SmackDown Women’s Championship 5-Way Fatal Elimination Match
Four wrestlers will try to finish the second round of Bayley with the blue mark belt.
The road to WrestleMania 36
She is no longer the general manager, but Paige still goes Skype on a program to announce a match.
Her segment was actually delayed by a week due to coronavirus precautions, which also removed Dana Brooke from the match. This turned a six pack challenge into 5 fatal routes.
Bayley’s challengers now include the women she beat in her last two title quarrels – Lacey Evans and Naomi, and a pair of x-factors – the returning Tamina and her best friend / secret weapon Sasha Banks.
When Paige made her announcement, we caught Sasha looking at the belt over Bayley’s shoulder. The Boss quickly denied that his love for gold in the championship would interfere with his friendship, and there were no signs of a problem between the besties.
In the past two weeks, WWE’s attention has shifted to Tamina’s settlement as an unstoppable threat. She released Evans and Naomi on March 27 and last night’s “Go home” show, beat the two in a triple threat, and then presented The Boss ‘N’
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What’s at stake
This belt that Bay has been wearing for almost a year (except for a few days so that Charlotte Flair can win an 11th main title). But also the short term future of the SmackDown Women division. There will be a rivalry for the title. Does this affair of several people also set up a secondary program?
The long-awaited resumption of Banks / Bayley rivalry does not need the title, and if WrestleMania 36 ends with one of these former NXT champions wearing the bracelet, Naomi, Lacey and Tamina will probably play a supporting role on Friday – or look at the tag scene for the action.
If they decide to crown Naomi or finally pull the trigger on Evans, the focus may remain on the champion and the challenger. Bayley & Sasha could slow their break-up during the chase, or WWE could get cold feet again and keep them as a team – perhaps to quarrel with Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross if they beat Kabuki Warriors this weekend.
There are many interesting options. There should also be a good fight this game – especially if Lacey and Tamina are eliminated early.
Let us know how you think this game and the next few weeks and months on the blue mark will play out in the space below. And stay with us all weekend for full coverage of WrestleMania 36!
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