This week’s edition of SmackDown Live is so action-packed, WWE announced multiple segments days before Tuesday’s show.
Contract Signing: Daniel Bryan & Kofi Kingston
First, the WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan, and challenger, Kofi Kingston, will sign the contract for their WWE Championship match at Fastlane. If this contract signing follows the template of many of those before it, there will be some physicality between the two – or at least some harsh words, as the new Daniel Bryan isn’t the biggest fan of getting his hands dirty when he doesn’t absolutely have to. He does have Rowan at his side, however, who we’re sure would gladly step in to throw the punches for him.
Johnny Gargano vs. Cesaro
Next up is Johnny Gargano’s first singles match on the main roster. After losing the North American Championship to Velveteen Dream last week on NXT, he will no doubt be on a mission to revive his winning streak in this match against Cesaro.
Gargano and Cesaro will have Tommaso Ciampa and Sheamus, respectively, at ringside for moral support. The Bar is still holding strong, but DIY is off to a rocky start, despite their wins against The Revival and The Bar last week. Tommaso Ciampa seems to think of Johnny Gargano as more of a disciple than a partner, which will surely cause friction between them sooner or later, even though Johnny appears to be ignoring it for now.
Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ricochet and Aleister Black
Last but not least, we will see two newly formed tag teams going head to head. It will be Ricochet and Aleister Black against Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura.
With the Dusty Rhodes Classic on the horizon, Aleister Black and Ricochet will be looking to build momentum as a tag team, as they will be joining forces to compete in the tournament.
They will have their work cut out for them, however, as the two scorned superstars of SmackDown, Rusev
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