The WWE SmackDown Live Women's Championship will now officially be up for grabs at WWE's Hell In A Cell (HIAC) pay-per-view (PPV) next month (Sun. October 8, 2017).
Current title holder Natalya defeated Naomi back at SummerSlam to capture the title for the first time in her career, but will need to make her first major title defense next month against none other than "The Queen" Charlotte Flair.
Flair won a Fatal Four-Way match on SmackDown Live earlier today (Tues. September 19, 2017) to earn the opportunity to challenge "The Queen Of Harts" for the SmackDown Live Title, and if she is successful in her title bid, she will become only the second-ever woman to have held both the SmackDown and RAW Women's Championships, the first being Alexa Bliss.
The action will all go down live from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan and now features three title matches thus far, in addition to a HIAC match between SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon and former WWE United States and Universal Champion Kevin Owens, who will squash their beef inside the WWE's most devastating structure.
Over the years Natalya has proven herself as, arguably, the most gifted in-ring performer the WWE's women's division has ever seen, putting on a number of great matches throughout her career. Flair has fallen in her footsteps as well, evolving into quite the performer herself en-route to having captured the RAW Women's Championship four times in addition to having won the Divas Championship once as well.
If Flair is able to get past Natalya and win the SmackDown Live Women's Championship, it will be yet another incredible achievement under her belt in such a short professional wrestling career. A win for Natalya, however, will have legitimized herself as a dominant champion, having downed one of the most impressive threats in the division to date.
You can check out the full HIAC match-card thus far here below:
Hell In a Cell Match
Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
WWE Title Match
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jinder Mahal
SmackDown Tag Team Title Match
The Usos vs. The New Day
SmackDown Women's Title Match
Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya
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