SmackDown Live’s second brand-exclusive pay-per-view, No Mercy, is almost here. After the success of Backlash earlier this month, No Mercy promises to be a worthy follow up with a pretty stacked card. With a number of high-stakes matches at the PPV, rumours have been flying around over the last few days.
The main event has a huge triple threat match with AJ Styles defending his title against John Cena and Dean Ambrose. The other big matches include the SmackDown Women’s Championship match and the Intercontinental Championship match amongst a host of exciting match-ups.
Let’s take a look at the rumours ahead of this Sunday’s PPV.
5: Carmella beats Nikki Bella after cheating
Carmella and Nikki Bella have been feuding ever since Carmella attacked Nikki from behind before their match on an episode of SmackDown Live in August. The ‘Princess of Staten Island’ has repeatedly interfered in Nikki’s matches and has even pinned her on a couple of occasions including the women’s 6-way for the SmackDown Women’s Championship at Backlash.
Carmella will face Nikki Bella in a one-on-one match at No Mercy and SmackDown GM, Daniel Bryan, has already said that he’d considered making this one a No DQ match. Conventional wisdom going into the match would suggest that Nikki Bella will leave with the win this Sunday, especially with her getting pinned by Carmella a few weeks ago.
However, we are hearing that WWE are considering giving the win to Carmella to cement her as a heel on SmackDown’s women’s division and as a threat. This will, of course, lead to at least another match between the two and it could be No DQ.