is also bad booking, Carmella proved she’s the best choice for top heel. She should find another way and cheat. None of the girls can do promos like her, her facial expressions are on point and goes according the story (not just the character), she’s been part of entertaining matches and has all the tools to make herself & her puppet succeed.

    • Callisthenes

      I completely agree with you Miguel. I respect the writer’s view but his points are quite off to me. Like most of the MITB winners, I hope Carmella will only cash in around the Wrestlemania period to guarantee herself a spot in the Wrestlemania and I am just curious to hear your view on the direction you think SD! should take after Carmella wins back her briefcase and Naomi defeats Lana. Do you think it’s a good time to debut someone or otherwise, how should the remaining ladies insert themselves back into the title picture after losing to Carmella?

      • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

        I agree with you, Carmella shouldn’t cash in yet (if she wins her briefcase back). To me the best booking option would have been for her to have a feud with Becky (who was so emotional about the ending of the match) and defend the briefcase as a belt (it has happened before), while she tease about cashing in a few times. WWE took another route and I clearly don’t know where are they taking it for the future since her winning for a second time could ruin the credibility of the rest and make pointless a feud for the briefcase.

        As for Naomi, she should retain and get a worthy contender, as of now Charlotte has been the only one to give her memorable matches. She could feud with Nattie, Becky or finish with Charlotte.

        • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

          Carmella must remain with the briefcase until another babyface (Becky or Charlotte) wins the title, the heat would be even bigger.

          • Miguel Orona Rodríguez

            I agree! Naomi gets a lot of simpathy from the fans but winning over Becky or Charlotte would generate more heat. Imagine Becky just winning her belt (after all her frustrations) to loose it minutes later to Carmella.

  • QueenSableBomb

    I hope Carmella wins again just to prove that she didn’t need James to win. I must’ve missed Becky’s promo because I don’t remember seeing it but she did really good! I’d love for her to turn heel but I think she’s fine as a face too

    On a side note though I guess I’m glad I missed the PPV because we getting a redo next week anyway.

  • conan_kun

    If Lana wins the title next week and Carmella wins back the briefcase, there’ll be no babyface champ left in WWE since Lesnar and Asuka are tweeners.

  • Kat Love

    What are they doing with the women on RAW? Now I truly believe there are different writers on both shows.

  • SD gave it to me as they always do, Becky promo just gives me vibes she may get that push for the briefcase. I was over it when they took the briefcase from Carmella, the heat she was getting, that promo! Wooooo!!!!

  • Rodney Holston

    Undisputed Miss Money in the Bank does have a nice ring to it.

    My arse will be so chapped if Carmella doesn’t win next week, feel like that would kill all her momentum. However if she does lose, I want her to ruin the winner’s cash-in

  • Rainee Toneme

    I think the MITB match will be first, then Naomi will lose her title to Lana, who will be a 30 second champion, then the winner of the MITB will pin Lana to be the new champ.

    What needs to happen: Becky or Carmella win the MITB, she tries to cash it in after Naomi/Lana match, Tamina reunites with Naomi by taking out Becky/Carmella, and we have heel champ Naomi, with everyone else chasing her for the title for a few months.

    • Vid Trim

      No. Women’s MITB has already lost credibility and a failed cash-in would be an awful decision at this point.

    • Don ?

      I’d rather Lana not win at all then. You’re giving me Jillian flashbacks. We can’t repeat that mistake. ?

    • Monkey Tennis

      A Naomi turn doesn’t seem likely at this point. And do we really wanna put Tamina into yet another sidekick role? She performed well at MiTB and she deserves a little solo time to see what she could do with it.

  • king valor

    I feel like becky will turn heel and take the title off naomi. feud with charlotte. charlotte eventually wins, but when she finally wins it…carmella/ms mitb cashes in. Carmella needs to pick up the lone win tuesday. loved when she said “im not here for girl power” lmaoo cause she was picked last. ICONIC

  • king valor

    Proud Mella finally got that crowd reaction. only took like what a year? MS MITB is TALKING!

  • Raekon

    Taminas facial expressions backstage when Nattie was talking were hilarious. :p
    Too bad they gave her almost the same line to say in the ring cause it made her look bad even she is not.
    It is more than obvious that all the “controversial ending” of the ppv was planned that way out of obvious reasons.
    I just hope that the title match will be good and that the ladder match will be epic cause we all know these women can do it! :)

  • Jamie Byrd

    I hope Naomi don’t loose but if she do Lana would had stop Naomi a few hours short of beating Becky Lynch record as being the longest SD Women Champion. I hope she don’t I want Naomi to win but turn heel again right after and say something about with this win I am now the longest SD Women Champion and be all cocky about it.

    • conan_kun

      Next Tuesday, Naomi will be 86 days, already 2 days more than Becky already regardless of retaining or losing the title.

      • Jamie Byrd

        but the way WWE.com has it set up Becky was 85 days and that Naomi wont be champion for 86 days until about 11:30pm Eastern Time while we know it 86 days I bet WWE would more likely to pull a fast one and use that in a storyline about how Lana stop Naomi for reaching that goal.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Wow Smackdown literally blows Raw away. Another MITB match for the women and women’s title match for next week? Both are random as hell and I love it. However, I do feel bad that Carmella was stripped of the briefcase because she did deserve to win it, just not to have Ellsworth do it for her. Good call by the creative team. I can’t wait to see what happens next week. Whereas Raw… I already don’t feel like watching that trash. So glad my Queen Charlotte is off doing bigger and better things on Smackdown.

  • ?K . A . T ?

    The 2nd Women’s MITB should be awesome and I hope Mella reclaims her throne. As far as the title match I hope Naomi retains, Lana isn’t ready at least in my opinion anyway. Anybody think they are foreshadowing a Becky heel turn?

  • Callisthenes

    Ok, I disagree with the writer here on the booking of Naomi and Lana. There is already an overconcentration of heels with similar bookings currently. I mean we have Alexa and Carmella (who is poised to win the MITB again and be thrusted into the spotlight soon) as the sneaky heels who win using their wits mainly. Do we need another one in Lana? I don’t know about the rest of the audience but one Alexa is more than enough for me. I do not even think it’s a good idea for Carmella to win the MITB given her current ability so I have even much less consideration for Lana to actually go on straight to win the title.

    The first title match took place at the PPV to give visibility to the SD! women’s champion Naomi and also to showcase the debut of Lana and establish that she can wrestle (albeit as a green wrestler based on her own showing that match). Then, like what Miguel has mentioned, this rematch is taking place to ‘close’ up this feud because of Lana’s claims that she was distracted. This feud between Naomi and Lana has never been more than anything other than a secondary filler feud. There is nothing to indicate that this feud is going to last longer after next week’s match.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    It would seem like at least one of the outcome will be different but honestly, doing not one but TWO rematches with the exact same outcome is kind of pointless but honestly, it’s best that things happen the same way it did at MITB.

    As it was said, Naomi will gain absotuley nothing from the bout but Lana can’t win as well. She’s way too inexperienced and green for her to get such a spot. It’s a loss-loss situation in either ways but I would rather Naomi wins because, Lana is just not ready. Honestly, this match is lame and it would have been best for both to just move on but I guess they had to “highlight” the champion…

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    As for the MITB picture, mixed feelings.

    First, let’s say that SD did a fantastic job in highlighting women throughout their show and making them the most important story of it this week and they will likely main event next week as well so that’s big. It’s a big angle that got people talking.

    On top of that, they were doing a pretty nice job following what happened and recovering from Ellsworth “winning”. I mean, Carmella looked like an absolute star in her opening promo setting the tone right away and throughout the show, the backstage segment very well put the spotlight on women with Becky Lynch just so easily outshining any other girls’ promo (with Tamina doing great work backstage ONLY). Her delivery is something that is just out of this world!

    But that was until Daniel Bryan and all the women were reunited in the ring. Honestly, it was stupid. Very stupid. Especially with Carmella giving us a killer promo and pretty much exposing the fact that she won using rules in her advantage which she did. Stripping her of it is just yet again an abuse of power from DB (which he always do) and slowed down Carmella’s momentum immensely. You either go with it entirely or you don’t… Having a rematch makes the first match AND the PPV look pointless at this point. Takes away from the historic match again.

    Either ways, Carmella will definitely have to “cheat” her way to the victory because if she doesn’t, it’s literally a waste of this entire thing.

  • Womensor

    We have not 1 but 2 mitb matches. The 1st one, short, but well, just for women to contact with this kind of match. I think the 2nd one will be better, and with more spots and time. I’m always right about what’s next in SD division (Raw is really hard and I’m starting to not care abour raw women)

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mhm1xy47CJ8
    These girls better study this match because I want INTENSITY and actual LADDER SPOTS. Not a water down ladder match without much spots to take away from it. I already forgot the content of the first MITB ladder match, that’s saying a lot…

  • Womensor

    This is the prove, you can make an SD episode for women, only with segments, can make farther the storyline even more than matches. Raw repeats the same matches and segments.
    I think this time, Tamina or Natalya will win the match. Or maybe Carmella wins again.

  • Exotic

    DANIEL GOAT FACED BASTARD IRKS ME SO MUCH
    Honestly, his aggravating AF. His clearly salty that he can’t wrestle and that everyone else around him can. Miz should came to SD and drag his ass once again for filth.

    • Limfox #TagThatAss

      Omg and he disrespected Legendita like a year or two ago fuck ha!

      • Exotic

        MESS! What did he say about her?

        • Limfox #TagThatAss

          no he was being rude…i believe it was like a kick off type show and Lita asked him a simple question and he blew up on her “i hate getting asked these questions…like obviously I don’t know…” if I find the clip I’ll post it

          I wanted to jump through the screen and slap the shit out his bitch ass.

          • Exotic

            His just a jackass on Total Divas and in WWE. I was fuming when he was laughing at Carmella crying on Talking Smack. After that, he had the audacity to disregard it as “crocodile tears” like it honestly pissed me off.
            And its fine, I got the idea when he came at Lita. He mad that she bounced back from a neck injury and he was forced to retire cause of it ;D

          • Limfox #TagThatAss

            omgggg seeing her cry broke my heart, also when CHar/Becky gave ha the Natural Selection/Dis-arm-her

            ughhhhh sis tell DB to go back the fuck home!!! nobody wanted ha back ANYWAY

  • Exotic

    Poor Carmella. She needs to win next week otherwise I’ll forever have a grudge at what happened and the person who has won it will be on my shit list for a while.

  • Exotic

    Carmella promo >>>
    Its in my top 10 divas/women promo all time.

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    All along, my biggest issue with the original MITB match was that it was just an average match that led up to THAT finish. Had the match been more spectacular, then the ending wouldn’t have stung so badly. That said, next week’s match needs to be everything Sunday’s was not AND they still have to develop a way for Carmella to win in ruthless fashion. We’ll see what they come up with.

    As for the title match, Lana can win without Naomi losing the title (via DQ) which is the only logical route. For that to happen, though, someone will need to interfere on Lana’s part if they plan on taking this “feud” passed next week.

  • MK126

    The title match seems a bit unnecessary since Naomi just beat Lana but that’s whatever. If it adds to her reign as a fighting champ then so be it. Hopefully it ends after this and we have Naomi come out during the MITB match to scout her future opponents. As for the MITB rematch I’m all for it on the notion that Mella wins again… but even if she doesn’t I can see them continuing her and having her interfere in the next winners title match. Have her claim that if it wasn’t for those who complained and whined about how she won the briefcase she’d still have it and that the briefcase is rightfully hers. She can either challenge the second winner (if there is one) to a match for the briefcase or just interfere in the title match the winner has. I think there are a lot of ways to play Mella either winning or even losing next week.
    One thing that stuck with me was something that I think Charlotte said during her segment with DB was that “the NO DQ rule only applied to the 5 women in the match” and shes 100% right. Mella (one of the 5 people in the match) used the NO DQ rule to her advantage to get the briefcase in whatever way she could. So technically she followed the rules and won the match. If it wasn’t the first ever MITB for the women we wouldn’t be having this discussion tbh…

    • John Finnie

      They go on about it being a NO DQ match bit its in the name womans MITB match lol

      • MK126

        Oh I understand that. Im just saying technically she didn’t break any rules cause she did follow the NODQ rule… BUT I feel like if she would have had Ellsworth carry her and she physically unlatched the briefcase then this would be a different story

        • John Finnie

          Ohh i agree if they wanted james to help then that would have been the better way to go

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      “If it wasn’t the first ever MITB for the women we wouldn’t be having this discussion tbh”
      Basically. That’s my big issue because other than that, it would have been genius.

      • MK126

        And I like that she called that out in her promo. She proved her point by rattling off ways that other people have won the MITB match by cheating but because this was the first and meant to be historic everybody has their panties in a bunch. I’m not against her winning I just hate how she won

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Yes totally. I am not against her winning at all. Her character was made for such a match tbh and like you said, her promo said it all. It her promo, she PERFECTLY explained the nature of her win and how there are zero rules stating that what they have done was illegal.
          I truly believe that this would have been one of the best MITB win of all time wouldn’t it have been the first one but since it was the first one, it hurt the moment as a whole and comepltely took away from the match.

          • MK126

            It really did take away from the match. I was expecting someone to knock him off the ladder not have him actually take the briefcase. It was like in that match when Maryse climbed the ladder. Now I cant remember if she was taken down or if she had grabbed the briefcase but imagine how everyone would have reacted had Maryse done what Ellsworth did

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            I think John Morrison forced her go down. Would have Maryse done it, people would have praised WWE so much for such a cleaver ending and especially considering Maryse was quite well beloved. Plus, the match was already established for a long time and so Maryse doing it would have been like, a different new way to end the match while here, it was so much more than just a match.

            The worst is that it ended abruptly just when the match was getting much hotter so in the end, we had an average MITB match without much spots that will only be remember because a man “won”. A shame.

  • TabbyK

    All I want is a better and longer match than last time.

  • John Finnie

    I can see Carmella win again with under handed trickery BUT i can also see her fail to win the championship when she does cash in as i can not see her as a good champion especially if people are complaining about Alexa being champ because Carmella is not any better infact she is still basic in the ring

    Wow what was the point of making a mockery out of the first MITB match

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Naomi should win and then let Lana attack her from behind and introduce her new bodyguard or whatever (the one from NXT). She needs to do her comeback this time too. I want to see the crowd on Naomi’s side so Lana better do a good job at making the crowd feel for Naomi since she’s the one in control for a while.

  • The Paparazzi Prince (MIMQ)

    What a messy redux!
    Diva Dirt needs new writers!
    I miss Erin all of a sudden

    • LaurenYorkStan

      There was nothing wrong with it Abir is doing just fine

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Maria help Carmella to victory since it seems like writers don’t know what to do with her. The next two weeks of SD Live should be interesting with the MITB rematches and John Cena return the week after.

  • John Finnie

    So reading the comments it seems im in the minority in not wanting carmella to win the MITB match or the title’ i can see her winning it though

  • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

    Maria is so cringe. WWE doesn’t need her. Carmella was great, and I loved her segment. I always said she had talent and needed a chance, well, now the people who laughed at me are going to hide themselves. Lana is awesome, give her that title!

    • conan_kun

      Because of Mike and Maria, WWE gonna breaks up Miz and Maryse just because WWE doesn’t want two similar gimmicks at the same time despite each couple is on different brand.

    • Windyhawaii

      Maria and Mike are supposed to be cringe, it’s kinda their gimmick. So they’re doing it right

      • Darren C. #Anti-Marks ?

        They’re doing it right because they’re cringe dude

        • Windyhawaii

          I honestly don’t understand if you meant that as you were agreeing with what I said or that they’re not good

  • conan_kun

    I wonder why so many people want Lana to be champ right away, just because Naomi is bad in doing promo or ring skill, don’t they notice Lana is still inexperience and still learning while at least Naomi is an established wrestler, yet they rather want a novice to become a champ already.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Naomi isn’t bad in the ring though.

    • Mandy

      Naomi is not bad in the ring, she’s actually pretty good but I do agree about Lana. The problem is the match will be pointless if she loses again.

      • conan_kun

        It’s okay, John Cena lost his first 2 matches after his debut, rookie losing matches won’t hurt.

  • John Finnie

    Tamina & Charlotte & Natalya need to work a programe together the chemistry the 3 have is pretty good Tamina & Natalya just play off each other together they could be very funny plus they are all 2nd gen stars

    Anyone that thought Carmella was genuine on TS are you freaking kidding me this has been the plan from day 1 or the day of the ppv. She knew this is a way to get her over after a year & she played her part great

  • wwepassion

    I can’t see Lana losing again or losing clean. She is a fresh star and I don’t think they’ll throw her away as she has a huge fanbase even before being active as a wrestler. If she does lose and beat Naomi she need a sidekick to cheat for her during her reign because she is too green to be winning alone. I hope Carmella wins by herself especially after her great promo. Let her have this she needs this.

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Carmella ….. As champion & 5 star matches? Lol the jokes here. & Then the reviewer is calling for Lana to become champion ? Lol … But let’s get this straight. Sd botches their finish. And now is attempting to redo the match ? & Everyone’s like sure yeah redo it Carmella heat Carmella heat lol. Let’s see how long she retains it … furthermore. If she does win again and become champ by taking the title off Lana assuming she’s going over we would have no champions who could lead a match…. More bullshit action. But hey I’m happy for you girls and guys who are marking tf out over what seems to be an even bigger smoz than the first…. Good luck ladies and good luck mella ….. Let’s see what you got girl

    • Mike

      You are low key becoming one of my faves on here lol

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Thanks darlin I’m here as a voice of reason to the mad diva fans lol

  • Windyhawaii

    Once again even the dirt sheet is saying that what happened at money in the bank was wrong. It wasn’t imo at all, it’s called heel heat for a reason! WWE was not being sexist by having Ellsworth get the briefcase they were trying to put heat on the two to give Carmella more hype, and I wish it could have stayed that way. Doing a whole rematch is pointless and stupid, and If Carmella doesn’t win then she’ll have been robbed of her MITB moment and it will be a disgrace that they caved in to the fans this much. I mean honestly, if fans can’t deal with this then I don’t think they’d last a second with the stuff that happened way back when.

  • GOD STRATUS•

    I hate what they did on SD like hate it I’m not buying Into Carmella. Like I honestly just want a girl who can go in the ring and embody the craft. And she just doesn’t do it for me like at all. It’s a reason why she’s been getting crickets since her debut. Totally checked out of this all…. Mess hot mess

    • If you want to watch wrestling only, go watch Stardom. Plenty of stuff for you to enjoy.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        “the craft” my darlin isn’t just wrestling. However it is a combat sport and not being believable in combat acting is the problem I have…. Miss thing there are several women within the company from past to present who haven’t been wrestling technicians and some of those women are my favorite as you can see in my Avi. But they were believable… So instead of suggesting that I as a adamant wwe fan ” go somewhere else ” hb you stand for quality my dear and not passable… That’s all and before I direct you where to go I’ll leave you with this. Just bc your satisfied doesn’t mean we all have to be. Minority or not revolutions we’re built on less… And to further that point as an American Citizen my dear I have the liberty to watch comment advocate or tear down whatever I choose …. So you and your tyrannical approach can go …. Well I’m sure Vince McMahan could say it better … ?

        • WWE is like that you simply have to deal with it. They’ll always push whoever they find interesting at the moment, regardless of talent.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            I’m dealing with it as we speak by speaking on it…. Doesn’t mean I have to be pleased or shut up bc you think I should…. However thanks for in a way admitting that some of these girls aren’t as talented as they should be to match the push their given that’s all

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      You make me wonder why you have a Trish avi. Nothing against Trish, she’s definitely my fav of all time. Charlotte a very close second. But I’ve noticed you’ve been nitpicky with both Carmella and Alexa. You also say the same stuff about Carmella and Alexa that was said about Trish when she first started wrestling. Basically comments critiquing their in-ring ability. Dear, some wrestlers learn slower than others. Carmella is still very early into her career, the same can be said about Alexa as well. I have no doubt they can make improvements as the months roll on. Please go back and watch Carmella’s opening promo because she definitely doesn’t get crickets. She had that whole arena booing her.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        At least Trish bumped. All I’m asking is that the girls get into it and show some intensity. You can’t compare Trish’s first couple years to these girls cos she put her body on the line she made you suspend disbelief and took her role seriously enough that I believed everything stratus did. She wasn’t just reciting lines or going thru the motions. Week in and week out Trish the good Stratus go better and better and would do something fun a news Everytime on my screen. So that’s why she’s in my Avi. And the fact that she is should let you know I want those girls to be better I do but they’re just not and y’all so set on giving them passes when quite frankly they’re just coasting. So bye with that. It’s not just about the wrestling it’s about the intensity the dedication the believability.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          It took Trish a while for others to start believing in her as well. A lot thought she was overrated and only got where she was because she was beautiful. Carmella isn’t getting a pass just because. She actually is making the Smackdown brand and even WWE worth talking about. She’s the center of attention in WWE right now. There’s way more to wrestling than the wrestling aspect.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Girl I just stated and will state again. Yes Trish could not wrestle her first couple years. Did it stop her from taking table bumps big matches going up against the men pouring her heart out Into the company ? No it didn’t in fact she just got better and better…. Your telling me that Carmella is the reason SD is being talked about… After a match she literally did nothing in…. Not even unlatch the briefcase…. Furthermore…. She’s the reason SD is being talked about bc of 1 great promo ?…. I’m not even gonna get into that with you… Especially talking to a Charlottesville fan you should expect more they’ve all practically been in wwe the same amount of time some ppl Excel at the wrestling some the mic some the selling some the comedy I get it. But when you only offer one maybe two things. In carmellas case one good promo and a nice face…. It’s not enough to warrant such attention. Or accolades. She doesn’t sell. She’s safe as hell her moves are terrible she skips much like aj so character infringement yeah she’s pretty she’s really pretty…. But my darlin that’s it…. Sad to say she’s no Trish not even a shadow of who Trish was debut year. All I’m saying is. You can tell when someone wants to be there and gets well ” it” Torrie friggin Wilson was more captivating and more physical than Carmella and Alexa bliss combined…. If you can’t wrestle you sell your ass off for the wrestler … But you have all these newbies who wanna get themselves over and not the craft not the art not the work… And for some REAL Wwe fans wrestling fans in general it’s hard to respect a person who doesn’t. And I don’t have to but Trish Stratus let me be very clear was earning respect left and right debut year and each year after so don’t lecture me about this not being all about wrestling when it’s not and your right but it’s about more it’s about passion boo passion you can feel taste and see. Next ….

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Girl why’d you have to write a book? I’m just saying Carmella and Alexa are similar to Trish in their appearance and how people don’t believe in them other than being eye candy. Carmella being in yet ANOTHER MITB in less than a month as well as all the women involved show that she is able to put her body on the line. So don’t act like she just stands around and collects a paycheck for being pretty. I honestly didn’t read your long ass comment so I only addressed what I read. You seem real salty for some reason.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            No need in debating if your reading compacity has reached its peak….

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Well like I’m not at home so time is mainly the issue.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        And it was one night Carmella got heat since being called up one great promo and now she’s deserves all these accolades ? It’s Ludacris how you guys hand out titles like that

    • wwepassion

      Crickets? You have selective hearing girl lol. Her feud with Nikki she looked good and got reaction, then WWE dropped the ball and she got no reaction. Now she is getting reaction again and is on fire so far. For the billionth time wrestling does not make you a star. Charisma, mic skills, character and ability to connect with the crowd does. That’s always how it’s been. Wrestling is important but clearly those other attributes are more important.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Clearly you’ve reached you reading compacity as well I openly admitted wrestling isn’t everything. Verbatim….

        • wwepassion

          You’ve ignored most of what I said about her, I guess you know you are just a hater no offense.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Even though you’re trash I agree

          • wwepassion

            lol

      • GOD STRATUS•

        I’m not gonna address a feud she didn’t retain any heat from boo just not gonna happen….

        • wwepassion

          HUH?

      • Mandy

        Nailed it! There have been wrestlers who are good in the ring but lack the charisma it takes to get them over. Carmella is getting the reaction she should be getting for being a heel, her feud with Nikki was good and now she is nailing it with the MITB controversy.

        • wwepassion

          Even stone cold said he was impressed with Carmella and her mic skills/ charisma.

  • Shady

    The ratings drew half a million viewers in and imo it was because of the women, the MiTB five especially and in particular Carmella. She did make extremely valid points and her promo sounded genuine, the best promo this year so far because it felt like a shoot at certain points without having to be candid or ‘4th wall breaking’.

    Becky was also excellent and delivered yet another quality babyface promo. She has such a good grasp of her character and you can sense the underdog presence that really makes her the standout babyface not only in the womens division, but ALL of wwe along with Sami Zayn.

    Like I explained in an earlier thread the whole thing was pretty much genius, they get to boost ratings even further and the girls are getting another chance to top their first MiTB bout, create a controversial angle that turned Carmella a bonafide star. I’m looking forward to her winning next week yet again and really launch her into top tier superstardom.

  • Justin Bebier

    I can’t believe people would want a Becky heel turn. She’s one of the best babyface’s WWE has. Naomi’s the only other face and Charlotte’s basically a tweener, who I’m sorry I just can’t root for as a face. It would be stupid for WWE to do it.

  • sd live was awesome this week and i cant wait for next weeks show

  • Kyle

    I’m not really convinced this writer even watched the show lol. Failed to mention a few major things. One being how Carmella friggin crushed it in the opening segment and two how horrendous the in ring scene with all the girls was. Natalya’s delivery was so unnatural and Tamina’s brain fart when she repeated the exact same thing Charlotte had just said. You could hear crickets. It was an entertaining show but the 2nd segment was almost embarrassing. I will agree with one thing though, Carmella needs to win. Lana however, does not.

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  • Mandy

    Carmella was on fire in that opening segment, she is proving herself to be a good heel and has the potential to go far. I wouldn’t mind seeing her win MITB again if she uses a heel move that does not involve Ellsworth. Thankfully he has been banned from ringside. WWE seriously needs to let these women go out there and do their thing, they are more than capable of doing so without a man helping them reach the top.