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In a surprising turn of events, WWE Smackdown witnessed former champions from NXT entering the main roster and seizing the opportunity in the women’s tag team championship tournament.

It was the two-time former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne from The Toxic Attraction who made their debuts on Friday nights to defeat Natalya and Sonya Deville in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Tournament and advance to the semifinal matchup.

Deville and Natalya were originally scheduled to face a different team from NXT 2.0 on WWE Smackdown. Nikkita Lyons and Zoey Stark were the original entrants to the brackets revealed for the tournament that is going on for the vacant tag team titles. However, they were removed and replaced just hours before last night’s show started.

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WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels appeared in a pre-taped segment to inform us that Stark was dealing with an injury following her NXT Women’s Title match against Mandy Rose from this past Tuesday’s Heatwave event. Even Lyons was also “medically unavailable,” per the update from Michaels which led The Toxic Attraction to compete in the tournament.

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Now, Dolin and Jayne will face Raquel Gonzalez and Aliyah in the semifinal match, next week on WWE Smackdown. Over on Raw, the Women’s Tag Team Tournament will continue this Monday when the team of Asuka and Alexa Bliss take on Dakota Kai and Iyo SKY in the first semifinal match.

Ronda Rousey invaded WWE Smackdown for a second week in a row

In more news from WWE Smackdown, Ronda Rousey appeared despite serving her suspension and got arrested. She wanted to bring a halt to the 1200th episode of the blue brand show by wanting to get reinstated on the roster.

Adam Pearce wanted her to leave but she instead took out the security guards appointed by Pearce. Two police officers then arrived at the scene and arrested The Baddest Woman on the Planet.

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Later on WWE Smackdown, Michael Cole shared an update on the former champion by saying that WWE Official Adam Pearce had decided not to press any charges. Rousey was then released on her own recognizance. In the meantime, Rousey remains suspended and banned from making any WWE TV appearances.

Arindam Pal

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