The rumor mill is buzzing over the fact that new championships will be unveiled for Smackdown, very soon. While we expected to be the earnest, the reports suggest that we may have to wait a little longer.
Since the WWE Women’s championship and the tag team championship both were claimed by Monday Night Raw during the WWE Draft, it is evident that the commissioner, Shane McMahon and the general Manager, Daniel Bryan would come up with a new set of championships for the roster available on the blue brand. The speculations are fuelled further since Raw announced the new WWE Universal Championship for the new era.
Though Shane McMahon just gave us the new PPV Backlash in the post-WWE Draft era and not mentioned any new title plans, the backstage news suggests that the titles are on the hold and will not be disclosed prior to Summerslam.
Cagesideseats.com reports that as for now, Smackdown Live will not come up with any such new plans. Once Summerslam gets done in just 2 weeks time from now, there will be some new additions to the show. They have to be more prepared for the brand specific pay-per-view, Backlash, at September.
The reason for this is said to be already one match is booked for the new WWE universal championship and WWE officials don’t want to fill the match cards with matches for vacant titles. In the process, the excitement also can be reserved for a post-Summerslam scenario.
Therefore, next month’s Backlash PPV will see the birth of the new tag team championship and a Women’s championship for Smackdown. Becky Lynch is supposed to be the first ever Smackdown Women’s champion whereas no news came regarding the first ever tag team champions on the blue brand. Daniel Bryan also commented about this on Talking Smack after Smackdown went off the air.