* Beth Phoenix
vs. Rosa Mendes
is up next. Vickie Guerrero
comes out and tells Mendes to leave. She announces a two-on-one handicap match for the WWE Women’s Championship. The new match is Beth Phoenix vs. Michelle McCool
. Beth is unable to fight them off as Layla ends up getting the pin. The stipulation is so that Michelle McCool wins back the title. So new WWE Women’s Champion, Michelle McCool. (Source: Wrestling News World)
Beth Phoenix, who is from here, got a huge pop. She was supposed to face Rosa Mendes, but Vickie Guerrero came out and changed it to Beth vs. McCool & Layla, with the title on the line. McCool and Beth got knocked out, and Layla got the pin, but they gave the belt to McCool. (Source: PWInsider)
There is some confusion as to whether Layla or Michelle McCool captured the WWE Women’s Title at the Smackdown taping on Tuesday. The duo defeated Beth Phoenix in a handicap title match. Layla scored the pin and celebrated with the title, and our correspondents are split as to which woman is the new WWE Women’s Champion.
Dot Net reader Jeff Lindberg wrote: “Layla actually is the new Women’s Champion. She got the pin held the title and walked to the back with it… I didn’t hear Tony Chimmel’s announcement, but she was holding the title the entire time, so I assume she is the champ now. She was definitely selling that she was the champion.” (Source: ProWrestling.net)