*Please note that this article contains spoilers for the Dec. 23 episode of SmackDown.*
WWE taped a second episode of SmackDown on Dec. 16 due to the holiday season. That episode will air at its normal time on Dec. 23. During this taped episode a new number one contender was determined for Ronda Rousey’s SmackDown Women’s Championship.
This was determined in a Gauntlet match which included six women. Those in the match were – Liv Morgan, Sonya Deville, Emma, Tegan Nox, Xia Li, and Raquel Rodriguez. Shayna Baszler ended up being a surprise entrant.
Rodriguez won the match making her the new number one contender. The order of the match had Xia Li pin Emma followed by Tegan Nox. Rodriguez then pinned Li, Liv Morgan, and lastly Sonya Deville. However, Baszler was a surprise entrant that Rodriguez would defeat in the end.
There is no confirmation on when Rodriguez will get her match agains Rousey.
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