Following last night’s announcement on RAW that the next Royal Rumble event would include the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble, many were looking forward to seeing how the women on the SmackDown Live brand would react. As well as that major announcement, we were all waiting to see the fallout from this weekend’s Clash of Champions PPV.

The first to vocalise her reaction to the announcement is SmackDown Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair. She praised the fans for helping the ‘Women’s Evolution’ movement, stating that their support in live crowds and across social media is what helped to push the division. However, she warned the roster that despite the smiles, she will be ready and waiting to defend her title at WrestleMania.

Naomi also has her own revelation, by announcing that she will be the first confirmed participant in the Rumble! She then hints that she’ll be coming for Charlotte at WrestleMania.

Cue the Riott Squad! Before they can get to the ring, Naomi calls them out about their constant sneak attacks and issues a tag match between any two members of the Riott Squad ‘to show them how to Rumble’.

This match sees the Riott Squad working over Charlotte for the majority of the match. Eventually, Naomi receives the hot tag and hammers Logan with a barrage of strikes and a Springboard Enziguiri, but Riott breaks the count. She’s met with a big boot by Charlotte to take her out the match.

Liv Morgan jumps onto the apron to help her Squad members, but Naomi manages to send Logan into her. Logan is then met with a Rear View and Naomi has set her claim to the Rumble! She celebrates with Charlotte, while the Riott Squad try to regroup after their loss.

What did you think of this week’s episode of SmackDown? Are the Riott Squad losing steam already? Will Naomi be next in line for the next big push? Let us know in the comments below!

  • carmellsworth
    • Gerg

      Eva vs Alexa at wrestlemania iconic lmao XD

    • ?sa-n?-t?

      oop I see a Legend in the first Tweet

  • conan_kun
    • Super Mateo

      Maybe, but I haven’t seen any real friction between them, so it’s not going to be before the Rumble. Then WWE has the question of which woman to turn face. I’m guessing they’ll choose Liv.

    • Damn!
  • A?.

    i was expecting some natalya explaining herself about what she said at coc, but i guess that’s too much for time for the women on sd. tamina and lana are just jokes at this point, and where the hell is carmella? i’m tired of seeing her lose and having to watch backstage every week, she’s the first ever mitb, deserves some respect

    • Jaded

      I can’t suffer myself to listen to another nattie’s promo. Best, she didn’t say anything, let her actions do all the talking.

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    • perceval

      The thing is, Tamina is the closest thing among SD’s heels to a credible challenger to Charlotte.

    • Jo9834

      Honestly, Natalya and Tamina have really had their run, I feel horrible for saying that as both women are still young (in their 30’s) BUT they haven’t improved or changed at all over the years. At this point I feel like the WWE is giving Natalya promo’s just to poke fun at her, she comes across a little ‘off’ in the head sometimes and its not right.

      • AlexV

        I say maybe Tamina, Foxy, and Nattie should definitely take a break. Foxy is literally doing the same things she did almost 10 years ago. ?

        • perceval

          But who among the heels is there to challenge Charlotte but Tamina? Not Lana. Carmella has the briefcase. Ruby and friends don’t have any momentum, right now.

          Tamina has at least consistently been beating people up since Survivor Series. She smacked Nia around.

          • Maddox

            So unfortunate considering they debuted not long ago

          • AlexV

            Yes but as Jo9834 mentioned, they’ve honestly consistently done the same thing and it’s not to say they should be gone for good or fired. I’m not on that train anyway, but let’s be honest. There are women like Naomi, Sasha, Charlotte, even Nia is getting better, Dana, and others when these previously mentioned women have failed to capitalize on any momentum given. Foxy, I like her alot but she’s made herself out to be a goofball. Much like Victoria towards her last few years of WWE. Instead of being an actual threat to the women, they just laugh at them for breaking joking around too much. It seems silly, but there’s that dangerous Foxy side she displayed a few years ago and now it’s this sad, delusional, laughing at you side. No new theme, no new moves…nothing… move along if you don’t wanna be at the top and up your game. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d3f0550277ec19c07ab67c65611b868d53b49e21d64211936fbb73cd2ae8481.gif

          • Jo9834

            Totally agree, I am sure there is SOMETHING the girls can do to better their situations that don’t involve them walking out of the business. It wasn’t until Foxy made it public that she was embarrassed about her career that the WWE gave her the Survivor Series captains storyline. Other than that it seems they are yes girls who are happy doing the same thing night in and night out.

        • Jo9834

          Yes exactly, we can blame the WWE all we want in terms of booking the ladies, but essentially, they’ve stuck around doing the exact same thing night after night. Naomi tries new moves weekly it seems, Nattie has simply not changed.

          • Raekon

            The Management has restrictions over the movesets. If they don’t confirm to you that you are allowed to use a move then you simply don’t.

          • Jo9834

            For ten long years though? And why is it different for girls like Naomi then who busts out a new move every second week?. I am sure if they lobbied and fought enough they would get some traction. Even Michelle said its better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission sometimes in the WWE.

          • Raekon

            Tamina had several moves added through the years and she even did far more in houseshows in which there were less restrictions.
            You overexeggarating about Naomi pulling new moves “every week” and we both know it’s not true. She added like 2 moves after she became the champ and one of them was her second finisher which is a Submission.
            Other than that she added the split legged Dropkick along with Cameron when they started the funkadactyls and the running cutter aswell.
            In Team bad she started doing the butt thing at the Corner when the enemy is caught with her legs and she pushes them Towards her behind before she kicks them back.

    • conan_kun

      That’s what happen when there’s too many heels, while only Charlotte and Naomi are active babyfaces, unless they lump them into one segment. Seeing how all heels target Charlotte at Clash of Champions, hard to see any heel turns babyface.

    • GLAMPIREQUEEN

      It’s so annoying how Carmella is treated on Smackdown. She’s rarely featured and when she is, she loses. Honestly, the MITB briefcase should be featured just as much and has its importance emphasized just as much (if not MORE) than the championship. The crowd is supposed to be reminded constantly how much Charlotte should fear Carmella cashing in, and Carmella should be seen as having a huge role in the division because of the history of most past winners going on to become champions. But instead, they’ve completely flopped her smh. I was so happy when she won because she was the underdog of the match, but if the company was going to lose this much faith in her so quickly then they should have just gave it to Becky or Charlotte. ?

      • perceval

        Problem is Carmella hasn’t exactly impressed as a wrestler. She has the briefcase, but isn’t ready to be Champion.

        • GLAMPIREQUEEN

          She isn’t, but when has that stopped them from pushing in the past another girl who wasn’t a great wrestler. Carmella is no Sasha Banks, but she’s no Eva Marie. She has just as much to offer the division as Alexa and IMO comes off waaaaaay more comfortable on the mic than the higher tier of wrestlers and yet, Alexa can go over clean with Sasha and Bayley, but Carmella can’t get wins over Charlotte and Becky? The only thing that separates Carmella and Alexa was their booking, they have the same flaws and strengths, but Carmella was given a very crappy end of the stick. Also not saying I think Carmella running through girls who clearly are stronger than her is a good booking idea, BUT since she’s holding the briefcase it would help make the briefcase look a little more …. important if Carmella was booked as a threat. She has the highest chance of all the girls to be the next champion, technically speaking, and Charlotte couldn’t look less bothered by her presence because the booking has been so poor. WWE decided to give a less experienced girl the MITB honor, and while Carmella hasn’t impressed in the slightest wrestling wise, as a company they should still push her accordingly to her accomplishment.

      • Izzy4lw

        There’s also the issue that, while yes she won the second MITB match, the first one flopped when it was won by a man (ellsworth) it created a firestorm, and WWE had to quickly fix it – so she won the briefcase in a fashion that put heat on the WWE, and they seemed intent on letting that fade into the back, since people still remember that a man won the first ever women’s MITB match. Also, while she should be featured a bit more, I’m glad it isn’t front and center. Also (and unfortunately) it isn’t like Carmella is a Becky Lynch, a Naomi, or even a Natalya; she doesn’t read as a threat and has, since she came up and went heel, been a coward. She attacks when your back is turned, so I think not featuring her is a smart choice since it’ll make her cash in that much more surprising and get a much bigger pop.

        • GLAMPIREQUEEN

          But it comes down to Carmella isn’t featured as a threat because the company will NOT allow her to. This was the same woman slaying against Nikki on the mic. She is no wrestler, but she is a character. And WWE knows how to push women who can’t wrestle well and still feature them weekly, pose them as a threat, etc. Carmella just hasn’t been given the same push as Alexa despite the two being on the same wavelength. I 100% agree with the stance Carmella is not and will probably never be main event caliber in the women’s division. Physically speaking, she isn’t a threat and she’s so limited in the ring. My problem is with booking because they’re capable of still looking around those flaws and making a woman shine and appear as a threat even when we nitpick (i.e. alexa, maryse, etc.) Carmella won a huge accomplishment and she’s been booked like the jobber of the division even while holding this history making moment under her belt. It’s just really poor booking and has made the briefcase look so unimportant which doesn’t help.

          • Izzy4lw

            oh absolutely – I think for as good as a character and mic worker as she is, she could have had something that was more substantial than to sit in the back. While I do think that to be a threat she has to be good in ring (if only because they try and play Alexa as dominant, and we see how that’s turning out) but if they booked her to be an opportunist and a coward in the ring, that could help bridge the gap between her stellar mic work and her lackluster ring skills. But Smackdown has done, overall, a terrible job with building up their women. RAW may only be able to build a max of 4 women at a time, but Smackdown just puts everyone in a multi women’s match and calls it a day.

          • GLAMPIREQUEEN

            Oh my gosh yes, exactly! I strongly feel like Smackdown hypes up these moments and characters (Tamina/Lana faction, Carmella MITB, slowly even Riot Squad’s hype is fading) and then just completely drops it and ruins the momentum that Smackdown had going for something new and refreshing and just drags everything back to the same old, same old. Carmella works perfectly as a cowardly heel, even if she could’ve came out and did a promo and said, “it doesn’t matter who wins the royal rumble, because I have the only prize that matters,” or SOMETHING. Just a little bit of character work would have given her something to do. But Smackdown has been aaaall over the place since the shake-up, I truly believe writers left and went to RAW because Smackdown used to be GREAT at finding a role for every woman.

  • Darryl lee

    So. No natalya explanation?

    Also, what happened to earning their spots in the rumble?

    • perceval

      Well, it’s not like there’s a minimum of spots for it.

      • Darryl lee

        So? Make people care about the rumble. Make the wrestlers earn their spots instead of just announcing their entries in. I mean, we have a long road to the rumble. So might as well.

        • perceval

          OK, look at how many women are on the main roster. Subtract two, as the champs won’t be in it. That leaves what, 19 women?

          • Darryl lee

            15 rumble. 7 from both raw and smackdown and leave 1 for NXT. Make the babyfaces earn their spots to make the fans get behind them.

  • Just to be petty, why TF was BETH PHOENIX featured in the Women’s Royal Rumble promo when if it wasn’t for Chyna, she wouldn’t have even been considered for the 2010 Rumble??

    • TorrieTrishStacyLita

      Not petty just facts. It’s so disgusting how they blatantly ignore Chyna. Plus Awesome Kong / Kharma was also in the rumble and they are both way more dominating

    • Tina

      Stephanie is why?

      • ssilva872

        She already stole her man (*cough* homewrecker) but now wants to shade her spirit.

  • perceval

    Looks like they’ve given up on the Riott Squad.

  • comradecena

    Naomi isn’t ready for Asuka

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Naomi isn’t even ready for Liv Morgan

      • Jaded

        She’s taken the title from Charlotte, get ready for that. The glow belt is coming out on January, Naomi will have the title around that time.

        • Chargod Flair #5x

          Charlotte will stomping that glow hoe out

          • Jaded

            Glow, yes
            Hoe, na!
            She’s kept One man for nearly a decade, some others really need to start taking notes.
            Not mentioning any names though

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            And Charlotte’s accomplished more in her CAREER than a glow hoe.

          • Jaded

            All thanks to daddy dearest.

          • Jaded

            Wrestling career to be specific.
            Naomi is so much more talented and accomplished than Charlotte outside the ring.
            She’s an accomplished dancer ,an actress, she has her own TV show, she has a show coming up with her husband, she has endorsement deals ,she’s covered multiple magazines and she’s a multiple champion.
            Charlotte can keep racking up undeserved title reigns, we’ll see who is the real winner when they both hang up their wrestling shoes.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Or So you thought…

    • saul de la efe

      asuka isn´t winning the royal rumble… well, i hope so

      • perceval

        They have to set up Asuka vs Paige at Wrestlemania. Asuka winning the Rumble is the easiest way to do it.

        • NoWayHoeSay

          Which means Paige wins at EC right?

          • perceval

            Or earlier. Is there any reason to keep the belt on Alexa, at this point?

    • Brittany Smith

      NOBODY IS READY FOR ASUKA

  • Can’tGetNo…Stratusfaction

    So… is Natalya gone? Also, I’m assuming Ruby is the only protected member of the Squad…has Liv wrestled yet?

    • Neutral

      Yes 6 women tag where Natalya abandoned them and they “injured” Naomi.

  • Charlie

    Wait … the women’s title match at Wrestlemania will be against the winner of the women’s RR? So is there going to be some stipulation that this RR will have like two or three winners? Since, you know, WWE can’t ever seem to book a singles women’s match at their biggest PPV.

    WM30? nope. That was the VG Invitational battle royal.

    WM31? nope. Tag match.

    WM32? nope. Three-way.

    WM33? nope to both. A six-way and a four-way.

    So I don’t see the winner of the RR getting a straight title shot at any WM. lol

    • Raw has EC PPV, so likely a SD girl will win RR, while Raw girl will win chamber to face the champ.

      • It

        Elimination Chamber is the history making match of 2019… they won’t have two big first evers on the same year.

        2016 – Hell in a Cell
        2017 – Money in the Bank
        2018 – Royal Rumble
        2019 – Elimination Chamber

    • perceval

      We’ve never had a women’s Royal Rumble, but the men have had a ton of them, so it shouldn’t be a mystery how it works. If a Raw woman wins, she challenges the Raw Women’s Champion, if a Smackdown woman wins, she challenges the SD Women’s Champion.

      • Charlie

        That wasn’t my point. But I was being heavily sarcastic so I’ll send it out again:
        WWE has a hard time putting on single matches for women at WM. I listed only the most recent ones in my OP, but even beyond that the last time the women’s title was contested in a singles match for Wrestlmania was 2007. (and then only for a three minute bout!)
        So, in over a decade of Wrestlamnias there has not been a singles match for the women’s title. It was to this aspect of WM I was commenting on.
        How can we get excited for a RR winner to go to WM if the only women’s matches WWE has on WM is multi-person ones? Which is why my comment was left as a rhetorical question.
        If WM has the winner of RR in the it, who else besides the current title-holder will be there? If there is someone else there, then the RR is less prestigious then they are telling us it is. And over a decade of evidence says it will be at least a three-way match.

        • NoWayHoeSay

          You don’t need to type all that again we go it the first time

          • Charlie

            Ok, but Perceval didn’t. (Not sure Boris did, either). I got time, I can elaborate if that’s what they needed. I know I misread stuff alla time.

        • ssilva872

          There might be three women matches on the card for WM.

          One of the belts will be defended against the winner of the RR in a 1 on 1 match.

          The other could be a potential winner of a female elimination chamber since Raw gets it next year and that would break down another barrier.

          If that EC match doesn’t happen then I guess one of the belts could be defended in the usual multi-woman match.

        • perceval

          Except this would be a one on one match. The Royal Rumble winner challenges the champ of their brand. It’s not that hard to understand.

          Really, it sounds like you’re just looking for something to complain about regarding this, so you’re making things up. There’s plenty to complain about regarding the division without needing to do that.

          • Charlie

            I do not have confidence that WWE booking will leave the women’s titles to a one on one match in WM. I think they will angle in another competitor (or four) like they have every WM for over a decade thus rendering what should be a special moment in RR for women to another small print footnote.

          • perceval

            It’s obviously Paige vs Asuka that’s being set up.

      • Danny?

        Well just because a SD girl wins doesn’t mean she will challenge for the SD title. During the old brand split SD superstars won and challenged for the RAW title and vice versa so the winner can decide which title to go for I assume.

  • Royalty ?

    I really want Naomi, Carmella or Tamina to win or Bianca someone credible heel billie or Peyton. Someone who’s being built up- not someone random.

    • Brittany Smith

      None of them are winning tbh. It’s either Paige or Asuka

      • Jaded

        I doubt Paige will win. Heard Ronda is.

        • Brittany Smith

          That old hag better not. Go back to UFC where you belong ugh

        • perceval

          Ronda isn’t even in this. That fan made poster doesn’t mean anything.

      • Royalty ?

        no. RR is going to be for smackdown and elimantion chamber for raw so both titles can be defended at WM.

  • Jo9834

    Naomi’s right hands brought the crowd to life!! Even Papaw couldn’t prepare Sarah Logan for them!

    I liked the match and pre-match promo, it sucks that the Riot Squad has lost so decisively and shortly into their tenure but they can bring themselves back. I don’t see the three of them staying together as long as Absolution, Ruby needs to break out by herself.

    • Jaded

      They are a flop baby

      • saul de la efe
      • Jo9834

        LOL I think Ruby will be fine, i’m more worried for the other two.

      • Monkey Tennis

        Whilst I don’t agree that Naomi’s right hands are anything special, I think it’s harsh to say they’re a flop. Naomi likes to keep it simple, no harm in that.

        • Gods_Giift

          Womp womp this bombed. You tried tho

      • Monkey Tennis

        Whilst I don’t agree that Naomi’s right hands are anything special, I think it’s harsh to say they’re a flop. Naomi likes to keep it simple, no harm in that.

    • tstumo

      Lol Sarah got paws right to the face

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Naomi is a STAR. She continues to pull out new offense against her opponents, she doesn’t even wait till Pay-Per-Views to show out, she does this on weekly Smackdown shows. Talent only! Now please start this Naomi vs Charlotte feud so we can finally see Naomi have an iconic match that’ll be remembered years from now. https://i0.wp.com/www.diva-dirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Naomi-attacks-Charlotte-Flair-Smackdown-Live-04-18-2017.gif?resize=620%2C400

    • Jaded

      The scorpion kick though, I lived for that.

    • Bootzelchy

      I kinda screamed a little.

    • Jo9834

      Naomi is never satisfied , which is why I LOVE her, girls like Alicia , Nattie and Tamina have had the same moveset for almost a decade while Naomi switches it up weekly. It shows her passion and dedication to entertaining the fans.

  • Chargod Flair #5x

    Charlotte a queen whewww liv a princess ruby a queen.. all the rest peasants.

  • Charlie

    Naomi: I’m going to be in the RR!
    Audience: duh! we already know they are going to tap you,the entire division, and then some.

    • Crazy. #RIPMae

      ….what

    • Windy

      *Audience: yay

      • Charlie

        LoL, whatevs. :P

  • saul de la efe

    just imagine NAOMI VS CHARLOTTE at wrestlemania, i think is the obvious choice, they are in the top of SD, they are actual QUEENS at wrestlemania, both have a wrestlemania moment in their pockets, this is gonna be GOLD

    • Gods_Giift

      Wouldn’t mind Becky in that match to though. Becky should win at Mania she deserves it

      • saul de la efe

        not a huge fan of becky, i found her really generic, but she deserves that tbh

      • A triple threat would be awesome!!!!!!

    • Gods_Giift

      Wouldn’t mind Becky in that match to though. Becky should win at Mania she deserves it

    • Monkey Tennis

      Nah. You want the best at ‘Mania. Not the the best in a match with Naomi.

      • Gods_Giift

        Oh shut up.

      • Gods_Giift

        Oh shut up.

      • Ryomi Minaj

        Girl..

      • Chargod Flair #5x

        So true…. ugh we don’t need that glow hoe. Rather have Charlotte vs Becky.

    • Monkey Tennis

      Nah. You want the best at ‘Mania. Not the the best in a match with Naomi.

  • OJ Von Erich
    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Her SS gear yaaas better than black all the time

    • ?sa-n?-t?

      Kinda looks like Beth’s old attires

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Ever since Nattie switched up to this Catwoman character I’ve beeb in love with her ring attire. It’s way better than what she use to come down to the ring in honestly.

      • OJ Von Erich

        Funny you should mention Catwoman, since I feel like she’s gone back to a nostalgic look, like if Batman were to switch from his modern day look, back to the simple old school black & yellow suit haha.

  • OJ Von Erich

    Subnote: It’s such a shame that someone has been posting nude photo’s of another female superstar all over WWE posts on Twitter, no respect.

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Which one?

      • OJ Von Erich

        Ruby Riot

        • Chargod Flair #5x

          Omg

        • Chargod Flair #5x

          I didn’t see any thi

        • perceval

          That was months ago, though. Those surfaced the same time all the rest did.

          • OJ Von Erich

            They did? I probably wouldn’t have noticed since she was pretty much considered a nobody till her MR debut.

          • perceval

            Yep, same time as the Paige, Charlotte, Victoria, Melena, Kaitlyn, and Maria leaks happened, so it’s understandable if Ruby’s leaks slipped under the radar.

  • Malcolm James
  • Vid Trim

    That was one of Naomi’s best promos! She was so chilled and confident

    • Monkey Tennis

      That’s not exactly a high bar.

      • Gods_Giift

        Is the negativity really needed? Shes improving, is the point.

      • Ryomi Minaj
      • Bootzelchy

        ??

        • Ryomi Minaj

          What’s this?

      • Chargod Flair #5x

        Lmao ikr…. are they saying she sounds nervous and terrible every other promo??? Tf? They just dragged her unintentionally.

        • Vid Trim

          Actually I do think Naomi sounds quite nervous and pressured sometimes but this time she did great and outshined my girl char

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            No she didn’t lmao nice try delusional moron. Charlotte basically laughed at her the whole promo. How is a peasant gonna challenge a queen. Charlotte will be whooping the glow out of her Grover face anyway???

          • Vid Trim

            honestly Charlotte can’t cut face promos at all, she sounds angry and monotonic. Her heel work is another story but she doesn’t seem likeable at all as a face imo

          • Chargod Flair #5x

            Her pops say otherwise worry about the crack head in your avi

    • ?sa-n?-t?

      Bye I thought it was a literal mess

    • Exotic

      I wouldn’t say its the best… But it wasn’t horrible either.
      Her best work depend on the material she has to work with. For example, her backstage interview at COC was one of her best work, as well as some of her heel stuff.

  • Marlon Eric

    Ok, so I’m confused. I’m thinking that this was a cross-brand women’s Royal Rumble but every report I read (or skim through) makes it sound like each brand will have their own Rumble. Doesn’t make sense but, nah right?

    Edit: Nevermind, I read it. I guess it’s a cross-brand. But it’s kinda stupid to say Naomi declares herself as the first Smackdown Live entrant because all in all, WWE only has so many women, so I’m assuming most of the women who regularly compete will be in the Rumble.

    • Wrestling.fan.from.France

      Yeah, doesn’t make sense. It will definitely be one rumble match for both brands.

  • Wrestling.fan.from.France

    Not a fan about how they are handling the Riott Squad tbh. It’s been two weak weeks…

  • aldo

    If Naomi is next in line for the title, that means the winner of the RR match is someone from RAW (?) I think Asuka will win, but I really hope is Becky.

  • Random question… When was the last time Naomi actually pinned someone with the Rear View?? I thought that turned into a signature in 2015.

    • Gods_Giift

      She was pinning ppl with it all the time during house shows when she was champ cause it still remains the most over move in her arsenal, evident by the way the crowd popped & counted the pin tn

    • Gods_Giift

      She was pinning ppl with it all the time during house shows when she was champ cause it still remains the most over move in her arsenal, evident by the way the crowd popped & counted the pin tn

  • Famousrockstarr

    Naomi just continues to be the star of SD Live. Liv Morgan needs to go away. She seems stuck up…

    • Monkey Tennis

      No. And also, no.

      • Famousrockstarr

        She’s way better and more entertaining than the “Rip Off Squad” flops. No one is here for a dollar general version of Carmella, Paige and Bray Wyatt. Send them back to NXT.

        • Monkey Tennis

          Nope. Sure, Liv’s still very much a work in progress but Lovelace and Dobson are significantly better workers than Naomi.

          Don’t get me wrong, Naomi’s by no means bad in the ring. She just feels like a product of the WWE’s style of wrestling, all big spots but no substance. And hey, a lot of folks (especially here) are always gonna prefer that cos it’s the only wrestling they watch/know.

          It’s all just personal preference at the end of the day.

          • Gods_Giift

            Yet Sarah was struggling to keep up with Naomi. Didn’t even realize Char made the tag and was late for spots.

          • You thinking you’re more special by calling them by their indy names, I’m screaming. Naomi’s style is unlike ANY woman in the WWE. You can also be a ”better” worker per say, but if you don’t hype the crowd it’s not worth it. Just look at Nattie. Naomi combines both and that’s why she’s over.

          • Famousrockstarr

            You’re making it seem like they’re better because they were in the indies. Not true. They cannot do the things Naomi can do in the ring. Naomi is arguably one of the best in the business today. I’ve seen the work of the others and yes Ruby is good but she’s no where near ready for the likes of Naomi. I feel Naomi is under estimated by many because she’s always open to try new things & people like you shame her. She’s more entertaining than the rest of SD Live other than Charlotte who is equally on her level of greatness. Indies or not she started from the bottom and it took her years to win her first title and now there’s no stopping her!

          • Monkey Tennis

            See, this is part of the problem with some of Naomi’s fan base. The suggestion that not considering one of the best wrestlers in the world is somehow ‘shaming’ her.

            Naomi is.. alright. But I can only judge wrestlers from what I see, and I’ve just never seen anything special from Naomi. She’s hard working, she’s extremely athletic and she’s good at what she does. But her spot heavy (even by WWE standards) style just isn’t for me.

          • Tina

            I think calling Naomi one of the best in the business is a bit of a rubber band stretch lol. Like you, Naomi is cool for me, I don’t mind watching her but I do think people overrate her.

          • Famousrockstarr

            This is the problem with people that clearly don’t know what they’re talking about. I’m not Naomi’s biggest fan but I give props where it’s due. With that being said she’s paid her dues and there aren’t many women in wrestling that can do what she does. The people you named can’t even lace Naomi’s boots. Indies or not Naomi out shines those girls.

          • Monkey Tennis

            See, you’ve basically just proven my point here.

            So ta for that! ;)

          • Famousrockstarr

            The only point proven was you thought I was a huge Naomi fan and I’m not. She’s just one of the best and you’re a hater. You proved my point. Thanks ?

          • Monkey Tennis

            Dude, I’m not sure you even have a point ?. But see, there it is again… Cos I don’t consider Naomi the Goat of SD live, you consider me a hater.

            In some ways, you’re doing Naomi a disservice. That kind of blinkered adulation with zero margin for any criticism could be seen as being a bit patronising towards her. But hey man, you do you and all that!

          • Famousrockstarr

            You’re not sure I have a point? I’ve been uplifting her and you came into my notifications down playing her. I never said she’s SD GOAT. That’s miscommunication from your part. The only statement that is patronizing is you mentioning Ruby and Sarah are any where near Naomi’s level. She’s naturally gifted and is the only reason why The Riott Squad is getting talked about. Naomi’s epic return basically put the Riott Squad on the map. Don’t play yourself sis. Sorry not sorry ??

        • tstumo

          I only liked the comment because of the dollar store comparisons. Don’t do Liv like that though and Ruby. I think they are solid and are doing a fine job

          • Famousrockstarr

            I don’t think you read the entire conversation I was having with this person. He was downgrading Naomi and I was just telling him how great she is compared to his comparisons. Don’t twist it boo.

      • yes, that moveset and those reactions say otherwise
        https://media.tenor.co/images/97fbcadde997db0ca850ecddcdb6b044/tenor.gif

    • Monkey Tennis

      No. And also, no.

    • ?sa-n?-t?

      BYE how does she seem stuck up?? She’s a Heel, is she supposed to comfort the audience??

      • Famousrockstarr

        Bye? You’re in my notifications. The Twitter shade she makes and gets owned. Yeah you need to catch up before you speak up. Take several with your irrelevance.

  • Famousrockstarr

    I hope Asuka doesn’t win. It’ll be too predictable for the fans….

  • Allyn

    I was really hoping they would give us more info about the rumble I really hope it’s a 30 person match, and not the 20 with Ronda being the last entrant like those reports are saying.

    • NoWayHoeSay

      WWE wouldn’t have decided

    • GLAMPIREQUEEN

      I think dirtsheets are just putting out clickbait. The match was just announced the night before dirtsheets put out these rumors (especially of Ronda winning), and it’s still over a month away, I doubt the company has a for sure winner or has 100% confirmation Ronda is going to be in it.

    • perceval

      Speculation isn’t “reports”. We take wild guesses all the time. Does that make every bit of speculation and guess work we do here “reports”?

  • HBIC

    Boring match the riot squash sucks and what was the point of Naomi saying she is the first confirmed participant every woman in the roster is going to participate duh ?

  • ?Naomi?

    Naomi just keeps adding new moves to her aresonal. I want a Charlotte vs Naomi feud I’ve wanted since char moved to smackdown

  • conan_kun

    Naomi calls Riott Squad the chickenheads in front of Charlotte who is wearing a robe with feathers
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DRdY4OpWAAA3wU0.jpg

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      I didn’t make that correlation. Char isn’t wearing chicken feathers so…

  • NoWayHoeSay

    That spring board inziguri tho ?

  • Mohamed

    It’s a shame how WWE gave tribute to legend women during Smackdown without Trish being counted in! They showed Moolah, Mae, Lita and Beth only! Thereafter, they showed tweets from Lita and Beth and once again ignoring Trish’s tweet! I just don’t understand the intention behind that?!

    • Trish is normally always mentioned and other women looked over. Maybe they wanted to give others recognition without Trish overshadowing them or maybe they don’t want to ruin the surprise that Trish will likely return just for the rumble.

      • Mohamed

        I wish and hope it is an indication for a return like you said

      • perceval

        They didn’t wish Trish a happy birthday even though they wished Austin one. It seems she’s persona non grata there, right now.

  • Monkey Tennis

    Shovels on standby cos it’s time for SD to bury their newest stable barely a month after they debuted.

    Also, tonight’s Captain Obvious award goes to Naomi. Tune in next week when she reveals the Pope’s religion and the toilet habits of bears.

    • Gods_Giift

      Or maybe she’ll reveal that you’re bitter & biased as hell. Now that’s obvious.

      • Bootzelchy

        Hey Pot, meet Kettle.

    • Gods_Giift

      Or maybe she’ll reveal that you’re bitter & biased as hell. Now that’s obvious.

    • Why are y’all acting surprised, what did you want, them to go undefeated for 10 months? Riott Squad weren’t even supposed to be called up, it was obviously a last-minute decision with no long-term plan. They came in, pinned Char, took out other two faces, what else would they do? Plus, this is the first time any of them took a pin/sub.

      • Gods_Giift

        Exactly its not like it erases everything they did. Naomi needed some degree of payback to protect her credibility but of course he doesnt care about that.

        • Exactly. Ruby is still protected, and Liv hasn’t competed at all to lose. Sarah also lost to a top star, no shame in that.

        • Bootzelchy

          What credibility did she lose exactly? She got taken out by 3 girls in a 3 on one situation..just like everyone else on the roster.
          She got taken out first so if anything they had the upper hand even moreso on her with that surprise factor.
          Then after being “injured” she returned 2 weeks later and took out all three girls head on who were suppose to come in and ‘turn out’ the division.
          She got her ‘payback’ just last week & even to a lesser degree on Sunday when she kept getting the upperhand on seemingly EVERYBODY, including the Riott Squad. & even still, the payback came sooner than it needed to.

          • Gods_Giift

            You THOUGHT I was finns read that

      • Chargod Flair #5x

        Tbh.. and they aren’t even doing that bad imo. They’re serving their purpose.

    • Why are y’all acting surprised, what did you want, them to go undefeated for 10 months? Riott Squad weren’t even supposed to be called up, it was obviously a last-minute decision with no long-term plan. They came in, pinned Char, took out other two faces, what else would they do? Plus, this is the first time any of them took a pin/sub.

    • tstumo

      Riott Swuad is doing just fine. They took out Naomi and Becky Abdul honestly has come off more threatening than absolution easily. This loss doesn’t discredit them at all

      • Famousrockstarr

        More threatening than absolution? Absolution did it first and they at least have a legit name for their stable. What’s a Riott Squad? It’s named after someone who was taken out easily by the originals.

    • Slayomi

      The award should go to you for being so obviously bitter

      • Monkey Tennis

        OK, so you get that’s not really how the Captain Obvious award works, right?

        Also, bitter how? Naomi presumably didn’t write her own dialogue last night, that’s on creative. Am I bitter about them. Well no, it’s not the word I would have gone with. But they could have done better.

        Obviously. ?

        • Slayomi

          1. I applied that same logic that you used, so you dragging yourself. 2. So you should’ve talked about creative rather than Naomi. 3. You’re bitter because you’ve talked negatively about Naomi up and down this entire thread. Are you dumb?

          • Monkey Tennis

            1. No, look. See, the Captain Obvious thing, it’s something you say when someone has made a statement that’s really obvious. Not when you think that someone is obviously… anything. So like, I wouldn’t say you’re Captain Obvious because you’re obviously a big fan of Naomi, for example. But if someone said, “I think Slayomi is a big fan of Naomi”, [b]that[/b] would be being Captain Obvious. Geddit? (also, it’s just occurred to me, but for Christmas, maybe you could change it to Sleighomi! ?)

            2. Surely that’s always implied when we’re talking about dialogue in the WWE? If a character (which is essentially what WWE superstars are) on TV show says or does something, the majority of the time I think most people would refer to the actions of that character.

            Ringwork and delivery of the lines is on a Superstar of course. But we all know that (almost) everything they say is scripted.

            3. Except your definition of ‘negativity’ is anyone having the opinion that Naomi maybe isn’t totally 100% perfect and utterly amazing at everything she does.

            Dumb? No. [I]Dumbfounded?[/I] Frequently, at some people’s reaction to [b]any[/b] criticism of Naomi, yes.

  • Bootzelchy

    ….next.
    SD is so boring. They got 3 new call ups & it’s still boring & stale.

  • Mike

    I just cannot with this Smackdown! event…

    Sarah Logan seemed to be all over the place while trying to work on Charlotte’s leg. The “tag” that Charlotte made to Naomi involved her holding her hand for a couple of seconds rather than actually tagging. And then Sarah seemed to have to stall for a second or two because Liv Morgan didn’t realise she needed to be on the ring apron at that point.

    Most of these girls can do so much better, but this match for me was just way too messy and all over the place.

  • Bootzelchy

    Sarah Logan is trash.
    Liv Morgan is more interesting, even with the lesser ring skills.

  • ?sa-n?-t?

    I’m tired of Liv not having any matches

    and damn I haven’t been on this site in ages, but apparently that Monkey Bread sis is still on here with the same avi, annoying everybody skdskks

  • Tina

    Lol just for Ronda to come in at #30 and get the match with Charlotte

  • Peace ??

    If absolution won on raw and then the Riott Squad did on smakdown it would be “OMG they’re copying” so the writers did something ‘different’ and handed the new girls a lose and it’s all “omg this is stupid… they don’t have faith in them” like chill! A lose isn’t going to hurt them! Naomi just came back so this is a ‘comeback moment’ for Naomi! And it seems they’re planting the seeds for a Naomi and Charlotte match! Ruby, Sarah and Liv are too new to the WWE universe to be competing for the women’s championship! So chances are the Riott Squad will be fueding with the welcoming Committee. Giving everyone once again, tv time and a PPV match instead of just sitting in the back.

  • Tina

    Btw I’ve always loved how the Royal Rumble has a sense of unpredictability with it. I wish Sasha would win it but I’m picking Asuka, Paige, or (god forbid) Ronda

  • Tnn Crs

    So if a Smackdown girl wins the Royal Rumble she will face Charlotte but if a RAW superstar wins she will challenge Alexa?

    • Monkey Tennis

      Yep. Presuming neither of ’em drops their respective titles between now and then.

    • perceval

      Or whoever the champ is. I’m expecting Paige to be Raw champ, soon. Alexa as champ has been irrelevant for months, now.

      • Tnn Crs

        I want Paige to be the champ sooooo bad !! But if they give her the title just to make her lose it to Asuka at WM there’s no point

        • NoWayHoeSay

          Exactly what’s gonna happen

        • perceval

          The Rock had a LOT of short title reigns that happened just to drop the belt to someone at Wrestlemania or SummerSlam. Didn’t hurt him, because the point was that big match.

          • Tnn Crs

            Yes but I want Paige to have a “real” reign with big storylines to reestablish her position in the division. If the point is to a placeholder champion before Asuka gets the title, let Alexa keep it until Mania (She has been a boring champion for already a century, we can wait) but not Paige she deserves more than being the victim of Asuka’s dominance. Actually, I don’t think WWE wants Asuka as the champ right now & I think (hope) we’ll have Paige vs Asuka at WM (with Paige winning of course). All in all, I’m all for a Paige vs Asuka in a title feud as long as it is well written and good for Paige.

          • Tnn Crs

            Yes but I want Paige to have a “real” reign with big storylines to reestablish her position in the division. If the point is to a placeholder champion before Asuka gets the title, let Alexa keep it until Mania (She has been a boring champion for already a century, we can wait) but not Paige she deserves more than being the victim of Asuka’s dominance. Actually, I don’t think WWE wants Asuka as the champ right now & I think (hope) we’ll have Paige vs Asuka at WM (with Paige winning of course). All in all, I’m all for a Paige vs Asuka in a title feud as long as it is well written and good for Paige.

          • perceval

            Lita is a Hall of Famer, considered one of the best of all time. All her title reigns lasted a month.

  • Exotic

    Sarah looks like Festus

    • saul de la efe

      festus looks better

  • Randall

    I love Charlotte but I can’t with her face promos. They come off as fake and forced. Please turn her heel ASAP.

    • NOT Released Emma

      Charlotte can play a Babyface and a heel .

  • Trench158

    Welp that’s the end of the Riottt Squaddd, so long and thanks for all the Game meat jokes.

    • NOT Released Emma

      How is it the end of The Riott Squad?

      • Trench158

        Its the end of their credibility, two back to back losses, that is in no way a stable that should be feared, they’re just 3 goobers now. Act like its not all you want, give me a diatribe about how this in no way hurts them.

        But the fact is that is not how dominate stables are booked, that is how 3MB is booked.

        • NOT Released Emma

          Calm your behind down.

          • Trench158

            I’m very calm, I’m so calm I’m nearly asleep.

  • king valor

    some users here are so quick to talk about being negative and understanding criticism whenever they post, but then turn around and act as rude and shady as the commentators they criticize. Also, can anyone stan Naomi in peace. She’s clearly the top secondary babyface. I love Becky but Naomi’s just proven herself so much since the brand split.

  • Slayomi

    Naomi is a STAR, The fact that they’re teasing Naomi vs Charlotte at WM so early is so exciting. I can’t wait to see how this progresses!

  • carmellsworth

    a raw girl is winning the rr and the smackdown girls will compete in a 6 pack challenge at fastlane to decide whos facing char at mania

    • Hoooshi

      And then the 6 pack is ending in a non contest, Shane or Daniel comes out and say Charlotte will defend against the entire division at mania.

      • Neutral

        SCREAM B*TCH!!!!

    • Gerg

      i agree. i think they want a raw superstar to have the honor as the first so they can be like “tune in tomorrow on raw for what she has to say”

  • NOT Released Emma

    Naomi vs Charlotte at WrestleMania.

    • It

      on the pre-show

      • NOT Released Emma

        Nope

    • Chargod Flair #5x

      Maybe at elimination chamber if it’s not a Raw ppv

      • Neutral

        I think EC will be a Raw PPV.

  • Rookie

    I went to SMACKDOWN LIVE last night

  • Mar_41

    I feel like if they wouldve waited to debut an actual person (and not Wyatt) as Sister Abigail, Crazy Mary Dobson (Sarah Logan) would’ve been perfect or at least as an addition to The Ascension since her Indy ring gear looked similar to theirs. Ruby is a solo competitor (in my opinion) and I really want to see Carmella vs Liv for some odd reason

  • Buffyrocks

    Naomi and Sarah work really, really well together. Would love to see those two go at it. I’ve always been a fan of “Crazy Mary” as she is such a crisp bumper, and I feel like she could really make Naomi’s offense shine even more!

    Same with a Ruby vs Charlotte program. I like what I see between the two of them!

    • Izzy4lw

      Charlotte gave me shades of the heel queen of Raw last night; I love that Charlotte stays true to her character despite her alignment. She’ll be your best friend and an edgy babyface who adores the crowd – until someone steps up to take her throne, then the claws come out. Honestly I hope Naomi/Charlotte becomes a legit feud at this point because those two could give Smackdown the caliber matches they’ve been missing since the brand split.

      • Buffyrocks

        Oh, those two really could! And when it makes sense for the story, insert Becky into that feud (vs Charlotte or vs Namoi, or heck even vs Ruby). As much as we all like to express our discontent, there really are so many wonderful options for top quality women’s wrestling. A good time to be a fan (if not also an annoying time due to mismanagement of creative).

        • Izzy4lw

          Personally, I want Becky to be the one to beat Charlotte for the title since she’s lost SO MANY of her feuds. in NXT vs. Sasha, in her short mini feud against Sasha on the MR, against Charlotte, against Alexa…. any major feud she’s been in she’s lost, so it’d be cool to see her go into an actual program against Charlotte and to come out with the strap. I think Naomi Should be hovering in the upper echelons of the division (I’d love to see a triple threat match for the title with Charlotte/Becky/Naomi) and then have her in a high profile feud with Ruby.

          Basically, I think Ruby/Naomi/Becky/Charlotte should be the main contenders until Mania, then in my head Becky should walk out Champion and successfully defend against Charlotte/Ruby/Sarah until Carmella cashes in, then Naomi will be the one to take the title from her. Basically I have the next 9 months planned out for Smackdown in my head lol

          • Buffyrocks

            I LOVE IT! Let those four you mentioned really carry the title picture/division for a while, while we can still have some legit feuds with Sarah Logan (I really think she will be the breakout star of 2018) and Natalya (and hopefully a slightly repackaged SD! version of Bayley!)

        • Neutral

          The thing is there are many great possibilities but WWE keeps pushing girls like Alexa and Carmella so we are stuck with mediocre matches.

    • Neutral

      I really want to see a Charlotte vs Ruby feud because I feel like they will have a really cute chemistry tbh

  • ???

    Off topic : I really would LOVE to see WWE bringing back past women .. some didn’t age at all! Like Victoria, she still can wrestle and looks like in her mid 30s ! You also have Candice Michelle (sadly she won’t wrestle anymore) , there are also Jacqueline/Ivory/Molly Holly/Trish Stratus/Torrie Wilson who didn’t age at ALL ! they are still in good shape :)

    https://youtu.be/-DDNkMPUtmY

    I would love to see past women return and wear gears like in this match, these women prove age is just a number! Past men like The Rock can return and win championships and have big moments so why the women can’t?

  • Where’s nattie, Tamina, Lana and Carmella? They must be on the royal rumble and why Riott Squad loss momentum so quickly!? Hope Naomi get another title shot. ????

  • Matthew Rivers

    For a “family-friendly” company that respects women, I have to ask, how it is that the WWE allowed Naomi to call the Riot Squad chickenheads. It seems utterly ignorant (in the vein of the submission sorority) at best, and at worst, it is a contradiction to the “women’s revolution”.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=chickenhead

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      The fault should be directed to the writers, not the talent.

  • iOwnThatSonOfABitch

    Yeah wtf? Are we just not going to talk about Natalya???

  • Summer_Slay

    Way to build the new fresh faces of the division just have them lose every week. Absolution are yet to lose a match while the riot sqad look more and more like 3 jobbers. And i hope they arent turing Liv face yet. Why did Sarah hit her like that?

  • Raekon

    I REALLY hope they pull the trigger and turn Tamina to a face, she is rather a tweener right now along with Lana but I miss her warrior princess days in which she had more fast paced Matches and were over with the crowd since the gimmick suit her well. I also miss her power moves she pulled at her time with AJ. I understand it’s partially because of her injury but I’m quite sure she could do more than what they let her do usually. All she Needs is the allowance do do more moves and a small push to the right direction so she can shine again.

    • NoWayHoeSay

      She’s never been over what U chatting

      • Raekon

        2012 when she had the warrior princess gimmick for a short time and was face she got over with the crowd. They were cheering for her and went crazy when she did the superfly splash or even the superfly taunt.
        Didn’t lasted long though since the Management turned her heel right after the short push as contender to beths Championship (filler feud).