For those that missed Thursday’s Smackdown, Charlotte faced Naomi in a one on one match. That match was turned into a tag team match when the women on the outside of the ring interfered so it became Charlotte and Becky Lynch vs. Naomi and Sasha Banks with Tamina at ringside.
Towards the end of the match Charlotte hits a spear on Sasha Banks. Things seemed to fall apart and at one point Naomi got in the match without tagging in and the announcers pointed it out. Something seemed off after the spear spot and then Charlotte and Naomi went to do a small package and it didn’t go smoothly. Then they tried to do another spot and it didn’t work out so Naomi grabs Charlotte by the hair and yanks her to the canvas. They tried for the small package spot again with Charlotte going for a pin attempt and the Naomi reversing the small package and getting the pin instead. Naomi’s music played and you can see Naomi yelling something at Charlotte after the bell rang.
Whatever the finish was supposed to be Naomi was clearly upset and the women were completely shocked by how the match ended. It’s very possible that Charlotte was supposed to get the pin instead of Naomi. Keep in mind that WWE could have edited the match so whatever happened towards the end could have been worse than what was shown on TV.
The match was supposed to go several more minutes and internally the match was considered to be a disaster.
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