SmackDown airs tonight (Sept. 23) with a dwell present from Vivint Sensible Residence Enviornment in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. That is the third SmackDown episode in the course of the 5 week construct in the direction of Excessive Guidelines, which takes place on Oct. 8.
WWE is chasing the Wyatt Rabbit
Bray Wyatt would possibly truly be returning to WWE tonight on SmackDown.
WWE has performed Jefferson Airplane’s iconic “White Rabbit” for dwell crowds lately. Followers have been attempting to determine what all of it means.
A brand new clue throughout this week’s Uncooked pointed to a giant reveal occurring on tonight’s present.
No one is aware of for certain what that is resulting in, however the commonest guess is this implies Bray Wyatt is again in WWE.
This has all occurred so immediately that it’s doable tonight will present simply one other piece to the puzzle reasonably than Wyatt himself displaying up within the flesh.
After all, there’s additionally the likelihood that this has nothing to do with Bray. However now that Braun Strowman and Paige are off the free agent market, it’s exhausting to think about any obtainable wrestler on the market who can match Wyatt’s star energy. And Triple H has proven a transparent willingness to convey again a number of wrestlers who have been fired by Vince McMahon final 12 months.
At any fee, WWE has provide you with an fascinating tease right here, and professional wrestling followers appear very keen to leap down this rabbit gap to see how far it goes.
The title scene
WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns is making his “grand return” to SmackDown tonight. He hasn’t appeared on the present since earlier than Conflict on the Citadel. He’ll presumably deal with his upcoming match at Crown Jewel in opposition to YouTube star Logan Paul. Roman is supremely assured that he’ll smash this idiot, and why wouldn’t he be?
The Usos will defend the undisputed WWE tag staff titles tonight in opposition to the Brawling Brutes. Ridge Holland and Butch earned this title shot by profitable a 4 method match final week in opposition to Hit Row, Imperium, and New Day. No one has been capable of take out the champs when it counts in additional than a 12 months, so Sheamus ought to devise an underhanded scheme for overcoming the lengthy odds that his lads face tonight.
SmackDown Ladies’s Champion Liv Morgan may need a demise want, as a result of she truly requested an Excessive Guidelines gimmick for her championship rematch with Ronda Rousey at Excessive Guidelines. Both that, or Morgan is aware of that somebody like Charlotte Aptitude or Shayna Baszler will likely be ready round to assist her beat Ronda for a 3rd time.
Intercontinental Champion Gunther has efficiently defended his title in opposition to Sheamus, Shinsuke Nakamura, and Ricochet during the last three months. Will Sheamus get yet one more shot on the title earlier than a brand new opponent steps as much as confront the Ring Common?
Because the reigning and defending Ladies’s tag staff champions, IYO SKY and Dakota Kai are allowed to point out up on both Uncooked or SmackDown. Then once more, nearly everybody else on the roster can also be allowed to try this as of late, it appears. Shotzi seemingly turned babyface final week when she saved Raquel Rodriguez from a Harm CTRL beatdown. Is Shotzi’s tank truly returning tonight? What about her final identify?
Different stuff to keep watch over
– Braun Strowman ran by means of Most Male Fashions final week, however Otis got here out of nowhere and slammed the Monster Amongst Males. Consequently, Otis and Braun can have a singles match tonight. That is Braun’s first official match since he returned to WWE. Good luck Otis, you’re gonna want it.
– Karrion Kross says Drew McIntyre won’t ever escape from his circle of agony. If WWE wasn’t a PG product, I’d be tempted to interpret that as some type of kinky BDSM associated risk. At any fee, Drew would possibly need to mud off his big flame-generating sword to assist fend off no matter hocus-pocus Karrion and Scarlett plan on throwing his method.
– Joyful Corbin might have been kidnapped as a result of he stepped inside JBL’s limo on Sept. 2 and hasn’t been seen on Uncooked or SmackDown since. Was it actually Dexter Lumis inside that limo?
– Will Ricochet incur the wrath of The Bloodline after sticking up for Logan Paul final week and defeating Sami Zayn?
– Solo Sikoa is now not the NXT North American champion after Shawn Michaels made a weird determination that primarily voided his championship win. Does this imply his profitable title protection final week on SmackDown in opposition to Madcap Moss by no means occurred?
What’s going to you be on the lookout for on SmackDown?