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Naomi def. Alexa Bliss to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship

PHOENIX – Time for the WWE Universe to bask in the glow. At WWE Elimination Chamber, Naomi overcame the fierce and, at times, underhanded attack of Alexa Bliss to win the first championship of her career in the form of the SmackDown Women’s Title.

Her victory, however, would not come easy. Bliss has remained champion in no small part thanks to some unsavory tactics, and this match at Elimination Chamber proved to be no exception. In the end, though, Naomi, arguably WWE’s most gifted athlete, would persevere. She not only countered Alexa’s offense, but nearly brought the house down when she bounced off the top rope and flipped backward, landing on a prone Bliss. The impact rendered the champion immobile, ensuring Naomi’s victory and putting an end to Little Miss Bliss’ 70-day reign.

After the match, Naomi became overcome with emotion, shedding tears of joy as the WWE Universe filled the Talking Stick Resort Arena with chants of “You deserve it!” As a result, Naomi not only begins her first title reign, but she will also have the honor of walking into WrestleMania, in her hometown of Orlando, as the SmackDown Women’s Champion.