Truth be told, it was surprising to see Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods drafted to SmackDown as they just reunited with their Big E on WWE RAW. One would've expected the high-flyers to stay on the red brand and have the WWE Champion's back as he feuds with The Hurt Business.
The former multi-time Tag Team Champions were in action on their first day on SmackDown as they teamed up with the Street Profits to take on Alpha Academy and The Dirty Dawgs in a massive eight-man tag team match. They emerged victorious over the heels as Kingston and Woods laid Robert Roode to rest with precision.
In this article, we look at five possible storylines for The New Day on SmackDown.
#5 The New Day begin a feud with the newly drafted Mustafa Ali and Mansoor on SmackDown
A contest pinning The New Day against Mustafa Ali and Mansoor will be filled with athleticism and high-flying in-ring abilities.
The two teams recently competed on RAW in a Tag Team Turmoil match for a chance to battle RK-Bro, the reigning RAW Tag Team Champions.
Ali and Mansoor gave it their all with the latter almost rolling up Woods for the win. In the end, Kofi nailed Ali with Trouble in Paradise followed by a top rope elbow-drop by Woods securing The New Day's victory.
The WWE Universe will surely be excited to see these teams lock horns again on the blue brand.
#4 The New Day could reignite their rivalry with The Dirty Dawgs
Kingston and Woods squared off against Roode and Ziggler last year on the October 12 edition of RAW with the Tag Team Championship on the line. After going back and forth in a grueling contest, Kingston and Woods managed to pin Robert Roode and retain their titles.
If the feud is reignited on SmackDown, it'll be worth every cent provided The Dirty Dawgs continue to be a part of the blue brand.
#3 The New Day could challenge Street Profits in a contest of the babyfaces
A contest between The New Day and Street Profits will be as entertaining as they come. The two high-flying babyfaced teams will give it their all in the ring to keep the WWE Universe on the edge of their seats.
They swapped titles last year in the WWE Draft when The New Day went to RAW and Street Profits came to SmackDown. The two teams were also pinned in an engaging battle at Survivor Series 2020, with Street Profits prevailing.
The battle on the blue brand will be a good way to renew the magic if the fate of the Street Profits remains unchanged on Night Two of the draft.
#2 The New Day could put their hand up for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles
The New Day vs. The Usos for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship seems like a very enticing proposition.
The contest will pin the biggest babyfaces against the biggest heels on the SmackDown roster. These teams had a showdown recently on RAW when Big E joined forces with Kingston and Woods against The Bloodline.
The Bloodline won when The Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, nailed a devastating spear on Xavier Woods after interference from the former WWE Champion, Bobby Lashley. The New Day will certainly be looking for revenge, and what better way than dethroning The Usos to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions.
#1 Xavier Woods turns on Kofi Kingston as The New Day split
In an interesting turn of events, WWE could look at splitting The New Day with Xavier Woods turning on Kofi Kingston in a storyline based on jealousy.
Woods is the only member of The New Day who hasn't been a singles World Champion. That could play on his mind to turn heel and start a feud with the babyface Kingston.
If this rivalry sees the light of day, it'd create a lot of intrigue among the WWE Universe as the least expected storyline is certainly the most impactful one.