WWE Smackdown LIVE Predictions: This week’s Friday night SmackDown Live may finalise the remaining match card slots from the blue brand. This week, some of the confirmed segments from WWE are Jeff Hardy as the special guest on MizTV where he will explain his rivalry with Sheamus. And maybe he will throw in a challenge to Sheamus for the Extreme Rules.
In another segment, we may witness AJ Styles again defending his Intercontinental Championship on this week’s Smackdown Live. And who knows, Daniel Bryan might interrupt the match and this may set up the Extreme Rules match between the two. While there are many more predictions and rumours from this week’s WWE Smackdown, here are five superstars who can be the newsmakers in this week’s episode.
5) Matt Riddle
This high-flying and energetic man in his debut match on SmackDown Live defeated the Intercontinental Championship AJ Styles in a non-title match last month and left everyone including the champion stunned. Last week, he got into a one on one with John Morrison and emerged victoriously.
Riddle has shown the WWE Universe why he deserves a chance to perform in big matches in the main roster. Riddle would not mind taking on King Corbin who interrupted him last week on SmackDown during his interview.
4). Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan last performed in WWE against AJ Styles where he lost the Intercontinental Championship title. But last week on SmackDown Bryan was found watching the Styles defending his title against Drew Gulak via WWE network. Bryan will be looking to settle his account with AJ Styles if he gets this opportunity, but the question still remains whether Bryan will show up in this week’s SmackDown Live to challenge Styles for a rematch. Or there is still some twist to the tale.
3) Jeff Hardy
After sending the perfect reply to Sheamus for his last week’s toast on SmackDown, Jeff Hardy is ready to face him once again at the Horror Show: Extreme Rules. But before this, he will be featuring on MizTV to explain about his rivalry with Sheamus.
It is possible that Sheamus ambushes Hardy and assault him or the latter just throwing the challenge in the Celtic Warrior’s way for the Extreme Rules.
2) AJ Styles
AJ Styles successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship in his first title defence match against Drew Gulak last week on SmackDown. He defeated Gulak in a thriller contest which took place for over 25 minutes.
AJ Styles would not mind defending his title again this week on SmackDown to prove why he is the phenomenal one. But the big question is who will be his challenger.
1) Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura
This week’s main event on Friday night SmackDown Live will be Men’s tag team championship match the New Day will defend their title against a team of Cesaro & Nakamura. Team of Cesaro & Nakamura has already made it clear that they will end the dominance of the New Day by winning this title. But taking The New Day lightly would not be a wise decision. The New Day is known for their smart moves and distracting their opponents to win matches. And this is what makes them hold this title too long.
So both Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura have to think of a plan to subdue the third teammate who is always present on the ringside to do the dirty work.