Sasha Banks is set to defend her SmackDown Women's Championship against Carmella at WWE TLC. Banks challenged Carmella to the match on tonight's Friday Night SmackDown. WWE later made the offcial match announcement on WWE.com.
The personal issue between Banks and Carmella began when the challenger laid out Banks with a superkick following Banks' first successful title defense against Bayley. Carmella would again attack Banks the following week.
Banks got a measure of revenge on last week's SmackDown, attacking Carmella during a backstage promo.
On this week's SmackDown, the two participated from separate backstage locations in an interview segment conducted by Michael Cole.
Banks is in the midst of her first reign with the SmackDown Women's Championship after winning the title from Bayley at Hell in a Cell on October 25th.
Carmella has had one prior run with the same title, holding it from April 10th to August 19th of 2018.
WWE TLC airs Sunday, December 20th at 7 p.m.Eastern time. Here is the full card so far:
- WWE Universal Championship TLC match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
- WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. AJ Styles
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Carmella
- WWE Women's Tag Team Championships: Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Asuka & Lana
- Randy Orton vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt