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WWE SmackDown - 5 Possible Surprises- Injured Superstar returns to assist Roman Reigns, Major heel turn, Possible title change?

Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan could certainly tear it up
Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan could certainly tear it up
Riju Dasgupta
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This is definitely an episode of WWE SmackDown to watch out for. Whether it is the Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan or even the Intercontinental Championship match between Apollo Crews and Big E, it's guaranteed to be a pretty big deal.

And because it's such a stacked WWE SmackDown episode, there will be surprises galore interspersed throughout the show for sure. Here are 5 possibilities.

If you believe that we may have missed out on a potential WWE SmackDown surprise, why don't you let us know in the comments below?


#5 Jimmy Uso returns to WWE SmackDown and helps Roman Reigns retain his Universal Championship

If the WWE SmackDown main event that pits Daniel Bryan against Roman Reigns is indeed the former's last-ever match, then it needs to be part of an explosive angle.

Daniel Bryan has been very public in the past about not necessarily enjoying the WrestleMania main event. Here's what he had to say about an odd detachment he experienced:

It was really bizarre," Bryan said. "It's taken me time to fully process what the experience was like because it wasn't like a normal thing. I felt very out of body in it. When I'm wrestling, I feel everything and feel like I'm enjoying it. This was weird, I was out there, and it felt like I was detached.

So this could definitely be the last-ever time we see Daniel Bryan in a WWE SmackDown ring. And for Roman Reigns to beat him clean wouldn't do the moment justice.

Simply put, Jimmy Uso could return to action from injury and become part of the WWE SmackDown roster going forward.

His first few acts could be helping Roman Reigns out, retiring Daniel Bryan and joining his heel faction as the muscle.

#4 WWE SmackDown star Daniel Bryan turns heel because he has no other choice

Let's assume that in the WWE SmackDown main event Daniel Bryan comes up short against Roman Reigns. This is likely to be the case because it's very unlikely that they will stall The Tribal Chief's momentum at this point at least.

In such a situation, Paul Heyman could offer an olive branch to Daniel Bryan, where he can stay on the WWE SmackDown brand if he agrees to join forces with their collective. As a result, Bryan will have to reluctantly turn heel and become The Tribal Chief's right-hand man.

This could lead to months of storytelling and several excellent matches between Cesaro and Daniel Bryan. It also starts the narrative of the guys who come up against Roman Reigns becoming subservient to him.

It makes a lot more sense to pull off an angle in this manner than to have Daniel Bryan move to RAW or NXT. If you remember Bryan's heel run, you also remember how good he was as a bad guy!

#3 Big E has yet another grand WWE SmackDown moment

It may be time for WWE SmackDown star Big E to recapture the Intercontinental Championship from Apollo Crews! Crews had his big WrestleMania moment, but it may be time for Big E, a crowd favorite, to hold the Championship and mix it up with the wealth of talent in the WWE SmackDown mid-card.

A lot of people had assumed that Big E was going to be the next challenger for the Universal Champion, Roman Reigns, but it just seems like Cesaro and The Tribal Chief will wage wars for the foreseeable future.

Which is why Big E can recapture the Intercontinental Championship.

Big E can really bolster the WWE SmackDown mid-card, feuding with stars such as Seth Rollins and even Aleister Black for the Intercontinental Championship.

One has to assume that Jey Uso can get mixed up in the Intercontinental Championship picture in due course of time.

Whatever the case may be, despite the fact that Apollo Crews is on fire right now, giving Big E his moment once more isn't necessarily a step back.

#2 Aleister Black names his next WWE SmackDown target- Seth Rollins

WWE SmackDown star Aleister Black should not be in a dark room urging management to book him in for a fight. While he had momentum in his last run on the RAW brand, the weeks of him staying in the back and asking just about anyone to pick a fight with him did him no favors.

It does seem like the WWE SmackDown creative team has put in a lot more effort into Black's current avatar. However, they cannot afford to mess up this promising run.

What if this week on WWE SmackDown, Aleister Black drops Seth Rollins' name in the backstage promo letting him know that he's high on the hit list?

Aleister Black and Seth Rollins definitely have history from his time in the RAW brand and moreover, Black needs a high-profile feud for his first major WWE SmackDown program. If Black is able to defeat Rollins over the course of the feud, he will be a made man again. Rollins needs to step away from Cesaro as well!

#1 Once Apollo Crews is done with Big E, WWE SmackDown star Murphy returns

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Have you checked out this excellent interview of WWE SmackDown Superstar, Apollo Crews, conducted by none other than Rick from Sportskeeda? Please take a moment to check out our channel as many exclusive interviews will be uploaded on a regular basis.

Speaking of Apollo Crews, we've examined one possibility - where he loses the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Big E, who is clearly the next big star Vince McMahon has his eyes on. What if Big E is destined for bigger things on the WWE SmackDown brand, such as a feud with The Tribal Chief among other things?

If so, Apollo Crews may find a way to win his Intercontinental Championship bout with the help of his partner, Commander Azeez. Once he's celebrating his big win, he may be confronted by his next challenger from the WWE Smackdown roster - Murphy.

Murphy has been away from action for far too long and it may be time for him to remind us what he's capable of.

Edited by Alan John
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