5 Things WWE must do in December 2019: SmackDown betrayal, former World Champion returns as a babyface
WWE in November 2019 will be remembered for NXT’s multiple invasions of RAW and SmackDown, as well as the black and gold brand’s sensational victory over their rivals at Survivor Series.
The month also saw CM Punk debut as an analyst on FOX show WWE Backstage, while Seth Rollins teased a heel turn by berating the rest of the RAW roster following their Survivor Series annihilation at the hands of Team NXT and Team SmackDown.
With just one month left before 2020, what should WWE do to set things up nicely for the new year? Do we need to see some more heel turns? Face turns? Title changes? Debuts? How about a shocking betrayal?
In this article, let’s take a look at five things that WWE must consider doing in December 2019.
#5 Plant the seeds for Bayley vs. Sasha Banks
Heading into Survivor Series, many WWE fans pointed out that SmackDown’s team in the women’s elimination match (Sasha Banks, Lacey Evans, Carmella, Nikki Cross and Dana Brooke) was a lot weaker than their Team RAW and Team NXT counterparts.
As it turned out, Banks was the last woman standing on Team Blue, but she was unable to prevail against the final three remaining Superstars from NXT (Rhea Ripley, Io Shirai and Candice LeRae).
Despite her loss, “The Boss” emerged from the pay-per-view as the standout woman on the SmackDown roster, even ahead of her best friend and the current SmackDown Women’s Champion, Bayley, who submitted to Shayna Baszler in the main event.
WWE made it clear on the latest episode of SmackDown that Evans will be next in line for an opportunity at the blue brand’s women’s title, despite the fact that Bayley vs. Banks is the biggest one-on-one match in the SmackDown women's division.
Moving forward, it would not be at all surprising if we saw the two ‘Horsewomen’ battle it out at WrestleMania 36. The question is whether WWE plants the seeds for that match with a betrayal in the near future or whether it happens in early 2020 instead.