The Smackdown Women’s Division got a MAJOR shake-up last night. The division took a big leap forward and then, in some eyes, took one backward. Here’s what happened.
After last week’s historic announcement that there will be a women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, the ladies of Smackdown squared off in a six-woman tag. Shane kicked off the show by debuting the brand-new ladies MITB briefcase!
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At least one of the ladies LOVED IT!
— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) June 7, 2017
Lana Debuts and makes Demands
During the segment, Lana finally debuted on Smackdown Live. The Ravishing Russian immediately demanded to be put into the MITB match.
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The ladies of Smackdown were less than impressed:
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After Lana was not given her shot, she stormed off in a huff.
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Then later on in the six-woman tag, Lana interfered and cost Naomi and her team the match:
This infuriated Naomi SO much that she then demanded she faces Lana at Money in the Bank with the title on the line.
LOL WWE LOGIC
Lana was told she hadn’t done anything to merit either a match with Namoi or even a chance to wrestle for the briefcase. But all that needed to happen was for her to get under Namoi’s skin and have the Champion demand a match with her. I understand this is a classic babyface tactic (“I will defend my belt”) but that doesn’t make this any less dumb.
Lana has wrestled ONCE on television. However, she has wrestled extensively on NXT House Shows.
Fans are less than pleased about Lana immediately getting a shot at the belt:
Lana is #1 contender?? Lmao, Smackdown is taking this "land of opportunity" thing too far, it's the land of handouts at this point
— HZA !!! (@hiltsus) June 7, 2017
Nat should be #1 contender for the SD Women's championship not Lana
— Stratusfied Pigeon (@TBPHOLLER) June 7, 2017
Why does lana get title Match wht she do to deserve im sure she work hard but usually u have number1 contender match 1st time fighting
— bcarlin (@bcarlin1_18) June 7, 2017
Once again Luke Harper wasn't on #SDLive and to add on to that Lana is #1 contender for doing absolutely nothing. Tragic.
— Jasmine (@sashasomega) June 7, 2017
Lana has to earn her opportunities so she's not allowed in the #1 contender's match. Instead she gets a title match. What #SDLive
— Jason (@OMJason) June 7, 2017
This fan has a good point
Lana & Sting had the same amount of matches (1) and wins (0) on WWE TV before being named #1 Contender to a World Championship.
— Justin (@Justin_SofOK) June 7, 2017
What do you think? Does Lana deserve a title shot? Share your thoughts in the comments below.