WWE Smackdown Preview is all set for am interesting night but there’s been a twist.
Because today is Christmas, Smackdown was pretaped so the talent could be with their families for the holiday break.
It’s a standard practice and no surprise, and neither is the spoiling of the four promoted matches for tonight’s show that have been circulating the internet through posts and actual highlights of the show.
While there is an argument over the spoilers ruining the matches, the outcomes of the championship matches were pretty much already known as the WWE has been predictable recently
If you’d like to watch tonight’s show without spoilers, then stop reading here and check back for our WWE Smackdown Live Results starting at 8 p.m. tonight.
Now, with the warning out of the way, onto the matches.
Daniel Bryan vs. Jey Uso
Since it’s been rumored that Daniel Bryan wants to wrestle part time, we’ve seen less of him than we’re accustomed to, but when he has appeared he’s been at this best.
And tonight he and Jey Uso will meet in what could be the match of the night.
It’s an interesting choice since it’s been a couple of weeks since they last faced each other, so tonight should get things rolling again.
So, given the state of things, it’s no surprise that Bryan will win and reignite the feud and Jey will be humiliated by Roman Reigns for another failure, which will lead to his helping Reigns win against Kevin Owens.
Universal Championship Steel Cage Match – Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
From the looks of the leaked footage, this looks like it’s going to be an awesome match, and yet another one that Reigns should’ve lost.
Kevin Owens has tried everything, and this may be his last show for a while to give someone else a chance so he can come back and challenge in a week or two.
This will help give them time to work on the rumored Reigns vs. Goldberg match for WrestleMania 37 that was slated for WM 36 for the Universal Championship.
To get there, Reigns will have to survive Owens tonight, and though Owens nearly beat him, Reigns will retain the Universal Championship after Jey Uso handcuffs Owens to the cage so Reigns can waltz out.
WWE Smackdown Preview are guessing this will be Jey’s latest attempt to win favor with his tribal chief after losing to Bryan earlier in the night.
Intercontinental Championship Lumberjack Match – Sami Zayn (c) vs. Big E
After weeks of tormenting Zayn and even being outsmarted in his previous attempt to win the Intercontinental Championship, Big E has managed a rematch with a stipulation.
The WWE has been using gimmick matches as a crutch for a while, but at least a Lumberjack Match makes sense here given Zayn’s penchant for wiggling out a win.
In the end, by forcing Zayn into a one on one match, Big E will win and reclaim the championship for what we hope will be a long and exciting run.
Big E deserves to hold the title for a year or so to really build himself up like Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior did in their day.
Women Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Elimination Match – Charlotte Flair and Asuka (c) vs. Bayley and Carmella vs. Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair
Speaking of gimmick matches, we’ve got another one tonight.
While every indication is this was a great match with plenty of action, this feels like a lazy/easy way to with Bayley being pinned by Beliar for the first elimination.
The action will continue until Asuka and Flair hits a double team on Beliar for Flair to score the pinfall.
Bayley will remain at ringside throughout and be an annoyance at times, maintaining her spot as the promotion’s top heel.
It does look like a good show and we’re interested to see how they storylines come together.
Which match do you think will be the best one? Let WWE Smackdown Preview know in the comments below.
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