The story lines have really heated up in recent weeks on SmackDown Live, proving why they are the superior show in WWE. SmackDown has done well developing some of these new superstars they have on their show. With what they have been able to do with less wiggle room than that of Raw since the draft, it is admirable. Before we get into this weeks preview, let’s take a look at what had happened last week.
Last week’s episode was action packed with multiple big-name match-ups, including two main events. Dolph Ziggler would take on The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship and Dean Ambrose would battle it out with John Cena. Ambrose pulled off the unthinkable when he defeated John Cena in the middle of the ring 1-2-3. It is a feat not many can say they have accomplished.
Ziggler was yet again screwed out of the Intercontinental Championship. Even after Maryse was banned from ringside, The Miz was able to spray the Show Off in the eyes with the same unknown substance as Backlash. The Miz has continuously found a way to retain the Intercontinental title over the past few months. Whether you like him or not, he still remains champion and his never ending world tour continues.
Will we perhaps see another rematch set up for No Mercy in a couple weeks? What other matches will be scheduled this week? What will be in store as the WWE Universe awaits another entertaining episode of what JBL will call the “A Show” in WWE? Let’s take a look.
More Women’s Tag Team Action
SmackDown opened the show last week with a segment we have never seen before. Daniel Bryan entered the ring and announced the first ever SmackDown Women’s Championship contract signing. The Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch entered the ring followed by number one contender, Alexa Bliss. Bryan had claimed there would be no funny business and they would keep the segment civil. Yeah, right!
After some anticipated trash talking, Bliss took out Lynch with the clipboard and subsequently flipped the table over on top of her. This was a great starting point for what can be a heated rivalry on the SmackDown brand. Nikka Bella and Carmella continued their feud in tag team action last week as the Princess of Staten Island could not keep her paws off of Bella. The match would end by disqualification.
I would expect another tag team match this week and this time, pitting Lynch and Bella against Bliss and Carmella. Lynch and Bliss are already set up for No Mercy, however, the pay-per-view will likely feature a match with both Bella and Carmella as well. The two have been feuding since SummerSlam when Bella made her return to WWE after nearly a year of absence when she pinned Carmella.
WWE World Championship Match: Styles vs Ambrose
After the main event last week, Styles made his presence known, as he attacked both John Cena and Dean Ambrose after their match-up. Once taking out Ambrose in the middle of the ring, General Manager, Daniel Bryan announced that the Lunatic Fringe would be granted his one-on-one rematch this week on SmackDown. After all, Styles had won in controversial fashion after low-blowing Ambrose while the ref was not looking en route to victory at Backlash.
Ambrose and Styles did not disappoint at Backlash a few weeks prior. This week’s championship match should not be any different. These two will put on a show. Expect another high-flying, all out match between two of SmackDown’s top dogs. Will we see John Cena at ringside this week as he scouts his opponents for No Mercy? Who will head into No Mercy as WWE World Champion? It would be far too short of a title reign if Styles were to lose, so expect him to defeat Ambrose. Will it be a fair match-up is the question.
The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler at No Mercy
After The Miz once again skated away with the Intercontinental Championship last week in one of the main events, I would expect General Manager, Daniel Bryan to set something up for No Mercy. Ziggler cannot seem to catch a break recently. In his defense, the Miz has taken him for a ride in recent weeks with every victory being a controversial one. He has been sprayed in the eyes in multiple match-ups with Miz by both him and his wife Maryse recently.
It is no secret that Bryan is not fond of The Miz and his style of wrestling. I would expect Bryan to set up a match at No Mercy where Miz cannot cheat to win. Perhaps a cage or ladder match for the prestigious Intercontinental Championship? The Intercontinental title is surely no stranger to ladder matches as we have seen it defended in that fashion at the past two Wrestlemania’s.
After Raw’s recent cage match, SmackDown will have to do something to step up their game as well. Ziggler should undoubtedly get another shot at No Mercy and this time, it should be a pure match-up with no foreign substances being involved. Maryse too, should be banned from ringside. Expect a match to be set up this week for the title, featuring the Show Off, Ziggler, and the A-Lister. Miz.
What Else is on Tap?
Last Tuesday, The Usos defeated fan favorite, American Alpha in which to become number one contenders for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships. It was a hard-fought match between the two top teams on team blue’s roster. Expect some tag team action this week featuring American Alpha, most likely in a tune-up match against one of SmackDown’s lower tag teams. Perhaps, we will see Heath Slater and Rhyno compete as well, as they did not last week.
When will we see Bray Wyatt in action again? It was at Backlash where we last saw him compete. He has his ongoing feud with Randy Orton, which will come to a head at No Mercy undoubtedly. Orton has been in action recently with Wyatt cutting promos after his matches, but Wyatt has not competed in quite some time. He should be involved in a tune-up match, so the fans can see him in action. SmackDown can certainly benefit from putting Wyatt in the ring. He has been one of the most underutilized talents since the draft.
Baron Corbin and Jack Swagger appear to be forming a feud on Tuesday nights. Swagger came out to help Apollo Crews after he was attacked by the Lone Wolf two weeks ago. Last week, when they fought yet again, Swagger was at ringside. After Corbin defeated Crews, he got in the face of Swagger by the announce table. I would expect Swagger to make his in-ring debut this week. Who his opponent will be remains to be seen, however, Corbin will likely interfere or attack Swagger after the match. Perhaps, setting up a match for No Mercy. It should be another exciting Tuesday night edition of SmackDown this week.
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