Since we are just three weeks away from the Showcase of Immortals, the expectations were sky-high this week. With some astounding moments this week, the blue brand did not disappoint the WWE Universe. Smackdown Live produced a mind-boggling episode this week, and the much-awaited Gauntlet match stole the show.
Smackdown Live was held at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis this week. WWE already announced the Miz's appearance to respond to Shane McMahon, who attacked the former WWE Champion at Fastlane, while Kofi Kingston was scheduled to face five men in a Gauntlet match.
Kofi Kingston did the insurmountable task on Smackdown Live as he won the Gauntlet match, but Vince McMahon punished him as Daniel Bryan beat Kingston. The decision certainly got a massive backlash from the fans. Becky Lynch and Charlotte had a massive brawl after they appeared on the Kevin Owens Show. The IIconics defeated the Women's Tag Team Champions Boss N Hug Connection, and Rey Mysterio announced he would tussle with the US Champion Samoa Joe at the Show of Shows.
Here we discuss three things WWE secretly told us on Smackdown Live this week:
Vince McMahon's billion dollar company has been building the Raw Women's Championship match for months, but the Smackdown Women's Title has not received the same prestige. With just three weeks left for the Showcase of Immortals, the Smackdown Women's Champion Asuka still does not have an opponent for the Show of Shows.
However, the company announced after Smackdown Live this week that Asuka's WrestleMania Challenger will be decided next week as Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Carmella and Naomi will face each other in a fatal-4 way match and the winner of the match will lock horns with the Empress of Tomorrow.
Since Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair got involved in the Raw Women's Champion match, it left a void in the Smackdown Women's roster. Considering the stature of the Empress of Tomorrow, she does not have a credible opponent in the blue brand.
As a result, WWE failed to book her in an exciting storyline after she beat Becky Lynch at Royal Rumble. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville already fought Asuka in the last couple of weeks, and it will be interesting to see who faces the Smackdown Women's Champion at the Show of Shows.