Hall of Famer and multi-time women’s champion Lita will be in attendance for tonight’s SmackDown!
For the first time in 20 years, Lita will make her return to the blue brand. She has been announced for the upcoming Royal Rumble Match out of the seven legends that were confirmed last week.
Also set for tonight’s SmackDown is the singles debut of Aliyah. Aliyah made her in-ring debut for SmackDown as an official member of the brand prior to Survivor Series. She was on a winning team of Naomi and Sasha Banks as they defeated Shayna Baszler, Natalya, and Shotzi and picked up the pin for her team. She followed that up with a loss in a tag team match with Naomi the following week. Aliyah was originally scheduled for the traditional Survivor Series team to represent the blue brand but was replaced for Toni Storm via Sonya Deville.
Both Aliyah and Natalya are currently included in the women’s Royal Rumble at the end of the month. There have been 19 women confirmed for the match including the SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. Flair picked up a victory over Naomi last week who was on the hunt to get a title opportunity.
Check back in with Diva Dirt tonight for a SmackDown Discussion Post and come talk about all of your favorite women on the blue brand!