WWE SmackDown: Lana gets title shot on debut
By Anton Toloui, WWE Editor
Last Updated: 07/06/17 3:36pm
Lana has made an instant impact on SmackDown as superstars jostle for bragging rights ahead of Money in the Bank.
The Russian superstar used her debut on the programme to demand a place in the first-ever Women's Money in the Bank ladder match, live on Sky Sports Box Office on June 19.
Her request was denied by SmackDown commissioner Shane McMahon, so she took matters into her own hands.
Lana pulled the legs of Women's Champion Naomi during her six-person tag match, causing her to get super-kicked in the face by Tamina, ultimately losing the contest.
Naomi demanded revenge and a match with the title on the line was set for the pay-per-view in 12 days time.
Baron Corbin used Smackdown to make a huge statement ahead of the Men's Money in the Bank match.
He first attacked long-time rival Sami Zayn backstage in order to take his place on commentary for the show's main event between Shinsuke Nakamura and Kevin Owens.
He then closed the programme by coming out of nowhere to hit Nakamura with an 'End of Days' in the centre of the ring to gain momentum ahead of the huge ladder match.
Before that, Nakamura had pinned Owens for the third week in a row but it was Corbin's attack that was more emphatic.
WWE Champion Jinder Mahal got one over his WrestleMania rival Mojo Rawley to stop him from being entered into the ladder match.
Rawley was given the chance to beat the champion for a place at the pay-per-view, only for Mahal to rake the eyes of his opponent before hitting the Khallas finishing move for the victory.
Mahal used his time in the ring after the win to send another message to challenger Randy Orton, who he faces for the title in Orton's hometown of St Louis.