Naomi Relinquishes SmackDown Women’s Title, New Champion Crowned (Videos)

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SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi was forced to relinquish her title last night on SmackDown due to an injury she suffered shortly after winning the title. SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan noted that Naomi was being asked to hand over the title because she will be unable to defend the title within 30 days.

Naomi won the title from Alexa Bliss at the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view two weeks ago and noted on SmackDown that she didn’t know she was hurt until she got back to her room that night. It should be noted that she did work a live event the next night.

Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch for the vacant title.

SmackDown Live Preview 2/21/17

SmackDown live takes place tonight from the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

  • A 10-Man Battle Royal will determine WWE Champion Bray Wyatt’s opponent at WrestleMania
  • Nikki Bella and Natalya will square off in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
  • Will injured SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi be ready to fend off Alexa Bliss?
  • How will The Usos destabilize SmackDown Tag Team Champions American Alpha?

Source: WWE.com

SmackDown Live Preview 2/14/17

SmackDown Live takes place tonight in Anaheim, California, with the fallout from WWE Elinination Chamber.

  • Bray Wyatt to battle John Cena in a WWE Title Rematch tonight
  • Naomi is the new SmackDown Women’s Champion, but for how long?
  • Who will rise out of the Turmoil to challenge American Alpha?
  • Is Baron Corbin destined to become Intercontinental Champion?
  • Will Ziggler’s aggression cost him or give him exactly what he wants?

Source: WWE.com

2017 Money In The Bank To Be A SmackDown Live Exclusive PPV Event

WWE has confirmed that the June 18th Money In the Bank pay-per-view will be a SmackDown Live-exclusive event. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am via Ticketmaster. MITB 2017 takes place from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. WWE announced the following on the event:

One of sports-entertainment’s most historic cities will be the site of one of WWE’s greatest traditions when the Scottrade Center in St. Louis hosts SmackDown LIVE’s Money in the Bank 2017 on Sunday, June 18.Tickets for Team Blue’s huge pay-per-view will be available at Ticketmaster.com starting this Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. CT.

Since the event’s introduction in 2010, Money in the Bank has quickly become one of WWE’s most anticipated cards of the year, thanks to its exciting and eponymous Money in the Bank Ladder Match, the winner of which earns the right to cash in a guaranteed title opportunity against the WWE Champion.

What insanity will take place this year as SmackDown LIVE Superstars throw caution to the wind in the pursuit of championship glory?

Find out for yourself by securing your Money in the Bank tickets as soon as they become available this Friday!

Source: WrestlingINC

2017 WWE Elimination Chamber (SmackDown) Results

(Kickoff) Mojo Rawley vs Curt Hawkins – Winner: Mojo Rawley

Becky Lynch vs Mickie James – Winner: Becky Lynch

2 on 1 Handicap Match: Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs Dolph Ziggler – Ziggler ambushed Kalisto on the way to the ring taking him out – Kalisto eventually made his way to the ring and into the match – Winners: Apollo Crews & Kalisto – After the match, Ziggler comes over and takes Kalisto’s feet out, causing him to fall off the apron. Crews chases Ziggler back into the ring but Ziggler stomps away. Ziggler grabs a steel chair and wraps it around Crews’ foot. The referee warns Ziggler but he stomps on the foot anyway. Crews yells in pain. Ziggler pulls back over to damage the foot again. Ziggler works him over and stomps on the foot while it’s in the chair again. Ziggler leaves as Kalisto comes in to check on Crews with the referees.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship – Turmoil Match: (C) American Alpha vs The Usos vs Heath Slater & Rhyno vs The Ascension vs Breezango vs The Vaudevillains –

  • Slater & Rhyno vs Breezango – Breezango eliminated
  • Slater & Rhyno vs The Vaudevillains – The Vaudevillains eliminated
  • Slater & Rhyno vs The Usos – Slater & Rhyno eliminated
  • The Usos vs (c) American Alpha – The Usos eliminated – Usos assault American Alpha after being eliminated
  • (C) American Alpha vs The Ascension – Winners: American Alpha

Nikki Bella vs Natalya – Double Count Out – they continued to go at each other after the match, Natalya sucker punched Natalya and then Nikki speared Natalya as she was heading up the isle, Natalya ran to the back after they was separated by officials.

Luke Harper vs Randy Orton – Winner: Randy Orton

Natalya attacked Nikki Bella backstage as Nikki was being interviewed by Renee Young – Maryse who was backstage getting ready got powder dumped on all over her – Officials had to separate Natalya & Nikki.

SmackDown Women’s Championship: (C) Alexa Bliss vs Naomi – Winner and new SmackDown Women’s Champion

WWE World Championship – Elimination Chamber Match: (C) John Cena vs AJ Styles vs Bray Wyatt vs Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs The Miz vs Baron Corbin

Ambrose, Corbin, Miz & Bray Wyatt were locked into the pods – Styles & Cena started the match -Ambrose was first out of the pods, Wyatt was second, Corbin was third Miz was last – Corbin eliminated by Ambrose, Cobin assaulted Ambrose before leaving the chamber, Miz eliminated Ambrose, Cena eliminated Miz, Wyatt eliminated Cena, Wyatt eliminated Styles – Winner and new WWE World Champion Bray Wyatt

Randy Orton came out on the stage and looked on as Bray Wyatt celebrated in the ring.

WWE Elimination Chamber (SmackDown) 2/12/17

WWE World Championship – Elimination Chamber Match: (C) John Cena vs AJ Styles vs Bray Wyatt vs Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs The Miz vs Baron Corbin

SmackDown Women’s Championship: (C) Alexa Bliss vs Naomi

Luke Harper vs Randy Orton

Nikki Bella vs Natalya

SmackDown Tag Team Championship – Turmoil Match: (C) American Alpha vs The Usos vs Heath Slater & Rhyno vs The Ascension vs Breezango vs The Vaudevillains

Becky Lynch vs Mickie James

2 on 1 Handicap Match: Apollo Crews & Kalisto vs Dolph Ziggler

(Kickoff) Mojo Rawley vs Curt Hawkins

SmackDown Live Preview 1/31/17

Tonight’s WWE SmackDown Live will take place from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas with the fallout from the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.

The 16-time World Champ is here!

Is Luke Harper coming after the 2017 Royal Rumble Match winner Randy Orton?

Naomi & Becky Lynch set to go to war against Alexa Bliss & Mickie James

Who is coming after Dean Ambrose’s Intercontinental Championship?

James Ellsworth and Carmella: Who is helping who?

Source: WWE.com