After an intense 10-man battle royal, who will face Bray Wyatt at Wrestlemania? We recap what you missed on WWE Smackdown Live.
WWE Smackdown Live began with general manager Daniel Bryan coming out and hyping the crowd up for the night. He was joined in the ring by Smackdown Women‘s champion Naomi, who was once again bestowed with “you deserve it” chants.
What came next, however, was heartbreaking. Just like Daniel Bryan had to vacate two titles in his career, Naomi was forced to relinquish the Smackdown Women’s championship due to her knee injury.
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As she was walking to the back, out came the former champion Alexa Bliss. Pleased with what just transpired, although not with the crowd, Bliss told Bryan that she should be given the title back. Bryan, though, had a better idea. A match against the Irish Lass Kicker Becky Lynch for the vacant title.
New Women’s Champion
For the most part, it appeared that Becky Lynch would become the first two-time Smackdown Women’s champion in history. However, it was not to be. Alexa Bliss took advantage of a distracted ref and deliver a blow to Lynch’s throat. Bliss rolled up Lynch and got a three count with a hand full of tights to once again become champion.
After the match, Mickie James celebrated with Bliss. When James charged the ring, she was met with a face full of punches from Lynch. She was then sent to the outside with a kick to the stomach. The story between Becky Lynch and Mickie James is far from other.
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