smack down airs tonight (November 25) with a live show from the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, Rhode Island. This is the final smack down episode during the three weeks built towards Survivor serieswhich takes place tomorrow evening (November 26).
This must be the return of Becky Lynch
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is bringing her WarGames team (Asuka, Alexa Bliss, Mia Yim). smack down tonight to name the latest member of their team for tomorrow night’s pay-per-view match against Damage CTRL, Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley. Belair hyped up this announcement saying you won’t be disappointed with the reveal.
That means it shouldn’t be Candice LeRae, who has issues with Damage CTRL but hasn’t established herself as a major wrestler on Raw. There is simply no need to build anticipation and wait until smack down for a big reveal if the answer is just Candice.
Let’s get to the point; the woman most likely to be named by Belair is Becky Lynch. Lynch has been on the sidelines with a separated shoulder since early August, and enough time has passed that her return is plausible. It also makes kayfabe sense for her to join Belair’s team since she was side-by-side with Bianca at SummerSlam when Damage CTRL debuted, and Bayley’s heel faction subsequently injured Becky backstage.
Some fans are hoping the mystery partner could be Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair or Naomi. They would all fit Bianca’s level of hype over the big reveal, but none of them fit the storyline quite as well as Lynch does. Reporting in the wrestling media also indicates that it will be Lynch, while these other missing stars are just speculative guesses.
The stage is set for the announcement of The Man’s return tonight and for everyone to talk about tomorrow’s WarGames game at Survivor series. Let’s see how it all unfolds.
The rest of the title scene
WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos face Drew McIntyre and Sheamus tonight in a game that will determine which team has the edge in the men’s WarGames match at Survivor series. It doesn’t look like part time WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is advertised smack downso it could be up to Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn to fend off Kevin Owens and the Brawling Brutes if all hell breaks loose among the WarGames teams at ringside.
smack down Women’s champion Ronda Rousey teams up with Shayna Baszler tonight to take on the duo of Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi. Shotzi is challenging Rousey for the title a Survivor series and is coming off a win over Baszler last week.
The semifinal of smack down The World Cup is played tonight. The winner of this tournament earns a future title shot against Intercontinental champion GUNTER. The two semifinals are Butch versus Santos Escobar and Ricochet versus Braun Strowman. Game one could see The Bloodline getting involved in trying to screw Butch, while game two is enlivened by Strowman’s nasty tweets about flippy fins. It’s clear that GUNTHER is afraid of Braun and would rather someone else wins.
Other things to keep an eye out for
– Bray Wyatt offered an apology to LA Knight last week, but the loudmouthed idiot responded by slapping Bray across the face multiple times. Knight later paid for his idiocy of him when he was mysteriously disposed backstage. Is Knight able to show up tonight after what happened to him? Will Wyatt be able to keep his violent impulses in check if someone else pushes his buttons?
– Madcap Moss tried to take Emma’s advice, but still managed to fail in a single against Karrion Kross. Does Moss want to try his luck again in a rematch with Kross or is he looking for a new opponent to get back in the winners column?
– The Viking Raiders and Sarah Logan returned to WWE a couple of weeks ago and defeated Hit Row. Hit Row responded with a weak diss track. I don’t think that will be enough to stop the Raiders from kicking ass again tonight if there’s a fight.
– Liv Morgan has nothing planned Survivor seriesso maybe he’ll take his extreme frustrations out on a lower card wrestler like Lacey Evans or Xia Li.
– Will we get an update on Rey Mysterio after little prick Dominik and Rhea Riley invaded his home and attacked his injured foot on Thanksgiving?
What will you be looking for smack down?