WWE Smackdown Preview (26/03/19): Kurt Angle-AJ Styles, Fatal-4-Way, Wrestlemania 35
WWE has made the stakes high for this week’s Smackdown with a sudden announcement. As reported earlier, Kurt Angle returns to the blue brand after a long time to deliver a dream match. None other than AJ Styles will be his opponent in a match that the WWE Universe never expected to see at this point. So all eyes will be on these two as they are using the ‘land of opportunity’ to deliver a match of a lifetime. Plus, Wrestlemania storylines will continue to go forward.
After what Vince McMahon is doing to Kofi Kingston, The New Day is on the verge of quitting the company. Will they take such a decision when Smackdown airs, tonight? Also, the number one contender’s spot for the women’s championship is still up for grabs, for now. Four women will battle it out to capture this on Smackdown. All of these and more for Wrestlemania 35 should be waiting for us when the show emanates live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Kurt Angle returns to his show after almost a decade (except for a Survivor Series invasion angle in 2018) to deliver a showcasing match. AJ Styles standing against him in the ring means the two most technical athletes of pro-wrestling industry locking horns. So we can’t expect for a better match than this as stated by the WWE,
“Kurt Angle’s farewell tour is about to hit SmackDown LIVE in the biggest way possible. Oh, it’s true. Angle’s final match ever on the blue brand will take place this Tuesday night when the WWE Hall of Famer takes on AJ Styles. The two Superstars share a rich history, but this will be the first time the two have ever locked up in a WWE ring. Angle has long been a cornerstone of the SmackDown brand and will undoubtedly create one last classic moment against The Phenomenal One. Watch as history is made this Tuesday night at 8/7 C on USA Network.”
With that being said, questions stand who could become the winner of this match prior to Wrestlemania? Since AJ Styles is in his prime, he should pick up a big win derailing the farewell tour or Kurt Angle on Smackdown. Or else, the Viper could show up to provide a distraction to cost the match to AJ Styles to gain some Wrestlemania momentums in his favor.
The other big match of the night would mark a fatal-4-way match. This will determine Asuka’s opponent for Wrestlemania 35. Here are the details from WWE.com around this matchup,
“What is sure to be an intense Fatal 4-Way Match between Carmella, Naomi, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville will determine who will challenge SmackDown Women’s Champion Asuka at WrestleMania. Who will move on to challenge Asuka at WrestleMania? Find out next Tuesday on SmackDown LIVE at 8/7 C on USA Network!
Now Rose & Deville’s friendship has been on rocky ground as of late, as each’s interference cost them matches in the past. With both of them gunning for Asuka in the recent past, it is likely that the storyline continues with the same competitors. Hence, Mandy Rose should pick up the win to get another shot against Asuka. But most probably, we are going to get a triple threat title match at Wrestlemania for the Smackdown women’s championship.
Kofi Kingston has done the unthinkable on last week’s Smackdown by defeating five superstars in a row. But Vince McMahon robbed him off declaring a sixth matchup where Daniel Bryan defeated him. With so many unfair decisions around them, Kingston and co. i.e. The New Day might be thinking to leave the WWE. But will Kofi take another chance to grab the spotlight at Wrestlemania? We hope to see a miracle in-store for him via which he will make it to the biggest event of the year.
As for the other feuds, Samoa Joe will target Rey Mysterio since the latter one has just received a shot to the title. Also, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch will continue to grow bad blood against each other before squaring off at the grandest stage of them all alongside Ronda Rousey in Wrestlemania main event.
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