John Pollock and Wai Ting review Tuesday’s episode of WWE SmackDown as Kofi Kingston took on Shinsuke Nakamura with a big angle closing the show to set up Kingston’s next program, Charlotte Flair took on Bayley in a #1 contender’s match, Roman Reigns was not fired for attacking Vince McMahon, and we played Memento with Finn Balor and Andrade going right back to where they started last week.
On the final episode before WrestleMania, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston engaged in the annual WrestleMania contract signing, Becky Lynch left jail under her own recognizance and was driven to Baltimore, the SmackDown tag titles will be defended at WrestleMania in a fatal four-way, The Miz took on Sanity, and Randy Orton’s Wellness Policy violations became promo material for AJ Styles.
Tuesday’s episode features a Tag Team Gauntlet match involving Big E. and Xavier Woods running the table for Kofi Kingston’s last chance to face Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania, Asuka defended the SmackDown women’s title against Charlotte Flair causing changes to the WrestleMania card, a stipulation has been added to Shane McMahon’s match with The Miz, and more on a busy edition of the program.
A review of the post-Fastlane edition of the show with Shane McMahon’s explanation for his attack on The Miz and confirmation of their match at WrestleMania, Randy Orton drops a “Dixie Carter” reference, Becky Lynch speaks, Vince McMahon meets with Kofi Kingston with a big match set up for next week and Daniel Bryan teams with Rowan to take on Kevin Owens and Mustafa Ali.
Days before he faces Daniel Bryan at Fastlane, Kevin Owens faces Rowan as a returning Mustafa Ali helps even the odds, Charlotte calls Becky Lynch out, R-Truth issues a US Title Open Challenge answered by Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio and Andrade. Plus, health updates on Tommaso Ciampa, Asuka, and Joey Janela.
Tuesday’s episode of SmackDown featured the announcement by Vince McMahon that Kofi Kingston would not be challenging Daniel Bryan for the WWE title at Fastlane, Kevin Owens is back, Matt Hardy reunited with his brother as The Hardys took on The Bar, Charlotte Flair is coming to Raw, R-Truth resurrects the U.S. title Open Challenge and lots more on a busy episode.