Charlotte Flair returned to help Becky Lynch and hurt Carmella
TAMPA, Fla. — Fresh off Becky Lynch defeating Carmella last week to earn a SmackDown Women’s Championship Match at SummerSlam, Lynch joined Renee Young in the ring for an interview to kick off SmackDown LIVE and was soon interrupted by Princess Mella.
The Irish Lass Kicker spoke on how big of an honor it would be to regain the SmackDown Women’s Championship and defend it at WWE Evolution in October. The Princess of Staten Island soon hit the scene and talked about how she’s been working to prove that she was better than Becky since they were at NXT together. Carmella’s message seemed to take a positive turn, however, when she extended her hand and wished Becky luck.
However, Becky and the WWE Universe were shocked when the music of the recently fired James Ellsworth began to play. Caught off guard, The Irish Lass Kicker was blindsided by Carmella, who dropped her SummerSlam challenger a superkick. Mella seemed ready to continue the attack with a steel chair when another familiar entrance theme began to blare: Charlotte Flair’s. Unlike Ellsworth, The Queen was actually in the building and quickly dashed out to chase Carmella off and help Lynch back to her feet.
After getting out of dodge, Carmella bumped into SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige backstage. Princess Mella was none too pleased with Charlotte’s return, and that feeling would only intensify when Paige revealed that Carmella would face off against Charlotte Flair tonight, and if Charlotte won, the SmackDown Women’s Championship Match at SummerSlam would become a Triple Threat between Mella, Becky and The Queen!