Charlotte Flair Is The New #1 Contender For The SmackDown Women's Championship

19 April 2017, 09:44 | Santos Harmon

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Randy Orton is the WWE Champion on SmackDown Live, however he is set to face Raw's Bray Wyatt at Payback in a House of Horror's match.

- As noted, Charlotte Flair defeated SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi on this week's SmackDown in a non-title match to earn a title shot on next week's show. The show is SmackDown's first post-WrestleMania 33 PPV, though it won't take place until May 21st.

As determined on SmackDown Live tonight, Naomi will defend her SmackDown Women's Championship title against Charlotte Flair next week. We have new guys like Kevin Owens who has come over, Sami Zayn has come over, and we lost guys like Dean Ambrose, who I was having a lot of problems with, they moved him to RAW. She said they'll have a match now, and she attacked Charlotte.

Charlotte counters Naomi's attempt at the Rear View and hits the champion with Natural Selection to pick up the win in her first SmackDown Live match. That we can tell you below.

Jinder Mahal, the Indo-Canadian wrestler, has emerged as the new No. 1 contender for Randy Orton's WWE Championship. Half of the men in this match (Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn, and Erick Rowan) weren't on the roster just a few weeks ago.

Promos - The New Day and Shinsuke Nakamura: New Day is still "coming soon", while the package on Nakamura (which should have aired last week) finally showcased his style and gave previously uneducated fans a reason to be excited about his debut ... which is still to be determined.

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Both women pushed each other to the limit, but in the end it was Flair who walked away with the victory.

Primo & Epico Colon def. At least Mahal garnered a reaction earlier.

He took on local competitor Gary Gandy and dropped him with a "pop-up powerbomb" to win in 30 seconds.

The Phenomenal One and The Lone Wolf clash in this week's main event, with Kevin Owens watching from ringside.

Shane gets a pop from the crowd and says we're going to see these two fight tonight.



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