9. Title Match Set For Next Week’s SmackDown Live
On this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, former Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair defeated SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi in a non-Title match. Below is what WWE posted:
“Naomi and Charlotte Flair clashed in this dream match on SmackDown LIVE, and it sure did not disappoint. SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon announced earlier in the evening that Charlotte would become the No. 1 contender to Naomi’s SmackDown Women’s Championship if she won tonight.
Under the watchful eyes of the Team Blue Women’s division (many of whom had expressed their displeasure with Charlotte seemingly jumping them in line for a title opportunity), The Queen and Naomi captivated their peers and the WWE Universe with an incredibly memorable contest. Momentum shifted several times throughout, but Flair prevailed after blocking The Rearview and landing Natural Selection to become the No.1 Contender to the SmackDown Women’s Championship.”
Charlotte will now face Naomi for the SmackDown Women’s Championship on next week’s episode of SmackDown Live from Des Moines, Iowa.