What's in store on this week's SmackDown?

SmackDown after WrestleMania preview: Epic betrayal on the cards, Braun Strowman to feud with former ally? (April 10, 2020)

  • This week's SmackDown will mark the beginning of new feuds.
  • What else is being planned for the Blue brand after WrestleMania?
Shruti Sadbhav
Modified 10 Apr 2020, 21:38 IST

#2 Braun Strowman’s first SmackDown as the Universal Champion and his next feuds

Is the 'monster Among Men' prepared for a new challenge?

In a shocking turn of events, we saw Braun Strowman defeat Goldberg to become the new Universal Champion. The ‘Monster Among Men’ was called in as a last-minute replacement for Roman Reigns who pulled out of WrestleMania 36 as a precaution against COVID-19. All of this led to Strowman picking up a world title that he has deserved for so long.

Tonight, Strowman will appear as the Universal Champion on SmackDown for the first time and there are high chances that we will see him initiate a feud with someone. He could also announce an open challenge that will allow other Superstars to come out and try their luck at winning the title.

Having said that, it is important for WWE to keep Strowman as a Champion for some time.

Hence, one-off encounters and good feuds will be instrumental in adding credibility to Strowman’s Championship reign. Following that, he is most likely to initiate a rivalry with the likes of Roman Reigns with whom he shares a long history and technically, got his hands on the title because the ‘Big Dog’ didn’t compete.

Beyond that, he will inevitably feud with ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt as the two were once members of the Wyatt Family. 

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Published 10 Apr 2020, 21:38 IST