It is the third final episode of SmackDown earlier than SummerSlam 2022. Issues are heating up on the Blue model, with a number of matches already introduced for the present. There’s unlikely to be any build-up to Roman Reigns-Brock Lesnar’s essential occasion, maybe as a result of there is not a lot else that may be executed with the feud.
Nonetheless, there can be loads happening, with some essential matches that might have critical SummerSlam implications. So what are among the large surprises that we are able to see on SmackDown?
#5. Drew McIntyre and Sheamus’ feud to finish abruptly?
Final week’s essential occasion was admittedly underwhelming. Drew McIntyre was initially marketed to face Sheamus in the principle occasion of SmackDown to find out the #1 contender for the Undisputed Common Championship at Conflict on the Fortress. Nonetheless, the 4-time World Champion Sheamus pulled out on the final minute, stating that he could have COVID.
That joke actually did not sit properly with the WWE Universe, who thought that it was in poor style. As an alternative, McIntyre needed to face Butch, who he defeated rapidly. From the seems to be of issues, there might be a primary contender’s match at SummerSlam, and that will make sense because the stipulation is a high-stakes one.
Nonetheless, in late 2020 and early 2021, their WWE Championship feud ended far too abruptly. It might be shocking to see if WWE made the identical mistake once more this time.
#4. Madcap Moss’ match in opposition to Concept to lead to a title shot?
Madcap Moss is trying to shut Concept up. Though the 24-year-old misplaced the US Title to Bobby Lashley at Cash within the Financial institution, he entered the boys’s ladder match and have become the youngest MITB winner in WWE historical past.
He has made his presence identified on all fronts. He knowledgeable Bobby Lashley that he would have a rematch in opposition to him for the US title at SummerSlam. Following that, he reminded Roman Reigns on SmackDown that he possessed the briefcase that might finish his practically two-year reign with the Common title.
He’ll face rising star Madcap Moss on SmackDown this week. Madcap Moss profitable can be considerably shocking, however what can be much more shocking is that if Moss was added to the US Title match at SummerSlam. It might make little sense as he’s in a special model as Lashley and hasn’t had any interplay with him earlier than.
#3. MMM to recruit a brand new member and make an affect on SmackDown?
Most Male Fashions agent Max Dupri returned on SmackDown and introduced out Ma.çé and Mån.sôör to point out off their Wimbledon-inspired tennis clothes assortment. Following the style present, Dupri made an announcement in regards to the new web site and shared their web site hyperlink, the place anyone can apply to turn into one among their fashions.
Since then, functions have been flowing in. Nonetheless, many have questioned whether or not Dupri will find yourself recruiting one other member or not. It might be shocking if he not solely recruits a brand new star but in addition decides to make an affect by concentrating on particular people or teams.
#2. Will Gunther finish his partnership with Ludwig Kaiser?
Multi-time Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura confronted present title holder Gunther on final week’s episode of SmackDown. Whereas the Champion wasn’t eager on going through the Japanese star, he made Ludwig Kaiser step within the ring with the veteran to get the job executed.
Nakamura, the extra skilled star, overcame Kaiser and set himself up for a future Intercontinental title shot. Nonetheless, Kaiser suffered the champion’s wrath as Gunther gave him repeated chest slaps.
Whereas that appeared to be extra of a warning, it will be shocking if WWE decides to finish their partnership abruptly.
#1. Natalya to shock everybody in opposition to SmackDown Ladies’s Champion Liv Morgan?
Natalya confronted SmackDown Ladies’s Champion Liv Morgan on final week’s episode of SmackDown. The veteran confronted Ronda Rousey in a rematch and loss once more.
Publish-match, Rousey made it clear that she was in line for a title shot in opposition to Morgan at SummerSlam, with the match being made official. It was later introduced that this Friday Evening, Morgan will face Natalya.
The veteran may make her approach into the Ladies’s title match at SummerSlam to make it a triple menace if she defeats Morgan tonight. It might be a controversial win if it occurs, however one that will completely arrange a three-way deal for the title.
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