WWE SmackDown Live Preview: December 20th, 2016
A potential title shot for James Ellsworth, the possibility of a Shield reunion and more.
One major conclusion most fans reached after Roadblock was that SmackDown is better Monday Night Raw. Though the WWE fan base has been flirting with the idea for a long time now, with Roadblock being compared to a regular episode of Raw, the whole situation seems to be in SmackDown’s favour heading into Royal Rumble.
This Tuesday, night, SmackDown will have to make their move, and they have the ammunition as well. With the new contenders that were crowned last week, this week’s SmackDown has a lot of answers to give and here is a look at what all WWE could come up with.
#5 The main event
WWE announced that Dean Ambrose would face Luke Harper on SmackDown this week. Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton will be ringside for the match, and it will be the main event as well. Ambrose got out of the WWE championship picture last week thanks to Ziggler’s win and the match with Harper could indicate that his next feud could come with the Wyatt Family.
The Wyatts are the reigning Tag team Champions, but at the same time, they have the free bird rule in place, meaning that one member would always be free. So WWE could pull off certain permutations with this feud.
A Dean Ambrose – Randy Orton feud, in particular, would be interesting. And a feud between the Wyatts and Ambrose also opens the door for a Shield reunion on SmackDown live.