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Women's title match, Aliyah vs. Natalya announced for WWE SmackDown

Charlotte Flair will defend the title against Naomi on next week's SmackDown.
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A SmackDown Women’s Championship match, as well as a match between Natalya and Aliyah, has been announced for next week’s program.

Charlotte will defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Naomi. The match was made tonight after Sonya Deville suggested the match in a backstage segment where Naomi confronted Deville following the events of the Royal Rumble. Naomi didn’t believe Deville, but Adam Pearce confirmed that the match was set.

Aliyah and Natalya have been feuding for the last several weeks after Alyiah pinned Natalya in 3.17 seconds on a recent episode of SmackDown, breaking a WWE record. This has infuriated Natalya, who now holds several Guinness World Records. The two had a match tonight that led to Aliyah winning by count out.

Natalya backstage then proposed a match to Deville where she would face Aliyah in a match next week where the match can only be won by pinfall or submission. Deville agreed to the match. Later, Natalya went to confront Aliyah in the women's locker room, but Xia Li then walked out, intimidating Natalya.

SmackDown next week will take place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.