Tonight’s WWE SmackDown opens up with backstage promos from Charlotte Flair, Carmella, Becky Lynch, Natalya and Tamina Snuka about how they will win tonight’s Fatal 5 Way to become the new #1 contender. We go to the SmackDown opening video.
Fatal 5 Way Elimination Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Carmella vs. Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka vs. Becky Lynch
We go to the ring and out comes Charlotte Flair. The winner of this match will face SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi at Money In the Bank. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and James Ellsworth is on the stage with a mic. He rips the crowd and introduces Carmella. Tamina Snuka is out next. We see pre-recorded video from Naomi and she’s not worried about who wins tonight. Natalya is out next, followed by Becky Lynch to a pop.
They all start arguing before the bell and Tamina decks Charlotte. A brawl breaks out as Carmella takes Becky to the floor. Natalya ends up hitting a suplex on Charlotte and mounting her with strikes. Charlotte turns it around and mounts Natalya with forearms. Tamina makes the save and hits a Samoan Drop on Charlotte as the referee tries to get control of things. Becky and Carmella go at it on the floor as Ellsworth looks on. Becky throws Carmella into the timekeeper’s area. Becky comes flying over the barrier with a forearm. Tamina leaves Natalya down on the floor it looks like. Tamina takes apart the announce table as the referee tries to get her in the ring. Other referees are out now.
Tamina grabs Charlotte but Charlotte counters into the apron, then into the ring post. Charlotte drops Natalya next. Charlotte with a big overhead toss to Natalya on the floor. Charlotte goes to the top and nails a big moonsault on Charlotte and Natalya on the floor. Carmella jumps off the barrier and takes Charlotte down. Carmella turns around to Becky scooping her for a Bexploder on the floor. Tamina drops Becky. Charlotte drops Tamina with a big boot. Natalya decks Charlotte next. Natalya tries to put Charlotte on the announce table but Charlotte sends her into the steel steps. Charlotte grabs Natalya and powerbombs her through the announce table to a big pop. Referees check on Natalya as a “holy shit” chant tries to get going. The bell never rang. The music hits and out comes SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon.
Shane says what’s up to Atlanta and gives props to the women’s division. He says the competition is so crazy he wants to do something really big, a first, something historic. Shane announces Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Tamina vs. Carmella vs. Becky in a Ladder Match at the June 18th Money In the Bank pay-per-view for the first-ever women’s MITB match. He did not mention Naomi. Shane gets a big pop for the announcement as the Superstars look on from ringside.