This week’s SmackDown saw a tri-brand women’s battle royal with the winner earning a shot at Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship at next week’s SummerSlam PPV.
With Asuka already established as the challenger for the corresponding title on Raw held by Sasha Banks, women such as Lacey Evans, The Iconics, Shotzi Blackheart and Naomi made their way to the ring to stake their SummerSlam claim. The final participant took everyone by surprise:
As soon as Askua entered, we all knew their was only one winner and so it transpired with the Japanese superstar last eliminating Shayna Baszler for the victory.
With that, Asuka will now challenge for both the Raw and Smackdown Women’s titles at SummerSlam. Can The Golden Role Models team of Bayley and Banks hold on to their respective belts? It seems unlikely.
In addition to this match, SmackDown also saw Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville added to the card in a hair vs. hair match.
The event, which will take place at the Amway Center in Orlando is shaping up to be a sneaky good card.
The event will take place on Sunday August 23rd and will be broadcast on the WWE Network. In addition, we will be hosting a pre-SummerSlam online extravaganza in order to raise funds for the Cauliflower Alley Club on our Facebook and YouTube pages. See this page for details and join us on the night for the free event.
Current SummerSlam Card:
- WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton
- Universal Championship: Braun Strowman vs. The Fiend
- Raw Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks vs. Asuka
- SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Asuka
- United States Championship: Apollo Crews vs. MVP
- Raw Tag Team Championship: The Street Profits vs. Andrade & Angel Garza
- Weapons Legal Match: Dominik Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins
- Hair vs. Hair: Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville