We’re two weeks away from Hell In A Cell. And with our women’s match already scheduled, how will the challenger fair in the coming weeks? And is the champion going to gain much momentum going into the event? Let’s see for ourselves!

Before the show, Renee Young asks the challenger Charlotte Flair about her current state of mind. The former Women’s champion tells us that she feels “stronger than ever” after spending a few weeks off. But now that that’s (somewhat) behind her, her focus is on winning the SmackDown Women’s championship. Before the interview can continue, a wild briefcase appears near Flair’s head. Yes, it’s none other than Miss Money In The Bank, Carmella! Oh, and James Ellsworth, whom is demanded to sit as ‘Mella talks.

The Princess of Staten Island praises Charlotte for her recent struggle, but quickly brings her back down to Earth. She states that “in this life, there are no winners,” except maybe for Carmella, that is. Cue the cackle! The Queen quickly retaliates by saying that as she is back, the women’s division’s landscape is “changing.” And a great way to show this off is by teaching Carmella a few “tricks” in the ring tonight. Looks like we have our match ready. Flash forward this first-time-ever match? Yes!

Charlotte starts off the match by ruling it a little, putting Carmella down for the Figure Eight. This attempted early finish falls flat however as ‘Mella kicks her opponent to the corner. She then tosses her necklace to the side to grab the referees attention, and whilst Flair is on the middle rope, a chained Ellsworth grabs her foot. The briefcase holder then inserts a Frankensteiner, sending the champ to the ground.

When we return from commercial break, the Princess is still beating down on the Queen, thanks to Ellsworth. After an extensive grapple and a slam to the ground, Charlotte gets up. However a cross-body from ‘Mella is inserted and a 2-count pin follows. A 2-count roll-up is then next, which leads to Charlotte’s head being smashed into the turnbuckle and an inverted DDT laying her out. Still, Flair kicks out at a near-fall. What will it take? Seems like Carmella is stressing here. And although the crowd has been pretty quiet throughout the night, a duel “let’s go Charlotte. Carmella” chant follows. Doing well, ladies!

As Flair gets back to her feet she gets a boot to the head, which sends her stumbling backwards. She attempts a roll-up pin but Carmella kicks out. However, the match draws to a close as Charlotte inserts her own big-boot to the head, knocking out her opponent and scoring herself a pin-fall victory. Congrats, Flair!

Before the victor can celebrate however, the champ walks onto the stage to have a few words. Natalya, full of pride, tells Charlotte about how “happy” she is to know that Ric Flair is recovering. In fact, nothing makes her happier than knowing that he’s well enough to see his “overrated daughter” fail at beating the champ. And with a “woo” and an evil laugh, the champ vacates the stage…

Thoughts: Carmella’s work tonight proves that she can hang with the best of them. She is a future Women’s champ, which the briefcase almost guarantees. So with that in mind, she needs to wrestle decently. ‘Mella makes sure to prove that although her character work is practically perfect, that her wrestling is also pretty great. She dominates the match and allows the crowd to cheer for both her and her opponent. The Princess of Staten Island is able to convince the audience that Charlotte is worth rooting for, whilst also having a reaction of her own. Clearly, Miss Money In The Bank is doing well, and it’s only in due time that we see her climb the ranks to championship gold.

The dominant work of Carmella is something to note down. Could this be a sign that she’s able to take down Flair at the right time? The briefcase can be cashed in at literally any moment… Maybe a post-match one in two weeks?

Something the show does especially right is allow for some form of character development. Charlotte is going through somewhat of an underdog story right now; she isn’t being treated as though she’s a rookie, but she’s attempting to make up for lost time whilst she was away for a few weeks. And her lost time is clearly catching up with her. Whilst Charlotte has been away the other women have been stepping their game up. In what would previously have been an almost squash match, Carmella manages to lead the entire contest. She is constantly taking down Flair with grapples, slams and distractions. The old Flair would at least be offering more offence. So, clearly some work needs to be done.

Charlotte may have been missing for a little while, but her talent is still holding strong. Fortunately for Flair she does manage to score the win by overpowering her opponent with a big boot. Carmella’s lack of ability is highlighted here as Flair’s boot is stronger than hers. It’s nice to see that whilst Charlotte isn’t exactly on her A-game right now that she’s still able to be a tough fighter.

This dip in Flair’s work is also on the champ’s mind, and it’s giving her all of the ammunition needed to gloat – or so she thinks. Natalya has worked in the WWE (and as a wrestler) longer than Charlotte, and has also been by her side throughout her entire career, so she definitely knows her stuff. So when she notices a slip in an opponent’s work, she’ll obviously take advantage of that. The champ stands comfortable at the top of the stage – far, far away from her opponent – boasting about tonight’s events, and it’s clear that she’s feeling confident. Charlotte however, is standing even more confident, practically begging for Natalya to get in the ring with her. Are the mind games going to work for the champ? Well, she has one more week to get inside her opponent’s head, and it doesn’t seem to be working.

Charlotte needs to get herself back on her A-game whilst Natalya needs to use better psychology to take over her opponent’s mind. Both have their work cut out for them, and the clock is ticking. Who will rise to the occasion? We’ll have to wait and see.

What do you think of the night’s events? Is Charlotte going to regain her momentum before the pay-per-view? Will Natalya manage to take over her opponent’s mind? When will the briefcase be cashed in? Let us know your views in the comments below!

  • Winter

    WOW! This was quick

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    • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

      But they wait 3-4 days for NXT/Raw, blows my mind

      • perceval

        Well, it’s not as though there was a whole lot to go over and find video for.

    • Nathan

      This post is pure gold ?

  • Vid Trim

    Natalya needs to everyone a favour and never try to “woo” again lmao

  • Well that was fast. Nothing much to talk about here, everything was basic. Charlotte using Big Boot as a finisher is a no from me.

    • conan_kun
      • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

        Billie needs a new finisher then.

        • The Earl of Lemongrab

          Ain’t she using Eat defeat anymore?

          • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

            Just as a signature like all indy women do these days smh

        • Billie BEEN needed a new finisher. I’d say her Sitout Uranage from her Indy days; but it looks to similar to Lana’s finisher; so I don’t think she’d be allowed to use it.

          • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

            I thought the same about the Sitout Uranage.

    • Joseph

      Charlotte has three different finishers she can put people away with similar to AJ Styles.

      • Jaded

        Please don’t put Charlotte in the same sentence with aj styles.

        • Joseph

          Just using that as a example calm down not saying She’s AJ Styles.

    • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

      I like the big boot as another finisher for Charlotte. She eliminated both Nattie and Alexa with a big boot each at last year’s Survivor Series. Its believable because Charlotte is a tall strong woman. Also Carmella got eliminated by Fox! ALICIA FOX! at Survivor Series.

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      I prefer the boot to natural selection, and there are waaaaay too many women’s submissions finishers right now for her to use the figure eight on the reg.

      • GOD STRATUS•

        That Sasha reach man.

    • Jaded

      Michelle used Big boot too, but I guess it was a yes for you.

      • That was a different era, now they’re all about competitive and big matches so a Big Boot doesn’t look impactful for that.

        • Maddox

          What if it was a bicycle kick

  • This is the quickest I’ve EVER seen Diva-Dirt post a Redux!
    https://media.giphy.com/media/JJjnYC0upzy36/giphy.gif

    • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

      Ikr!

    • Match of Year Maker

      To be honest

    • Jaded

      They just wanted to get it over with. This week was crap and the attendance said so too.

  • Also SD needs another hour. It worked before but now it is getting overcrowded and there just isn’t time for everyone. For example these two segments. I’m ready to see what this Tamina makeover will be
    https://twitter.com/WWE/status/912883314159058944
    https://twitter.com/WWE/status/912884271987036160

    • conan_kun

      The Makeover of Tamina to Taminalina Premiering Soon
      https://twitter.com/NaomiWWE/status/912884826398646272

      • Gerg

        XD

      • Cabbyhighs

        Naomi funny asf???

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      I fucking can’t with Tamina’s faces omg?????

    • John Finnie

      All these returning or returned talent & 95% of them have been……. where????
      Now give the old & new the same chances i mean MJ can keep up. same with Shelton & now maria is gone i wonder if mike will be used or will he go down to NXT

  • Why is it that everytime Charlotte and Natalya are feuding, somehow, Ric or Bret always find a way into it? Granted, Nattie only name-dropped Ric tonight, but there’s enough history between the two for them to stop relying on just Flair vs Hart. It would be very easy for them to make this rivalry THE feud that would finally elevate the championship, but they are serving us the most basic of formula. Serioulsy, I can think of so many angles. The writing is so… uninvested. We’re only a week in, but this has been a recurrent issue with Smackdown for a while, so i’m worried.

    The match was eeh. I’m not buying Carmella dominating most of the match, I’m not buying Charlotte in this “babyface in peril” thing she did in that match, and the crowd reaction for Carmella (or lack of) is pretty worrying. Nevertheless, the match accomplished what it had to do, presented Charlotte as a threat after weeks of absence. Still, the women’s division seems stuck in mediocrity.

    • Joseph

      Cause its The Harts vs. The Flairs thats not hard to understand.

      • TAYNARA CUNTI.

        Shut up.

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Yeah the match psychology/booking of Carmella and Alexa as heels is absolutely moronic. It’s a huge factor into why I haven’t enjoyed Smackdown at all since the brand split, and then the majority of Alexa’s matches on Raw (that don’t involve Sasha).

      • Welchy

        Alexa vs Bayley Payback
        Alexa vs Sasha any time basically except Summerslam (some ppl didn’t enjoy it, but I thought it was a decent match)
        Alexa vs Emma vs Nia vs Bayley vs Sasha

        ..the only time she’s had a bad, BIG match on RAW was at EC & even then she wasn’t completely at fault. lol
        Calm down. The match quality is slowly getting better and she’s doing more moves too with the back breaker, the tilt a whirl ddt, the crossbody & she’s modifying some moves like the insult to injury, sunset flip powerbomb and even those little stomp things on the ropes.
        I know YOU expect more, but be patient chile.
        She ain’t improving at Bella Twin pace taking 8 years.

        • TAYNARA CUNTI.

          Bellas were Alexa level before improving.

          • Welchy

            A reach.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        queen aj lee having the best booked matches as a tiny girl!

        • perceval

          And Gail Kim during her first WWE run.

          https://youtu.be/RnxeSZeJmPc

          Small girls are most believable as submission experts. Gail just overpowering Victoria wouldn’t have worked. AJ’s matches followed the Gail template.

        • TAYNARA CUNTI.

          Who?

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            a legend. what’s the issue?

    • Jo9834

      Carmella has literally been given EVERYTHING to get over and she still is failing to do so. She literally gets no reaction at all, she needs to valet for Big Cass and call it a day because she would be INCREDIBLE as a manager I feel.

      • Jaded

        I feel so offended seeing Ellsworth on a leash. If the reverse was the case, the feminists would be biting off their nails.

        • wysna

          Mostly because unlike men, women have been treated as second class citizens and been viewed as the property of their husbands. Men have never had that history on a wide scale save for men being owned by other men. I get what you are saying and understand where you are coming from. But I think this is the reason as to why there isn’t as much backlash. He’s white and he’s a guy. An image of him on a leash is not pouring salt on too many wounds.

          • Jaded

            There is no justification for that, the feminism era is the equality era. What women would term abuse ,should not be done to men and vice versa.

  • Why does everything Natalya say sound like it has a winking emoji face at the end of it? “I’m SO happy your father is recovering. ?” she is so damn cringe in my opinion.

    Also, Carmella telling Ellsworth to sit in that backstage interview was everything.

    • Jo9834

      Natalya’s promo’s are so bad, that its going to sound horrible, but she comes off a little slow in the head sometimes. Her insults are so vanilla and scripted, that its hard to believe her as a legit threat or champion.

  • Michael Burmy

    And here I was, looking forward to them building up the Nao-Mina feud which was teased last week…but vince, You’re doing this AGAIN, aren’t you?! After you gave us false hope that Naomi would be involved in a solid B-feud until she wins the title again in just a few months…you LEAVE HER OFF TV ENTIRELY…

    #NaoMob, you know the drill…time to get back to what we’ve done for the previous 7 years.

  • Kat Love

    Can’t wait till Charlotte is champ and Paige comes back.

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      For once we agree

  • conan_kun

    I bet next week gonna be Natalya vs Becky, of course Natalya wins then continues to beat up Becky after the match, leads to Charlotte runs out and chases Natalya away.

    If Natalya retains at HIAC PPV, Paige may return on Smackdown 2 days later to confront her, since Naomi may feud with Tamina/Lana, Charlotte and Becky may be on the road to WWE & MMA Horsewomen feud.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd770862ceb31b0896bd5c74a9e617a395726154be635d867047b71b8a9fdcd5.jpg

    • Jo9834

      Paige VS Charlotte has already been done before, and their matches were amongst Charlottes worst. I think Paige coming back to feud with Nattie would be ideal,

      • conan_kun

        I thought Asuka should be on Smackdown as she already goes over most of the current relevant Raw women a few times except Sasha and Alexa. Paige on Raw can feud with fresh opponents Alexa, Nia, Bayley, Mickie, Sasha and Emma.

  • conan_kun
    • Joseph

      Carmella has longer legs and Alexa doesn’t.

  • Joseph

    God damn Charlotte looks like giant next to Carmella, the size differences is crazy. This was Carmella’s best singles match so far as a Heel.

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    That Natalya promo on Charlotte… come on, Road Dogg give her better material. This feud needs to get personal, calling Charlotte overrated is old news. We been knew. And Carmella needs better booking. Do they really think we’re supposed to believe a girl who loses to an one move big boot comeback could defeat someone to become the next Women’s champion? Her booking is so weird.

    • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

      I mean Carmella was eliminated by Alicia Fox at the Survivor Series tag match last year…

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Well, yeah. That was a year ago though. I’m talking about from when she won the MITB briefcase to now.

        • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

          It just seems like Carmella is gonna be the coward heel though. Not the strongest or quickest in the ring but will win through cheating methods. I don’t see her character (not real life) improving in the ring or seen as a threat anytime soon. Her beating Charlotte clean or anyone else (except Lana) will not look realistic. She needs another full year tbh to develop her character to becoming someone who can beat Charlotte and etc clean no problem. At least they pacing Carmella unlike Alexa Bliss…

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            That’s true but to have her completely lose like that seemed weird to me. Especially when it looks like Charlotte will be losing to Natalya at HIAC.. Unless they have Charlotte beat Natalya for the title only for Carmella to cash in on Charlotte to win the title.

          • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

            That can be a possibility but just depends who creative wants to drop the title to Carmella, Nattie or Charlotte? I think they will not do Charlotte dirty but instead havd Nattie retain with Carmella cashing in after and then I see Charlotte coming after the title easily after.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            I could see Charlotte winning the title only to drop it minutes later. Keep in mind they’ll probably want Charlotte to tie her father in reigns so after Carmella wins the title, Charlotte will most likely gain it back.

          • John Finnie

            Can you imagine Charlotte 16x champ & it will mean nothing in comparison to Trish,s 7x because she didnt win 5x a year

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            She’s almost on the way there if she wins the Smackdown Women’s championship. She’ll be a 7x champion.

          • John Finnie

            I know but ( to me anyway) they wouldnt mean half as much as trish,s for some reason…. maybe because she won so many in her first year in wwe MR

          • ???

            I think Trish in 2000 with less than one year experience is better than Carmella who has like three or four years in ring experience!

          • Jaded

            But Carmella is better than Kelly ever was.

          • ???

            LMAO I never mentioned Kelly
            Kelly ???????

            But since you brought this up , in “my” opinion even Kelly Kelly was better than Carmella in the ring .. no shade but seriously Carmella is just so boring and has zero crowd reaction even with tons of opportunities that she had before , her mic skill is the only thing that is good otherwise is just no .

            Kelly Kelly can at least tell a story and she’s great underdog .. I know she “botch” alot but the girl can sell well .

          • Joseph

            Nah Carmella is still better then Kelly Kelly.

          • GOD STRATUS•

            And that’s all were asking for from our champ

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      I think Carmella is booked stronger than she actually deserves tbh. And it’s WWE’s fault for booking themselves into a corner by giving her the damn briefcase TWICE.

      • Joseph

        MITB winners are usually booked weak they been doing that for years.

    • Welchy

      Better booking?
      She’s the first ever miss MITB & a 2x one at that and just beat the champ a few weeks ago..lol..gets screen and mic time almost every week..and character development.
      She gets some of the BEST booking on SD.
      Even better than Becky.

      • Crazy. #RIPMae

        Okay???? Everyone on Smackdown deserves better booking to me. I never said Carmella had the worst booking out of all the girls. I said she deserves better booking and she does if she’s supposed to be the next Womens champion. Great, she defeated the women’s champion weeks ago but she can’t beat the #1 contender, yet along kickout of that one move? She didn’t even have to beat Charlotte but she could’ve lasted longer than just a big boot comeback.

        • Welchy

          Okay????? She already dominated Charlotte the whole match.
          The match could’ve just ended with another move.
          Her booking is fine, if anything she’s one of the ones that’s being booked too strong and barely even gets a crowd reaction..

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Yeah, so she can dominate Charlotte the entire match and lose to just one move?
            It’s not that serious, lol. I clearly said all the girls deserve better booking. Smackdown and it’s booking has been off for a while now.

          • Welchy

            You ain’t say that in the first comment so it wasn’t clear enough cutes.
            And don’t almost ALL the girls lose to one move essentially? Hence it being called a finisher?
            But anyways I get what you mean by the booking but you just trash lolz

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            Well now you know, hun. They lose to the finisher but they also have the babyface get a comeback in before losing. Have you ever watched a match or? Not everyone loses to literally one move. But whatever it’s Charlotte the monster so I’ll give it a pass!

          • Welchy

            Ummm not all finishers need a set up or require moves prior.
            Some of them have an element of surprise, the big boot is one of them.
            The chick kick is another one.
            Rear view a third.
            I could go on…it’s not like a sharpshooter where Nattie literally needs to knock or have her opponent set up in a particular position to hit/do the move.

          • Crazy. #RIPMae

            I was low key pressed when Naomi beat Lana that quick too ! It made sense though considering Lana was inexperienced and just started to work in the ring

          • Welchy

            Lana trash and that match was so unnecessary and a waste of Naomi’s reign.
            But neither Char or Carmella looked too weak in this match tbh.
            I just wasn’t buying Charlotte being dominated by Carmella at all.

  • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

    Did Trish use the Stratusphere when she was a heel during her WWE run? Seems like such a baby face move for Carmella to use since both Trish and Alundra/Medusa used it in their careers.

    • trishlita721

      I think twice on nidia but it didn’t follow through

      • Gail-Rollins Fan

        Yeah it wasn’t often. It was always countered. I think she may have hit it one time, but I can’t remember who it was on..

        • trishlita721

          I think in singles match against nidia and another time on nidia in a 6 person tag.

    • NoWayHoeSay

      Yeh she did

    • John Finnie

      Trish used the same moveset as face & heel she used alot more slaps punches & force with her heel set.

  • Kelly/Asuka???RainbowGoddess!

    How many times has Becky been backstage doing nothing?

    • Jaded

      Naomi literally went from the most pushed to back line.
      And Becky getting drafted might be her only hope

      • Joseph

        I think in 2018 the 4HW will be on one.

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          And hopefully everyone else on a different show since they’re gonna be treated like that anyway

        • Guilherme Soares

          not with Asuka and the Iconic Duo coming to main roster, especially Peyton she’ll be pushed to be champion real soon like Alexa…

      • perceval

        And don’t forget Paige is returning, which will push Naomi and Becky even further back.

        That’s one of the reasons I hope the Horsewomen thing happens, because it would get Becky back on TV. Plus, it could potentially keep Roman out of the Wrestlemania main event.

        • TAYNARA CUNTI.

          You want Roman out of the main event. He’s been putting on the best matches with his rivals for years. But sure you don’t mind outsiders coming in? Why do all white men hate Roman?

          • GOD STRATUS•

            Same reason they hate Sasha banks

        • Maddox

          How does this keep Roman away from Mania Mainevent)”?

    • conan_kun

      I wish Becky gets feature more, but at least Becky doesn’t get overexposed, unlike Bayley and Sasha had been making the fans grow tired to them and their reaction from the crowd getting weaker than usual.

  • conan_kun

    Will Jessamyn Duke and even her fellow Horsewomen sit at the ringside during HIAC PPV
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKcltygU8AAtyVK.jpg

    • Francisco Baguer

      Yes, hopefully they jump in beat the crap of Flair, cost her the belt and plant the seeds for Survivor Series. As far away from the title picture Flair is the better.

      • Gail-Rollins Fan

        lol and you probably want Carmella to have the belt

  • Francisco Baguer

    HIAC will the be the Crazy Cat Lady against the Boring ass robot who talks like one on mic. Got my money on Nattie.

    • Michael Burmy

      And because Vince is Trump’s buddy, the one who ACTUALLY GETS A REACTION goes back on the backburner again *sighs*

      I guess we’ll always have Orlando…

      • Gail-Rollins Fan

        Naomi had a good run, and is now a two time champ. That’s more than I ever thought she’d get. How are you going to complain when she’s been on top since Wrestlemania?

        Nattie is also finally getting rewarded with a nice push.

        Charlotte has been on the back burner since she came to Smackdown (and as a result her stock has fallen). She’s way overdue to be back in the spotlight.

        I’d sure as hell rather have Naomi out there every week than Carmella, but if anyone has a right to complain right now it’s Becky, not Naomi.

        • Michael Burmy

          Because CREATIVE FAHKED UP HER TITLE REIGN…then just a month after it started to get good (with the glow belt and all), Vince decided to make the switch because he presumes Trump will pay him more money for that #MAGA gesture than Mattel would have.

          Naomi is MUCH MUCH more over and beloved than any of the other women on Smackdown are…HER AS THE TOP WOMAN (champ or not-she will be champ again VERY soon) IS BEST FOR BUSINESS.

          • Gail-Rollins Fan

            Look, I hate Trump just as much as anyone else. But you’re bordering on tinfoil-hat level conspiracy theories here. Vince (who I also hate) put the belt on her twice. That’s more than Gail ever got..

            And her title reign was ruined because the only decent heel she had to face is Nattie. Had they let Charlotte stay heel, I’m sure Naomi’s title reign would have been better, but alas she had Carmella to work with instead.

            And sorry, I like Naomi but the glow belt was uber tacky.

          • Michael Burmy

            *sighs* I’m sorry…it’s just that, when your SEVEN YEARS of patience are rewarded with something that could’ve been MUCH longer and BETTER…how would you feel if Gail was in this position?

            Is there any hope for the #GlowMob?

          • Gail-Rollins Fan

            She was in that position. She never had a Wrestlemania moment. And then she was paid dust during her second run putting over women with less than half her talent. I would have been thrilled if Gail got a 4 month title reign or got to win the belt at Wrestlemania.

            I totally agree with you that her reign could have been better, but given the circumstances it could have been a lot worse. And out of all the women in the company she was made to look the strongest against the “golden child” Alexa Bliss.

            And being off tv for one week isn’t that bad. When it gets to Becky Lynch level, then you can be worried lol.

          • Michael Burmy

            Gotcha…but as I said, are we ever gonna see Nao as champ again? (which, as I’ve been saying, is BEST FOR BUSINESS-if she was still champ, attendance would NOT have dipped to below 7,000)

            Or should we just start waiting for whenever NXT decides to give Bianca Belair her push?

          • Gail-Rollins Fan

            I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but as of now I don’t think there’s anything to worry about, and it could be MUCH worse.

          • Jaded

            Lol, I love Naomi too, but let’s not be delusional. No one is buying tickets to see her.

          • Robann

            Eh, you tried it. Plenty of people are doing just that and those “Glow” sections are indeed getting bigger. But she still has a longs way to go lol.

          • Sunny’s Therapist

            you sound insane. you think trump fucked up naomi’s title reign and that people arent coming to the show because naomi isnt champ? have a seat on my couch child, we need to talk.

          • Jack square

            “if she was still champ, attendance would NOT have dipped to below 7,000”

            https://media.giphy.com/media/xUPGcH1SYgpVIY42Wc/giphy.gif

            The fuck dude?

          • Jaded

            I love the glow belt

          • Jack square

            “Naomi is MUCH MUCH more over and beloved than any of the other women on Smackdown”

            Load of Bullcrap Charlotte and especially Becky get equal to better reactions to Naomi. Becky got a better reaction last week when she came out. Naomi had a 5 month reign FFS and the division wasn’t any better. Stop being a damn mark.

        • Jaded

          Naomi deserves more title reigns. She is self made, that’s more than you can say for any woman in the roster.
          She made herself a star and people took notice.

      • Super Mateo

        You’re right. “The one who ACTUALLY GETS A REACTION” has only appeared in one random tag match in the last month. It looks like the Straight Fire has been put out. Instead of saying “the one who ACTUALLY GETS A REACTION,” it’s much easier to just call her Becky.

        Trump has nothing to do with the current WWE product. You are making a connection that probably doesn’t exist.

        • Michael Burmy

          Um, that’s not who I meant…I would’ve thought “we’ll always have Orlando” would be a clue.

    • The Earl of Lemongrab

      I’m really not into Nattie’s Cat Lady, but if she have continue with it they should exagerate it or somethin. All I’m getting is people telling her she’a a cat lady and that’s it. Also need a new gear the dominatrix gear doesn’t match with the gimmick and I miss Nattie wearing something other than black. I really love her old gear more https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53908177d9406e9c2411be679ee63cc79314a21118b71070e1022d8a08e69ca4.jpg

    • Joseph

      Charlotte boring my ass.

  • GEO

    Not much to go off this week. Glad Nattie brought that ICONIC laugh back.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      I pop for the laugh hahhaa

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    Smackdown is such a mess at the moment, I don’t know why but it just feels like the writing has gotten so bad the past few months. Almost all the feuds are about national pride. Like someone else said below the Nattie/Charlotte feud is reverting back to the stupid family pride angle that’s been done a MILLION times. Things really need to start spicing up bc this shit is getting so stale.

  • trishlita721

    I wanna see Lana vs tamina. Oh god Natalya don’t talk on the mic lol.

    • John Finnie

      Did you see the off air makeover of tamina by Lana?? So funny ?? cant wait to see blonde Tamina ??

      • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

        Where?

        • John Finnie

          Try youtube Lana & Tamina makeover

        • John Finnie

          Go onto naomi & lanas twitter page they are having a “debate” about her new look lol

      • trishlita721

        Haha yes going blonde might be tams breaking point!!

  • TheRealest #ItsBossTime

    Also Nattie needs to get it together with her promos, sis has been in this company for 10 years and she still sounds like she’s doing impromptu promos in the NXT promo class.

  • Gail-Rollins Fan

    Bless Nattie’s heart, her micwork..

    I’m not sure what’s worse, her micwork or her taunts and her “YEAAAAAH!”.

    • ???

      I love her, but her promo tonight was just cringy LMAO

      • perceval

        Well, it’s not like the Harts were ever great on the mic. The only time Bret was good at it was during the USA vs Canada angle, the only time the company did that kind of storyline well. They want to do well in other countries, but usually spend their time insulting the very market they’re trying to capture. How can they possibly think what they’re doing now will be liked in India, for example?

        Then, they did it right. Austin and Foley heel it up in Canada…

        http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2in2mk

        http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5x5pj

        I miss crowds that were that into it.

        • Maddox

          Hart was a heel in America but a face every where else,especially Canada

  • trishlita721

    With all the talented women wwe has there eyes on these rosters should be filled or should I say catering.

  • SaltyMcSalt

    Just an added discussion. Beth Phoenix and Ruby Riot announced as DLC for 2k18.

    • ???

      Beth Phoenix was totally expected since she’s already HOF , but didn’t expect Ruby at all since she’s very new !

      There are more to come I wonder if more females will be announced next ?

      • SaltyMcSalt

        I’m sure Lana will also be DLC. Not sure if anyone else will be added.

        • ???

          Yes I forgot to mention Lana ! I’m sure she also will be added !

      • John Finnie

        Is jackie in this one??? I know ivory is, i just dont recall seeing jacquline in it???

        • ???

          Yes Jacqueline is also in !

          Damn , I wished that they added the create your story mode just like in WWE 12 .. with all of this big roster I will have fun to include all of these women and have fun but too sad :(

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      no Liv Morgan hahaha

  • The Wicked Bitch

    Ooo yas king Abir come thru with the quick redux

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Not interested in Nattie vs Charlotte in the slightest, I’m here for Paige return

  • ???

    God .. what happened to Smackdown ?

    Some people say if there is more time the women will shine more , but that didn’t stop NXT from being so great in 2014/2015 with ONLY ONE HOUR !

    In that one hour we didn’t just have only one feud or just have all people thrown in the title picture with no storyline!

    Everything became so boring in Smackdown , yes they main evented SD last week but it no fun because there’s no storyline behind it .

    WE NEED “personal” and “hatred” feuds or even “Jealousy ” we don’t have any of this and that why Smackdown became damn boring .. even Raw at least they have personal feuds that people can get behind but SDL have what ?

    Also, I understand that everyone need to have their chances.. but they made it in a very lazy way by throwing all the people in the same direction “going for the title” .. we need to have multiple storylines at least one for the title and the other is personal/jealousy..

    Natalya vs Charlotte (Title feud , hatred and history between the families with more attacking and backstage segments or promos)

    Naomi vs Tamina (To let Tamina be over and more popular with the audience she NEEDS to feud with the “face” of the women’s division )

    Heel Becky vs returning Paige ( I know WWE aren’t that smart but it’s good opportunity to turn Becky heel after Paige betrayed Becky her two years ago and do exactly what Paige did to her .. give Becky something new to do ! )

    • shumiley

      Yes!!! IMO, an extra hour will make me hate the show. I can’t enjoy RAW any more bc it’s so long and i have other things to do. SD can do well with two hours, as they did previously. They’re just not trying. Same with NXT

  • Welchy

    Well that was quick….and trash lol

  • Welchy

    Carmella is hot garbage
    Charlotte was over with the crowd whewww
    Nat..looked good

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  • Super Mateo

    I don’t know what’s going on with WWE, but all of the women’s matches…er, make that all of everybody’s matches…have been really boring lately. It could be me just simply losing interest in the product. It could be them not putting on an exciting product. I don’t know. For the women, Alexa/Mickie was good, but everything else was a waste of time.

    SD’s creative team has jumped the shark. You mean to tell me that NO ONE had the nerve to say that bringing out James Ellsworth on a damn leash was an awful idea? Not James himself, not Carmella, not Road Dogg, not Vince, NOBODY? He’s on a leash and choker; what’s next…a zapper? That’s ridiculous and stupid. There would be an outrage if the genders were reversed and there should be one here, too. If this is what WWE writing has come to, they’ve got bigger problems than I thought.

    Meanwhile, the match was dull. It’s the same old crap. It’s like the writers have a dartboard in the meeting room with 20 tropes on it and throw a dart to see which one will be used that night. Charlotte and Carmella didn’t seem to be too interested in it, either. They didn’t create anything that would draw my attention to the screen. Meanwhile, the three women that people are drawn to (Becky, Lana, and Naomi) didn’t appear at all. The division is a mess right now.

    And the men’s side isn’t any better. Other than the Kevin Owens storyline, their stuff is quite boring also.

    • Sunny’s Therapist

      i thought the same thing about Ellsworth on a leash. If a guy had a girl on a leash people would lose their shit.

  • John Finnie

    So tamina is getting a makeover!! Next week blonde hair pmsl one thing about tamina is she can pull great facial expressions lol

    So we had 2 matches & 1 promo between Raw & SD & the promo won out right. This is why tge women need promo time & good scripts for the women who are not good at going off script
    Hail the queen mother MJ is back ( to stay on top) i beg

  • Aye Mate

    Charlotte being dominated by Carmella without any psychology or agency behind it wasn’t convincing, therefore I couldn’t enjoy the match. I get what Nattie was intending with the “promo” but as far as these two are concerned I really could do without hearing the name Ric or Brett for quite some time. Also, Charlotte’s a likeable face without having to coast on her Father’s recent health troubles every week so hopefully that doesn’t become a trend either.

    • PYM #TakeOverSmackdown

      Yes there was… Carmella used Ellsworth as a distraction and tripped her on the apron.

  • Don ?

    I didn’t find Natalya’s promo cringy at all. Or Perhaps I’ve become numb to Nattie’s cringiness. ? That “Wuu!” was pretty funny though.

    • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

      Nattie can’t breathe without ppl around here calling it cringey.

      • Don ?

        It’s what it seems. Haha

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Get RIDDDD of Ellsworth please!

  • A?.

    Can’t believe Raw actually has been doing better, and that says a lot. SD is so boring nowadays, last week was exciting but now we are back to the basic days. Naomi is an afterthought it seems so she joins Becky.

  • Randall

    Love both Charlotte and Carmella but that match was boring to me…I’m shocked that Raw has been producing better material as of late for the women. Also I hate to say it but Nattie is boring as champion. We need a secondary storyline on Smackdown again.

  • Organization XIII

    I enjoyed the match. Carmella is coming along nicely which is good to see. She looks a lot more comfortable.Aside from Nattie’s cackle…wasn’t really here for the promo. & where were the other women? Tamina & Lana at least should have definitely been featured.

    • Nathan

      They did get a wwe.com segment but I can’t see why it wasn’t aired on SD as a backstage segment

      • Organization XIII

        Yea I seen that but it was pointless to me. Tamina is supposed to be showing ruthlessness & yet she’s being made up like a barbie? That makes no sense lol

  • Randall

    I think it’s time for a shake up again
    Raw
    Alexa
    Becky
    Mickie
    Asuka
    Nia Jax
    Bayley
    Naomi
    Alicia Fox
    Nikki Cross
    Nattie

    Smackdown
    Charlotte
    Sasha Banks
    Tamina
    Paige
    Lana
    Dana Brooke
    Emma
    Tamina
    Ember Moon
    Carmella

    • I don’t like Bayley, but I think SD would be good for her. They could totally restore in her what she lost on Raw. Heel Sasha on SD too!
      Tamina on Raw. Becky on Raw. Charlotte on Raw.

  • conan_kun
    • Women’s Revolution

      I couldn’t agree more. It’s so real and natural coming from them.

  • Nathan

    So next week Tamina is gonna be given blonde hair. Ok thanks Lana…. but what about first giving her a new theme instead of the garbage she has now? I’d say that’s more important.

  • Nathan

    The match was decent. Nothing to special but it wasn’t bad either. Charlotte is over, Carmella is looking promising in the ring, nattie was a little cringie on the mic but her true strengths lie in the ring. I’m looking forward to seeing the 2 at hiac and hopefully a cash in from Carmella.

  • Kiana Taylor
  • perceval

    Hey, Carmella, it’s Nattie that’s the evil dominatrix!

  • Sunny’s Therapist

    so much of charlotte vs carmella happened during the commercial break. i watch it on a streaming site that shows whats happening during commercials and so much was missed.

  • Kiana Taylor

    Ummmm i mean the promo was…it wasn’t that ba-….maybe if….. You know what https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/96f5d5c1e10108c2b8196b535cc8651600f8a70a4e0d0386f4fc8a8cfca8d071.gif

  • Carmella showed that she ain’t no punk lol Charlotte showed why she’s on top. Nattie out here teasing Charlotte and I love it.

  • Ryan Stratus

    Come through NATTIE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    Sorry, but Carmella’s diploma from the Kelly Kelly school of wrestling still isn’t impressing me. She can string moves together, but nothing she does looks impactful. She’s just so DAINTY and I don’t buy her as a threat. She still doesn’t draw heat on her own and even Ellsworth’s heat is starting to die down a bit.

    • Gail-Rollins Fan

      Amen

    • I hate to say it because I literally despised Kelly Kelly, but tonight Carmella really did remind me of her..

    • TAYNARA CUNTI.

      She makes Kelly look like Teish.

  • Danny?

    Well that was a thing that happened….but it was pretty much a whole lot of nothing. Miss Crickets…I mean Miss Money In The Bank looked alright in the match but her moves never look very impactful. I guess we’ll see if anything improves next week cause right now it’s looking like just another Charlotte VS Nattie match that we’ve seen 1000 times with not much build.

  • Jack square

    6 months and counting since the last Becky single feud…..

  • Watching this match makes me miss the intensity Charlotte used to wrestle against Sasha with. I want to see REAL wrestling matches. Hopefully she and Nattie will pull one off.
    On another note, Carmella needs to look like more of a threat. We really haven’t seen much from her since her feud with Nikki. Her best match was against Bayley in NXT. I want more of that Carmella!
    https://media.giphy.com/media/xTiTnr0lQObHdzDeWA/giphy.gif

  • PoisonFelino#Watermelondrea

    Sadly, I didn’t get to watch the action during the commercial break, but the part of the match that aired was quite short.

    However I like the fact that Carmella is finally adding new moves and tactics to her repertoire, although her offense still lacks intensity.

    The promo was also very short and unspectacular.

    And yet again Tamina/Lana were left out so why should we even care about what they have going on?

  • mckenzie

    Natalya looked good to be honest. Very polished.