Charlotte Flair is being interviewed backstage, but keeps it short, saying that she was the greatest champion in the history of the Raw Women’s Division, and will not only defeat Naomi tonight to win the title, but she will also be the greatest champion in the history of women’s wrestling, period.
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
Naomi (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
The two locked up and went back in forth, fighting out onto the apron, before Charlotte dropped the champion hard on the floor. After a commercial break, Charlotte was in control, hitting a splash in the corner and throwing elbows. She hit a big knife-edge chop and grew frustrated at not being able to pick up quick pins. Naomi hit a jawbreaker out of nowhere to give herself some separation and starting laying in her rapid fire kicks, followed by a hurricanrana and another jawbreaker. She went for a sunset flip over the ropes, Charlotte rolled through, but Naomi followed up with a fireman’s carry into a massive roundhouse kick for a nearfall. The champion connects with the Rear View, but Charlotte kicks out at two-and-a-half.
Naomi collects herself as Charlotte can’t believe she’s being bested and freaks out. The champ tries for a headscissors takedown, but Flair hangs on and delivers a big sit-down powerbomb. She heads to the top rope and tries for the moonsault, but Naomi gets the knees up. The women’s heel group hits the ring out of the crowd and attacks both women, causing the referee to throw out the match.
Winner: no contest
Natalya, Tamina Snuka and Carmella throw Naomi from the ring and go to work beating down Charlotte. They hold her down as Tamina destroys Charlotte with a big splash, then they go back after her as Carmella lays her out with a superkick. The crowd chants for Becky Lynch, but she doesn’t come out as Natalya’s music hits and the group heads up the ramp, Naomi and Charlotte left laying in the ring.