Wrestlemania 33 is only a handful of days away, and we still have plenty to cover!
And we head to our first Smackdown LIVE! match of the night with the Smackdown Women’s Title match, which will feature six of the female wrestlers that are on the Smackdown LIVE! roster. The six women competing are Naomi, Natalya, Mickie James, Carmella, Becky Lynch, and the current champion Alexa Bliss. Bliss is the first two-time Smackdown LIVE! Women’s Champion.
General manager Daniel Bryan scheduled this match in an attempt to essentially teach Bliss a lesson. James, who had been out of WWE since 2010, returned with a bang by attacking Lynch. But once she had found out Bliss wasn’t going to meet her end of the deal, James broke ties with Bliss. As for Naomi, Natayla, and Carmella, they’ve had issues with not only each other, but the other females on the Smackdown LIVE! roster as well.
It hasn’t been made quite clear what type of title match this will be at Wrestlemania 33, and originally, it was scheduled for the pre-show. That, however, has been changed as announced on Thursday by WWE. All of these female athletes involved in the match are highly talented in the ring, and Smackdown LIVE! has been a perfect fit for them, as they probably would have struggled to stand out on Monday Night RAW.
On Smackdown LIVE!, they’ve been given their own spotlight, and now, at “The Grandest Stage of Them All”, they will have even bigger spotlight to shine under.
Originally, Naomi wasn’t scheduled to be in this match due to injury, but last week she made her return and announced she will be in the match, as Wrestlemania 33 will be in her hometown of Orlando, Florida.
This will definitely be a match you won’t want to miss.