Tonight on SmackDown Live’s home-go show to SummerSlam, number one contender to the SmackDown Women’s Championship Natalya squares off against Becky Lynch.

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

“The last stop on the road to SummerSlam won’t be an easy one for Natalya. Days before she challenges Naomi for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, the third-generation Superstar will square off with Becky Lynch in singles competition on SmackDown LIVE. Will Natalya make it to Brooklyn in one piece, or will The Irish Lass Kicker soften her up for Naomi with a devastating Dis-arm-her?”

Tune in to SmackDown on the USA Network at 8pm ET.

Discuss the show in the comments!

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  • Rosanna

    Just an observation. That every women’s title but change SummerSlam weekend. We’ve come so far. But what’s happening tonight? Charlotte vs Tamina?

  • DayOneISH!

    Naomi should hire these guys for her Summerslam entrance!
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3oUMkoKEcyc

    • Hugo Banks

      That is so lit?

    • king valor

      that’d be too dope. especially for an event like SS

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  • PhiPhiBanks

    Nattie vs Becky.

    Hopefully this will be short. Have never enjoyed their matches.

  • DayOneISH!

    Also I met the usos today and they were cool as hell! I still couldn’t believe it!!

  • Kiana Taylor

    Lil bitch, you can’t fuck with me if you wanted to

    This literally has nothing to do with wwe just wanted to cite a bop

  • Danny?
  • Jesus’s brother

    Charlotte vs. Becky should be the match at Summerslam… but i guess they needed something for the pre-show, Nattie vs. Naomi fits right in

    • ???

      Nattie vs Naomi on the pre-show ? How about Sasha vs Alexa ?

      • Jesus’s brother

        Sasha and Alexa is far more interesting so it won’t be on the pre-show lool

        • ???

          Yess and I love it ! Actually for the first time ever I got excited for Raw women’s division more than SDL women’s division!
          Raw has hatred/single feuds , while SD doesn’t have that

  • ???

    ..What ??
    Why Nattie should go against Becky? They have nothing to do with each other?
    It’s last SD before SS, so there HAS to be something big tonight !

  • Jesus’s brother

    Becky shouldn’t taking a backseat to a mediocre superstar like Naomi, ugh

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Becky has been pushed down the pecking order on SD and her stock has fallen after that rivalry with Bliss it’s not Naomi’s fault

  • Kiana Taylor
    • Jesus’s brother

      ugh…

    • Danny?

      Pops

    • king valor

      the crowd is into her and the minute haters accept this into their hearts…the easier it’ll be years from now when we refer to naomi as the SDL QUEEN! lol

  • Jesus’s brother

    Naomi has 0 mic skills

    • GOD STRATUS•

      ???

    • Robann

      Zero must be the right amount of skills to get the crowd behind you ????

      • Jesus’s brother

        Naomi is the worst champion of all time…

        • Geo14

          Do you know Bayley?

          • Jesus’s brother

            Yes, she had one of the greatest title runs on NXT and main evented a PPV, had an iron woman match, won her raw title in the main event of the flagship show and retained at Wrestlemania. Also broke charlottes PPV streak… when will Naomi, right?

          • Geo14

            And NOW she is the personal Alexa’s jobber.

          • Jesus’s brother

            She is doing charity, she is such a good person

          • Geo14

            She is a flop even being a good person. The GP is booing her.

          • Jesus’s brother

            Flop is Naomi’s reign lool

          • Seraphina Rosenhart

            So? That doesn’t make her a good champion. Naomi’s championship reign has been wayyyy better than Bayley’s.

          • Jesus’s brother

            How? The only title defense has had was against Lana and the reign is at 140 days come Sunday…there has been NO single storylines for her title. Her reign has been boring

          • She defended her title against Alexa, Charlotte, and Lana 3x.
            No one has “earned” a number 1 contenders match until Natalya….Do you expect them to continue to give people title opportunities they didn’t earn? They dropped the ball when Carmella beat her 2x and Tamina beat her once. However, in Tamina and Naomi’s last encounter Naomi was victorious so there goes her claim to deserve a championship match. As for Carmella, she should have been given a title match, however they probably didn’t want to confuse fans or feed her to Naomi that quickly after winning the MITB ladder match. She realistically should be added to the SS match but that wouldn’t be a singles feud.

          • Oops.

        • Robann

          Trolling is a 24/7 job for you huh?

          • Jesus’s brother

            I just hate Naomi stans…

  • Michelle

    Why put a commercial when Naomi on commentary! Wow!

  • DayOneISH!

    I see you Nattie with that women’s special slap tribute!

  • Kiana Taylor

    I honestly can’t wait for sd to come to my town so i can meet naomi, i love her??

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      I’m going for SS and SD next week can’t wait to meet the queen

  • Michelle

    Wow Naomi is so damn boring as a face !

    • ???

      She became sloppy in the ring too ! I don’t know what happened

      • Michelle

        She rushes and goes way too fast! She has regressed! And she was beyond awful on commentary! That must be why they cut to commercial!

        • Jaded

          Lol Naomi didn’t even wrestle tonight. Lol

  • conan_kun

    Naomi set to keep the SD women title throughout 2017?

    The WWE is keen to market Naomi’s new SmackDown Women’s Championship belt but may face a significant wait. The company was hoping to have the new belts on sale by Christmas and for WrestleMania season but was informed by Mattel that the belts would not be available by Christmas.
    https://m.sportskeeda.com/wwe/sk-exclusive-naomi-set-to-retain-the-wwe-smackdown-live-women-s-championship-throughout-2017

    • ???

      I have no problem with that , but DAMN they should improve their booking of her !! She even barely defends her title !

      I hope she’ll defends it more, and have single feuds and not just all people thrown into the title picture

      • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

        I toally agree with you

        • ???

          Yes girl ! So sick of these lazy bookers I just don’t know what happened to them

    • Danny?
      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Her reign hasn’t been good. So you have to at least see why people want a new champion.

        • Danny?

          It’s not Naomi’s fault though, creative has been a total mess for both brands and they don’t know how to book a champion. Alexa’s hasn’t been any better but yet Naomi gets a lot more hate than Alexa does.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Alexa’s been better in the sense that she’s had feuds and had built up storylines. Whether they were good or not is another thing but at least she was a defending champion.

    • Kiana Taylor
  • Danny?

    The match was cute but the lack of build for Naomi VS Natalya at SummerSlam is a huge disappointment, so many missed opportunities with this feud.

  • Rosanna

    Naomi makeup and ring attire and hair was so cute and laid. Everything was on point!

    Is that the last women’s match for tonight or what?

    But honestly I think Naomi will be retaining the smackdown women’s championship after that I don’t know.

  • Kiana Taylor
    • Danny?

      I miss Team BAD

    • ?too litty?

      Naomi issa full queen.

  • Wicked Bliss

    Carmella has been built up more than Naomi vs Natalya so I’m guessing more likely than not, she will be the new champ by SS.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Yea but Baron will be cashing in at SS and WWE won’t want 2 MITB cash ins

      • Wicked Bliss

        Hmm I am more positive that Carmella will cash in than Baron but we’ll see what happens

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          Well Baron lost his so????

          • Wicked Bliss

            Lol Ive just seen it. Wtf. Lol so I guess SS will be F A B U L O U S.

  • Hoooshi

    Why are they throwing Carmella into this feud? Why can’t she have a side feud like Baron does? Why everything is so poorly done for the women?

    • ???

      Even Raw became better than SD now , never thought I will say this

      • Hoooshi

        How the tables have turned on all of us.

        • ???

          The chemistry between Sasha and Alexa is great , Raw has single competitions unlike SD
          Even though Raw uses same 4 women every week , but at least better than using all the women without how to know to book them right

    • DayOneISH!

      Honestly they don’t even have enough baby faces for two feuds and Charlotte is probably gonna be out for a little bit because of her dad.

      • Hoooshi

        They could have easily done Naomi/Nattie, Becky/Carmella and Charlotte/Lana&Tamina (before her dad was hospitalized), but that would mean not throwing every women on just one segment, so…

  • DayOneISH!

    At least Naomi was wearing my favorite ring gears of her tonight!

  • conan_kun

    Becky is the only Horsewomen doesn’t get a huge push, even Bayley winning matches a lot, thus shredded her underdog status.

  • Danny?

    Let’s got Tamina, you the real monster heel of the women’s division. Nia Jax who??

  • Wicked Bliss

    We prolly getting a backstage segment with Tamina Lana and Charlotte leading to a SS match.

    • Danny?

      Charlotte isn’t at SD I don’t think, I’m sure she is with Ric still.

      • Wicked Bliss

        My bad i forgot about that i hope theyre fine.

  • Kiana Taylor

    So is tamina about to become rusev if he had a sex change and came from different culture??

    • ThePeaceVibe.

      lol that’s pretty much the vibe I got from that..

  • DayOneISH!

    We need at least 2 more babyfaces on Smackdown

  • DayOneISH!

    Can you imagine if this was beckys theme
    https://youtu.be/DBUTE1zHroo

    • ???

      Yesss !! Becky’s theme is horrible !

    • Dysfunctional

      that song gives me goosebumps every time

  • GOD STRATUS•

    Carmella is actually way better than Alexa. Somehow. She’s really commiting to her role and im here for it low-key would you look at that too bad she doesn’t get any heat
    The CHAMPION looked fantastic. Im pleased to hear she won’t be dropping the strap til next year Sasha should follow suit however that means no title for Charlotte … Cool so Carmellas cash in doesn’t work im guessing ? Hell she really should only tease. The briefcase is the only thing keeping her from sinking at this point.

    • DayOneISH!

      I think Carmella is Better on the mic than Alexa but I think Alexa is much better in the ring than Carmella is.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        Fair

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      She has it till a year from when she won it. So it’s good until July 2018. That’s if these rumors are even true.

      • I think the rumors have good merit behind them. They’ve been pushing Naomi as this very strong competitor as of late. She was able to fight out of the sharpshooter and immediately reverse the Code of Silence. They are building her for something. She just got the glow belt, and she’s getting new side plates. Plus a victory by Natalya at SS would be just as underwhelming as her victory to become #1 contender. Carmella just isn’t ready to hold gold. She should hold on to that contract until the last possible minute to get all the training and hone her in ring skills before she cashes in. If they don’t do another superstar shake-up or call up some NXT talent, no one accept Charlotte has the credibility to beat Naomi right now. I feel like Natalya is a filler feud until they do a full on feud with Tamina. It won’t produce the best matches but they can actually build a feud around Tamina and Naomi’s Team Bad days. Naomi should in theory get past all these women on the roster then battle it out with Charlotte, go over Charlotte for the Championship at least once, then drop the title to her. If they plan to make her reign last and make it interesting…this is the best route to go.
        I’m here for it because this could be her only real reign with the company since they are gonna start adding a lot of people to NXT. The instant Asuka and Ember get called up, they will likely dominate their respective shows or it will be focused on them.

  • conan_kun

    Remember Becky beat Charlotte clean on go-home Smackdown before Battleground.

  • king valor

    the crux of this feud as been carmella’s looming briefcase. seems like naomi will be entering a program with tamina w/ lana soon. If they plan on keeping NAO as champ to establish the title then theyre really gonna need to give her better book feuds. The crowd supports so im here for it. A strong lengthy SDL reign? its what she deserves.

    • DayOneISH!

      I said this before but I feel like Tamina is the feud Naomi needs.These two got a lot of history with each other so it would make sense for tamina to take the belt off Naomi.

      • king valor

        there’s so much they could do with that feud. their family connections, team bad history coupled with lana’s manipulative ways? it could be the single feud that establishes naomi’s face run whilst building and maybe even committing to brute heel tamina. though i potentially seeing tamina beating naomi down after a loss, infuriated with lana only for carmella to cash in (i feel like mella has to cash in on naomi)

        • DayOneISH!

          Not to mention they can throw the usos in there and make Naomi choose which side is she loyal too.Like Tamina Could manipulate them and force Naomi to choose either she looses her women’s title to tamina or if she retains then jimmy uso would divorce her!

        • But Mella is not ready yet to be the champion. She only really gets a reaction because of Ellsworth…Not to say she can’t get a reaction on her own, she did so when she was attacking Nikki Bella. But her current lack of heat on HER not ellsworth, and her recent mediocre in-ring performances shouldn’t be rewarded with the title just yet. She has that contract (since not allowed to say briefcase anymore…wwe rule) for a year She should focus on honing her in-ring skills before cashing it in. She will be champion someday. I hope they don’t pull a Cena and have her lose her cash-in match, that would be pointless unless she won the contract again at MITB and then cashed it in the next SDL.

    • Robann

      The fact that they put her and Taminas feud on the back burner in the first place is stupid. It’s a money feud because they have the history. I’m so over these stupid ass writers lol

  • DayOneISH!

    Just thinking what if Tamina and Lana attack Carmella and James Ellsworth at Summerslam moments before Carmella tries to cash in.

  • conan_kun
  • DayOneISH!

    https://youtu.be/lkD8gKGjL40
    So tamina is getting a new look maybe? I’m gonna miss Jacket Tamina if she does get a new look.

    • king valor

      i think she might be. lana said no one sees her. perfect opportunity to repackage her. maybe give her a mini feud with becky before coming after naomi post nattie feud.

    • Danny?

      Please just give her a new theme

    • ???

      Best thing happened tonight for the women, it made me curious what they’ll do !
      This backstage segment is even better than the SS title match build up

    • Wicked Bliss

      Its about time Tamina gets her own bodyguard/valet.

  • Miguel

    Every time Naomi shows up the crowd gets crazy and she’s not at her hometown!

  • DayOneISH!

    ITS ABOUT TO GO DOWN TOMORROW!!!!
    WWE 2K18 FIRST HALF ROSTER REVEAL IS TOMORROW!!!!

  • ???

    So far , Lana and Tamina’s backstage segment was the best of the night ! It made me hype for what will these two will do !

    Funny how Tamina and Lana are more interesting than the SD women’s title match at SS .. awful , no real build up

  • DayOneISH!

    SHOW US NAOMI 2k!!!

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Yes because they said they worked the hardest on her entrance for this year I just hope her outfit won’t be that horrible one she debuted her gimmick with

      • DayOneISH!
        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          Me too ??

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        I hated that she was still in her Team Bad version. Also I hated Charlotte outdated attire, and her hair was tragic. If you gave her a robe her hair would glitch so bad. I can’t wait to see a new Charlotte too.

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          Me too I hated everything about Naomi like she was unplayable to me and Charlotte wasn’t as bad but she wasn’t that good either I really loved how accurate her moveset was though

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Her hair was inaccurate and I didn’t like that old 2015 attire they gave her.

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            Yea that attire was tragic they did to be petty because they were scanned for 2K16 and they didn’t want to actually put them in so after being dragged they said “Hey they want the FHW? Let’s give them outdated versions”

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Sasha Bayley and Becky’s weren’t too outdated though. Sasha’s attire was old but she still wore it in 2016, Becky’s she wore at Battleground against Nattie I’m pretty sure, and Bayley has wore that green attire before in 2016.

          • DayOneISH!

            I hope they fix Becky and Sasha at least.Bayley is fine but Sasha needs a new entrance and new hair style and just new everything.Becky I feel her head was too big and her hair color was too dark.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Yeah Sasha’s hair hopefully will be more purple and less pink. Also I agree Becky’s hair was too dark. I think all of the women need better faces, they need to upgrade their makeup features or something and give them a glow up. Charlotte, Bayley, Sasha, Naomi, Becky, and maybe a few others looked like they weren’t wearing any make up whatsoever, also their faces were more rough looking versions of what they actually look like in real life. But then there’s Dana Brooke who looked like a Chucky doll with too much makeup lmao.

          • MK126

            SCRM @ Dana. They did her so dirty in that game… lookin like they just copy pasted Tiffany’s face from Bride of Chucky and put it on her model

  • tstumo

    Im always so pleased with SD. NOW all of a sudden people are seeing the potential for lana and Tamina. When prior it was “where are they going with this” give things time people. the way they’ve been building neglected and underused talent has been so good and feels much like back in the Lita/Trish era where multiple women felt like threats. It felt very NXT ish where they would each week build and build upon things with backstage segments. A match is not always needed and that little bit really helped show the impatient and blind people what that pairing can amount to.

    This has been about the money in the bank briefcase. That much is obvious. I hope that mella holds off on using it and Naomi beats nattie and then from there starts a serious 1 vs 1 feud with someone. That’s the only thing that her reign needs is that one good feud. But I understand that sooooo much work has to be done to build up the division evenly and properly. If they didn’t, we would have Raw which would be a mess

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    that rumor for Naomi keeping the belt til 2018 could be just to make Carmella’s cash in this Sunday more exciting and unexpected. But we’ll see. I want a new SD Women’s champion because this reign has been mediocre. However, it’s rumored Charlotte vs Naomi will be happening at Royal Rumble or Mania. But then there is Carmella to worry about. But I can’t see Carmella being credible enough to walk in a Wrestlemania as champion.

    • Jesus’s brother

      Naomi will lose the title by RR don’t worry ?

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        I kind of don’t fully believe it. No major news sites have posted about it. That may just be a way to keep us surprised.

  • conan_kun

    What’s right does Becky have to call out Cris Cybrog when she’s losing matches clean a lot, it makes Cyborg feeling so bad for wasting time to clamor a match against Becky. If WWE continues booking her like Enzo Amore who always running his mouth but keep losing matches and Becky keeps saying she’s being screwed but can’t take matter of her own hand, it’ll make future WWE Four Horsewomen vs MMA Four Horsewomen less intriguing when Becky and Bayley are being booked like complete losers before that.

    It’s baffling that Naomi, Natalya, Carmella and even Tamina and Lana are taking focus on SD women division while Charlotte and Becky are directionless since Battleground. On Raw, we won’t expect Sasha taking backseat for Emma, Dana and Alicia to take main spotlight.

    • Becky beat Charlotte clean a few weeks ago. No need to panic. It’s just that on SD you’ll see everyone pinning everyone.

      • conan_kun

        So if Asuka moves to Smackdown, even Carmella and Tamina can beat Asuka clean.

        • Jesus’s brother

          I’m afraid so… Smackdown ruined Charlotte and if Asuka gets drafted to Smackdown she will be booked pretty bad…

          • ???

            And this is why I want her on Raw, SD is more like for the underrated people it doesn’t fit Asuka .. and also Charlotte and Becky already there to let the girls be “over”

        • Robann

          Well since they’re heels, no, it will most likely not be clean. But yeah she’ll most likely be pegged down a few levels like Charlotte, which is a good thing. We don’t need anymore undefeated streaks in this division.

        • Well Asuka will have to start losing once she gets to the main roster because it will be impossible for her to stay undefeated with 6 people in the division. But I doubt she’ll be losing clean left and right.

  • Vince Martin

    With Naomi most likely retaining this Sunday, I hope Sasha wins the Raw title so she can feud with emma

    • ???

      I heard that the heels always win on SS ? but I definitely want Sasha to win!

  • Almarpar

    Great match between B & N thier so technical i love it. Kinda hoping natayla wins at SummerSlam, Naomi is booooring Much preferred her as a heel. Looks like Carmella will attempt or tease to cash in on Sunday. Think she’ll hold off for a while longer.. overall I think NXT is going to be the better PPV this weekend. – (I want the iconic duo on SD! Think they’d be a great fit with the division)

    • ???

      The iconic duo have to go to SD !

  • Tnn Crs
  • Womensor

    Nikki is gonna win the title from Carmella when she cash in the contract.

    • conan_kun

      What if Nikki goes to Raw with Cena, especially she jokingly said she wanted Alexa’s Raw women title.

      • ???

        She’ll be fine there, because she’s already a big star and WWE sure love her !

      • Womensor

        That’s better. I’m starting to be bored of Alexa’s reign. I prefer Naomi’s reign, with ALL WOMEN going behind her title, and not only 3

  • Nattie and Becky had a pretty good match, but Naomi and Nattie feud is lifeless. None of the 3 women’s matches have had anything great to hype us for their matches. Oh well, at least they should all be great matches, especially Asuka vs Ember.

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  • DayOneISH!
    • Robann

      LIT!

    • MK126

      Now the question is will she be playable? Even if shes not this is awesome!

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Probably

        • MK126

          They’re supposed to be doing the first set of roster reveals next week I think so hopefully we see if shes gonna be more than just part of Sanity’s entrance

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            No it’s today that they are revealing some or all of the roster.

          • MK126

            Its today?? YASSSS! REVEAL AWAY!

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            yup in a few hours make sure to pay attention to 2k or IGN

          • MK126

            Well im at work so yall are gonna have to keep me updated if it comes out between now and 5:30 lol

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            refresh the page some people have posted about it on this post.

      • DayOneISH!

        I don’t see why she wouldn’t.They better not pull a Sherri Martel on Nikki.

        • MK126

          It wouldn’t be the first time but I’m sure she’ll be in. Im expecting a decent amount of NXT women in this year (Asuka, Ember, Nikki, ID, Ruby?, and possibly Liv)

          • DayOneISH!

            Im actually am wondering what the NXT roster in general would look like because they did lose a lot of people this year.

            I can see the NXT women’s roster being
            Asuka
            Ember Moon
            Nikki Cross
            Billie Kay
            Peyton Royce
            Liv Morgan

            Ruby Riot and Aliyah maybe I think with ruby riot came in too late and Aliyah was active more in late 2016/Early 17 so who knows.

          • MK126

            I could see both Ruby and Aliyah making it. I think the roster this year might be better than last years for the women. I’m sure we can count Paige, Summer and Eva out. So itll definitely be 4HW, The Bellas, Naomi, Emma, Nattie, Bliss, Asuka, Tamina, Carmella, Nia, Dana, Fox. I wonder if they’ll add Lana and Mickie. If they do then that’s 18 plus whoever they add for NXT

          • DayOneISH!

            Maybe they can Add Maryse just for the hell of it she did have a match this year.And plus all her taunts and finishers are still in the game itself.

          • Paige and Summer Rae were confirmed already

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Asuka, Ember Moon, and Nikki Cross definitely.. Ruby Liv and Aaliyah I can see them leaving out. Maybe having Peyton and Billie Kay in a future stars pack. They usually snub us with the NXT women. But they claim this is going to be the biggest roster with about 200 superstars so you never know.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Omg yas

  • Robann

    I said from the beginning that this Lana/Tamina thing feels different, even with everyone whining and complaining about her being a “bodyguard” again. This is the perfect opportunity for Tamina to be completely repackaged and I am HERE FOR IT.

    I’m really just excited for the match Sunday, like at this point it don’t even matter if a proper “feud” has been set up or not because SS is days away. This is literally an SDL and Raw problem, both of these title feuds have been garbage. I just want Naomi to have a GOOD DAMN SINGLES FEUD for once in her life.

  • Miguel

    Watched last night and all I have to say is; THANK YOU SMACKDOWN! Finally they delivered before SummerSlam. This is not the best they could have done but is a big step foward from previous episodes.

    1. Tamina’s interaction with Lana was brilliant. Using Lana as a manager or any other type of character outside of the ring is fit for her while she learns to wrestle. Tamina for the first time in her career might be looking at her first serious push. This only leaves me to wonder; Is Carmella really going to cash in at SS? I don’t see a Tamina and Carmella feud at all.

    2. The match was fantastic, not too long, but enough to showcase Natalya as a threat in the ring to Naomi. The crowd was really into every move Becky was performing while hating every time Natalya had some sort of offense. The chemistry between the two has evolved into something amazing. I really got involved in the match (despite knowing the predictable outcome) because of the way it was put.

    3. The post attack was a classic way to send a message to the champion but what really made this 100 times better, Carmella’s message. She seems very sneaky, dangerous because she’s willing to take anyone that is really down. She has James Ellsworth telling her when is really the time. After seeing Baron Corbin fail, Carmella is most liketly to successfully cash in.

  • DayOneISH!

    They just announced the first half nothing really new for the women besides Nikki cross.
    Brie Bella
    Nikki Bella
    Summer Rae
    Paige
    Alundra Blayze
    Lita
    Emma

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      I’m shocked at Paige Summer and Brie. Nikki Cross is a pleasant surprise.

    • DayOneISH!

      Aka the Copy and Paste crew Nikki probably only has a new look.Good thing we got these girls out of the way.

      • MK126

        Who decides these attires?! Im shocked that Paige and Summer are in although I’m glad Summer will have an updated model this year cause I LOVED this attire she wore at WM. Alundra meh… Emma wasn’t that big of a shock. Lita… PLEASE DO NOT HAVE THIS ATTIRE IN THE GAME. She had so many other ones I’d rather see her wear (shit even her svr 2007 would be better than this) Im glad Nikki is in this year which means we can guess who else from NXT will be in it

        • DayOneISH!

          I don’t think those are their attires just random pictures they use just to say their in.

          • MK126

            Usually their character renders have their in game attire but they do change it sometimes. I just scrolled through the list and holy shit at the amount of legends in this years game

          • DayOneISH!

            Paige and the Bella’s got new models last year so I’m not expecting anything new maybe just Nikki Bella.But for Summer Rae you better believe she’s gonna have that same robotic entrance and her weird looking model with the grey skin.
            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hm5eXbYb1aY

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            This was a much better model then her last model, but yeah, they love to give her grey skin for some reason.

          • MK126

            I only hope they change Summer based on the picture they used for her reveal which was her attire for WM 32. You never know until they release entrance videos and gameplay for the women with how they’re gonna look

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Sasha has already been revealed too I’m pretty sure.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Remember they had Alicia Fox do an ad for WWE 2k15 just for her to not be in the game? scrrr I was so mad her and Layla were not in 2k15.

    • DayOneISH!

      I was legit shocked when I heard Layla was in 2k16.

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        Same I was so excited for 2k16 tho, they had literally all the jobbers lmao. But I was disappointed about no 4HW.

  • DayOneISH!

    I do wonder what the entrance trons and graphics would look like for summer and Paige’s entrance.They never even touched the new Raw and Smackdown arenas yet.