Looking to defuse a potentially volatile situation in the locker room, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan decided to use the rising tension inside the Women’s division by turning the SmackDown Women’s Championship Match between Charlotte Flair and Natalya at WWE Clash of Champions into a Lumberjack Match. This move would bring the likes of The Riott Squad, Carmella, Lana and Tamina into the pay-per-view equation.
After the bell, Natalya, Carmella and Lana all climbed up on the apron to give The Queen a taste of what is in store for her at the Dec. 17 pay-per-view. But before they could, The Riott Squad decided to make their presence known as well. The intimidating trio stood toe-to-toe with the rest of the Women’s division until Tamina opted to unload on Sarah Logan, and the two competitors brawled before being separated.