Lumberjack Match for the SmackDown Women’s Title: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
We go to the ring and the Lumberjacks are out first as Naomi makes her way out. Carmella is out next, followed by Tamina Snuka and Lana. The Riott Squad’s Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan are out next. Natalya is out next. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair is out last.
We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton before the bell. They lock up and trade holds. Natalya with an elbow to the face and a takedown for some showing off. Natalya runs but Flair drops her. Flair kicks Natalya out of the ring. Naomi kicks Natalya and rolls her back in. Natalya sends Flair right back out. Carmella, Lana and Tamina work Flair over before sending her back in. The Riott Squad also gets involved. Natalya grabs Flair and talks some trash before going back to work on her.
Flair kicks Natalya a few times and hits a neckbreaker. Flair with a big boot and a 2 count. Natalya counters and sends Flair’s face into the turnbuckle. Natalya with some more showing off for boos. Natalya sends Flair back out and The Riott Squad gets her this time. Natalya sends Flair back out as almost all of the Lumberjacks get a hand on her. Natalya continues to use the Lumberjacks. They roll Flair back in. Natalya with more offense and trash talking. Natalya keeps Flair grounded now.
Flair fights up to her feet but Natalya sends her back down. Natalya with the running step on Flair’s neck and then the dropkick. Natalya keeps control with more offense as The Riott Squad looks on. Natalya ends up on the floor but she makes it back in before the Lumberjacks can get her. It looks like Carmella may have given her a pass. Natalya runs back in but Flair unloads with chops. Flair drops Natalya with a kick. Flair shows off some for a pop. Flair drops Natalya over her knee and launches her face first into the turnbuckle. Flair goes to the top but it backfires as Natalya brings her to the mat on her head.
Flair counters a Sharpshooter and rolls Natalya up for a 2 count. Flair drops Natalya with a boot. Natalya blocks the Figure Four and kicks Flair to the floor. The Riott Squad attacks her. The other Lumberjacks join in and a brawl breaks out. Naomi takes everyone down. Flair brings Natalya back into the ring. Riott grabs Flair’s boot to distract her, allowing Natalya to capitalize. Tamina nails a big kick and Natalya drags Flair over for the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring.
Natalya tightens the hold as Flair tries to get the bottom rope. The Riott Squad yells at Flair to tap. Flair finally gets the rope but Tamina, Carmella and Lana pull her out of the ring for a beatdown. The others join in as another brawl breaks out at ringside. Carmella grabs her Money In the Bank briefcase and enters the ring with it but Ruby decks her. The Lumberjacks fight in the ring and back out. Natalya and Naomi brawl as Lana and Liv go at it. Flair goes to the top and hits a big moonsault to the floor, taking about a half-dozen other Superstars out. Natalya is the first one up. She sends Flair face first into the ring post. Natalya with more shots to Flair while she’s down on the floor. Natalya rolls Flair back into the ring. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring but Flair kicks her to the mat. Flair goes right into the Figure Eight for the win.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Flair takes her title and goes to ringside to pose with fans in the front row. We go to replays. Kayla Braxton interviews Natalya in the ring after the match, asking what went wrong. Natalya says she did nothing wrong. Tonight Flair did what she did best – use her family’s name to cut corners. Natalya starts crying as some fans boo. Natalya says she has given the WWE Universe some of the best matches that women in WWE have ever seen and she’s carried the entire division for 10 years but all of you – you, you, you and you – have treated her with nothing but disrespect. Natalya says if WWE wants to turn her back on her, the WWE Universe wants to turn its back on her, the women want to turn their backs on her… well now she is turning her back on all of us. Natalya drops the mic and leaves the ring, still crying. We go to a break.
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