The first SmackDown team has advanced in the Women’s Tag Team Tournament in the search to crown new champions.
On the Aug. 12 episode of SmackDown, in a first-round match, Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah advance after defeating the team of Shotzi & Xia Li. The final moments of the match had Aliyah hit a spear on Shotzi before Rodriguez delivered the Texana Bomb on Li to get the pinfall victory. The team advances to the semi-finals and will take on the winning team between NXT’s Zoey Stark & Nikkita Lyons vs. Natalya & Sonya Deville.
Natalya and Deville were at ringside and all three teams would get into a brawl on the outside.
Ahead of the next first-round match on the SmackDown side of the brackets, you can view the WWE Exclusives from both teams below.
Already advanced on the Raw side of the brackets is Dakota Kai & IYO SKY. They will take on the winning team between Nikki A.S.H & Doudrop vs. Alexa Bliss & Asuka. That match is set to take place on the Aug. 15 episode of Raw.
Other moments involving the women on this week’s SmackDown included Scarlett, Maxxine Dupri, and the return of B-Fab (and Hit Row).
Scarlett returned last week to WWE alongside her husband Karrion Kross. Showing that she should have always been by Kross’ side when he was first called up from NXT, Scarlett distracted Drew McIntyre only for him to be attacked by The Usos.
Maxxine Dupri was firmly by the side of the Maximum Male Models as they were confronted by Los Lotharios.
For B-Fab’s return, you can read more on that by clicking here.
On this week’s episode of NXT: Level Up, Sol Ruca took on Elektra Lopez. Lopez would pick up the win making Ruca continue to look for her first victory.
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