New Announcements On WWE Smackdown, Updated Wrestlemania Match Card
Last night’s WWE SmackDown on FOX featured a main event match comprising The New Day vs. The Usos in a tag team action. It was to determine WrestleMania 36 opponents for SmackDown Tag Team Champions John Morrison and The Miz at WrestleMania 36. The match ended in a disqualification as the champions attacked New Day members, Big E and Kofi Kingston while doing commentary for the match.
SmackDown Tag Team Champions were actually intending to get rid of themselves from the title defense by disqualifying the match. But they were handed a bigger match for their misdeed. Michael Cole then announced that the traditional tag team match at WrestleMania 36 would feature Morrison and The Miz defending against both The Usos and The New Day in a Triple Threat Ladder Match.
This Triple Threat match is likely to get changed next Friday during the SmackDown go-home episode for WrestleMania 36. It was reported via wrestlingINC.com that The Miz was pulled from WrestleMania because he was sick. His sickness appeared to be the reason why Roman Reigns withdrew his name from the show of shows, as well.
So the tag title match could be changed to Morrison vs. one of The Usos in a singles Ladder Match. It will be interesting to see how WWE converts this Triple Threat Ladder Match to a singles Ladder Match next week.
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WrestleMania 36 card added another match on SmackDown where Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler will happen. During a backstage segment, Ziggler mentioned that Mandy Rose will be standing in his corner. Mandy Rose later told Ziggler that she supports the match at WrestleMania, but refused to be some kind of prize between Otis and Ziggler in this fight. Rose was seen leaving the scene while Ziggler had his arm around her.
Last night’s SmackDown on FOX also witnessed Drew Gulak defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in a singles contest. As per the stipulation put in this match, Daniel Bryan has earned an Intercontinental Championship shot against the champion Zayn for the title at WrestleMania. Bryan was present in Gulak’s corner while Cesaro was in Nakamura’s corner, whereas Zayn was seen on commentary with Michael Cole.
WrestleMania 36 airs April 4 and Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET, via the WWE Network and pay-per-view. Here’s the updated match card for the show,
Host: Rob Gronkowski
WWE Title Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
WWE Universal Title Match
Roman Reigns vs. WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg (c)
WWE NXT Women’s Title Match
Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley (c)
RAW Women’s Title Match
Shayna Baszler vs. Becky Lynch (c)
Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match for the SmackDown Women’s Title
Lacey Evans vs. Sasha Banks vs. Naomi vs. Tamina Snuka vs. Bayley (c)
RAW Tag Team Titles Match
Angel Garza and WWE United States Champion Andrade vs. The Street Profits (c)
WWE Intercontinental Title Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Sami Zayn (c)
Triple Threat Ladder Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match
The New Day vs. The Usos vs. John Morrison and The Miz (c)
Last Man Standing Match
Edge vs. Randy Orton
The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles
Firefly Fun House Match
John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
Elias vs. King Baron Corbin
Bobby Lashley vs. Aleister Black
Otis vs. Dolph Ziggler
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