Tonight at WWE’s Battleground, a Five-Way Elimination match between Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Lana, Natalya and Tamina will determine the new number one contender to Naomi‘s SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam.
Read WWE.com’s preview to tonight’s match below:
“As the Women’s Evolution carries on, history is seemingly made on a weekly basis. At WWE Battleground, yet another bit of history will be etched. Five of the top Superstars in the SmackDown LIVE Women’s division will square off in a Five-Way Elimination Match, with the winner going on to SummerSlam to challenge Naomi in the first-ever SmackDown Women’s Title Match in SummerSlam history. Following the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match(es) and Naomi overcoming Lana in a series of title contests, matters in the division needed to be reset. With so much talent surging and SummerSlam on the horizon, SmackDown LIVE management decided that the fairest way to determine Naomi’s opponent at SummerSlam would be to put five of the roster’s best on the Battleground (literally) and see who prevailed. Will Charlotte’s Flair big-match pedigree pay dividends as she continues her quest to become the first Superstar in history to hold the Divas Championship as well as both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Titles? Or will Becky Lynch or Natalya be able to use their years of experience as to elevate themselves toward SummerSlam glory? And will the seemingly brewing alliance between Tamina and Lana play a factor in the contest?”
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