WWE Champion Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler amazed the WWE Universe with an incredible 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, wherein The Showoff could earn his way into the WWE Title Match at Extreme Rules with a win. Elsewhere, another 2-out-of-3 Falls bout took centerstage as The Miz squared off against Elias.
Four weeks before they battle in the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Braun Strowman and Finn Bálor met one-on-one in a blockbuster Raw main event. Which of these elite Superstars gained crucial momentum before their huge opportunity on Sunday, June 17?
See the images for the April 16, 2018 edition of WWE Raw.
AJ Styles & Daniel Bryan formed a fantasy team as they took on Rusev & Aiden English, but Shinsuke Nakamura and the newest SmackDown LIVE Superstar Big Cass made sure to make their presence felt. Elsewhere, SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella’s ’Mellabration was unceremoniously interrupted several times, including one interjection from the division’s newest threat.
In the wake of WrestleMania, Team Blue saw the dawning of a new era, as Shane McMahon made Paige the new General Manager of SmackDown LIVE. Then, in a fantasy match of Paige's creation, WWE Champion AJ Styles battled Daniel Bryan, a showdown that would fall victim to the wrath of The King of Strong Style. Plus, Carmella cashed in her Money in the Bank contract to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion after the debuting IIconics laid waste to Charlotte Flair.
See the images for the March 20, 2018 edition of WWE SmackDown Live.
Shinsuke Nakamura took on Shelton Benjamin in the main event of SmackDown LIVE, with WWE Champion AJ Styles in The King of Strong Style’s corner at the Royal Rumble Winner’s behest. Elsewhere, SmackDown LIVE General Manager Daniel Bryan laid down a once unthinkable challenge to Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn for WrestleMania.
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn tried to take control of their own destiny by ambushing Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin before their match to see who would advance to the WWE Title Match alongside them and WWE Champion AJ Styles at WWE Fastlane. However, their plan would ultimately backfire when SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon flipped the script and gave both Ziggler and Corbin a chance to advance, potentially making it a Fatal-5 Way Match for the title at WWE Fastlane.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s one-on-one encounter to determine a challenger for WWE Champion AJ Styles at WWE Fastlane took a chaotic turn, leading to Daniel Bryan throwing all three a curveball. Elsewhere, United States Champion Bobby Roode defended his title against Rusev.
Daniel Bryan has revealed the first-ever SmackDown LIVE Top 10 Superstars List, as voted on by the Superstars of Team Blue. According to Bryan, the list will influence how he and SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon determine future matchups and opportunities.