Tonight at SummerSlam, Naomi defends the SmackDown Women’s Title against Natalya. Which Superstar will walk out as champion? The Diva Dirt team weighs in:

Abir: Naomi is just getting started with her reign, so I don’t see her losing. However, this will be a tough one for her. I predict that this will be a defining match for the woman, and may be one of the biggest highlights from the night. Carmella will tease a cash-in too, but she won’t come through in the end, and Naomi will still walk away as SmackDown Women’s champion.

Alex: If I’m predicting changes for the RAW and NXT Women’s Championships, then I feel SmackDown is probably going to be the match to play it safe. Natalya definitely deserves her chance, but their feud has been so underdeveloped and there’s so much more that should be done between these two. Natalya has put people over for years, but judging from Triple H’s latest comments then I feel that this is the plan here too. I’m really expecting big things for this match, so here’s to hoping that it gets a solid place on the card because it’s probably one of the lesser invested matched. Naomi countering the Sharpshooter into the Slayomission seems like the ending we’ll be seeing!

Josue: Naomi. She’s been sitting out of the past PPVs and needs a strong title defense, so I think this match with Natalya will be it. While I wish we would’ve got more from this feud leading up to SummerSlam, I’m confident both women will deliver here. Looking beyond the SummerSlam picture, Naomi needs this momentum if she’s going to move on to a feud with Tamina and her newly equipped partner Lana. This feud has also had a third factor: Carmella. Until Carmella cashes in her MITB briefcase, she’ll always be lurking in on the title of any PPV event no matter who or what the match-up is. Still I don’t think she’ll actually cash in here, I’m more to believe she’ll do it on an episode of SmackDown Live.

Matthew: Naomi wins but expect Carmella cashing in tonight.

BREAKDOWN: 4 for Naomi, 0 for Natalya.

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Who do you agree with? Who is just dead wrong? What are your predictions? Sound off in the comments below!

  • Randall

    I hope Nattie wins, she deserves a title run even if it’s not a long run!

  • Doug

    wish this feud was more developed. but predicting a Naomi win

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Naomi wins. Nattie attacks Naomi after the match as Carmella run out ready to cash in. Just as she’s about to cash in a pressed Natalya attacks her as she gets booed out of the arena for ruining a potential cash in.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Nattie wins Carmella cashes in.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Hopefully her cash in isn’t a flop like Baron’s

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        It shouldn’t be. Carmella deserves to be a future champion.

        • Jaded

          LMAO, Naomi isn’t losing the title till 2018.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            lol you’re hanging on to a rumor

          • John Finnie

            I seen that on youtube by a “insider” ??? happy new year guys

        • Jaded

          And I doubt Carmella will make a good champion, Ellsworth is the only interesting thing about her.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Speak for yourself she’s over so…

          • ???

            Agree , she just doesn’t look believable to me ..

            She’s too skinny yet her wrestling style isn’t high flying or even that fast , Naomi is great but she’s stuck in a horrible booking

      • John Finnie

        I hope it is as we seen with Alexa her inring work was stale & shes better than Carmella…. i think tamina will win the title then carmella will cash in & win i dont kmow why but i think tamina will win at one point as long as she stays on SD

  • DayOneISH!

    Tamina and Lana gonna come out and Attack Carmella before she cashes in.Naomi retains but gets attacked by Tamina.

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Want Naomi to win

  • Exotic

    Naomi don’t deserve to lose the title because her reign tbh is boring and hasn’t reached the potential it could have reached, so she should keep it for a few more months.

    Natalya don’t deserve to win it after the most uneventful chase ever for a title. It feels like a filler match…

    • Jaded

      I can stand Natalya, but this fued has been underwhelming at best

      • Exotic

        right so I don’t want her to win the title in this unmemorable feud.

  • Nicola Byrne

    Would love to see Nattie with a proper title run but it’s not going to happen tonight. Naomi retain Carmella Cashes in but loses.

  • Booking 101

    I’m just so damn angry at the booking of this match. It makes no sense in my head.

    You finally have Nattie win a number one contender’s match and give her a title opportunity which was great, I was so on board with that but she needed some serious attention on her booking. Nattie hasn’t exactly been one of the most pushed women on the roster and she needed some extra attention to make her a good challenger for the second biggest PPV of the year. Result? They wasted most of the build up of this feud on a woman who is NOT EVEN IN THE MATCH! Like, seriously? Those weeks you could have had building this up as a important match were completely wasted on something that mey or may not happen after the match is over. The result is that this match has not absolutely no buzz, is probably going to have almost no time because most of the card was more promoted than this and the chance to finally give Naomi a good PPV match is very slim.

    And I hope Carmella stays in the back. It will be a lot better if her cash in is done in a more surprised moment and after a grueling match between champion and challenger and if Nattie and Naomi don’t have have enough time, this will not be a gruelling match. Just really bad booking all across.

    Naomi for the win, still waiting for her great rivalry and match

  • I think Natalya might actually win. Now that I think of it..maybe she’ll win due to a DQ aka Carmella who’ll actually take the title. Fingers crossed.

  • I don’t mind either one winning, I just hope they get time to put on a great match!


    We have zero reason to believe that Natalya is going to win the title or even that she is a threat. Naomi will win and should retain. Now, one thing we’ll see is if Carmella is going to force herself into the title hunt and this match being on the main show and the not the pre-show seems like another hint at Carmella winning the title.

  • Sass.

    Apart from women’s wrestling fans, all I’ve seen is negative comments about this match on Reddit etc. I’m praying they knock it out of the park to prove them wrong. Nattie & Naomi have great chemistry, I just hope they get time and are allowed to do some memorable spots.

  • Monkey Tennis

    If Carmella cashes is, she’s winning. Smackdown aren’t gonna have both MitB winners crash and burn.

    It Naomi wins, Carmella might cash in. If Nattie wins, Carmella likely will cash in.

    The strange thing though is that despite all these connotations and possibility’s, the actual match itself still feels like an afterthought. A means to a potential end, rather than something many people are excited for in itself.

    There’s been no real build between Nattie and Naomi and they’ve both just been going through the motions with their paper thin characters. Fair play, at least Naomi comes off like a face… A pretty dull one, yes, but she is at least playing the right role. Which is more than we can say for Nattie who’s heel rampage has been to attack Becky briefly after this week’s SD. Aaaaand nothing else.

  • ?BurningUpInsideOfUs?

    They’re going to pull a Jillian with Nattie and I’m won’t be happy unless she wins it back from Carmella if she cashes in on Nattie tonight.

  • GailKimStan

    All we need is a Nattie reign right now, neither Naomi or Carmella can save us from the boredom this division has been lately

    • Monkey Tennis

      Really? I won’t pretend that either Naomi or Carmella are setting things alight right now, but Nattie’s still the worst option of those three. It’s not her fault that her character is… just a huge nothing right now. But as it stands, there is absolutely nothing to suggest that putting the belt on her would suddenly inspire creative to write/book her any better than they are now.

      • GailKimStan

        Idk, i’m just so bored by the other two. Meanwhile we haven’t seen much from Nattie lately (which is a shame) and i know her win would be so random, but somehow it feels like the “freshest”option for me

        • Windyhawaii

          fresh only lasts for so long before it gets dull again. And personally i have not found SD boring so..

  • I REALLY like both of them, but I don’t think they’d let Naomi customize the title so heavily if they were going t have her drop it a month later; so for that reason (although I wouldn’t mind seeing Nattie win another title before she retires), I think Naomi will retain. If (or rather WHEN since she’s also featured in the promo for the match) Carmella cashes in, she needs to lose. It’s bad enough we had to suffer through Alexa’s reign on RAW. If Carmella successfully cashes in, the division will be cancelled.

  • Call Up Asuka NOW

    Please Naomi or Carmella walk out champ

  • Wicked Emma

    Naomi wins. I hope Carmella don’t cash in tonight.

  • Leo

    Naomi is definitely winning this based on the latest odds and no I don’t see Carmella cashing in. This has to do with the fact that WWE want to push Naomi even higher as a top seller with the glow belt(which they plan on releasing soon)plus they’ve set up a program with Naomi and Tamina. Carmella won’t cash in for a while IMO.

    Naomi is now heavily favored to retain against Natalya in the Smackdown Women’s Championship, so the lines have moved even more of her favor. This is possibly fueled by rumors of the WWE marketing the champion’s glowing championship through WWE Shop in the future, so the title would need to remain with Naomi to make that possible.

  • Victoria&Melina19

    Naomi retaining. Its a shame how this “feud” has been booked. So I am hoping this match ends up being great. As for Carmella I don’t want her cashing in since everyone is predicting it.

  • Sarona

    The feud has been horribly booked, I just hope the match is great

  • I love nattie to have a serious reign but I don’t see it happening here feel like this match is purely for Carmella to cash in after against who ever wins

  • ThePeaceVibe.

    This match really hasn’t gotten any hype so I think it’s pretty easy to go with Naomi. The only thing I could see as a surprise for it is if someone debuts from NXT and causes a DQ or if Carmella cashes in. I feel like if Carmella does in fact cash in she will win the belt. I don’t see them having their first female mitb winner lose her cash in.

  • Joel

    They are teasing Carmella’s cash in WAY too much to the point where I don’t think shes going to cash it in tonight. But if Carmella does cash it in , I hope she doesn’t cash in when or if Natalya wins cause it would just be disrespectful to Natalya lmao.

    • Jessica Jones ?

      Agreed if natalya wins she best retain over Carmella’s cash in or gain it bk of her eventually down the line

    • Monkey Tennis

      That sort of works both ways though. Because there’s been so much teasing, it’s been to the detriment of an actual feud between Nattie and Naomi. If after all that, we don’t even get a cash in, then that makes the last few weeks even more of a waste of time than they’ve already been.

      But yeah, if Nattie wins the title and then loses it straight away, that would be another in a long line of slaps in her face from management.

      And don’t get me started if Elsworth is directly responsible for Carmella winning the title.

  • The Phenomenal Glow

    I wanna see Natalya get snatched bald tonight!!!!

  • wwepassion

    They are making Carmella tease too much so she probably won’t cash in. we’ll probably get a disappointment with Naomi winning so I’m not excited for this match. Besides that it was terribly built up.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      I think Naomi probably will just retain and Carmella won’t even come out. Or she’ll just stare Naomi down from the ramp and do nothing.

      • wwepassion

        That’s awful, that match will be a bathroom break TBH.

      • ???

        LOL I can see that happening, SD booking became more horrible than Raw

  • George

    We know now Nattie wins, DD is always wrong. Bless Queen Nattie!!!

    • Iteaseutouch

      Lol, DD’ is surely having a bad streak with results

  • Danny?

    Naomi to win and then Carmella comes to cash in but a miscommunication between Carmella and Ellsworth lead to Naomi winning against Carmella and then she can finally kick Ellsworth to the kirb

  • PhiPhiBanks

    I like Naomi and Nattie but I have almost zero interest in this match. Hopefully they will actually suprise me.

  • I’m just hoping Carmella stays in the back. Her cashing-in and winning the title is the worst case scenario as far as I’m concerned.

    • PhiPhiBanks

      Alexa and Carmella as the champions…

      The revolution was fun while it lasted.

      • I like them but… yeah. I don’t want two rookies as champion at the same time. Carmella is not ready.

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Something tells me Ellsworth will cause Carmella the MITB and Natalya will keep the title.

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Naomi will reign supreme. Her title reign isn’t falling to a short underdeveloped feud with Cat lady

    • Short? Didn’t she win the first time in March & again in April? 4 months is a nice run!

      • TorrieTrishStacyLita

        Still short for me. She hasn’t had any real feuds during her title run

  • ???

    I definitely want Natalya to win , but you know that WWE want to market the glowing belt until late 2017 which let us all know that Naomi will retain almost 100% without a doubt ..

    Other than that, Naomi and Natalya’s build up is so little and weak .. so giving the title to Nattie just like that sounds so random

    And last , you have Carmella! Who seems to be a bigger threat to Naomi than Natalya !

    Two bad that both Sasha and Nattie will fail tonight:(

  • The title is either going to stay with Naomi or Carmella cashes in and wins it. Happy to see Natty get a chance but i don’t see her winning

    • MirMik

      She won.

      • yep my ass was dead wrong but u know what she deserves it she hasn’t been champion in 6 years i think

  • E-Force

    ppl saying this feud is terrible bc of the booking. just stop please it’s not really a feud it’s just a champion vs contender match. there was no need for a great build feud between these girls, blame asuka vs ember booking that didn’t have me excited for the match – which was a great one

  • Iteaseutouch
    • Aye Mate

      Oh fuck.

      lmao right after I posted what I was hoping to see. Ahahaha. Oh well, congrats Nattie!

  • Aye Mate

    Sorry Natalya, you will forever be one of WWE’s worst handled talents and your talents warrant just as much as anyone else the opportunity to be honoured appropriately, but… I’ve always believed in Naomi, always felt she was capable of great things in wrestling, and although she’s been a well presented champion who’s done a lot of good work in building her presence, I’m still waiting that one classic match I can refer back to when discussing Naomi as one of the all time big talents in women’s wrestling. Natalya is the perfect person to give Naomi for that purpose, and that’s what I’m expecting: two talented women to go out and show out.

    Naomi to win, Natalya to lose with dignity, and for Carmella to stay far, far away for the time being.