Smackdown Preview 02.14
WWE made some key announcements over the week:
John Cena will return to Smackdown on February 28, 2020, a day after Super Showdown. In the meantime, tonight, we will see Otis and Mandy Rose go on a date night. Today is Valentine's Day and the WWE Universe would want to know if this is lust or bust.
Roman Reigns and King Corbin have a scheduled Steel Cage match at Super Showdown. Somehow, Reigns is going to have a mystery partner versus tag teams of The Miz and John Morrison. It was mentioned that the Miz was on Twitter making comments about the Usos and their legal troubles. It appears as though the Usos did not make it to Vancouver, Canada. Who will be Reign's partner? It would be awesome to have a legend like Goldberg to team up with Roman and go spearing out in the ring (*just a thought*).
The Women's Smackdown Championship will be held tonight. Bayley (c) will defend her title versus the number one contender Carmella. Carmella won the fatal-4-way by surpassing Alexa Bliss, Naomi, and Dana Brooke. Without any time to celebrate, Bayley attacked Mella from behind showing the "Princess of Staten Island" she is the champ and that nobody will take the title away from her. Carmella is a former Smackdown Champion who lost the title in a triple threat match from the winner, Charlotte Flair and the superstar Becky Lynch at Summerslam 2018. Carmella may still have a big heart to Bayley as she posted pictures on social media of how her friendship used to be with Bayley.
Bayley has been Smackdown Champion for 126 consecutive days. She defeated Charlotte week after the inauguration of Smackdown on FOX. Bayley has only defended the title two other times - Nikki Cross and Lacey Evans.
Prediction - I would like to see Carmella win the title to add more drama and relevance to the Smackdown Women's Division. But what if Sasha Banks appears tonight? Many speculate that there will be a Banks vs Bayley at WrestleMania. Would tonight be the night?
Goldberg and the Universal Champion The Fiend will more than likely have their promos tonight. Social media trended Kane as The Fiend's next opponent at Super Showdown but that will not happen. I assume that Kane's real duties as Mayor prevent him from traveling outside the continent. I am predicting to have Goldberg tag team with Reigns. And if that should happen, The Fiend could make his presence. If not, we may see split screens between the legend and the superstar.
Repeated scenarios are going to happen tonight. Sheamus and Shorty G and Braun Strowman with Shinsuke Nakamura.
One final note: I discovered an article posted by Jon Wanglund from Sportsnaut. Here is his prediction for WrestleMania 36:
"The rumored WrestleMania 36 card will see King Corbin vs Braun Strowman for the IC Title, Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus and Roman Reigns vs The Fiend for the Universal Championship. Corbin and Strowman make sense. I can get behind it. I'm not sold on Bryan vs Sheamus and Reigns vs Wyatt. These last two matchups are being done at the wrong time and wrong place."
My thoughts - I would rather see Goldberg and Reigns, The Fiend vs Undertaker, Strowman vs Sheamus.
What are your thoughts?