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REWIND: Flair, Lynch, & Carmella Come Face to Face SmackDown Live 08.14.18


It has been over four years since Carmella has held singles gold in WWE. Since then she has gone on to become WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion along with Zelina Vega.

On the Aug. 14 episode of SmackDown Live in 2018, then-SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella came face to face with her SummerSlam opponents Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. After losing to both Lynch and Flair in non-title bouts, both women were set to face Carmella at the biggest event of the summer in a Triple Threat match. Lynch originally had thought that she was going to face Carmella one-on-one.

This segment between the three women led to Flair stating that the fans don’t like Carmella because she is a Diva living in a women’s era. To which Carmella responded – “I am a Diva and I am damn proud of it. I have something you two will never have. Compare my beauty to yours. Compare my body to yours. Compare my charisma to yours. Oh, I have one more comparison. I am the champ and you’re not.”

The three would go on to have their match at SummerSlam where Flair would become the new champion after pinning Lynch. Carmella’s reign lasted 131 days. Post-match, Lynch turned heel by attacking Flair.

You can watch the full match below which has 6.1 million views on YouTube. The segment from SmackDown Live has 1.2 million views.