There’s always room for one more. Last week on SmackDown Live, Becky Lynch defeated SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella clean via submission, earning herself a title shot at Summerslam. That set up a good story, but as tends to be the case in WWE, the idea seems to be bigger equals better. Therefore, a change took place on this week’s show, making the title match a little more interesting.

For more details, make sure to check out this week’s full SmackDown Live results.

This week on SmackDown Live, Charlotte also defeated Carmella clean via submission, thereby earning herself a title match as well. The match at Summerslam will now be a triple threat match with Carmella defending against both Lynch and Charlotte. Carmella defeated Charlotte for the title when she cashed in her Money in the Bank briefcase on the April 10 SmackDown before defeating her in a rematch at Backlash.

How did we get here?

Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair - SummerSlam Title Match Opportunity: SmackDown LIVE, July 31, 2018

Opinion: I’m not sure how smart it is to have the champion lose twice in two weeks, but what’s even worse is having the awesome Lynch vs. Carmella feud put to the side for the sake of a triple threat match, just because WWE loves triple threats. Why not wait to have Charlotte come back until after Summerslam was over as a fresh challenger? No, clearly the solution is to have the champion lose clean again, with a good chance that she retains anyway.

Do you like the triple threat match? Who do you think leaves with the title? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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