Though they’ll be opponents at SummerSlam in the SmackDown Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match against Carmella, best friends Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch teamed up on SmackDown LIVE to take on The IIconics. Prior to the contest, Peyton Royce & Billie Kay attempted to drive a wedge between Flair and Lynch, claiming that Lynch was forever stuck in Flair’s shadow ahead of their title bout at The Biggest Event of Summer.
Carmella was on commentary for the contest, continually harping on the fact that she was being treated unfairly by being placed in the Triple Threat Match at SummerSlam. In the ring, The Queen and The Irish Lass Kicker didn’t seem too deterred by The IIconics’ attempted mind games, rattling off a flurry of offense that put Lynch in position to win. However, when Becky was pushed back into Flair, The Queen instinctively made a blind tag that allowed her to finish Royce with the Figure-Eight Leglock for the tapout win.
Before the best friends had too much time to react to the victory or the blind tag, Carmella made a definitive statement by standing on the announce table and holding her SmackDown Women’s Championship proudly in the air.