Tonight on SummerSlam, a new SmackDown Women’s Champion was crowned in Natalya.

Natalya laid claim to the title after forcing Naomi to tap out to the SharpShooter.

Towards the end of the back and forth match, Naomi attempted to trap Natalya in the A Bad Place Submission but Natalya reversed this into a Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring.

Naomi fought through and was able to break free after crawling to a corner and tossing Natalya to the bottom turnbuckle. From there, Naomi climbed the top rope for a split legged moonsault but Natalya was able to counter by getting her knees up.

From there, Natalya applied a second Sharpshooter and this time successfully forced Naomi to tap out.

Cameras caught Carmella backstage watching the match, teasing the idea of her cashing in her MITB briefcase but in the end, she did not.

This marks Natalya’s first title win in six years.

What did you think of the match?

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  • Charlie Flickinger

    Woah. I didn’t see this coming at all! So I take it the plans for Naomi’s glow in the dark prop belt fell threw?

    • Robann

      It was a rumor that people stuck too quickly to. Either it’s still happening down the road and she’s winning it back (which I wouldn’t mind) or it just wasn’t true to begin with.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      She had heat with kevin Dunn over saying she was getting a special SS entrance

  • Very well deserving! Loved the match. Only critique is not enough near falls.

    • Wicked Bliss

      Really looks good on her. I’m excited to see her sideplates!

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      • willh

        That’s the most exciting thing for me any time there’s a title change; seeing what their sideplates will look like! Lol

        • Most likely maple leaves

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  • Aye Mate

    Speechless.

    Nattie deserves all the recognition in the world but a title change during a feud which is barely a feud, and given Naomi’s lack of notable feuds in general… Pfft. If it signals a longer work between the two I’m for it, plus Nattie being champion is a better state of affairs than Carmella being champion. Which I hope doesn’t happen for a while.

    About to go check the match out now. Any good?

  • Congratulations to Natalya for this long overdue title win. Not a fan of the feud or how it came to be, but I’ll leave my skepticism aside for a bit and just be happy for her. She deserves this more than anybody else.

    As of the match itself. It was a good and clean, if a bit slow, contest, who started to really pick up towards the end and who could have used more energy from the crowd. Not what I expected, but enjoyable nonetheless.

    Also, Carmella stayed in the back, so that’s good!

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Yesss I’m bummed that Naomi lost but Natalya was long overdue a reign also. I’m just happy it wasn’t Carmella who ended Naomi’s reign. Hopefully WWE gives Nattie good booking and doesn’t mess her reign up like they did with Naomi. That was a good match but the crowd could’ve reacted more. I see we have to sit through another forced Flair vs Hart feud coming up..

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Idk why that couldn’t have been Charlotte instead of Nattie. But I’m glad there’s a new champion. I think there’s a possibility Naomi can win the title again when they make the supposed toy belts.

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      If Naomi wins it back Carmella should immediately cash in and win the title

  • Jamal

    Congrats to Nattie! It was certainly deserved and it was cool that Naomi would drop to one of the women she respects so much. And both did a great job in their match.

  • conan_kun

    Either Naomi wins back shortly, Charlotte or Becky wins from Natalya then gets cash in by Carmella right away. If Asuka moves to Smackdown, she may win from Natalya then Carmella fails her cash in, thus Asuka beat the champ and Miss MITB in one night.

  • Robann

    SHE. DESERVED THIS. PERIOD.

    When the OG Brand Split happened I said all I wanted was for Naomi and Nattie to have at LEAST one title reign. And here we are, almost a year later.

    I said when the SS match was first announced that Nao wasn’t walking out champion. I said either Nattie gonna beat her for it or Mella was gonna cash in on her. It’s nice to see that my gut feeling was correct lol. It’s a bummer that she lost but she already broke barriers with her reigns, so I’m satisfied….I just hope that down the line the writers step their game tf up and actually give ALL of these women good feuds. We already had to deal with Becky, Alexa and Naomi having shitty title reigns….let’s not do it again with Nattie.

    • Jamal

      This. My only gripe is that I wish it had been built better but that’s no fault of either Nattie or Naomi

      • Robann

        Same. This feud was trash quite honestly. But every women’s feud on both rosters are pretty trash. There were no good stories behind either title feuds, yet both titles changed hands. Although I’m happy with who won…it could’ve been done better.

        • perceval

          The main reason I’m looking forward to Shayna’s arrival is the big storyline writes itself, so it isn’t dependent on WWE Uncreative.

    • Michael Burmy

      Now the question is…is Nao ever gonna be champ again?

      • Rosanna

        Definitely. if Sasha and Charlotte can have 4 reigns Naomi better get some reigns as well. But unfortunately Bayley and Becky are behind on reigns and you know wwe always finds a way to make the 4HW relevant.

      • Robann

        Yup. She will. WWE saw how marketable she is and how over she became in a few short months. She will definitely be champion again and hopefully she can have an actual meaningful reign that’s filled with good feuds.

  • Aye Mate

    Just caught it. Good match. Lacked a lot of heat and emotion but that’s purely because of how WWE booked this. Some really cool visuals here, which makes you wonder what else they’ll come up with should they do more stuff together.

    Gutted Naomi lost, but Nattie being champion as well gives way to a lot of creative ideas. Firstly, that Asuka debuts and targets a heel champion. Or, Nikki Bella returns and wins the title from the last woman she was feuding with – and Carmella cashes in on Nikki, whom she was also feuding with last year too.

    • Michael Burmy

      Now the question is…will Nao ever be champ again?

  • Mr. What

    Well Naomi title reign was horrible nobody can’t defend. Months defending it against Lana. Left not defending it on pay per view sum up they didn’t know or have faith in her. Really had no choice to give it to someone. Except not the vacuum that which is Natalya. Yea she was due for title reign for years of service but she have no charisma and bad mic skills to carry.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      Had no faith in her but made her the longest reigning Smackdown women’s champion… yes that totally makes sense

      • And let her be the first woman to have a customized title.

        • Mr. What

          To sell merchandise it look like it failed because title change hands.

          • She’s one of the highest merch sellers baby, they just saw it was appropriate to give Nattie a moment now.

          • Mr. What

            It was appropriate because if Naomi had held the title who would she face? Heel side are lack skilled people in the ring. Natalya was best choice than the rest. Face side have talented individuals to chase. Well I will wait see how her title reign help the division. Money on Becky winning the title from Natalya but for only Carmella to cash it on her. They always make Becky look stupid.

          • I think that could happen too because Becky is the perfect choice for the cash in, she has that babyface vibe.

          • Aye Mate

            The sad thing about Becky potentially dropping the title to Carmella cashing her briefcase in is that it will result in Becky feuding with James Ellsworth, who’ll she undoubtedly get a better match out of than she would with Carmella.

        • First woman. Since the rebranding to have a customized title

      • Mr. What

        Smackdown women’s champion doesn’t have a lot of prestige so who cares

        • Crazy. #RIPMae

          lol get a new excuse

      • Wicked Bliss

        They want more lol

    • Jamal

      Naomi’s reign was fine and far better than either of Alexa’s or Becky’s.

      • Mr. What

        That not saying much

    • Aye Mate

      Nattie’s heel work needs improvement. If she told the ref to do his job once…

      I still believe that it’s part reward for her longevity and part a device to transition the belt onto someone else: Carmella, Asuka or Nikki Bella.

      If not that, there’s always the reliable rehash of her feud with Charlotte.

  • Hangga

    SDL is really land of opportunity…if only foxy and emma were on SDL

  • Steve B

    I have never seen a champion cry in the ring after losing. It makes me feel like there is something way deeper going on we may never know.

    • lainey

      Probably is. Wwe seems to always find someway to screw naomi

      • Steve B

        Its like she knows they will never give her that Charlotte, Sasha, Asuka type of push. At least she got a few moments like wrestlemania and the first custom title.

        • KatyaMenelli

          I feel like that too! It’s really heartbreaking when you think about it.

        • perceval

          The downside of SD booking. Your title run isn’t great not because of lack of in ring skill, like with Alexa, but because you can’t showcase what you can do because you’re booked to fight Lana all the time.

    • Jamal

      There have been moments like that before. It was likely a mix of emotion and exhaustion. It was a good match though. Probably Naomi’s best as champ

      • Steve B

        The only two crying moments that felt genuinely believable to me were when Shawn Michaels won his first title and Naomi tonight

        • They’ve screwed her in the past, but this was by no means screwing her. She’s had the longest reign in the rebranded women’s division, 2-time champion, won in her hometown, and at wrestlemania, and a custom title…
          I just wish she had a more memorable reign with a good singles feud. Who knows…maybe she’s going to RAW soon, heel Sasha vs face Naomi would be a money feud after Heel Sasha vs Bayley.

        • John Finnie

          For me as a fan i cried when lita won in the ME after 4 long yrs she got her title..

        • perceval
    • My heart hurt watching her cry in the ring.

      • Cabbyhighs

        mine completely broke bruh, shes too good for this piece of shit company!

    • Aye Mate

      Naomi was clearly trying to emote during the match. I interpreted it as her attempt to make the match feel meaningful and involve the crowd. After all, she knew she was dropping the title so it was likely a combination of real feelings mixed in with her selling the loss. It’s bittersweet, though. Nattie’s a worthy champion in any given day but the match Naomi had with her here is the type of stuff we should have been seeing ages ago.

      • Steve B

        In her talk is Jericho interview Naomi confirmed what we always knew and that is backstage powers are holding her back from doing everything she is capable of. Maybe that hurt her in that moment knowing she has so much more to offer and may never get to show it.

        • Rosanna

          Charlotte cried the first time she lost to Sasha I think on raw. Where she said ” that is my title it’s mine ” I don’t know which one but I feel like it was the first raw women’s championship match they had on raw.

          • Steve B

            Something about the way Charlotte cried reminds me of her dad when he cried. They both look like they were forcing it, it looked premeditated and staged to me

        • wwepassion

          Oh please, she can’t complain when we have women like Mickie,Emma, Summer, Dana, Fox etc struggling hard AF.

          • Rosanna

            Mhm. Alicia deserves it honestly equally to Nattie she’s been here longer than Nattie but– you know what I’m not going start im going let Nattie have her moment.

          • wwepassion

            Fox doesn’t deserve the title she deserves a push that will earn her a title shot.

          • Organization XIII

            A struggle is a struggle…it’s not a competition of who is struggling the most. They all deserve to be able to showcase their full potential

          • wwepassion

            She’s not struggling boo

          • Organization XIII

            If someone is unable to fully showcase their in ring ability…that is a struggle. It’s the same is Michelle McCool & Melina

          • wwepassion

            Um, Naomi has gotten that chance, problem is she did not get over enough. Alexa is not a good wrestler yet she found a way to get over by using her strength as much as possible.

          • Organization XIII

            What does “getting over” have to do with showcasing wrestling ability?

          • wwepassion

            That’s just an excuse you people like to use.

          • Organization XIII

            An excuse for what? Getting over has nothing to do with WWE limiting what a superstar can do in the ring

          • wwepassion

            Oh god the girl has so many moves that she does, she is not held back stop making excuses.

          • Organization XIII

            & yet she went on an interview & said she does? ? ok

          • wwepassion

            That’s bull, she just needs an excuse and you all eat it up.

          • Organization XIII

            You right sis. You got it ??

          • wwepassion

            I know

        • Cabbyhighs

          It’s also being reported that Naomi and jbl have heat because Kevin Dunn got mad because they mentioned how she would have a special entrance and there were no plans for it! This company can be very petty. And funny how diva dirt hasn’t put up the Naomi interview

          • lainey

            If they took her title for that bs then wwe doesnt deserve to have her. Thats ridiculous

          • perceval

            Look at what they just did to Rusev because he cut his hair. Lana will probably be punished for being married to him, since that would fit the “Tamina can’t catch a break” career story.

          • perceval

            The sooner Dunn’s hands are off the division, the better.

      • John Finnie

        Naomi may also be crying seeimg her friend who has been shat on by this company finaly get her chance after so long…. tears of joy as well as upset

        • Aye Mate

          Or she was told mere minutes before going out that she was dropping the title. Or this was just an intelligent piece of character work from Naomi. Either way, we don’t know.

          • Rosanna

            It switched last minute. The spoilers all said Alexa was retaining and Naomi was retaining. Things happened last minute but I think one of them will win there title back Monday or Tuesday. Alexa is also promoted on the new PPV commercial by herself. Only other female to do is was Eva Marie. She’s winning that title back one of these up coming weeks. Hopefully Naomi does too because I’m not looking forward for Carmella vs Nattie. Carmella cannot carry the match or any match.

          • Steve B

            PPV commercials are no sign of a push. Remember when the Miz was the face of survivor series a few years ago and got buried.

          • KatyaMenelli

            I think they’ll be fine. Nattie can carry a mop to a good match as we’ve seen before.

          • perceval

            Maybe the “spoilers” were the same kinds of speculation we all do here? It’s just spoilers when it’s dirtsheets doing it.

          • John Finnie

            Very true but we know noami is a sweet woman so even if she got told halfway through the match im sure there was no better person she would rather lose it too….. it couldve been worse she could have got Carmella winning

          • Aye Mate

            If I had my way I’d never let Carmella near a WWE title ever.

            No disrespect to her fans, but it’s a no from me.

          • KatyaMenelli

            I thought I was the only one haha she’d have to improve drastically.

      • MyleneCruz

        Your absolutely right but it’s not her fault.

    • MyleneCruz

      I would cry too knowing I been the champ this long and have yet to get a decent feud or a match that’s worth remembering and the day it finally happens the day she has a memorable match she loses the title.

    • Maddox

      Or maybe she was just showing emotion for losing her title. Jeez guys lol

    • lainey

      The more stuff im seeing on twitter the more i think she was suppose to retain then last minute they took it from her. You could see it in her face when she took the belt off for the last time. Sorry i think nattie got it just because

  • Nicola Byrne

    Well Deserved win for Nattie, delighted she finally got a decent title.Let’s hope she will have a decent title run and great matches with.

  • Mark?

    She looks good with the title.

  • Mr. What

    NXT Brooklyn III >>>>> Summerslam not perfect but it is much better women division

  • Organization XIII

    Bittersweet moment for me. I love my Nao but Nattie has been outting other women over for YEARS! Glad she can finally add another accolade to belt. Perfect opponent for Nao to lose too as she respects Nattie so highly. H

  • wwepassion

    Thank god Naomi isn’t champ. The crowd was totally dead until Nattie won.

    • Jamal

      Not really. They popped for a number of things, including Naomi’s leg drop and reversal of the Sharpshooter. To name a few

      • wwepassion

        It was dead and they didn’t care which is no surprise as there was lack of build up

        • Gods_Giift

          The popped during all of Naomis offense like every crowd does.

          • wwepassion

            Lol no they didn’t.

    • Wicked Emma

      How long you think Nattie will be champ?

      • wwepassion

        Have no clue but it was long over due

        • Wicked Emma

          I agree.

    • Michael Burmy

      Don’t you have a white nationalist rally to be at tomorrow morning?

      • wwepassion

        huh

        • Michael Burmy

          If you can’t appreciate the total AWESOMENESS that was Nao’s title reign…there’s only one explanation for that.

          • Vid Trim

            stop that plz, there’s plenty of other reasons. I, for example, never liked HBK as a heel or as a babyface even though I knew he had all the talent in-ring plus a whole lot of charisma and mic skills. there’s simply certain wrestlers you don’t vibe with and that’s cool. I love Naomi, especially her creative in-ring stuff but to call her reign awesome is a reach since creative always found a way to fuck it up.

          • wwepassion

            You have low standards.

          • perceval

            The Alexa fan saying the Naomi fans have low standards…

          • wwepassion

            Who is Naomi?

        • perceval

          Let’s see… You hate Naomi and Sasha. You have a double standard when it comes to black women and blonde white women, saying that the crowd popping for Alexa’s entrance but being quiet during her match proves she’s hugely popular and deserves to be champion, while saying that the crowd popping for Naomi’s entrance but being quiet during her match proves the exact opposite.

          • wwepassion

            I’m black dumb fuck nice try, I actually use to like Sasha until her head got big and she got over exposed. You really need a new argument instead calling people racist especially when some of those people are black you dumb idiot.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    It’s like I’m upset that Naomi lost but happy Nattie won. My thing is can this superstar shakeup happen and Foxy get herself a piece of gold too! And I’m so serious!! I’m not discouraged that Naomi won’t hold gold again. She most def has third title reign in her future.

  • Match of Year Maker

    Nattie deserves this and more for all her years of loyalty with the company. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8f0b4a3ce84a7953ec1eae76ae2f0848fe089891320be38d42abad0e6bccd54c.gif

    • Rosanna

      Ugh, I wish Alicia was on smackdown she can get her moment every women on the main roster has side plates so she better win her championship soon. Not 3 years from now.

    • Nathan

      Rosa Mendez was loyal, didn’t mean she deserved the championship. I’m just putting that out there.

  • Cabbyhighs

    Poor Naomi… I understand titles reigns come to an end but https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e7a62b2b034f5f4b004d24aa312796e67399042d1f3d9fce9fa44f38ec30b85.gif
    Naomi never got a chance to redeem her losses over Carmella as well as not having a proper fued or match with charolette! They continue to cut her legs off and that’s that shit I don’t like! Great ?? natties a champ now. Naomi didn’t deserve to go out like that! She was just reaching her potential and her tears were so real and genuine, because after 8 long years and this how y’all do her, fuck wwe and this lame ass ppv and notice wwe had a chance to showcase three black girls as champs with ember,Sasha and Naomi but instead it’s a one at a time type of deal with this company!!

    • Michael Burmy

      Who else is boycotting everything WWE-related (except buying merch of our faves) until they make it right?

  • I will say this; if Naomi HAD to lose the title tonight, better to Nattie than to Carmella. Congrats to Nattie. Now she’s one reign away from becoming the first legitimate female Triple Crown Champion.

    • Rosanna

      Nattie won the divas title at SummerSlam? Oh my gosh this all time I was thinking it was like MITB or something.

      • CH98

        Natalya won the Divas Title at Survivor Series 2010.

        • Rosanna

          Triple crown winner? Winning three times at SummerSlam?

          • Wrestling.fan.from.France

            No, lol, as in winning three different titles.

          • Rosanna

            Ohh hmm interesting. I don’t think they’ll move Nattie to raw any time soon. If she does I’ll be shocked they barely use everyone on raw for people to be switched anyway.

    • John Finnie

      Ohhh god i just had a cold sweat moment thinking nattie loses on tuesday

    • Windyhawaii

      what’s a triple crown champion?

  • Rodney Holston

    Genuinely shocked. Honestly never thought Nattie would hold gold again, she definitely deserves it.

  • Matthaniel Johnson

    She should use a German bridging suplex as her finisher. I hope they let her show her moveset, that’s her meal ticket the wrestling. It was a fun little match though.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Omg that could be a signature. Her finisher should be that Vicious Sitout Powerbomb she had in the Indies lol.

  • I’m happy for Nattie, sad for Naomi, but whatever you want to say about her as a champion, she had a long reign and she got the crowds and fans to invest in her story and gimmick and she worked her tail off, and I can’t be more proud of Naomi for not only winning the women’s championship at the biggest event of the year, but being able to walk in as champion at the second biggest of the year. I’m glad Naomi got her chance. My Nattie, how I’ve loved her since I saw her debut and wipe the floor with Michelle McCool, to seeing her destroy Kelly Kelly in her first match, watching her get her Diva’s Title in 2010, seeing her in that table match, watching her get saddled with being Khali’s love interest, a fart gimmick, watched her get overlooked while being one of the best technical wrestlers we’ve seen on the women’s side of the ring since Queen Molly Holly, and she finally had her moment. I’ve waited so long for her to become a champion again, and I was doubtful that it would happen, but I’m so glad for her that it has, she’s one of the most deserving persons on the roster, and she deserves the fame and attention, and noteriety that comes with being a champion. I hope she has a good reign, and I hope her feud with Naomi over the title and rematch kicks ass. Both of these women are winners!

  • ??BADANDBO$$Y??

    naomi crying at the end was soo upsetting but congrats to nattie

  • Kev

    Finally!! Natti deserved this. She’s put so much into this company that a reign is deserved. I just don’t hope they make her drop it too quick and give her time as champ.

  • Joel

    Congrats to Nattie! But i don’t think Nattie is going to hold the title for very long. I think they are low key setting some thing up that involves Lana snatching the title , let Lana have her mini celebration and Carmella cashes in.

  • Kev

    Also this is gonna be a great moment on Total Divas. As the season always ends at Summerslam so seeing Natti get that win is going to be wonderful.

    • perceval

      Ah, they’re wrapping up shooting? That explains the booking since Wrestlemania.

  • Kiana Taylor

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c86aba09416415262c51586e14b30cc3b22406d36d6596a3ed8b4df05be5888.gif kinda crazy how this was the last time nattie had a title until now, she truly deserves it

  • Match of Year Maker
    • BitchFit

      i think she’s happy that nattie finally won a title.. and omg since 2010… 7 years and a divas champion? wtf haha

      • Either that or she knows she may never be champion again

  • Jorge Hernandez Moran

    Nattie was the perfect person for Naomi to drop the title to. Im so happy for both these women they deserve it, they put up with so much shit for years, and now Naomi got her Mania moment, and became the longest reigning 2 times SD women’s champion, and that light up title though. She honestly deserve everything she got and more. While I do wish her booking was a little better, Im glad they made her a fighting champion, taking on all comers ’till the end. Now Nattie, its bittersweet, cause I love Naomi but Nattie also deserve it, I wish the build up to her title win so better, but with the way they treated her over the past decade I’ll take what I can get. Nattie is such a hard worker, and so loyal, I mean if I’d gotten a farting gimmick I would have left, but this women push through all that bullshit, she kept on putting great matches and letting her opponents get all the credit. The mayority of the main roster women were put over by Nattie at some point. Its time she puts herself over, she’s improve her greatest weakness which was her character and promo skills and now she’s really to be at the top of the division she helped build.

    • Michael Burmy

      Agreed…that just makes Nao the “Twice and Future Champ” now!

    • perceval

      And, we’ve got Nattie vs Becky and Nattie vs Charlotte to look forward to.

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  • Vince Martin

    I’m so happy nattie got the title. I’m sure naomi will regain it some point late this year or next year though once the “light up” replica titles are in stores already

    • Michael Burmy

      Hopefully in time for Smackdown in Milwaukee on the 24th…

  • Wicked Emma

    Congrats Nattie

  • George

    God bless you Nattie! Finally she deserves it so much. She save us for the reign of boredom. :D

  • George

    I don’t thing Naomi minds losing the belt to Nattie, she loves her.
    And it was time for a new champion.

    • Dionte Brown

      I agree. Her and nattie are great friends so I think her crying was a mixture of sadness and happiness for her friend who is long overdue for a title reign.

  • Michael Burmy

    OK, can DivaDirt all agree to NEVER make any unanimous predictions again? (The both times I’ve seen you do it, you lost)

    • Super Mateo

      I swear Vince looks at these and any unanimous picks are given losses :D

    • perceval

      To be fair, it’s not like they didn’t have reason, based on past experience, to think Nattie wouldn’t be Champion.

  • Michael Burmy

    Well, I suppose I’ll be holding off on these tickets I was gonna buy to SD Live in Milwaukee…gonna wait to see who’s champ after Hell in a Cell.

    If anyone deserved to win it from Nao, it’s Nattie…but do you think Nao will ever be champ again?

  • Michael Burmy

    After my initial anger has subsided…I just realized something.

    The report only said that Naomi would be champ going into 2018…it didn’t say that the reign would be continuous from now until then.

    So she’s gonna win the title back by year’s end…possibly as soon as Tuesday. (Hopefully at least by the October 24 Smackdown in Milwaukee)

  • jbrizzy

    Sad to see Naomis reign end and I got really sad when I saw her cry. But Nattie is the best person to take the belt off of her. Nattie was the next deserving person to hold the belt and I’m ready to see her reign. And Naomi will get that belt back. Wwe plans to sell her custom belt in stores so she will definitely be getting it back at least next year or even months from now. Good job ladies

    • Michael Burmy

      Perhaps as soon as the next episode of Smackdown…the point of this was for Nattie to get her moment. Now that she’s got it, it’s time for the Glow to come back on…

      • jbrizzy

        Lol who knows but Carmella does have to cash in at some point

  • CuCelchy

    Lmao at the comments here compared to the other thread.

    • Organization XIII

      lmfaoooooo

      • CuCelchy

        Bias ass bitches ugh

        • Organization XIII

          Now you already know not to pay these people any mind.

  • Jessica Jones ?

    So pleased for natalya and long over due and regardless of what anyone says she definitely deserves this

  • 3???????

    My only issue was that naomi missed 2 ppv during her reign & only had 1 fued ?????

    • Super Mateo

      And that feud was with someone that nobody takes seriously lol

      • perceval

        Someone they gave up on as an in ring competitor right after.

  • Jo9834

    So glad that Nattie finally got her moment after all of these years putting EVERY woman she has stepped into the ring with over.

    Naomi can walk out of Summerslam with her head held high, she’s had a great reign, and while it wasn’t picture perfect, she finally got her shine, and now she can compete regularly with the other girls in the division.

  • Andrew Soto

    Ok, let me start off by saying how great this match was. It was very fast paced and crisp. Both women put on a show and did some innovative stuff. Their chemistry is amazing, as well as their athleticism. I can honestly say that I was shook when Natalya won the title. Not only has she had it coming, but she looked damn good holding the title. Over the years, I have found myself having mixed feelings about Natalya, but, I could never deny her passion. As for Naomi, I believe she made a successful, highly marketable champion. I have become a fan of hers in the past year. I have no doubt that she will win the championship again.
    Now, to those who are turning this moment into a race war, are not only taking Natalya’s moment away, but are being completely ingnorant. She has had such a great year, but the moment she has to lose the title, it becomes a big conspiracy against Naomi. I seriously cannot stand some of the people on here. Please, stop seeing everyone as only the color of their skin, but for the champions they are on the inside.

  • wysna

    I seriously did NOT expect this at all. I’ve come to see Nattie as Victoria during her final years with the WWE: an immensely talented wrestler who will, from here on out, just be used to put over younger talent. And I totally expected Nao to win and be blindsided by Carmella cashing in her contract. But this was surprising.

    Congrats to both women. It was a solid match by most standards and I do feel bad Nao’s reign had to come to an end. But I’m so glad that such a talented woman got to end it.

  • Maddox

    From Hornswoggle Shenanigans, Farting gimmick, Jobber, Valet to champion. At a point it looked like her career would never recover but am happy for her

    • perceval

      Let the currently buried talent take hope. The WWE and SD Women’s Champions prove you can recover from damn near anything. :)

  • conan_kun
  • BC

    7 LONG FUCKING YEARS.

    The drought is over lol. Hallelujah, Natalya is the champion again. Pleaaaase do not let Carmella take it away from her right away. ??

    I wish there was more hype around her win though. Or is there and I’m just aloof?

  • conan_kun

    The real reason why Naomi lost is the heat she has been receiving backstage. Both Naomi and JBL had backstage heat over comments made on SmackDown Live.
    https://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/wwe-summerslam-2017-match-results-analysis-naomi-c-vs-natalya-smackdown-women-s-championship

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      This isn’t even a reliable source. Plus, wasn’t it the same wrestling site that said Naomi would keep her title until 2018? Yeah right…

    • Neutral

      I had no idea we had a WWE management member here.

    • Aye Mate

      This is the same news source which reported that she would be keeping the belt for the rest of the year.

      • perceval

        Covering their asses? “No, we weren’t wrong! They… changed their minds because… um… they’re mad at Naomi for… something…”

        • Aye Mate

          Billi Bhatti’s an arsepiece; look at the way he engages with folk on Twitter.

    • MK126

      What did she even say? I cant remember anything bad…

    • Wicked Bliss

      Ive seen this at i think this is kinda petty to be the only reason she lost her championship

    • Super Mateo

      That still doesn’t explain why the title went to bland as hell Natalya instead of the much more interesting Carmella. Regardless of backstage politics, keeping it on Naomi was probably the best move from the options they have.

      • perceval

        Match quality. The division has declined because the matches haven’t been as good. Solution? Nattie vs Becky, Nattie vs Charlotte, Sasha vs Emma…

        Carmella, based on what we’ve seen, can’t deliver the big match any more than Alexa was able to. Nattie can be bland because the SD faces have plenty of personality.

  • Robin Zabriskie

    congrats nattie <3

  • king valor

    i cant wait to see naomi clock carmella when she gets mocked for losing

    • KatyaMenelli

      Omg me too. That Brooklyn Beatdown is gonna be iconic.

  • Nattie has been consistently entertaining for the majority of this year, she deserves it.
    As much as I like Naomi, I’m super pleased to have a new champion in Natalya.

  • Dreignz

    OMG FINALLY THE QUEEN OF HARTS IS CHAMPION !!!! SHE DESERVES IT !

  • NoWayHoeSay

    The better match. Erm so Charlotte gonna take the title off nattie

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  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Let me first say that I am very happy for Natalya. Hard work, dedication and loyalty pays off. She’s been there for so long and her contribution to the women’s revolution is often overlooked. She’s a fantastic wrestler and TOTALLY deserved that win. 7 years… For a wrestler of this quality. It should be a crime logically.

    With that being said, I’ll remain on my position. I don’t believe that Natalya being champion is best for the division. Her value as a face character is good enough to held the championship but her inability to play a heel character makes it hard to care about her and be totally invest in her matches which was one of my issues with this match here. On top of that, she had ZERO build up prior to this match which makes it hard to care period.

    While Naomi’s reign was dissapointing on so many levels, her loosing itsnt necessarily a bad thing but if I had to choose, I would pick Naomi to retain or even Carmella winning the title but not Natalya with her current character status.

    • Aye Mate

      Natalya’s a great wrestler but after 10 years or so experience and the majority of that being on TV she hasn’t evolved much as a performer. One can only hope this title reign helps that happen.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Let’s hope. She’s a talented in-ring worker and could do wonders for the division if she is allowed to go full force in the ring. Now, it’s up to them make her interesting and it’s up to her to fully own it as a heel. This is likely going to be her last title reign and what a way to win it than at SummerSlam so let’s hope this surprise us.

        • perceval

          Becky and Charlotte vs Nattie should deliver, tea vs teakettle.

  • Diva_Fan

    I’m happy for Nattie as it’s been a while since she’s been a champion but I don’t think this was the right time for her win tbh . I think Naomi should have retained or even Carmella could have cashed in !

  • I’m happy for nattie. Although i’m not a fan of her current character or ring work. I hope this title run helps Nattie evolves.

  • Darryl lee

    I was expecting for carmella to cash in. But still well deserved.

  • Radic

    In related news, watching the Mae Young Classic Bracketology and they have done a great way of building this up and some of the women in the tournament. Even those who don’t end up advancing still look strong. Lacey Evans’ is probably one of the more heartfelt packages they shown.

    It’s extremely gutting Nixon Newell got injured when she did because she would have gone SO FAR in this tournament. She’ll get her chance when she’s recovered for sure.

  • Raekon

    Loved the match and in my opinion it was the better Championship match of the two we had on SS. :)
    Very well deserved win for Nattie too! Was beyond happy that Naomi got her Championships and her wrestlemania Moment and I’m also very happy that it was Nattie that got the belt from her instead of Carmella. Both Nattie and Naomi were mostly shoved on the back for others for years.
    Now their time came and in my opinion both delivered! :)

  • ?K . A . T ?

    This is really bittersweet for me. I LOVE Nao and I’m so proud of her but I’m SOOOO happy for Nattie! She’s waited to damn long for another title reign and I’m super excited to see how this one goes!

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    Wasn’t Nikki Bella supposed to be ringside for Cena’s match?

    • Jouey

      Look at her instagram story, they were late for the show.

      • perceval

        Nikki Bella is stuck in traffic, and is unable to be at ringside. Nikki Bella apologizes

  • Robann

    And I think some of ya’ll are getting Naomi’s crying a little mixed up. It was a great show of passion, sadness and happiness because her and Nattie are best friends and I’m almost positive she would not have preferred to lose it to anyone else on that roster. They probably had an emotional moment backstage together and everything and we can’t even see it because they’re supposed to be enemies on screen lol.

    Also, to be quite honest, this match was better than Banks v. Bliss.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      I agree this match was probably the best showing Naomi has had on a PPV. Also better than the Raw Women’s title match. The tears were great but as a viewer it told me that Naomi was sad she lost.

      • Robann

        Yes, and she did her job correctly. That’s what she was supposed to show. But because the lines are so blurred between kayfabe and reality in this company now, we all know it was more than that.

        Also agreeing with this being Naomi’s best PPV match. Whenever her and Nattie step in the ring and have an actual singles match, it’s gold.

    • perceval

      Yeah, why isn’t anyone saying, “Wow, Alexa was so upset about the booking that she threw a genuine tantrum”? :)

  • Monkey Tennis

    It’s funny, but for me Nattie’s victory last night sort of summed up Smackdown’s booking for their Women’s Division as a whole.

    See, on the one hand we’ve got this clearly very talented, hard working and deserving wrestler being recognised for her talents by being given the title. And as many people have said since the brand split, this ties in with that idea of Smackdown being the ‘land of opportunity’.

    But then on the other side of the coin, you’ve got Nattie winning the belt on the back of an underwhelming title reign from the previous holder and as the culmination of an underwhelming feud between the two women. Prior to last night’s success, nothing has changed for Nattie in terms of her character which remains lazily written and just very ‘vanilla’ – especially for a heel.

    It’s left me feeling conflicted over last night’s result. It’s like, I’m perfectly happy for Natalya as a wrestler and performer to be Champion. But at the same time, it’s hard to get even mildly excited by the prospect of this Natalya (as a character) leading the division in the weeks and maybe months ahead.

    • perceval

      Look at the babyfaces after Naomi: Charlotte and Becky. Those two can provide more than enough character, and we know Nattie can work great matches with them. Though, I’ll be very disappointed if, when they’re doing their tea bit, Nattie doesn’t tell them to settle their tea kettles. I mean, it’s right there.

    • Michelle

      My goodness you consistently speak so much truth!

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Very well deserved. I knew Naomi was losing. Her face said it all mid entrance. She’s not the best at hiding her feelings.

  • Women’s Revolution

    I’m upset that Naomi lost the championship. She missed title defenses at PPVs and only defended the title against Lana. Aside from Natalya, Charlotte was the only other contender she defended the title against and they’re rivalry was left unfinished. She was underutilized during her reign as champion???

    To add extra excitement, Carmella and Ellsworth could came out midway through the match and teased her cash in Money in the Bank contract.

    Congratulations to Natalya. I never expected her to hold another championship in this Era to say the least. SD Live is truly the land of opportunity.

    • MK126

      I was low-key expecting Mella to come out when Nattie put the Sharpshooter on Naomi. I think it would have been a good moment for Mella since all she kept saying was “wherever you go I go.” Besides TWC seemed to break off after MITB so this definitely could have been a way for Nattie and Mella to feud while Naomi finished her feud with Charlotte and whatever LaMina had planned

  • Great match, one of the best that Naomi has ever given.
    I cried of excitement when Nattie finally won a title, I’m really glad that SD Live! is the Land of Opportunities.
    My only hopes are now that Foxy and Emma become champions.

  • John Finnie

    So guys havent watched the SS matches so can yous tell me were they as good or better than Askua vs Ember??
    Im sooo glad both woman won… bayley has to be the one to turn heel not sasha as a face fans are booing bayley as a heel fans cheered Sasha so make bayley a bitter heel who hugs after winning her matches… like the way paige did to AJ Lee at SS

    • Sass.

      Asuka vs Ember was the match of the weekend in my opinion. Nattie/Naomi was better than Sasha/Alexa but they were both solid albeit not outstanding.

      • NoWayHoeSay

        I agree

  • Alicia’s wig

    Hey, do you see Peyton and Billie talking to Daniel Bryan on the audience? Maybe we are gonna get the iconic ones on Smackdown !

  • ?too litty?

    Naomi was a great Women’s Champion! Now, it’s time for Nattie to shine! It has been long overdue for Nattie to have another reign. I’m excited to see what Natalya has to offer as champion. I feel like Naomi’s booking as champion wasn’t all that great much like Becky and Alexa, but Naomi has a lot more glow in her for her next title reign. I feel like the best thing to do from here is have Nattie beat Naomi in her rematch. Then go on to have Nattie feud with Becky, Tamina, and maybe a short feud with Lana. Possibly Charlotte but have Nattie win this time due to Carmella distracting Queen Charlotte which leads to a Charlotte vs Carmella feud to give Carmella more to do besides prance around with the brief case. Then have Naomi fight her way back up to the top and explain how the glow is stronger than ever. Then BAM! She wins the title back and is stronger than ever after she beats the whole SmackDown roster.

  • Miguel

    Against all predictions Nattie won the championship! it’s bittersweet, I loved Naomi as champion but Nattie deserves it as well. The match was great, Naomi pulled tons of tricks and Nattie looked spectacular as always. Good job ladies!

  • NoWayHoeSay

    My bf gonna be so happy when I show him this match in a minute

  • jcott3

    Took long enough. Nattie deserved another title reign for a long time.

  • Danny?

    Fantastic match between these two, I really hope we get to see these two go at it again on the next PPV and get even more time. This match could’ve went another 5 minutes to make it even better. I’m sad that Naomi lost here cause she has so much more to give as champion, hopefully Nattie gets a good reign though with proper storylines cause the SD writers done Naomi dirty in that aspect.

    • Michael Burmy

      You know Nao’s gonna be champ again (possibly as soon as tomorrow)…that Mattel deal proves that she’s “best for business.” This was just done to give Nattie her moment…that’s all.

      • Danny?

        Yeah I’m sure she will be champion again soon too

  • willh

    This is so bittersweet for me!! I STAN Naomi! 24/7. But I know Nattie is deserving of this. I just wish Naomi could’ve had a strong singles feud. But at least Naomi is the longest reigning SD Women’s Champion and has the most cumulative days as Champ. But i’m super happy for Nattie. Now let’s just hope she’s booked correctly.

    • Michael Burmy

      You know Nao’s gonna be champ again (possibly as soon as tomorrow)…that Mattel deal proves that she’s “best for business.” This was just done to give Nattie her moment…

  • The Phenomenal Glow

    I never got the feeling that Summerslam would be the end of Naomi’s reign. When she started crying at the end of match….it triggered my tears. Hopefully she regains the championship soon.

    Happy for Nattie though. She deserves it too.

  • Michael Burmy

    One last message of reassurance for all my fellow NaoMob Glowbots:

    Is Brooklyn Nattie’s hometown? No…
    Is Nattie gonna still be champ whenever #WWECalgary happens again? Probably not…
    Is WrestleMania ever gonna be in Calgary? Probably not…
    Is Nattie gonna get to make the title pink? No…
    Is Nattie’s specific era-title gonna be a successful toy sold by Mattell? No…
    Is Nattie gonna break Nao’s record? No…
    Is Nao gonna be champ again? Most likely (best for business and all that)…

    So let the baby have her bottle, okay? *playfully nudges your heads*

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9482f8129a815e1d96e6c1b50d7ee304a4c49a8063e0c607b6e8d0c02dced6c4.jpg

    • Organization XIII

      lmfao don’t be petty

    • Robann

      LMFAO stop it. Nattie deserved this just as much as Naomi did. I’m happy both my girls finally got a chance at a championship (I’m not speaking of Nattie’s irrelevant Divas title reign either).

  • Summer BAE

    So pleased for Nattie! Now I just need one more Alicia reign and a reign for Summer pls

  • C Mack

    Knew Naomi was losing from the moment she came out. Good match. Those tears had to be real. Looking forward to her next reign being substantial

  • Congrats to the new SDLive Women’s Champion. I am really proud of Nattie, she and Naomi put on a show!

  • lainey

    Tyson kidd is a producer for smackdown now????? anyone else read this?

  • -V

    It was about time she gets another title run! Hopefully it will be a long one!

  • Garrett Marcum

    We all need to take a breath and realize that this isn’t the end of Naomi. We aren’t in 2012 where any champion was a flash in the pan. Naomi still has time to become champion again, and Nattie deserves a good reign. The championship has been presented as an after thought for this specific reason. You never know who is going to win a title match because all women involved are built to be strong competitors. Every woman has had their time and each one is getting their chance to shine in the spotlight. Be glad that you are so upset, and that so many people are upset that Naomi lost, because that means she was a great character that people connected to. That doesn’t just fade away, she is special and will always be special. Nattie needs this opportunity, and this could be great character development for Naomi because she seriously underestimated Natalya. And this will give Natalya a good boost of credibility. So let’s all let the story play out and just enjoy the show. It’s a lot more fun that way.

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