WWE Smackdown Preview (13/08/19): Roman Reigns-Buddy Murphy, Summerslam Fallout
The post-Summerslam fallouts will be the key part of this week’s Smackdown Live. No championship changes took place on the show from the blue brand. Whereas a couple of storylines will begin from the scratch, the others will continue so to set up rematches for the Clash of Champions PPV event set for September.
This leads us to the WWE Championship which will continue after we received a DQ end to the title match at Summerslam. A new challenger should be waiting for the women’s champion Bayley who has a clean pinfall win on the PPV. Plus, we may get to know the confirmed name who attacked Roman Reigns over the past few weeks. These and more should be waiting for us when Smackdown airs from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Kofi Kingston competed against Randy Orton at Summerslam in a match that had a ton of history injected into it. So they had quite a physical matchup that witnessed a dissatisfied end. Randy Orton had a staredown with Kofi’s family members crossing the limits.
This made the champion irate as he went right after the challenger. Numerous kendo stick shots and a Trouble in Paradise put down The Viper for good. But the indication is clear that this feud is not ending, anytime soon. The prediction for tonight’s Smackdown is that they will have another confrontation on the show to announce a rematch. It will happen at the Clash of Champions PPV event in September.
Roman Reigns received a clue on last week’s Smackdown about who his potential attacker could have been. As per the statements from Buddy Murphy, it was Rowan who did the criminal act. He further proved it true by attacking Murphy at Summerslam. If this is true then Daniel Bryan must have been the mastermind behind this. More on this story should be available that would kick-start a feud between Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns for the post-Summerslam phase.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) August 12, 2019
As for tonight, Roman Reigns accepted a challenge laid down by Buddy Murphy on Twitter. This set up a first-time matchup on Smackdown between Reigns and Murphy,
“Daniel Bryan’s massive peer attacked Murphy during the SummerSlam Kickoff, telling Murphy to keep his name out of his mouth. After a rough week, The Best Kept Secret did not lay low, instead of taking to Twitter to issue a challenge to Roman Reigns. The Big Dog was happy to accept. What will happen when Buddy Murphy makes his SmackDown LIVE in-ring debut against The Big Dog? Find out tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network!”
On the Smackdown women’s title picture, Bayley had another successful title defense at Summerslam. She defeated a fierce competitor in Ember Moon who was this close to winning the title. The rivalry for the title around Summerslam fell short between these two women which should come to an end as the champion would move forward to a next challenge. We’ll find out on the show who it is going to be.
As for the other mid-card title picture, Ali still has a due title shot against Shinsuke Nakamura over the IC title. We hope to see this happening, sooner. The New Day has also not received challengers ever since winning the Smackdown tag team titles. So they must find out a team for their first defense. Plus, Kevin Owens had a huge victory over Shane McMahon at Summerslam. Going forward, we’d learn what would be next in his career.
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