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SmackDown Women's title match set for WWE SummerSlam

Becky Lynch’s win over Carmella tonight makes the SmackDown women’s title match for SummerSlam official.

Lynch defeated Carmella in a non-title match tonight on SmackDown, submitting her with the disarmher. Based on stipulations made last week, if Lynch won, she would earn a SmackDown women’s title match against Carmella at SummerSlam. Lynch had been racking up wins in recent weeks leading to tonight’s match, challenging Carmella after defeating Mandy Rose last week.

It wasn’t a good night for Carmella in a lot of ways, as the person who has been helping her retain the title in recent months seemingly won’t be at her side any longer. After interrupting a WWE championship contract signing and trying to insert himself in the match, SmackDown General Manager Paige fired Ellsworth, escorting and literally kicking him out of the building.

SummerSlam will take place on August 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.