Championship pictures were the main focus on last night’s Smackdown. We have known the new contender for the WWE title on the show. The general manager also arranged a tag team tournament.
The winner will become the new challenger for the tag team championships against the Bludgeon Brothers.
Plus, there was a matchup with the women’s championship picture in stakes. Paige chose Becky Lynch for a title opportunity. But, she had to earn the shot by defeating the champion herself. So, Becky arranged a match between these two on the show. The stipulation said if Lynch wins, she will get the title opportunity.
We should note that Becky Lynch received the opportunity due to her winning streak. She is having a 4-0 streak post the Money in the Bank PPV, over on Smackdown. Charlotte and Asuka have been over with their title shots, as well which left only her as a valiant challenger against Carmella.
The inaugural Smackdown women’s champion needed this winning streak badly to get back to the title picture. Meanwhile, the current champion, Carmella received devastating news just before the match happened. Her partner James Ellsworth wanted to be over smart with his actions on the show.
His antics went beyond tolerance that led the general manager to fire him on the spot. Even then Ellsworth was not willing to leave the ring forcing Paige to bring the security guards. It shook the confidence of Carmella, as Becky took an early advantage in the match. She went for an early dis-arm-her on her opponent.
But Carmella escaped the ring by grabbing the ropes. She hit Becky’s head into the mat, but Becky came back with an elbow. Becky went for a suplex, as Mella converted into a flat liner. She went for a kick when Becky converted into a Bexploder. She connected with an Enzuguiri right away.
The Irish Lass Kicker headed to the top rope to deliver a leg-drop. But Carmella moved away from her position, as she missed the move. The champion then hit a kick to the face of Becky but failed to get the pinfall. Becky backfired with the dis-arm-her suddenly to get the win on Smackdown.
With this win, Becky Lynch has now become the new contender for the Smackdown Women’s Championship. She will face the Princess of Staten Island at the Summerslam PPV. They failed to deliver an impactful match on last night’s show. So we doubt whether the feud will be successful unless we get better story-telling in future weeks.