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Women's Tag Team title tournament match set for WWE SmackDown

A SmackDown Women's Championship contract signing is also set for the episode.
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A Women's Tag Team title tournament match is set for this week's episode of SmackDown.

WWE has announced that Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah will take on Shotzi & Xia Li in a Women's Tag Team title tournament first-round match on SmackDown this Friday night. The winning team will advance to face either Natalya & Sonya Deville or Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark in the semifinals.

The Women's Tag Team title tournament began with Dakota Kai & IYO SKY defeating Dana Brooke & Tamina on Raw this Monday. Kai & SKY's semifinal opponents will be either Asuka & Alexa Bliss or Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H.

The WWE Women's Tag Team titles were declared vacant after Sasha Banks & Naomi walked out of Raw this May.

It's also been announced that a contract signing for Liv Morgan and Shayna Baszler's SmackDown Women's Championship match at Clash at the Castle will take place on SmackDown this Friday. Baszler won a gauntlet match last week to become the number one contender to Morgan's title.

The updated lineup for this week's SmackDown is listed below:

  • Intercontinental Champion Gunther defends against Shinsuke Nakamura
  • WWE Women's Tag Team title first-round match: Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah vs. Shotzi & Xia Li
  • Liv Morgan-Shayna Baszler contract signing