The Princess of Staten Island is due to face off against the Queen of Black Harts tonight. Will this be the right time to capitalize on the prize? Or will it be time for the champ to make a statement? Let’s see what happens.

At the beginning of the show, Carmella and James Ellsworth are in the middle of the ring. Ellsworth begins to introduce ‘Mella, but the entrance from Kevin Owens disrupts him. Owens states that he will be the guest referee for the upcoming Singles contest, but Shane McMahon has something to say about that. Long story short, Owens disses McMahon’s kids and gets beaten up by the SmackDown Live Commissioner. Later on, Shane is suspended for fighting Owens, a move initiated on behalf of his father. Drama!

So now back to the women. Once Carmella is back in the ring, Natalya struts her way in there with her. We also see Naomi backstage watching the match – she seems intrigued, I guess.

Either woman holds her own throughout the match, but Carmella stays close to her heel/cowardly tactics. At one point – after dashing out of the ring for safety – Carmella is told that she’s a “coward” by her angry opponent. Tough words, champ.

We see some impressive work in the match; Carmella inserts a great Hurricanrana and some tight submissions, whilst Natalya reverses a submission into a bodyslam. Later on, as Carmella looks to be putting Natalya away, Ellsworth gets a little too excited… The man jumps on the side of the ring, dropping the briefcase inside by mistake. The referee then sees this as a cash-in attempt, but Carmella quickly screams loud enough for him to get the message that she had no part in this. The Princess of Staten Island then yells at Ellsworth for messing with her chances, but soon finds herself in a roll-up… And, as expected, Natalya gets the three count!

Miss Money In The Bank is enraged! She grabs the microphone and tells Ellsworth that he is the “sorriest excuse of a human being [she’s] ever met.” She states how she doesn’t need a “genetic defect” like him to succeed. And after ripping into him again and again, she dumps him. Yikes!

Whilst an upset Ellsworth is left alone for the majority of the night, he confronts Carmella, expressing how sorry he is. He states that everything she said was right, but he still wants to be by her side. Eventually, he stops talking. And somehow Carmella sees it within herself to make out with him – and then slap him across the face. Why? I’m really not sure…

Thoughts: This episode was all about Miss Money In The Bank! She’s really being taken seriously, and even though that kiss was kind of … unexpected, this whole episode was necessary.

Carmella, despite her strong personality, hasn’t been the one to lead the relationship with Ellsworth. She’s been speaking and working her matches, but Ellsworth is the one that’s been getting all of the reactions. So now it’s time for ‘Mella to take charge. And although it may have come a little later than needed (that month long vacation was a good time), but it’s happening. Carmella runs the relationship even more now, and she was able to make the crowd react purely because of her. Ellsworth still plays a huge part. He just now plays a different part. Instead of the crowd booing Carmella because of their hatred for Ellsworth, they’re going to boo her because of their adoration for Ellsworth. He seems to be going on a slight face run now, and that will make her treatment of him even better for her heel heat.

The Princess of Staten Island needs to make a statement as the first ever Miss Money In The Bank. So as she parades around the venues holding up her briefcase, she’ll be getting heat for hurting somebody that the crowd loves, rather than hurting somebody that the crowd hates.

For next week, it would have been nice for Naomi to have gotten involved in the match somehow. Whether it were to be on commentary, a walk-in at the end or anything else other than just watching from backstage, it would’ve helped.

However, if this is a way to make us underestimate the power of Naomi, then it may be working. She is currently just seen as getting her rematch clause out of the way. So if we’re not seeing her involved in the actual storyline, then it may surprise us if she picks up the win.

To end this off, I do want to express how great Carmella and Natalya’s work is. Their chemistry is great and although this isn’t really a “feud”, the storytelling is working wonderfully. Carmella is intimidating and Natalya is over-confident, whilst clearly showing insecurities. The writing team is doing a great job at showcasing this, and the women are doing just as wonderfully.

Now, where was that Ravishing Revolution…?

What did you think of tonight’s events? Will Naomi regain her title next week? When will Carmella cash in? And what are your thoughts on that kiss? Let us know your views in the comments below!

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  • Neiko Dallas

    I really would like for the women’s championship to get traded back to Naomi. The reason being is because next to Becky she is a huge babyface and I believe the WWE really wanted something between Charolette and Naomi. So give her 3 more months a rematch for Nattie a heel turn for Becky leading to a 2 month program finally drops it to Charolette then the princess Carmella DETHRONES the QUEEN … and at some point maybe the night after the Bella army (Twins) comes out and … *fingers cross* Carmella says she tired of beating Nikki so Brie says try me on and Daniel comes and says ‘Yes’ your new champ Brie. ?

    • Neiko Dallas

      Because I do feel Brie deserves something because truthfully she was the better of the twins before Nikki became honestly, very sexualized in her appearance. Sorry not sorry couple that with her relationship with john . A big ol push

      • wwepassion

        Stop using Cena as an excuse for Nikki because that no longer has credibility. What you said made no sense, all you are doing is bashing her personally.

        • Neiko Dallas

          It’s not bashing her personally cause I think as a person her and her sister are lovely women. I think the on screen Nikki Bella though got a push because she’s attractive because she has big ol breast and cause she’s with john cena tell me a women in this current time that hasn’t benefited from who they are with or has had a push and was associated with a man? Michelle undertaker , Beth edge , Brie Daniel , Nikki john , Aj punk Charolette her farther . It’s not taking away the strides they have in the ring or what they do it’s hey ! These women who are big names have their association with big name men .

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            AJ started dating punk in October of her title reign after her huge push plus he was on bad terms with company while she was still being pushed and Nikki doesn’t need John for her pushes she’s a big star who can succeed on her own without the help of him

          • wwepassion

            You need to grow up because none of those guys affect their careers besides charlotte, of course she Rics daughter. They don’t make the rules, they aren’t the boss. I love how you didn’t mention Sasha and her gigantic push, maybe it was snoop dogg right? You gotta stop giving credit to people who don’t even have any credibility to what goes on in the division. Mind you Daniel has zero power for Brie so I don’t know why you even tried it with that lol. WWE didn’t even like or wanna push him so how would he help Brie? also she has been with him since he was a nobody. You also did not bring up Naomi and her being with a legends son? Point is the politics argument no longer works.

          • Neiko Dallas

            Well I see you’re going to the first person to welcome to fights on Diva dirt. Let me introduce some facts oringating from perception aka reality . THEY USED THE TIES OF SNOOP DOG FOR A FAKE POP FOR WRESTLMANIA BECAUSE WWE LOVES OUTSIDE STARS. Also if it wasn’t for Daniel, Brie wouldn’t have a had a career defining moment with steph. the same way AJ lee wouldn’t have become the bomb if her storyline did not include “on screen slutness” with the main event superstars . Now let me scalp you bold for the following. Naomi is married to a legends son. A legends son. Not her man but the son of legend who WWE does not much regard. Naomi is also a black women. Who we know WWE in general does not care much for….African American people. Period. Again I don’t blame these people for who they personally are I blame WWE for being so freaking dumb and it’s fans like us who are intelligent to see through BS. That’s all lol

          • Neiko Dallas

            Might I add this is a company that fucking edited Hair on baron corbin…. so… explain that?

          • wwepassion

            Anyways back to reality, everyone thing I said to you was 100% FACTS. You are sexist plain and simple. I get that you can’t handle female success but get over yourself.

      • conan_kun
    • Gail-Rollins Fan
      • saul de la efe

        like a gazelle eating a crocodile

        • Neiko Dallas

          I would totally have Carmella beat Charolette it fits a narrative a princess dethroning a a queen . It’s story telling more then anything

          • Gail-Rollins Fan

            More like “nightmare telling”. That’s a good way to devalue an actual star right there.

      • king valor

        as gross as it’d be for carmella to cash in on charlotte and win she’d get MEGA heat imo and that’d make charlotte destroying her even more ICONIC

      • Jaded

        If Alexa can beat Sasha clean, Carmella can definitely beat Charlotte.

        • Gail-Rollins Fan

          I’m no Alexa fan, but even she is better than Carmella.

          • Diva_Fan

            There about the same tbh .

          • Typical Heel

            I would say they’re equal in every department.. except that fact that Alexa is more popular than her

          • #BrieForPeace ?

            I have to disagree, Carmella shows a lot more in ring than Alexa imho, actual moves and smart psychology. Alexa gives the appearance that she’s better because she’s charismatic and has decent psychology and comfort in ring and ofc because she’s more popular.

    • perceval

      You know the Horsewomen will be tied up with something that won’t allow any of them to turn heel. Nikki has said she wants in on that, so the Bellas will be tied up too if she has her way.

      • Neiko Dallas

        I believe the WWW clearly relys on its mainstream appeal. Therefore Bella’s coming back makes buzz and them holding the title being present on red carpets makes wwe logic “Must Watch”

        • perceval

          Cena isn’t holding any gold. The decline in the effort put into the division, in fact, coinsides with just the Total Divas being pushed. Who is the person bringing mainstream attention to the division, right now? Ronda F’n Rousey, somebody that doesn’t even work there.

          • Neiko Dallas

            Because she’s a name outside the company and they think people will be invested in her. Regardless though is as fans know rounda and the other girls were trained to … harm and cause enough pain to knock someone out or legit make them submit. Rounda will legit fuck up sasha Becky bayley and WOOOO! To me it’s hard for me be like a MMA person is going to lose to a WWE person. I mean suspension of disbelief c’mon. That’s why CM punk got his ass handed to him and didn’t step back in .

          • perceval

            Brock has lost matches. Angle came in as a legit combat sports champion, and lost matches, including to Austin, Rock, and Cena. Same with the Iron Shiek. Bobby Lashley is an MMA guy that loses matches. Ken Shamrock lost matches while he was there. Also, remember Eve Torres, 3 time Divas Champion? She trains people in MMA. Her hubby was one of Ronda’s trainers and cornermen. She jobbed to Kelly Kelly.

            Why is it believable for all of them to lose pro wrestling matches, but not the MMA Horsewomen?

      • Jaded

        Nikki’s neck is screwed up, she won’t be back for a while.

        • perceval

          Take it up with Nikki. She’s the one that just said she wants to wrestle Ronda. We don’t know when in 2018 she’s returning. Could be before Wrestlemania.

    • wwepassion

      Heck no, Naomi already had a terrible reign and didn’t get over huge like she tried to. She is not a big enough star to be trading the title back in fourth to her tbh. No point of both raw and SD doing that. Nattie is a better champ and doesn’t deserve to lose so fast when someone like Naomi had it way too long. It’s fine right now.

      • Neiko Dallas

        Her reign was not terrible, it’s not much you can do when booking isn’t allowing you . If she reigned during her heel turn those awesome promo skills and new found charisma in the ring would’ve made her a great divas champ..

        • wwepassion

          It was terrible TBH, then again you barley see great reigns in the first place so i’m not saying anything that isn’t true.

      • Jaded

        What is your point exactly, Naomi is not over according to you but still gets better reaction and sells more merch than the Natalya you want them to keep the championship on. Just say you don’t like Naomi and you don’t want her as champion, don’t make dumb excuse about not being over when the current champion gets crickets

        • wwepassion

          Dumbo I’ve said many times I don’t like Naomi nor want her champion…pay attention.Anyway if you can read I said big enough star not that she is not over at ALL. Calm down you are just reading what you wanted in a negative way so you have an excuse to argue about Naomi. Get over it.

          • Jaded

            You must be pretty retarded if you think I pay close attention to all your comments no care about what you think and who you like. I only know you as the delusional Bella fan, and I pretty much skip through all your comments, so don’t overate yourself nor the trash you type.

          • wwepassion

            HAHAHA, hun you constantly write me on several comments stop lying. Thanks for always thinking of me.

      • Jes Lennox

        I rarely come on here & it seems like you only ever have one thought. We get it, you have an unnatural hate for Naomi & you confuse yourself as much as you do everyone else.

        • wwepassion

          cool

      • D. #ILoveMelina

        “Nattie is a better champ” but isn’t even the most interesting heel on Smackdown live. I could let you slide with Alexa but.. Nattie? Carmella is more interesting.

        • perceval

          But, they depend on Nattie and Naomi to carry Carmella. Meanwhile, Raw keeps needing to put Sasha and now Emma in title matches because Alexa and Nia need carried.

        • wwepassion

          Did I compare Nat and Carmella? No

      • Gail-Rollins Fan

        You’re talking about Naomi “not getting over” but you’re a Carmella fan? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b80265602c46b8046f7c2180ac8e1630f0cf99443268928d10906caa020bb8d.gif

        • wwepassion

          Carmella is more entertaining than Naomi ever will be and will def be a better champ.

        • Typical Heel

          I think i know why wwepassion hates Naomi too ???

  • Winter

    It’s so obvious that WWE is pushing hard all the Total Divas members.

    • wwepassion

      AND?

      • Winter

        The Total Divas members are the worst wrestlers in the company, except Nattie.

        • Rosanna

          Please be quiet.

          • Winter

            Your arguments?

        • wwepassion

          LOL, you still think it’s all about wrestling still? Newsflash wrestling does not make you a star. Also none of the girls on the show are bad wrestlers, why can’t they hold the title? Oh because you are obsessed with the HW?

          • Winter

            Keep thinking in this way, women’s will not be taken seriously and we will back to be the bathroom break

          • wwepassion

            Are you watching the same thing as us? Alexa has become more over than all the HW and she is not a good wrestler. WYD boo?

          • Winter

            Bellas are over too and they were the bathroom break for years.

          • wwepassion

            Your point? What exactly do they have to do with what we’re talking about?

          • Winter

            You said that Alexa is over and that’s the same case with the Bellas, they are overs too and nobody cares about her matches.

          • wwepassion

            What?

          • Winter

            Bye I don’t like argue with you, you’re so unfriendly.

          • wwepassion

            You don’t want to because we are calling you out on your ignorance toward everyone but the HW.

          • perceval

            wwepassion is a troll, so don’t feed it. I suspect it’s a troll with more than one account.

          • Rosanna

            Bella’s are never over. That’s why they won many awards walk many red carpets have 2 tv shows producer of a TV show have there own clothing line and makeup line coming out and a baby line. Also in movies and now on DWTS. Longest reigning divas champion. Oh okay!

          • Winter

            Bellas are over, they were the top merch selles for years lol

          • Rosanna

            Oh and they still are the top merchandise sellers next to Alexa in the female department.

          • Winter

            But you said there aren’t overs loool

          • Rosanna

            When I said OVER I mean OVER with the crowd and fans meaning they crowd loves them and adores them. Your over and my over are two different things. You’re one of those smarks. Get over it sis! You’re made your fan can’t hold a title past 30+ days.

          • Winter

            Lol I don’t care that’s the booking, that’s not Sasha fault. That means nothing to me.

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            Love these facts

          • Rosanna

            Let me remind you something.

            Carmella vs Nikki FCA match.
            Nikki vs Natalya FCA match.
            Naomi vs Natalya Summer 2017
            Alexa vs Mickie vs Naomi vs Becky vs Carmella wrestlemania 2017.
            Alexa vs Becky tables match.
            Alexa vs Becky steelcage match
            Naomi vs Nikki vs Natalya vs Becky vs Carmella 6Pack match.
            Carmella vs Nikki vs Natalya vs Alexa fatal-5-way.
            Alexa vs Sasha RAW August 28th 2017.

          • Gail-Rollins Fan

            Are you reminding us about flop matches? Because most of those except for Nattie/Nikki sucked ass.

          • Joseph

            The 6 Pack challenge from 2016 Backlash was pretty solid imo.

          • Super Mateo

            If I recall correctly, the Steel Cage match is the ONLY one on that list that happened on a Tuesday SD this year.

          • Super Mateo

            SD is only a two hour show. If you’re a healthy person, going two hours without a bathroom break shouldn’t be a problem normally. And if a break is really necessary, the commercial breaks are long enough that bathroom breaks can be done then without missing anything. So…in other words, the “bathroom break” match isn’t so because people need the bathroom; it’s just another way to insult the performers.

          • Winter

            You’re being very literal, “bathroom break” is not necessarily going to the bathroom lol. It’s just what fans are least interested in the show.

          • Rosanna

            Drag her.

    • Jaded

      Just glad the bellas are off my tv

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    • Rosanna

      Girl this is very problematic and unnecessary. Remember in 2013-2014 when there was a rule that no total divas could win the championship? Let people have things.

      • Winter

        Hope that rule stays

        • Rosanna

          Nikki broke it already sis. Naomi and Natalya broke it as well also Alexa. What’s wrong with pushing them? Because it’s not the 4HW? Newsflash honey new talent comes old talent is put to the side.

          • Winter

            I know lol, if they want to be in that program it’s ok, I just don’t like that they get protagonism for that. Do all the shit you want, but let the real wrestlers shine in WWE TV. I don’t have to worry about business and all that shit.

          • Rosanna

            There all REAL wrestlers they have all worked hard to get where they are. They have busted there ass for so long to be called superstars and have the same opportunities as the men and then there’s people like YOU who discredits women based on there looks or there in ring abilities when WWE is pure entertainment for entertainment purposes ONLY. If you want to watch real wrestling go to your local high school. Don’t sit up here and discredit women on total divas because they like to dress up drink wine or be on TV and movie stars. BECAUSE HONEY there on TV every Monday and Tuesday and wensday night. You’re a cancer to women’s wrestling.

          • Winter

            You’re very extremist LOL, I don’t hate any of these womens, it’s just that we will be back to the old times when nobody cares about the women’s matches.

          • Winter

            Lol and you like your own comments, what the?

          • Rosanna

            Girl what?

          • Winter

            You give likes to your own comment hahaha

          • Rosanna

            Do I need to show you my likes weirdo?

          • Winter

            Nope, that’s public and I only saw it.

          • Rosanna

            Girl then you would see people up voting me stop… That’s your excuse when getting dragged? ” you up voted your self ” when clearly I didn’t… What a mess and why are you looking at my likes anyway if you even can child please.

          • Winter

            Girl I have nothing against you, we just think differently, but you like your own comment, maybe was a mistake, that’s ok. Im not a hater.

          • Rosanna

            There’s no bad blood either. I’m not attacking you over your opinions I’m saying something to you for attacking the women of smackdown live + Alexa and Nia on raw.

          • Winter

            I’m not attacking all the women’s, there are only some girls that I don’t like and are receiving exaggerated push, what’s the problem on that?

          • Rosanna

            You just said it ” there’s some girls that I don’t like ” and it so happens the ones that you don’t like age getting a push something well deserved.

          • Winter

            I don’t like Alexa receiving this major push only for her mic skills and facial expressions, that’s not “well deserved” to me. I have my favorites just like everyone and I get upset when they don’t get what they deserve (not only Sasha)

          • Welchy

            Alexa got her push because she’s a star.

          • Rosanna
          • A?.

            Okay I stan you!

          • Robann

            WHEWWWW. Yes!

          • BitchFit

            new talent aka natalya?

          • Rosanna

            Carmella and Alexa.. Natalya has been long over due and Alicia. Naomi has been overdue as well.

          • perceval

            Alicia isn’t a Total Diva, therefore she can’t be pushed.

          • Rosanna

            You’re blocked again btw.

          • A?.

            Oops, put them smarks in their place!

      • perceval

        That rule never existed. It was just that the last time they reduced the division to being a commercial for Total Divas, the crowds turned on them, to the point they had to call Paige up because she was the only one with credibility that wasn’t a Total Diva available (the rest of the roster having been buried), as the crowds wouldn’t accept a Total Diva beating AJ.

        Everyone but the Total Divas being jobbers isn’t equal opportunity.

        • Rosanna

          It was true. I blocked your for a reason I unblock you and you’re being messy again. It was true because everyone from the total divas cast even said it and did interviews about it. ” it was a time where the total divas couldn’t be divas champion none of us could and we worked so hard for it ” -Nikki

        • Organization XIII

          The crowd was fine with women from the cast beating AJ so that ain’t the case

          • perceval

            https://youtu.be/SzBMVNraOMI

            Oh, yeah, that crowd is so into it.

            That’s sarcasm, by the way.

            By the time they got to Wrestlemania, what was supposed to be AJ getting what she deserved turned into AJ vs the world, because she was who had the crowd support.

            Kaitlyn, who was doing well earlier in the year, was suddenly taken off of TV for months, then buried. Tamina is just now recovering from that storyline.

            If what you want is going back to the above clip, the division just being a commercial for Total Divas, then just be honest and say so. But don’t claim it’s good for the women’s division being taken seriously.

          • Total Divas got the biggest pops when announced to face her out of any other woman. Nikki’s pop alone trumped everyone else. They even cheered them all in their singles matches
            https://youtu.be/x67ipVXMQL0?t=2m28s

          • KatyaMenelli

            Right! Naomi was one of the only women other than Emma and AJ that got a crowd reaction, even with the shitty booking she had to endure.

          • Organization XIII

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNzCG7-1oSU

            You were saying ??

            It’s not about them going back to TD. Because we are nowhere NEAR that dreadful place. In the past the storyline was centered around the women of TD feuding because of drama from the show. That is not the case at this present time.

    • And? They have taken a backseat for many years, it’s time for them to shine too.

      • perceval

        September 2015 (Nikki’s last reign) to February 2017 (Naomi’s first reign) isn’t “many years.” It’s not even a year and a half.

        • Total Divas started in 2013. Up until 2017 only ONE girl had the title and that was Nikki. Theyve only now gotten chances to expand that – see Nattie and Naomi.

        • Gods_Giift

          so you just completely discount the years before that? lol

          • perceval

            July 2013 (Total Divas debut) to November 2014 (Nikki wins title). July 2013 to Wrestlemania was eight months of burial of anyone not part of the reality show cast.

      • Winter

        Backseat? What the fuck are you talking about?

        • ONLY Nikki Bella won the title from 2013 up until February 2017, when Naomi won and then Nattie followed. Meanwhile AJ, Paige, Charlotte, Sasha and even Becky were winning titles left and right. They even got priority for the new women’s title.

          • Winter

            And you want to give the title to Cameron? Jojo? Paige was on Total Divas and the new girls like Alexa, Carmella and Nia (a little less) are being pushed since her debut in the main roster. You want to make me believe that the Total Divas members are the least benefited in the WWE and that’s ridiculous.

          • Paige wasn’t on Total Divas when she won the titles. Natalya, Alicia, Brie, Naomi all could’ve won the titles again/way before they did now. But they didn’t. Alexa was already a 3x champion before she signed to TD, Carmella won MITB before as well. Nia is always jumping in and out of title scene. Facts are there.

          • Winter

            Poor Total Divas girls, WWE clearly hates them LOL. Carmella, Alexa and Nia are in the main focus to promote the show, that’s soooo obvious.

          • About time, don’t you think? Or should Sasha win the title for the 75th time?

          • Winter

            I don’t care I only want Alexa without the title after a year, new faces you know? Give someone else the opportunity or not?

          • Nia and Emma are coming!

          • Winter

            Nia is coming, it’s obvious that Emma is there only to get the pin.

        • Gods_Giift

          No Total Diva ever even touched the belt until Nikki won it and after that it still took all the way until Naomi won it for a TD to get their hands on it again.

  • conan_kun

    Cageside Seats rumor: Expect Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and (when healthy) Bayley to be kept away from their respective brand’s title scenes while their program with The MMA Four Horsewomen plays out.

    So earliest could be at Survivor Series, latest could be at Wrestlemania 34.

    • Jaded

      Becky deserves so much better, I can’t believe she has only held the title once

      • ???

        She still has plenty of years ahead of her

    • Buffyrocks

      I’ve been thinking that was the plan the entire time, which is why the 4HW have been kept out of the scene for a while/Sasha lost the title so quickly/Becky & Charlotte being kept off SS, etc. I personally think the MMA ladies vs WWE 4HW is kind of silly and from a technical POV likely won’t be a five star match, but from a business POV, it could potentially be a huge draw. To most folks outside of DD users, the 4HW are still quite over with the crowd, and clearly they are trusted backstage with such a potentially important angle with Rhonda and her friends.

      I’m a 4HW fan for life, but it is also fine to let some of the other women shine, too. Those ladies are all destined for HoF someday (as either a stable and/or individuals), so being out of the title scene for a while won’t hurt them one bit. Plus, it lets other women step up.

      Besides, a division with multiple over women makes for an overall stronger division, doesn’t it?

      • Joseph

        You can still used the 4HW on TV for other feud just not for the title.

      • Winter

        If the others women’s are good enough in the ring… yes.

        • BLKLTR05

          Which they are so I don’t see a problem.

  • Kvngbalor

    Am i the only who noticed the cast of Total Divas are once again the focal point ? where was Tamina? Charlotte is where? Becky who?

    • perceval

      Lana was in Bulgaria doing a segment for Total Divas, so that’s why no Tamina.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Even on Raw… Alexa being champion all the time and Nia still being up there. Screams Total Divas…

    • Interestingly enough, you don’t see as much people complaining about SD not using all the girls anymore.

  • Don ?

    The Princess and the Frog? More like the Turtle and the Hare. ?

  • A One of a Kind Collectible

    Okay so I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I hope Cas moves to SDLive. He and Carmella use are an on screen couple and cuck james.

    Speaking of gimmicks I really think Nattie needs to be reienfrorced as someone who wants to save women’s wrestling. Kinda like Right to Censor

    • Rosanna

      Oh no. We don’t need Cas bringing Carmella down. He offers nothing and he shouldn’t be managing her and she shouldn’t be managing him. James shouldn’t even managing he just wants to wrestle. Let Carmella shine and she likes it this way anyway. She likes him doing his own thing and she doing her own thing.

      • Maddox

        Wouldn’t make sense to split Cass and Enzo just to put her and Carmella together

    • Glitter Bliss Banks

      totally! Nattie has reminded me of Ivory on many occasions! She could so work the Classy, Respectable, decent, proper woman shtick.

  • Gail-Rollins Fan
  • perceval
  • saul de la efe

    it was a nice move to showcase carmella who needs attention BADLY
    naomi needed at least a backstage interview segment with tamina and lana interfering,
    otherwise there is no point to continue the Tamina-lana ravishing revolution if they aren´t showcase every week… revolution that btw felt pretty “ughh?” with that last week sloppy match, tamina needs to do some more cardio or something cuz she ran out of breathe after 2 moves in a 1 minute match, as much as i want her to be champion.. i don´t see why i want her to succeed she is really sloppy nowadays

    • Jaded

      In the uncreatives dictionary, dolph mocking her entrance was worth enough mention for the night.

    • Diva_Fan

      I’m pretty sure I heard Lana was away this week with Rusev that’s why Lana and Tamina didn’t appear on SD Live this week.

      • saul de la efe

        they could have done a pre recorded interview or something, but well they didnt haha

  • wwepassion

    This was better then last week, Carmella looked so improved in the ring, she really needs this exposure and more matches to build her up. It’s working so far. Nattie look pretty, i’m glad she took those ugly space buns off. She is a good champ too.

    • saul de la efe

      she looks great with this new hairstyle, it makes her look like this untouchable champion, more mature and accurate to her age, those crappy 7yo buns didn´t fit her

      • wwepassion

        Agree, I can take her more serious now.

      • GlowTime

        The Bellas will be back.

        • saul de la efe

          ????

    • Jaded

      Nattie and champion, two words that don’t merge well together.

      • wwepassion

        You are just mad Naomi isn’t champ so of course you think that. No surprise.

        • Jaded

          LMAO, we all know she is winning it back, the Bellas however are pretty much done. One has retired to dancing like a clown and the better one is busy being a mother.
          When it is all said and done, Naomi will have more title reigns than both bellas combined.
          That must really hurt…

          • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

            I love Naomi but the Bellas aren’t over and I see both of them getting at least 1 run with the belt each before officially retiring

          • Jaded

            Ask Mickie how soccer mom female wrestlers are treated by the WWE.
            And Nikki if she’s not careful will end up on a wheel chair, if the doctor tells you to stop, any sensible person would.
            But oh well, brain and the Bellas, Two very contradicting words.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            “Soccer mom female wrestlers” bish whet

          • wwepassion

            Uh ok, Bellas have zero to do with this. Obsessed much?

          • Jaded

            Can’t wait till Nikki is booted out from DWTS, if her wrestling sucks after over a decade, I wonder how terrible her dancing will be.

          • wwepassion

            Cool, but what does she have to do with anything? Is it jealousy? Is it because your fav could never?

          • Jaded

            We all know if Naomi ever gets into the show, she is winning it. Girl can dance her ass off, I cringe everytime the bellas do the hip roll, shakira will be somewhere in Colombia crying her eyes out. Kiiii

          • wwepassion

            Huh

          • Nikki’s Sister

            This might be your most pressed comment.

          • Jaded

            How is it delusional when Naomi has already equalled Nikki and is ahead of brie in title reigns?
            One more title run which will happen soon, she will tie with the two total barbies and another one she is ahead.

          • Nikki’s Sister

            Nah the Naomi part is logical the rest is a delusional mess.

  • Carmella has greatly improved, I’m happy to see the in-ring growth. Her and Nattie have excellent chemistry, and it’s great to see them in the ring together. I’m happy to see Carmella actually get booed on her own, and though her delivery was rough in places, I feel she did well overall. I’m curious to see how this feud goes.

  • Kiana Taylor
  • Rob G

    Carmella is really benefiting from working with Naomi, Natalya and Becky, week after week you can see she’s improving and becoming more confident with what to do in ring, her moveset is very cute too, nothing out of this world but you won’t fall asleep during her matches either.
    I wish Nao and Nattie get to main event next week but with the Tag Team and US titile matches on the card I doubt they will, I hope they get a good amount of time but I’ll keep my expectations low because we all know how SD is when it comes to women’s matches on regular shows.

  • Rob G

    I also want to state that Naomi and Carmella are THE STARS of the SDL women’s division, they’ve been the only thing interesting about it for a long time.

    • wwepassion

      Naomi no, Carmella and Nattie yes currently.

      • KatyaMenelli

        You’re not allowed to say that name.

        • wwepassion

          That made no sense but ok lol

    • D. #ILoveMelina

      Truly, Naomi is THE face and Carmella is doing it for me in the heel department a little more than the champion.

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    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Carmella is. Naomi never has or was the star of SD. How is the star of SD live not going to be the main focus even as champion? ?

      • perceval

        Thank WWE “Creative.” How the hell was she supposed to have a memorable title reign when her defenses were against Lana, Lana, and Lana? That’s what happens when you make everything about promoting the reality show.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          But that point is invalid. Naomi has always been a supporting character her entire career.

          • Robann

            And its very valid because its the main reason people bash her as champion, and say that she wasn’t a good one. For something that was beyond her control.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Okay then if that’s your argument then this shouldn’t have been brought up. Because after all it’s beyond their control like you said.

          • BLKLTR05

            But you’re the one questioning the validity of Naomi being the face of Smackdown so obviously they are going to bring all the receipts.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            She still isn’t one. If you have to act surprised every time Naomi gets a cheer then you really had no faith in her from the start. She still doesn’t get reactions on 4HW level. Her hype is over.

          • Charlie Weston

            TBH, while you seem to be a little harsh toward Naomi, I see where you’re coming from here and I’m not quite sure what some other people are talking about. Naomi, while crazy talented and a criminally mistreated talent, isn’t the face of anything. Sorry, she just isn’t. Does she have the potential to be? Sure. Is she a crazy talented and marketable athlete with fair to middling merch sales and entrance pops? Sure. Does she seem like a really nice person in real life? Sure. Has she ever had a division built around her which involved multiple widely acclaimed angles or matches? Hm. Do the company honestly, legitimately treat her like an actual draw and is the brass really behind her to the point that she is the most popular, most reliably over and widely marketed female talent on SDL? Hm. When you think “Smackdown Live Women’s Divison do you think “Naomi” as you think of Stone Cold in the Attitude Era? Hm.
            It’s not a mark against her or anything she is or isn’t doing, but WWE have not put her in the position of “The Face” of anything and that is clear to see. She’s over and she’s incredible but she is no more relied upon, protected or promoted than any other mid-carder in the history of the company. FACE of the women’s division? XXL reach.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Like yeah it sounds harsh but I’m not making shit up lol

          • perceval

            They wouldn’t have given her the big production entrance and the custom belt if they didn’t intend for her to be a top name. Problem is, that’s ALL they gave her. Badly scripted promos and Lana as her main rival kept her from showing her potential.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            But then how is she the face of the division? That’s like me saying heath slater is the face of Raw because they don’t let him show his full potential (I don’t actually agree with this)

          • perceval

            I’m saying the company clearly intended for her to be the face of the division, but forgot the whole needing a string of great matches that people will talk about and remember part.

          • Miguel

            In SD there’s no clear top superstar. They are basically giving turns with the belt to everyone in the roster. Naomi was the champion, the center of everything but SD focused on making a competitive division making the rest of the women go through MITB matches, elimination matches, etc. Naomi got to defend her belt (to a no contest) with Charlotte, showing she wasn’t afraid and her interactions with Carmella were good. Her time passed, Carmella wouldn’t cash in Nattie neither, another champion will be named and then, Ms. Money In The Bank is ready for the top spot that everyone was borrowing.

          • Rosanna

            Girl stop it. Naomi is getting her shine let her have it. As she will remain the face since she’s getting her own feel the glow championship dolls and belts and other accessories coming soon to wwe.

      • Robann

        So who’s the face sis? Becky? Char? Who’s currently the face of that division if its not Naomi?

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          Nattie is the current champion…. Carmella is the MITB holder…

          • Robann

            Nattie does not receive the reactions that would qualify someone as being the face as the division at the moment. Period. She hasn’t received actual heat since her Bella beef. Carmell still receives little to no reaction when she’s alone. Tamina and Lana receive none. Becky’s reactions are slowly dying. Charlotte and Naomi are the only ones who receive loud reaction whenever they are on screen atm.

            So again, who’s the face? And how was Nao not the face when she was champion?

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Naomi was in the backseat not in major storylines that entire reign. This isn’t about reactions which Nattie and Carmella both get big ones anyways, idk what allusions you’ve been seeing/hearing. She was the afterthought the question the whole time of her reign was “who’s going to be the new champion?”

          • Robann

            When has Carmella EVER gotten a big reaction, ALONE, on the main roster? Please let me know. Nattie does not receive big reactions either. I never said they didn’t receive reactions at all, I said they’re minimal, which they are.

            And, once again, Naomi being the “backseat” (which I agree with) was NOT in her control. But at the end of the day she gets one of the loudest reactions, consistently, on that roster. I would argue that she is definitely still one of the faces of her division, even if she’s not champ at the moment.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Carmella has gotten decent pops ever since she was called up last year. Nattie has always gotten decent to big reactions like what are you saying? I mean Naomi gets one cheer and all we see hear about is how big of a pop she got. I never hear these out of the normal massive pops y’all be talking about Naomi is getting. She gets about the same reaction as Nattie and or Carmella. But tbh Nattie and Carmella are heels and shouldn’t be getting pops anyways. Carmella gets decent heat though. Even by herself. On kick off shows when she’d come out alone the crowd went nuts.

          • Organization XIII

            lmfaooooooooooo Omg

          • Robann

            Sis I’m legit crying laughing. I cannawt lmfaooo

          • Organization XIII

            Idk who is worse him/her or passion! I scream at their comments every time

          • Robann

            LMFAOOO sometimes I actually agree with PYM. Passion is a lost damn cause he/she/it just be straight up lying with a straight face lol

          • Organization XIII

            I’ve only ever agreed with PYM once lol & you right on the money about Passion

          • Robann

            “Naomi gets one cheer”…SIS PLEASE STOP.

            -Got a decent pop when she interrupted Alexa at the first SDL show. Wasn’t huge, but it was there
            -Got a loud pop at Royal Rumble ’17
            -Got a loud pop at EC and a “You deserve it chant” at EC
            – Got a loud pop that following SDL and another “you deserve it chant”
            -Got another loud pop when she had to relinquish the title that following week on SDL, and ANOTHER “you deserve it” chant
            – Got a loud pop when she returned to SDL in Richmond (I was physically there that night and the reaction was off the wall. Way louder than on TV, which was pretty loud) right before WM33, and got a “Naomi” chant.
            -Got a loud pop at her hometown at WM33
            -Got a loud pop during the SDL after Mania when she went against Alexa

            ….I could keep going hun. Please don’t lie like that again.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            I meant that as an exaggeration. I don’t need you to list all the times your delusions told you her pop was anything other than average.

          • Robann

            Now it’s an exaggeration and a delusion when actual receipts that you can look up on Youtube gets thrown at you.

            Sure, Jan. Sure. Just take your L can keep it moving. Accept the fact that someone other than a HW on SDL actually has people cheering and rooting for them lol.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Honey obviously Naomi doesn’t get crickets anymore. But I mean it’s nothing colossal. But you would say she gets “the rock” like pops because you stan so whatever.

          • Robann

            No woman on the current roster gets pops as big as the Rock. What are you talking about? And why do you keep mentioning men who have NOTHING to do with this (this isn’t the first time you’ve done this)? The Rock has been super duper over for almost two decades now, right? So it’s no comparison. Stop it.

          • Gods_Giift
          • Robann

            Exactly. But she clearly gets no reaction lol.

          • BLKLTR05

            Carmella gets little to no heat without Ellsworth and when she would come out to the ring on her own when she was feuding with Nikki, she still wouldn’t get the amount of hate she needed to be a formidable heel. Nattie on the other hand has a much harder time with the crowds because she’s so monotone and has been a running joke on the roster for years! Naomi on the other hand does get pops and enough o actually be the face of Smackdown.

          • Robann

            Exactly.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            But look at Naomi. She typically got crickets when she first started so I have no doubt Carmella will get more consistent pops. I’m honestly not reading paragraphs from some delusional Naomi mark. That pays attention to skin color to decide who they stan.

          • Robann

            So is she or is she not getting over? Is she or is she not getting reactions? Idgaf how long she’s been getting “crickets” she gets loud pops RIGHT NOW and has been for the past year. You contradict yourself every time we come back at you with receipts and facts. You said she wasn’t the face and wasn’t over, we showed you examples of her consistently getting reactions, then you back peddle and petty fog like a mf and try to compare her popularity to the Rock’s, who’s been over since she was a child. Like who does that?

            Stop trying to discredit her popularity and the fact that she went from getting no reaction to having thousands cheer for her. Carmella is a star, and she has that it factor. It’s no doubt that she’ll be over at one point, but it ain’t right now.

            And in this whole petty ordeal, we’ve never once tried to discredit YOUR fave, yet you keep coming for Naomi. It’s okay to like more than one person, it’s okay lol.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            She really isn’t that over though. Women’s wrestling has gone through a revolution people care more about ALL the women right now. Naomi is a veteran but her pops still aren’t on 4HW or even Bella Twin level. I never once said she wasn’t over but her getting pops shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. Most if not all women on the original Smackdown have gotten over by how tremendous the booking has been since the draft. Basically what I’m saying is yeah she’s over but it’s something that should have happened for her a lot quicker. She still isn’t even quite where she needs to be. Also y’all saying she’s the face of the division is laughable because just look at what her women’s title reign was.

          • Robann

            NONE OF THESE WOMEN ARE WHERE THEY NEED TO BE booking wise, title wise and with some, even in ring work rise. So that argument is invalid on all levels.

            Every single women’s title reign since Charlottes Divas Title Reign has suffered from horrid booking and throwing stip matches in just for cheap shock value and views. AGAIN, this is an overall writing/booking problem so stop trying to pin it on her. We keep telling you this and you keep bringing it up as an excuse as to why Naomi isn’t “the face”. It’s invalid, once again!

            For someone who, like I said before, was getting crickets less than two years ago, sure has enough people who care about her now with both the fans and the company. Somebody saw something in her to greenlight her glow gimmick. Somebody also saw enough marketability in her to customize her entire title because they have yet to do it with any other woman.

            You keep trying to compare her to other peoole who’ve had their fan base for years, who’ve had the opportunity to build their name through ACTUAL SOLID BOOKING in developmental and it’s just not working. Bayley, who won damn match of the year two years ago and was the most over women on her roster at one point, now gets booed. She is now looked at as a joke because of what? Horrible booking and a lackluster title reign.

            Anything else you want to pull out of your ass PYM?

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Where she needs to be reaction-wise to be the top face of the division. She’s not quite as over as any of the 4H or Bellas.

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            She isn’t the face of Smackdown either. Like I said. Only you Naomi marks care whether they see her on TV or not. Sure she gets pops but how long has she been around? She is just now starting to get over.

          • Organization XIII

            Girl…don’t waste ya breath. They will try to defend they point tooth & nail even if you are right

          • Robann

            Lol I just can’t….the crazy thing is I like all of these women and all of them deserve their shine. But I’ll never lie on my faves and try to down another wrestler. Naomi and Sasha ARE the faces of this damn division.

          • Organization XIII

            Exactly! They just can’t take that fact. Nattie generally only gets a reaction once she gets in the ring ‘cuz her wrestling pretty much says volumes & she’s well respected in that regard. & Carmella only gets reactions when she starts speaking & berating the crowd or another woman on the roster which is generally slim because Ellsworth is always talking

          • Buffyrocks

            Becky’s reactions are not slowly dying. You’re spot on about everything else, which is too bad, because I wish Natalya were receiving some heat as she plays a great old school heel.

          • Robann

            We’re going to have to agree to disagree with Bex. But thank you!

        • perceval

          Ellsworth.

          • Robann

            LOL you know what? You got it ?

      • Winter

        It’s pretty obvious that when Charlotte returns she’s gonna be the main focus on SD, none of the other girls are really stars, maybe Becky.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          Let’s be real now

          • Winter

            It’s the same case on Raw, people can ask for Emma all they want, but she’s not a big deal like Sasha or Alexa (for now).

          • BLKLTR05

            And that’s Emma’s fault how? It’s all due to how Vince is playing all his pawns. Right now Emma doesn’t excite him as much as Little Miss Bliss but who knows, maybe after the fatal four way he might be intrigued to follow up on her.

        • Rosanna

          Lol no. Charlotte is done for right now smackdown knows how to play there cards unlike raw. Charlotte or Becky won’t be snatching that title any time soon. Not with Billie and Peyton being called up pretty soon. Also, they Tamina, Carmella and Nikki still have to get there titles before Charlotte can get the smackdown women’s championship.

      • Rosanna

        Honey. Naomi is the star she’s been the focal point since last year and still is the focal point. She’s the FACE of smack down live have you not seen the posters interviews and touring bus? Just like for RAW Alexa is.

        • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

          She isn’t the face of SD

  • Rosanna

    If we get a triple threat at Hell In Cell Carmella better tap and not Naomi. I have a feeling next week during there Naomi and Nattie’a title match Carmella causes a distraction thus going into Hell In Cell. That’s the only clauseable thing.

    • king valor

      im thinking it might actually be tamina who interferes setting up a triple threat at HIAC with carmella perhaps cashing in.

      • Rosanna

        I could see either or I would say Fatal-4-way but RAW has already booked that unless they add a stipulation.

        • king valor

          same. i just think they’ll save her cash in for a paper view.

          • Rosanna

            It has to be a big ppv like royal rumble where Nikki her rivalry maybe returns or just before wrestlemania roadblock. I don’t think Smackdown gets a before wrestlemania ppv though. I think it’s just elimination chamber. But yeah.

    • Maddox

      And WWE’s love for multiman matches continues on

  • king valor

    its a weak narrative, but if nattie loses her title in fear of being cashed in on…i feel like creative should capitalize on that. Naomi and Nattie losing their championships because of the paronoia caused by the first MS. MITB

  • GEO

    Say what you want about Ellsworth, but I feel he’s become a fundamental part in Carmella’s career in terms of building her heel character and getting that heat from the crowd. Ring-wise this match showed that she is improving and luckily we’ve got a cluster of experienced women to help her out. SD really turning her into a star.

  • conan_kun
  • Michael Burmy

    And may I remind you again…with the Strip, Vegas is the “Glow Capital of the USA.”

    So it should be no surprise what happens.

  • ???

    I don’t know how to feel about SD recently.. the creative team are doing ok , it’s not that great but I can see them trying with the women they have on the roster !

    SDL have the least interesting women on the roster, I mean they are just little boring to me

    Carmella can’t really wrestle and her screaming all the time is very annoying , her promo work is the only good thing she does have .

    Naomi is long overdue who I finally saw her as a champ but .. her glow gimmick is just boring I miss her when she was cheerleading like in 2013/2014, even her heel gimmick is more interesting than this one , and GIRL her current hairstyle is AWFUL , why she doesn’t have her hairstyle in her last SS match with Nattie ? It looked way better .

    Lana : Girl , you’re perfect in the mic and very beautiful but PLEASE DO NOT WRESTLE EVER AGAIN .

    Natalya : she came a very long way , just like Naomi long overdue.. a more long overdue! She even improved in the mic ! She’s the only woman who interest me on SD right now !

    Becky : Okay .. she’s great wrestler and all I have to do is respect her, but her character is just not interesting.

    Tamina : first time she has a push, let see how it’ll work for her .. not much people care about her but I don’t know if she’ll be benefited from this push?

    If only Raw has SDL creative team , we will get 5 star show for the women! Raw has the better women but they are stucked with those shitty bookers .

    • Maddox

      Alexa was the livewire of Smackdown, guess Charlotte move couldn’t make it as interesting

      • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

        She was stopped from becoming champion. Plus everyone would have cried if she beat Naomi for the title that quickly.

      • perceval

        How is Charlotte supposed to make things interesting just sitting backstage?

        • Maddox

          Thought she is not appearing because of her dad’s health issue

          • perceval

            She’s been there the last two weeks, just not used on TV.

  • Rosanna

    Oh yes we love a woke Naomi Stan.

  • Okay Ms. MITB run the show. This was some good development from Carmella and I’m here for it. Nattie did her Thang as well. I’m pleased with SD https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/afc02108142e40f5855998ba5363dc5b4e57d2a87ce3a0e130972fec6b08c000.gif

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      I can’t with that gif xD
      “I’ve dreamed of Paris again”
      I agree about Carmella’s development.

      • Yessss Lmao i love him.
        People talk so much crap about her and it’s like can she grow? She wasn’t always a in ring performer

        • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

          Haha same, Roger is my spirit animal ?

          I definitely need her to expand her moveset and get a little more hard-hitting. Some of her offense seems rather soft. But I liked her in this match.
          I would like to see her develop into a Melina/Layla type of wrestler.

          • Yess I see her style being a mix. I would love for her to try & inherit the reverse twist of fate

          • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

            That would be dope for her.
            I could also see her do this move.

          • I see it. Code of Silence would be good for a 2nd finisher.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      lol I like this gif

  • Doug

    i think carmella/elsworth nonsense is just them tricking Naomi/Nattie. She’ll cash in and be like “you thought we were so wrapped up in our own lives to notice what you were doing, but we played you”

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Carmellas acting was soo bad

  • Nice story progression. I hope Nattie and Naomi main event next week.
    They need to start using Becky and Charlotte if they want them to be threats for that HW match. They’ll probably be there next week for the MYC finals.

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      That might be why they aren’t rushing to put them on tv

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  • Diva_Fan

    I have a feeling Naomi is going to win next week with Carmella possibly cashing in but whether her cash in is successful remains to be seen .

  • Womensor

    Both raw and sd weren’t so good last weeks, but this week they push the storyline. I really like this week from both shows. Raw finally using more women in the title picture, and SD with Carmella and James… really good. Carmella on the mic is really good. She looks so confident when she is talkin (more than in the ring) and left James alone in a very good way (that kiss? why? kiss of death like Trish/Lita? I don’t know. And Natalya… well. She looks like she is face now? I don’t get it.

  • Super Mateo

    After the match, Carmella did a wonderful job of building heel heat for herself by using harsh words. She showed strength and demonstrated how to get the point across without ever touching him. Most TV shows would have had her slap him (which is a bad example to women everywhere), but the fact that she resisted it showed mental strength. But then…they undermine the whole thing with a STUPID backstage scene that I’m just going to pretend didn’t happen.

    The bigger question: where was everyone else? Becky, Charlotte, Lana, and Tamina didn’t appear at all. Naomi’s music got more time than she herself did. I don’t know…Carmella isn’t good enough to hold this show up on her own.

  • Organization XIII

    A good showing for the women. The match was really good considering who was involved. Mella has definitely improved. & the segment I loved both in ring & backstage! Mella should be working the mic more often instead of Ellsworth & it helps that the crowd was actually into it as well. The kiss & then slap from Carmella had me screaming. I think it’s a safe bet to assume Carmella is going to involve herself in next week’s match

  • Robann

    At first glance, I thought this was once again a meh episode but after thinking and watching the clips again…it was genius. This was ALL about Carmella, which was needed. She needs to be looked at as the biggest threat at this point because she has the power to quite honestly become Women’s Champ (or attempt to become it) whenever she wants, for a whole 365 days. She has been put on the backburner since winning it, twice, and has become an after thought. The only thing that puzzled me was no Naomi, who’s supposed to be lying in the weeds until she can spring on her prey (Nattie), and get her title back, and no Ravishing Revolution. When you have a squash match one week to show your strength and then are absent the next, it doesn’t look intimidating at all.

    I’m actually in the camp that’s somewhat pleased that a HW is NOT in the main picture right now. Let the other women on the roster get their time and do their thing for a few weeks. Becky was the very first woman draft pick in the OG brand split last year and became the inaugural champion. Even if she never gets a title again, she will ALWAYS be in the history books. And Charlotte….(some of) ya’ll literally complained about her being over pushed and constantly in the title picture since she came to the main roster. Now that she’s taken a back seat for the time being, which was mainly because of her dad, the complaints are starting again. Let the girl get some damn rest, she’s been a workhouse for almost two years. She deserves it.

    Overall, it was a decent episode. Raw still wins this week, but SDL wasn’t too shabby.

    • Lana is in Bulgaria so that’s why but I agree, they chose the wrong time!

  • Mark?

    Queen Carmella fucking slayed every woman on the mic last night. And her acting skills are top notch.

  • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

    The match was meh. But Carmella kissing Ellsworth was really good, and then the slap after. Yaaaas make him your bitch. It reminded me of crazy Mickie James a little.

  • Danny?
  • Monkey Tennis

    Welcome to another exciting week of… we don’t know what we’re doing. Brought to you by Smackdown’s uncreative department. In this week’s exciting episode, Nattie and Carmella will have an utterly forgettable match; the build for Naomi’s title rematch next week will be a shot of her watching a monitor; And Carmella will suddenly and randomly turn on Ellsworth cos… Well, it’s something for her to do I guess.

    It’s like the one thing that needed fixing that the SD writers actually tried to fix (Carmella basically being Ellsworth’s sidekick for the last few months) and what do they do? Make it worse. Or certainly weird. And a little awkward. I mean, what, so now Ellsworth and Carmella are in what is essentially an abusive relationship? But it’s OK, cos it’s the woman doing the abusing?

    WWE logic is so weird. They won’t let men and women have fictional wrestling matches, which are (in kayfabe terms) just sporting contests. But it’s OK to have storylines that are about actual domestic violence.

    What the actual fu… ?

    • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

      Domestic violence? Girl they aren’t really in a relationship. It’s a TV show. Plus Carmella is a heel. If you want to boo Carmella because of this by all means.

    • Diva_Fan

      Domestic violence ? It’s really not that serious .

      • Monkey Tennis

        She berated and humiliated him in public and subsequently kissed him before slapping him. Seems like a a pretty definitive description of an abusive relationship to me.

        Sure, in the ‘fantasy’ world of WWE, maybe you can excuse it as being part of the heightened reality that exists on WWE television. And when you bring the real world into it that world, things do get a little shakey (much like KO threatening to sue or alert the authorities that he had been ‘attacked’ by Shane).

        My point isn’t so much the issues about the angle itself (it certainly wouldn’t be the first time the WWE have made a storyline out of abuse before). It’s more about the contradiction in the WWE’s own ‘rules’. So a story like this is apparently fine, even though it’s specifically about violence within a relationship. And yet at the same time, the WWE has had a long standing ban against male against female ‘violence’ within the confines of an actual mixed match, because of it’s allusions to domestic violence.

        Again, you can make the argument that because a woman is the abuser in this scenario, that changes the context. But that doesn’t negate the fact that an angle where Carmella is violent towards her partner is surely a lot closer to the idea of domestic violence than a man and a woman simply having a match.

        I just find it a very skewed logic.

        • Diva_Fan

          Ok no offence but I’m really not here for reading some long essay right now lol …

          • Monkey Tennis

            No offence taken. Four whole paragraphs was obviously a bit too challenging lol…

          • BLKLTR05

            Not challenging but when you expect to read one or two sentences, 4 paragraphs looks like a thesis. I totally agree with you on every point you made though. Can’t expect PYM t make that connection though.

        • wwepassion

          You are so extra all the time, ain’t nobody reading all this girl calm down drama queen.

        • Raekon

          I understand what you mean and I also agree that it’s stupid.
          It’s the same sexistic rule that applies that if a Woman attacks a man during a match as interference then it’s ok but if the man hit’s the woman it’s out of context. -.-

  • Ryan Stratus

    Let’s all not take for granted how bad we wanted Natalya to become women’s champion! I’m here for it!! I love how dominant she’s becoming and establishing herself as champion. Slay Nattie!!

    • perceval

      At least with Nattie, we have a champ that can carry others rather than needing to be carried, unlike Raw.

  • I love that they’re making Carmella to look so dangerous and like a real treath. Love her mic skills and heelish attitude.

  • Aye Mate
    • Raekon

      Old News but still unprofessional on Nias part.
      Emma talks in kayfabe and Nia shoots at her finding it funny.

      • Aye Mate

        What’s funny is that Nia’s not just content with burying Emma in the ring ?

  • Steve B

    After watching Naomi’s entrance with the title over the last few months seeing Natty walk down to the ring as her music played and literally do nothing else was cringe worthy. Becky has the smoke and the goggles, Charlotte has the robes and the cartwheel, Carmella moonwalks, Natty just walks. WWE needs to add something, anything to Natty’s entrance.

  • Miguel

    Two weeks and there’s no Charlotte, this week Tamina was off, Becky didn’t show as well.

    While Carmella’s storyline is interesting, Natalya is already off to a great start as champion but SD shouldn’t be counting their best female star out. They are just taking turns but failing to create dream matches.

    To me it’s easy, Tamina, Charlotte & Natalya could be fighting for their legacies while Carmella is trying to cash in her money in the bank. Becky & Naomi could be doing a best of 5 series with the one that wins the most getting a championship opportunity.

  • Claytiev

    This was a great smackdown enjoyed from start to finish, carmella and natties match was fun to watch, and i like how wwe slowly transitioning nattie to a face, also please use your hairstyle like this and not that 2 balls that makes her look like a desperate granny cat lady, also carmella the star of the womens division on the show tonight, excellent swerve at the end by kissing ellsworth after there encounter, not use to rceiving swerves fromm WWE like that especially from the women

  • Welchy

    I really can’t take Carmella serious.

    • Aye Mate

      I’m surprised anyone does tbh.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Carmella’s MITB run is pretty much killing the division. Right now, it seems like everything is directionless until she cashes-in and win the title. They are making the division all about it and this is not good.

    You have Charlotte and Becky who are directionless. You have Tamina and Lana who kind of have their thing but it seems like it will never really evolve past beating up jobbers until Carmella actually wins the title. Then, you have Naomi who, for some reason, seems completely fine with loosing the title and who is supposed to be in a title match next week yet hasn’t even appeared here. Then you have Natalya who, more than ever, seems to be a paper champion or transitional champion. Doesn’t feel like anything has been about… HER.

    On top of that, this match was nothing of note but I’ll say this, I don’t think Carmella should do her hurricanrana that way. The way she’s done it is very facish. It’s too… flashy in the sense it’s not made up for heels IMO. The after match promo was awful and the backstage segment was too. This story progression was confusing and quite bad.

    • So it was a problem when she was nowhere to be seen, but now that the focus is on her, that’s an issue as well? Pick your minds, people.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        Because you are going tell me that you can’t even understand something as simple as people not being pleased with THE WAY she’s booked? -_-

        • And what’s wrong with her booking? She’s just more featured now.

  • Jesus’s brother

    Everyone was a transitional champion except Bliss… and i blame the fans, no one wanted Charlotte or Becky as champion because they have accomplished too much in little time, LOL, what we got was boring champions: Naomi and now Natalya!

    The obsession of making everyone look good made the division feel weak because no one can lose too much and no one can win too much. It ruined Charlotte, it ruined Becky. Charlotte when she came up, was the BIGGEST DRAFT PICK on Smackdown, now she barely shows up and when she does, she does nothing memorable.

    Keep hating on Raw, but Raw knows how to create stars, Smackdown not so much…

    • SD created Alexa, Naomi, Carmella and Nattie, darling.

      • Jesus’s brother

        Correction: Alexa

        Natalya has been a paper champ
        Naomi did nothing memorable during her reign
        Carmella still looks like jobber

        • Nope. All did something special. What have Alicia, Dana or even Nia done on Raw?

          • Jesus’s brother

            In the men’s division you have jobbers too… they are needed as much as the top guys, because when you put a top guy vs a top guy someone is gonna lose credibility.
            Alicia and Dana are the jobbers who put over someone.
            Smackdown’s division is all top girls where no one stands out and that is hurting the division

          • PYM #TakeoverSmackdown

            Alicia and Dana are barely used though. I wouldn’t even call Dana a jobber. She gets her wins here and there.

          • Men’s division has 50+ wrestlers, women usually have 6-7, why do you need to segregate something that’s not even big enough?
            Alicia and Dana being jobbers ruins the division as they are not seen as viable threats and therefore any match they’re in doesn’t have the crowd support because people know the outcome immediately. Or even if they win, people complain how a jobber beat someone – just see what happened when Alicia pinned Sasha clean months ago.

            Most, if not all girls need to be ready to step in at any time. See what happened when Bayley got injured, no one face girl was fit enough to challenge Alexa but Sasha. It easily could’ve been someone else if they booked them well before, but that wasn’t the case.

          • Jesus’s brother

            So Asuka with your logic so be losing to Carmella once arrives…

          • Asuka’s gonna have to lose one time, and then again, and again.. she won’t have one or two losses you can bet on that. Carmella also hasn’t beaten anyone clean this year so if Asuka loses that way, I’m sure she’d follow the same pattern.

          • Jesus’s brother

            I’d love to see her retire undefeated lol

          • well chances are unlikely

          • Jesus’s brother

            Still wishing

  • Aye Mate

    I didn’t know how to assess Smackdown without being completely unfiltered. So I’ll just reiterate my unapologetic thoughts: Carmella is terrible, her storyline with James Ellsworth is terrible, and everything they’ve mostly done together is terrible. All of which galvanised the heel moment Carmella telling Ellsworth that he’s an unlovable worthless freak who deserves to be alone results in the crowd’s support instead.

    Further criticisms go to a blink-and-Miss appearance by Naomi, a muted build to her rematch for the title, and Becky Lynch and Charlotte continuing to be MIA. On the plus side, Smackdown mercifully spared us the sight of Tamina’s daft storyline with Lana so that’s something.

  • loved sd live this week and carmella was F A B U L O U S

  • -V

    I wish they can leave Carmella alone, having that dog around her is kinda tiring lol

    On a side note she has improved so much I love it!

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  • Jesus’s brother

    I hope Natalya loses the title on SDL next week and then Carmella wins. Asuka debuts and wins the title. Smackdown needs to drop this “give an opportunity to everyone” thing because it’s killing the division!

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    I really don’t know what the obsession is with Carmella (on the part of the bookers). She can talk, but is Kelly Kelly-level basic in the ring and the crowd really doesn’t care about her. Her only real heat comes from Ellsworth; hence, the fact that she and he haven’t been split up yet. Putting the title on her would be a mistake and, if they do, it’ll most likely be a short reign. I’m hoping that she puts the briefcase on the line against someone and loses it, to be honest.

    Ultimately, the problem is that Carmella should have been called up with Enzo and Cass, been allowed to get over on the main roster as a member of that group, and then transitioned to the ring…like they booked her in NXT.

  • txistedbliss

    What would make sense is for Carmella to get involved next week making the match end in a no contest. Then Nattie and Naomi take her out and Naomi goes to Daniel asking for a Hell in a Cell match for the title (so Carmella can’t interfere). At Hell in a Cell Carmella should find a way into the Cell and cash in to win.

  • Charlie Weston

    I really enjoy Carmella. Her in-ring isn’t where it could be, but she has the presence and the promo of a legitimate star and is worthy of much of the same praise people give Alexa. It seems the brass is behind her, and I think her appeal lies mostly in her ability to really make her character pop so it’ll be interesting to see where things go if/when she is placed in a legitimate one on one fued.