Following her shocking return and reveal as La Luchadora on SmackDown LIVE last week, Mickie James granted an in-ring interview to Renee Young to explain that she was back to prove that the Women’s Revolution actually started with her and that all the current revolutionaries were trying to rewrite history and erase all of her sacrifices and accomplishments.
Mickie went on to explain that the only current Superstar who had the proper appreciation for her legacy is SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and that’s why she was more than happy to join her against Becky Lynch.
The inciting of Lynch’s name prompted The Irish Lass Kicker to emerge and make a beeline for James in the ring. Lynch got her shots in on James, but then, as Becky began to chase her, Bliss blindsided Lynch. The SmackDown Women’s Champion proceeded to join James in executing a two-on-one assault on Lynch for the second straight week.
Naomi made her return to SmackDown LIVE after several months away, intent on having a match against Natalya. However, The Queen of Hart(less) never showed, thanks to an impromptu brawl that once again broke out between Natalya and Nikki Bella backstage (their second of the night). This prompted Naomi to get on the microphone and call out any woman on the Team Blue roster.
Alexa Bliss answered the call, well, sorta. The SmackDown Women’s Champion arrived, seemingly just to insult Naomi and attempt to inform her that SmackDown LIVE was now her domain. Naomi did not flinch in the face of adversity as Bliss left smugly.