3 biggest surprises WWE could be planning on SmackDown Live this week (23 April 2019)
The WWE Superstar Shake-up is over, and Vince McMahon's billion dollar company is looking forward to building new storylines with new superstars on each brand. Superstar Shake-up takes place annually after WrestleMania, and it happened last week on RAW and SmackDown Live.
Both brands had some unforeseen surprises. AJ Styles joined RAW, but it was overshadowed when Roman Reigns became the new member of SmackDown Live. Moreover, the Intercontinental Champion, Finn Balor, was a new arrival from the red brand while Elias also joined the blue brand.
The women's division got a big boost when the former RAW Women's Champion, Bayley, joined SmackDown Live. Along with Bayley, Liv Morgan and Ember Moon are new additions from the flagship show. The former Cruiserweight Champion, Buddy Murphy, got drafted from 205 Live and Kairi Sane was the new name from NXT.
WWE already announced that Kofi Kingston will face Nakamura in a one-on-one bout this week while Charlotte Flair will come face-to-face with Becky Lynch for the first time after the Showcase of Immortals. Roman Reigns could face the consequence after attacking Vince McMahon.
Here we discuss three surprises that might take place on SmackDown Live this week.
#3 Kairi Sane and Asuka could win the Women's Tag Team Titles
Kairi Sane was a new arrival from NXT this week as Paige introduced Sane and Asuka as her new tag team. The former NXT Women's Champion made a mark on her SmackDown Live debut when she pinned Peyton Royce to win the eight-woman tag team match last week.
The IIconics are the current Women's Tag Team Champions, and they won the twin belts at the Show of Shows by beating three other teams. However, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay have a new threat. Judging by the stature of IIconics in the company, they might not hold the belts for a long time.
The twin belts could change hands if WWE gives a title shot to Asuka and Kairi Sane this week. The current champions defended the titles against local competitors on the SmackDown Live after WrestleMania, but IIconis might crumble against credible opponents like Sane and Asuka.