The latest member of the SmackDown girls’s roster Raquel Rodriguez had her first championship match on the principle roster on Friday’s SmackDown.
After defeating Charlotte Aptitude for the SmackDown Girls’s Championship, Ronda Rousey was in search of a brand new opponent. Aptitude is out indefinitely and Rousey needs to be a preventing champion transferring ahead. She issued an open problem and Rodriguez accepted.
Rodriguez took to the mic earlier than the match and said it might be an honor to step within the ring with Rousey. Nonetheless, she would make historical past by changing into SmackDown Girls’s Champion.
Ronda Rousey (c) defeats Raquel Rodriguez – SmackDown Girls’s Championship
The match went by means of a sequence of submission maneuvers by Rousey which had been impressively countered by Rodriguez. In the direction of the top of the match, Rodriguez went for the one-arm powerbomb, however Rousey caught her in an arm-lock. Rodriguez went for a powerbomb, however Rousey caught her with one other submission with the ankle lock. Rodriguez escaped and hit an enormous boot on Rousey however solely acquired a close to fall. Rodriguez getting annoyed that she couldn’t get a rely of three goes for one more powerbomb however Rousey rolls by means of and pins her. Rousey remains to be the SmackDown Girls’s Champion.
After the match, there was a backstage section with Adam Pearce, Shotzi, and Aliyah. Each Shotzi and Aliyah had been extraordinarily upset that Rodriguez was the one who answered Rousey’s open problem.
Shotzi says that she was on her approach to the ring to reply the problem and Raquel pushed her out of the best way and stole her championship alternative. Aliyah enters and says that Shotzi locked her within the locker room which is why she couldn’t reply the open problem. The 2 proceed to argue about wanting a title match because the section ends.
Naomi & Sasha Banks (c) defeats Natalya & Shayna Baszler – Girls’s Tag Workforce Championship
The ultimate moments of the match had Naomi & Banks seeking to double workforce on Natalya. Natalya was locked right into a full nelson by Naomi solely to interrupt away and ship a discus lariat to Banks. Naomi regroups and locks Natalya again right into a full nelson and slams her to the mat. She goes for the pin solely to be damaged up by Baszler.
With all 4 girls within the ring, Baszler locks within the Kirifuda Clutch onto Naomi. Banks hits a backstabber on Baszler breaking the maintain. Natalya appears to get Naomi right into a Sharpshooter however Naomi counters right into a small package deal to get the pin and the victory to retain the titles.
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