SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
NATALYA (c) vs. CHARLOTTE
The champion goes to work early backing Flair into the corner and stomping away on her knees, setting up for the Sharpshooter later on. She hits a dragon screw and goes right back to the knee, ignoring the referee’s warnings for her to back off. Charlotte gets some room but is quickly taken down with a chop block. Natalya kicks away at the knees, ankles, anything she can do to take the challenger off her feet and keep her that way. After five minutes the challenger has gotten nothing going, and Nattie knows it taking time to mock the crowd and her opponent while easily staying in control of the pace.
Flair got her boots in the face and started throwing back elbows, finally getting some momentum rolling. She’s hobbling around the ring feeling the result of the champion’s work, but continues the pressure with knife-edge chops as the crowd comes alive. A side suplex takes the champion off her feet, but Charlotte made the mistake of climbing the ropes and got caught with a brutal powerbomb for a close two-count. Nattie gets frustrated that she can’t get the pin yet and Flair takes advantage with a crucifix rollup, almost stealing the title. She connects with a running boot, but her knees buckled and both women went down.
Natalya saw her opponent and sent the challenger crashing into the ring steps right into her knees, then rolled it back into the ring and locked in the Sharpshooter! They teased a submission but after a beat Charlotte managed to break the hold but using her long legs to launch the champion head-first into the bottom turnbuckle. She begins to climb the ropes again as Nattie rolls to the floor, rotating and coming off with a huge moonsault all the way to the outside! Both women go crashing into the floor as Flair screams out in pain; that may have been a very, very bad idea. The referee begins his count, but Nattie has had enough and goes to get a steel chair, destroying her opponent’s knee with several brutal shots to the front and back of her legs.
Winner by DQ: Charlotte
Still Champion: Natalya
After the match Natalya continues her assault with a steel chair on the knees of Charlotte. The champion leaves with her title and poses on the ramp as referees tend to Flair, who is crying and clutching her destroyed knees.