There was a table spot in a women’s match on WWE Smackdown that didn’t go smoothly and some new insight has been provided for those wondering what went wrong.
A women’s Six-Pack Challenge match took place on the November 11th edition of Smackdown in Indianapolis. The match saw Shotzi pick up the win by pinning Lacey Evans in a match that also included Liv Morgan, Raquel Gonzalez, Sonya Deville and Xia Li.
Thanks to the victory, Shotzi will get to challenge Ronda Rousey for the Smackdown Women’s Title at Survivor Series on November 26th. While Shotzi’s win was huge for her career, it was not what most fans were talking about after the match. It was a table spot gone wrong featuring Morgan, Rodriguez and Deville.
The table spot saw Rodriguez ready to give Deville a Powerbomb off the steel steps while a table was set up nearby, right by the Smackdown commentary table where Wade Barrett and Michael Cole were seated. Morgan jumped off the top onto Rodriguez, who fell backward onto the floor and did not hit the table. Instead of hitting the table, Morgan’s hand hit the table while Rodriguez went down. They were supposed to go through the table, but they just never made it there.
Moments after Morgan’s dive knocked down Rodriguez on the floor, the women just had to lay there and sell it as if they went through the table. That’s because, in the ring, Shotzi hit the Never Wake Up DDT on Evans to win the match.
As for what went wrong, the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer talked about it on his website radio show while noting that it was going to be a different spot that got changed:
“There was a miscommunication, from what I understand. In the sense that it wasn’t supposed to be like that but it got changed like at the last second. I don’t know if everyone knew. Liv dove off the barricade but didn’t get far enough because originally it was going to be a different spot. From what I gather when they were going to the ring it got changed and maybe Liv didn’t hear about the change so that was the result.”
You can see the video of the spot below.
Everyone critiquing Liv Morgan and Raquel are insane!
Have you ever jumped off a barricade into the arms of a women preparing to power bomb one of her opponents?
— Steve Fall (@SteveFall) November 12, 2022
Calling stuff like this a “botch” is unfair because it’s tough to do stunts like this on live television and there are sometimes that go wrong. Thankfully, there were no reported injuries from the spot.
H/T WrestlingNewsco for the transcript.