Becky Lynch outlasted five other superstars to become the first ever SmackDown Women’s Champion at Backlash Sunday night, forcing Carmella to tap out to win the title.
Lynch was the favorite entering the match, but she remained mostly out of the action early in a match that featured some dangerous spots. Naomi took out the field with a crazy springboard to the outside that wiped out the other five wrestlers, and later in the match, Natalya hit a huge powerbomb superplex on Carmella and Nikki Bella.
Alexa Bliss was the first woman to be eliminated, and Nikki Bella was rolled up by Carmella just seconds after knocking out Natalya.
Lynch and Carmella were the final two women remaining, and Lynch locked in the Disarmher for the victory.