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*OFFICIAL* SmackDown Discussion Thread: 10th April 2018
« on: 10 April 2018, 09:43:44 PM »
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After AJ Styles retained his WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura in a thrilling match at WrestleMania, the WWE Universe was stunned when The King of Strong Style struck The Phenomenal One with a merciless low blow and put the boots to him in a savage assault after the title bout.

What reasoning will WWE’s Rockstar have for his heinous actions? And how will Styles respond?

The state of SmackDown LIVE’s management team was certainly in flux leading up to WrestleMania 34. Shane McMahon had announced that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence as Commissioner of the blue brand, and Daniel Bryan had just been cleared for in-ring competition.

Now that the two have vanquished Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn from SmackDown LIVE for good following their win over The “Yep!” Movement at WrestleMania, what’s next for the Commissioner and General Manager? Will Shane officially return from his leave of absence and what impact will his health issues have on his decision? Will Daniel Bryan continue to split time between the ring and the office? And how will the Superstar Shake-up impact these decisions?

Having firmly proved that she was indeed ready for Asuka, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair now stands atop the mountain as the definitive Queen of WWE. Who will step up to challenge Flair? Could we see Naomi, the winner of the first-ever WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal, shine her glow the Queen’s way? Or, could the likes of The Riott Squad or Becky Lynch make a power play for the top spot on Team Blue? And when will Carmella look to strike with her Money in the Bank contract?

Find out tonight on SmackDown LIVE!

After The Bludgeon Brothers defeated The Usos and The New Day to become new SmackDown Tag Team Champions in a dominant performance at WrestleMania, the question must now be posed: Who the heck is gonna stop these guys?

With Harper & Rowan’s new age of darkness now looming heavily over the SmackDown Tag Team division, who will step up to slow down the two behemoths?

#RawAfterMania saw NXT standouts like The Authors of Pain, No Way Jose and Ember Moon make their debuts on the red brand, but does that mean SmackDown LIVE can expect new faces to arrive as well? Historically, Team Blue has also had its share of surprises, so is it possible SmackDown LIVE will see new faces emerge one week before the Superstar Shake-up?
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Re: *OFFICIAL* SmackDown Discussion Thread: 10th April 2018
« Reply #1 on: 16 April 2018, 10:37:51 AM »
Fantastic news to see we won't be losing Paige from our screens any time soon, as she has now been named as the new SmackDown General Manager, with Daniel Bryan transitioning back to a full-time Superstar instead. A great way to kick it off too, with Daniel Bryan facing AJ Styles.

I'm loving Shinsuke Nakamura as a heel, with his "Sorry, no speak English" being pretty funny (as the crowd agreed with their laughter) when Renee Young persisted in her attempts to get an answer as to why he attacked AJ Styles after their WrestleMania match.

A great main roster début for NXT stars "The Iconics" Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, with their beat down of Charlotte Flair providing the perfect opportunity for Carmella to cash in her Money In The Bank contract and become the new SmackDown Women's Champion, which she did.

Carmella's high-pitched antics are always entertaining, and her cash-in and resulting celebration were no exception.

Shinsuke Nakamura interfering in the match between AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan certainly underlined that he is definitely a heel, with the Kinshasa to Bryan, along with two low-blows and a Kinshasa to Styles.
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Please, if you say ‘Because it’s your destiny’, I swear to jeebus I’m going to start drinking.