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3 rivalries which should begin on WWE SmackDown Live

Ali Akber
ANALYST
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3.15K   //    09 Nov 2018, 19:50 IST

SmackDown could put its founding members to good use
SmackDown could put its founding members to good use

WWE SmackDown has been dishing out some great shows in recent times, and is slowly coming at par with Raw, even surpassing it at times. This is because of the talent and star power on SmackDown.

With Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Charlotte, The Miz, Samoa Joe, Becky Lynch, Asuka, Rey Mysterio, and Rusev on one roster, it is hard not to think of all the dream matches and dream partnerships that can come out of the blue brand.

We’ve already seen Samoa Joe come after AJ Styles, Randy Orton destroy Jeff Hardy, and The Bar overcome The New Day, which have all resulted in great storylines, keeping us captivated.

Going forward, we can expect a few more great rivalries to come out of SmackDown, while Raw tries to regain its footing after a title relinquish and a few injury scares.

Keeping that in mind, SmackDown should build on a few more rivalries heading forward, as both Royal Rumble and WrestleMania are just a few months ahead. Lets take a look at three rivalries which could really help the SmackDown superstars, keeping them relevant and building them for the future.


#3 Andrade "Cien" Almas and Rusev

Rusev is one of the best wrestlers on the main roster today. He has significantly improved since his debut, and can now be categorised as one of the top wrestlers on SmackDown.

Almas made his main roster debut this year, and has impressed almost everyone who enjoys wrestling. He has the talent and charisma to go far, and the WWE has already indicated that by giving him some high-profile matches, while other NXT graduates are stuck nowhere on the main roster.

What’s lacking from Rusev and Almas’ current storyline is a solid enough rivalry to catapult both men to the top of SmackDown. While Rusev and Aiden English hinted at a good rivalry earlier, it all fell apart way too soon, and headed nowhere at all.

The two superstars should be used to ignite a much needed and welcome rivalry, in which they could take on each other in matches to find out who the better wrestler is, and also for a shot at a title in the future.

With Zelina Vega at Almas’ side, and Lana at Rusev’s side, a lot of interesting angles could come out of the rivalry, pushing both wrestlers in the right direction, and building them as a bigger threat than they already are.

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