This follows the formula the WWE established with Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns, but WWE Smackdown Preview expects a different outcome for this match.
While Jey helped Reigns retain the Universal Championship against Owens by handcuffing Owens to the cage so Reigns could escape, we don’t expect Reigns to return the favor.
At least, not directly.
Jey’s lost his last two attempts against Bryan (technically, the last match was a tie as they both lost), and while it makes sense for him to lose here as well to finalize Bryan’s rematch with Reigns at Fastlane.
That doesn’t mean Reigns won’t play a part as he could come out to distract Bryan or even hinder him from leaving the cage.
But after Bryan’s match against Jey last week ended in a purposeful double count out by Jey, we don’t see Bryan letting that get in his way this time.
In fact, we expect Bryan to try to submit Jey to drive home his point, and after the match is over Reigns will come out to attack him.
We expect Bryan to fight back but be overpowered before Edge comes out to help him.
It won’t be so much of Edge doing the right thing, but getting a shot at Reigns and unnerving him going forward.
It should be an exciting conclusion to the match and night, assuming this is the main event.
Bianca Belair vs. Shayna Baszler
Bianca Belair will continue her awesome 2021 by facing off one half of the Women’s Tag Team Championship in Shayna Baszler, and this should be a great match.
They had some fun matches in NXT and we look forward to that continuing here as they continue setting up the Fastlane tag championship match where Belair and Sasha Banks will challenge Baszler and Nia Jax.
With that being said, we’ve grown accustomed to the WWE mucking up these matchups to further gimmick matches or the storyline by having someone interfere.
In this case, we expect Jax to try to interfere and for Belair to fight her off before Banks comes out and they hold the ring against the tag champions once more.
If they’re going to go this route, we’d prefer to see them have Baszler win the match clean and/or let her and Jax hold the ring after being one upped the last couple of times the four faced off.
If the match is allowed to go on without a bunch of extra curriculars, WWE Smackdown Preview thinks this could be the match of the night and we’d expect Belair to win to continue her run.
Who do you think will win their matches tonight and which storyline are you looking forward to seeing?
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