In-Ring: WWE Backlash Contract Signing
Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon is out, and asks the Manchester crowd how they’re doing. He calls Smackdown the premiere brand of the WWE, before introducing the Welcoming Committee: Natalya, Tamina Snuka and Carmella, with James Ellsworth. He then brings out Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and the WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi. After all the introductions are through, Natalya says it’s funny to see the three of them pretending to be best friends. She calls them pathetic, and tells Becky she missed her chance to join the WC. The heels all sign the contract.
Becky Lynch says there was no chance in hell that she would join Natalya and her goon squad, and said she’s going to slap the taste out of all of them at Backlash. Naomi says they should be worried about their next hair opponent, because come Sunday she’s gonna snatch them all, then says she’s gonna snatch Ellsworth’s balls. Charlotte is next to talk, and says the WC has done nothing but whine and complain since she arrived on Smackdown Live. She says after they deal with the WC at Backlash, the queen is coming for her crown. Shane says the match is official, but he’s cut off by James Ellsworth, who rambles about how much Becky is in love with him. Shane straight up says that he has no idea what Ellsworth is talking about. He goes on to say that Charlotte doesn’t have a chance with him either, because he’s always going to be the Prince to the Princess of Staten Island. Naomi tries to go after him but Carmella throws her into the table, and Shane gets in between all of them. McMahon makes a match between Carmella and Naomi, right here, right now.
NAOMI vs. CARMELLA
Back from a commercial break (that’s three for three) the champion is in control of the match, working over Carmella with rest holds and kick combinations. Carmella gets a brief advantage after going for the hair, but Naomi quickly takes it back with a big kick. James Ellsworth tries to get involved and the referee ejects him from ringside, as we go to yet another commercial break.
After the break, Naomi is destroying Carmella with kick after kick, then did her rapid fire kick spot. Carmella bailed to the outside looking for her man, then faked trying to run away from the match, only to superkick the champion. She rolled Naomi back into the ring and put on a side headlock, then hit a Bronco Buster for two. Back into the side headlock. They jockey for position on the ropes, until Naomi hits a big flash kick, then a sit-down jawbreaker. She heads up to the top rope but is cut off by Tamina Snuka, until the referee ejects her and Natalya from the match as well. The go to leave but instead go after Charlotte and Becky in a big brawl on the floor. Naomi drops Tamina with a kick through the ropes, but Carmella rolls her up from behind with a handful of tights for the pin. Winner: Carmella