February 21, 2017

Naomi Relinquishes Women’s Title, Alexa Bliss Crowned New Champion

As seen on Smackdown, Naomi was forced to vacate the WWE Smackdown Women’s title after determining her injury will prevent her from competing. As we noted several times last week, the injury is legitimate and not part of a storyline.

During the opening segment, Daniel Bryan said he and Shane McMahon went over the medical records, and it’s conclusive that Naomi’s injury will prevent her from defending the title in 30 days, and she will need to relinquish the Smackdown’s Women’s Championship.

Naomi said she was crying tears of joy last week but now a week later, is full of sadness and frustration. She added that she knows giving up her title also means possibly giving up her ticket to appear at WrestleMania. Naomi ended the tearful segment by promising that everyone would feel the glow once she returned.

Daniel then book a Women’s Title match between former SmackDown Women’s Champions Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch to crown a new champion.

During the back and forth back Women’s title match, Alexa Bliss would steal the win and belt by landing a cheap shot to Becky behind the referee’s back and rolling up the Lass Kicker for the three count.