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Natalya, Carmella & Tamina def. SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch

CHICAGO — The team of SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi, Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch attempted to bond ahead of their Six-Woman Tag Team Match at WWE Backlash. Unfortunately, they could not unite and overcome the dastardly tactics of Natalya, Carmella & Tamina, as the “Welcoming Committee” exited Chicago standing tall once again.

The Irish Lass-Kicker was eager to start the fight against Tamina, but she found herself overpowered by the second-generation Superstar. The tide turned in her team’s favor, however, when Charlotte Flair entered the bout and neutralized Natalya. It wouldn’t be for long, though, as the Welcoming Committee soon regained control by nefarious means.

Natalya, Carmella & Tamina worked as a unit throughout the fight, utilizing quick tags and employing distractions to keep their team in control. Their teamwork nearly paid off after Tamina planted Naomi into the mat with a Samoan Drop, though Charlotte managed to save the SmackDown Women’s Champion.

Though she couldn’t secure the victory at that moment, in the end, it was Tamina who was the X-factor for her team. When Lynch had Natalya on the ropes, the towering Superstar rushed into the ring and distracted The Irish-Lass Kicker, giving The Queen of Harts the much-needed opening to lock on the Sharpshooter and force Lynch to tap out. The “welcoming committee” gloated after their victory, but the trio of Naomi, Charlotte and Lynch are determined to make sure that this rivalry is far from over.