SmackDown airs tonight (Sept. 9) with a dwell present from Local weather Pledge Area in Seattle, Washington. That is the primary SmackDown episode through the 5 week construct in direction of Excessive Guidelines, which takes place on Oct. 8.
There’s yet one more man to feed to Roman Reigns
WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns discovered a method to escape Wales together with his championship intact. The Tribal Chief has been on the head of the desk for over two years, and there’s a fairly good likelihood he’ll stay champion right through WrestleMania 39. Meaning WWE wants to seek out extra heat our bodies to feed to him.
The previous couple of weeks of WWE tv have given followers a good suggestion of which wrestlers may be difficult Roman between at times – Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Austin Principle, Karrion Kross, and possibly Seth Rollins. And after this week’s episode of Uncooked there’s yet one more apparent identify so as to add to the listing; Braun Strowman is again in WWE, and it sounds like the plan is for him to be a babyface on SmackDown.
Drew McIntyre is an especially flawed future title contender as a result of his loss to Reigns in the UK means he has no likelihood to beat Roman in every other location. That’s why babyface Braun shoots proper as much as the highest of the listing of SmackDown babyfaces who can fundamental occasion a PPV with Reigns.
Nevertheless, Excessive Guidelines is a B-level PPV, and reporting signifies that part-timer Roman isn’t booked for the occasion. Meaning Braun could have a while to feast on SmackDown heels this month and subsequent month earlier than getting his shot at Roman afterward, maybe in Saudi Arabia in early November.
Strowman is on the present tonight and can handle his return to WWE. Which SmackDown heel would be the first one to Get These Arms? You’ll must tune in tonight to seek out out the reply to that query.
The remainder of the title scene
SmackDown Ladies’s Champion Liv Morgan defeated Shayna Baszler at Clash on the Citadel. Will this loss assist Shayna notice that Ronda Rousey was proper when she stated Shayna doesn’t have that killer intuition anymore?
Intercontinental Champion Gunther chopped the hell out of Sheamus’ chest en path to a profitable title protection at Conflict on the Citadel. Given all the additional gamers concerned right here corresponding to Imperium and the Brawling Brutes, it is a feud that would simply prolong right into a gimmick match at Excessive Guidelines.
The Usos are the WWE tag crew champs however don’t have any competitors proper now, particularly after Strowman destroyed a number of groups on Uncooked who have been competing for a shot on the titles. Jimmy and Jey have extra essential issues to are likely to tonight, such because the formal introduction of Solo Sikoa to The Bloodline. I’m positive that Honorary Uce Sami Zayn doesn’t really feel threatened in any respect by the most recent member of The Bloodline.
Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah are the brand new Ladies’s tag crew champions. They already beat Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. on this week’s Uncooked. Will any crew on SmackDown step as much as the champs?
Different stuff to keep watch over
– Ronda Rousey instantly attacked Adam Pearce after her suspension was lifted final week. Now that she’s formally again in motion, who else is in Ronda’s crosshairs?
– The Viking Raiders defeated The New Day in a Viking Guidelines match final week. It might solely be truthful to run this one again in a New Day Guidelines match, no?
– Completely happy Corbin is a dropping loser who loses. After falling to Shinsuke Nakamura final week, Corbin ended the night time by getting inside JBL’s limo. Will a partnership with JBL be sufficient to show Completely happy’s luck round?
– Hit Row is superb at humiliating Most Male Fashions.
– Karrion Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux actually get pleasure from messing with Drew McIntyre. Now that McIntyre’s match with Roman Reigns is out of the way in which, WWE will most likely make a heavier push in direction of a match between Kross and McIntyre.
– When precisely are Sasha Banks and Naomi returning to WWE tv? How about Charlotte Aptitude?
What is going to you be on the lookout for on SmackDown?