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WWE SMACKDOWN PRIMER
OCTOBER 24, 2017
MILWAUKEE, WISC. AT BMO HARRIS BANK BRADLEY CENTER
By Joey Galizia (@RamJam89), PWTORCH SPECIALIST
ANNOUNCED BY WWE…
- A.J. Styles vs. Sunil Singh
- Baron Corbin gets a rematch with Sin Cara (Non-title)
- Eight-Man tag between Usos, Alpha 2.0, New Day, and Rusev/English
- Shane McMahon speaks on Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
Last night in Green Bay, Team Blue took the first shot in the battle for brand supremacy by attacking the Raw roster. The likes of Baron Corbin, A.J. Styles, Rusev, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, Dolph Ziggler, Becky Lynch, and Natalya (to name a few) put aside their differences to align together under Commissioner Shane McMahon’s orders. The attack left General Manager Kurt Angle shocked to his very core. It didn’t help that Raw heavy-hitters Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, and the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar were all absent during this time. Will the Ted Team respond in Milwaukee tonight? According to WWE.com, possibly.
Speaking of the Universal Champion, Brock was present during last evening’s episode. He and his hype-man Paul Heyman accepted WWE Champion Jinder Mahal’s Survivor Series challenge without hesitation, and an invitation to Suplex City is all but sent. With neither title on the line and the rumor of a special guest referee to call the action, one wonders exactly how things will go down on Nov. 19. Jinder was not involved in the mob that invaded Raw.
That’s probably because he’s still got his eye on his next title challenger A.J. Styles. A.J. has been filling in for the ill Superstars on the Raw side, but he still very much bleeds SD Live. A.J. will do battle with one of the Singhs to further remind the Maharaja that he is a very real threat.
“ANSWER THE QUESTION, OR QUESTION THE ANSWERS”
Another Superstar who was noticeably absent from the SD gang was Sami Zayn. The Likeable One took to Twitter to admit that he wouldn’t be involved in any more of Shane’s workings, which was a big reason for his actions at Hell in a Cell. With Kevin Owens out due to personal circumstances (wishING you the best K.O!) Shane will have an opportunity to confront Sami and get some answers. With Survivor Series coming up, Shane doesn’t need a thorn like Zayn distracting him, but it may be out of his control.
“BEFORE YOU JUDGE”
-The Women of Tuesday nights were fighting side by side for the Raw invasion, but that doesn’t mean all is right in the state of Denmark. Champion Natalya still has a beef with her longtime rival Charlotte (absent from Invasion) and has to continue to keep an eye on Ms. Money in the Bank Carmella to avoid a cash-in.
-The Usos repped Team Blue hard last night, but they still need to prepare for the newly formed Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin. American Alpha 2.0 are now the #1 contenders, and will get their first crack at the champs in a giant Eight-man tag this evening.
-Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler now have a win a piece. Rubber match coming.
-The United States Champion may be clashing with the Miz on the 19th, but he has a new problem called Sin Cara who defeated him via countout last week. Corbin begged for a rematch and will get one tonight.
Will Raw respond? Guess you’ll have to tune in and find out.