5 Biggest things we could see on SmackDown this week - Championship Match, Unexpected Alliance?
On December 15th, TLC, WWE's last pay-per-view of the year, will take place and some of the show's plot points are already being implemented. That should continue on this week's edition of SmackDown which comes live from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC.
Last week's episode of SmackDown was fun, to say the least. It was fast-paced and was centered around Universal Champion 'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt. Although it hasn't been officially announced, we are now pretty certain that The Fiend vs Daniel Bryan is happening at TLC, after Bryan accepted Wyatt's challenge.
Towards the end of the show, however, The Fiend burst through the ring and removed what looked to be Daniel Bryan's hair. Therefore, we might see the leader of the Yes Movement sport a different look this Friday Night.
In other news, last week's SmackDown was full of Superstar returns as Elias, Alexa Bliss, and Sheamus returned to WWE programming. Expect to see a clearer picture this week on where these Superstars stand ahead of TLC.
Also, last week, Lacey Evans stood up to Sasha Banks and Bayley. This week, we should expect some storyline development on that front.
With all of that in mind, let's take a look at the five biggest things we could see on this week's episode of Friday Night SmackDown.
#5 Sheamus interrupts an intense Nakamura/Braun Strowman face-off
With TLC fast approaching, there is no clear view on who will challenge Shinsuke Nakamura for the newly designed Intercontinental Championship. This week, however, we might get some hints.
We could see 'The Monster Among Men' Braun Strowman entering the Intercontinental Championship picture. Strowman hasn't had a full-fledged feud for a while now and a championship opportunity might help get him back on track.
Also, we might see a returning Sheamus interrupt Strowman, which would also directly insert him into the SmackDown mid-card battle. Also, with his former tag team partner Cesaro in Sami Zayn and Nakamura's faction, Sheamus already has someone with whom he has some unfinished business.