The final SmackDown Live before Money in the Bank was expected to be good, and the blue brand delivered an entertaining episode. The show had some great segments with impressive matches.
Roman Reigns skipped SmackDown Live last week, but he was present this week. The Big Dog participated in a 4-on-3 Handicap Match with The Usos. The team of Shane McMahon, Daniel Bryan, Erick Rowan, and Elias won the Handicap Match.
The Men's Money in the Bank ladder match participants from the blue brand competed in a fatal 4-way match which was won by Andrade. Asuka and Kairi Sane continued their winning streak after beating Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Following a double contract signing on RAW, Becky Lynch skipped SmackDown Live, but Lacey Evans delivered a fierce backstage promo.
It was a strong edition of the blue brand. Here we discuss three things WWE secretly told us this week.
A new match got confirmed this week as The Usos are set to lock horns with the SmackDown Tag Team Champions Erick Rowan and Daniel Bryan at Money in the Bank. A large number of fans expected the Women's Tag Team match to get finalized this week, but the company did not make a final announcement. Considering the storyline of the Women's Tag Team Championship in the last few weeks, the team of Asuka and Kairi Sane could face The IIconics at Money in the Bank and WWE might confirm it on social media.
The Japanese duo is now called the Kabuki Warriors. Kairi Sane made her main roster debut on the RAW after WrestleMania. As a matter of fact, Sane pinned Peyton Royce in her debut bout, and the rivalry has developed in the last couple of weeks.
The IIconics won the twin belts at the Showcase of Immortals, but it has not been a fruitful reign for the champions. Judging by the momentum of Asuka and Sane, they can win the tag team belts if the match takes place at XL Center.