WWE announced a Women's title match for next week's episode of SmackDown Live. It has been an interesting couple of days in the WWE. Perhaps a trip to Manchester will do that. Raw saw a new set of tag team champions when Sheamus and Cesaro used a distraction by SmackDown Live to defeat two-thirds of The Shield in Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins and SmackDown Live crowned a new WWE Champion in AJ Styles.
You wouldn't think that so close to a major pay-per-view in Survivor Series—where champions face champions from each show—that you'd see title changes and thus match changes, but the WWE has either decided Survivor Series didn't have enough drawing power or the company wants to add an element of surprise. Could the SmackDown Live Women's Championship be next?
In a match announced by Shane McMahon on this week's SmackDown Live, Natalya will be forced to put her Women's title on the line versus Charlotte. Next week on SmackDown Live, the two will have a rematch after the first contest saw Natalya barely escape losing her belt thanks to a disqualification.
Will the recent changes in direction heading into the pay-per-view and title changes happening all the time, this match seems like a prime candidate for another swap and Charlotte vs Alexa Bliss has a much bigger-name feel to the card.
Will Natalya be able to barely escape again? Or, will Charlotte finally get her revenge weeks after she was robbed of the title at Hell in a Cell? The good money has to go to Charlotte as the WWE seems keen to reshape the Survivor Series card and ensure viewers watch SmackDown Live leading into the pay-per-view. Misdirection and surprises seem to be the name of the game recently, and Charlotte taking the women's title would fit the bill quite nicely.