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SmackDown Women’s Championship match has enough charm to steal WrestleMania



I think it’s a fair assumption that we all prefer one-on-one title matches over gimmick matches, but that doesn’t mean those matches aren’t fun to watch.

And while the fatal 4-way RAW Women’s Championship has us me frustrated with the build up, the SmackDown Women’s Championship is my dark horse pick for show stealer at WrestleMania 33.

Alexa Bliss will have to defend her title against every available woman on the SmackDown roster, but we don’t know yet what kind of match it will be, whether it’s an elimination, turmoil, ladder match, or battle royal.

There will come a day when the women’s division is polished enough with mega stars that WWE can throw a one-on-one title match into a co-main event spot at WrestleMania. Until then, we get to see everybody on the roster in a high-flying, high-octane title match.

My preference would be a turmoil match where we essentially would get five or six one-on-one matches that each last about five minutes. It would keep the mystery alive of who is coming down the tunnel next, which allows for surprise entrants like Maryse (or maybe…Asuka???) to show up. And how awesome would it be if Alexa Bliss survives a turmoil match to the end and then have Naomi hobble down the ramp as the final entrant? It would be Naomi’s Willis Reed/Kirk Gibson moment. I don’t expect it to happen. It’s fantasy booking on my part.

Last week’s Talking Smack episode is what sold me on this match. Alexa Bliss was being interviewed by Renee Young and Daniel Bryan only to be interrupted by Mickie James, Becky Lynch, Natalya, and Carmella until all five wrestlers were trash talking. It was really funny and showed off how much chemistry the SmackDown women’s roster has.

Then, the DQ match between Carmella and Becky that exploded into all five women in an all-out brawl was the cherry on top. This championship bout is going to be awesome.

No matter what kind of match it ends up being, this one has the potential to steal the show and deliver one of the night’s feel-good moments. And with each woman getting showcased on the biggest stage of them all, we could see two big-time stars developed from this match to fight one on one at next year’s WrestleMania.

This article comes to you via @BriggsRich

Richard Briggs has a bachelor's degree in journalism and has experience covering the NBA, college sports, and high school sports. He contributes WWE content for Fight Booth.

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