The past few weeks for the women’s division on the blue brand has been tense – opportunities have been popping up and each woman is ready to step up to the mark. This week is no different, as we once again see the women trying to climb to the top of the ranks. Let’s see what happened in this week’s SmackDown: Live Redux!

Last week, Lana issued a challenge to impress Tamina, who she cited as one of her inspirations. Lana challenged Charlotte Flair to a match and so this week, it’s time for Lana to prove her point… which doesn’t work out too well. During the match, Charlotte really doesn’t take Lana seriously – it’s only until Lana hits her with a nasty slap that angers the ‘Nature Girl’, who finishes off Lana with a quick Big Boot and Figure 8 to make the Ravishing Russian tap out.

Backstage, Tamina catches up with Lana post-match and initially rubs some salt into her wounds following her defeat. Tamina mentions that Lana’s ‘ravishing’-ness, isn’t enough to get her to the top, but her ambition is what helped her get 3 SmackDown Women’s Title opportunities. So now, Tamina tells Lana that she needs to help Tamina to get her own shot.

Next up, we’re treated to another fresh showdown with Miss Money In The Bank, Carmella taking on the SmackDown Women’s Champion, Naomi.

Initially, Naomi has the upper hand when these two lock up with her regular speedy offence. The match only switches up when Carmella manages to block a kick and take down Naomi with a back heel trip. Carmella then gets to work on grounding Naomi – choking her against the rope and putting her in a reverse chin lock. When Naomi starts to get back to her feet, she manages to buy herself some time by hitting a backbreacker on Carmella.

Naomi climbs up to the top rope, but Carmella hits the ropes to stop her. Carmella attempts a Stratusphere, but it gets blocked. Once again, Carmella tries to snatch Naomi before she can take off from the top rope, but the referee breaks up that hold. During the referee’s distraction, James Ellsworth pushes Naomi off the top rope!

As he ducks down, Naomi tries to get back to her feet but gets met with a vicious superkick from Carmella. 1.. 2… 3! Carmella defeats the SmackDown Women’s Champion and #Carmellsworth are back!

During SmackDown’s Live Fallout, Naomi says she is determined to stay the SmackDown Women’s Champion no matter who faces, be it Natalya or Carmella should she cash in her Money in the Bank briefcase.

 

Following the commercial break, Carmella and Ellsworth bump into Natalya. The #1 Contender warns the couple that if they stick their nose in her business at Summerslam, Natalya will make Carmella’s chin look like Ellworth’s. Not too scared by the threat, Ellsworth wishes Natalya luck at Summerslam…

Thoughts: This week’s SmackDown wasn’t going to blow us away, but it was definitely interesting developments for the women involved. I usually do the RAW Reduxes, but I’m covering for Abir while he’s on holiday (also to note that I was on holiday too which is why we have no RAW Redux this week because I was away yesterday too!) but you can really feel the difference because there is so much more to write about. Obviously, this week on RAW we got all the women on the roster involved in matches, but the playing field is so much more level on SmackDown – that includes Lana.

Her whole gimmick with looking like the rookie helps to show how much better the rest of the women are. Making the women look out of her league is a much different way of showing dominance than by having her get squashed week in and week out, which is what Emma and Dana are suffering on RAW. She’s not the best wrestler, but she’s passable for now – I’m personally interested in her developments with Tamina. This duo can be fun, but Lana needs to be the manager and Tamina needs to be the wrestler – not Tamina being a bodyguard.

Another thing I need to comment on is Charlotte’s unfortunate wardrobe malfunction and hearing the crowd react. It’s annoying, but it just goes to show how far the women have come really. It just highlighted how rare T&A has become in the WWE now. Sure, it’s also due to being PG-13 too but there was a phase when SmackDown was the land of bra and panties matches and bikini matches. The reaction shows that wrestling is still always going to have that audience, but thank God we’re not in that era with these kind of fans chanting ‘puppies’.

Finally, Ellsworth is back… yay? Regardless of where you stand with him, he adds an extra dimension to Carmella’s heel act. The crowd hate them and you want to see them get their come-uppance, which we know will happen soon… but whether they will last is another thing. WWE.com’s upload of Carmella’s new titantron seems to show a lack of footage of the pair together…

Are you happy Ellsworth is back? Are you a fan of Lana’s ring work? Do you think Carmella will get involved in Natalya’s match at Summerslam? You know what to do in the comments section!

  • Dreignz

    Lana can’t wrestler, they need to stop with her. And what Tamina is supposed to learn from her ?

    • perceval

      Tamina will use her to interfere with matches.

  • conan_kun

    Naomi and Natalya are on title picture with Carmella lurking around, while top talents Charlotte and Becky taking backseat during Summerslam season, now Charlotte is just used to deal with Lana and Tamina. With Ellsworth is back, Becky may continue her beef with Carmellsworth until possible NXT women like Asuka, Nikki Cross or Iconic Duo moves to SDL after Summerslam.

    By the way, I heard 2nd Shakeup takes place within the first couple of weeks of September, hope Becky won’t move to Raw since I have no confidence for Raw booking babyfaces after how Raw did to Bayley.

    • Evan

      I don’t understand what you mean? What’s wrong with Charlotte and Becky taking a back seat so that Carmella and Natalya can get some shine? Charlotte and Becky missing summerslam will not make them any less of a star and I’m sure Charlotte will still get the title by mania…

      • Malcolm James

        What shine Natalya is getting because as of now the feud between her and Naomi suck

        • Evan

          She’s about to be wrestling and potentially winning the title at the second biggest PPV WWE has, is that not shine?

          • GOD STRATUS•

            As second fiddle in said program. Third fiddle really. Carmella and now no chin have taken over the title program and no nattie Naomi heat AT ALL so not only will she not be winning but nobody cares if she does or doesn’t … Everyone hear there and at home will be waiting for Carmella and no chin for the finish period. Nattie gets nothing out of this. Smh

          • perceval

            She’s not winning. Carmella is cashing in.

          • Evan

            Do you work for WWE?

          • perceval

            You don’t need to to see the obvious. As someone else said, the whole build has been Naomi vs Carmella. Natalya has just sort of been there.

    • perceval

      Well, considering SD’s babyface champion has had an Eve Torres type title run, and is, after all these months, finally getting a worthwhile opponent, only for the build to be all about getting Ellsworth over…

  • conan_kun
    • GOD STRATUS•

      Who knows she’s a terrible Babyface

      • perceval

        No, she’s just being in character. Remember 2005-06 babyface Trish was still maintaining her smug smile and mocking her opponents like she did as a heel. It was especially noticeable during interactions with Lita, where they still had the same dynamic they did in 2004.

        http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3dm3a3

        • GOD STRATUS•

          Trish wasn’t legend Stratus at that time tho… Charlottesville’ is sipping tea and doesn’t want to be champion anymore apparently

          • perceval

            In 2006? Yeah, she was. Charlotte seems to have taken a page from Trish’s book on how to stay relevant regardless. Not going to give her anything? She’ll make the most of whatever time she has.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Typo. Trish WAS. Got alot of girls on my back rn my bad an charlottesville’ has been without a title the first time in her main run. That wasn’t Trish’s story then she had already had stories outside the title picture charlottesville’ not so much

          • perceval

            In 2004, Trish and Lita weren’t supposed to be anywhere close to the title picture. Victoria and Gail were to be the faces of the division, while Trish was valet for a midcard jobber and Lita was stuck in that Matt Hardy – Kane mess. They got themselves back into the title picture with a one minute backstage segment that was supposed to push the Matt – Kane feud, and nothing more.

  • George

    Honestly, Natalya was so involved and slayed so hard against against Nikki in promos and ring work it hurts she’s not doing nothing now she’s 1# contender , let the girl talk trash like she does best WWE!! #JusticeforNattie https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/370f04a2b3fccfd4bfc5309d031058065705421218c3521f81a79b779f18e131.gif

    • perceval

      And y’all still think Kevin Dunn isn’t actively trying to push the division back to bathroom break status…

      • But he has a job for life, so we’re stuck with him

        • perceval

          He can do his job (production) without being involved with the booking. His hatred of women, and, for that matter, his hatred of wrestling, aren’t good for business.

        • perceval

          It’s also why I’m hoping that there’s something to all these UFC teases (Jones, Cyborg, Ronda and her Horsewomen), because it would force Dunn to back off. Vince would have to choose between making money and keeping Dunn happy.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      She needs to do a promo next week or a contract signing something cause I love both of then but this feud is super dry

      • GOD STRATUS•

        “SD is sooooooo much better than Raw ” !

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          Not sooooooooooo much better but better especially at utilizing multiple women at once but I still wish the title seen was more interesting

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      “In promos” She really wasn’t.

      • George
        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          That was barely decent if you ask me.
          When I think about this feud, I have this horrible segment in mind : https://youtu.be/L2zTdsNz3QQ

          • George

            It felt real the rivalry, Nattie sounded like she truly hated Nikki. Maybe it’s just me bc i love both girls and i was invested

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Not to say that it didn’t feel like they hate each other because they very much established it quite early in the feud. The heat was there and the feud was personal so in this case, that’s not my issue. It’s just the promos who were awful to passable in general imho from both girls but they did bought intensity I have to say when they needed to.

  • Evan

    I’m more curious on what the HIAC (assuming we will get one) will be? I think either Naomi or nattie vs Charlotte TBH

    • perceval

      Naomi rematching Carmella. They won’t get the cell.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Not happening with the SD women guaranteed.

  • conan_kun

    Becky missed all 3 live events could be due to her knee injury so they let her rest a bit. This should be a weekly stuff
    https://twitter.com/BeckyLynchWWE/status/895096225107779584

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Um where’s RAW Redux

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Naomi vs Carmella was good. Ellsworthless shouldn’t have made Naomi lose though it should’ve been Natalya since she is the one feuding with Naomi… Smackdown is so messy sometimes.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Hopefully there isn’t a shakeup happening soon. We just got used to the recent shake up which was all the way in the April. They need to wait again because a shakeup won’t do anything. It’s the booking. If you want a shake up please change your bookers so we can have better shows.

  • Lucas

    I couldn’t really pay attenttion to the Lana/Charlotte match cause I was amazed at how pretty Char is.I mean, LOOK AT THIS WOMAN

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3fea958be423488deaa4e75efb0cb8b49025c317511128c3998193196002f31e.jpg

    • GOD STRATUS•

      & the crowd couldn’t focus after seeing her ass

      • Lucas

        Can’t blame them, LOOK AT HER. But i’m still not sure if i should laugh or be disgusted at the crowd reaction, as it was probably a bunch of straight guys

        • GOD STRATUS•

          Or Alexa fans. Some ppl including the fans objectify the women as only eye candy. And you saying you couldn’t pay attention to the match cos ” she’s so fuggin gorgeous ” your helping reinforce that so backstage they hear the fans and see the fans only commenting on image or hottness in this case & that’s what we get. A bunch of pretty girls with no impact on the division… If you don’t consider beauty impact that is … But yes charlottesville’ has come a LONG way visually however she’s a female wrestler who can go period

          • Lucas

            Girl, that’s a classy read. Love it. And you’re right, sometimes I forget i can be as stupid as the white straight men i judge. hahaha
            I tend to talk a lot about how pretty she is cause i remember ppl in here calling her a fridge and “Charles” as if it was so funny, so its cool to say she looks stunning now, even tho beauty is just one of the things she has

          • GOD STRATUS•

            No I agree fully girl especially in the case of charlottesville’ becoming more and more feminine in her progress and the fans who held it against her originally for not being cunt enough but it’s a thin line. Especially when theyre pushing beauty over athleticism rn. Charlottesville’ being both.

            Sn:What’s the point of reading if it isn’t classy lol

          • Lucas

            was going to say something but things seem to have escalated here.i dont know any of u but u seem nice god stratus.good luck and may the best woman win https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9e086181f11b4d7362515b3593c0eeab5137e7f4bf46a9af3235db38a92cbbde.gif

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Girl okay lol can’t be a realist here. Soo much sheep mentality

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            “Or Alexa fans”
            If this would have happened to Sasha or anyone else, the reaction would have been the same. Just so you know.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            It HAS happened to Sasha or did you not watch hiac or any other time charlottesville’ hiked up her shorts. But the fans respected her enough as an athlete not to go into puppy or thank you chants. They were into the match not her perfectly rounded apple bottom … & Don’t bring Sasha into this SD live post I don’t want no hate defending my bitch up in here today okay … Thanks

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Well, don’t bring up Alexa as well?
            Oh and that’s a load of BS, I’m sorry. Considering the match nature, the reaction wasn’t surprising. Fans respect Charlotte. They respect Sasha too. I could name others but the thing is, such a reaction isn’t surprising.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            It’s not but we must do everything in our power to change perception of the women so they can be taken serious by those asshole who objectify them. And Alexa is relevant to this discussion. Most of her fans are the ppl we’re discussing. And with Sasha in your Avi im not sure what’s going on with you rn

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Well, I am not biased… Nor do I hate Alexa because I am a Sasha fan. Saying “Alexa fans” is pure BS and it’s totally bringing her up in a situation where she’s not related.

          • Exotic

            His an idiot. Always bringing Alexa name into everything. He talks more about Alexa than Sasha, I won’t be surprised if he masturbates over her tbh.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Back to the point being about horny objectifying male fans being her base … I not being one of them still … My intellect has nothing to do with this… & Before we degrade ourselves to name calling …. Oh wait you’ve already done so…. ?

          • Exotic

            stfu and I found your videos

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Can’t reason with dimwits

          • Exotic

            OH WOW I LOVE YOUR DRAWINGSS

          • GOD STRATUS•

            & I love that your putting in so much effort to ” uncover” who I am but I think your Comrad said something about immaturity and youth being the core of my issue … It would seem the opposite is the case ?.

          • Exotic

            I just typed in “I hate Alexa videos” and like what you know, you popped up straight away, so trust me girly, I didn’t even have to try.

            What has “conrad” comments about immaturity got to do with me?

          • George

            so that’s you Christy? Holy fuck

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Back from wence you came !

          • Aye Mate

            “Fans” like him are precisely the reason why wrestling will always contend with being perceived as a carnival attraction.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            She/He must be a young immature fan or at least that’s the way he is behaving like unfortunately which can makes it annoying to talk to him/her at times.

          • Exotic

            Its him, I swear its honestly him.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            These kind of fans… I can’t.

          • Exotic

            fans like @[email protected]:disqus

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Lol ??? petty

          • Exotic

            I mean it sounds exactly like you

          • GOD STRATUS•

            I like Alexa tho. Just not her push. Or her not meeting her push. True Jackson. And I might be harder on her bc of all the Trish comparison’s admittedly so

          • Exotic

            Ok well, as an Alexa stan I can admit this push is not needed and her moveset is super stale, and I can also admit shes not the best in the ring – something you clearly believe all Alexa fans think of her as.

            But yeah, just because of the push that WWE management is giving her, does not mean you can feel free to trash talk about her or her fans on pretty much every article. Just because you saw 1 fan drooling all over Alexa body does not mean every other Alexa fan loves her because shes hot. So please stop being delusional.

            Anyway, people only compare her to Trish because of her looks and mic skills.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            If mic skills are copy and paste ….. Furthermore?. It’s not just ” one ” fan drooling over her… Go to other sites and read comments about Alexa & how disgusting they are … But based upon what you named about her as an actual FAN .. I’ll leave that there. Guess all you need is mic skills and a lookalike

          • Exotic

            Hold up there pal, I don’t stan Trish nor do I need someone to look like her or speak like her to love Alexa.

            You honestly are a dumbass. For EVERY girl on the roster, there is always going to be one fan that fantasizes over their faves look and body. If you spent less time focusing on what Alexa stans say and focused on your fellow Sashits I mean Sasha fans, you will understand what I mean.

            I can stan someone and be honest to give criticism.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            There’s simply not much criticism to give… To Sasha banks my dear. Bet enough of this … I’ve grown weary of you

          • Exotic

            And did I say there is some criticism need for Sasha?
            Like I said, you can stan someone as well give pointers to them to improve and succeed.

            And theres a few things Sasha could improve on, but thats another argument.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            It is indeed. But to the detriment of your reason behind stanning Alexa .

          • Exotic

            This doesn’t make sense, bye.

          • CuCelchy

            Ooop

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Young & immature ? Girl im commenting on a comment about sex appeal being the root of ppls fandom if im immature for bringing a relevant topic to this discussion up then so be it. Cos we all know MOST of Alexa’s fans are males who don’t give a dam about her wrestling or mic skills but bc she’s HOT she’s the best …. To them…. But don’t take my word for it.. & young ? Lol should be used to discribe your thought structure ??

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Sorry but this proves my point.

          • Rosanna

            What does Alexa fans have to do with anything. So when you answer this I already have my answer as well.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Reading is fundamental ? I won’t rehash a point that is made clear in the above post about objectifying women and allowing their beauty to be the only thing we see …

          • Rosanna

            But you didn’t explain why Alexa Fans was brought into it. Honey, all the women wear shorts or short tops and sexualized clothing it’s a choice for them. But if you’re reflecting on her wrestling ability she’s very capable of holding a match check her NXT days. The main roster is holding her back but don’t bring Alexa in this Charlotte situation because there was nobody to blame when other malfunctions happen to the women. It’s because you simply dislike Alexa so you throw her under the best every chance you get.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            So reading is fundamental. The original comment was about how gorgeous charlottesville’ looked so much so that the person did not or could not pay attention to the match.. I simple responded with saying they weren’t alone most of the fans that are still objectifying the women and that’s all they care about. Alexa fans being the example … An example based upon my friends and ppl I know personally stating they don’t care if she can’t wrestle she’s hot. & That’s just not cool boo. I gots no problem with bliss y’all want her to be praised and loved for not getting better then coo but I have a right to criticize the champion.

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            “I don’t want no hate defending my bitch up in here today okay” girl I can’t ????

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Fr girl lol now im defending myself from these Alexa marks

          • Girl I heard that!

          • CuCelchy

            Then why bring Alexa into it?
            She didn’t even have anything to do with anything???

          • CuCelchy

            Tea

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Carmella really does suck…. I hate to say it but Lana impressed me far more than her … And is able to get her own heat …. It’s a shame another woman could’ve used that briefcase but these non wrestling pretty girls who just want to be champion just HAVE to be over pushed to get over … & It still didn’t work. She has No HEAT
    Naomi you looked good girl

    Charlottesville’… Poor you… Really poor you ..

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Here’s hoping Carmella improves when she becomes Champion cause we need some high rated matches on SD honestly

      • That’s the truth. In terms of match quality for the women, RAW has blown Smackdown out of the water for the most part.

    • Joseph

      Why to stereotype Carmella.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        She does tho

        • Joseph

          All you do is shit on everyone. I don’t expect everybody in the Women’s division to be Misawa.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            That’s not true. Emma Mickie nattie Asuka ember iconic Mandy rose hell Sasha char Nikki brie eve Naomi laycool Beth Melina Candice MICHELLE! Shit hell I even loved Ashely massaro so that’s just not true. I get behind the girls who bet behind themselves and get into the ART of story telling thassit. So don’t come at me with all this I hate everything cos im not easily impressed as all of you seem to be.

      • Exotic

        These are his videos, I’m convinced lol

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France
    • Hugo Banks

      Same feel bro

    • Aye Mate

      Charlotte’s knickers slipped. At least she had a giggle about it.

    • MK126

      looks like something out of a really bad lesbian porn LOL

    • GOD STRATUS•

      ” YOU CAN’T WRESTLE ” ?????

      • “THANK YOU LANA”

        • GOD STRATUS•

          For exposing one of our top girls in a lude Manor ? Yeah thanks Lana …. Too bad more diva segments to come now … What’s next? Dance competition next week ?

          • Don’t snap at me, that’s what the crowd was chanting

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Wasn’t a snap. It was a build on your point dear ….

    • Exotic

      Charlotte giving birth

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Nah! This would mean Lana would be genetically superior and we all know she’s not…

        • Exotic

          She’ll get there eventually. She wasn’t terrible this match.

          • perceval
          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            ???????

          • Exotic

            Its literally just been 2 months since her official MR wrestling debut and we’ve only judged a few matches of her. Its not fair to compare her to Eva, at this stage of her career.

            Anyway her performance against Naomi at MITB is far better than what Eva has shown us over the past 4 years.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Honestly, Eva was better imo.

          • Exotic

            ehh idk. As a character I digged Eva more, but other than her match with Bayley, Peyton and I suppose Carmella, I don’t think there is any I’ve been impressed with. And to be honest, her best match, which was with Bayley – I liked it because of the antics that took part throughout the match.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Well, the difference between the two is that Eva had more training under her belt. That made the difference. Right now, Lana is really painful to watch and compared to the “improved” Eva, I think she fails in comparaison in the ring (but it won’t be hard to surpass her if she’s dedicated).

          • Exotic

            Improved by how much? It was not anything special. Lana still outperformed her at MITB in my opinion.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            That’s why I said “improved” but still, she improved a lot even if she wasn’t there yet. When it comes to MITB, it all comes down to the opportunity. You mentioned Eva vs Bayley earlier and to me, this was a better performance overall than anything Lana has done so far and not just for the wrestling but also for the storytelling on both part.

          • Exotic

            Eva got plenty of opportunities lol But thats not the point.
            The reason why Eva vs Bayley was exciting was because of the antics pulled throughout the match TBH. If you look past that, wrestling wise – its not anything impressive, atleast not as good as how Lana performed for her first televised singles match.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            For me, MITB wasn’t impressive at all tbh. It wasn’t as bad as it could have been thanks to Naomi entirely but still. When it comes to Bayley vs Eva, of course, it wasn’t necessarily impressive but overall, the execution was better made up for better performances from both of them imo.

      • Lucas
  • Aye Mate

    Tamina: You will never wrestle like me.

    Well, thank God for that.

  • Tnn Crs

    Where are Naomi’s side plates? Just noticed they removed it…
    Anyway, I really hope she gonna retain the title at Summerslam. I don’t want her reign to end now because if Nattie wins (which would be great for her) I’m affraid her reign as Women’s champion ends up like her Divas championship did and that would suck cause the Smackdown women’s division is on top of everything right now & having a underrated champ would make the entire division loose their momentum. I’m not exciting about Carmella cashin’ in her contract (even though that would be entertaining) cause i don’t think she’s ready for the title. She’s good but… not that good.
    Anyway Naomi is and will always be my #1 fav !!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/21de17dda026f47215b04cc4a6359ab9396b683da8bdd683052641e5deb329ee.gif

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Thought I was the only one who saw her side plates gone

      • perceval

        Damn, they usually wait until you actually lose the title.

        • Tnn Crs

          There must be an explanation… Maybe they are customizing them to add more light !!

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            Maybe

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          Ikr

    • George

      You gotta admit the belt looked ugly, she has enough glow by herself anyways

    • Steve B

      They use several belts not just one, There is a belt for TV tapings, a belt for house shows, a belt for photo shoots and a belt for public appearances. In Naomi’s unique circumstances of having the first custom title I wouldn’t be surprised if the lights on the main title had issues and they had to use a backup. I have even heard in the past that they have used belts literally from the merchandise cart in the arena for sale to the fans because someone forgot to pack the real title.

      • Tnn Crs

        I didn’t know that thank you :) But I still don’t understand; the sides plates were still here when she put the lights on the title & I see no reason why they whould remove them especially for a TV show….

  • Nattie and Naomi feud is basically nonexistent. Maybe SDL plans to extend this feud after SS but I’m hoping they do not. It’s nice to see james back. Also, lana being booked as a rookie that is not on the same level as everyone else is the best thing for her

  • Aye Mate

    Also, what they’re doing with Lana they should have been doing with Dana Brooke sometime last year – building her as the hapless yet ambitious wrestler. And the dynamic would have been believable since she was paired with Charlotte.

    • I agree. Dana and maybe Carmella both should have been booked this way. Booking Mella this way would have made Carmella’s feud with Nikki better and MITB win much better as well.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Yas to your avi?!! We love us some heel bitch ragdoll Steph!

  • conan_kun

    After Carmella beat Naomi, why don’t she take a chance to beat up Naomi more by using briefcase or even steel chair as weapon, then cash in the contract and then pin her, instead of just stand there and celebrate her non-title win.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      These girls don’t have incentive. Obviously

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Ikr

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Technically, she could have cash-ed in her MITB briefcase right after the match. She won the match so if she would have done it, she would have been champion, this was so not logical.

      • PhiPhiBanks

        If she had of cashed in after she beat Naomi she would have then had to beat Naomi again as the match had ended.

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          She could have at least attempted to cash in only to be attacked by Natalya that would have been so much better

        • Wrestling.fan.from.France

          Isn’t it that when you beat the champion in a non-title match, you can cash-in the MITB briefcase right after it without having to do yet another match again?

          • PhiPhiBanks

            No. The match would be restarted.

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            Oh okay, fair enough :)

      • conan_kun

        Perhaps if she cashes in, it can lead Becky running out to chase Carmella away before the bell ring.

    • A?.

      Becuase maybe she wants to cash in at a bigger event? Like Summerslam?

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Why do it after she was just in a match when she can just wait till Naomi has lost a match that she isn’t involved in.

  • Miguel

    If you watched SD for the wrestling, it wasn’t full of good wrestling but the stories moved foward. Carmella finally reunited with James and it makes her dangerous to Naomi. Is whack that they didn’t developed nothing with Natalya. Lana & Tamina were the only good thing happening aside Carmella.

  • Don ?

    I’m very interested in the dynamic between Lana and Tamina. I love how it develops week after week so I appreciate the continuity. I can look past Lana’s wrestling too. Her inexperience matches her character so I feel we as the audience aren’t supposed to take it too seriously. It’s as if she’s booked to perform poorly in the ring (I hope).

    They’ve done a poor job at building up Naomi and Natalya’s title match at SummerSlam. If this match were taking place at a throwaway PPV like No Mercy or Judgement Day I probably wouldn’t mind the lack of build-up, but SS is like the WM of the summer. They could do better. I’m predicting interference from Carmella.

    Speaking of Carmella I’m not fond of her Superkicks. ? I feel the Hangman’s Neckbreaker would suit her better. It’s quick and stealthy. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e670258c8e01ae168ad30c4c89ee88dca6b42f242739759fa06f4d457f8d9670.gif

  • Exotic

    Natalya should have been the one to catch Naomi off guard. Or they could have even had Carmella attacking Naomi after the match, with Natalya joining in.

  • DivaLicious?

    So nobody is gonna mention how cringeworthy lana & Tamina promo was? Why does Tamina sound so forced when she cuts a promo? And what’s up with her fixing her jacket everytime she says something????? THIS GIRL IS GOD AWFUL? And Lana your inspiration is Tamina??????? ARE YOU KIDDING? What has Tamina done? What titles has she held? Of all people your husband needs to be your inspiration at least he was a champion, a long one at that. But TAMINA?? come on WWE. Lana is worthless put her back with rusev. Tamina is a non factor, she needs to get off my TV please!

    Naomi & nattie feud is completely irrelevant at this point. Nothing of importants. Your biggest party of the summer SummerSlam is around the corner. And you got nothing for these women????? And nattie your promo game is awful? I’m sorry* you sound so scripted it ain’t even funny. That whole backstage promo with Carmella was god awful. I hope Carmella cashes in.

    • ???

      Girl I love your comments

    • ???

      I laughed when you said about Naomi “Feel the cringe” in the past , I like Naomi but your comments are really funny lmao

      • DivaLicious?

        Thank you, but I don’t really have a problem with Naomi as a person. I just hate the way WWE books her sometimes.

        I also don’t like to sugar coat things that’s going on in the WWE. I like to give it to you RAW.

        • ???

          Your welcome :)
          Agreed , I used to like SD before but what happened really ?!
          SD was killing it but now it’s just as bad as Raw :(
          I always wanted Naomi to be Divas champion and after all these years we get a lame booking which is horrible

    • Aye Mate

      Tamina’s wearing a leather jacket which blatantly doesn’t fit, no wonder she’s constantly fiddling with it.

    • perceval

      Everyone sounds forced these days because they’re required to recite a script to the letter. So, the result is boring, robotic, promos and segments.

      Let them improvise and be themselves. Notice how entertaining Becky and Charlotte are when they’re posting videos on their own? Notice how provocative Sasha is in unscripted interviews?

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Read honey … Read

    • E-Force

      More cringeworthy than emojis??

    • Gayomi.

      You ain’t Divalicious change ya name now you fraud ass

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    I totally forgot about Ellsworth I have to say but Carmella needed him real bad. Ellsworth had a bigger reaction than any of Carmella’s since he was suspended and that goes to show how much she needs him.

    The match with Naomi and Carmella was strong. Naomi shined in this match. With that being said, too much focus here, not enough on Natalya. They seem to be putting the focus back entirely arround Naomi and Carmella now with the teasing of a potential cash-in. While you have Nattie who has nothing to do. I have no reason to care about the match and it’s unfortunate because a story can elevate a match that much more. Now, this feels like a match that belongs on the pre-show.

    • GOD STRATUS•

      So if carmellas not getting over on her own. Im a hater for saying that she sucks ? …. Okay perfect sense

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        I don’t recall telling you anything about Carmella.

        • GOD STRATUS•

          Carmelexa! Are the same ppl. Lol

  • Marlon Eric

    Ugh, I feel like Naomi’s reign may come to an end soon because WWE has some sick fascination with Carmella and No Chin

    • GOD STRATUS•

      Or women who are more gorgeous than athletic

      • But Carmella is neither?

        • GOD STRATUS•

          You said it ! ?

          • You know my style by now, got to keep it 100 haha

    • A?.

      Carmella will most likely cash in at Summerslam, and she deserves it too. I really enjoy Naomi as a champion,she has improved so much. But yeah

    • Windyhawaii

      Carmella deserves it, dont diminish what shes done because Naomi is your fav

      • Marlon Eric

        People on this site really throw around the term “deserve” like it’s going out of style. Naomi is my favorite because she’s constantly improved from day one. She went from being the FCW rookie with a ton of potential, to the NXT contestant showing us what she can do. And when she got called up, she was a dancer who they didn’t let shine. And when she broke up with Cameron, she showed people she could survive in a single’s career. But wait – there’s more. After everyone said she couldn’t be heel, guess what? She turned heel and actually gained a personality, and her skills further evolved. And THEN, she evolved into a talented babyface once again in a rare gimmick no one’s ever seen.

        So women like her are constantly evolving and showing people something different when the critics say otherwise. I never even considered Naomi as champion until the last few years, so don’t act like I’m just saying it now because of what she’s done.

        That’s how you use the term “deserve”. Stop giving it to every woman in the WWE who haven’t held the strap yet because you think the locker room is a hot potato contest. Carmella has been mediocre from day one, stop playing yourself. Naomi is on her 5th ladder of evolution while Carmella might’ve just improved a tad bit.

        • Organization XIII

          Perfectly said

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          You’re calling Carmella mediocre but she’s also new compared to Naomi who has been around for 7 years. People said the same about Naomi back then. Can’t call Carmella mediocre unless you give her the chance to evolve the same way you say Naomi has.

          • A?.

            Tell him!

        • Windyhawaii

          Oh please, dont even try and act like i throw around deserve to everyone. Carmella DOES deserve the title whether you want to admit it or not, which clearly for you, you cant admit. That whole essay you wrote about Naomi wasn’t needed, i know Naomi is better than Carmella, and Naomi is actually one of my favorites in case you haven’t seen the five thousand times i have come to her aid. But carmella is nowhere near mediocre, she has great mic skills and the ring skills to back it up, and plays a good heel along with it. She is MOST DEFINITELY a good candidate for champion, and you are just showing pure ignorance with a petty argument.

        • A?.

          So, your logic is that she doesn’t deserve it because she’s not “good enough”, but you’re acting like Naomi was amazing 9 years ago, when she couldn’t even cut a promo to save her life or hit a move without botching it. Carmella has been there for 4 years, and she never got a title down at NXT, and despite your wrong opinion, she works hard every week just like the rest of the division, and she’s been doing it for years now. So yeah, she does deserve it and she’s going to get it anyways so you can get ready to seethe boo

      • Marlon Eric

        I didn’t even mention she’s gotten the crowd on her side and to actually legit love her. Which is something Carmella has yet to do. Can’t even get face or heel reaction. So, yeah – she’s a cute chick who has improved. But “deserves it”, is laughable. There’s only a handful of women on Smackdown, who actually deserve anything and she ain’t one of them.

        • Windyhawaii

          The whole smackdown roster is a “handful” Einstein. She does deserve the title which is exactly why she will be most likely getting it at SS. Keep being delusional about your favorite, i’ll stay over here in reality.

  • conan_kun

    Since there’s no Raw Redux, I post my Raw thought here.

    Bayley is now in Rocky Maivia’s early babyface run situation, being hot-shot of title too early, now getting injured, imagine she doing the heel turn during the return like Rocky did. Many babyfaces improving their mic work during their heel run because heels can speak ill as they want without much restraint to gain confidence. What if Nikki Bella is cleared and moved to Raw, let Bayley turn heel on Nikki like her friend Carmella did to Nikki last year, run for Bayley/Nikki feud before Sasha feuds with Bayley.

    What’s the point for doing 2 triple threats if it ended up Sasha vs Nia after all. They should have done Sasha vs Mickie next week yet they give us same old Sasha vs Nia again. Let Mickie kick Nia out of the ring then steal a pin, so Nia may have a reason to brutalize Mickie for coming out short, like Corbin usually did. Smackdown can let Natalya pull an upset, why can’t Raw.

    Or they should let Emma on other 3 way match and win, let Sasha vs Mickie or Emma for 10 to 15 minutes and give Mickie or Emma a great effort to have a close fight and lose proudly, the fans may recognize her performance and start caring about Mickie or Emma, just like Becky giving a breakout performance against Sasha at NXT Takeover Unstoppable, of course it depends of Raw keeping Mickie or Emma momentum going.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    When it comes to Tamina and Lana, there was some development this week. From the match to the backstage segment, Lana’s character is very much well explained and developed and the story is advancing in this case.
    Not sure where it’s heading and can’t say I am highly interested since Lana being this bad in the ring just makes me want to tune out but the story is advancing nicely.

    Oh, and too bad Tamina flinched in the beginning of her promo because it’s hard enough to take her seriously in general so when she does such things, it instantly loose all its seriousness.

  • Organization XIII

    I enjoyed Smackdown. The Lana storyline is intriguing & now that Tamina’s intentions are clear I can honestly see a foreshadowing Tamina vs Nao feud with Lana being the trump card. Although I’m here for them furthering the narrative of Carmella using Ellsworth & her being Miss MITB, I’m not here for them not furthering Nattie being a threat to the title. She beat 5 other women to be considered #1 contender. She should pose some sort of threat.

    & Nattie girl I love but she really has to learn how to emote. That backstage promo was horrible

    • perceval

      Just tell someone to settle their tea kettle. Like, her opponent is in the ring talking, and she interrupts with that.

      • Organization XIII

        lmfaooooo I honestly love that line

    • conan_kun

      So after Summerslam, are they doing Naomi vs Tamina/Lana feud, Natalya vs Carmella/Ellsworth feud, what about Charlotte and Becky, neither of them may turn heel, unless Iconic duo moves to SDL to feud with them.

      • A?.

        Iconic Duo to feud with Char and Becky? Yes, I’m so here for it!

      • Organization XIII

        Well there is no way of telling. Naomi will probably feud with Tamina after SS. That’s what it looked like after that backstage segment. That or they’ll continue Lana & Charlotte just with Tamina in the mix to establish Tamina’s legitimacy. Naomi will probably continue feuding with Nattie. I dont see this being a one & done type deal

  • perceval

    Oh, and furthering the UFC angle, now Jon Jones is talking about showing up at SummerSlam.

  • Jonny

    Naomi jumped about 2 seconds before he “pushed” her ha

    • Windyhawaii

      more like two seconds BEFORE he pushed her.

    • Johnny

      Right? Sums up her entire career TBH.

  • GlowTime

    I wish Tamina would leave her sodden jacket alone!

    • Or get a bigger one

    • Windyhawaii

      just as annoying as Finn Balor tbh

  • SD was almost perfect.
    Charlotte vs Lana did its job, it was entertaining and we got storyline progression with Tamina and Lana.

    Naomi vs Carmella was good as well, and Carmella has her momentum back. Nattie and her now have some story too so that was great.

    • Darryl lee

      Charlotte vs lana was great for one reason. And it has nothing to do with the wrestling. Which isn’t very good. And I have a few things to say and ask about carmella vs naomi. First of all, the crowd could not care less once that bell rang as the crowd chanted “we want ellsworth” which tells you how much the fans in Canada care about these 2. And they got their wish, ellsworth came back to a nice ovation and cost naomi the match. I’d say keep ellsworth with carmella. Because alone, she’s not gonna go far.

      The things that I found head scratching are 1. Why didn’t carmella cash in her briefcase on naomi after the match? I know summerslam is 2 weeks away but there naomi was, out and seemingly unable to defend herself so it would be smart for her to cash in. But she didn’t, ok fine.

      2. As of right now, carmella has pinned the womens champion 3 times. Doesn’t that mean carmella would get a shot at the title? Of course not. ‘Cause the titles mean crap.

  • What I don’t like is how Nattie vs Naomi has no steam AT ALL. It looks like Naomi and Carmella are feuding at the moment.

    Next week the best they could do is a contract signing. Gives them a chance to talk and brawl in the end, two things they’ve been missing from this feud.

  • A?.

    It was a decent show. We need more storyline progression for the title feud as soon as possible. Also, I love Carmella but she honestly needs a better moveset, it’s like she has two moves.

  • Winter

    I see the Raw promo and Sasha vs Nia was promoted like the main event, is that possible?

    • It wouldn’t surprise me

      • Winter

        Well Sasha is a big draw but we are seing this match all this year. I doubt people are excited enough.

  • StraightUpBitch

    I wish I could be positive about SD but fuck this sucked. I mean, Lana being treated as a rookie would work if she didn’t get to dominate her first title match against Naomi, but it makes Naomi look weak. And speaking of Na-Na looking weak…Fuck this bullshit build her and Natalya are getting for their match. The writers had so many possibilities to create for Naomi V Carmella tonight and yet they decide to bring back no chins, no talent Ellsworth instead of bringing Nattie into the match somehow? HOWEVER, I do agree with the writer that the presence of Ellsworth helps add another layer to Carmella and the crowd despises them together, which is pretty amazing considering the lack of reaction she used to get a year ago

  • Kyle

    I think Lana has serious potential. Is she going to get put over at some point or is she going to end up like Eva Marie. Hope that she lasts as a wrestler because I’ve accepted her and love her talent.

  • No Nattie/Naomi interaction? Will Tamina make a statement? Can she make said statement without pulling at her jacket? Will Becky do something worthwhile? Onto the matches, Charlotte I loved from start to end, she’s a cocky face and that’s the roll she should play. I found the Nao/Mella match to be…weak, and all Ellsworth has shown is that Carmella has no star power on her own

  • Wicked Bliss

    Naomi’s attire is just perfect!

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      I don’t really like that attire she wore my favorite is the one from backlash 2016

  • DayOneISH!

    We need more women on Smackdown.I mean yeah they have a solid set of girls right now but I feel the roster on Smackdown is very low.Theres only like 7 girls and then you have Nikki who’s more of a part timer who shows up here and there and Eva’s gone.

    And we need new babyfaces and the heel side feels very weak.Yes nattie is a strong heel but she’s been ran thru and lost so many matches over the years,Carmella is still green and I don’t feel she’s ready to be champ,Tamina is tamina And Lana is no where near ready for a title run.

    We need to shake things up a bit on Smackdown.

    • HBIC

      Yes the division is so weak I would bring Billie and Peyton, and turn Charlotte heel and Natalya face

  • Monkey Tennis

    Not. Good.

    Naomi vs Carmella was meh at best, cringe at worst (everyone struggles to sell those lightweight kicks at the best of times but Carmella was just…. nah) And then no actual build for the title match, but instead just a tease between Nattie and Ellsworth (accompanied by his valet, Carmella) regarding whatever might happen after that match. Meanwhile, a woman who shouldn’t be wrestling on the main roster is teaming up with a woman who hasn’t done anything interesting… ever. So that’s exciting.

    And to round things off, Charlotte squashed a non-wrestler and Becky was presumably out back sipping the tea.

  • Stuart McKay

    What wardrobe malfunction? Maybe I’m just concentrating on the wrestling. Maybe I don’t particularly care for T&A enough to notice it.

  • Wicked Emma

    Ellsworth is more over than Carmella.

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      The jobbers that get random squash matches on both shows are more over than Carmella..

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Carmella is over, she gets very loud reactions… So I don’t get that.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    This entire time I thought Lana had some sort of clothed malfunction. It was the crowd chanting “thank you Lana” which through me off. But this entire time it was Charlotte. Well another slay for Smackdown while the Raw division is still in the dark.

  • I really enjoyed this weekend SD.
    Lana showed courage, Charlotte was funny.
    Naomi did her thing & Carmella was crafty. Nattie got involved so I like.

  • Kvngbalor

    I know it’s scripted & Naomi is a face & Jimmy is heel but it wouldn’t hurt for him to come out & beat the Hell out of Ellsworth at least once like he’s putting his hands on your wife im just wanting Ellsworth to finally get his After all this time

    • Shan

      Naomi has mentioned Jimmy when talking to Ellsworth though. I’m honestly just sitting here waiting for Jimmy and Jey to corner Ellsworth.

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Lana and Charlottes match was everything it should be. It’s so nice to be taken back to the golden era. We had two strong characters that we were excited to see go up against each other. And they both were a class act regarding the wardrobe malfunction.

    Tamina literally still makes me feel awkward. Like when someone at work says something and you are all “I just got hot” because it’s so awkward. Hopefully some good happens with this Tamina/Lana thing.

    Carmella vs Naomi was good. It was a shame that they cut to break because if you watched the small corner of the screen they were actually doing a lot of cool stuff during the break. Not too excited about Ellsworth coming back because Carmella was getting interesting without him.

    I just love Smackdown.

  • Sarona

    The title for this article is a mess

  • Super Mateo

    Raw and SD combined gave us four women’s matches, which was nice, but all four were forgettable.

    I like the story they’re trying to tell with Lana, but a part of me feels that Bayley should have gotten the “lack of respect/need to prove herself” story. This story doesn’t belong to a heel at all.

    I did like the comedic tone of the Charlotte/Lana match and the fact that it wasn’t meant to be too serious. The women hardly ever get to do some funny stuff, so maybe they’ll get some chances. As for the clothing problem: WHO CARES? We all know what the female body looks like. Why this is a big deal, I don’t know. I don’t even know what happened, but I am sure I’ve seen it before.

    James is over, but I’m not sure about Carmella because WWE didn’t do anything with her while she was gone. She’s just going around threatening people with the briefcase. Naomi is lacking character right now. She’s got the Glow gimmick and the title, but what else? She’s the titleholder. She’s the most important character in the division and they’re doing nothing with her. Now she’ll be in a match with bland Natalya at Summerslam. What a snooze.

    And I didn’t get to see Becky at all. Ugh.

    • DayOneISH!

      I feel like Naomi’s best rival could’ve been Tamina.I mean the story speaks for itself they were both tag team partners and the whole story could’ve been about something like “forgetting where you came from” thing.

      And on top of that with the usos being heels tamina could’ve added them to the mix and made it seem like Naomi betrayed them.Sorta like someone leaving a gang and now they have to suffer the consequences.

    • Organization XIII

      Why would Bayley have to prove herself when her NXT history/following followed her to the MR?

  • Natalya’s acting is sososososo terrible lmao. Like her lines weren’t even that bad, but the manner in which she delivered them was so poorly executed. Heel Natalya just feels like regular Natalya with a winky face at the end of every sentence.

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Kudos to smackdown for cutting to the commercial early in the match right after the small section of fools started chanting “we want sasha”. But I have to say I’m not exactly happy with how the match turned out. If Carmella just beat Naomi why wouldn’t she do some post match damage and cash in her briefcase? Seriously they should have held off on Ellsworth return and had Naomi almost squash Carmella to show that Carmella can’t take her in a singles match and make Carmella know she needs to cash in at SummerSlam after Naomi has had a hard match against nattie to stand a chance of beating Naomi. Then at SummerSlam have Carmella cash in and almost lose her title opportunity but then have Ellsworth return and help Carmella win. Unless the plan is for Naomi to come out on top over nattie and Carmella both at SummerSlam making her the first woman to successfully defend her title twice in one night, which I’m all for btw! If Naomi successfully retaining against mella then the Ellsworth return and mella win tonight makes sense because it makes her look more like a threat going in.

  • Shan

    I was entertained. The Lana/Charlotte match did what it was supposed to. It was entertaining and showed that Lana is not on any of the womens’ level. Even with the waldrobe malfunctions on both their parts they handled it well. If I’m not wrong Charlotte actually laughed/smirked when it happened. She didn’t look bothered by it honestly.

    Lana and Tamina’s thing have sufficiently piqued my interest. I wanna see how Lana helps Tamina get hers because I’m ready for Tamina to tear through the division.

    Finally, I’ma need Jon to roll up on Ellsworth. I just need a lil segment with him and his newly fine and thugnificent self just easing up on Ellsworth like, ‘who the hell told you to lay hands on my wife?’ Loss, I’m ready for it.

  • She gone do what to who? Let’s find out and see.

    http://i.imgur.com/Kn5Ua7r.gif

    • Don ?

      LMAO @ Layla. ?

      • Best dancer WWE ever had.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Charlotte vs Lana was a cute match. Not too much to say about it except the obvious wardrobe malfunction that has already been noticed. I’m sure the fans didn’t get to see anything more than Dana’s ass in that thong on Raw this week which was a beautiful sight indeed. Smart decision to have Charlotte go over but for it to not be a 30 second squash so we can see Lana showcase something. Even though, given the time she got I really didn’t see her do anything all that memorable. I don’t think she had any type of control over Charlotte that whole match. Still it was fun given the wardrobe malfunction. Made me lowkey miss Bra and Panties matches.

    Naomi vs Carmella. I didn’t get to see the whole match because I went to pick up a pizza during the commercial break, but when I came back I only caught the ending. Let me just say to Carmella: Please don’t do a superkick again in your life. It looked like the most weakest kick that barely even connected. She should definitely do something else. Maybe like a round house kick similar to Trish’s? She already tries doing the Stratusphere as a signature move so why not throw a “Chick kick” in there too. She should rename the Stratusphere though and call it something to fit her character and put her own little spin on it. Carmella did need that win though, but I think they should have saved Ellsworth’s return for SummerSlam and had Nattie cost Naomi the match.

    I liked Smackdown a lot better than Raw this week for the women. Carmella is getting over with the crowd more and more each week, I think Ellsworth is helping her do that. They are good together and I can definitely see Carmella becoming champion with Ellsworth helping her steal victories. I don’t see her having a long reign though but something short enough for them to decide who should take it off of her next. I really think the best way to go about it is to have Nattie pick up the win over Naomi at SS and then either right after the match or the Smackdown after SummerSlam have Carmella cash in and win it off of Nattie. That way we can finally see a recent Nattie with a title. But also, to not keep the title off of someone who has been around as the joke of the division for years.

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    I liked the Tamina/Lana promo and Nattie threatening Carmella.
    Charlotte trying to contain herself from bursting out in laughter was a nice touch.

    I get Lana’s gimmick but I would prefer if they still let her put up more of a fight and use some of her actual moves. She didn’t do too bad in her first match with Naomi and she’s not as bad as ppl all of a sudden are saying.

    I know there was a break during Naomi vs Carmella but I would’ve liked it to be longer. Both women need the opportunity to showcase their tallent more pre-SummerSlam.

    And Nattie should destroy Carmella pre-SummerSlam to ensure she won’t be able to successfully cash in her briefcase.

  • i enjoyed sd live and its interesting to see where the lana tamina stuff is going

  • Johnny

    What happened to Nattie’s face? Man. How much surgery has she had done? Yikes. Yikes also describes the interest level in a feud between Nattie and Naomi.

  • Raleex2

    Remind me this is supposed to be exiting because Summer Slam is near. Lana is the best thing happening in SmackDown and that’s sad.

  • Womensor

    I love the way Lana wrestler. She reminds me of Trish and Lita’s days. I mean, Lana further her character in the ring, and that’s something I love, women interacting in the ring, and talking. Cause you know them in backstage and promos, but I want them to extend their character’s attitude and personality in the ring. Last week, was a great example. In the tag match, when Natalya scream to the ref ‘take her our of me” and then Becky starts tapping in Natalya’s back just to angry her or something. That little act makes the difference, and back then in Lita’s days, they did that in all matches. All that little things that add personality and charisma to the wrestler. I Love SD

  • Gayomi.
  • All Eyes On Me

    I hope they’ll let Lana have some offense in her matches.

  • Christen

    Soooo we not going to get a Raw redux?

  • I don’t know but this SD Live! Edition was quite boring, the matches were sloppy and we don’t had Natalya and Naomi interaction at all. That’s sad!

  • Robann

    As much as I’m here for Naomi and Nattie at Summerslam, it should’ve been her and Tamina. Like the Sasha and Alexa situation, this feud writes itself. They have history together and Naomi has mentioned it countless times that (kayfabe) she’s doesn’t know why Tamina suddenly has hatred for her when they used to be close, like “family”. Who ever tf is in charge of the writing and booking on BOTH brands needs to be fired because they keep giving us shit were not asking for. We didn’t need a Nao/Carmella match their feud should NOT be in the forefront, it needs to be Nattie. Her segment backstage afterward was cute and she got the point across but it should’ve been more. I don’t even watch SDL live anymore and i DAMN sure haven’t wasted my time with Raw in months, and until they get this writing and booking together, I’ll continue watching highlights and reading reviews. Smh

  • Stef’

    + : Charlotte’s entrance. She’s a face with a heel aura and cockyness. I really enjoyed. Lana didn’t look so bad actually, she did better than Rosa or Aksana would have ever done. Naomi actually wrestled and she looked so damn good ! I want more of this !

    – : Ellsworth, I don’t like him, and it bores me that he is still interfering in women’s matches because intergender matches won’t happen so an other woman will have to find a man to take him on and couples stuff is boring.