RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey retained her title at Evolution, via submission by locking her opponent Nikki Bella in the arm-bar thus forcing her to tap out.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch successfully defended her title against former best friend Charlotte Flair in the inaugural Last Woman Standing match.
RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey will go 1-on-1 with SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch on November 18, 2018, at Survivor Series.
A small video package featuring both women having a verbal confrontation was aired to hype the epic match. Although Lynch and Rousey didn’t engage in a physical brawl, WWE published an article suggesting Lynch was supposed to attack the former UFC star. That definitely did not happen, thus making fans assume that were was a change in plans.
WWE published the following:
“However, the Rowdy titleholder’s celebration was short-lived; just moments after she and Becky stood triumphantly side-by-side along with the rest of the female Superstars in the culmination of the monumental event, The Irish Lass Kicker unleashed a vicious assault on her fellow champion backstage”
Meanwhile, Charlotte Flair was approached by General Manager Paige to captain the SmackDown Women’s Team at this year’s Survivor Series. Flair seemed to have her own reservations and was thus requested by Paige to reconsider her decision.
This year’s Survivor Series will take place from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and it’s the one night a year when superstars from both RAW and SmackDown go head to head in competition.