WWE Smackdown Preview is set for Smackdown’s Go Home episode for WrestleMania, and since it’s the days before WrestleMania Night 1 we expect some fun moments tonight.
We expect this to feel more like WrestleMania’s preshow than the actual preshow as we’ll have a couple of matches that generally are on the preshow as well as some potentially fun promos coming our way.
Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Edge address the WWE Universe
This is potentially the best match of both nights and it’s going to get started with some final thoughts from the challengers and Universal Champion.
We expect Reigns to look shaky while trying to appear strong as he knows he doesn’t have to be pinned or submit to lose the universal Championship.
Edge will be his new R-Rated whiney self as he’ll rage against Bryan’s actions and promise plenty of mayhem toward the third competitor of their match, which will tease Edge and Reigns teaming up.
Bryan will continue to be as aggressive as he’s intent on winning the Universal Championship and it won’t surprise us if he goes after one or both of his opponents.
We may even see a match of sorts that’ll bring all three together in a chaotic mess to hype up their match even more.
SmackDown Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Championship Match – Dirty Dawgs (Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode) (c) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Rey and Dominik Mysterio vs. The Alpha Academy (Otis and Chad Gable)
Since winning the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, the Dirty Dawgs have defended their titles when they had to and avoided others when they could.
After a couple of months of doing that and with the Alpha Academy adding a much needed fourth tag team to the Smackdown tag division, Adam Pearce stepped in to set up this match.
So, Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler will defend their titles against the Street Profits, Alpha Academy, and Rey and Dominik Mysterio.
To be honest, we think Otis and Chad Gable should have a one on one match since they’re the only team Ziggler and Roode didn’t defeat.
But it makes sense since the WWE wants to put as much star power in the ring as possible.
This should be an exciting match, and though we’d love to see Otis and Gable win the belts, we think Rey and Dominik Mysterio will find a way to win them and feud with the Alpha Academy.
Of course, since the champions don’t have to be pinned or submitted to lose anything’s possible and we could be way off here.
Who do you think will win the tag belts tonight?
The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
This is one of the matches that we’ve come to look forward to every year, though it’s different seeing it taking place with so many high flyers.
That alone will take away what makes many of the competitors special, but it’ll also open them up to new and innovative ways of staying alive and possibly winning it.
The rules are simple. All of the competitors will be in the ring at the same time and the only way to be eliminated is by being thrown over the top rope to the floor and the last remaining member will be the winner.
It’s a classic match that’s slated to be tonight’s centerpiece and we’re looking forward to it.
The entrants for the 7th installment of this match are: Akira Tozawa, Angel Garza, Cedric Alexander, Drew Gulak, Elias, Erik, Gran Metalik, Humberto Carrillo, Jaxson Ryker, Jey Uso, Kalisto, King Corbin, Lince Dorado, Mace, Murphy, Mustafa Ali, Ricochet, Shelton Benjamin, Shinsuke Nakamura, Slapjack, T-Bar, and Tucker.
Out of this group, WWE Smackdown Preview expects T-Bar and Mace to be two of the finalists, harkening back to the old days when giants ruled the WWE.
Benjamin will also be a finalist, but we expect Jey Uso to win it. He’s gotten a serious push previously and we think he’s going to get another after WrestleMania and this would be a perfect start.
It would also give him the opportunity to take Reigns’ spot if Reigns is no longer champion and create a inter family feud.
Who do you think will win the battle royal and which match are you looking forward to? Let WWE Smackdown Preview know in the comments below.
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