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Carmella becomes the next challenger for the SmackDown Women’s Title

Update: Although it still hasn’t officially been announced on TV or on social media, Bayley vs. Carmella is set for Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia. This news comes from a mass e-mail sent out to WWE fans advertising SmackDown.

In it, it states the winner of the Fatal 4-Way will face Bayley at Super ShowDown. So either this is incorrect or they are just waiting to officially announce it.

In a shocking result, Carmella is the new number one contender for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The Princess of Staten Island would win her chance against Bayley in a Fatal 4-way that took place in the main event on Friday Night SmackDown. The match also included Naomi, Alexa Bliss, and Dana Brooke. Bayley was at ringside monitoring her potential challengers as she soaked up her hometown crowd in San Jose, Calif.

The match did a great job at highlighting each woman which makes for a great Fatal 4-Way. Naomi would show off all of her athleticism throughout the match, but was halted early on by Bayley. Bayley would drive her into the steel steps which took Naomi out of the match, but only for a moment.

During the time Naomi was out of commission, Brooke would miss on a high-risk maneuver on Carmella who sidestepped out of the way. Bliss would then enter the fray to try and take control, however, Carmella would drop Bliss face-first into the mat. The three would take a moment to gather themselves. Naomi would enter back into the match and she winds up taking out each competitor. She gets a near fall on Brooke.

A few moments later, Brooke would stack up Bliss after a power slam for a count of two as Carmella broke it up. Naomi hits a split-legged moon sault on Carmella, but Brooke is able to break up that near fall! Brooke then does some trash talking to Naomi and says it is her time. Naomi is able to counter Brooke and hits a stunner.

Bliss then takes focus on Naomi as both Carmella and Brooke are on the outside. The women take turns to gain control of the match. Both getting near falls. Brooke and Carmella get back into the match, but as soon as they are back in, they were knocked back out to the ringside floor. Bliss then attempts on her to capitalize on her one-on-one time with Naomi and goes for the Twisted Bliss. Naomi gets her knees up to counter. She hits the Rearview on Bliss.

Just when everyone thought Naomi had it in the bag, Carmella enters and delivers a double super kick and picks up the pin on Naomi!

Carmella didn’t have much time to celebrate as Bayley enters the ring and drops her new challenger to the mat face first. At the time of this writing, it has not been announced when Carmella’s upcoming title match will take place.

This is Carmella’s first shot at a singles title since August 2018 against Charlotte Flair.

What were your thoughts on the match? What do you think of Carmella being the new number one contender? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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