WrestleMania 33 results: Naomi recaptures the SmackDown Women’s title with submission victory

The SmackDown Women’s Championship match was originally on the pre-show until WWE listened to fans unhappy about leaving a top card off of the main card of WrestleMania 33. So, they not only put it on the main card, but also moved it toward the end as the last SmackDown match on the card.

Alexa Bliss aggravated all of her coworkers and also her boss, SmackDown general manager Daniel Bryan, by bragging about how much better she was than, well, all of them. So, he put her in a WrestleMania 33 title defense against any available woman on the roster, which ended up being Mickie James, Becky Lynch, Natalya, Carmella, and, once she returned from her knee injury, previous champion Naomi.

Now a Six-Pack Challenge, alliances formed and broke apart nearly as quickly, with pairs of women working together briefly until it all fell apart and everyone was out for themselves.

Naomi, maybe aware of the knee injury that caused her to drop the title before WrestleMania 33 to begin with, finished off Alexa Bliss with a submission finisher rather than her typical split-legged moonsault, earning the victory and the SmackDown Women’s Championship once more. She joins Alexa Bliss as a wrestler to win the title twice, and managed to even win it back in front of her hometown Orlando crowd.

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