Who Will Be Victorious? WWE Smackown Women’s Ladder Match, Round 2

After the upset at the Money in The Bank PPV event, Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan announced on the following Smackdown Live show that there would be a re-match, since Carmella technically didn’t win the match. The re-match aired on June 27th on Smackdown Live, and had the original Women’s Ladder Match contestants: Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Carmella and Tamina Snuka. Of course before anything could happen, Bryan had Carmella’s sidekick James Ellseworth banned from the building. It was actually pretty funny.

So after that display of power, Carmella had to face everyone else alone. Carmella was the first to get a ladder in the ring, trying to prove that she deserves the contract. Of course she was ganged up on, and was promptly thrown out. Tamina tried next, but was unsuccessful. Becky was next, and while her struggle with that ladder was real, Tamina was having none of it and dropped Becky with a Samoan Drop. She followed with a Superfly Splash, but doing so took her out as well.

WWE Smackown Women's Ladder Match

The fight for the contract was fierce. Charlotte and Tamina had the most chemistry fight wise, but all of these women were great tonight. There was some real danger in this match though, as the contenders were not afraid to use the ladders on each other. Frankly I’m surprised no one was seriously injured. The climax of the match–four of the women on the ladder fighting each other–was mesmerizing. They showed incredible courage and strength, but ultimately the ladder betrayed them, dropping the four to the ring.

Of course, again Ellseworth came back to assist Carmella, and we almost had a repeat of the first match, but Becky was having none of this shit and knocked him off of the ladder, took control of the match, but Carmella interfered, climbed that damn ladder, and won it herself. Now, because Ellseworth was banned from the building, I’m interested to see how this plays out for Carmella. Will it be held against her? I guess we’ll find out next week!

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