– We see Carmella and Naomi backstage warming up.
#1 Contender’s Match: Naomi vs. Carmella
We go back to the ring for tonight’s #1 contender’s match as Naomi makes her way out. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Daniel Bryan and The Bella Twins are announced for WWE Backstage. We cut to a backstage pre-recorded promo from Sheamus. The Celtic Warrior knocks Shorty G and Apollo Crews for trying to come at him last week. Sheamus says the problems for SmackDown are far from over and now it’s time for him to start hunting bigger prey. It’s time to end this infestation once and for all, to exterminate every rat in the locker room. Sheamus says he will do that in the biggest trap of them all when he enters the Elimination Chamber. We cut to G and Crews in the locker room. G talks about Sheamus being a bully and that making him sick. G isn’t backing down and Crews shouldn’t either. Crews says he doesn’t need G’s little pep talk. He says G can handle Sheamus his way, he will handle business his own way. Crews walks off. We go back to the ring and Naomi finishes her entrance as SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley watches from ringside with her title. The winner of this match will challenge Bayley in Saudi Arabia next Thursday at WWE Super ShowDown. Out next comes Carmella as Greg Hamilton does the introductions. Carmella gets pyro on her way to the ring as Cole shows us events that led to this match.
The bell rings and they do a handshake in the middle of the ring but Naomi takes Carmella down to the mat immediately, grounding her with a headlock. Carmella fights free and they get back to their feet. Naomi runs the ropes and drops Carmella with a back elbow through the air. Carmella shows off and taunts some before they lock back up with Bayley watching closely. Naomi with a backslide for a 2 count. Naomi counters out of the corner and hits a running low clothesline for a 2 count. More back and forth and pin attempts with counters as they tangle on the mat.
Carmella comes back and sends Naomi flying with the head scissors. Carmella tosses Naomi out to the floor. Carmella runs for a suicide dive but Naomi meets her at the ropes with a kick to the face. Naomi fights back in and hits a crossbody for a close 2 count. Naomi goes to the second rope but Bayley distracts from the apron. Carmella takes advantage and slams Naomi to the mat for another close pin attempt. Naomi goes to the floor for a breather. Bayley trash talks Naomi in her face as fans boo her. The referee ejects Bayley to the back. Bayley throws a fit at ringside as the boos continue. Carmella takes advantage of the distraction at ringside, running the ropes to nail a dive on Naomi. Carmella stands over Naomi on the outside as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Naomi drives Carmella over her knee for a 2 count. They trade strikes but Naomi unloads with kicks. Carmella counters and levels her for another pin attempt. Carmella talks some trash in Naomi’s face while they’re on their knees. They trade strikes. Naomi gets the upperhand but Carmella counters and levels Naomi for another close 2 count. More back and forth. Naomi with a jawbreaker and a big springboard kick that barely connects. Carmella goes to the floor to regroup but Naomi launches herself over the top rope with a corkscrew plancha, taking Carmella back down on the floor. Naomi brings it back in the ring for a close 2 count.
Carmella dodges a move in the corner and Naomi hits the turnbuckles. Carmella with a crossbody from the top for a close 2 count. Carmella keeps fighting and goes for a suplex in from the apron but Naomi resists her. Naomi kicks from the apron. Naomi launches herself in and with a sunset flip for a 2 count. Carmella tries to escape to regroup. She rolls Naomi for another 2 count. More back and forth between the two. Carmella locks in the Code of Silence submission out of nowhere as fans start cheering them on. Naomi finally gets the bottom rope to break the hold. Carmella ducks a kick. Naomi catches a kick. They go on and Naomi drops Carmella with a Rear View for a close 2 count.
Naomi drags Carmella to the corner but misses the split-legged moonsault. Carmella kicks Naomi in the face for another 2 count. Carmella shows some frustration now. Naomi with a big knee to the jaw in the corner. Naomi comes off the top and nails a Blockbuster. Naomi goes for the split-legged moonsault again and this time hits it for the pin to win and earn the title shot in Saudi Arabia.
Winner and New #1 Contender: Naomi
– After the match, the music hits as Naomi begins celebrating. Cole confirms Naomi vs. Bayley for Super ShowDown. Naomi and Carmella have a show of respect before Naomi goes back to celebrating.
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