With the Money in the Bank pay-per-view this Sunday, most of the women on this week’s show were preparing for the event – except two. Two women who perhaps have the best storyline going between all brands during this strange moment in wrestling. They are the former Fire & Desire tag team, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
At this time Rose and Deville do not have a match on the MITB card. This doesn’t mean they still won’t, but one thing is for sure this feud is far from over. Tonight was the first the two have gone one-on-one since Rose made the first slap at WrestleMania.
The match was good for a first fight. The storytelling is tremendous and both women are selling it so much that most of us are buying in bulk. Between Deville pulling out Rose’s eyelashes telling her she is going to make her ugly to Rose slamming Deville into the announce table saying, “who is the bitch now bitch?” everything was entertaining.
Deville was able to pick up the win in this first match with a hand full of tights as she runs up the ramp from a scathing Rose. In a WWE Exclusive, Deville reiterated that she will ruin Rose and that she is nowhere near finished, she is just getting started.
The second match of the night focused on the SmackDown Women’s Championship match that will take place at MITB. Tamina and Lacey Evans teamed up to face on Bayley and Sasha Banks. The match mostly focused on Tamina and Bayley which makes sense as they are the two that will battle on Sunday. The match was okay, it had its spots and did what it was meant to do.
Tamina picked up with the victory with a pin on the champion after a super kick followed up by a Samoan Drop. Evans will be involved in the MITB Ladder Match on Sunday along with Dana Brooke and Carmella. Brooke and Carmella would have a quick interview backstage with both of them basically pumping themselves up as potential winners.
Let’s go over the Winner’s & Loser’s of the week.
WINNER: Sonya Deville
It is so funny how times have changed. For so many Winners & Losers columns, I would have to put Fire & Desire in the Loser section. Mostly it was due to their booking. I wasn’t too sure how I would feel about them being split up. I wasn’t too crazy to see them split up when there are only literally three tag teams in the division that I want to be better so bad. This combined with the fact I did want them to win as a team. But….this has been great.
Sonya has really shined. Mandy is doing great also, but it is Sonya that is really showing her chops as far as promos and storytelling. Mandy was more of a voice before, so it is good to see Sonya take a lead with this. I can’t wait to see how far this will go.
Tamina is looking strong heading into MITB with a win. Not only a win but a pin on the champion. If she finally wins a title (other than 24/7 of course) over Bayley who is the longest-reigning SmackDown Champion would be a big boost to her career. She doesn’t even need a long reign, just something to solidify her career. I am ready for it although it is still a long stretch.
LOSERS: Carmella & Dana Brooke
I feel like the MITB participants were put on the back burner. Sure Lacey had a match and she was talked up about her placement in the match, but the three women should have been given more. They could have even had the RAW participants show up and all six of them interact. I don’t know, I just felt there should have been more of a push for them.
What did you all think this week’s SmackDown? Who were your Winners & Losers this week? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
Check back in with Diva Dirt for coverage on Money in the Bank this Sunday, May 10.