The hottest WWE brand is poised to put on another successful pay-per-view this Sunday. AJ Styles owns the place, Becky Lynch is a fighting champion, and Heath Slater finally got that double-wide. After the huge success of Backlash, the WWE fans are expecting the Smackdown Live Superstars to give everyone a great show. Here are some key matches that could shape the Smackdown Live storylines to come.
THE WWE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
AJ Styles aka “The Face That Runs The Place” looks to defend his WWE World title against Dean Ambrose and 15-time champion John Cena. All three men look strong. John Cena is making the case to win his 16th world championship, which will tie his record with The Nature Boy Ric Flair.
My pick is AJ Styles for the win.
THE SMACKDOWN LIVE WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Alexa Bliss looked strong on Smackdown Live, beating Becky Lynch for the win in their match. Becky is no stranger to fighting the odds. Alexa and Becky’s rivalry is a good one and should carryover into the next pay-per-view.
My pick is Becky Lynch for win.
THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
The Miz and Maryse are the hottest couple and booking in the WWE. The Miz’s promos raise the bar for other superstars. With Maryse in his corner, he is tough to beat. The odds are not in Dolph Ziggler’s favor as he must win the match or end his illustrious WWE career.
My pick is Dolph Ziggler for the win.
THE SMACKDOWN LIVE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Usos transformation is probably the best situation for the Tag Team division. They remind me a lot of Afa and Sika. Their ability to quickly cripple their opponents has every team taking notice. Heath Slater and Rhyno have done well defending the tag-team belts however, they are in for a very tough night.
My pick is Heath Slater and Rhyno for the win.
BRAY WYATT v. RANDY ORTON
A god continues his feud with a viper. The mind games escalate from moment to moment with both men relishing in their respective opponent’s willingness to play. Randy Orton trapped Bray Wyatt in a sealed room. Bray Wyatt tells Sister Abigail that he is ready to go home and is somehow transported away. After Sunday, I believe both men will end up changed.
My pick is Bray Wyatt for the win.