With Money in the Bank around the corner, the elation was sky-high for SmackDown Live this week. Vince McMahon's billion dollar company produced a great edition of the blue brand with some important announcements and remarkable matches.
Roman Reigns explained the primary reason why he attacked Vince McMahon after arriving on SmackDown Live. The Big Dog subsequently fought in a handicap match against the B-Team and emerged victorious. Becky Lynch defeated Bayley in a much-awaited match but Charlotte Flair attacked Lynch after the bout.
Surprisingly, the Hardy Boyz relinquished the SmackDown Tag Team Titles as Jeff Hardy got injured, while Kairi Sane and Asuka defeated two local competitors. Following the announcement of participants from RAW for the two ladder matches at Money in the Bank, the blue brand announced male and female participants for the two ladder matches. Finn Balor, Ali, Rany Orton and Andrade will be part of the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder match while Mandy Rose, Bayley, Ember Moon and Carmella will be the four women to represent the blue brand in the Women's ladder match.
Here we discuss three things WWE secretly told us on SmackDown Live this week.
The IIconics won the Women's Tag Team Titles at the Showcase of Immortals, but it has not been a fruitful title reign for Peyton Royce and Billie Key. Considering they lost matches in the last two weeks, it has raised eyebrows on their credibility as champions. However, the duo did not fight on RAW or SmackDown Live this week. This was probably done to protect their momentum after suffering defeats in the last few weeks.
Though the IIcnics did not fight this week, Asuka and Kairi Sane participated in a tag team match. The Japanese duo defeated two local competitors to send a message to the title holders. With the involvement of Paige, they could be propelled in the Women's tag team division.
Judging by the Women's tag team storyline, Kairi Sane and Asuka will be the next challengers to the IIconics. Therefore, Royce and Kay could lose the twin belts at Money in the Bank.