Becky Lynch To Defend The SmackDown Women’s Title In The First-ever Women’s TLC Match

Becky Lynch

After two weeks away due to a broken face and a severe concussion, SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch returned to SmackDown LIVE for the first time since selecting Charlotte Flair to replace her against Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series. Lynch picked up right where she left off, calling Flair out to the ring and verbally sparring with “The Queen.” The two nearly came to blows, but SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige intervened and announced that they would face off again at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on Sunday, December 16 in the first-ever Women’s Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match.

This announcement drew the ire of the rest of the SmackDown women, who all hit the scene to claim that they were deserving of the same opportunity, and Mandy Rose even insinuated that Paige was playing favorites. The General Manager responded with a blockbuster announcement: A Battle Royal would take place tonight, and the winner would be added to the SmackDown Women’s Championship TLC Match.

Asuka eliminated Sonya Deville to win the Nine-Woman Battle Royal. The other participants were Billie Kay, Carmella, Lana, Mandy Rose, Naomi, Peyton Royce, and Zelina Vega.

Other matches set for TLC are as follows:

* Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose

* WWE Champion Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles

* Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)

* Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax

* WWE Mixed Match Challenge Season 2 finale