As Money in the Bank approaches, on tonight’s SmackDown, we will find out who the first woman qualifying for the annual ladder match at the upcoming premium live event as Lacey Evans takes on Xia Li.
Tonight’s singles match will be Ms. Evan’s first match back since her return from maternity leave. Upon Lacey’s initial return to WWE, she was placed on SmackDown but later moved quietly to Raw and then back to SmackDown. We have seen promos and vignettes displaying a new character as well as a new entrance theme.
Xia Li on the other hand was seen last week in a Six-pack challenge with Raquel Rodriguez, Shotzi, Shayna Baszler, Aliyah, and Natalya to determine a number one contender for Ronda Rousey’s SmackDown Women’s Championship. In the final moments of the match, Raquel hit Shotzi with a Tejana Bomb which was followed up by Baszler trapping Raquel in a Kirifuda Clutch. With Baszler and Rodriguez occupied The B.O.A.T Natalya stole a win by covering Shotzi and getting the 1,2,3. Ronda was on commentary and entered the ring after the match for a stare-down with her new challenger.
Aliyah was also seen after the bout in a digital exclusive sharing her dislike for Shotzi as the two continue to spark a rivalry. She also stated she was not giving up and vowed to become the number one contender and a champion someday. The segment can be viewed with the link below.
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