Tonight on SmackDown (Feb 6th), Charlotte Flair got some payback against the Riott Squad after defeating Liv Morgan in a one-on-one match. The match came together after the group ambushed the SmackDown Women’s Champion in a three-on-one attack last week.
Flair started off by charging Morgan to a corner, where she thrashes in hard kicks to the midsection. As the referee creates separation, Morgan slips to the outside but Flair stays in pursuit, all while keeping a close eye on the other members of the Riott Squad, Ruby Riott, and Sarah Logan.
When we return from a break, Morgan is in control over Flair and throws her headfirst to a top turnbuckle. Flair gets the knee up to block off Morgan and begins to make a comeback with hard chops. A slam and big boot combination brings Morgan down, setting up for a top rope moonsault.
Morgan manages to avoid this by pulling Flair off the turnbuckle before she could get to the top. Morgan follows up by using the corner to hit an elevated stomp to Flair’s back, earning a two count over the champion. Morgan keeps Flair grounded with a submission but Flair counters by getting to her feet and setting up for an Electric Chair Drop to escape.
Morgan reverses with a roll up for another two count. Flair connects a neck breaker on Morgan and takes her down with a spear. She hits another spear on Logan who tries to cause a distraction by jumping onto the ring apron. Meanwhile in the ring, Riott saves Morgan by pulling her to the outside. The referee catches this and ejects both Logan and Riott to the back.
Flair tosses Morgan back in the ring, where Morgan misses an enziguri. Flair runs the ropes for a big boot and then locks in the Figure Eight to pick up the win.
After getting the win, Flair headed to the announcement table where she said “That’s one down, two to go.”.
This week of SmackDown Live also saw SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan reveal the first ever “Top 10 Superstar” list, as voted by the Superstars of SmackDown.
1. AJ Styles
2. Charlotte Flair
3. Shinsuke Nakamura
5. Bobby Roode
6. The New Day
7. The Usos
8. Becky Lynch
9. Randy Orton
10. Tye Dillinger
During SmackDown Live Fallout, Natalya says she felt “disrespected” to being left off of the “Top 10 Superstar” list.
Meanwhile, Lynch expressed began to raise some questions about the list.
What did you think of this week’s episode of SmackDown? Do you think Charlotte Flair will take down the rest of the Riott Squad? What are your thoughts on SmackDown’s “Top 10 Superstars” list? Let us know in the comments below!