Tonight on SmackDown Live (January 2nd), Carmella, Natalya and Tamina took on the Riott Squad in a Six Woman Tag Team match.

Prior to the match, the newly reformed Welcoming Committee gloated on chasing away the Riott Squad last week. Natalya said the group felt good and wrapped things up by saying that they would remind the Riott Squad “that while imitation is most sincere form of flattery, there is no substitute for the real thing.”

During the tag match, Morgan and Natalya started things off with a tie-up that ended with Nataya taking Morgan down to the mat with a side headlock. Morgan reversed with a head scissors but Natalya jumped to her feet to escape.

The two Superstar traded reverses until Morgan was taken back down via discus clothesline for a two count. Natalya followed up by setting up for the Sharpshooter but Morgan kicked Natalya out of the way and scrambled out of the ring as we headed for a commercial break.

When we return, Logan has control over Carmella and keeps her grounded via submission. Carmella manages to escape by delivering a jaw breaker onto Logan. She tagged Tamina, who hits the ring by clearing out Logan with a Samoan Drop and an incoming Riott with a Super Kick.

Tamina began to climb the top turnbuckle but Morgan knocked her off while Riott distracted the referee. Logan takes advantage and hits a knee drop on Tamina to pick up the win for her team.

Post match, Riott took to the mic to call the WWE Universe “phony”. She said everyone is miserable and that they needed a strong dose of reality. Riott continued by saying that the Riott Squad and their destruction is real, which is why both Logan and Morgan will join her at the Royal Rumble.

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair music hit and she came out to dismiss Riott’s message. Flair tells Riott that actions have consequences and introduces Noami and the returning Becky Lynch to teach the Riott Squad a lesson.

A mini-brawl broke out between the two teams, ending with the babyfaces cleaning out The Riott Squad in the ring and standing tall.

What did you think of this week’s episode of SmackDown? Are you excited to see Becky Lynch return? What do you think will happen next week? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Bliss = Goddess

    I would have Becky win the rumble and turn heel vs Charlotte

    • B.A.D. & Blonde

      God no sdl has too much heels as it is.

      • Bliss = Goddess

        Ok fine I’ll Have Asuka beat Bliss at 25th anniversary of raw and then have Alexa win the rumble

        • B.A.D. & Blonde

          keep on believing yourself

          • Bliss = Goddess

            It was a joke

  • Robann

    MOM(Tamina)’s Pop though!!!! And so happy Beckys back!

  • conan_kun
    • FlawlessMickie ?

      Ruby’s is good. Now I could see wanting Sarah to have a new finisher.

    • FlawlessMickie ?

      But as a side note with them being heels they don’t want you to pop for their finishers so I think that’s why the heels are starting to have “boring” finishers.

    • Jaded

      Love both, very unique and innovative

      • They’re cool moves, but why are they finishers?

    • Crazy how people kick out of powerbombs and german suplexes, but not out of finishers like these. Oh and Natural Selection? Never again please.

      • B.A.D. & Blonde

        Or Alexa’s slap

        • Dylan Gutierrez

          That slap alone would have ended Hitler and Stalin.

      • KatyaMenelli

        I actually liked Natural Selection. It was creative, effective by the way it was executed, and better than having a Big Boot as a finisher.

        • Well I guess we don’t agree on that then. I don’t really think a big boot should be a finisher either, because we’ve seen Charlotte and Alicia use them as casual power moves in their arsenal. I don’t think the Natural Selection is anymore powerful than a facebuster, or a Bella Buster.

          • KatyaMenelli

            I think Jillian’s was better

          • KatyaMenelli

            I said I liked the move. Finisher wise, no no.

    • Typical Heel

      Alexa’s Knee Drops Part 2 and Gail Kim’s Eat Defeat mixed w/Fin Balor’s Pele Kick, hooray….some of these girls still need work i see lol

  • lookwarm

    OK now let Liv and Sarah do a singles match
    Liv vs. Carmella
    Sarah vs. Tamina
    And Ruby should now challenge Charlotte for the title.

    • KatyaMenelli

      You mean Ruby vs Natalya. I need that match to happen first boo.

  • Sasha ortiz

    I think they should turn Charlotte heel and have her start a legacy faction w/ Tamina and Natalya. Have Becky win the championship and feud with Charlotte. Have the legacy girls talk about how they run the division because of their linage. I would have Carmella cash in sucesfully on Charlotte and that’s what turns Charlotte heel

    • lookwarm

      I’m liking that. But we should turn more heels to faces.

      • Sasha ortiz

        Only heel I see as a good face is liv. Maybe Sarah

    • Jaded

      What Charlotte needs more than anything is to be drafted back to raw.
      Bring Sasha to SmackDown and turn her heel to fued with champ Becky or Naomi.

      • I’m cool with this

      • Typical Heel

        This! I want a Sasha vs Becky vs Naomi in a 3way feud, and Charlotte should go to Raw and put Alexa in her place, the superstar shake up is probably going to be right after mania

    • conan_kun

      I don’t want faction anymore, why does Natalya to be Charlotte’s lackey when she wants title so badly.

      • Sasha ortiz

        Because Natalya can’t cut promos. She can wrestle, but to me she seems awkward when spotlight is on her

  • Kvngbalor

    The Riot Squad is a mess. They had the cool Suicide Squad esq graphics now it’s Ruby entrance vid Liv comes out in these Harley Quinn ponytails and dark make up but Sarah came out looking like Bray as Sister Abigail they got beat up once again ? they need to split Liv needs to be a face Ruby a solo star send Sarah to RAW with Bray Wyatt

    • Sasha ortiz

      What if they do this and have the Wyatt family reunite and feud with insanity after mania?!

      • Dylan Gutierrez

        Ugh book it NOW!

    • Tina

      Yeah, I could see Liv in like a Kelly Kelly kind of role

      • Jaded

        Lol ,liv is already better than Kelly in the ring, at least she can run the ropes.

        • Typical Heel

          Her sell to Becky’s exploder alone killed everything Kelly Kelly has ever done ??????? yeah i said it…..

        • Tina

          Wasn’t comparing their in ring skills, but I think she would play the role cute

    • lookwarm

      Sarah should improve her mic skills first, by the way. Her voice is just underwhelming.

  • Kvngbalor

    Tamina killed it tonight and got the fans behind her she needs a face turn it’s long overdue hate how everytime they get a bigger strong women wwe makes them heel im calling it now Tamina is gone slay the Rumble

    • lookwarm

      Now I remember how I want Piper Niven to go to SD and as a face :c

      • Typical Heel

        I’ve got this whole look for her for when she debuts on NXT or the main roster, she MUST have bleach blonde hair it’ll look so good on her! Lol

    • B.A.D. & Blonde

      Tamina was once face during the divas era. It doesn’t matter at this point she’s a flop. No disrespect she’s a decent wrestler.

      • ?too litty?

        She is no flop sister! I think she’s the best she’s been in her entire career because she’s not a body guard for once! She is honestly at the peek of her career! She’s finally like being the competitor rather than the manager. Her 2012 run was icawniccc! Hoping 2018 has lots of good things to bring to Tammy! I’m rooting for Tammy!

        • Like Mike

          I loved her match with Beth for the title!

          • ?too litty?

            Same!! 10’s across the board.

        • B.A.D. & Blonde

          Well yeah for sure shes on the peak of her “amazing” career. But what has she done since 2010…
          the fact that it took her 8 years and Lana to be a mid carter at best and she still ate the pin from Sarah last nigh… so yeah she’s a flop.

          • ?too litty?

            Just because she’s losing… she’s a flop? That makes zero sense. Her career was held back with multiple injuries and she persevered through them because she is passionate about what she does. That let alone makes her no where near a flop.

          • B.A.D. & Blonde

            No, she also botches at times, cant cut a promo, her look is questionable, so is her selling and as i said hasnt done anything big since 2010 thats 8 years… All of this put together makes her a flop. I dont want to argue anymore people are allowed to have diffrent opinions.

      • Kvngbalor

        We all remember her face run which was descent and she got a reaction bottom line is only time she gets a reaction is when she’s doing something face ish which should let management know it’s time to change it up

    • AlexV
  • FlawlessMickie ?

    Good to see Sarah pick up the win over Tamina. They’ve been having a little heatedness going on between them. I think Sarah and Liv impressed me in this match. Ruby impressed me on the mic with her promo. It was cool to see her go toe to toe with the queen. I loved Charlotte’s little speech it was so cute. Glad to see Becky back too. I got to see her return at a houseshow last week and she looked good.

  • conan_kun

    Whenever Becky is involved in the storyline, it’ll be better. When Diva Revolution storyline failed, Becky feuds with Charlotte save the day, her feud with Alexa always get relevant and compelling on TV. Her storyline with Carmella about MITB have a good potential but they didn’t follow up, thus Carmella’s MITB is irrelevant now.
    https://78.media.tumblr.com/677c9c2c16473c141fe67d24919845b2/tumblr_orvip3luUx1u1ljrzo1_500.gif

    • Jaded

      I honestly feel Alexa killed her momentum.

      • ssilva872

        She did.. and she has killed the Raw Women’s Title sadly as well.

        • Typical Heel

          Everything she touch dies ???

      • tstumo

        Alexa kills everyone’s momentum

    • Typical Heel

      Her feud with Sasha kept things going, her feud with Naomi did too, even the stint with Emma, basically she has always been a solid character you can count on, and after seeing Natalya flop hard as a champion, I’m ready to see women who can get inserted into the picture randomly and still deliver every single time like Becky

      • KatyaMenelli

        Becky, Naomi, Natalya and Charlotte are the ones to count on in those situations

        • Typical Heel

          Disregard Natalya and you’ll be right, the girl can be counted on as a filter person in a match, but not anything more, not for storylines or the good stuff

  • conan_kun
    • Royalty ?

      Becky yanked Liv up like she was her child.

      • lookwarm

        SCRM!!!

      • Jaded

        I wish I could yank my boyfriend’s new girl like that ?

        • C Mack

          Do it!!!???

    • Typical Heel

      Okay Liv! That was a great sell, it hyped me the hell up just from this gif lol

    • Jo9834

      Liv selling that for Becky like a champ! I get the feeling that she’s so excited to be on the MR, and is giving her all at every opportunity, she’ll be a star in no time.

  • Tina

    Liv SOLD that bexploder

    • lookwarm

      now i can see she should turn face.

    • Jaded

      She’s finally figured out something she’s good at.

    • Justin Bebier

      Better seller than Alexa

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  • Royalty ?

    Girl.. Riott squad issa mess. I still think billie and peyton and nikki cross should have went to sd

    • Jaded

      I beg to differ, I think they’re young and coming on their own, give them time.

    • FlawlessMickie ?

      How exactly are they a mess? I don’t see it at all.

  • ???

    Tamina and Lana need to turn face ASAP!!
    This is how it should be :

    Heels (5)
    Charlotte
    Natalya (Even though I prefer her as a face more but she can be heel too)
    Ruby Riott
    Sarah Logan
    Carmella

    Faces (5)
    Naomi
    Becky Lynch
    Tamina
    Lana
    Liv Morgan

    • I’m liking Liv’s weird/demented/heel character and I preferred Carmella as a face in NXT.
      Also, give Carmella some pants. Her MITB attire is the best ever.

      • ???

        I prefer her attire at TLC 2016! Her current attire is .. “no PG?”

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      • Tina

        I like her attires now! The black one? Lana’s are beautiful too

    • Gods_Giift

      Liv’s killing it as a heel tbh while Sarah is struggling & is a natural face

      I’d switch them 2, agreed on everyone else

    • B.A.D. & Blonde

      switch lana and nattie or lana and charcoal

  • Damn!

    They should really start building Tamina up cause she’s improving. A face turn would be good for her considering her pop last Survivor Series when she and Nia clashed.

    • I’m by no means a Tamina fan– might even be a hater, but tonight she looked pretty good and it was the VERY first time she got a reaction from the crowd. Props.

      • Gods_Giift

        It was far from the first time she got a reaction from the crowd. Watch the product.

        • Lol why would I say it was the first time if I didn’t witness every single time she’s out there. Stan

          • Gods_Giift

            You tell me because it was, in fact, not the first time.

          • Rodney Holston

            Still very rare tho, it’s not all her fault but she is one of those who have never really evolved. She’s been stagnant for years now..headbutt , Samoan drop, superkick, splash. Homie doesn’t even have 5 moves of doom.

          • KatyaMenelli

            Forgot Scoop Slam, Leg Drop, Knee Drop, Big Boot and Swinging Side Slam(Which She uses all the time).

      • Typical Heel

        I’m not a fan of Tamina bc i never felt she was good enough, and after Nia debuted, i realized they basically have the same character but Nia is a million times better at it, i didn’t think Tamina was very passionate bc unlike Naomi, the Bellas, and many others, Tamina has not really done much to evolve in the WWE, but nowadays she looks as though she’s finally starting to get better, so I’ll watch and see where this takes her

        • YonceLuvsDivas

          How can you evolve when your not allowed to showcase how good you can be? The most we got a out of Tamina was her feud with Beth for the divas title. And she proved she can be a top face. Since than she has been injured or shoved to be somebody’s bodyguard. Nia and her don’t even have the same gimmick. Being tough, big, and Samoan is not a gimmick. Nia is more dominant and is built to be a destroyer. Tamina is more of silent warrior and let her actions speak rather her words.

          • Izzy4lw

            I do think Tamina needs more opportunities to showcase what she can do, but my problem is this ALWAYS happens with her. She’ll go into a Tag match or multi-women’s match and people will praise the hell out of her, but then she’ll have a 1:1 match and all the hype immediately dies. Tamina does well in bursts, but with the way some matches are structured, can she go in a 10-15 minute title match? or can we count on her to have a solid 8 minute outing without getting gassed? Every match she’s been a star in is a multi-women’s bout where she gets some time in, but can either tag out or roll out of the ring to recover without it becoming obvious. I lived for Tamina in her feud with Beth, but every 1:1 match since then has been a let down. I want them to push her, but I also want her to push the envelope and bring that consistency to her 1:1 bouts.

          • YonceLuvsDivas

            No lie she’s one of those superstars who can’t be in the ring for a long time or you’ll get bored. Back when the divas was getting two minutes she’d be fine. But long matches aren’t her style.

          • Typical Heel

            I agree with this

          • Izzy4lw

            I just try to keep things in perspective; I love that she has these standout moments, but as a whole we a women’s fans tend to see a woman do well once or only within a certain genre, and then we get all “OMG KWEEN I STAN I LIVE SHE SLAYED ME I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO WIGLESS” without understanding the merits and faults of our faves. It helps me not end up so disappointed :)

          • KatyaMenelli

            Tamina proved she can go one on one in her drafted to SD face run.

          • MyleneCruz

            It’s so sick how quick they are to pair black women with each other. And even fellow white women constantly comparing Liv and Alexa just cause they both have blonde hair. Everyone is an individual I wish they would stop.

          • YonceLuvsDivas

            I find it so stupid. Like because Cardi B has long weave and a big butt she wanna be like Nicki Minaj. Or back in the day when Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera was out against each other because they are blonde and do pop music. That type of stuff drives me up the wall.

          • Women’s Revolution

            They ALWAYS put Women in competition no matter what the business is, like you stated it’s sad.

            Instead of putting them in competition, appreciate them for what they’re trying to do in the business they’re in.

            I wish I could up vote you to the TOP! Well said!

          • YonceLuvsDivas

            Yes! Appreciate the talent and not set them against each other.

          • MyleneCruz

            Yassss what a sick world we live in yo. You can’t be an individual anymore it’s alway you vs somebody else. Especially with wypipo.

          • YonceLuvsDivas

            Exactly

          • ?too litty?

            Exactly mama! Preach!

        • Jorge Hernandez Moran

          The thing about Tamina is that it feels like luck has never been on her side everytime she is getting pushed someone new debuts and the office pushes her to the side or she gets very bad injuries that take her out for a year

      • She got pops all the time as a face and many times as a heel. Don’t be delusional now. For example
        https://youtu.be/nXtwXR6rA9A

        • Okay, that’s a good example of her being admired by the audience. I guess I wasn’t thinking of over 6 years ago and was more thinking of in the last 2 or 3 years.

        • Typical Heel

          I want to watch this match so bad, but i felt so disgusted seeing both of the women get the jobber entrance and it reminded me of all of the BS WWE put them through in the dark ages smh

        • Typical Heel

          “She’s not gonna be a Hall Of Famer like I am – Beth Phoenix
          … Fast forward to today and she really is a Hall Of Famer lol

        • Dylan Gutierrez

          She needs that look again and ditch the black outfit. She looked like a warrior goddess there and sometimes being silent and just having the intimidating look gets by.

  • ???
  • joshua

    I Feel like becky should win the rumble she diserves it to be honest. She needs a really solid good feud and a good tittle reign as well. and it would be a shock too.

    • ???

      Hmmm interesting.. it will definitely be a shock.

  • Justin Bebier
    • zac

      idk, but somebody call her pawpaw.

    • Snappy
    • Mykiiey

      She’s slowly brining some of Crazy Dobson character into Sarah Logan and I freaking love it!

      • Izzy4lw

        same! I noticed it too but….

        They need to either let her go full Crazy Mary (which would mesh SUPER well with Ruby aesthetics wise) or leave her as the country brawler chick, because right here she sorta looked like she was morphing into Bray Wyatt :x

  • gjo22

    Idk why but this return did absolutely nothing for me. Maybe it was because she returned at a house show and I knew it was going to happen eventually but it was really dry for me. I don’t mind Becky either so I know it wasn’t that.

    Also the entire aftermath to the match made zero sense anyway. Riott is actually a great actress and she deserved waaaaay better of a written promo than that disaster. It still feels like they are promoting women as moving on from when they weren’t being taken seriously even though their storylines still aren’t being taken seriously. Imagine this being the storyline for the WWE championship? I certainly can’t because in reality there is barely a story and that’s the problem. Not looking forward to Smackdown right now, it’s a total mess.

    • Justin Bebier

      Did you watch it when it aired or on youtube? WWE’s youtube version cut out things(Becky chants and stuff).

      • gjo22

        I saw it as it aired. The Becky chants were great! Still didn’t do anything for me though for some reason. Maybe I just wasn’t in the mood, who knows lmao

        • Justin Bebier

          Probably would’ve been better for her to return at the Rumble but Smackdown has only 2 other faces so Becky was needed.

          • gjo22

            That’s very true! Becky was sorely missed/terribly needed! I think the lead up just ruined it. The writing was really weird. Like what was that magic speech? They all deserved better

  • You guys Liv made me laugh so much tonight. I’m kinda starting to like her. I used to hate her, so this is big.
    Did anyone else like how she rolled out of the ring and said “she’s strong. she’s really strong. she’s good,” after Natalya almost got her in a sharpshooter. Then after she sold the hell out of the bexploder, her whining made me laugh.

    • ???

      I noticed that too! I loved Liv ever since her debut in NXT and now? I’m loving her even more!

    • Mike

      LOL…Liv’s face reminded me of Askana when she was whining her way up the ramp for some reason. :D

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    Ruby slayed. I was living for her promo. She’s really the total package now.

    • Justin Bebier

      You believe in Magic?

  • Jo9834

    This was a good episode for the ladies to be fair!.

    – Tamina was on FIRE, the crowd was behind her all the way during her hot tag, and she kept the pace right up. She looked like championship material for the first time in a LONG time.

    – Ruby Riot is so impressive, a few weeks into the MR and she’s wrestling and promo’ing like a veteran. Talk about a meteoric rise, I think she’ll have the championship this year at some point.

    – Liv Morgan is ADORABLE, she is such a character, I had no idea how she would fare as a heel, but she is doing so with ease. I don’t know what her heel moveset is like but I LOVE her confidence.

    – Sarah Logan was good, I just think she’ll hit her stride in a few months. The make up and look is still all wrong in my opinion, her Papaw would be upset!.

    – Charlotte is a STAR, she has such an Aura and presence, the crowd adores her and she truly beams every time she steps out. Naomi and Becky as well, Smackdown has three of the hottest female faces in the company right now!.

  • DivaLicious?

    I know people have they own opinions in the wrestling community. But I believe sometimes they don’t see the bigger picture here.

    Orlando I don’t know what you guys was smoking. Because you started to cheer on Tamina which she rarely even gets. Just because she gets cheered for ONE NIGHT ONLY doesn’t mean she getting a real big push. It’s crickets everytime her music hits. I don’t ever see her holding a title in WWE. She not a draw or a ticket seller. Nobody would wanna see her in a actual main event match at any RAW, SD, PPV. No big podcasters even mention Tamina as somebody they wanna see as champ.

    Liv Morgan is the most non-threatening female on that roster. The fact that Cory or Braxton said on commentary that she the most “dangerous female ever to step in a WWE ring”???????? You know Vince is getting to old when he is feeding lines to them guys like that. Liv couldn’t even last a minute with auska in a match in NXT. But you trying to convince me she is dangerous? what makes her dangerous? Because she used to date a annoying loser like Enzo? Or is it because she stole wrestling attire out of Carmella closet? Liv will be in Titus o’ Neil catering world wide after this riot squad spits. You can throw Miss KFC sarah Logan in there to. Titus needs help making them pies.

    Ruby riott is on her way to success? End of story!

    • Jack square

      Tamina got a reaction because the fans wanted to cheer someone and have a good time. Heel vs Heel matches are stupid because it either makes the crowd be dead quiet or the audience has to choose who to cheer for. The fans choose to support the people they knew more. Natalya and Carmella got a reaction too. Just stupid booking.

      • Wrestling.fan.from.France

        See, face vs face matches or heel vs heel matches are to the strength of both peformers’ character and ability to maintain the crowd into you.

        Charlotte vs Nia Jax for example back in May on Raw, during the draft, was a heel vs heel match but Charlotte was so hated that Nia ended up getting cheered and yet, both remained true to their characters. The crowd was VERY into the match.

        I don’t see why we can’t have matches like that tbh as they are very interesting when well produced.

        • Justin Bebier

          See the thing is Tamina isn’t the only one to get cheered for her team. Fans choose the WC over the newbies. Also Charlotte went to SD right after that match with Nia and eventually turned face because people started to like Charlotte’s ability. There was cheers for her in the Nia match too(also Nia dropping Charlotte on her head helped)

    • Jo9834

      Erm you do realise they were talking about Natalya with that dangerous comment and not Liv right?

      And if Tamina keeps improving at the rate she is, chances are the crowd will realise and get behind her, its never too late for anyone I think as long as they put in the work and the crowd appreciates them!, look at 3MB and how far all three members came.

      • DivaLicious?

        No they was talking bout liv Morgan. Plus go watch the nov. 28 SD interview ruby riott preferred liv Morgan as the most dangerous. I’m stating facts this is what I’m here for.

        Liv Morgan is catering goods????

        • Mykiiey

          The thing is Liv is using Harley Quinn as the inspiration for her heel character. She’s mechanical so that does make her dangerous, based on you’ll never know when she’s gonna cause something to make the Squad win. She knows she’s not the best in ring so she’s making up for it character wise.

  • QUEEN MARYSE

    OMG I FCK LOVE THE RIOTT SQUAD!

  • Dreignz

    Give Tamina a chance just give her the title even if her reign is short, she deserves it

  • Maddox

    Basically 3 stables on smackdown now. Am having flashbacks now.

  • SweeneyTodd

    A poor uninspired Becky Return and a terrible 6 Women Tag Team Match.

  • Almarpar

    I really like Liv.. shes a bit mad. – can we see some singles matches now with Riot squad amd Absolution.

    I do think Smackdown needs the Royal Rumble winner to give them some direction. – Raw has lots of possibilities and stronger characters to Play with. smackdown has become quite watered down witch it a shame.

  • E-Force

    Liv selling was on point last night, did you guys see how she sold the Becky-plex? That gave me life!
    And also, ppl talking tamina never gets a reaction, well, this may be true, we never see her getting a pop when her music hits or when she’s mencioned but the fact is nobody knows who she is. She doesn’t get a pop bc she’s underutilized, everytime WWE gave her good stuff she did her best and really stepped up her game, ppl forget she’s a trained wrestler and a veteran, she was injured once and we’ll, she’s old and a momm, but it doesn’t mean she’s bad.
    Well, tamina needs good booking, she gets a reaction everyone she’s is the ring, and she really connects with the crowd, if not sure about what I said about tamina, you should watch the reactions she had at survivor series, MITB matches and others

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      This!

    • Carolution

      wwe has never given anyone a reason to cheer tamina when her music hits like who is she and whats her motivation? we have no idea because wwe have never truly invested in her.

  • Watchyaman

    Can they just turn liv face
    Make ruby a major dominant heel
    And sarah the new lunch lady in catering

    This good help sd alot

  • Keeana Tayler

    I stan royalglowfire!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e05417bf4161348697d091f403074172363767e9cbf93d6ab893fc06bddba08c.jpg TaMOMna getting that pop tho!!!!yes miss snuka
    Im starting to stan liv again i want her as a face still but im here for heel liv also!!!
    That sell tho!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4fdbb625c843e320abe3571a67e8cd308657a23daac27f46a6e8f5c43cf537df.gif
    Ruby killed it on mic but with that said https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe593c2169735b57d58346c29bc6752531c4e1eabc13299ab19653d2e00571ff.jpg
    What in the gay meat told her this was cute????? Fix it pawpaw

    • MK126

      “What in the gay meat told her this was cute????? Fix it pawpaw” ROFLMAO that’s that deep south backwoods look.

    • #MirandaCosgroveVSAsukaWM34

      “TaMOMna” ?

    • Gerg

      i like this look…with all the nicknames they can call her the raccoon of the womens division

  • Mykiiey

    I for one love the Riott Squad! You have to watch their IG stories. These 3 together are crazy funny

  • Alejandro

    What can I say about SmackDown? Well, Tamina was impressive, it has been a while since she displayed so much energy and was so precise with her moves. The entire match wasn’t anything to be too exited about, is the same match up with the same people about the same thing. The promos were extremely lackluster, Charlotte cuts way better promos as a heel or when she’s just focusing on destroying someone like Alexa Bliss last year. So that’s pretty much it, Raw with less time was a lot better.

    • KatyaMenelli

      I hate to say it, but Alexa vs Asuka still sucked even compared to this. SD was alright. This match followed by the segment did great in developing the next stage of the storyline. Alexa vs Asuka? A bad match while being the only Main Roster superstar to get in that much offense on Asuka since she was promoted with a result that goes practically nowhere. Okay, Asuka beats Alexa in a match that was longer than it had any right to be. Now what? Same thing at WM?

      • Alejandro

        I disagree. What’s the next chapter of SmackDown? There is no development, the Riot Squad is re-introducing themselves, having countless tag matches for no reason. All SmackDown ladies are announcing their presence in the Royal Rumble and that’s pretty much it.

        What’s happening on Raw? First Nia Jax is involved in a romantic storyline with Enzo and is boosting her career showcasing her charisma. Alexa is frightened of Asuka who’s undefeated and targeting the women’s championship, Absolution is battling Sasha and Bayley who are by now a legit tag team, and the women’s Royal Rumble announcements. SmackDown has turn mediocre since Charlotte was drafted there and they tried to level her down to the other ladies level.

  • Tamina queen the star. Ugh push her, she’s been delivering this whole past year.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Uh, I know right. And I’m not even a fan of hers. She’s had one bad match this whole year, but she’s been slaying other than that as of late. Starting to consistently get pops and anything.

  • MickUso

    A pretty good episode this was! The backstage segmet was solid, giving us the hype needed for the match. While the match itself was no classic;Tamina performed gracefully! Even the crowd got excited with her hot tag sequence. Sarah Logan is really the star of the Riott Squad, she’s just different yet it feels raw and real. Charlotte, Naomi & Becky Lynch are the real starts of the women’s division. The three of them are solid superstars that look above the rest of the girls. Having The Welcoming Commitee, The Riott Squad and “Royal Glow Fire” feels a little back to 2015 but this time it makes sense and there’s a backstory for it all.

    • MK126

      This definitely feels like it makes more sense than BAD vs Bella vs PCB because theres an actual story. Riott Squad came to shake up the SDL womens division and take names and dominate. TWC are claiming that what TRS is doing they’ve already done and RGF are saying that no one dominates the division and are trying to keep everyone in check. TWC and RGF have a common enemy in TRS but that doesn’t make them friends or loyal to each other.

      • MickUso

        This is true and that makes it way more interesting than 3 teams thown together for no reason. This also sets some of the alliances taking place for the Royal Rumble match. We know that SD!L girls are ready to fight The Riott Squad together rather than being one versus three forever. I want to know how these 3 teams and Absolution are going to work. TWC aren’t really a unit, they only become one for a common enemy, so they would fight each other at the RR match. RGF play solo most of the time, so is really TRS versus Absolution.

        • MK126

          Im 100% sure Absolution and TRS will be in the ring at the same time. That’s a given. Whether or not TWC and RGF are in the ring with them doesn’t matter cause I feel like once Abs. and TRS see each other itll be like Nia vs Mina at Survivor Series. I just need some promos between Absolution and TRS about each other. Give us something to look forward to for the match

          • Dylan Gutierrez

            Imagine Paige and Ruby going at it during promos!

          • MK126

            They definitely have a lot to work with since people think Ruby is the knockoff of Paige

  • conan_kun

    Next week could be either Royal Glow Fire vs Riott Squad or Becky vs one member of Riott Squad.

  • brimode

    People are missing the point with Carmella’s MITB briefcase. Honestly, it’s supposed to be pretty “irrelevant” or “forgetful” at the minute. She had the hype when she won it, she had the follow up storyline of her having it and the occasional teased cash ins, etc. And now it’s time for her to just be… “there”. So that when she does actually cash in, it’s going to be a huge, shocking moment because it hasn’t been the main focus of the division.

    • MK126

      I think the briefcase will lead to her WM moment which is why it hasn’t been made a focus of the division

    • conan_kun

      Carmella gets no reaction when she tried to cash in on Charlotte at Clash of Champions and recent house shows is not a good sign, mean that the crowd don’t care about her cashing in successful or not.

      • C Mack

        The cash in moment wasn’t clear enough at CoC in my opinion. I think that there were ppl in the crowd who didn’t realize what was going on until the moment passed

  • Tonx

    That was a solid showing from everyone. Tamina looked great and the crowd loved it and Ruby keeps proving that she is the total package. I’m really into Liv’s psycho heel persona she’s got going on too. With her look and mannerisms lately, she’s got a true Harley Quinn vibe going on. Charlotte, Becky, and Naomi are bonafide stars! I wouldn’t mind Becky winning the Rumble and then beating Charlotte at Wrestlemania only to have Carmella cash-in and win. Becky is the only true underdog on the whole roster and this would create a lot of sympathy for Becky since she got cheated out of yet another win, and it would get a ton of heat for Carmella.

    Sarah’s finisher was not good though. I like it as a signature, but definitely not as a finisher. I’m also just not feeling her character. I’d MUCH rather her do her Crazy Mary Dobson gimmick and take up the hardcore wrestler niche, sort of like Roxxi was in TNA after she shaved her head. Also hopefully after the Rumble we start seeing multiple women’s storylines, instead of just throwing the whole roster into one segment of the show.

    • Like Mike

      Using the whole Harley Quinn thing is getting kind of old though. AJ Lee used her as inspiration, Alexa Bliss deffinitly ripped it off. Why does Liv Morgan need to be her also?

      • Tonx

        I get what you’re saying, but i think she’s doing it well. Alexa didn’t do anything to be Harley Quinn besides her look, which is pretty much gone now. And AJ hasn’t been in the division for 3 years. So far she’s been doing it well, and I’d want to see her continue. It’s much better than her being Carmella lite

        • Like Mike

          I just wish we could have a little more dynamic characters than another “crazy/unpredictable girl #487563489569835”

          • Tonx

            Yeah i understand that, but I’m not gonna knock the girl for pulling it off well, especially when I’ve been unimpressed with anything she’s ever done before

          • Like Mike

            Yeah that’s true, I was honestly starting to get behind her as the plucky baby face in NXT. I thought she was showing promise, I think she was one of the girls (along with Mandy) who could hav benefited from more time in NXT. But like people have said before, it’ll be interesting to see them grow on the main roster. I think personally, I’m just looking forward to when the stable wars are over again because just like during the days of Team Bella/PCB/Team Bad things really started to pick up when the groups dissolved.

    • Dylan Gutierrez

      I agree with everything minus the cashing in on Becky. She deserves a good reign while she’s put so many other people over and to be once again cheated out will either mean they’ll always have her as that role or she’ll turn heel in the process.

      I’d rather a heel Becky vs. face Charlotte.

  • Jonny

    I just love Sarah Logan. The new dark makeup and attitude is perfect. Can’t wait for her to branch out on her own later as a heel and go full “rabid”.

  • MK126

    GASPS *off topic* BLISS AND STROWMAN HAVE BEEN PARTNERED FOR THE MIXED MATCH TOURNAMENT

  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    I think the Riott squad members have been going through a transition since they debuted on SD live. I can see changes specifically in Sarah and Liv.

    It’s cool to see them mixing up thier looks withdark and bright colours to mix in with Ruby. It’s good that they are mixing the grunge, rock elements of Ruby into their own characters, this makes them quirky and more unique to themselves. It’s so important all three carve their own niches so they are set apart from RAW’s Absolution.

    I think Liv does display features similar to Harley Quinn, but I don’t think she is deliberately doing so. I think Liv is playing off her “firecracker” character to convey her heel persona. I think she is just meant to be hyper and quirky, she is meant to be the more outlandish one of the group, which is highlighted because Sarah and Ruby are the more serious, bruiser’s of the faction.

    • Izzy4lw

      tbh I’d live to see Liv use the Harley Quinn gimmick – she does it way better than Alexa ever did (no hate to Alexa, but she’s too calculating to be a Harley Quinn type when Harley is supposed to be all Chaos and hyperactivity which plays into Liv’s character SO WELL)

      And yes, I think the Riott squad is finally coming together and don’t look so hodge podge. I think they look more intimidating than Absolution does, now they just need the build. What I’d like to see is for Sarah and Ruby ro differentiate themselves a bit more – It’s clear that Liv has her own distinct character for when she does inevitably go solo, but Sarah and Ruby need to work on solidifying their characters outside absolution (as in, who are they as a gimmick without the trio) so that when they disband, they don’t end up lost in the shuffle of scrambling for a new gimmick. After all, the punk rock anarchist an the country queen will only take them so far without actual characterization to back it up.

      • MK126

        Logan can mix her backwoods look with her CMD persona she has. The silent striker type of female could really set her apart from the rest of the women. Ruby will find her footing since this is the first time shes been heel with the “riot” character. When she was a face she was the crazy hardcore who stood toe to toe with those even more crazy and hardcore than she is. If they are bringing up Iconic Duo after WM as its been reported then her first feud could be with them and she’ll go back to her face character. I think her heel character should almost be like the people from the movie “The Purge”

    • MK126

      Exactly which in turn makes them seem more of a group than Absolution. Liv and Logan are adding more dark colors and changing their appearances to match the red/black/grunge look of Ruby and that makes them all look concise. They even have a group finishers which Absolution doesn’t have. TRS is definitely taking this more serious than Absolution who really just look like 3 girls thrown together. They don’t match their looks, their entrance looks weird and they really aren’t as dangerous as TRS is portrayed.

      • Gerg

        Riott Squad as more to prove I feel since Absolution can rely on Paige’s star power and the others being from Tough Enough. I mean one group was sent to Raw (we all know they treat as the A brand) while another was sent to SDL

        • MK126

          But then again no one really knows them or at least remembers them because their season of TE was how long ago? Unless you’re a really huge women’s wrestling fan then people prolly didn’t follow the careers of Sonya and Mandy (more mandy than Sonya because Sonya was at least on NXT)

          • Gerg

            i agree. I was kinda referencing the higher ups liking them from Tough Enough even though they didn’t win. I mean they had to have some kinda aura about them to get a contract despite not winning TE

          • MK126

            If that’s the case then I feel like Mandy and Sonya has more to prove than TRS. Without Paige who exactly are Mandy and Sonya? They cant ride Paige’s coattails forever especially when this angle finishes up.

  • perceval

    Great to have Becky back

    JoJo needs to handle any interviews involving Tamina. Tamina is her most entertaining with JoJo.

  • Xaos

    TaQUEENa slayed, so proud of her

  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    Could of smelled this a mile off! Sooo does this mean all the pairings have been announced now?https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4e1e4de42739948297d1e8a6d11a0cd59ef7d1bdfe87cf2633c7a54195c0b52.png D

    • MK126

      I thought this was the first one announced?

  • Mike

    I’m quite curious to know why Liv Morgan feels the need to walk like she does to the ring. It looks like she’s desperate for the toilet and doesn’t know where the nearest one is…

    Really wasn’t so sure about Sarah Logan’s finisher either. Either the camera angle was wrong or it wasn’t executed right, but it didn’t look like finisher-material to me.

    • KatyaMenelli

      It’s a trademark move of hers. People recognize her from this move, but this is the first time she used it as a finisher.

  • John Finnie

    Can i say that was the loudest chant Tamina got Ever for the hot tag the crowd was dead then all of a sudden they were alive for that superkick…..thata girl

    • KatyaMenelli

      One of her loudest pops.

  • tstumo

    Nope! I better not hear anyone starting to like Liv. When the few of us were rooting for her and rocking with her y’all was calling her dollar store Carmella. I been saw it for her so don’t join in now thanks. Lol #livsquad Ruby killed it on the mic and the match was cool overall. Lana doesn’t get enough credit. The mere presence of her being in Tamina’s corner helps immensely and Tamina has stepped it up. And Becky looks good and I’m just happy with SDL. Absolution Just comes off like all talk and hasn’t really done anything honestly. and Raw is still just dry to me. Oh well

    • Izzy4lw

      that’s what people always do. Ruby was ‘dollar store Paige’ Liv was “Carmella-lite” etc. etc. until they proved themselves in the eyes of a lot of people. People on this site are shady af, but it’s good they’re doing well. If they can win over these people then they’ll have no problem building a following elsewhere.

    • Carolution

      “i been saw it” lol

    • C Mack

      Thank you!!!!! Liv’s haters are slowly eating their words now that she’s on the MR.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Damn right. Liv showing haters what she already provided to us fans on NEXT.

  • Scarlet Letter

    I honestly thought when Charlotte was talking about Consequences…I thought Kharma was gonna come out….I was like….This would had been perfect timing.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Omg I thought I was the only one!

  • It

    Becky Lynch had a bigger pop than Naomi… and this was in Orlando LOOL

    • Edwards1992

      Mainly because it was her return…I’m pretty sure that’s the reason Lol

    • KatyaMenelli

      “Becky Lynch had a bigger pop than Naomi for the first time in over a year*”

      Fixed it for you.

      • It

        You really believe in that?

        • KatyaMenelli

          Been proved. Anyone who watched SD from end of 2016 to now knows that except for two occasions. Why do you feel the need to praise someone in order to defile someone else? They are both amazing performers and both are bonafide stars within WWE.

          • Jack square

            That’s some bull, Becky hasn’t been champion since 2016 or had a feud since February. Naomi was champ for most of the year and featured more. The face champ always gets cheered more. Becky was over at MITB and the SD shakeup episode.

            Just look at Naomi’s reaction in her hometown on SD, she not champ so they don’t care as much.

          • KatyaMenelli

            No she doesn’t lol. You know that’s a lie. Paige was the face champ when she debuted and AJ was still getting louder pops than her, all while Naomi and Emma was starting to get over as well.

            Last time I checked, Becky was apart of WM, the 6 woman feud with The Welcoming Committee, and The MITB. Stop with your illogical excuses.

          • KatyaMenelli

            And I’m getting sick of y’all trying to turn Becky and Naomi fans against each other. I love both women to death and have even before bother were even drafted up to the main roster. Last Year, Becky had her props. Let Naomi get the props she deserves.

  • NoWayHoeSay

    WHAT IS THAT KNEE FINISHER ???

  • #PolynesianGoddess

    Tamina deserves a push to finally showcase what she can do. She has barely gotten any opportunity or build-up for anyone to get behind her. I was so happy when the crowd popped for her because it restored the faith I have in Taqueena! She has been improving more and more, and using her weekly would only help her evolve and improve in all areas. All rise for the Polynesian Goddess

    • Jorge Hernandez Moran

      I need her in Total Divas she always slays my life when she makes her cameos

    • Carolution

      this. tamina was over when she’s had her few pushes but she wrestles better as a face.

    • KatyaMenelli

      Ikr she has to suffer because of creative team’s hard-ons. Tamina has gotten big pops in matches throughout her career, mostly during her face turn and mostly this year, but everyone ignores it just for the fact that she isn’t deemed “good”. Tamina had some pretty decent matches with Beth, and Brie and Natalya during her face run.

  • Glitter Bliss Banks

    Okay so It got announced that Bobby and Charlotte are teaming for the mixed match challenge…ngl I’m ship them a lot….matching robes would be sick!

    • KatyaMenelli

      Yas!!

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    So next week we getting news on the new R.R. entrants?? ?

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    Always here for Carmella slaying in her jays!! ?

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    #TurnTaminaFace

  • Danny?

    YASS TaQUEENa got that POP!! Showing all y’all why she is TaLEGEND!

  • Eliseo Reyes
  • Gerg

    Sigh….with this segment, the rumble and the clip of Jimmy and Naomi teaming for the mix match challenge, i believe they’re cutting Naomi’s entrance intro short permanently.

  • Scorp ian

    Liv and Ruby Riot are not natural heels imo, not that they aren’t doing very well, just that its swimming against the tide here and the lack of a proper divide between the two teams kinda robbed it of any steam for me. I agree its time to try Tamina as a face, she’s literally going nowhere in her current role.

  • it was nice to see becky return she is one of my many favs