In comparison to Raw, the creative team of Smackdown always try to bring something special to the programming of the blue brand.
After last night’s successful edition of Raw from Manchester Arena, the Smackdown brand will also host their show at the same venue and made the card quite stacked with a brand new matchup.
As reported by WWE social media coordinator, Cathey Kelley, James Ellsworth will lock horns against Becky Lynch on tomorrow night’s Smackdown Live. It is quite an interesting lineup considering a male superstar will go on against a female superstar on the show.
Initially, these types of matches used to take place at the times of Ruthless Aggression era or the Attitude Era where the programming was not PG. Over the years, WWE toned out the vulgar contents from their programming, and hence these types of matches became a rare occasion.
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) November 4, 2017
The officials were reportedly in a dilemma before confirming the matchup. But, to entertain the rowdy fans of the UK, they sanctioned it heading into the Survivor Series PPV.
— WWE (@WWE) November 5, 2017
The rift between Becky Lynch and Carmella has been going on for a long time now on the tv programming of Smackdown Live. Considering this, the match was expected to happen a long time ago. However, the officials never gave a green signal to it, until now.
— MS Money in the BANK (@CarmellaWWE) November 6, 2017
Oh Ellsworth accepts alright. Accepts that come Tuesday on Smackdown I’m going to shut his face and break his arm https://t.co/ThYXNXsEOw
— Becky Lynch (@BeckyLynchWWE) November 6, 2017
Earlier this week, the Irish Lass-kicker demanded a match against Carmella on Twitter. James Ellsworth jumped into the conversation protecting her owner and volunteered himself into the contest, setting up the match.
However, a long twitter altercation took place between the Carmella and Becky that hyped-up the upcoming match on Smackdown.
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) November 6, 2017
— WWE (@WWE) November 6, 2017
Check out the official quotes from WWE.com regarding this one of a kind battle on the show:
“After a heated exchange on Twitter, Becky Lynch will battle James Ellsworth tonight on SmackDown LIVE in Manchester, England.”