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*OFFICIAL* SmackDown Discussion Thread: 25th April 2017
« on: 25 April 2017, 10:01:19 PM »
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The WWE Universe has been clamoring for more of The Artist known as Shinsuke Nakamura ever since his arrival on SmackDown LIVE two nights after WrestleMania. The King of Strong Style isn’t one to let his fans down, especially when his appearance puts an end to the abrasive musings of Superstars like Dolph Ziggler, as it did two weeks ago.

WWE.com has learned that SmackDown LIVE will kick off tonight with an exclusive interview with Nakamura. What will he have to say as he continues his incredible Team Blue debut?

This Sunday at WWE Payback, Randy Orton will step inside the unknown of Bray Wyatt’s House of Horrors and come face to face with The Eater of Worlds. He might be cracking the front door open to take a macabre look at what lies ahead tonight on SmackDown LIVE when he faces Erick Rowan in a No Disqualification Match.

Before The New Face of Fear’s jump to Monday Night Raw during the Superstar Shake-up, Rowan returned to Wyatt’s side, dishing out punishment as Bray saw fit. He’ll surely be out to break down The Viper ahead of Payback.

With the rulebook thrown out the window, will Orton be able to survive this anything-goes battle and enter the House of Horrors Match at 100 percent?

Charlotte Flair certainly knows how to make a first impression. Following her arrival on SmackDown LIVE via the Superstar Shake-up, Charlotte immediately zoned in on SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi as her first target.

The two Superstars had a tense exchange which quickly turned into a non-title contest on the April 18 episode of SmackDown LIVE. Commissioner Shane McMahon decreed that if Flair won, she would receive a SmackDown Women’s Championship Match.

And after a hard-fought contest, Naomi found herself bowing to The Queen with Charlotte picking up the victory and earning the title opportunity tonight.

Is the GLOW about be overshadowed by a royal tint? Find out tonight when Naomi defends Team Blue’s prestigious prize on SmackDown LIVE.

Last Tuesday’s main event between AJ Styles and Baron Corbin ended in chaotic fashion when The Lone Wolf dumped his opponent onto United States Champion Kevin Owens at ringside, only to get caught with a forearm from Styles that sent him over the guardrail and into the WWE Universe. The Phenomenal One beat the 10-count to earn the victory as SmackDown went off the air.

Though Styles won the bout, the controversial ending leaves unfinished business between the No. 1 contender to the U.S. Title and Corbin. Thus, the two Superstars will lock horns once again tonight on SmackDown LIVE. Will they settle the score once and for all? Will Owens yet again be keeping a close eye on this battle?

The next challengers to SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos will be determined tonight in the first-ever Tag Team Beat The Clock Challenge on SmackDown LIVE.

American Alpha, Breezango, The Colons and The Ascension will all take part in the competition to win in the fastest possible time and earn a SmackDown Tag Team Championship opportunity. Who will become the No. 1 contenders to The Usos? Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE!
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Re: *OFFICIAL* SmackDown Discussion Thread: 25th April 2017
« Reply #1 on: 27 April 2017, 11:03:58 PM »
Good to see Jinder Mahal being the one standing tall over Orton, even if it was with help from the Bollywood Boyz, as it wouldn't have helped Mahal's credibility as a challenger if Orton managed to take them all out. Whether the fact that he took off with the title itself will be reflected on Sunday in the WWE Championship match between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt at Payback, will remain to be seen.

"Breezango" Tyler Breeze and Fandango becoming #1 Contenders to the SmackDown Tag Team Championship is an interesting outcome too, but whether they will succeed in their challenge will remain to be seen at Backlash.

Natalya, Tamina and Carmella (accompanied by James Ellsworth) interrupting the SmackDown Women's Championship match and attacking Charlotte Flair (as well as Naomi, but it seemed mostly focused on Charlotte) is what I am guessing to be a method of giving Charlotte a face turn, but as there was no sign of Becky Lynch showing up to make a save, it brings up the question of what she'll have to say when her non-appearance is inevitably questioned.

I would assume that Becky will end up on the same side of things as Charlotte and Naomi however, simply for the fact that it would even things up to be three on each side (excluding Ellsworth of course).
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Please, if you say ‘Because it’s your destiny’, I swear to jeebus I’m going to start drinking.