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Naomi returns to SmackDown; Bianca Belair earns future title shot against Becky Lynch


Tonight’s SmackDown opened up with the new SmackDown Women’s Champion. Becky Lynch returned last Sunday at SummerSlam and became the talk of the wrestling world as she defeated Bianca Belair in just 26-seconds to become champion. Lynch confirmed in her opening promo that she isn’t sorry for anything in regards to how her return went down.

Bianca Belair joined Lynch in the ring. She explains that she was willing to face Lynch at SummerSlam at the last minute, so Lynch should do the same for her and face her tonight with the title on the line.

Lynch couldn’t give Belair an answer without several interruptions. Zelina Vega, Carmella, and Liv Morgan all interrupted Belair trying to get herself a rematch. Eventually, Belair would bring the focus back to her. Lynch would give her answer to Belair for a rematch on tonight’s show and it was a flat-out no. Not tonight.

This left the other four women in the ring, and they would battle in a Fatal 4-way elimination match to determine who would earn a future shot at the SmackDown Women’s Title.

The match ends up coming down to Belair and Morgan who had an amazing back and forth between each other. Vega was eliminated first by Belair with a KOD followed by Carmella who was eliminated by Morgan with ObLIVion.

In the final moments of the match, Belair attempted to get the KOD but Morgan fought it off. Although Morgan avoided the KOD for the moment, she found herself face-first into the top turnbuckle. Morgan then walked right back into the KOD which Belair was able to execute to get the pin and the win.

Belair will be getting her rematch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch.

Naomi officially showed back up on SmackDown. Several weeks ago it was rumored that she was quietly moved back to the blue brand. Excited to be there, Naomi showed up in Sonya Deville’s office.

Ready to find out who she would be facing first, Deville admitted she didn’t even know she was coming to SmackDown. She adds that she isn’t quite sure if Naomi will measure up. Naomi reminded her that she is a two-time SmackDown Women’s Champion. Deville says she will think about it and get back to her next week.

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