WWE SmackDown: First-Ever Women’s Championship Match In Saudi Arabia Is Made Official

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Ahead of this week’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown, WWE announced that there would be a fatal four-way match between Carmella, Naomi, Dana Brooke, and Alexa Bliss where the winner would be given a Women’s Championship match at Super ShowDown at the end of the month.

Ahead of this year’s trip to Saudi Arabia, there has only ever been one women’s match in the Middle East and that was at Crown Jewel on October 31st, when Natalya was able to defeat Lacey Evans. Natalya and Evans made history that night and it appears that more history will be made on February 27th when the SmackDown Women’s Championship will be defended for the first time.

Naomi was expected to be the woman who picked up the victory but instead it was Carmella who took advantage of the fatal four-way atmosphere to floor Naomi with two kicks and pin the returning two-time Champion.

Carmella herself is a former SmackDown Women’s Champion and this is her first real push since she returned to the Blue Brand last year. The Princess of Staten Island is also a former 24/7 Champion and someone who was moved to SmackDown so that she could remain alongside her boyfriend Corey Graves.

Carmella will definitely have to switch up her wardrobe if she wants to wrestle in Saudi Arabia in a little over two weeks time since it was her image a few years ago that caused a number of issues when it was screened in Saudi Arabia accidentally as part of an advertisement.

This will be both Bayley and Carmella’s first trip out to the Middle East and as of writing it is currently unknown as of yet if Raw will be allowing their Women’s Championship to be defended as part of the show as well.