SmackDown will be live from Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut this week with just 2 weeks remaining for WrestleMania. There are still some matches to be figured out for the show of shows but we might see the almost final card by the end of this episode. Below segments are being advertised by WWE for the episode:
Kurt Angle vs AJ Styles
As Kurt Angle’s farewell tour continues, he will go to SmackDown for one last time and will face AJ Styles in his final match at the brand show. Angle and Styles faced off at TNA previously with their last match coming in 2013. This will also Angle’s first match at SmackDown since 2006. Angle being first of the superstars, who carried the brand in its initial days, is befittingly getting a farewell match at the brand.
The New Day quitting WWE?
Ever since Daniel Bryan beat Kofi Kingston in the Gauntlet Match last week, the New Day members have been seen discussing whether they have hit the ceiling in regards to their limitations at WWE and should they quit WWE. Not sure how that angle is going to be played for Kofi to reach WrestleMania.
SmackDown Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match
Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Naomi and Carmella will be going against each other in a Fatal 4-Way match to determine the no. 1 contender to face Asuka for SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. Sonya seems to be the chosen one here which will further ignite her feud with Mandy while also giving Asuka a better opponent to work with.
What more to expect?
- More buildup to United States title match
- Clarity over SD Tag Team Championship match at WM
- More buildup to Miz vs Shane McMahon match