The June 12th episode of WWE SmackDown aired live from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN. It was the go-home show for WWE Money in the Bank this Sunday. Here are 5 takeaways from this week’s show:
5The Women’s Summit Turned Into A Brawl
Becky Lynch, Naomi, Lana, and Charlotte Flair joined SmackDown GM Paige in the ring to kick off this week’s episode of SmackDown. Paige stated that the four women in the ring have earned their way into the MITB Ladder Match and will have to overcome RAW’s best Superstars in the match.
Naomi boasted about winning the first-ever women’s Battle Royal at WrestleMania and vowed to win the MITB contract. Charlotte told Naomi that the only reason Naomi won the Battle Royal was that she wasn’t in it. Charlotte said that she was going to win the Ladder Match and Becky Lynch interrupted.
Lynch stated that she was willing to do whatever it takes to win the match, even if that means going through her best friend. Becky brought up beating Charlotte last week on SmackDown and sarcastically asked Charlotte how her arm was.
Peyton Royce and Billie Kay interrupted and poked fun at the SmackDown Superstars in the women’s Ladder Match. Royce did a brutal Irish accent, Kay made fun of Charlotte wearing her father’s robe, drinking tea and crying when she loses matches. The IIconics then danced around to make fun of Naomi and Lana.
Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville joined the party and came down to the entrance ramp. They said that Paige is going to be disappointed this Sunday because the talent outside the ring is far superior to the talent in the ring. Lynch, Flair, Naomi, and Lana then attacked Kay, Royce, Rose, and Deville on the entrance ramp and that was the end of the segment. It was announced after the commercial break that an 8-woman tag match will go down later tonight. Carmella and Asuka were later added to the match to make it a 10-woman tag match.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 13, 2018
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