Congratulations on 900 episodes Smackdown Live. The show celebrated the milestone last night, and Smackdown Live closed, quite fittingly, with a Smackdown Deadman.
As advertised, The Undertaker showed up on last night’s episode, cutting a promo during the Cutting Edge segment with Team Smackdown. He put over Shane McMahon – the man he beat at Wrestlemania 32 (because, well, what are you gonna do?), warned Team Smackdown that they’ll have him to fear if they lose at Survivor Series, and that…
“Wrestlemania will no longer define me. I’M BACK! …taking souls and DIGGING HOLES!”
After symbolically leaving his gloves in the ring after his Wrestlemania 32 match, and everyone thinking he’s pretty much done in terms of a full-time schedule, The Undertaker seemingly confirms that he’s back for another run on Smackdown Live. Which is pretty darn cool.
But what will Undertaker’s first feud be?
In their daily rumour round-up, CageSideSeats have a few potential pieces of WWE’s Survivor Series plans. Apparently Team Smackdown is expected to lose this Sunday, and the person who costs the team victory could be Taker’s first feud back, leading into a big match at the Royal Rumble. Going by how Taker warned Team Smackdown that if they lose they’ve got him to fear, that could very well be the case.
Also on the 900th episode of Smackdown Live, The Miz regained Dolph Ziggler’s Intercontinental Championship after a terrific opening bout – which means it’ll now be The Miz vs Sami Zayn for the belt this Sunday. Again, according to the rumour round-up, the speculation is that Miz won so Zayn could take the title from a heel rather than Ziggler, sending the IC belt to Raw. Although this would mean the championship would have changed twice in one week, and Raw will have both the IC and US straps on the same show – which makes one of them seem redundant. The idea is that the Cruiserweight division would go to Smackdown in return.
But the most interesting rumour to come out of the round-up is WWE’s apparent plans for the fantasy warfare between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. Apparently Brock will win the match, but Goldberg will get a big send off.
WrestlingNewsWorld are reporting that the current plan is to have Strowman enter a feud with The Big Show. The two have been facing each other at live events doing Body Slam Challenges. During one of them in Germany last week, Strowman did a kip-up. A man of his size did a kip-up. Braun’s amazing.
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