When WWE needed to crown a new champion in the women’s division on SmackDown Live, a Six-Pack Challenge was booked for Backlash in Richmond. Becky Lynch won that match and, therefore, the title.
When WWE needed to crown a top contender to that title, a Fatal 5-Way match was booked for tonight’s (Sept. 13, 2016) episode of SmackDown Live in Philadelphia. Alexa Bliss came out on top in that match.
That means Bliss will challenge Lynch for the SmackDown women’s championship at a yet to be announced time, though it’s safe to assume the match will happen at the upcoming No Mercy pay-per-view (PPV) on Oct. 9 in Sacramento.
PURE BLISS! @AlexaBliss_WWE is the No. 1 Contender for @BeckyLynchWWE's #SDLive Women's Championship! pic.twitter.com/7ljg6KOzK6— WWE (@WWE) September 14, 2016
The finish saw yet more set up for a Nikki Bella vs. Carmella feud, something Bliss took advantage of when pinning the former. Nikki, by the way, has been putting ladies over left and right since her return.
The SmackDown women’s division is as compelling as it could be right now.