Last week’s WWE SmackDown episode was absolutely star-studded. The numbers reflect this and one has to believe that the company will want to continue the momentum this week as well.
One doesn’t let the steam fizzle out when they’re doing things right. No, in fact, it makes sense to pack the follow-up show with surprises as well, so that there’s no reason for the audience that’s been hooked to drop off.
Here are 5 surprises that could indeed make WWE Smackdown a very fun show. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts in the section below.
#5 Parker Boudreaux makes his WWE SmackDown debut as Paul Heyman’s new muscle
There have been many comparisons made between Parker Boudreaux and Brock Lesnar owing to their physical stature. Now that Paul Heyman is caught quite literally between a rock called Brock and a hard place called The Bloodline, he may need an ace up his sleeve. Luckily, there’s a monster waiting in the wings to be called up, to make an instant impression on WWE SmackDown!
The name Harland has been bestowed upon Boudreaux, and one has to believe that there are big plans for him. It was Paul Heyman who put him over a long time ago and let’s face it, a young upstart needs his help far more than Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns do. Imagine learning on the job from The Usos, Paul Heyman, Roman Reigns, AND Brock Lesnar.
Some really talented individuals like Dominik bypass the NXT system and this could be the case with Harland as well. We all know that we want to see a Brock Lesnar vs. Harland match at some point owing to their similarities. Could we see this fresh new face debut on WWE SmackDown?
#4 Asuka arrives on WWE SmackDown and steps up to Lynch
Asuka could be traded to WWE SmackDown in place of Big E who went to RAW. It makes sense for her to add a sense of excitement to the brand instead of sitting on the sidelines as part of the RAW roster.
Yes, there is certainly a story to be explored between Asuka and WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. Remember when Lynch relinquished the Championship she held to Asuka when she stepped away to focus on becoming a mother?
#3 Naomi, frustrated with Sonya Deville, takes out Bianca Belair
Even Naomi, the ultimate babyface, is bound to snap at some point if she’s overlooked so often. She has been asking for opportunities time and time again and Sonya Deville has just been brushing her off.
To prove her point, it is quite possible that Naomi takes out her ire and her frustration on Bianca Belair. It will make her a top WWE SmackDown heel who could take on the strong babyface roster (Liv Morgan, Shotzi, Nox) in due time.
#2 Sasha Banks returns to WWE SmackDown and inserts herself into the title mix
Sasha Banks was backstage at WWE SmackDown recently but the creative team chose not to use her for some really strange reason. It may finally be time for her to step into the title picture once again, to insert a sense of excitement to the top of the card. What’s better than two top stars vying over the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship? Three superstars slugging it out!
#1 Rick Boogs asks Shinsuke Nakamura for a title shot
Listen, the dream of every RAW and WWE SmackDown star who steps into the company is to have gold around her/his waist. Now that Rick Boogs has won a big match against Dolph Ziggler, he may believe that his time is now!
Could he ask his own partner, Shinsuke Nakamura, for a shot at the WWE Intercontinental Championship? This could be a slow burn storyline which, in time, could lead to one of these two men turning heel. But the seeds could be sown this week.